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Published on April 27th, 2007 | by Daniel David

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Halo 2 & 3 info

Bungie.net weekly update contains some good news this week. They address the problem people had in trying to download Halo 2 “Blastacular” maps this week. They have delayed matchmaking update until it is fixed. They also fixed the glitch in the billing system that allowed people to download the “Blastacular” for free. People who try to download it for free now will be locked out, forever never downloading the map.

Bungie talks about Halo 3 beta and the game itself. Halo 3 is still a 16-player and they say the reality is that most people prefer games smaller than that. The Saved Film feature is coming to Halo 3 and the one you use in the beta is very limited. Split-screen also in the public beta but it just supports two people right now. For people with HD displays, Bungie fixed the split-screen so that you get a nice, playable aspect ratio.

Their rumor buster section debunks a couple of rumors and the one I’ll mention here is about Microsoft forcing Bungie to make Halo 3 at 60fps. The truth is that Halo 3 will display at 1080p via the Xbox 360 Elite with its scaler and HDMI port, not natively.

There is more to read at their site and its just to long to put it all here so click the link at the top for the whole shabangabang. Your even treated to their new wallpaper titled “Emotion.”

This is all good news but I would like a bit more players online in Halo 3. 16 is good but I think something around 24 would be good number for Halo 3. Of course people are going to compare it to RFOM 40 player online but what can you say. As long as Halo 3 can live up to its high expectations thats what really matters. If it doesn’t your never going to hear the end of it.


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  • Eric

    “This is all good news but I would like a bit more players online in Halo 3.”

    Man I don’t know about more players in a match. You get too many and it’s just chaos. Online play with random people will never be strategic. For me, the reason I like Halo so much is because in small to medium size maps with 8 players you can actually make a big difference in the outcome. Your teammates depend on you and vise versa. As you get more players in the match the average life time drops greatly. Beep, Beep, BEEP! Run into battle, waste a clip and wait to respawn yet again. Not really my idea of a “good game”. I know there are quite a few people out there who do like the Big Team Battle playlist(s) but you’ll normally find that they are the casual gamer who’s just there to have some fun and not worry about rank or winning so much.

  • Eric

    “This is all good news but I would like a bit more players online in Halo 3.”

    Man I don’t know about more players in a match. You get too many and it’s just chaos. Online play with random people will never be strategic. For me, the reason I like Halo so much is because in small to medium size maps with 8 players you can actually make a big difference in the outcome. Your teammates depend on you and vise versa. As you get more players in the match the average life time drops greatly. Beep, Beep, BEEP! Run into battle, waste a clip and wait to respawn yet again. Not really my idea of a “good game”. I know there are quite a few people out there who do like the Big Team Battle playlist(s) but you’ll normally find that they are the casual gamer who’s just there to have some fun and not worry about rank or winning so much.

  • its mouse foo

    so 32 people running around in a map total?

    team killing is going to be at an all time high lol

  • its mouse foo

    so 32 people running around in a map total?

    team killing is going to be at an all time high lol

  • Double D

    @ Eric

    I see what your saying. I just like the sound of 12-on-12 rather then 8-on-8. I know 40 man RFOM matches is just choas and the smaller matches are usually more fun but like I said 12-on-12 for Halo 3 to me would be a good number. Still team based and still have an organized team to play with and win.

  • Double D

    @ Eric

    I see what your saying. I just like the sound of 12-on-12 rather then 8-on-8. I know 40 man RFOM matches is just choas and the smaller matches are usually more fun but like I said 12-on-12 for Halo 3 to me would be a good number. Still team based and still have an organized team to play with and win.

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