Archive for July, 2011

Lego Grifball

July 31st, 2011
Goose Checka told us that GrifballHub has picked a winner for their 1000 Article Celebration Contest - check out this LEGO Grifball stop-motion video, made by Halo7Jet and AlExThEnIcE. Great work! Loved the spawnkilling. (Might be fun if we could do the martial arts stuff too...)(Louis Wu 20:05:47 UTC)

Arby ‘n’ The Chief: Dough Eyes

July 31st, 2011
Naopao Vang let us know about Arby 'n' the Chief's latest Episode - Dough Eyes has Chief shooting fish in a barrel - except it is a river. Excuse me... I feel the need to eat a Toblerone.(Louis Wu 20:00:36 UTC)

Sierra 117: Back route to the dam area

July 31st, 2011
Rockslider is still exploring the Dam area of Sierra 117 - leave it to him to find even MORE ways of finding fun in Halo 3!(Louis Wu 19:35:05 UTC)

PCGR Ep 84

July 31st, 2011
Robowski sent word that the Post Game Carnage Report Episode 84 is now live - there's a discussion with Froggy (who found the podcast via HBO) about Halo Anniversary, and an audio clip quiz using Halo CEA sounds (play along!). Check it out!(Louis Wu 19:34:12 UTC)

Halotracker Top 5 – July: Yoinks

July 31st, 2011
Edge from Halotracker pointed out their latest Top 5 - it focuses on Yoinks. Fun clips! (Well, maybe not for the assassinators.) (Louis Wu 19:33:16 UTC)

WB Finals from MLG Dallas 2011

July 31st, 2011
For the fans of fierce Halo competition out there, Halo Waypoint brings you coverage of the Winner's Bracket Finals from MLG Dallas 2011. Check out the best-of-5 series between Status Quo and Impact to see who came out on top!(GrimBrother One 15:08:05 UTC)

Waypoint Wrap-up for July 30, 2011

July 31st, 2011
If you've missed any of the great content that's been on Halo Waypoint as of late, have no fear... Just grab a gander at the most recent Waypoint Weekly Wrap-up, where you can find all the latest content, from screenshot collections to awesome montages. Check it out!(GrimBrother One 15:05:10 UTC)

Hair Is For Suckers

July 31st, 2011
GamesRadar recently did a feature on Gaming's Baldest Space Marines. Halo's own Jun-266, star of Fistful of Arrows and you know, Halo: Reach, made the list of gaming's gritty smooth-topped warriors. Sadly and somewhat surprisingly, 343's shiny stalwart Frank O'Connor was not a part of the feature, and was unable to be reached for comment at the time of printing.(GrimBrother One 14:53:59 UTC)

Bow before the grandmaster

July 31st, 2011
The Orange County Register has a feature piece on Matt Piper, a 16-year-old professional Halo player. Piper plays for the team Believe the Hype, which is currently playing in the MLG event in Anaheim this weekend. Kudos to Ian Hamilton for a well-written, journalistic piece. Please, for the sake of great writing and an eye for detail, give this a read!(Hitmonchan 10:00:14 UTC)

Sad times at Garfield High

July 31st, 2011
MachinimaRevive told us of "Clash and Desire," a new series that follows Andrew, a high school student whose senior year isn't what it's cracked up to be. Go look!(Hitmonchan 09:54:34 UTC)

A moment of silence for grammar

July 31st, 2011
Naopao Vang (Can I have your name?) let us know about "Dough Eyes," the latest "Arby 'n' the Chief" episode. I can't watch too much "Arby" -- I'm an impressionable young man, and after awhile I start talking like the Chief. I have the same problem when I watch "Parks and Rec." (This is how you eat it!) Go watch.(Hitmonchan 09:42:04 UTC)

Apparently, my invitation was lost in the mail

July 31st, 2011
George R. R. Martin, the man responsible for "A Song of Ice and Fire," stopped by the Bungie HQ on Friday. (Pic for proof.) During his trip to the sepulchral realm, Mr. Martin learned exactly what Bungie's next game is, but he's not talking. For shame! (Thanks for the heads up, jarsp!)(Hitmonchan 09:18:41 UTC)

Through rock and metal

July 31st, 2011
TheSparbiter is back with another Halo music video. This one features Xerjester's "Lament Metal," a sweeping metal song ripe with crunchy riffs and foreign plaints. Check it out, and be sure to let him know what you think in our forums!(Hitmonchan 09:07:45 UTC)

Active Playlist repository

July 31st, 2011
GodlyPerfection informed us of a playlist repository created by fellow Reaching Perfection member External Memory. The archive, broken down by active playlists, contains the latest matchmaking gametypes to help forgers test their maps using the most up-to-date settings. This plus FyreWulff's Reach Map Repository will be handy for recreating the matchmaking experience in customs.(Hitmonchan 08:48:22 UTC)

Mona Lisa 9

July 31st, 2011
The ninth part (!!) of "The Mona Lisa" is now online. How many parts are left? Not that I'm complaining -- this is a fantastic series. Thanks, Deepblue!(Hitmonchan 08:38:44 UTC)

Fails and Horses

July 30th, 2011
Sl'askia also wanted to berate everyone for missing recent Fails of the Weak (both Episode 44 and Episode 45 have been released since we last mentioned this series) and Achievement HORSE (Volume 34 is now live). We get it, Sl'askia. We're Failing. (Good vids.)(Louis Wu 17:26:40 UTC)

Today’s Top Two Top Lists

July 30th, 2011
Well, let's be a little more accurate - they're the ONLY two lists I've seen today that involve Halo in some way. But that makes them today's top two, right? Anwyay - Capsule Computer tells you about the Top 10 Video Game Backstabs (the Brute uprising in Halo 2 makes the list), and Cracked covers the 5 Most Insane Alternate Reality Games (not surprisingly, I Love Bees is on it - thanks, Sl'askia). (Louis Wu 17:26:13 UTC)

The Essential Interview

July 30th, 2011
Dani sat down with Mr. Vociferous, otherwise known as Jeremy Patenaude, the man primarily responsible for the Halo Essential Visual Guide recently published - it's a great interview. Swing by Forward Unto Dawn and read it! (Louis Wu 17:25:38 UTC)

Halo Wars Mod – in Action

July 30th, 2011
Remember that Halo Wars mod we mentioned a little while ago? kornman00 decided to film it, so you could see what gameplay was like. Seems almost unfair to the Covenant!(Louis Wu 17:25:04 UTC)

Fan Fiction Fri -er, Saturday

July 30th, 2011
Missed the Fan Fiction update yesterday - but there's just a single story, so go read it now!(Louis Wu 17:22:22 UTC)