A week in the life of a Halo dev or 3

July 31st, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Yesterday's Halo Bulletin recaps last weekend's San Diego Comic-Con, but also offers new info about Matchmaking updates coming next week, plus cool landscape screenshots. Drink it all in on Halo Waypoint, or right here in our Halo Bulletin Archive! (Louis Wu 19:12:18 UTC)

Making of a Blur Cinematic

July 31st, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Over at Attack of the Fanboy, you can read about (and more interestingly, watch) a making-of video put together by Blur showing off how the Halo 2 Anniversary cutscenes were built. Very cool.(Louis Wu 19:11:42 UTC)

Master Chief Goes to the Airport

July 31st, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
James Breakwell let us know that yesterday's episode of his webcomic 'Wombat Dojo' features your favorite 7-foot armored green guy. I snickered.(Louis Wu 19:09:10 UTC)

The Old, The New, and the Remade

July 31st, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Last week, 343 released new pictures of Zanzibar, one of the Halo 2 maps getting a complete makeover for the Master Chief Collection. (All of the maps in Halo 2 are getting made over for Anniversary - but 6 of them have been 'reimagined' by Certain Affinity, and Zanzibar is one of these.) John Brent grabbed screenshots from Halo 2 (and even Halo 3's remake of this map, Last Resort) that matched the positioning of the new screens for the H2A Zanzibar, and sent them along to us for easy comparison. Jump in and see how they line up!(Louis Wu 19:02:17 UTC)

ASE Destiny Beta Co-Op: The Last Array, Story 5

July 31st, 2014 by narcogen
The Last Array

We played co-op in the Destiny Beta! Join Blackstar and Narcogen as they go through each story mission, plus the strike, and point out the golden chest locations. (These may change before final release, though.)

In this episode, we're going to reinstall the old AE35 antenna control unit and wait for it to fail. Wait, that's not right...

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The Halo Bulletin: 7.30.14

July 31st, 2014 by B is for Bravo

We braved crowds of hundreds of thousands. We accidentally waited in lines for 30 minutes while trying to exit the convention center. We were whacked in the head by a few too many poster tubes. We survived another San Diego Comic-Con and are here to tell the tale. More importantly, we gave you a first look at Halo: Nightfall and more details on Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo 2: Anniversary. Most importantly, however, may be the fact that we got to meet so many passionate Halo fans in San Diego this past weekend. Whether it was a mother and father who waited in a 2-hour line to get their son or daughter a signed poster, or a group of friends who can’t wait for November 11, it was truly a treat to talk about Halo with everyone in attendance. Whether you attended our panels, came to hang out at the Xbox Lounge, stopped us on the floor and just said “hello,” or have been following the news from home, we’d like to say thank you. We’re excited about what’s ahead, and we hope you are too. In this week’s issue, we’ve got a Comic-Con recap, the world premiere of our Halo: The Master Chief Collection developer panel, and more. Let’s dig in!

Halo: Nightfall

Comic-Con kicked off this past Thursday with a panel for Halo: Nightfall, where our own Executive Producer Kiki Wolfkill and Franchise Development director Frank O’Connor were joined by cast members Mike Colter and Christina Chong, as well as David Zucker of Scott Free Productions. The panel touches upon the story of Halo: Nightfall, how the story connects with Halo 5: Guardians, and details fun stories from the past few months of shooting and production. You can check out the panel below:

After the panel, attendees had a chance to meet with our panelists and get an exclusive Halo: Nightfall poster signed (we might have brought home a few for you, too, and we’ll have more details on those next week!)

Into the Void

July 31st, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Eep - missed one! Prime999r stopped by with word of 'Into the void', a machinima/film project you can watch on YouTube. There's no dialogue - but you don't really need any. Best seen with headphones and HD. For those who like this stuff... there's a raw edition, which can show you what they did to make this work. Pretty cool!(Louis Wu 23:59:08 UTC)

AI Character Design Vector Art

July 31st, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
SEspider did some Cortana speed painting - go see!(Louis Wu 23:29:33 UTC)

Psst… wanna buy a ship?

July 31st, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Looks like Dark Horse Deluxe is getting a license to manufacture ship and vehicle replicas... sounds pretty cool for collectors! Thanks, Quirel.(Louis Wu 23:27:42 UTC)

Artists Reference Portal

July 30th, 2014 by Bungie.Net Content Feed
Character creation in real life.

ASE Destiny Beta Co-Op: Warmind, Story 4

July 30th, 2014 by narcogen
The Last Array

We played co-op in the Destiny Beta! Join Blackstar and Narcogen as they go through each story mission, plus the strike, and point out the golden chest locations. (These may change before final release, though.)

In this episode, we find a turn of the century, Russian New Age audiobook, plus an artificial intelligence with the least imaginative name ever!

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Racing to Success

July 29th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
serpx came across an article on Microsoft.com giving some insight into Kiki Wolfkill, Executive Producer of 343 Studios. For folks looking for details on the people behind the games they play... this is gold. (Louis Wu 22:16:59 UTC)

The Darkness!

July 29th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Grim found us a nice crossover machinima - Halo plus Destiny equals yucks! Go watch.(Louis Wu 22:16:46 UTC)

Spiral path megabattle action

July 29th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Rockslider's back with another Spiral Path Megabattle vid - 52 Covies at once! Nice.(Louis Wu 22:16:32 UTC)

VTHU: Illustration Round 17

July 29th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
Postmortem stopped in with a new challenge - Illustration Round 17 of his Visualizing the Halo Universe project focuses on the San'Shyuum. What can you come up with? (You've got two weeks.) (Louis Wu 22:16:14 UTC)

ASE Destiny Beta Co-Op: The Dark Within, Story 3

July 29th, 2014 by narcogen
The Dark Within

We played co-op in the Destiny Beta! Join Blackstar and Narcogen as they go through each story mission, plus the strike, and point out the golden chest locations. (These may change before final release, though.)

In this episode, we find a wizard that came from the moon!

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Halo 2 Cinematics Comparison

July 28th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
MixMaker1 put together a trailer that showed the new Halo 2 Anniversary cinematic trailer side-by-side with the original cutscenes (shot for shot). Pretty cool to see them next to each other!(Louis Wu 21:39:02 UTC)

ASE Destiny Beta Co-Op: Restoration, Story 2

July 28th, 2014 by narcogen
See video

We played co-op in the Destiny Beta! Join Blackstar and Narcogen as they go through each story mission, plus the strike, and point out the golden chest locations. (These may change before final release, though.)

In this episode, we brave a Fallen Archon Devil to recover a warp drive for our ship.

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Podtacular 434: When Night Falls

July 28th, 2014 by theguardians@podtacular.com (Dust Storm)

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This weekend is San Diego Comic Con, and 343 is there in force to talk about Halo: Nightfall and the Master Chief Collection. On Thursday, they had the Nightfall panel, where we got our first look at the series, which is the subject of this show. With our guests FinalPOSTMORTEM and TDSpiral, we talk about how Nightfall will incorporate into the current Halo Universe, what we could see in the series, and Locke’s integral part in Halo 5: Guardians. Also, here is the trailer for Halo: CE SPV3 from CMT.

Halo: Nightfall Panel – SDCC 2014

July 27th, 2014 by halo@bungie.org
The Nightfall panel from SDCC is now online - if you couldn't be there, now you can watch it in HD. Thanks, serpx.(Louis Wu 05:13:29 UTC)