Archive for June, 2006

To John, With Love…

June 30th, 2006
To John, With Love...
Stuntmutt sets his sights on the Halo 2 Vista port in today's One One Se7en. ...yeah.(Louis Wu 14:50:06 UTC)

That seems messy – but harmless.

June 30th, 2006
Dojorkan's been playing with unspawned characters again (potential spoilers ahead)... seems like this particular was never used for good reason; why build a bomb shield around a bomb?(Louis Wu 14:39:46 UTC)

Jackson/Washington Speculation

June 30th, 2006
Hrm. There are a couple of stories in the New Zealand Press (NZ Herald - thanks, David Warriner | Stuff - thanks, Custard) about Denzel Washington meeting in New Zealand with Peter Jackson about a new movie that Washington is planning to direct, with Jackson providing special effects. We already know that Jackson's planning to provide special effects for the Halo movie - and it doesn't have a director yet. This is not in any way saying that Washington is the new director for the Halo film - the timing seems off, for one thing (the new movie is supposed to be out in two years, which is longer than the original plan for the Halo flick) - but it's something to think about.(Louis Wu 14:09:16 UTC)

End of June, end of the week, time for fanfic

June 30th, 2006
Nineteen new pieces - stories and poems - up for you in the Fan Fiction section today - go see what you can find! (vector40's long-unfinished fanfic (started in December 2004) has its final chapter posted today.)(Louis Wu 13:53:04 UTC)

Hi-res Greg Horn

June 30th, 2006
Last year, we mentioned some work by Greg Horn, an artist who created a couple of Halo-related pieces for Toyfare Magazine. Stuntmutt discovered a gallery with very nice higher-res versions of two of his creations - go grab 'em!(Louis Wu 13:27:03 UTC)

WSVG PR

June 30th, 2006
We got a press release from the World Series of Video Games folks yesterday - more details about the upcoming tourney (Bungie.net interviewed one of the tourney directors a couple of days ago). Give it a look-see!(Louis Wu 13:19:41 UTC)

X-Play says Halo 2 is Tops

June 30th, 2006
A few days ago, HavokBlue mentioned that Halo 2 made the number one spot in an episode of G4's X-Play that looked at the top 10 Xbox games - more recently, it's been posted on their website for online watching. Thanks, rob s.(Louis Wu 13:01:20 UTC)

Movers and Shakers

June 30th, 2006
Tsquared, one of MLG's new quarter-million-dollar-contract players, is featured in Stuff magazine, on their 'Power List: 20 under 30' article. Not too shabby! Read about it at MLGPro.com. Thanks, 3Suns.(Louis Wu 12:57:45 UTC)

Questions for the Goat

June 30th, 2006
Looks like the Podtacular team is planning to interview Mothergoat in the near future, and is currently taking questions from the public - swing by and add your own! Thanks, Laird.(Louis Wu 12:39:58 UTC)

Smudge Games 2006 – Update

June 30th, 2006
A few days ago, we mentioned an online tourney at Halo Jungle - it's got its own website now. (It seems to have some uptime issues, so try again if you find it down.)(Louis Wu 12:35:46 UTC)

Humpday challenge within their own ranks

June 30th, 2006
I suppose with nothing better to do, the Bungie team chose to challenge their own B.net moderators. There are no ties in Halo2, get back in there and finish the fight! Worth noting is that I was unknowingly pulled in so they could warm-up on my bloody corpse, of course the game was already underway.(Cybrfrk 03:22:46 UTC)

Podtacular! – Episode 69: Podtacular Update

June 30th, 2006

1:09 Hours – 55.7MB



From Podtacular:


It’s the Update show, where we talk about the latest in the Podtacular and Halo communities and read back your “you know you play too much Halo if…” jokes. With guest hosts Expanded Flame and A Oompa Loompah. Pod Art this week comes from Patrick Derry. And as usual, big thanks to Ciclonic for the great work editing the show. Enjoy!



Podtacular! – Episode 69: Podtacular Update

June 30th, 2006

1:09 Hours – 55.7MB



From Podtacular:


It’s the Update show, where we talk about the latest in the Podtacular and Halo communities and read back your “you know you play too much Halo if…” jokes. With guest hosts Expanded Flame and A Oompa Loompah. Pod Art this week comes from Patrick Derry. And as usual, big thanks to Ciclonic for the great work editing the show. Enjoy!



Humpday: Bungie.net Moderators

June 30th, 2006
Last night we took on the Bungie.net Moderators in an epic Humpday to end all Humpdays. Until next week's, that is, when we take on hawt chix lol.

If you could interview Mother Goat, what would you ask?

June 29th, 2006

I'll be interviewing Mother Goat soon for Podtacular. He is the creator of many high-quality Halo CE maps, the soundtrack for the First Contact Halo mod for Half Life 2 (and other Halo-inspired music), and his own FPS game called "Bleeding Window" (in process) among other things. He agreed to open the questions to whatever you guys want to ask him. So what would you ask? Comment away!



If you could interview Mother Goat, what would you ask?

June 29th, 2006

I'll be interviewing Mother Goat soon for Podtacular. He is the creator of many high-quality Halo CE maps, the soundtrack for the First Contact Halo mod for Half Life 2 (and lots of other Halo-inspired music), and his own FPS game called "Bleeding Widow" (in process). He also got a job in the industry as a level designer because of the work he did on Halo CE, and he made the infamous MPD series of videos.

He agreed to open the questions to whatever you guys want to ask him. So what would you ask? Comment away!

If you could interview Mother Goat, what would you ask?

June 29th, 2006

I'll be interviewing Mother Goat soon for Podtacular. He is the creator of many high-quality Halo CE maps, the soundtrack for the First Contact Halo mod for Half Life 2 (and lots of other Halo-inspired music), and his own FPS game called "Bleeding Widow" (in process). He also got a job in the industry as a level designer because of the work he did on Halo CE, and he made the infamous MPD series of videos.


He agreed to open the questions to whatever you guys want to ask him. So what would you ask? Comment away!



If you could interview Mother Goat, what would you ask?

June 29th, 2006

I'll be interviewing Mother Goat soon for Podtacular. He is the creator of many high-quality Halo CE maps, the soundtrack for the First Contact Halo mod for Half Life 2 (and lots of other Halo-inspired music), and his own FPS game called "Bleeding Widow" (in process). He also got a job in the industry as a level designer because of the work he did on Halo CE, and he made the infamous MPD series of videos.

He agreed to open the questions to whatever you guys want to ask him. So what would you ask? Comment away!

Halo 2 Headset to Benefit Katrina Victims

June 29th, 2006
The Halo 2 headset is now being sold by Plantronics for $14.95 with one dollar going to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. It'll work with either the Xbox or Xbox 360. If you need the communicator as well, they'll throw that in for another five bucks.

Throw a pitch and win your chance at bat!

June 29th, 2006
Intel is sponsoring a big contest at Machinima.com for aspiring movie makers. Pitch your movie and win a chance to go to Hollywood and make a 3-5 minute short film. The relation to Halo? Consider that the Halo machinima community is large and that I work at the sponsor -- and leave it at that. We recommend you submit your own video-pitch in the form of a Halo machinima.(Cybrfrk 17:17:40 UTC)