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Halo 3 Commercial Screenshot and Beta News
November 30, 2006, 9:01 pm
Filed under: Gaming, Halo 3, News

From Bungie –

The image below isn’t from Halo 3 gameplay folks, it’s from the upcoming TV ad – scheduled to run this Monday, 4th of December, during Monday Night Football on ESPN. The CG was created by Hollywood FX house, Digital Domain, using assets supplied by Bungie. We’re very excited about the way they’ve managed to capture the Chief and other elements and clues from the Halo universe. What are those? You’ll have to tune in to find out.

We also made mention of the Halo 3 Beta (coming some time in 2007) and folks panicked when they saw that a press release mentioned only the US. Don’t panic. The Halo 3 Beta will be available in the US, Europe and elsewhere in the world. We’ll keep you updated on the detailed specifics as they come in.

An HD 720p version will be made available on Xbox Live Marketplace soon after for those folks with no access to cable TV. The music is by Marty O’Donnell and believe us, it’s worth checking out. Tune in soon when we’ll talk to the fellows at Digital Domain about what it took to put this together.


Halo 3 – Video Games Live – London
November 28, 2006, 9:11 pm
Filed under: Gaming, Halo 3, News

I had the pleasure of attending the Video Games Live event in London last weekend and didn’t come back empty handed…

Here’s a quick video of the Halo 3 finale.

Apologies for the quality and unusual camera technique – I had a press photo/video pass, but an angry female attendant really didn’t want to listen to me at this point and allow me to film- so I had to do it ‘Sam Fisher style’ on the sly. Even so, it gives a good idea of the scale of the evening.

The event was great, if only for getting a bunch of gamers/friends/families out for the evening and listening to a live orchestra.

Classic hits from the likes of OutRun, Metal Gear Solid, Sonic the Hedgehog, Frogger, Myst and more. I loved every second of it.

November 4, 2006, 11:18 pm
Filed under: News

Haven’t been here in a while.

I been here and here.

I been busy.