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Halo 3’s ‘Enemies KIA’ Body Count Officially Passes Earth’s Population

Halo 3’s ‘Enemies KIA’ Body Count Officially Passes Earth’s Population

Halo - Pile Of Bodies (Image courtesy Bungie.net)
By Andrew Liszewski

Even though it lacked the James Bond theme, Perfect Dark on the N64 was a pretty great follow-up to the amazing Goldeneye. One of the game’s features we particularly liked was that it kept a running total of everything from the body count, to the miles we ran, to how many bullets we fired. It really helped put our Summers spent on the couch in perspective. Bungie does the same kind of stat tracking with Halo 3 (though far more in-depth) and thanks to millions of players around the world, the game’s official ‘Enemies KIA’ body count surpassed the Earth’s population sometime late on June 20 or early on June 21. At that point the Halo 3 Campaign Kill Count numbered 6,719,996,560, while the estimated world population was 6,705,066,871. Of course the body count on Bungie.net continues to grow at an impressive rate on a daily basis, and as of writing this post it now stands at 6,752,229,647. So congratulations all you Halo 3 players… I guess.

[ Halo.Bungie.org Forum ] VIA [ Joystiq ]







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  • CapitalIdea

    Why would you congragulate a bunch of idiots killing over 6 billion people on a terrible game?

  • GMNightmare

    Moron. First, they’re not killing people. For you to compare the two shows your lack of intelligence and understanding. Obviously, if they were killing people, then nobody would be left in the world now would they? I’m sick and tired of idiots like you, who probably don’t play games and then try to treat them like the source of all evil. Yes, I don’t play Halo, I do enjoy the strategic side of games more (Wesnoth, Tactics, Advance Wars, ect)

    But that’s beside the point. The point is that your so stupid, that you can’t even read for meaning properly. “I guess” is the clue, like he was trying to support even though he thought it was nothing to really congratulate.

  • Ben

    I expected more by now, o well.

  • Anonymous

    wow, such agression from the other posters! Chill out guys, lol

  • Anonymous

    I don’t think it was any kind of statement against Halo 3. Why do people get so defensive when the lose the game?

  • Anonymous

    Jesus, that’s a lot of kills.

    And GMNightmare: Calm. The feck. Down.
    Stay off the internet when it’s your time of the month.

    It’s a valid point; I would have mixed feelings about congratulating the human race on spending that much time fragging. 🙂

    But, as was mentioned, that’s what the “I guess” is for, after all.

  • Korvanica

    GMNightmare this is for you – http://flabbergastedly.com/wp-content/uploads/chat%20billeder%202/stupid.jpg

    You have no idea how strategic team games in halo are. Since you dont play halo dont disreguard it as a non-strategic game.

  • Xawn

    How did GMNightmare get crap? He made an excellent (if poorly spelled) point (it’s you’re when you are combining the words ‘you’ and ‘are’).

    Anyway. Anyone who just crapped on GMNightmare is an idiot! You need to read the first post. The person who thought that it meant that someone killed 6 billion *people.* GMNightmare was right to explode at that idiot.

    Re-read the original comment on this posting. Then apologize.

  • Anonymous

    CapitalIdea clearly didn’t mean “people” as actual human beings. It is obvious he meant in the game, so basically GMNightmare was just being an idiot.

  • Anonymous

    Xawn, wow. If it weren’t for some of the other posters, you would have just destroyed my faith in the human race.

  • Blastedt

    Stop the flaming. Stop it. People are entitled to think Halo is shit. I think so too. Just because he thinks Halo is bad doesn’t mean that you have to go bat-shit insane on us. The term “killing people” is commonly used in games such as Halo and Team Fortress. Nothing to get pissed off about. Also, if you haven’t heard yet, most Halo players are a bunch of racist, young, swearing, idiotic people.

    Capital is also slightly at fault for not catching the sarcasm. However, sarcasm is not something that can be put readily into writing.

  • Ryan

    May I be the first to say…..DOUBLE KILL, TRIPLE KILL, KILLTACULAR!!

  • soldierx40k

    haha i love how over 6 billion have been killed online and 0 have been killed in real life…

  • Mer

    CapitalIdea is an idiot, and is anyone seriously comparing the killing of fictional computer generated people to real flesh and bone. If so, wow.

  • deliciousHam

    …good-bye world?
    + that’s a lot of people screaming NOOB and PWNED

  • Grammarian

    GMNightmare, it’s ‘you’re so stupid’ not ‘your so stupid’.

    Stupid is as stupid does.

  • FA Q

    Blastedt: “Also, if you haven’t heard yet, most Halo players are a bunch of racist, young, swearing, idiotic people.” I haven’t heard that yet, can you please quote your source? Being a fan of Halo Multiplayer, I was completely unaware that I was a foul-mouthed rascist, but i guess being an idiot, i needed someone of your maturity and wisdom to help me to that self-realization. Thank you. What I wonder is this.. have any lives been saved by this kill-count? Obviously impossible to tell, but you have to think, with those stats, someone picking up their controller probably got out some frustration that could have culminated in real-world harm. Just a thought.. but maybe the therapy value of these games is real. Also, considering the release date of the game, and its continued popularity, one could assume we’ll see the 14billion mark soon enough 😉 Virtual violence is wonderful!

  • FA Q

    oh, and who can deny the value of talking sh!t to a 14-year old with a headset. little pr!cks. 😉

  • http://www.grammar.com Jerkface

    Moron(You really should state that the author is a moron rather than just starting out with the one word fragment). First, they’re not killing people( 1- you don’t need to say first here because you never say secondly and 2- that’s not the intent weened from the article). For you to compare the two shows your lack of intelligence and understanding(actually comparing the two does not give you an indication as to intelligence. The author might actually be very intelligent but merely lack the requisite understanding about the subject matter). Obviously, if they were killing people, then nobody would be left in the world now would they? I’m sick and tired of idiots like you, who probably don’t play games and then try to treat them like the source of all evil. Yes, I don’t play Halo, I do enjoy the strategic side of games more (Wesnoth, Tactics, Advance Wars, ect) (How could you think the author was trying to say any of what you said here? I would really question your comprehension skills if that is your understanding here)

    But that’s beside the point. (What is beside the point? That you hate people who question your hobbies?) The point is that your(you’re) so stupid, that you can’t even read for meaning properly.(This is just too funny since you’re guilty of the very thing you stand here accusing the author of.) “I guess” is the clue(Secrets and clues. You understand me don’t you?), like he was trying to support even though he thought it was nothing to really congratulate. (Do you honestly believe that this is an achievement worthy of recognition on a global scale. Sure, it is an accomplishment, but is it really the kind that merits a congratulations?)

  • Anonymous

    Jack Thompson lurks these comments.

  • Tom Hodgson

    Are you people seriously this stupid?

    “Why would you congragulate a bunch of idiots killing over 6 billion people on a terrible game?”

    Keywords: on a terrible game.

    You’re so defensive about a video game since it’s all you’re good at that it’s laughable. Learn to read before you start defending non-sensical points and GMNightmare, learn to write before you call other people idiots and put your foot further down your throat. Go back to your lasers and over-shields. COD4 is where it’s at.

  • Jack Thompson

    VIDEO GAMES ARE BAD UR ALL GOING TO HELL MURDER SIMULATORS

  • http://www.parents.com/pregnancy/ Pregnancy

    Congrats Halo! Now there is a real accomplishment.

  • http://www.more.com/sex-dating/marriage/joyce-maynard-on-divorce/ divorce

    i must be the only person alive that never got into halo

  • http://www.more.com/sex-dating/marriage/joyce-maynard-on-divorce/ divorce

    i must be the only person alive that never got into halo

  • jshrimp89

    actually some kid killed one of his parents and injured the other cuz they took halo 3 away from him….so scoreboard: halo 3: 6 billion, people:1!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=690195556 facebook-690195556

    @GMNightmare 'trolled.

  • thyguyx

    Defensive or offensive, you all fail at the internet.Capital served every fucking one of you. XD

  • ddddddddddddddd

    Sand in your vagina much?

  • ddddddddddddddd

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  • Adoaboutnothing

    This is a year old
    sage

  • Adoaboutnothing

    This is a year old
    sage

  • ddddddddddddddd

    Sand in your vagina much?

  • Adoaboutnothing

    This is a year old
    sage