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Over the weekend, David at MyArcadePlanet tossed around the idea that the Halo 3 beta actually hurt the game and killed off much of its hype. He feels that the beta was both a fun and entertaining experience, but his hands on time with the game released much of the built up Halo 3 excitement within'...

June 25th 2007 at 11:15am 0 Comments
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Not satisfied with gigantic numbers and statistics? Bungie has posted a brief article detailing the team's thoughts on the Halo 3 beta. We must share one more number first, though. Remember those twelve million hours that were logged into the beta? According to Bungie, 816 years worth of that time w...

June 14th 2007 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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Now that the Halo 3 beta has been over with for over 72 hours, some statistics for those number crunchers out there to feast upon. First off, with 820,000 unique gamertags playing online, that's a lot of copies of Crackdown, probably well over 750,000 after you deduct the initial beta registrants, 1...

June 13th 2007 at 11:15am 0 Comments

From day one Halo fans have been wondering what's hiding under that Spartan helmet and what our hero really looks like. And thanks to the Halo 3 beta and some nice camera work, fans were able to position the Mongoose camera inside the helmet of another player. The result, a look at a fully modeled f...

June 12th 2007 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/xbox_360/Peition_for_open_chat_in_Halo_3'; The Halo 3 beta wrapped up earlier this morning and for the most part everything was grand. That is except for one major issue that has been taunting us with an evil grin since first playing the beta ... lack of an open...

June 11th 2007 at 1:15pm 0 Comments
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Yes, we had a rough start at the beginning, but we soon got into the swing of things and have had a lot of fun these past few weeks as tripmines exploded, Banshees flew out into space, and custom games were created. But all the Halo 3 beta goodness will come to an end tonight as Bungie pulls the met...

June 10th 2007 at 2:05pm 0 Comments
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Update: Presenting the Halo 3 Collector's Edition sans the mysterious "Game Disc Two." We still don't care how many discs the game is on, but you'll want to learn more in our look at Bungie's Weekly Update. [Original post follows]Oh no. Or rather, oh noes. Representing the average person, compared t...

June 8th 2007 at 1:07pm 0 Comments

A couple weeks back we showed you video footage of the Banshee "... in ... space!" This time involves the Needler, which as you may have noticed since the release of the beta, has gotten a significant boost of power as it is not dual wieldable as found in Halo 2. Whenever in High Grounds on Snowbo...

June 7th 2007 at 7:30am 0 Comments
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This week's Live Top Ten shows a trend that will continue on through to the 10th. The Halo 3 Beta is being played a lot, by way of our actions Crackdown. Not enough to knock Gears of War of its top spot, but certainly enough to give the retail game second, and the beta in accesses in third. Of cours...

June 6th 2007 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Game Daily whipped together a list of what they think the top five Halo 3 beta weapons are in their current state. Making the list at number five is the slightly less powerful Rocket Launcher with the Chaingun, Brute Spiker and Shotgun all making an appearance. And what's Game Daily's favorite Halo...

June 4th 2007 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

What better way to start off your Monday (here in the Western Hemisphere anyway) than with a hilarious YouTube video? No better way, that's what! The fact that it presents a startlingly accurate portrait of Halo on Xbox Live is just a bonus. We present to you Master Chief Sucks at Halo. If any of...

June 4th 2007 at 9:30am 0 Comments

With all of the Halo 3 news that's been appearing on Joystiq, and every gaming related site across the globe, we thought we'd offer up a moment of levity in the form of this video.Now, first things first, the language in this video is definitely NSFW, for home, for younger ears, or your grandm...

June 3rd 2007 at 7:00pm 0 Comments