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News October 31 2016
Rockslider Attempts to Steal Banshees in Halo: CE's Second Level
Think you can swipe a banshee from the elites in Halo: CE's second level, well Rockslider goes through the motions in his latest video. Check it out in our forums! (MacGyver10 18:56:42 UTC) (permalink)
ForgeHub Walks Through the Recent Changes to Halo 5's Infection Playlist
The ForgeHub crew did a pretty excellent video recapping the changes to the Infection playlist in Halo 5. Along with the 8 new maps, the old ones have been refreshed with new cosmetic pieces, geometry and squashed bugs and camping spots. Check it out on YouTube if you're interested! (MacGyver10 18:44:29 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update - 10/28/16 'Halo-ween Handoff' and Canon Fodder #92
Last week's Community Update gave us the spooktacular return of longtime Halo community manager, Ske7ch! Don't worry about Bravo though, he's been promoted to 'Senior Producer' and will still be around. In addition to that news, you get a show and telling of the stories in 'Halo: Tales from Slipspace', an explanation of the new card system in the Halo Wars 2 gamemode 'Blitz' and a fare thee well from Bravo to his update readers. Good stuff a-plenty over at HaloWaypoint! (MacGyver10 18:40:49 UTC) (permalink)
News October 28 2016
Customs Night Gets Spooky This Evening with Infection Maps and Brains on the Menu
You COULD try your luck in the playlist refresh, but don't you know zombies are best tackled with a tight crew of semi-capable friendlies? Check out the Customs Night 'Spooky Edition' tonight if you looking for braaaaaains to eat or splatter! (MacGyver10 21:37:58 UTC) (permalink)
No Trick, Treat Yourself to 8 New Infection Maps in Halo 5
Just in time to get tricky, 343 is treating their Infection playlist spartans to 8 new maps in rotation and all the old ones refreshed! You can read about it in their post at HaloWaypoint! (MacGyver10 21:34:40 UTC) (permalink)
News October 27 2016
From Humble Beginnings, Halo 5 Has Grown Alot In Its First Year
Josh Holmes, Studio Head for 343 Industries, penned a piece at HaloWaypoint today thanking the players of Halo 5 for a great first year of existence! It's a great reminder of Halo 5's 'humble' beginnings and how far the game has come in that time. As Josh says though, there's still more on the horizon for Halo 5 (including that custom games browser for PC AND Xbox One and more maps)! (MacGyver10 19:27:22 UTC) (permalink)
Free, Popular Customization REQs to Celebrate One Year of Halo 5
(MacGyver10 19:25:00 UTC) (permalink)
Today marks the first anniversary of Halo 5, and to celebrate, 343 Industries is giving everyone a free 'Greatest Hits Customization REQ Pack' for playing their game. It holds 5 permanent REQ cards of their most popular customization items, so check it out!
Top-5 Halo Fan Creation 'A Fistful of Arrows' Celebrates a Full Five Years of Existence
I wasn't able to get to it Tuesday, but one of the all-time greatest fan creations for Halo finished its completion five years ago on October 25th...and it's hosted right here by *BO! Make sure you read or re-read 'A Fistful of Arrows' by Levi Hoffmeier, aka Leviathan, this week for old times' sake. (Thanks Levi for popping in with the reminder, and for such an amazing piece of art!) (MacGyver10 19:20:05 UTC) (permalink)
News October 25 2016
Don't Get Wrecked By Yourself in Warzone, Get Wrecked With Friends!
Tired of matching against full teams in Halo 5's Warzone mode and getting wrecked? Team up with the Community Customs/Customs Night crew and have fun while getting wrecked! Check out their post in our forum for the details. (MacGyver10 22:19:14 UTC) (permalink)
Ultra-Rare Wireless Duke Controller Signed by Bungie/343/RoosterTeeth Folks on eBay
Back at PAX 2011, there were 8 'old school Duke' controllers made available for the first and only time wirelessly! Those were won by a few and lucky people, but now is your chance to pick one up. Devin Olsen let us know he needs to part with his Duke unfortunately, but if you want an ultra-rare piece of gaming history (signed by many Bungie/343/RoosterTeeth folks!) you might want to check his Ebay listing out! (MacGyver10 22:15:58 UTC) (permalink)
'Halo: Tales from Slipspace' is Out on Digital Shelves
davidfuchs let us know that 'Halo: Tales from Slipspace' is out. The digital version of this comic anthology is available now, but the hardcover doesn't hit shelves till November 29th. Check out davidfuchs post in our forum to see his thoughts on this comic collection. (MacGyver10 22:13:35 UTC) (permalink)
Morpheus Montage Monday featuring 'Dystopia' from Hustla
He did it! Morpheus mentioned his Montage Monday choice on a Monday! Now if only we had been around to mention it on a Monday...anyway, check out Hustla's Dystopia montage that overlays an eerie track on top of some amazing FFA and Hardcore gameplay! (MacGyver10 22:10:24 UTC) (permalink)
News October 24 2016
Guilt O'Lantern Went Live and Local This Year
Though we won't be having an official, online 'Guilt O'Lantern' contest this year, this past weekend was the first official Guilt O'Lantern contest to take place live! Check out the photos from LAN-O-Ween to see some Halo pumpkins, Destiny melons and even a gourd from a salty 343-denier! :) (MacGyver10 21:14:44 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Gives a Bailing Banshee Pilot a Soft Landing
After playing around with a stuck banshee on the first bridge of AoTCR before, Rockslider is back and attempting to cushion the falling pilot so he reaches the ledge or the ground. Check it out in his post in our forum! (MacGyver10 21:10:32 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update 10/21/16 - 'Blitz Coverage' and Canon Fodder #91
A GrimBrother One-led community update hit the web last week in the absence of Bravo, and in it he adds some really great info for cosplayers, some alternative Halo tanks, an additional Halo-ween pumpkin stencil and some summary info from the new Halo Wars 2 ViDoc! Check it all out over at HaloWaypoint! (Thanks NikkoB201!) (MacGyver10 19:49:09 UTC) (permalink)
News October 20 2016
No Longer On the Sidelines, Halo Wars 2 Will Directly Impact Future Halo Games' Stories
Unlike the original Halo Wars which was more of a prequel to all the core FPS games, GameSpot's interview with Kevin Grace makes it looks like Halo Wars 2 will have a direct impact on the future of the franchise, especially Halo 6! (MacGyver10 15:45:47 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Hops Around the Library In His Latest Video
Rockslider follows up his 200th video by hopping around the same location with the Flood in the Library. Check out his post for your video preference. (MacGyver10 15:43:30 UTC) (permalink)
Netflix's 'Stranger Things' Gets the Puzzle Map Treatment in Halo 5's Forge
Big fan of Halo AND Netflix's Stranger Things? DEATH WEAPONxx & A Squid Loaf have created a new puzzle map in Halo 5's Forge called 'What About Barb?' that you need to check out (some puzzle map spoilers in the video)! You can download the map here and grab the gametype over here! (MacGyver10 15:40:31 UTC) (permalink)
News October 19 2016
'Know Your Enemy: Inside the Multiplayer of Halo Wars 2' Highlights New Game Mode Called 'Blitz'
A new multiplayer ViDoc is out for the upcoming Halo Wars 2. They particularly highlight a new game mode called 'Blitz' which combines the tactical combat of a strategy game with the card-based games that are so popular these days. (Thanks DHalo!) (MacGyver10 19:51:58 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Tackles Cool Idea for His 200th Video!
I continue to catch up on news since my vacation with Rockslider's 200th movie! He's put out so many great videos and tackled so many corners of Halo: CE that he decided to finally tackle an idea he's wanted to for quite a while. Pick your video flavor in his post on our forum, and congrats Rockslider again on your 200th video!!! (MacGyver10 19:49:16 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update 10/14/16 - 'Into The Storm' and Canon Fodder #90
Last week's Community Update seemingly has something for everyone! There's audio pieces form Halo Wars 2, news on the ODST themed LootCrate, Halo-themed stencils for your pumpkins, new Forge stuff, new tabletop Halo pieces and a ton more. Check it out here at Halowaypoint! (Thanks Nikko B201!) (MacGyver10 19:39:29 UTC) (permalink)
Just How Hard Could it Be to Flip a Warthog?
So while some may know that the RoosterTeeth folks bought Pete Cooper's warthog (undeniably one of the greatest Halo fan creations ever, right there with Levi's 'Fistful of Arrows'), you may not have known they used it to see how easy one could actually flip an overturned warthog. (Thanks to our Great Leader, Louis Wu!) (MacGyver10 19:36:47 UTC) (permalink)
Interested In 'Halo: Custom Edition', Start Here with This Post
The Vengeful 'Vadam showed off some amazing link skills in a post worth checking out, especially if you're a fan of Halo: CE on PC. 'This Is Halo: Custom Edition' has nearly every link you would need to catch up and get the most out of the custom world of Halo on PC! (MacGyver10 19:34:55 UTC) (permalink)
News October 6 2016
Halo Previews What to Expect from Them for the New York Comic-Con This Week
Going to be in New York for the upcoming Comic-Con? HaloWaypoint gives you the lowdown on what to expect from Halo's showing there this week! (MacGyver10 15:09:50 UTC) (permalink)
LootCrate Goes Buck-Wild with This Month's New LE Figurine
(MacGyver10 15:06:06 UTC) (permalink)
Looks like the whole 'ODST-themed' LootCrate coming soon is getting a little bit of an endorsement (and appearance) from the greatest ODST ever.
Merchandising the Halo Universe with Grunt Plushies, Feature-Length Movies and Action Figures?
Revenant1988 shared an interesting piece from Fast Company on the merchandising of Halo by 343 Industries. You can read their article to get a feel for 343's general thoughts for things like action figures, kart games and feature-length movies. (MacGyver10 15:01:48 UTC) (permalink)
'Halo Music Video: Phoenix' by The Vengeful 'Vadam
The Vengeful 'Vadam stopped in with his latest music video, a haunting piece showing the impact on ordinary humans and their resolve to overcome in the face of this alien war. (MacGyver10 14:53:14 UTC) (permalink)
News October 5 2016
DrBizz Launches to the High Charity Tower on The Level Gravemind, His Furthest Launch!
DrBizz is back and continuing to find new ways through the use of the MCC to reach and see cool things in Halo 2! This time, he launches to the High Charity tower during the level Gravemind. Here's what he had to say about it:
"This video is launching from one of the most famous cutscene locations. During the first area of Gravemind, the High Charity tower is loaded very far away and many spots are reachable by launching there. The new graphics in MCC reveal that alot of graphics are preloaded, even ones you don't see until you start High Charity. I land on the HC tower in many different spots and these launches took countless hours and hundreds of attempts to get there. The grenade pile was made by beating down enemies with the "Pinata" skull to get grenades then shooting them into a pile with unlimited ammo with "Bandana" and the Carbine." (MacGyver10 21:59:10 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Wars 2 Composers Revealed and New Music Shared
With next year's impending release of Halo Wars 2, it's nice to get a little info on the tune-makers beforehand! Looks like Nerdist talks with composer Gordy Haab, audio director Paul Lipson and Finishing Move composers Brian Trifon and Brian Lee White to get their take on the new Halo music! (Thanks gamerguy2002!) (MacGyver10 21:52:04 UTC) (permalink)
News October 4 2016
Morpheus Montage Mondays Missed but Made-Up (featuring 'Parasite' by Scace and 'Halo 3 Campaign-tage' by Spenz)
Morpheus took time in his tiredness to share a couple of cool montages. Check out 'Parasite', a cool flood-themed multiplayer montage (in editing, not the mode) from Scace that spans Halo titles, and also check out 'Halo 3 Campaign-tage' from Spenz as he enjoys decimating some AI-enemies! (MacGyver10 16:13:37 UTC) (permalink)
Rockslider Needles and Shoots His Way Through Megabattles
Rockslider is back with a few more takes on his megabattles attempting a couple times with an AR and another few times with a Covenant needler! (MacGyver10 16:11:44 UTC) (permalink)
Thoughts from A Gravemind on Vanilla Warzone in Halo 5
While he feels the game mode has a lot of potential, Gravemind shares his thoughts on vanilla Warzone in Halo 5 with a couple of posts in our forum. It's a good read on design, map layout, progression systems and whether you agree or disagree with his conclusion. (MacGyver10 16:08:42 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update 09/30/16 - 'Mode à La Mode'
Hey! September is over and that means more news updates (haha, until next week when I go on vacation), but catching up on a few things, we have last week's Community Update, and our very own GrimBrotherOne takes lead on the Breakout mode refresh, highlighted PreFabs and new items in the Halo world! (Thanks Nikko B201!) (MacGyver10 16:04:47 UTC) (permalink)