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Halo 3 Xbox 360 arrives before the final fight begins

By Spencer . September 14, 2007 . 7:58am

On September 16, nine days before Halo 3 hits stores, Microsoft is selling the Halo 3 Special Edition Xbox 360. The package comes with an Xbox 360, 20GB hard drive, wireless controller, Play & Charge kit, headset and exclusive Halo 3 downloadable content (theme / gamertag icons) for $399. The price is slightly more expensive […]

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Me and Mountain Dew 2: Caffeinated Boogaloo

By Andrew . August 27, 2007 . 3:12pm

  Last time, we found our hero mildly perturbed at the villain Funky Fresh after a round in Gears of War.  Will our hero flip out and become Amish, or will he overcome this menace with the help of his favorite Halo endorsed soft drink?    

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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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Halo 3′s saved film feature in-depth

By Dan . July 27, 2007 . 10:49am

The single player campaign wasn’t the only thing about Halo 3 that was shown off in the behind closed doors meeting I was in earlier. I was also able to check out for the 1st time the feature they were calling “Saved Films”. This is going to be a godsend to the huge multiplayer fans […]

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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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A glimpse at Halo 3′s single player campaign

By Dan . July 12, 2007 . 6:17am

Single player and a sweet in-game movie viewer. Two vastly different aspects of the Halo 3 demo but both very interesting as far as game elements. First up the single player campaign.   I made it pretty clear during the Halo 3 beta that I was never huge on the multiplayer aspect of Halo 3. […]

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First look at Halo Wars

By Dan . July 12, 2007 . 6:17am

Up until now we've only see a pre-rendered trailer for the upcoming Halo Wars, a real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe. But finally at this E3 I got to check out some live demo game play. So after all the waiting how did it look?   You can relax, not only does the […]

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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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Confessions of a Halo 3 beta player

By Dan . June 15, 2007 . 12:10pm

  I loved Halo (bought it at launch), and immensely enjoyed Halo 2 (though I was confused by the "ending"). But it was the single player campaigns of these games that roped me in, not the online multiplayer. I'm utterly average in death match style multiplayer. If there are 10 people playing, most of the […]

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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 […]