Archive for May, 2010

Cool Signed Artwork – Soon to be Purchasable!

May 31st, 2010
Justinian stopped in to mention that a picture he'd started a little while ago had been finished, sent off to Bungie to be signed, and is soon going to be available for purchase in an auction being organized by Laird to benefit Child's Play. Nice! We'll let you know when the auction's up.(Louis Wu 14:37:09 UTC)

The Speculation Restarts

May 31st, 2010
Ciarán noticed that UNSC Trooper updated the Halo Story Page again, last Friday - go see what he's finding in the mailbag! (Louis Wu 14:36:42 UTC)

Forecast Season 2 Trailer

May 31st, 2010
Tyler, from Young Street Productions, let us know that Forecast the Series is debuting Season 2 sometime this summer (probably June), and that a new trailer for this upcoming work is now up. Go watch! (Louis Wu 14:35:54 UTC)

Paid in Blood teaser trailer

May 31st, 2010
Laird sent word that a new trailer for 'Paid in Blood', an upcoming fan-made ODST 3D animated, is now online - go check it out!(Louis Wu 14:28:09 UTC)

Podtacular Summer Plans

May 30th, 2010

Most (if not everyone) has noticed that we have not produced a show in quite some time. This is primarily due to end of college for the hosts and Dust Storm getting a summer job. A few things are going to change for the summer. Since there is not much to talk about until we get more info on Halo: Reach (except that it comes out on September 14th) we will be cutting back on production of the podcast and focus on bringing the site and clans up to date. We will still be doing shows, but only every-other week, unless we have special guests. We do have two special guests coming up this next month. The first is CMNeir from Halo 3 Tricks and later, we will have someone from ForgeHub. Throughout the summer, we will read any and all customs, frags, tales and voicemails for the appropriate show, so send stuff in whenever you feel like it.

Console Wars Episode 2

May 30th, 2010
Chairleg Productions started a series called 'Console Wars' back in mid-2008. The first episode was very good. (Higher-res download links are available in this post.) Then there was silence, for 2 years. Today, they're back, with Episode 2... and the result is fantastic. Funny story, great video effects, nice cultural references... definitely worth a watch. (Louis Wu 15:19:38 UTC)

The Fallen

May 30th, 2010
TDSpiral whipped up a piece of art he calls 'The Fallen' - powerful tribute! Take a look.(Louis Wu 15:16:20 UTC)

New Marvel Comic – Fall 2010

May 30th, 2010
Looks like Marvel's coming out with a Reach comic this fall... thanks, GrimBrother One. (Louis Wu 15:15:56 UTC)

White Room Demo

May 30th, 2010
Over at, MrTwiggy101 posted a greenscreening demo from Halo 3 that looks better than any attempt I've seen before. He says he's going to be posting a tutorial at some point.(Louis Wu 15:15:03 UTC)

The artwork’s the best part.

May 30th, 2010
Ready Up Live posted an official List of Fake Halo: Reach achievements, and Hawty McBloggy's highlighting them. (This is probably a good thing - the last two or three times RUL was featured anywhere big, their site went down.) Lot of teabagging-related items there... (Louis Wu 15:14:38 UTC)

Comment It and They Shall Come

May 30th, 2010
Today's Grin + Bear It is live at Hawty McBloggy's - sort of. This week, Luke was too busy to draw up a full strip, so he's asking for suggestions from the audience; he'll finish it next week with the best of your submissions. Go submit! (Louis Wu 15:12:43 UTC)

RT: Scared or SCARED

May 30th, 2010
Trust me, when there's cheese fries on a table, Jack sees nothing else...

AH: Weekly Recap – May 29th

May 30th, 2010

-Unnatural Selection List of Species for Red Dead Redemption from TheDarksage
-Race for the West winner
-Hell on Earth winner
-Episode 13 of Gamers Rapport
-Gears 2: TU6
-Weekend Hunt details

AH Videos
-Episode 3 (Part 2), Episode 4 (Part 1), and Sound and Fury video guides in Alan Wake
-Zombie mode cheat in Skate 3
-Treasure Hunter Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 for Frontiersman in Red Dead Redemption
-Gunslinger video guide in Red Dead Redemption
-Convoy, Fearless, and Zero to Hero video guide in Split/Second
-Better Luck Next Time, Once, twice, three times evasive, On The Run Rope a Dope, and Cheapskate video guide in Split/Second
-Avatar awards video guide in Red Dead Redemption
-Thinking Inside the Box video guide in Splinter Cell: Conviction

Community Videos
-Our Little Secret, Like Dominoes, Acrobat, Sand Nemesis, and Stay Dry video guide in Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands from Fragger

-Added achievements for Naval Assault: The Killing Tide
-Added achievements for Earthworm Jim HD
-Added achievements for Voodoo Dice
-Added achievements for Monkey Island 2 SE: LeChuck's Revenge
-Added achievements for Space Ark
-Added achievements for LIMBO
-Added achievements for RISK: Factions
-Added achievements for Half-Life 2
-Added achievements for Half-Life 2: Episode One
-Added achievements for Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4
-Added achievements for DarkStar One: Broken Alliance
-Added DLC achievements for Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction
-Added secret achievements for Record of Agarest War

-Added trophies for Clash of the Titans
-Added trophies for Green Day: Rock Band
-Added trophies for Pure Football
-Added trophies for Voodoo Dice
-Added DLC and secret trophies for Red Dead Redemption
-Added secret trophies for Lost Planet 2

Halo Waypoint: New Content, New Challenges

May 29th, 2010
GrimBrother One reminded our forum of the latest offering on Halo Waypoint: a behind-the-scenes video detailing the making of ONE's Evolutions animations, "Midnight in the Heart of Mildlothian" and "The Return". Grim also points out the tough road 343 Industries has ahead of it, even with a talented crew and a fascinating universe. What do YOU think? Chime in.(Louis Wu 19:55:03 UTC)

Protective Headgear

May 29th, 2010 has posted their latest Top Ten Halo Screenshots collection - 'Things On Your Head' is full of pictures of players with... well, things on their head. Some creepy ones in there... (Louis Wu 19:54:11 UTC)

EW puts MC in Top 100

May 29th, 2010
Gantry let us know that Entertainment Weekly is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, and the latest issue has an article entitled "The 100 Greatest Characters of the Last 20 Years" (cover and a bit of content here). Who comes in at #59? That's right... Master Chief. Nice!(Louis Wu 19:53:42 UTC)


May 29th, 2010
Bungie's Weekly Update is live at (and in our Weekly Update Archive) - it's a pretty light one, overall. Hot dogs, high-res medals (these are, admittedly, gorgeous), new commendation badges. Good for speculatin' - not so good for knowin'. Go read!(Louis Wu 23:57:57 UTC)

AH: Splinter Cell: Conviction – Thinking Inside the Box Achievement Guide

May 28th, 2010

Thanks to the new Deniable Ops: Insurgency DLC, we've got an excuse to play Splinter Cell again. Check out this video to see how to get the Thinking Inside the Box Achievement.

Bungie Weekly Update: 05.28.10

May 28th, 2010
All good things...

AH: Splinter Cell: Conviction – Thinking Inside the Box Achievement Guide

May 28th, 2010

Thanks to the new Deniable Ops: Insurgency DLC, we've got an excuse to play Splinter Cell again. Check out this video to see how to get the Thinking Inside the Box Achievement.