Sunday, September 24, 2006

Halo 3 logo Bungie mobile phones


The highly anticipated Microsoft mainstay might not be finished for play, but its logo is good to go. Bungie’s revealed the artwork on its web site.

Bungie has posted a great piece on the making of the logo, which explains well how many steps went into making the design. And, if having a logo locked down wasn’t good enough, Bungie has some other big Halo-related news, too.
Bungie’s teamed up with Verizon to open the Halo Mobile Portal from In-Fusio. The portal offers Halo stuff for mobile phones, including ringtones. Cingular, T-Mobile and Sprint are expected to come online soon.

“Basically you can pimp your phone to include Halo themes, graphics, sound effects, music and even a feed of your Halo 2 stats from Bungie.net.”

Bungie’s also rolled out its first podcast. The 60MB file includes interviews, Halo 2 Vista details, news about the Halo 3 logo and more. The podcast can be downloaded directly from Bungie.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Halo 3 warthog

A super-deluxe killing machine, I tell you! Well ok, actually it's Bungie's latest weekly update that says so, referring to the smarter AI in Halo 3 - rather than the Warthog itself. Halo's trademark Hog may be going through some significant visual updates for the sequel, but it's the player's AI buddies who are turning it into a fine-tuned Covenant grinding machine, according to Bungie's webmaster Frankie.
He also drops another interesting tidbit about the AI, saying that beeping the Warthog's horn seems to bring any nearby Marine running and hopping straight into the gunner turret - although they will come based on suitability for the task at hand (more on that in a future update, he promises). In Halo 3, the AI gunner will also be more "persuadable" to pick a more relevant target, and have him stop trying to blast a lone grunt hiding behind a rock when a bigger menace approaches.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Game sales Xbox and Xbox 360

Xbox
North America: 1. Madden NFL 07 (EA Sports), 2. Halo 2 (Microsoft), 3. NASCAR 07 (EA Sports), 4. Star Wars: Battlefront II (LucasArts), 5. LEGO Star Wars (Eidos Interactive).
Japan: 1. Phantom Dust (Microsoft), 2. Project Gotham Racing 2 (Microsoft), 3. Halo (Microsoft), 4. Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball (Tecmo), 5. Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (Sega).
UK: 1. Cars (THQ), 2. Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (Ubisoft), 3. Halo Triple Pack (Microsoft), 4. Fable: The Lost Chapters (Microsoft), 5. Halo 2 (Microsoft).
Spurred by the upcoming release of LEGO Star Wars II, the Xbox sees increased sales for both Star Wars: Battlefront II and the original LEGO Star Wars. Few surprises are to be found in either Japan's or the UK's list, however, as easily recognizable names like Halo, Fable, and Dead or Alive continue to dominate in both regions.
Xbox 360
North America: 1. Saints Row (THQ), 2. Madden NFL 07 (EA Sports), 3. Test Drive: Unlimited (Atari), 4. Dead Rising (Capcom), 5. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft).
Japan: 1. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter (Ubisoft), 2. Senko no Ronde Rev. x (Sega), 3. Condemned: Psycho Crime (Sega), 4. Perfect Dark Zero (Microsoft), 5. Call of Duty 2 (Konami).
UK: 1. Dead Rising (Capcom), 2. Saints Row (THQ), 3. Test Drive: Unlimited (Atari), 4. Enchanted Arms (Ubisoft), 5. Madden NFL 07 (EA Sports).
Saints Row, Dead Rising, and Test Drive: Unlimited are among the biggest titles the Xbox 360 has seen in recent memory, and all are strong performers in both the United States and in the UK. Japan, on the other hand, sees its biggest sellers in older titles like Perfect Dark Zero and Call of Duty 2