Archive for December, 2006

Briar’s Armor – new shots

December 31st, 2006
New Halo 3 helmet shots from Briar's Armor - here, here, and here. Movin' along!(Louis Wu 23:14:49 UTC)

I don’t think they were supposed to be filming.

December 31st, 2006
darthbob noticed some interesting pictures and videos showing up on the GameSpot forum and some Myspace profiles. We're not going to comment much, except to say that Bungie is way cooler about Christmas presents than any other developer I know of.(Louis Wu 23:08:19 UTC)

Ms. Dewey – she makes me laugh

December 31st, 2006
Elnea discovered a search site called msdewey.com - there's a ton of funny stuff you can find if you know the right search terms, but try Halo to start with. Do it more than once.(Louis Wu 23:03:42 UTC)

Video commentary from Defy at MLG

December 31st, 2006
Over at MLGPro.com, you can find player match commentary from Defy, in video form. (Heh - was probably filmed a while back; he starts by saying it's a match between top-rated Final Boss and his own second-rated team... been a while since Carbon hasn't been in one of those two spots.) Thanks, 3Suns.(Louis Wu 22:53:53 UTC)

Project Crimson Episode 1

December 31st, 2006
GamerX5000 mentioned the first episode of Project Crimson, Prelude of New Life, on our forum - nice filming, intriguing storyline. Check it out!(Louis Wu 22:49:58 UTC)

Halo Outkastz Epsiode 1

December 31st, 2006
Deekor sent along info about Halo Outkastz Epsiode 1 - a 2 minute piece that basically sets up their characters. Check it out! (If you don't want to register on their forum, he posted a direct link in this post.)(Louis Wu 22:31:29 UTC)

Holiday 2006 Video from RvB

December 31st, 2006
If you don't have a 360, you can still see the Red vs Blue Holiday 2006 video over at their website; it's currently sponsors-only, but should be live for everyone in a couple of days. Thanks, Black Six.(Louis Wu 22:19:28 UTC)

Halo on a PSP. Really.

December 31st, 2006
Demonic noticed a story over at Destructoid; that some folks have modded a homebrew PSP game with Halo graphics, and have Halo running on a Playstation Portable. Nice!(Louis Wu 22:14:16 UTC)

Joyride Halo 1 Complete Set on eBay.

December 31st, 2006
Darksage found a pretty cool auction on eBay, if you're an action figure collector - the entire Halo 1 figure set (33 items), still in their original boxes. Current bid is $800, which is a decent deal, given current ebay prices. Take a look!(Louis Wu 22:06:29 UTC)

Deadly Night – First Looks

December 31st, 2006
As is probably known by now (since Frankie mentioned it in the Weekly Update on Friday), there was a lanfest here at HBO Central this past week; it was fun. Folks with more energy than I've got have already begun posting writeups on our forum - Ma1agate was first, with retsamolah not far behind. Eventually, there'll be lots of pics online as well. (I'll probably hold news about updates until I can write one big one, so that you don't have to see lots of little news posts.) These are fun reads; there or not there, it's often fun to get a real-life view of folks you spend time with on the forum or in IRC.(Louis Wu 21:57:04 UTC)

Briar’s Armor starts on Halo 3 goodies

December 30th, 2006
DOH! Almost forgot. Briar's Armor, who has made some pretty darned cool Halo 2 armor over the past couple of years, is trying his hand at Halo 3 armor; a prelminary shot of the helmet shows some nice details. Can't wait for the rest!(Louis Wu 18:19:03 UTC)

New Portable Stuff

December 30th, 2006
Funkmon (who wants everyone to know he's cooler than his co-admin Mintz) wrote to us about new vids available at Halo: Portable; you can find mobile-formatted versions of lots of cool stuff there right now. The Brute Vidoc is there, as is the classic 'Heart is a Lonely Hunter', and Hickadam's 'Holiday'. Get to downloading!(Louis Wu 18:14:10 UTC)

Spartan III SPI Helmet

December 30th, 2006
John Cannon posted more public pictures of his Spartan III helmet that he's working on - pretty cool looking!(Louis Wu 18:08:34 UTC)

Floaty Silence 2

December 30th, 2006
Hellhawk posted about a trailer for a new vid he's working on - Floaty Silence 2. I liked the first one, the trailer looks cute, and if you grab the WMP9 I encoded, it's under 10 mb. (The QuickTime, hosted by Mythica and linked in the forum post, is over 30 mb.) Give it a look!(Louis Wu 17:38:41 UTC)

Master Chief Mii

December 30th, 2006
I can't say I understand this, but... if you've got a Wii, this might be relevant to you, in a Halo sort of way. Thanks to SquirrelOnFire, who was first, and pile0nades, who has a bigger thread.(Louis Wu 17:15:47 UTC)

Last Grenade Found?

December 30th, 2006
Oshovah found a picture in the Art of Halo book that has convinced him that the fourth grenade we'll see in Halo 3 is an incendiary grenade; you can find his reasoning in his forum post (and I've added a scan of the image in question, for reference). We won't know anything until Bungie confirms it... but this is some pretty solid speculation!(Louis Wu 16:27:50 UTC)

RT: New Years draws near

December 30th, 2006
So, does everyone have plans for New Years Eve yet? If not, you can totally come over to Burnie's house. I hear he has a pool.

RT: The News

December 30th, 2006
Technically I'm on vacation. That means I shouldn't have to type a bunch of witty, funny stuff for this news post (because I'm usually witty/funny to the extreme). So I wont. I'm not even going to spell chekc. Today's comic is below. Good Night, And Good...

RT: Man’s Best Friend

December 30th, 2006
As previous comics have stated, I don't have the best luck with dogs. That being said, I'm also not a fucking quitter - much to the chagrin of the idiots I work with. Read below to see why I'm totally right and awesome, and they suck eggs. p.s. Remember...

RT: Secret Santa

December 30th, 2006
Burnie decided it would be fun to do a secret santa gift exchange in the office this year. As with most of Burnie's ideas, it failed. The presents were actually pretty awesome, and included an anti-Burnie fridge and a zombie defense kit. However, the whole...