Spike TV, SCI FI Channel, and Comedy Central are giving millions of Halo fans a reason to believe with an exciting and unprecedented look at the most anticipated game in history, Halo 3, before its release on Sept. 25. On track to be the biggest day in entertainment history, Halo 3 is gearing up for exclusive and dedicated programming across a variety of cable networks.
This groundbreaking four-day effort kicks off on Comedy Central, Saturday, Sept. 22, with celebrity-filled coverage from the exclusive Halo 3 party in Las Vegas, and the unveiling of the Master Chief Madame Tussaude’s Wax Museum figure, during the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards weekend. Not to be outdone, on Sept. 24, Spike TV’s "Game Head" will host a live feed from the Halo 3 marquee launch event at New York City’s flagship Best Buy store, where scores of fans, celebrities and professional athletes will be on hand to celebrate the launch. The network’s coverage will go well into the night with a full-length program titled "Halo 3: Launched!" following the live ‘midnight madness" coverage on Tuesday, Sept. 25. Continuing Master Chief’s programming appearances, on Sept. 25, Halo Nation will dare to put down their Xbox 360 controllers and tune into "Halo 3: Sci vs. Fi" on the SCI FI Channel, which dives deep into the dynamics of creating the renowned Halo storyline.
Starting at 9 p.m. EST on Monday, Sept. 24, Spike TV’s, "Game Head," will broadcast live from the Halo 3 marquee launch event in New York City (Best Buy, 529 5th Ave) highlighting the festivities that are taking place as the world prepares for the clock to strike midnight. Following the build-up, "Halo 3: Launched!" will showcase the immense movement in society known as "Halo Nation" with super-fans, celebrities, and the everyday gamer sharing testimonials on how Halo has changed their lives. The program will also give fans VIP access to an astounding array of additional Halo 3 launch activities, including flash mobs at IMAX theaters, and a special performance by Linkin Park at a party held in the game’s honor during the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas.
SCI FI Channel
On Sept. 25, the action shifts to the SCI FI Channel, which will premier "Halo 3: Sci vs. Fi" at 4 p.m. EST, with an encore at 11 p.m. EST. "Halo 3: Sci vs. Fi" takes an academic look at what goes into creating the world’s most popular video game. The program begins by uncovering the "Fi," or fiction process that went into the game’s world-renowned storyline. Interviews with the writing and producing team at Bungie Studios, as well as with numerous industry luminaries will compare the game’s storyline to other epic sagas from the literary, television and film worlds. The show then switches gears to focus on the "Sci," or science behind the game. What does it take to turn a great story into the gold standard for the "first-person-shooter?" The viewer will get a first-hand look at how the game evolves from words and sketches to code and eventually the biggest popular culture property of the year. "Halo 3: Sci vs. Fi" is being produced in conjunction with G-Net Media, creators of such video-game focused shows as, "Settle the Score" and "Fresh Baked Video Games."
An eclectic list of celebrities will show and tell their "first gameplay experience" with Halo on the upcoming Comedy Central "Fully Loaded" feature on Saturday, Sept. 22, starting at 8pm. The program, which is hosted by comedian, Bobby Lee, will air snippets throughout the evening from the Xbox Oasis at Tao Beach, a new extension of Tao nightclub at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Mega-producer Pharell Williams, comedian Wayne Brady, Fallout Boy’s Pete Wentz, and rap stars Eve and Lil Jon make appearances.
For additional exclusive Halo 3 entertainment programming, fans can also check out G4 TV on Sept. 25, who will also broadcast a Halo 3 launch special.
About Halo 3
Created by legendary developer Bungie Studios and exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, Halo 3 will set a new standard for interactive storytelling and social gaming by engaging consumers worldwide in Master Chief’s epic battle to save humankind. In November 2004, the world’s view of video games changed forever with the release of Halo 2, which generated a record-setting $125 million (U.S.) in sales within the first 24 hours and changed the way people think about interactive entertainment. Three years later, it remains the most-played game on Microsoft’s Xbox LIVE online gaming and entertainment network, with nearly 1 billion hours of online gaming logged to date.
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