Halocharts Presents: Firefight Challenge

Jump feet first into hell and earn some Halocharts accolades.

If you're looking to expand on your Halo 3: ODST Firefight experience and get competitive, Halocharts has you covered.  Their brand spanking new HCFFC space offers challenges, awards, and forums with the promise of more features and content on the way.  Check it out.

Halocharts Presents: Firefight Challenge (HCFFC)

Halocharts has kicked off two Firefight Challenges for those up to taking out loads of Covenant Forces:

Insecurity - Played on Security Zone
Windswept - Played on Windward
  • Solo and Co-Op play on Heroic and Legendary Difficulty
  • Each Challenge has a unique set of required and bonus objectives
  • Player awards and bragging rights for all those that successfully complete each challenge
  • For the true bad ass Firefight Players, Halocharts has some awesome new HELLJUMPER Awards.
Halocharts Presents: Firefight Challenge

CommunityHalo 3: ODST 1/12/2010 11:51 AM PST permalink

Tag and Release - Security Zone

In the Zone.

The staggered plateaus and staircases of Security Zone may not be all that secure, but they do make for some excellent screenshots.  See what some of Seventh Column's war journalists can do with some footage from Firefight.

Mission Select: Security Zone

Face to Face

From the Shadows

Go Boom

As always, if you're looking for more there plenty where these came from.  And not a single one is locked down.  Get access via our Community Files collection.

Halo 3: ODST 1/11/2010 10:42 AM PST permalink

2009's Finest: In Praise of the ODST OST

Insights into game music and the people who create it.

1UP's Jeremy Parish loves him some Marty O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori.  Total mancrush.  Who can blame him?  We've all hear the ODST soundtrack.  Check out his own heartfelt and bromantic thoughts on the subject after the jump.  It's well worth the read.  Thanks to HBO for the pass.

Chiptuned: 1UP's Game Music Blog: 2009's Finest: In Praise of the ODST OST

Chronicles of ODS Steve #55

The Oracle.

Looks like the Grunts have themselves a deity.  Tremble before its power!  Or ride it into outer space.  Whichever.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: The Oracle (#55)

Halo 3: ODST 1/6/2010 9:05 AM PST permalink

Tag and Release - Chasm Ten

Going down?

ODST was hitting its stride last week as some newcomers dropped into Firefight after Santa dropped down the chimney and delivered some Christmas gaming cheer.  I dropped into Chasm Ten and pulled out some tasty screenshots.  Whether you're brand new or a seasoned veteran, you should check 'em out.  It'll make me happy.

Mission Select: Chasm Ten

Check out her gear.

Bright and Shiny

Dim and Dark

Color Coordinated

Don't like my selections?  Fine.  Find your own stuff, jerk!  We've got tons of pre and post Holiday snapshots just sitting in our Community Files collection.

Halo 3: ODST 1/4/2010 11:32 AM PST permalink

Tag and Release - Crater

Maximum impact.

It's Monday and that means more Firefight screenshots.  We're nearly through the full set of missions, but don't worry, we'll return to the regular run of Tag and Release once we've finished up.  For today:

Mission Select: Crater

Partly sunny with a chance of slipspace rupture.

Say hello to my little friend.

Prepare to drop and give me twenty.

Chin Up

If these four don't meet own personal par, you can take your own shot at selecting some choice screenshots from the pile.  The full run of our Community Files collection is at your disposal.  Dig in.

Halo 3: ODST 12/14/2009 12:22 PM PST permalink

Halo 3 ODST: Valor Part 3

Only human.

The final installment of Kootra's brief machinima series, "Valor," is online and ready for viewing.  If you missed the previous two, they can be found in the sidebar or on his channel after you make the jump.

YouTube - Halo 3 ODST: Valor Part 3

Halo 3: ODST 12/9/2009 5:36 PM PST permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #52


Today's ODS Steve is a bit longer than usual.  The squad's got a lot to talk about.  See what's driving the discussion by clicking on the stinkin' link below.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Sconed (#52)

Halo 3: ODST 12/9/2009 10:35 AM PST permalink

G4's Reaction Time

Reflecting on Halo 3: ODST.

Did we learn any lessons from Halo 3: ODST?  Sure.  Never let Buck grab the gun on the Warthog.  That's always bad news.  Oh, and we learned some other stuff too.  Want to learn what we learned?  Check out the article linked below.

Reaction Time: Bungie Reflects on Halo 3: ODST

Halo 3: ODST 12/8/2009 10:05 AM PST permalink

Tag and Release - Windward

Stay down wind.

Not that these screenshots stink.  They don't.  They're awesome.  Don't believe me?  Scroll southward to get Windward and check 'em out.

Mission Select: Windward


Air Traffic Control

Sunset Over

Making Some Noise

Seal of Approval

If five isn't enough for you, go ahead and find some more.  As always, it's easy.  All you gotta do is head into our Community Files collection.

Halo 3: ODST 12/7/2009 9:54 AM PST permalink

Firefight Solo Guide: Security Zone

It's a zone...for security.

Monochron's still cranking out tutorials to help you survive some solo Firefight runs.  If you need the helping hand, latch on and let him guide you through.  Or just stop by to check out the cool pics.

Firefight Solo Guide: Security Zone

Halo 3: ODST 12/4/2009 8:57 AM PST permalink

Pro Tips with Tsquared

Firefight gettin' a little hairy?

Tom "Tsquared" Taylor has some tips to help you smooth out your ODST experience.  G4's calling 'em cheats, but there's nothing nefarious about some sound strategy.  Thanks to HBO for the tip off.

"Video Description: Pro Gamer Tom "Tsquared" Taylor gives you tips and tricks for navigating Halo 3: ODST Firefight including staying together with your group, conserving ammo, using the spectator camera and more."

Pro Tips with Tsquared Halo 3: ODST Firefight Cheats

Halo 3: ODST 12/3/2009 9:03 AM PST permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve # 51

The Guide.

Last words lead to new leads.  Finish your coffee and then check out this morning's steaming hot Steve.  Here's a link:

Chronicles of ODS Steve: The Guide (#51)

Halo 3: ODST 12/2/2009 9:11 AM PST permalink

Tag and Release - Crater (Night)

When the sun goes down.

Orbital Drop Shock Troopers are used to working in the dark.  By now, you should be too.  Check out some of the work we found when sifting through the Community Files collection for screenshots stashed under the cover of Crater (Night).

Mission Select: Crater (Night)

One Handed

Down the Barrel

Flash Point

Pretty illuminating stuff, eh?  If you want to see more (or if my pun just made you throw up in your mouth a little), you can find all kinds of high quality stuff in our Community Files collection.  Fiddle with our levers and knobs, please!

Halo 3: ODST 11/30/2009 9:47 AM PST permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #50


I have no idea what this Grunt is smelling, but it sure looks like it could be a codpiece.  Check it out for yourself in the latest installment of the Chronicles of ODS Steve.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Visitor #50

Halo 3: ODST 11/30/2009 9:42 AM PST permalink

Teabag Prevention Presents

How to suck less at Firefight.

Sucking isn't cool.  You should suck less.  Sucker.  Get some help from the gang over at Geekscape!.  Thanks to HBO for the linkage.

Teabag Prevention: How to Suck Less at Firefight Week - 3

Halo 3: ODST 11/30/2009 9:37 AM PST permalink

Firefight Solo Guide: Rally Point

Don't go it alone.

Actually, do.  Just make sure you're well-prepared.  Rally up and read Monochron's guide to Firefightin' solo over at HBO.

Firefight Solo Guide: Rally Point

Halo 3: ODST 11/30/2009 9:26 AM PST permalink

Vidmaster Challenge: Deja Vu

Ready to tear up the highway?

Alright, we're back.  Gonna play a bit of catch up this morning.  Up first, Spartan I Project's Deja Vu Walkthrough.  If you're still having trouble getting to the end of the road, this is a great way station to gas up and get your bearings.

Vidmaster Challenge: Déjà Vu - A Spartan I Project Walkthroug

Halo 3: ODST 11/30/2009 9:03 AM PST permalink

Post Mortem: Engineer Evolved

Shiek reveals how he helped bring the Engineer to life.

Read Full Top Story

Halo 3: ODSTConcept Art 11/19/2009 1:58 PM PST

'CSI: New Mombasa' - ODST Machinima

Horatio takes on a somewhat less sunny city.

Ever wonder what CSI would be like set in New Mombasa?  Yeah, me neither.  These guys did though.  Check it out.

YouTube - CSI: New Mombasa

Halo 3: ODST 11/19/2009 9:58 AM PST permalink

Spike VGA 2009: Vote Now!

Make your voice heard.

Sup, Seventh Column?  Polls for Spike's 2009 Video Game Awards are now open and it looks like Halo 3: ODST scored five nominations.  Pretty sweet.  You should head over there and cast your vote.  We don't have any stickers to hand out for your Bungie patriotism, but if you comply with our self-serving wishes, we'll think long and hard before launching your sorry ass directly into the sun.  Think about it.  (And thanks!)

SPIKE Video Game Awards 2009

Halo 3: ODST Nominations:
  • Best Shooter
  • Best XBOX 360 Game
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Multi-Player Game
  • Best Performance by a Human Female

Halo 3: ODST 11/18/2009 10:20 AM PST permalink

The Coming Fire

Panoramic destruction.

HBO forumgoer Mid7night used his new found panoramic magics to capture a hot scene.  Check out a Covenant Carrier doing deadly work in full profile.  Very hot.

Covenant Carrier Pano Fire

Halo 3: ODST 11/18/2009 9:41 AM PST permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #49

Finger Lickin' Good.

Fighting a protracted ground war can muster a powerful hunger in any man.  Take a look at how an ODST takes care of his stomach pains.

Chronicles of ODS Steve #49: Finger Lickin' Good

Halo 3: ODST 11/18/2009 9:37 AM PST permalink

Start Press: The Spirit of Radio

Are you listening?

Paste Magazine's Jason Killingsworth offers up his thoughts on Sadie's Story - the audio drama found hidden inside Halo 3: ODST.  If you've already listened, this article is worth the read.  Once again, HBO served up the linkage for us.

Start Press: The Spirit of Radio

Halo 3: ODST 11/17/2009 12:19 PM PST permalink

Pro Tips with Tsquared

Tom Taylor takes on ODST...

...and serves up the tips so you can tackle it like a pro.  If you want your face to be on a bottle of Dr. Pepper one day, maybe you should listen up.  Thanks to HBO for the link.

Halo 3: ODST 11/17/2009 12:15 PM PST permalink