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News May 24 2016

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SPV3's Custom Soundtrack Re-imagines the Original Halo
We've mentioned SPV3 a good bit here on HBO, but Jafet Meza gave us a heads up that they're custom soundtrack for the game is also nearing completion! Check out the full soundtrack preview and see how they've updated the music whilst maintaining the sound of the original! (MacGyver10 18:25:32 UTC) (permalink)

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Feet First Into Carnage
Revenant1988 has been cataloging his Halo/Marvel armor on his Facebook for a while, but now you can see the professional shots he had made of his ODST/Spiderman-symbiotes crossovers! (MacGyver10 18:23:24 UTC) (permalink)

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Episodes 1-3 of Season 14 of Red vs Blue Are Pretty Funny!
Season 14 of Red vs Blue is well under way and bringing back plenty of the funny and old characters to crack a smile on this face! Robofin117 has done a good job of collecting the videos so far in his HBO forum post! Go watch the first two, and link over to see the third! (MacGyver10 18:21:29 UTC) (permalink)

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Rockslider Toys with Covies from Long Range
Rockslider is now toying with the covies in megabattles from long range! See him rocket, snipe and grenade the little guys in the videos from his latest post! (MacGyver10 18:19:59 UTC) (permalink)

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Customs Night Video Captures the Customs from The Other Night
SESpider captured an hour of video from last week's Customs Night! Check it out to see our very own HBO folk running through Infection maps, misuse of 'toggle crouching' and maps named after Vagueness and Bounce-a-gon! (MacGyver10 15:33:01 UTC) (permalink)

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News May 23 2016

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Halo Community Update - 05/20/16 ('A Whole New Level')
In the most recent community update, Bravo has answers for frequently asked questions on the news that Halo 5's Forge mode is coming to PC, some interesting numbers on the new Infection mode, an early REQ reveal for a smaller 'Hog Wild' update coming later this month and news on the summer pro league and more. Check it out over at HaloWaypoint to see all the particulars! (MacGyver10 21:11:35 UTC) (permalink)

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Canon Fodder - Tales And Stingers
GrimBrother One is still pumping out canon fodder after 75 entries, and with the 76th one, spends some time covering the tales from the upcoming short stories collection and going wild with some stinging news from the next Halo 5 free update! It's all in the most recent Canon Fodder for your easy reading! (MacGyver10 21:08:27 UTC) (permalink)

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Rockslider's Cavern MegaBattle and Bridge Assault Action
Rockslider comes back with more mega-battles to pit his 12 marines and weapon combinations against 38 covies! He's got you covered in options to view it in his forum post! (MacGyver10 16:19:39 UTC) (permalink)

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FUDcast Ep 18 With Masterz About the SPV3 Mod for Halo PC
Forward Unto Dawn was joined on their most recent FUDcast by Masterz to talk some SPV3 mod! They talk backfilling canon, storytelling mechanisms in the Halo games, and more. Check out the MP3 download and YouTube link or subscribe to their iTunes podcast in davidfuchs post! (MacGyver10 16:17:20 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 5's Forge Mode Coming to PC for Free
kidtsunami washed ashore of our forum with the big news that Halo 5's Forge will be crashing the coastline of PC gamers sometime this year! You can read the full story at HaloWaypoint, but it will be free, have mouse and keyboard controls and will let you test maps (aka, 'free customs') with your friends on the computer! (MacGyver10 16:11:21 UTC) (permalink)

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News May 18 2016

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Possibly the Oldest Footage of the 'Halo' Level for Halo: CE
Masterz1337 has posted what is believed to be the earliest footage of the 'Halo' level from Halo: CE after it's transition to an FPS for Microsoft's first console. Apparently his YouTube video comes from an old promo for the new game. (MacGyver10 16:02:29 UTC) (permalink)

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Life-sized SPNKr Rocket Launcher Made in LEGO
Munky-058 dropped in with an amazing creation of the SPNKr Rocket Launcher in LEGO! It's a life-sized creation of the twin-tube rocket launcher with even a removable dual tube assembly! Check out the YouTube video to see it in action! (MacGyver10 15:59:18 UTC) (permalink)

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News May 16 2016

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Rockslider's Surefire Bridge Descent on AoTCR
Rockslider has a brand new, surefire way of descending from the bridge in AoTCR on PAL systems. Check out his post to see how you can ride the shade down with either a frag or plasma grenade! (MacGyver10 20:04:14 UTC) (permalink)

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WyvernZu Shows Off A Cool New Map With Forge's New Textures
There have already been some amazing maps using the new 'textures' in Halo 5's Forge, but WyvernZu has shown off some amazing work in progress shots of her map, 'Outlast' that you need to see!

(MacGyver10 19:52:08 UTC) (permalink)

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News May 13 2016

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More Support and Content Coming to Halo 5 After June
Now whether he's referring to the Firefight update being pushed back, playlist maintenance or full-on updates like we've been having is up for debate, but Frankie looks to have said more support AND CONTENT will be coming after June over at NeoGAF. (MacGyver10 20:27:47 UTC) (permalink)

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Canon Fodder - 'The Write Stuff' Announces New Short Story Collection, 'Halo: Fractures'
Did you enjoy reading the many different stories and author styles in 'Halo: Evolutions'? This week's Canon Fodder might excite you then with the announcement of 'Halo: Fractures', more small, stand-alone stories fleshing out the Halo universe from authors like Tobias Buckell, Brian Reed and Frankie! (Thanks GrimBrother One! (MacGyver10 20:17:58 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 5's 'Memories of Reach' Is Live and Awesome
Sorry we missed it yesterday (life calls!), but the latest free update for Halo 5, 'Memories of Reach' is up and obviously playable! With it came a lot of cool features (like the new post-game carnage report, Infection game-mode, REQ's, etc) and new social playlist for the next week! See the 'patch notes' at the link included with 343 Industries' announcement tweet!

(MacGyver10 20:04:27 UTC) (permalink)

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News May 11 2016

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Halo 5's 'Memories of Reach' Livestream in About 30 Minutes
The Halo 5 livestream for the 'Memories of Reach' update is in a little over 30 minutes. While we're still hoping for that surprise Falcon reveal, we at least get to see the new Forge updates, Noble team armors and another level 8 Phaeton in action!

(MacGyver10 21:26:57 UTC) (permalink)

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Dark Horse Comics Create 'Halo Library Edition Volume 1' for Their Stories So Far
Dark Horse Comics is putting out a 'library edition of their books with never-before-seen extras and a gallery of their best art.

(MacGyver10 21:25:10 UTC) (permalink)

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Team Arena Summer Preview Playlist and Feedback
343 Industries are making some changes to HCS this spring, and they want your feedback on the new stuff. Check out the Team Arena Summer Preview to play some new layouts, gametypes and more before they become a part of the Halo World Championship! (MacGyver10 21:23:27 UTC) (permalink)

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News May 10 2016

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Twitch Stream for Halo 5's 'Memories of Reach' Update is Tomorrow 3pm PST/6pm EST
Don't forget to catch tomorrow's Twitch stream for the 'Memories of Reach' update coming to Halo 5!

(MacGyver10 21:24:20 UTC) (permalink)

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Exclusive First Look at Halo 5's Infection on Game Informer
General Vagueness shared the juicy bits from this week's Game Informer article that dives into the details of the upcoming 'Infection' mode for Halo 5. If you want to see all those pretty words in action, it's all boiled down on YouTube as well. (MacGyver10 21:18:32 UTC) (permalink)

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News May 9 2016

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Halo Music Video Set to Imagine Dragons' 'I'm So Sorry'
After taking some time off, The Sparbiter, aka UncookedMoa, is back with a new Halo music video set to Imagine Dragons' 'I'm So Sorry'. (MacGyver10 18:21:20 UTC) (permalink)

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SPV3 Mod for Halo PC Launches June 25th, but Check Out the Trailer Now
There are certain fan creations that rank highly above others. Pete Cooper's warthog, RoosterTeeth's Red vs Blue, Will Turnbow's Halo font and more. The team at SPV3 might well rank up there with all of those in their complete rehauling of Halo: CE's campaign. Their latest trailer, and last official one before launch, for the upcoming Halo PC mod shows off MANY impressive things as we gear up for the June 25th launch! (Thanks Masterz1337!) (MacGyver10 18:10:18 UTC) (permalink)

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Red vs Blue Season 14 Preview for All and Episode 1 for Sponsors
RoosterTeeth is up to new, old antics with season 14 of the beloved/hated 'Red vs Blue'. Check out their preview of season 14 as Grif is finding any way possible not to work. (Thanks robofin117!) Episode 1 of Season 14 is live for sponsors already by the way! (MacGyver10 17:58:15 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Community Update - 05/06/16 ('Making Memories')
In addition to last week's Canon Fodder, GrimBrother One also gave us a heads up to Bravo's Community Update. Lots of REQ's to look over (no Falcon though), but the big reveal to me was the brand-spankin-new Post-Game Carnage Report that brings back many things missing to our end-game summary! Go read all about it at HaloWaypoint! (MacGyver10 17:55:31 UTC) (permalink)

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Canon Fodder - 'Noble Intentions'
GrimBrother One stopped by last Friday with the latest Canon Fodder! There's plenty of info on the Noble Team armors and helmets that are making their debut in Halo 5 with the upcoming 'Memories of Reach' update. One BIG surprise, is the inclusion of pages from Dr. Halsey's journal that had been a part of the limited and collector's editions of Halo: Reach and were torn out of the final product. Eric Nylund even chimed in with his author's view of these pages (thanks Tuckerscreator!) (MacGyver10 17:42:05 UTC) (permalink)

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News May 6 2016

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'You Get a Headshot. You Get a Headshot, and YOU Get a Headshot.'
Thought the wonderful Super Fiesta playlist is gone, 343 is replacing it with FFA SWAT for at least the next week. Go headshot lots of people!

(MacGyver10 19:09:17 UTC) (permalink)

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News May 5 2016

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Gamespot Previewing Halo 5's 'Memories of Reach' Update
Gamespot has an early preview of the new REQ's in Halo 5's upcoming update, 'Memories of Reach'. You can catch the names of the new Noble squad armors, see Jorge's chaingun and a few other surprises! (MacGyver10 15:40:07 UTC) (permalink)

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HaloWaypoint Forums: Not Just for Complaints, They Can Also Shoot Things Well
343 Industries has put together a good selection of community plays from the Waypoint forums into 'Skilltacular - Waypoint Rampage (Top Halo 5 Kills)'. Assassinations, snipes, skyjackings and more!

(MacGyver10 15:34:29 UTC) (permalink)

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Concept Art for Halo 5's UI and Emblems from Ramiro Galan
Want to see some early design work for the UI of Halo 5? PixelKings.com is hosting the work of Ramiro Galan that shows off a bunch of neat UI and emblem concepts, a good few of which I wish had made it into the final game! (MacGyver10 15:28:42 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Wars 2 Codenamed 'Hogan' and Leaked on Xbox One?
Keen-eyed redditor, Arbiter19963, found what looks to be an early build or test build of Halo Wars 2 nicknamed 'Hogan'. Check out his post to see the download from the marketplace and him booting it up! (MacGyver10 15:26:41 UTC) (permalink)

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News May 4 2016

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Track Your Rank Progress in Halo 5 With One Tap On A Microsoft Band
The developer of the 'Halo 5 Microsoft Band-Tile Generator' reached out to us to let us know his apps are available for free. If you have a Microsoft Band, you can track your current Spartan Rank, keep tabs on your KD ratios in Warzone and Arena or simply follow the progress of your solo or co-op campaigns! (MacGyver10 21:12:59 UTC) (permalink)

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You Got Your Halo In My XCOM 2!
davidfuchs posted a great XCOM 2 mod that brings everyone's favorite ringworld universe to the game. You can see what GamesRadar had to say about it, or download the mod yourself! (MacGyver10 21:10:06 UTC) (permalink)

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Filming Grunts On the Prowl in Halo: CE
Rockslider is back with new videos for Halo: CE. Using a glitch in the old game, he gets some cool footage of grunts prowling around the Truth & Reconciliation bay! (MacGyver10 20:48:21 UTC) (permalink)

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News May 2 2016

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Surf the Truck to Unlock Cortana in Halo 5's Poke Battle
Do you want to be the very best, like no one ever was? Check out this new mini-game from CaptainDireWolf as you battle it out and collect all 151 (Red/Blue/Yellow purist FTW!)! (MacGyver10 15:44:36 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Community Update 04/29/16 -
With the next update for Halo 5 just around the corner, Bravo revealed the initial REQ image so you can get an idea of what to expect with 'Memories of Reach' coming in the next few weeks. There are lots of medals for the upcoming Infection game mode, details of the upcoming weapon update for the Halo 5 sandbox and cool community stuff to sift through. It's all in the latest community update at HaloWaypoint! (MacGyver10 15:41:39 UTC) (permalink)

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Canon Fodder #73 - Journalistic Integrity
GrimBrother One took time from his own Lisa Frank trapper keeper diary to talk about the Journal of Dr. Halsey that was included in the special editions of Halo: Reach. Check it all out in Canon Fodder #73 over at HaloWaypoint! (MacGyver10 15:39:38 UTC) (permalink)

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