I should have embedded ‘Siege of Madrigal’

April 16th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
It's not really Halo news, since it doesn't change anything related to the game or its music... but it's pretty big news, at least in my world, and it's certainly Halo-related: Marty O'Donnell no longer works for Bungie. More details can be found in this post on our Destiny site.(Louis Wu 19:11:53 UTC)

There are those who said this day would never come…

April 16th, 2014 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Farewell, Marty.

Podtacular 417

April 15th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Dust Storm let us know that the latest episode of Podtacular is full of juicy conversation - Ridley Scott, Microsoft's new digital assistant, Gamespy, and more are touched on. Go give it a listen! (Louis Wu 19:35:32 UTC)

4 Years Later: Halo 2 on Xbox LIVE

April 15th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
The staff of Beyond Entertainment has taken this anniversary opportunity (today marks 4 years since the original Xbox LIVE service was discontinued) to look back on Halo 2, and what it meant to them in its heyday. Oh, the feels! Thanks, CyReN.(Louis Wu 18:26:40 UTC)

ASE Ep. 101 Marathon Infinity lvl 9 Where Some Rarely Go

April 15th, 2014 by narcogen
Where Some Rarely Go

We're back on L'howon, wandering around a water processing facility, looking for information on a S'pht AI from Pfhor terminals. What a surprise! Also there's more disturbing news about Pfhor experiments on S'pht and Flick'ta.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

We use irons' Co-Op script:

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

Thanks to the maintainer of the Marathon Story Page, the denizens of the Marathon Story Forum and the Marathon Spoiler Guide:

http://marathon.bungie.org/story

http://forums.bungie.org/story/

http://marathon.bungie.org/spoiler/m2/

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)

Marathon,Marathon Infinity (Video Game),Bungie,Bungie Studios (Organization),Cooperative Gameplay (Gameplay Mode),Cooperative Game (Game Genre),Let's Play

It’s Broken AGAIN?

April 14th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Wow. Last week, slYnki beat the world speed record for Silent Cartographer... and yesterday, it happened again. Vetro shaved a full 5 seconds off the total - amazing! Check it out. Thanks, Reed Tiburon. (Louis Wu 19:26:57 UTC)

Some days I’m blue. Some days I’m not.

April 13th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Revenant1988 bought some UV LEDs and turned his Halo 3+ Cortana into a Halo Cortana. Pretty slick! (Louis Wu 18:32:02 UTC)

Fan Fiction Update (at long last)

April 13th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Eep - forgot to mention this on Friday... but for the first time in nearly 6 months, there's a new Fan Fiction piece loaded! Go give it a read.(Louis Wu 18:28:27 UTC)

Myth Multiplayer A Beginner’s Guide Episode IV

April 13th, 2014 by narcogen
Myth Beginner Multiplayer Part IV

MyChemicalBromance continues his series on introducing new players to multiplayer Myth. This episode focuses on area of effect attacks-- mortar dwarves, fetch and warlocks!

Going… going… gone.

April 12th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Reach's Emile plays a larger-than-usual role in the latest Fails of the Weak (AH.com | YouTube). That guy should spend less time polishing his knife and more time avoiding out-of-the-park swings. Thanks, Nikko B201.(Louis Wu 20:49:48 UTC)

Definitely prettier than a Mongoose.

April 12th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Awesome - Impact Props released a video of Master Chief - on a motorcycle.d It made me happy. Thanks, thebruce0.(Louis Wu 20:47:55 UTC)

Starhammer – an influence for Halo

April 11th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Grey101 might be a newcomer to our forum - but he's hit the ground running, that's for sure! A second analysis piece in as many days looks at the Starhammer trilogy, from Christopher Rowley, and focuses on how it has affected the Halo universe. (Spoilers - the answer is 'really heavily'.) Go give it a read!(Louis Wu 21:53:56 UTC)

Bungie Weekly Update – 04/11/2014

April 11th, 2014 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Passing on that which we have learned.

ASE Ep. 100 Marathon Infinity lvl 8 Post Naval Trauma

April 11th, 2014 by narcogen
Post Naval Trauma

Thanks to everyone who has watched and listened to ASE over the past few years-- this is our 100th episode!

Special thanks go to Blackstar who is playing Marathon with me, to Bungiefen Miguel Chavez and Cody Miller who have been co-hosts many, many times, and to Trindacut who first convinced me that Rampancy should have a podcast and cohosted many of the early Halo-focused episodes.

Enjoy!

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Durandal has sent us to a Pfhor orbital repair facility to blow up some stuff! Sounds like fun. Prepare to drink vacuum!

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

We use irons' Co-Op script:

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

Thanks to the maintainer of the Marathon Story Page, the denizens of the Marathon Story Forum and the Marathon Spoiler Guide:

http://marathon.bungie.org/story

http://forums.bungie.org/story/

http://marathon.bungie.org/spoiler/m2/

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)

Marathon,Marathon Infinity (Video Game),Bungie,Bungie Studios (Organization),Cooperative Gameplay (Gameplay Mode),Cooperative Game (Game Genre),Let's Play

Halo Bulletin – April 9

April 10th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
The Latest Halo Bulletin went live last night - and Bravo's packed it chock-full of goodies. A new fan-made helmet (killer!), matchmaking updates, info on a new Spartan Assault feature, a shoutout to Beyond Entertainment's Spring Tournament, and a spotlight on 'pink' - it's all in there. Go read! (It's local, too, of course.) (Louis Wu 20:26:06 UTC)

Building Halo 4′s Distributed Cloud Services

April 10th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
If you're into cloud computing and massive data processing, there's a pretty in-depth talk from Build 2014 in which the team from 343 discuss how they built the cloud services that power Halo 4. SERIOUSLY technical. Check it out! Thanks, Arithmomaniac. (Louis Wu 20:22:55 UTC)

SC in 3.75 minutes. Wow.

April 10th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
slYnki has (re)broken the world record speed run for Silent Cartographer - it's now down to 3:44! Take a look! (Louis Wu 20:20:30 UTC)

100 not out

April 10th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Rockslider continues his habit of pushing Halo glitches to their extremes; for his 100th video, he decided to mess with the Spirit dropship, in an attempt to keep it from its normal path. He's successful - to a point. (The end of the video shows some really nice flying.) Check it out! (Louis Wu 20:18:27 UTC)

Impossible Pragmatism – isn’t that an oxymoron?

April 10th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Grey101 stopped by our forum to announce his analysis of Catherine Halsey - swing by his blog to give it a read! A very interesting piece, it is. (Louis Wu 20:10:16 UTC)

I do some web design…

April 10th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Gugga Leunnam (we've mentioned his mashups before) let us know that he's put out his latest work: Halo/The Amazing Spider-Man 2 FINAL Trailer Mashup. Pretty slick! (He even made some wallpaper for this one!)(Louis Wu 20:07:39 UTC)