Characters of ODST will appear in Halo: Reach

Halo 3: ODST was pretty much a success for Bungie. However, there has not yet been any indications that the developer is interested at all in putting out more of these adventures of ODST. What this means is that he really does not have any interest in putting out any downloadable content. This game was just a one time only sort of thing. We have not, however, seen the last of the characters that were introduced by Bungie in Halo 3: ODST. In a interview with Bungie after they had released the game, Joseph Statten, who is both the writer and the creative director, mentioned something about Buck. Buck is voiced by the actor Nathon Fillion.

“I can’t comment on any future plans for our ODSTs,” said Statten. “But it would be a shame if we made a game about the planet Reach — a place where Buck, the ODST’s squad leader, was known to be — and not have him appear in some way shape or form…”

All that is being said here is that Fillion will have a role in Reach because Buck is for sure wanted to come back.

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Halo: ODST MSNBC Gameplay

MSNBC has some footage of the upcoming Halo title, Halo: ODST. This was the first footage of the game I’ve seen, and while I didn’t see anything that was too amazing in the multiplayer form, the missions were looking pretty awesome. Check out the video for yourself and tell me what you think.

Halo: ODST Footage

Are you going to be buying this game at midnight? How about the first week? I think I’ll be waiting until after the initial responses to the game before purchasing it, and even then I’ll have to see after the damage Call of Duty 6 and Assassins Creed 2 does to my wallet.

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Finally, Recon Armor

Ever since the introduction of an armor that not everybody could get, it has been the most coveted item in the game. It has been begged for, it has encouraged users to spend hundreds of hours creating custom maps or game ideas, it has created those picture chain letters through sending a photo claiming you’ll get it by sending it to 25 others, and even caused a friend of my to follow and team kill a creator around all game, just to get the armor.

Finally, I see that Bungie is giving us a clear way of getting the Recon Armor. On July 7th (Bungie Day) we can play the creators of the game in some special playlists that feature 32 new map varients. How exactly you get it, they didn’t say. I’m guessing it has something to do with not only playing with one of the creators, but probably killing one.

If you want to get Recon Armor to show off in front of your friends, you’ll have 24 hours to try and unlock it. If you see a masterchief with a flaming helmet, you’re playing with a creator. Get excited, because I’m sure Recon has something to do with playing with a creator.

Halo 3: ODST Collector Pack

Halo 3: ODST Collectors Pack is going to be exclusively released at Gamestops throughout the United States. If you live outside of the US you can purchase it at just about any store selling the game. With the purchase of the Halo 3: ODST Collectors Pack you will receive a customized Halo 3: ODST painted controller and of course, a harder case made of a light metal.

If you decide to reserve your copy you will get a code so that you can play the new co op campaign with Srg. Johnson instead of Masterchief (why would you want to do that?). Anybody who picks it up at Gamestop will also receive the exclusive demo to the new Halo: Reach game. These demo codes will be highly sought after. If you buy the game, make the extra drive to a Gamestop and sell this demo code if you don’t want it. You can easily get $20-30 for it.

Halo Wars DLC

The DLC for Halo Wars will be for the multiplayer modes. Apparently, they weren’t that entertaining to begin with and so they are taking this oppertunity to add more to the game that probably should have been on the disc in the first place. The three new game mods are called Tug of War, Keepaway, and Reinforcement.

The price will be 800 microsoft points which equals $10. I haven’t even bought this game yet and this additional DLC makes me think I made the right choice. How have you liked Halo Wars? I’m a pretty hard core halo fan, but I didn’t get this game. It’s probably because I didn’t ever beat Halo 1 as I didn’t have an Xbox, and I skipped all the campaign videos in Halo 2 when I finally got my Xbox 360. I think it’s more of a game somebody following the storyline would get.

Halo Movie

Haven’t heard much about it, but rumors are going around that the movie is going to be releasing in 2010 or 2011. I can’t even give you a source for that, only that my friend who barely follows anything in the video gaming industry told me those years. He works at a movie theatre if that gives him any validness.

Just thought I’d get something quick up. I’m excited for the movie. It should have been out years ago had they not gone bankrupt.

Mythic Map Pack Sucks!

I just downloaded the mythic map earlier today, and let me be the first to tell you, it sucks! The sand map was probably the one I’d heard the most about. I’d heard they were really focusing on the forge mode for it. Well in reality, when you go to forge and clear the map, there is really much they can do with it. If we don’t have many options in forge, what is the point of doing a map based upon the forge options if we aren’t given much of an oppertunity to forge it.

Orbital and Assembly are both rather strange maps. They are both pretty cramped maps. There isn’t much room to manuever and get away from grenades and recharge your shields. You can get shot from very far distances in very cramped quarters. Personally, eventhough these maps aren’t going to be free to us, probably ever, unless you want the achievements. They are nothing special, so it’s no race to get the map pack. You’ll need 800 Microsoft Points for the map pack.

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