Legendary Map Preview at MLG Meadowlands

We're taking the Legendary Maps to MLG's Meadowlands Tournament.

I'll be on hand this weekend (April 11-13) in the Meadowlands for MLG's first tournament of the season. Far more interesting than me getting beat up on by professional Halo players, however, is that we're sending the maps from the Legendary Map Pack in a carryon bag that will be handcuffed to my wrist. This Meadowlands event will be the first (and only) public hands-on with the Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack prior to its April 15th release. Never heard of MLG? Check out their Web site for more info about this professional gaming association.

Halo 3 4/8/2008 3:44 PM PDT permalink

Legendary Action Shots Now Available

Check out a bunch more screens from the upcoming Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack.

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Halo 3 4/8/2008 3:26 PM PDT

Forum Maintenance Tuesday, April 8th

Forums were offline a couple hours due to scheduled database maintenance. Everything completed without issue.

Bungie.net forums and private group forums were offline for about 2 hours this morning. However, this work is now complete. Enjoy.

Community 4/7/2008 4:40 PM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 4/04/08

What's coming to the Forge in the Legendary Map Pack? The above image is a hint. Check out the Update for the scoop.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3 4/4/2008 3:45 PM PDT

Humpday Challenge: Major Leagues

Into the fiery wilderness of the just-opened MLG Playlist. These woods are filled with bears. Did we get mauled?

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Halo 3Humpday 4/3/2008 5:30 PM PDT

Log in to Halo 3 for Grifball Weekend

Double EXP Weekend and Grifball return at 2 p.m. today.

Did you catch the fever in last month's Grifball playlist? Grifball returns for another Double EXP weekend, to further fill up your Social Medal Chest with legions of Hammer kills, Killamanjaros and whatever that other medal is that is nigh impossible without the insanity of Grifball. The playlist is live now and will vanish Monday morning at 2 a.m. PDT.

Halo 3 4/3/2008 2:05 PM PDT permalink

Download the Legendary Map Pack Trailer

Check out the trailer "Darkness" for the Legendary Map Pack inside.

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Halo 3 4/3/2008 9:59 AM PDT

Happy Birthday Red vs. Blue

Red vs. Blue, makers of many tres excellente things like: The Blood Gulch Chronicles and Grifball turned five years old today.

Our friends over at Red vs. Blue are celebrating their fifth birthday today (no seriously). The dudes over at RvB are releasing The Red vs. Blue Box Set to commemorate their birthday. The six disc box set includes every episode of the Blood Gulch Chronicles and an all new disc of bonus content. Over at RvB, Burnie Burns informs the folks who've already purchased the RvB discs: "...have no fear. We will also be offering the box and the bonus disc as a separate "build your own box set" kit (some assembly required). There's no need to re-buy five years of precious collector's items."

Stay tuned to RvB all week for more birthday shenanigans.

Community 4/1/2008 3:45 PM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 3/28/08

You're going to sit there and read this when you could be playing Team SWAT? Really?

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3Emotional Support 3/28/2008 5:06 PM PDT

MLG Playlist is Live in Halo 3

MLG Playlist is live in Halo 3, log in and check it out.

As of very early this morning (March 31 - ignore whatever the time stamp is on the story), the MLG playlist is Live in Halo 3. For detailed information about what the MLG playlist contains, visit MLGPro.com.

Halo 3 3/28/2008 10:05 AM PDT permalink

Humpday Challenge: C'lo and the Wonder Twins

Legendary throwdown on some Legendary maps against some not-so-Legendary foes.

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Halo 3Humpday 3/27/2008 4:22 PM PDT

Attack of the (old) New Guy

A blast from the past returns to blast you in the face. With his face blasting past paste.

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Breaking InAbout Bungie 3/27/2008 11:04 AM PDT

Legendary Map: Blackout

Halo 2 fans, you know this map. Now you'll know it as Blackout.

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Halo 3 3/25/2008 10:42 AM PDT

Heroic Maps (Now Free!)

We're happy to report that the Halo 3 Heroic Map Pack is now available for free download via Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Woot!

There was a technical issue earlier this morning that held up the planned 2am release of the Heroic Map Pack. Thankfully the issue has been resolved and we can now confirm that Standoff, Foundry and Rats Nest can all be downloaded for FREE via Xbox LIVE Marketplace.


Halo 3 3/25/2008 9:08 AM PDT permalink

Reminder: Latest Bungie Podcast is Live Now

The most recent episode of the Bungie Podcast is live and ready to pump noise into your skull.

Just in case you missed the note in Friday's Weekly Update:

Engineering Lead Chris Butcher joins the Bungie Podcast for an insightful gaze into the future of games and technology. After a quick (and fake) commercial break, Microsoft's Major Nelson, and "engineer of the Microsoft hype train" (our words, not his) takes his place in the first-ever seat of heat. How did he fare?

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About BungieBungie PodcastHalo 3 3/24/2008 10:35 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 3/21/08

Short, sweet and the Heroic Maps are about to be free.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3 3/21/2008 6:11 PM PDT

Humpday Challenge: Forge Hub

Their rules. Their maps. Our funeral.

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Halo 3Humpday 3/20/2008 4:57 PM PDT

Team SWAT Problem!

Yes. It's down. We know. Top men will fix it, but don't wait up. It will take time. We will make it up to you. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Yes. It's down. We know. Top men will fix it, but don't wait up. It will take time. We will make it up to you. Apologies for the inconvenience.

Halo 3 3/20/2008 11:32 AM PDT permalink

That is One Charitable Soda Machine

One-of-a-kind soda machine from the offices we call home is being auctioned for the Make A Wish foundation.

We're auctioning our Halo 2 Mountain Dew soda machine. The fully-operational soda station has been at Bungie since the Halo 2 Dew promotion and we're ready to send it to a new home. The send-off will include a bunch of Bungie staffers signing and doodling on the box. Check out the auction and bid here.

Halo 3Halo 2 (Xbox) 3/20/2008 11:22 AM PDT permalink

Legendary Map: Avalanche

The second Legendary Map - Avalanche - is revealed and detailed within.  A cool classic gets a new look and feel.

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Halo 3 3/18/2008 10:51 PM PDT

Bungie Weekly Update: 3/14/08

Vehicles, odd facts, and new playlists. Is there a map reveal? Only for detectives.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3 3/14/2008 4:17 PM PDT

Humpday Challenge: Army of the Republic

Less of a Republic and more of an evil empire. Bungie gets its exhaust port torpedoed like a willing Womp rat.

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Halo 3Humpday 3/13/2008 2:21 PM PDT

Halo 3 Championship

Sketch writes:

The U.S. Army / Xbox LIVE Halo 3 Championship gets underway on Tuesday, 3/11. The official playlist will be available starting at 9PM PDT.

If you're participating in the Halo 3 Championship please note that the start time posted on the official website is slightly off. The official playlist will be available online starting at 9PM PDT tomorrow night.

If you haven't registered yet, you have until March 17th to do so. Head to Xbox.com for the complete details.

Halo 3 3/10/2008 7:05 PM PDT permalink

Action Figure Party

Todd McFarlane discusses - in great detail - how the Halo 3 action figures from McFarlane Toys go from concept to store shelves.

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Halo 3 3/10/2008 12:56 PM PDT

Bungie Weekly Update: 3/07/08

After last week's tragic spiral into the information gravel path, we dig the grit out of our (and your) wounds.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3 3/7/2008 4:28 PM PST