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News December 9 2013
From Clones to Bones to Quarantine Zones
According to Joystiq (who found the info at Beyond Entertainment), Tim Longo (creative director for both Star Wars: Republic Commando and Tomb Raider) will be taking over creative director duties at 343 Industries - pretty cool! Thanks, DHalo. (Louis Wu 20:09:58 UTC) (permalink)
I can't help feeling like I've seen that before...
I don't see any licensing information on the listing, but that gun sure LOOKS familiar - go get your preorder in for the Evike Chrono Blaster CB-88 now! (Louis Wu 19:51:37 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Waypoint just announced that Halo: Spartan Assault will be landing on the Xbox One on December 24th this year! The digital download will be $14.99 USD and features over 30 missions, the all-new online Co-op mode, and the Operation Hydra expansion pack. In some pretty cool news, apparently fans that have purchased Halo: Spartan Assault for their Windows 8 device or Windows Phone 8 prior to December 15, 2013, will be eligible to purchase the Xbox One version of the game at the discounted price of $4.99 USD. Sweet! The game will also be coming to the Xbox 360 will be in January 2014. Happy 343 Day! (GrimBrother One 17:52:36 UTC) (permalink)
News December 8 2013
How do you train for success on the Halo battlefield? MoltenSlowa and friends might have the answer. (Or... they might not.)
(Louis Wu 23:43:11 UTC) (permalink)
News December 7 2013
343 Day is coming!
Monday (December 9) has been declared 343 Day - and the crew will be celebrating in style. Swing by Halo Waypoint for a rundown of all the activities - and be sure to carve out some time to participate! (Louis Wu 16:37:10 UTC) (permalink)
News December 6 2013
Fails of the Weak 168
Another Friday, another Fails of the Weak - ten new examples of how NOT to play Halo 4. Plus members of the Miami Heat. Watch on AH.com or YouTube - thanks, Nikko B201. (Louis Wu 22:18:29 UTC) (permalink)
Halo 5 Hype Trailer
Beyond Entertainment's JoSquared recut some of the material in last year's E3 reveal trailer for the next Halo title, and released another hype trailer. Go give it a watch! Thanks, CyReN. (Louis Wu 21:58:07 UTC) (permalink)
Halo 3 Grifball signups close today
Just a quick reminder from GrifballHub - today is the last day for signups for Halo 3 Winter League 2014. Wanna play Grifball in the Halo 3 engine? Go sign up now! (Louis Wu 21:55:34 UTC) (permalink)
News December 5 2013
And Snowing is Half the Battle
Halo Waypoint released the latest Halo Bulletin and inside you'll find a slushy slew of icy info centered around everything from the upcoming "343 Day" and its various celebratory activities to the release of Halo: Escalation and some neat new matchmaking updates. When you get a chance, you should go and give it a gander. So like, now. Check it out! (Local, too.) (GrimBrother One 20:01:13 UTC) (permalink)
It's almost Christmas - buy some schwag!
kornman00 is selling off some goodies - stop by and see what you can put your hands on! (The rare stuff bundle looks particularly tempting.) (Louis Wu 19:50:57 UTC) (permalink)
Halo: Star Wars - Rise Of The Forerunner
MixMaker1 mashed up Halo footage and Star Wars mythos to create 'Rise of the Forerunner'. Interesting take on the Didact!
(Louis Wu 19:49:07 UTC) (permalink)
Robowski let us know about Post Game Carnage Report 188 - the discussion goes back to old LAN parties with the original Halo. Good stuff! (Louis Wu 19:47:51 UTC) (permalink)
What can be done better?
DayandKnightly dropped by with a link to VG247, and a collection of tweets from 343 lead designer Brad Welch, who is looking at the lessons learned from Halo 4 for the next Halo title from the studio. Interesting read! (Louis Wu 19:46:44 UTC) (permalink)
That's a lotta games.
More than 7 years ago, we mentioned a website that had 17 different Halo-themed Flash games - we just heard from Mukelo, its curator, and they just passed the 100-game milestone for Halo titles. (The 100th game is something called Elite Dress-Up 2: Female. I'm not sure I'd call it a 'game' - but overall, 100 titles IS impressive!) Go check out their goodies! (Louis Wu 19:44:49 UTC) (permalink)
News December 4 2013
Halo 4 Team Slayer Top 200: Season 1 Week 1
As mentioned in a recent Halo Bulletin, there is now a global leaderboard for Team Slayer - and yesterday, the first week's Top 200 was posted. Go see if you're on the list! (Louis Wu 14:56:36 UTC) (permalink)
Breaking the final level
t00lbox stopped in with a new video from Termacious Trickocity; the team has found a way out of Halo 3: ODST's NMPD HQ. Ever wanted to fly around the skyscrapers of New Mombasa? Now you can! Go watch. (Louis Wu 14:49:36 UTC) (permalink)
Suicide Season 2 Prologue
DeathMcGunz let us know that a prologue for Suicide Season 2 (Suicide is a Halo 4 machinima) has been posted - go watch! (If you missed season 1, here's the full playlist. (Louis Wu 14:38:37 UTC) (permalink)
News December 3 2013
Halo 3 - AI Cold Training
GameCheat13 sent word that he's just finished a new mod - this one puts Elites and Spartans on Cold Storage... and lets them shoot at you. (They don't seem to move around, but there are enough of them that that might not actually matter.) If you have a modded Xbox, you can use this as training! (Louis Wu 16:53:52 UTC) (permalink)
First Look: DreadPirateMyke - The Halo Mole
The Halo Mole Team sent word that the fifth competitor on The Halo Mole has now been revealed - and profiled. Go learn about DreadPirateMyke - will he have what it takes to win? (Louis Wu 16:51:14 UTC) (permalink)
News December 2 2013
McFarlane Master Chief Statue Giveaway
Todd McFarlane tweeted that today is the last day to enter to win the Master Chief resin statue. All you have to do to enter is follow and retweet his tweet - I know of one old and wise individual who won't be able to enter. (mastrbiggy 19:47:28 UTC) (permalink)
Sometimes, a second is all you need.
Chappified has been refining his speed runs of ODST levels - go see! (Louis Wu 19:15:30 UTC) (permalink)
Marlin the Elite - Episode 83: Black Friday
We got email from Layne Thomas that the 83rd (!!) episode of Marlin the Elite has been released - Lemon Man and Marlin are looking to beat the Black Friday crowds. Will they make it? You'll have to watch. (Louis Wu 19:11:54 UTC) (permalink)