X360 Monday, July 7, 2008 | 5:33 PM

Halo 3 extra map online

Halo 3 extra map online

Today is Bungie day, and to celebrate this they launched a new map for Halo 3 and some extra content on the Marketplace. The map, Cold Storage, is a remake of the Halo CE map Chill Out and is available for free. We captured a video of it and did some screens, and more information can be found inside.


Cold Storage video
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Commented on 2008-07-07 17:48:05
looks wicked, might check it out when i get home
Commented on 2008-07-07 17:54:07
hope they got this one right
Commented on 2008-07-07 18:10:19
WTF is up with these images? Whoever recorded and took these screenshots has their darkness WAAAAY too low and their sharpness too low.

Loads of jaggies I don't have and way darker than my image. Just look at the screenshot of the Flood Containment room, then go compare it with the screenshots on Bungie.net

My screen creates a matching image quality as the images on B.net - sort your screen out Gamersyde! Poor poor quality. Map is FANTASTIC btw (though only for FFA, Doubles and 3v3 gametypes.)
Commented on 2008-07-07 18:16:01
I DL'd it this morning- it's a very bright map. I would even say that it's definitely one of the best 'remake' maps that they've done. It feels very much like a forerunner base- as far as the cold steel and the lighting is very similar to the feeling you got from the first halo.

And it's FREE!!!

So... whatever passive aggressive 'snarky- I'm so kewl' comment Furious One was hoping to instill in readers seems a bit stupid. The map is a very nice addition. Can't wait to see it in ranked rotation.
Commented on 2008-07-07 18:32:24
The maps easily one of the better looking ones in the game, really tempted to buy the legendary pack aswell but i get the feeling those will be free soon enough.
Commented on 2008-07-07 19:28:20
Free stuff is always good but i'm not really impressed at all, it actually does look like a game from the original Xbox. Very dull and uninspired too. Here's hoping if we see a Halo 4 that Bungie actually updates the game to be comparable to other games from this generation.
Commented on 2008-07-07 20:40:53
It looks FAR better than those shots phanto, it looks immensely good. It looks like this:

http://www.bungie.net/images/News/WeeklyUpdate/620...

http://www.bungie.net/images/News/WeeklyUpdate/620...

For some reason, the quality of those screens from Gamersyde are terrible. VERY dark and low sharpness. The map looks exactly like those screens ingame :)
Commented on 2008-07-07 21:36:20 In reply to Hooligunn
Posted by Hooligunn
It looks FAR better than those shots phanto, it looks immensely good. It looks like this:

http://www.bungie.net/images/News/WeeklyUpdate/620...

http://www.bungie.net/images/News/WeeklyUpdate/620...

For some reason, the quality of those screens from Gamersyde are terrible. VERY dark and low sharpness. The map looks exactly like those screens ingame :)
I'm not entirely sure here, but our images were captured in-gameplay while I was playing, while the ones you linked to are from the photo mode. I never followed the discussion that closely, but some people claim the Photo mode add AA and upscale. It can be a reason why you're not happy with the images, but they were captured with a very powerful capture card and I certainly haven't done anything bad to the settings.
Also, many games look much better in-motion than in screenshots, and you should check out more of the captured shots from it.

This thread, for example, and the images there:
http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php...

Like this:
http://image.com.com/gamespot/images/2007/337/revi...
Commented on 2008-07-07 22:27:36
oooo, finally an excuse to stop playing Gears and COD, at least for one day.

Chillout was a fantastic map in Halo CE. kick ass.
Commented on 2008-07-07 22:42:23
(sorry, can't edit my post for some reason)

don't bother downloading the free theme. it's garbage. you'll end-up spending more time trying to figure-out which gears theme you previously had up. what a waste.
Commented on 2008-07-07 23:11:17
This map rocks, and looks gorgeous. Bungie Day ftw. <3
Commented on 2008-07-08 00:32:05
Regardless of which paticular fanboy stance you have on Halo, one of the best things about it is the constant support for it. Maps, double points weekends, events.... you just dont get that with other games.
Commented on 2008-07-08 00:33:27 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
Regardless of which paticular fanboy stance you have on Halo, one of the best things about it is the constant support for it. Maps, double points weekends, events.... you just dont get that with other games.
Bungie loves their fans. They hump us and in return we hump them. It's a never ending cycle.
Commented on 2008-07-08 03:14:52
LOVED the new free map, it's a blast to play in it! Very very good slayer FFA playlist for Bungie's day! Awesome, go Bungie!
Commented on 2008-07-08 08:22:27 In reply to rodrms
Posted by rodrms
LOVED the new free map, it's a blast to play in it! Very very good slayer FFA playlist for Bungie's day! Awesome, go Bungie!
Amen brother! lol:)
Commented on 2008-07-11 13:20:30
Did you have the 'gloomy' FX on or something? The centre rooms in particular are much brighter when I'm playing. More whites than that dark grey.

Anyway, its free, nothing to really complain about. I need to play it a bit more though to get a better feel for it.
Commented on 2008-07-14 02:43:00
It's dark because the gametype it's Infection

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