Halo 3 fans believe Bungie added weed to the game

Since seeing it for the first time a month ago, I have been fascinated by a video titled “When does Halo have weed?”This is the perfect time capsule for the end of 2007, when Halo 3 Just came out. Its theater mode and Forge level editor can easily record in-game shots and explore every detail in the game environment.No weeds inside Halo 3, But for some reason, YouTube user GamerHelper seems to believe it, as the video shows.

GamerHelper’s video, inexplicably accompanied by “Dire, Dire Docks” from Super Mario 64 Soundtrack, featuring slow exploration Halo 3Of the guardian map. The video pays special attention to the beautiful ferns growing on the walls of various structures in the level. Crucially, the GamerHelper video starts with a title card telling the audience what they should look for: “On the map guard, have you noticed weeds in it?”

As the lens view zoomed in on the fern, the title card that came with GamerHelper showed more and more confusion and consternation. First, a question: “Bungie On Weed?” Then: “What is the idiot thinking?” Later: “Bungie messed up”, and finally: “Who knows why Bungie did that?”

Finally I can answer GamerHelper’s questions, I don’t even need official comments from Microsoft or Bungie.No weeds inside Halo 3 Map guardian (although, interesting fact, there are Several fictitious recreational drugs In the halo universe).

Those are the ferns in that video. this Is weed:

Photo: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

I can’t blame GamerHelper for their confusion, I certainly hope they have made some important discoveries on this topic since 2007. (I found GamerHelper’s old Xbox Live profile and sent them a message about this video, but I did not receive a response. Unfortunately, I don’t want to receive a response because their profile seems to be since 2008 It has not been used.) Speak for myself, I didn’t know much about weeds in 2007, and it is not easy to learn more about it.

According to their Xbox Live information, as early as 2007, recreational marijuana had not been legalized anywhere in the United States. This is where I live and where GamerHelper lives. It was not until 2012 that Colorado and Washington state legalized recreational marijuana, and other states gradually followed suit in the following years. Although attitudes changed in 2007 and medical marijuana was increasingly accepted in the early 2000s, many people still go to jail for possession of marijuana (and still do).

In 2021, the situation has changed, as People in all fields of politics in the U.S. Agree that marijuana should be legalized. Talking about participating in weeds while playing video games has also become more socially acceptable-these two great tastes are always delicious together. This is how a friend of my friend finally rediscovered this video.

It all started with Sullivan sharing A few screenshots of the GamerHelper video On his Twitter account on October 9. This is how I saw it for the first time. Since then, my friends have joked, “What is Bungie thinking?” I contacted Sullivan to ask how he found this video because it was at the time of writing. Only 1,443 views.

“We wandered around in voice chat, and I couldn’t figure out what happened in my whole life, but I searched for’halo weed’ in YouTube,” he explained via Twitter DM. “It’s like the third result, I think it’s very interesting. I open it up and suppose there is Have Become the amazing content among them. (I replied: “Of course there is.”)

Since then, I have watched this video dozens of times and shared it with a few friends, colleagues, and now Polygon readers. I was as fascinated by it today as when I first saw it. I can only hope that its creators will come forward and acknowledge their work.

Sullivan also hopes that GamerHelper can come out of the fog of time and look back on their past creations, but he also has another wish: “They should put weeds in. Halo infinite ——For them. “

I have no objection. Times have changed, Microsoft, you won’t “screw up” by putting weeds Halo infinite. It’s actually pretty cool. The Chief Sergeant has been under pressure for a long time, and it is time to relax.