Archive for June, 2008

The Halo Corpse Alphabet

June 30th, 2008
Ever take a screenshot of your Spartan's dead body only to later realize it resembles a letter? Who hasn't, right? Well I <3 Halo 3 Screenshots is currently working on a rather macabre project called The Halo Corpse Alphabet. 

Reclaimer 60 is online!

June 30th, 2008
The 60th installment of the online graphic novel Reclaimer is now available!

A Forging Retrospective, Part III of III

June 30th, 2008
Forge Hub released "A Forging Retrospective Part 3."

Bungie Day Emblems

June 30th, 2008
To show some Bungie Day spirit, have the 7th Column or the Number 7 your Halo 3/Halo 2 emblem.

Halo 3 competing for Sound Production Award

June 30th, 2008
The Mix Foundation has announced the nominees for the award for Creative Achievement in Interactive Entertainment Sound Production at the upcoming 24th Annual TEC Awards. Halo 3 is up against Bioshock, Call of Duty 4, The Orange Box, and Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. Winners will be announced on October 3. The full press release is here.(Louis Wu 21:00:46 UTC)

Members must read rules!

June 30th, 2008
Members must read the rules when they are admited.  Group Laws are located to the left in "announcments" & I believe under links. ( ~Bringing Order to Chaos(group laws))

Views from the Edge – Updated

June 30th, 2008
BlueNinja pointed out that he's updated his 'Views from the Edge' blog with a bunch of new panoramas - there are even some Halo 2 versions! Go look. (If you're looking for stuff since the last time we mentioned the site, it looks like the 'Campaign: The Covenant' link about halfway down the June list is the first new one.)(Louis Wu 15:14:05 UTC)

First Kill

June 30th, 2008
Tony "ubald" Marcotte let us know that he's created a new Halo render - this one is called 'First Kill of the Day', and it's a pretty nice piece of work! The subject material is a little... disturbing, but maybe that's just me. We've updated his local gallery here.(Louis Wu 13:58:37 UTC)

Forging Retrospective Part III

June 30th, 2008
TrueDarkFusion pointed out that the third part of Forge Hub's Forging Retrospective is now online. This one looks at Forge's long-term popularity, in the face of not only other aspects of Halo 3, but other GAMES. Go read!(Louis Wu 13:45:28 UTC)

Unity

June 30th, 2008
TTL Demag0gue let us know that Reclaimer 60 is now up - with word of a whole new cast of characters. Things are getting complicated!(Louis Wu 13:39:28 UTC)

Color the Ranks

June 30th, 2008
In an attempt to designate SIP member Ranks, all news and announcements will be text colored according to Rank.

Hail To The Chimp Makes Tuesday Super

June 30th, 2008

Kotaku's list of game releases for this week has Wideload's Hail to the Chimp slated to hit store shelves on Tuesday, July 1-- and features the cover art for the game as the lead for what they call a "thin week".

To those about to Rick!

June 29th, 2008
Yeah, so if it had been anyone but ZZoMBiE13, I'd have said no... but hey, Another Halo Comic Strip is his baby, and the Guest strips that run on Sundays are his choices. I say this so that you don't blame me for what you're about to view.(Louis Wu 18:36:49 UTC)

7 billion on the 7th – regular updates

June 29th, 2008
If you want to keep track of how the 7 billion by 7/7 challenge is going, some folks over at WoW United (yes, a World of Warcraft website) have put together a nice tracking page - time, enemies left, day's target, and more. (There's a separate page that keeps track of the official Bungie.net total that's updated every 15 minutes.) Thanks to DancingJesus for the heads-up. It's not looking very good - we need a little less than 175 million kills left, and the total over the last 24 hours is less than 15 million. On the other hand, the WoW United page is counting down to the very START of Bungie Day (midnight between the 6th and the 7th) rather than the very END (midnight between the 7th and the 8th), so there is potentially 12% more time than they expected to finish the project. Are you doing your part?(Louis Wu 16:51:38 UTC)

Demented Weekly – a new Comic

June 29th, 2008
Demented Decoy sent word that he's been working on a series of screenshot-based comics called 'Demented Weekly' - so far, there are 4 issues (well, 3, the first one is more of a preview of the series). They're downloadable in PDF format, and they follow the antics of the Across the Waves crew in Matchmaking. Swing by to grab 'em! (Louis Wu 14:54:22 UTC)

HBOFF Filter Help

June 29th, 2008
kr-1426 let us know that Arthur Wellesly has posted this week's Fan Fic Pick of the Week for June 27 - swing by and read it!(Louis Wu 14:54:01 UTC)

Interesting coincidence – or something more?

June 29th, 2008
John_117 pointed out a thread he started on Bungie.net, with an interesting picture comparison. (While you should visit his thread here, or his thread there, in order to comment, I've archived a copy of the picture for posterity - so that when someone goes back and reads this news post down the road a ways, they'll know what it's talking about.) (Louis Wu 14:52:28 UTC)

Welcome to the Revolution

June 29th, 2008
This is WCF's B.NET group. Please come join us and stay tuned!

7 Billion by 7/7 – Step It Up!

June 28th, 2008
A few days ago, we mentioned a pretty fun goal the Halo community could shoot for - 7 billion campaign kills by Bungie Day (July 7). GhaleonEB, over at the NeoGAF forums, has been crunching the numbers each day since this challenge started... and it's not looking good, at the current rate. Unless we pick up the pace, we're going to fall short by about 50 million kills. The good news is, there are still 10 days left in the challenge, and speeding up the carnage just a little bit could make all the difference. If you haven't done any Campaign killing recently... why not jump on and contribute? If you don't care WHERE you play, and you just want the fastest way to build your kill count, jump into Crow's Nest at Rally Point Bravo, on Easy - seems you can crank out 75 kills in about 3 minutes (then do it again!). Thanks to the whole NeoGAF crew for inspiration - I know we've got people on our own forum working on this, but they're not discussing it.(Louis Wu 19:26:00 UTC)

The Wonders of Technology

June 28th, 2008
Today's edition of Another Halo Comic Strip shows what happens when people with odd minds play too many video games. Careful, ZZoMBiE13.(Louis Wu 19:08:55 UTC)