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Bungie adds vehicular AI into Halo 3

Remember in Halo 2 when you proudly drove around in your spiffy warthog with an AI controlled gunner manning the turret only to be annoyed by him, because he was shooting at a tree and not the five ghost riding Elites in front of you? Well, according to this week's Bungie Weekly Update we'll be able to write off that problem in Halo 3. Frankie says that the AI controlled marines who fight by your side will be a lot smarter and will actually take hints to where they should be shooting simply by knowing where you are looking. Point your camera to the right and the gunner will shoot to the right, storm straight ahead and the gunner will unleash death bullets in front of you. Better AI always rocks.

The other interesting news from this week's update is a promise that we'll get to see some of the behind the scenes work that went into creating the Legendary Edition of Halo 3, including how the spartan helmet case came to be. Frankie also dropped an interesting tidbit referring to why the Limited Edition includes an art book that the holy grail Legendary Edition doesn't. He says that "Legendary Edition purchasers will be pleased to know that they will not have to live without that content at all". Interesting, no? Okay, this is getting too long. Just make the jump and read all the new newness that is Halo 3.

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1. Haha, what was the thinking behind using that as the image?

Posted at 1:09PM on Mar 17th 2007 by Arno

2. Image = still from the movie A.I.

Posted at 1:14PM on Mar 17th 2007 by AL7AIR

3. CRATE GUN FTW!!!1!1!1one

Posted at 1:15PM on Mar 17th 2007 by yokken

4. Blah Blah Blah. More "excellent, mouth-watering" information from Bungie. WHO CARES?! Ok, Ill take that back, I am pleased to know that the AI will see inprovments. However, it still seems to me that Bungie fails to deliver the goods when it comes to information that we fans are really looking forwrad to. Enough of the secrets and beating around the bush. Give us the damn release date for beta already. And while you're at it, give us the date for the final release. You know you know what your target date is. I get a little tired of the boring info youve been dishing out lately. Show us something and give us something. The game of 'I have a secret' is getting a little bit old by now.

Posted at 1:20PM on Mar 17th 2007 by CJ

5. that atv looks SICK!!!

Posted at 1:29PM on Mar 17th 2007 by DjDATZ

6. Sounds good, but I hope that doesn't mean that the gunner won't shoot at that tank behind you unless you look backwards....

Posted at 2:41PM on Mar 17th 2007 by Bennyishere

7. maybe its just me, but i find that must times.

I dont want the gunner shooting in the same direction that I'm driving.

thats why the guns swivels around isnt it?

Posted at 3:48PM on Mar 17th 2007 by Johnny

8. And its about bloody time too, the AI in Halo piss me off, they have little or no purpose except to stand around like complete planks and get bullets fired at them. Halfway through the level they are gone completely, either dead or left behind, really, wtf was their purpose? They were more of a hindrance then help, to be honest, the only way to play halo is Co-operative, good ol human common sense. I hope Bungie impresses me with AI logic...¬_¬

Posted at 4:23PM on Mar 17th 2007 by maverick_saturn_626

9. A.I. really are stupid. I get worried when they're running aroud with a rocket. And when they drive, OMG! Every last Ailen HAS to be dead! WTF!

Posted at 5:19PM on Mar 17th 2007 by headthrower

10. We will see. I mean nex-gen is supposed to be great we are not expecting nothing less than that. As i said before just give us the game!!!

Posted at 6:39PM on Mar 17th 2007 by jules c

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