Shannel was perturbed, she’s been talking to her boyfriend on the phone for over an hour, and for some surreal reason beyond her understanding, he couldn’t pull himself together to hold a decent conversation. “I should dump that tool,” she thought, something that would become a reality by the time she hung up the phone.
Halo is one of the worlds most popular game franchises and has been for nearly 10 years. While an epic sci-fi narrative spanning the universe got the franchise to where it is, it’s the multi-player that keeps people coming back. As Halo is about to celebrate it’s 10th birthday we decided to take a look back at the best maps these 10 years of Halo had to offer. With four full releases and countless DLC maps to choose from this was no easy task but one I throughly enjoyed. Lets go on a nostalgia trip and remember all the happy times spent killing our friends un these legendary battlegrounds.
Last week we saw the best exclusive games that the Playstation 3 has to offer, so now it’s time to see if Microsoft can match Sony with it’s exclusive titles. While some of these games are also available on the PC/Mac, if you want to play them on a console then the Xbox 360 is the platform to own.
Bungie’s posted a letter to its fans on its official website, thanking them for 20yrs of support, and making the latest Bungie Day a memorable one. The developer spoke with tears in eyes, it seems, talking of the changes coming to their website as they prepare to unveil the long-awaited new project, passing the Halo touch to Microsoft, but not before producing a last Vidoc titled ‘O Brave New Worlds.’
Get back online on Halo: Reach and start practising. More details next week.
I’m sure that most people’s response was the same when they saw that a Halo: Reach demo just became available on the xbox live marketplace, “Why bother releasing a demo now?”. Halo Reach was originally released 8 Months ago so it does initially seem bizarre, but when you think about it their are several good reasons why releasing the demo now might have been a brilliant idea.
Microsoft has finally released a demo for best-selling Xbox 360 exclusive Halo: Reach.
Haven’t you heard? The world’s supposed to come to screeching halt tomorrow, so I hope you’ve said your prayers. Yes indeed, things will come crashing down, pandemonium all over the world. Chaos!
Microsoft’s already sending out discs to Xbox Dashboard beta testers, and also included in the package is a copy of Halo: Reach.
According to Xbox front man Major Nelson, Microsoft has opened registrations in the U.S. in preparation for an “updated Xbox 360 disc format”.
Halo Waypoint has released a trailer showing snippets of the DLC coming to Xbox Live for Halo: Reach in March dubbed “Defiant”. The pack includes three new multiplayer maps: Highlands, Condemned and Unearthed.
It only does everything claims Sony, speaking of the PS3. The system can handle Blu-Ray movies, holds up to 50GB, is more powerful than any other box on the market today, and renders in beautiful 1080p, not to mention complete stereoscopic 3D. Most importantly, however, the console is home to more blockbuster exclusive titles than the Xbox 360 and Wii combined. That’s big.
So don’t be surprised if you’re Xbox 360 owner and witness, on a constant basis, your PS3 owning friends talking up their system of choice to the heavens – because they will. As if to say, “my console’s better than yours”, you’ll hear them chat incessantly about upcoming games like Killzone 3, the yet unannounced Uncharted 3, Sucker Punch’s inFamous 2, PD’s Gran Turismo 5, MM’s LittleBigPlanet 2 and SCEJ’s The Last Guardian amongst others.
They will. And although in all honesty the Xbox 360′s arsenal’s not as vast as that of the PS3, there are a few award-winning, bestselling titles that only can be found on said console that PS3 loyalists want terribly. They want them so bad it’s gotten to a point that anytime those games are mentioned, negativity jumps out of them.
It’s like a girl who wants a guy but the only way she knows to show it is by acting like she hate his guts; when on the inside, she’s burning with love. So too, are the PS3 owners whenever these four games are mentioned.
Retrack, CNN, Microsoft’s just announced record first-quarter revenue of $16.2 billion for the quarter ending September 30th, a 25 percent increase over the same period in 2009.
According to the NPD, Microsoft’s Halo: Reach is now the top selling title of 2010 in the U.S.
Say what you will about the Halo brand it’s nothing simple.
It’s been four weeks since Halo: Reach was released, four short weeks, and like an unstoppable wave crashing onto land, the game has made its mark in North America as one of the most popular, best selling franchises in history.
The shooter sold 3.3 million copies in four weeks. Simple awesome.