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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Achievement PIG 112
The Achievement Hunter crew has released Halo HORSE 112 - Gavin and Geoff try out a phalanx of new maps. Watch it on AH.com or YouTube - thanks, Nikko B201. (Louis Wu 19:08:41 UTC) (permalink)
Let's Play Spartan Ops - Two New Chapters
Tyrant's back with a pair of episodes in his Let's Play Spartan Ops series - The Challenge pits him against some pretty mean Prometheans, while Sacred involves alcohol and a guest to save his but. Go watch! (Louis Wu 19:03:37 UTC) (permalink)
More on that Needler Prop
A couple of days ago, we pointed out a time-lapse video showing the creation of some blueprints for a Halo 4 Needler prop - today, Pyrosporkerlet us know that there's quite a bit more info about this project out there. Check out this post at Tested.com for info on Volpin, and this one for specifics on the Needler project!
(Louis Wu 19:01:05 UTC) (permalink)
Backup on Apex - Dying Not Allowed
RC Master let us know about another Legendary Solo No-Death run he's filmed - this one shows you the first chapter of Spartan Ops Episode 7, 'Backup'. Nice work!
(Louis Wu 18:56:52 UTC) (permalink)
Games as Lit 08 - Second Halo Podcast
Travis Knight let us know that the second episode of their Halo-centered podcast is live - this podcast focuses on The Cole Protocol, Contact Harvest, and Ghosts of Onyx. They won't be returning to the Halo books until the after the next Greg Bear book comes out - when they do return they plan to do an in-depth comparison of the Forerunner trilogy, Niven's Ringworld and Banks' Culture. Go listen! (mastrbiggy 14:11:16 UTC) (permalink)
What the Duck!?
pete_the_duck has a very important announcement - I think it's for the best. (mastrbiggy 11:22:39 UTC) (permalink)
The Halo Bulletin: 1.30.13
Waypoint released this week's bulletin - Burnie Burns, creator of RvB and Grifball, is interviewed and details are given regarding next week's matchmaking update and Spartan Ops Episode 8. Fileshare is now fully-functioning, so go check out the bulletin walkthrough and then proceed to upload and share your Halo 4 content. A local version of the bulletin is also available. (mastrbiggy 11:14:07 UTC) (permalink)
HBOMB 2013: A Retrospective
Avateur shared his HBO Mountain Bash experience - Avateur seems to have a thing for using ice as a weapon. Go read about the madness and look at some pretty pictures - I can't believe I missed out on building a snow fort :(. Looks like everyone had a great time! (mastrbiggy 10:59:56 UTC) (permalink)
Banshee Battling on the Cliffside Hilltop
Rockslider shared a new video - he takes the Banshee fight on the level 'Halo' to the cliffside hilltops. There is one clip that shows off something really neat - I certainly haven't seen it before. See if you can spot it. Nice! (mastrbiggy 10:43:57 UTC) (permalink)
PGCR 147 - plus Robowski Must Die: A Fridge 2 Far 2 Mega Contest
Robowski let us know that the newest Post Game Carnage Report is live - they cover the latest Halo news, their run in with Podtacular and dedicate their big topic to the PGCR fans. Robowski also informed us that they have announced their biggest contest featuring A Fridge 2 Far 2 - a Limited Edition Halo CE UNSC Mega Bloks Warthog is up for grabs (Given away at Halo Fest and only 5000 were made.) Check it out! (mastrbiggy 10:30:32 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Sniper Replica Causes Confusion
FlawlessCowboy reported that Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo recently became a target of an anti-gun movement on Facebook. Stephen is shown holding a SRS99D-S2 on the anti-gun Facebook page. In case you were wondering, the SRS99D-S2 is the Halo Sniper Rifle - whoops. (mastrbiggy 10:12:00 UTC) (permalink)
Keagan Gillepsie's Reach For A Dream Wish
Keagan Gillepsie, who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, informed Reach For A Dream that he was a tremendous Halo fan even though he hadn't played the games. His wish was to have a party with Master Chief for his 10th Birthday. As always, Master Chief came through and spent the day with Keagan. The Chief also presented Keagan with some UNSC hardware, including an Xbox 360, Halo games and a ton of Halo gear courtesy of Xbox and Reach For A Dream. Awesome! Thanks, TheOddOne.
(mastrbiggy 09:42:30 UTC) (permalink)
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