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LiquidX
05-11-07, 07:29 PM
http://www.xbox.com/NR/rdonlyres/FFD267F5-7B47-4147-B7A8-A899F69C5DB2/0/bnthalo3_elements_example.jpg


Beta is available for those that got an invite or have crackdown.
http://www.bungie.net/images/News/BigStatic/betabanner7.jpg
http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&link=WelcometotheBeta


Xboxyde has some great videos and pictures up.
http://www.xboxyde.com/news_4325_en.html
http://www.xboxyde.com/news_4330_en.html

ViN86
05-11-07, 07:36 PM
http://www.xbox.com/NR/rdonlyres/FFD267F5-7B47-4147-B7A8-A899F69C5DB2/0/bnthalo3_elements_example.jpg



Anyone have it yet? Some on Bungie forums got in via PM so if your a member check your inbox. Next week it seems for the rest of us who got Crackdown or an invite.

Many sites will be updated today with info. I'm not highly impressed with what I have seen so for but I cant wait to play it.

Xboxyde has some videos and pictures up.
http://www.xboxyde.com/news_4325_en.html
you wont be impressed yet. that's why the beta isnt being released to everyone.

it's to work out all the MP gameplay bugs. the graphics will come later. be patient. you saw what they did with Halo2 on the PC. im sure they will do some good things with Halo 3.

the beta releases May 16th. i made a thread about it a while ago but it dropped to the bottom like most of my threads do :|

that being said, im not really a huge Halo fan, but i am psyched about the beta :D

EDIT: woops, you already posted in it. but seriously, i think you wont be upset by Halo3. seems quite promising. hopefully it doesnt flop, heh.
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=90830

kev13dd
05-11-07, 07:54 PM
Here's the thing

The Halo 3 beta is supposed to be able working out the multiplayer, and getting the balance correct, and focusing on gameplay, right?

Here's the thing

That's what I like about Halo

I don't play Halo multiplayer to go goo-goo eyed over the graphics. If the game still looked identical to Halo 2 graphics wise I'd still enjoy it. Halo 2 doesn't work on my monitor (stretches, stupid anti-fullscreen company) so I got Crackdown (Gamefly!) to enjoy the beta and enjoy the multiplayer aspect I've enjoyed so much in the past against friends

I'm a graphics fanatic and I'm still excited about Halo 3 after all I've seen, and I'm sure I'll be excited while I'm playing the beta. I expect the graphics to be a lot better in the final version but that's only because of how much time they've spent on it and how much more powerful the X360 is than the Xbox. But right now, the beta? IT'S FREE. People can bash on the graphics if they want, but I'm going to get my money's worth

K

Lyme
05-12-07, 12:39 AM
I had a copy of crackdown in my hands less than 30min ago.. I put it back on the shelf.. I can wait.

knghtwhosaysni
05-12-07, 01:55 AM
Definitely excited about this :D I heart Halo's multiplayer

And there are tons of videos up at all the other sites too, some HD stuff at gametrailers

ew2x4
05-13-07, 02:45 PM
I got accepted yesterday. It is FUN. Spartan Laser is amazing. Map design is a definite step up from Halo 2. Valhalla is the best map in the Halo series.

ViN86
05-13-07, 03:35 PM
I had a copy of crackdown in my hands less than 30min ago.. I put it back on the shelf.. I can wait.
Crackdown is an awesome game by itself.

Bokishi
05-13-07, 08:42 PM
^^I agree

kev13dd
05-13-07, 08:43 PM
^^ I agree too

K

kev13dd
05-15-07, 11:28 PM
The Crackdown disc must be present in your Xbox 360 to play the Public Beta. In fact, you will hear the Crackdown disc spinning in its drive while playing the Beta. This is normal
I was so looking forward to being able to play the beta at night when my roommate was asleep... but now the disc will be spinning? That's dumb

K

ViN86
05-15-07, 11:44 PM
I was so looking forward to being able to play the beta at night when my roommate was asleep... but now the disc will be spinning? That's dumb

K
i kind of understand it. otherwise you could put the demo on multiple 360's at the same time.

kev13dd
05-15-07, 11:49 PM
i kind of understand it. otherwise you could put the demo on multiple 360's at the same time.
I get that, which is why you need to have it IN during the beta

BUT- there has to be a quieter way of doing this? Such as just doing a spin and check before you enter into a game. Or in the middle. But it sounds to me like it will be spinning the entire time... and an X360 full speed all-the-time-spinning drive is... loud

I guess I have to wait till tomorrow to find out how it works!

K

KasuCode
05-16-07, 12:16 AM
I dont hear my drive at all. Just my fans.

kev13dd
05-16-07, 12:17 AM
I dont hear my drive at all. Just my fans.
Are you serious? When I'm on the dashboard it's perfectly quiet. Playing demos is lovely. But when the DVD drive is running I'm surprised I don't get yelled at for a noise violation

If you have a quiet DVD drive, you're the luckiest person ever

K

kev13dd
05-16-07, 12:17 AM
Delete- double post

KasuCode
05-16-07, 12:20 AM
I have a first gen 360 mine just had loud fans. I dont hear my drive at all sitting 6-8 feet away from my xbox.

knghtwhosaysni
05-16-07, 01:45 AM
In other Halo 3 news...

The actual game is coming out Sept 25, 2007. Kinda nice to see we won't have to wait until November like the last two :)

http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=12467

ENU291
05-16-07, 08:39 AM
Well folks it's May 16th so that means the Beta will be available TODAY! (nana2) Cya on Xbox Live!!! ;) :D

Peoples-Agent
05-16-07, 09:42 AM
Grrrh.... there's a delay it seems for Crackdown owners.

Takes the piss that people who have paid out for a game to get onboard get second rate treatment.

ViN86
05-16-07, 09:52 AM
Grrrh.... there's a delay it seems for Crackdown owners.

Takes the piss that people who have paid out for a game to get onboard get second rate treatment.
WTF.

i havent tried it yet, but this pisses me off already :mad:

if it takes too long, someone should sue for false advertising. Crackdown buyers will probably end up getting like two days of play. :fu:

Camp0rz
05-16-07, 09:56 AM
Eh, I was gonna download it before school, but it wasn't up. Bungie's already said they're working on it.

anyway, my tag is "Orzy" anyone add me if they're gonna be playing the beta.

I'll be downloading it when I get home this afternoon.

LiquidX
05-16-07, 09:57 AM
The Beta is up. Just got my code and downloading now.:)

ViN86
05-16-07, 09:57 AM
Eh, I was gonna download it before school, but it wasn't up. Bungie's already said they're working on it.

anyway, my tag is "Orzy" anyone add me if they're gonna be playing the beta.

I'll be downloading it when I get home this afternoon.
ill add ya. mine's ViN86 (go figure...)

sytaylor
05-16-07, 10:40 AM
Hmm still not available for me.

Maybe if I donwload the free for all pack.

kev13dd
05-16-07, 11:28 AM
I woke up early so I could download it while I'm at class. My roommate probably thought I was crazy turning on my X360 at 8am after waking up. And after I finally got into Crackdown... nothing. Sigh

How long must I wait to get my free crap?

K

EDIT: Omg, looking at the Bungie forums has actually killed a little bit of my passion for the Beta and Halo 3 in general. Do people ACTUALLY believe that by posting things like "BUNGIE I PAID 60 DOLLARS FOR THE BETA RELEASE THE DAMN THING NOW" will actually help? I know people make jokes about the Halo groupies being immature idiots, but I never really experienced that much. But now seeing all those idiots post the most stupid things makes me worry- cause those are the people I'm stuck playing with. I envy the people who have been in since Friday. They has a couple of days with a hand selected 10,000 group to pretty much be mature

Like people that got crackdown kinda payed to play pretty much whether it 5 dollars or 60 dollars we still payed. We should of go t beter customer satisfaction. If anything we should of got first dibs.

Posts like that change the world