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Halo 3: ODST is Bungie's newly released first-person shooter.You are the Rookie, an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper deployed to New Mombasa in Africa at the same time the Master Chief is fighting there in Halo 2. The Prophet of Regret's ship enters slipspace as your pod falls to earth, and the ensuing blast throws the city into disarray and separates you from the other four members of your squad. You wake up at night in the city, and are tasked with finding clues in the open world to the whereabouts of the rest of the squad, and relive their experiences through playable flashbacks.
Halo 3: ODST comes with two discs. One contains the ODST campaign, and a Horde-esque co-operative multiplayer mode for four people called Firefight. As time progresses, gameplay modifiers are added such as the enemies throwing more grenades or your HUD vanishing. If the team wipes, it's game over.
The second disc (known as Halo 3:Mythic) contains the standard Halo 3 multiplayer that we know and love, as well as all previous free and paid DLC maps. Also included are three new maps, Citadel, Longshore and Heretic. This disc is fully compatible with anyone playing vanilla Halo 3 multiplayer and has all the features you'd expect except for the Halo 3 campaign.
Halo Wars is a real-time strategy game developed by Ensemble, the company behind Age of Empires. It takes place before the events of Halo: Combat Evolved, and tells the story of the previous Arbiter of the Covenant and the battle for control of the planet Harvest. The Covenant have uncovered a Forerunner artifact that leads to a site now occupied by humans. After travelling from planet to planet, a plot is uncovered that could threaten the survival of humanity.September 14, 2010CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE UP TO DATE REACH INFORMATION IN POST #2!
"I'm not here for that campaign nonsense! I'm here to play online with cool dudes," I hear you say. Well, you're in luck! TBK, The Bees' Knees, have been around since 2004 and take their name from the Halo 2 ARG, 'I Love Bees'. No matter what gametype you like playing, you'll find someone who shares your interests here to team up with. Unless you play Lone Wolves, in which case you'll have trouble teaming up.
You don't need the paid maps to play with us, and if you don't have them already, I'd suggest not buying them, as they all come packaged for free with Halo 3: ODST, as described in the post above. However, there's no reason not to grab the free maps, and if you want to grab the paid ones, these images will come in quite handy.
Now you have the arenas, you need gladiators to fill them with. Fortuitous, then, that I happen to have my class register right here.
If you want your gamertag added up there, PM ME
with your gamertag. Please also state which country you live in so I can sort you properly.
This list collates people who want to play Halo, and you can become one of them very easily. Post in the thread, say hi, add a few of us as friends and play some games with us. As long as you're not the typical shit-flinging retard that Xbox Live seems to cultivate, you're welcome to do so and to call yourself a Bee. If someone is acting like a shit-flinging retard, contact FyreWulff or Lookfreegrenade.
Using CoTweet, you can get posting access to the @tbkclan
Twitter account. You can get updates directly to your phone if someone wants to play, and you can essentially send out a free mass text message to anyone who wants to be notified of people wanting to play. It means that you can get a party going all that much quicker.
1. Send one of the following to me, with your Gamertag, forum name, and email address (I need this to invite you to CoTweet):
Email: willeth [at] geemale [dot] calm
Xbox Live: Willeth
2. Sign up for CoTweet
3. Follow @tbkclan
on Twitter, and set up your account to send SMS messages to you if you want. You can pick and choose which accounts to be texted about.
4. You will receive an invite email from CoTweet. It might take a few hours or days but I'll get to you. Click the link in the email and log in. You can now post to @tbkclan
from CoTweet by clicking New Update, on your web browser of choice.
5. Post. If you want to play with the clan, send a tweet out saying something like "Looking for three people for Endure. Gamertag is XxaWeSuMLaSeRKiD117xX." Remember: If you don't include your Gamertag, people won't know it's you! Feel free to post about general Halo news, but check the main Twitter page to see if it's already been posted - we don't want stuff appearing multiple times.Remember:
these messages are going directly to people's phones. Don't send 'testing' messages. Don't spam it just because you created a Forge map and want people to see it. Don't be a dick with the feed. Don't post stuff that's not Halo-related (although there's a bit of leeway for this one). If I think you're misusing the feed, I reserve the right to cut you off without notice (although unless you're repeatedly being a silly goose deliberately, you'll get a warning first).
I have access to the root account. If someone makes a map or video that's worth seeing, it'll get posted, but this is not a feed for your sweet double kill (unless it was totally sweet).