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Crushinator

Ok, we have five, FIVE days left till the beta opens to the public. Who is going to be playing? I plan on using every possible free moment to get in as much Halo 3 as I can! Man cannons, Spartan Lasers, ATVs, Shield Balls, Land Mines!

Here's an awesome video to get you guys pumped!



Wiryu
I only enjoy Halo. Unfortunetly i've never been able to get as pumped as most people, because FPS games on a controller have been nothing but annoying to me. That said, see you on the beta. ;)
Crushinator
Check out this even more badass demonstration of the new weaps. 3rd person view! Shit looks like gears of war! buttrock.gif sniperer.gif buttrock.gif
AC9breaker
Man, this game is going to be so fucking epic. I need a 360. ;_;
Wiryu
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic

hahaha, I laughed a lot.
Crushinator
I don't get it. Its not cool to like Halo anymore?
HC82
Most ATers don't have a 360. Also, I didn't qualify for the beta, unless they made it 100% open

Hard to get excited for a beta that I can't play. :(

(PS: I played crackdown, and it sucks)
Wiryu
QUOTE(Crushinator @ May 14 2007, 11:12 PM) [snapback]27125[/snapback]

I don't get it. Its not cool to like Halo anymore?



Didn't you get the memo?

It more or less is the popularity it has. It outreached to some shitty people on xbox live. They're more or less the people from counter-strike. Playing loud techno over their mic, making stupid catch phrases, 11 year olds, and all of that goo.

example.

http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comic.php?d=20070209
Crushinator
QUOTE(Wiryu @ May 15 2007, 09:54 AM) [snapback]27127[/snapback]




Didn't you get the memo?

It more or less is the popularity it has. It outreached to some shitty people on xbox live. They're more or less the people from counter-strike. Playing loud techno over their mic, making stupid catch phrases, 11 year olds, and all of that goo.

example.

http://www.ctrlaltdel-online.com/comic.php?d=20070209


...and Ctrl+Alt+Del continues its world record of sucking massive dick and containing less than 2% of the USDA recommended daily allowance of funny.

hangsmiley.gif

Anyways, see you on the beta tomorrow evening, right Wir? Naba and I are gonna be rocking that shit all night.
Wiryu
QUOTE(Crushinator @ May 15 2007, 11:13 AM) [snapback]27128[/snapback]


...and Ctrl+Alt+Del continues its world record of sucking massive dick and containing less than 2% of the USDA recommended daily allowance of funny.

hangsmiley.gif

Anyways, see you on the beta tomorrow evening, right Wir? Naba and I are gonna be rocking that shit all night.


haha. Probably moreso over the weekend, I get my check on thursday, and unfortunetly it doesn't clear until saturday. :/
Crushinator
WRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?ty...s&cid=12468
Crushinator
First impressions:

The graphics are damn amazing! Its definetly leaps beyond other games out right now (with the possible exception of gears of war), and its crazy to think that they keep the graphics toned DOWN for multiplayer. What they're holding back for the story mode is going to be insane. The warping effect from the bubble shield, the dust and debris that flies out from explosions, the physics, all top notch.

The gameplay seems a bit faster paced that halo 2, the firefights a big more frentic, but it may just be because everyone is getting used to the new gameplay style. A lot of the weaps have had adjustments, some things i noticed:

-AR of has 32 bullets in the clip instead of the "classic" 60 from H:CE, and a LOT more stopping power, but definetly only from mid-to-short range.
-Shotgun has only 8(?) shells in the clip, down from 10 in halo 2 (i think.)
-Brute shot has 6 shots in the clip, and can be fired in more rapid succession than in halo 2. It seems to do a bit less damage now, though.
-Plasma pistol seems to have a longer cooldown after firing a fully charged blast. It was hard to do the "noob" combo with a BR or AR because the weapon switch was delayed while it was cooling off.

I didn't get a chance to use the homing rocket launcher or minigun yet, but I did blast a few dodes with the spartan laser. Definetly a satisfying way to take someone out beigesmile.gif Its pretty hard to use though, because unlike the plasma pistol, you can't hold the charge down indefinetly. Once it reaches full power it fires, so you need to be very accurate.

One thing that sucks so far in the beta is it seems to take a long time to get into a match. As a single player it would take over 5 minutes to find an appropriate game for me, but witha larger team the wait time decreased. There were also a few bugs with the game saying "the beta is over" and where it wouldn't download files from the server, but hey, ironing shit out like this is what betas are for, right?

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