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Large Hadron Collider Named "Halo"

Posted September 18, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

You know that Large Hadron Collider that will answer some fundamental questions about the nature of our existence (or destroy us all) when it fires particles together in October? The Royal Society of Chemistry in London held a contest to change its name recently, apparently after too many accidental misspellings of "Hadron".

They asked ordinary citizens to suggest names, and the most popular, by far, was...are you ready..."HALO".

According to the Royal Society:  "Halo conjures visions of radiant beauty, power and wisdom. The circle of light reflects the collider's form; it is a crowning achievement of science and engineering. It also gives more than a nod to the experiment's importance to religious debate."

And Master Chief.

Hit the jump for some of the more than 2,500 rejected names.

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Xbox Live Rocks The Vote

Posted August 21, 2008 - By jmanalang

Starting August 25, make a difference in your country and pause that Halo 3 online mutliplayer to register to vote on Xbox Live.

Microsoft announced today that they have partnered with Rock The Vote to bring voter registration to Xbox live. "To realize our goal of registering 2 million young Americans by this fall, we need to go where young Americans are, and there's no doubt in our minds that many are on Xbox 360 and Xbox Live," said by Rock The Vote director Heather Smith. Presidential polls and forums will also be provided by Microsoft.

"If Xbox Live were a state, it would rank as the country's seventh largest, giving it approximately 20 electoral votes," said by Microsoft. The state of Xbox Live is currently populated by 12 million users, and is known for their corn agriculture, also endless hours of online play. So go ahead and register, and don't stop making a difference in society--cause we can't stop, and we won't stop. Eh eh...eh eh.

McFarlane Toys will be offering a set of two Halo 3 action figures at this year's Comic-Con. An exclusive Spartan Soldier (EVA "HellSpartan" ) will be paired with an exclusive clear Spartan Soldier (CQB Active-camouflage ) figure in a comic-con only pack.

The two exclusive figures have a limited production run of 3,000 each, and will be hard to get: You'll need to go to McFarlane Toys' Comic-Con booth #2601 to receive a card with complete details and instructions to buy them online  but only as a combo.

There will be a limit of one card per person, and one set per card.

So go! Get 'em! Or weep on eBay next week.

After the non-announcement of a new Bungie Halo game at E3 08, many thought the announcement would come at this year's Comic-Con. Sorry, Charlie: No new Halo was announced at the ComicCon Halo round-table.

Although lots of fan questions were answered, no bombshells were revealed, save the fact that we will not see Master Chief's face in a game anytime soon. "Look in the mirror, and that's Master Chief's face," we were told.

Remember how Bungie was going to announce something at E3 this year and then they offered an apology instead:

"For the last several months, we've been building toward a reveal of something exciting that Bungie is working on," studio President Harold Ryan wrote. "We were looking forward to sharing that with our fan community during the week of E3. However, those plans were changed by our publisher."

According to the L.A. Times, the Halo announcement was cut from Microsoft E3 press conference because it would have made the event go on too long (?).

 "We had an embarrassment of riches," Don Mattrick said. "We felt we could do this game more justice with a more dedicated event."

We guess that that long demo of You're in the Movies was pretty important. We'll let you know more about Bungie's game when we know it, of course.

LATimes: Microsoft explains Halo's no-show at E3 game conference

'Halo Wars' Not Until 2009

Posted July 16, 2008 - By jmanalang

Originally expected for a late 2008 release, ShackNews reports that Halo Wars will not be released "until the first half of 2009", confirmed by Microsoft. The real-time strategy title, developed by Age of Empires creators Ensemble Studios, puts players in a whole new perspective of the Halo universe as they take control of the UNSC fleet. No official release date was ever announced, but many also expected that the game would make an appearance at this year's E3 - where it was no where to be found.

But Microsoft has assured us that a new Halo title from Bungie is currently under development. Stay tuned for more E3 2008 coverage.

ShackNews: No Halo Wars in 2008

E3 is still sizzling and the news just keeps on getting better. In an interview with MTV Multiplayer, Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business head Don Mattrick confirmed that Bungie is working on a new Halo title. Mattrick was not apparently concerned that Microsoft did not bring any Halo content to E3 as their conference on Monday was already loaded with enough content (no such thing) to get us all excited.

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'Halo Wars' Story Trailer

Posted July 14, 2008 - By bleahy

Check out the brand-new story trailer for Halo Wars, the upcoming RTS game based on the epic Halo universe from Ensemble Studios and Microsoft.

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Nugget From The Net

Posted July 11, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

This is video is a little old, but we don't care. This kid makes Halo 3 weapons out of cardboard. He's much cooler than you.

Around The Net

Posted October 30, 2007 - By Eugene Morton

Cheerleader Gets It

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