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View Poll Results: Are you buying it?
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Well, yeah! 7 votes (38.89%)
Probably. It's not at the top of my list though. 2 votes (11.11%)
Nope. I hate Halo. 6 votes (33.33%)
I'm holding off; I don't know if I'm interested anymore 3 votes (16.67%)
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Nov 5, 2010, 01:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I don't think so either. Better question, perhaps: Will it beat the MW2 thread?
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Nov 5, 2010, 03:39 PM
 
Just wait until the new maps are released. This thread is going to soar!





Whatever, this thread was created by Jawbone. It was destined to fail.

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Nov 5, 2010, 03:48 PM
 
Excellent strategy. Rally us around our shared hate of Jawbone.
     
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Nov 7, 2010, 01:27 AM
 
These Fails of the Week are hilarious.

http://roosterteeth.com/archive/episode.php?id=1691
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Nov 7, 2010, 11:35 AM
 
I almost closed the window because those damn Glee advertisements were so long. I'm glad I didn't. That video was stocked full of some great fails. My top 2:

1. The Ghost missing the AFK player.
2. Guy gets tossed out of a warthog and is killed by a tree.

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Nov 7, 2010, 11:05 PM
 
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I almost closed the window because those damn Glee advertisements were so long.
Yeah, I didn't care for the advertising either...

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2. Guy gets tossed out of a warthog and is killed by a tree.
I loved the warthog out of control on paradiso that flips and flips, but the other warthog fail would be #2, too. I'd say he wasn't wearing his seatbelt, but he was gunning. LOL

The one with the auto-lock rockets is hilarious too.

The commentary is great too... I love those Achievement Hunter videos.
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Nov 12, 2010, 12:02 AM
 
Halfway through my Legendary run of the campaign. I just finished the "Long Night of Solace" mission. On to "Exodus" Friday or Saturday.

As well I got the 2 invasion achievements (Skunked, Knife to a Gun Fight) - I now have 43 of 49 achievements.
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Nov 12, 2010, 06:07 PM
 
"Long Night of Solace" was one of the harder missions on Legendary. Exodus was fairly easy until the very end. Here's a tip on how you can easily take out the two Wraiths.

When you meet up with the ODSTs grab a jet pack. One of them is firing at the Banshees with a rocket launcher. Swap weapons with him. You can use the first 3 rockets to take out the tougher brutes later in the mission but make sure to save that last rocket. Keep pressing through the mission until you board the Falcon and man the turret. Once you land on the beach, run over to the Warthog and give the passenger your rocket launcher. (The AI has unlimited ammo.) Drive the Warthog and let the AI take out the Wraiths with rockets. Once the Wraiths and Ghosts are gone, the rest is fairly easy. Use the DMR and Needle Riffle to take out Brutes from a distance.

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Nov 12, 2010, 07:34 PM
 
I never played the Campaign. The closest I got was helping Dakar and my brother do some challenges. Don't feel like I missed much. I probably won't touch the Black Ops campaign either.
     
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Nov 13, 2010, 11:15 PM
 
Exodus was easier than the first time I went through it. I guess experience helps. I know what to expect. There seems to be more ammo this time around, I guess I'm just finding more.

On to Alexandria. It has more elites, which are a pain.

Thanks Stogie for the tips on Exodus. They helped, too.
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Nov 14, 2010, 09:28 PM
 
New Alexandria was fun. I was worried about the Elite in the bottom of the hospital on the first jammer, but I just flew over him and avoided him like I did on my heroic run. On to The Package.

Too bad I didn't save that MP game where this warthog went flipping past my ghost and I got an easy double kill. Would have made a good movie for this thread.
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Nov 15, 2010, 09:31 PM
 
Had an excellent Elite Slayer match today. Went 27-12 for a +15 spread and my team won 50-44!

There were a couple of hilarious grenade sticks where I stuck one guy and him and his teammate blew up.
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Nov 16, 2010, 02:08 AM
 
Another Fails of the Week video. The last one really demonstrates just how bad the AI driving in this game is.

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Nov 17, 2010, 09:44 PM
 
So far, my Legendary run thru of "Pillar of Autumn" is going like a breeze compared to my Heroic run thru. I've found several mistakes I made in my Heroic run thru.

1. I wasted Rocket ammo - on this run thru I still have 4-5 rockets and I'm past the boneyard and in the first safe room, one battle before the hunters.

2. I didn't use the spartan laser at the ramp to the boneyard, probably because I was thinking of its use against vehicles - used it to kill 2 elites this time around.

3. How the hell did I miss the ammo hut to the left of the ramp to the boneyard?!?

I'll have to review the video of the secret ammo coming up ahead...
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Nov 17, 2010, 10:34 PM
 
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The last one really demonstrates just how bad the AI driving in this game is.
I never did let them drive.

Some of those shots where the person gets blown across the map are ridiculous.
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Nov 18, 2010, 05:18 PM
 
WTF?

Gamestop Accepting Pre-Orders For Halo: Reach DLC

Better pre-order now before they run out of DLC.

The sad thing is I may actually do this just to get the flaming avatar helmet.

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Nov 18, 2010, 05:19 PM
 
I hope there's a section in hell devoted to people who fed the GameStop troll.
     
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Nov 22, 2010, 05:24 PM
 
Finally, Bungie has started to increase the cR for the weekly challenges. Check out today's challenges.

Gunslinger - 1000 cR
Kill 100 enemies in Multiplayer Matchmaking

Pass the Rock - 1000 cR
Earn 20 assists in Multiplayer Matchmaking

Foggy Notion - 1400 cR
Complete a Campaign mission on Heroic with Cloud and Famine on.

A Satisfied Thirst - 1800 cR
Kill 250 Grunts in Firefight Matchmaking


Weekly challenge:

Dedication/Time - 16000 cR
Complete 16 Daily Challenges this week.

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Nov 22, 2010, 09:55 PM
 
Yeah, I noticed it. I'm going for it!
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Nov 24, 2010, 01:01 PM
 
Stogie already has 8 out 16 for the weekly challenge, and I have a measely 5 out of 16. Not bad so far!

I guess the new maps also come out in 2 days. Doesn't that land on Thanksgiving for the people in the US? Lots of new people will be trying out the maps I guess, then.
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Nov 24, 2010, 02:04 PM
 
I believe the new maps come out on the 30th. (Next Monday.)

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Do they come with tumbleweeds or are they adding them in a later update?
     
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Nov 24, 2010, 02:18 PM
 
GTFO and go play Hot Pursuit all by yourself.

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Do they come with tumbleweeds or are they adding them in a later update?
Hey, at least we can move around in our Halo maps, not like your puny sized CoD:BO maps!

Ooops, I called them maps, I should call them closet spaces!
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I seem to have struck a nerve.
     
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
I seem to have struck a nerve.
Hey, we (Stogie and I) got the same comment from you, when we intruded on the CoD thread. I quote:

GTFO

(**** no caps)
So I've kept my critcisms of CoD:BO to myself.

AND, just because HALO is #3 on the XBOX LIVE charts, doesn't mean there aren't a ton of players still playing and a ton of games to join.
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WTF is an ordanance weapon? Rocket launchers and grenade launchers?
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Hey, we (Stogie and I) got the same comment from you, when we intruded on the CoD thread. I quote:



So I've kept my critcisms of CoD:BO to myself.

AND, just because HALO is #3 on the XBOX LIVE charts, doesn't mean there aren't a ton of players still playing and a ton of games to join.
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WTF is an ordanance weapon? Rocket launchers and grenade launchers?
Ok got that challenge with the rocket launcher on reflections.
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Wait, did I actually strike a nerve?
I'm just saying you seem to want our sarcastic remarks of cod as much as we want your sarcastic remarks of Halo.

Now back to having some fun kill in' aliens. which is probably what you'll be doing next year in COD!
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I'm just saying you seem to want our sarcastic remarks of cod as much as we want your sarcastic remarks of Halo.
I'm good with a little friendly ball busting… on any day other than release.

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Now back to having some fun kill in' aliens. which is probably what you'll be doing next year in COD!
Ugh. Yet, if they skinned a CoD to match Halo, I'd probably like that better (than Halo, Custom games notwithstanding).
     
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Hmmmmmm.... Stogie's taking it easy! He's got a measly 9 out of 16, and I've got 13 out of 16 for the weekly challenge. I'm one day away from getting that 16,000 Cr.
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Nov 28, 2010, 12:07 AM
 
well, it looks like both of us got the weekly 16,000 Cr challenge yesterday.

I hope Bungie has another challenge like that this week!
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Nov 28, 2010, 01:48 AM
 
And now some hilariously GOOD kills...

YouTube - Halo: Reach - Top 10 Best Kills, 10.13

I like the invincible Elite.

I should make a movie of some of my grenade sticks...
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Nov 28, 2010, 12:26 PM
 
lolz

More fails of the weak

The last one is the best. What are the odds?
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Nov 30, 2010, 01:14 PM
 
Aside from the lower quality stream, i can't even be bothered to sit through their ad.

So, both of you guys getting the maps today?
     
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Nov 30, 2010, 02:55 PM
 
I got to finish editing a wedding video for a friend. So I won't be on much this week. I'll try to squeeze in a few games and post screenshots/videos.

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Originally Posted by Stogieman View Post
I got to finish editing a wedding video for a friend. So I won't be on much this week. I'll try to squeeze in a few games and post screenshots/videos.
I'll probably download them tomorrow. I've been putting off finishing Crackdown 2 for awhile, so I want to get back to that today. I've got the rest of the week to play Halo.

Do we get the new achievements with the DLC? I've only got 2 of the existing achievements to get ("if they came to hear me beg" and "wake up buttercup").
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Do we get the new achievements with the DLC? I've only got 2 of the existing achievements to get ("if they came to hear me beg" and "wake up buttercup").
Yeah, I already posted them on the previous page.

http://forums.macnn.com/77/gaming/42...8/#post4021926

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Oh, and this week's weekly challenge sucks ass. 1000 multiplayer kills for 7777cR. What happened to the 15k+ weekly challenges?

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Oh, and this week's weekly challenge sucks ass. 1000 multiplayer kills for 7777cR. What happened to the 15k+ weekly challenges?
Better than the last time it was around:
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So, you bastards aren't gonna give me a chance to beat up on the worst weekly challenge yet?

All in a Week's Work
Kill 1000 enemies in multiplayer Matchmaking this week.
4000 cR

It's so underpaid someone suggested 4000 must be the challenge cR cap.
I was fine with the rank cap and the daily credit cap, but this challenge cap is pathetic. They look like idiots with their arbitrary shit.
     
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Dang it, I'll need some coop assistance for Crackdown... So I downloaded the new Halo map pack. Breakpoint is big and there are a lot of nooks and crannies. Didn't get to try any of the other maps.
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Originally Posted by The Final Dakar View Post
Aside from the lower quality stream, i can't even be bothered to sit through their ad.

So, both of you guys getting the maps today?
I probably won't be on tonight, but yeah, I'll get it.
     
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Wait, you play this?

I was referring to stogie and leonard, since they're pretty much the only regular activity in this thread.
     
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I watched the video of it last night on Live. The maps looked pretty decent.

It'll get my interest for a few weeks till I'm bored with the game again.
     
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Wait, you play this?
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Damn, the cat's out of the bag.
Dakar's going to found out about our Halo meet-ups while he's not on!
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So I got a chance to play the new maps. Gotta say, I think they're an improvement. Well-balanced and fun.
     
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lolz

More fails of the weak

The last one is the best. What are the odds?
I've been on my ipad most of the week and it won't play these movies, so I just got to watch these on my laptop, and those have to be the best set of fails yet. Love the tank betrayal, the sniper betrayal, and the rocket through a falcon miss.

Watching these are worth waiting for the advertisement to finish.

I still cannot believe that rocket going through the passenger compartment of the falcon and not hitting anything!!!

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I've been on my ipad most of the week and it won't play these movies, so I just got to watch these on my laptop, and those have to be the best set of fails yet. Love the tank betrayal, the sniper betrayal, and the rocket through a falcon miss.

Watching these are worth waiting for the advertisement to finish.
Gotta love the YouTube app for iOS. Just search "Fails if the Weak" and watch the videos free of ads on your iPad.

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Gotta love the YouTube app for iOS. Just search "Fails if the Weak" and watch the videos free of ads on your iPad.
I'll happily sit through an ad if you have a Youtube link for this:
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