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Top Ten Halo 3 Plays By ESPN.

Major League Gaming's recent partnership with ESPN is inarguably bearing some pretty tasty fruit for Halo fans and gamers alike. This week marked the debut of their Top Ten Halo 3 plays feature on ESPN. The plays, all taken from Saved Films (and the entire top 10 is available at MLG Video's Fileshare, and the top five plays are in this week's Bungie Favorites) include a variety of Sniper related high jinks and some pretty incredible displays of map control.

While we're obviously extra excited by the prospect of seeing Halo 3 on ESPN, it is also pretty badical to see video games continuing to creep into other mainstream avenues – in this case, the realm of sport.

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FirstknighT3136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

Exciting times for competitive gamers. ESPN and MLG are bringing Halo 3 into the mainstream and will eventually show tournament gameplay. No other FPS brings the intense competition like Halo 3. These videos speak for themselves. Team Final Boss were one of the first teams to sign a MILLION dollar contract and more is sure to come. No other FPS can say that.

I need to start to upload some of my clips. I have a few tasty killtacs.

Karma's (#3) no scope off lift is SICK!

tatotiburon3136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

great news my friend

EZCheez3136d ago

ESPN is the last place I want to see any video game news. Leave sports where sports belongs and video games where they belong.

I would love for there to be a primetime video game show that was available to the masses to see, but not on ESPN. In fact, I think I would actually be satisfied with any channel other than ESPN.

Of course, they could always air this on the Ocho!

FirstknighT3136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

"Sport is an activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively."

Your missing the big picture here. Halo 3 is more than just a simple video game. This isn't Donkey Kong or Mario. It has the competition and high skill level of a real sport. Not many video games out there has the teamwork and skill level of these Halo 3 players. Halo pro players have been signing big contracts to play for MLG just like the professional sport athletes for years now.

EZCheez3136d ago

Sport (straight from Merriam Webster)-physical activity engaged in for pleasure (2): a particular activity (as an athletic game) so engaged in

The key word there is "physical."

I'm not trying to take anything away from MLG because I think it's great and anything that gets games out to more people is great, but if you are going to try and argue that playing video games is a sport, then you are misinformed.

If you were to use that example you gave as a definition of the word sport, then you could say some of the exact same things for Chess, Scrabble (which sadly I have seen on ESPN) and other board games.

Nostradamus3136d ago

I would rather watch Halo than Poker anyday.

Besides, if it gets more people into gaming, then its good.

tatotiburon3136d ago

nostradamus you're so right, we can see in ESPN poker, pool, even domino...but hey is Halo and is a xbox 360 game, a lot of hating we are going to see in this post

Imallvol73136d ago

keep videogaming out of my espn.

Omegasyde3136d ago

VIDEOGAMES are not sports and never will be.

What constitutes a sport is physical competition and athletics.

Using both of my thumbs to play videogames, don't count.

This is why obesity is taking over the world, when people decide that digital entertainment are athletics. I get sickened by the drama of that stupid madden mtv show.

w-t-f.

myxomatosis3135d ago

poker is FINE on ESPN, becuse it takes balls to risk the amount of money that they are betting. This wont bring more people to gaming, think about it, some one is waiting for their favourite hockey team highlights and they have to sit through abunch of clips from a video game which feels like a giant add.

Its really silly, especially with the commentary.

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BLUR1113136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

next-gen gaming is getting bigger and bigger , but yea that was some crazy halo action. its amazing

Delt43136d ago

thats cool! But I heard that on demand was going to start a gaming system through the set-top box's in peoples homes and will add a whole gaming section for all events like gdc, e3, and MLG tourneys. Thats going to be awsome! but this will all be in good time.

Delt43136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

it is a proven fact, for what ever person felt they needed to disagree. gaming is going to on demand. At least in the western region.(thats where i work) its not speculation or a lie. They are trying to program it right now. But it still wont be a while becuase testing takes time. After the ADS switch in feb 09 for all cable in the US im sure, becuase of how much space it will clear up in the headend's around america.

bozobucketeer3136d ago

They need to give that announcer an award for making that sound way more interesting than it really was.

jiinn3136d ago

That's sweet. Looks like the stopping power in the sniper rifle is what takes you to the top of gaming.

For those who've never played Halo, i suggest you do ASAP.

Awesome video.

IzKyD13313136d ago (Edited 3136d ago )

lmao, i thought the same thing, the entire time i was thinking "dude, its just a couple of headshots, just shut up"
it almost like he thought he was commentating a REAL sport

Legion3136d ago

Those announcers have a lot of practice. They do make the most mediocure of sporting events (even though I enjoy watching some of em...) look exciting. Take the following, A guy putting a puck into a net after it seems like hours of skating around in circles. A guy putting a soccer ball into a net after running track for an hour,,,yawn., A car going around in circles making left turns look dramatic??

This beats out a LOT of sports today that just scream HoHUM!!!

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