Archive for October, 2011

Another CGHub Find

October 31st, 2011
When poking around CGHub, I stumbled across an artist known as 'alp' - Allen Altiner is an art director in the film industry, but he does a lot of Halo work on his own time. Here are some of his pieces.

Pretty cool stuff! (Louis Wu 22:42:34 UTC)

Jun

October 31st, 2011
Jarod Lenz Erwin, who created the UI and painted background for the Waypoint mobile app, posted a pretty cool picture of Jun he did for 343. Love that detail! Thanks to NeoGAF's TheOddOne for finding it. (Wait... does this mean we'll be seeing Jun in future 343 creations? Ack! What will happen to A Fistful of Arrows?) (Louis Wu 22:39:27 UTC)

Podtacular 267

October 31st, 2011
Podtacular 267 went live this weekend - Dust Storm talked to CruelLEGACEY about his series Playtime, and to one of Playtime's characters about the plot. Go listen!(Louis Wu 22:39:08 UTC)

The Halo Project

October 31st, 2011
It's been a long time since we heard from ICDedPpl - but he sent us a link of his buddy's Photobucket album showing off some great armor pics. thorn696 is a 405th regular who doesn't even play Halo - but he makes armor good enough to win contests (three First Place awards this weekend alone!). Check 'em out!(Louis Wu 22:38:30 UTC)

Halo Comic Poster

October 31st, 2011
CaptainTony pointed out a pretty cool Halo Comic poster created by Riznof he found on deviantART - look at that six-pack! (Louis Wu 22:35:49 UTC)

Starting Strong

October 31st, 2011
Morpheus noticed a GameInformer article on the Top Ten Launch Games of All Time (how do you measure this?) - Halo made the list. Pretty high up, even! (Louis Wu 22:35:27 UTC)

An amazing Spartan Laser

October 31st, 2011
DaFrontlineTrooper put together a video showing off a Spartan Laser he built - very cool! Thanks to robofin117 for the heads-up - and for pointing out DaFrontlineTrooper's Facebook page, which contains blueprints for his weapons! (Louis Wu 22:35:01 UTC)

Community Forge Remakes

October 31st, 2011
nillapuddin is into remakes - check out his post for details on where you can find his work, and the work of his friends! (Louis Wu 22:34:20 UTC)

…aaand… we’re back.

October 31st, 2011
It's been 17 hours - but it looks like AT&T managed to get a generator on the switching hut near HBO Central. The fiber line has power again, so things are running. Forums are back. We're sorry for the downtime.(Louis Wu 22:05:19 UTC)

HBO fritzing

October 31st, 2011
Quick note, parts of HBO central are without power. Expect power back up fairly soon. Everything's cool otherwise... how's by you?(Ding 15:35:20 UTC)

deviantHaloART

October 30th, 2011
More deviantART rounded up by CaptainTony (including one of his own) - and I finally put together the fact that DA's X38 posts as Ken on NeoGAF! (Love his Emile sketch.)(Louis Wu 22:11:31 UTC)

Living Monument, hmm?

October 30th, 2011
Imrane-117 brought our attention to some newly-registered domains - what do YOU think they mean?(Louis Wu 22:09:22 UTC)

Will Anniversary kick off a remake trend?

October 30th, 2011
Financial Analyst Michael Pachter takes a look at the remaking of 'classic' games in light of the release of Halo Anniversary in his regular Pach-Attack! feature on Gametrailers - interesting to see this game being appraised so clinically! Thanks to ZZoMBiE13 for the heads-up.(Louis Wu 20:52:56 UTC)

Life-sized LEGO Sniper Rifle B

October 30th, 2011
lack Six noticed a pretty killer life-sized LEGO Halo sniper rifle at The Brothers Brick - go check it out! (The final shot is money.) (Louis Wu 20:43:13 UTC)

Halo Waypoint Goodies

October 30th, 2011
Speaking of Halo Waypoint - if you visit today, there seems to be quite a bit of cool new content. Unfortunately, a Silverlight update my browsers prompted me for this morning has made much of it inaccessible. If you haven't updated, though, Grifball Highlight Frenzy 8 went live on Friday, and you can watch all five games of the Instinct vs Infamous matchup at MLG Raleigh, back in August. An item that DOESN'T need Silverlight is the latest in-depth look at an asset from the Halo universe - this time around, it's the Covenant Phantom. Great pics!(Louis Wu 16:57:33 UTC)

We still wanna see your pumpkins (twss)

October 30th, 2011
It's a sad year here at bungie.org - it's the first time in 7 years that we're not hosting a pumpkin-carving contest for Halloween. That doesn't mean folks aren't carving Halo-related pumpkins, though! We've seen a couple - one on Halo Waypoint's twitter feed (sounds like there'll be a collection on Waypoint in the not-too-distant future), and one on Bungie's Twitter feed. Do you know of others? Tell us about 'em!(Louis Wu 16:48:33 UTC)

There’s Something about Kira

October 30th, 2011
wheeler noticed some similarities between the AI assist in Edgeworld and another AI you might be familiar with...(Louis Wu 12:06:16 UTC)

Halo 2 Delta Halo Ghost Launch

October 30th, 2011
Wow... the dedication of some Halo tricksters blows me away. Grumpy sent along a link to a YouTube video (and a corresponding jumprs.org thread) showing him using a Pelican on Delta Halo to make it (in a ghost) all the way to the middle tower. There are a few examples of missed bounces - makes it really clear just how ridiculous this stunt is! Go watch.(Louis Wu 12:05:45 UTC)

Fan-Made Helmets for sale

October 30th, 2011
Omega_East is selling a couple of helmets he's made - he needs to clear the space (and bring in a bit of cash for the next build). Both are linked from this page - there's a Carter helmet, and an unpainted Noble Six helmet. Check 'em out! (Louis Wu 12:04:59 UTC)

Halo Anniversary Skulls

October 30th, 2011
Sam Becker let us know that he took the Skull screenshots from the recent BTS video and matched them up with their actual names and effects. Swing by HaloEasterEggs.net to see (or don't, if you'd rather figure them out on your own).(Louis Wu 12:04:25 UTC)