Up and Over, Chief!

And take that Marine with ya.

HBO picked up on yet another High Impact Halo feat. Pretty cool that these guys are still beating up our old gal after all these years. That's a terrible analogy. I'm sorry. To make up for it, check out this sweet trick video.

High Impact Halo - Up and out of the light bridge pit...

Halo (Xbox) 3/17/2010 9:18 AM PDT permalink

So Our Game's Called Halo...

Party like it's 1999.

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Halo (Xbox)Halo (PC and Mac) 7/21/2009 3:07 PM PDT

The Gamer Girlfriend

"Don't ever let her go."

If you can get her to play Halo with you, that is.

G Spot28 from 411mania.com wrote in to tip us off to a new series of articles he's running where gamers' girlfriends sit down, play titles, and then give tips on how you can make the experience a good one for your significant other.  First up, Halo.

Turns out the lovely lady in the article didn't have such a good time with her playthrough.  5 out of 10?  No replay value?  Looks like Andi's gift grab bag must have gotten lost in the mail.  Oh well, girls are icky.  You know it.  I know it.  Hit the link below for the evidence.

The Gamer Girlfriend

CommunityHalo (Xbox) 12/18/2008 8:50 AM PST permalink

Tricking Out Old School

Up hill, both ways.

HBO alerted us to some really nostalgic tricking videos over at High Impact Halo this morning.  The videos are zipped up in an archive for download at the link below.

Lone Starr's "Pile Up" of Tricks

CommunityHalo (Xbox) 11/6/2008 10:33 AM PST permalink

Dedicated Members Recreate First Ever Halo Screenshot

Truly a blast from the past.

These fellas submitted their post to the blog, but I wanted to include the images for easy perusal. t was made by XxFLAWxLESSxX, Rockout514, and lxjarh34dxl.Download it here



Inside BungieCommunityHalo (Xbox) 6/23/2008 5:42 PM PDT permalink

Halo: Combat Evolved Now Available on Live

Halo: Combat Evolved is now available for download on Xbox Live Marketplace as a part of Microsoft's new Xbox Originals program.

Last night's update to the Xbox Live Dashboard enabled a new feature on Xbox Live that allows gamers to download "Xbox Originals" to their HDD. Halo: Combat Evolved is one of the titles available for download. For 1200 Microsoft points, you can download the same version of Halo: Combat Evolved that is available on disc at various fine retailers. No changes, achievements or online functionality have been added to Halo: Combat Evolved.  However, it will scale to 1080p through the normal 360 scaler, should your TV support it.

Halo (Xbox) 12/4/2007 1:33 PM PST permalink

Halo Map Battle!

A Halo 2 enters its twilight years and Halo 3 looms on the horizon, we're embarking on a journey to determine which Halo multiplayer map is better than all the rest. Through a series of polls you can help us crown the ultimate killing ground in our Bungie.net "Map Battle."  Get to votin!

Halo has always been known for great multiplayer and it's not just due to the pistol or sword or any of the various means of destruction at your disposal. These tools are pointless if you don't have a good map to unleash them in.

Here at Bungie.net we're kicking off our first ever Halo "Map Battle" as we seek to determine which Halo multiplayer maps are truly the best of the best in the eyes of our fans.

Since our scientific poll system can only contain a maximum of 8 total entries, we've split the voting up across several different polls. We'll combine the highest scoring maps from Halo 1, Halo PC and Halo 2 into one final showdown to determine the overall winner.

It's time to step up and represent your favorite maps and rock the vote at the polls listed below. Check back soon for the next round of voting!


Halo 1 MP Map Poll  (1of 2) -  VOTE HERE. 
Halo 1 MP Map Poll  (2 of 2) - VOTE HERE.

Halo 1 PC/Mac Map Poll - VOTE HERE.

Halo 2 MP Map Poll (1 of 3) - VOTE HERE.
Halo 2 MP Map Poll (2 of 3) - VOTE HERE.
Halo 2 MP Map Poll (3 of 3)  - VOTE HERE.

Next week we'll combine the top scoring maps into the 2nd round of voting on our way to the championship.

No Update Today!

We're participating in the annual Winter Pentathlon today - a series of game events, including an inter-Bungie Halo 2 tournament which has already become a big-baby festival. We'll have the results and photos of the event next week.

So we'll see you then.

Halo (Xbox) 1/20/2006 3:15 PM PST permalink

Old School Halo Tour

We picked this one up from Halo.Bungie.Org, who in turn picked it up from the [url=http://www.mlgpro.com/forum/showthread.php?p=837540]MLG forums[/url] and it's a spectacular look back at the Halo multiplayer maps in the form of a beautifully played tour through the levels.

It's hard to describe, but if you have a broadband connection, it's well worth [url=http://www.mlgpro.com/forum/showthread.php?p=837540]taking a look[/url].

Halo (Xbox) 1/4/2006 10:48 AM PST permalink

DLC : Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about downloading content on Xbox Live? Check out this helpful [url=http://forums.xbox.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=12410872]FAQ[/url] at Xbox.com where Major Nelson provides the 411 on the DLC.

Today is a big day for Live members as we all jump online to grab some new map lovin. If you have questions about downloads and purchases don't fret, Major Nelson has got you covered. Keep an eye on this [url=http://forums.xbox.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=12410872]FAQ[/url] over in the Xbox.com forums for the latest info. (You'll need to be signed in to Xbox.com in order to view the post)

Halo (Xbox) 4/25/2005 4:11 PM PDT permalink

Michigan Tournament

We will be holding a Halo 2 tournament at the Riverview Church of God for map riverviewcog.org . It will be held on the fourth saturday in April. The cost is $20 per team. The details are... teams of 2 2 on 2 slayer double elimination $200 to the winning team for more information email... bjfaircloth@yahoo.com

We will be holding a Halo 2 tournament at the Riverview Church of God for map riverviewcog.org . It will be held on the fourth saturday in April. The cost is $20 per team. The details are... teams of 2 2 on 2 slayer double elimination $200 to the winning team for more information email... bjfaircloth@yahoo.com

Community 3/7/2005 12:36 PM PST permalink


It's after Election Day and accusations of voter irregularities are still rife! [url=http://www.gamespy.com]GameSpy is still running a poll[/url] to decide which game folks are most excited about! Express your excitement for Halo by voting as many times as you like, as far as we can tell. The poll is on the [url=http://www.gamespy.com]front page of GameSpy[/url] on the bottom left!

Are we aiding in the voting irregularites? Yes. Halo Pride baby. [url=http://www.gamespy.com]Again, that's the front page of GameSpy[/url] on the bottom left! The voting is close now. TOO CLOSE! PS, we think Half Life 2 is rad, we would simply like to win the vote.

Halo (Xbox) 11/5/2004 9:22 AM PDT permalink

Halo50k3 Report

Have you ever been to a professional Halo tournament? Ever wonder what goes on at these action packed high stakes frag fests? The MLG stormed Atlanta last month and our pal Dolbex sent over a blow-by-blow report from behind the scenes at Halo50k3. Check it out!

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Halo (Xbox) 8/3/2004 4:02 PM PDT

MLG Atlanta - 50k3 Underway

MLG Atlanta - 50k3 is just beginning Day 2 of the event. Yesterday we streamed games to over a 300 users at a time and had room for plenty more. Just for an update, Strangepurple took the FFA round, Ogre1 and Ogre2 won the 2v2's, and we are just now moving into the championship round of the tournament.

If you want check out the event jump over to mlgpro.com and get into the action!

Community 7/25/2004 6:38 AM PDT permalink

New Exclusive Halo Figures are coming

Two new Halo Action Figures are due out in July. An Active Camouflage Elite at Game Crazy and a Cobalt Master Chief for Electronics Boutique.

Two new action figures for the Halo series are coming to gaming stores near you this month. Due out the end of July are an Active Camouflage Elite at GameCrazy outlets and a Cobalt Master Chief at Electronics Boutique (yes this is different from the Battle Damaged Version currently at GameStop). It is a limited edition run that will not be repeated. Here's a glimpse of the Elite: [img]http://www.bungie.net/images/news/inlineimages/littlecamoelite.jpg[/img] And here's the new Cobalt Master Chief: [img]http://www.bungie.net/images/news/inlineimages/cobaltchief.jpg[/img]

Halo (Xbox) 7/14/2004 2:26 PM PDT permalink

MLG Atlanta Brings it Home!

MLG has teamed up with HaloTV to bring MLG Atlanta – 50k3 to the masses. So what is HaloTV? Well, HaloTV is a constant stream of videos, matches, red vs. blue episodes, and when they are feeling in particularly special, live broadcasts. Well, guess what. Now is one of those times.

We will be broadcasting at least one major stream that will focus on the main stages, roving “crowd cams”, and interviews with professionally signed MLG players. On top of it all we will be archiving quite a bit of this footage for release after the tournament is all over, so if you are in attendance, you won’t miss a beat. Head on over to [url=http://www.mlgpro.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=41&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0]MLGpro.com[/url] and get all the details on how to attend, if you arn't attending!

Community 7/8/2004 12:05 PM PDT permalink

Igames Expo NYC Sept 10-12

Xtournaments writes:

For the first time New York City will become the PC and Console Game Capital of the World (according to Xtournaments anyhoo) with the arrival of iGames Expo 2004 (www.igamesexpo.com), a 3-day games extravaganza which will take place September 10-12, 2004, at The Hammerstein Ballroom with a Halo Xbox Tournament in the middle of the show hosted by Xtournaments.

For the first time New York City will become the PC and console game capital of the world with the arrival of iGames Expo 2004 (www.igamesexpo.com), a 3-day games extravaganza which will take place September 10-12, 2004, at The Hammerstein Ballroom. Xtournaments is one of the highlighted events at the Expo where they will be hosting the biggest State vs State Halo 4 vs 4 Xbox Tournament ever. Over 24 States are involved. Top 4 teams that win at the August 14th Regionals will have a chance to play infront of close to or over 10,000 spectators at the iGames Expo. For more information you can visit [url=http://www.halotournaments.com/]www.halotournaments.com[/url] or [url=http://www.igamesexpo.com/]www.igamesexpo.com[/url]

Community 7/4/2004 4:04 PM PDT permalink

MLG - New Website, New Halo50k

MLG has launched a new site at [url=http://www.mlgpro.com]www.mlgpro.com[/url] and have conglomerated four major websites into one. Halo50k3.com, chitownmayhem.com, halonationals.com, and the old mlgpro.com have imported all their previous users, and created what willl eventually be the ultimate source for competative Halo.

Along with the completion of MLG - Chicago, you can read full writeups of the event, discuss it in the forums, and sign up for our next event [url=http://www.mlgpro.com/atlanta]Halo50k3[/url]!

Community 6/21/2004 10:41 PM PDT permalink

$15,000 State vs State Halo Tournament

Xtournaments writes:

Xtournaments & Igames partner up to host the biggest State vs State Halo 4 vs 4 Tournament ever!

Xtournaments $15,000 State vs State Halo 4 vs 4 Tournament will be hosted on August 14th at 11:30 am at over 15 States in the United States. The finals of this event will take place in September at the Igames Expo in New York City where over 3000 people expected to show. To get more information in this event visit us at http://www.x-tournaments.com/ or our new domain name http://www.halotournaments.com/ If you have any questions post them in our forums and we will answer them right away. ARE YOU READY TO MAKE HISTORY???? Victor Xtournaments

Community 6/9/2004 9:51 AM PDT permalink

MLG Chicago - Midwest Mayhem

[url=http://www.chitownmayhem.com]MLG Chicago – Midwest Mayhem[/url] is coming to Chicago June 19th and 20th and promises to be one of the greatest tournaments of all time. It’s an MLG major, which means winners will receive double points and get one step closer to a free trip to Vegas with prizes no one has seen in the Halo Community. Its about to get crazy in Chi-town!

Just a short while from now teams from all over the country will be gathering at the luxurious [url=http://www.sheratonchicago.com/]Sheraton Chicago and Towers[/url]. Sounds kind of daunting doesn’t it? Well, it should! We have 12,000 sq. feet of exhibition space to use for the tournament. Like the Philly hotel, this is a higher end location, so the discounted rate we are receiving of $129 a night is a pretty big discount. We have developed a whole new format for this tourney that will prove to make everything that much more exciting. This is only the fourth city on the 2004 Season… so you and your team have plenty of time still to catch up to the leaders and compete with the best while pocketing over $10,000 in prizes in Chicago alone. Tons of side games and over $10,000 in cash as always will be present to sweeten the deal and guarantee a fun weekend for all. If you have any questions you can get in touch with me personally at [email]dolbex@mlgpro.com[/email] or find a ton of information on the official website: [url=http://www.chitownmayhem.com]www.chitownmayhem.com[/url]. There is still time to register and 52 Sony Wega TV's to go around. (Ohh.. what a beautiful site) Hope to see you in Chicago!

Community 5/27/2004 11:36 AM PDT permalink

GoG-Armageddon $1000 Guaranteed

4v4 1k tournament @ Games n' More (located in Humble, TX 5 min north of Houston)

http://seventhcolumn.bungie.net/perlbin/blam.pl?file=/fanclub/8232/events/event_detail.html&getevid=221E8853-7BAF-4124-9A94-AF982FA27053 Games n' More is hosting a 4v4 1k tournament June 12th. It will be a double elimination tournament with a guaranteed payout of $1000 cash.

Community 5/10/2004 8:11 PM PDT permalink

Going Nowhere Fast

What's the record speed for beating Halo start to finish on Legendary? Well, so far there is no officially recognized record but that's about to change with the Bungie.org/Mythica.org [url=http://nikon.bungie.org/misc/goingnowhere.html]"Going Nowhere Fast"[/url] competition!

As some of you probably noticed, the contest itself kicked off a little while ago but we owe it to all of our Bungie.net members to spread the word of this epic event. Everyone thinks they are good at Halo and everyone claims to have beaten the game in record speed, but up until now these claims have never been put to the test. What better way is there to pass the time while waiting for Halo 2 than blazing through Halo on Legendary and earning a prize!? Consider this extreme boot camp, your final training before taking on the Covenant in Halo 2. The [url=http://nikon.bungie.org/misc/goingnowhere.html]Going Nowhere Fast[/url] competition will reward the person who completes each level the quickest on Legendary difficulty. You can use any tricks and tactics in your arsenal but no modded Xboxes or cheats of any kind are permitted. Each level winner will receive a cool prize and one overall winner will be hand picked by the judges to win an extra special limited edition Halo Xbox bundle. If you think you've got what it takes, head over to [url=http://halo.bungie.org]halo.bungie.org[/url] and read the full rules and details.

Halo (Xbox) 4/28/2004 2:00 PM PDT permalink

343 Guilty Wallpaper

As another special launch week treat, we've got a brand new Halo desktop [url=/Games/Halo/Gallery.aspx?Gallery=Wallpaper&page=2]wallpaper[/url] featuring everyone's favorite chatty monitor, 343 Guilty Spark.

This beautiful wallpaper was created by Zo.E, the same artist responsible for nearly every piece of the new Bungie.net site. She was working on art for the navigation widget and the resulting image was so cool that we all wanted a desktop made out of it. So Zo.E did some more magic and voila, a masterpiece was born. Enjoy!

Halo (Xbox) 4/14/2004 2:34 PM PDT permalink

Halo Home Theater

The idiot's guide to home theater, what it is, what you need and most importantly, why you need it for Halo. We explain the jargon, chat about the benefits to Halo players, and even lighten the load for people who accidentally bought EDTV instead of HDTV.

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Halo (Xbox) 4/8/2004 4:41 PM PDT