Archive for September, 2007

LoveFest pictures are up


Click above to view the rest of the pictures. Some may not be work safe!

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09 2007

Dance, Monkeys, Dance!

30

09 2007

Halo Week Finale: The Effect of Halo on the World

Oh.
My.
GOD.

WHAT HAVE WE DONE!

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09 2007

Halo Week Day 6: Mario Paint (?)

EDIT: Video has been fixed. Thanks for noticing the problem, Pat!

As you can see, the hype for this game was downright infectious for the last few weeks.

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09 2007

Halo Week Day 5: Wacky Hijinks

(Click to see a larger version, and be sure to hit “read more” to see more screenshots!)

So the game has been out for a couple days now. You may be wondering what people have been up to? Well, lucky for you Bungie has even more neat website integration features for Halo 3 than they had for Halo 2, and you can head over to their website and see what your friends have been doing to your voyeuristic heart’s content.

Here is my profile.
Here is Emmy’s.

And once they play the game, you will find Mike here and Shawn here.

As you can see, there’s a whole lot of information available there, but probably the most immediately impressive item is the access to screenshots. You can click “read more” below to see a few good ones that I taken (aside from the one at the top of this post). However, the more useful functions (for those playing the game at least) are those related to the file share. As you may know, any custom gametypes, custom maps, screenshots, and saved film data you have can be uploaded to Bungie’s servers and then other users can download them from there. However, you can also go browse user profiles on bungie.net and queue up files to download the next time you log on to Halo 3 on your Xbox. Pretty nifty, huh? If you are interested, you can learn all about bungie.net’s features here.

Read the rest of this entry →

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09 2007

Halo Week Day 4: Forge and Saved Films

Well, we’re all playing now, right? If not, I dare you to watch this video and not get excited about the game.

(Download the HD version here — really, check out the HD version on this one, it is awesome.)

And as a companion to this video, I thought I’d point you toward some useful information about the features discussed in the clip.

First Forge, the multiplayer map editor. Last week, Bungie published a three part article going over the finer details of using Forge efficiently and effectively, and you can find it here:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Next, Saved Films. Bungie also published this guide to the awesome saved film viewer and editor they have built into the game. There’s no better way to get better at the game than watching how the people who kick your ass play.

26

09 2007

Halo Week Day 3: At the museum

And today we have part of the most recent series of TV ads for the game.

But wait, there’s more! The diarama featured in this video was part of a huge marketing production, the rest of which you can check outhere. I particularly recommend the 90 second version of this clip and the flash walkthrough of the whole diarama.

25

09 2007

Halo Week Day 2: Trailer 2

Today we’ll take a look at the second trailer. This one is short and sweet. Unlike yesterday’s video, which was rendered in the game engine, today’s video is a live action/CG mix (the kids at the beginning are live actors, believe it or not), but damn if it doesn’t give me the goosebumps.

You can watch or download the HD version here.

24

09 2007

Halo Week Day 1: Trailer 1

As I hope you are all aware, Halo 3 comes out on Tuesday, September 25th, and I want you all to play it. As such, I’m going to do my best over the next 5 or 6 days to bring you cool content related to the game in the hope that it will help you understand how much you need to play it.

Today we’ll start at the beginning, with the first trailer that was shown for the game. It introduces the story for the campaign mode of the game (remember, 4 player co-op, online and off).

You can watch or download an HD version here.

23

09 2007

Random Music Video: You’ve Got My Love

If your workplace has a problem with fully clothed yet deliciously bouncy breasts, this may be not safe for work.

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09 2007