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  1. Orange
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    Transforming Transport Truck Tour

    Beefy 13-ton truck looking for Firefight-loving fan to spend some quality time with. Promises thrills and a sneak peak at Halo 3: ODST. Adults only.

    You hear about this? Twenty-two cities, eight Xbox 360’s, and a whole truckload of Halo swag courtesy of Microsoft and GameStop. They say this bad boy clocks in at a “beefy” thirteen tons, which is like ten times larger than thirteen standard tons and over a hundred times more meaty.

    Our Visual Design team coated this sucker, inside and out, with some eye-candy you’ll need to see to believe. In fact, check out some shots of what you’ll see if you happen to catch up with it when it comes to your area (or you go on a great journey of your own):

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    If you want to track down the truck and play some Firefight, here’s the list of stops along with some more details:

    Can’t wait for “Halo 3: ODST” to drop on September 22? Then suit up and get set for the “Halo 3: ODST” GameStop Tour! Microsoft and Bungie have created a massive, transforming “Halo 3: ODST” Transport Vehicle to take the game directly to players at GameStop locations across the United States, providing a hands-on sneak peak at one of this year’s most anticipated games.

    The action begins this Saturday, Aug. 22, in Redmond, Washington when Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson and Bungie kick off the nationwide “Halo 3: ODST” GameStop Tour outside the Redmond Town Center GameStop (17128 Redmond Way, Redmond, WA). The “Halo 3: ODST” Transport Vehicle deploys at noon and will remain active until 8:00 p.m.

    Fans in each city of the tour will have the opportunity to experience the all new Firefight multiplayer mode in “Halo 3: ODST” and score “Halo” swag for proving their skills (all participants must be age 17 or older).

    Built from a modified M820A2 expandable truck, the “Halo 3: ODST” Transport Vehicle provides a fully customized mobile gaming experience. Measuring 27 feet long and 14 feet wide when fully expanded, and weighing a beefy 13 tons, the “Halo 3: ODST” Transport Vehicle is a “Halo” party on wheels, outfitted with eight Xbox 360 console rigs featuring “Halo 3: ODST.”

    For the most up to date list of tour cities, times and locations, visit Gamestop.com - Halo 3: ODST.

    Just wondering, Who here is going to this thing and gonna play firefight there? I am today (August 30 2009) in about 4 hours~, the 1 in Arizona, if any1 else is going on the truck, say which state(city if it goes to more than 1 city in your state)

    I am exited, looks fun

    PS also it isnt just a painted truck, it has ODST in it and consoles
    PPS its free
     
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    The Arizona one is tomorrow.
    Wish I could go, but I'm not an adult yet. =(
     
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    DELETE THIS THREAD
    Sad Face its tommorow, i got all exited
    i am reallllllllly sad
    and i woke up at like 6 today
     
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    There's no need to delete the thread, people can still check it out if they didn't already see it on the bungie website.
     
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    I'll be attending the Arizona stop as well. I'll be there, probably at noon when it starts. I'm definitely looking forward to playing Firefight, especially since watching some pros playing it at MLG Dallas on friday.
     
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    Yeah too bad when it comes to texas it'l be like in Dallas or Austin i live in bfe.
     
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    Why must you be 17 or older? Will parental consent suffice? I'm hoping so, for the tour stops right by my home.
     
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    Nobody likes Georgia...
     
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    Hey does anyone know they are touring in Maryland (probaly Baltimore) and if so when. It says i dont have adobe whatever so it ain't letting me see the touring dates.
     
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    9/18. Garrison Forest Plaza S/c. 10367 Reisterstown Road, Space #3 Owings Mills, MD 21117 12-8 pm

    Just got back from the AZ stop. It was a 3 hour wait for a 10 minute play through. Though that is a short wait according to the guys with the truck. They said in a previous stop that they had to turn away people that didn't get play. Apparently they didn't restrict you to only one play through. Not sure if that's everywhere or just here in AZ.

    I'm only gonna point out a few things that struck me as different from Halo 3 because I could go on for a while talking about it. The first thing that struck me was the recoil on the weapons. This is an obvious change seeing as you're an ODST, not a Spartan. Oddly enough, the SMG had less recoil than the other weapons I used. The second thing that came as a surprise is that when you have the VISR on and you get hit, your vision is impaired just enough to be annoying. I wasn't really expecting any penalty for it but now knowing it exists, it makes sense.

    The third thing I noticed was the throwing of grenades. This kind of goes with the first observation. They appear to go far but half way threw their trajectory, they just fall. Compared to when it leaves your hand, the end isn't as fast. The fourth and last thing I'll mention is the rumble. The rumble is much more intense for all the weapons. I don't usually play with rumble so it was refreshing to have.

    The truck can seat 16 people. 8 people sit and play while the other 8 sit on the edge. When you get to play, you get to change control setting, map (of which you have 3 to choose from (Alpha Site, Crater and an other I can't remember)) and difficulty. The only two difficulties you can choose from are Normal and Heroic because they are set up to have infinite lives and a 10 minute game time.

    For participating you get this card like thing that has the ODST squad on one side and the default controls on the other. If you have the most points individually on your squad you win a license plate border that says "My other vehicle is a Warthog." If you had the most points and above 20,000 individual points, you win one of those ODST squad action figures.

    There's a bit of what to expect from it if you plan on going to one of the stops. If you can get out to one of the locations, definitly do it. Everyone talks Halo and you get to play Firefight early.
     
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    Just kinda copy and pasted from the firefight thread. I went to the one in Memphis today and I'm glad I went.
     
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    I don't know if it applies any more...

    If an adult is with you, they'll let you play. I saw several kids with their parents in AZ. You should be O.K. if your parents are there.
     
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    Must be 17 or older? lame.
     
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    Not true. My 15 year old friend was able to play with the consent of his Father.
     
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    You don't need to be 17 at all really, I am 15 and I got on fine, I am pretty sure they just say that to get out of trouble.
     
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    I look like I'm 15 but I'm actually 17 and they didn't ask for my I.D. (Which I found kinda surprising) ODST is so awesome I'm glad I was able to play it early. Too bad I couldn't get to play with Roche178 since he just happen to be in Memphis today. ;(
     
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    I was turned down, I am in AZ, I came at 4 they said the line was 4 hours and didn't let me play
     
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    Ouch! That sucks, man.

    Incidentally, I left at 4. Just out of curiosity, did you see a bigger guy in a black polo exiting the truck and taking pictures of the truck, then getting in a silver car? If so, that was me. If not...
     
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    no, i was paying attention to the truck, do you rememeber a white Lexus at any time?


    also how did you make the image on your sig change
     
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    Nah. I was concerned with getting to class on time. I left pretty quickly.

    The random sig script on my web hosting service. Forgot where I found it.

    /offtopic
     
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