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Halo 3
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Description

Halo 3 marked the Xbox 360 debut of Microsoft and Bungie's blockbuster first-person shooter. Released on September 25, 2007, it wraps up the Master Chief storyline that began in Halo: Combat Evolved on the first Xbox. It is among the most popular online multiplayer games for the system to date.

News

Greenberg: Halo 3 has outsold six PS3 exclusives combined
Written by John Scalzo on 06/09/10
A little pre-E3 slap fighting amongst executives.

Halo 3 gets Mythic Map Pack 2 on February 2
Written by John Scalzo on 01/21/10
ODST-exclusive maps can be downloaded by the general public soon.

Halo 3 is top Xbox Live game of 2009
Written by John Scalzo on 01/11/10
While Battlefield 1943 takes the crown as the bestselling XBLA game.

Full broadcast schedule for Halo Legends on Xbox Live
Written by John Scalzo on 11/20/09
'The Duel' will be available to download in just a few hours.

Halo Legends debuts on Halo Waypoint on November 7
Written by John Scalzo on 11/03/09
The first episode of the Halo anime is just one part of the first wave of Halo Waypoint content.

Contributors and cover art for Halo: Evolutions revealed
Written by John Scalzo on 10/27/09
Return to the Halo universe with ther franchise's first short story collection.

Modern Warfare 2, Halo 3: ODST Xbox 360 bundles announced
Written by John Scalzo on 09/16/09
And the MW2 bundle will include a 250GB Xbox 360 system. Whoa.

Halo Waypoint launching November 5
Written by John Scalzo on 09/11/09
Your one stop Halo shop is coming to Xbox Live soon.

Microsoft officially drops the price on Xbox 360 Elite
Written by John Scalzo on 08/27/09
Get it for $299 starting tomorrow!

Halo short story collection coming this November
Written by John Scalzo on 08/14/09
With stories from Eric Nylund, Tobias Buckell and Karen Traviss.

More details on Halo Legends; first trailer revealed
Written by John Scalzo on 07/25/09
Halo Legends is going to be huge. See just how huge inside.

Halo Legends anime series announced
Written by John Scalzo on 07/23/09
The Master Chief will get the chance to conquer an entirely new medium now.

Bungie details Halo 3: ODST multiplayer maps
Written by John Scalzo on 07/07/09
Three new maps for your fraggin' pleasure.

Halo 3, Fable II added to Xbox 360 Elite 'Game of the Year Bundle'
Written by John Scalzo on 04/21/09
Halo 3 and Fable II will be bundled with all Elite systems for a limited time.

Forerunner novel trilogy and Halo Encyclopedia in the works
Written by John Scalzo on 04/07/09
More books based on Halo than you can shake a "Shh!" at.

Map packs for Halo 3, Left 4 Dead, Gears of War 2 and Fallout 3 dated
Written by John Scalzo on 03/23/09
Xbox 360 gamers will get a chance to expand their games very soon.

Wii Fit tops Halo 3's total US sales
Written by John Scalzo on 03/21/09
And Nintendo's fitness phenom has the sales total of the PS3 in its sights.

Halo 3: ODST will ship with all of Halo 3's MP maps
Written by John Scalzo on 02/09/09
Halo fans will have plenty of multiplayer chances this Fall.

Most played Xbox 360, Xbox & XBLA games of 2008
Written by John Scalzo on 01/05/09
You'll never guess which game came in first.

Halo 3 passes 8 million in sales; Xbox 360 at 17 million
Written by John Scalzo on 01/04/08
Mass Effect blows away all sales predictions as well.

Halo 3's first DLC: Heroic Map Pack
Written by Matt Swider on 11/19/07
Three new maps are coming to Halo 3 on Dec. 11 via Xbox Live.

Xbox Live is Five
Written by Ashley Coomer on 11/10/07
Xbox Live's fifth anniversary celebration this month, with developers playing online.

Magazine Watching: Bungie working on new IP, Halo 3 DLC and more Halo games
Written by John Scalzo on 11/09/07
Bungie's plate is very full indeed.

Moviemakers blame Halo 3 for lackluster box office
Written by John Scalzo on 10/16/07
The world's tiniest violin plays for movie studio bosses.

Bungie / Microsoft split confirmed
Written by John Scalzo on 10/05/07
Wow, how's that for a Friday surprise?

Halo 3 passes $300 million mark in sales
Written by John Scalzo on 10/04/07
And it's a system seller as well.

Halo 3 racks up $170 million in sales
Written by John Scalzo on 09/27/07
Microsoft's blockbuster franchise had a very big day.

Jack Thompson targets Halo 3
Written by John Scalzo on 09/22/07
And people thought Thompson was nuts before...

See Halo 3 for Xbox 360 for free on an iMAX screen
Written by Matt Swider on 08/21/07
Bungie will preview the game tonight at 10 PM in Seattle.

Halo 3 passes one million pre-orders
Written by John Scalzo on 08/09/07
That's at least $60,000,000. Dr. Evil would be proud.

Halo 3 to finish the fight on September 25
Written by John Scalzo on 05/16/07
Fanboys, start your countdown.

Halo 3 Fact Sheet
Written by John Scalzo on 05/14/07
In honor of the impending multiplayer beta, MS lays down the hard facts about Halo.

Halo 3 beta begins May 16
Written by John Scalzo on 04/10/07
More multiplayer mayhem this May.

Halo 3 ad is online (and on Live) now
Written by John Scalzo on 12/04/06
Get your Master Chief on.

Halo 3 multiplayer demo in Spring 2007
Written by John Scalzo on 11/15/06
Oh yeah...

The first Halo 3 details
Written by John Scalzo on 10/30/06
Hurry! Halo 3 news! Hurry!

E3 2006: GTA4, Halo 3 and more from MS Conference
Written by John Scalzo on 05/09/06
Grand Theft Auto IV, a 360 exclusive? Uh oh.

Gates: 'Halo 3 will come out when it's done'
Written by John Scalzo on 01/10/06
I guess PS3 vs Halo 3 is just a memory now.

Gates confirms Halo 3
Written by John Scalzo on 05/16/05
Microsoft's big man confirms Halo 3 is coming... next spring!

Reviews

Review
Written by Troy Matsumiya on 10/05/07
The fight has finally been finished as Halo 3 is finally here.

Previews

Beta Impressions
Written by Nick Doukas on 05/24/07
Halo 3 will be in our hot little hands in September. But until Bungie is ready to let us finish the fight, there's a beta to be played.

Cheat Codes

Achievements
Written by John Scalzo on 09/25/07
Achieve it in Halo 3.

Specials

Halo Legends Blu-ray Review
Written by Jason Young on 02/23/10
You can finally play Halo in your PS3 with Halo Legends, a Blu-ray compilation of seven stories from the Halo universe.

Navigating the Halo Waypoint
Written by Kyle Williams on 11/09/09
We delve into Halo Waypoint, Xbox Live's latest timesink and a must see destination for everyone that needs to know all there is to know about Halo.

District 9: The Halo Movie That Never Was?
Written by Troy Matsumiya on 08/21/09
As District 9 continues to burn up the box office and win the hearts of geeks and critics everywhere, one writer laments what could have been had Neill Blomkamp and Peter Jackson been able to make a Halo movie.

Comic-Con 2009 Shoulda Been Called Halo-Con
Written by John Scalzo on 07/27/09
Microsoft, Bungie, anime, movies, Peter Jackson... Halo. The biggest gaming franchise of the last decade took over Comic-Con and we have all the latest.

Halo Evolved: The Future of the Franchise
Written by Kyle Williams on 02/12/09
Halo Week closes out with our speculative look at the twists and turns the franchise could take in the future.

What Developers Can Learn From Halo's Online Formula
Written by Kyle Williams on 02/11/09
Our ongoing Halo Week coverage continues with our examination into how Bungie changed online gaming forever and what other developers can learn from them.

52 Games We'll Still Be Playing From 2007: The Top 12
Written by GT Staff on 01/04/08
We've reached the end of our weeklong look at our favorite games of the year with The Top 12.

Games Go Hollywood: A Look at Games in TV and Movies
Written by John Scalzo on 11/07/07
From Halo 3 on Scrubs to Guitar Hero appearing on tonight's episode of South Park, video games have been showing up on TV shows a lot recently. We look into this new trend.

E3 07: Microsoft Press Conference
Written by Matt Swider on 07/12/07
Microsoft played it safe and steady with their E3 2007 presentation. Here's our full report.

Halo 3 Vs. Warhawk: Battle of the Betas
Written by Matt Swider on 07/05/07
With both betas just a distant memory now, we look back at which one emerged victorious in this grueling 12 round battle of the betas.

The Video Game Librarian: The Halo Graphic Novel
Written by Byron Tsang on 08/23/06
Peer inside the pages of this comic take on Bungie's epic trilogy with Byron as he looks at The Halo Graphic Novel.

E3 2006: Microsoft's Gambit...
Written by Nick Doukas on 05/10/06
Nick takes a look at Microsoft's Press Conference and lets us all know he really wants Halo 3 and Gears of War. You and everybody else my friend.

E3 2006: Booth Babes or Bust...
Written by Nick Doukas on 05/08/06
Microsoft plans to ramp up the Xbox 360's library this year with lots of must-have titles and here are the ones Nick wants to learn more about.

E3 2006: One Month to Go ? Xbox 360 Perspective
Written by Glenn Wigmore on 04/13/06
With E3 right around the corner, Glenn takes a look ahead at what might be up Microsoft's sleeve.

The Video Game Librarian: A Librarian's Look at the Xbox 360 Launch
Written by John Scalzo on 11/16/05
As if the Xbox 360 launch hasn't been analyzed in enough ways already, here comes the librarian's perspective.

E3 2005: Microsoft Press Conference
Written by Glenn Wigmore on 05/17/05
Glenn gives you the scoop on the Microsoft E3 Press Conference, with all the Xbox 360 details you need to know.

Trivia

Trivia
Written by John Scalzo on 09/26/07
Halo 3 (Xbox 360)

Videos

Videos
Written by John Scalzo on 10/26/07
Master Chief in motion.


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INFO BOX
PLATFORM:
Xbox 360
PUBLISHER:
Microsoft
DEVELOPER:
Bungie
GENRE: First Person Shooter
PLAYERS:   1-16
RELEASE DATE:
September 25, 2007
ESRB RATING:
Mature


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