Halo Wars Gameplay Footage

Some video of the upcoming RTS “Halo Wars” has been shown at E3. Personally, I think this looks extremely cool. Have a look for yourself below.

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New Halo 3 Trailer

A new Halo 3 trailer was shown at Microsoft’s 2007 E3 press conference. It looks good. You can view the trailer below.

You download the trailer in HD from Bungie here.

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Halo 3 Special Edition Xbox 360 Console

In anticipation of this year’s largest blockbuster game launch, Microsoft will offer the Xbox 360™ Halo® 3 Special Edition Console in September 2007. The console features an exclusive “Spartan green and gold” finish and comes bundled with a matching Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, 20GB Hard Drive, Headset, Play & Charge Kit, and exclusive Halo 3 Gamer Pics and Theme (available via Xbox LIVE® download).

Official Description

Look for this new console in September. This new Special Edition contains these components:

  • Halo 3 Special Edition Console
  • Halo 3 Special Edition Wireless Controller
  • Halo 3 Special Edition 20GB Hard Drive
  • Halo 3 Special Edition Wired Headset
  • Halo 3 Special Edition Gamer Pics and Theme (Exclusive download via Xbox LIVE)
  • Component HD AV Cable
  • Ethernet Cable
  • HDMI Port
  • Play & Charge Kit
  • Xbox LIVE Gold Membership
  • Halo 3 game not included-sold seperately

The Halo 3 Special Edition Console has a page on Xbox.com here.

Halo 3 Special Edition Xbox 360 Console

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Konami says that Metal Gear Solid 4 may not be PS3 Exclusive

Konami executive Kazumi Kitaue, head of Konami North America and European ops, dropped a bombshell today saying that Metal Gear Solid 4 may move to other consoles in an attempt to recoup development costs. He also said the PS3 price drop may not turn the ship around. The natural assumption, given the console hardware technology, is that Metal Gear Solid 4 will see its day on the Xbox 360, destroying one of the final feathers in Sony’s hat of exclusives.

You can read the full story at Joystiq here.

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Scratched Xbox 360 Disks Lead to a Lawsuit Against Microsoft

A man from Florida has filed a federal lawsuit against Microsoft, accusing the company of defective design with the Xbox 360. Jorge Brouwer’s lawsuit focuses on issues with scratched disks rather than the infamous red Ring of Death that has plagued many consoles. You can read the full story here.

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Xbox 360 Chatpad Details and Price

The Xbox 360 Chatpad was announced back when the Spring Update was released, however, some new information has been posted on Xbox.com.

The Chatpad will be part of something called the “Xbox 360 Messenger Kit” which will also include a seperate headset. The Kit will be priced at $29.99 and will be available September 4th.

Official Description

Chatting with friends and family on Xbox LIVE® and Windows-based PCs is easy using the Xbox 360 Messenger Kit. This device easily connects to any Xbox 360 controller and provides easy to use chat capabilities while maintaining gameplay functionality in one easy-to-hold device. The Messenger Kit includes a Chatpad and Xbox 360 Headset.

  • Chat on Xbox LIVE with ease featuring dedicated keys to letters and characters.
  • Don’t hamper your style-the Xbox 360 Chatpad attatches seamlessly to your Xbox 360 Controller.
  • Backlit buttons allow you to accurately type words even in dimly lit environments.
  • Messenger Kit includes the Xbox 360 Wired Headset for the ultimate communication bundle.

The Xbox 360 Chatpad has a page on Xbox.com here.

Xbox 360 Chatpad

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New Movies Showing New Halo 3 Content

Bungie has posted some 3D Quicktime movies on thier website. For those of you that don’t have Quicktime, I have uploaded them to Youtube.com and embedded them below. I have also included links to where you can download the interactive Quicktime movie from.

The Brute Chopper

Download original file from Bungie here.

The Brute Chopper Video 2

Download original file from Bungie here.

E.V.A. Halo 3 Spartan Armor

Download original file from Bungie here.

C.Q.B. Halo 3 Spartan Armor

Download original file from Bungie here.

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