Halo: Reach has certainly been fairing very well in the sales department. The game earned over $200 million in the first 24 hours of its September release. Bungie saw even more revenue with the release of the Noble map pack in November, which brought three new maps to the multiplayer experience.
However, we learned recently learned that more DLC is on the way from Xbox Live’s director of programming, Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb via an Inside Xbox video. Hryb commented that Reach fans can expect another map pack very soon. Unfortunately, we didn’t recieve any further information.
This info isn’t very surprising considering Halo 3 released a total of four map packs in its lifespan. Hopefully, the new maps will be as impressive as the ones we’ve seen already.
With Black Ops out, its time for Halo: Reach to try to bring the crowd back. And how do you do that? Multiplayer Maps! Bungie plans on releasing three maps on November 30th for 800 Microsoft Points. If you want a look at what you’re getting before you buy, you should hit the jump!
Bungie has posted videos giving quick looks at two of the upcoming maps, Anchor 9 and Tempest. Bungie plans on putting up another one tomorrow, so be sure to check back for the third video.
Continue reading Quick Look at Halo: Reach’s DLC Tempest and Anchor 9 Maps
Did you know that Halo: Reach came out last month? That’s a full month of Halo: Reach playing. Are those month old maps already getting on your nerves? You need some lovely map pack goodness to spice up your Halo day. Specifically, you need the Noble Map Pack!
The map pack includes three all new multiplayer levels for players to compete in. Unfortunately, you will have to wait a little over a month to get your hands at these maps. They will be launching on November 30th.
Continue reading Bungie Releases Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack Trailer
Halo: Reach! It is a Halo game, and it has matchmaking. One thing it doesn’t have? Campaign matchmaking….yet. Starting October 19th players will be able to using matchmaking for the campaign of Halo: Reach.
Outside of campaign batchmaking, Bungie, developer behind the series, plans on raising the rank cap soon. If you have built up enough credits, you may rank up multiple times once the cap is raised.
Bungie is also preparing other small changes as well, so be on the look-out for those.
Since I, personally, am not a fan of xbox or Halo apart from the Red vs. Blue series, this post is kinda fitting. The fact that my boyfriend is addicted to Halo: Reach makes me hate it more. So here are the reasons why you should agree with me, after the jump. Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Halo: Reach Sucks
Friday October 1st starting at 6pm central we will be streaming Halo Reach and playing with all of you guys! What’s cool about us streaming on October 1st is that it kicks off ACT Today’s first month in the $50,000 bracket of the Pepsi Refresh contest. They are dropping down from $250,000 to the $50,000 category to give themselves a better chance to win. In the $250,000 category, only the top 2 won the prize money, in the $50,000 category the top 10 win. With the Halo Reach community stream night we can help them get off to a good start for the month of October. We will offer some voting incentives during the stream to get us to stream Saturday night as well. Chase is already talking crap, so be sure to have your game faces ready.
We chose Halo Reach because of all the hype swirling around it right now and I would guess that it also has the biggest reach (see what I did there?) amongst our community, minus Pokemon. We will also use the streaming opportunity to promote our upcoming Castlevania marathon, Oct 29-31. We are going to try and promote this community event to outsiders of the TSG community so that we can help ensure a successful marathon at the end of the month. We are still working out the charity info, I hope to have that for you guys soon.
As far as game types, rules and all that jazz concerning Halo Reach, I’ll have Chase type up the details and I’ll post them here. Of course, you can catch all the action here on www.TheSpeedGamers.com
Not enough STUFF in the Legendary Edition of Halo: Reach to warrant a purchase? What if there was more stuff? Would you buy it? Well, Bungie is hoping so. Halo: Reach’s Legendary Edition is getting another item to add to the set – A full 2 hour commentary by the creators of the game.
The commentary will span the entire game, but be broken up into sections to fit it into the two hour period.
The Legendary Edition is going for a whopping $149.99, but includes a Noble Team statue, special packaging, and more. You can check out full details on the Limited and Legendary Editions here.
Controllers and a console not enough to quench your Halo: Reach thirst?
Microsoft has announced that they will also be bringing out a Halo: Reach headset that matches the design of both the console and the controllers. The price for the matching headset? $49.99.
You can check out the headset close up after the jump.
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Microsoft is giving both current Xbox 360 owners and new Xbox 360 owners some Halo: Reach hardware love with a new Limited Edition console and controller.
For those of you who don’t have a 360 or are looking to upgrade to the new model, Microsoft is launching a Halo: Reach console bundle with a special limited edition silver Xbox 360. The console comes with a 250GB harddrive, built in wireless, two Limited Edition Halo: Reach wireless controllers, and a standard edition copy of Halo: Reach for a lovely price of $399.99.
Already have a 360 but still want those fancy Limited Edition controllers? No problem! Microsoft will also be selling the limited edition controllers separately for $59.99. No game included, obviously. But already having a 360 opens you up to purchasing one of the many fine Halo: Reach Collector’s Editions Microsoft will be offering.
Both of these products will launch on September 14th, when Halo: Reach hits store shelves. You can check out some nice fancy glamor shots for the new Xbox 360 and controller after the jump.
(Controller Details Source: E4G)
(Console Details: Major Nelson’s Blog)
Continue reading Halo: Reach Limited Edition Console Bundle and Controller
The Halo:Reach beta wrapped up a few days ago, so now it is time to start looking toward the future… Forest 1&2, TTF, make new gaem… okay, back to Halo. Bungie announced that the full retail version of Halo: Reach is scheduled for a September 14th launch.
As we have previously detailed, you can get Halo: Reach in three different SKUs. The standard game ($59.99), the Limited Edition ($79.99), and the Legendary Edition ($149.99). You can find all the details of each edition here.
After the jump, you can find some of the special armor you can get via special vouchers. The Elite armor comes via the Limited-Edition, the flaming helmet comes via the Legendary Edition, and the Spartan Recon Helmet is obtainable via pre-ordering.
Continue reading Halo: Reach Launching September 14th