12 years agoManicMinds
Ok ok this might not be really really new but hey some peeps might not know.
So here it is stright from Bunige's page www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?cid=9182
New Halo 2 Maps!?
Another bombshell that was dropped today was the announcement of upcoming new multiplayer maps for Halo 2. There are a ton of details we simply canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t reveal right now but we can confirm that this content will be coming out sometime next Spring and it will cost something to download. We can also confirm that this new content is only going to be available on Xbox 360 and that youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll need a hard drive to download them (which is also required to play Halo 2 on 360 anyways).
That last point is probably going to rub some of you the wrong way. And frankly, we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really blame you for potentially being a little upset at this news. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re really excited that these maps are coming together and we have the opportunity to give our fans some new content over two years after the game shipped but ultimately, when it comes to pricing and timing and distribution and exclusivity, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not up to Bungie. We make games and in this case weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re making maps. Microsoft Game Studios is our publisher and they have the final call on the when/where/how part of the equation.
WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve seen a gradual shift in our online population more and more towards Xbox 360 but I know there are a lot of folks out there who havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t made the switch yet. Does that mean youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll never get to play these new Halo 2 maps? We canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t say for certain, but ultimately we hope to find ways to make the maps more accessible to more fans over time. We have in the past, after all. But again, the final outcome of those decisions wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t totally be up to us.
These maps are shaping up to be really cool and once we can start talking more about them, I think our fans are going to be very, very happy with whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s in the works. With several hundred thousand people still playing Halo 2 on Xbox Live, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s clear that thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still high interest in our game, which is awesome. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re eager to get this new content in your hands as we have folks who are putting a lot of hard work into making something really cool.
One positive of all this is that the team responsible for the backwards compatibility on Xbox 360 are going to go back and look at Halo 2 again. Many of you are aware that a few bugs exist when playing Halo 2 on the new platform and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve gotten indications that work is being done to try and improve that experience.
And ultimately, if you want to play Halo 3 next year and if you want to take part in the OTHER big bomb that was dropped today (see below), youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to have to upgrade to Xbox 360. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s still some time and hopefully between now and then, getting a 360 will be more viable for you and there will continue to be more and more reasons to convince you itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s worth the upgrade. (if Halo 3 isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t already enough)
Halo 3 Public Beta!?
Perhaps the biggest bomb that was dropped today, the MOAB of press announcements, was the indication of a public beta for Halo 3 coming next Spring. What exactly does this mean? Well, again we canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really get into the details quite yet (notice a theme here?) but we can confirm that our fans will have an opportunity to play Halo 3 multiplayer over Xbox Live BEFORE the final game is available. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be playing a little multiplayer and simultaneously providing us with some valuable data to help our development team. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re still working out the details on timing and scope and there will be a lot more info coming in the weeks ahead. We can confirm that you will absolutely be required to have an Xbox 360. Probably not a huge surprise.
12 years agoManicMinds
Ok I did not find this but a really good friend of mine found it so heres what he said.
Hehehe let me be the first to show you some HALO 3 info that will blow your minds. REMEMBER THIS IS THE PRE-ALPHA STAGE OF THE GAME ANNOUNCED BY BUNGIE
First off here are some new features in the game,
New information from Gamefaqs:
Swedish magazine level has had the chance to play halo 3 in multiplayer and there are 3 levels which is revealed,
Valhalla = blood gulch
High Ground = Zanzibar
Snowbound = Frost bite
New vehicle - Mongoose, mostly for transport 2 persons.
new weapon- spartan laser, hard to use but extremely powerful vehicle destroyer apparentley
- nail grenade, sticks on walls and emits nails into the air.
new weapon - spiker (brute weapon),
your secondary weapon is visible at all times at your back.
New transportation system in multiplayer- man cannon, launches you into the air through air streams, you can still be fired at and you can fire back.
The X-button will have a special use which Bungie will not reveal.
The "legendary edition" is sort of a "special-special-edition" that consists of a Full-size replica of the Master Chiefs helmet that contains 4 DVDs with material.
1= The Game
2=Various documentaries and audio commentary
3=Spinoffs such as "Red vs Blue" and "Spark of Life"
4= ALL the cutscenes from all three games in Hi-def
Now the second batch of info of HALO 3, ENJOY!:
Hope you guys liked the HALO 3 scoops I got for ya.
12 years agoManicMinds
PWNED PIXELS is my new game company.
If you or if you know any one that would like to join go to our myspace page www.myspace.com/pwnedpixels
or got to pwnedpixels.com/ but the site is under construction for the moment.
We have meetings on Xbox-live in Halo 2 every thursday 9 central time 10 eastern time.
My gamer tag is Tyrant of Souls
When you add me please make a recording tell me who you are and why you're adding me ok.
12 years agoManicMinds
Here are some kickass podcasts and Vid places I would like to share with you
cgwradio.1up.com/ Welcome to CGW Radio, the podcast homepage for Computer Gaming World magazine
podtacular.com/?q=podcasts The unofficail Halo universe podcast
revision3.com/ The place to go if your a geek,a gamer,or a lover of news
www.animeyume.org/podcasts.php Not only do you get a new anime/manga review each episode, but you also get interesting news from the anime and manga world, interviews from different people and groups in the anime world
www.animeyume.org/radio.php we're glad to present you with radio station. The idea behind it is provide our visitors with popular Asian music and anime sound tracks
askaninja.com/index.php Ask s ninja is the funnyest podcast ive ever seen
www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/315996 that for this film. orginal, funny and just down right fucked up. the randomness, story, and just being halo and star wars makes this a must see
gamevideos.com/video/id/4114 Tons of orginal contant
13 years agoManicMinds
The empty spaces where the fire will take over you and in the place of your mind's passing thoughts of blood
spilling in the river's bed And where the snake waits for you where the howl of a roting corpes will echo on all mens's ears and in the terror of this misty black.The firey eyes of the Serpent will be seen striking down the
unguarded and you will be brought to a sea of pain,gore,and bloody bodys that scream at you......
curses on you they say oh only if we could have one moment to escapes our punishment oh how we pray now but noone will answer us...no wish of ours will be granted. WE WILL rip and tare at you now so you hurt as well hurt more than me Hurt more than me IN THE BOWELS OF HELL .
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