Bungie testing Halo 3 Alpha on Live?

The good ole' pirates over at Bungie seem to be abroad on the wild seas again, har har! Bungie's famous old in-joke invoking pirates and a bottle o' rum gets revived apparently as a user on the IGN forums spotted someone playing Pimps at Sea online on Xbox Live. Did they finally decide to implement their April Fool's joke or is this a mere cover-up?

The infamous Pimps at Sea running gag started on April 1st 2001, and has been prolonged every year since. The game was supposedly some sort of combination between real-time strategy and Sid Meier's classic game Pirates. The joke has been taken to the extents of making-of videos and a special controller being 'released' to support the game's unique gameplay.

Now however several users, of which one confirmed Bungie employee, have been spotted actually playing the game on public Xbox Live servers. The player you see above in the picture is called 'New0001', which is the default name for Halo 1 multiplayer gamers. It all adds up to Bungie covering something up in their traditional mocking way and well what else could that be than live Alpha testing after the previous months of testing on the debug network? Like IGN, all we can think of is Halo 3. If you've got better ideas, share below! Meanwhile, don't forget to sign up for the beta this Monday.

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calderra4364d ago

Bungie really needs to develop Pimps at Sea. It's too good of an idea not to at least turn into an Xbox Live Arcade game at some point (or something).

Heh- OR, release a "sneak peek" video on the Marketplace next April Fools.

[In other news- Alpha testing Halo 3 on Live to prepare for teh upcoming beta! w00t! PLEASE LET ME BE ON THE BETA! zOMG PLEASE!!!! */fanboyism*]

Ghost 0f 0nyx4364d ago

Damn! I was trying to see who voted for Lame, and accidently just voted Lame myself! I dont think this story is lame at all. I am just a dumbass who doesnt know how to push the right button. lol!

power of Green 4364d ago

Lame Votes

Juevani 01 Dec 2006 10:02

Smellslikepie4364d ago

Why do you do that? We can all click the 'Who Voted?' link, just like you did.

power of Green 4364d ago

It's all in fun i just want to know why he thinks it's lame, it just seems like an un-lame-able news post. No need to spam up the voting section.

Why do yoouuu do that? you can just as easily skip it, see how i gave you a reason that's all i was asking Juevani.