"Chess is the ultimate version of Slayer" says a Bungie Dev in this ViDoc introducing Halo Chess. While obviously an April Fool's joke, it actually looks like it could be kind of fun to boot into every once in a while. Watch the ViDoc, which was very well put together for a prank, by hitting "Read More".
Got your reading glasses on? Good, because Shacknews recently got a chance to sit down with some prominent Bungie devs and has released several lengthy interviews that really go deep in-depth about the Halo Reach multiplayer, particularly with regards to the Arena system, as well as Matchmaking and Active Roster.
It's a lot of reading, but if you're a Halo nut it's definitely worth it to get the gritty details about Halo Reach's multiplayer.
Hit the jump to find the article links.
A recent G4tv interview has revealed the Halo Reach Player Investment System. This basically boils down to the system you use to customize your Spartan to look exactly how you want. Across both single player and multiplayer you will earn credits, which you can then spend to customize your armor, helmet, and various other things that affect your appearance.
You can earn credits in a variety of different ways, from beating the single player mode to completing a headshot challenge in multiplayer, and the credits stack together.
Another cool little tidbit is that your customization will apply not just to your multiplayer character, but also your single player character.
Head on over to g4tv.com to see the whole interview.
We're just full of deals today. Everyone's favorite online retailer is at it again, as Amazon is giving away a $20 videogame credit if you pre-order Halo Reach from them.
You just put in your order now (Amazon will not charge you until the item ships), and a few days after the game ships Amazon will credit your account with a $20 gift card that you can use on games at Amazon. You can cancel at any time if better deals come up, so get the order in now to reserve your gift card!
Shipping is free, release date delivery is available, and there's no tax most places so you're saving even more. If you're not buying your games from Amazon already you're spending too much money.
Still don't have Halo: ODST and looking for a way to get into the Halo Reach Beta without dropping 60 bucks? We've got you covered here at Halo Reach Beta.
Gamefly currently has Halo: ODST on sale for $19.99 used. It is used, but it comes with both the ODST disk AND the Halo 3 multiplayer disk with the map packs and all, and more importantly it is eligible for the Halo Reach Beta when it starts on May 3rd! For anyone that hasn't bought from Gamefly before, it comes with the case and manual as well as the discs.
So quit waiting and go buy it now before they sell out of them! For just $19.99 you get to play through ODST, the Halo 3 multiplayer, and best of all you get into the Halo Reach Beta!
While you're there, check out the free trial of their rental service as well. It's great if you're a videogame addict like we are!
Bungie recently gave us a trailer that teased things like Arena mode, active roster, etc. But, being a tease, they neglected to tell us what those things actually were, leaving us to ponder and speculate blindly.
But no more, as today in an interview over at shacknews, Bungie spilled the beans and revealed tons of details about Halo Reach multiplayer modes, social settings, and oh so much more.
Hit the jump for the full article, which has all the juicy details and screenshots of the interface.
It would appear the notion that the only way to get into the Halo Reach Beta was by purchasing Halo 3: ODST was not entirely true.
With original Xbox games losing their Xbox Live support, Microsoft has recently announced a severance package of sorts for regular Halo 2 players that includes 3 months free of Xbox Live Gold, 400ms points, and access to the Halo Reach Beta.
UPDATE: This is only for Halo 2 players that also have an active Xbox Live account.
In a recent interview with Bungie community manager Brian Jarrard, Jarrard spilled the beans on some details for the Halo Reach Beta.
If you'll recall, the Halo 3 beta featured just one lone gametype, on one lone map (Snowblind). That won't be the case with the Halo Reach Beta, as Jarrard says that the beta will feature multiple game types (including some new, previously unnanounced modes) and multiple maps.
He goes on to say that it will be a "meaty experience", featuring a subset of every major portion of the game. He also mentions it will include multiple armor abilities, which are new to the series.
Click read more for the video, or to comment on your overwhelming glee that we'll likely be getting even more out of the beta than we expected.
Breaking news here folks. Taiwanese site GNN has leaked a trailer for the the Halo Reach Beta. In it, we see tons of gameplay, new game modes, assassination animations, and....jetpacks? That's right, jetpacks.
Hit the jump to watch the video and see for yourself!
If you've been playing Halo from the beginning, you've probably noticed that each new iteration of the game has had fewer and fewer bugs than the previous one. A big part of that has likely been the introduction of beta testing programs, which have grown with each iteration of Halo.
Halo 3 was previously the largest in the series, with an estimated 800,000 beta testers. Bungie says they expect to have over 3 million beta testers for Halo reach, and if you're reading this, it means you're probably planning on being one of them!
Where they actually got that figure is unknown, but I would imagine it has something to do with simply counting the number of ODST sales, since every copy of ODST will also grant you access to the Reach beta.
So, now it's all on you guys to help make this the most polished Halo game ever!