Topic: Halo News and Discussion

Despite the officious and pompous sounding title, this is basically just a thread where I say a few random new things about Halo. And hopefully you read this and talk about it. 

Exhibit A: The Cole Protocol The upcoming Halo book, focusing on the three SPARTAN-II's of Gray Team, that were on a mission far away...somewhere. Anyways, there story, comes out this fall, yada yada.

Exhibit B: Halo Wars Trailer Self-explanatory. Its freaking amazing. Just watch it.

A few things, basically. No news on the Halo movie, and oh, Bungie released a new map for free. Called Cold Storage. Its pretty good--a remake of Halo CE's "Chill Out".

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--Captain Dynamic--

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Great topic vod. I am a big Halo fan, too. I have read all the other Halo books and I'm looking forward to the 6th. Also, I am trying to beat Halo 3 on Legendary, but after 5 levels it wouldn't give me any gamerscore. And then my 360 got the red ring of death. So I called my friend, I was like "You should bring your 360 over," and he said "It got the red ring yesterday". Anyway, I'm not happy with Microsoft right now.

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Ouch. That Sucks.  Yeah, I beat it on Legendary with my brother, and am working on the  last 30 Gamerscore. 3 more metagames!!!

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--Captain Dynamic--

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Old topic. Anyways, figured I'd bring it back for a few updates.

Halo: The Cole Protocol is out. I'd wait to buy it in paperback, it was interesting, but not the best Halo novel yet.

Halo Wars has a confirmed release date of March 3, 2009. Several trailers have been release recently, including one called Field Trip To Harvest. Another Trailer, 5 Long Years

The Mythic Map Pack will be released along side the Halo Wars LE. Bungie released some new screenshots of  two maps, Orbital (awesome looking map, in my opinion) and Assembly. Check them out Here. Orbital is a human style, very modern, very military, very Bad*** looking map, and Assembly just happens to be a Scarab manufacturing plant. Check it out.

Halo 3: Recon has had a name change to Halo 3: ODST. Bungie explained the change was to better reflect the game experience. Trailer, still with "Recon" tag line, is available here. Watch in high quality.

Also, the game will be released Q3 2009, is disk-based, and has 1000GS.

About it for now.

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--Captain Dynamic--

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not the red ring of death!

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I like Halo. I have not played Halo 3 yet though.

I want Halo 3 ODST.

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Play Halo 3. Its a ton of fun. And ODST will rock, even without multiplayer.

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--Captain Dynamic--

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yeah, im a fan of halo as well

anybody have a favorite armor type?

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ODST, probably. More campaign style, but the MP helm is cool--my pretty much permanent helmet in MP. Though Mark IV and Mark VI are cool. Rogue is cool. Oh, and Security.

ODST ftw.

No new news about Halo games, I'll post updates that are Halo related....whenever.

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--Captain Dynamic--

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i got halo 3 for christmas and i beat the story on legendary in one day.thank very much
but anyways hasn't news about halo wars been out for some time...........like  a LONG time

i dont care if you kill me it'll just one more worthless person out of the world. J. fett

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To be honest, I find that hard to believe. Unless you played all day long.

Yes, there has been news out for a while. I was simply posting newer trailers from the last update, ages ago, as well as a release date.

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--Captain Dynamic--

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would have taken you at least 12 hours.

13 (edited by Sev Fett Sunday, December 28, 2008 8:25 pm)

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So we have to wait until March to get the Mythic Map Packs?  That's awhile considering how long they've had the Mythic related achievements up.

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Probably. Apparently, Bungie has them done, and they've all been done, for a while, but Microsoft or someone VERY high up at Bungie, most likely Microsoft, is controlling their release.

I believe there will be a further addition of achievements around ODST's release, due to the fact that Recon is related to Vidmaster Achievements, and those are tied, in part, to the Mythic Maps. So, theoretically, you could get it sooner, unless more Achievements are added. I believe there will be more maps that will correspond with ODST's release.


And yeah, even with a person to play with, my Legendary run took a while, especially on  few parts--part of Crows Nest, Part of Tsavo Highway, a lot of Cortana, parts of Halo, Sierra 117, etc. It wasn't easy, even with my little brother.

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--Captain Dynamic--

15 (edited by -F3TT- Monday, December 29, 2008 8:22 am)

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regimas wrote:

yeah, im a fan of halo as well

anybody have a favorite armor type?

I have. wink  My favourites are ODST and Hayabusa. I haven't got them yet in Halo 3. sad

I completed the last level on Legendary today. big_smile * Cheers *

[i]In my book, experience outranks everything...[/i]

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Werda Verd wrote:

Probably. Apparently, Bungie has them done, and they've all been done, for a while, but Microsoft or someone VERY high up at Bungie, most likely Microsoft, is controlling their release.

I believe there will be a further addition of achievements around ODST's release, due to the fact that Recon is related to Vidmaster Achievements, and those are tied, in part, to the Mythic Maps. So, theoretically, you could get it sooner, unless more Achievements are added. I believe there will be more maps that will correspond with ODST's release.


And yeah, even with a person to play with, my Legendary run took a while, especially on  few parts--part of Crows Nest, Part of Tsavo Highway, a lot of Cortana, parts of Halo, Sierra 117, etc. It wasn't easy, even with my little brother.

Ugh.  I hated Cortana.  The worst level in the entire game.  tongue 

Anyone else here play grifball?  My hardcore Halo 3 player friend hates it but I think it's a blast.  Come on Catch the disease!  It's contagious!

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17 (edited by Werda Verd Monday, December 29, 2008 11:10 am)

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I have, I just hate hammers (they're based on luck and connection), and much prefer swords. Takes more skill. So I prefer football--similar, but wider bomb plant, no advantage to bomb carrier, and swords only. A Foundry version, made using the newest Griffball map, as well as a gametype, is in my file share actually.

Contana was....annoying, but interesting. I'd like to play through on easy, to look around at everything. Its a well designed level, just a pain.


Not a update, but here's something for lover's of Halo's Campaign and Story: Ascendant Justice, a blog dedicated to a better understanding of all things Halo. He has done detailed walkthroughs and analysis's of each level of Halo through, with features like tie-ins to the previous games, previous levels, characters and more.

Check it out. You will always view Halo Differently.

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--Captain Dynamic--

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A new weekly update is here, with a few new hints on ODST.

* The Recording light was turned on outside of the Ivory Tower today as the final dialog recording for ODST gets underway.
* The once-discussed Tchou-shader is being beaten into submission by Bertone, Justin and the same-named                    creator.
* Jay and the audio team cut up and mixed a mountain of audio over the break.
* Spaces with fake names finding resting places.
* Lars is scheming, designing, and implementing things to achieve.

The latter clearly refers to achievements being added. Apparently, a LOT of dialog has been added since their December mass play-through, where they said a lot of dialog was improved by staff members, mainly Joe Staten (Bungie writer, author of Contact Harvest, chief voice actor for grunts).


There is also a new podcast available on itunes, I haven't listened to the whole thing yet, but when I do I'll share anything important.

And Halo 3 and Halo 2 took most played titles played this year, for their respective consoles.

Here

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--Captain Dynamic--

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i got halo 3 for christmas then i heard about halo 3 odst and i watch a trailer and now im all crazy over halo 3 odst

i dont care if you kill me it'll just one more worthless person out of the world. J. fett

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I saw the trailer too. It looks good.

Btw, I've got the full Hayabusa armor, all 13 skulls found. wink

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Nice. IWHBYD was the worst by far. Next, do the terminals. Watching them all gives some interesting info on the Forerunner/Flood war.

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I'll try to complete all the levels on legendary. smile

Is Recon armor only for the Bungie Employees? hmm

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And anyone they give it to. Also, Once ODST comes out anyone will be able to unlock it by completing all the Vidmaster Challenges added then and with Title Update 2.

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--Captain Dynamic--

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Update: Weekly Update 01/16/09

Questions about Mythic Maps answered, confirming that while the Mythic Maps (Assemble, Orbital, and the yet to be truly shown Sandbox) will come with the LE version of Halo Wars, they won't be released on the Marketplace immediately.

The Bungie net Render-to-video feature is currently in in-house beta testing.

Lars Bakken, ODST Designer, shares on Bungie's in-house playthrough of ODST, and is joined by Shiska with his own views.

A short about the M7s SMG, and changes that ODST will make to it.

Lastly, a short story about a Brute Pimp Chieftain

On that note, update complete.

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--Captain Dynamic--

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There is no way I will buy the LE of Halo Wars just to get Mythic.  I'm not sure what else is on LE and but I'd rather wait for it to come out on Live.

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