Humpday Challenge: Vs. HBO
Posted by lukems at 10/11/2007 5:36 PM PDT

HBO, or, is probably the hardest of the Halo hardcore. Fortunately for us (we thought), they are all hardcore about terminals, fiction and zany gametypes. Frank said “beating the old men of HBO would be effortless.” DURR DURR DURR

Guy who runs giant Internet hosting technology and is therefore HOST of these games – Louis Wu
Judas Iscariot – KP
Random Ringer – Konrad
Miguel – Free2BMe

Bungie & Friends
Objective Whore – Frankie
Sick and dying – ThugLarz
On Suicide Watch – Lukems
BANNED – Shishka

First, the caveats: Beating Bungie and Friends this week is the equivalent of beating up a wounded old lady as she tries to pull herself across the road. Frankie’s wrist is still in a cast and Lars is out sick, in fact, you’ll see while inevitably watching the films, pointing, laughing and snickering, that we accommodated Frank’s injury by having him hold the ball in Game 1 (it's actually game 2 as dictated by the Humpday text, relax kids, mistakes happen!) of this week’s Humpday Challenge.

Second, you can watch all of this week’s Humpday Challenge in Bungie Favorites available on both and in game.

Third, the beatdowns.

Game 1
Team Slayer, Construct
Tone of Game: Frantic

Game 1 of the Humpday Challenge had the 8 of us venturing off to Construct for a round of Team Slayer. Aside from some excellent issues I had with the map and jumping off of it, this game was a rigid and taut battle of expert forces (read: a grimy, slippery mess). I am pretty sure I muttered a few times about missile pods and flame throwers and some of those mutterings were probably littered with expletives.

We rode Shishka like a pony to victory, though.

Final Score: 50-47

Game 2

Team Oddball, Epitaph
Tone of Game: Fortuitous

KP, formerly of Bungie Studios and now of and supported by a harem of female superfans, is apparently someone with a soul purchasable for the low, low cost of 30 pieces of silver suggested this map and gametype for one reason and one reason alone. Was it because he likes Epitaph? No, he probably does – but he selected it because of a single corner of the map that is insanely defensible with the ball and there’s only one way in. It’s like the Death Star and the only way was through a trench.

Unfortunately for KP, Frankie, one-armed tactician that he is, already knew what was up. We stayed in one spot, we camped and we dominated. Enjoy the single most boring film in the history of Halo 3 in Bungie Favorites.

Final Score: 100-1

Game 3

Team King, Guardian
Tone of Game: Newb-friendly

It is written so here, so it will be done henceforth. If you want to play Bungie in Team King of the Hill, we welcome the challenge, but you will NOT be starting with grenades and respawn timers will be set to 10 seconds so that there is a modicum of skill involved. Spawning and spamming grenades a gametype that measures skill does not make. And that’s what the Humpdays are about, measuring skill. THEY ARE NOT ABOUT FUN. In fact, I think I’m going to make BRs and ARs as the starting weapons going forward.

In short, we lost.

Final Score: 150-96

After those three Humpday games were over, we granted a friendly rematch to the HBO folks and Iscariot on Construct. Lars was coughing spittle into a can for the first half of the game, Frank was playing one-handed and Shishka, well, he just has no excuse. We lost the exhibition match 50-36. Exhibitions, like college, are for experimentation!

Maption Sack Double EXP Weekend Live! 

Posted by urk at 9/10/2010 9:09 AM PDT

Oh, we're not done yet!

A 4v4 mix of Double EXP Slayer and Objective gametypes on a whole mess of your own community created maps.

Category: Double EXP Weekend
Max Party: 8
Max Team Size: 4
Heroic/Mythic Map Packs Required
Updated 12/03/2009


  • Team Slayer (33.3%) - First team to 50 kills wins. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Team BRs (21.6%) - First team to 50 kills wins. Players spawn with Battle Rifles and Assault Rifle secondary weapons. 12 minute match time limit.
  • One Flag CTF (11.8%) - Round based Capture the Flag, one team has a flag while the other attempt to capture it. Most captures after four rounds wins. Four minute round time limit.
  • Multi-Flag CTF (21.6%) - Both teams are attempting to capture the other team's flag. First to three captures wins. 20 minute match time limit.
  • Multi-Flag CTF BRs (11.8%) - Both teams are attempting to capture the other team's flag. Battle Rifle starts. First to three captures wins. 20 minute match time limit.


  • Actuality-Break (Foundry)
  • Apex (Sandbox)
  • Backdraft (Sandbox)
  • Battle Dome (Sandbox)
  • Ber Ber Creek (Sandbox)
  • Borderline (Sandbox)
  • Breakdown (Sandbox)
  • Bridgeo's (Sandbox)
  • Chimera (Sandbox)
  • Colonnade (Foundry)
  • Conduction (Sandbox)
  • Coup d'Etat (Sandbox)
  • Cryptic (Sandbox)
  • Cryptic Fate (Sandbox)
  • Deity (Sandbox)
  • Eighty Grit (Sandbox)
  • Elysium (Sandbox)
  • Emperor (Sandbox)
  • Exhibition (Sandbox)
  • Fortress (Sandbox)
  • Fracture (Sandbox)
  • Gauntlet (Sandbox)
  • Haven (Sandbox)
  • IZ9 Courtyard (Sandbox)
  • The Kingdom (Sandbox)
  • Lotus (Sandbox)
  • Neosho (Sandbox)
  • Nocticulent (Sandbox)
  • Onyx (Sandbox)
  • Pantheon (Sandbox)
  • Paranoia (Sandbox)
  • Pilaster (Sandbox)
  • Pivotal (Sandbox)
  • Rat Trap (Sandbox)
  • Ravinia (Sandbox)
  • Reflux (Sandbox)
  • Regicide (Foundry)
  • Reminiscent (Sandbox)
  • Renovation (Sandbox)
  • Requiem (Sandbox)
  • Salvation (Sandbox)
  • Sand Towers (Sandbox)
  • Sentiment (Sandbox)
  • Skystation (Sandbox)
  • Solarium (Sandbox)
  • Static (Sandbox)
  • Stonehenge (Sandbox)
  • Subversive (Sandbox)
  • Synapse (Sandbox)
  • Tartarus (Sandbox)
  • Topple (Sandbox)
  • Transgression (Foundry)
  • Tribal War (Sandbox)
  • Undulation (Sandbox)
  • Vengeance (Sandbox)
  • Workplace Bravo (Sandbox)

Tags: Halo 3


Where's Mah Dooble EXP?! 

Posted by urk at 9/2/2010 5:52 PM PDT

Fix your -blam!-, Bungle!

So, yeah, This week's Double EXP Weekend is running a little behind. I blame Ninja 0n Fire. (He tells me that some fairly large updates are being deployed and as a result, we'll likely not see the Double EXP Weekend go live until tomorrow, or, *gulp* "later").

When it is ready to go, we'll let you know.

'Under Fire' - ubald Render 

Posted by urk at 9/2/2010 9:00 AM PDT

Feet first into awesome.

Looks like ubald unleashed another render over at HBO. This one's a WIP and part of a much larger collection that will ultimately serve as a webcomic. But you should check it out now.

ubald: Halo Rendered Comic

Tags: Halo 3: ODST


Chronicles of ODS Steve #81 

Posted by urk at 9/1/2010 9:30 AM PDT

Faux Chief.

This week's Steve's getting all Batman on some Scarab carapace.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Faux Chief (#81)

Tags: Halo 3: ODST


Top 10 Halo 3 Kills on The Pit: Episode 59 

Posted by urk at 8/30/2010 9:00 AM PDT

You know the deal.

Anoj didn't submit his latest entry to Comm Chatter, but they gang at HBO picked up the slack. Besides, even without Anoj's familiar wordplay, we all know what this video's about anyway. There's like ten kills. You can submit your own for next week if you're astute enough to figure out how to make it happen.

Top 10 Halo 3 Kills on The Pit: Episode 59

Tags: Halo 3



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