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Me and my Halo Mountain Dew Adventure

By Andrew . August 25, 2007 . 6:09pm

I wanted to write my first post be about something monumental.  So I thought to myself, "Why not make it about a new flavor of Mountain Dew" I mean those just don't come around every month.  Okay, maybe about one per year, but still.  I mean just how often do I get to review the […]

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Caffeinated to the Xtreme, Mountain Dew: Game Fuel

By Spencer . August 18, 2007 . 2:59pm

Some stores are beginning to sell the official Halo 3 soft drink (read: quick cash in) Game Fuel. Did you notice how much caffeine was in the drink? It’s more than regular Mountain Dew! A 12 oz. can of Mountain Dew usually contains 55mg of caffeine, which is more than the 34mg found in a […]

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Halo 3, laser tag edition

By Spencer . August 16, 2007 . 1:41pm

Bungie is raking in the dough by shilling of Halo 3 t-shirts, figures, Mountain Dew and now a pair of laser tag guns modeled after weapons in the Halo series. You can purchase a Plasma pistol (left) for $70 or the Plasma rifle (right) for $120. Obviously these guns are way more expensive than your […]

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Microsoft officially announces Xbox 360 price drop

By Spencer . August 6, 2007 . 10:23pm

After seeing flyers hinting at a $50 price drop, Microsoft sent an e-mail to Siliconera HQ confirming that the Xbox 360 Pro pack will retail for $349.99 starting on August 8 (Wed.). This date is a few days before the flyers advertised and it is right on the heels of the new 80GB Playstation 3. […]

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The Halo: History Pack gives the series a second cycle

By Spencer . July 31, 2007 . 10:55am

Microsoft has a clever idea to capitalize on the Halo hype in Japan. Two weeks before Halo 3 arrives they are going to release the Halo: History Pack a bundle of Halo 1, Halo 2, a backwards compatibility update disc and a chart that shows how the buttons are configured for the Xbox 360 controller. […]

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Bungie: If Halo DS existed it wasn’t from us

By Spencer . July 18, 2007 . 1:12am

Last week at E3 I had a casual chat with Brian Gerard and Frank O’Connor from Bungie. We started talking about Halo 3 and they are proud that it’s on Famitsu’s top 20 list. The Famitsu guys loved how the turrets can have a third person view. Soon the chat deviated from Halo 3’s increased […]

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Halo 3 almost gets a worldwide release

By Spencer . June 29, 2007 . 12:06am

Two days after it comes out in North America, Japan gets Halo 3 on September 27. Europe gets a day before Japan on September 26, which means in a period of three days most of the world will get to “finish the fight”.   While first person shooters aren’t nearly as popular in Japan as […]

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Halo 3′s viral marketing campaign?

By Spencer . June 14, 2007 . 2:11am

Xbox Flash sent out a mass e-mail with this message linking back to the official Halo 3 site. “Look for the signs, the keepers of the flame. They will lead you to war, and perhaps, to victory.” Microsoft is known for making alternate reality games and this could be a clue in an ilovebees-like promotion […]

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Surprise! Japan wants Halo 3 too

By Spencer . June 5, 2007 . 8:44am

Some people presume that Japan doesn’t like Western games, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Grand Theft Auto sold fairly well and Ratchet & Clank has always been a hit even though the box art has cartoony characters. Similar to how there is a growing niche market for strategy RPGs in North America, a first […]

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Microsoft extends the Halo 3 beta four extra days

By Spencer . May 16, 2007 . 10:55pm

While Crackdown was supposedly an easy ticket into the Halo 3 beta, technical difficulties prevented people who had a copy of Crackdown from accessing the beta when it went live. There is a software update for Crackdown in the downloads section that fixes the problem and to make up for the delay the Halo 3 […]

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Finish the Fight on September 25th

By Spencer . May 15, 2007 . 11:05pm

Microsoft sent over an e-mail with Halo 3’s release date, September 25 in North America and a day later for Europe. If you have Crackdown or you’re lucky enough to have a beta key, the multiplayer beta begins in a few hours, 5AM PDT tomorrow and will run until June 6th 11:59 PM PDT. Halo […]

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Halo 2 for Vista bumped back to later this month

By Spencer . May 8, 2007 . 2:24pm

Microsoft announced that Halo 2 for Vista will not be shipping out today. Instead Halo 2 will ship to retailers on May 22 and gamers will be able to buy the title shortly afterwards. The reason for the slightly delay is for the developers to make improvements to the install experience and address “other technical […]

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Cheaper Crackdown, discount ticket to the Halo 3 beta

By Spencer . May 1, 2007 . 2:17pm

Sometimes Play-Asia has blockbuster deals and this week’s special is one of them. Crackdown is usually priced at around $60 and Dan thinks it’s worth every penny. But you don’t have to pay that much for it, this week Play-Asia is selling the Asian version of Crackdown for $29.90. Since the Asian version is region […]

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Watch: Halo being played with the Wiimote

By Spencer . April 30, 2007 . 10:12am

While developers are thinking of creative new ways to use the Wii remote, the homebrew scene has been actively experimenting with Nintendo’s control device too. We’ve seen the Wii remote used to control Counterstrike and Stepmania and now it’s used to control Halo. I wonder if Microsoft will get any ideas from this video or […]

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Screen Gallery: Halo 2’s new maps

By Spencer . April 11, 2007 . 8:29pm

Bungie and Certain Affinity are going to release a Halo 2 map pack with two additional maps Desolation and Tombstone are being sold for $4. The first set of screenshots are from Desolation and you can see more pictures past the break.