Archive for May, 2011

Comm Chatter Video Offering

May 31st, 2011
Tuesday offerings on Bungie's Comm Chatter: video 8 from the Forge Café Recap series - another night of community maps - and a commented video of gameplay on Synapse, a new community map you'll run across in several playlists (the Arena, Double Team, and Team Slayer). Go watch!(Louis Wu 21:41:05 UTC)

Crate Googly Moogly

May 31st, 2011
Morpheus wanted to share one of his greater moments in Reach gaming. I laughed. Go check it out!(GrimBrother One 21:12:53 UTC)

‘Halo: Reach’ Slow-Motion Animations

May 31st, 2011
Those crafty, creative modders: HaloMods made a slow-motion video of two "Reach" animations. Here's the kicker: Instead of slowing down the clip, the modders slowed down the actual animations. Of course, anything in slow motion has to be set to "Chariots of Fire" by Vangelis. Go ahead. Look at that man. Smoking cancer sticks has never looked so sensual or seductive. (Hitmonchan 20:53:57 UTC)

Playtime Looks Like a Trailer Full of Fun

May 31st, 2011
CruelLEGACEY Productions sends word along that they have released the second trailer for their recently announced "Playtime" machinima. Looks awesome, go and check it out!(GrimBrother One 20:47:27 UTC)

Cute Noble Team Cake

May 31st, 2011
Akahoney made this adorable Noble Team cake for her nephew's 13th birthday. It's a chocolate cake with a vanilla cream cheese filling. It might not be the most impressive creation, but it made me ravenously hungry for cake. And if I hadn't just downed a week-old chicken pasta meal, I might be up for it, too.(Hitmonchan 20:24:45 UTC)

‘Bullet Holes,’ original song from ‘Halo: Faith’ soundtrack

May 31st, 2011
Last Thursday, composer Daniel Ciurlizza posted "Bullet Holes," a new song from the "Halo: Faith" fan film, on his YouTube account. If you haven't already, go check it out!(Hitmonchan 20:15:31 UTC)

Interview with ‘Halo: Faith’ actor Anthony Ingruber

May 31st, 2011
GuysGirl.com sat down with Anthony Ingruber, one of the actors from the "Halo: Faith" fan film, to discuss his current and future work. Intentionally vague about his role in "Faith," he told the site he plays an "[a]dmiral who informs the elite marine Spartans that the planet of Reach has been overwhelmed by the [C]ovenant." And in case you missed it, here's The Entertainment Corner's video interview with Ingruber from last week. Also, in the print article, he revealed that "Halo: Faith" director Jared Pelletier is working on a "Red Dead Redemption" short. Called it! (Hitmonchan 20:00:02 UTC)

Romeo: One Shot

May 31st, 2011
Hedgemony's long-awaited Romeo: One Shot comic is now online (five pages per post, just follow from the first). Makes me want to boot up ODST, I'll tell you that. (There's even a Fan Tribute section - a Romeo tribute vid, plus screenshots and artwork, all submitted by HBO artisans.) Worth your time!(Louis Wu 18:26:52 UTC)

Bungie.net Goes Read-Only [Complete!]

May 31st, 2011
Access...DENIED! [Override issued] Access... Granted!

Fire Team Zulu: Cornerstone

May 31st, 2011
Straight from HBO to your face!

Video Games Live – Halo: Reach at E3

May 31st, 2011
Marty and Mike go to Hollywood.

Get to Know your Forged Maps: Synapse

May 31st, 2011
Tip, tricks, and life lessons.

Some GDC Vault Vids go free

May 31st, 2011
The Game Developer Conference Vault has made some popular video talks free - you can now watch David Aldridge's "I Shot You First: Networking the Gameplay of Halo: Reach" online without having a subscription. The notes from this talk have been available since March - but now you can actually WATCH it. Nice!(Louis Wu 16:40:38 UTC)

Forge Café Recap Video 8

May 31st, 2011
Brought to you by the letter é.

Tyrant's Mythic Tips & Tricks – Pillar of Autumn Ed.

May 31st, 2011
And the horse you rode in on...

Tyrant’s Mythic Tips and Tricks Vol III

May 31st, 2011
Tyrant's back with a new collection of Mythic Tips and Tricks - this one focuses on Pillar of Autumn, just in time to make this week's big challenge just a bit easier. It contains a plethora of tricks and exploits that will allow you to speed through areas normally filled with nasty Covenant characters. In some cases, there are multiple techniques for a particular area - so you can pick the one that works best for your normal playstyle!(Louis Wu 16:11:28 UTC)

Conceptualizing

May 31st, 2011
DukeLehto7 from the Waypoint forums noticed the blog of concept artist Kevin Prangley. Some nice work in there, some of which might look pretty familiar. Go and give it a look!(GrimBrother One 15:31:13 UTC)

TSW Map Code Competition Update

May 31st, 2011
MaxRealflugel tried to give away a Defiant Map Pack last week - but nobody wanted it. :( So he's adjusted the contest parameters; he's looking for a cool screenshot from Halo: Reach. His favorite one will win the submitter a Defiant code, and have their work featured in Volume 2 of Halo: Revolutions. What do you have to lose? (Louis Wu 13:17:06 UTC)

Fire Team Zulu: Cornerstone

May 31st, 2011
There's a new challenge up at Fire Team Zulu - Cornerstone runs you through Tip of the Spear on Normal... but without a HUD (or ammo, really). It's part of Normalcy Week - a collection of challenges coming this week that are played on Normal difficulty... but are not quite normal. Go see!(Louis Wu 13:13:01 UTC)

Halo [R]Evolved – The Maw

May 31st, 2011
SonGhoharotto has finished up his rewrite of the first Halo story, incorporating canon material from later works. The Maw went online last night, and has met with forum praise - go give it a read!(Louis Wu 13:09:24 UTC)