Earlier we had mentioned that Halo 3 would be available for free during the last half of October through the Games with Gold program. Starting right now you can grab the full game for free if you’re an Xbox LIVE Gold subscriber. You may download the game here. You can also grab the Heroic Map Pack for free here as well as the map Cold Storage for no cost.
Halo 3 will be free to Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers from now through October 31st.
Today is the start of a new month, and with that two new offerings will be available for the Games with Gold program on Xbox LIVE.
To kick off this month, you can download Might & Magic Clash of Heroes for free. This game will be free from October 1st through October 16th. You may download this title here: Might & Magic Clash of Heroes.
After the 16th, you will be able to download Halo 3 as the second half of October’s Games with Gold. This will be available from October 16th, through the 31st. As of this time, we do not know if any additional map packs will be included in this offer.
The Halo community is abuzz after the release of Ricochet earlier this week. Many new variants have already been created, and versions of current fan favorites have been recreated in Ricochet. With the new gametype we will see the arrival of new leagues forming; help the American Ricochet League (ARL) test out some possible maps and variants to use!
When: Saturday, August 24th at 8 PM EDT / 1 AM GMT.
Where: Halo 4, Xbox LIVE. Maps are yet to be announced, but will not require DLC outside of Forge Island. Also of note, this even is not limited to players from the United States. Anyone can join in! GrifballHub community member, Perfect Demise is hosting this event.
What: Help the ARL try out maps and gametypes for their upcoming league and try out Ricochet for yourself!
If you’d like to sign up for this event, gather at least four other players and sign your team up in this thread. If we find out more information on this event, we will update this article.
Update: Here is a little more information on the gametype that will be used from event host, Perfect Demise.
Let me get a little detailed with the game for players who have not played in the betas, this is a hammers and swords variant of Ricochet that is played on a huge field the size of a soccer field. Each side has two goals and the goals are a box, or as some say goal post. This “goal post” looks like a soccer goal. The object of the game is to use a lot of team work and pass plays to score in the goal by either throwing or running. Each gets you one point and you need 5 to win a game similar to Grifball. Keep in mind that it is a little tough if you’re playing against a good goalie. This game is to ensure that everybody works as a team.
The day has finally arrived. Today marks the release of the Champions Bundle for Halo 4. Last month we had reported what the bundle contains, you can purchase each pack individually or all three packs together.
Halo: Spartan Assault
Finally the day has arrived when you can play some Halo on the move. This comes in the form of Halo: Spartan Assault that we have previously covered. At last, you can now pick it up from the marketplace and start playing!
For Windows Phone it is priced at £5.49/$6.99 and you can grab it here.
For Windows 8/RT it is priced at £4.99/$6.99 and you can grab it here.
Some points to note:
- Game progress will continue seamlessly between both devise but you will need to buy both versions.
- Currently the WP version is exclusive to Verizon in the US (only) and will be available to all US customers after 30 days (sucks I know
- This available for Windows Phone 8 handsets only (sorry 7.x folks) and only to those that have 1GB RAM, though 512MB RAM devices will get support in August.
This past weekend at Rooster Teeth’s annual convention (RTX) 343 Industries unveiled and showcased the next pieces of DLC for last years Halo 4. It will feature two new maps, a new gametype, several new skins for weapons, new armor pieces, and stances for your Spartan ID.
Being shown first were two new maps in the Bullseye Pack, Vertigo and Pitfall. With Pitfall being introduced it also marked the return of Halo 3’s The Pit.
As the Good Games League puts to rest their 2013 Spring League with the crowning of A Righteous Kill as the current champions; they are ready to open up a new chapter in the history books of Grifball. This past Friday GrifballHub.com opened the signups for teams and players interested in participating in the 2013 Summer season of the Good Games League. Continue Reading
Today, 343 Industries, Xbox 360, and Virgin Gaming teamed up to bring Halo players across the world a brand new tournament during the summer. The tournament will span across multiple live events and feature five weeks worth of head-to-head matches on Xbox LIVE. Kicking off with the annual Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX) down in Austin, Texas on July 5th. Then on July 15th, the Xbox LIVE portion will begin where participants will compete in free-for-all matches for a qualifying spot. Continue Reading
More playoffs are happening across the Grifball world. Today we’re here to catch you up on the Good Games League postseason. Earlier we had given you a complete run down of who made it into the playoffs, we are currently in third round play. We’ll kick things off with recapping the Stiff-Arms conference. Continue Reading
It’s playoff season amongst several Grifball leagues. The International Grifball League began its playoff trek a couple months ago. With some minor setbacks, they are moving forward again!
First round play started with Barney’s Angels taking on The Grif Crowd and downing them two games to none. Johnson’s Salty Grifballs and TCHRCM was the second game of the first round, with TCHRCM receiving the advance.
Second round play included Sarge’s Angels taking on WHR with WHR advancing two to nothing. Moving on was The Black List over TCHRCM, also moving on was Team Impact over Paradox Warriors two games to none. Round two play is still underway with Barney’s Angels and Sarge’s Squad tied up at one game each, the winner of game three will move on and take on WHR.
The Black List moved on over Team Impact into the finals from the third round. Who will move onto the finals along with The Black List is dependent on who wins the Barney’s Angels and Sarge’s Squad game in round two, and round three play against WHR.
We will keep you up to date on the Grifball action!