Drunken Halo 112

May 6th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
What's better than Halo? Drunken Halo! In the latest episode of Drunken Halo, Travis and Justin touch on Spartan Ops and its role in MCC. They also analyze the recently revealed Halo 5 Guardians cover art and discuss the incoming Master Chief Collection DLC. Go listen!(colindosaj 23:10:30 UTC)

Canon Fodder – Puzzled Expression

May 6th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
GrimBrother One is back with more Canon Fodder. Grim recaps some Halo news and hints at what's to come in the weeks leading up the E3 in June. We also get some insight regarding Jul 'Mdama's faction and we learn about what happened this week in Halo. Go read! Thanks, Urban Reflex. (colindosaj 23:03:16 UTC)

House of Wolves Reveal Teaser – Prison of Elders

May 5th, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Fight. Kill. Survive.

Hunt the Truth – Episode 06 ‘Boxing Story’

May 5th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
The latest episode of the Hunt The Truth audio series is now available. In this episode Giraud investigates the rumors that ONI has been spreading misinformation. Go listen!(colindosaj 23:14:53 UTC)

Spartan Locke Figure by McFarlane Toys

May 5th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
343 Industries posted an interview with McFarlane Toys about creating a Spartan Locke figure. The interview takes you through the process of bringing 3D models into the real world. Go read!(colindosaj 23:13:46 UTC)

Cavern Megabattle – Banshee and Rockets

May 4th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Rockslides's back with a pair of videos showing off heavy carnage in AotCR's cavern megabattle - a dozen marines, more than 3 dozen movies, and a Spartan. What a glorious mess! Go watch.(Louis Wu 23:03:46 UTC)

Frankie talks MCC and moving forward

May 3rd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Xbox Achievements is running a story that highlights Frank O'Connor's thoughts on the mistakes that were made with Halo: The Master Chief Collection and the efforts 343 is taking to ensure a smoother launch with Halo 5 Guardians. This stems from a larger interview that we mentioned a while back. Thanks, gamerguy2002. (colindosaj 23:57:03 UTC)

Podtacular 479: Three Four Tweet

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

This week’s news come in the form of tweets and forum posts from Creative Director, Josh Holmes.  Late last week, Josh took to Twitter to answer some of the community’s questions regarding Halo 5, some immediate, some to be expanded upon come E3 and leading up to launch.  He also replied to a user over on the Team Beyond forums regarding Breakout and bit team play in Halo 5.

GrifballHub needs you NOW!

May 2nd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Kal Belgarion reminds us that tomorrow is the last day of the GrifballHub Kickstarter campaign to fund a Grifball booth at RTX this year. As of this writing, with 27 hours to go, they're at $11,675 of their needed $11,750 - just $75 short! Can you help? Update: Less than 5 minutes after I posted this, someone pledged $76. They just hit $11,751 - full funding! That's awesome. There are stretch goals, though, so don't stop now!(Louis Wu 23:54:52 UTC)

Reclaimer Writeup 3: Hegemony

May 2nd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Wahrer stopped in to announce a writeup at ReclaimerHub that looks at the state of the Covenant after the events of Halo 3. Lots of info here!(Louis Wu 23:49:42 UTC)

Cal Poly Wind Ensemble performs Halo

May 2nd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Aaron Jacobs notified us of a performance by the Cal Poly Wind Ensemble from last year - it's a stirring rendition of 'Finish the Fight', along with some great stuff from ODST. Go watch!(Louis Wu 23:46:47 UTC)

Kotobukiya 2-Pack coming this fall

May 2nd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Over at Action Figure Fury, there's a summary of the upcoming ARTFX statue 2-pack (due in November) - a Spartan wearing Mark V, and a Spartan wearing Mark VI Mjolnir. Nice combo! Big Bad Toy Store has them available for preorder for $130. Check 'em out!(Louis Wu 23:41:44 UTC)

PSA: Rehashed

May 2nd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
We missed it on Monday, but Rooster Teeth released another PSA - this one is called 'Rehashed', and explains how we, as a society, really appreciate remakes and reboots more than original stories. Sarge does his best to illustrate. (Sarge's best needs some work.) (Louis Wu 23:34:31 UTC)

Community Focus: Laced Up Lauren

May 1st, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Follow her lead.

ASE Ep. 153 Marathon Tempus Irae 13: Brain Damage

May 1st, 2015 by narcogen
Tempus Irae 13 Brain Damage

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

We're once again hemmed in by waterways and key/lock puzzles. At the end, though, we find that Da Vinci's manuscript has been stolen! He blames the locals, but we suspect the Pfhor.


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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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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Podtacular 478: Puzzle Solving

May 1st, 2015 by theguardians@podtacular.com (Dust Storm)

The Mysteries of Halo 5: Guardians continues to unravel in the latest episode of Hunt the Truth, but also in another image puzzle this past weekend.  After a mysterious email was sent to Australians, people everywhere began trying to solve a puzzle that eventually lead to the Halo 5 cover art for the game.  The art reveals what appears to be Blue Team, Locke’s team with a couple of familiar Spartans, Chief and Locke in their infamous standoff, and Sanghelios.  Ben Giraud’s trip to ONI had it’s own twists with a one-on-one interview with Franklin Mendez, the one who trained John and the rest of the Spartan IIs.  Ben’s struggle with the truth would get the better of him and get him fired shortly after, only to be left at home with a decision to follow through on the job, or turn tail and spill the beans.  After many recommendations, we’re honored to have Toa Freak on as our special guest.

Bungie Weekly Update – 04/30/2015

May 1st, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
From Trials to Prison.

Invasion goes the way of the dino

April 30th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
343i executive producer, Josh Holmes, stopped by the Beyond forums and confirmed that Invasion won't be part of Halo 5 Guardian's multiplayer suite. He did mention that there are plans for large-scale multiplayer modes, which leads me believe that he is alluding to something other than traditional BTB. Thanks, Bounce-A-Gon. (colindosaj 21:52:47 UTC)

Secrets secrets are no fun

April 30th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Hmm... Thanks, The Lionheart. (colindosaj 21:48:37 UTC)

Halo: The Original Trilogy – Epic Retrospective

April 29th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Thomas Davidson put together a retrospective of the original Halo trilogy. This is extremely well put together and worth your time. Go watch!(colindosaj 21:41:59 UTC)