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Monday, November 12, 2012
One Man's Misery is Another Man's Montage-maker
Xorian brought to our attention today's Penny Arcade comic, which focuses on how Halo's Theater Mode can highlight our lowlights. I know the feeling! (GrimBrother One 22:07:24 UTC) (permalink)
Spartan Ops Cutscene Library - Open
We've decided to kick off our Spartan Ops Cutscene Library - the first two cutscenes are available now. These are already available in streaming format on Halo Waypoint (both on your Xbox and on the web) - but lots of people have shown a desire to download the files, either for easy replay or for use in video projects... so having a source for HD downloads is a good thing for the community. We'll add new cutscenes each week, as they go live. For each cutscene, you'll find download links for 360p and 720p versions of the scene (in both QT and WMV formats), plus a streaming 360p version, for when you just want to check something quickly (just click the thumbnails). Enjoy!
(Louis Wu 20:50:30 UTC) (permalink)
Halo 4 Haven Callouts, by u4iX
u4iX put together a guide showing some Haven callouts - learn 'em, and play better! Thanks, CyReN. (Louis Wu 20:39:01 UTC) (permalink)
Don't overwrite your work!
pete_the_duck has a warning for you if you're a big Forger... read his post to see how to avoid losing maps. (Louis Wu 20:37:26 UTC) (permalink)
Getting out of Infinity
t00lbox stopped by with a video that shows you how to get out of Infinity. Pretty cool! (Louis Wu 20:36:17 UTC) (permalink)
Halo 4 Lead Designer to Headline Game Design Expo 2013
343's Chris Haluke has been tapped as the first speaker on Industry Speaker Day at Game Design Expo 2013, in Vancouver this coming January. If you're interested in game design, and near Vancouver... don't miss it!
(Louis Wu 20:15:06 UTC) (permalink)
Were It So Easy
Clefton Twain wrote up his thoughts on Halo 4 - swing by his blog to read 'em! (Louis Wu 20:13:11 UTC) (permalink)
Spartan Ops Episode 2 - now active
Episode 2 of Spartan Ops went live today - and you can watch the opening cutscene on Halo Waypoint. Thanks, DHalo. (Louis Wu 20:00:38 UTC) (permalink)
Waypoint Worth Watching
There's a bunch of new stuff up at Halo Waypoint today - swing by!
Go check it out! (Louis Wu 19:58:16 UTC) (permalink)
HaloCharts.com is back!
Firestream used to run HaloCharts.com - and many, many Halo fans were sorry when it closed down in 2011. He's brought it back - it's offering general Halo 4 stats (not personal stats), that can give you a sense for who's playing and when! Thrilled to see it back. (Louis Wu 19:48:03 UTC) (permalink)
Helveck has been thinking about a Halo-themed tattoo for a long time; he's finally settled on a design. Pretty awesome choice, you ask me!
(Louis Wu 19:46:28 UTC) (permalink)
Ops-Cast Episode 1: Promethean Bread
MoltenSlowa let us know about a new episode of his Spartan Ops-based podcast, Ops-Cast - discussion focuses on Episode 1. You can hear it on TalkShoe or iTunes. Go listen! (Louis Wu 19:43:14 UTC) (permalink)
Remote Detonator Special Delivery
Hedgemony pointed out a short but funny vid he found mentioned on Josh Holmes' Twitter feed. Not all Mongooses are harmless! (Louis Wu 19:41:29 UTC) (permalink)
When in doubt, be controversial
Schooly D has set up what he calls the 'Halo 4 Blunder Database' - maybe a better name would be 'things I don't like in Halo 4'. Go see what you think - and add your own, if you feel like it! (Louis Wu 19:31:30 UTC) (permalink)
Killing Spree Postponed!
Taco Power noticed a small egg on Shutdown - Jeff Steitzer has a few extra tidbits! I grabbed a quick recording. (Louis Wu 19:29:42 UTC) (permalink)
Hallo is out.
Tex was interviewed by her cousin about Halo 4. What a read!
(Louis Wu 19:11:33 UTC) (permalink)
Kyle Hefley Cortana renders
Kyle Hefley, a senior character artist at 343, recently posted some Cortana renders he did for Halo4. The two sculpt previews made me drool. Thanks, Hedgemony.
(Louis Wu 19:08:54 UTC) (permalink)
I think I've experienced Sobbing Mode
Kermit found an article at Conan O'Brien's Team Coco website that made me smile. Go check it out. (Louis Wu 19:07:17 UTC) (permalink)
Halo 4 Achievement Guide(s)
MixMaker1 let us know that he's started a video Halo 4 Achievement Guide - the first installment covers the Terminals. Take a look! (Seraph XXVII pointed out a text-based guide at Xbox360Achievements, if that works better for your brain.) (Louis Wu 19:05:45 UTC) (permalink)
2012 FLAG Tournament - Coming This Weekend!
tiny stopped by to remind everyone that this year's FLAG (Fight Like A Girl) Tournament will kick off next weekend - and you can play Halo 4 to save boobs everywhere. There are lots of cool prizes for participants - check out his post!
(Louis Wu 18:36:15 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Tower, Redux
Dark Helmet continues to tweak his Halo Tower (fully rendered) - check out the latest version! (Louis Wu 18:33:54 UTC) (permalink)
Anoj's Halo 4 Top 10 Ep 1: Amazing Kills
Anoj has his first Top 10 in Halo 4 - he calls it 'Amazing Kills', and some of them are quite impressive! Check it out. Thanks, Jordan Bell.
(Louis Wu 18:32:42 UTC) (permalink)
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