Halo 3 UI Update

Although there isn't an official picture of the User Interface of Halo 3, we are comfirmed that it is being updated and improving from Halo 2. This is what Frank O' Conner of Bungie has to say about it:

"Our UI has come on in leaps and bounds. For a long time the UI development was happening separately from the actual game, so missions and other options would be chosen from a debug menu. Now the UI has been rolled into the game, so you can use it like a regular game interface for most things, and see it develop along with the rest of the game.
As it stands now, the interface is designed to make it very simple to get to a "lobby" and make all necessary changes from there - so that you can customize your experience, appearance, and more importantly, really specific game types from anywhere.
Folks who've played a lot of custom games know that it is very frustrating when the "Quick Options" selection just isn't enough to get all the options you want in a game type. You won't have to worry about that from now on. And you can also change your controller setting from anywhere, at any time. That one was a given, right?
This is obviously the barest kernel of what to expect from the new UI - and there will be a lot of goodies added to it between now and then. UI gurus Dave Candland and Colm Nelson were kind enough to give me a guided tour today and I can honestly say that I finally "get it." The problem with adapting to a new UI is the problem of familiarity. You expect things to behave the way they did in Halo 2 and when they don't, it's easy to think, "Oh, that's broken," when in fact, something has technically been fixed. And the sign of a good UI is that it only takes a couple of tries to get used to it, and that everything is found in its logical place."
ONE LAST LITTLE BIT
I knew this was deffenitaly expected, but it has been comfirmed official that there will be driving in the Halo 3 campaign. It was also comfirmed by Frankie when he mentions, "...a very brief, if exciting campaign test with lots of driving in it."

Islandkiwi6491d ago

I see system link will still be available, which is good.

But I need co-op already! If they don't have co-op via system link and Live, I'm going to tear my ears off.

PS360PCROCKS6489d ago

just release this already lol j/k

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Ranking Every Halo Game From Worst To Best

Not every Halo game has been a banger, but the franchise still has a raft of the greatest games of all time.

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HellspawnPR198197d ago

Infinite is a dumpster fire and as much as I like ODST, in no universe it ranks above Halo 2. This list is trash.

Kaii97d ago

Just exclude Infinite>5>4

ChasterMies97d ago

Best to worst: Halo 3, Halo 2, Halo Reach, Halo CE, Halo 4, Halo ODST, Halo Infinite, Halo 5.

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The 7 Best Xbox 360 Games - Console Exclusives Win the Day

The Xbox 360 was a fantastic console in its day with some truly classic titles, but what are the seven best games for the console?

DrDoomer134d ago

I'm pretty used to these lists being bad, but this one is particularly s#ite.

raWfodog134d ago

I think Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon should have been added to the list.

BrainSyphoned134d ago

I'll go with,
Lost Odyssey, Blue Dragon, Culdcept Saga, Shadow Complex, Ace Combat 6 with the flight stick,A Kingdom for Keflings, A World of Keflings.
Bonus Kinect Games: Happy Action Theater and Sesame Street.
*Skyrim was so bad on PS3 that it almost deserves to be #1*

Husker42c134d ago

I really loved Shadow Complex.

P_Bomb134d ago

Ah yes, Shadow Complex! Good indies back in the day. Summer of Arcade. I enjoyed Trials Evolution as well.

ChasterMies134d ago (Edited 134d ago )

Was this made by a.i.? No human being would put Shadowrun, Fable III, and Splinter Cell: Conviction into a list of the 7 best Xbox 360 games.

Abnor_Mal134d ago (Edited 134d ago )

Would love to play Ace Combat6 on PlayStation, but Xbox decided to buy exclusivity and keep it off a competing platform.

The only mainline game I never played except for one level at a friends place. Game sold less than any other in the series if I remember correctly.

darthv72134d ago

360 had Namco hitters AC6 and RR6... both quality titles. You should at least bust out the 360 for AC6 if you can score the flight stick. Its great.

Hofstaderman134d ago

When the current gen XBOX offering is so lacking people need to refer to games released two generations back....

Profchaos133d ago (Edited 133d ago )

It's a nostalgia peice same reason we get thousands of YouTube videos on sega genisis. Something people have fond memories for but the era is long gone.

It's xboxs golden year imo it was their genisis years the time where they stuck it to the market leaders Sony.

BehindTheRows133d ago

They stuck nothing. Sony screwed themselves giving Xbox an opening. They would have gotten the usual smack down if the PS3 had launched at $399 and was easier to develop for.

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Xbox 360 Turns 18: Three Cheers to Live, Halo, and Red Rings

The Xbox 360 launched in North America 18 years ago, and is now officially old enough to buy you a drink in Europe.

darthv72145d ago

Great platform, and many of its games (not bc) still hold up well to this day. Like the PS3, I keep a 360 hooked up for those games you can't play any other way.

isarai145d ago

The last gasp of greatness from XBox, you are missed, except the RROD that was lame, but amazing exclusives until the Kinect dropped.

TheBrainZ145d ago

So many brilliant games. I still have one stored somewhere.

LG_Fox_Brazil145d ago

I really enjoyed my X360, some great exclusives on it. Used to play the shit out ot Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey, two masterpieces