Humpday Challenge: EA Tiburon
Posted by lukems at 10/25/2007 2:55 PM PDT

EA Tiburon called us out. They were gonna bring the noise, the ruckuss and the funk into our house and kick us down the stairs. They threw down the gauntlet, delivered a glove slap and snapped on the lubricated rubber glove of probing insult. It was on.

OK, not really. What actually happened is some of the Tiburon team wanted to play a Humpday so they messaged Frankie and we set it up. But, something smelled fishy, something just seemed off about their challenge. Chicanery? Ringers?

It just wouldn’t be a Humpday without them.

The Bungie Benchwarmers

New0001 – Joe Tung, Fighter in Disguise
Eamon – Eamon McKenzie, Mr. Consistent, Mr. Overkill
Frankie – Still only playing one-handed
Abe Froman SK – Luke Timmins, taking a break from vacation
Thug Larz – Oh, Lars!
TJ Scoot – Scrub-filled cookie

EA Tiburon’s Tight End

CallsignJester – Andrew Walenga
Tickity – Kendall Boyd
Jorsneezy – Jorge Urban
CallsignIceman – Secret Ringer dude
Antwaan3000 – Anthony Stevenson
Biggest Aho – Jeff Aho

Game 1

Territories, Last Resort
Tone of Game: Zone Blitzing

“So, what do you guys want to play first?”
“Well, we know Lukems wants to play Slayer, so we’re going to choose Territories on Last Resort.”

We let EA pick first, and headed off to the beachside landing of Last Resort. When Lars came up to the water cooler this morning for some chat about the Humpday Challenge from the night last hence, he pointed out the tactical mistake in taking Territories on Last Resort. See, Eamon, Froman, Lars and New have all been playing Territories on Last Resort for the last year and a half, with sinewy strategies constricting like an Anaconda. There was suffocation, there was begging for mercy, but we were fresh out of mercy last night.

"This is for killing Joe Montana Sports Talk Football," said I, in an icy monotone.

Final Score: 9-3
Watch the Film (Film is slot 12)

Game 2

Team Slayer, Valhalla
Tone of Game: Cover 2 Flex, DE QB Spy

There are vehicles everywhere on the map. Wraiths, Banshees, Warthogs, Mongooses.  Trouble and death awaits you at every turn, if you aren’t wearing Recon Helmet and there isn’t a Bungie logo next to your name in the pre-game lobby. Somewhere during this game, Eamon had an Overkill, the stats told me so, but I didn’t realize it in game, because Eamon didn’t announce it to the entire group in the style of Joe Tung.

Jester went back to our base and took our Sniper rifle and camped and tried to mount a comeback, but in the end, the EA Tib fellas were the ones with Spartan taint blotting out their setting sun of dashed hopes.

Final Score: 100-47
Watch the Film (look for it Bungie Favorites later today!)


Game 3

Neutral Bomb, Sandtrap
Tone of Game: Engage Eight

We talked about trying something on Guardian, but agreed it might be a little too compact and bijou for the 12-man roster we had tonight, so we figured we’d head over to Sandtrap for Game 3. I wanted to play Team Slayer, but I was experiencing a new Humpday emotion in the wake of our two massacres, guilt. See, this might be the first time since Halo 3 shipped that I’ve felt like we might have brought guns to a knife fight and there was a small part of me that felt bad.

I killed that part of me and we agreed to play Neutral Bomb on Sandtrap. At one point in the match someone on our team yelled, “Oh my God, they are going to score.” Which was the trap, we’d taken their Behemoth, moved it “into position.” And then we planted three times in succession. So much for emotion.

Final Score: 3-1
Watch the Film (Film is in slot 6)

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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