Five Cool Halo 3 Things You Can Get For Free

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I compiled this Five Cool Halo 3 Things You Can Get For Free list after spendign quite a few hours on the Net trying to understand how can I get a free copy of Halo 3. Hope it'd be of help to somebody else. I'd be much obliged if you can add more resources to my list - please send a comment.

Quick note - these are available to US residents over the age of 18 exclusively.

1. Free copy of Halo 3

Yep, free Halo 3. You’ll have to enter ZIP code and participate in Platinum Prizes survey, but free Halo 3 is still a great offer.

2. Claim your free Halo 3 Game AND Xbox 360

The good folks from BRA want to give you a free ultimate Gaming Package - yep, Xbox 360 and Halo 3 Game bundle. They hope that you’ll get hooked and buy more stuff from them.

In fact, I spotted at least three offers of the kind - you can also try here and here. BTW, the latter one is kinda funny - if you happen to know what Princess Name in the Mario game is - Guava, Peach or Orange - you can answer the quiz and get your free Xbox 360 Elite and Halo 3.
Simple eh?  What, not that simple cause you dont know her name? wtf - go past the quiz directly ;) to the page - here's a walk around link (hope I wont be nuked ;)

So, know your ZIP code? Go ahead.

3. That Platinum Prizes survey did appeal to you? Come on - I digged out couple more similar free Halo 3 offers - one comes from Megapromotions (it takes only entering your ZIP code) and another one is here (you’ll have to enter email addy)

While hunting down these Halo 3 freebies, I stumbled upon two more cool promos - couldnt resist to add it to my list.

4. a) OK, this one is pretty cool - Receive $5 just for joining InboxDollars - they pay members to play games, read emails, take surveys online, and go shopping. Membership is free. It was mentioned on Good Morning America - have you heard that ad?
b) Nike vs Adidas - which is better? Answer the poll and receive a free gift. What's the catch? Didn't get - see for yourself.

Like I said, these offers are all exclusive to US residents, non-US traffic is redirected.

Halo 3 video: co-op single player Gameplay

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Author presents Halo 3 in-game footage - just messin' aroudn with pals - that's co-op single player. What can I say? BADASS!!

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Gals just luv guys wearing Master Chief costume...

Halo 3 master chief costume - Halloween anybody?!

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Halo 3 halloween costumes? Yeah baby!

As excited as I am for the game, I can't wait to incorporate Halo 3 into the my Halloween plans - can you?

How about that Real Life Master Chief for Halloween huh?
This costume deserves a post of its own. I cant recall where did my pal got it from - it's either from here ($5.00 off should be in effect already - hey, they got costumes even for pets...omg) or here (thumbs up for real fast shipping, and stuff looked, you know, real, if you know what I mean).

OK, so - photos of what is possibly the best Master Chief costume ever. I've seen some great Halo costumes before, but this one takes the energy sword and slices up all the others. Imagine how sober the room got when they saw this Master Chief walk in with a nearly real needler gun that glows in the dark -- I can see it now. The room grows silent and all that can be heard is his chrome testicles of perfection clinking together as he walks up to the bar. He turns and yells "Who wants free shots?!" as he blows away everyone with his glowing covenant ammo, it would be the best drunken death one could endure.

Clubs are offering competitions for best Halloween costumes - you gotta snap like $1,000 in prizes, no?

The best part about these awesome costumes is that the women automatically flocked to him without even knowing what he looks like he he. I'm pretending there's two 12 year old geek geniuses inside the one suit operating the limbs in hopes of getting drunk without being ID'd. Actually no, it'd be even better if the Master Chief pulled a Metroid surprise and took off the helmet to reveal it's really a gorgeous girl -- I'd be forced to battle her Spartan suit with a Trojan or two.

Halo 3 new weapons database

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New Weapons in Halo 3: Halo’s been home to some interesting weapons, they’ve become a big part of what’s separated it from other shooters. Where other FPS games tend to include the typical mix of pistols, machineguns, and rifles, Halo (Halo 3 included) has had a pretty bizarre mix of firearms. One that’s made a pretty big splash is the Spartan Laser, which could best be described as a laser-firing weapon that has the power of a Rocket Launcher and the precision of a Battle Rifle. These crazy armaments combined with the two weapon restriction have made strategy with weapons an essential part of survival in Halo 3.

Halo 3 Weapons

Halo 3 Human Weapons:
MA5C Assault Rifle
While similar in appearance to the MA5B Assault Rifle from Halo 1, the new MA5C Assault Rifle has better damage, range, and accuracy than its Halo 1 counterpart. But the improvements come at a cost; the clip size has been reduced from 60 to 32 for this fully automatic mid-ranged Rifle.

M7 Caseless Sub Machine Gun (Dual Wield)
Like its Halo 2 counterpart, the SMG in Halo 3 is once again useless. The fully automatic SMG holds 60 5MM bullets in a clip, but its damage, range, accuracy are very poor.

BR 55 Battle Rifle
The Battle Rifle holds 36 9.5MM rounds per clip, fires in 3-round bursts, and has a 2x scope mounted on top of it. With good accuracy, damage, and range, the Battle Rifle is a well-rounded mid to long range weapon that is suitable for most of the scenarios you may encounter throughout the game.

Magnum (Dual Wield)
The new magnum has a slow rate of fire, no scope, and holds just 8 rounds per clip. But with pretty good damage and accuracy, this UNSC sidearm isn't totally useless, especially when dual-wielded.

S2 AM Sniper Rifle
The Sniper Rifle has 5x and 10x zooms and fires a 14.5 MM armor piercing, fin-stabilized round. The Sniper Rifle’s magazine holds 4 rounds. One headshot or two body shots should be enough to bring down most foes from almost any distance.

M90 Shotgun
This powerful pump-action shotgun can only hold six shells at once this time around. Although it is as deadly as ever at closer ranges, the Shotgun is still ineffective in longer range battles.

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M6 GGNR Spartan Laser
The Spartan Laser is a shoulder mounted directed energy weapon. When firing the weapon, there is a two-second delay while the laser charges up. After the charge is complete, a burst of energy will fire from the gun and obliterate anything in its path. The Spartan Laser is very effective against both vehicles and infantry.

M19 SSM Rocket Launcher
The Rocket Launcher has a 2x scope and fires a 102mm shaped-charge, high explosive rocket. Although it has no vehicle-lock feature this time around, the rocket is still very useful against infantry as well as vehicles.

Missile Pod (Third-Person Heavy Weapon)
Designed for vehicle or stationary use, but can easily be torn off its mounts and be carried by a Spartan. The bulky Missile Pod is capable of quickly firing homing missiles at a target. To acquire a lock on a target (usually a vehicle), aim the Missile Pod at the target until the reticule turns red and then fire.

AIE-486H Heavy Machinegun (Third-Person Heavy Weapon)

Also known as the Minigun, this weapon is commonly seen mounted on turrets or on the back of warthogs, but now it can be torn off its mounts and carried around.. Although very powerful, the size and weight of the Machinegun will slow even a Spartan down. The ammo becomes limited once you tear this weapon off of its mount.

M7057 Defoliant Projector
Also lovingly known as the Flamethrower, this weapon discharges and then ignites a stream of volatile fuel that will easily burn through a Spartan’s armor. While effective in closer range gunfights, it’s not a good idea to rely on this cumbersome weapon in most other scenarios.

Type-3 Antimateriel Incendiary Grenade
The type-3 Incendiary Grenade is a nasty weapon capable of melting flesh and damaging, immobilizing, or destroying vehicles. Once it goes off, the filler inside the grenade will burn for 4.5 seconds, temporarily blocking enemy movement through smaller areas.

M9 HE-DP Fragmentation Grenade
This is a typical fragmentation grenade. Shortly after striking a surface or object, the grenade explodes killing or severely damaging anybody nearby. Combatants can also bounce this grenade into difficult to reach areas to clear out enemies.

Halo 3 Covenant/Covenant Separatist Weapons:
Covenant Carbine
The Covenant Carbine is a semi-automatic weapon with a 2x scope. It can hold 18 high-powered projectiles per clip and is similar to the Human Battle Rifle in terms of accuracy, damage, and range.

Brute Spiker (Dual Wield)
The fully automatic Spiker shoots razor-sharp shards of metal at a high rates of fire out of its double barrels. Holding 48 spikes per clip, this crude weapon seems to be the close-range weapon of choice for Brutes. Underneath the gun barrel is a blade for increased melee damage.

Mauler (Dual Wield)
The Brute shotgun. A single Mauler isn't as powerful as the human shotgun, but when dual-wielded, this weapon can be absolutely devastating. Like all other Brute weapons, the Mauler has a massive blade attached to it for increased melee damage.

Particle Beam Rifle
One headshot or two body shots should be enough to bring down most foes using this Covenant sniper rifle. Although you don’t have reload this weapon, two quick shots from the Beam Rifle will cause it to overheat and become disabled. There is no way to reload this weapon, so once the battery charge reaches 0, the weapon becomes useless and should be discarded.

The Needler is a fully automatic magazine-fed weapon that fires sharp crystalline projectiles that home in on soft organic enemies and explode upon impact. Though it may look like its Halo 1 and Halo 2 counterparts, this isn’t your grandfather’s Needler, the new version of this weapon is actually useful on the battlefield.

Plasma Pistol (Dual Wield)
The Plasma Pistol is a semi-automatic, directed energy weapon. Holding down the trigger will build up an overcharged plasma bolt that can take down energy shields and temporarily disable vehicles. The overcharged plasma bolt has a limited homing ability, but it is not recommended that one runs around with an overcharged shot built up, because the battery charge will slowly deplete even if no shot is fired. After too many regular shots are taken or after an overcharged bolt is fired, the weapon will overheat and become temporarily disabled as it cools down. The Plasma Pistol cannot be reloaded and once the charge is at 0, the weapon becomes useless and should be discarded.

Plasma Rifle (Dual Wield)
The Plasma Rifle is directed energy weapon capable of automatic or semi-automatic fire. Extended automatic fire from this weapon will cause it to overheat and become temporarily disabled. The Plasma Rifle cannot be reloaded and once the charge is at 0, the weapon becomes useless and should be discarded.

Energy Sword
The Energy Sword is capable of slicing through even the most heavily armed foes with ease. When not locked on, press B for a regular melee attack or pull the Right trigger for a basic undercut attack. When the reticule turns red it means that the sword has locked on to an enemy and the player only needs to pull the R-trigger in order to magically lunge forward several feet for an effortless kill. When the battery charge reaches zero, the Sword's melee attack is no longer effective and the weapon should be discarded.

Brute Gravity Hammer

The weapon of choice for Brute Chieftains. While performing melee attacks, this weapon will allow you to do a lunge towards your opponent, much like the Energy Sword does. The Gravity Hammer is useful against more than infantry; it's also devastating against vehicles. One hit from this weapon will send a vehicle flying through the air.

Brute Shot
Grenade launcher used by the Brutes that fires grenades from a 6-round belt. The grenades fired from this weapon will explode on contact with vehicles or infantry, but will bounce before exploding when they hit inanimate objects. The Brute Shot has a very large blade on the end of its barrel for increased melee damage.

Fuel Rod Cannon
Shooting explosive projectiles in an arc-like trajectory, the fuel rod cannon is effective against both vehicles and infantry. This cumbersome weapon can carry 5 fuel rods per clip.

Brute Spike Grenade
Grenade of choice for the Brutes. The Spike Grenade will stick to infantry, vehicles, walls, and any other surface. When this crude grenade explodes, it discharges spikes in a conical-like shape in a single direction.

Plasma Grenade
This grenade has an internal mechanism that allows it to distinguish between vehicles or infantry and non-threatening surfaces. If thrown precisely, the grenade will stick to an infantryman or vehicle and explode 3 seconds later.

Halo 3 Forerunner/Sentinel Weapons:

Sentinel Beam
Used by the Sentinels to combat the flood and any other threatening life form they encounter. Short bursts from this weapon do very little damage, but sustained fire will quickly strip an enemy of its shields. Once the charge of the Sentinel Beam reaches 0, it becomes useless and should be discarded.

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Halo 3's Master Chief - now an USB Flash Drives

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I've just read that company named  Mimoco has announced new line of mimobot Designer USB Flash Drives- these are replicas of Halo 3's protagonist hero - Master Chief. The Halo 3 mimobot Series 1 comes in 3 Ltd.  edition colors – Master Chief Green (edition of 5,000), Red Spartan and Blue Spartan (3,000 each).

Halo 3 USBs available for pre-order and shipping Oct. 18: In celebration of the ultimate shooter, Halo 3, introducing Halo 3 mimobot® Series 1 Designer USB Flash Drives! Produced in limited edition and in conjunction with Microsoft and Bungie Studios, Halo 3's Master Chief, Red Spartan and Blue Spartan are now available in mimobot form, and come preloaded with tons of Halo 3 content, including the mimobot soundByte™ application, artwork, excerpts from the upcoming Halo novel, and a special episode of "This Spartan Life."

Pre-orders will be accepted through October 18th or until the Halo mimobot Series 1 is sold out.


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My very own how-to on unlocking halo 3 armour Permutations

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You also wonder - how do I unlock armor in Halo 3? Right?
OK - to get different armor permutations in halo 3, do following:

Spartan EOD Body: Complete Tsavo Highway on Legendary.
Spartan EOD Head: Complete Campaign mode on Legendary Difficulty.
Spartan EOD Shoulders: Complete The Ark on Legendary difficulty.
Spartan EVA Body: Complete Tsavo Highway on Normal or higher.
Spartan EVA Head: Complete Campaign mode on Normal
Spartan EVA Shoulders: Complete The Ark on Normal difficulty or higher.
Spartan Mark V Head: Unlock "UNSC Spartan" Achievement.
Spartan ODST Head: Unlock "Spartan Graduate" Achievement.
Spartan Rogue Head: Unlock "Spartan Officer" Achievement.
Spartan Scout Body: Unlock "Too Close to the Sun" Achievement.
Spartan Scout Head: Unlock "Used Car Salesman" Achievement.
Spartan Scout Shoulders: Unlock "We're in for Some Chop" Achievement.
Spartan Security Head: Earn 1000 Gamerscore points.
Spartan Security Shoulders: Earn 250 Gamerscore points.
Elite Ascetic Body: Unlock "Up Close and Personal" Achievement.
Elite Ascetic Head:Unlock "Steppin' Razor" Achievement.
Elite Ascetic Shoulders: Unlock "Overkill" Achievement.
Elite Commando Body: Unlock "Triple Kill" Achievement.
Elite Commando Head: Unlock "Overkill" Achievement.
Elite Commando Shoulders: Unlock "Killing Frenzy" Achievement.
Elite Flight Body: Complete Tsavo Highway On Heroic or Legendary.
Elite Flight Head: Complete Campaign mode on Heroic difficulty.
Elite Flight Shoulders: Complete The Ark on Heroic difficulty or higher.

Hopefully, halo 3 armor unlock is clear for you now. If you happen to know other halo 3 cheats unlocking armor, feel free to share! Welcome to comments.

Master Chief walks in with a nearly real needler gun that glows in the dark - Halloween?!

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MIT Halo Prank followup - The Eternal Master Chief Statue

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On the footsteps of MIT students' flash mob, Russian student followed up.
Here - The Eternal Student - beloved symbol of Izhevsk State Tech University - wears Halo 3's Master Chief's helmet and carries Master Chief's weapon.

Nighttime version and daytime version. Nigth one is especially funny - The Eternal Master Chief is at ordnance gunpoint (there are 3 cannons surrounding him!) but he does not surrender!

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Halo 3 FAQ: how to unlock halo 3 armor

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Well, frequent question now is how do you unlock the different helmet and armor types for Halo 3 multiplayer matches?

I put together little Halo 3 FAQ on halo 3 unlocks. Feel free to add.

1) in Halo 3, you get them gradually - by finding all the skulls in Sp and Mp by leveling up. In other words, you do things in Campaign like find skulls or beat the level - got it?

2) Again - it takes finding all the skulls in Halo 3 - this unlocks your armor. Is it better now ;)?

3) for dummies - I think you get them after you beat levels and do different things in Halo 3. huh?

4) And now "Complete idiot's guide to you how to unlock halo 3 armor": you get them from progressing in mp

But seriously - you can try following (scratched from various sources):

Body Pieces
EVA.................Complete Tsavo Highway on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary
EOD.................Complete Tsavo Highway on Legendary
(addition from our reader Kyle: you do not unlock EOD armor body from beating tsavo's highway on legendary. I just beat it and it only unlock EVA)

Scout...............Unlock "Too Close to the Sun" Achievement (Destroy an enemy banshee with the Sp'laser or missile pod in a ranked playlist or campaign)
Flight...............Complete Tsavo Highway on Heroic or Legendary
Ascetic............Unlock "Up Close and Personal" Achievement (Kill 5 enemies via melee or assassination in a ranked FFA playlist)
Commando....Unlock "Triple Kill" Achievement (Get one triple kill)

Shoulder Pieces
EVA.................Complete The Ark on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary
EOD................Complete The Ark on Legendary
Security..........Earn 750 Gamerscore Points
Scout...............Unlock "We're in for some Chop" Achievement (Destroy an enemy vehicle with a piece of equipment in a ranked playlist or campaign)
Flight...............Complete The Ark on Heroic or Legendary
Ascetic............Unlock "Overkill" Achievement (Get one overkill)
Commando....Unlock "Killing Frenzy" Achievement (Get one killing frenzy)

Head Pieces
EVA.................Complete Campaign on Normal, Heroic, or Legendary
EOD.................Complete Campaign on Legendary
Security...........Earn 1,000 Gamerscore Points
Scout................Unlock "Used Car Salesman" Achievement (Destroy an enemy vehicle containing 3 enemies in Campaign or ranked playlists)
Mark V.............Unlock "UNSC Spartan" Achievement (Reach Sergeant ranking online)
ODST...............Unlock "Spartan Graduate" Achievement (Earn 5 EXP or complete 10 ranked matches)
Rogue.............Unlock "Spartan Officer" Achievement (Advance to the Spartan Officer ranks online)
Flight...............Complete Campaign on Heroic or Legendary
Ascetic.............Unlock "Steppin' Razor" Achievement (Get one triple kill with an energy sword in ranked FFA)
Commando....Unlock "Overkill" Achievement (Get one overkill)

And finally:

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5)I got a funny version, too: First you need to have the Spartan warrior stand still. This is going to be hard because he has been trained since a child to be constantly on the move. Once you have him standing still somehow, you are going to want to first detach the helmet. The switch for this can be found in the bottom right quandrant of the helmet on the back. After flipping the switch, the helmet should slide right off.

From here, the gloves slide off as well, along with the boots. The chest and arm guards are attached to the clothing unit and must be taken off like a regular shirt. Pants work like pants also.

And there you have it. Now you have unlocked all the pieces of the Halo 3 armor from a Spartan. I don't know why you would want to have a naked man though...

Master Chief costume? It looks, well, real, if you know what I mean

Halo 3 maps - my rundown video

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Author sez it's part 3 of the Halo 3 multiplayer map rundown. Excellent addition to my collection of Halo 3 vids - send more guys!

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Gals just luv guys wearing Master Chief costume...

Halo 3 Epitaph Gameplay video (unseen footage)

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Halo 3 in-game videos started rolling in...Author of this Halo 3 vid is excited: "Holy shit... i'm playing right now" - yeah buddy, I understand you so good :)

I'll be posting more halo 3 gameplay clips battle today. I wonder whether the author got his halo 3 free or paid for it...

Download Halo 3 video review here

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IGN has posted a nice video review of Halo 3.
Quoting the article: "...Master Chief's pappy must have said something similar to him long before John-117 became a Spartan, because in Halo 3, the iconic action hero does indeed finish the fight. There is no cliffhanger ending that will have you screaming at your television, no doubting that this is Chief's tale and everyone else is along for the ride, and no question that it is a worthy conclusion to the most successful trilogy in videogame history. But just like that girl you dated in college, Halo 3 has some issues. Don't' worry; the good far outweighs the bad. This is Halo 3, and it is indeed the game you've been waiting for the past three years."

Problem is, IGN's servers must be overloaded. Good luck trying to get this downloaded.

Master Chief Dies - Halo 3 video

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Huh...what's up with this halo 3 video? Reportedly, the end of halo 3 awaits in sorrow. Pass it along to anyone halo fans.

Master Chief costume for me and my pet? Huh, gimme two plz

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Halo 3 video - "Future of Gaming"

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I spotted this Halo 3 video at loadingreadyrun - it's quitean epic.
In short, LoadingReadyRun provides a look back at how Halo has affected our world.

(Pics) Halo 3 Armor Permutations

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Here is an awesome pics of Halo 3 Armor Permutations - characters are

Spartan Permutations
Mark VI, Mark V, CQB, EVA, EOB, Rogue (Regulator), ODST, Scout, Hayabusa (Samurai), Security (Marathon), Unknown 1

Elite Permutations
Combat, Assault, Flight Mark, Commando, Ascetic

Check them out! My absolute favorite is Samurai.
Question is, are all of these available models to players or are they non-player models? And how could I unlock these? By finding the skulls?

I guess what all of these are unlocked by Achievements and beating certain levels in the game on different difficulties. Also, some could be unlocked by the skulls. You unlock different pieces as you go too, you don't unlock the full set (Body, Helmet, Shoulders) All at the same time.

Halo 3 new videos: The Halo 3 Hoedown

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WHat can I say about this new Halo 3 video? simply the best game activision ever made. I _love_ the master chief.

Submitter of this Halo 3 video - - parodies the avalanche of hype surrounding the upcoming release of Halo 3 for the Xbox 360. As they claim, "Bluegrass and video games have never met in this manner". Needless to say, after THIS song, they might never meet again LOL

Halo 3 gameplay movie: Hornet and Hammer

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Author of this Halo 3 ingame footage presents video of new Halo 3 items which were not in the first beta release - that's The New Hornet and Hammer. This is your first chance to see it in action.

(Video) How Halo 3 saved films option works

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Author of this Halo 3 ingame footage demonstrates how Halo 3 saved films option actually works. Awesome. Yeah - that hunter who can fly - I wanna play EVEN MORE!
Just like other guy mentioned, looking forward to saving a bullet-time-esque video of that brute I got with a stickey from accross the room. Saved film of Three Grunts and a jackel that I landed on with the warthog would be lovely, too!