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News November 28 2017
Congratulations @GrimBrotherOne On Your GrimEngagement to Your Future GrimWife
(MacGyver10 18:13:49 UTC) (permalink)
He started out here on our forum as a little infection form way back in the day, and now our little GrimBrotherOne is not only creating Halo games, but he's asked his GrimGirlfriend to be his GrimWife! Congratulations Jeff! We know we'll always be your first love! :)
News November 27 2017
Parts 3 and 4 in Act 3 of the Great 'LORC: Beginnings' Fanfic Is Up in Our Fan Fiction Section
Looking for the continuing story of LORC? HWPD has shared with us parts 3 and 4 of Act 3 as his Sangheili war with the Jiralhanae and try out human vending machines! You can check out the full story so far in our Fan Fiction section! (MacGyver10 21:15:12 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Rock-Hops Up the Structure in Guilty Spark More Easily Than We Used to Do It
Looks like Rockslider has been jumping around in our 'Tips and Tricks' section and found an even better way to rock-hop up the structure at the beginning of Guilty Spark! (MacGyver10 20:52:28 UTC) (permalink)
News November 22 2017
Amazing Gunplay in 'Death Machine II: The Final Halo Montage' by Office Hyena
It's worth checking out based off Morpheus' write-up alone, but the video itself doesn't disappoint either! Check out plenty of amazing gunplay in Death Machine II: The Final Halo Montage by Office Hyena! (MacGyver10 23:10:30 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Has Some Spawning Fun on Halo: CE's 343 Guilty Spark Level
Continuing his new exploration of 343 Guilty Spark in Halo: Combat Evolved, Rockslider toys around with the spawning baddies at the structure's entrance! Choose how you'd like to watch by checking out his forum post! (MacGyver10 23:00:10 UTC) (permalink)
News November 21 2017
DrBizz Explores Space in Halo 2's Gravemind, Launching Himself Into a Cutscene Room
Using a 'living dead player' glitch discovered earlier this year, DrBizz has launched himself into the Gravemind 'space cutscene room'. It really is quite the launch, and he ends up in a cool, little room he discovered while watching the space battle in the new MCC Halo 2 graphics! (MacGyver10 19:15:02 UTC) (permalink)
Marlin the Elite: The Movie, Out Now After Two Years of Work
I received the heads up Friday, but forgot to post til now (sorry!). After two years of work, Thomas Productions released their feature-length 'Marlin The Elite: The Movie'! Expanding upon the comedy machinima series of the same name, 'Marlin the Elite: The Movie' takes the quirky character to new heights and perils! (MacGyver10 18:43:19 UTC) (permalink)
Isaac Hannaford, Creator of Great Halo Art, Has an ArtStation Worth Checking Out
It had been a while since scarab had looked through Isaac's portfolio, and maybe it's been a while for you too. So while you might have seen some of his recent work in LootCrate boxes, head over to Isaac Hannaford's ArtStation to take in his great work for Halo and other properties! (MacGyver10 18:38:42 UTC) (permalink)
News November 20 2017
Rockslider Explores the 343 Guilty Spark Level for the First Time on Video!
He's spent a LOT of time in Halo: CE, but Rockslider features his first video on the level 343 Guilty Spark this time. Check out the link to choose how you'd like to watch him fly to the top of the map, explore and have fun with some baddies. (MacGyver10 20:58:25 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Discounts from the Xbox Black Friday Sales for Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2
Xbox has them up for gold members, but the console's black Friday sales go up at the end of this week for everyone. Morpheus has done a great job at consolidating Halo discounts in his post in our forum if you want deals on Halo 5 and Halo Wars 2! (MacGyver10 20:56:05 UTC) (permalink)
New and 'Useless' Halo 3 and ODST Glitch of Revert Stacking found by Chappified
Chappified calls it useless, but I've learned the Halo community can do some pretty amazing things with 'useless'. Check out this new glitch they discovered featuring revert stacking! (MacGyver10 20:52:46 UTC) (permalink)
News November 17 2017
Halo Community Update 11/16/17 - 'Thanks Beat Everything'
The most recent Halo Community Update is live on HaloWaypoint! It hits on Halo: CE's sweet 16th, new Halo books and Mega Construx, as well as the usual community-driven content! (MacGyver10 22:34:46 UTC) (permalink)
News November 16 2017
Polygon Feature: Max Hoberman’s 10-year path from Halo to Last Expedition
One of the biggest pieces of Halo's success was a multiplayer designer named Max Hoberman. His touches on Halo 2 specifically (and Xbox Live itself in many ways) would not have left video gaming the same without him. Polygon did a cool feature on his 10 year path to his companies' upcoming sci-fi game. Go check it out to for a little about Halo, a little about Bungie and a lot about a really great guy! (Thanks DHalo!) (MacGyver10 21:02:29 UTC) (permalink)
Marlin The Elite, 'A Recap' Before 'The Movie'
Gearing up for their big release, the team that has been putting out Marlin The Elite videos for near a decade have a 'recap' of sorts to catch people up on the characters. Check it out as they gear up for Marlin's greatest adventure yet, in the upcoming 'Marlin The Elite: The Movie'. (MacGyver10 20:55:04 UTC) (permalink)
Sparky Uses SAPP Lua Script for On-Screen Commands in Halo PC Mod
Sparky sent us an email to show off the new Halo PC mod he's been working on for screen commands that have minimal interference with gameplay. You should still be able to use all game controls while the screens are showing. Check it out in action on YouTube, or head over to HaloMaps to let him know your thoughts! (MacGyver10 20:44:57 UTC) (permalink)
News November 15 2017
Today is the 16th Birthday of Halo: Combat Evolved, Go Celebrate!
Today is an important day to video games, our site and the existence of the Halo universe as a whole! Go play some MCC or the throwback playlist in Halo 5!
Happy birthday, Halo: Combat Evolved! The world wouldn't be the same without you!
(MacGyver10 20:34:35 UTC) (permalink)
The Vengeful 'Vadam's 'Celebrating 16 Years of Halo! Happy 16th Anniversary!'
To commemorate Halo: Combat Evolved's sweet 16 today, The Vengeful 'Vadam shared a piece he put together celebrating 16 years of Halo! Everything from the Steve Jobs introduction to Red Vs Blue gets a mention! (MacGyver10 20:30:37 UTC) (permalink)
FRACTAL - Halo 2 Montage by ZRTOOKIO
RVideo stopped in with news of ZRTROOKIO's second ever Halo montage. 13 years after the release of Halo 2, you can watch his impressive 'FRACTAL - Halo2 Montage' on YouTube! (MacGyver10 20:26:39 UTC) (permalink)
Co-Creator of Halo, Marcus Lehto Guests on the 1099 Podcast
The 1099 Podcast recently had co-creator of Halo and once creative director of Bungie, Marcus Lehto on their 119th episode (couldn't have done it two episodes earlier people???). He talks about AAA video game development, Halo, Destiny, microtransactions and more! (Thanks cheapLEY!) (MacGyver10 20:23:14 UTC) (permalink)
News November 14 2017
Digital Foundry's Look at Halo 5's Xbox One X Enhancements
davidfuchs shared the recent video DigitalFoundry has put out of the Halo 5 Xbox One X enhancements, and those enhancements make the game look pretty amazing! (MacGyver10 23:29:59 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Megabattles With 11 Marines
I was just asking about him recently, and as if his ears were burning, Rockslider is back with a new video! He's back at the rockslide taking on covies with a small army of marines. You can choose your video flavor in his forum post! (MacGyver10 23:28:03 UTC) (permalink)
News November 8 2017
Can't Get Through Halo 3's Campaign? Pay $10 for A Rocket Launcher Crate Drop!
I feel slimy even sharing this just in case anyone in authority gets any crazy ideas, but if you want your daily dose of horror, check out this mod Lord Zedd added to Halo 3. It will make your insides crawl. (MacGyver10 18:35:44 UTC) (permalink)
News November 6 2017
Halo 5 'Local Server' App for LAN Play Detailed and Available Now
As a part of last week's Overtime update for Halo 5, you can now download the new 'Halo 5: Guardians Local Server app to enable local play for LAN purposes. Lots of details and a FAQ section for those interested in how this all works. (MacGyver10 15:40:01 UTC) (permalink)
Halo 5 Tournaments Today at Local Microsoft Stores to Celebrate the Xbox One X Release Tomorrow
(MacGyver10 15:36:39 UTC) (permalink)
To celebrate the release of the Xbox One X tomorrow, Microsoft stores across the country will be hosting some Halo 5 multiplayer today. Go claim that fancy new battle rifle skin before picking up your new console!
News November 3 2017
Halo 5's 'Overtime' Update Detailed with LAN Support, Weapon Tuning, Oddball and More
The details for the entire Overtime update for Halo 5 are now available to read over at HaloWaypoint. Particulars on the weapon tuning, Oddball making its official return and a way to plan LAN matches with Halo 5 are just a few of the features in this new update! (MacGyver10 18:12:47 UTC) (permalink)
News November 2 2017
Xbox News Has Details on Halo Wars 2 Xbox One X Enhancements Coming Soon
Greg Stone, Senior Producer on Halo Wars 2, sat down with Xbox News to discuss the Xbox One X enhancements coming to Halo Wars 2. Greg shares what enhancements you can expect to see and why they chose to do what they did! (MacGyver10 15:40:33 UTC) (permalink)
Weapon Tuning Update Changes Laid Out at HaloWaypoint
The actual details of today's weapon tuning update have finally been laid out at HaloWaypoint. If you want to read about the sandbox changes coming to Halo 5, be sure to give it a thorough look through! (MacGyver10 15:38:57 UTC) (permalink)
The 'Great Journey' themed Halo Loot Crate Has a Bubbling-up Master Chief Figure
(MacGyver10 15:34:42 UTC) (permalink)
The figure for the next Halo LootCrate has been revealed. In a 'Great Journey' themed crate, it looks like you'll be receiving the Master Chief holding a magnum with a little bit of bubble-shield starting up!
News November 1 2017
Check Out 'You ARE Forerunner' - A Complete History of Human Forerunner Origins from Haruspis
There has been much said about Guilty Spark's words 'You ARE Forerunner' from Halo 3, but with the latest bits of news, lore and information we've received in the last couple years, Haruspis did a piece on those famous/infamous words that have sparked plenty of message board conversations in hopes to clarify a few things. I think they did great, and you should definitely give it a read whether you think humans are forerunner, or forerunner and humans are two distinct races. (Thanks Grizzlei!) (MacGyver10 20:15:37 UTC) (permalink)
AssaultGodzilla's Haloween Halo Music Video to Marilyn Manson's 'This Is Halloween'
AssaultGodzilla posted his latest Halo Music Video, and has taken Marilyn Manson's cover of 'This is Halloween' from The Nightmare Before Christmas. Check out the creepy take on Halo, even though I'm a day late in posting it! (MacGyver10 19:58:41 UTC) (permalink)
Musterbrand Halo Gear on Sale
Looking to buy some winter gear for that Halo fan on your Christmas gift list (is it still too early to mention Christmas)? Looks like all the Musterbrand Halo gear is on sale if you want to grab a softshell jacket or sweater lightly-themed for UNSC use. (MacGyver10 19:56:18 UTC) (permalink)
Morpheus Wraps Up His 15 Years of Halo Celebration with Halo Wars 2
After 10 previous videos, Morpheus let us know he has finished his 11th video for the latest Halo game, Halo Wars 2. Check out the playlist on YouTube to watch his celebration videos of Halo being 15 years old, or here for his latest on Halo Wars 2! (MacGyver10 19:48:18 UTC) (permalink)
Halo 5 'Overtime' Update Patch Preview Notes
So while I've been recovering from the flu (not fun), 343 has posted the patch notes preview for tomorrow's update to Halo 5. Oddball, Xbox One X enhancements and more are on the way. (MacGyver10 19:42:32 UTC) (permalink)