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#1 UyghurWolf

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 05:52 PM

HOLY CRAP
Lots of info.

Includes info about sword, pistol, brute chopper, new maps (which inlcude Last Resort, Epitaph, and Shrine), and some other stuff. Brute Chopper ftw.

Edited by UyghurWolf, 29 May 2007 - 05:54 PM.


#2 UHYVE

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 05:57 PM

Huh, I thought that the magnum wasn't going to be dual weildable, interesting.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 06:01 PM

http://i10.photobuck...k101/magnum.jpg
Magnum

http://i10.photobuck...nk101/sword.jpg
Energy Sword

http://i10.photobuck...k101/wraith.jpg
Wraith

http://i10.photobuck...rutechopper.jpg
Brute Chopper

http://i10.photobuck...radarjammer.jpg
Radar Jammer



Shrine - A UNSC battle cruiser looms menacingly over Shrine's sprawling sand dunes. Shrine is the largest map ever to appear in a Halo game, so Bungie put a key emphasis on vehicle-on-vehicle combat. Shrine has few ties to older Halo 2 maps, but its massive size recalls Relic.

http://i10.photobuck...k101/shrine.jpg

http://i10.photobuck...101/shrine2.jpg



Epitaph - Epitaph is an arcane Forerunner cathedral-like structure that towers above the surrounding wasteland. The central killing floor is crisscrossed with elevated walkways, exterior hallways, and lifts. It's a spiritual successor to Halo 2 maps like Colossus, Gemini, and Midship.


http://i10.photobuck...101/epitaph.jpg

http://i10.photobuck...01/epitaph2.jpg

http://i10.photobuck...01/epitaph3.jpg

Last Resort - Zanzibar, one of Halo 2's most beloved maps, has been rebuilt and rechristened Last Resort for Halo 3. This industrial site is almost twice as big, with a less cluttered internal layout and more paths into the flag room.

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Secret Map - Bungie sneakily sent us two mysterious concept paintings labeled only as "Work in Progress Map." We see the icey motif and pray for a new Lockout, but only Bungie knows the truth.

http://i10.photobuck...ysterylevel.jpg

???






Create a Spartan:

Tired of staring at Master Chief's ugly mug? Halo 3's online mode offers new armor permutations that allow players to customize their personas from head to toe. Will the Covenant Elite player models be eligible for similar upgrades? Only Bungie knows.


http://i10.photobuck...k101/custom.jpg
http://i10.photobuck...101/custom1.jpg
http://i10.photobuck...101/custom2.jpg
http://i10.photobuck...101/custom3.jpg
http://i10.photobuck...tom4.jpgGameFAQ boards--Go32111


Looks Awsome. Although this isn't from OXM it's from Gamepro. So who knows what OXM has instored.

Edited by Mr Vociferous, 30 May 2007 - 03:38 AM.


#4 MasterChief2829

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 06:22 PM

http://img413.images...aspartankl9.jpg
http://img259.images...vehiclesal3.jpg

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 06:40 PM

Shrine and ODST, giggity giggity goo.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 06:49 PM

Wierd. Form what I've read there are 4 armor variations. This only shows 2. The other two must look sick as hell from what we are seeing.

#7 MasterChief2829

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 06:58 PM

I wonder if the Spartan IIIs will still make an appearance in the SP...

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:21 PM

Sweet fancy Moses, the Chopper looks like a portable slaughterhouse. Can we get scans up of Shrine and Epitaph?

Edited by Kinetic, 29 May 2007 - 07:22 PM.


#9 PRO_KING

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:23 PM

wait so whats this chopper thing? does it go on land or air? or float like a ghost? Also, does anyone else think the giant map might have player controlled pellicans/phantoms?

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 07:49 PM

wait so whats this chopper thing? does it go on land or air? or float like a ghost?

Also, does anyone else think the giant map might have player controlled pellicans/phantoms?



http://i10.photobuck...k101/shrine.jpg

Looks like it can do both.

#11 vociferous

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 08:12 PM

Wierd. Form what I've read there are 4 armor variations. This only shows 2. The other two must look sick as hell from what we are seeing.

There are more than four.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 09:43 PM

those are from Bungie.net. sorry guys. The OXM mag has it on the cover. I don't have a scan up but someone at bungie.net uploaded the cover that says the maps will be revealed. I have a feeling the 3 that the MS internals saw. Also that quote is from Tom over at Bungie. He stated that the main purpose of the beta is datamining...blah blah blah...and thn said that alot of the graphical polish was missing. He said the maps will look and play alot smoother come fall. As for custom games...I played them and got some videos. The options are crazy but some of the stuff isn't finished (I'm backing up Voc who said we get custom games before this was over...I 100% agree but the fact that some options are not working) Also I used the wairth. It is weaker on powerboost and has same plasma blast but has mounted turret to be used by passenger. Check my upload for short video. BTW for any trip gods out there....God mode is in. Also Pistol whores.....your not going to be happy. The pistol sucks still..while more powerful as the article says.....it's rate of fire killed it. I should get OXM soon (june 7th) and I'll try to post what I can. Hopefully they will have played these maps so we can hear some more on them. Of course I know Bungie has 1 or 2 maps they are saving for the real game.

Edited by quickshade, 29 May 2007 - 10:06 PM.


#13 Va1or

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 10:23 PM

http://aycu38.websho...03088687_rs.jpg

Edited by Mr Vociferous, 30 May 2007 - 08:18 AM.


#14 rustyf50

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 10:36 PM

This thread needs spoiler tags :(

#15 Va1or

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 10:42 PM

If Bungie releases it to the public it's not a spoiler.

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 10:47 PM

There's a reason the pistols and Wraiths were pulled. The Wraith's shots don't have enough arc. The boost seems sluggish. 2 shots from a missile pod kill it. 2 mortar shots kill it. There's something not right there... The pistol requires 5 shots to kill (given a headshot is shot 5), but (get this) 7 shots if it's dual-wielded. Which tells me that weapons are neutered 25% if they're being DW'd. So, in the right situation, a single SMG may seem more powerful, as we've observed. But, like I said, there's a reason these things aren't in the game. Tankball has potential. Sharpe, TX, and I played around with it. It took two Wraith mortar shots to take down the ball carrier. Shields are constantly being drained. When the shield goes away, it's like being normal. Dropping the ball immediately starts the shield recharge, and the ball can be picked up after the second-long shield recharge. The player moves like a slug, though. Maybe that's why the mode is out for now. It's unreal. Longhornie sniped me a few times when I had the ball. It would probably take about 4 or 5 snipe shots to drain the shields, and then one or two more to kill. We played with low gravity and 300% movement speed. It was ... not fun. I'll leave it at that.

#17 Va1or

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Posted 29 May 2007 - 10:49 PM

If anyone finds good scans, post the link here.

#18 El Leone

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 12:17 AM

Holy crap, can't wait untill this is updated onto Bungie and given the full write down (or alternatively good quaility scans but they're both good). I really want more details on Shrine, as I'm really interested on how they're gonna concentrate on the vechical to vechical combat in mutiplayer. Armour custimisation looks awesome as well, but I think I'll stick with the MC model as I love the design and don't feel the need to change it.

#19 broony

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 12:35 AM

Yeah if anyone can host scans themseleves I would appreciate it, my work blocks any games related content in the meta tags so I can get to gamefaqs. [Sorry. We can't host any scans here. The magazine should be out in the next week or two. - Voc]

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 01:36 AM

Looking at that better scan of the Spartans on the first page, is it me or does it look like they've changed the BR model again? Unless thy just took the pictures awhile ago when the model wasn't updated and then supplied them out.

Edited by El Leone, 30 May 2007 - 01:43 AM.




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