Archive for January, 2009

RT: Tits

January 31st, 2009
I never thought I'd be attracted to Burnie, but then he goes and does something like in today's comic. We're going to mouth kiss. Also, I know I already linked it, but Luke's timelapse comic drawing video is tearing up the charts on youtube. It's currently...

Putting a Stop to Machinima

January 31st, 2009
Stop Motion, that is.

Headplay VR helmet – a little more info

January 31st, 2009
Hawty McBloggy brings us an update on the Virtual Reality Halo helmet she first noticed a couple of months ago. Headplay has upgraded the optics, added speakers, and is working on an accelerometer. Check out the progress video!(Louis Wu 18:06:19 UTC)

Top 10 Halo 3 Multikills: Episode 22

January 31st, 2009
The 'Top 10 Halo 3' series from Anoj continues with a Multikill entry - Episode 22 shows off 10 impressive multikills. Some have been seen before (the danger of multiple Top 10 series, I guess), but they're all fun to watch anyway. Check 'em out! (There's also an honorable mentions collection.) Thanks, urk.(Louis Wu 18:01:41 UTC)

A glimpse inside

January 31st, 2009
A Montreal-based 3D-animator who goes by the name 'eL gRizZLy' just put up a blog post bubbling about how he'd just wrapped up his 5-month-long work on the Halo 3: ODST cinematics. Looks like it was a crew of freelance animators that was brought in to work on these cinematics, rather than using in-house resources. Fun facts! (I'm sure there'll be speculation based on the timeframes mentioned... always an entertaining forum activity!)(Louis Wu 17:52:29 UTC)

Comic Saturday

January 31st, 2009
The Catfish let us know that 2501 Episode 9 is live, and anthraxgoon also told us that X36 Chapter 2 Issue 1 is online. Have you gotten your Halo 3 Screenshot comic dose today?(Louis Wu 17:04:03 UTC)

Sovereign Teaser

January 31st, 2009
ODST Sarge stopped in with word of a teaser for Sovereign, a new machinima series. Aspect ratio on the YouTube vid is a bit off, and there's not much going on... but the storyline is laid out in the forum post and the teaser, so go see what you think.(Louis Wu 16:58:08 UTC)

David: Resolution – live broadcast today

January 31st, 2009
Juesoni stopped by to say that the next episode of 'David' (his Halo 3 machinima') would be broadcast live today at 12 PST (8GMT/UTC, 3 EST) - just three hours from when this post is being written. Swing by his forum post for full details.(Louis Wu 16:55:40 UTC)

AH: Fallout 3: Mercenary, Protector, Reaver Guide

January 31st, 2009
Look up!It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a video link! If you were expecting superman, shame on you.Lame, decades old jokes aside, above is my second video for Achievement Hunter using Fallout 3. The video contains a guide to getting all the level...

Top 10 Halo 3 Multkills

January 31st, 2009
Cue the inspiring music!

Last Gas for 200 Miles

January 31st, 2009
Friday afternoon brought its customary Bungie Weekly Update - but it's not as chock-full of sink-your-teeth-in goodness that last week's was. A little bit about the Mythic Map Pack (thunder stolen by gaming sites around the world, beginning with Austria), a little bit about ODST's development (intriguing, but vague), a sad memorial to the passing of a character that will be missed... and a random shot at an unfortunately ineloquent Bungie.net denizen. Oh, and the recognition of an HBO regular. w00t! Go read - either at Bungie.net, or in our own Weekly Update Archive.(Louis Wu 00:31:57 UTC)

Bungie Weekly Update: 01/30/09

January 30th, 2009
Dawn in the Desert.

Mythic Map Pack images – biggerer

January 30th, 2009
For fans who are interested in gigantic versions of the three press images available for the Mythic Map Pack, swing by Gamerscore Blog for a link to a 40 mb zipfile containing 5120x2880 images of all three maps. While you're there, read the official press text on each map.(Louis Wu 20:49:41 UTC)

Gawjuss Panos

January 30th, 2009
radiant penguin is back again, with 5 more panoramas - really nice work. Check 'em all out! (Louis Wu 20:22:31 UTC)

Halo Wars Demo – on film

January 30th, 2009
Wow. Denmark's NextGenReport has posted a huge (almost 40 minutes long) recording of the Halo Wars Demo, due to be released next week to the public. If you want to watch what you'll be able to do... go watch. If you'd rather experience it for yourself... hold off. Thanks, CrazedArabMan.(Louis Wu 20:06:54 UTC)

MEGA to make Halo Wars toys

January 30th, 2009
The website 'Action-Figure' has a piece about how the MEGA toy line (they make blocks, like LEGO, but bigger, along with accessories - here's their Spider-Man 3 collection) has picked up the Halo Wars construction toy franchise. Lots of vehicles, apparently. The toys won't be out until November, but it's a good bet we'll be hearing more before then. Thanks, Black Six.(Louis Wu 18:36:28 UTC)

The Voicemail Chronicles – Volume Two

January 30th, 2009
Beatboxing Mario and apologetic Teabaggers.

Pink – it’s the new kinda lingo

January 30th, 2009
Twinkykiller created an ode to the needler - I find it's a wonderful weapon in Social Slayer matches. Thanks, urk.(Louis Wu 18:08:49 UTC)

Back of the napkin… er, forum post

January 30th, 2009
pete_the_duck took a few minutes to compare the size of Sandbox (as shown in the newest screenshot) to the size of Foundry (our last extensively-Forgeable map). Go see what he came up with!(Louis Wu 17:45:01 UTC)

Pink with Envy

January 30th, 2009
It's the color of passion.