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Folks can't get enough of those Mythic maps, as Halo 3 frags its way to the top of the Xbox Live charts for another week. The siren's song of plasma grenades and billion-dollar cyborgs bested the Nazi zombie-killing antics of Halo nemesis, Call of Duty: World at War. On the Xbox Live Arcade side, t...

April 28th 2009 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

On Thursday evening, Joystiq vs. Bungie: A Mythic Halo 3 Challenge came to an awkward, head-scratching close. We're sure most everyone who was interested in the outcome either watched the live stream or read through Bungie's uninspired Humpday challenge recap. But with so much misinformation circula...

April 11th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Update: Now that the challenge has concluded, be sure to check out the official recap of the battle including all of Bungie's shenanigans.Earlier this week, Bungie challenged Joystiq to a Halo 3 competition to help get the word out about the just released Mythic Map Pack and to prove that developers...

April 9th 2009 at 6:31pm 0 Comments
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Major Nelson has revealed that the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack will be available to everyone come April 9 for the price of 800 ($10). The pack contains three new maps: Sandbox, Assembly and Orbital. So, if you haven't broken down and bought the limited edition of Halo Wars, which contains a token to dow...

March 23rd 2009 at 11:39am 0 Comments

In a very special edition of Points > Life, we outline the location of each of the three new skulls hidden on the upcoming Mythic Maps for Halo 3: Assembly; Orbital and Sandbox. If you plan on skull hunting when you pick up the maps (via Halo Wars CE or XBLM this Spring) you should remember, the...

February 24th 2009 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Update. This giveaway is now closed. Winners have been chosen and were notified via email. As always, thanks for entering!Here's a chance to win the Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack before anyone else! The general public will get its first opportunity next week, when the maps are released as a Halo Wars CE bo...

February 23rd 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Click to view the Mythic Map Pack gallery walkthrough Halo 3 is about to be refreshed with a trio of new battlefields known as the Mythic Maps: Orbital, Assembly and Sandbox. While the maps aren't scheduled to release on the XBLM until spring -- sooner if you pick up Halo Wars CE -- we've played the...

February 20th 2009 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/xbox/Video_Halo_3_Mythic_Map_Pack_preview_now_in_HD'; We got the chance to preview Halo 3's upcoming Mythic Map Pack and figured we'd whip up a tasty video preview (in high definition, no less). Embedded above is the footage we took from the map pack including...

February 20th 2009 at 11:31am 0 Comments
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We have another Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack reveal. This time Bungie.net has the scoop, posting a list of contents for Sandbox's Forge toolkit. A toolkit that comes with golf clubs and golf balls. Grunt branded ones, in fact. Other objects include the standard assortment of blocks, wedges, doo-dads and t...

February 10th 2009 at 9:15pm 0 Comments
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The upcoming release of Halo 3's Mythic Map Pack and addition of the Sandbox Killball has already got Forgers' creative minds working overtime. Over on the HBO forums, member pete_the_duck posted a diagram (it's all about the presentation) of the seven things he'll be doing with a glowing orange Kil...

February 10th 2009 at 3:15pm 0 Comments
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Continuing its Mythic Map Pack information trickle, Bungie just revealed Sandbox's special Forge twist: the Sky Bubble. In easy to digest terms, the Sky Bubble is a completely playable layer that floats hundreds of feet above Sandbox.This completely Forge-able layer, accessed via teleporters, is out...

February 9th 2009 at 8:35pm 0 Comments
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Chatting with IGN, Bungie's Lars Bakken and Brian Jarrard talk Halo 3 Mythic Map Pack specifics, including the addition of Sandbox forgable items like red / blue lighting, a new "Kill Ball" as well as crouch height tunnels.Bungie also confirmed that with the release of Halo 3: ODST this Fall, no mor...

February 4th 2009 at 11:00am 0 Comments