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Oct 13, 2008, 06:30 PM
 
I wouldn't be surprised if a Halo 3 PC version never materializes, with GoW2 already confirmed not going PC i think Microsoft is trying to stick with the 360 for exclusive titles to drive sales.
     
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Oct 13, 2008, 06:59 PM
 
The PC version of Halo 3 will come out around the same time as Half Life 2 for the Mac.
Which is never.

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Oct 16, 2008, 12:24 AM
 
I've been craving GTA lately, and I ran into this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmgOiP5jdrE

Great parody.
     
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Oct 16, 2008, 03:24 AM
 
I found these videos interesting & informative. I can't wait to try these out.

Halo 3 Mythbusters - Episode 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MJgqNulW78

Halo 3 Mythbusters - Episode 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yKCP...eature=related

Halo 3 Mythbusters - Episode 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crCau...eature=related

Halo 3 Mythbusters - Episode 4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfDPx...eature=related

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Oct 17, 2008, 03:11 AM
 
Grifball is up!



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Oct 17, 2008, 03:30 AM
 
By the way, awesome videos Stogie...it's good to know you can crouch-walk over trip mines and not set them off.
     
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Oct 17, 2008, 02:47 PM
 
I can has achievement hunting tonight?
     
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Oct 17, 2008, 03:49 PM
 
What time?

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Oct 17, 2008, 03:57 PM
 
My guess is between 10-11 EST
     
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Oct 17, 2008, 04:00 PM
 
Cool. I'll be on. Sek?

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Oct 17, 2008, 04:21 PM
 
Probably not that early, but if you guys are still on around 12 EST then I'm game.
     
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What will your projected BAC be?
     
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I'm shooting for .200

My BWC will be off the charts though
     
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Oct 17, 2008, 06:18 PM
 
I am so not getting into a Warthog with you tonight.
     
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Oct 17, 2008, 06:58 PM
 
i could make an appearance.... depends on how busy the bar is, its homecoming weekend
     
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Oct 20, 2008, 07:11 AM
 
Gentlemen, is anyone planning to purchase Far Cry 2 tomorrow?
     
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Oct 20, 2008, 09:37 AM
 
Originally Posted by Andy8 View Post
Gentlemen, is anyone planning to purchase Far Cry 2 tomorrow?
Indeed, although likely for PC not XBox.
     
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Oct 20, 2008, 10:34 AM
 
I played 6 games of Grifball Friday. I lost all 6. **** Grifball.
     
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Oct 20, 2008, 12:26 PM
 
Originally Posted by Andy8 View Post
Gentlemen, is anyone planning to purchase Far Cry 2 tomorrow?
Yeppers. Obviously, the PC version.
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Oct 20, 2008, 12:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I played 6 games of Grifball Friday. I lost all 6. **** Grifball.
Your ball-handling skills need improvement.
     
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Everything could use improvement.
     
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Oct 20, 2008, 01:23 PM
 
Well then, do I have a deal for you!

Fatty's Halo 3 School

For just $99.95 I'll teach you everything you need to become a Brigadier!* Fall Semester registration begins today!

Classes are as follows:

'Nade 101 - Basic 'nade primer course. What are 'nades? Where do I find them? What do they do?

Frantic Jumping 101 - Highlights frequent use of the 'A' button.

Sniping 101 - Hand exercises for quick reflexes. Camping skills. Betrayal lecture for when n00bs steal your rifle.

Advanced Halo Etiquette 205 - Covers trash-talking, teabagging, 'your mother' jokes, racist comments, incoherent screaming and/or obnoxious indecipherable rap music.

Battle-Rifle 310 - Advanced theory of Halo 3's super-weapon. Covers tactics like strafing, jumping, jump-strafing, and remaining still. Focus on headshots.

Running Away 500 - Learn how to trick your enemies with cowardice. 100-page thesis due. Prerequisites (BR 301, 'Nade 101)









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Oct 20, 2008, 01:26 PM
 
That reminds me, in one of the pre-game lobbies Friday night, some douche was talking so loudly I muted him and still faintly heard him over some other dude's mic.
     
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Oct 21, 2008, 05:32 AM
 
Originally Posted by slpdLoad View Post
Indeed, although likely for PC not XBox.
I haz it now.

Shall report back after some game time.
     
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Oct 21, 2008, 11:58 AM
 
Well, I finally got my Live Gold subscription, yesterday. Got into a Halo training match through the matchmaking and got slaughtered in 2 deathmatch games. I swear the winner doesn't need any more "training" as he had 25 kills to my 6 or 7. I think he was aptly named too - "Lurker" something or other. Lurking to kill us trainees. Ho well, I did have fun. Eventually I'll have to find a team CTF or team oddball game once I practice a bit more.

I used to have fun in Halo 1 on the Mac driving the Warthogs. I used to be good enough to slide the Warthog in just right on the CTF Blood Gulch map to be right beside the base door. But I'm a bit rusty and I've got to get used to the console controls yet.
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Oct 21, 2008, 12:01 PM
 
There's always the off-chance it was a douche on his 2nd or 3rd or 74th account.
     
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Oct 26, 2008, 09:11 PM
 
Having loads of fun this weekend with Double EXP point for 3 Ball Oddball. Made it to Sergeant already. Gotta improve my skill level though. Still haven't perfected the melee, or the shoot enough to melee. Half the time, we both kill each other... I'd like to survive.
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Oct 26, 2008, 09:29 PM
 
The system is set-up in such a matter that the dual-death is the most likely outcome.
     
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Oct 27, 2008, 11:37 AM
 
Or accordingto Stogieman's Halo 3 Myth link #1, I've go to melee a person's right shoulder, which assinates them. Ie. if you attack them from their right (rather than from the front or left), you have a chance of assinating them. Interesting.
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Oct 29, 2008, 10:25 PM
 
I'm getting better. I'm starting to learn what I'm good at (double plasma rifles, double brute spikers, melee), and what I'm not good at (battle rifle).

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Oct 29, 2008, 11:10 PM
 
You say you're no good with the BR, but it's your #2 weapon.
     
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Oct 30, 2008, 08:08 AM
 
Originally Posted by Leonard View Post
I'm getting better. I'm starting to learn what I'm good at (double plasma rifles, double brute spikers, melee), and what I'm not good at (battle rifle).

Fun fact – let's say a Plasma Rifle does 20 pts of damage; Once you equip a second one, the pair only does 30 pts of damage – 15 each.
bungie crippled two-handed fighting in the game, which is why you almost never see it outside the lower ranks.
     
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Oct 30, 2008, 09:59 AM
 
Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
You say you're no good with the BR, but it's your #2 weapon.
That's mainly because I've only found out in the last couple of days that I'm better at the double weapons than the battle rifle, the battle rifle is more popular (it's given to you in alot of maps), and in some maps it's hard to find two handed weapons (the two weapons are separated by some distance). As well, I tend to use the two weapons until I get close, and then melee, the guy, so some of the two-handed weapon kills are under the melee, in a way. At first I kept on trying to use the BR and get better at it. It used to be my #1 weapon.

It's interesting to hear that you don't get the full strength of both weapons when you have two. Thanks for the info.

It's kinda strange they added the achievements for the Mythic maps already, but I guess they just decided to add all the updates in one update.

Also had that "Your NAT is not open" message presented to me and fixed it. Put my Xbox 360's IP in my router's DMZ.
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Oct 30, 2008, 10:32 AM
 
My take: The BR is so badass that even if you suck at it you'll get most of your kills with it.

Stick with it, dual-wielding power has been GREATLY reduced in H3. In Halo 2 it was a different ballgame.
     
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Oct 30, 2008, 03:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
The PC version of Halo 3 will come out around the same time as Half Life 2 for the Mac.
Which is never.
Nah. Halo 3 PC will just release as a Windows 7 exclusive alongside its release in 2010.
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Oct 30, 2008, 03:46 PM
 
I heard it'll happen as soon as sek hits general.
preemptive **** you sek, for whatever he hits me back with.
     
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That one hurt.
     
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Oct 30, 2008, 04:01 PM
 
No fair, you can't counter my post with guilt.
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Oct 30, 2008, 05:18 PM
 
At least you're not a Staff Captain.

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
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Living Dead playlist up.
     
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Oct 31, 2008, 12:58 AM
 
Ahh, my favorite Double EXP playlist ever.

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Oct 31, 2008, 01:21 AM
 
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Oct 31, 2008, 08:51 AM
 
I gotta get a picture of my hiding spot on Guardian last night. Not, too clever, but I enjoyed it.
     
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Oct 31, 2008, 11:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar V View Post
I gotta get a picture of my hiding spot on Guardian last night. Not, too clever, but I enjoyed it.
There's a hiding spot on Guardian?
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There's two that I've seen.

One guy got an untouchable last night in Living dead hiding up in the tree next to the sniper rifle base.
     
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Got my first Hell's Janitor!

     
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