I now possess a copy of the Halo 3 Beta. Bungie and Microsoft pinpointed the problem yesterday evening and pushed a title update for _Crackdown_ to rectify the issue, which appeared just before I went to bed. So, naturally, that was a good time to start the download. I managed to squeeze a couple of games in this morning – Shotty Snipers on Snowbound and Rockets on High Ground. I got crushed in the first, as I expected I would. Snipers have never been my strong suit, which was not helped in this case by the fact that, while I’ve watched a couple of games on each of these maps, I’m not yet familiar with them. Rockets went better, with a second-place finish and 9 kills. The visuals are fantastic, of course; I’ll get the experience the audio a little more tonight. I had to keep the volume low this morning to keep from waking my wife.

I’m extremely satisfied to finally have the Beta now – and we get a 4-day extension, to boot, courtesy of Bungie. Those guys totally rock.

More to come…

2 thoughts on “Betaed”

  1. Glad you liked it.

    Tell me more about your first experience. Were the visuals amazing? You’ll enjoy the sound more on Valhalla when you can crank it up.

    Most importantly, did it live up to the hype?

  2. So far, yes, it has. I didn’t really get to ‘enjoy’ it as much as I’d have liked, though. I kind of rushed through things because I only about 30 minutes this morning. I plan to crank the volume a little more tonight and sit back to take it all in more. I’ll post up more thoughts and commentary when I’ve had a little more opportunity to experience the Beta.

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