X360 Wednesday, November 15, 2006 | 11:17 AM

Halo is five years old!

Halo is five years old!

Bungie is happy to announce that Halo was released five years ago, and as a way to mark this birthday they also announced that a public beta of the multiplayer part of Halo 3 would be available next spring, along with some Xbox 360 only multiplayer maps for Halo 2. Also a brand new trailer will be shown on ESPN on December 4 during "Monday Night Football". And the cherry on the cake: a brand new image of Halo 3!

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Commented on 2006-11-15 11:28:27
five years old and still on top
Commented on 2006-11-15 11:31:43
PUBLIC BETA!!!!!!!!!!!!! CANT WAIT!!!!

Really forward to the trailer!

BE-AU-TIFUL image!

In 5 years they have grown to one of the best developers on earth!
Commented on 2006-11-15 11:31:53
I would rather celebrate 5 years of xboxone.... yay for microsoft!
Commented on 2006-11-15 11:36:51
This is a alot better than the pic they posted on GAF, shiet was just too damn close. Thanks Blim, time to rub it in some halo haters faces
Commented on 2006-11-15 11:48:52
Wooot! I knew it! Beta will be for 4 weeks :D
Commented on 2006-11-15 12:16:37
Hurrah for Bungie, and happy birthday Master Chief.
Commented on 2006-11-15 12:16:39
I don't get it. Why not release the trailer on the same day as the launch of the PS3 in North America? What so special about Dec 4th?

There are going to so many PSfanboys who are going to be in the "have not" club with less than 250,000 units expected as a total for 2006. While the have nots are sulking the Halo 3 trailer could be blazing across all gaming sites and forums.
Commented on 2006-11-15 12:22:00
well it's airing during the Carolina vs Philly game, so peeps will be watching :)

They should of aired it during the super bowl and rose bowl, but eh w/e. Can't really complain

You can just d/l it off the MP if you miss it anyway
Commented on 2006-11-15 12:22:21
wow awesome...beta!!!!
Commented on 2006-11-15 12:23:11
Nice, looking forward to the tv spot
Commented on 2006-11-15 12:31:43
Considering the amount of praise that Halo 3 multiplayer has received even at these early stages, the multiplayer beta should be awesome!
Commented on 2006-11-15 12:33:29
No bots in MP is a huge turn off for me.

Ah well, happy birthday MC.
Commented on 2006-11-15 12:49:54
why in gods name would you want bots, every game ever to use has proved that there either to good (sixth sence *cough*splinter cell*cough* or just lame AI wise

bots are nothing but this thing that people ask for but never EVER use.
Commented on 2006-11-15 12:58:51
Good pic !!
Commented on 2006-11-15 13:32:33
manthatyoufear i couldnt agree more, tho i never use bots , the only time they come in handy is when people dont have a internet connection but come on please its 2006 lol
Commented on 2006-11-15 13:38:03
Bungie shure knows how to promote, that screnshot looks stunning also
Commented on 2006-11-15 13:39:00
From what i've heard the beta will cost, and i hope the new trailer shows some in-game footage.
Commented on 2006-11-15 14:04:04 In reply to Woah
Posted by Woah
i hope the new trailer shows some in-game footage.
The bungie update says CGI only and is being made by a third party developer or something. Not at all excited about this one.

Screenshot looks like it is trying to hard to look like the Trailer. Too much PDZ style gloss. Hopefully it will improve a lot.
Commented on 2006-11-15 14:06:36
The trailer is supposed to be CGI, but I am sure it will be awsum. Bungie is teh elitz0r at promoting their games. The PR-guys at Bungie must be some maniac from NASA or something. Really looking forward to what they have to show.

Congrats our beloved Bungie!
Commented on 2006-11-15 14:19:15
aww he's so young, 5 already and the times we had fragging, grenading and killing each other..*tear*

happy birthday and the picture looks good.
Commented on 2006-11-15 14:22:25
Why do I have a feeling they will charge for that beta?

Ohyeah, it was that MS survey not to long ago in which they also asked how people felt about paying to play beta-test versions of games..

Hopefully my feeling is wrong..
Commented on 2006-11-15 14:52:21
I hope that pic is from multiplayer. I'm not gonna lie to myself, I thought it was from Halo 1 or 2 when I first saw it. Yea, yea yea not finished right right right, but still, I don't want to see it like this. A CGI trailer? Ugh. What is MS trying to do? All this unappealing stuff on Halo 3 right after Gears, are they trying to get me to hate Halo? I'm going into Halo hibernation until November 2007.
Commented on 2006-11-15 14:56:56
Commented on 2006-11-15 15:02:31 In reply to kazam
Posted by kazam
The trailer is supposed to be CGI, but I am sure it will be awsum. Bungie is teh elitz0r at promoting their games. The PR-guys at Bungie must be some maniac from NASA or something. Really looking forward to what they have to show.

Congrats our beloved Bungie!
A CGI trailer? That's pretty poor for a game that's been in development for quite a while, they should be showing us proper footage now, CGI trailers are good when a game has just gone into development and the developers want to show the idea and direction of the game but we don't need to know that with this game, not really bothered about it now.
Commented on 2006-11-15 15:10:51
Simply put is because i like bots, they're a plus, an extra, extras don't hurt, if it's not broken, it needs more features.

As for charging for the demo, i bet my left nut it'll only be available for Gold subscribers for the first 2 weeks.
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