Clips of the Week (or whenever) #2

August 28th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
YourExWife put together his second 'Clips of the Week (or whenever)' - some great kills, and biggy stuck in a Wraith. Whee!(Louis Wu 22:46:31 UTC)

Reach – for Free

August 28th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Major Nelson announced the free games available to Xbox LIVE subscribers in September - and for the second half of the month, 360 owners will be able to download Reach. Nice! Thanks, FyreWulff.(Louis Wu 22:38:30 UTC)

MCC Remade Map 5: Lockout

August 28th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
The next Anniversary remake has been announced - and Gamespot's got a bunch of comparison pics. Go see the latest iteration of Lockout! Thanks, thebruce0.(Louis Wu 22:34:36 UTC)

Chops III

August 28th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
RVideo told us about Chops III - if you don't want to hear a lot of Xbox LIVE verbal abuse, skip this one... but there is some entertaining gaming here, and some very pretty cinematography. (Louis Wu 22:30:38 UTC)

The Halo Bulletin: 8.27.14

August 28th, 2014 by B is for Bravo

PAX Prime is upon us, which means we have a busy weekend ahead, and so do you. PAX Prime, the primest of the Penny Arcade Expos, starts this Friday, and we’re looking forward to the masses of gaming fans making their way to our neck of the woods. The event is sold out, it’s been a consistent 82 degrees and sunny in the greater Seattle area, and we have the North American playable premiere of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 2: Anniversary - it looks like we’re gearing up for quite a weekend. Whether you’ll be joining us in downtown Seattle, or will be glued to Twitter, Twitch, and Waypoint, we’re excited to have you with us.

Late last week, we posted our official PAX Prime 2014 Schedule, and we’ve updated it with some new details. Check out the below to see what’s going down on both the show floor and Twitch.tv/Halo.

ODSV: Orbital Drop Shock Venom

August 27th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Revenant1988 combined two of his favorite things, and the result is marvelous. Go look.(Louis Wu 19:11:21 UTC)

Halo: Escalation #9 Available Now

August 27th, 2014 by B is for Bravo

      Halo Escalation 9

The ninth issue of Dark Horse's ongoing comic series - Halo: Escalation - is now for sale! In the days following the events of Halo 4, the Master Chief faced one of his greatest challenges. Halo lead writer Brian Reed (Amazing Spider-ManMs. Marvel) takes the Master Chief from the fires of Halo 4 to the pages of Halo: Escalation in “The Next 72 Hours” Part 2!

Published by Dark Horse Comics, Halo: Escalation spins directly out of the events of Halo 4. Below, check out pages 1-6 of Halo: Escalation #9.

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Visit the official Dark Horse website to purchase Halo: Escalation #9.

Sanghelios Coastal City

August 27th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Whoa. Garrett "TDSpiral" Post threw this up on Facebook recently... it's his idea of a pre-Covenant Sanghelios. I feel like he nailed it! (There's a 1080p version here, and you should check it out.) (Louis Wu 23:26:59 UTC)

Halo at PAX Prime Schedule

August 26th, 2014 by B is for Bravo

For this year’s show at PAX Prime, we’ll have Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 2: Anniversary playable on the show floor, a panel and panel signing, and The Halo PAX Prime Showdown tournament. You can qualify for The Halo PAX Prime Showdown at the ASTRO Gaming and Skullcandy Gaming booths on Friday, and only Friday. To watch the finals on Saturday and Sunday, just tune into Twitch.tv/Halo – the top 8 teams from the event will be duking it out for their share of $10,000.

Read on for more details, and how to get involved!

All Weekend

Play Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Friday – Monday
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Xbox Booth #412, #422, #432

We’re bringing Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer to the PAX Prime show floor! If you want to get hands-on, be sure to swing by the Xbox booth and duke it out on newly remastered maps and game types.

Friday, August 29

Halo PAX Prime Showdown Qualifiers
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
ASTRO Gaming Booth #842
Skullcandy Gaming Booth #3117

Come to the ASTRO Gaming (Booth #842) and Skullcandy Gaming (Booth #3117) booths to get hands-on with Halo 2: Anniversary multiplayer and qualify for the Halo PAX Prime Showdown! At the end of the day, we’ll be taking the top performers from each booth, and giving them a spot in the 8-team finals, where they’ll compete for their share of $10,000!

Saturday, August 30

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Panel
Halo and the Journey of The Master Chief
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Benaroya Hall

Join the Halo Developers from 343 Industries for an in-depth look into Halo: The Master Chief Collection and other upcoming Halo projects and releases. Come celebrate The Master Chief and the future of the franchise as we take you on the next steps of your Halo journey.

Panelists:
Frank O'Connor [Franchise Director, 343 Industries], Dan Ayoub [Executive Producer, 343 Industries], Max Hoberman [President, Certain Affinity & Original Multiplayer and Online Design Lead, Halo 2], Kiki Wolfkill [Partner Executive Producer, 343 Industries], Paul Lipson [Senior Audio Director, 343 Industries]

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Panel Signing
Halo and the Journey of The Master Chief
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Paramount Theater 

After the panel our esteemed panelists will be waiting to meet you up at the Paramount Theater. We hope to see you there!

Panelists:
Frank O'Connor [Franchise Director, 343 Industries], Dan Ayoub [Executive Producer, 343 Industries], Max Hoberman [President, Certain Affinity & Original Multiplayer and Online Design Lead, Halo 2], Kiki Wolfkill [Partner Executive Producer, 343 Industries], Paul Lipson [Senior Audio Director, 343 Industries]

PAX Prime Showdown Tournament
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
http://Twitch.tv/Halo

Check out Day 1 of the Halo PAX Prime Showdown, with some of the best Halo players in the world competing for their share of $10,000 in Halo 2: Anniversary! The only place to see this is on our Twitch channel. This is a behind-closed-doors event!

Sunday, August 31

PAX Prime Showdown Tournament Finals
11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Grand finals: 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
http://Twitch.tv/Halo

Check out the final day of the Halo PAX Prime Showdown, with some of the best Halo players in the world competing for their share of $10,000 in Halo 2: Anniversary. Be sure to tune into the grand finals from 4-6PM, where we’ll see one team take home the $5,000 first place prize!

As always, we’ll be posting to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and streaming to Twitch throughout the weekend to keep everyone up-to-date on all the happenings. Be sure to follow us so you don’t miss a moment of the fun.

http://twitter.com/Halo
http://facebook.com/Halo
http://twitch.tv/Halo
http://instagram.com/Halo

ASE Ep. 125 Marathon EVIL 3: BEER WINE GUNS AMMO PICNIC SUPPLIES

August 26th, 2014 by narcogen
BEER WINE GUNS AMMO PICNIC SUPPLIES

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.

In this episode, we find a Hunter who writes us emails, and then we explode him.

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:

http://source.bungie.org

EVIL and other third party scenarios for the Aleph One engine can be downloaded here:

http://source.bungie.org/scenarios.php#more

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.

http://simplici7y.com/items/co-op

EVIL has its own spoiler guide:

http://marathon.bungie.org/spoiler/evil/

Subscribe to the Narcogen's YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

Subscribe to the iTunes channel or RSS feed for shorts and audio podcasts:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anger-sadness-and-envy/id266991411?mt=2

http://feeds.feedburner.com/AngerSadnessEnvy

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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One2One Bust Prototypes: Ripa ‘Moramee

August 25th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
PFG (who's been in our news many times in the past for his incredible collection of Halo memorabilia) is back with some bust prototypes he got his hands on. (These were never marketed.) Go look at the pics! (Louis Wu 20:43:42 UTC)

Visualizing the Halo Universe, Round 18: Ancients

August 25th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Postmortem has kicked off another Illustration round of his Visualizing the Halo Universe series - this one focuses on an ancient crashed vessel. Go read the details in his forum post! (Louis Wu 20:37:54 UTC)

Halo at PAX Prime

August 25th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
If you're coming to PAX, you probably want to take a quick look at 343's schedule for the show - there's hands-on opportuntities all weekend, plus a tournament which has its finals on Sunday, plus a Master Chief Collection Panel on Saturday! Busy weekend, Halo-wise!(Louis Wu 20:35:26 UTC)

Let’s Play Halo CTF – in Minecraft

August 25th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
The AchievementHunter crew recreated Halo CTF in Minecraft (Xbox 360 Edition)... there were a few glitches, but in general, it looked like a pretty fun game! Thanks, robofin117.(Louis Wu 20:32:32 UTC)

Ice Ice Baby

August 25th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Yes, we're crazy-behind on news. Sorry. The big thing this weekend seems to be ALS Ice Bucket Challenges - there was the 343 group that underwent a dousing in the Halo Bulletin this week, and then there was Jen Taylor and Steve Downes as Master Chief and Cortana (awesome), and Marty O'Donnell doing his best to stay on key with the Monk Chant while being slowly soaked with very, very cold water. There were many, many more - but we're going to stop there, because the day's not over yet and there's still quite a bit left to get done! We'll be back on track soon... promise. (Louis Wu 23:47:33 UTC)

Podtacular 439: Show Me The Showdowns

August 23rd, 2014 by theguardians@podtacular.com (Dust Storm)

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Just when we thought one Showdown was enough, 343 has announced in their latest Halo Bulletin that Pax Prime will feature it’s own Showdown on Halo 2 Anniversary.  We were very excited to watch the Gamescom Showdown finals and see European pro team TCM take home the first place prize.  Now we have the Americans to give their go at Halo 2 Anniversary for the same prize purse of $10K.  If you’re going to be at Pax Prime this year, you will have the opportunity to play for a spot in the Showdown at the Astro Gaming booth with games of the showdown being broadcast on Saturday and Sunday.  Also on Saturday is the Halo panel at 11:00A PDT with more delicious Master Chief Collection goodness.  Make sure you hit us up on Twitter if you’re going to be in town next weekend.

Evolution of Midship

August 22nd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Chief Canuck put together a video he calls 'Halo 5 Guardians: Evolution of Midship'. Does a pretty nice job showing how the map has developed over the years! Thanks, Vic.(Louis Wu 22:01:44 UTC)

I dunno… they’re armored, right?

August 22nd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
The ALS ice bucket challenge might be getting out of hand... but this is one of the coolest ones I've seen. Halo-related because of the challenges at the end.(Louis Wu 21:59:08 UTC)

Bungie Weekly Update – 08/22/2014

August 22nd, 2014 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Bucket Lists and Golden Moments.

Bungie Weekly Update – 08/22/2014

August 22nd, 2014 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Bucket Lists and Golden Moments.