Third Edition of the MLG Top 10 Halo 3 Clips

The latest insane installment of MLG's Top 10 Halo 3 clips is now online.

The first two editions of Major League Gaming's Top 10 Plays from Halo 3 were loaded full of ridiculous moments that one would expect to hear retold in a Dragonforce song about Halo. At last, the third edition is online. ESPN pinned it at the end of their monthly video game Internet program "Game Up." However, you can watch just the MLG Top 10 at the Game Up page (click the tab on the right) or on YouTube.

Halo 3 5/21/2008 11:20 AM PDT permalink

One Last Frank Photoshop

lukems writes:

Last week's contest is over, but this after-the-buzzer entry is too good to miss.

Last Friday's revenge and hate-filled attempt at scarring Frankie forever is this week's "OMG why didn't you send that sooner." There are really no words to describe how awesome this entry is. Well, maybe one word: Recon.

Halo 3 5/19/2008 1:21 PM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 5/16/2008

Once you've seen this Weekly Update, you won't be able to unsee it.

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Inside BungieBungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3 5/16/2008 4:41 PM PDT

Week Two of Running Riot on Favorites

The second installment of Running Riot's Bungie Favorites are now live.

In last week's Weekly Update, Keith from introduced readers to his Web site and their content has been on Bungie Favorites for the last week. Favorites has been updated with a second batch of files from the Running Riot community.

Community 5/16/2008 12:41 PM PDT permalink

Grifball Spring League Weekend

Grifball's back! And marginally different than before!

Starting 4 minutes ago (sorry, was in a playtest!), Grifball went live as this weekend's double EXP extraveganza. This time we're using the Spring League map variant and ruleset, which make it harder for jerks to escape the map, and some tweaks to game properties. hammers and hilarity await!

Grifball is available from 11am PDT today until 2am PDT Monday morning. For more information on Grifball, check out

Halo 3 5/15/2008 11:08 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 5/9/2008

Return. Revenge. And other words that start with "re-" in this week's Bungie Weekly Update.

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Team Snipers Double EXP Weekend Begins Today!

Break out yer long rifles,  Wild Bills and Annie Oakleys, we're about to have ourselves an old fasioned shootout.

As of right this moment, this weekend's double exp playlist is now operational. The theme? Team Snipers. Range and reactions are the name of the game as the popular gametypes make their way from Team Slayer, and bring along a couple new friends for the ride.

Team Snipers Weekend lasts from Thursday the 8th, until early morning on the following Monday. That's quite a lot of time to try to change the slang for Elites from "dinos" to "wamprats." The Team Snipers weekend will require Heroic and Legendary map packs for participation. Cheers!

Halo 3 5/8/2008 11:00 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update 05/02/08

Luke is still in Europe, and still out of reach of the vast web of internets. Normal Update service will resume next week. Until then...

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Bungie Weekly Update 5/2/2008 6:45 PM PDT

Happy Birthday Marty

It's only 53 years since science unfroze him, so we're calling that his 53rd birthday. Marty O'Donnell, self-proclaimed King of Underpants.

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Inside Bungie 5/1/2008 4:24 PM PDT

Cinco De Mayo Fiesta Madness Begins!

If you thought Legendary Brawl was crazy, you aint seen nothin'.

As of 26 minutes ago, the weekend double EXP playlist has gone live. This weekend's theme? Well, Cinco De Mayo is coming up and so we here at Bungie's dark forboding towers thought "Hey, it's time for a Fiesta!" And what better way to throw a fiesta than with the Fiesta gametype? Fiesta, for those of you not familiar with the throwback to Halo 2, is a game where you spawn with random weapons. Craziness and good times ensue. Enjoy!

As per earlier announcements, Cinco De Mayo requires both the Heroic and Legendary map packs for participation. Rather than the standard Monday morning time, this weekend's playlist will be available until Tuesday.

Halo 3 5/1/2008 11:26 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update 04/25/08

In spite of Luke's European Vacation, we managed to cobble together a brief batch of news to reduce the snooze.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3 4/25/2008 5:25 PM PDT

MLG ESPN Saturday Night Rebroadcast Available Now

Major League Gaming held the first ever Halo 3 tournament this month at the Meadowlands with record breaking attendance. Over 250 teams showed up to battle it out for bragging rights and over $50,000 in prize money. Thankfully MLG and ESPN put together a Live Broadcast of the event that is now available for on-demand viewing.

Major League Gaming hosted the first ever major Halo 3 tournament this past month during their 2008 Pro Circuit Season Opener at the Meadowlands. With record shattering attendance the action was intense as the best Halo players in the world went at it to prove they really are the best Halo 3 team on the planet. ESPN was on hand all weekend long to cover the action and bring it to the fans live. The first ever live broadcast of a Halo competition, MLG ESPN Saturday Night, is now available for on-demand viewing here (

Stay tuned for more news from MLG including the rebroadcast of MLG Championship Sunday to see which team was crowned the first ever Halo 3 Champions.

Halo 4/25/2008 2:01 AM PDT permalink

Team SWAT Double EXP Weekend Live!

Why are you reading this? Team SWAT's in matchmaking again!

From 2pm PDT today until Monday morning, Team SWAT is available as an unranked Double EXP weekend. This is SWAT's last weekend before it graduates into a full time, DLC-required ranked playlist in May. Grab some friends and spend the weekend practicing your headshots. Enjoy!

Halo 3 4/24/2008 2:00 PM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 4/18/08

The Legendary maps have finally arrived! Reading this skimpy update will be nowhere near the fun you could be having playing Halo 3.

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Inside BungieBungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3 4/18/2008 4:29 PM PDT

Legendary Brawl Double XP Weekend Going Live

Legendary Map Pack owners get to slake their bloodlust all weekend long in frenzied free for all glory.

To celebrate the release of the Legendary Map Pack, this weekend's Double XP playlist is the Legendary Brawl, a 12 man free for all playlist. Legendary Brawl is ranked, so this is a great chance to get those last few achievements and land yourself a new helmet and a katana.

Legendary Brawl starts today at 2pm PDT and ends 2am Monday morning. To play, you'll need both the Heroic and Legendary map packs. Have fun!

Halo 3 4/17/2008 1:46 PM PDT permalink

Humpday Challenge: Legendary Randomness

Shishka and I continue to bond through the thrill of competition.

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Halo 3Humpday 4/17/2008 11:37 AM PDT

New Profile Backgrounds!

We've added several new profile backgrounds. Sign-in and customize your profile now!

Stosh has been busy making new themes for your profile page.

You can customize your profile by logging-in and selecting "My Settings" under "My Stats" in the main navigation. Select your custom background from the lower right of the page. Don't forget to hit the "save changes" button after you find the one you want.


Site Update 4/15/2008 4:14 PM PDT permalink

Legendary Content in Matchmaking Shortly

Within the next hour or so the playlists should be updated to include the Legendary map pack.

Legendary Map Pack owners will be happy to know that within the next thirty to sixty minutes, the Matchmaking playlists will be updated to include the new Legendary maps. In particular, this means that within that time frame the DLC Slayer and Objective playlists will become Legendary Required and focus solely on the new maps.



In case you weren't aware, this change is now in place and the DLC Playlists feature the Legendary maps exclusively. You can leave Luke's poor inbox alone, now.

Halo 3 4/15/2008 9:38 AM PDT permalink

Legendary Maps Available Now!

The Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack is now available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace! Purchase these maps within a limited time and receive a complimentary four-month subscription to Bungie PRO and expand your Halo 3 file sharing capacity.

The wait for some was unbearable but at long last the Legendary Map Pack is now availble for purchase on Xbox LIVE!

As a special bonus to early purchasers, we're giving out a free 4-month subscription to our Bungie PRO file sharing service. This conveniently expands the size of your Halo 3 File Share by increasing your maximum number of slots to 24 for a total combined size of 250 MB (the default file sharing limits are 6 slots and 25 MB).  Bungie PRO is normally sold as an annual subscription for 750 points so this is basically a free 250 point bonus just for buying the maps!  (not to mention you just might find the extra storage capacity to be very handy as you start creating and sharing your screenshots, films and map variants).

After you've downloaded the map pack all you need to do is play one game on Xbox LIVE (matchmaking or custom) and within 24 hours you will magically have Bungie PRO access. Note that in all likelihood this could happen as quickly as ONE hour but to be safe you should plan on it taking up to a full day.

If you're already a Bungie PRO member don't fret - you will get the four bonus months added onto your current subscription.

You can read more about Bungie PRO and the Legendary Map Pack in last Friday's Weekly Update.

And, if that wasn't enough, there's also the upcoming Halo 3 Legendary Weekend! Head to for the all the details and find out how you can win some cool prizes while playing Halo 3 online later this month.

Check back soon for more information about upcoming Macthmaking Playlist changes and upgrades.


Halo 3 4/15/2008 7:38 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 4/11/08

Shishka and Sketch unite like two Voltron legs searching for a torso to helm the update while others are AFK popcorn.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3 4/11/2008 3:18 PM PDT

Legendary Humpday

This week team Bungie squared off against team HBO for an epic clash of Legendary proportions.

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Halo 3Humpday 4/10/2008 6:25 PM PDT

Living Dead Double XP Weekend!

Soon, the dead shall arise and consume the brains of the living. But only until Monday morning.

Today at 2:00 pm pacific, Gamers everywhere will see the dead come to life. Zombies, the Halo 2 cult classic gametype made manifest as Infection in Halo 3, and will have all weekend to try and survive this weekend's double XP playlist "Living Dead." The Living Dead Double XP weekend lasts from today until Monday morning at 2:00 am PST.

Time to brush up on your shotgun skills, boys and girls. That Hell's Janitor medal awaits. Enjoy!

[UPDATE, 2:42pm] So, when I said "Double XP," I meant "Not Double XP." A technical issue has arisen and people are getting their standard 1 XP. We're aware of the issue and are looking at resolving it.

[UPDATE 2, 5:34pm] The problem has been identified, and a fix is on its way. However, it will take some time to fix. Expect to start getting double XP tomorrow morning. At least the actual weekend part of this playlist will be double XP, right?

[UPDATE THE FINAL, 1:48pm Friday] Issue resolved! You should see double XP for all games played after around 11am today and for the rest of the weekend. Unfortunately, we cannot reward extra XP for games played before we implemented the fix, but on the bright side, that's a great excuse to play twice as many games. Or something. Wait, does that make sense? Let me get my calculator...

Halo 3 4/10/2008 1:45 PM PDT permalink

Legendary DLC edition of the Bungie Podcast is Live

Designers Lars Bakken and Shishka join the Bungie Podcast this week. One talks about DLC and the other talks about the fate of SWAT.

It's been some indeterminate, irregular period of time, which means, it's time for another episode of the Bungie Podcast. In this show, Lars Bakken talks up the Legendary Maps and new hire/old homie Chad "Shishka" Armstrong debuts on the Podcast and at some point talks a bit about the fate of Team SWAT.

Bungie Podcast 041108 (58:11) [54 MB]

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Inside BungieBungie PodcastHalo 3 4/10/2008 1:35 PM PDT permalink

Latest ViDOC on Live Now

"Mapmaker, Mapmaker Make Me a Map" - the latest ViDOC is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace.

Yesterday's Internet-only ViDOC, is today's Xbox Live Marketplace content. "Mapmaker, Mapmaker Make Me a Map," the ViDOC focused on the Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack, is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace.

Halo 3 4/10/2008 1:31 PM PDT permalink

ViDOC: Mapmaker, Mapmaker Make Me a Map

A brand new ViDOC takes a closer look at next week's Legendary Maps for Halo 3.

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Halo 3 4/9/2008 9:43 AM PDT