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News June 24 2016

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The Long-awaited Halo SPV3 Mod Releases TONIGHT at Midnight
One of the most long-awaited, well done Halo fan projects will see its release tonight at midnight (EST)! Masterz1337 stopped in with the news today that after years of development, you will be able to download and play the 'Halo: Single Player Version 3' mod for PC here shortly! There's a few video reviews in his post in our forum, but make sure you check out the SPV3 Comic Con Release Trailer or follow SPV3 on their new Facebook page or HaloSPV3 subreddit! (MacGyver10 21:59:42 UTC) (permalink)

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Pro Team Weapon Skins on HaloWaypoint from Warzone Firefight Update
The Pro League section of HaloWaypoint has a new part up on the upcoming pro-team weapon skins from the Warzone Firefight update. You can bios on the teams, profiles of the players and a gallery of the new skins for each pro team represented. (MacGyver10 17:33:04 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 23 2016

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Warzone Firefight Drops Wednesday, June 29th! See the Details on Xbox.com
The Warzone Firefight update now has a release date, next Wednesday! Xbox.com has a breakdown of what you can expect with the full REQ reveal sheet hinted at in last week's community update, and a few bits of information that might tide you over until the update drops next week! (Thanks Gravemind!) (MacGyver10 18:42:43 UTC) (permalink)

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Rockslider Dashes Around the Silent Cartographer Beaches With His Marines, Plus New and Improved Videos Here on HBO
Rockslider has teamed up with some marines on Silent Cartographer to take on hunters, grunts and jackals! Make sure to check that video and others out in our greatly improved Bad Cyborg Section of HBO, with the best versions of his movies on our site! (MacGyver10 18:33:31 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 22 2016

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IGN Previewing the Upcoming Warzone: Firefight With New Map, Vehicle, Enemy and REQ Footage
IGN has put up a quick preview of the upcoming Warzone Firefight update that shows off the Goblin and Wasp in action on a new Warzone map, as well as the new 'temple variants' of the wraith, banshee and ghost. Also, there's now confirmation of the old school beam rifle returning! Just for clarity, David Ellis posted on HaloGAF that Warzone: Firefight is still 8 players, the Wasp will be used outside of Firefight and the three new maps are spread across Warzone, Warzone Assault and Arena. (MacGyver10 20:31:29 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Games Deemed Architecturally Creative by PBS' Game/Show
PBS' Game/Show put together their top 7 creative games and obviously spent some time with Halo (or we wouldn't be mentioning it) as their favorite in architectural creativity. (Thanks Wu!) (MacGyver10 20:18:35 UTC) (permalink)

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Goblins and Wasps (UNSC flying vehicle!) in Upcoming Warzone Firefight Update
Some sly extras have just been revealed to be included in the upcoming Warzone Firefight update from an article at Polygon. Alongside the new REQs, maps and Forge canvas, they've shown off a new enemy unit called the Goblin and UNSC vehicle named the Wasp. One is a tiny mech unit piloted by grunts, and the latter is a new human VTOL with twin machine guns and rocket launchers. (Thanks Gravemind!) (MacGyver10 13:38:39 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 20 2016

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imSuck's 'HMV Hell 5' Is Machinima You Need to Watch
SNIPE 316 shared one of the best/weirdest machinima pieces I've seen in a long time. It's also been a LONG TIME since we've had an HMV Hell! imSuck has put together HMV Hell 5 that jumps from music video to music video like changing channels on an old TV! The Fireteam Osiris jump out of the pelican and 'We Don't Talk Anymore' parts of the Chief and Cortana were some of my favorites! (MacGyver10 14:32:14 UTC) (permalink)

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Rockslider Avenges His Hog Against Banshees
Rockslider is back and taking care of some banshees after they take care of his ride. You can see the YouTube or BadCyborg versions through his links in our forum! (MacGyver10 14:26:25 UTC) (permalink)

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Cutter Didn't Have Plastic Surgery In Cryosleep
You might have seen the apparent changes to Capt Cutter's face in the recent Halo Wars 2 cinematic, well whether you agree with the reasoning or not, it does appear there is some at least! (Thanks Urban Reflex!) (MacGyver10 14:23:54 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 18 2016

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Toonami on Cartoon Network Reviewed Halo 4, and We Missed It Back Then
Sometimes we miss things, and thanks to AfroRyan, we sometimes find them again! Though we covered their MCC feature, you might also want to catch Toonami's review of Halo 4 featuring Tom, another helmeted hero woken from cryosleep! (MacGyver10 13:46:00 UTC) (permalink)

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Canon Fodder #79 - 'Surface Features'
This week's Canon Fodder sees GrimBrother One chatting up the guys responsible for Halo Wars 2's art and story, and some lore and info on a few of the REQ's revealed from the upcoming Warzone Firefight update! You can read it all over at Halo Waypoint! (MacGyver10 13:33:54 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Community Update - 06/17/16 ('Warzone Firefight Sneak Peek')
Bravo is here with this week's Community Update going over the upcoming Warzone Firefight content update. Expect a quick recap of the Halo Wars 2 E3 stuff and community content, but most of the content goes over the upcoming Warzone Firefight game mode, new maps and Forge campus, Score Attack in the campaign and plenty of new REQ's. (MacGyver10 13:26:14 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 17 2016

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Fan Fiction Friday...On Saturday - Act 2 of HWPD's Great 'LORC: Beginnings' Starts Now
If you haven't been following 'LORC: Beginnings' in our Fan Fiction section, you've been missing out! Today starts the beginning of LORC: Beginnings Act 2 with parts 1 and 2, so go check it out! (MacGyver10 22:23:18 UTC) (permalink)

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Alex Bean Breaks Down Halo 5's 'Plaza' Arena Map
Andrew emailed us a great map breakdown and review by Alex Bean of Halo 5's 'Plaza' map. You can read his entire breakdown over on Gamasutra to what he specifically likes about the movements and verticality of the Arena multiplayer map. (MacGyver10 22:15:04 UTC) (permalink)

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Web-based MMORPG, HaloSphere Legacy, Back On the Web
HaloSphere Legacy (V1) is back online and seeing a lot of players return! HaloSphere Legacy is a web-based MMORPG set in the Halo Universe. The game was created during Halo 3 and attempts to simulate Halo Matchmaking with a dice-roll battles against other spartans. Go check it out if you're looking for a browser-based Halo game! (MacGyver10 21:54:49 UTC) (permalink)

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Community-Forged Maps Now Live With Team Doubles in Halo 5
Also live on Halo 5: Guardians, the community playlist has been taken over by 'Team Doubles' with amazing community-forged maps!

Update: Looks like there's a short little feature on Community Doubles and a list of the maps at HaloWaypoint!

(MacGyver10 20:23:57 UTC) (permalink)

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Play the 'Deathmatch' Game Mode in The Halo Wars 2 Beta Now
Those playing the Halo Wars 2 beta can now try out the classic 'Deathmatch' mode till the beta ends on the 20th!

(MacGyver10 20:22:01 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 15 2016

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Interview with Dan Ayoub and Halo Wars 2 Campaign Video at The PC Gaming Conference
Dan Ayoub from 'three forty-three industries' sits down at the PC Gaming Conference to show off some edited PC gameplay of the first level of Halo Wars 2's campaign. The interview over the gameplay gives more insight into the differences in the PC and Xbox versions, pro and casual player expectations and a few other new items! (MacGyver10 20:09:28 UTC) (permalink)

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Rockslider Takes On the Spiral Path Megabattle After A While Away
Having been a while since he visited the spiral path, Rockslider is tackling a couple different ways in his latest set of videos. Check out his forum post for the YouTube and other viewing options. (MacGyver10 20:06:39 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Wars 2 Beta Updated to Fix Freezes and Language Concerns
It appears as if there is an update out now for the Halo Wars 2 beta if you have had trouble with it not displaying text in English or the game freezing on you. I've been restarting the game three times before I can play, so hopefully this will fix it! (MacGyver10 19:53:49 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 14 2016

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Behind the Scenes of Halo Wars 2
There has been some 'Behind the Scenes of Halo Wars 2' posted on YouTube now showing some of the mocap and design work that went into the production of the new game. (MacGyver10 14:59:57 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 13 2016

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Halo Wars 2 Info Summary at Halowaypoint & Free Gold REQ Packs in Halo 5 for Playing the HW2 Beta
Our fortunate son, GrimBrother One, stopped in with 343's follow-up to the Halo Wars 2 details at today's Xbox Briefing. A quick recap of the scant details on HW2's campaign, a list of multiplayer modes to expect in-game and a heads up on free gold REQ packs in Halo 5: Guardians for those that play the beta are what there in HaloWaypoint's news dump! (MacGyver10 19:21:13 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Wars 2 Official E3 Cinematic Trailer on YouTube
Along with the gameplay/beta trailer, Xbox has now put up the cinematic Official E3 Trailer for Halo Wars 2! Some cool new vehicles and plenty of human against brute violence to go around! (MacGyver10 18:24:28 UTC) (permalink)

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Go Ahead and Start Your Halo Wars 2 Beta Download With This Link
For those away from their Xbox One, but wanting to have the Halo Wars 2 beta downloaded by the time they get to their console, check out the Xbox.com store link for your download! (MacGyver10 18:20:07 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Listed in Xbox Store
It looks like there will be a regular digital edition of the upcoming Halo Wars 2, but also an 'Ultimate Edition' in the digital store as well. Nothing shows up now for the UE, but I'm sure its content will show up soon.

Update: No sooner than I posted, it shows up! The Ultimate Edition will include a Halo Wars 2 Season Pass for DLC which delivers regular updates that span more than six months and includes new Leaders, Units, a new campaign expansion and more content to be announced soon. The 'Definitive Edition' of the original Halo Wars is also included with improved graphics and runs natively on Xbox One and Win10 PC's.

The Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2 also lets you play four days early! (MacGyver10 18:10:25 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Wars 2 Coming February 21st, 2017! Beta Starts NOW!
Looks like the Halo Wars 2 crew will be visiting the Ark and taking on 'The Banished' come February 21st, 2017! The beta for Halo Wars 2 starts now for those with Xbox One!

Update: Here's the new Halo Wars 2 beta trailer shown at the Xbox Briefing! (MacGyver10 17:15:06 UTC) (permalink)

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A Genetically-Engineered, Alien-Blessed Cyborg/Child-Solidier in A Personal Mech Suit Versus...A Bounty Hunter?
In the world of YouTube crossover battles, Master Chief has been pitted against many unusual foes (still waiting for the MC vs Conker). From the guys at DBX, we see Master Chief and Jango Fett go head to head in animated action with jetpacks and energy swords. (Thanks Gravemind!) (MacGyver10 13:32:12 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Community Update - 06/10/16 ('All Units')
The Community Update leading into E3's Xbox Briefing today brings with it some great news: campaign scoring is returning to Halo with this month's update, and bringing to Halo 5 some new achievements with it! You can read about your score multipliers and new cheevos in addition to a recap on the 'Halo Bowl' and your normal community spotlights! (MacGyver10 13:29:09 UTC) (permalink)

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Canon Fodder #78- 'Local Units'
Last week's Canon Fodder goes heavy on the lore of Halo Wars in preparation for today's E3 discussion of Halo Wars 2. You can read (or watch) the story synopsis of the Spirit of Fire and get caught up before the Halo Wars 2 beta. There's also background and exposition on the AV-22 Sparrowhawk, so maybe we'll see it in-game soon? (Thanks GrimBrother One!) (MacGyver10 13:25:01 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 10 2016

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Halo 3: ODST Level Remade in LEGO for HUGE Diorama
robofin117 shared a really cool remake of some Halo 3: ODST action in LEGO. View the video on YouTube to see the walkthrough of this diorama that was shown off at BrickFair New England this year! (MacGyver10 17:24:03 UTC) (permalink)

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Leaked Halo Wars 2 Beta Dates and Screenshots *Spoilers*
looks like there was an accidental update to the Xbox store showing off the upcoming Halo Wars 2 beta and the dates of it's availability. If you want to check it out, davidfuchs has posted the links and some screenshots in our forum! (MacGyver10 17:22:27 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 3 2016

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Rockslider Fuel Rods A Poor Stuck Banshee With His Own
Rockslider is back with his banshee, and this time he punishes the oddly stuck banshee from his previous work. Check it out on YouTube this time, as the HBO and site versions are having things worked on. (MacGyver10 16:40:37 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Wars 2 Cover Art Possibly Leaked
May be a semi-spoiler alert here, but looks like the folks at NeoGAF might have found the new cover art for Halo Wars 2. Check it out in our forum if you'd like, but there are tiny hints at the story if you're wanting to be 100% spoiler-free! (Thanks The BS Police!) (MacGyver10 14:45:33 UTC) (permalink)

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Uncharted 4 Asks Halo If It's Natural or Man-made
Sometimes the formations of caves are left to speculation. Nathan Drake gives a sly shoutout to Cortana in this video Cody Miller shared. (MacGyver10 14:42:50 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 2 2016

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343 Industries and Loot Crate Teaming Up for The 'Halo Legendary Crate' Every Other Month
It's weird to think that you could get more Halo stuff than you pay for delivered straight to your door ever other month, but soon, that will be a reality. Looks like 343 Industries has teamed up with Loot Crate for the 'Halo Legendary Crate' which will be shipping out sometime this year. (Thanks SESpider!) (MacGyver10 19:25:45 UTC) (permalink)

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Confirm or Bust, DefendTheHouse Takes on Halo 5 Myths
Sometimes things work out the way you expect them to, and other times they blow up in a pink shard explosion. The team at DefendTheHouse are back with another 'confirm or bust' of Halo 5 Myths! (Thanks AfroRyan!) (MacGyver10 19:08:28 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 1 2016

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Sarge Is A Mad Genius, and The Reds Are Insane
Episode 3 is on the YouTubes now for those that aren't subscribers to Rooster Teeth. Go give it a watch to see some classic Red vs Blue action, and confirmation that the reds have always been insane! (Thanks robofin117!) (MacGyver10 22:04:32 UTC) (permalink)

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