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News August 26 2016
Do You Like Action In Your Halo Sack? Well It's Here!
It's happening finally! The brand new 'Action Sack' playlist is live in Halo 5, and for the first time, one playlist includes team, FFA and Infection-type games. You can read all about it at HaloWaypoint to see which games made it into the playlist. (Thanks davidfuchs!) (MacGyver10 21:34:35 UTC) (permalink)
News August 25 2016
Be Elite With the New Replica Energy Sword at Gamestop
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Don't have the money to buy or chops to make your own? You can now get a replica energy sword over at Gamestop to satisfy your stabby-stab needs.
It's Exactly Like the 'Halo Channel', but Let's Just Call it the 'Halo App'
If you're looking for a place to help you stay up to date on Halo (you know, other than the best option, HBO), 343 has announced the Halo app (not to be confused with the 100% similar Halo Channel app) coming to Windows 10 in September! (MacGyver10 18:44:21 UTC) (permalink)
News August 24 2016
New Master Chief Sculpt from Jason Evans
It's been a little while since we heard from Jason Evans, but he's back with a new Master Chief sculpt - this one is more cartoony, and it can hold things! Check it out. (If you like what you see, he can sell you a reproduction; contact details are on that page.) This guy is just adorable!
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Halo 5 Forge on Windows and New Halo 5 Update on September 8th!
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Just announced is the Halo 5 new update and Forge for Windows 10 coming September 8th, my birthday! New REQs, new map and other cool stuff coming real soon!
News August 23 2016
Fan-Made Halo Game Seeks to Capture Classic and New Fans Alike
Urban Reflex let us know of a fan-made game that is looking to give back the classic Halo: CE feel while not alienating the spring/thruster crowd (those are custom game options). If you want to see how they're approaching this made from scratch fandom, the Installation 01 developers posted a ViDoc to tell their story! (MacGyver10 19:02:27 UTC) (permalink)
Halo's Fall Pro League Details Announced
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Details for the 2016 Fall Pro League have been released over at HaloWaypoint. If you want the details, check out the link from 343's tweet to see how it will all go down.
News August 22 2016
Halo SPV3 Soundtrack Volume 1 Up On YouTube
Jafet Meza has finally posted his great reworking of the Halo original score for the SPV3 project. You can listen to it all in one YouTube video he posted just yesterday! Seems we'll be getting more bonus tracks from him in two weeks too! (MacGyver10 15:38:10 UTC) (permalink)
Some Great Articles At The Halo Archive To Check Out
Adv Jones stopped in from The Halo Archive with a list of great articles you'll want to check out if you're lore-inclined. (MacGyver10 15:23:36 UTC) (permalink)
Morpheus Pops In With Hyena and Halzred's 'Wizard' Montage
Over in our forum, Morpheus popped in with word of a stellar montage that picks up where the player's previous left off. Go check out 'Wizard' on YouTube by Hyena and Halzred to see some hilariously, magical gameplay from classic Halo! (MacGyver10 14:57:50 UTC) (permalink)
Changes in Maps, Gametypes and More Coming with The Team Arena Fall Preview
Quinn Delhoyo, multiplayer designer for Halo, goes over the map-specific changes to expect for the upcoming Arena seasons this fall in the Team Arena Fall Preview, up at HaloWaypoint now. (MacGyver10 14:55:39 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update 08/19/16 - 'Preview of Autumn' and Canon Fodder #85
The lates community update begins the tease for the next Halo 5 content update (finally!) with a new piece of Arena concept art, weapon skins and a new magnum REQ weapon! There's info on the upcoming Action Sack playlist, in-game content browser and of course Grim has some lore-lover-lube in the form of Halo Wars 2 map stories and a sneak peek at the Halo Mythos guide coming September 6th! Give it all a read at HaloWaypoint to catch the community spotlights too! (MacGyver10 14:49:21 UTC) (permalink)
News August 19 2016
Master Chief's New Helmet Says 'Pair Me When You Need Me'
If you wanted sound other than Steve Downes voice to emanate from Master Chief's helmet, you can now pre-order a special bluetooth speaker system featuring our green hero's head! Pro-orders receive 25% off, and you can also choose from a red or blue Athlon spartan helmet! (MacGyver10 18:58:37 UTC) (permalink)
News August 16 2016
Jul M'Boop-Boop, Warzone Firefight Boss
LostDecay has put out some pretty cool Halo art before, but this interesting Halo Warzone Firefight boss might be the boss we all didn't know we needed. (MacGyver10 19:56:17 UTC) (permalink)
All Units Blow Up in Halo Wars 2 GAMESCOM B-Roll
Podtacular has put up some b-roll footage of the Halo Wars 2 Stronghold's gametype from GAMESCOM. You can see some of the leader powers in action and a LOT of units blowing up or being destroyed! (MacGyver10 19:46:12 UTC) (permalink)
Couple New Screenshots from Halo Wars 2, but Not Much Else
The Xbox Wire is celebrating Halo Wars 2 being playable at GAMESCOM with a couple new screenshots and some thoughts from Creative Assembly on the game. It's pretty bare, but hey, new stuff is new stuff! (MacGyver10 18:10:54 UTC) (permalink)
News August 15 2016
By Fans, For Fans, About Fans - 'Halo: Community Evolved' Available Online for All!
If you missed out on the Kickstarter, you can now grab a digital copy of 'Halo: Community Evolved' online from iTunes and Amazon. They've even upgraded your experience from PDF to ePUB for a much smoother reading time! (MacGyver10 14:20:33 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update 08/12/16 - 'The Calm Before the GAMESCOM' and No Canon Fodder :(
It's a short update this week, mostly built on promises and the mention of an 'Action Sack' playlist coming soon, but you can read up on the Halo Wars 2 beta realizations and read up on the Mythic Loot Crate. Check it out in the update on Waypoint, and make sure you see the new occasional feature of the machinima spotlight! (MacGyver10 14:16:28 UTC) (permalink)
News August 12 2016
Red Grunt or Orange Grunt, They're Both the Same
If you missed Rockslider's color-changing grunt before, you might want to check it out! Then see how he managed not only to bring the little red guy to the front, but also the orange guy out as well! (MacGyver10 18:21:12 UTC) (permalink)
'Pikachu Meets Flipyap' Halo Stylized as Pokemon!
Deviant Art user Sketch-BGI has taken the enemies of Halo and stylized them to look like Pokemon! Some very clever evolutions in there, but it all really just makes me want a Halo game in this artstyle! (MacGyver10 17:57:30 UTC) (permalink)
News August 11 2016
Halo Wars 2 Development Update from 343 Post-beta
Looks like from the recent Xbox beta, Dan Ayoub and 343 Industries are already making changes to the way Halo Wars 2 plays. Leader powers, controls, bases and more have already had some significant changes in place to come more in line with the feedback they've received. (MacGyver10 19:13:17 UTC) (permalink)
News August 9 2016
The Halo Machinima Archive Is Growing It's Old School Video Collection
ukilledkenny7 sent us an email with a YouTube channel he started called the Halo Machinima Archive. It's a YouTube channel dedicated to archiving machinimas from the Halo 2 era. He's already uploaded 415 videos to the channel; and the archive has a total of 672 videos total through both uploads and playlists.
The channel features machinimas from more than 40 clans/groups; including HollywoodHalo, Jamie98s, Sodagod, HaloUnion and much more. He said he put it together by heavily using much of our old Halo news archive, so check it out if you'd like to rewatch some old school fan videos! (MacGyver10 22:12:05 UTC) (permalink)
Don't Get Farmed, Play Warzone With Friends!
Tired of getting thrown into Warzone against large teams that farm the spawns like Old MacDonald? Fight fire with fire and join the CustomsNight Crew in the Warzone Wednesday tomorrow! See their forum post to find out when and with whom! (MacGyver10 21:41:00 UTC) (permalink)
News August 8 2016
Guy Makes Halo Concussion Rifle with Working Laser
LaserGadgets has made a mean-looking Halo concussion rifle that actually has a working laser inside it! The rifle itself is well-done piece with moving parts and flashing lights, but go see what it can do to an awkwardly-shaped sausage and more as it burns through them with it's green laser! (MacGyver10 15:00:08 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update 08/5/16 - 'Summer Red, Summer Blue' and Canon Fodder Issue 84
This past week 343 Industries showed off some of the new 'Halo: Ground Command' pieces from Spartan Games and really went in deep with insight into each unit (hey, KP!). There's a Halo Pro League recap, a new Forge screenshot and the promise of things to come in the latest Community Update, plenty to keep you busy! (MacGyver10 14:55:19 UTC) (permalink)
News August 4 2016
Chibi-Chief Trapped In a White Box
With the recent launch of the Xbox One S, you had to know someone was eventually going to take it a part and look through to see what makes it tick. Looks like the new console might actually run on little green men! (MacGyver10 15:29:23 UTC) (permalink)
Meta vs Carolina from Red vs Blue in Death Battle
Gravemind gave us the heads up that a couple of Red vs Blue characters duked it out to the death in the YouTube Death Battle series. You can check out the video here! (MacGyver10 14:31:06 UTC) (permalink)
News August 1 2016
Rockslider Finds a Grunt With Affinity for Both Red and Orange
Rockslider seems to find the most unusual enemies in Halo still, and this grunt at first look seems to have a hard time choosing the color of his methane tank. (MacGyver10 19:34:49 UTC) (permalink)
Halo 5's Forgers Still Have Amazing Uses for Warthogs and Whales
A couple of cool Halo 5 Forged maps were shared in our forum this past week. Munky-058 waxed nostalgic with a remake of the warthog run in Halo 3's last level, and davidfuchs shared a new mini-game that pits your small rowboat against a Moby Dick-sized whale! The latter of which made quite the splash this past week on the front page of Reddit even! (MacGyver10 19:30:51 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update 07/29/16 - 'The Finals Countdown' and Canon Fodder's 'Comic(Con) Relief'
Bravo and Grim teamed up for the latest Halo Community Update this past week, spending some time on the new characters coming to our Halo universe via Halo Wars 2, teases of new features and playlist changes and your normal community spotlights! (MacGyver10 15:36:40 UTC) (permalink)