Coming off the Holiday season, soldiers don't have much to smile about when serving in Iraq, something Bungie hopes to change, at least for a few days. The developer recently brought the highly anticipated Halo 3 multiplayer alpha for the soldiers to test and give feedback on.
Reportedly, the game will be setup at an unnamed army base in Iraq for three days One soldier, identified only by the nickname of "cowboy" detailed his experience with the game and its intricacies on the gamespot boards:
"I think A jumps, right trigger shoots, right shoulder picks up weapon and gets you in vehicles, left trigger throws grenades, pressing down on right analog stick zooms oh yeah the bottun on the right just above the A buton butt strokes with your weapon. The button to the left of the A button might be what is used to cycle weapons but I never did that, I saw other people do it though. They told me that currently the game can support up to 12 players without lag, but they are going to get that number higher.
The site to break the story originally featured video footage of soldiers playing the game, which in turn featured footage of Halo 3, but as of press time, the article has been taken down.