Archive for January, 2012

HRSotD: The Spark of Life

January 31st, 2012


HRSotD (short for Halo: Reach Screenshot of the Day) is a daily feature dedicated to the wonders of Halo: Reach screenshots and the artists that capture these amazing images. A variety of shotsall of which are completely unaltered and captured in Halo: Reach's theater modeare included for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy the varied selection of images, and maybe even find inspiration to make your own!

Halo: Reach Screenshot

Author: Advanced 90

Halo Data to migrate from B.net before April

January 31st, 2012
If you swing by Bungie.net, you'll see a new article - it puts a final date on the live Halo data they'll be able to manage. That date is March 31 - after that point, all stats (and any other online features related to Halo games) will be found only on Halo Waypoint. Here's hoping that Waypoint stats can be fleshed out a bit more, and features like film clips and screenshots can be migrated by then! (Historical data isn't going anywhere; Bungie will continue to maintain what they already have online. They simply will not be adding NEW data after that date.)(Louis Wu 19:45:14 UTC)

Without Honor – A Halo: Reach Machinima

January 31st, 2012

 

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From Sarge:

This is a short Halo film. Eshto, a fledgling assassin among the Sangheili, must learn to accept the true nature of being an assassin if he is to successfully infiltrate a UNSC Joint Chiefs of Staff meeting. By Sarge and Daemon of Daemon Productions, based on a concept by Drift0r of Euphorian Films.


Without Honor - A Halo: Reach Machinima

Tattoo Tuesday: Matching Legendary Tattoos

January 31st, 2012


Some people show their love for Halo by playing the games. Others get a relevant image permanently placed upon their body. Enjoy this particular example of a Halo-related body modification, and if you have a picture you'd like to submit for possible future inclusion, send it to bsangel[at]halowaypoint.com!

Halo Tattoo



Halo tattoos, as seen on Tara and Jose

Test Night with a Cartographer: 2.1.12

January 31st, 2012

Halo: Reach Screenshot


From AgentPaperCraft:

Test Night with Crafty is a weekly event dedicated to the forgers of Waypoint as convenient means of testing content for matchmaking consideration. It is also a great way to get constructive feedback on your map variants and game types. Your content will also be observed by a secret member who reviews and suggests maps for matchmaking; this could mean thousands may eventually battle on your creations!

Last week's event was amazing. We had a great time testing a variety of community-made maps. Everyone enjoyed themselves and learned a few new things about forging in Halo: Reach. Join us this week as we focus on large-scale heavy variants of both Forge World and DLC content.


Test Night with a Cartographer

Final Transition for Bungie.net Halo Services

January 31st, 2012
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Halo 4 indirect info – from toys

January 31st, 2012
wwm0nkey posted these pictures at NeoGAF over the weekend, but it was a busy weekend; he found some boxes for the Jada Toys die-cast vehicles coming out in August at the Idle Hands blog. The artwork is placeholder-only... but it's interesting to see what vehicles will be returning for Halo 4!(Louis Wu 17:40:28 UTC)

Warthog Diaries: Episode 1

January 31st, 2012
Revenant1988 came by with a fun writeup of some group BTB activity he calls 'Warthog Diaries: Episode 1'. Sounds like an entertaining evening!(Louis Wu 17:36:58 UTC)

Halo Reach Tricks: Hiding Spots

January 31st, 2012
CMNeir is back with another Trick video - this one points out hiding places in Halo: Reach multiplayer maps. Some are clever, but some are simply obnoxious - use these at your own peril. Remember - in custom games, where everyone is choosing to be there, this sort of thing is far less annoying than it is in Matchmaking. (Louis Wu 17:33:32 UTC)

Soaring and Exploring – A Halo: Reach 1v1 Snipe

January 31st, 2012

 

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From Alex:

This is a nice little Halo: Reach snippet from MLG pro Strongside, which he got in a Zealot 1v1. After failing to snipe his enemy twice, Strongside decides to take to the skies in a creative fashion to get a better angle. Enjoy!


Soaring and Exploring - A Halo: Reach 1v1 Snipe

Elders.TV Halo Spotlight

January 31st, 2012
Chris from Elders.TV let us know about a new series called 'Halo Spotlight' - it focuses on sites around the Halo community. The first installment looked at idleduck.com, while the second (posted this weekend) highlights the work of Anniversary Tournament Gaming, a site devoted to head-to-head gaming using gameplay from the Anniversary lists in Halo: Reach. Interesting stuff!(Louis Wu 17:23:53 UTC)

Forward Unto Dawn Podcast Episode Three

January 31st, 2012
More new content from Forward Unto Dawn - their third podcast episode takes an in-depth look at the Terminals included in Halo Anniversary. Great discussion!(Louis Wu 17:17:23 UTC)

Feminist Analysis of i love bees – Part 6

January 31st, 2012
Dragonclaws has posted part 6 of her Feminist analysis of i love bees - it covers chapter 7-10. Getting close to the end!(Louis Wu 17:15:04 UTC)

New Halo-themed Forza VIP Car!

January 31st, 2012

New Halo-themed Forza VIP Car!


From Brian Ekberg and submitted by Kalamari:

Halo fans and VIP members rejoice… and check your Forza 4 inbox! Our latest community VIP car will be rolling in to your inbox soon, featuring everyone’s favorite Spartan in a sweet Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition livery. A special shout-out to Forza community member KCTigerFan, who contributed to the painting and design of this car. Enjoy it!


New Halo-themed Forza VIP Car

DIY Bungie-themed iPod case skin

January 31st, 2012
padraig08 was unhappy that he couldn't show his love for Bungie while listening to music in public - so he designed his own skin for his iPod case. And he made the image available to you, if you want to follow suit. Nice! (Louis Wu 17:09:55 UTC)

BTF#8: Wiretapping the Cosmos

January 31st, 2012
Dani stopped in yesterday with the newest Beyond the Frontline editorial at Forward Unto Dawn - this one was written by Dangerous Dave, and it looks back at 'Conversations of the Universe', a small booklet included with the Halo 2 Limited Edition. Dave laments its neglect (and discusses some of the great branches that could grow from it). Do not fear - Frankie sez it's still relevant. (Louis Wu 17:03:05 UTC)

Helljumper 1 – A Fan-made Halo Web Series

January 31st, 2012

 

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From SuperFastHD and submitted by Ben:

Helljumper is a fan-made web series based on Microsoft's acclaimed video game franchise, Halo. Adapted from the short story, "Dirt," by Tobias S. Buckell, it tells the story of a few human ODSTs as they fight through 27 years of brutal war with the Covenant. They evolve from a rag tag group of recruits in the UNSC to being cold battle hardened veterans that are shadows of their former selves.

In episode one, the Rookie drops onto New Jerusalem. He finds lone ODST, Gage Yevgenny, dying near a Pelican crash site. Refusing to be rescued, Gage begins to tell the young Rookie about how he got here and to not make the same mistakes he did.


Helljumper 1 - A Fan-made Halo Web Series

HRSotD: Jet Packs

January 30th, 2012


HRSotD (short for Halo: Reach Screenshot of the Day) is a daily feature dedicated to the wonders of Halo: Reach screenshots and the artists that capture these amazing images. A variety of shotsall of which are completely unaltered and captured in Halo: Reach's theater modeare included for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy the varied selection of images, and maybe even find inspiration to make your own!

Halo: Reach Screenshot

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Reach Customz: Feed the Monster

January 30th, 2012

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From VSOTBCommunity:

Hey everyone, welcome to the 16th episode of our weekly series: Reach Customz. This week we feature a, uh... rather unique minigame in which the objective is to kill yourself. This was created by seattlesavage.

If you want the most fun, insane and hectic Halo: Reach custom games around, then look no further. Don't forget to rate the video so we know what kind of custom games you like, and subscribe if you want to keep up-to-date with Reach Customz, airing every Friday!


Reach Customz: Feed the Monster

Community Member of the Week: The Little Moa

January 30th, 2012


Every Monday, we feature a community member who does one or more of the following things: routinely goes above and beyond for their fellow forum members, is a positive and active member of the community, and/or sends me mass amounts of cat pictures. This week our Community Member of the Week is The Little Moa. Read about his Halo preferences below, then hit his profile to learn why he loves Reach so much, which may or may not have something to do with everybody's favorite extra-terrestrial flightless bird....

 

Community Member of the Week

 

Gamertag: The Little Moa.

Previous or current clan/community: Just friends and Waypoint's community.

Halo games you are currently playing: Halo 3: ODST, Reach and Anniversary.

Favorite map, game type and playlist: Powerhouse, Zero Bloom Slayer, and Anniversary Classic.

Least favorite map, game type and playlist: Uncaged, Invasion, and Team Snipers.

Halo weapon specialty/preference: Ordnance.

Halo playing style: Offense.

Anything else we should know? I have been an active Halo player since 2006 when I bought Halo PC. I was clueless to any sort of storyline and tended to just hit up Sidewinder in a local game and drive around in a Ghost for a while until I was bored. I plan on being active on Waypoint as long as Halo lives, which, of course, after 10 years, is still going strong!


Get to know The Little Moa here!