Reclaimer 226 - Data Core

"We're all just computers anyway..."

Reclaimer's doing a bit of research in the data core this morning.  Looks like a target's been identified.  Target the link below to get up to speed.

Reclaimer 226 - Data Core

Halo 3 11/16/2009 9:15 AM PST permalink

Reclaimer 225 - Percursors to Information

The Heebie-Jeebies.

Looks like Reclaimer is back on schedule.  Schedule some time this morning to check it out.  Check it out below.

Reclaimer 225 - Precursors to Information

Halo 3 11/13/2009 9:24 AM PST permalink

IGN's Top 10 Halo 3 Kills

IGN's carnage continues.

Alliteration is key in that subject line.  You probably wouldn't have clicked if not for all the clicking consonants, eh?  Now that you're here check out the countdown.



IGN's Top 10 Halo 3 Kills (Nov. 4 - Nov. 11)

Halo 3 11/13/2009 9:21 AM PST permalink

Sarkathlon 4 Wrap-Up

And the winner is...

...probably not you.  Too soon?  Yeah if you participated in the 4th edition of G4tv's Sarkathlon and want to see if you were the winner, check out the video clip linked below.

"Mr Sark joins us live on the set to announce and discuss the winner 'Sarkathlon 4'. See who completed the 'Halo 3: ODST' obstacle course the fastest and won the Bungie Flaming Armor."

Halo 3 11/13/2009 9:05 AM PST permalink

Team Control Double EXP Weekend Live!

Take control of the terrain and hold your ground.

Sup.  Team Control is online.  You should go play it.  We'll give you some extra EXP.

3-4 Players Per Team
Max Party Size: 8
Halo 3: Mythic Disk Required
Updated 11/03/2009

Gametypes

  • Territories (26.8%) - Teams take turns attacking and defending territories. Most territories taken after two rounds wins. 4 minute round time limit.
  • Territories BRs (20.1%) - Teams take turns attacking and defending territories. Battle Rifle starts. Most territories taken after two rounds wins. 4 minute round time limit.
  • Land Grab (20.1%) - Both teams must attempt to take as many territories they can. The team with the most territories captured after three rounds wins. Territories are locked upon capture and cannot be captured by the opposite team (locks reset at the end of each round). 30 uncontested seconds within a territory to capture. Three minute round time limit.
  • Land Grab BRs (11.5%) - Both teams must attempt to take as many territories they can. Battle Rifle starts. The team with the most territories captured after three rounds wins. Territories are locked upon capture and cannot be captured by the opposite team (locks reset at the end of each round). 30 uncontested seconds within a territory to capture. Three minute round time limit.
  • Lurkers (10%) - Teams take turns attacking and defending territories. Sniper Rifle starts, and players are invisible while standing in the hill. Most territories taken after two rounds wins. 4 minute round time limit.
  • Team King (11.5%)  - Stand in the hill uncontested for points. Hill moves in sequence once a minute. Assault Rifle starts with no grenades. 150 points to win. 12 minute match time limit.

Maps

  • Construct (Default)
  • High Ground (Default)
  • Last Resort (Default)
  • Narrows (Default)
  • Valhalla (Default)
  • Foundry (Default)  - REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Standoff (Default)  - REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Ghost Town (Default) - REQUIRED.  Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Assembly (Default)  - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Sandbox (Default)  - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Citadel (Default)  - REQUIRED. Available on Halo 3: Mythic.
  • Heretic (Default)  - REQUIRED. Available on Halo 3: Mythic.
  • Longshore (Default)  - REQUIRED. Available on Halo 3: Mythic.

PlaylistsHalo 3 11/12/2009 11:29 AM PST permalink

'You Said What?!' Episode 1

A little bit of machinima misdirection.

Taking a play from Austin Powers, Chilled Chaos whipped out this adults only Halo 3 machinima.  If you're not easily offended, you should tune in.  Here's a link:

YouTube - You Said What?! Episode 1 (Halo 3 Machinima)

Halo 3 11/12/2009 10:04 AM PST permalink

Unnecessary ODST Censorship

'You must know your -blam!-.  Show me."

Ten FTW injected some unnecessary censorship into Halo 3: ODST's cutscenes.  Obviously there's some spoilers, so if you haven't played through the campaign you'll want to hold off.  Otherwise, check it the -blam!- out.

YouTube - Halo 3 ODST: Ten FTW (Censored Cutscenes)

Halo 3: ODST 11/12/2009 9:54 AM PST permalink

Halo 3 Mythic (SLASO) Walkthrough 2.0

Taking on Floodgate.

Tyrant continues his inexorable domination of Halo 3's Mythic difficulty. If you want to walk the path, he's building the road map.  Check out his most recent take on Halo 3's Floodgate.

Halo 3 Mythic (SLASO) Walkthrough 2.0 - Floodgate

Halo 3 11/11/2009 9:37 AM PST permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #48

Plan Alpha.

Hit the link below to check out the latest Chronicles of ODS Steve.  Wonder what Plan Beta is.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Plan Alpha (#48)

Halo 3: ODST 11/11/2009 9:35 AM PST permalink

'3 Minute Montage'

Exactly like Seven Minute Abs...

...only BladedExpert has way better timing and all kinds of no scopes.  He's also saying this is the last montage he's gonna crunch out for us.  Lame.



YouTube - BladedExpert's 3 Minute Montage

Halo 3 11/10/2009 9:15 AM PST permalink

Tag and Release - Lost Platoon

What once was lost...

...now is found.  We dropped into the LZ and salvaged these assets for you.  Make sure you put them to good use.  And yeah, the astute observer will notice that we didn't dig out any shots featuring Choppers.  Because they don't count on Lost Platoon (or Last Platoon, either).

Mission Select: Lost Platoon


Above Glass


Final Moment


Take It to Make It


:angryface

If this fearsome foursome of screens aren't to your liking (or you want to see some shots featuring the Brute Chopper), go ahead and get your own stuff.  We can't do everything for you.  Time to leave the nest and fly, little birdie!  Learn how to navigate by checking out our Community Files collection.

Halo 3: ODST 11/9/2009 10:13 AM PST permalink

Nom Nom Nom

Who's hungry for some screenshots?

Yeah, once again ihearthalo3screenshots dropped a set of screenshots on Friday and once again we're late getting them to you.  We're sorry.  Please accept this link as a token of our apology.

Nom Nom Nom

CommunityHalo 3 11/9/2009 9:42 AM PST permalink

'Oh, Hayabusa!' Halo 3 Noob Song

Gonna take the world by storm.

Louis Wu over at HBO says this is his very most favorite song in the whole wide world.  I think it's okay.  Maybe a bit repetitive.  What do you think?



YouTube - Oh, Hayabusa (Hao 3 Noob Song)

CommunityHalo 3 11/9/2009 9:09 AM PST permalink

Watch MLG Anaheim Live All Weekend Long!

Time to cancel your plans.

Seriously.  MLG Anaheim's gonna be awesome.  If you want in, MLG's gonna make it easy on you with an all weekend pass to the official livestream.  Details below.

"The MLG Pro Circuit makes its triumphant return to Anaheim this year as the best pro gamers in the world descend upon sunny California. We'll be streaming live gameplay all weekend long for your viewing enjoyment, highlighted by our four high-quality produced shows. There is no charge to watch the MLG Live Stream. To witness it all, simply head to our website: http://www.mlgpro.com."

Live Tournament Gameplay: All Weekend Long!
Pregame Show: Friday, November 6th 4:30 pm PT
Friday Night Kickoff: Friday, November 6th 5:30 pm PT
ESPN Saturday Night: Saturday, November 7th 5:00 pm PT
MLG Championship Sunday: Sunday, November 8th 3:00 pm PT

Complete MLG Anaheim Live Stream Schedule

Halo 3 11/6/2009 2:46 PM PST permalink

Halo 3 Mythic SLASO 2.0 - Sierra 117

The Tyrant returns.

He never really went anywhere, but that's a cool subject line, eh?  Like, imagine that he went away and things went to hell in a hand basket, but now he's back and you know what that means.  Somebody's gonna get their comeuppance.   While you wait for the drama to ensue, check out the Tyrant's updated guide to all things Mythic.  He's made some revisions to his Sierra 117 strats.

HBO - Halo 3 Mythic (SLASO) Walkthrough v2.0 - Sierra 117

CommunityHalo 3 11/6/2009 2:42 PM PST permalink

Teabag Prevention Presents

How to Suck Less at Firefight Week 2.

The Geekscape! gang - who we should mention isn't the kind of gang who will mug you a darkened alley - wants to help you with your Firefight game.  Cuz you stink.  Get better.  (Thanks to HBO for the link.)

Teabag Prevention: How to Suck Less at Firefight Week - 2

Halo 3: ODST 11/6/2009 2:39 PM PST permalink

IGN's Top 10 Halo 3 Kills

The best deaths between Oct. 28th and Nov. 3rd.

IGN continues their Top 10 Halo 3 Kills series.  You should continue watching.  There's a video and a link below.  Pick one and click.



YouTube - IGN's Top 10 Halo 3 Kills (Oct. 28 - Nov. 3)

Halo 3 11/6/2009 9:21 AM PST permalink

Grifball Double EXP Weekend

Catch the disease!

Red vs Blue's contagious Assault-like sport. Catch the disease!

Category: Double EXP Weekend
4 Players Per Team
Max Party Size: 8
Heroic and Mythic 1 Map Packs Required

Gametypes

  • Grifball (55%) - Teams vie over a bomb, attempting to plant and detonate the bomb on the other team's arm point. Players spawn with Gravity Hammers and Energy Swords. Player traits: No grenades,  infinite ammo, 200% damage and no shields. Ball carrier traits: Orange forced color, 2x shields and 150% movement speed. Assault bomb arms instantly, and one successful detonation ends the round. Team with the highest score after five rounds wins. Three minutes per round.
  • Mayan Grifball (20%) - Players have 110% move speed. Ball carrier has 150% move speed.
  • Grifball Up There (15%) - Bomb reset time is 10 seconds.
  • Aerial Grifball (10%) - Players have 75% gravity and 100% move speed. Ball carrier has 50% gravity and 100% move speed. Bomb reset time is 10 seconds.

Maps

  • Grifball Court (Foundry) - Variant of Foundry made specifically for Grifball tournament play.
  • The Grif Cave (Sandbox) - Grifball in Sandbox's crypt.
  • Chichen Itza (Sandbox) - Grifball court styled in the fashion of an ancient arena.
  • Ultim8 Grifball (Sandbox) - Get it? With the 8 there, it's like saying  "ultimate." Whoever came up with that should do stand up because they're, like, hilarious and stuff!
  • Grifball High (Sandbox) - Grifball in Sandbox's skybubble.
  • Grifball Naught (Sandbox) - "How did I get into the game before the map?"

PlaylistsHalo 3 11/5/2009 2:31 PM PST permalink

Firefight Solo Guide: Chasm Ten

All by myself.

If you're looking to get some solo Firefight runs in, Monochron is weighing in with words and images to help you formulate a sound strategy.  If you're already going it alone and doing just fine, you should weigh in with your own comments.  Strat at the jump below.

HBO - Firefight Solo Guide: Chasm Ten

Halo 3: ODST 11/5/2009 9:21 AM PST permalink

November Matchmaking Updates

Embrace change.


We let you know about the inbound November changes in the update a few weeks back, but if you were waiting on word that they went live, here it is.  Word.  If this is the first you've heard about it, here's the breakdown of the changes:

Ranked:
Team Slayer – All extra content optional (Includes Heroic, Legendary, Mythic, Mythic 2 and Cold Storage)
Team Throwback – Weighting on Valhalla, Standoff reduced. Weighting on Heretic, Citadel increased. The Pit replaced with Pit Stop.
MLG – Maps updated to MLG version 7. Guardian and Lockdown (Foundry) removed. Heretic added to Slayer, Oddball and CTF. MLG is now Halo 3: Mythic required.

Social:
Big Team Mythic – Removed.

7 on the 7th:
7 Player FFA on Cold Storage, Assembly, Heretic and Citadel. (Halo 3: Mythic required)

Double EXP Weekends (Listed in Order):
Grifball (Heroic/Mythic required)
Team Control (Halo 3: Mythic required)
Team Flag (Halo 3: Mythic required)
Social Living Dead (Halo 3: Mythic required)

For a handy-dandy, color-coded guide designed to clear up some confusion over which maps you need in what playlists, hit up HBO.

PlaylistsHalo 3 11/4/2009 9:23 AM PST permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #47

Teetotaler.

The latest installment of Chronicles of ODS Steve has dropped.  Steve's tea has gone missing.  Find out who swiped it at the jump.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Teetotaler (#47)

Halo 3: ODST 11/4/2009 9:15 AM PST permalink

Arby 'n' the Chief are No More

Or are they?


No.  No they're not.  Even though the latest season has come to a close, it looks like we'll be getting some more Arby 'n' the Chief real soon.  Get teased at the link below, LA style.  If you're not a fan, you should note that there's probably naughty language.

YouTube - Arby 'n' The Chief in L.A. Trailer

Halo 3 11/3/2009 10:12 AM PST permalink

Tag and Release - Rally Point

Pointin', shootin', and showin' off.


Halloween is over and done with, but we're sticking with the darker confines of Halo 3: ODST for this week's Tag and Release slideshow extravaganza.  These screenshots were found by using the handy dandy dropdown tool inside the Community Files page instead of tags proper.  Once again, you do good and proper work with the tools you're given.  And no, that's not what she said.

Mission Select: Rally Point


Return Fire


In Bloom


In Repose and about to be in a world of below the belt hurt.


Teamwork

If you want to see more of the collection, all you gotta do is set foot into the Community Files sector of Bungie.net.  Find some stuff by fiddling with the knobs and levers for hot filtering action, or just slap in some keywords and see what's lurking in the shadows.  You can think of it as VISR mode for Halo screenshots.

Halo 3: ODST 11/2/2009 10:26 AM PST permalink

'Creatures of the Night'

ihearthalo3halloweenscreenshots


Last Friday's updated compilation was churned out just in time for Halloween.  We're just fashionably late.  Thanks to HBO for giving us directions to the party.

Top Ten Halo 3 Screenshots: Creatures of the Night

Halo 3 11/2/2009 9:45 AM PST permalink