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...

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February 24, 2009 at 9:00AM
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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 t...

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[Update: Entries for this Joyswag are now over! Thanks for entering!] Looking to lace up those skates for some big-headed hockey? 3 on 3 NHL Arcade is a pick-up-and-play sports title that combines the toughness of a crosscheck with the goofiness of giant noggins, and we're giving away five downlo...

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This weekend, during a NYCC held panel on Gears of War, Gears 2 lead writer Joshua Ortega let slip information on plans to extend the Gears franchise ten years, which may result in an Emergence Day prequel. "You will not be disappointed in the next ten years," revealed Ortega when answering a panel ...

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Up for auction on eBay at a starting price of just $275, is a custom made, expertly detailed and almost deadly replica of a Halo 3 Brute Spiker. It's being made available just in case someone has to exterminate Covenant forces on the home turf. The quality of the Spiker looks to be on par with the p...

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The latest Bungie Weekly Update informs us about Mythic Map Sandbox and the inclusion of the fiery red, somewhat tantalizing and extremely dangerous Forge Killballs. Basically, the Killballs are ball shaped spheres (duh?) that insta-kill anything on contact. If you drive a Warthog inside, it'll expl...

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Over the course of the 2008, Criterion did its best to win over our hearts, though as fond as we are of Burnout Paradise it was the UK developer's knack for releasing quality DLC that kept us coming back. In a market where most games are shelved weeks -- if not days -- after first spinning up, Cri...

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For the past hour, we've been pacing back and forth, waiting for the content to become available. We're sure you've been doing that same anxious pacing. But the wait is over and, from high atop our blogger soapbox (which makes us feel Elite-sized in height), we're pleased to announce that a Halo War...

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Putting our Sherlock Holmes-like skills to work, we're proud to say that the mystery surrounding the mysterious dashboard update has been solved. Well, more or less solved. Weeks ago, a select few Xbox Live subscribers were prompted to download an Xbox 360 dashboard update while the majority of folk...

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Newly available for purchase (or trial) from the Xbox Live Marketplace is Tozai's highly anticipated, coin-op-tastic R-Type Dimensions. The 1200 download takes up roughly 149MB of hard drive space, but in return, gives you hours and hours of R-type (and R-Type II) shooter fun. Now go! Go strike that...

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Everybody loves the semi-recently launched Xbox.com Marketplace. It's such an easy (and convenient) way to browse the latest and greatest Marketplace content from the comfort of your internet browser. But being bloggers, we've always had an issue with the inability to find a specific URL to link to ...

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Those not experiencing audio from their Xbox 360 HDMI connections may soon find their complaints silenced. Major Nelson just informed us that a mandatory 360 dashboard update will be released this Tuesday morning at 2:00AM pacific, and will fix the HDMI audio problems some have been experiencing. As...

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Microsoft just sent official word that the Xbox Live Arcade will receive Tazai's R-Type Dimensions this Wednesday, February 4th. Dimensions is a remake of classics R-Type and R-Type II, both mashed together in 2D and 3D flavors that can be switched between at will. With 14 stages, cooperative play, ...

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We can't think of a better way to start the work week than with a few high-res photos of the European exclusive Best of Halo Xbox 360 bundle. Believe us, we tried. Galleried below are the three console box shots, which include full frontal, corner angled and the textual backside. Just try not to dr...

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There's a survey floating around the web asking current Netflix subscribers their opinion on paying an additional fee to get access to "premium" HBO content through the instant view service. Hacking Netflix posted a screen grab of said survey, which asks subscribers if paying an additional $9.99 per...

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In the aftermath of uncharacteristically low Xbox Live subscription deals that we witnessed pop up at online retailers these past weeks, Best Buy has jumped into the discounting fray by offering 12+1 Xbox Live subscriptions for the nice price of $29.99. That's twenty bills off the retail price and m...

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(click to embiggen) Behold, the first screenshot of the yet to be officially revealed Halo 3 multiplayer map Sandbox. You know, the map that's one third of the upcoming Mythic Map Pack. The image comes way of the official Austrian Xbox Blog, which sort of jumped the gun plasma rifle by releasing i...

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It's not often that we get to take a trip to FunTown, so we were thrilled at the prospect when FunTown Mahjong released on Xbox Live Arcade this week. To put it bluntly, our excitement was not warranted. Dull presentation and hilariously bad translation make this game entertaining enough, but for al...

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