Archive for August, 2011

Riot Fest – if you couldn’t be there

August 31st, 2011
Dani pointed out a link to Riot Fest - the Running Riot podcast that took place over the Halo Fest weekend. (We'd mentioned it before it happened, but it's online now.) 3 hours of Ketey goodness! (Louis Wu 20:00:24 UTC)

It’s flattery, right?

August 31st, 2011
Lomis noticed a Kia commercial that feels an AWFUL lot like something else you may have seen... (Mykke's followup's pretty cool, too.)(Louis Wu 19:47:38 UTC)

Nice bonus for UK Anniversary Preorders

August 31st, 2011
It looks like if you're in the UK, and you pre-order Halo Anniversary from Gamestation or GAME, you'll pick up a free special edition of 'The Art of Building Worlds'. (It's 24 pages culled from the full 400-page hardback due this October.) Not too shabby! Thanks, ElzarTheBam. (Louis Wu 19:29:26 UTC)

Drunken Halo: Episode 26

August 31st, 2011
Justin Bryce let us know that Drunken Halo: Episode 26 is now up - it's got discussion of the new multiplayer updates, as well as Drunken Mail Sack shenanigans. (Louis Wu 19:23:19 UTC)

Halo 2 Version Flash

August 31st, 2011
Paula sent word of a series of Flash animations telling the Halo 2 story... in Spanish. It was created by rafita7878. Quite impressive - even more so if you speak Spanish! (Louis Wu 19:21:02 UTC)

Talkin’ Smack in Space

August 31st, 2011
io9 posted a list of the '10 Greatest Examples of Space Battle Smack Talk' - Truth's 'vermin' speech makes the cut. Nice! (Louis Wu 19:18:23 UTC)

Awards are cool (and embarrassing)

August 31st, 2011
Laird posted a couple of short films from Halo Fest's VIP party last Friday night - the first shows the presentation of an award that 343 MEANT to offer to a productive community leader (silly people, they gave it to me instead), while the second shows an award that Mr.Sci-Fi and Laird (among others) put together to present to 343. Go watch! (Louis Wu 19:08:03 UTC)

War (or War) Comic

August 31st, 2011
Firestorm12 let us know that Halopen has repurposed a war satire machinima project that didn't get off the ground into a war satire comic - War (or War) Issue #1 and Issue #2 are now online. They're planning on releasing new issues each Tuesday and Thursday - an issue corresponds to a scene from the original planned movie. (Louis Wu 18:47:36 UTC)

French Translations of Halo materials

August 31st, 2011
Cox wanted us to let you know that the French Halo fan community is translating all official videos and providing French subtitles. You can find their Halo 4 playlist here, their Halo Anniversary collection here, and their Reach collection here. They're also offering services to any fan who wants a product translated... and they're looking for volunteers to swell their ranks. Swing by Halo Création to see what they've got, and join them if you've got what they need! (Louis Wu 18:44:46 UTC)

Halo Game Finder – now on PC

August 31st, 2011
xBLACK V3N0Mx continues to update Halo Reach Game Finder - now there's a desktop version! Check it out - it can help you find that awesome game you played recently but forgot how to get back to!(Louis Wu 18:33:35 UTC)

Halo Legacy: Cielo Negro Episode 3

August 31st, 2011
Paul Shelley told us about Cielo Negro Episode 3 on Saturday - we haven't posted a lot of news since Saturday. So go watch it. The story of Nueva Seville continues! (Louis Wu 18:31:05 UTC)

Concept Art of Condemned

August 31st, 2011
Dani posted a bit of concept art he discovered for Condemned, the map released in the Defiant Map Pack. It was created by Jason Borne at Certain Affinity - and it's really nice.(Louis Wu 18:28:38 UTC)

Oh, come on. He’s at LEAST 12.

August 31st, 2011
In celebration of Halo Fest, Frank O'Connor created a new Mister Chief masterpiece. It hung on the wall in the display space. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer wrote up the event... and noticed the picture. The caption on their photo is priceless. Thanks to ChenK for noticing. (Louis Wu 18:26:57 UTC)

Gorgeous new covers for Reach and ODST

August 31st, 2011
Over at NeoGAF, enzo_gt put together some cover art for Halo: Reach and Halo 3: ODST. Yes, you already HAVE cover art for these two products - but he went the minimalist route, and the result is gorgeous. We've hosted mirrors of his files, to save you the headache that is MediaFire: version 1 has no text on the spine, while version 2 gives you the product name. Just right-click to download.
Reach 1 (1.8mb) | Reach 2 (1.1mb) | ODST 1 (2.2mb) | ODST 2 (2.2mb)(Louis Wu 18:18:53 UTC)

Halo Faith Dates

August 31st, 2011
France's Halo Destiny has a short bit with some dates for the fan film Halo Faith - the trailer will be out on September 2 (that's Friday), while the full film will be available just after the release of Halo Anniversary. (Google's English translation - surprisingly readable - is here.) Thanks, ElzarTheBam. (Louis Wu 18:14:34 UTC)

GI looks at Halo 4

August 31st, 2011
Game Informer put together a feature on Halo 4 - nice summary of what we know. (Well, except for this.) Thanks, excowboy83 (and Flipyap). (Louis Wu 18:11:30 UTC)

More Halo Fest Photos

August 31st, 2011
necro2607 took another batch of pics at Halo Fest last week - swing by Flickr to check 'em out! (Louis Wu 18:00:36 UTC)

Blue Realms’ Halo 4 Armor

August 31st, 2011
Revenant1988 noticed an article on the 405th about the Halo 4 armor that Adam Grumbo (and others) showed off at Halo Fest last week. Really amazing work - go see! (Louis Wu 17:58:37 UTC)

Nake3dHalo Guide to Co-op Dash in under 4 minutes

August 31st, 2011
Nak3d Eli has some rather huge ambitions - he plans to create tutorials for every Halo: Reach challenge ever posted. (That's a lot of challenges.) He's starting with a tutorial showing you how to beat the current extremely-high-value Weekly Challenge. (Yes, it's been done before. Many times. But his run is pretty clean, the video's sharp, and he's provided some decent voiceover.) Check it out! (Louis Wu 17:51:40 UTC)

Sword in the Stone

August 31st, 2011
TDSpiral created Sword in the Stone, which is pretty clever Halo fan art. I love it - I bet you will too. (Louis Wu 17:48:23 UTC)