New Halo3 Map Pack ‘Heroic’ Released

The Heroic map pack contains three new maps, each presenting a totally different play style. Standoff, Rat’s Nest and Foundry– all for 800 MS Points.

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Halo 3 “Heroic Map Pack” available on Dec. 11

December 11th, three maps, 800 MS Points ($10). The maps become free in Spring 2008.

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Halo 3 Heat Maps Now Available For All Levels at Bungie.Net

Really cool function to see where (NOT) to go while playing Halo 3. “Is carnage splattering the walls of Valhalla’s hot gates? Should you be adding camping stools into the top of Construct via Forge? Our stats radar is tracking every kill and death in Halo 3. The darker the red, the more frequent the carnage.”

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Xbox 360 to get downloadable original XBOX games

Next month, you’ll be able to download original Xbox games to play on your Xbox 360, including Halo.

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Halo Wars demo to hit Xbox Live in the next few days

“In an exclusive interview via Playtm and Gamespot during Games Conventions in Leipzig 2007, with Harter Ryan, Ensemble ’s executive producer, he revealed that a demo will be hitting Xbox Live within the few days.”

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Fall Dashboard Update List Leaked?

A poster at the Xbox.com forums claims to have posted a leaked list of all the updates that will be featured in this Fall’s Dashboard Update. Included in the update will be 3rd party wireless support, a new XBLA blade, new clan support, new XNA game launcher, Chatpad functionality, and DivX support, as well as many other features.

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Xbox360 Backwards Compatibility Updated

The list of Xbox games that you can play on the Xbox360 keeps growing and growing. Here is a list of the new games that have been updated. The new games have a new tag next to them. Notice there are several Xbox games that have a next gen equivalent, but are still playable. Full list of new and updated games inside.

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Xbox 360 Laptop mk2

Behold, the Xbox 360 Laptop mk2! It may look a bit like its first generation sibling, but don’t be fooled. This Xbox laptop is a bit thinner, significantly lighter, and has some essential upgrades if you’re gonna build one yourself. You are going to build one, aren’t you? Because that’s the best part about it we’re going to show you how to make it

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Xbox 360: now with H.264, MPEG-4, PlaysForSure

The new spring update will enable Windows Media Connect or Media Center streaming MPEG-4 up to 8Mbps, H.264 up to 15Mbps, and PlaysForSure WMV videos (and, as we understand it, PlaysForSure audio as well)

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Microsoft wants Halo’s matchmaking in all Xbox 360 games

“Phil Spencer, the Head of Game Development for Microsoft Game Studios wonders why no one has equaled Halo 2’s matchmaking service yet.”

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