Halo 3 Campaign Media: Bam
Posted by lukems at 7/10/2007 9:47 PM PDT
What's going to be shown at E3? What's going on down in Santa Monica? Consider this page, Halo fans, your home for this evening. Throughout the next hour, we'll be adding campaign-related media to the site, a four-stage rocket-style assault on your senses and our Internet connection.

Video Armageddon

While September is still off in the distance, tonight, a small part of the wait is over. The Halo 3 E3 Trailer, a visual and aural presentation destined to eradicate your senses and whip you into a frenzy is available for download below. Additionally, the trailer will appear on Xbox Live Marketplace. 

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If you want to see the E3 Trailer in Quicktime head over to HBO, they've made it available for download here.

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Sketchfactor and Frankie are down in Santa Monica at (E3), inevitably sharing bits and pieces of Halo 3 with various fortunate members of the worldwide media. It's entirely possible that you, dear reader, have been watching Microsoft's media briefing over at Xbox.com, salivating for juicy, new tidbits about Halo 3. Chances are you saw the Halo 3-themed Xbox 360 be announced (we'll have much more on that Thursday), and here's the HDMI-equipped Xbox below.

The special edition Halo 3 Xbox 360

In case the Halo 3 E3 Trailer wasn’t enough for you, we’ve just updated the screenshots gallery with a handful of new screenshots from Halo 3’s campaign, including the Bungie.net exclusive image featured above.

Halo: Arms race

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A collaboration between Bungie Studios, director Neill Blomkamp, WETA Workshop and Origami Digital LLC, brings the first digital short depicting humanity's struggle to save Earth.

About the director, Neill Blomkamp

Neill Blomkamp’s portfolio, a combination of both visual effects work and directed short films, demonstrates his unique ability to combine elements from science-fiction and technology,  blend them with everyday reality and create a visual experience that is incredibly realistic and beautifully subtle.

His 2005 short film, “Alive in Joburg,” exemplifies Blomkamp’s hybridization of the fictitious and the realistic. “Alive in Joburg” examines an alternate version of Africa where aliens live among people, but the aliens live in exile and withstand subhuman treatment. Vast, kilometer-long, dilapidated space cruisers hover overhead, hanging ominously, helplessly surveying daily life.

Tetra Vaal,” another of Blomkamp’s shorts, asks “What if” a future used highly trained, agile and mobile robots served as law enforcement agents. Set against the backdrop of a faltering, third world country, a these robots police the streets, trade gunfire with criminals, and suffer repairs all under Blomkamp’s watchful eye, an eye that a creates completely authentic alternate reality. Described as a “spec spot for a fictitious robotics company,” Tetra Vaal showcases Blomkamp synergizing science with the ordinary.  

For more shorts, visual pieces and commercial work from Neill Blomkamp, visit the following:

SpyFilms Entertainment

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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