Archive for February, 2012

Death By Ride Along

February 29th, 2012
Send in the Mongoose Lords, two-by-two.

HRSotD: The Destroyer

February 29th, 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: MadFoggDog

Halo IRL: Hope

February 29th, 2012


Halo is a fictional universe. However, sometimes we catch sight of things in real life that remind us of our favorite science fiction video game franchise. This particular series, titled Halo in Real Life, showcases those very moments. Enjoy the subtle Halo references sometimes spotted when out and about in the real world, and if you have a picture you'd like to submit for possible future inclusion, send it to bsangel[at]halowaypoint.com!

Halo in Real Life



As seen and captured by Bazoozle

Curse of the Needler – A Halo 3 Machinima

February 29th, 2012

 

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From AlaskanWhalers:

A long time ago in a video game far, far away....


Curse of the Needler - A Halo 3 Machinima

The Interrogation of Leviathan

February 29th, 2012

The Interrogation of Leviathan


From MASSAIKUR:

Massaikur and PAraNoia817 subject Leviathan, the mastermind behind A Fistful of Arrows, to their sadistic and probing ways. How did this talented and passionate Halo fan handle the interview? More importantly, did he live to tell the tale? Click the link to find out all that and more!


The Interrogation of Leviathan

Things to do in Halo: Reach – Bum Bait

February 29th, 2012

 

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From Rooster Teeth:

Gavin and Geoff show you the latest craze in Halo: Reach. It's called "Bum Bait!"


Things to do in Halo: Reach - Bum Bait

Anniversary Autopsy

February 29th, 2012
kornman00 wanted to let us know about the newest issue of Game Developer Magazine, which runs a regular feature called "Postmortem" (not that one), where a developer breaks down their recent release to talk about the nuts and bolts of what went right, and what went wrong. It's always a great read with excellent insight into the more technical aspects of putting a game together. This month focuses on none other than the recent Halo: Anniversary from 343 Industries & Sabre Interactive. For iOS users, kornman included a handy link to purchase a copy of the digital edition for yourself ($3.99 usd). For those of wu who prefer a less seedy route, RC Master was kind enough to give us a more "standard" link. Definitely go and check it out!(GrimBrother One 05:53:14 UTC)

If You Can Also Ride a Mongoose I’m Buying It Right Now

February 29th, 2012
Das Kalk was the first to let us know about the opening motion comic from the new SSX title. At first I was like "What does this have to do with - ooooohhhhh! That's bizarre." See if you catch it too!(GrimBrother One 05:50:31 UTC)

Just When You Think Frankie Has Nothing Important to Say…

February 29th, 2012
...he drops something like this on you. Stay tuned for his next single "Ma'am Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool Jorge.(GrimBrother One 05:40:05 UTC)

GAFfable Grab Bag

February 29th, 2012
The fine forum folk over at NeoGAF have been a buzzing a bit with some neat tidbits from around the web. Here is a selection of their sleuthing...

  • Hitmonchan107 found an interesting article from VG24/7 with a few comments from former Bungie founder Alex Seropian (in the news a fair bit lately, 'eh?) talking about his high hopes for Halo's future with 343 Industries.
  • Homeboyd noticed what looks to be a preview for a special OXM UK publication titled "Halo: The Game that Changed the World."
  • Meanwhile VivaciousJazzy wanted to make everyone aware of... well, of this. Don't feel awkward, I couldn't stop watching either.

Go have a look!(GrimBrother One 05:25:36 UTC)

HRSotD: 117

February 28th, 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: GlazZz ODST

Tattoo Tuesday: Halo Fan for Life

February 28th, 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 tattoo, as seen on @Aundr3aAw3som3

One Final Bullet Is All that Remains – A Halo: Reach Gameplay Clip

February 28th, 2012

 

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Kampy shows us why jet pack plus sniper sometimes equals win....

Test Night with a Cartographer: 2.29.12

February 28th, 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 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. Please join us this week as we test large-scale Invasion and 6 v. 6 Invasion game types.


Test Night with a Cartographer

RED – A Halo: Reach Montage

February 28th, 2012

 

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From BAKSMAK:

These clips are all from around the time the MLG playlist came out until about the end of last August. So, about
nine(-ish) months of clips. When getting these clips, I was by no means a "montager," but I still am really happy and proud of what I have.

Something I really tried to focus on in this montage was variety, so you won't see a ton of Sniper Exterms (although you'll see some) but instead you will see a balance of sniper clips, DMR clips, and something I really enjoy to watch, two-for-ones. Not only did I try and have some clip variety, I tried to have map variety as well. I didn't want an all Sanctuary montage like most MLG montages, so you'll see about as many Countdown and Zealot clips as you do Sanctuary clips.

I genuinely hope that each and everyone of you enjoys this and as always, feedback is very much appreciated!


RED - A Halo: Reach Montage

Reach to Feed – A Halo: Reach Charity Tournament

February 28th, 2012

Reach to Feed - A Halo: Reach Charity Tournament



From Charity Gamers:

Charity Gamers go live at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL on March 24 with a Halo: Reach tournament to benefit a local charity, the Feed’em Soup Community Project. With two different brackets running simultaneously, exhibition games running all day, and a free raffle that you are automatically entered into just by attending, the day is sure to be pretty awesome! Come by yourself to compete in the FFA bracket, or bring your team and play in the 4v4 bracket. Prizes for both brackets are very generous with a $100 cash grand prize for the FFA bracket and a set of four matching gift baskets valued at $200 for the 4v4. Don’t want to compete? No problem! Come on out to watch the competition, play some exhibition games, and participate in that free raffle we mentioned earlier!


Reach to Feed - A Halo: Reach Charity Tournament

Naval Raceway – A Halo: Reach Racetrack

February 28th, 2012

 

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From ducain23:

Race aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Ducain23!


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HRSotD: Just Let Go….

February 27th, 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: SORRY BACKPACK

Warthog Launch on Silent Cartographer – A Halo: Anniversary Trick

February 27th, 2012

 

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From CMNeir:

The team that brought you Halo 2 Tricks, Halo 3 Tricks, and Halo: Reach Tricks present you with Halo: Anniversary Tricks with a new crew of trickers ready to please.

In this episode, Farmerscott21 and JTPri123 show you the classic Warthog launch on the campaign level Silent Cartographer.


Warthog Launch on Silent Cartographer - A Halo: Anniversary Trick

Community Member of the Week: BLOOD 0F GANON

February 27th, 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 BLOOD 0F GANON. Read a little more about him below, then hit his profile to learn why he has a reputation for being an epic finisher!

 

Community Member of the Week

 

Gamertag: BLOOD 0F GANON.

Origin of gamertag: I was a competitive Ganondorf player in Super Smash Bros Melee MLG in 2005-2007! Got nicknamed BLOOD 0F GANON for using his Wizard's Foot move as an epic finisher.

Previous or current clan/community: Bungie, HBO, Gamerkrib, Halo Topic! Now 343's Halo Waypoint.

Favorite map, game type and playlist: MLG, Slayer/Pro, Objectives, BTB, Snipers.

Least favorite map, game type and playlist: Living Dead, Sword Base.

Preferred control scheme: Bumper Jumper/Default.

Halo playing style (offense, defense, sniper, driver, etc.): Sniper/Defense, foot soldier offense, Warthog and Revy sniper!

Favorite Halo character: This is a toss up between Jun and Linda. I <3 snipers!

Favorite Halo book: Ghost of Onyx/The Flood.

Favorite Halo quote: "BADA** Unlocked." -Sgt. Johnson.

Halo creations: http://halo.bungie.org/news.html?item=34473.

Anything else we should know? I'm going to school for Advanced Networking and earning my Bachelors. It's pretty tough. I hope to work in the gaming industry full-time. I have done contract game/software testing work with Microsoft Volt VMC, Areotek Nintendo, and a few others. I love to skateboard, surf, swim, yoga and hit the gym.


Get to know BLOOD 0F GANON here!