Bungie Weekly Update – 10/24/2014

October 25th, 2014 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
We will build bridges.

Pumpkin Pattern Prodding

October 24th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
You know what else happens next Friday? Our 343 Guilt O' Lantern contest closes! Have you carved your pumpkin yet? Get on it! Lots of prizes this time around (yeah, I know, I really need to get to posting those on the contest page) - in addition to the oil painting from Frank O'Connor and the Halo-themed headphones, there are monster Mega-Bloks sets, action figures, posters, and special stuff we haven't even talked about yet! Make sure you don't miss the October 31 deadline.(Louis Wu 20:09:15 UTC)

Remaking a Legend – available in 7 days

October 24th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
According to Xbox Wire, 'Remaking the Legend', the Halo 2 Anniversary documentary we mentioned last week, will be released next Friday, October 31. Get psyched! Thanks, The BS Police.(Louis Wu 20:06:36 UTC)

The Maid of Orleans

October 24th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Arithmomaniac has provided a whole passel of links for people interested in how Halo 4 (and future Halo titles) leverage the cloud to handle the data transfer needs of the game franchise. Several talks from Catie McCaffery, the second person to be hired by 343 for networking. Great stuff for the tech-oriented!(Louis Wu 19:46:49 UTC)

The Lowdown on Lockdown

October 24th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
IGN wants to help you get up close and personal with Lockdown, the Halo 2 Anniversary remake of Lockout. Go watch! Thanks, Moorpheusl9.(Louis Wu 19:43:09 UTC)

ASE Ep. 138 Marathon EVIL 15: Septic Exodus Part 2

October 24th, 2014 by narcogen
Septic Exodus Part 2

We've finished with the canonical Marathon Trilogy and are moving on to third party scenarios, starting with EVIL. In this scenario, a UESC ship from Tau Ceti runs into a spatial anomaly that sends them far away where we encounter something dark and evil.

Last time, we used co-op to cheat our way through a moving platform puzzle. This time, Narcogen negotiates a sewer maze looking for buttons while Blackstar fights respawning enemies.

EVIL 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:


EVIL 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.


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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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Halo 4 in 1808p60

October 23rd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Wanna see Halo 4 in 1080p, 60fps glory? Go visit IGN. Thanks, Moorpheusl9.(Louis Wu 22:54:36 UTC)

The McDonalds of Shooters

October 23rd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
According to a newspost on Xbox.com, Halo has driven over 6 billion hours of gameplay on Xbox LIVE. That's a big number! (I have my doubts about the count... but I certainly don't have access to logs, so it could very well be accurate.) Thanks to gamerguy2002, who pointed out an article at Kotaku about it.(Louis Wu 22:52:55 UTC)

The Elite Eight

October 23rd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
The newest Halo Bulletin, published last night, discusses the MCC Launch Invitational (a pro tournament taking place in LA just before launch), reminds you to watch the Nightfall trailer (and lets you do so right from the page), previews Halo: Escalation #11, continues the new tradition of Canon Fodder, whereby Grim tells us all about the Halo storyline, and shows off screenshots of Exile. Whew! You can read it on Halo Waypoint, or you can read it in our Halo Bulletin Archive. Thanks to Grizzlei for the heads-up this week.(Louis Wu 22:43:23 UTC)

A three-way to remember

October 23rd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Rockslider is back with a trio of videos - they all involve the Halo 1 Keyes hangar battle and the three-way shenanigans you can participate in with a little setup. Go watch! (Louis Wu 22:38:45 UTC)

Clowning Around

October 23rd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
SEspider pointed out a 2008 interview with Tim '343 Guilty Spark' Dadabo, recorded by AvidX - I couldn't find any record of this before, so here you go!(Louis Wu 22:24:27 UTC)

117 + 1 Minutes of Halo: The Master Chief Collection

October 23rd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Yesterday IGN live-streamed almost 2 hours of the Master Chief Collection. There's plenty of multiplayer and campaign footage from each game as well as a look at a new H2A Blur cinematic. Everything is looking really good!(mastrbiggy 08:35:39 UTC)

Official Halo: Nightfall Trailer

October 22nd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Waypoint has released a full trailer for Halo: Nightfall - and it gave me shivers. Go watch it! Thanks, RANKLANCER.(Louis Wu 20:57:22 UTC)

Halo Fest 2014 – coming soon!

October 22nd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Awesome! Looks like there'll be another iteration of Halo Fest - this one is taking place in Los Angeles, the night before the release of The Master Chief Collection. Will you be there? (Thanks to TDSpiral for the heads-up!)(Louis Wu 20:56:44 UTC)

Halo 4: Playable Cinematics

October 22nd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Funky! Gamecheat13 has managed to mod his way into the Halo 4 cutscenes as a playable character! (The Chief is still present... he's just moving around him.) Weird and creepy! It's unclear whether he can actually affect existing activity - as you could by, say, dropping a Banshee into the final AotCR cutscene, but it's wild how you can get up close and personal to parts that were only visible from a distance. Go watch. Thanks, gamerguy2002.(Louis Wu 20:55:16 UTC)

Podtacular 447: Golden Master Chief

October 22nd, 2014 by theguardians@podtacular.com (Dust Storm)

Amongst all the Halo news out this week from 343 and IGN, no one was probably more excited for anything but the announcement that the Master Chief Collection went gold and started hitting consoles as pre-order downloads this week.  Not to mention that all the content of the game can’t even fit on one disc or have other content come later, but it means we’re just that much closer to getting our change to experience Master Chief’s saga all over again.  In addition to the golden news, leaderboards are coming to the campaign where you can measure your progress compared to rivals you select in game.  If you haven’t touched Halo on PC, then you’re in a treat for 8 new maps to hit the Xbox stage for the first time.  One other Halo game to keep your eye on is Spartan Strike, the successor to Spartan Assault.  We still have another week or two of content to dive into the show so buckle your seat belts.

This one goes to 11.

October 22nd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
profhalo stopped by with some interesting info - it looks like 343 has updated the promotional material for the Master Chief Collection in an... intriguing way. Go see what the flap's about!(Louis Wu 23:41:30 UTC)

Hi-Res Halo 3

October 22nd, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
IGN's latest offering in their month-long coverage of the Master Chief Collection is a video showing off Halo 3 in 1080p, at 60 frames per second. Gorgeous! Go look. Thanks, Moorpheusl9.(Louis Wu 23:40:13 UTC)

Community Focus: Destiny Tracker

October 21st, 2014 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Every statistic under the Traveler.

Let’s Play Destiny Co-Op #15: Scourge of Winter

October 21st, 2014 by narcogen
Scourge of Winter

We chase after the Kell of the Fallen House of Winter, Draksis.

Blackstar and Narcogen are picking up with playing Destiny in co-op mode with the first moon mission: The Dark Beyond. (The Cosmodrome story missions and strike seem largely unchanged from the beta test, at least at their lower difficulty levels).

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