Expect a Lot of Bangs

July 7th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Rockslider is back with some more Megabattle craziness! He and his 11 marines tackle the Covenant with some various tactics and weaponry. Check out the linked post for your flavor of video!(MacGyver10 18:33:06 UTC)

Bungie Day

July 7th, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
The Day of the Player

Prepare to SSD – More

July 6th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Bones has added to the prize pool for munky-058's Forge Contest (we mentioned it last week), and extended the submission deadline - go check out his cool comic for all the details!(Louis Wu 21:18:27 UTC)

So Chief, Tell Me About Your Mother

July 6th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
The Escapist recently started a new series with video game characters spending some time on the couch of a therapist. Our mjolnir wearing hero spends some time talking about teabags and his dearly-departed, AI sidekick in an episode from last month. Thanks General Vagueness!(MacGyver10 14:05:32 UTC)

Assessing the Early Halo 5 E3 Build

July 6th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Digital Foundry, the infamous division of Eurogamer that focuses less on fun gameplay and more on comparing who has more inches, has an up-way-too-early Halo 5 performance article based on gameplay and videos from E3. While I believe they jump to conclusions way too early on videos of a build that are from three months ago and still today four months out, there is some interesting conversation nevertheless. Thanks SIX min WHISTLE!(MacGyver10 13:51:56 UTC)

Rampancy.net Channel Update July 2015

July 6th, 2015 by narcogen
Rampancy Channel Update July 2015

Just a quick update video showing what will be going up on the channel this week, and also a news item-- we'll be on vacation starting Thursday, July 9. Videos will resume on July 27.

Happy Fourth!

July 4th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
If you're in the US, we hope you're enjoying the beautiful weather and the grilled meats on this Independence Day. If you're not... enjoy what you've got! We'll be back soon.

ASE Ep. 161 Marathon Tempus Irae 25 & 27: Hang To Dry & Repository 9

July 4th, 2015 by narcogen

With our co-op scripts disabled to prevent going out of sync, Blackstar and Narcogen must rely on skill and determination to deal with waves of Hunters and Troopers teleporting behind them.

Also, our apologies-- this video and the previous one were posted out of order. This one will remain at the top space in the queue until the next is posted, and then we'll put back into the proper order.

We're doing a new Marathon adventure-- this time fighting the Pfhor in Italy of the past in third party scenario Tempus Irae!

Tempus Irae 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:


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


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.


Tempus Irae has its own spoiler guide:


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



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)

Scarab Tactics

July 3rd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
This week's Canon Fodder gets you up to speed on the lesser-known tidbits about Scarabs, shows off Grim's favorite armor variant as an intro to a fan-response segment asking about your favorite armor (with a tiny teaser about upcoming goodies), and provides details about the SDCC panel we mentioned earlier. Thanks to munky-058 for the heads-up.(Louis Wu 21:53:08 UTC)

The Game Informer Show: The Halo Edition

July 3rd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Game Informer has an interesting episode of The Game Informer Show, with both a pair of 343 employees (Josh Holmes and Tim Longo) and a pair of folks who USED to work on Halo (Jaime Griesemer, Marty O'Donnell). It's a Halo extravaganza! Go listen. Thanks, Bounce-A-Gon.(Louis Wu 21:48:40 UTC)

Armor customization discussion

July 3rd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Over at Beyond Entertainment, Josh 'Sal1ent' Holmes posted a note about the armor customization choices coming in Halo 5. It's not clear from the reaction of our own forum whether the final system is a step back from previous games, or whether people are misunderstanding his words. Go weigh in with your own thoughts! (Louis Wu 21:45:41 UTC)

Insight and Sneak Peeks, Incoming

July 3rd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Gamespot has a little bit of information about the Halo 5: Guardians panel at San Diego Comic-Con next week. Swing by for details! Thanks, Urban Reflex.(Louis Wu 21:40:35 UTC)

Let’s Play Destiny Co-op #63 Prison of Elders: Broken Legion

July 3rd, 2015 by narcogen
Prison of Elders: Broken Legion

Blackstar and Narcogen once again team up with Stuntmutt in the Prison of Elders, this time to take on Valus Tra'ug and the Broken Legion.

Bungie Weekly Update 07/02/2015

July 2nd, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
What’s in the Box?

A Halo 5 Skinned Xbox One

July 2nd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
At Comic Con this year, you can once again win a custom Xbox One! While there are many different console variations you can win (PvZ: Garden Warfare 2, Gears of War, Madden, etc), there is a pretty Halo 5: Guardians themed console with the Master Chief and Lock up for grabs! Urban Reflex!(MacGyver10 19:05:01 UTC)

Hunt for the Truth: Following the Trail of the Halo 5: Guardians Story

July 2nd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Gamespot seems to think the wording of a Halo 5: Guardians panel at the San Diego Comic Con is hinting at the long-talked about, never seen Halo TV series with Stephen Spielberg. Here's the panel description, straight from the Comic Con event schedule.

'The panel will bring new insight into the mysteries surrounding the Master Chief and build connections between the stories that have been told so far, and sneak peeks of the stories yet to be told in game and beyond.' Thanks Urban Reflex!(MacGyver10 18:57:50 UTC)

Hunt The Truth Supercut

July 2nd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Hopefully you were able to follow the #HuntTheTruth audio drama as it unfolded week by week, but if you missed out on it, you can now check all the episodes in ONE BIG SUPERCUT available on the Hunt the Truth tumblr. If you consider yourself a Halo fan, and have not yet listened to this, correct that and go download this! Thanks Urban Reflex!(MacGyver10 18:47:38 UTC)

Humble Bundle Initiation for Halo

July 2nd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Those that play video games on the internet might have heard of the 'Humble Bundle' before where they package a collection of PC games with a 'pay-what-you-want' style transaction and the money going to charities and the developer. Humble Bundle also does books and comics now, and their current Humble Bundle for books includes Halo: Initiation! Thanks SIX min WHISTLE!(MacGyver10 18:43:36 UTC)


July 1st, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Another week, another episode of Red vs Blue Season 13 - Ep 12 is full of fine moments and turning points. Can they get the sword back? Will Carolina and Epsilon recover? Will Kimball get herself court-martialed? Will anyone act like an adult? Go watch to find out!(Louis Wu 22:38:13 UTC)

Close Combat Against 6 Hunters

July 1st, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Rockslider has gone back to Silent Cartographer to see how he would do against 5 Hunters, on Heroic. Heh. (Louis Wu 21:39:46 UTC)