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Playing Halo 3 on IMAX!

Completely off topic, but I had to share. Last Thursday I had the amazing privilege to play Halo 3 on the Lincoln Center IMAX Screen. It was amazing. For those of you that don’t know, the Lincoln center IMAX screen is 70-something feet tall. The master chief was bigger then me. My buddy who got the tickets was on line around 6:30, I shower up around 8 or so (they were only letting the first 200 people play), and we got into the theater around 9pm.

Joe Tung and Luke started off by running through a campaign demo, showing off the saved video features, and blowing stuff up with Forge. The campaign demo we saw was ‘The Storm’ which had never been seen before. They fought through some baddies but turned off the demo as a gigantic spider mech came on to the screen, I guess we have to wait a few more days to see the rest of that…

After the demos they let us play some slayer! 8 people at a time in 6 min rounds, I was #164 so I had to wait a bit, no worries though, seeing the other games on the giant screen made it worth the wait. When I got to play though, they only let 6 gamers onto the consoles… why? Joe and Luke had decided to join the fun! Playing Halo 3 against a producer and developer… super cool! I, of course, had my ass royally handed to me. I wish I had some photos to show but the security was pretty tight. In retrospect I should have tried to take a few on my way out. I had played and had nothing to lose… oh well…

Halo 3 can’t come soon enough (and I actually have a 360 now)…

Published 16 Sep 2007

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