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Halo Reach Live Action Short Goes Online Tomorrow

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Halo Reach Live Action Short Goes Online Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Microsoft and Bungie will be releasing another Halo live action short based on the upcoming game, Halo Reach. I guess a short film for a video game as the heart of a marketing campaign works wonders on sales numbers. I’ll admit it that, even with all the bad reviews on Halo: ODST. I still bought it hoping to feel like I’m in that short film they made for it.

The short film, titled “Birth of a Spartan”, runs 60 seconds long and goes online tomorrow at 5:00am GMT (tonight at 10pm PST for you US west coasters).

The short will be available on www.welcometonobleteam.com on Tuesday, April 27 at 5.00 am GMT. In addition to being able to view the short, users can also upload a photo of themselves and get an image created of them as a Spartan III. On the following day a special, extended two minute 30 second version will be available for download on Xbox LIVE exclusively for Gold members. The ad short will also premiere on April 28 in cinemas across North America in select theaters with screenings through the opening weekend of “Iron Man 2” and concludes on May 13.

For the full press release, go past the break.

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Halo Reach Legendary Pack, Limited Edition, Standard Edition details

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Halo Reach Legendary Pack, Limited Edition, Standard Edition details

Like paying over $60 for your games? Like hand painted statues and other goodies with your games? Well, Microsoft has you covered.  The upcoming Halo Reach game will be coming out in three flavors.  Standard, Limited Edition and Legendary Pack.

“Halo: Reach” Legendary Edition – $149.99
The complete “Halo: Reach” collection. In addition to the game disc, manual, and the complete contents of the Limited edition, the Legendary edition includes:

  • Noble Team statue expertly crafted by the artisans at McFarlane Toys. Individually molded, hand-painted and individually numbered, this statue is a must-have for any serious “Halo” fan
  • UNSC-themed custom packaging
  • An exclusive multiplayer Spartan armour effect

“Halo: Reach” Limited Edition – $79.99
In addition to the game disc and manual, the Limited edition includes:

  • Game disc housed in recovered ONI “black box”
  • An exclusive Elite armor set for use in multiplayer modes
  • Artifact bag containing Dr. Halsey’s personal journal and other classified documents and effects that unravel long held secrets from the “Halo” universe

“Halo: Reach” Standard Edition – $59.99
In addition to the game disc and manual, the Standard edition includes:

  • A Gamestop employee asking you if you would like to subscribe to Game Informer magazine
  • A Gamestop employee asking you if you would like to reserve another game
  • A Gamestop employee asking you if you would like Halo Reach Limited edition or Legendary pack instead
  • A Gamestop employee asking you if you have anything to trade in
  • A Custom Gamestop receipt with your credit/debit card’s last four digits

Bungie Aggregates Info on the Halo:Reach Multiplayer

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Bungie Aggregates Info on the Halo:Reach Multiplayer

Bungie‘s Weekly Update sheds some light on the gritty details of how Reach‘s Multiplayer will distinguish itself from the previous titles. And let me say, its looks pretty freakin’ sweet.

Oh, to be able to emanate sexy blue flashy things

Succinctly put, Elites are seriously overpowered, Spartans get cloaking ability, there’s a seriously sweet EMP power that leaves you invincibly immobile, and shiny, sweet, sexy new guns. Oh, sexy sweet shiny guns. Nothing like you. In the world. Or other ones.

But maybe most importantly, there’s a fascinating discussion on the subtle nuances of shield mechanics have evolved, and is sure to spark wave after wave of ‘Oh noes!’ ‘Oh Yes!’commentary.

Bungie Weekly Update

Bungie patents a Marathon Sequel!!!

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Bungie patents a Marathon Sequel!!!

This! Is! News! See what I did there? With the Spartan/Marathon/Spartan thing? See? Spartans?

I realize that Marathon is actually not quite Halo, but those of us that have beaten Halo 3 on Legendary and have a combination of WAY too much time on our hands, and WAY too much outdated and useless knowledge realize that Master Chief is TOTALLY the BA dude from Marathon.

SO, without further ado, I present to you, the way-more-exciting-than-it-seems nibblet that BUNGIE FILED A TRADEMARK FOR MARATHON!

NOTHING IS EXCITING LIKE PAPERWORK!

Wait, don’t they already own that? ALSO, Enjoy this happy nugget of witti-ma-cism. Its like a Haiku, but less Asian. Also, game related:

Five Word Game Reviews!

Dear Readers, here’s a contest. Whoever has the best five-word-review of a game gets my eternal adoration. Also, people you don’t know on the internet will fall in love with you because you’re funny.

Thanks for reading, and look out for my God of War III review VERY SOON!

Leaked Halo Reach Beta trailer – Updated

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Leaked Halo Reach Beta trailer – Updated

The leaked trailer shown below details a lot of new stuff that may be included in Halo Reach. Since this is not an official video from Bungie, we can’t say for sure that it is legit. If it is real, adding things like jetpacks, load-outs, assassinations, and new game modes does make the newest Halo game far more appealing to me.

* This has now been confirmed on Bungie.net *

Top Five Games to look for in 2010

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Top Five Games to look for in 2010

The first quarter for this year might have been this best one ever. Huge triple A titles like Bayonetta, Mag, and Mass Effect 2 have already dropped. So with all the commotion at the start of the year it might feel like the rest of the year is going to be a bigger let down than Colonial Williamsburg (just kidding I love that place. Mock Trials people). So here are my top five games to get way to excited about this year. (honorable mentions go out to The Last Guardian, Gran Turismo 5, and Starcraft 2…..yea I know by the time the last two ever come out we will probably be riding around in those sweet recliners from Wall-E but a boy can dream right)

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5 reasons why Halo Reach will be Good and Bad

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So the hype locomotive is storming down the tracks and the next stop looks to be Halo:Reach. The Halo series is unquestionably one of the biggest franchises out there and anything they do is bound to be newsworthy. So now that they have started to role out the tid-bits about their newest venture, gamers everywhere have started to get that familiar foaming at the mouth sensation…..just me?…..moving on. Past the break are my five reasons that Halo:Reach is going to be good like a solid gold candy bar and 5 reasons why it’ll suck.

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Halo Reach ViDoc. Is it enough to sell you on another Halo game?

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Halo Reach ViDoc.  Is it enough to sell you on another Halo game?

It has been unanimously decided that Halo ODST was just an overpriced DLC.  But the marketing team and that awesome short still had many people fooled to either pre-order and/or buy the game.  I can confess that I was one of those people that bought the game, played through the campaign once and sold it. Now, with a new Halo game coming out, is it enough to make you “reach” for your wallet and give the Microsoft and Bungie teams your money?

After watching the above ViDoc (because saying ViDoc is way cooler than saying video documentary) I was intrigued.  But then I thought about Halo ODST and said to myself that I have to step back and think.  Will it be worth the money this time? What are you thoughts?

Operation Chastity unveil Warthog to the London masses

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Operation Chastity, the Halo fan-film, made a big and important step to realisation today with the unveiling of their custom made full size M12 ‘Warthog’ LRV  today at the London Expo. The beast is built on the chassis of an old Land Rover by the talented guys from Custom Creations and certainly looks the part complete with internals and a mounting point for your gun of choice.

Hit the break for more details on Operation Chastity and some choice shot of the Warthog in full glory. Read On

Review Halo 3: ODST – Xbox 360

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Halo 1 showed us what the genre FPS was turning into. Halo 2 showed us what Multiplayer was all about. Halo 3 showed us that people will shell out enough money for anything. Including a Helmet that won’t even fit a cat. Alright so the Multiplayer, Theater and Forge were pretty neat and very revolutionary. Then there is this new comer. Halo 3: ODST. What does this game bring to the beloved franchise?

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