Halo 3 beta signup begins, new trailer airs

[UPDATE 3] Microsoft opens up registration for multiplayer testing of Halo 3 in early December; new 60-second spot inside!

In November, Bungie Studios and Microsoft announced that they had a huge announcement regarding Halo 3. Many hardcore fans were let down when the news was merely the announcement of a beta program...that wouldn't even start until spring 2007.

Today, registration for the beta program began at the Halo 3 Web site. The beta will initially be open to North American gamers, and not everyone who applies is guaranteed a spot. To participate, gamers must have: a) An Xbox 360 with a hard-drive; b) A valid Xbox Live Gold subscription; c) A valid Microsoft. NET Passport account with a Xbox Live GamerTag linked to it. More details on the beta-sign up can be found on halo3.com.

[UPDATE 3] A new 60-second Halo 3 ad aired during last night's Monday Night Football matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and Carolina Panthers. It is now available on Xbox Live Marketplace, Xbox.com, and via the link below.

Halo 3 is due out in 2007 exclusively for the Xbox 360.

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Big_AL_04
Big_AL_04

OMG i cnat wait any more if this game does not come out soon i will go in to a state of mental disorder. lol just kiding but seriously bungie pls make it as soon as possible....

Limonadi
Limonadi

first xbox 360 then ps3 after price drop. :P

tonkin
tonkin

i find the more i anticipate a game, the faster i get tired of it when i actually get it. Bungie should have kept details under wraps until like a month before launch, then it's fresh in your mind when you buy it. This is cool! http://youtube.com/watch?v=x7Cig0--opg

Chief_Kuuni
Chief_Kuuni

I never played any halo at all, but I'm excited to get it though none the less. I'm actually new to shooters period, I got gears of war and suck at it but love the heck out of it too.

electrofeno
electrofeno

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Some_One_Plays
Some_One_Plays

I personally think the video was good but I noticed these videos are only fixed on Master Chief. They don't show any of the other main characters or even hear their voices. They also don't really show the Convenants that much as well. Obviously there are new weapons because of the trailer, vehicles, maps,...etc. The thing I'm wondering is in the first trailer I personally think it's a halo built into the planet Earth and is actually aimed and shot at a planet that the Convenants were trying to do in the first place but never had a chance too. I also think it can also self destruct and destroy the planet Earth but then again what do I know? Plus the second Halo is still there so it could also be like a second key and reactive the Halo / work along with the halo.

nightwing930
nightwing930

I can't wait to play H3 but i hope they added new weapons like the honeycomb hideout grendae and i wonder if a new kind of race will come from the convenant soooo many questions. that can't be answered until 07 and cool vid.

XxFull-LifexX
XxFull-LifexX

Why does this games graphics look like a Halo 2.5? Whooptie doo, you upped the texture resolution and polygons! I remain unimpressed.

_Sam_
_Sam_

Great video! Can't wait to play the game

notm3
notm3

Flamethrower ... There is no way you are on this website and have no idea what Halo is. Stop trying to bait the flamers and trolls....

airforceone452
airforceone452

"flamethrower08: wats halo?...o.O" ........BOOM HEADSHOT!!!

caseyrugby
caseyrugby

I've played halo and halo2 and I wasn't that impressed. I mean yeah they were fun first person shooters but so is call of duty. It took me a litle over 10 hours which i know some of you could annihilate me in to beat halo 2 for me I like a game that takes 100 hours or more so oblivion dominates. The only thing halo is good for is buying a keg with 4 friends and playing xbox live as a team. And then i still get annihilated

nonames123
nonames123

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freek33
freek33

to GhostStalkerX1 I've seen the making of that trailer and alot of that is live action and not in game. Check out when he picks the helmet up. Still very good though

Mb20Addict
Mb20Addict

lebbsouljah dude so have agree with you on the grenade thing there, I dont know about anyone else but I know I always hate it when your on a map with veichles and the first thing some dude does is mow you down with a hog or a banshee before you even know what going on. Sheild grenades that could send them flying would be excellent. But thinking like that it could be used offensively too. Flag carrier running into his base, you throw the grenade throught the door and the shield pops up around him giving you ample time to get to him while he's stuck in a bubble hehe. Or what about some dude on a turret mowing down you and your team, bubble him up and give everyone some time to get away lol. It could be amazing

K_A_R
K_A_R

the video is great

justin1_1_8
justin1_1_8

bubble shield grenade? all i read about in magazines was about the new spiker grenade that sticks to anything. has anyone seen the new brute SMG's? totally cool!

darkfox101
darkfox101

pc wipe this game.. but it is still a great one

firebreathing
firebreathing

Yea, bungie wouldn't kill the chief because then they'd have to actually think of a new game to create :P

xtremeg4m3r
xtremeg4m3r

So many Halo fans thank god i might no one.

mydasx
mydasx

ohhhhhhhhhhhh the hype. i get cracked up when i see people saying things like halo set the standard for FPS. Uh... what about half life, doom, far-cry, Unreal, and BF1942? Halo, maybe all hte console FPS goodness that some may need, but HALO is not really innovating the genre. Good console game, but nothing new here. Looks great, cant wait to play it, but fanbois, please, try to keep from crapping your self, the stink is overwhelming.

JoeAsakura
JoeAsakura

I know it's been mentioned a thousand times, but one word. Europe.

justin1_1_8
justin1_1_8

omg! that was so awesome. i cant wait for halo 3 to come out. i dont think the chief dies because nobody would like it anymore. am i right? i know i would hate bungie for killing the chief.

lebbsouljah
lebbsouljah

"Come on give European gamers the chance to sign up for the Beta testing." - saugh Don't worry, everyone will be able to sign up for the beta soon enough... but for now it's North Americans only.

saugh
saugh

Come on give European gamers the chance to sign up for the Beta testing.

SWGruler
SWGruler

Im excited but it wasnt blowing my mind like some people are saying lol. But guess thats just me.

NorwegianWinter
NorwegianWinter

caiyu13; no that isn't what that means. If you hadn't noticed, there was a huge battle going on and the Master Chief temporarily lost him helmet and couldn't respond, hence, his communication device is built into his helmet. He put this helmet back on and poof, he was able to respond. McBorisJr; it means you need to sign up for hotmail if you already haven't. http://join.msn.com/?page=hotmail/plans&pgmarket=en-us

McBorisJr
McBorisJr

anyone have an idea how the enlisting thing for halo3 beta works? i've enlisted already, but i dont really understand what that microsoft netpass thing is. mind filling in a fellow halo fan?

kenerhai
kenerhai

aight bra, cant wait to play dude. totally. ya, rad man, like wow man. thats far out. . . like i like halo alot. im not like, good or anything, i just like all those dudes out there that are like that guy on family guy, the dude in the wheelchair, their all like "YEA, WHOOOOOOO, COME GET SOME!!"

GhostStalkerX1
GhostStalkerX1

That trailer is the gameplay footage if you didnt see bungies prefcon they staited that every trailer shown of halo 3 is the game engine (IN HIGH DEF). So yeah it is nice i just hope they take the noobie stuff out of it that they had in halo 2 like AUTO AIM and the Melee Lunge. It makes it to noobified.

marine3200
marine3200

Well yes i believe that Halo 3 will sell consoles and that back in 04 when halo 2 was launched that game even sold Xboxs and i believe Halo3 will do the same and probably even better..and plus its gonna nuke PS3 soooooooooooooo bad

Xrm150
Xrm150

I think people are getting over hyped about this. Dont' get me wrong I can't wait to play the game but for people to say "that trailer just blows my mind" well that kinda seems a little over board. Now if that was gameplay footage well ya you could say that. But come on...its just a trailer.

drakersen
drakersen

i think i hear cortanas voice saying chief very quietly

caiyu13
caiyu13

Did anyone notice that some one over the radio said "I think we lost the Chief" and all Chief say is "Not yet". Is he hinting that he is going to die in halo3?

soulitier
soulitier

that video rocks. finally back to fighting on earth no arbiter in sight and some cool weapons i would like to see the sentinal beam in there.

lebbsouljah
lebbsouljah

"I also hope they dont put the shield thing in. IT change gameplay too much and would suck for multiplayer." - halo2maniak If Bungie can manage to incorporate the shield grenade into halo 3 multiplayer properly, I really think it could make the game a lot better... not worse. It just depends on how they do it. I think it'd be pretty interesting to have it as a throwable grenade (as oppose to one that is simply activated and used upon yourself)... For example: Your teammates are driving away with the enemy flag and you see someone locking on to them with a rocket launcher from a fair distance. The timer is frozen at 5 seconds because your teammate has the flag and if he and the driver were to get hit by the rocket no one else on the team would be able to contest it in time. You have nothing but an smg and your shield grenade, so what do you do? You throw the grenade so that it lands right behind your teammate's hog. It activates for 5 seconds and shields the escaping hog from certain doom. You score the flag, gameover. I'd like to see something like that, basically the grenade would just deploy a shield wherever it lands. A shield in which nothing can go in or out...

xtremeg4m3r
xtremeg4m3r

Stop showingcg trailers. All we really want to see is gameplay and wha the mysterious Xbutton does.

junk56
junk56

im just gonna sit back and not get too overhyped, cuz overhyping is bad. very bad.

halo2maniak
halo2maniak

Yea the Guns will be on your backs for sure. BUT if you look closly you see a new race when cheir is jumping. I also hope they dont put the shield thing in. IT change gameplay too much and would suck for multiplayer.

gamermajor
gamermajor

well i never played the first one, i played system link on the second one with my freinds, and from this video i think ima own this one and a 360 and im pissed at the ps3 so yeah

nizz2
nizz2

OMFG that shield thingy is awesome. And i think i saw in a screenshot that they put the guns the arent using on their backs, like on CS: Source..!!! AMAZING Kudos to Bungie :P Halo 1 was amazing. Halo 2 was good but not good enuf. Halo 3 had better be amazing to bring PS3 fans in to 360. Gears of War is doing that. Gears of War trailer has turned alot of my friends away from PS3 and towards 360.

markkilness
markkilness

Awesome... freaking awesome, I , like many others, can't wait for it to come out.