Podtacular 464: Halo 5 Beta Breakdown: Breakout and Strongholds

March 2nd, 2015 by theguardians@podtacular.com (Dust Storm)

Halo 5: Guardians is shaping up to focus on the competitive aspect of Halo, which we got a glimpse of during the beta.  Breakout was featured as the new experience coming to Halo multiplayer, and with the modifications to base player traits and the round-based, slayer-type matches, strategies are key to success.  Unyshek joins us on this podcast, being one of the few people to get a perfect, no-deaths game of Breakout, helping us dissect the Breakout gametype and maps.  Strongholds was also introduced as a spin off Territories and King of the Hill, but provides a scoring system that could make for some great comebacks.  Listen in as we discuss strategies and conjure some interesting ideas for these modes if we were making them.

New Blood Preview Online

March 1st, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Kobo Books has an excerpt from the upcoming Halo: New Blood novel - and it looks like our friend Buck has gotten a promotion, of sorts. (Grizzlei is not happy.) (Louis Wu 22:22:22 UTC)

CE3 2015 Live – just 4 months away

March 1st, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
CE3 2015 is coming up - submission deadline for content is June 27, while teh actual air date is July 11. MatthewDratt stopped by our forum with a link to a promo trailer and some basic details!(Louis Wu 22:15:18 UTC)

Rockslide Megabattle – AR and Pistol

March 1st, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Rockslider has completed his rockslide megabattle sequence with a final pair of vids - 11 supporting marines, with either the AR or the Pistol to help thin out Covies. Go watch! (Louis Wu 22:13:10 UTC)

Halo 2 – Jackal Shield Action

March 1st, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Gamecheat13 got the Halo 2 Jackal Shield (originally planned to be a playable shield for you, after you removed it from its original owner) working, so you can see what it would have played like. Looks like Bungie's decision to cut this was a good one! Thanks, gamerguy2002.(Louis Wu 22:10:46 UTC)

Halo Community Update – end of February

March 1st, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
The latest Halo Community Update at Halo Waypoint details an upcoming content update - should improve details across the board. There are also updates to MCC Playlists, and some stats on weapons used during the Halo 5 Beta. Go give it a read! Thanks, uberfoop. (Louis Wu 22:08:20 UTC)

Canon Fodder – Second To None

February 27th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
This week's Canon Fodder focuses on Second Story, a feature of the Halo Channel that allows new views into existing content. Nightfall is one of the first projects to receive the Second Story treatment, and GrimBrother One's got the lowdown for you on what sort of goodies you can find if you go looking. Cool stuff!(Louis Wu 22:54:33 UTC)

Crowd-sourced Halo? Not yet.

February 27th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Remember that old chestnut about a million monkeys pounding away on a million keyboards, accidentally creating Shakespeare as they go? Yeah... not so much. (Thanks, SEspider.)(Louis Wu 22:53:39 UTC)

Rockslide Megabattle – Now With More Sniping

February 27th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Rockslider has added another variant to his newest rockslide megabattle - this time it's sniper/pistol vs the bad guys. Go see how he does! (Louis Wu 22:50:49 UTC)

Developer Open House

February 27th, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Come and knock on our door.

Bungie Weekly Update – 02/26/2015

February 26th, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Heavy ammo available.

Halo Randomness 2015 – E01

February 25th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
2good4u2 is back with another installment of his Randomness series - it's well-labeled. Games range from the original Halo to Halo 5 Beta. Go watch!(Louis Wu 22:47:04 UTC)

Drunken Halo vs Pigs Round 3

February 25th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Game 3 of 4 of the Drunken Halo vs PIGS podcast showdown is now on YouTube. This time they duel it out by slaying each other on Abandon. Thanks, Travis Bryce.(mastrbiggy 21:48:02 UTC)

Destiny Update – 02/25/2015

February 25th, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
1.1.1 : The one about Weapon Rebalance

Podtacular 463: Halo 5 Beta Breakdown: Maps

February 25th, 2015 by theguardians@podtacular.com (Dust Storm)

Guest-less this week, we take a look at the maps from the Halo 5 Guardians: Multiplayer Beta.  We looked at the strengths and weaknesses of each map from playability to design to weapon placement and choices and more.  We left the Breakout maps out of this one that will be covered in next week’s Breakout show.  There were some other Halo news things we covered like this past weekend’s Xbox Ultimate Game sale and the HCS tournaments happening this weekend.  Let us know what your favorite map was during the beta in our forums.

Rockslide megabattle, 12 against 33

February 24th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Rockslider's back to his rockslide megabattle setup - this time with 11 marines and 33 covies. Sound like fun? Go watch!(Louis Wu 20:56:43 UTC)

Teleporting Projectiles

February 24th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Interesting! Lord Zedd has posted a video showing teleporters working with projectiles (you fire into one end, it comes out the other). Apparently, this was built into the game, but never activated. I'm sort of glad (I can't tell you how frustrating it would be to be killed by a rocket that came out of nowhere - erm, out of the nearby teleporter - in a matchmade game) - but I can see how this would be pretty interesting to play with! Thanks, gamerguy2002.(Louis Wu 20:55:07 UTC)

Bungie Bounty – PRIMEGUARD Edition

February 24th, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Putting them to the Test.

Community Focus – Dames of Destiny

February 24th, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed

Drunken Halo 2v2 Round 2

February 23rd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Travis Bryce sent word that game 2 of 4 of the Drunken Halo vs PIGS Podcast showdown is live. Go watch some 2v2 Oddball on Countdown!(mastrbiggy 23:46:45 UTC)