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    • Heres a decription of 1 of halo3's maps

      12 years ago

      JRM89chief

      Halo 3

      Exclusive in-depth look at three multiplayer maps.
      Platform: Xbox 360

      Publisher: Microsoft Developer: Bungie

      ESRB Rating: Rating Pending Genre: Shooter

      What's old is new again. Sort of.
      During our recent trip to Bungie's office, the developer showed us three multiplayer Halo 3 maps. And nestled in these three are similarities, familiarities and surprises that will fundamentally change the way you play in this ridiculously anticipated first-person shooter. Read all about the game in the December issue of EGM, on newsstands now, or continue on for an in-depth look at those maps themselves.

      SNOWBOUND
      The first is a small outdoor map blanketed in snow. The map's outer edges are guarded sentry-style by large guns, and while they weren't active in the pre-Alpha build we played, the plan is to have them kill players who try to venture outside of Snowbound's borders. Plus, several rock outcroppings cover one half of the perimeter with weapons strategically placed along the edge among the cover.
      Two forerunner structures act as bases on either side of the map, with a series of intertwining tunnels beneath connecting them. You'll also find two other entrance points into the underground tunnel system. A shotgun is in the underground tunnel network, placed in the middle of explosive fusion coils (the things behind the Sniper Rifle on Lockout in Halo 2). Up on the surface, a Sniper Rifle sits in a similar room just underneath a snow drift -- and it, too, is guarded by explosive fusion coils.
      What's New: Punitive parts of the environment that kill players aren't new to Halo's multiplayer (lifts have squashed players in multiplayer in the past, and Terminal from Halo 2's Multiplayer Map Pack had a train that would send players to respawn as well), but there will be auto-firing gun turrets on this map when it's finished. These guns, when we finally see them online next year (pun unintended), will be an extension of the environment-that-kills mechanic; maybe there will be a way to get them to target you and then use their fire against other players?
      The Shield Doors are hands-down the best truly "new" multiplayer aspect found in Snowbound. These relatively transparent doors don't open or close, but they serve as barriers between Snowbound's underground tunnels. You can see through them, but explosions and gunfire don't pass through the doors. When the now-famous beeping of "no shields" tick comes up in multiplayer, those near a tunnel taking gunfire may have a chance to duck through the Shield Door and get just enough of a reprieve for their shield to recharge.
      Automatic gun turrets in a Halo game? You better believe it. This is one of two mock-ups you can check out by clicking through to the Halo 3 screens page.

      The weapon sets have seen some new additions (read about the new "sandbox" on page two) in addition to the resurrection, retooling and repurposing of one of Halo: Combat Evolved's most memorable weapons: the Assault Rifle. In the Halo 3 announcement teaser, Master Chief is very clearly carrying a weapon that looks very similar to the Assault Rifle in Halo. It is similar aesthetically, but that's about it.
      The MA5B Assault Rifle in Halo: Combat Evolved had a 60-round clip, was fully automatic and ineffective at long-range shots (it could be, because the M6D Pistol was so great overpowered at that range). Only one of those three characteristics of the MA5B remain: it's still fully automatic.
      With the MA5C Assault Rifle, the clip-size has been drastically reduced from 60 to 32, and as a trade-off, the weapon's accuracy at long-range has been increased. Why the revisions to the Assault Rifle? Well, the starting weapon in Halo 2 -- the SMG -- didn't exactly work out how Bungie wanted it to. Jamie Griesemer, lead designer on Halo 3 (you know, that "30-seconds of fun" guy), points to the two previous starting weapons and their problems. "It shouldn't do headshots... and it shouldn't be dual wieldable," according to Griesemer. The new MA5C Assault Rifle allows neither.
      Instead, in the MA5C, Bungie believes it's found the third side of the multiplayer "Golden Tripod" (seriously... Bungie's words, not ours) -- Melee attacks and Grenades need to supplement a versatile, functional (but not too functional) starting weapon.
      Ideal # of Players: 4-10. A five-on-five game pushes Snowbound to its claustrophobic limits (not in terms of performance, just in terms of fun). The tunnels beneath the bases get crowded with people (and corpses) pretty quickly.
      Best Gametypes: Slayer, Team Slayer, Tank Flag, Ninjaball, Oddball, and King of the Hill. It's an excellent Slayer map because of its size, and we also played a bunch of "ball" games on Snowbound. The underground tunnels make a ball carrier navigating between bases and finding ways to protect him- or herself perfect for Snowbound.
      How Bungie Played It: Bungie might or might not have told us that the fuel canisters guarding the Sniper Rifle and Shotgun were explosive, and since the canisters were retouched visually from the Halo 2 versions, we might not have noticed that they functioned the same -- until one of us strolled in to pick up the Sniper Rifle or a Shotgun, that is. Boom!
      Additionally, guys like multiplayer designer Lars Bakken turned the Shield Doors into cat and mouse fiascos, popping their heads in and out tempting us to chase after them into, well, traps. In Ninjaball -- a mode where the ball carrier runs and jumps 150% faster and higher than the other players, we saw Bungie guys (who were at this time intermixed with us to show us the ropes) use the elaborate tunnel system to prolong the ball carrier's life and, well, set more traps.

    • making easy money

      13 years ago

      JRM89chief

      like three weeks age i made $200 in the dart both at a carnivale and i only worked 5 days.

    • Me

      13 years ago

      JRM89chief

      Do u think I should put a pitchure up of myself!

    • Brain Teaser #7

      13 years ago

      JRM89chief

      When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, today will be as far from Wednesday as today was from Wednesday when the day before yesterday was tomorrow. What is the day after this day?

      First one to get the answer right will get +1 mod point

    • Brain Teaser #7

      13 years ago

      JRM89chief

      When the day after tomorrow is yesterday, today will be as far from Wednesday as today was from Wednesday when the day before yesterday was tomorrow. What is the day after this day?

      First one to get the answer right will get +1 mod point


      and I wont except any answer before January 31st or it will be deleted

    • brain teaser #6

      13 years ago

      JRM89chief

      Riddle

      What has roots that nobody sees, and is taller than trees.
      Up, up it goes, and yet it never grows.
      What is it?

      the first one to get the answer right gets +1 mod point!

    • blowing shit up by accident but.........

      13 years ago

      JRM89chief

      I was in LAN Trans class today and I blew up one of the defective engines today. But the funny thing was that after the explosion my teacher put the engine back together. He said "what the hell did u do to it. What ever I do I couldn't get it to work. But how the hell did u fix it like that. You lucky uhhhhhh." And he ran the motor and it ran better than any other motor in the class.

    • HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERY ONE

      13 years ago

      JRM89chief

      HAVE A GOOD NEW YEAR EVERYONE

    • My stats

      13 years ago

      JRM89chief

      I decided to just post my current stats.

      Mod Points: 25

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      whats urs

    • brain teaser #5

      13 years ago

      JRM89chief

      There is a seven-letter word in the English language that contains ten words without rearranging any of its letters." What are the words?

      first one to get all 10 words gets +1 mod point

      will not except answers till after 6 am on 12-23-05

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    • newmanewma

      12 years ago

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      vote here please

    • Physalis

      12 years ago

      I also preordered 2 Legendary Editions. One for me, and one for a friend of mine. I cannot wait to get it!

    • NeoHeartless

      13 years ago

      hey man..... long time to see ha. Its good to be back here again. I see you have changed a bit, but you still got that good sense of humour. Well, c ya later JRM.

    • QuarantineV1

      13 years ago

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    • eyers27

      13 years ago

      hey was that other brain teaser question, i think it was ur 2nd one, right if not could u tell me the answer please

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      13 years ago

      I'm in the 3rd round of Vertigoround's contest! Could you please vote for me?
      If you don't like these kinda messages, you can delete this.

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

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      13 years ago

      You were nominated in my contest, so best of luck to ya
      Voting begins tomarrow.

    • keithOAR4eve

      13 years ago

      Merry Christmas

    • MasterHalo28

      13 years ago

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    • mikeyfell

      13 years ago

      merry xmas

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    • CAP288

      13 years ago

      check out my journal for some X-mas jokes

    • squall_born

      13 years ago

      Ghost in the Shell: SAC.....sweet

    • goblueboy777

      13 years ago

      happy holidays

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      13 years ago

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    • OlTobe

      13 years ago

      happy christmahaunakwanzikkah!!!!!!!!!!!
      my brain hurts after spelling that.

    • NeoHeartless

      13 years ago

      merry christmas bro.... and a very Pleasant and very Happy New Year

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    • usethefork

      13 years ago

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    • OlTobe

      13 years ago

      mary x-mass to all who are cool
      mary x-mass to thows who aint
      if you are neather of the above than maby just mary x-mass to you too.
      it has been one of thows weard days...

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