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Fans (read: TheFeed) who want to drive to work to the orchestral score of Halo 3 are in luck. The official soundtrack for Halo 3 will be released on:

November 20, 2007

The soundtrack will pack-in over two hours of music on 2 CD's from Martin O’Donnell and Michael Salvatori, the composers for the series.

In what has to be some of the haziest logic ever to come out of the spin machine that is Hollywood, studio executives are blaming Halo 3 for the poor box office numbers of Ben Stiller's The Heartbreak Kid. They further go on to note that, if everyone who logged into XBox Live to play the game over the weekend had bought a ticket for the film, there would have been another $27 million in sales, and that's without people bringing dates!

We're not sure which logic fails more totally here, the idea that all of the people playing Halo 3 were doing that specifically instead of going to see a poorly-reviewed Ben Stiller movie, or the idea that even a small percentage of them would be able to find dates to bring to said movie.

Either way, this is ludicrous.

1UP.com: Film Execs Blame Halo 3 for Poor Box Office

Still haven't picked up Halo 3 and want that sweet cat helmet? Head on over to Amazon.com at peep the 15% markdown ($20) that they have going.

Get 'em while they're good. Just for fun, here's Olivia licking the helmet! 

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(Via Gizmodo)

NBA Commissioner David Stern, you better listen up. "Agent Zero" Gilbert Arenas has been caught cheating at Halo 3, and we are here to demand his immediate suspension from basketball. Arenas has admitted to exploiting a cheat called "two-on-two," in which he plays against himself to build up experience points with no competition.

TheFeed calls for Arenas' immediate resignation from sports. What is happening to the legends of our sporting world? First Michael Vick, and now this? This is morally reprehensible. We agree with gamer GreenYoshiJosh when he says, "Your stats obviously show what a joke you are. I'd be so friggin embarrassed if I was him."

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Tags: Halo 3, News, Sports

Well boys and girls, Adam's back. No more rants and raves from across the Pacific. Nope, this time Adam is back at the G4 offices and taking on a topic that's sure to get you fired up: Halo 3 and the People Who Hate It. Adam lets loose like he's never done before and we want to know what you think. Share your thoughts below, or hop on our forums and let us know how Adam makes you feel.

Sessler's Soapbox - Dear Halo Haters... »


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'Halo 3' Gets Matchmaking Update

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Posted October 10, 2007 - By bleahy

Halo 3 got its first matchmaking update yesterday in a server-side patch. Bungie will do this throughout Halo 3's lifetime as they did with Halo 2.

The changes are all positive. Hit the jump for the list:

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G4tv.com's 'Halo 3' Group

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Posted October 8, 2007 - By bleahy

Want to organize games with fellow G4tv.com readers? Well log into Bungie.net and point yourself right here:

G4 Players Halo 3 Group

It's the bestest.

According to the man who was hired to direct it, the Halo movie is completely dead. Neill Blomkamp, who has been working on the project for the past few months, says that it's all due to the fact that the two studios, Universal and Fox, that are putting the film together are too far apart  to make the project work.

In addition, Blomkamp has put to rest rumors that the short films that are part of the Halo 3 ad campaign have anything to do with a potential film. They don't. He maintains that nothing in those shorts bear any resemblance to the work he has done for the film.

Sorry, Halo fans.

GamerNode: Halo director says movie is dead

Halo 3 brings us closer to God. We're always screaming, "Jesus, I can't believe that noob blowed me up," and "Oh, God, not another jerk with a gravity hammer," but now according to the New York Times, legitimate churches all over the country are following the lead of TheFeed's sinister Satanic coven and using Halo 3 to lure impressionable young people in to teach 'em about about the Big Baby J.

Never mind that Halo 3 doesn't involve turning the other cheek toward enemies, it's rated M, and the irony of the fact that the game's enemies are religious zealots from outer space; all that doesn't matter when it comes to getting butts in the pews. John Robison, a pastor at an Albuquerque church, said "We’re using it as a tool to be relatable and relevant."

So clean-cut young people are packing church basements and spending hours virtually slaughtering each other with bazookas, then, afterward, listening to the good word about the Prince of Peace. It's all very Christian.

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See that flaming Halo 3 helmet? It doesn't matter how many achievements you earn, how many skulls you find or how loud you cry: You can't have it.

The flaming helmet is an armor permutation that can only be wielded by employees of Bungie, so if you really, really want it, better dust off your resume and apply for a job.

Xbox360Fanboy: Bungie gets all the flaming helmet fun

This "Mistress Chief" action figure makes me confused about my sexuality.

It's for sale on eBay and the bids are nearing $2,000.

Also, that armor is impractical as hell.

Mistress Chief

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In what would surely be the biggest celebrity break-up since Kevin and Britney called it quits, the unsubstantiated, unbelievable rumor of the day on the 'net is that Bungie and Microsoft are splitting up.

The source is 8bitjoystick, who attributes the hot word to "A friend of mine who has someone close that works at Bungie."

The friend says:

"So heres my big secret. You should google Bungie + Microsoft + separation this week. You know that big ol BILLION dollar franchise Bungie has created for Microsoft, to show their appreciate Microsoft is letting Bungie leave. Of course Microsoft gets to keep all rights to the Halo franchise, but as today Bungie no longer part of Microsoft. Ask anyone who works there to search the global address book, they're no longer in there. Microsoft was supposed to release the press release today but if they wait till the 10/6 the impact wont effect the quarterly results. However today is the actual official date and the day the NDAs expire, however you still didn't hear this from me."

Wow! That's what we call "unsubstantiated!" If it's true, it's huge...but we're sure it's false. Here's why:

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One of the best things about Halo 3 is the Forge mode, but it can be a pain in the warthog to create a new map from scratch each time you get an idea.

That's why one player has gone through all of the trouble for you. Chevmeister has created blank map variants and shared them on Bungie.net.

Players can download these blank slates and get right to the editing. Hit the cut for links to each variant.

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Halo 3 was such a huge release, news of it even filtered into the corners of the media that don't cover videogames at all. Just about every major paper had a story that boiled down to "OMG! Halo 3 was released!"

A few moments of mainstream Halo-notice struck us as very, very funny. 

First, talking heads on CNBC characterizing all Halo 3 players as "geeks". Then, on the intentionally funny side, last night's Daily Show, featured Lewis Black (you know the complain-y, yell-y guy?) showing clips of a Wal-Mart/Halo 3 adver-program and asking: "Just one question: What the hell is Halo 3?".

On the unintentionally funny side: The following explanation of the game from Information Week:

"Halo 3 is a so-called first person shooter featuring Master Chief, a biologically enhanced super-soldier who has to blast his way through a futuristic, 3-D landscape to survive and accomplish missions. He's countered at every turn by a shadowy terrorist group called The Covenant. "

Ha-Ha! Nub!

Tags: Halo 3, TV, Videogames

We all knew Halo 3 was gonna sell big... but how big? Apparently, $170 million... in the US only!

That's right, it made more than that worldwide.

Microsoft's press release is included after the cut:

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