Taking a break from the heavy material, here’s something I enjoy in my spare time. These Halo 3 related images I shared seem to be making rounds from my Flickr feed. Too bad flickr doesn’t show trackbacks or referrals, so I’ve no idea who’s linking to them.
Above you see the ActionClix Halo figures and as you can see, I got a super rare invisible Arbiter. I do feel embarrased buying them since they’re meant for kids, but I love the detail on these tiny figures. Besides being toy figures, they doubles up as part of the ActionClix game, which looks quite fun. I don’t plan to collect them all since it’d be too expensive. Still, I do wish the Wizkids folks would sponsor me all 90 figures!
Here you see one many Halo-related merchandise. There are pins, buttons, iron-ons, stickers, tshirts and caps on sale now. Aren’t they cute?
Here you see a high-res shot of me executing a perfect knee from above. The blue enemy had first shots at me so I was certain to die… that was until I somehow executed an aerial move with a melee from above, killing him instantly. Thanks to the amazing built-in film editor mode, taking screenshots and video clips of past games is easy. Even my non-Halo friends were amazed at how I could pause time and move the camera around, much like bullet time in the Matrix.
I find it amazing how much data gets recorded by the game servers. Military ranks show multiplayer experience, while skill points indicate one’s ever fluctuating standing against other players. Halo 3 features several layers of gameplay, for the straight shooter, to the meta-game (collecting skulls, achievements, unlocking hidden armor), to machinimists, and so on.
If you play Halo 3, look me up as xX10kiloXx. Otherwise, check out the rest of the “Halo 3 maddness” photo set…