Sunday, January 28, 2007

Spike grenade Halo3

In the UNSC’s limited encounters with the spike grenade, we have learned much of its tactical applications both through contact with the Brutes and field tests of our own using discarded equipment. The quills of the spike grenade seem to be able to grip almost any surface upon which it’s been tested. This includes rock, glass and even some Covenant shield systems, unlike the plasma grenades which we have encountered before. The other feature unique to this grenade is its directional blast. Our researchers have discovered that the directional blast of the grenade is not designed to come out of one end or the other, but instead is relative to the surface against which it rests. If thrown against a perfectly flat wall, the grenade’s blast will disperse perpendicular to the wall.
Bungie also states that the grenades will be particularly effective on Snowbound, as the spike grenades stick to the shield doors on the map. The kill radius on the grenade is about 10ft., and the damage radius extends to 36ft. We leave you with a few of the anecdotes that Bungie had about the Type-2 Antipersonnel Fragmentation Grenade.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Halo 3 rumor

Halo 3 rumor will be released in North America on November 15. The website claims to have been given this information by an anonymous exec in Microsoft's Xbox group.
The website also reports that Halo 3 will be released in three editions: Legendary Edition will cost $99.99 and will include "three bonus discs of extra content and a collectible replica of a Spartan Mjolnir Mark VI helmet", Limited Edition will cost $69.99 and will include "special bonus content especially for the Halo enthusiast" and Regular Version at the usual $59.99.
With the info coming from an anonymous source, the launch date is still very much a rumour. Whilst a winter release would seem likely, late last year there were some murmurings that the game would be released much sooner than people were expecting - perhaps in the summer.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Hint: Dual Weapon Wields Halo 2

A plasma weapon destroys shields faster and a human weapon overloads the "damage threshold" for unshielded players, thus the best combo is always an Alien-Human combo.
1.) SMG and Plasma Rifle
2.) SMG and Plasma Pistol
3.) Magnum and Plasma Pistol
But don't think that these are better than just human or just plasma. Human-Human and Plasma-Plasma weapons work good too.
1.) SMG and Magnum
2.) Dual Magnums
There is also a very wide variety of good choices between your primary and secondary weapons but that list could go on for pages so go play and learn them.

Friday, January 19, 2007

The MA5C Halo 3

"The MA5C is built like a brick outhouse with Venetian blinds. You can pound on a mike foxtrot with it like it was a sledgehammer," said one happy soldier, whilst another insisted that he trusts the weapon like he trusts his own arms.
One of the guns you'll be doing the killing with in Halo 3 is the MA5C assault rifle, according to the Bungie website, marking the return of the weapon-type after its exclusion from Halo 2.
The MA5C's power will be somewhere between the original game's MA5B assault rifle and the BR55 Battle Rifle from Halo 2. You can also use the heavy butt of the gun as a strong melee attack, but it has no alternate fire option.
To get into more specifics, the MA5C has a few improvements of the MA5B including “a heavier barrel with a 1 in 7 twist; a redesigned cowling to house the electronics suite that reduces weight and increase pointability of weapon; and a redesigned handguard which is sturdier and provides a more positive grip.” But for us gamers, that’s all cosmetic.
As far as the MA5C’s performance is concerned, the first thing you might notice is the 32 round magazine clip. The new rifle is a cross between the assault rifle and the battle rifle. This ups the overall power and accuracy of the weapon over the MA5B to counterbalance the smaller clip size. The most effective use of the weapon is short and controlled bursts to take down the target.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Halo 2 for Vista

There's not all that much to say about Halo 2 for Vista, as the game does not include any major revamps from its two-year-old predecessor, but playing the game on PC does provide a new experience. I had the chance to get some hands on time with the game this week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. On tap was Sanctuary, the largely symmetrical map set in temple ruins, added to the Xbox version of Halo 2 in a post-release map pack.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Windows Vista

Kicking off the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas with a bang, Microsoft Corp. today unveiled revolutionary games, technologies and partner support for the first-class gaming platform, Windows Vista.
CES attendees will get hands-on with 15 of the hottest Games for Windows titles, including some of the first games to deliver stunning graphics and gameplay through DirectX 10 that will challenge any game for superiority in visual fidelity: “Crysis” (EA Partners/Crytek) and “Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures” (Eidos Interactive Ltd./Funcom). Gamers will also experience “Shadowrun” from Microsoft Game Studios, the first of many titles that will bring the Live gaming and entertainment network on Windows Vista for true cross-platform gameplay.
In addition, during the CES keynote address, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Entertainment and Devices Division President Robbie Bach demonstrated the ease and simplicity of connecting people who play games on a Windows Vista PC to friends who play on Xbox 360 for a cross-platform game challenge with “UNO” (Mattel, Inc.) — one of the many new upcoming casual games optimized specifically for Windows Vista.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Halo 3 Xbox

Halo 3 buzz again after a video showing some footage appeared on Xbox Marketplace. Personally I am VERY excited about this game as both Halo 1 and 2 are easily the best console FPS games ever made. I know people say the story is a little weak but really it's pretty decent for the type of game it is. It's very summer blockbuster, which makes perfect sense and works well. Yes Halo 2's single player game wasn't as good as the first game but then they'd set themselves quite the challenge to beat it. Halo 3 is going to kick ass and anyone who thinks otherwise is delusional.

Monday, January 01, 2007

PlayStation 3

In only one month, the PlayStation 3 has sold more units in Japan than the Xbox 360 did in its one-year presence in the land of the rising sun.
The Xbox 360 has sold around 180,000 units in Japan since it went on sale a year ago. In contrast, Sony sold more than 190,000 PlayStation 3 systems in just one month after the console launched. It is worth mentioning that the PlayStation 3 would have definitely sold more units if Sony would not have experienced those manufacturing problems with the blue laser diodes that caused shortages in the U.S. and Japan plus the delay of the console in Europe.