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Halo news back Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Halo news forward

Dewcisions, Dewcisions
Forbes has an article in which the marketing manager for Mountain Dew explains why the Double XP promotion currently going on is for Halo 4, and not Black Ops II. Fun! Thanks, Deadly Cyclone. (Louis Wu 21:51:24 UTC) (permalink)

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Gamespot's Halo 4 Forge Maps Overview
Gamespot has a new Forge video available - it shows off the three new Forge maps (Erosion, Impact, and Ravine), and lets you know what sort of environments you'll have to work in. Once again, 343's Kynan Pearson and Certain Affinity's Lori Zawada are your tour guides. Amazing! Thanks, Vire. (It's available on YouTube, as well - thanks, CyReN.) (Louis Wu 16:36:00 UTC) (permalink)

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Spartan Sighted at Ohio Comic Con
Revenant1988 visited Ohio Comic Con a couple of weeks ago - in full Spartan dress. Check out his post for pics! (Louis Wu 16:26:47 UTC) (permalink)

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HaloBible jumps into Halo Anniversary
Jefferson told us about a new collection of Halo tricks - the HaloBible crew tackled Halo Anniversary. There's a teaser video, to show you what you're getting into, along with a pair of montages: the first one is called Out of Halo (there's also a tutorial), while the second is 'Double Warthog' (also with a tutorial). The tutorials are in French, with pictures. Check 'em out! (Louis Wu 16:24:50 UTC) (permalink)

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GameOne takes on Halo4
Germany's GameOne posted a half-hour video spotlighting their experience at a Halo 4 press event (HaloGAF's Hypertrooper makes an appearance) - thanks, CrazY CroaTia. This might not have received coverage here at HBO (most of the footage is just discussion between the hosts, in German), but starting at 12:38 is an interview with Frank O'Connor, in English. I enjoyed it! (There are some minor campaign spoilers, if you're staying dark.) (Louis Wu 16:22:31 UTC) (permalink)

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Two Big Directors team up for Halo 4 Trailer
It looks like David Fincher and Tim Miller have teamed up to film a 2-minute live-action Halo 4 trailer in Prague recently... The Daily Beast has an article on the collaboration (thanks, ElzarTheBam). The trailer will air for the first time on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon on Oct. 18 - set your DVRs! (Louis Wu 16:16:46 UTC) (permalink)

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They're definitely deluded.
Fans Domino Theory and mastrbiggy have collaborated to create Flesh and Faith, a new Halo-related blog designed to express their passion for the franchise. Explore, because there's a bunch of fun stuff, but the first meaty piece is an article containing impressions from PAX Prime 2012. Good stuff! Update: both biggy and Domino are attending NYCC this week, and have posted the beginning of their coverage of the event! (Louis Wu 16:12:06 UTC) (permalink)

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Potaku Interviews Josh Holmes in Sydney
Josh Holmes talked to Potaku, a podcast crew made up of Kotaku Australia fans - go watch! Thanks, Ozzy Onya A2Z. (Louis Wu 16:08:29 UTC) (permalink)

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Suck it, Red.
A couple of days ago, we mentioned Warm Machine's outdoor photos of Mega Bloks figures; yesterday, Bravo, inspired by these, took his own shots of a really adorable little guy. Go see. (Louis Wu 16:00:39 UTC) (permalink)

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Oboe Plays Halo Reach - LOTS of Reach!
OboeCrazy has continued her romp through Halo: Reach - you can find 4-player playthroughs of Exodus, New Alexandria, The Package, and The Pillar of Autumn linked in this Rooster Teeth journal. Good stuff! (Louis Wu 15:57:11 UTC) (permalink)

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HaloOrbit visits Firstlook 2012
samurai stopped in to let us know that he and other members of the HaloOrbit.de team were at Firstlook 2012, a Dutch expo that took place over the weekend. They've got the first two parts (one | two) of their writeup online - the text is in German, but there are videos and pictures that don't require translation.Update: samurai dropped back in with another link - this is gameplay footage on Longbow (Regicide). Go watch! (Louis Wu 15:52:58 UTC) (permalink)

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Wednesday Night Grifbrawl
Kal, from GrifballHub.com, sent word that Wednesday Night Grifbrawl is special this evening - two former Grifball champions face off in a series of three scrimmages. Four Guys One Ball will meet Hot Bikini Guyz on the field of battle! There are even prizes for the audience - be sure to tune in at 9 eastern on GrifballHub's Twitch.TV stream! (Louis Wu 15:47:42 UTC) (permalink)

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Halo Fans Invade Seattle (PAX recaps)
Recently, a couple of flavor videos showing off Halo fans at PAX were released - ncsuDuncan posted 'HaloGAF at PAX Prime 2012', while Greenskull posted 'PAX Prime 2012 Adventures - Day 1'. Whether you were at PAX, and want to relive it, or you weren't, and want a sense of what you missed, you should check these out! (Louis Wu 15:44:19 UTC) (permalink)

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Tyrant's Halo 2 Legendary Walkthrough - Regret (x2)
The Tyrant is back with two separate guides for Halo 2's Regret - one shows how to get through in standard fashion, while the other tosses the Envy Skull into the mix, along with Swordflying and Sputnik-enabled grenade jumping. Decide whether you want to go pure, or enhanced... and get to watching! Update: apologies, Narcogen points out that Tyrant uses the Envy skull in BOTH vids; he's just not exploiting the checkpoint to get infinite invisibility in the first. Sorry! (Louis Wu 15:38:14 UTC) (permalink)

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Tuesday's news in brief:

Halo 4 Terminal - up on Waypoint
Halo 4 Free - we need your help!
UK Halo 4 Preview Tour - 23-26 Oct
Telikos Protocol, Episode 1
Exclusive Halo 4 Forge Mode Details at Gamespot
IGN's Adrift Walkthrough
Defrost
Unity Halo 4 Raffle
Halotracker Charity Weekend
Do not use on your brain
Halo 4: Making you want to explore
Unmistakeably Halo
Change of Plans

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


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