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News August 31 2013

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And now, from Benaroya Hall...
The Halo 4 Global Championship continues - the field has been whittled down from 130 yesterday morning to 32 right now - and by 5 pm, that number will be pared down to 8. The finals take place tomorrow - you can watch on Xbox LIVE at 4pm PT! (Louis Wu 22:22:28 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 30 2013

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PGCR 176
Don't listen to the old guy - Robowksi let u know that PGCR episode 176 is live. This crew discuss new Halo gametypes and maps and a special guest from Russia stops by. Go listen! (mastrbiggy 20:51:20 UTC) (permalink)

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Sometimes, you run out of time.
No news today - we're at PAX! Sorry. (Louis Wu 14:42:53 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 29 2013

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The Last Halo Bulletin Before PAX
The Halo Bulletin went live last night - topics of interest include final details on the Halo 4 Global Championship, next week's Matchmaking playlist update, the Spartan Assault Title Update, and more. Go read! (As always, you can also read it in our Halo Bulletin Archive.) (Louis Wu 23:18:38 UTC) (permalink)

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Edge - Still Playing: Halo Reach
Edge's David Valjalo hasn't played a Halo game since Reach - and if you swing by his 'Still Playing' piece, you'll learn why. Fun read! Thanks, kidtsunami. (Louis Wu 22:33:04 UTC) (permalink)

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Anoj's Halo 4 Top 10 Ep 38: Sniper Kills
Anoj is back with a new Top 10 - this one focuses on Sniper Kills. For some impressive examples of chrome to the dome, give this a watch! Thanks, Jordan Bell. (Louis Wu 22:30:23 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 28 2013

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You Are the Champions - Results
Winners for the 'You Are the Champions' giveaway have been announced - swing by our forum to see the winning haikus! Thanks to all who participated; sometimes I forget how much fun this stuff can be. (Louis Wu 17:02:08 UTC) (permalink)

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Respawn the Series Season 2 needs your help
Freakin Rad, a group of Halo fans who last year made a live-action video series called 'Respawn the Series', is gearing up for a second season - and they want to ramp it up in an epic way. They've fired up a Kickstarter campaign to earn the money they need to do this right - swing by and watch the explanation video, and maybe toss some bucks in! Thanks to robofin117 for pointing this out. (Louis Wu 16:53:12 UTC) (permalink)

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Operation Hydra Drops Tomorrow
Halo Waypoint has confirmed the upcoming Title Update for Spartan Assault - along with five new missions, there'll be new achievements, Xbox 360 controller support, and more. It's landing tomorrow - if you've got a copy of the game, get ready for this! Thanks, TDSpiral. (Louis Wu 16:46:24 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 27 2013

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Long Live the King
Red vs Blue Season 11 Episode 10 went live last night - and while there are a lot of things I like about Caboose, his leadership skills are not on the list. This ep is funny, AND suspenseful! How can you lose? (Louis Wu 23:31:36 UTC) (permalink)

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Edge celebrates 20 years with Halo (and others)
Edge is celebrating its 20th anniversary with 20 iconic covers for the latest issue - and one of those 20 is a Halo cover. Check it out! Thanks, kidtsunami. (Louis Wu 22:02:53 UTC) (permalink)

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Of Frogs and Music
Congratulations to Kermit, who was the random winner of the latest round of Mastrbiggy and Commander, a giveaway fueled by the goodwill (and wallet!) of our very own mastrbiggy. Kermit goes home with a brand-new copy of the Limited Edition Official Soundtrack of Halo 4. (Well, he's probably already home. He just has to wait for the mail to come.) Thanks to everyone who entered - and especially to mastrbiggy for making it all possible! (Louis Wu 21:58:55 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition - coming in October
IGN posted a pictures they got hold of, somewhere... it shows a Game of the Year Edition of Halo 4. Everything that was in the original version, plus all DLC to date, plus pre-order and Limited Edition exclusive content - all for $50. They followed up with Microsoft - and this is confirmed. Look for it in October! (Louis Wu 18:54:50 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 26 2013

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Halo Wars Cutscenes - Now Local
For the past three years, HaLo2FrEeEk of The Infectionist has hosted the Halo Wars cutscenes he rendered, and we've simply provided links in our Cutscene Library. However, Morpheus recently noticed that The Infectionist seems to be offline - so we've gone ahead and made the files local. They're beautiful cutscenes; they deserve a place to be downloaded from. (Louis Wu 22:37:08 UTC) (permalink)

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Beautiful Bullseye
Beyond Entertainment's Snipetality put together a really nice montage showing off the beauty of the new Bullseye maps included in the Champions Bundle - swing by to see gorgeous skyboxes and more. Thanks, CyReN. (Louis Wu 22:18:51 UTC) (permalink)

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Spartan Assault - enjoyable in bursts
Reviews of Spartan Assault continue - The Globe and Mail tried it recently, and liked it (well, except for the control scheme). Take a look! (Louis Wu 22:18:37 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 25 2013

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You Are the Champions - a giveaway
Want a free download code for the Halo 4 Champions Bundle? Swing by our forum and read the dead-simple rules for entering. Then enter! (Louis Wu 19:55:47 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 24 2013

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Dustbowl Megabattle Action Vids
Rockslider has another pair of vids for you - both build on the Dustbowl Megabattle he showed off in a recent film. Master Chief vs 43 covies on Truth and Reconciliation... lots of variants! Great stuff. (Louis Wu 23:44:16 UTC) (permalink)

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FotW 153 - plus HORSE Finals
AchievementHunter has two new vids for you - Fails of the Weak 153 has lots of avoidable death (AH.com | YouTube), while Joel faces off against Caleb for all the marbles in the office Halo HORSE finals (AH.com | YouTube). Go watch both! Thanks, Nikko B201. (Louis Wu 20:05:03 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 3 Scarab to Scarab
Sliding Ghost stopped in with a pretty cool feat - he launched himself from one Scarab to the other at the double-scarab battle in Halo 3's Covenant. Perseverence rocks! (Louis Wu 19:59:39 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 23 2013

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Late, but not forgotten
The last four videos from Rockslider were released on YouTube and the Bad Cyborg site - but had not made it onto the bungie.org Bad Cyborg mirror, due to a cross-country move. They're up now, though - if you visit the page, you'll find downloadable (and streaming) versions of movies 74-77 for your viewing pleasure! (Louis Wu 22:22:55 UTC) (permalink)

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And then...
Immediately after FINDING the Ricochet resources, nillapuddin went to work making USE of them - check out his post for a couple of screenshots, a list of rules, and some download links for his newest gametype, Baschetball. Super Fast Fun! (Louis Wu 21:17:45 UTC) (permalink)

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The Lowdown on Ricochet, from the source
nillapuddin noticed a few different resources released recently by Certain Affinity, helping mapmakers make the most of the Ricochet gametype. Looks to be pretty useful stuff!

Get to building! (Louis Wu 21:14:24 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 22 2013

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Halo 4 Mythic Difficulty Guide - Composer
The Tyrant has moved us closer to a full Mythic guide for Halo 4 - his writeup of The Composer is now online. It's a monster - but then again, this IS the hardest mission in the game. Go give it a read! (Louis Wu 23:18:05 UTC) (permalink)

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The Halo Bulletin: August 21, 2013
The Halo Bulletin appeared on Halo Waypoint last night, as it usually does on Wednesday nights - as you might guess, the Champions Bundle plays a large role. However, there's also stuff about the Global Championship, 343's presence at Gamescom, the matchmaking playlist update that will go live next week, more playlist consolidation, and some super-cool mongoose screens. As always, you can read it in our Halo Bulletin Archive, if lighter is better. (Louis Wu 22:31:37 UTC) (permalink)

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Certain Affinity on Podtacular - Tonight!
Dust Storm sent word that tonight's Podtacular episode (streaming live at 8pm Eastern, just 90 minutes from this posting) will have special guests from Certain Affinity, the team behind the recent Champions Bundle. Go listen to Tom Potter, Senior Producer, and Steve Young, Lead Level Designer - good stuff! (Louis Wu 22:27:00 UTC) (permalink)

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The Making of The SuperCart
The SuperWaffle let us know about a new tutorial from Termacious Trickocity - this one's called 'The Super Cart'. Start with one utility cart, add a bunch of heavy weapons (no, REALLY heavy weapons)... and drive! (Louis Wu 22:24:59 UTC) (permalink)

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DLC for Spartan Assault?
Hoovaloov noticed a new page at TrueAchievements, suggesting there might be DLC for Spartan Assault coming soon! Intriguing... (Louis Wu 22:14:26 UTC) (permalink)

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Turfin' it
nillapuddin is pretty proud of Astroturf, his remake of Halo 2's Turf. It was featured recently on Halo Waypoint - go read the interview! (And download the map! Turf rocks.) (Louis Wu 22:12:44 UTC) (permalink)

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Good news for Forge users
FyreWulff stopped in with some good news for Forgers - hes' set up a link database that will work even when you update your map. Swing by his post for details, and then sign up for the (free!) service! (Louis Wu 22:07:48 UTC) (permalink)

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PGCR 175 - The Halo 4 Global Championship Conspiracy
Robowski told us about the most recent Post Game Carnage Report - Sal, from HaloFanForLife.com, joined the crew to discuss the Halo 4 Global Championship. (Sal's been pretty unhappy with the cheating that's been going on, so that's a big part of the discussion.) Go listen! (Louis Wu 21:33:44 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 21 2013

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Halo 4 OST LE - for free
mastrbiggy is back to his giving mode - this time, he's got a Special Limited Edition copy of the Halo 4 Official Soundtrack (yeah, the one that includes the vinyl version). Want to get your hands on it? Just add yourself to the pool on this page - if he picks you, it's yours. What a guy! (Louis Wu 22:03:14 UTC) (permalink)

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Silent Cartographer - in Minecraft
DominoEffect stumbled across a reconstruction of Silent Cartographer in Minecraft - unfortunately, the direct download (hosted on Dropbox) is currently unavailable due to excessive use (that's what happens when you do something really cool and post it on Reddit). The detail is astounding - explore. (Louis Wu 21:57:28 UTC) (permalink)

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Ricochet - Really Fast
CyReN and crew jumped into the brand-new Ricochet gametype yesterday... and finished the match in just over a minute. My guess is, it'll get harder as people get better. They're looking to beat that record, though! Go watch. It's short. (Louis Wu 21:50:21 UTC) (permalink)

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Chief's Game
Dogiojoe let us know about a mashup she created - mixing Halo and Ender's Game. Take a look! (Louis Wu 21:48:18 UTC) (permalink)

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Apples to Apples... for bad people. (who like bungie.org)
MoltenSlowa stopped in with an update on the Bungie.org Against Humanity cards he and friends have been working on... looks like they're set for distribution at PAX next week! If you're not going to PAX, you can print your own... just follow the instructions in his post. (Download from our mirror, to save his dropbox.) This community is great. Disturbed... but great. (Louis Wu 21:43:12 UTC) (permalink)

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Champions Bundle Achievement Guide
MixMaker1 put together a Halo 4 Champions Bundle achievement tip/guide video - check out some ways you can obtain the 10 new achievements. Camping without dying for 60 seconds is a genius achievement, GENIUS! (mastrbiggy 20:45:38 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 20 2013

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RvB Season 11, Episode 9
robofin117 let us know that season 11 episode 9 of Red vs Blue is online - go watch! (mastrbiggy 22:54:12 UTC) (permalink)

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Bid on Some Halo Swag
ElzarTheBam dropped by the forums to let us know that he is selling his collection of Halo swag on eBay (UK only) - it's a pretty large bundle that includes soundtracks, novels and art-books. Get bidding! (mastrbiggy 22:49:15 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 19 2013

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Visualizing the Halo Universe: Round 15
Postmortem has kicked off Round 15 of his Visualizing the Halo Universe challenge - this time, he's looking for you to come up with a new Hunter form. Go read the rules to see what's needed, and when... and get to designing! (Louis Wu 22:06:40 UTC) (permalink)

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Draw My Life - Master Chief
An entertaining story and some great speed art come together in 'Draw My Life - Master Chief' a piece by Ivan Sayon. Go watch! Thanks, robofin117. (Louis Wu 22:03:17 UTC) (permalink)

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HALOcapped Episode 10
MixMaker117 dropped by the forums with news of HALOcapped episode 10 - the rules of the game are grenades and plasma pistols only in a game of Lockdown. Go find out if they can lock this challenge down. (mastrbiggy 21:22:30 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Champions Bundle Launch Trailer
IGN posted a launch trailer for the Halo 4 Champions Bundle - the trailer gives you a detailed look at all the skins and armor. Definitely worth checking out if you're still on the fence. Thanks, ChrisTheeCrappy. (mastrbiggy 21:21:43 UTC) (permalink)

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Anoj's Top 10 Multikills Episode 37
Anoj released his latest top ten video - this one focuses on multikills. Why doesn't the laser ever do that for me? Thanks, Jordan Bell. (mastrbiggy 21:14:33 UTC) (permalink)

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Recreating Halo Characters in Halo 4
In preparation for the release of the Champions Bundle, Asian Inferno (Felix Mui) has compiled a list of Halo characters to recreate using Halo 4 armor permutations. Felix did something similar for Halo 3 back in 2010. The list will be updated once the new DLC is out. Check it out! (mastrbiggy 21:13:11 UTC) (permalink)

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Drunken Halo: Episode 58 SPECIAL EDITION
Justin Bryce let us know that episode 58 of the Drunken Halo podcast is live - Justin is joined by Dust Storm from Podtacular to discuss jetpacking, Halo 4, and 343. Go listen! (mastrbiggy 21:12:37 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 18 2013

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GrifballHub hosts Ricochet Mixer
Goose Checka let us know that GrifballHub will be celebrating the release of the Ricochet gametype with a night of customs - if you want to learn more about their mixer, visit this page, and if you want an invite into the games, post your gamertag in this thread. Tuesday promises to be a fun evening! (Louis Wu 23:47:42 UTC) (permalink)

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Dustbowl Megabattle Setup Demo
Rockslider stopped in with a new video - this one shows how to set up a megabattle against 40+ covenant enemies on Normal on Truth and Reconciliation. Looks like fun! Go watch. (Louis Wu 23:39:56 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 17 2013

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The Week's Fails and HORSEs
We're late, but hey... weekends can be rough. AchievementHunter has their standard releases for the week - Fails of the Weak 152 is visible on both AH.com and YouTube, and shows off a lot of vehicle-assisted fails. They've also got Joel vs Miles in the office Halo HORSE tournament - again, AH.com or YouTube - episode 140 fills the second seat of the finals. Thanks, as usual, to Nikko B201. (Louis Wu 23:59:17 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 16 2013

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GI's Top 10 Secret Organizations
GameInformer has a list of their Top 10 Secret Organizations... the Halo universe's ONI makes the cut. Thanks, Morpheus. (Louis Wu 19:53:20 UTC) (permalink)

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Last Man Standing: a Halo 4 1v1 Tourney
SlashingArbiter stopped in to announce Last Man Standing, a Halo 4 1v1 tournament with some interesting rules. Read his post, and then swing by the forum of the Spartan 1 Project, where all the details can be found, along with rules and a sign-up page. (Louis Wu 19:51:06 UTC) (permalink)

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Custom themed Halo grips on a real gun
A poster on Reddit modified a Beretta M9A1 to feel a lot more like a Halo weapon - it's really slick! Check out the pictures. Thanks, serpx. (Louis Wu 19:47:32 UTC) (permalink)

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PGCR 174 - plus thoughts on cheating
Robowski let us know that the latest Post Game Carnage Report has an interesting discussion about DLC - past, present, future. How has it affected the Halo playing field up to now - and how will this change going forward? Also, he points out a blog post from Gagnon 30 discussing the recent revelation that a co-founder of the AGL has admitted to cheating in the Halo 4 Global Challenge. Go listen, go read! (Louis Wu 19:45:00 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 15 2013

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Halo Bulletin, August 14
The Halo Bulletin went live last night, as it usually does on Wednesday nights - this one contains details about the Champions Bundle, gives extra details about the Halo 4 Global Challenge, and provides you with a bunch of Green-themed screenshots. As always, a local version is available in our Halo Bulletin Archive, for those seeking lightness. (Louis Wu 20:38:49 UTC) (permalink)

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The word on Halo: Initiation #1
Halo: Initiation Issue 1 is on comic store shelves now - and there are a bunch of reviews out there if you want to know what you're getting into before you buy.

Check them out, and then go looking for a copy! (Louis Wu 20:28:59 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 14 2013

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HFFL LAN Event - Celebrate!
If you're in the Pittsburgh area (or will be in mid-September), you might want to block off September 14 - HaloFanForLife Sal Salerno will be hosting a special Halo LAN party to celebrate his site's 2-year anniversary. Full details are on his website, but the key facts are:

  • Takes place from 5-8pm
  • Costs $15 (you get pizza and drinks)
  • Special guests include Podtacular's Dust Storm and MLG Pro GH057ayame

Check it out! (Louis Wu 17:21:04 UTC) (permalink)

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Five Facts: Halo 2 Part 2
Gus and Jack get together for the second half of their 10 interesting facts about Halo 2 (AH.com | YouTube) - ignore what they don't know, because what they tell you is pretty interesting! Thanks, robofin117. (If you missed the first half, we mentioned it here.) (Louis Wu 17:03:14 UTC) (permalink)

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A Fistful of Kudos
I've said, more than once, that Levi's A Fistful of Arrows is one of the most impressive examples of Halo fan love I've seen - so it's wonderful when it gets an unexpected review from a Halo fansite... and even more wonderful when that review is gushing. Go check out HaloFanForLife's take on this masterpiece! (And thanks to Levi himself for pointing it out.) (Louis Wu 16:03:06 UTC) (permalink)

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Occupied
Andrew Gagnon sent us a note about a F2F-related Toymation quickie - I think someone might be misunderstanding cryo tubes. (Louis Wu 15:55:16 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 13 2013

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The Grass is Greener. The Blues are Bluer.
Last night, Episode 8 of RvB Season 11 went live - it's amazing what excites people. I laughed. Several times. Thanks to robofin117 for the heads-up! (Louis Wu 22:49:46 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 12 2013

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Revisiting Halo 3 - one last time
uberfoop continues his look back at Halo 3 with the fifth (and final) installment of 'So, Halo 3 is a pretty cool game' - this one covers Cortana and Halo. Again, great pics, great vids! Go read. (Louis Wu 21:40:05 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 11 2013

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Halo: Second Class - Someday
It might be a little early for this... but HaloSecondClass stopped by with word of a new Halo Fan Film called (not surprisingly) Halo: Second Class. There are a few details about the film, and a link to a facebook page (with almost zero extra info) - which in turn has a link to a Twitter page with a LITTLE bit of extra info. I guess we'll wait and see! (Twitter account says that the 15 minute movie is 'set to come out in a few years'... so don't hold your breath.) (Louis Wu 23:16:41 UTC) (permalink)

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Spartans Take Otakon
Ars Technica published a piece about Baltimore's Otakon 20th anniversary and provided a slideshow of all the incredible costume that were on show - some familiar faces made an appearance. Thanks, davidfuchs. (mastrbiggy 21:39:08 UTC) (permalink)

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Who Needs a Portal?
t00lbox finally posted another trick tip video - this time he shows you how to get out of the Portal area on the mission 'Forerunner'. Neat! (mastrbiggy 21:28:45 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo HORSE 139 - Caleb vs Martinizer
Nikko B201 also let us know that Halo HORSE 139 is up on AH.com and YouTube. Go watch! (mastrbiggy 21:25:23 UTC) (permalink)

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Fails of the Weak 151
Jack and Gavin from Achievement Hunter are back with another episode of Fails of the Weak - I thought it was common sense to stay away from vehicles that are on fire. You can watch it on AH or YouTube. Thanks Nikko B201. (mastrbiggy 21:24:35 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 10 2013

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Down Amongst the Dead Men
Robowski let us know about 'Down amongst the Dead Men', a Halo fan fiction story by Joe Seaton - it's gritty and fascinating story that depicts the realities of war. Check it out! (mastrbiggy 21:58:24 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 9 2013

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He must be in the front row!
RedGrimRune let us know that a pretty slick piece of his Halo fan art was featured last week on Halo Waypoint's Fan Art Focus - nice! (Louis Wu 22:18:24 UTC) (permalink)

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HMV Hell 4 Trailer
Wow. Dustin 'Dust Storm' Pettigrew sent along a link to a video that had all sorts of memory-triggering names in it - remember ImSuck? How about HollywoodHalo? If you've been a fan since the Halo 2 days, those names mean something to you. So a video called 'HMV Hell 4 Trailer', posted on ImSuck's channel and containing work done by members of Dark Space and HollywoodHalo, make me all sorts of hot. Go watch! (Louis Wu 22:14:24 UTC) (permalink)

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YouTube at WAR!
Joshinhuman pointed out a collaboration vid put together for YouTube's Geek Week - I was amused! (Louis Wu 17:33:22 UTC) (permalink)

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Spartan Assault Codes Deciphered
GunRunner48 let us know that Section 3 has solved another pair of codes tied to Halo: Spartan Assault. If you complete the 'Prodigy' Achievement, you can unlock some XP with this code, and if you complete the 'Powered By Mjolnir' achievement, the related code will give you XP, Spartan Assault concept art and the Flying Colors emblem. Nice! (Remember, just go to the 'Classified' section of Halo Waypoint - either the website or the XBL app - to enter these codes.) (Louis Wu 17:28:05 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 8 2013

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Anoj's Halo 4 Top 10 Ep 36: WTF Moments
Anoj released a new top 10 video - this one takes a look at the WTF moments of Halo 4. Hardlight Banshee is best Banshee. Thanks, Jordan Bell. (mastrbiggy 19:50:55 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Wars 2D: Onslaught
skiis652 visited our forum with word of a self-created 2D Halo Wars game - I haven't had a chance to test it out (no time to boot this laptop into Windows mode), but it sounds like fun! There are two flavors, one with fog and one without (depending on the power of your computer). Give it a shot! (Louis Wu 16:58:02 UTC) (permalink)

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That stuff never gets old
Rockslider stopped in with another compilation vid - it's a collection of clips of funny or weird moments in his Halo 1 antics. Pretty entertaining watch! Check it out. (Louis Wu 15:48:43 UTC) (permalink)

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Five Facts - Halo 2 Part 1
robofin117 pointed out Five Facts - Halo 2 (Part 1), from the AchievementHunter crew - it's really going to be ten facts, but they've split it into two vids. It's a fun look back at an earlier Halo title - go see how your lore knowledge holds up! (You can also watch it on AH.com, if you prefer.) (Louis Wu 15:39:32 UTC) (permalink)

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A look back at a fan-created ARG
Yesterday, as an aside in a conversation about Halo metafiction, thebruce0 mentioned a fan-created ARG called 'Intimation', which launched on Christmas Day 2008 and ran for several months... what floored me was that I'd never even HEARD of it before now. Swing by the website to explore the project - it's too late to participate, but it's not too late to enjoy the rich tapestry woven by loving fans! (Louis Wu 15:36:04 UTC) (permalink)

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Bulletinizing the Week
This week's Halo Bulletin covers everything from Champions Bundle medals to current leaders in the Halo 4 Global Challenge to upcoming Matchmaking Playlist changes to Gamescom - and even has some cool screenshots of Monitors. Go read! (As always, you can also find it in our Halo Bulletin Archive.) (Louis Wu 07:48:50 UTC) (permalink)

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PGCR 173
Robowski sent word of the latest Post Game Carnage Report - it's full of tips on how to have fun playing Halo without annoying your teammates. This is important info, so go listen. (Louis Wu 05:59:47 UTC) (permalink)

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Things to leave, things to keep
Asian Inferno sent us a link to an article at SimplyXbox from someone who knows what he wants to see in the next Halo title. Go see if you agree! (Louis Wu 05:57:45 UTC) (permalink)

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GrifballHub at PAX
Kal let us know that GrifballHub will be hosting a panel at PAX on Saturday, August 31 at noon - visit to learn all about the sport of the future that's here today! (And for even more Grifbally goodness, Goose Checka will be hosting a panel on Community Management on Saturday at 5pm.) More details, including locations, can be found in this newspost. (Louis Wu 05:53:50 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 7 2013

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Dancing with the Stars
I'm gonna catch up, I promise. In the meantime, though, MatthewDratt pointed out some random Halo mocap for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy! (Louis Wu 22:27:21 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 6 2013

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The Cocks are Biting
We've been lax - in the past week, Rooster Teeth has released not one, but TWO Red vs Blue pieces... the first was last Monday's Season 11 Episode 7, in which Caboose reveals the origins of Freckles. The second was a piece created for YouTube's Geek Week - it's a PSA for the #1 Movie in the Galaxy. I'd pay to see that! (Thanks, robofin117.) Go watch 'em both. (Louis Wu 21:37:55 UTC) (permalink)

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Katalyst Presents: Echoes
RVideo sent word of a homegrown montage - Katalyst did the gameplay, the editing, and even the music of this Halo 3 vid! Pretty cool. Swing by The Halo Forum to watch. (Louis Wu 21:32:28 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 5 2013

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Halo CE - Turf Jump Video
Yesterday, I said that I hoped time would free up by today. I was, in light of reality, overly optimistic. I CAN tell you about a trick jumping video posted by jumprs.org's Caboose3146 - it's a jumptage on Halo 2's Turf (built in Halo CE). Fun! Thanks, Chappified. Here's hoping things get better soon. (Louis Wu 21:47:43 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 4 2013

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Sometimes, Wednesday comes on Sunday.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions - guess where I'm going? A quick newspost before the day rolls over (sorry, spent pretty much the entire day removing spiders from places spiders shouldn't be) - we missed this week's Halo Bulletin on Wednesday, but it still contains lots of information worth reading. There's a bunch of info on the Halo 4 Global Championship, as well as some useful info about the Playlist going live this coming week. There are also some very nice pictures of the Majestic Map, Landfall. As always, if you'd rather, it's available in a lighter format in our Halo Bulletin Archive. Fingers crossed for newstime tomorrow! (Louis Wu 23:44:04 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 3 2013

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Bridge descents with Banshee destruction
Another offering from Rockslider - he's gone back to his old favorite, the AotCR Bridge Descent, but this time he's added the requirement that he destroy the attacking Banshee on hte way down. Go watch! (Louis Wu 18:22:04 UTC) (permalink)

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HALOcapped Episode 8 - Suppresors Only Team Dubs
MixMaker1 released a new HALOcapped episode this morning - Team Doubles with suppressors only? Challenge accepted! Check it. (Louis Wu 18:21:41 UTC) (permalink)

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Edge Tens
Edge has taken a look back on the titles they've given a perfect 10 to in their reviews over the past 20 years - two of those fifteen titles are members of the Halo franchise. Awesome! Thanks, Xenos. (Louis Wu 18:21:14 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4: Recap Rebooted
We've mentioned videogamedunkey before - his take on Halo titles is pretty entertaining. SNIPE 316 pointed outhis Halo 4 recap, which doesn't disappoint. (Louis Wu 18:20:55 UTC) (permalink)

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I guess powered armor is powered armor.
Cody Miller noticed that the teaser poster for the upcoming Edge of Tomorrow has something of a Halo feel... (It's not anything LIKE Halo, as far as story goes - seems like it's more of a militarized Groundhog Day - but the poster's cool.) (Louis Wu 18:20:33 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 3 ODST - Out of Oni Alpha Site
The SuperWaffle stopped in to announce a successful attempt at getting out of ODST's Oni Alpha Site - pretty amazing work by Termacious Trickocity! Take a look. (Louis Wu 18:20:11 UTC) (permalink)

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So, Halo 3 is a pretty cool game (4)
uberfoop continues his Halo 3 reminiscences - Part 4 covers The Covenant. Awesome level, awesome look back. Check it out! (Louis Wu 18:19:43 UTC) (permalink)

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Look Both Ways
}SoC{BrownSound noticed some Halo music in the most recent Top Gear episode (it aired on July 28 in the UK, and will air on August 5 in the US - nice! (Louis Wu 18:19:12 UTC) (permalink)

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Top 5 Blue Chicks
Lisa Foiles covers the Top 5 Blue Chicks for The Escapist - and, unsurprisingly, MC's sidekick makes the list. Thanks, Morpheus. (Louis Wu 18:18:49 UTC) (permalink)

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Low Monitor
Rockslider shows how to get 343 Guilty Spark pretty low in the Library - just the thing for closeup views of your favorite lightbulb! Take a look. (Louis Wu 18:18:27 UTC) (permalink)

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Blam! Dink! His Mom Plays Halo 4
Okay - this is by no means all the Halo news in the past week, but I'm going to try and clear out the items that have been posted on our forum recently. Again, huge apologies for the extended drought. First up - MixMaker1 got his mom, who's never played a video game in her life, to try playing Halo 4 online. The results are actually pretty impressive! Go watch. (Louis Wu 18:17:44 UTC) (permalink)

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thebruce, thebear, and the postmortem of a domino effect
We recently mentioned the latest round of Postmortem's awesome "Visualizing the Halo Universe" community contest series, where community members provided their take on the Forerunner Capital City from Greg Bear's Forerunner Trilogy. One particular entry, from our very own thebruce, drew some very specific praise from Mr. Greg Bear himself! Pretty awesome! Thanks for bringing it to our attention, Postmortem. Also, the whole exchange was thought awesome enough by wonderscribe DayandKnightly that he decided to write about it. You got all that?! Phew! (GrimBrother One 05:17:48 UTC) (permalink)

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Flooding Your Dreams
Methew over at the Waypoint Halo Universe forums noticed a disturbingly awesome take on the Timeless One from the Halo Forerunner Trilogy by Greg Bear. If you can't sleep after that, you might as well check out some of the original artist's other stuff, which includes some more Halo goodness. Definitely check these out! (GrimBrother One 05:13:51 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 2 2013

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Fails. Lots of fails. Some even on the internet.
Another day, another series of ridiculous bad luck events. Thanks to Nikko B201, I have a newspost for you - it's AchievementHunter content this week. Fails of the Weak 150 is a pretty major milestone - watch it at AH.com or YouTube. Then jump over to the office Halo HORSE tournament, where Caleb takes on Gus (AH.com | YouTube). (Louis Wu 23:59:39 UTC) (permalink)

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News August 1 2013

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How long can this go on?
Longest 3000 mile plane trip ever... and still not anywhere I can update from. Sorry! Things should look up in the next couple of days. (Louis Wu 22:48:41 UTC) (permalink)

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