Halo 3 was the most played games on Xbox Live for the week of November 24th, beating both Gears of War 2 and Call of Duty: World at War.
Unlike Gears2. And COD5 is good, but we just played it in COD4.
why the hell do we only hear news like this when Halo 3 is on top? Why not talk about the 32 weeks cod4 was on top of halo 3, or the 4 weeks halo3 was the 4th most played game on xbl (Behind Cod5, Gears2, Cod4)! To me it seems like some fanboy crap.
Because game "journalists" have nothing worthwhile or competent to write about. That's why we are smothered in versus articles and lame top 10 lists. Gaming "news" is a joke. (And the best part of Halo 3 was the video recorder. More games need to start implementing such an awesome feature. GG Bungie.)
You got that right you never go wrong with what works. SF2multiplayer Halo they just get the stuff right the first time without eleven patches. It may not be the prettiest but old faithful won't let you down.
I think COD WaW split the COD fanbase and allowed Halo 3 to get the top spot.
I would like to see how Halo 3 stacked up to COD 4 & WaW.
Where did you get your list from. There is no reason Halo 3 should have more people playing it, there is nothing new to download for it to make to so active like that.
The list comes from Major Nelson. http://majornelson.com/arch...
People play it because it is fun.....duuuuhhh!
Can't beat the king.
Sometimes I wonder if all those Halo players have ever tried playing any good games.
Like what? Resistance 2? Oh wait, nobody is buying that game.
lol that is sad, this is the guy who called me a child when I considered him to be a fanboy. Look at you getting all jumpy becuse Halo 3 was insulted.
R2 > Gears2 and Gears2 > Halo 3 then doesn't that = R2 > Halo 3? Why are you concerned about sales, its not your money.
If is the key word there. You could also substitute it with when.
Considering that the franchise has an average score above mgs... makes me wonder what universe sad fanboy's live in to think it's not a good game.
Well since R2 is a sales flop at least you still have SOCOM. Oops, I did it again. :)
"R2 > Gears2 and Gears2 > Halo 3 then doesn't that = R2 > Halo 3? Why are you concerned about sales, its not your money." Yah that is why Halo is the most popular franchise of the last 2 generations. Because it is worse than Gears 2 and R2. I have played R2. Not that great. If I say my little pony is the greatest game ever does that make it true to? Unfortunately for you I have numbers to back up that Halo 3 is a great game. What do you have?
we all know where this thread is going.... or maybe it's just that Halo 3 is actually a fun MP game....and COD4 was affected by the release of COD5... Gears of War falls in the middle of both
Is an awesome game, and it will continue to be played by a loyal fanbase. It could be topped by Gears 2, but it suffers horribly by lag and broken matchmaking. Until a game comes out that can add some way a video feature and be quick and efficient in matchmaking, then the game won't be topped anytime soon. I did a little research (I know too much time on my hands) and I found out on average I could play 6 rounds of Halo 3 games compared to 3 of Gears 2. It's that bad. And with the update, I didn't notice a change at all. And I won't talk about Resistance 2, I don't have it yet.
halo most popular franchise last two generations? Says who xbots? GTA franchise is the most popular franchise of every generation followed by Gran Turismo. You wanna talk about sales? Omg Banjoo and Kaz.... whoops, flop. Too Hum.... whoops another flop. Fabl... whoops another flop. Damn, i never knew the good old 360 had soo many flops this year.
"GTA franchise is the most popular franchise of every generation followed by Gran Turismo." 1. Halo 3 5. GTA IV Just because it is getting sold doesn't mean people are actually playing it.
I concur with ^^^^^^^^^^^^
360 owners love and support their exclusives
Banjo, lips, viva pinata, too human, scene it, etc all scream what about us?
You'd be surprised how many people have tried viva pinata, I haven't thank god, but quite a few have. Maybe it was because of achievements....
Its still the best online multiplayer game on console by far. Counterstrike source beats it on pc, but nothing comes close on console. Other games just get boring after awhile online, including COD4.
Couldn't agree more. I am one of those that still plays Halo 3. Best console multiplayer on ANY platform. Everyone tries to put it down, but they just look like idiots. The numbers of people still playing this game more than any other game proves my point.
i ALSO LIKE HALO AND COD4. My only problem with cod 4 is how easy it is online. Halo really requires teamwork, I think thats why alot of people put it down. Cause there no good at it. At least in cod4 you can be really bad and not get destroyed like you would in halo 3. And no im good at halo, and pretty darn good at cs/cod 4. Below-- I think you right about that. I dont see why people hate it so much when it clearly is a great game. Usually in these cases people hate a game because a game theve always liked become popular. you mentioned FF7, great example. I hate JRPGs and any turn based game. I loved FF7. Tied for my fav. game ever with deus ex and HL1. The only reason Its not #1 is because I LOVE FPS. And I can tell you that halo is a great game, not because its an FPS, but because of the great FPS experience that it delivers on consoles. The reviews/sales and the amount of haters shows you how great theses games really are. There is no reason to hate a video game. You ethier like it or dont. I really dont think anyone cares when someone else doesnt like the same game.
Halo has been out longer than any of those games and the fact that it can hit the top spot with no new DLC is amazing. It's the best MM experience out and if you argue that, you don't know what your talking about.
Halo is still king fps. I played COD4 for awhile and it was fun but after awhile it just got really old. "Oh look, another airstrike on my position....I'm dead...Oh look, a helicopter, I'm dead....oh look, just double-killed two chumps who both had martyrdom...I'm dead." There are too many cheap ways to kill someone in COD4 and too many noobs playing it. I'm playing Halo 3 again. Sony fanboys just love to hate on Halo because it put the Xbox ahead of the Playstation. They're just bitter that they don't have a multiplayer FPS of Halo's caliber on their own system so they talk trash.
especially 3? i dont even like FPS, i hate how theres a million of them, and i fvcking love halo and its story, i dont think ive played a more interesting story in a long time, see the thing about halo it isnt about masterchier per se, its about the galaxy, we dont really dwelve into master chief alot, its a big mystery. And the books are really awesome, i am mostly an rpg gamer, and ive played the best stories in gaming, and i think halo has one of the most interesting and well thought out universes ever, i guess when something gets so popular it becomes "COOL" to hate it, just like everyone now hates FF7 for no good reason just because everyone likes it. Plus the multi for halo 3> everything else. I cant wait for recon!!
I'll respond since you took the time to ask. I don't "hate" Halo. Far from it. What I "hate" are Halo fanboys who think its the end all be all of FPS, and refuse to acknowledge other games in the genre that have pioneered and been just as popular. Coexistence is a term foreign to these silly fools. As for the games themselves, I agree. I LOVE the universe, the mythology, the history, the sountrack. My biggest beef with the series is that I felt, overall, the single player campaign declined into rehash and mediocrity as the series progressed. I just felt 3 wasn't the epic ending it could have been. Halo itself should be commended for bringing FPS even further than Goldeneye 007 did, and for making the XBox a serious contender in the console wars. I just think they could have done more with it. I have no issues with the MP, I think it has refined nicely over the years. Any issues I have with the MP portion are chalked up to Live services (wait between games, matchmaking, etc) and not the game itself. Bungie knows balance, and I LOVE the video recording feature, and wish more FPS would implement it now that HDDs are standard. But yeah, anyone that "hates" on ANY series is just jealous, or ignorant. Pay them no mind man, especially on this site.
and halo odst is one of if not my top most anticipated titles next year, i love bungie, i love the ambiance and feel to their games, i really dont care about GOW3, or killzone 2 ( i am in the beta, and i guess i am the only one that thinks its boring) or all the other exclusives, i just want ff13, VS, WKC, and mostly Halo ODST.
What people seem to forget is that gaming is about FUN, and that is highly subjective. You shouldn't feel ashamed or "odd" because of the games you anticipate that suit YOUR needs and preferences.
here's a dowry of one bubble each.
an unbiased gaming discussion in the comments section about Halo? This is rare. I agree with the other guy; bubbles for yall. People should learn from that.
no one gives a f*ck it aint that many people on f*ckbox live to begin with im sticking with psn where real gamers play
Holy crap that was a good *sarcasm*. I almost fell over in my chair laughing. Thank you for the laugh.
The only thing thats really funny is how the xbox fanboys can make and use such pu$$y-looking, radio Disney-style avatars like the one you have. I bet you think Hello Kitty is the best, huh? PSN is far more reliable though in terms of steady connections and faster link ups.
So if having kiddy style avatars is kiddy. What is like young boys that look like females in your favorite rpg? I am just curious. I am sure it has nothing to do with your sexual preference. Wait Live has been down once in 5(almost 6) years, and that is unreliable? Oh I know that last Christmas was terrible for the people it effected. It didn't effect everyone, but I will still say that it was down, since it did effect so many people. *Edit* No one wants to explain why they disagree? Are you all too busy petting your cloud pillows and waiting to reconnect to the r2 server?
"Oh I know that last Christmas was terrible for the people it effected." It was down because so many users were added all at once. It's not fair though. PSN doesn't have that problem. =0 Oh yah I went there. "PSN is far more reliable though in terms of steady connections and faster link ups." Did your magic 8 ball tell you that? I'm guessing I know where it came from and it is a very dark and scary place.
Bubbles for you Sir Colby
Just check the general UNBIASED consensus on which online game service provides the most RELIABLE and STABLE service; PSN will be at the top. @ Jolly: You'll provide bubbles for anyone who agrees, to any degree, with what you're biased opinion approves on. Does Gerber Baby Meals taste better than the store brand? If sircolby agreed with you on that topic, you would still be as generous with the bubbles as you are now.
@negativecreep "PSN is far more reliable though in terms of steady connections and faster link ups" Comparing 12 million users load on XBLive with 4 million PSN (PS3) users. We'll see if ever PSNs PS3 number ever reaches 10million how much reliable it will remain. NOw go and play R2 and try to find 3 more buddies to play with. I can still play COD4 with 17 other players within seconds of joining a server.
we all know it. What good is something thats free when the online only games work like crap. Ill pay 39 dollars for 13 months of live while youll pay 50$ for a game that doesnt work.
It's not hard to keep something stable that has no features and no users. seriously think about it.
Hell, thats pretty impressive.
...that it isnt number one more often... I personally think that cod4 is over-rated... and I want it to stop taking the number one spot.
Umm...I don't think COD4 has had the #1 spot for quite some time. Whenever it came out it held it for a while and then Halo 3 took back over and pretty much stayed there.
HALO 3 SUCKS!!!!!! STORY OVER MATE!!
To bad there is no other game on any platform (Specially the PS3) that can be used to validate your statement. Halo 3 came out long time ago and it's still the most play console game ever! overrated or not... something must be making people come back and play it. I personally do not play it.. (look at my gamertag) but I represent the minority.
funny how bladestar took the effort to add his own little anti-ps3 plug in his comment. i personally find it interesting that gears hasnt decimated halo in terms of live users. i thought xbox fans loved that game.
man i wanted to get into that game but the story was quite frankly written for mongoloids, its a graphical power house, but the story in the first one is sooo forgetable, i beat it in one sitting and never looked back, as a matter of fact i cant even tell you what the story was about, so forgetable. It was fun to play i guess, but story is soo important with me, i can see why ppl like it for its fun factor, buti got kinda irritated when ign gave gears2 the better story over halo??? thats the opposite of what should have happened. Why are we talking about gears again?
Wow such intellect and deep thought went into that post. Keep up the good work. *wink*
this game sold over 8 million copies and has a 9.4 on metacritic for a reason, just because your uneducated mind cannot appreciate what halo 3 has to offer doesnt make it a bad game. it would not still be topping the charts a year after launch if it was as poor as the uneducated make it out to be. get outclassed, this game is bigger than anything on ps3, especially the wannabes like resistance 2. get outclassed sony.
Halo 3? Tweenbox 360 confirmed!!! :)
The Xbox will only be remembered for the Halo IP. Such an immortal, timeless legacy the Xbox has, doesn't it. *Sarcasm laid on HEAVY!!!*
PS3 will be known as DreamCast Bluray. The console who made its owners waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaait for every game. GT5 2020..
I bought a 360 about 3 month's ago. I played Halo 3, Mass Effect, and Gears 1 and 2. I loved Mass Effect and I'm loving Gears. I for the life of me cannot understand why people like Halo 3 at all. It's ok but I've played a lot better games. I also have a PS3 and have played a lot of games on it too. Halo 3 ranks last on my list of games that I've played this year. I had more fun playing Brothers in Arms which was prob second to last, I've played a lot of good games this year :).
and you expect us to take your opinion of Halo 3 seriously? the great thing about Halo is that it has awesome vehicles, awesome weapons, awesome physics, awesome multiplayer maps, an awesome party system, etc. Need I continue?
I didn't say i liked Brothers in Arms. It's ok, but the game play was more fun that Halo 3. Halo 3 is average plain and simple. There are way better games out there.
The king is back in its rightful place. I've been playing a lot of Gears of War 2 now, though, and I probably won't go back to Halo for a while. I always go back to Halo, though, which is more than I can say for many games. They are always changing things up, changing the online experience.
There is always a lot of buzz surrounding Halo multi and this will continue to be the case.Already R2's general buzz has died down very quickly and will be forgotten soon - people will continue to play it but certainly not on any great scale to rival H3 Gow2 has that special something too that ensures a great audience
They must have saw the IGN head to head where Halo won lmao.
Have you not realized that? Everybody's beaten the single player by now, but there's less people playing online than Halo3 players, in a busy season of new games, some of which the halo hardcore elite probably checking out, after a year of playing H3.
I don't understand why more people aren't playing Battlefield BC. I seem to have the most fun (by far) playing BC than Halo and COD4. Range of vehicles, map sizes and destuctable environments (no where to hide). This is somebody who has never played the PC version. As far as GOW, i just lean more towards first person, can't get immersed when i feel like a puppeteer controlling a guy on the screen, instead of being that guy. if you havent tried it, do yourself a favor... it sounds like a sales pitch, but i just want more people supporting it online. when you get in a tank and crash through a building in the opponents base and proceed to blow everything that moves to pieces (as well as what doesn't), only to be taken out by the chopper above you, then you'll know what i mean. it's the closest i have come to a real battlefield anyway.