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SoulAssassin
10th April 2007, 19:31
First just wanting to ask anyone heard any news on the halo 3 beta?
I was told today that it starts around 16th may and ends 7th June and there should be 3 maps to play. Just wondering if anyone knows out about this.

Second just wanted to show this new controller/atatchment microsoft are meant to be bringing out.

http://blog.scifi.com/tech/pics/xboxqwerty.jpg

http://blog.scifi.com/tech/archives/2007/04/09/xbox_360_gets_a.html
Thats the article.

mentions msn messenger on the 360 and a sleep downloading mode. So the xbox shuts down but continues to download. Then fully shuts down once the download is complete.

edit°
10th April 2007, 19:33
Doesn't look fake

QReaper
10th April 2007, 19:37
Not sure about the controller, but yeah, Halo 3 beta starts May 16th (http://www.bungie.net/News/content.aspx?type=topnews&link=MPBetaAndVidocRelease).

Prometheus
10th April 2007, 19:37
Connect 24 ftw ;)

Zabiela
10th April 2007, 19:56
That looks like you cant reach the middle of the keyboard with either thumb... if thats true kinda ruins the point of having it attached to the controller.

My thumb fully extended rests on those analog sticks (thank god), draw a circle with a center of the middle of my palm from there, and it doesnt reach the middle.

edit: now that I think of it, the thumb's pivot point is pretty low, and they might be fully extended over that keyboard after all. Meh, I wanna hold one.

edit2: and yes im just critical of microsoft's stuff since the original xbox monster controller. My little cousin couldnt reach the triggers on that one :P

Sil
10th April 2007, 20:08
Hehe. I had my first go at an XBOX 360 today. Crackdown. I love the controllers -- especially the wireless ones. You just hand it to the one next to you when you die or whatever, and there's no cord in the way...

Mind you... last console I ever played was the N64...

Zabiela
10th April 2007, 20:17
Mind you... last console I ever played was the N64...

I busted mine out about 3 weeks ago, we've been having intense mario kart 4p tournaments. SSB and goldeneye aswell.

edit°
10th April 2007, 20:29
the 360 is the sony-killer. Really good value and some of the games are alright.

But

PC forever baby!

Sil
10th April 2007, 20:35
I busted mine out about 3 weeks ago, we've been having intense mario kart 4p tournaments. SSB and goldeneye aswell.
I am king of SSB. Undefeated. I can kick anyone in my local area halfway across the board using jigglypuff.

Although... I've no doubt I could lose. Just haven't done so yet. Wish I could play some of you guys on it.

QReaper
10th April 2007, 20:55
That's because in SSB Jigglypuff was a cheap bitch.:p

Sil
10th April 2007, 20:58
Hehe. I had a thing for using Mario, too. Mario, Yoshi, Jigglypuff and -- secret weapon -- Captain Falcon. Falcon is amazing.

"FUCKING PUNCH!"

QReaper
10th April 2007, 20:59
"FUCKING PUNCH!"
a.k.a. Forced Abortion

Zabiela
10th April 2007, 21:03
Wish I could play some of you guys on it.

You'd whoop me for sure. Im o-k, can fuck up the newer players, and hold my own against someone who's been playing a while, but a vet, nah. Kirbs and Samus are who I use.

And lol Q.

Sil
10th April 2007, 21:09
I juggle.

Hey, speaking of fucking punch -- any of you ever punched the gal while you were at it?

Off topic? Curses.

QReaper
10th April 2007, 22:17
Back to the main topic:

Everyone's flipping out about the Tripmines and the Bubbleshield...but what about the portable gravity lift?;)

SoulAssassin
10th April 2007, 22:22
The bubble shield did look good.
I liked the way you can re-play in slow mo your kills and death. Oh and the man cannon haha. looks awsome on the video when the guy gets sniped mid-air.

QReaper
10th April 2007, 22:40
You didn't notice the portable grav lift?

Night Raider
11th April 2007, 03:11
Return of Assault Rifle = Me happy

SoulAssassin
11th April 2007, 14:09
I dont think i have seen the portable grav lift yet. Or heard anything of it :/
Prob seen it just not realised.

QReaper
11th April 2007, 19:51
A blue guy uses it to jump onto a platform at 23 seconds in, and later in the video it shows the same area, but the lift isn't there.;)

What is that you say? Pics or it didn't happen?

Before:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j167/QReaper113/before.jpg

After:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j167/QReaper113/after.jpg

Later in the video, it's gone:
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j167/QReaper113/gone.jpg

SoulAssassin
13th April 2007, 01:07
ah yeh. Had seen it but not realised. It may be one of the features that wont be in the beta? Hence why they havnt spoke about it.
But i couldnt see them not adding something like that. will b e a big thing, especialy on that map.

Zabiela
13th April 2007, 22:04
I dont know where else to put this, but I finally got a wii, and i want to try out posting. So far, its been loading pages faster than when i use a laptop in the same spot. Oh, and redsteel blows. Hopefully zelda will redeem this thing.

Lethess
14th April 2007, 03:02
I dont know where else to put this, but I finally got a wii, and i want to try out posting. So far, its been loading pages faster than when i use a laptop in the same spot. Oh, and redsteel blows. Hopefully zelda will redeem this thing.

zelda makes up for :D

Boxy
14th April 2007, 10:46
So it's a Zelda playing machine? Wow...

SoulAssassin
14th April 2007, 11:28
I didnt realy enjoy zelda that much on the wii. Got very bored very fast.
Only fun i had on the wii was playing against my mate on the baseball and tennis game lol.

Zabiela
14th April 2007, 11:44
Hmmm, well the ability to watch youtube videos on the tv has definately proven itself worthy tonight. Also i can surf while laying down on my bed, which is nice before i fall asleep.