Let’s Play Destiny Co-op #131 Wrath of the Machine Pt1

December 8th, 2016 by narcogen
Wrath of the Machine Pt 1

We're playing the story missions of Bungie's latest expansion to Destiny, Rise of Iron!

Narc gets off to a rough start on the last piece of new content in Rise of Iron-- the Wrath of the Machine raid!

Special thanks from Narcogen and Blackstar to ChrisTheeCrappy, Funkmon, jchapman, and Morpheus414 for playing along with us in this normal mode, non-challenge Destiny raid.

Community Focus – Ravens of the Realm

December 8th, 2016 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Quoth the Raven.

‘Monitor’s Bounty’ Brings New Playlist Changes to Halo 5 Too

December 7th, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
Along with all the new content, Unyshek detailed the upcoming changes to Halo 5's matchmaking playlists today. Looks like they're going to treat ranked ones in a more sacred way, and let you have fun with the social ones! A complete overhaul of a few particulars included, this change is a much-needed refresh of many of these playlists!(MacGyver10 23:09:50 UTC)

Halo 5’s Forge Update for ‘Monitor’s Bounty’, and It Just Might Be the Coolest Thing in Halo Ever! (and That’s Not Even Meant as Click-Bait!)

December 7th, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
Forgers rejoice! It's amazing to see what the simple 'Forge' of years past has turned into these days! Whether you're a highly ranked spartan in Halo 5, or an old school fan that hasn't played since the Bungie days, you need to check out the new update to Halo 5's Forge! Absolutely amazing what the Forge team at 343 is doing these days! (Thanks ChrisTheeCrappy!)(MacGyver10 22:27:04 UTC)

Battle Golf Gameplay Shows Off New Custom Scoring, Item Detection and Objective Markers Coming in New Update

December 7th, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
You have to deal with Gamespot's wonderful video player, but if you want to see some gameplay of the new 'Battle Golf' gametype coming to Halo 5, it's up now. Kind of gives you an idea of custom scoring, item detection and objective markers that are coming to Forge and what it sounds like to have a grunt as your gameplay announcer too!(MacGyver10 19:46:48 UTC)

Canon Fodder #94 – ‘Bounty Hunters’ (Lore Bits on New REQs, Forge Canvases and Grunt Mechs)

December 7th, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
Looks like the powers-that-be let Grim escape the confines of the Halo Community Update again for Canon Fodder #94, 'Bounty Hunters'. Mr. BrotherOne gives us some lore insight into the coming REQs, new Forge canvases and a refresh of the Grunt Mech (to include a Halo 3-style Scarab Gun!).(MacGyver10 19:01:26 UTC)

Battle Golf, Race, King of The Hill and A Whole Slew of Forge Goodies Detailed at Gamespot

December 7th, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
ChrisTheeCrappy shared some new info coming to us in tomorrow's latest free Halo 5 update. Check out the piece at Gamespot to see what new things are coming our way in Forge and for gametypes!(MacGyver10 18:46:42 UTC)

Play Warzone Tonight With Real-Life People (For the Most Part)

December 7th, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
Need some folks to jump into Warzone with? The CC/CN crew is hosting another 'Warzone Wednesday' tonight starting at 7pm EST. If that's too early for you, they'll be on there for a couple hours for sure!(MacGyver10 18:44:38 UTC)

Spartanx5 Takes on Connie from Red Vs Blue In Some Amazing Fan Art

December 6th, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
Spartanx5 shared a pretty amazing interpretation of the character Connie from Red Vs Blue. They say they're still learning the in's and out's of some of the tools, but I say the product looks great!(MacGyver10 23:25:29 UTC)

Halo 5’s Latest FREE Update, ‘Monitor’s Bounty’ Arrives Under the Tree on December 8th

December 6th, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
So there are a LOT of new things coming in the latest free update for Halo 5! Check out HaloWaypoint to learn more about 'Monitor's Bounty', which brings with it new gamed modes, a CUSTOM GAMES BROWSER, new Forge canvases, REQ's and much more! (Thanks ChrisTheeCrappy!) (MacGyver10 23:18:46 UTC)

343 Industries Perfecting Their Foreplay With Content Update Teases

December 5th, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
While there have been some little hints here and there, Tom French (Lord of Forge) has teased a few more pictures of the upcoming Halo 5 update that includes a launcher of some sorts! (MacGyver10 17:04:31 UTC)

Complete Your Mattel Blue Team Collection with Fred and Kelly

December 5th, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
We had mentioned John and Linda before, but just in time for Christmas, Mattel has come out with Fred and Kelly from Blue Team to help you complete the foursome! (Thanks crunchbitenuva!)(MacGyver10 17:01:14 UTC)

Opening Presents Early, Finds Possible New Gametypes, Profit?

December 5th, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
Some people shake and peek in their presents before Christmas and I have to imagine GameCheat13 is one of those people. He went digging around in the files for Halo 5 and found some new announcer sounds that might hint of new gametypes on their way! (Thanks Stretchy!)(MacGyver10 16:58:20 UTC)

Podtacular 561: Holiday Gear

December 4th, 2016 by Dust Storm
Over the past several days, we’ve seen some great holiday deals on some new Halo gear hitting retailers and stores. Although we’re past the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, there are still a few things available at sale prices. … Continue reading ?

The Dawning

December 3rd, 2016 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
A season of giving and healthy competition.

Let’s Play Myth II: Soulblighter Co-op #11 Through the Ermine

December 3rd, 2016 by narcogen
Myth 2 #11 Through the Ermine

We're playing the next of Bungie's famous franchises, the Real Time Tactics fantasy wargame, Myth. Set in a mysterious land of cyclical war and destruction, Myth lets you command a ragtag army in a desperate battle against the forces of the Fallen Lords.

We journey through Mirkwoo... I mean, the Ermine on our way to find the Fallen Lord Myrdred to help our cause.

In this episode we're once again using the high definition tagset, made by Ooga Booga, Renwood and Road. The Myth Myth HD Total Conversion v1.31 provides higher resolution units.

Due to the tireless work of many community members over the years, the Myth engine has been modernized to work on current operating systems, although you'll still need a copy of the game's data files to play. Check Ebay.

For the engine itself as well as texture enhancements, go to Project Magma:


There's also multiplayer metaserver available for competitive carnage:


A bunch of other Myth-related downloads are available at The Tain:


Intro and outro Music "Into the Breach"
by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori from Myth The Fallen Lords.

Halo Community Update – 12/2/16 ‘Brute Force’ and Canon Fodder #93

December 2nd, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
I could get used to this! Ske7ch has this week's Halo Community Update and Canon Fodder up already! That means we can let you know about the usual story lore, community content (Forza fan creation crossover!) and news of things to come, the actual week it's announced! Some highlights this week are:

  • the announcer REQ pack ($9.99, not RP)
  • confirmation of the grenade launcher from Halo: Reach
  • HCS details
  • Spartan Gray Team returning (kinda)
  • massive new Forge update looming
  • complete Halo 5 update reveal next week
  • interviews with new graphic novel anthology creators
  • Halo Wars 2 new fanciness from last night
(MacGyver10 21:32:43 UTC)

Fan Fiction Friday featuring Chapters 3 and 4 of LORC: Beginnings Act 2

December 2nd, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
I feel like this is a very Louis Wu-like thing to say, but I've been horrible on checking the Fan Fiction area of our site the past while and missed out on the latest LORC! You can read chapters 3 and 4 of LORC: Beginnings Act 2 now on our website, and having gone through it myself already, it might make you long for the Flood to come back in the video games like it did for me! HWPD does very well in capturing the grotesque horror of the parasites!(MacGyver10 16:53:55 UTC)

The Halo Archive’s ‘Archive Beacon’ for the Month of December (News, Fan Content and Questions for Greg Bear!)

December 2nd, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
Adv Jones stopped in with 'news galore' as they put it! It's been a short while, but the Halo Archive shared their latest Archive Beacon for the month of December. They recap some of the wide developments in the universe of Halo, but of particular notice, they have some interviews coming up they are seeking questions for, including one with Forerunner Saga author, Greg Bear!(MacGyver10 16:45:23 UTC)

New Halo Wars 2 Cinematic Trailer Tells the Backstory of Atriox

December 2nd, 2016 by halo@bungie.org
Last night at The Game Awards, 343 showed off a new trailer for Halo Wars 2 that recounts the story of how Atriox rose to power and the human base at the Ark fell. You can see it over on YouTube, and let us know what you think in Revenant1988's post in our forum!(MacGyver10 16:37:36 UTC)