Archive for October, 2010

The World of Halo

October 31st, 2010
Hedgemony rounded up a bunch of Halo mentions on Tumblr - see what others are saying/doing about the game!(Louis Wu 22:15:18 UTC)

Guilt O’ Lantern Hiccups

October 31st, 2010
Wow, I'm sorry to be writing this so late... but I'm also surprised I have to write it at all. I was sorting through the entries for the Guilt O' Lantern contest, and was THRILLED that there were almost 200 entries. Then I started looking at them - and realized that a huge number don't qualify for Rule #2: they have to be at least 640x480 in size. Maybe it's the advent of cellphone cameras, or maybe it's just that folks don't want to take the time to upload large images - but by the time I'd removed the ineligible entries, we were down to well under 150 entries. If you think you might have uploaded an image that was too small... please, submit it again, in a larger size, in the next 6 hours. Thanks!(Louis Wu 21:40:09 UTC)

OLR, AntC Updates

October 31st, 2010
jon cjg has released new vids for both his One Life Remaining and Arby 'n' the Chief series - OLR S2 Episode 12 has nasty goings-on at the University of Esoteria's graduation ceremony, and Arby 'n' the Chief S4 Episode 10 ("Night of the Evading Dead") has our heroes teaming up against a griefer. (Loved the 'Blue Thunder' moment.) Go watch. (Louis Wu 18:00:59 UTC)

Reach M6B Pistol for Sale

October 31st, 2010
smick6 has been busy in his workshop - the latest result is a Halo: Reach M6B pistol, which you can buy on eBay right now. Handmade from various materials, including styrene and clay, molded, then cast as a solid urethane plastic final product. Weighs about a pound and a half. Gorgeous! (He also offers a non-painted DIY kit - it's cheaper, but you do your own work.) More photos (LOTS more) can be found in this Photobucket collection, and his build process and info on the construction have been documented on the 405th forums. (Louis Wu 16:53:20 UTC)

John O’ Lantern.

October 31st, 2010
Stuntmutt has a little Halloween wish for you with today's Holiday-special One One Se7en. (Don't forget - submissions end tonight for the Guilt O' Lantern contest... just 11 more hours to get yours in!)(Louis Wu 16:38:21 UTC)

This is Halloween 2.0

October 31st, 2010
AssaultGodzilla has remade his 'This is Halloween' Halo music video (the first version came out last year, but doesn't seem to be available any more). Fantastic timing, great clips. Go watch it - and get in the mood!(Louis Wu 16:36:27 UTC)

A Fistful of Arrows – International

October 31st, 2010
Awesome - Leviathan stopped by with links to French and Spanish translations of his 'A Fistful of Arrows' story; if you're a native French or Spanish speaker, and English is hard for you, read these! (To be absolutely clear: Leviathan doesn't work for Bungie, he doesn't work for Microsoft, this story is completely from his own brain. Nobody's "sanctioned" the storyline, this is not canon, it's just a fan's creation. Granted, it's a SPECTACULAR creation, and LOOKS pretty darned official... but it's not.)(Louis Wu 16:34:12 UTC)

Quad Package

October 31st, 2010
Tyrant (who's well on his way to a releasable Mythic Guide for Halo: Reach - stay tuned for details) has a Haloween treat for you - a video of four-player Mythic gameplay on The Package, rendered for your viewing pleasure on Bungie.net. It's nearly 50 minutes long - but MAN, it's fun.(Louis Wu 16:33:09 UTC)

The Best Video Games Right Now

October 31st, 2010
Thomas Robinson let us know that Reach made Gizmodo's "The Best Video Games Right Now" list - the environment and graphics are "poetic". Nice!(Louis Wu 16:30:19 UTC)

More Forge Help from GodlyPerfection

October 31st, 2010
GodlyPerfection stopped in yesterday with three more Forge lessons (and a PDF version for folks who get tired of reading online). Check out his post for summaries and links!(Louis Wu 16:28:43 UTC)

RT: Undead Nightmare

October 31st, 2010
I had a situation similar to this happen to me when I was eight years old. I saved up what I thought was a tremendous amount of money and called a breeder to see what kind of horse I could buy for $50. She laughed and said, "A dead one."

I hung up the phone and cried from embarrassment.

I guess Rockstar showed her. In your face, lady.

AH: Weekly Recap – October 30th

October 31st, 2010

Community
-Dead Rising 2 review from TudorVII
-Halo: Reach - Noble Map Pack Trailer
-Octob-Gear, War-ctober...
-New AH Twitter feature
-Fails of the Weak! Volume 6
-Weekend Hunt

AH Videos
-The Best of All Possible Worlds act 2 in Vanquish
-Electric Slameroo! part 1 in Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction
-Monty Python and other Easter Eggs in Fallout: New Vegas
-Stakross Medal of Excellence, Sky Killer, Kamfetti, and all of the Holocron Hunter levels in Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
-Six Years In The Making video guide in Red Dead Redemption
-I Am The Keymaster part 1 and part 2 in Fable III
-Portal Easter Egg in Fable III

Community Videos
-The Commander video guide in Super Meat Boy from Fragger

Xbox 360 Achievements
-Added achievements for Crazy Taxi
-Added achievements for Alien Breed Evolution: Episode 3
-Added achievements for Bloody Good Time
-Added achievements for Haunted House
-Added achievements for nail'd
-Added Noble Map Pack DLC achievements for Halo: Reach
Added secret achievements for the Undead Nightmare DLC in Red Dead Redemption
-Added secret achievements for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II
-Added secret achievements for Super Meat Boy
-Added secret achievements for Backyard Sports: Rookie Rush
-Added secret achievements for WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011

Windows Phone 7 Achievements
-Added achievements for The Harvest
-Added achievements for de Blob Revolution
-Added achievements for Glyder: Adventure Worlds
-Added achievements for The Revenants - Corridor of Souls
-Added achievements for Game Chest: Solitaire
-Added achievements for OMG: Our Manic Game
-Added achievements for Earthworm Jim HD
-Added achievements for Tetris
-Added achievements for Game Chest: Board Games

PlayStation 3 Trophies
-Added trophies for F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin
-Added trophies for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
-Added trophies for Saw II: Flesh & Blood
-Added trophies for TV SuperStars
-Added trophies for Time Crisis: Razing Storm
-Added trophies for EA Sports MMA
-Added trophies for The Shoot
-Added trophies for Rock Band 3
-Added trophies for The Sims 3
-Added trophies for Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011
-Added trophies for Shaun White Skateboarding
-Added trophies for Blacklight: Tango Down
-Added trophies for CSI: Fatal Conspiracy
-Added trophies for Hasbro Family Game Night 3
-Added trophies for Monopoly Streets
-Added trophies for Dream Chronicles
-Added trophies for Tumble
-Added secret trophies for R.U.S.E.
-Added secret trophies for WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011
-Added secret trophies for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
-Added secret trophies for Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes
-Added secret trophies for DJ Hero 2
-Added secret trophies for Vanquish

Steam Achievements
-Added achievements for The Ball
-Added Halloween achievements for Team Fortress 2

A Fistful of Arrows 10-12

October 30th, 2010
Leviathan is back with a continuation of his "A Fistful of Arrows" graphic tale - three more pages of scrumpdiddlyumptious artwork and epic storytelling. (And explosions.) Go read!(Louis Wu 19:14:16 UTC)

I’m riding a horse. With a BR.

October 30th, 2010
GHOST R3V0LV3R stopped in to exclaim that some friends created a Master Chief helmet and a BR for a local statue - check out the pic. Apparently, video coming soon. (Louis Wu 18:52:18 UTC)

BierWiser’s Variety Pack

October 30th, 2010
BierWiser put together one final Halo 3 montage - favorite kills and funny clips. Go watch!(Louis Wu 18:51:15 UTC)

AH: Fable 3: I Am the Key Master (Part Two)

October 30th, 2010

Here's part two of our Fable 3 guide to getting all the necessary hidden keys to get the "I Am the Key Master" Achievement. Look for part three soonish.

AH: Unleashed Some More!

October 30th, 2010

Hey guys, just dropping off a bunch of new Force Unleashed 2 videos for you!

Up first is a neat little egg that allows you to get the "Guybrush Threepkiller" costume based on the character of Guybrush Threepwood from Monkey Island:

The next three videos are the hidden Holocrons in the first three levels. Level 1:

Level 2:

Level (2+1):

AH: Unleashed Some More!

October 30th, 2010

Hey guys, just dropping off a bunch of new Force Unleashed 2 videos for you!

Up first is a neat little egg that allows you to get the "Guybrush Threepkiller" costume based on the character of Guybrush Threepwood from Monkey Island:

The next three videos are the hidden Holocrons in the first three levels. Level 1:

Level 2:

Level (2+1):

AH: Fable 3: I Am the Key Master (Part Two)

October 30th, 2010

Here's part two of our Fable 3 guide to getting all the necessary hidden keys to get the "I Am the Key Master" Achievement. Look for part three soonish.

RT: to each his own

October 30th, 2010
Gus told me about his midnight release experience the other night... then I told Luke... then he showed you.