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Iris ARG: 3rd server unlocked and swag pics!

We've been slacking on our Halo 3 Iris ARG coverage as of late, because things are moving along at a steady and somewhat uneventful pace. But there is some excitement in Iris ARG-land geared towards those mysterious five servers (chapters) that are to be unlocked during the ARG. And since we last talked Iris, the third server was unlocked using status information from the free server monitor application and playing a sound clip through a microphone. Inside the third server was the typical sound wavs, pictures and other mysterious loot that'll hopefully help our fellow Iris followers unlock this mystery. Although, we expect nothing will become black and white until the fifth server goes live in roughly a month. Anyway, that's where things sit right now and as always we advise heading to the Iris Wiki to get learned or hop onto the Unfiction forums to participate in the fun.

And on another exciting side note, I mentioned a few days back that I was lucky enough to help unlock the second server and when that happens the first 100 unlockers (I was number 99!) receive a reward for helping. And lo and behold, the other day I received my reward! In the gallery below, we've posted pictures of the ARG swag we received for aiding in the ARG including a uber limited (and way too big) Halo 3 Iris XL tshirt, a code for a glyph gamer picture and a copy of Halo novel "Ghosts of Onyx" signed by Eric Nylund himself. It's one sweet ARG swag stash.

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1. Let me be the first to welcome you to last week :P

Posted at 4:14PM on Aug 5th 2007 by DaveC

2. /leaves to enter in every 25 digit code that ends with RD6VT.

Posted at 4:36PM on Aug 5th 2007 by COV3RT SN1P3R

3. I was one of I was the second key holder for the first server (98 keys left). I stumbled onto the site at the right time by accident. It was funny to watch all those who sit at their computers all day for "new developments" take a ride on the waaaaaaaaaahhhmbulance. 100000 threads about how unfair it was. Fun times.

Posted at 4:42PM on Aug 5th 2007 by Zac LaCombe

4. I got mine too, like, last monday or something.

Pretty sweet schwag, though. Too bad I don't wear an XL. :\

Posted at 5:00PM on Aug 5th 2007 by Mikeawesome

5. I was number 20 to enter a key for server 3 (and yes, I have pictures for proof.) If you want, I can send in some pics when I get my swag. Only 2 servers to go!

Posted at 5:07PM on Aug 5th 2007 by afrokaze

6. Who is Eric Nyland and what is he doing signing Eric Nylund's book?

It is a mystery.

Posted at 5:41PM on Aug 5th 2007 by therpham

7. LOL !! k that was a good one !

Although I have to make it clear...

Writer's and Reviewers are getting worse and worse on the grammar and spelling these days...

Most of the time it's an honest mistake but...

I proof read everything...

Even this post... Just a good habit I guess...

But Dustin... Dont' feel soo bad, the guys at IGN are the absolute WORST for writing articles...

Those guys have more typos than brain cells...

Good post though, cool stuff... Wish I could have my copy of ghosts signed by Nylund as well...

Posted at 11:51PM on Aug 5th 2007 by Fontez

8. Many parents..including myself are disapointed in the lack of Master Chief costumes for halloween. Anybody know where I can get one?

Posted at 12:27AM on Aug 6th 2007 by lindajo

9. Well if you grab the Legendary Edition of the game than you have the helmet covered lol...

I have no idea to be honest but it sounds like a bad-ass idea to be dressing up your kid as MC in the first place, so thumbs up to you as a Halo-conscious parent !!

Posted at 12:52AM on Aug 6th 2007 by Fontez

10. screw dressing a kid up as master chief!
i wanna dress me up as master chief!

Posted at 1:07AM on Aug 6th 2007 by homer34

11. Fuckin Eh !! I agree with you there...

If I had a Bungie designed, high quality finished prototype of the official Master Chief suit they were planning on using for the movie...

I would sooo Rock that shit... I'd wear it to work, even to my business meetings... And then wear my suit over the armor...

I would seriously spend a fairly large amount of money to buy the official suit they end up using for the movie...

I'm talking like... $10,000...

Depending on how detailed it is...

Posted at 1:32AM on Aug 6th 2007 by Fontez

12. Fontez and others..

You KNOW that thought has crossed the minds of people at Master Replicas and other sites! It has to have! Red, blue and Master Chief Olive drab colors, maybe additional CQC and EVA helmets at least, if not the swap-out armor details..the weapons are coming, and we know that for sure. Maybe not all of them have been announced, but many are. (Covenant Carbine FTW!)

I bet before the end of the decade, dudes will be rocking official SPARTAN armor in conventions and sweating their asses off in it. I wanted a clonetrooper Star Wars armor costume but never really pursued it; maybe this will take it's place! :)

Posted at 6:44AM on Aug 6th 2007 by Toph

13. @ 8.

Keep an eye on Rubies costumers. They make some nice stuff!

Also point yourself towards Something strange and cool always seems to pop up there!

Posted at 6:46AM on Aug 6th 2007 by Toph

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