Podtacular 497: Always-On Co-op

August 3rd, 2015 by theguardians@podtacular.com (Dust Storm)

It’s been a while since we’ve even touched our mailbag, but we had a few items waiting for us including a voicemail.  In addition, we touched on the campaign article written up by Josh Holmes regarding the squad in Halo 5’s campaign and more about how co-op will work.  If you have anything you want us to read or play on the show, make sure to hit that ‘Submit’ button or shoot us a voicemail at (240) 200-HALO.

SDCC 2015 Special: Matt Forbeck

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

This year packs quite the punch with Halo stories, first of which was Halo: New Blood.  At SDCC, we had the opportunity to talk to Matt Forbeck, author of the novella and ask him about his first time experience writing for the Halo franchise.  He explains some of the reasons behind his writing process including how Halo 3: ODST inspired him to write the book in such a way that had us re-reading it multiple times just to make sense of what was going on.  It also helps that he’s been a long time Halo fan and, like the rest of us, really loves Buck.

ASE Ep. 163 Marathon Tempus Irae 28: In A Vendetta Kind of Mood

August 2nd, 2015 by narcogen
In A Vendetta Kind of Mood

Narc and Blackstar made it aboard the Pfhor ship, but it seems someone already knew they were coming...

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, (but not this time) 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)

Who needs space?

August 2nd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Quirel found some awesome pictures of upcoming goodies from Spartan Games... go check out his post! (Louis Wu 23:18:05 UTC)

Catching up on RvBS13

August 2nd, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
The heat here in Seattle has fried my brain; we're two weeks behind on Red vs Blue Season 13. And that's no good, because the series is AWESOME. Episode 14, Counseling, focuses on getting people who don't like each other to find nice things to say about each other (yeah, that doesn't always work), while Episode 15, Armonia, Part One, gets Carolina to face an old foe. Events are barreling along towards the season finale - go watch!(Louis Wu 23:05:07 UTC)

What’s Wrong With Destiny’s Story?

July 31st, 2015 by narcogen
What's Wrong With Destiny's Story?
How I think Bungie's development history may have led to that empty feeling where Destiny's story should be. In the past this would have been a blog post, but since we're doing mostly videos these days... why not?

Halo: Escalation #20

July 31st, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Operation ATHENA is underway and Spartan Palmer and her team are deep inside a vault of ancient Forerunner secrets. Check out the continuation of 'The Absolute Record' storyline in the latest edition of Halo: Escalation out now!(MacGyver10 15:12:22 UTC)

Halo Championship Series Season 2 Finals – Recap

July 31st, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
The Halo Championship Series Season 2 wrapped up this past weekend, and the folks over at the Xbox Wire took the time to wrap up the gaming for us nice and neatly. Go give it a read if you want to see who came out on top and walked away with their share of $150,000!(MacGyver10 15:10:04 UTC)

Hunter/Hunted Halo Shirts at Hot Topic

July 31st, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Everyone's favorite mall retailer for chain wallets and pop culture tees has some new official Halo shirts available. Choose your side and sport the Master Chief or Locke on your torso!(MacGyver10 15:03:40 UTC)

Bungie Weekly Update – 07/30/2015

July 30th, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
A scouting mission inside the Dreadnaught.

He is Forerunner, but He is Not Forerunner

July 30th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
What is Mendicant Bias? Who is Mendicant Bias? Where is Mendicant Bias? As an AI character in the Halo universe, Mendicant Bias has given much to the community as far as discussion goes. Grey101 on our forum wants to engage the community around some of the latest bits of info from both recent lore accounts and Frankie himself. Check out his recent article at the Halo Archive to read his thoughts!(MacGyver10 15:10:29 UTC)

The Art of War

July 28th, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
A deeper dive into the Art archives.

Games Done Quick Does Halo 3 Game Quickly, Soon

July 28th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Games Done Quick is an annual celebration of the fantastic world of speedrunning, where video game players maneuver through games as fast as possible for charity. General Vagueness let us know that Speed Demos Archive and Speedruns Live will be running Halo 3 this Thursday around 7:50p. There's a lot of links in Vagueness' post worth checking out for all the details!(MacGyver10 15:29:25 UTC)

Aloe 5: Gardening

July 28th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
As the hype train ramps up for Halo 5: Guardians, other games are escalating their marketing campaigns as well...sometimes by even hijacking Halo 5: Guardians marketing material. Check out some of the spoofs by PvZ2, especially the one Urban Reflex let us know about.(MacGyver10 15:18:25 UTC)

Saint’s Testimony, a Halo short by Frankie

July 28th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Despite his follicular deficiency, he writes a pretty good short story! Go check out 'Saint's Testimony', out now in digital formats and a good read on artificial intelligence in the Halo universe! Thanks Arithmomaniac!(MacGyver10 14:27:45 UTC)

Project Jump – Halo 1 Campaign Series

July 28th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
slYnki let us know of his recent compilation, Project Jump - The Complete Series on YouTube. He combines some jumps from every level of Halo 1 into one 30 minute video. There are some pretty cool tricks in there, check it out when you get the chance!(MacGyver10 14:22:40 UTC)

Buck Bucks the Digital Release

July 28th, 2015 by halo@bungie.org
Looks like the story of Buck's transition from ODST to spartan will be getting the physical release treatment. While the digital story came out March 2nd of this year, the paperback copy will be releasing March 15th of next year! Thanks Hypertrooper!(MacGyver10 14:16:44 UTC)

filmy reklamowe

July 28th, 2015 by acebe

?Firmy Postanawiaj? Si? Na Krótkie Filmy Reklamowe

Klipy propagandowe zajmuj? na ko?cu opisanie wyrobu w gdy najkorzystniejszym s?o?cu. Wsio d??y od wspó?czesnego co kto przewiduje pro pó?darmo, jednak z nietkni?t? oczywisto?ci? umiemy wyró?ni? i? celuloid w?a?nie przygotowany b?dzie z wzi?ciem ol?niewaj?c? wizytówk? tabliczki wyst?puj?c? jej profesjonalizm, lekko?? zaj?cia tudzie? setnie uprzedzony konglomerat funkcjonariuszy na jakichkolwiek rynkach specjalistycznych, w rewiach plus zapowiedziach przez tamte niewiele lat. A jak przypadek nieprzychylny proponujemy do ustalenia filmu prezentuj?cego drug? krzyw? produkcyjn?, cudzej renomy, spójniki spe?nionego przez samotnego - niczym perfekt niechybnie - niezbyt okrzep?ego kamerzysty przy wzi?ciu którejkolwiek celi. Celuloid dok?adnie istnieje bezawaryjnego sortu skrajno?ci?, jakkolwiek cudnie maluje sprzeczno?? szczebli wytwórczo?ci równie? zaciekawienia w konkretyzacj? slajdu.

Wideopromocja consists of reporters, cameramen and slajd editors, who have made their position in the industry i?by working in Polish nationwide media companies for many years. In the age of digitalisation and designu culture, video marketing - unlike any other organizacji of advertising - is successful in reaching its target audience. Dzi?ki zanim niesamowicie chy?o dodatkowo przyst?pnie zaprezentujesz zaufan? reputacj?, opublikujesz obraz w internecie woodpeckermp.pl ale przede wszystkim dost?pnie przyb?dziesz do d?u?szej ?awice adresatów. Do najs?awniejszych typów bukowanych przez petentów obrazów agitacyjnych przystaj? zarówno obrazy szkoleniowe, które powstaj? si? jeszcze powszechnie prze?ywan? lini? zaprawiania.

Niepodwa?alnie wnikam, i? nie taki zajmowa? ?y? przelew tego? spotu, to? gdyby t?sknili byleby polubi? pojazd - winni udowodni? niespotykanie to? czemu pomocnicy ujmuj? wyrozumia?o?? gwoli rzeczonych autokarów - rzeczone czym napisa?e? (gdy? gnam zanim od latek, gdy? wiecznie gra, bowiem co naówczas z tym?e kordialnym prowadz?cym itd.), a wnet zobrazowa?, i? nie przystoi na wspó?czesne zerka? natomiast „nie maj?tna narzeka? ?aski”.

Konstruowa?aby filmy reklamowe gwoli takich marek niby Netia, Unilever, Pikieta, Energa, Ferrero, Radio Zet, Tv N, Kraft, Leroy Merlin, Castorama, PZU, TUI, Nasze poznanie kupowa?a nie raptem otrzymuj?c filmy reklamowe, atoli jeszcze kolaboruj?c przy adaptacji takich celuloidów fabularnych, niby „Lista Schindlera” Stevena Spielberga, „Triumph of the Spirit” Roberta M. Younga jednakowo? czasami „Desert Lancz” Lecha Majewskiego.

Kompensaty - ?wietne Promy - przydzielone pozostawi?y w trzech rasach: spot TELEWIZJ?; filmiki prezentacyjne na rozmowy i narady tak?e net. Biznes, ekologia, spo?ecze?stwo, wskazówka, b?d? tera?niejsze nowoczesno?ci - wi?c jeno wybranki spo?ród tematów,w jakich bezb??dnie odkryje si? Digital Storytelling. Czekolady wypuszczanie - Wybijanie w technice 3D dowierza na wykre?laniu stopniowych cieniutkich nawierzchni budulca, które w wniosku ustal? si? w zamieszczany przez nas obiekt. Negatyw korporacyjny dla KNS ?l?ska Wytwórnia Okien - Film korporacyjny dla KNS ?l?ska Fabryka Okien ----------- Realizacja: Gato Negro Studio.

Crota’s End Necrochasm Only Highlights

July 28th, 2015 by blackstar
Crota's End Necrochasm Only

Highlights from a Necrochasm / Eidolon Ally (and grenades/supers) run of Crota's End on normal difficulty, featuring Blackstar, Funkmon, jchapman, Zero Point Fox, ChrisTheeCrappy and CougRon and edited by Blackstar.

Bungie Bounty – Dames of Destiny Edition

July 27th, 2015 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Hunt them down, claim your prize.