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News April 28 2017
Halo Community Update - 04/27/17 'Big Team Bonanza'
Sketch is back (we met our Grim quota here a long time ago!) finally and with a new community update. Looks like the new Halo Wars 2 leader, Colony, being out in the wild, and a refresh of new maps and gametypes in Big Team Battle are the big focus this week. There's the HCS update, 343 Team Spotlight, Community Spotlights, first image of the VERY cool new Halo Icons figure and more in there too! Check it out in this week's Halo Community Update! (MacGyver10 17:53:12 UTC) (permalink)
New Novel 'HALO: Envoy', Out Now Digitally and Physically
It's been a while, but you can now catch back up with Spartan Grey Team in the latest Halo novel! 'HALO: Envoy' by Tobias Buckell is out now both digitally and physically, and takes us to a planet on the edge of treatied Joint Occupation Zone inhabited by untrusting human colonists and their wary sangheili neighbors. (MacGyver10 17:49:06 UTC) (permalink)
News April 27 2017
343 Industries Acknowledges Some of the Shortcomings of Halo 5's Campaign
There's a nice exceprt of an interview with Frankie and Kiki Wolfkill of 343 Industries on WCCFTech from this past week. They talk a lot of the critical reception of Halo 5's campaign, particularly on the storytelling and how well (or not) it was received! (Thanks munky-058!) (MacGyver10 22:10:25 UTC) (permalink)
The Vengeful 'Vadam Showcases Original, Community Singleplayer Levels for Halo CE
The Vengeful 'Vadam gave us a heads up on a showcase video for a few Halo: Custom Edition mods made as new single player experiences. He gives away the plots on some, but definitely highlights these cool, custom experiences. (MacGyver10 22:05:54 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider 'Force-Launches' All Over the AoTCR Entry Chamber
Rockslider is show off some more fun in the entry chamber of AoTCR. Check out his post in our forum to see his set up and a bunch of crazy launches that take his spartan all over the place! (MacGyver10 22:03:49 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Is In The News! Whoa!
*YAWN* Okay, I'm up. What have I missed in the last... er, 1537 days?
Gah! One minute I'm sipping mojitos with Wu, and suddenly it's four years later!
Ah well, that's life. Anyway, Halo: Combat Evolved is up for entry into the World Video Game Hall of Fame over at The Strong, a museum dedicated to the history and exploration of play. Go vote! (mnemesis 21:07:30 UTC) (permalink)
News April 24 2017
Reddit User Shares List of What Foremer Halo 2 Devs Are Doing Now in 2017
Ze Moose gave us the heads up that Forestl over at Reddit, put together a list of most of the people that worked on Halo 2, and what they're doing now. I loved seeing how many employees are still making great games, even if for many different companies, and also how many are over at Certain Affinity with Max Hoberman! Really cool idea to consolidate this into a list like this! (MacGyver10 14:27:29 UTC) (permalink)
News April 21 2017
Halo Community Update - 04/20/17 'Fog of War'
This week's Halo Community Update went live last night (Thanks for the heads up, munky-058!) on Waypoint. Grim reminds of Halo Wars: DE's standalong release, the next Reach-themed LootCrate, some new Halo 5 playlist changes, community spotlights and a great guide to Halo's novels and stories. There's also an update from Sketch announcing the delay of Halo Wars 2 DLC, 'Colony'. Seems a bug with the new Lekgelo bugs bugged them enough to ask for extra time to squash 'em. You can read the whole thing over at HaloWaypoint! (MacGyver10 21:26:29 UTC) (permalink)
Original Star Trek Movie Poster Re-imagined with Halo
Being a fan of the original, davidfuchs redid the original Star Trek movie poster design by Bob Peak with the theme of Halo to practice some image editing techniques. (MacGyver10 21:19:18 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Attempts to Get Through the AoTCR Entry Chamber Bottom Barrier
Rockslider has had quite a bit of success going above the entry chamber in AoTCR, but he also put together a vid that showed what happened when he tried to go under the same chamber. It didn't work out quite as well as you'll see from the links in our forum. (MacGyver10 21:17:37 UTC) (permalink)
News April 20 2017
HBO Throwback Thursday - When We First Saw the Hunters, We Were Blinded By How 'Anime' They Looked Apparently
With all the recent excitement over the Lekgelo coming to Halo Wars 2 as a new leader, I ran across this old article on HBO of the initial sighting of a Hunter in Halo: Combat Evolved. It was first shown in a copy of Computer Games Magazine No#117 August 2000 (<--- Did you see the issue number? Was that coincidence???) and spotted by an HBOer named Davin! You can discuss it in our forum too! (MacGyver10 18:10:55 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Available Now As Standalone Game on Windows 10, Xbox and Steam
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is officially available today as a standalone product. You can read the bulletin at HaloWaypoint to find where you can pick it up and read a quick FAQ. (MacGyver10 18:08:06 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Legendary Crate Will Definitely Continue After 6th Box and Start Series 2 of Halo Icons Figures
(MacGyver10 17:39:16 UTC) (permalink)
I think everyone kind of figured this would happen, but this is the first confirmation *I* have seen anywhere that the Halo Legendary Crate will continue after the 6th crate and the Halo Icons series figures wrap up!
News April 18 2017
ForgeHub Kicks Off New 'Weekly Update' for Halo Forge News and Content
The folks at ForgeHub have started a new 'Weekly Update' for things happening in the world of Halo's editor. There are some really cool community map, gametype, channel and video highlights in addition to various Forge news in there, so check back with them weekly for what's new! (MacGyver10 18:35:30 UTC) (permalink)
Remastered 'Halo Wars: Definitive Edition' Coming to Xbox, Windows, Steam as a Standalone Game
Think you missed out on owning a great remaster of the original Halo Wars by not preordering the new one? Looks like 343 will release 'Halo Wars: Definitive Edition' as a standalone next week (April 20) to Xbox, Windows and even Steam! (Thanks munky-058!) (MacGyver10 18:29:25 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Tricks Out His Plasma Tennis Gameplay with New Activities
After discovering a new way to play with plasma last week, Rockslider is back at it and adding various tweaks to his gameplay formula. Check out the video for his latest 'plasma tennis' activities in our forum! (MacGyver10 18:27:16 UTC) (permalink)
Morpheus Celebrates April 14th Birthdays with Special April 14th Montages
Morpheus celebrated his birthday at the end of last week (Happy Birthday, sir!) by releasing a new montage in honor of April 14th birthdays! There are four different montages that SillyGoose created for his and his friend Sandman's birthdays which are also on the 14th. Morpheus has each montage linked to in his post in our forum! (MacGyver10 18:23:35 UTC) (permalink)
Sixth Halo Legendary LootCrate is 'Reach' Themed
(MacGyver10 18:22:13 UTC) (permalink)
With the 'Great Schism' crate no longer up for order, LootCrate has revealed the NEXT crate coming this year in June is 'Reach' themed!
News April 14 2017
Rockslider Plays 'Plasma Tennis' with Rockets on AoTCR
While hanging out above the entry chamber in AoTCR, Rockslider invented a potentially dangerous sport of 'plasma tennis'. Go see how rocket launchers are involved by watching his video in our forum! (MacGyver10 18:35:51 UTC) (permalink)
HCS Summer Preview Playlist Details
Are you a pro at Halo 5, or maybe just a pro in your own mind? Practice your 'skillz' by taking a swing or two at the new Halo Championship Summer Preview playlist! (MacGyver10 18:32:36 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update - 04/13/17 'Leggo My Lekgolo'
After the reveal ViDoc yesterday for the new Halo Wars 2 leader, this week's Halo Community Update spends some time showing off Colony, the new Lekgolo leader. There's some more Canon Fodder to chew on with explanations of the new units and abilities coming with Colony, a gigantic HW2 Q&A, Halo tattoos and some Halo 5 updates for good measure. (MacGyver10 18:22:31 UTC) (permalink)
News April 13 2017
Rockslider Gets Above the Dome Panels in AoTCR's Entry Chamber
Rockslider spends so much time in one location on Halo: CE, that I feel like he'll continue to expose new things for the next 15 years. Check out his latest video in our forum to see how he got above the dome panels in the AoTCR entry chamber. (MacGyver10 22:52:14 UTC) (permalink)
Halo 3 Anniversary Rumors Get Possible Support from an AMD Reveal
So while we keep getting told that Halo 3: Anniversary is not going to be a thing, this offscreen video of a new AMD chip reveal makes us think that they've used Halo 3 art for a reason. Could we be getting H3A as a Play Anywhere title this year? (MacGyver10 22:49:06 UTC) (permalink)
New Halo Wars 2 Leader is for The Worms
Been wondering who the next Halo Wars 2 leader would be? It's no one...rather it's an entire species? Kinda? Check out this new ViDoc that explains how 'Colony' is coming to Halo Wars 2! (Thanks munky-058!) (MacGyver10 22:46:32 UTC) (permalink)
Xbox Live's Spring Sale Includes Some Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2 Discounts
As Morpheus shared in our forum, Xbox is having a big Spring Sale on Xbox Live that includes a few Halo standouts. Discounts on Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2 (deluxe and standard), and a few REQ packs as well! (MacGyver10 22:44:12 UTC) (permalink)
Two Days Left to Sign Up for 'The Great Schism'-themed Halo Legendary Crate
(MacGyver10 22:42:46 UTC) (permalink)
You have a little over two days to get your money in for the next Halo Legendary Crate! Looks like a killer Mythic Crate is up for grabs as well. As always, feel free to use our code 'HBOCrate'!
Last Week's 343-Exclusive Blog Posts and Updates This Week
Sorry we've disappeared lately, but sometimes you gotta stuff that takes you away from your computer! Anyway, let me catch you up real quick on a couple of 343-exclusives from last week:
(MacGyver10 22:36:08 UTC) (permalink)
News April 5 2017
The Complete, Unabridged Story of Red vs Blue. Abridged.
The new episodes of Red Vs Blue started this past weekend, but I'm sure there are many who haven't been following the longest running web series ever since it's beginning (here on HBO, by the way) in 2002, not in 2003 like their video description says. To help those people catch up, RoosterTeeth released 'The Complete, Unabridged Story of Red vs Blue. Abridged' for you! (MacGyver10 19:54:01 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider's Alternative Method to Getting Above the AoTCR Entry Chamber
Rockslider has been there once already, but he employs a different method to get above the AoTCR entry chamber this time around. (MacGyver10 19:51:34 UTC) (permalink)
News April 3 2017
ZaedynFel's Halo 5 Matchmaking Update for April 3rd
ZaedynFel has a new Matchmaking Feedback thread up at HaloWaypoint. Intermission length between games, SWAT matchmaking times and more make the docket for this week! (MacGyver10 20:52:33 UTC) (permalink)