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News May 22 2015
Canon Fodder - Witness Projection
This week's Canon Fodder is live on Halo Waypoint, and it's a fascinating read. Go check out hints of a new work from Frank O'Connor, details about #HUNTtheTRUTH, and an intriguing answer to a fan question. Thanks to Grizzlei for the heads-up!
(Louis Wu 23:38:02 UTC) (permalink)
Get an early look at Hunters in the Dark
An excerpt from Hunters in the Dark, the new Halo novel coming from Peter David next month, is up on Amazon - go give it a read! Thanks, Quirel. (Louis Wu 23:32:22 UTC) (permalink)
Wahrer stopped by to announce a 9-minute piece he put together; it's a remix/arrangement of a couple of tracks created by Ian Kerns. Go listen! (Louis Wu 23:29:37 UTC) (permalink)
The oddness you can find...
This tweet showed up last week - I'm STILL not sure I understand what I'm looking at, but it made me laugh.
Oh, Grim... (Louis Wu 23:23:49 UTC) (permalink)
News May 21 2015
TMCC Xbox One now in white
Xbox revealed that a white Halo: The Master Chief Collection Xbox One bundle will be available later this month. It's priced at $349, but unfortunately this bundle will only be available in the United States. Thanks, Revenant1988.
(colindosaj 22:00:09 UTC) (permalink)
News May 20 2015
Locus of Control
This week's episode of Red vs Blue Season 13 (the 7th) gives us a peek into Locus' past... and it ain't that pretty. Go take a look! (Louis Wu 17:10:33 UTC) (permalink)
News May 19 2015
How to play Grifball on TMCC
Kal Belgarion from GrifballHub let us know that they put together a video tutorial on how to download Halo 3 and Halo 4 maps and game types on Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Neat! (colindosaj 23:38:08 UTC) (permalink)
Halo: Reach/4 - Unused Equipment Types
Lord Zedd has been digging through Halo code again - go check out what secrets he's discovered! Thanks, gamerguy2002.
(colindosaj 23:28:05 UTC) (permalink)
News May 18 2015
Hunt the Truth Episode 8 - Drip Drip Drip
Episode 8 of Hunt the Truth is live - this episode poses some very serious questions about the Master Chief and his actions. Thanks, Urban Reflex.
(colindosaj 22:15:10 UTC) (permalink)
Grunt & Jackal spawning trick
Rockslider posted a new video - this one is a pretty funny teaser that shows what it would be like to take part in a Grunt and Jackal org… uh, nvm. If you’re interested in learning more about how to endlessly spawn Grunts and Jackals be sure to check out Rockslider's writeup. Neat! (colindosaj 22:04:59 UTC) (permalink)
News May 17 2015
Kotobukiya ARTFX+ Halo Statues
Kotaku pointed out that Kotobukiya is currently taking pre-orders for some interesting Halo figures. These figures come with a basic body techsuit and armor that you attach yourself. The base body suit costs $19.99, but you can purchase full kits for Mark V or Mark VI armor variants for $44.99. The Master Chief figure costs $74.99. Thanks, Scarab.
(colindosaj 00:09:41 UTC) (permalink)
Halo 2 Anniversary Random Weapon Box
MartianMallCopStudios created a fully functioning random weapons box with the Halo 2A Forge scripting tools. The weapon box is similar to system found in Call of Duty's Zombie mode, but this version has a Halo twist. Thanks, Bounce-A-Gon. (colindosaj 00:08:51 UTC) (permalink)
News May 14 2015
Possible Halo 5 Limited & Collectors Edition Details
It looks like Gamestop Italy leaked the Halo 5: Guardians Collector's Edition. According to the leak the Limited Collector's Edition will cost $249 and will ship with a commemorative statue, which I'm assuming will have something to do with Spartan Locke and Master Chief. The Limited Edition version will cost $99.99 and come in a steelbook and will feature "new digital content to increase the combat capability of the Spartan". For $249 I should be getting Mjolnir armor! Thanks, Urban Reflex.
(colindosaj 22:17:18 UTC) (permalink)
News May 13 2015
Halo Escalation #18 Preview
The13th Dimension posted a preview for Halo Escalation 18. Thanks, Grizzlei. (colindosaj 23:53:08 UTC) (permalink)
News May 12 2015
RvB S13 Continues
We neglected to mention the most recent Red vs Blue Season 13 episode last week (Episode 5, "No Fighting in the War Room") - so now you get to hear about TWO new episodes (because Episode 6, "Along Came a Spider", came out yesterday for the general public). Go get caught up - this story is getting meaty!
(Louis Wu 14:03:29 UTC) (permalink)
News May 11 2015
Hunt the Truth Episode 7 was released recently (thanks, asa) - Ben is getting to the heart of some pretty interesting stuff! Go listen. (Louis Wu 21:15:29 UTC) (permalink)
News May 10 2015
Halo: Halos in Space - the Garry's Mod Version
Back in 2007, a piece of Halo fan fiction was released into the wild, and immediately turned into machinima fodder (sadly, the SnowGlobePro version is lost to time), not once but twice. (That version is still online - because we're hosting a copy.) AfroRyan stopped in to point out that there's now a Garry's Mod version of the tale. I was impressed. Go watch! (Louis Wu 18:14:52 UTC) (permalink)
I think I'm gonna need a bigger gun.
MELEE was playing through Truth and Reconciliation on the MCC version of Halo Anniversary, and encountered a pretty odd (but sort of awesome) glitch - check out the army he's facing! If anyone figures out how to reproduce this, there are a lot of people who'd love to try it. (Louis Wu 18:05:09 UTC) (permalink)
Banshee attack montage
Rockslider released a revisiting of his Banshee antics in the cavern megabattle on AotCR - six and a half minutes of carnage. Check it out! (Louis Wu 18:03:05 UTC) (permalink)
Ascension - CEM3
RVideo sent word of a pretty nice Halo CE montage released last week - Mint Blitz calls it 'Ascension - CEM3', and it nicely marries impressive Halo play with mellow ambient music. Go watch! (Louis Wu 18:01:12 UTC) (permalink)
News May 7 2015
Halo Waypoint Writing Competition
Flugel Meister sent word that he organized a writing competition on the Halo Waypoint forums - and that this month's iteration is more intense than ever. Participants need to write a compelling short story in 600 words or less - with the top three winners snagging themselves a shiny forum badge. It opened today, and runs for two weeks - go sign up!
(Louis Wu 20:53:36 UTC) (permalink)
Getting into the Banshee Room on LNoS
We don't hear from the Termacious Trickocity team directly any more, but it's okay, Kotaku had the story this time around. Looks like they got themselves into the Banshee room on Reach's Long Night of Solace. The procedure contains a pretty absurd level of complication - watch the video for a recap of the gory details. I love this stuff. (Louis Wu 20:39:16 UTC) (permalink)
News May 5 2015
Drunken Halo 112
What's better than Halo? Drunken Halo! In the latest episode of Drunken Halo, Travis and Justin touch on Spartan Ops and its role in MCC. They also analyze the recently revealed Halo 5 Guardians cover art and discuss the incoming Master Chief Collection DLC. Go listen! (colindosaj 23:10:30 UTC) (permalink)
Canon Fodder - Puzzled Expression
GrimBrother One is back with more Canon Fodder. Grim recaps some Halo news and hints at what's to come in the weeks leading up the E3 in June. We also get some insight regarding Jul 'Mdama's faction and we learn about what happened this week in Halo. Go read! Thanks, Urban Reflex.
(colindosaj 23:03:16 UTC) (permalink)
News May 4 2015
Hunt the Truth - Episode 06 'Boxing Story'
The latest episode of the Hunt The Truth audio series is now available. In this episode Giraud investigates the rumors that ONI has been spreading misinformation. Go listen! (colindosaj 23:14:53 UTC) (permalink)
Spartan Locke Figure by McFarlane Toys
343 Industries posted an interview with McFarlane Toys about creating a Spartan Locke figure. The interview takes you through the process of bringing 3D models into the real world. Go read! (colindosaj 23:13:46 UTC) (permalink)
News May 3 2015
Cavern Megabattle - Banshee and Rockets
Rockslider's back with a pair of videos showing off heavy carnage in AotCR's cavern megabattle - a dozen marines, more than 3 dozen Covies, and a Spartan. What a glorious mess! Go watch. (Louis Wu 23:03:46 UTC) (permalink)
News May 2 2015
Frankie talks MCC and moving forward
Xbox Achievements is running a story that highlights Frank O'Connor's thoughts on the mistakes that were made with Halo: The Master Chief Collection and the efforts 343 is taking to ensure a smoother launch with Halo 5 Guardians. This stems from a larger interview that we mentioned a while back. Thanks, gamerguy2002.
(colindosaj 23:57:03 UTC) (permalink)
News May 1 2015
GrifballHub needs you NOW!
Kal Belgarion reminds us that tomorrow is the last day of the GrifballHub Kickstarter campaign to fund a Grifball booth at RTX this year. As of this writing, with 27 hours to go, they're at $11,675 of their needed $11,750 - just $75 short! Can you help? Update: Less than 5 minutes after I posted this, someone pledged $76. They just hit $11,751 - full funding! That's awesome. There are stretch goals, though, so don't stop now! (Louis Wu 23:54:52 UTC) (permalink)
Reclaimer Writeup 3: Hegemony
Wahrer stopped in to announce a writeup at ReclaimerHub that looks at the state of the Covenant after the events of Halo 3. Lots of info here! (Louis Wu 23:49:42 UTC) (permalink)
Cal Poly Wind Ensemble performs Halo
Aaron Jacobs notified us of a performance by the Cal Poly Wind Ensemble from last year - it's a stirring rendition of 'Finish the Fight', along with some great stuff from ODST. Go watch! (Louis Wu 23:46:47 UTC) (permalink)
Kotobukiya 2-Pack coming this fall
Over at Action Figure Fury, there's a summary of the upcoming ARTFX statue 2-pack (due in November) - a Spartan wearing Mark V, and a Spartan wearing Mark VI Mjolnir. Nice combo! Big Bad Toy Store has them available for preorder for $130. Check 'em out! (Louis Wu 23:41:44 UTC) (permalink)
We missed it on Monday, but Rooster Teeth released another PSA - this one is called 'Rehashed', and explains how we, as a society, really appreciate remakes and reboots more than original stories. Sarge does his best to illustrate. (Sarge's best needs some work.)
(Louis Wu 23:34:31 UTC) (permalink)