Archive for July, 2006

Don Miguel and Talent at H3F

July 31st, 2006
Couple of nice montages over at halo3forum.com - Don Miguel's The Real has some great multikills (though I could have done without the acid-trip effects in the middle), and Halzred's editing a new trailer for Talent (apparently his last) - full montage is due out in the fall. Go watch! Thanks, Z.(Louis Wu 22:48:31 UTC)

Disaster!

July 31st, 2006
If you uploaded an entry to our Faceplates contest in the last 3 days... we need to ask you to upload it again. AAAAAAUUUGGHH! We had a disk meltdown, coupled with a backup failure; the last (good) backup is from a ways back. I have SOME of the entries - but the vast majority didn't make it through. To be safe, PLEASE upload your entry (or entries) again; I'd rather sort through duplicates than miss some. I'm really sorry about this. Unfortunately, that means that standard artwork uploads in the last week or two are ALSO hosed - so if you submitted any of THAT, to our Uploads directory - please re-upload THAT, as well. I hate Mondays.(Louis Wu 22:04:43 UTC)

H:P Podcast Episode 3

July 31st, 2006

26.5MB – 46:19 (Link)



Funkmon is MIA this episode, but have no fear! Rapture, the designer of the website your eyes are glued to right now, fills his space. We discuss ComiCon, the Halo Graphic Novel, and how awesome the Bungie community is, amongst the usual Halo 3 updates (or lack of). Give it a listen!


Thanks to Major.Dump again for the image (yes, it’s slightly different)



Now that E3 is Downsized…

July 31st, 2006
The guys over at Penny Arcade have announced that they're extending the PAX preregistration period three days until August 3rd at 6:30pm. The Omeganauts should be announced today and they plan to unveil this year's Omegacollection later this week.

Frankie Follows the Fans

July 31st, 2006
Interesting - one of the panels at this year's Penny Arcade Expo, coming up in about a month, looks at videogame fans, and how they influence PR budgets:

Forums, Blogs and Fanbois: The Role of Community and PR in the Game Industry
The hardcore community (yes, our community) is cranky and unpredictable yet is still the most sought after audience by publishers. We're early adopters, market influencers and in many ways determine the success of most titles out there. Listen how PR and industry insiders view the community and how they work with it on a day to day basis.

Who did they find to discuss this? Well... Frank O'Connor, among others... should be a fun talk! Thanks, mnemesis.(Louis Wu 20:29:27 UTC)

Epidemic

July 31st, 2006
Defy Logic has just released an old-school-style variety tricking vid called 'Epidemic'. Lots of tricks - not too many explained, so you might have trouble figuring out what's 'tricky' about certain segments, but there should be interesting stuff nonetheless. I held off posting this last night, because the High Impact Halo thread referenced by FooFoo showed very few working mirrors at that point - but it's on HIH's front page now, so what the heck.(Louis Wu 19:20:03 UTC)

Stark Contrast.

July 31st, 2006
Stuntmutt takes a look at the serial Halo comic (announced for next year) in today's One One Se7en.(Louis Wu 17:38:55 UTC)

New art from Luke McKay

July 31st, 2006
Luke McKay whipped up a really nice little sketch of an ODST - we've added it to his gallery page here. Thanks, Laird.(Louis Wu 12:41:12 UTC)

Halo 2: Code Name X

July 31st, 2006
Scaraby posted a note about an upcoming Halo-themed paintball game in Wasaga Beach, Ontario. Be ready - event takes place on August 19!(Louis Wu 12:26:33 UTC)

Slow News Day

July 31st, 2006
How did this make it onto Kotaku?(Louis Wu 12:24:27 UTC)

Weekly Porridge issue #26: Resting

July 31st, 2006


Quality Jeverage brings us another slice of the Podtacular community, this time as a worn out comic artist. What do Painkilla05 and Quality talk about when Quality's too worn out to make another megacomic? Go find out! More discussion in the forums.



Weekly Porridge #26: Resting

July 31st, 2006

Quality Jeverage brings us another slice of the Podtacular community, this time as a worn out comic artist. What do Painkilla05 and Quality talk about when Quality's too worn out to make another megacomic? Go find out! More discussion in the forums.

Weekly Porridge #26: Resting

July 31st, 2006

Quality Jeverage brings us another slice of the Podtacular community, this time as a worn out comic artist. What do Painkilla05 and Quality talk about when Quality's too worn out to make another megacomic? Go find out! More discussion in the forums.

Finding modded Halo 2 games quickly

July 30th, 2006
The admins of XBConnect and HaloMods have gotten together to put together a list of all active servers playing modded Halo 2 games; you can check this list out if you're interested in playing one of these. You don't need to be registered at HaloMods to see the list. Thanks, Excal.(Louis Wu 18:22:26 UTC)

Podtacular All-Stars beat HBO Helljumpers

July 30th, 2006

In an awesome series of matches against the legendary Helljumpers from halo.bungie.org, the Podtacular crew has come out on top with 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie. Congratulations All-Stars and thanks HBO for playing a great challenge match, and we look forward to next time! More discussion in the forums.

Podtacular All-Stars beat HBO Helljumpers

July 30th, 2006

In an awesome series of matches against the legendary Helljumpers from halo.bungie.org, the Podtacular crew has come out on top with 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie. Thanks HBO for playing a great challenge match, and we look forward to next time! More discussion in the forums.



Pod TV Episode 4: The Unnamed Skull

July 30th, 2006

Google Video version | iPod version

It's here and it's good! This one shows you how to pick up a skull you might not have known about. Big thanks to Cryptoflix, Darkknyght, Molers and Freak in a Box for their hard work on this. Thanks also to Louis Wu at HBO for hosting the video file for us. Enjoy!

Pod TV Episode 4: The Unnamed Skull

July 30th, 2006


Google Video version | iPod version


It's here and it's good! This one shows you how to pick up a skull you might not have known about. Big thanks to Cryptoflix, Darkknyght, Molers and Freak in a Box for their hard work on this. Thanks guys and we look forward to the next one!



Podtacular All-Stars beat HBO Helljumpers

July 30th, 2006

In an awesome series of matches against the legendary Helljumpers from halo.bungie.org, the Podtacular crew has come out on top with 3 wins, 1 loss and 1 tie. Congratulations All-Stars and thanks HBO for playing a great challenge match, and we look forward to next time! More discussion in the forums.

Pod TV Episode 4: The Unnamed Skull

July 30th, 2006

Google Video version | iPod version

It's here and it's good! This one shows you how to pick up a skull you might not have known about. Big thanks to Cryptoflix, Darkknyght, Molers and Freak in a Box for their hard work on this. Thanks also to Louis Wu at HBO for hosting the video file for us. Enjoy!