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News June 30 2013

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Halo Legends Abridged Open Casting
CbWilliams is getting ready to film the final episode of his Halo Legends Abridged video series - and he needs your help. Swing by his post for full details on how you can audition for one of the parts available! (Louis Wu 20:51:32 UTC) (permalink)

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A case for reassessment
aPK has some thoughts about the most recent updates to the Halo 4 multiplayer gameplay - go watch his video and see what he has to say! If you left Halo 4 due to unhappiness with the gameplay choices, this might help convince you that it's worth another look! (Louis Wu 20:48:54 UTC) (permalink)

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Hey! Look! Behind you!
pete_the_duck (that's the third time I've had to write that today) and some HBO friends assembled last night to play Halo: Reach - and the clip in his forum post shows off just how clueless the Red team was being. I laughed. (Louis Wu 20:43:47 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Forge Fridays - Episode Two | Speedrun
halofix posted a new episode of Forge Friday - their focus was pete_the_duck's Speedrun map/gametype. Go watch! (Louis Wu 20:42:14 UTC) (permalink)

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Stronger
AssaultGodzilla released a new Halo music video to celebrate his birthday this year (Happy birthday, AG!) - it's set to Emphatic's Stronger, and it's inspired by another HMV. Go watch! (Louis Wu 20:37:56 UTC) (permalink)

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More Fails and Horses
More AchievementHunter goodies, as usual courtesy of Nikko B201 - you can watch Fails of the Weak 145 (AH.com or YouTube) if you're up for funny fails, or Halo Horse 133 (AH.com or YouTube) if you want to see Burnie faces off against The Martinizer. Enjoy! (Louis Wu 20:29:43 UTC) (permalink)

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HaloCustoms Minigame Contest Finals - going on NOW
pete_the_duck's Speedrun has made it to the finals of the HaloCustoms Minigame Contest - and voting ends tomorrow (Monday) night. Swing by and check out the two finalists, Speedrun and Green Lantern - and cast your vote! (Louis Wu 20:22:56 UTC) (permalink)

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The Only Thing Real Was the Competition
Our beloved Schooly D took us on a little trip down memory lane with regards to how the competitive Halo scene has changed over the years. And my how it's changed! (GrimBrother One 18:37:38 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 29 2013

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BAWler Trick
Tricking extraordinaire, DrBizz, finally completed the BAW (Break Any Wall) into the Warthog Tunnel on Cairo Station. I have no idea what is going on in these tricking videos, but they sure are fun to watch! I'd like to see a setup video for this trick. Thanks, chappified. (mastrbiggy 22:27:08 UTC) (permalink)

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Can't Find the Door
t00lbox stopped by the share his Halo Reach Clipping Montage - with the help of some friends he managed to find his way into some 'off-limit' areas by using the Armor Lock 'Ground Pound' trick as well as some vehicle clips. Check it out! (mastrbiggy 22:01:42 UTC) (permalink)

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Top 10 Arbiter Lines Video
Mixmaker1 let us know about his newest top 10 video - he picked out his favorite Arbiter lines from the entire series. The Arbiter is definitely one of my favorite characters too. Go watch! (mastrbiggy 21:58:37 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 28 2013

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By the Grace of Grim
We caught up with Kevin Grace from 343 Industries at E3 to talk a bit about the quickly-approaching Halo: Spartan Assault, specifically regarding some of the story elements. Check out what he had to say! (GrimBrother One 19:33:47 UTC) (permalink)

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Mighty Morphin Spartan Soldiers
CrazedOne1988 loves Power Rangers - and luckily, Noble Team from Halo Reach make good stand-ins for the originals! Go check out his fun trailer. (Louis Wu 11:23:34 UTC) (permalink)

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Forward Unto the Emmy Awards
Forward Unto Dawn has been nominated for a whole passel of Emmys - and in honor of this, Halo Waypoint has published interviews with two of the series' stars, Anna Popplewell (Chyler Silva) and Tom Green (Thomas Lasky). Go give 'em a read! Great stuff. (The URL suggests there are more interviews to come... we'll keep an eye out.) (Louis Wu 11:21:19 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 27 2013

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Anoj's Halo 4 Top 10 Ep 31: Epic Fails
The latest Top 10 from Anoj focuses on Epic Fails - and they are, indeed, pretty impressive. Jordan Bell, who told us about these, liked both #9 and #1 - and they're both lots of fun... #1 especially. (I liked #4, as well. And #3 might have been enjoyable if it hadn't happened to me so many times...) (Louis Wu 22:35:16 UTC) (permalink)

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Better Late than Never: June's Last Halo Bulletin
The Halo Bulletin was a little late this week (it actually came out today, rather than yesterday) - but check it out to catch up on Halo: Spartan Assault (there's a nice Q&A), details about the Matchmaking Playlist Update coming on Monday, and some awesome Mantis screenshots. As always, if you'd rather a lighter version (both in color and in bandwidth), there's a copy in our Halo Bulletin Archive. Go read! (Louis Wu 20:25:14 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4: Back in the Game
Skywalker DSP stopped in to let us know that another multiplayer co-op commentary from ReconTeamSierra is now online - it's a game of Infinity Slayer on Ragnarok, and it's their first game back after a long break - they've played better. (It's still fun to watch.) Go see! (Louis Wu 20:19:19 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 26 2013

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Poster Designs Rock.
Whoa. Silent Cartologist stopped by with a piece of artwork... great by itself, but when coupled with the site it links to, simply spectacular. Go explore - there are only a few pieces there now, but every single one is gorgeous. (Louis Wu 23:15:24 UTC) (permalink)

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Master Chief Sculpt (Halo 4)
Jason 'Xar8' Evans is back with a new Master Chief sculpt - and if you like it, you can buy it! Go look at the pics. They're awesome. (Louis Wu 19:08:14 UTC) (permalink)

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Clarification from MS about upcoming Halo content
Last Spartan pointed us to an article at IGN in which Phil Spencer (MGS VP) discusses the E3 trailer shown at the Microsoft Press Conference, as well as plans for Halo 2 Anniversary. (Quick summary: the trailer wasn't showing off the next title, but rather was laying out some ground rules for ALL future titles... and while Spencer didn't confirm Halo 2 Anniversary, he didn't reject it, either.) Read the full article for more details! (Louis Wu 14:22:04 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 25 2013

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Get Your Tucks in a Row
The Rooster Teeth website has had some hiccups in the last couple of days, but they're firing on all cylinders right now, which is good, because Red vs Blue Season 11, Episode 2 was released last night. Both teams do their best to settle into new routines while they wait for rescue. Which will be the first to implode? You'll have to watch! (Louis Wu 13:52:47 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 24 2013

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The Dead Serious Tage 2: Vol.1
RVideo sent us yet another Halo montage - this one is called 'The Dead Serious Tage 2: Vol. 1', was put together by SirTopEmHat, and weighs in at nearly 20 minutes. It's not quite that... the first three and a half minutes are intro, and the last two and a half minutes are credits, and the whole thing is really entertainingly filmed. It's all Halo 4 footage, and it's an enjoyable watch - go check it out! (Louis Wu 20:59:17 UTC) (permalink)

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Visualizing the Halo Universe Round 12: Brute Clans
Postmortem rounded up the submissions from the latest chapter in his 'Visualizing the Halo Universe' challenge - go see what people thought about Brutes, and how their clan structure might be expounded upon! (He announced this on our forum this morning.) (Louis Wu 20:46:09 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 23 2013

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The HighSpeedHalo Montage
Chappified stopped in with word of a montage compiled by zusaij - it's a collection of High Speed Halo tricks and clips collected over several years. It runs 13 minutes, and contains everything from nostalgic looks back to jaw-dropping feats of skill. It's awesome! Go watch. (Louis Wu 19:48:01 UTC) (permalink)

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Packing a Box Launch
t00lbox played with the Gravity Hammer on Halo 4's Midnight - how high can you fly? (Pretty high, apparently.) Go watch! (Louis Wu 19:38:47 UTC) (permalink)

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Grifball at RTX - It's so there, baby
Kal reminded us of all the Grifball coolness you'll be able to experience at RTX in less than two weeks - GrifballHub will be running a community-paid-for booth (yay Kickstarter!) with LAN Grifball stations, along with a Grifball panel and two tournaments on the RTX Center Stage. They've got over 5,000 (yes, you read that right) pieces of shwag to give away during the 3-day event. Go read all the details at GrifballHub.com! (Louis Wu 18:13:10 UTC) (permalink)

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Sufikz - First and Final Halo 2 Montage
RVideo is back with ANOTHER Halo Forum-hosted montage - this one has gameplay by Sufikz with editing by Mars, and focuses on Halo 2. Yes, Halo 2. 8 minutes of Lockout, Midship, and Beaver Creek (mostly Lockout), with plenty of fadeaway jumpshots. (Coag makes a couple of appearances, too - but really we stick with the staples.) Check it! (Louis Wu 18:09:26 UTC) (permalink)

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AchievementHunter Goodies: FotW 143, HH 132
Nikko B201 is getting more efficient - with one post he's provided links to both this week's Fails of the Weak (AH.com | YouTube) and this week's Halo Horse episode (AH.com | YouTube), which continues the office tournament. The first vid shows off 10 fails (while Geoff is a meanie), while the second shows Patrick and Miles facing off for the first round slot. Go enjoy! (Louis Wu 17:59:36 UTC) (permalink)

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Fusion
Crunch came by with a link to Fusion - a Blend of Jumping and Killing, as he puts it. Whatever you call it, it's a pretty cool vid - starts slow, but by the end, it's giving me all sorts of jumps I want to try (along the end result when you totally surprise an opponent by making one). Go watch! (Louis Wu 17:53:16 UTC) (permalink)

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Pete, Howard... they're all the same, right?
pete_the_duck's 'Speedrun Survival' map/gametype made AchievementHunter's Game Night video this week - and while the video does indeed showcase the gameplay, the voiceover is all about Lea Thompson (not Emma Thompson, as Geoff believes). Nevertheless, it's entertaining. Thanks, Urban Reflex. (Louis Wu 17:51:09 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 22 2013

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Tyrant's Halo 4 Mythic Walkthrough - Infinity
The Tyrant has finished his LASO run through Halo 4 - the final chapter, Infinity, is now online for your viewing pleasure. The written guides are still in the works - we'll have a new chapter in his Halo 4 Mythic Walkthrough soon! Go watch his impressive Infinity run now. (Louis Wu 21:25:17 UTC) (permalink)

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Reach LASO commentary: Winter Contingency
RC Master continues adding commentary to older uncommentated runs from Halo: Reach - his 11 minute Legendary All Skulls speedrun of Winter Contingency now has pithy discussion! (Louis Wu 21:24:50 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 21 2013

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'We've got more time to talk about that.'
The odd mystery surrounding the the game that was teased at E3 continues - MGS VP Phil Spencer spoke to GameSpot UK, but declined to say what the game actually was, beyond 'a legitimate version of Halo'. I guess we need to wait a bit longer! (Louis Wu 18:08:28 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Customs Needs Your Feedback!
pete_the_duck has word of a minigame contest being hosted by Halo Customs - go try out the games up for testing, and toss yours two cents in! (Louis Wu 18:04:40 UTC) (permalink)

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Go Figure
HBO member petin has a pretty nice selection of loose Halo 3 McFarlane figures that he'd like some lucky fan to take off his hands for a good offer. Check out his forum post for more details and see if you can grab something nice! (GrimBrother One 17:39:01 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 20 2013

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Anoj's All You Need To Know: E3 Halo Trailer
Anoj posted another 'All You Need to Know' about Halo 5 - he spends a bunch of time talking about why it's not labeled as Halo 5 (for what it's worth, I mentioned the '5' visible in the clouds above the 'Halo' to a 343 dev, and was told that it was, indeed, coincidental), then he walks through the rest of the trailer. Go see if you agree with his analysis! (Louis Wu 23:22:20 UTC) (permalink)

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HB 619: In Which Bravo Trashtalks BS Angel (Again)
After a one-week hiatus (the community team were all pretty busy at E3 last week), the Halo Bulletin is back, and full of fun stuff. There's some news about an upcoming tournament with half a million dollars in prizes (!!), a summary of the goodness that was E3, some matchmaking update details (both this week and next), and a screenshot spotlight on one of the most underappreciated characters in the Halo game series. As always, you can read it on Halo Waypoint or in our Halo Bulletin Archive. But read it! (Louis Wu 18:18:44 UTC) (permalink)

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Push It To The Limit
Edge, from Halotracker, sent word of Push It to the Limit, a new montage combining Reach and Halo 4 footage (and even a few Halo 3 clips) from the HT community, put together by Krayte. Some great action in here! (Louis Wu 18:12:33 UTC) (permalink)

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Forever: A John and Cortana Tribute
Also a couple of days ago, AssaultGodzilla released Forever - it's a tribute to John 117 and Cortana, and their special relationship. As always, awesome synchronization. Go watch - he tells an interesting story! (Louis Wu 18:04:41 UTC) (permalink)

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Reclaimer - a summary
We are WAAAY behind on our coverage of TTL Demag0gue's Reclaimer comic - our last mention was on July 7. Since then, he released Metarch, A Game of Patience, Phoenix Reborn, and Preemtion - Ferial does a fine job explaining what he's been doing these last few millenia. Go read! (Louis Wu 18:00:11 UTC) (permalink)

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PGCR 167: Mendicant Bias
Robowski and friends hashed out the clues from the Xbox One Halo trailer (and announced a new podcast) on their latest episode of Post Game Carnage Report - go listen! (Louis Wu 17:55:16 UTC) (permalink)

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Revisiting old friends
RC Master has finished up his Spartan Ops series - so he's gone back to revisit older games, and provide commentary for runs he hadn't done before. You can check out his speed run of The Package, as well as his 13-minute run of Pillar of Autumn (both from Reach), now with new commentary. (The rest of his Reach Legendary runs are in this playlist.) (Louis Wu 17:53:56 UTC) (permalink)

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HaloCE3 2013
Recently, Matthew Dratt let us know about Halo CE3, an upcoming live streamed show based on Halo Custom Edition - they will be showing off brand-new content from the Halo Custom Edition community. This will take place on July 13, at 4pm Eastern - you can find a trailer to pump you up on YouTube, or just swing by the HaloCE3 website. Looks pretty slick! (Louis Wu 17:50:30 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 19 2013

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Grifball Court-Sculptors Wanted
Goosecheka let us know that Grifball Hub is running a contest for Grifball 'court-sculptors' - your Grifball court might even be featured at the RTX LAN Grifball booth! The contest is open until next Tuesday. Head on over to the Grifball Hub website for more details. (mastrbiggy 10:15:34 UTC) (permalink)

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Competitive Halo is How Important?
Gagnon wrote an article about competitive Halo and it's place within the Halo community. It's an interesting perspective and definitely worth a read. Thanks, Robowski. (mastrbiggy 10:14:10 UTC) (permalink)

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HaloLeaks
Laird pointed out that the CBS broadcasting wikipedia page lists the Halo TV series as an upcoming series slated for Fall 2013. Before you get too excited, let me just remind you that the source is Wikipedia :). (mastrbiggy 10:13:13 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Glitches - Episode 2
Carnage A51 is back with episode 2 of Halo 4 Gltiches - this time he shows you how to get out of the mission 'Composer' at rally point Bravo. This glitch is fairly old, but if you haven't seen it then you should certainly check it out. (mastrbiggy 10:12:41 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 18 2013

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Halo 4, Used - Cheap
GameFly periodically sells off used games - it comes with all the DLC codes the original came with, so you're getting a full package. Right now, Halo 4 is available for $12.99. Nice! Thanks, Trunks. (Louis Wu 18:32:33 UTC) (permalink)

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CREATIVITY
RVideo let us know that there's a new (and pretty slick) Halo 3 montage available at TheHaloForum.com - Veto 4 BRsss has bundled together the last of his footage in a nicely-edited montage that runs almost 12 minutes. Go take a look! (Louis Wu 18:30:37 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 17 2013

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Hey... where'd you come from?
The Tyrant has started a new series of 'moments' - sometimes Halo doesn't play by the same rules we do. Check out Halo 4 WTF Moments: Promethean Fright! (Louis Wu 21:50:45 UTC) (permalink)

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All for One
Virtual Shackles is a video-game-oriented webcomic, and Halo's a regular subject of its barbs - so it wasn't surprising to see a new strip last week. Is the Master Chief up to the task before him? Only time will tell! (Louis Wu 21:49:27 UTC) (permalink)

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The crackpipe makes its triumphant return
Dogiojoe shot us a note about a video posted by Halo5Follower - it puts together a bunch of evidence gathered from a HUGE variety of Halo fiction sources (games, books, videos, you name it) to speculate about what we're seeing in the Xbox One Halo trailer released last week. Right or wrong, there's been a lot of thought put into this - go watch! (Louis Wu 21:25:05 UTC) (permalink)

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Behind the music of Spartan Assault
Top Dollar PR has a press release that names Tom Salta as the composer who scored Halo: Spartan Assault (due out next month). Go read more on their site! (Louis Wu 19:20:14 UTC) (permalink)

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Podtacular 374
Dust Storm told us about Podtacular 374, which covers the press conferences that took place last Monday. It's a monster - more than 3 hours long - but it's got a boatload of special guests, so you should go listen. (Louis Wu 19:01:10 UTC) (permalink)

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Spartan Ops Solo Legendary No Deaths - Episode 8
We've already told you about RC Master's runs through Spartan Ops Episode 9... but we skipped over 8, which came in on Thursday. Go check out Unfinished Business on Apex and Glassman on Control - and if you missed any of the other Episode 8 chapters, all five are available in this playlist. Now you're caught up! (Louis Wu 18:48:30 UTC) (permalink)

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PGCR 166
Also last week, Robowski sent word of a new episode of Post Game Carnage Report - this one looks at some great Forge maps, the new Halo trailer, and more. Go listen! (Louis Wu 18:29:16 UTC) (permalink)

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Zeus: Mac Halo Editor
Sparky sent word that his tool for modifying Mac Halo map and tag files, Zeus (we last mentioned it last September), has now been released as a downloadable program (in "pre-alpha" state). Swing by MagGamingMods for information about the app, or grab a copy here! It still needs work, and updates are happening on a regular basis, but if you want to play with it, Sparky's got you covered! (Louis Wu 18:26:36 UTC) (permalink)

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Catching up: a fan's idea for future storylines
Over the week of E3, all three of our primary newsposters were in LA - and we missed a bit of news that came our way. I'm going to try and rectify some of that. Almost assuredly we'll still miss things. Apologies in advance. First up - a member of the PGCR community has some ideas about the Halo universe that could be turned into future games or novels - go see what he's thinking! (This originally came in a week ago. Ouch!) (Louis Wu 18:20:08 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 16 2013

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One Savior
Urban Reflex noticed a Forbes piece that posed the thought of "Why Halo is more important to Microsoft now than ever before". It's certainly an interesting read that raises some intriguing points; points that will certainly be watched over and mused about in the coming months. Go and give it a read and see what you think! (GrimBrother One 19:16:27 UTC) (permalink)

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Master Holland's OPuS
RC Master sent along word that the final entries in his awesome Spartan Ops Solo Legendary, No Deaths series are complete! Check out Clean Up, Revenge, and The Hammer, all from Episode 9. You can check out the entire 50-chapter playlist right here. Awesome stuff, go and check it out! (GrimBrother One 19:06:27 UTC) (permalink)

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Day/E 3-cap
bs angel gives us one last look back at E3 in 343 Industries' Day 3 Recap over at Halo Waypoint. Check out some more details on the quickly-approaching Halo: Spartan Assault and a few words from Bernie and Jack of Rooster Teeth. Go watch! (GrimBrother One 19:00:38 UTC) (permalink)

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Yeah Yeah, Here Comes the Rooster
Thanks to Nikko B201 for letting us know that both the new Fails of the Weak (Episode 143 AH | YT) and a special "Office Tourney" HORSE between Gus and Adam (AH | YT). Go watch! (GrimBrother One 17:32:55 UTC) (permalink)

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Hulu: Forward Unto Dawn
Nice! It looks like Halo: Forward Unto Dawn is now on Hulu! If you haven't checked it out for some incredibly strange reason, go do it now! Thanks robofin117. (GrimBrother One 16:23:04 UTC) (permalink)

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Chief Will Be Waiting In His Trailer
TheSparbiter let us know about a couple of really awesome fan trailers they'd made. Check out the 2006/2013 E3 trailer crossover as well as an alternative version of the 2013 E3 Halo trailer. Really nice work! (GrimBrother One 16:18:48 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 15 2013

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RvB Season 11 Episode 1: One-Zero-One
Season 11 of Red vs Blue has launched... and I'm pretty pumped! It's got humor, it's got the beginnings of an exciting story, it's got awesome music. What more could you want from machinima? Go watch it. Really. (Louis Wu 02:35:22 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 14 2013

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Conventional Warfare
Join 343 Industries as the Waypoint team continues to let you relive all the 2013 E3 festivities. Check out Part 2 of their video recap of all things E3 and enjoy the fun from the comfort of your internet-connected device. Go give it a watch! (GrimBrother One 05:55:06 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 13 2013

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Playtime - streamed live
CruelLEGACEY is teaming up with Podtacular to bring you a live-streaming broadcast of the entire Playtime series. Check his page for more details! (Louis Wu 23:48:31 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 12 2013

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Let Palmer Pad Your Gamerscore
343 Industries unveiled the Achievement list for the upcoming Halo: Spartan Assault. Go and check it out! (GrimBrother One 22:37:38 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo and E3, Day ONE.
Join Bravo over at Halo Waypoint for their first video recap from the opening of E3. There will certainly be more to come, and plenty more to discuss regarding the future of Halo in the coming days and months... go and give it a look! (GrimBrother One 22:19:59 UTC) (permalink)

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Continuing to pore over clues
DayandKnightly joins the ranks of fans who have taken a shot at understanding what we saw in the Halo teaser trailer revealed at the Microsoft press conference - go read his ideas! (He's also got a link to ANOTHER analysis, this one by HaloFanForLife, with some pretty bold predictions - worth following the link!) (Louis Wu 13:28:20 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 11 2013

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Just Deserts.
A new Halo title was teased yesterday. This brought Stuntmutt out of the woodwork. (We've been lax about the treatments recently.) He sent us a new One One Se7en, so it was all worthwhile. (Louis Wu 23:51:24 UTC) (permalink)

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Geekscape E3 2013 Teaser Trailer Analysis
jake108 wrote up an analysis of the Halo for Xbox One reveal shown at the Microsoft Press Conference yesterday - go give it a read and see if you agree with his conclusions! (Louis Wu 22:50:43 UTC) (permalink)

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Dust and Echoes - Playtime Edition
Mr Tomsk talked to CruelLEGACEY about the Playtime series - go listen to the latest Dust and Echoes podcast! (Louis Wu 20:23:10 UTC) (permalink)

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Spartan Ops Solo Leg NoDeath runs - Chapter 7
RC Master has new Spartan Ops Legendary No Deaths Solo runs for you - from Chapter 7, there's Home Field, Engine of Destruction, The Guns of Infinity, and Victory Lap - or watch all in one playlist. (Louis Wu 20:22:39 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 10 2013

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Halo Goes Next-Gen
During the Microsoft E3 press conference Master Chief made a surprise appearance. Although a specific Halo title wasn't mentioned, Bonnie Ross of 343 Industries announced that Halo on Xbox One would feature cloud support, dedicated servers and run at 60fps. Go watch the trailer! (mastrbiggy 21:41:08 UTC) (permalink)

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Playtime - Moment of Truth
CruelLEGACY let us know that the final episode of Playtime is live - Warren and Cobra get ready for their final conclusion and Andrew arrives to take his revenge. Great series, Nevin! (mastrbiggy 15:40:13 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 9 2013

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Anoj Top 10 Best Moments of Season 3
Anoj has a new 'best moments' summary for your enjoyment - thanks, Jordan Bell. (Louis Wu 22:37:09 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 8 2013

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HALOcapped Ep2
Episode 2 of HALOcapped is out - the gametype is CTF and the rules are suppressors only, no AAs, no melee and no grenades. Sounds like my nightmare. Thanks, MixMaker1. (mastrbiggy 20:19:30 UTC) (permalink)

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Saturday Night Customs 6.8.13
If you want to get in on some Halo 3 or Halo Reach carnage be sure to reply to this thread and include your gamertag. The action starts at 9pm EST. (mastrbiggy 20:02:47 UTC) (permalink)

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HBOhio Group Shots
DayandKnightly uploaded the first batch of group shots taken at HBOhio - there's a sheep on your head. Go check 'em out! (mastrbiggy 19:56:09 UTC) (permalink)

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Dance of the Unggoy
Sliding Ghost shared a new video that shows off a few mesmerizing Uggnoy dance moves - those hips don't lie. At least one Grunt made it out of Club Errera alive. (mastrbiggy 19:44:27 UTC) (permalink)

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Fails of the Weak 142
Jack and Geoff are back with Fails of the Weak 142 - it's probably not a good idea to boost next to the edge of the cliff. You can watch it on AH or YouTube. Thanks, Nikko B201. (mastrbiggy 19:43:58 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 7 2013

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E3 2013 Prediction: Halo 3 PC Port
aPK has some thoughts about what might be announced by 343 over the coming week - go see what is on his mind! (Louis Wu 17:05:34 UTC) (permalink)

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Achievement HORSE 130
Another play-in round is up this week in the Rooster Teeth Achievement HORSE tournament - Kara is up against Patrick. Both need a little practice. Go see which moves into the next round! You can watch this on AH.com or YouTube - thanks, Nikko B201. (Louis Wu 16:13:08 UTC) (permalink)

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Keeper of Fire
TTL Demag0gue told us about the latest Reclaimer - Ferial continues to crow. (Louis Wu 16:04:54 UTC) (permalink)

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Can I keep him, George? Can I?
Sliding Ghost made a friend on Requiem - a friend that clearly needs someone like Sliding Ghost. Go watch! (Louis Wu 15:52:53 UTC) (permalink)

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Spartan Ops Episode 6: Leg Solo Deathless
RC Master let us know he's got five new vids in his No-Death, Solo, Legendary Spartan Ops series - they're all from Episode 6: Scattered. Go watch Escape Plan on Lockup, All the Secrets on Control, Need to Know on Warrens, Search and Destroy on Cyclone, and Switchback on Harvester (or all in one playlist). Episode 7 coming soon! (Louis Wu 15:49:27 UTC) (permalink)

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Dust and Echoes 35
Mr Tomsk sent word that Dust and Echoes Podcast Episode 35 is now up - special guest The Quim Ninja joins the discussion of both Halo 4 weapon tuning and Halo: Spartan Assault. Go listen! (Louis Wu 15:44:02 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 6 2013

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B is for Butthead
The new Halo Bulletin is online now - and has been since last night. (Thanks, MacGyver10.) The main focus is Halo: Spartan Assault (new screens, new desktops, a bit of history in how it came about), but there's also quite a bit of info about the Matchmaking playlist updates... and some internal trash-talking. And some very blue screenshots. As always, you're welcome to read it locally, for a lighter experience, in our Halo Bulletin Archive. (Louis Wu 20:15:04 UTC) (permalink)

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PGCR 165: Keeping it Clean
Robowski shot us a note about Post Game Carnage Report 165 - it's their first-ever Safe for Work episode. They talk about current weapon tuning, Halo 2 campaign moments, and more! (Louis Wu 20:07:10 UTC) (permalink)

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Project Mombasa - 4 years in
Beerbuca stopped by with pictures from Project Mombasa, a long-standing project to build the Halo version of New Mombasa in Sketchup. (If you want to see how far this has come in the past couple of years... here was his last post on the subject.) (Louis Wu 20:02:14 UTC) (permalink)

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Kynan Says Goodbye
Kynan Pearson was Lead Multiplayer Level Designer on Halo 4's Spartan Ops and War Games - and yesterday, he posted a farewell on the Waypoint forums. He's moving to Austin for family reasons (might we see him again in the future at Certain Affinity?) - all of us here at HBO wish him the best! We'll miss you, sir. (Thanks, pete_the_duck.) (Louis Wu 19:59:59 UTC) (permalink)

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Bridging Initiation and Spartan Assault
Yesterday, Halo Waypoint posted an interview with Brian Reed, the author of Halo: Initiation (a comic series that begins the Sarah Palmer story that will be continued in Halo: Spartan Assault). Go give it a read! Thanks, Grizzlei. (Louis Wu 19:56:03 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 5 2013

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Halo: Spartan Assault - Debut Gameplay Reveal
VG247 has an interview with 343's Dan Ayoub discussing Halo Spartan Assault - if you want some more info, including gameplay footage, this is for you! (Their full preview is here.) Thanks, Quirel. (Louis Wu 21:26:40 UTC) (permalink)

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4 months of live + 400 MSP for $15
Not sure how long this is going to last, but Best Buy currently has a pretty sweet deal - 4 months of Xbox LIVE Gold membership, plus 400 MS Points, for a total of $15. (This means you can get a year, plus 1200 points, for $45 - and those 1200 points would cost you $15 on their own.) Go grab 'em! Thanks, munky-058. (Louis Wu 21:21:43 UTC) (permalink)

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Reclaimer - Even the Mighty Fall
TTL Demag0gue let us know about today's Reclaimer - it's Q&A time… well mostly answer time. Go read! (mastrbiggy 19:37:12 UTC) (permalink)

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I Know a Guy Who Knows a Guy
gamerguy2002 dropped by the forum to share a picture that shows off a few logos of some unannounced and announced games. Among the logos is a Halo symbol with the number five in the middle as well as the recently announced Spartan Assault game - looks pretty fake to me. According to gamerguy2002, this picture was circulating BEFORE the announcement of Spartan Assault. I guess we'll find out in a few days, for now this story gets the official rumor stamp. (mastrbiggy 19:20:34 UTC) (permalink)

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7 Knights 1 Chief
Sliding Ghost is back with another assassination AI exploit video - this time a group of Knights are subject to Ghost's back smacking methods. Nice! (mastrbiggy 19:14:32 UTC) (permalink)

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Some Ducking Forge Tutorials
pete_the_duck has some new Forge tutorials to check out:

Go watch! (mastrbiggy 18:56:40 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 4 2013

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Case Study: Spartan Ops Content Updates
TriscuitCracker shot us a link for a great article on Raptr's Community Unlocked - it looks at Halo 4's Spartan Ops, and sees how content updates affected play by the community. Check it out! [oops - duplicate posting! mastrbiggy's too efficient! -lwu] (Louis Wu 23:59:34 UTC) (permalink)

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HBOhio '13 - a look back
DayandKnightly got a chance to write up his experience at HBOhio (a lanfest that took place in mid-May) - swing by his forum post to experience all the fun! (Louis Wu 20:31:07 UTC) (permalink)

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Visualizing the Halo Universe: Round 11 Archive
This round of Visualizing the Halo Universe was a bit lighter than previous rounds - but there's still an archived collection of submissions. Check it out! (Louis Wu 20:29:34 UTC) (permalink)

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Ride 'em
Dark Helmet has a new Oblivion/Halo mashup - nice! (Louis Wu 20:28:08 UTC) (permalink)

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Spartan Ops - Case Study
TriscuitCracker let us know about a Community Unlocked article by Rus McLaughlin that takes look at the success and failures of Halo 4's Spartan Ops mode as well as Halo 4 player population trends. Go Read! (mastrbiggy 20:17:25 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo: Spartan Assault
343 Industries has just announced a brand new title in the Halo Universe, Halo: Spartan Assault, a top-down shooter for Windows 8 PCs and Windows Phone 8 (woohoo!) devices. Check out the trailer linked above! Can't wait to learn more! (GrimBrother One 13:32:20 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 3 2013

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Halo 4 - Road to SR-130 'Tage
MixMaker1 put together a 20+ minute montage (!!) showing a whole lot of the moments that got him to SR130. Some funny, some awesome, some sad - there's something for everyone! (Louis Wu 20:40:44 UTC) (permalink)

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It's Turbo Time
The Halo 4 weapon tuning update (or #Halo4Turbo) went live earlier today - Waypoint also released a video featuring impressions from community members who were invited to test the new settings. 4-shot BR here I come! (mastrbiggy 18:18:02 UTC) (permalink)

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Playtime S4E7 - Mano a Mano
CruelLEGACY let us know that the latest episode of Playtime is live - Warren and Cobra continue to compete against each other and Andrew prepares to strike. Special guests include, Tom and Woaf (Dust and Echoes), Goosechcka and a scene filmed with the help of NukeTaco42, Goosechecka, Kalbelgarion and RallyFox from Grifball. You can watch on YouTube or on the Playtime website. Go watch! (mastrbiggy 17:54:06 UTC) (permalink)

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Reclaimer - Stasis
TTL Demag0gue let us know about today's Reclaimer - our hero finds himself in a less than optimal position. Go read! (mastrbiggy 17:51:55 UTC) (permalink)

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3D Shot Kill Pistol
Reddit user halodeacon96 created a replica of the Halo Combat Evolved pistol using a 3D printer - 3D printing blows my mind. Somebody print me a Needler! (mastrbiggy 08:44:53 UTC) (permalink)

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New Digs
The Go Beyond Entertainment crew recently launched TeamBeyond.net - a hub for Halo, Destiny and gaming news. There's already and flood of content to check out and the forums are open for business. Slick looking site! (mastrbiggy 08:43:50 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 2 2013

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Red Bull and Laffy Taffy
Greenskull played Halo 4 on live stream last night - if you missed it, he put the highlights together in this 8 minute vid. He sure sounds like he's having fun! (Louis Wu 18:07:21 UTC) (permalink)

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Drunken Halo Ep 55
Justin Bryce told us about the newest episode of Drunken Halo - conversation includes discussion of the Xbox One, and a comparison of fantastic gaming headsets. Go listen! (Louis Wu 18:02:26 UTC) (permalink)

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The Kill
TheSparbiter's got another Halo music video for you - this one's based on 30 Seconds to Mars' 'The Kill'. Go watch! (Louis Wu 18:01:03 UTC) (permalink)

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More Aliens in our Halo
Postmortem goes back to a classic Halo influence and finds even MORE places it's worked its way into. Super-cool! (Louis Wu 17:59:45 UTC) (permalink)

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Another look at the McFarlane weapon skin codes
If plain text/pictures isn't your style, aPK has a video that TELLS you what the new armor skins (the ones coming with the McFarlane figures this fall) will be like - take a look! (Louis Wu 17:58:38 UTC) (permalink)

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Halocapped Episode 1
MixMaker1 and friends have decided to play some self-constrained matchmaking. Episode 1 of this new series requires that those involved use just a Storm Rifle, no armor abilities, no grenades, no melee attacks. (They weren't even a full party - they had one random on their team.) Can they win with these limitations? Go watch and find out! (Louis Wu 17:56:17 UTC) (permalink)

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News June 1 2013

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RC: Master of Both Nothing AND Everything
RC Master let us know that the final two pieces to his Episode 5-Memento Mori Spartan Ops (Solo Legendary No-Death) run, Nothing Can Go Wrong and Everything Has Gone Wrong are now up. Check out the whole playlist here, and stay tuned for Episode 6! Nice! (GrimBrother One 23:59:25 UTC) (permalink)

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Grain of Salt Not Included
Kotaku ran an op-ed piece this morning regarding one man's experience with contract work for a game developer, specifically with Certain Affinity on Halo 4. It's certainly a mixed bag of impressions that may leave you either a touch flustered or perhaps just scratching your head. One can never be completely sure when reading only one side of the story, but it's an interesting read nonetheless, just take it with the appropriate seasoning. If you'd like to discuss it on our forum, gamerguy2002 started a thread you can join. (GrimBrother One 23:55:00 UTC) (permalink)

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Assault on the Domain Name
Grizzlei brought to our attention some very interesting news via Joystiq. It appears that Microsoft has been busy registering domain names that center around the name Halo: Spartan Assault. No further word at this time, but it makes the lead up to E3 that much more interesting! (GrimBrother One 23:51:35 UTC) (permalink)

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Sum People Fail, and Sum 141
Thanks to Nikko B201 for letting us know about Achievement Hunter's Fails of the Weak Episode 141, which is also available on YouTube if you rather. Go check it out and start giggling! (GrimBrother One 23:48:11 UTC) (permalink)

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