If you're an avid fan of the Halo franchise, you are no doubt awaiting the release of the Legendary Map Pack. While there is still a little less than a month to wait (April 15) before it is launched, Bungie has decided to stir up some excitement by letting you download their Heroic Map Pack for free.
This one off pop machine was designed for Bungie to help them celebrate the milestone that was Halo 2, but it never got used. Well, now they’ve had the whole team sign it and are selling it for charity with all of the proceeds going to the Make a Wish foundation.
Like I said, the team never used it, so it’s more or less brand new, save for the small amount of dust that might have built up on the machine. The current bid is $15,000 if you want this literally one of a kind machine.
Shipping is free if you can pick it up in Kirkland, Washington, otherwise it ranges from $200 to $2000 depending on where you live in the continental US, and if it has to leave that are either to hit Hawaii, Alaska, or Puerto Rico, or worse yet, internationally, I’m sure those shipping costs spike up quite quickly. They did use it a few times to test it and make sure it worked, and it does, but that’s it, so, fire up your bank accounts. I wonder if it comes with a case or two of Mountain Dew’s Halo Game Fuel drink?
It's no small secret that Korn frontman Jonathan Davis is a huge gamer. Last summer I had the privilege of sitting down with him to talk gaming. His latest obsession appears to be Halo 3, as he will be taking on challengers next week in online matches. Hit the jump for the full details, and footage of my interview.
Are you a hardcore Halo fan? Maybe you just like shoes a lot and seem them as a sort of art form? Regardless, Adidas has something both crowds will like, a limited edition run of Halo, that’s right, the video game, shoes.
I happen to have my own energy sword from halo in the form of a blue squishy keychain. I do so love it as I’m sure (read: hope) many of your do too. I also happen to collect real swords so this “real” energy sword is pretty nifty to me and I want it.
I’m going to go ahead and throw this out there… I’m a Halo fanatic. Just like classic Molly Shannon; I love it, I love it, I love it! I’ve even got a plasma sword keychain just incase I’m attacked by the flood on my way to town.
Any chick gamer can tell you that we occasionally take a lot of crap from fellow gamers. This faceplate for the Xbox 360 is in direct response to that issue. It is the face plate for ever girl who's ever been asked 'Are you on your boyfriend's Xbox?'.
Microsoft is being oh so generous this holiday season and decided to give away free copies of Halo 3! Now for the bad news… The offer is only available to those precious few people who have yet to get with the program and upgrade to an Xbox 360. Oh and you also need to be an Xbox live member prior to the purchase.
Free is a bit of an overstatement. If you’re going to spend that much money you may as well throw in the extra $60 and buy the game yourself. That being said for a micro second after hearing this news I was sad that I upgraded two months ago and missed out on the free stuff. Then I remembered that my Xbox 360 and Halo 3 were a gift and all was well.
Xbox Magazine is reporting the December 2nd dashboard update for the Xbox 360 will include a new feature that will allow you to download original Xbox games. The report claims the first round of downloadable content will feature some impressive titles, including the original Halo.
Remember that article I wrote the other day about the rumor of Bungie separating from Microsoft? Well its not a rumor anymore, in fact its quite official.
I don’t know how much of a split it is, here is an analogy of the situation from my perspective though, it’d be like you telling your parent you were moving out, but you move out, into the room above the garage, technically its out, but your still very, very connected. Really all this has done is made it possible for Bungie to work on other games/platforms if they want to.