Wednesday, April 18, 2007

"Halo 3" for Microsoft's Xbox 360

Pepsi-Cola North America brand is counting on as it readies a red-hued, citrus-cherry-flavored, limited-edition Mountain Dew that will carry the name of the much-anticipated "Halo 3" for Microsoft's Xbox 360. Touted as the first soft drink created for and co-branded with a video game, the new Dew is positioned as "game fuel."

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Halo 3

When gamers gather online to play the multiplayer beta via Xbox LIVE in May, they will be treated to three richly detailed, action-oriented maps: Snowbound, High Ground and Valhalla, which represent a mixture of large- and medium-scale combat environments and are brand-new to “Halo 3.” Each map will test gamers’ mettle as they are placed behind the controls of new “Halo 3” vehicles such as the agile Mongoose all-terrain vehicle, and armed with deadly weapons such as the new and improved Assault Rifle, the ferocious Brute Spiker, the devastating Spartan Laser and the treacherous new Spike Grenades. This is just a taste of what gamers will experience later this fall when “Halo 3” goes on sale.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Halo 2 Vista

Halo 2 Vista project lead Jo Clowes says it only takes about two minutes to start playing from the moment a user inserts the Halo 2 DVD into his PC. While the user plays, Tray and Play actually installs the game in the background—without adversely affecting performance, according to Microsoft's internal testing. Users can check on the installation process by going in the game's main menu and checking on a progress bar, and they can even quit the game and let it resume the installation next time they play.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Halo 2

In little more than a month, Halo 2 will complete its long journey from the Xbox to the PC. Set for release in the beginning of May, Halo 2 for Vista will include several new multiplayer maps, which Microsoft unveiled details on this week.