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Thursday Night Throwdown 5/06: Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta

Get ready for an evening of the next generation of class-based futuristic first-person fun... Bungie-style!

 That's right folks, Thursday Night Throwdown is back for another week! In case you missed us last week, or you've contracted some sort of exotic Amazonian parasite that decimates your short-term memory, or you just forgot, here's the deal: Thursday Night Throwdown is our opportunity to play the latest, hottest multiplayer games with you, the Giant Bomb community, while we simultaneously stream it out live on the Internet and answer questions from the folks at home. Multitasking!

This week we're playing the widely available Halo: Reach beta, the only video game beta I can recall that has warranted its own TV commercial. If you'd like a chance to do some fragging with/to us, and you managed to snag yourself a beta code or you've got a copy of Halo 3: ODST, send a friend request to the gamertag GBTNT on the Xbox 360. We'll be semi-randomly selecting players to join us, though be warned: players that make the cut and then fail to report for duty will be blocked from our friends list permanently. We need warriors, not whingers! 

Of course, if you don't make the cut, or would simply rather spectate, you can watch the live video stream of the competition right here, as well as participate in the always-chaotic chat. So check back here at 4PM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (GMT -07:00) this THURSDAY, MAY 6TH, 2010 for our next... THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN!  
 
UPDATE: The show's over folks, but you can relive the glory in our archived version below. Thanks to everyone who joined us, and catch next week's I Love Mondays to learn what the next game will be for Thursday Night Throwdown!
   

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Posted by Ryan

 That's right folks, Thursday Night Throwdown is back for another week! In case you missed us last week, or you've contracted some sort of exotic Amazonian parasite that decimates your short-term memory, or you just forgot, here's the deal: Thursday Night Throwdown is our opportunity to play the latest, hottest multiplayer games with you, the Giant Bomb community, while we simultaneously stream it out live on the Internet and answer questions from the folks at home. Multitasking!

This week we're playing the widely available Halo: Reach beta, the only video game beta I can recall that has warranted its own TV commercial. If you'd like a chance to do some fragging with/to us, and you managed to snag yourself a beta code or you've got a copy of Halo 3: ODST, send a friend request to the gamertag GBTNT on the Xbox 360. We'll be semi-randomly selecting players to join us, though be warned: players that make the cut and then fail to report for duty will be blocked from our friends list permanently. We need warriors, not whingers! 

Of course, if you don't make the cut, or would simply rather spectate, you can watch the live video stream of the competition right here, as well as participate in the always-chaotic chat. So check back here at 4PM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (GMT -07:00) this THURSDAY, MAY 6TH, 2010 for our next... THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN!  
 
UPDATE: The show's over folks, but you can relive the glory in our archived version below. Thanks to everyone who joined us, and catch next week's I Love Mondays to learn what the next game will be for Thursday Night Throwdown!
   

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Posted by msavo

yay

Posted by NotorietyH

I missed the Street Fighter one sadly. Hopefully I'll be able to get in on this!

Posted by Shaneman

Sweet.

Posted by Baillie

Well, good luck getting in their game...

Posted by blipadouzi

oh yeah!!! I'm there

Posted by SHADOWINFINITE

Awesome, I can't wait for tomorrow 

Posted by Welding

Get HYPE!

Posted by Dustpan

I'm up for this.

Posted by TheSleepingDead

ohhh! pick me

Posted by W0lfbl1tzers

That video was pretty awesome

Posted by AlwaysAngry

I sent the request a few days ago. I've been checking like a mother fucker to see if they accepted it.

Posted by zombie2011

That video was awesome. 

Edited by CitizenKane

I'll make sure to be there!
 
.@Ryan:   I send GBNT a friend request last week, but it don't appear to have accepted it.  I just send another one.  It will be from ForeverFlash

Posted by Krataur

Called it. <_<
 
I'm gonna have to miss this, though, sadly.

Posted by SHADOWINFINITE

I sent a friend request, my xbox live user name is RAZOR CLARK yes it is all capitalized. 

Posted by Kombat
@AlwaysAngry: I think they just cleaned out their friend list today.
Posted by Jeffmoocow

I really like this new feature so far.  Can't wait for tommrow.

Posted by Venatio

I'm on board, I sent a friend request to GBTNT

Posted by j_meyer_13

Aw man... I was actually planning on participating in this one, but I have to work... blech...

Posted by Spencer

Hey Ryan, what is 4 PM PDT in Swatch Internet time?

Posted by Vager

Sent a friend invite. Lets get this ON!!
Posted by AlwaysAngry
@Kombat said:
" @AlwaysAngry: I think they just cleaned out their friend list today. "
So they might accept today?
Posted by BigChief

Also, don't be a dick and post spoilers in the chat. Seriously guys. Dick move.

Posted by Lumley

Friend invite sent.

Posted by KingBroly

Welp, here's hoping I get to play with them this time.

Edited by jschmoe

Friend request sent.  Hope I make the cut!
 
edit: My gamertag is in my profile :)

Posted by FLStyle

I'll be there again, commenting away like an old granny. Good luck GBers.

Posted by Robo

Hope I make the cut. Gonna go pick up ODST after class today.
 
I got to join yall in a match for the supposed Xbocalypse. Looking to defend the good name of Rob against all naysayers.
 
Live! - ROBC3

Edited by Bayne

Sent my request. Being from the uk means that i will have to stay up to get in on this. But its election day so i have an excuse to stay up late. So LETS GET THIS ON. 
Oh yer and gamer tag BaynePlauge

Posted by mrfluke

i sent my friend request as well, 
gamertag will be mrfluke

Posted by MingBoo1

OK looks like that is going to be a lot of fun dude. Good game indeed.
 
Lou
 www.being-anonymous.at.tc

Posted by nail1080
@zombie2011 said:
" That video was awesome.  "
yuch GB advertising machinima videos....
Posted by Skanes

Get ready for the motherfuckin' nade spam boiiiiis HALO YEAH.
 
Really though, this game is fucking terrible. Enjoy nading more than Modern Warfare 2.
 
Ye have been warned.

Edited by Terjay

I'll try to be there, although it's like 1AM (on friday) over here.

Posted by Superfriend

I wanna play you guys sooooo bad!
..and in case any of my fellow bombers wanna play me, just add the Gamertag: "Grasslmeier" (yeah, I know it sounds weird, but that´s the point) to your friendslist. Just don´t expect me to talk that much/at all. I´m like Jeff, I like to keep quiet and focus on the kills.

Posted by Potter9156

Assuming I get invited to play, I'll probably have 5-10 minutes before I have to leave. If only this was an hour earlier...

Posted by Yummylee

I'll so be there 8)

Posted by Dickey

Friend request sent! Gamertag Karthis. I am prepared to get pwned.

Posted by Daroka

Bah, tried sending a friend request to GBTNT a few days ago and the friends list was full, tried again today and its still full.  Was so much fun last week I was hoping to get in again.

Posted by SHADOWINFINITE

If I do get picked tomorrow. Will you be messaging my Giantbomb profile or my xbox live gamer tag?

Edited by Iireku

I tried friend requesting and no luck. I will try to friend request again later.
 
Edit: Damn it, it's already full.  I wonder how many thousands of people sent requests?

Posted by Diamond

I'll probably be up for this again tomorrow!

Posted by DharmaBum

Oppressive audio? I didn't think it was that bad... it fits the style of the video.

Posted by Milkman

When do you guys wipe the friend's list every week?

Posted by armaan8014

I am here to watch!

Posted by Solh0und

Friend request sent. I will be reporting in for the call of spartan duty

Posted by Drebin_893

It sucks that it's so late on a weekday for UK watchers, but it sounds like an amazing, successful feature, so good job guys :)

Posted by Superdude201

Gah too late to add :( Will still be fun to watch it online though

Posted by ooofafa

gdamn, charlie tunouku wants to play!

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