Launch Party Tourney - Admission Closed

The roster is full.


If you sent along an email to secure your spot in the Halo 3: ODST Launch Party Tournament, we're sorting the list now.  You should expect notification to be sent out via email no later then tomorrow afternoon.  We had more teams sign up then we have spots for in the bracket, so we'll be plucking out participants on a first come, first serve basis.  If you and your crew don't get selected, we'd still love to have you come out and celebrate.

See you there.

Halo 3: ODST 9/18/2009 1:24 PM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST OST - New Music

Enter for your chance to listen!


Okay, so it's not really a contest, but HBO tipped us off to this AOL Radio station that's mixing some new Halo 3: ODST tracks into the rotation.  It's not ODST all day, every day, but if you tune in for an extended lengthy of time - say, while you're working - chances are you're gonna hear some new cuts.  Tune in at the link.

Halo 3: ODST Original Soundtrack - New Music

Halo 3: ODST 9/18/2009 9:14 AM PDT permalink

PAX 2009 Panel - Story Matters

Joe Staten muses on storytelling.


If you enjoy a ripping yarn, you should check out this panel.  It was actually posted some time ago and HBO gave us the heads up, but we we somehow missed it.  Good for us that a great story is timeless.  Check it out.

"Join X-Play's Adam Sessler as he hosts the intensive Medium is the: Story Matters panel at PAX 2009 with illustrious guest developers Tim Schafer (Double Fine), Greg Zeschuk (BioWare), Denis Dyack (Silicon Knights) and Joseph Staten (Bungie)."

PAX 2009 Panel: Medium is the: Story Matters

Halo 3: ODST 9/18/2009 9:08 AM PDT permalink

BBC Drops Into New Mombasa

How to take on a new player role in Halo 3: ODST.


Daniel Emery sat down with Microsoft producer, Alex Cutting (who loves us), and a copy of Halo 3: ODST.  If you want to see the game from a fully fresh perspective, you might not want to watch.  If you've been absording each and every detail along the way, add this one to your watch (and read) list.

Developer showcases new Halo game

Halo 3: ODST 9/18/2009 9:03 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST Firefight Tips

GameDaily gets down with LarsyB.


Anticipation make your head asplode yet?  If not, check out this interview with ODST designer, Lars Bakken.  He's got tips and tricks to help get you through ODST's Firefight.

Halo 3: ODST Firefight Tips from Bungie

Halo 3: ODST 9/18/2009 9:01 AM PDT permalink

Suited Up, Prepared to Drop

Truckin' in Style.


A few members from the 405th have been checking out the Halo 3: ODST Transport Truck that's been traveling our nation's highways and byways.  HBO noticed that they have a thread devoted to the travels and it's packed full of pictures.  Check out that ODST armor.

405th.com - Bungie and ODST Coming to Your Town

Halo 3: ODST 9/17/2009 1:56 PM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST Firefight Starter Tips

IGN.com helps you get the fire going.


If you're still seeking ways to up your game before you play Firefight, IGN's got a nice tips video to help you suppress the onslaught.  If you're not quite prepared to drop, you should check it out.

IGN Strategize - Halo 3: ODST Firefight Starter Tips

Halo 3: ODST 9/17/2009 9:36 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST - One Fan's Opinion

Get the early word.


HBO picked up on an early fan review of Halo 3: ODST.  No spoilers, but tons of praise.  If you're not swayed by one fan's point of view, the official reviews should be rolling out soon.  In the meantime, check it out if you're so inclined.

HBO - A summary of ODST I can get behind

Halo 3: ODST 9/17/2009 9:31 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST Launch Party

Somebody say free tee shirts and a Firefight tournament?


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Halo 3: ODST Launch Event Announced

Who wants to rock the party?


You want to rock the party.  Hang out with us on the eve of Halo 3: ODST's launch.  First 200 in line get sweet limited edition ODST tee shirts.

Halo 3: ODST Launch Event Announced

Who: All Halo fans (ages 17 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian)

What: Halo Franchise Celebration and Halo 3: ODST Launch Event

When: Monday, Sept. 21, 2009 from 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Where:

Experience Music Project | Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame
325 5th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98109

Highlights
: Halo 3: ODST Firefight tournament, Halo creators panels and signings, costume contest, free access to the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame gallery and more.

CommunityHalo 3: ODST 9/16/2009 9:56 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST Xbox 360 Bundle

Hey, PAL!


As the subject alludes to, if you're in a PAL territory you'll be able to pick up a Halo 3: ODST Xbox 360 bundle later this month.  It comes with both Halo 3: ODST and Halo 3, so if you're looking to Jump In to the Xbox 360 console experience, this is like the crazy cannonball from the dive platform.

Halo 3: ODST Gets A 360 Bundle

Halo 3: ODST 9/16/2009 9:49 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST Developer Interview

Brian tells you why ODST is worth playing.


Worthplaying scored some time with our Community Guy, Brian Jarrard.  They've got the end results up on their website now.  You should go read it.  It'll make us happy.

Halo 3: ODST Developer Interview

Halo 3: ODST 9/16/2009 9:17 AM PDT permalink

Inside Xbox: The OXM Report (ODST Edition)

Curtis Creamer chats about ODST.


If you're away from your Xbox 360 and still want to check out Inside Xbox, HBO has you covered.  They've captured and hosted an interview with OXM's Senior Editor, Ryan McCaffrey and Bungie's Curtis Creamer.  Watch it at the jump.

HBO - Inside Xbox: The OXM Report (ODST Edition)

Halo 3: ODST 9/16/2009 9:13 AM PDT permalink

Discovering Sadie’s Story

What if the telephones rang?


Ringing phones are familiar stimuli for those who played attention to the I Love Bees ARG that had Halo fans buzzing back before Halo 2 shipped.  ARGNet wants to reminisce.  They also want to recap what's known about Fourth Wall Studios' involvement with Halo 3: ODST. For those looking to go in fresh to Halo 3: ODST, steer clear of the following link.  Everyone else, go ahead and check it out.

Halo 3: ODST - Discovering Sadie’s Story

Halo 3: ODST 9/15/2009 3:21 PM PDT permalink

Hands-on: Halo 3: ODST Firefight

Joystiq takes Firefight for a spin.


More impressions comin' in hot.  This time the payload's being delivered by the crew over at Joystiq.  See what they had to say about Halo 3: ODST's Firefight.

Joystiq - Hands-on: Halo 3: ODST Firefight mode

Halo 3: ODST 9/15/2009 3:17 PM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST OST Sneak Preview

Some snippets straight from the Soundtrack.


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Halo 3: ODSTSoundtrack and Music 9/15/2009 2:06 PM PDT

Halo 3: ODST Field Guide Updated

Get up to speed.


The latest and greatest Halo 3: ODST ViDoc, "Terra Incognita," now has a permanent home in our Field Guide.  You can check out all the media offerings we've officially linked through the Multimedia and Images tabs.  And if you still have some questions about what comes packed into the box when you pick up Halo 3: ODST, you can read up on the features there as well.

Halo 3: ODST Field Guide

Oh, and for those who have to rely on YouTube to get the job done, we have you covered too.  Click to check it out in higher resolutions.  Send it to all your friends.  Watch while you work (we won't rat you out).



YouTube - Halo 3: ODST ViDoc - "Terra Incognita" HD

Halo 3: ODST 9/15/2009 9:50 AM PDT permalink

Helljumper Express To the Rescue

Multiple perspectives.


Tied the Leader's been sending seasoned Gunslingers to scout out the Halo 3: ODST truck tour.  Many among them aren't first and foremost Halo fans - they also enjoy quite a few other online titles - but that hasn't stopped them from showing up to kick the tires.  Want to see what they thought about the newest Halo experience?  Open the door and transport yourself to another dimension (Tied the Leader's Blog).

Tied the Leader - Helljumper Express To the Rescue

Halo 3: ODST 9/15/2009 9:32 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST ViDoc 'Terra Incognita'

Get briefed on the vision, technology and tactics it took to bring the city of New Mombasa and Halo 3: ODST to life.


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Halo 3: ODSTViDocs 9/15/2009 12:00 AM PDT

G4tv's Halo 3: ODST Interview

Brian Jarrard drops the knowledge.


Brian sure is getting a ton of face time in the blog this morning.  Guy's a machine.  He's everywhere!

Halo 3: ODST PAX 2009 Brian Jarrard Interview

Halo 3: ODST 9/14/2009 10:27 AM PDT permalink

GTTV Bonus Round with Brian Jarrard

Why do games get delayed?


Hell, we don't know.  Watch Brian try to explain it anyway on Episode 308 of GTTV's Bonus Round.

Bonus Round Episode 308, Part 2

Halo 3: ODST 9/14/2009 10:20 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST Live Chat Session

Still have nagging questions?


Best Buy is hosting a Halo 3: ODST chat with Joe Staten and Brian Jarrard so you can get some answers.  It's live and it goes down tomorrow night.  If you're interested, there are more details after the jump.

Halo 3: ODST Live Chat Session

Halo 3: ODST 9/14/2009 10:18 AM PDT permalink

1 Truck, 8 Consoles, 3 Guys and a Moose

Doing it right.


HC Redemption over at Halocharts.com spent some special time with the Halo 3: ODST truck.  He also spent some time writing about the experience.  Hit the jump and get your read on.

1 Truck, 8 Consoles, 3 Guys and a Moose

Halo 3: ODST 9/14/2009 10:13 AM PDT permalink

Behind the Music of Halo 3: ODST

Meet the composers and listen to some of the game's new soundtrack.

1up.com sat down with Marty and Mike to talk about the new soundtrack that accompanies the Rookie and the scattered ODST squad inside the city of New Mombasa.  Want to get a listen?  There's a great interview and some soundtrack samples waiting at the jump below.  Check it out.

Behind the Music of Halo 3: ODST

Halo 3: ODST 9/12/2009 9:43 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 09/11/09

Coming down the home stretch.


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