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News January 29 2016

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Warzone Vehicle REQ Pack in Halo 5 Unlocks Rare or Better Vehicle Commendations for Cash Money
If you're the kind that likes to spend money on games after you've already spent money on games, there is a limited time Warzone Vehicle REQ pack available in Halo 5 for cash only, no points. It's $5.99 and guarantees a rare or better vehicle commendation if you've not unlocked them all.

(MacGyver10 23:39:36 UTC) (permalink)

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Help Community Breakout Maps Get Into the Permanent Halo 5 Rotation
If you've had fun in the Community Breakout Playlist in Halo 5, you might want to check out the voting page at HaloWaypoint to help decide which of those maps will join the permanent Breakout playlist! (MacGyver10 23:38:15 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 28 2016

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Halo 5 Brodians from Mashed Is About What You'd Expect from 'Bro's' in Video Games
I feel I play this team at least once a week in Warzone matchmaking, but I feel they were even more prevalent in Halo 3 (so at least that's a plus!). With Halo 5 Brodians from Mashed, you get the tea-bagging, bromancing and language you'd expect from playing 'bros' in any video game. (MacGyver10 23:16:24 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo World Championship at Winter X Games Kicks Off Today
The Halo World Championship kicks off today at the Winter X Games in Aspen. Check out this post for the details and schedule for this Halo World Championship Invitational. (MacGyver10 22:56:30 UTC) (permalink)

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Kornyball Mini-Game Lets You Melee Kill Balls to Score
Munky-058 and Padraig08 were toying around in Forge trying to make Invasion work, but were able to come up with a new mini-game based on their finds. Go check out his post in our forum for details on Kornyball! (MacGyver10 22:53:44 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 26 2016

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Halo 5's 'Infinity's Armory' Update Is Live, Check Out The Patch Notes Too
The January 'Infinity's Armory' update is live for Halo 5! Check out the patch notes to see what they've added to the game, as well as what they've changed in the UI and in Forge! (Thanks GrimBrother One!) (MacGyver10 18:18:48 UTC) (permalink)

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The Halo Archive Blog: Cortana Approaches, The Mantle Returns
The Halo Archive has put a piece on what they feel has brought Cortana to the point we find her in with Halo 5: Guardians. Check it out on their website and let them know what you think in our forum! (MacGyver10 18:16:31 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 25 2016

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Balls First, Then Infection Comes
For those patiently and impatiently waiting for Halo 5's Infection mode...it's coming after the balls!

(MacGyver10 20:01:56 UTC) (permalink)

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Cortana Is In Another Castle (Super Mario 64 Castle Forged In Halo 5)
Bearskopff took some time to recreate the castle from Super Mario 64 in Halo 5's Forge! He used 1023 objects in the 1024 object limit, and pieced the castle together brick by brick. Check out his Imgur post for pics, or follow him on Xbox Live to download the map! (MacGyver10 19:58:44 UTC) (permalink)

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The Halo Livestream for 'Infinity's Armory' Update Available On YouTube Now
If you missed the Halo Livestream last Friday, it's now archived on the Halo Channel, Twitch and the easily accessed YouTube channel as well. You can see an in depth display of what is coming this week in the 'Infinity's Armory' update as well as a short preview of the February update as well! (MacGyver10 19:56:01 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 22 2016

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Canon Fodder - Armory Amore (...Or Why There Are So Many Armor Variants)
Hey, we're mentioning a Canon Fodder on the day it was posted! Seriously though, go check out Wu Jr's information on thew new weapons, maps and armor coming in next week's update, and also a well-discussed topic here at HBO on the many variants of Spartan armor and the reasons for them! It's a great Canon Fodder this week that you need to check out! (MacGyver10 22:15:34 UTC) (permalink)

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The UK Regional Grand Finale of the Halo World Championship on Video
There has been a lot of Halo World Championship news on the Halo twitter feed, but we thought we'd share this matchup from the UK Regional Grand Final between Epsilon eSports and Team Dignitas. Check it out here on YouTube to see some Halo pros duke it out in expert combat. (MacGyver10 19:14:01 UTC) (permalink)

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Community-Forged Halo 5 Breakout Maps Are Our Weekend Playlist
The first (meaning more coming) Community-Forged Halo 5 playlist is live right now. You can play on a collection of community-forged Breakout maps this weekend. The maps will then be voted on after the weekend playlist goes away, and the favorites will be added to the regular map rotation for the permanent Breakout playlist! (MacGyver10 19:10:51 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 21 2016

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'Infinity's Armory' Preview Coming to 343 Industries Twitch Stream Tomorrow at 3pm PT
Don't forget that tomorrow at 3pm PT 343 Industries will be walking us through the new 'Infinity's Armory' update on Twitch!

(MacGyver10 23:43:06 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 5 Intel and Audio Logs Transcribed on Halopedia
Waddels posted in our forum looking for transcriptions of the Halo 5 intel pieces, and while we don't have them archived quite yet, Grizzlei pointed out that the fine folks at Halopedia have transcribed those Halo 5 intel pieces! (MacGyver10 23:39:19 UTC) (permalink)

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'Halo: New Blood' Coming March 15th to Bookshelves, Digitally On Sale Now for $1.99 on Kindle
If you enjoyed reading the tale of Sgt Buck as he became a Spartan, yet longed for that physical, tangible touch in your hands (a book, not Nathan Fillion), you'll be pleased to know the hard copy of 'Halo: New Blood' comes out March 15th! For those that haven't yet read the digital version, it's on sale for $1.99 right now as well! (Thanks Grizzlei!) (MacGyver10 23:35:18 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 20 2016

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'Infinity's Armory' Update-Update Gets a Trailer As Well
In addition to the text update, 343 posted a new trailer for the 'Infinity's Armory' update coming later this month as well!

(MacGyver10 22:11:36 UTC) (permalink)

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Pizza, Bald Eagles and Bad Puns Adorn Your Weapons in the Halo 'Infinity's Armory' Update-Update
Gravemind shared the news of 343's 'Infinity's Armory' Update-Update. You can see more of the crazy skins coming to your weapons, info on the new maps and a classic weapon from the olden days making its glorious return. You can read the full update at HaloWaypoint.com! (MacGyver10 22:07:11 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 19 2016

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Gravemind Has His Own Ideas On What 'Building the Ultimate Halo Game' Would Look Like
Our buddy Gravemind has for many years felt the Halo games could use a few changes to line up more with his tastes, but he actually put to text many of his thoughts and ideas. You can check out the latest reiteration of his 'Building the Ultimate Halo Game' with new input from Halo 5 at the link, or discuss it in our forum. (MacGyver10 20:00:33 UTC) (permalink)

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Canon Fodder - Greek Squad
Last week we received notice of another Canon Fodder! This one goes into detail on the new armor sets shown off in the community update and answers a quick question on possible other uses for the UNSC Mantis! (MacGyver10 19:56:25 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Community Update - 01/15/16 ('Infinity's Armory Preview')
Last week's Community Update goes into a little detail on the upcoming 'Infinity's Armory' update hitting later this month. You get to spy on a few new armor sets, helmets, weapon skins and more in addition to a pair of maps. Check out last week's Community Update for that info and a few other tidbits for Forge, game changes and community maps! (Thanks General Vagueness!) (MacGyver10 19:51:08 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 15 2016

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New Weapon Skins and Armors Leaked in Halo World Championship Matches
Looks like some interesting new weapon skins and armor (another Gungnir helmet for me!) REQs were shown in the latest Halo World Championship competition from the upcoming January update! Check it out on Reddit if you don't mind being spoiled a little early! (MacGyver10 16:15:51 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 14 2016

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The Halo World Championship Coming to The X Games Aspen
You will soon be able to get your snowboard on, slalom the slopes and then snowmobile over to an Xbox One console to play Halo 5 at the X Games. January 28-31, the Halo World Championship will be at the X Games Aspen. Check out this announcement from the purveyors of goofy-footed 720's! (MacGyver10 22:46:33 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 5 Athlon Spartan from Kotobukiya Now Available for Pre-Order
Kotobukiya will be releasing a brand new Athlon spartan next month, in the meantime you can check out the picture the Halo Twitter feed shared and pre-order at this link!

(MacGyver10 22:38:07 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 13 2016

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New Updates Coming to Halo 5's Forge? New Canvases and Possible Creation of Pre-built Structures!
davidfuchs posted some cool news in our forum regarding Halo 5's Forge mode. It looks like we will be getting some new Forge canvases to work on, but also some new *exciting* ways of having prebuilt structures available to us. Could be what the guy in davidfuch's second post accidentally stumbled upon. (MacGyver10 20:59:02 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 11 2016

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Halo Community Update - 01/08/16 ('Opening Statements')
Last Friday after yours truly had shut down shop and left for the hills, 343 posted the latest Community Update. You get to see a little of the new digs our Halo devs find themselves in, some info on updates for the Master Chief Collection and of course a tease for the January update called 'Infinity's Armory'. It will include new maps, weapons (Halo CE pistol?), armors, weapon skins and more, and will come before the end of the month after another Twitch stream reveal. Go give the community update 'Opening Statements' a read, and make sure you check out the Community Spotlight for videos and maps while you're there! (Thanks General Vagueness!) (MacGyver10 16:35:54 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 8 2016

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Canon Fodder - Annual Achievements
While I thought it was a reveal of new Vidmaster Achievements at first, it's still pretty cool (though arguably not AS cool)! GrimBrother One stopped by with a new Canon Fodder for our perusal. Check it out for info on a few of the Arbiter's friends and new hardcover versions of Halo lore. (MacGyver10 22:27:23 UTC) (permalink)

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Fan Fiction Friday Is Inspired by Joe Staten's 'Shadow of Intent' This Week With a Piece from Grizzlei
This week, we have a piece of Fan Fiction inspired by Joe Staten's recent novella, 'Halo: Shadow of Intent'. Grizzlei takes the perspective of Tul 'Juran shortly before the events of 'Shadow of Intent' in a journal-like format. The piece does contain some minor spoilers for its source material, but is a short bit of text that sheds light on what might have been going through Tul's mind within, and before, the events of Joe Staten's novella. Take the few short minutes to give it a read when you can! (MacGyver10 18:49:33 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 7 2016

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Saved Halo 5 Forge Map and Game Variants Increased from 40 to 100 of Each
For those Forgers out there worried about hitting the limit, looks like 343 has upped it quite a bit for you!

(MacGyver10 21:11:17 UTC) (permalink)

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Check Out 'Duck Hunt SMC' Map by SexyMasterChief To Hold Us Over Till Those Gametypes Drop in Halo 5
SexyMasterChief has put together a great 'Duck Hunt' map in Halo 5's Forge with great use of scripted, moving parts. Go check out the video, then follow SexyMasterChief on Xbox to download this custom creation. (MacGyver10 20:58:09 UTC) (permalink)

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Collection of Previous Halo Maps Recreated In Halo 5's Forge
HugoCornellier of Reddit waded through the last month's Halo 5 Forge creations and pieced together a pretty great list of previous maps from old Halo games in Halo 5's new map-maker. (Thanks funkmon!) (MacGyver10 20:49:31 UTC) (permalink)

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Achievement Hunter Puts Halo 5 In their Best of 2015 List and People In the YouTube Comments Section Freak Out
munky-058 dropped a link to the Achievement Hunter crew's top 5 games of 2015. Go listen to them rail on their own picks as they semi-explain why they are a top their favorites of last year (obviously, Halo 5 is in there somewhere!). (MacGyver10 20:44:10 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 6 2016

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Xmoosev3 Plays Chicken With Vehicles in Halo 5's Warzone
Xmoosev3 has had some fun in Warzone before, and he's back with more garage fun. Check out the videos in his post where he plays a little chicken with the vehicles on the other side of a shield door! (MacGyver10 17:00:20 UTC) (permalink)

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FUD's 'Glimmer of A Dying Star' Discusses the Covenant Breakup and Reformation Attempts
Though we might have had an early preview, the FUD team has updated a piece on their site for the breakup of the Covenant called 'Glimmer of a Dying Star'. Thanks to the reccomendation of one of their Community Evolved backers, they discuss the reasons for the breakup of the Covenant, and the various ways it has attempted to reform following the events of 2552. (MacGyver10 16:57:03 UTC) (permalink)

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Rockslider's Freaky Shade Elite In The Maw Hangar
Rockslider stopped by with some interesting, freaky elite behavior in the hangar after doing the Maw banshee snatch trick. He posted a few different ways to watch it in our forum! (MacGyver10 16:54:11 UTC) (permalink)

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The SPV3 Project Remasters 'Under The Cover of Night' To Go Along With Graphics and Gameplay in Halo: CE
Not only is the SPV3 crew remastering and reimagining the gameplay and graphic of Halo: CE, they are also going through and remastering all the music! Check out their remastered 'Under The Cover of Night' while watching some gameplay. (Thanks Masterz1337!) (MacGyver10 16:50:19 UTC) (permalink)

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The Halo Archive Thinks 'Halo: Shadow of Intent' Would Make A Great Musical and Other Reflections
The Halo Archive let us know of their 'Shadow of Intent' breakdown over the Christmas break, and unfortunately I'm just now getting to posting it. You can read their reflection on Joe Staten's return to Halo, how they think it fits into the expanded universe and also what they feel would make it into such a great Broadway musical! Visit the Halo Archive for this and other great story pieces! (MacGyver10 16:44:56 UTC) (permalink)

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Gamesradar Lists A Few 'Easy' Updates They Feel Would Take Halo 5 from Good to Great
Gamesradar put up a list of 'easy' updates they feel would help take Halo 5 from good to great. Some of them I thought were great ideas (plenty there for you Warzone boss naysayers), and others seemed trivial to me. Go check it out and see what you think! (MacGyver10 16:42:33 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 5 2016

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Games Done Quick Doing Halo 4 Quickly This Thursday for Charity
General Vagueness posted that Awesome Games Done Quick will be speedrunning Halo 4 this Thursday around 9:00a EST. In the past, AGDQ has raised large sums of money for great charities and this year they're focusing on the Prevent Cancer Foundation that's celebrating their 30th anniversary as an organization. Check out their schedule for more information on all the games they'll be running this week! (MacGyver10 15:28:55 UTC) (permalink)

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