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News March 4 2015
Frank O'Connor Interview at GamesRadar
I missed this last week when it was released, but Frank O'Connor spoke to GamesRadar about Halo 5, and what it means for the franchise. It's a fascinating read to see how the character of Locke has been developed specifically to serve purposes that CANNOT be served with Master Chief... go read! (This is part 1 of a 2-part interview.) (Louis Wu 22:46:16 UTC) (permalink)
MCC Update - Up Now!
The BS Police noticed that the eagerly-awaited MCC Update is now online - matchmaking is working better than ever before! Eurogamer has some numbers for various playlists (as tested by one of their staffers)... go try for yourself! (Louis Wu 17:33:50 UTC) (permalink)
News March 3 2015
Drunken Halo - Podcast and Showdown
Justin Bryce sent word that Drunken Halo episode 104 is now out (discussing a variety of things, from the Halo Championship series to multiplayer in the Master Chief Collection)... and Travis Bryce let us know that the final game in the Drunken Halo vs Pigs Pod 2v2 showdown was online (Slayer on Haven). Take your pick - or check out both! (Louis Wu 22:35:13 UTC) (permalink)
The Silent Cartographer: Evolved (Released)
Ifafudafi, with CMT, let us know that the Halo PC mod 'Silent Cartographer: Evolved' has been released. You can watch the launch trailer on YouTube, you can swing by their forums to pick up the mod. It's the last Halo project for a number of the team (including Ifafudafi), so it's pretty special. robofin117 noticed it on our forums, and MatthewDratt posted a link to his review of the project. Go explore! It's gorgeous. (Louis Wu 22:31:44 UTC) (permalink)
Two Top Fives (a Top Ten? Nope...)
TrueAchivements have put out a couple of new Top Five lists that include Halo references - thanks to Morpheus for the heads-up. Franchises That Could Switch Genres include Halo (as Survival Horror), and Sidekicks include (surprise) Cortana. Go check out the rest of the lists! (Louis Wu 22:27:28 UTC) (permalink)
News March 1 2015
New Blood Preview Online
Kobo Books has an excerpt from the upcoming Halo: New Blood novel - and it looks like our friend Buck has gotten a promotion, of sorts. (Grizzlei is not happy.)
(Louis Wu 22:22:22 UTC) (permalink)
CE3 2015 Live - just 4 months away
CE3 2015 is coming up - submission deadline for content is June 27, while teh actual air date is July 11. MatthewDratt stopped by our forum with a link to a promo trailer and some basic details! (Louis Wu 22:15:18 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslide Megabattle - AR and Pistol
Rockslider has completed his rockslide megabattle sequence with a final pair of vids - 11 supporting marines, with either the AR or the Pistol to help thin out Covies. Go watch!
(Louis Wu 22:13:10 UTC) (permalink)
Halo 2 - Jackal Shield Action
Gamecheat13 got the Halo 2 Jackal Shield (originally planned to be a playable shield for you, after you removed it from its original owner) working, so you can see what it would have played like. Looks like Bungie's decision to cut this was a good one! Thanks, gamerguy2002. (Louis Wu 22:10:46 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update - end of February
The latest Halo Community Update at Halo Waypoint details an upcoming content update - should improve details across the board. There are also updates to MCC Playlists, and some stats on weapons used during the Halo 5 Beta. Go give it a read! Thanks, uberfoop.
(Louis Wu 22:08:20 UTC) (permalink)