Bungie Weekly Update: 10.09.09

This, that, and some other stuff.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3: ODST 10/9/2009 2:34 PM PDT

Building the Fourth Wall

Exploring Sadie's story.

Finished listening to Sadie's story in ODST?  Good.  You're prepared to dip down a little deeper into the civilian experience and see how it all came to pass.

How Fourth Wall Studios hid an artistic radio drama inside Halo 3:ODST

Halo 3: ODST 10/9/2009 9:51 AM PDT permalink

Teabag Prevention Presents

Week 2 - Vidmaster Achievement Déjà Vu.

The guys and gals at Geekscape! have another Teabag Prevention article all cooked up for you.  If you've hit some bumps on the Road to Recon, you should give it a glance.  If you want to figure stuff out on your own (or you're easily offended by references to male bits) steer clear.  Thanks to HBO for cluing us in.

Teabag Prevention Presents: The Road to Recon Armor - Week 2 - Vidmaster Achievement Déjà Vu

Halo 3: ODST 10/9/2009 9:47 AM PDT permalink

Bleep Bloop: Halo Firefight

Long Distance Relationships 101.

Bleep Bloop huddled up and played some Halo 3: ODST and Halo 3: Mythic.  They also discussed the social merits of online gaming and a couple of dudes maybe kissed a little.  All in good fun.  If you're into it, hit the link below.

Bleep Bloop: Halo Firefight - College Humor

Halo 3: ODST 10/8/2009 11:22 AM PDT permalink

Tag and Release - Firefight

Heat in the pipe!

By now you should be good and familiar with ODST's Firefight.  If not, here's a series of screenshots to help get you acquainted.  We found them by sorting through our cooperatively created community files collection looking for new screenshots tagged with the keyword: Firefight.

Tag: Firefight


If I Had a Hammer

Prepare to Drop

Chop Chop

Face to Face

Do This, Don't Do That

If these six aren't doing the trick for you, go ahead and get yourself a seventh.  It's pretty easy to dig into the pile and pluck out the stuff that suits you.  There's no need to endure - the process is quick, simple, and completely painless.  We've already given you the right tool for the job.

Halo 3: ODST 10/5/2009 10:20 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 10.02.09

You've just crossed over into...The No Chopper Zone.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo 3: ODST 10/2/2009 5:33 PM PDT

Teabag Prevention Presents

The Road to Recon Armor - Week 1.

Geekscape! wants to guide you through some of ODST's more difficult achievements.  We're not sure how these will prevent you from getting teabagged, but at least your dead body might be rockin' Recon when the romp goes down.  If you want to tackle the Vidmasters on your own with no help, don't click.  Otherwise, check out the tips and tricks.

Teabag Prevention Presents: The Road to Recon Armor - Week 1

Halo 3: ODST 10/2/2009 10:16 AM PDT permalink

TeamXbox Goes Behind the Scenes

Crafting "We Are ODST."

There's already been a short look at the making of "We Are ODST," but if you're looking to get a little more in-depth, TeamXbox has a new video on offer.  It's even got a small sequence you probably haven't seen.  Hit the jump to check it out.

"The video features interviews with some of the creative forces who helped craft the short, including Alan Scott of Legacy Effects and Ryan Crosby of Microsoft Game Studios. The video takes viewers on location to the gritty, industrial sites where the short was filmed, including a cooling tower of an active nuclear power plant and a Hungarian strip mine.

As a special treat, the video also features an action sequence that was cut from the final version of short."

Halo 3: ODST Live-Action Short Behind the Scenes

Halo 3: ODST 9/30/2009 12:45 PM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST: Crime Scene Investigation


Ctrl+Alt+Del has a Halo 3: ODST themed webcomic up this week.  If you haven't played through the first mission of ODST, this could be a minor spoiler for you.  Everyone else, hit the jump and check it out.


Halo 3: ODST 9/30/2009 9:57 AM PDT permalink

Brute Pimpin' Ain't Easy

But it is pretty stinkin' funny.

Kibbles over at The Gaf seems to have come across the Brute Pimp we told you we killed off way back in January.  Turns out this animal's just a little bit different.  Ours didn't load out with any weapons while this bloke clearly still has his cane strapped to his back.  He does seem to feature the very same strut and slap though.

YouTube - Halo 3: ODST Brute Pimp

Halo 3: ODST 9/30/2009 9:47 AM PDT permalink

IGN: Halo 3: ODST Soundtrack Review

"Bungie's sci-fi shooter never sounded so good."

IGN's editors got ears on the Halo 3: ODST Original Soundtrack.  They're ready to drop the review.  You've probably already heard the tracks by way of your play through of Halo 3: ODST, but does the music stand up on it's own?  If you read the subject line (or snagged a copy of the soundtrack yourself), you already know.  Still, why not click the link below and get your read on?

Halo 3: ODST Original Soundtrack Review

Halo 3: ODST 9/30/2009 9:26 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #42

Where is Sarge?

Log into the system using your super secret password and check out the latest episode of Chronicles of ODS Steve.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Where Is Sarge? (#42)

CommunityHalo 3: ODST 9/30/2009 9:07 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST Screenshot Contest

Take your best shot.

The fine folks over at Black Water Ops are hosting their own screenshot competition.  They have a pair of prizes on offer for the winning entries.  The rules are simple, the screenshot's gotta be from Halo 3: ODST and you can only submit two in total.  Hit the jump for more details.

BWO Halo 3: ODST Screenie Contest

CommunityHalo 3: ODST 9/29/2009 11:01 AM PDT permalink

Tied the Leader Speaks Out

Editorials from the virtual warfront.

Tied the Leader dropped a nice pair of articles today.  You should give them both a read.  We'll facilitate by providing links.

Don't Burn the Love Letter

Join Us. Stop Them.

CommunityHalo 3: ODST 9/29/2009 10:38 AM PDT permalink

ODST Has Connections

Staten connects some dots.

Wondering if Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach will link up?  Joe Staten spoke out in a short interview with OXM.  Check it out.

ODST has "connections" to Halo Reach

Halo 3: ODST 9/29/2009 10:33 AM PDT permalink

MTV - Nathan Fillion Explains It All

Roundin' third and comin' on home.

MTV's mutliplayer blog caught up with film, screen, and video game superstar Nathan Fillion to chat about life, love, and how he got into this whole Halo thing.  Watch him pretend his hand is a telephone, get all gushy talking about Marty, and discuss whether or not he wants to tackle a role in Halo: Reach.

Exclusive Video: Nathan Fillion Explains How He Got The 'Halo' Gig

Video: Nathan Fillion Has Seen 'Halo: Reach,' Wants In

Halo 3: ODST 9/28/2009 4:18 PM PDT permalink

Red vs. Blue PSA Contest

Want to call the shots?

Red vs. Blue and Gamestop.com are teaming up to give you a shot at playing the pitchman.  Got a great idea?  Submit it.  Got a terrible idea?  Submit it twice!  Details at the jump.

"I know everyone is playing ODST non-stop right now, but if we could have your attention for just a moment we think you'll like this news. We just launched a very cool contest with our friends at GameStop where you can submit your very own Red vs. Blue PSA idea, and the winning entry will actually be produced and released by us! It's a win-win really. First, you submit a great idea and receive adoration and glory, then we get to do only half the work we normally do, and finally everyone gets to watch a cool video! I guess that's a win-win-win, really. Anyway, it's a lot of win. So if there's some ridiculous line you've always wanted to hear Caboose say, or something insane you've always wanted to hear Sarge yell, now's your chance. Just visit gamestop.com/halo to enter."

Halo 3: ODST 9/28/2009 1:51 PM PDT permalink

Tag and Release - New Mombasa

The road to New Mombasa.

The stretch of road seems to be paved with a litter of debris and fallen highway signs.  I didn't need any directions to find the trio of screenshots below though.  I simply searched for the right tag.

Tag: New Mombasa

On the Way


Words to Live By

If these three teasers have you craving more, you can check out the full collection of Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST screenshots in our community files sector.  If you want an easy way to sort them by topic, dig in with the Popular Tags tool. 

Looking for the full tour of the city?  Pick up and play Halo 3: ODST.  We've made arrangements for the city's urban AI to guide you to the relevant points of interest. Happy hunting.

Halo 3Halo 3: ODST 9/28/2009 9:31 AM PDT permalink

Inside Gaming's ODST Special

The Dead Pixel gives good coverage.

This extended look at Halo 3: ODST was actually prepped for launch.  We just now got around to watching it.  Hey, we were busy playing Firefight.

Halo 3 ODST Inside Gaming Special: 9/22/2009

Halo 3: ODST 9/28/2009 9:25 AM PDT permalink

KOXM Episode 183

Marty takes the mic to talk about the soundtrack.

The Official Xbox Magazine's podcast scored an interview with Bungie composer, Marty O'Donnell.  If you're wondering where the inspiration for the new soundtrack came from (or want to know Marty's thoughts on the weather in New Mombasa), tune in and have a listen.  There's some other gaming news packed in to.

KOXM Episode 183

Halo 3: ODST 9/28/2009 9:08 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST Nathan Fillion Interview

Heat in the pipe!

Worthplaying scored some face time with one of the faces from Halo 3: ODST.  Find out how Nathan Fillion got involved with Halo and whether or not he wants to keep throwing down.  Hit the jump to get cozy.

'Halo 3: ODST' (X360) Nathan Fillion Interview

Halo 3: ODST 9/25/2009 10:15 AM PDT permalink

IGN "Ode to a Pistol"

Sweet, sweet music.

IGN seems to be enjoying their time with all black, badass automag.  Check out this short collection of clips featuring the ODST's sound suppressed sidearm.

YouTube - Ode to a Pistol

Halo 3: ODST 9/25/2009 9:28 AM PDT permalink

The Experience - A Unique Halo 3 Montage

Is it a montage or a funtage?

Well, both actually.  Takes a few to get into it, but it's nice quality video and it features some great gameplay.  Experience "The Experience."  Click the link.

YouTube - The Experience

Halo 3: ODST 9/25/2009 9:24 AM PDT permalink

Link Up with the B.net

Extend your online experience.

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Halo 3: ODSTSite Update 9/24/2009 1:21 PM PDT