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News January 31 2013

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Achievement PIG 112
The Achievement Hunter crew has released Halo HORSE 112 - Gavin and Geoff try out a phalanx of new maps. Watch it on AH.com or YouTube - thanks, Nikko B201. (Louis Wu 19:08:41 UTC) (permalink)

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Let's Play Spartan Ops - Two New Chapters
Tyrant's back with a pair of episodes in his Let's Play Spartan Ops series - The Challenge pits him against some pretty mean Prometheans, while Sacred involves alcohol and a guest to save his but. Go watch! (Louis Wu 19:03:37 UTC) (permalink)

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More on that Needler Prop
A couple of days ago, we pointed out a time-lapse video showing the creation of some blueprints for a Halo 4 Needler prop - today, Pyrosporkerlet us know that there's quite a bit more info about this project out there. Check out this post at Tested.com for info on Volpin, and this one for specifics on the Needler project! (Louis Wu 19:01:05 UTC) (permalink)

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Backup on Apex - Dying Not Allowed
RC Master let us know about another Legendary Solo No-Death run he's filmed - this one shows you the first chapter of Spartan Ops Episode 7, 'Backup'. Nice work! (Louis Wu 18:56:52 UTC) (permalink)

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Games as Lit 08 - Second Halo Podcast
Travis Knight let us know that the second episode of their Halo-centered podcast is live - this podcast focuses on The Cole Protocol, Contact Harvest, and Ghosts of Onyx. They won't be returning to the Halo books until the after the next Greg Bear book comes out - when they do return they plan to do an in-depth comparison of the Forerunner trilogy, Niven's Ringworld and Banks' Culture. Go listen! (mastrbiggy 14:11:16 UTC) (permalink)

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What the Duck!?
pete_the_duck has a very important announcement - I think it's for the best. (mastrbiggy 11:22:39 UTC) (permalink)

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The Halo Bulletin: 1.30.13
Waypoint released this week's bulletin - Burnie Burns, creator of RvB and Grifball, is interviewed and details are given regarding next week's matchmaking update and Spartan Ops Episode 8. Fileshare is now fully-functioning, so go check out the bulletin walkthrough and then proceed to upload and share your Halo 4 content. A local version of the bulletin is also available. (mastrbiggy 11:14:07 UTC) (permalink)

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HBOMB 2013: A Retrospective
Avateur shared his HBO Mountain Bash experience - Avateur seems to have a thing for using ice as a weapon. Go read about the madness and look at some pretty pictures - I can't believe I missed out on building a snow fort :(. Looks like everyone had a great time! (mastrbiggy 10:59:56 UTC) (permalink)

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Banshee Battling on the Cliffside Hilltop
Rockslider shared a new video - he takes the Banshee fight on the level 'Halo' to the cliffside hilltops. There is one clip that shows off something really neat - I certainly haven't seen it before. See if you can spot it. Nice! (mastrbiggy 10:43:57 UTC) (permalink)

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PGCR 147 - plus Robowski Must Die: A Fridge 2 Far 2 Mega Contest
Robowski let us know that the newest Post Game Carnage Report is live - they cover the latest Halo news, their run in with Podtacular and dedicate their big topic to the PGCR fans. Robowski also informed us that they have announced their biggest contest featuring A Fridge 2 Far 2 - a Limited Edition Halo CE UNSC Mega Bloks Warthog is up for grabs (Given away at Halo Fest and only 5000 were made.) Check it out! (mastrbiggy 10:30:32 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Sniper Replica Causes Confusion
FlawlessCowboy reported that Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo recently became a target of an anti-gun movement on Facebook. Stephen is shown holding a SRS99D-S2 on the anti-gun Facebook page. In case you were wondering, the SRS99D-S2 is the Halo Sniper Rifle - whoops. (mastrbiggy 10:12:00 UTC) (permalink)

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Keagan Gillepsie's Reach For A Dream Wish
Keagan Gillepsie, who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, informed Reach For A Dream that he was a tremendous Halo fan even though he hadn't played the games. His wish was to have a party with Master Chief for his 10th Birthday. As always, Master Chief came through and spent the day with Keagan. The Chief also presented Keagan with some UNSC hardware, including an Xbox 360, Halo games and a ton of Halo gear courtesy of Xbox and Reach For A Dream. Awesome! Thanks, TheOddOne. (mastrbiggy 09:42:30 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 30 2013

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You killed me again!
Apparently, the elusive Louis Wu was caught on film playing Halo 4. Thanks, Cardo 8 ATL. Pax. (Crux Fidelis 21:53:57 UTC) (permalink)

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Your Free Time Becomes Expendable Next Week
343 Industries has released the trailer for the upcoming Episode 8 of Spartan Ops. Check out "Expendable" on both Waypoint or YouTube. Go watch now! (GrimBrother One 19:36:59 UTC) (permalink)

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Cortana
Another powerful fan art creation, this time from DeviantARTist Morriperkele, was uncovered by Urban Reflex - excuse me, I think I have to go put a bandaid on my heart. (Louis Wu 18:09:36 UTC) (permalink)

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The Legend of 117 - Never Too Late
AssaultGodzilla is back with a new remake of one of his earlier Halo music videos - footage from a dizzying variety of Halo-related sources are cut nicely to Three Days Grace' 'Never Too Late'. AG's characteristic timing and appropriate feeling are present throughout. (Louis Wu 18:06:38 UTC) (permalink)

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Rare Halo 3 ODST Xbox 360 for Sale
Jake Farrago is selling off a rare limited edition Halo 3 ODST Xbox 360; there were 30 of these, given out to the winners of a Best Buy Gamer's Club contest. Snazzy! The auction ends on February 6 at about 8:30 in the morning (Pacific time)... so think about it, and then get your bid in! (Louis Wu 17:35:40 UTC) (permalink)

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WoX: Inna Fox's Revenge on Dawn
Tyrant let us know that a new episode of 'Women of Xbox' is now live - Inna Fox is back to try playing through Halo 4's 'Dawn' again. How will she do this time? (Louis Wu 17:31:45 UTC) (permalink)

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Destiny Android Wallpaper Pack #1
Firestream created a set of new wallpapers for Android phones (they probably work just fine for iOS devices, too) - they're Destiny-themed, but our portal isn't quite live yet, so we're posting 'em here. Go look! (Louis Wu 17:29:59 UTC) (permalink)

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With your courage, we can rebuild
Alexander Floyd celebrated his love for Halo with a tattoo - check it out! (Louis Wu 17:28:31 UTC) (permalink)

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Forge Test is Best
The Quim Ninja let us know about his write-up regarding the Community Forge Test Playlist - he feels it is the best move 343 have made on the multiplayer front yet. Go read! (mastrbiggy 11:41:41 UTC) (permalink)

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The Competitive Nature
The Penny Arcade Report posted an interview with MLG CEO Sundance DiGiovanni where he shares his thoughts on first person shooters, competitive gaming and the possibility of an MLG developed game. He also compares competitive nature of modern FPS games like Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 to classic games like Quake and Unreal Tournament. Go read! Thanks, YourExWife. (mastrbiggy 10:17:44 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 - GODZILLACIDE
Corbman decided to share a Halo 4 mod he has been working on - he calls it GODZILLACIDE! It is a Regicide FFA game type with target locators and a rather large King. I can't help but laugh every time I see the giant Spartan model hoping around - it is complete chaos! Thanks, NobleGundam. (mastrbiggy 06:57:08 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 29 2013

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Halo 4 Needler Blueprints Time Lapse
YouTuber volpin created a timelapse video of his creation of some blueprints to build a Halo 4 Needler. 7.5 hours are compressed down to just over 4 minutes... pretty cool! Thanks, Laird. (Louis Wu 20:00:52 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Heroes Theme
Microsoft released a batch Halo 4 themes - go decorate your desktop with your favorite Halo 4 hero! Thanks, Steelyuhas. (mastrbiggy 18:00:02 UTC) (permalink)

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Dust and Echoes Ep 31: Happy Birthday!
Woaf sent word that Dust and Echoes 31 is loose in the wild - go listen to their one-year-anniversary show! Topics of discussion include the new Forge maps, the return of Spartan Ops, and Grifball. Good stuff! (Louis Wu 15:10:22 UTC) (permalink)

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Ops-Cast Episode 6: Schrödinger's Harvester
MoltenSlowa and crew are back in full force with Ops-Cast Episode 6. Go listen! (mastrbiggy 12:04:55 UTC) (permalink)

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Stunning Halo 3 Panoramas
Computron shared some beautiful high-res Halo 3 panoramas - sometimes I forget how incredible Halo 3 looks. Good stuff! (mastrbiggy 06:53:03 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 28 2013

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Going together
Urban Reflex pointed out a pretty cool pic on DeviantART - AndrewKwan has his own view of the end of Halo 4. (Louis Wu 21:32:49 UTC) (permalink)

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RC Master Continues to Stand Alone
RC Master let us know about three more Legendary Solo Spartan Ops films, all from Episode 1: Chapter 3, the Challenge (13:34), Chapter 4, Sacred (12:02), and Chapter 5, The Core (12:19). Go see how he handles himself alone! (Louis Wu 20:07:03 UTC) (permalink)

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I Wonder If There are ICWA Meetings
Over at the Little English Halo Blog there is a very interesting article/interview entitled "Confessions of an Infinity Challenge Winner". Three of the winners for the recent Infinity Challenge in Halo 4 give their thoughts and strategies for how they managed to come out on top. Good read! (GrimBrother One 16:04:16 UTC) (permalink)

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More Halo at the GDC
The Game Developers Conference has added another Halo-related Summit talk this year - the Gameplay Narrative Summit will now include a discussion by Kevin Grace, Frank O'Connor, Kiki Wolfkill, and Matt McCloskey about the creation of the Halo 4 web series 'Forward Unto Dawn' entitled "Bringing the Game to Life - Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (Postmortem)". Check it out! (Louis Wu 15:08:34 UTC) (permalink)

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Spartan Ops, Friends, and Grifball
It's Monday, so there's a new Spartan Ops episode live and ready to play - we've got the opening video up in our Cutscene Library, if you'd like to watch it before you get on LIVE. (It gave me chills.) Kermit's put up a call for players who want to join in tonight with fun-loving teammates - and apparently, ncsuDuncan has even written up a new song to celebrate! (If Spartan Ops isn't your thing, the standard Matchmaking update is live, as well - go get your Grifball on!) (Louis Wu 15:03:59 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Mythbusters Episode 6
Defend the House has released Episode 6 of their Halo 4 Mythbusters series - there are some amazingly cool tidbits in this one! (I may have to start using the Hardlight Shield more...) Thanks, Lawnmower172. (Louis Wu 14:57:38 UTC) (permalink)

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Hokiebird's Halo 2 Legendary Guide
Masterz1337 let us know that there's another Halo Legendary guide on YouTube - Hokiebird has been working through Halo 2. It's got a lot of detail, and multiple strategies for difficult encounters. The most recent chapter is Mission 11: Uprising - but if you want to start at the beginning of Halo 2, Mission 1 is here. (Louis Wu 14:50:57 UTC) (permalink)

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Blunderbuss
We got another writeup of the HBO Mountain Bash yesterday, from Bryan Newman. My takeaway - he doesn't like admitting to mistakes. (Okay, there were other takeaways. Worth a read.) The thread it spawned contains some... disturbing pics. (Louis Wu 14:45:07 UTC) (permalink)

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t00lbox's third Halo 4 Trick/Glitch Compilation
t00lbox has put together a new compilation of tricks and glitches from Halo 4 - there are no 'hows' in here, just 'whats'. Bizarre situations, cool places, weird views. Pretty fun stuff! Go watch. (Louis Wu 14:32:31 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 27 2013

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Ding Fries are Done
Tyrant has put together a video showing off assassinations of EVERY kind of enemy in Halo 4 - set to holiday music. (Hey, better late than never, right?) Thre are even a couple of extra goodies thrown in. Go watch! (Louis Wu 18:26:30 UTC) (permalink)

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Feet First Into Hell Using Kerbal Space Program
tsarcorp used Kerbal Space Program (an alpha-stage sandbox-style space flight simulator game) to recreate some ODST drop pods. Not only does it look awesome, but all four of the passengers survived - proof of concept, let take this to NASA! For those of you who want to play around with this, tasrcorp left a download link in his Reddit post. Thanks, Paul Shelley. (mastrbiggy 10:36:51 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Art Goldmine
Gui_PT shared this image of Master Chief created from dialogue from the various Halo games. NobleGundam found the source of the image as well as a huge collection of Halo fan art. Nice! (mastrbiggy 10:17:21 UTC) (permalink)

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Podtacular 340
Dust Storm let us know that Podtacular 340 is live - in this episode they talk about the recent Halo Waypoint bulletin news as well the Forge Community Test playlist. Go listen! (mastrbiggy 10:04:16 UTC) (permalink)

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Harvester Meet Scarab, Scarab meet Harvester
Pok3R Fac3D pointed out that Lord Zedd found a Scarab (leftover Reach asset) on the Spartan Ops mission Switchback - Lord Zedd is on a roll! Moa also shared some screenshots of the Scarab. Nice find! (mastrbiggy 09:53:30 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 26 2013

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Spartan Ops Ep 7 Preview
OXM has a preview of Spartan Ops Episode 7, if you want to get a sense of what you'll be playing come Monday. Thanks, bs angel. (Louis Wu 22:15:27 UTC) (permalink)

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Halosphere Legacy - Now Running
Firestream sent word that HaloSphere, the original version, has been polished up and re-released as Halosphere Legacy - go give it a try! (Be careful - it can be habit-forming.) (Louis Wu 22:12:56 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Fails and Stuff Episode 1
Greenskull sent word that the Ready Up Live crew has kicked off a new Fails series - Halo 4 Fails and Stuff. Ep 1 is online now. Pratfalls and misfortunes... what more could you want? (Louis Wu 21:58:27 UTC) (permalink)

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Bungie Community Theatre Outtakes
Yesterday Bungie posted Act One of Bungie Community Theatre - they also posted an outtake video. That's not all though, Skittles x found a little Easter egg hidden in the Act One video! Thanks, Spawnling.(All of these great videos might make you forget to go read the actual Mail Sack these spawned from. It's worth it.) (mastrbiggy 11:33:25 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Unused Weapon
Lord Zedd found another unused weapon in the new Spartan Ops mission - he calls it the "Burst Pistol." It looks like the Boltshot, but the firing mechanic is completely different. Cool find! Thanks, Nowise10. (mastrbiggy 11:09:02 UTC) (permalink)

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MLG Ep 3 (Halo 3 Machinima)
John Battle let us know that episode 3 of 'MLG' is now live - Secrets, secrets, are no fun. (mastrbiggy 10:57:52 UTC) (permalink)

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Fan Review of Halo 4
Diego Roselló shared his Halo 4 review - almost every aspect of the game is covered. Go read and comment! (mastrbiggy 10:54:31 UTC) (permalink)

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Anoj's Top 10 Funny Moments: Episode 12
Anoj released episode 12 of his Top 10 series - this time focusing on funny Halo moments. Number three gave me a good laugh! Thanks, Jordan Bell. (mastrbiggy 10:47:03 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Competitive Playlist Incoming
343 posted some details regarding a competitive playlist - a lot of classic features are returning. Some of the early details include pre-set loadouts, no instant respawn, no Join-in-progress and friendly fire enabled. Pretty exciting news! Check out the Waypoint post for full details. Thanks, rowboat. (mastrbiggy 10:31:50 UTC) (permalink)

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Seeing the Details
kornman00 recorded some footage of Halo Wars with the camera limits turned off - it is pretty neat to be able to see all the units up close and in detail. Awesome! (mastrbiggy 10:29:53 UTC) (permalink)

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Master Chief Stained Glass Lamp
Nikko B201 pointed out this really awesome Master Chief stained glass lamp made by Michael McLane - it's freaking beautiful! You can check out more pics of the Chief lamp on his deviantART page. (mastrbiggy 10:24:57 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 25 2013

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Bungie Community Theater, Act One
Gentleman and host of Bungie Community Theater, DeeJ, addresses dear Timothy's Halo 4 disc read error quandary. I've always admired a man with a pipe and an additional appendage. (mastrbiggy 22:20:01 UTC) (permalink)

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To Infinity, And... Well, You Know The Rest
Halo Waypoint just released new screenshots from the upcoming 7th Episode of Spartan Ops. Go and check out some of the new hotness! (GrimBrother One 21:05:46 UTC) (permalink)

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Fails of the Weak 123
The guys over at Achievement Hunter (AH & YouTube) are back with another Fails of the Weak - Shotgun-Flood arm should be a real thing! Thanks, Nikko B201. (mastrbiggy 19:19:19 UTC) (permalink)

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Let's Play Spartan Ops: Episode One Chapter 2: Sniper Alley
The Tyrant let us know that the second chapter of his 'Let's Play Spartan Ops' series is now online - again, he films his very first run-through of each Spartan Ops chapter, on Legendary, and uploads them with commentary. This one covers Episode 1, Chapter 2: Sniper Alley. Go watch! (Louis Wu 18:36:39 UTC) (permalink)

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Cold Cartography - Lockout
Reactive Bias let us know of a new entry in his Cold Cartography series - this one focuses on Lockout. Go give it a read! (The site's gotten a slick new banner, as well, courtesy of Stosedemnásť's Hemlax - love those eyes!) (Louis Wu 16:14:48 UTC) (permalink)

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Forbes Talks About the Halo Competitive Scene
Forbes contributor Paul Tassi takes a look at why Halo 4 was dropped from the MLG Circuit and the state of competitive Halo. Tassi doesn't think Halo 4 is a bad game, but with the added mechanics he doesn't see Halo 4 as a viable eSport anymore. Interesting read! Thanks, CyReN. (mastrbiggy 07:19:30 UTC) (permalink)

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A Fan's Frustration with Halo 4's Multiplayer
PaulB goes into detail as to why he is so frustrated with Halo 4's multiplayer and provides he thoughts on how the game can be improved. Go read! Thanks, CyReN. (mastrbiggy 07:16:18 UTC) (permalink)

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CSR mock-up
bs angel posted a mock-up of CSR and commented on why CSR will not be visible in-game. Please not that the mock-up ISN'T final (that is probably why it is called a mock-up.) Thanks, Tawpgun. (mastrbiggy 07:07:11 UTC) (permalink)

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PGCR 146
Robert Hays informed us that episode 146 of Post Game Carnage Report is live - they talk about the latest in Halo news as well as some adult talk (probably not work friendly). Go listen! (mastrbiggy 06:32:31 UTC) (permalink)

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Bungie.next Beta Updated
DeeJ provided an update on the, uh, update - a lot of things have been changed and added. Specific forum categories have been introduced adding some more structure to the forums. Another neat update is the ability to change back to the classic dark aesthetic, if you so desire. Check out DeeJ's post for full details. As always, you can submit feedback here. Thanks, UnrealCh13f. (mastrbiggy 06:18:05 UTC) (permalink)

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Chief and His Shih Tzu
Press Paws, a charity art show dedicated to saving animals with art and video games, commissioned artists to create works of art - Master Chief found his way into two of the pieces. Jeff Delgado created a collage of video game characters turned man's best friend. I rather enjoy the idea of Canine Chief - spinoff please! The second piece, by Aaron Jasinksi, is of Master Chief taking his Shih Tzu for a stroll, LOVE IT! Thanks, Hypertrooper. (mastrbiggy 05:34:13 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 24 2013

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Rubbing it in their faces
Tex posted her writeup of the HBO Mountain Bash - all I can say is wonga. Sounds like anyone who wasn't there missed a killer weekend! Go read, look at the pictures. (The ice tree shot is astounding.) (Louis Wu 22:22:23 UTC) (permalink)

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In Search Of The Heart Of Bungie
Bungie pointed out an article at Polygon which covers the full day the Polygon team spent at Bungie's studio - there's a ton of info an a short video, so if you're fans of the company (and you're reading a website that was BUILT by fans of the company), this article is for you! Looks like stabbim already started a discussion on our forum - go join in! (Louis Wu 20:47:08 UTC) (permalink)

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Death of a Demon
The Lionheart stopped in with new artwork from LoneFireWarrior - pretty epic piece! (It was created with Garry's Mod plus liberally-applied Photoshop.) (Louis Wu 20:44:00 UTC) (permalink)

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The Riot Sandbox Kicks Off January 25
Kete stopped by to announce that The Riot Sandbox will be kicking off tomorrow night, with host Damien Lacedamian. Drop in and participate! (Louis Wu 20:39:04 UTC) (permalink)

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The Council Gamer: Episode 2
The Council Gamer is a live videocast from The Halo Council - the latest episode has guests Walshy, Goldenboy, and Flamesword discussing Halo news and ideas. Go listen! Thanks, CyReN. (Louis Wu 20:37:29 UTC) (permalink)

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Chasm Shoot in the Library
Rockslider stopped by our forum to announce a new video - he calls it 'Chasm Shoot in the Library', and it's an extension of his Spore Herding experiments. He gets some really odd visuals... go see! (Louis Wu 20:35:00 UTC) (permalink)

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Ohio, where the wind co- wait...
Do you live near Ohio? Do you love playing Halo with fun people? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you might be interested in HBOhio, a LANfest being planned by Revenant1988 - go read about it and see what's going on! And don't forget to block off the weekend of April 20th on your calendar. (Louis Wu 15:05:41 UTC) (permalink)

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Waypoint Bulletin 23 Jan 2013
Waypoint released this week's Halo Bulletin last night - if you were expecting details about the upcoming Title Update, you will probably be disappointed. What you WILL find is a summary of the changes to the Matchmaking Playlists next week, a bit about what's coming down the road, and a description of Halo campers. It's in our Waypoint Bulletin Archive, as well, if you'd like a lighter version. (Louis Wu 14:28:40 UTC) (permalink)

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Games as Lit 07: The Halo Books (Part One)
Travis Knight let us know that Halo has made an appearance (and will continue to do so) in a podcast he runs - it's called 'Games as Lit', and the current series focuses on the Halo novels. Part One, out today, covers Fall of Reach, The Flood, and First Strike. (Part Two will be out next Thursday.) If you'd rather, you can find all episodes of Games as Lit on iTunes. Go listen! (Louis Wu 14:09:09 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 23 2013

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Races, catapults, and mines
Achievement Hunter's Halo Horse 111 has Ray and Ryan fighting for points on some funky maps. Too early to be on YouTube - sorry. (Actually here) (Louis Wu 23:51:59 UTC) (permalink)

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Scaling the Heights, and Then Some
Stephen Loftus has completed a massive update to his Halo Scale Charts - the total number of pages has increased from 12 pages in the last version to 27 pages in this one! It contains a mountain of new items from previous games, plus most major vehicles from Reach and Halo Wars. Go take a look! (The original article is unchanged; only the Cascade Scaling images are new. You can jump right to the top level of this series if you're in a hurry.) (Louis Wu 20:52:39 UTC) (permalink)

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Let's Play Spartan Ops - Ep One: Land Grab
The Tyrant has kicked off a new series - 'Let's Play Spartan Ops'. He's starting at the beginning - he's never tried out Spartan Ops before. It's him, alone, on Legendary difficulty, in his first time out - no preparation, no practice. Fun! Go watch Episode One, Chapter 1 - Land Grab. (Louis Wu 20:38:51 UTC) (permalink)

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Channel 9 on Halo 4 and Windows Azure Service Bus
Channel 9 released a video interview with 343's Caitie McCaffrey, Hoop Somuah and Angus McQuarrie. They talk about the many ways in which Halo 4 utilizes Windows Azure Service Bus, including porting game statistics from console to Waypoint. Pretty interesting! Thanks, MrGreenCastle. (mastrbiggy 09:05:55 UTC) (permalink)

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Podtacular 338
Dust Storm sent word that episode 338 of Podtacular is live - this is a mashup of their mini-series of shows they have been doing for Campaign, Spartan Ops and War Games. In this episode they talk about Dawn, Departure and Complex. Go listen! (mastrbiggy 08:50:38 UTC) (permalink)

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Playtime Season 4 Episode 1 Image Gallery
CruelLEGACEY let us know that he uploaded a screenshot gallery on his site that includes images from the first episode of the new season of Playtime. Check it out! (mastrbiggy 08:38:14 UTC) (permalink)

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Turn That Leak Upside Down
Polygon posted an article about how Bungie handled the recent leak on their upcoming project - instead of staying quiet and letting speculation run wild, the studio managed to turn the leak into something beneficial for both Bungie and the fans. The article also details a recent Polygon trip to Bungie's studio to interview some of the team. The article will be released on January 24th. Thanks, miladesn. (mastrbiggy 08:32:49 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Concept Art by Albert Ng
Concept artist Albert Ng released some Halo 4 concept art - he worked on in-game touchscreen interfaces/consoles, props and Spartan armor designs. Pretty cool stuff! Thanks, Hypertrooper. (mastrbiggy 08:07:24 UTC) (permalink)

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Classic Map Remakes For Halo 4 Forge
TCKaos pointed out a list of classic map remakes for Halo 4 as well as the fileshare names you'll need to download them. Wow, it seems like almost every map has been remade, even the Halo 2 PC exclusive maps. Oddball Sword Base anyone? (mastrbiggy 07:53:38 UTC) (permalink)

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Spartan Ops Episode 7 Trailer
Waypoint released a trailer for Spartan Ops Episode 7 - someone gets slapped silly and some unwelcome guests board the Infinity. Looks like things are starting to heat up! Thanks, TheOddOne. (mastrbiggy 07:45:40 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 22 2013

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Halo 4 on Amazon Gold Box
It looks like Halo 4, or something related, is the next lightning deal on the Amazon Gold Box. The offer begins at 2PM PT, 5PM ET or 2200 UTC if you're into that kind of thing. It's unclear exactly what the offer will be and I'm also unclear on regional availability. We spotted this on the twitters. Details to follow when available.

Update: This deal is for the UNSC GAEMS system. $70 off for the next two hours. (KP 21:30:35 UTC) (permalink)

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A fan needs your help
flugelmeister, from The Secrets Within, has posted a request for help - his son missed the window for the Halo 4 Remix contest, but still wants to create something fun. Unfortunately, the official contest site has taken down the stems they'd offered during the contest - so they're looking for anyone who still has copies. (We'd be happy to archive these for the community - so if you've got 'em, let us know, and we'll hook you up with an upload location, and then make them available to whoever needs them.) Thanks! Update: Thanks to the speedy response of RC Master, these files are now available for download from our servers. (Louis Wu 10:56:08 UTC) (permalink)

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A Halo 4 Chiptune
Wahrer Machine shared his 8-bit rendition of 'Nemesis' from the Halo 4 soundtrack. Now all you need is an 8-bit version of the game :). Neat! (mastrbiggy 10:28:20 UTC) (permalink)

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Mythic Grand Masters
AuraSoldier313 and MichaelWSmith have completed Halo 4 on Mythic difficulty (solo, all skulls and no deaths) - they are the only two people in the world to have accomplished this! Having also completed Halo CEA, Halo 3, Halo 3 ODST and Halo Reach on Mythic, they have become Mythic Grand Masters! You can watch their Halo 4 Mythic runs on their Youtube channels - AuraSoldier313 and MichaelWSmith. Awesome job guys! (mastrbiggy 10:18:53 UTC) (permalink)

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Forge Playlist Maps and Tips
xClicked from The Halo Council posted a rundown of the new maps in the Forge playlist. He goes over weapon placement, spawn times as well as some other neat details. Thanks, CyReN (mastrbiggy 09:56:39 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 21 2013

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Spartan Ops Episode 6 - Now Playable
Today kicks off the second half of Spartan Ops Season 1 - Episode 6 is live now on Xbox LIVE. Before you can play, you'll need to download a 2.2GB support file that covers episodes 6-10 - keep this in mind if you plan to play with friends (or play at a specific time). As always, you can watch the opening cinematic directly from Halo 4 - or online, here at HBO, in our Cutscene Library. (We also offer downloads, if you want to use the content in other videos.) (Louis Wu 15:16:27 UTC) (permalink)

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Matchmaking Update Live
The newest Halo 4 Matchmaking Update went live early this morning - if you log on to Infinity War Games, you'll find a new playlist to romp in. Community Forge Test has a number of smaller community-built Forge maps configured for 4v4 play - your participation will help improve this list! (There's a bug-reporting thread set up at Halo Waypoint.) Go enjoy. (As a reminder, there are also two new Specializations unlocked for folks who didn't have early access - you can now work towards Pioneer and Pathfinder.) (Louis Wu 15:10:07 UTC) (permalink)

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Overkill, from Pertheseus and Bamboota
dCon V let us know about a new Halo-themed shirt on TeeFury today - it disappears at midnight, Eastern time, so if you like it, buy it NOW! (It's $10 plus shipping.) (Louis Wu 14:55:28 UTC) (permalink)

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Ops-Cast 5.75 - how close to 6 can we get?
MoltenSlowa stopped in with word of Ops-Cast 5.75 - it covers Halo 4 terminals 4-6. Go listen! (Louis Wu 14:48:16 UTC) (permalink)

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Analysis: Halo 4 Terminals, Themes, and Species
Jordan Bell let us know that he's posted a new lore video - it looks at Halo 4's terminals, as well as themes and species explored in all aspects of the Halo fiction. Go watch to get his take on the ins and outs of the Halo Universe! (Louis Wu 14:45:56 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 20 2013

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Truth and Recon, Easy, 6:47
slYnki stopped by with word of a new segmented speedrun on Truth and Reconciliation. It's under 7 minutes! (This shaves two full minutes off the old record... amazing.) The end of 'Belly of the Beast' was the most impressive shortcut I saw, but there were a number of bits that made me shake my head. (Using the Spirit to bypass most of the climb after the landing bay was pretty great, too.) Go watch! (Louis Wu 22:52:55 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 - Trick/Glitch: How to get Completely out of Shutdown
t00lbox shared his latest trick/glitch video - this time he gets out of the level Shutdown. This one is especially neat because of how large the explorable space is. Also, you can get a purple and gold Banshee! (mastrbiggy 13:55:18 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Hack Job
Moa ran into a hacker during a game of Halo 4 - the unsavory individual was able to take out tanks, call in multiple ordnance drops and kill players with a single shot all by simply using the Carbine. Hey, at least the Carbine is useful now ;). (mastrbiggy 13:40:59 UTC) (permalink)

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A Spartan Gets His Armor
Earlier this month, Reddit user fiscal_ reached out to the Halo community about getting in contact with the Bungie Foundation. He was hoping to get some smiles out of his son, who had just undergone a liver transplant. With a ton of neat stuff in tow, Bungie decided to pay the Spartan-in-training a visit (pictures included), and to fit our Spartan for his armor. Great to see him smiling. It is truly awesome of Bungie and the community for making this happen! Thanks to UnrealCh13f for keeping us updated. (mastrbiggy 13:34:18 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 19 2013

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Darth Didact
Luke McKay (who has his own gallery here at HBO) is part of a new web venture called 'The Button Mash' - and the very first Button Mash comic (about a week ago) was called 'Darth Didact'. It combines Halo and Star Wars, and answers a few questions you might have had after playing through Halo 4. I loved it. (Louis Wu 21:02:26 UTC) (permalink)

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Call me MB
A gathering of HBO regulars is happening this weekend, deep in the Colorado Rockies. Information is beginning to leak out... (Louis Wu 16:27:49 UTC) (permalink)

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MLG Ep 2 (Halo 3 Machinima)
DeathMcGunz let us know that MLG Episode 2 is now live - who's gonna make the team? (Louis Wu 16:26:23 UTC) (permalink)

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One more SpOps preview
If our roundup of news articles on the upcoming Spartan Ops episodes didn't give you enough information, Halo Waypoint shared one we missed - OXM Magazine posted their hands-on preview. Get complete! Update: and this video walkthrough of Chapter 3 was mentioned this morning. Thanks, Jess! (Louis Wu 14:50:57 UTC) (permalink)

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Bungie.next stirs
So I'd like to apologize - one of the changes that happened when Bungie rolled out the goodness that is Bungie.next last week is that the RSS feed for their news moved. And I didn't notice until this morning. I've missed quite a bit of new content through carelessness... you should check it out if you have, too.

Go catch up - and accept our apologies, along with a promise that we won't get so far behind again. (Louis Wu 14:45:14 UTC) (permalink)

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FotW 122 - all day every day
Fails of the Weak 122 was released yesterday (thanks, Taco Power) - you can watch it on AH.com or YouTube. The final fail is really more of a win... and the best clip in the bunch. (Louis Wu 14:32:57 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 18 2013

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Clever Musings' Spartan Ops Recap Episode 5
Clever Musings posted their latest recap of Spartan Ops episode 5 - head on over to their site to check it out. Thanks, Carmelo M. (mastrbiggy 20:11:47 UTC) (permalink)

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My Reckless Strategies
Gandemo posted another of his fun 'I play like a crazy person and it usually works out' vids - go take a look! (Louis Wu 17:50:01 UTC) (permalink)

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Friday's Fan Fiction
There's one new piece available for your reading pleasure in our Fan Fiction section this week - go see! (Louis Wu 17:49:22 UTC) (permalink)

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Sins of the Prophets (UNSC Release)
A game called Sins of a Solar Empire (a PC-based real-time strategy space sim) just got a Halo mod - Sins of the Prophets has a new trailer online. Looks pretty amazing! This beta release is UNSC-only, but apparently Covenant ships are coming. Check it out. Thanks again, TheOddOne. (Louis Wu 17:45:02 UTC) (permalink)

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More Sparth Goodness
Sparth continues to post Halo 4 concept art on his Tumblr blog - yesterday he put up both environment concepts and some ideas for the Broadsword. Very cool! Thanks, TheOddOne. (Louis Wu 17:41:30 UTC) (permalink)

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They see me rollin
Hypertrooper found a nice little piece of fanart at MagicalGameTime.com - oh, the fun of ridin' a warthog with your buddies! (Louis Wu 17:35:52 UTC) (permalink)

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Raptor Building - painting and rolling
Galpin Auto Sports has posted Part 2 of their 'Making of the UNSC Raptor' series (Part 1 came out a couple of weeks ago, if you missed it). It's a pretty cool look at pimping out a monster truck! Thanks, Deadly Paw. (Louis Wu 17:33:56 UTC) (permalink)

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LASO Requiem, in 18 minutes
RC Master has yet ANOTHER Legendary All Skulls On speedrun for you - this one is on Requiem, and it contains some tricks I WISH I'd known for easier difficulties than this one! It's 18 minutes long, and it makes me want to jump into Campaign to try this stuff out. (Louis Wu 17:24:01 UTC) (permalink)

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Rapid Fire Laser
Zylon 0217 stopped by yesterday with a video showing off a pretty cool behavior that can be generated in Forge - I'm not sure whether to call it a glitch or simply logical behavior from unexpected specific situations... but either way, it's awesome, and someone should turn it into a mini-game. (Louis Wu 17:17:30 UTC) (permalink)

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Spartan Ops Returns Soon
As mentioned in the Halo Bulletin a couple of days ago, a press event took place at 343's offices this week to give gaming sites a chance to see a little of the upcoming Spartan Ops episodes. The first few reviews have begun popping up around the net - thanks to mastrbiggy for sending along some NeoGAF links.

I'm sure there'll be more - but that's what we've got so far! (Louis Wu 17:00:28 UTC) (permalink)

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HaloGAF Episode 11: Fifa 13 and the Halo 4 Title Update
After a somewhat long hiatus, HaloGAF Radio is back! This episode covers what everyone would like to see in the upcoming Halo 4 title update. Go listen!

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Anoj's Top 10 Betrayals and Suicides: Episode 11
Anoj release his latest Top 10 video - this time showing off betrayals and suicides. This video taught me that I enjoy laughing at other people's Halo misfortune - I'm a terrible person. Funny stuff! Thanks, Jordan Bell. (mastrbiggy 10:12:21 UTC) (permalink)

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One Minute Opinion Episode 1: Pulse Grenades
XClicked from The Halo Council shares his thoughts on the Halo 4 Pulse Grenade and what changes he would like to see in the upcoming title update. Go watch and share your thoughts! Thanks, CyReN. (mastrbiggy 09:52:07 UTC) (permalink)

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Master Chief Loves Pushing Buttons
RC Master shared this video made by Austin Hilliard of Master Chief pushing buttons - sounds pretty boring, but the added audio makes it pretty funny! Even after a total 62 button presses someone on YouTube commented about how the video missed a couple of buttons - why anyone would know this information is beyond me :). (mastrbiggy 09:33:06 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 17 2013

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Halo 4 Composer Legendary Guide - 16 minutes
RC Master has released a new no-death speedrun of Halo 4's Composer - it comes in at under 16 minutes, and the techniques should be nicely applicable by people who are looking for Legendary tips. Go watch! (Louis Wu 19:21:55 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo HORSE 110
Achievement Hunter's Michael and Ray face off in the latest Halo HORSE matchup - you can watch it on AH.com or on YouTube. Thanks, Nikko B201. (Louis Wu 19:18:52 UTC) (permalink)

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OpenSauce v3.1 for Halo Custom Edition
kornman00 informed our forum of the impending arrival of OpenSauce 3.1 - his suite of tools for Halo Custom Edition is getting a buff in just a few days! Go watch the trailer, go read the announcement. (Louis Wu 19:16:59 UTC) (permalink)

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Bulletonian
The latest Halo Bulletin went live on Halo Waypoint (and in our Halo Bulletin Archive) last night - it's not all sweetness and light. There's some information about the upcoming second half of the Spartan Ops first season, and a bit of info about next week's new Matchmaking playlist changes... but there's also the sad news that the Halo 2 Vista online support will officially end on February 15. If you're gonna play... do it now! Update: A community question, asking about the expected date of arrival of Fileshare functionality, was inserted late on Thursday into Wednesday's Bulletin. We've added it to the local copy, too. (Louis Wu 19:14:39 UTC) (permalink)

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A Day in the Life of Dressing Master Chief
Ross Mills let us know about an article on Artem.com (the folks who created the Master Chief armor that was used in several European launch events) discussing the work that went into getting that armor on the Chief each day. Nice pics! (Louis Wu 19:12:01 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 16 2013

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Animatic
Vico shared this never before seen promotional Spartan Ops film by Planet Jump Productions. This is actually the animatic that was shown when 343 demoed Spartan Ops at E3 2012 - I never thought it would see the light of day. Really cool stuff! (mastrbiggy 23:35:54 UTC) (permalink)

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Forward Unto Dawn Creatives At Transmedia LA
Forward Unto Dawn director Stewart Hendler and producer Joshua Feldman divulge about how they approached crafting a Halo story, from canonical considerations to fans' expectations. Neat read! Thanks, thebruce0. (mastrbiggy 23:33:43 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Nominated For A Writers Guild Award
The new-media and video game nominees for outstanding achievement in video game writing were announced - Halo 4 is among the nominees. Winners will be announced on February 17th. Nice! Thanks, TheOddOne. (mastrbiggy 23:11:02 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Invades GDC 2013
If news of a Bungie GDC talk wasn't exciting enough, 343 have their fair share of discussions planned for GDC as well - five to be exact...

Wow, that is a lot of talking - seems like some really interesting topics are going to be covered! Thanks, Hypertrooper. (mastrbiggy 22:01:34 UTC) (permalink)

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Date With Destiny
Bungie writer and design director Joe Staten and art director Christopher Barrett will be discussing Bungie's next game at this years GDC. The discussion, titled "Brave New World: New Bungie IP," will focus on Bungie's world-building techniques, all the way from concept to production. Attendees might even get a glimpse of the new world that awaits us. Pretty exciting news - hopefully we get some info out of this! (mastrbiggy 20:54:13 UTC) (permalink)

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PGCR 145
Robowski let us know that the newest Post Game Carnage Report takes a look at the insanity of the Infinity Challenge - sounds like fun! Go listen. Update: Oops, the actual audio file didn't get posted until quite a bit later. If you visited when this post was first written, swing back and visit again! (Louis Wu 20:48:57 UTC) (permalink)

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A ginormous vehicle
This article in the LA Times is a fascinating look at the Warthog that 343 commissioned from marketing company Antenna. Stop by for behind-the-scenes details, a great photogallery, and the tantalizing tidbit that "buyers with deep pockets may even be able to take home a version of their own"... whoa. Thanks to BS Angel for highlighting this on Waypoint. (Louis Wu 20:32:13 UTC) (permalink)

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Bet you can't drink it.
We've run across The Drunken Moogle before, with respect to Halo... a website helping geeks connect with booze? Sign us up. The Tyrant sent us a link that pointed to the Cortana - a Halo cocktail containing Blue Curaçao, Alizé Bleu Passion, and UV Blue Vodka. Rampancy awaits! Update: While you're there, check out the Master Chief (Midori, Jack Daniels, Jager) and the Master Chief Mojito (Bacardi and Mountain Dew). (Louis Wu 20:12:52 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 artworks. 2011.
Sparth released another pair of concept pieces created during Halo 4's development - swing by his Tumblr to see 'em. Thanks, TheOddOne. (Louis Wu 20:01:58 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Character Reference Shots
FyreWulff continues to snap useful screens from the Halo 4 campaign - swing by this post to see galleries of various in-game characters, useful as reference shots. (Louis Wu 19:59:50 UTC) (permalink)

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Dust and Echoes Ep 30
Woaf sent word that the Dust and Echoes podcast has risen from its slumber with a new episode - this one looks forward to the future of Halo (at least this year's worth). Go listen! (Louis Wu 19:55:18 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 15 2013

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Podtacular 337
Dust Storm sent word that Podtacular 337 is available for your listening pleasure. Discussion ranges from the first Halo Bulletin of 2013 to upcoming Matchmaking changes. Fill your aural cavities! (Louis Wu 20:37:54 UTC) (permalink)

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Requiem
ScOuRgE3 stopped in to announce a new pic of Requiem - gorgeous! (Louis Wu 17:56:27 UTC) (permalink)

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Cute and small is not as simple as you might think
Wired posted a fun little piece on the making of the Master Chief Bobblehead - who knew so much went into one of these? Thanks, ShortBizzle. (Louis Wu 16:52:57 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo-style Helmet Model
Over at NeoGAF, Computron pointed out a pretty nice high-polygon Halo 4-style helmet you can study from any angle, at Sketchfab. Shiny! (Louis Wu 16:51:12 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Didact Desktop Wallpaper
Firestream was inspired by some pics of the Didact posted recently by FyreWulff - the result was a pretty slick piece of Wallpaper for your computer! Grab a copy. (Louis Wu 16:50:48 UTC) (permalink)

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Getting out of Ragnarok
Nak3d Eli continues his video series of 'Halo 4 Hiding Spots' - Episode 2 shows off some pretty disturbing problems with Ragnarok. I'm front-paging this for the same reason Eli compiled his list - because until these holes are fixed, it's pretty important that EVERYONE know about them. (Here's hoping they get fixed soon.) Thanks, Cardo 8 ATL. (Louis Wu 16:47:39 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Ship Design Concept
Sparth recently posted a piece of concept art, showing off a UNSC ship design originally created in 2010 as part of Halo 4's pre-production buildup. Funky! Thanks, Moa. (Louis Wu 16:44:13 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 14 2013

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Astro True Stories: Team Instinct, Part 2
Headset maker Astro followed pro team Instinct as they played through MLG Dallas 2012 (the first Halo 4 tournament) - part 1 was released way back in May, while Part 2 came out today. Check it! Thanks, Tashi. (Louis Wu 21:23:38 UTC) (permalink)

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ThreeRunner, Forerunner, Speedrunner
RC Master let us know about a pretty impressive run on Forerunner, Legendary, with all skulls on - it scared me just watching! The whole thing takes less than 19 minutes. (While you're watching videos, he includes a pair of Spartan Ops No Deaths runs, as well.) (Louis Wu 21:05:17 UTC) (permalink)

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What do those buttons do?
Zylon 0217 stopped in with word of a new video, showing off some pretty mysterious buttons that can be found on the level Reclaimer - it's unclear what they do, exactly, but the hints are intriguing! Go watch. (Louis Wu 20:46:58 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Tourney, from Multi-Threat Gaming
MTG Clover X let us know (via HaloGAF's Twitter, actually) that Multi-Threat Gaming is hosting a tournament - top prize is 1600 MS Points. You can read the details on Halo Waypoint's forum, and then register on their Facebook page. (Louis Wu 20:05:01 UTC) (permalink)

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Wait... aren't dungeons UNDER things?
Nevin 'CruelLEGACEY' Douglas has kicked off work on Playtime Season 4, and wanted to share a collection of screenshots of a new Forge location he's built for the process. Looks like fun! (Louis Wu 17:51:59 UTC) (permalink)

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Waypoint Challenges, More Easily
Firestream created a really useful Challenges service on HaloCharts - and we finally got around to integrating it into our forum. Grabbing the current challenges on Halo Waypoint's site takes a whole bunch of mouseclicks, and a bunch of scrolling. Doing so online is pretty complicated, too. Doing it on our forum is fast and easy! Just check the upper left corner. (If even THAT'S too much loading for you, or you're on a mobile device and that scrollbar is tough to deal with, try this really, really simple page.) (Louis Wu 17:37:36 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Mythbusters Ep 5
The DefentTheHouse crew is back with another episode of MythBusters - and there are some really cool demos in here. Go watch - and be sneaky in matchmaking! Thanks, Lawnmower172. (Louis Wu 17:21:09 UTC) (permalink)

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HaloBible gets out of Anniversary's Maw
Jefferson is back with more Halo CE Anniversary tricks, from the HaloBible crew - this time, the montage (and the accompanying tutorial) involves the area outside The Maw. (Not sure I understand the first half of the vid - it's just a standard playthrough of the level up to the point where you launch out. Fine editing, in any case.) Nice work! (Louis Wu 17:18:13 UTC) (permalink)

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Grunt Dance-Off
Zylon 0217 posted a video of two Grunts having a dance off on the level 'Dawn' - seems they are having a rap battle too! All you have to do is get past the first Elite encounter above the elevator and sneak into the next control room unnoticed. Neat find! (mastrbiggy 08:43:57 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 13 2013

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Halo 4 Forge | Parody ViDoc
Some Forge fans created a pretty funny parody ViDoc showing off the new features of Halo 4's Forge - I laughed. (pete_the_duck wants to make sure you understand that there might have been a touch of hyperbole in the video... but don't let that stop you from enjoying the high production value of this parody.) (Louis Wu 20:27:28 UTC) (permalink)

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MLG Episode 1
Deathmcgunz let us know that episode 1 of the new machinima series, 'MLG', is now live - neat concept and great first episode. Go Watch! (mastrbiggy 10:21:11 UTC) (permalink)

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Lab Access Granted
t00lbox posted a trick/glitch video showing how you can get into the science lab on the level Composer. Check it out! (mastrbiggy 09:29:52 UTC) (permalink)

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Swatting Flies
Zylon 0217 shared this video (CONTAINS STORY SPOILERS) demonstrating what happens when you try to jump on the back of a Pelican - the UNSC may want to look into this. I don't know if I'd consider it an easter egg, but it is amusing! (mastrbiggy 09:15:28 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 12 2013

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Halo 4 Screenshot Extractor - on the web
We've mentioned screenshot extractors in the past - but I've never seen a web-based version before. Armor Watcher has a web page that will take a saved screenshot file (that you've grabbed off your Xbox with a USB drive) and yank out the pic for your use in other places. Pretty slick! Thanks, MrGreencastle. (Louis Wu 18:16:33 UTC) (permalink)

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Spore Herding in the Library
Rockslider posted a couple of videos about Spore Herding - he collected about 150 Flood Infection Forms... and played with them. This is pretty amazing stuff! (Louis Wu 18:13:14 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4: Riding a Puma of Victory
Skywalker DSP is back with a new commentary vid - the game was Big Team Infinity Slayer on Exile, and they really had fun playing this. Go watch! (Louis Wu 18:11:21 UTC) (permalink)

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A new glyph code - LASO earns you 50k
A new glyph code was unveiled yesterday - and less than an hour later, it was solved. (Thanks to jay mee, who brought the news to our forum.) If you can beat the Halo 4 campaign on Legendary, with all skulls on... you can use this code to earn 50,000 XP (and a special LASO emblem). Awesome! (Louis Wu 18:09:00 UTC) (permalink)

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Fails of the Weak 121
The Achievement Hunter crew posted a new Fails of the Weak vid yesterday (AH.com | YouTube) - the last one made me laugh. Thanks, Nikko B201. (Louis Wu 18:03:40 UTC) (permalink)

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Using Vehicle Pads as Buttons in Halo 4
pete_the_duck stopped in yesterday with a new video showing how to use vehicle pads as buttons in Halo 4. Pretty cool! (Louis Wu 18:01:41 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Multiplayer, The sweet and the sour
Post Game Carnage Report's Robowski has put together his thoughts on Halo 4's multiplayer - go see what he thinks! (Louis Wu 18:00:16 UTC) (permalink)

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Didactivision
We mentioned a concept drawing of the Didact's head earlier today - there was more Didact-related art out on the web yesterday as well. Over at Kotaku, Kolby Jukes (currently Senior Character Artist for 343) had some of his character work (from a variety of games) highlighted - and there are some awesome Didact pics. Go check 'em out! Thanks, enzo_gt. (Louis Wu 17:48:16 UTC) (permalink)

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Anoj's Top 10 Greatest Moments of Season 1
Anoj has compiled the ten best clips from his first nine Halo 4 Top 10 vids - go see what he liked. Thanks, Jordan Bell. (Louis Wu 17:44:19 UTC) (permalink)

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What ELSE is on the cutting room floor?
More fun content found in the game files (but not actually in-game anywhere) - looks like Jeff Steitzer recorded the line "Stop shooting your teammates!" at one point. (I'm guessing it didn't get put into the game because it's fun enough that folks would shoot their teammates just to hear it...) Thanks to Pok3R Fac3D, who found it on the Halo subreddit. (Louis Wu 17:41:23 UTC) (permalink)

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Waypoint Bullet Points
There were a couple of interesting bits at Halo Waypoint yesterday - a pretty scary concept of the Didact's head, done by Art Director Kenneth Scott, got posted... and an update on the Infinity Challenge went up. Qualifiers are over, we're now into the next round. Check it out - see what you can win! (Louis Wu 17:36:46 UTC) (permalink)

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HaloCustoms - helping you find custom carnage
If you like the idea of playing Halo 4 Custom games, but your friends list isn't big enough (or have enough like-minded people) to let this happen regularly, you might want to check out HaloCustoms.com - it's a new website devoted to helping people link up for fun custom games. The Halo Forge Epidemic's PsychoDuck recorded a nice intro to the service recently - go watch! Thanks to ShortBizzle for the heads-up. (Louis Wu 17:34:23 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 11 2013

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A look back at Halo 3 projects
Demoncarnotaur was exploring the web, and stumbled across this page showing off projects from Greg Boettcher. Scroll down to 'Halo 3 Campaign' for a series of cool collages! (Louis Wu 20:38:00 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Midnight Legendary v1.5 - The Towers
The Tyrant has released one last video in his Legendary Walkthrough Guide for Halo 4 - it's an alternative approach to Midnight. Go watch! (And happy birthday, Tyrant!) (Louis Wu 20:33:54 UTC) (permalink)

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Friday's Fan Fiction (a little late)
The Fan Fiction queue had one piece in it today - it's up and available now. Go read! (Louis Wu 19:18:38 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo: Revolution - A Mock Game Doc (Part 1)
SonGoharotto has decided to write a new Halo game design doc - it's a look at the choices he would have made if he were in control of Halo 4's development. The first part is up on our forum - go give it a read! (Louis Wu 16:57:33 UTC) (permalink)

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Spartan Ops Recaps from Clever Musings
Clever Musings' Carmelo M. told us about their recaps of both Episode 3 and Episode 4 of Spartan Ops - swing by the site to read 'em! (Louis Wu 16:56:05 UTC) (permalink)

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Drunken Halo Ep 44
Justin Bryce sent word that Drunken Halo Episode 44 is now live - it's the first part of their Halo 4 episode. (And a reboot of the podcast!) Go listen. (Louis Wu 16:54:26 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 10 2013

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Maptastrophe - the tributes continue
In 2006, Insidi0us gave us Maptacular - an incredible romp through the original Halo multiplayer maps, with a lot of care on clean transitions and consistent scoring/weapons. A couple of years later, BigV1027 paid tribute with Maptrocity, a similar jaunt through Halo 3 maps. (Not quite as clean, but still a lot of fun.) Today, DefendTheHouse (the folks behind the spectacular Halo Mythbusters videos) released Maptastrophe, their vision of this concept realized in Halo 4. (Thanks, Nando13.) I love the idea. I'm not quite as thrilled with the execution... but judge it for yourself! (Louis Wu 20:03:30 UTC) (permalink)

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UrDoingItWrong! Ep 2: Make Love Not War
Clicked released a new UrDoingItWrong video - these are challenges from the community, to be handled in Matchmaking. This one required that he play a game of SWAT without shooting - hugs (erm, punches) only. He does surprisingly well, for a gametype that requires only one headshot to stop him... but his team still loses. A fun watch nonetheless. Thanks, CyReN. (Louis Wu 19:57:41 UTC) (permalink)

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PIG in a High G Environment
Gregarious good guys Geoff and Gavin from Rooster Teeth are at it again with Episode 109 of Achievement HORS - er - PIG. Also available on the YouTubes if you'd rather. Go check it out! Thanks Nikko B201. (GrimBrother One 18:03:24 UTC) (permalink)

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Recasting the .Net
If you get the chance, don't forget to check out the revamped Bungie.net! Lots of new little bits and bobs to fiddle with and help stress test. Go give it a look! (GrimBrother One 18:01:22 UTC) (permalink)

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New Year, New Bulletin
Last night saw the first new Halo Bulletin of 2013. Inside you'll find a heartfelt message from Mister O'Frankie himself, as well as some word on what's coming to a Halo 4 near you in the next few weeks. As always, you can find it locally as well. Go read! (GrimBrother One 14:51:00 UTC) (permalink)

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PGCR 144
Robowski let us know that Post Game Carnage Report Episode 144 is now live - they talk about the latest Halo news as well as their upcoming Trihardathalon. Warning, this episode is a little nippy! You should also check out their revamped site (courtesy of web designer Bad Bunny), which is now mobile friendly. Listen now! (mastrbiggy 10:55:38 UTC) (permalink)

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MOST INSANE HALO 4 KILLSTREAK EVER!
TheWarpZone posted a new video - this time showing off the MOST insane Halo 4 killstreak! If you thought getting a Killionaire was impressive, think again. Este video es muy kiliente! Thanks for sharing, Nak3d Eli . (mastrbiggy 10:51:04 UTC) (permalink)

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2013 Big Team Battle Winter Tournament
Hexudus informed us that signups are now open for the 2013 Big Team Battle Winter Tournament. Registration closes on January 25th, but the tournament is capped at 16 teams so you might want to register ASAP! (mastrbiggy 10:32:56 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Review - War Games Experience
UnrealCh13f shared his thoughts on Halo 4's multiplayer offerings - he has a lot to say. He dissects everything from gameplay, maps and the current state of Halo 4's matchmaking experience. It's good read and he provides valuable criticisms. Check it out! (mastrbiggy 10:17:44 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 9 2013

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Reclaimer
A week or two after Halo 4 was released, Miracle of Sound released 'Reclaimer', a rock ode to the Master Chief. MacGyver10 found it, and let us know today. Go listen! (Louis Wu 21:02:38 UTC) (permalink)

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Learning from the pixellated
Can the relationship between Master Chief and Cortana teach us anything about marriage? Bree Brouwer thinks it can. Go read about her thoughts on the subject at Gameranx. Thanks, Taco Power. (Louis Wu 20:59:26 UTC) (permalink)

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The Meta Critics Love The Show
Looks like word just came down that last night Rooster Teeth won the IAWTV Award for both "Best Supplementary Material" as well as "Best Animated Web Series" for Red vs. Blue! Awesome job, guys! (GrimBrother One 19:45:30 UTC) (permalink)

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Eye Don't Get It
So, someone over at Kotaku thought it would be interesting to see how particular video games might be affected if given, oh, I don't know... Googly Eyes. Go see the bizarre but humorous result! (GrimBrother One 16:04:31 UTC) (permalink)

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Tyrant's Halo 4 Legendary Walkthrough - Midnight
The Tyrant has finished his Legendary Walkthrough of Halo 4 with the release of his final chapter, Midnight. If you missed any, the entire playlist is here. Next up? Halo 4 Mythic. Wonga! (Louis Wu 15:58:29 UTC) (permalink)

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League Grifball - now for Europeans, too
More Grifball news - Taco Power dropped by to let us know that the European Grifball League is holding signups - they close on the 12th. Swing by GrifballHub for full details! (Louis Wu 15:54:09 UTC) (permalink)

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Machinima Wednesday
We got word of two separate machinima releases today - HAL0 M4N has posted the 14th episode of his Halo Reach Zombie series, Requiem, while Maniacxxl and Crzymnky069 put together Breach, a Halo 4-based story of flag capture and rednecks. (Crzymnky069 announced it on our forum, if you want to provide feedback.) Go watch! (Louis Wu 15:43:14 UTC) (permalink)

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The Dr. Is In
Grumpy sent us word (the other six were too busy) that Dr Bizz is at it again, conquering tricks in Halo 2 that have been vexing folks for years. His latest exploit is about launching to the Cairo Station MAC gun!. To our knowledge, this has never been completed before. You can read more about it at this thread at jumprs.com. Go and check it out! (GrimBrother One 14:50:59 UTC) (permalink)

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Waiting To Link Up With The BNet
Bungie.net is undergoing some maintenance, or should I say housekeeping - fear not, everything should be back to normal soon. For those of you itching for details, Urk commented on the matter. He also informed us that the site will be in beta for a bit. Since you can't post as of now, you might as well enjoy reading what these circle of jurks have to say. (mastrbiggy 08:22:18 UTC) (permalink)

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You Mod?
TehBanStick was able to access hidden Halo 4 map files (by modding) and discovered some cool stuff (Monochron warned about spoilers, beware). It seems that the Reach DMR model is still part of the code, but what I find most interesting are the never before seen weapons, particularly the 'Bishop Beam'. It looks very similar to the Forerunner weaponry from Halo Legends. Pretty neat find! Thanks, ZaneZavin2. (mastrbiggy 07:44:28 UTC) (permalink)

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American Grifball League of America Winter Season Signups
TrueFlyingCow notified us about the upcoming season of American Grifball League of America :). Signups are open until January 11th (that is like a few days away or something) and players of all experience levels are welcome. Oh, did I mention prizes? To get you into the the Grifball state of mind, watch this video by Mikinater demonstrating some of the crazy action you can expect this season. (mastrbiggy 07:41:57 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 8 2013

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Safe Haven - A Giveaway
A kind benefactor provided us with a whole bunch of Halo 4 Premium Haven themes for your Xbox LIVE dashboard (here's a pic of what it looks like, on the Home screen). Normally, these themes cost 240 MS Points, but we're giving 'em away for free! If you want one, just swing by this page to grab a code. (Don't be greedy, please...) Update: looks like a batch of codes got included that had already been used. If you received a code that was rejected by Xbox LIVE as already used, please contact me directly and I'll get you a new one. Thanks! Update 2: Sorry - they're all gone! (If you got a dupe, and I sent you a note on Xbox LIVE, I'm still holding those codes for you.) (Louis Wu 19:10:22 UTC) (permalink)

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Clearing out that basement
Bungie's agdtinman has put the last few odds and ends from his Halo goodies collection up on eBay - rare figures, plus a pretty cool aluminum Game Fuel display bottle. Go look! (Louis Wu 18:49:07 UTC) (permalink)

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Catching up with Waypoint
Stuff we neglected to highlight on Halo Waypoint yesterday: there was an update to the Halo 4 Infinity Challenge (this week's list is Dominion, and it's the last week to qualify... and there was an interview with Sotaro Tojima about the sound design of Halo 4. Good stuff! (There's plenty more - they're back from vacation - but you should explore on your own.) (Louis Wu 18:46:43 UTC) (permalink)

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Polygon Community Montage
The fine folks over at Polygon want to put together a Halo 4 montage and they need your awesome clips. If you want to be featured in their video be sure to get your multikill and snapshot clips submitted by January 31st! Thanks, jay mee (mastrbiggy 08:15:21 UTC) (permalink)

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Requiem Episode 14
Halo Man let us know about the newest episode of Requiem - over 8 minutes of action packed machinima. Very cool! (mastrbiggy 08:06:57 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 7 2013

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Hold Me Closer, Tiny Spartans
MelkorTheGreat and his friends have been screwing around with Pelicans on Infinity - and now he's got a way to ride around in tiny ones! There are even tiny Master Chiefs involved. Check his post for links to a bunch of videos - showing off the glitches, and then showing you how to reproduce them. (Louis Wu 18:59:52 UTC) (permalink)

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Visualizing the Halo Universe: Round 5
Postmortem has announced Round 5 of his Visualizing the Halo Universe challenge - this one focuses on Forerunners. Read his post for all the details! (Louis Wu 18:57:17 UTC) (permalink)

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Interactive Episodic Halo Storytelling
TellTale Games, the company behind The Walking Dead episodic game (the final episode of Season 1 was released in November, and was available on Xbox LIVE in its entirety for $10 during the week leading up to New Years Day), has said it would be interested in fleshing out the Halo universe (among other places). I bet they'd do a fantastic job! Thanks to randomrosso, who found this at VideoGamer.com (the original interview was on Red Bull's UK site). (Louis Wu 18:55:40 UTC) (permalink)

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Walshy's first impressions on MLG's v1 settings
Walshy released a video with impressions about the first set of MLG Halo 4 settings - if you don't keep up on this stuff, his analysis is pretty helpful in figuring out what's what. (He's got a good perspective on competitive gameplay, and where it fits in the Halo universe.) Plus, there's a cat. Go watch! Thanks, Tashi. (Louis Wu 18:49:58 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 6 2013

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For the Love of Halo 4
Not sure how we missed this when it was released back in November, but Jesse Cale wrote a song called 'For the Love of Halo 4' - and posted a video... with a little help from Nak3d Eli. (If the name doesn't sound familiar... you've probably heard his music before. He's responsible for the soundtrack of the Master Chief vs Leonidas Epic Rap Battle last year.) Thanks to malfcn for finding this. (Louis Wu 17:48:01 UTC) (permalink)

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Mini-Covies, Revisited
We've seen mini-Covies on Spartan Ops before - and we know it's not a bug... but we don't really know what causes it. Recently, CrazedOne1988 and friends encountered it again on Ragnarok, and got some pretty fun footage. (I liked the closeups... and I liked the rubber-banded corpse at the end.) Maybe one day we'll get to the bottom of this mystery! (Louis Wu 17:37:51 UTC) (permalink)

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Slowly Does It
He's a bit late (2 months or so, in fact), but Morpheus finally announced the winners of his Easy Does It 2 contest. Congrats to Eyeja Pearson, CDRomm, and RC Master! (Louis Wu 17:31:21 UTC) (permalink)

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Next time, I want a transcript.
Mig stopped in last night with a link to a video called 'Halo 4 Case Study - Narrative Case Studies'. I watched it. I have NO CLUE AT ALL what I saw. See if you can do any better. (Louis Wu 17:29:42 UTC) (permalink)

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Oh! You Pretty Thing
FyreWulff uploaded hundreds of native 720p screen caps of Halo 4's campaign cinematics and levels. It is a nice reminder of how fantastic the art, cinematography and lighting is in Halo 4. Now I can sit and marvel at the the game's beauty without being slaughtered by Promethean and Covenant forces. Thanks, Fyrewulff! (mastrbiggy 10:32:47 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Light Rifle Re-Imagined
Prinz Eugn shared his re-imagining of the Halo 4 Light Rifle. He also provided a legitimate gameplay reason as to why he re-designed the weapon - the Light Rifle and the Binary Rifle are sometimes hard to tell apart. I have to agree with that. Check it out and let him know what you think. (mastrbiggy 10:16:19 UTC) (permalink)

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Gorgeous Halo Concept Art Images For Your Desktop
Blamite was kind enough to share his collection of Halo concept art desktop wallpapers. There are a total of 158 images to drool over. It was really neat to be able to look through years of Halo art. Great stuff! (mastrbiggy 09:58:07 UTC) (permalink)

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Volition - A Halo 4 Trick Jumping Video
The SuperWaffle let us know about this incredible Halo 4 trick jump video by Reiko. It is beautifully edited and there are A LOT of really impressive jumps as well as some cool spaces that I didn't think players could actually get to. I might go and attempt some of these myself. Awesome! (mastrbiggy 09:41:17 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 5 2013

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Animation from Victor Chavez
Victor Chavez is an animator for 343. He just updated his animation reel - and it includes some Halo 4 stuff (death animations, shooting animations). Go take a look! Thanks, Hypertrooper. Update: Looks like Victor no longer works at 343... now he's at Bungie. Thanks, Veegie. (Louis Wu 19:30:44 UTC) (permalink)

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I go rampant on that junk
I stumbled across a YouTube account called 'fatfinger' - has some pretty funny game-related animation. Two of their videos are Halo-specific: Video Game Therapist was released last November, and has Chief and Cortana working out some... issues, while GameStain - Halo 4 (out this week) shows us what Halo 4 brings to the table. Not fully SFW... but they're funny, and it's the weekend. So go watch! (Louis Wu 18:24:45 UTC) (permalink)

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MLG Trailer
DeathMcGunz sent word of a trailer for a new Halo 3-based machinima series, 'MLG' - fine start! Keep your eyes open - ep one is coming in a week. (Louis Wu 18:18:57 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo-Point Bullets
Kotaku reports how earlier this week, 'Dual Survival' on the Discovery Channel, featured an ammunition brand called 'Halo-Point' manufactured by Liberty Ammunition. If the obvious play on wording wasn't enough, the ammunition box even used Halo's signature font. As it turns out, Microsoft wasn't too happy about the situation and it seems that Liberty Ammunitions went ahead and re-branded their ammunition. Be sure to check out the article for more details. (mastrbiggy 13:10:44 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 - Fails of the Week Vol. 120
Jack and Geoff from Achievement Hunter are back with another episode of 'Fails of the Week'. Who knew ordnance could float? Watch it on YouTube or on AH.com. Thanks, Nikko B201 (mastrbiggy 10:33:10 UTC) (permalink)

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Anoj's Top 10 Unusual Kills: Episode 9
Anoj released his latest Top 10 video - this one is titled 'Unusual Kills". These are some of the funniest Halo 4 kills I've seen! Thanks, Jordan Bell. (mastrbiggy 09:34:01 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 4 2013

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Back seat scoring
Halo Waypoint has a video called 'Making of the UNSC Raptor: Pt 1' - it shows off what Galpin Auto Sports did to build the custom Ford F150 Raptor that will go to the winner of the Infinity Challenge. (Well... it talks about what they did. You'll have to wait for Part 2 to see the actual modifications.) Thanks, Havok. (Louis Wu 19:52:10 UTC) (permalink)

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Breaking Halo 4: Tactical Jetpack Out of Adrift
Nak3d Eli has kicked off a new video series - he calls it 'Breaking Halo 4'. It's all about finding glitches in Matchmaking maps... and the first episode looks at an invisible walkway (well, probably more than one) on Adrift. Normally, we'd stay away from stuff like this, but if you get beaten because of this glitch, you deserve to know what actually happened. Here's hoping it gets fixed soon. Thanks, MrGreencastle. (Louis Wu 18:53:40 UTC) (permalink)

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Jousting Kings
Skywalker DSP came by with another commentated gameplay vid - this was a four-player custom Regicide game. Fun editing... and entertaining commentary! (Louis Wu 18:51:04 UTC) (permalink)

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He's riding his stallion and catching the dream
Our forum had a Secret Santa exchange (completely organized by JDQuackers, I just watched) - and NartFOpc dropped in last night to share his gift. I love you guys. (Louis Wu 18:49:28 UTC) (permalink)

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I thought you'd be taller
kornman00 stopped by yesterday to show off a video containing some fun mods for Halo 4. (You can't use these unless you're willing to mod your Xbox 360 - but you can certainly watch videos.) Those monstrous Spartans are awesome! Update: kornman says there was no modded box involved; he was able to tweak gametype parameters that the games UI normally hides. Noice! (Louis Wu 18:46:03 UTC) (permalink)

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Kotaku wants to help you understand shooter montages
Kotaku decided to take a shot at shooter montages - and Tashi's Halo 4 inaugural montage is held up as a 'sincere' example. (In the context of this article, that might not be a good thing.) Agree or not, it's a thought-provoking read. Thanks, Zeouterlimits. (Louis Wu 18:43:52 UTC) (permalink)

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FUD Podcast Ep 10: Tidal Waving
The Forward Unto Dawn crew has released another podcast - it's a discussion of the first five episodes of Spartan Ops, with special guest Kete from The Running Riot. Dani's... salty. Thanks, Fuchsdh. (Louis Wu 18:41:10 UTC) (permalink)

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Top 5 Grifball Videos of 2012
Goosechecka sent word of a new Top 5 list - this one was compiled by TacoPizzaHunter, and contains the best Grifball videos of 2012. Nice! (Louis Wu 18:39:01 UTC) (permalink)

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Is he serious?
Tommy92l sent us a link to a video showing some trolling in Halo 4... and some reverse trolling. Always fun when you get surprised! (Louis Wu 18:36:54 UTC) (permalink)

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Friday's Fan Fiction
One new piece is up in the Fan Fiction section today - go read! (Louis Wu 18:33:40 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 3 2013

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Halo HORSE 108
The Achievement Hunter guys are back with another episode of Halo HORSE (well, it's still PIG, and will be until the Fileshare issue is resolved) - Jack and Geoff square off in a battle that's reminiscent of the early days. Watch it on AH.com or on YouTube - your call. Thanks, Nikko B201. (Louis Wu 21:19:44 UTC) (permalink)

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MLG V1 Settings Discussion
Pro gamer Ghostayame talked to Saucey about the new MLG-released Halo 4 game settings, along with ranks, and more - swing by to listen! Thanks, MrGreencastle. (Louis Wu 21:17:57 UTC) (permalink)

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PGCR 143
Robowski sent word that the latest Post Game Carnage Report has an interview with MLG player Dewbron (with info about cheaters in the Infinity Challenge) - and discussion about an upcoming contest. Go listen! (Louis Wu 21:14:33 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 2 2013

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Tyrant's Halo 4 Legendary Walkthrough - Composer
Tyrant has released the seventh chapter of his Halo 4 Legendary Walkthrough - this one will help you get through Composer. It's pretty straightforward gameplay all the way through... but but he found a pretty nice position to play out the Mantis fight from - minimal danger! Take a look. (Louis Wu 19:23:08 UTC) (permalink)

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Forge Quacks #15 - 1 plus 1 equals 0
Just noticed that pete_the_duck posted a new Forge Quacks last week - did you know that two one-way shields placed back-to-back can be passed through in either direction? Weird; I'd have guessed they'd turn into a wall! (Louis Wu 17:24:31 UTC) (permalink)

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Ops-Cast 5.6: El Burrito Planet
MoltenSlowa and crew got together for another Ops-Cast - there's no new Spartan Ops content yet, so they decided to discuss the first three terminals they found in Halo 4. Go listen! (Louis Wu 17:22:52 UTC) (permalink)

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Outskirts Trickery
Chappified stopped back in with some more messing around on Halo 2's Outskirts - mostly using a spazzing Phantom to shoot him around the map, but there's other stuff too. Take a look! (Louis Wu 17:21:34 UTC) (permalink)

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News January 1 2013

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The Halo Council Top 5 S2E3
The Halo Council has posted the third episode of their second season of their Top 5 list (whew!) - commentary by u4iX. Thanks, VivaciousJazzy. (Louis Wu 20:04:17 UTC) (permalink)

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Looking back on the mistakes of 2012
Angry Joe released his Top 10 Gaming Controversies of 2012... and Doritogate (and its commentary on gaming journalism in general) made #3. He's angry... but it's a cool list! Thanks, SonGoharotto. (Louis Wu 20:02:29 UTC) (permalink)

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An Ancient Evil... in paradise
Paula found a Didact sighting in El Yunque, Puerto Rico. Love the pic! (Louis Wu 19:59:34 UTC) (permalink)

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Fan Art for the new year
A couple of new fan-created pieces of art came to light on our forum - CrunchbiteNuva pointed out his 'Hold the Line', a Mass Effect 3/Halo 4 mashup... while Scourge3 showed off his take on Halo 4's opening, 'Forward Unto Dawn'. Awesome! (Louis Wu 19:58:16 UTC) (permalink)

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Keep it clean!
PyroSporker16 noticed some familiar text on the screens inside the Mammoth on Halo 4's Reclaimer... interesting choice of content! (Louis Wu 19:52:56 UTC) (permalink)

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Multi-title Tricking
On this first day of 2013, we have tricks from a wide range of Halo titles, all coming from different tricksters! Amazing.

Too bad there's no original Halo or Reach release today... (Louis Wu 19:35:11 UTC) (permalink)

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Getta LOCUS This
Big thanks to The Lionheart for bringing to my attention this absolutely sick render of the awesome MJOLNIR GEN 2 LOCUS helmet worn by great-looking Spartan IV's in Halo 4. The render comes from the Deviant Art gallery of Rhythem02, and is well worth the look. Check it out, and HAPPY FREAKING NEW YEAR, HALO FANS! (GrimBrother One 00:47:17 UTC) (permalink)

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