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Halo news back Tuesday, October 9, 2012 Halo news forward

Halo 4 Terminal - up on Waypoint
Halo Waypoint has a new video prologue to tease Halo 4's Domain Terminals - skip it if you're staying dark, but watch it if you can. Pretty interesting stuff! Thanks, Demoncarnotaur. (Louis Wu 18:28:33 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4 Free - we need your help!
We've entered the final week of the KontrolFreek Halo 4 Free contest - and the chances of HBO getting an extra Halo 4 Xbox 360 bundle to give away to you guys are dependent on your participation! We are currently 80 referrals out of the lead - if you haven't visited their Facebook page yet, please do so... and attribute your referral to us! We'd love to give you more goodies. (Louis Wu 17:30:15 UTC) (permalink)

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UK Halo 4 Preview Tour - 23-26 Oct
Gamerbase (a UK gameseller) has information about a Halo 4 Preview Tour - 4 days of Halo 4, in Gamerbase stores around the UK. Read the page for specific details! Thanks, Hypertrooper. (Louis Wu 17:15:26 UTC) (permalink)

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Telikos Protocol, Episode 1
This isn't STRICTLY Halo-related, but it IS 'Halo-inspired', and one of the principals is a heavy-duty community member, so... If you visit Vanquish Interactive, you'll see that the crew will be on hand this week at New York Comic-Con, and will be selling Telikos Protocol Episode 1 (which was distributed digitally to backers of the Kickstarter project yesterday) at the show! The artwork is fantastic (there's a prelude, containing the first dozen or so pages of Issue 1, available here, for free) - well worth your time and money! Check it out. (Louis Wu 17:08:46 UTC) (permalink)

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Exclusive Halo 4 Forge Mode Details at Gamespot
343's Kynan Pearson and Certain Affinity's Lori Zawada team up to give you a bunch of new details about Halo 4's Forge in a new video on Gamespot.com - awesome! Go look. Thanks, Vire. (Louis Wu 16:14:13 UTC) (permalink)

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IGN's Adrift Walkthrough
IGN has posted its walkthrough of Adrift, with commentary by 343's Kynan Pearson. (Go watch it now - looks like Microsoft has updated its Game Content Usage Rules, and the advertising attached to this video seems to be in direct violation of the new 'you can not earn any money for Halo content on YouTube' rule.) Thanks, CyReN. Update: Over at NeoGAF, Frank made it clear that these rules are not new, they've been in this form for months. And there will be clarifications forthcoming to help folks who are worried about what's permitted and what's not. Thanks, Frank. (Louis Wu 16:05:11 UTC) (permalink)

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Defrost
RVideo pointed out a Halo 3 communitage called 'Defrost' - each segment is edited by a different fan, so there's a nice variety of styles in this 11 minute montage. Overall, quality's pretty high, and gameplay is a lot of fun. Go watch! (Louis Wu 15:30:19 UTC) (permalink)

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Unity Halo 4 Raffle
Plague sent word that Halo Unity is giving away a copy of Halo 4 - and community event you attend on the site, you can receive a new entry in the raffle. Go sign up! (Louis Wu 15:28:59 UTC) (permalink)

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Halotracker Charity Weekend
Edge let us know that Halotracker is running a weekend event to benefit Child's Play - tons of cool stuff being given away, and your participation can be as a player (FFA, 2 Grand Prix races) or just as a contributor (raffle)! Either way, you're eligible for cool schwag. Swing by their site for full details. (Louis Wu 15:15:18 UTC) (permalink)

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Do not use on your brain
Shadders noticed a really cool Energy Sword Table Lamp at Etsy - it ain't cheap ($75, plus shipping), but it's definitely gorgeous. Go look! (There are only 3 of 'em, so if you like, buy soon.) (Louis Wu 15:06:31 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo 4: Making you want to explore
Digital Spy has an interview with Frank O'Connor - it's a great read. Frank talks about some of the overarching goals the team had as they put together the campaign, and how these play out in the finished game. There's also a nice description of the difference between an episodic campaign experience (like Spartan Ops) and a single-segment one (like the standard campaign). Worth your time! Thanks, bluerunner. (Louis Wu 15:01:56 UTC) (permalink)

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Unmistakeably Halo
T3 posted a Halo 4 preview - it contains campaign spoilers (minor) and some rather shallow generalizations. Take a look if you're trying to get your eyeballs on everything Halo 4. Thanks, TheOddOne. (Louis Wu 15:00:43 UTC) (permalink)

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Change of Plans
Red vs Blue Season 10 barrels on - Episode 18 was released last night... and it gives you a slightly different look at Church. (Slightly.) This one's pretty much devoid of humor... but what replaces it grounds the characters. Go watch. Thanks, Vincent. (Louis Wu 14:59:57 UTC) (permalink)

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Monday's news in brief:

It's baa-ack...
You know, unless it was Halo...
The Glove and Boots Debate
Arena Gaming Columbus 2012 - on YouTube
NERDSWAG: A Master Chiefly Ransom
A Blocky Ringworld
Halo 4 in Essex this week
Mega Bloks, Outside
Halo 4 Examined - Best Controller Setting?
Get Ready to Draw, Pardner
Frank talks to the French

Sunday's news in brief:

Batman?
MS Paint Halo 3 - Contest Results
Visualizing the Halo Universe: Round 2
Triumvirate Reflections
Podtacular 315 and 316
Phoenix Seven
Football and Video Games... great mix
Tricking Out of the Package
ReachingPerfection in Halo 4's Forge
TV Funhouse Ep 1


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