MCC on Toonami

November 26th, 2014 by
Not sure I understand why... but the crew of Toonami will be playing MCC on the air this Saturday, from 11:30 to 6, on Adult Swim. Weird! Thanks again, gamerguy2002.(Louis Wu 22:17:49 UTC)

Modding is fun

November 26th, 2014 by
As MCC issues continue, the modders remain a powerful source of new material - there's a video showing off more Halo 4 UNSC weapons with aim-down sights (the Spartan Laser actually seems MORE useful with this - the first weapon I've seen that this is true), a video showing Halo 4 QuickTime Events in 3rd person view (this is just silly), and a Halo 4 Promethean 'horse' (there are no words). Go watch! Thanks, gamerguy2002.(Louis Wu 22:16:00 UTC)

Bungie Weekly Update – 11/26/2014

November 26th, 2014 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Giving Thanks. Busting down the doors.

Let’s Play Destiny Co-Op #23: The Nexus

November 26th, 2014 by narcogen
The Nexus

Blackstar, Narcogen and Funkmon take on the Nexus mind directing the Vex efforts on Venus.

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A note from 343

November 25th, 2014 by
Bonnie Ross, Head of 343 Industries, posted a note on Halo Waypoint last night - she summarized the issues still facing the Master Chief Collection, and outlined the fixes that are in the pipeline. If you're feeling like you're not being listened to, give this a read - 343 definitely understands that things aren't working properly for fans, and are working hard to fix this. (Thanks to zofinda for the heads-up.)(Louis Wu 23:38:45 UTC)

Secrets of the Halo 4 Beta

November 24th, 2014 by
The modding scene continues to churn out interesting Halo content - Lord Zedd has a couple of interesting new vids for you, both focused on the Halo 4 Beta. The first shows off the 'Midnight' menus (which look like reskinned Reach menus), while the second shows a Call-of-Duty-like Remote Missile which was never actually used in multiplayer (though it may have shown up in the Campaign level 'Reclaimer', at the end). Fun stuff! Thanks, gamerguy2002 (twice).(Louis Wu 22:18:10 UTC)

Developing The Dark Below

November 24th, 2014 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Expanding the world of Destiny.

Podtacular 453: Are We Fixed Yet?

November 24th, 2014 by (Dust Storm)


Since the release of the Master Chief Collection, there have been many frustrations amongst Halo fans with the numerous issues plaguing the game.  The content update that came out this week, while it seems to statistically helped as reported by 343 Industries, many people are either seeing better results, new issues, or a degradation in capabilities.  Despite the issues, the Halo Championship Series announced during the week leading up to the Launch Invitational is shaping up to bring Halo eSports a new life in competitive gaming.  One of the people responsible for helping put together HCS is none other than one of the favored eSports commentators Goldenboy, who happens to be our guest on this episode to give us the details and where we can expect the series to go in the coming months.

Halo 1, Legendary – in under 90 minutes.

November 23rd, 2014 by
Whoa. Sub Whistle just posted a sub-90-minute legendary run of Halo 1 (the entire game). Amazing! Thanks, Morpheus.(Louis Wu 21:27:20 UTC)

Winter 2015 Grifball Season – Registration Open

November 23rd, 2014 by
Kal sent word that registration is now open for the Winter 2015 Grifball season - there are divisions for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, so you can play on the console of your choice. You've got until Friday, November 28 - go sign up!(Louis Wu 21:24:39 UTC)

Let’s Play Destiny Co-Op #22: Winter’s Run

November 23rd, 2014 by narcogen
Winter's Run

Ghost tells us that the Fallen have broken an inmate out of the Awoken's Prison of Elders: an Archon Priest. We have to take him out.

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Halo 2 Anniversary – H2A Forge Map Awash: Full Dimensions

November 22nd, 2014 by
MixMaker1 and HaloFanForLife took a close look at Awash, the Forge Map included with Halo 2 Anniversary - watch the video, you might learn something!(Louis Wu 21:20:10 UTC)

ODST Carnage

November 22nd, 2014 by
Revenant1988 posted pictures of his newest cosplay crossover - it's a blend of an ODST and Marvel's Carnage - he calls it 'ODSC'. It's simply awesome. Go look.(Louis Wu 21:17:50 UTC)

Zeus is coming back

November 22nd, 2014 by
You might remember Zeus, a Mac Halo Editor we mentioned a couple of years ago - Sparky, the creator, says he's torn it down and rebuilt it from the ground up. It will be available for both Windows and MacOS - and if you want exclusive early access, just post pictures of delicious pizza!(Louis Wu 21:11:26 UTC)

Feet First into Hell – a Halo Experience

November 22nd, 2014 by
Sean Bradley pointed out a new photo from the Feet First into Hell crew - that looks HAWT. Go see.(Louis Wu 21:08:04 UTC)

Drunken Halo Ep 93

November 22nd, 2014 by
Justin told us about Drunken Halo, Episode 93 - the focus is the problems that the Master Chief Collection continues to have. Go listen!(Louis Wu 21:06:23 UTC)

GameVGame: The Halo Campaign Level Final

November 22nd, 2014 by
Andy, from GameVGame, let us know that he's collated the data from their series of Halo campaign polls - and the final poll is up now, with two levels from each game (as chosen by you, the fans). Go pick your favorite overall!(Louis Wu 21:05:25 UTC)

ASE Ep. 145 Marathon EVIL 32: View From The Edge (Secret Level)

November 22nd, 2014 by narcogen
View From The Edge

We've finished with the canonical Marathon Trilogy and are moving on to third party scenarios, starting with EVIL. In this scenario, a UESC ship from Tau Ceti runs into a spatial anomaly that sends them far away where we encounter something dark and evil.

Okay, so it turns out THIS is the final level. It's actually a secret level, although I have no idea where the entrance is. Anyway, here it is. Our mission? Kill everything, including a fat guy with a strangling fetish. Yes, really.

EVIL can be played, like the other Marathon games, using the open source Aleph One engine which you can get here for Windows, Mac and Linux:

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We use irons' Co-Op script, which gives weapons and ammo to both players if either picks any up, and prevents weapon loss on death (so items can't be destroyed in lava or slime). The script also allows one player to teleport to a destination set by themselves or their partner, in case co-op players run into a problem a solo player would have to restart for.

EVIL has its own spoiler guide:

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)
"New Pacific (Reprise)" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (outro music)

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Master Chief Collection Matchmaking Update being deployed

November 20th, 2014 by
According to Halo Waypoint, the Master Chief Collection content update scheduled for this week should be live now (or possibly in the next few hours). The blog post lists the changes being made - players frustrated by matchmaking issues should find some relief!(Louis Wu 23:42:15 UTC)

Bungie Weekly Update – 11/20/2014

November 20th, 2014 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
The second biggest update of the week.