Archive for February, 2006

The sweet smell of green – er, white

February 28th, 2006
MLG has put up an article showing the winners from last weekend's National Championships - lots o' cash! Check it out. Thanks, 3Suns.

Drive-Thru

February 28th, 2006
Dang, meant to get to this yesterday, forgot. Omg A Fish submitted 'Drive-Thru', a Tenacious D skit set to Halo, to the MPRRS - and it would have passed, except for one reviewer (who didn't even really seem to dislike it, but gave it a dismal score anyway). It's a tiny film (just over 6 mb), and pretty funny, and Omg A Fish got hosting for the WMP9 version at a few different places... so I'm putting up a QuickTime version for those who need/want it. (If you swing by the Halo2Forum.com thread for this movie, you'll find a ton of people who downgrade it because 'it sounds really close to Jack Black'. It is Jack Black; the soundtrack is right off the album. Only the visuals are Halo-related.)

Grunt and Glide

February 28th, 2006
Se7en One let us know about a small animation he created - a Grunt, and one of the Quadwings from Delta Halo. QuickTime format, 22 mb. Check it out!

Halo 2 tourney, online, in England

February 28th, 2006
Pro-G (a british gaming site) is hosting a Halo 2 Slayer tournament on Xbox Live on March 18-19; prizes consist of Xbox and Xbox360 titles. More info can be found on this page.

Marine Armor for Auction

February 28th, 2006
Ross Mills found a UNSC Marine armor set for sale on eBay(uk). It's not completely finished - but a bunch of it is. (I'm wondering what happened to the model's arm...) Four days left, nobody's bid yet.

Oh boy

February 28th, 2006

Believe it or not, Mr. Seropian is actually working on a new reality TV show for FOX broadcasting!

I'm very very interested to see how this gets pulled off.

Oh boy

February 28th, 2006
Believe it or not, Mr. Seropian is actually working on a new reality TV show for FOX broadcasting! I'm very very interested to see how this gets pulled off....

Oh boy

February 28th, 2006

Believe it or not, Mr. Seropian is actually working on a new reality TV show for FOX broadcasting!

I'm very very interested to see how this gets pulled off.

Halo used in a study on stupid people

February 28th, 2006
sonik son sent us a link that's pretty darned tangential to Halo... but Halo IS involved, so here you go. Over at MarginalRevolution.com, there's a blog entry about a study that compared higher prices with free shipping vs lower prices with expensive shipping to see which attracted buyers faster. (Turns out we're stupid, and will pay $5 + $6 shipping more quickly than we'll pay $10 + $0 shipping.) Halo was one of the items used in the eBay sellathon. (See? I told you it was tangential.)

H2O Federation Kicks Off

February 28th, 2006
Swing by the website of the Professional Gamers League of America to read about the new H2O Federation. Instead of a series of (relatively) unrelated tournaments, they're setting up a league, similar to the NFL, where teams will compete all season long. It was only a matter of time...

Rating system online at halomovies.org

February 28th, 2006
Over at Halomovies.org, they've set up a rating system; all movies they host can be rated by viewers. If you're interested in only viewing movies others thought were great... this is your chance! Check it out.

Halo Graffiti

February 28th, 2006
Silent_Pea found a pretty cool image of a spray-painted MC - take a look!

Submit stuff for Episode 53: The Halo 3 and Other Games Show!

February 28th, 2006

UPDATE: Episode 53 has been recorded and will be out early next week. Episode 52 will be out in the next few days. 52 and 53 turned out awesome! We'll get caught up.

Episode 52 hath been recorded and behold: it was good. It shall be out this week. In the mean time, faithful listeners, it's time to get your stuff in for the Halo 3 show! "What kind of 'stuff,' Foo Mo?" I'm glad you asked...

If I were Halo 3, what would I look like?

If Bungie called you up and said, "hey, we're in a bind here. We need your advice on features for Halo 3." What would you say? Well, I can't speak for the awesome Bungie studios, but they may very well be listening. So if you could design Halo 3, how would you design it? What mistakes would you avoid? What features would you add? How would you change it from Halo 2? Let us know by clicking submit news and tips on the right side. Leave your gamertag and we may put it on the show!

If I were trapped in a basement while aliens ravaged the earth and I could only play one game and it wasn't Halo 2...

What would it be? Ok make it 2 games, or however many you really like. Let us know what you like best about these games and we may put them on the show! Click that submit news and tips button again. Come on, what are you waiting for? Do it! Do it now!!

Submit stuff for Episode 53: The Halo 3 and Other Games Show!

February 28th, 2006

UPDATE: Episode 53 has been recorded and will be out early next week. Episode 52 will be out in the next few days. 52 and 53 turned out awesome! We'll get caught up.

Episode 52 hath been recorded and behold: it was good. It shall be out this week. In the mean time, faithful listeners, it's time to get your stuff in for the Halo 3 show! "What kind of 'stuff,' Foo Mo?" I'm glad you asked...

If I were Halo 3, what would I look like?

If Bungie called you up and said, "hey, we're in a bind here. We need your advice on features for Halo 3." What would you say? Well, I can't speak for the awesome Bungie studios, but they may very well be listening. So if you could design Halo 3, how would you design it? What mistakes would you avoid? What features would you add? How would you change it from Halo 2? Let us know by clicking submit news and tips on the right side. Leave your gamertag and we may put it on the show!

If I were trapped in a basement while aliens ravaged the earth and I could only play one game and it wasn't Halo 2...

What would it be? Ok make it 2 games, or however many you really like. Let us know what you like best about these games and we may put them on the show! Click that submit news and tips button again. Come on, what are you waiting for? Do it! Do it now!!

Eenk Eenk Eenk!

February 27th, 2006
Over at Bungie.net you'll find a pretty cool story about a Cosplayer who won some awards with his Elite costume - along with cool pictures showing the costume itself, and how he pulled off the whole reverse-knee thing. Check it out! (I don't even need to visit our forum to know that there's a FIRST post from Frankie...)

The Mombasa Massacre

February 27th, 2006
Jamie98s is turning out to be one of the top moviemakers in the Halo universe; I can't remember a film he's made that I didn't like. His latest work, The Mombasa Massacre, blew through the MPRRS without a scratch. It's a slightly different take on his last piece, Chaos on the Creek; this one also tells the story of two factions that lived in peace until violence broke out... but this time, it's a third faction causing the trouble. Cinematography rocks, and the huge battlescenes are REALLY well-done. This one's a watcher. It's big - 12:30 long, almost 100 mb to download... but worth it. Grab 'The Mombasa Massacre' in WMP9 format or QuickTime format. If you make machinima, study it.

Shh… me hunting hewetics!

February 27th, 2006
Another large batch of Dialogue snippets from Hellhawk have been added to the Halo 2 Dialogue Databank; this time, it's 155 snippets, all Grunts and Elites. Only Brutes are left - probably tomorrow!

Podtacular 51

February 27th, 2006
Foo Mo Jive lets us know that Podtacular 51 has been released - it's Customs and Call-ins time again. Go listen!

Fuelling Around.

February 27th, 2006
Stuntmutt's been seeing certain banner ads around the net recently, and it's gotten him thinking. Everybody duck. (But not until after you check out today's One One Se7en.)

A Highly Charitable Writeup

February 27th, 2006
Narcogen continues his Impressions series with a writeup of High Charity - he wasn't thrilled with it, but he stuck it out gamely until the end. Give it a read!