How Bungie plays Halo: Reach [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

The majority of game videos on the internet are utter crap. Know why? Because they were recorded at a preview press event with some wuss of a journalist on the controller. Like me. Listen, just because we're the people you want writing and talking about videogames doesn't mean we're the ones you want signing up for a professional multiplayer tournament. Our online combat skills are usually average at best.

So when I attended the Halo: Reach review event in San Francisco last week, I decided to record footage – and audio commentary – from someone who truly knows what he's doing. In this case? Brian Jarrard, community director at Bungie. By the time you buy Halo: Reach on September 14, he'll have already been playing it for months, possibly years. This is a man whose multiplayer skills you want to watch, and study, very closely.

"Invasion" on Spire

"Slayer" on Paradiso

Sep 1, 2010

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  • onetimecomment - September 3, 2010 6:58 p.m.

    the videos are not working for me can anyone help
  • Spybreak8 - September 3, 2010 12:45 a.m.

    Yeah that was sweet.
  • lovinmyps3 - September 2, 2010 10:39 p.m.

    The Invasion match was awesome!! I wasn't too impressed with the second video though.
  • RedIIv - September 2, 2010 5:02 a.m.

    can anybody tell me why it keeps saying "Missing Plug in?" i watched the ffirst video just fine and halfway through Paradiso it said that and now i cant even get it to work on O.o
  • Defguru7777 - September 2, 2010 4:49 a.m.

    Man, Invasion is going to be even more epic than it was in the beta.
  • Asian001 - September 2, 2010 2:28 a.m.

    i mean isnt
  • Asian001 - September 2, 2010 2:27 a.m.

    seriously, the video is turning on or WORKING, will somebody tell me what to do!
  • Twizinator - September 2, 2010 1:54 a.m.

    Jesus, that firefight that broke out on the Invasion video at around 8 minutes was freakin epic! Also that video fixed my friends (and mine) biggest problem with Invasion in the beta: you only played one side. but now we will play both in one game, which is more balanced. that makes me very happy. cannot WAIT to get Reach. by the end of this week i will hopefully be upgrading my pre-order to Legendary. that statue is preeeeety cool. flamin helmet is kinda nice too.
  • SausageLozenge - September 2, 2010 1:24 a.m.

  • Metalbuttcheeks - September 1, 2010 11:42 p.m.

    dude the video isnt working for me right now, am i suppose to do something about or what to make it work?
  • GamesRadarCharlieBarratt - September 1, 2010 11:16 p.m.

    I'll be sure to have the video editing team go in and remove that for you.
  • Tenfey - September 1, 2010 10:39 p.m.

    Wipe that smug grin off your face, Mr. Barratt
  • IIBrownieII - September 1, 2010 8:50 p.m.

    CAN NOT WAIT!!! Brian is a cool guy and certainly knows his way around Halo Reach... how many casual double kills lol? Thanks for the videos bearhat :) Some nobhead has hacked my account on 360 but I should have it sorted for release day... either way my legendary edition will be arriving on my doorstep and I will be playing it to death all day! Game of the Year!
  • breener96 - September 1, 2010 7:39 p.m.

    Forgot to say how awesome this looks! I love Halo but don't have a 360 and my PC's graphic's card died a while ago.
  • breener96 - September 1, 2010 7:31 p.m.

    @Screwball: 11th of September.
  • screwball08247 - September 1, 2010 7:21 p.m.

    When does the review go up, Charlie?
  • humpiedumpie - September 1, 2010 7:09 p.m.

    wooow thanks for the videos! This looks great! I really cannot wait!
  • DarthCockels - September 1, 2010 6:48 p.m.

    Seriously awesome vids! I was feeling burnt out on Halo after 3 and dissapointed with ODST but seeing GR's footage of Reach in action made my purchase :) Thanks GR for the great preview!
  • batmanboy11 - September 1, 2010 6:13 p.m.

    Cool stuff. I'm pretty damn excited for this game.
  • Spartanoffaith - September 1, 2010 5:33 p.m.

    This makes me moist