Archive for April, 2012

More Banshee battling

April 30th, 2012
Rockslider put together a new video, showing off some Banshee action on the level Halo - go read about it, and watch the carnage! (Louis Wu 17:38:00 UTC)

Wreck We ‘Em.

April 30th, 2012
Stuntmutt came out of retirement to share a new Halo 4-related One One Se7en with the community. You may decide, upon reading it, that we'd have been better off buying him a rocking chair.(Louis Wu 16:57:26 UTC)

HRSotD: Forward Unto Dawn

April 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

Author: Ethbeef992

Spartan Force Community Gamenight – plus sniping tips

April 30th, 2012
gunn3r11 sent word that The Spartan Force has a preview/funtage celebrating last week's gamenight (and promoting this week's). They've also posted a Sniping Tips video - ideas that might make your effectiveness with the long rifle higher. Check 'em both out!(Louis Wu 16:43:26 UTC)

Video Game Girls

April 30th, 2012
mags sent word of a pretty cool piece of artwork he found - Video Game Girls was created by Rhineville, and puts Cortana up with almost a dozen other powerful women - nice work! (Louis Wu 16:33:03 UTC)

Community Member of the Week: Deadpool Psycko

April 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 Deadpool Psycko. Read a little more about him below, then hit his profile to learn the specifics behind his favorite type of kill and how many he's achieved thus far!


Community Member of the Week


Gamertag: Deadpool Psycko.

Previous or current clan/community: DDTM.

Halo game(s) you are currently playing: Reach.

Favorite map, game type and playlist: Sandtrap, CTF, anything as long as I have fun.

Least favorite map, game type and playlist: Snowbound, Elite Slayer, Grifball (because I'm so bad at it :L).

Halo playing style (offense, defense, sniper, driver, etc.): CQC/Stealth.

Favorite character: Game - Edward Buck. Book - Kurt-051.

Favorite Campaign mission: Winter Contingency/Long Night of Solace.

Favorite quote: "Ms. Naval Intelligence. Our new boss. So shut your mouths, find your chairs and get SET for a combat drop. We are green soldiers and VERY, VERY MEAN!"

Anything else we should know? Anything else you'd like to know that I'm willing to divulge, please, inquire away.

Get to know Deadpool Psycko here!

Headlong Walkthrough – A Halo: Anniversary Gameplay and Commentary Video

April 30th, 2012


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From Paul B:

This is Episode 6 of my Map Walkthrough Guide series covering all the maps that launched with the Anniversary Map Pack. This week the focus is Headlong. Enjoy!

Headlong Walkthrough - A Halo: Anniversary Gameplay and Commentary Video

Sign-ups Now Open for GrifballHub’s Spring Fling

April 30th, 2012

GrifballHub's Spring Fling

From Goosechecka:

Sign-ups are now open for GrifballHub's next big event: The Spring Fling! It's a four-week-long competition for Grifball teams of all levels of skill and experience. Each week we will issue fun Grifball-themed challenges for you to complete. Check out this article for more information. If you're looking for a team to join, check out this thread on our official forums.

See you on the court!

Sign-ups Now Open for GrifballHub's Spring Fling

Kranking and Zed – A Halo: Reach Montage

April 30th, 2012


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From Alex:

This is a Halo: Reach dualtage from Kranking and Zed, edited by LocaL. The gameplay is good, featuring a lot of nice under pressure Multikills. The editing is good, too, showcasing a strong flow, smooth theater work, and some sweet transitions like the one at 1:40. Enjoy!

Kranking and Zed - A Halo: Reach Montage

Arby ‘n’ The Chief S07E02: Barbie ‘n’ the Chief

April 30th, 2012
Arby 'n' the Chief got a new episode this weekend - Chief snagged himself a mail-order bride. Literally. Thanks, Ogan Panavo. (Louis Wu 14:43:15 UTC)

Live-action Halo 4 promo series – coming this fall!

April 30th, 2012
Variety has an article today about an upcoming live-action web series that will begin appearing sometime this fall, to help promote the launch of Halo 4 (and expand the Halo universe a bit). Sounds fascinating! Thanks, Mixmasterchief. (Louis Wu 14:28:32 UTC)

Teabag Hound

April 30th, 2012
I stumbled across Teabag Hound on YouTube... it's the Teabag Noob song. Surprisingly well-done!(Louis Wu 14:25:40 UTC)

The Halo Council Top 5 Halo Plays :: E1

April 30th, 2012
CyReN let us know about a new Top 5 video from The Halo Council - Nexy's 5 favorite Reach clips of the week. Pretty impressive stuff! (Louis Wu 14:21:40 UTC)

Zero Shot Two Betrayals, Legendary, 17.5 mins

April 30th, 2012
slYnki stopped by a few days ago to announce a zero-shot speedrun through Two Betrayals... on Legendary. Grenades, melees, and splatters only. It's amazing to watch. (He also linked to a similar Library run. I'm in awe.)(Louis Wu 14:16:13 UTC)

Football and Halo

April 30th, 2012
Miguel Chavez posted a link to the Xbox Facebook page, where a bunch of photos from last week's Halo 4 promo event were posted. Swing by to see top NFL draft choices playing some early Halo 4!(Louis Wu 14:06:02 UTC)

Samurai Fronk – Returning in May, but not here

April 30th, 2012
Hedgemony has decided that the next episode of Samurai Fronk will NOT be posted on HBO - this makes me sad. On the plus side, though, he's put up some promo pieces that he posted on Twitter last week - I'm really looking forward to this! Should be out in late May. (Louis Wu 14:01:47 UTC)

Halo 4 Preview from the Daily News

April 30th, 2012
The New York Daily News had a piece on Halo 4 - they had a representative at the event in New York City last week, and you can read about both Multiplayer and the campaign demo shown at the event. (The demo showed off 5 or 10 minutes of gameplay from near the start of the game; there are really not many spoilers in there, but if you want to go into Halo 4's campaign with zero information, you should probably skip this.(Louis Wu 13:57:38 UTC)

Reach Weekly Challenge – 4.30.12

April 30th, 2012


Halo: Reach Screenshot

From LASO challenges to speed runs to achievement hunting, there are many fun ways to revisit the Halo: Reach campaign after you’ve completed it. And this week we want to give you a little something extra for delving back into the story:

Complete 9 Campaign missions on Heroic.

So whether you choose to sit down and play the whole campaign from start to finish in one sitting, or challenge yourself to do something new on every mission, we hope you enjoy re-living this epic story of heroism and sacrifice all over again.

Need some help? Don't forget to stop by the Weekly Challenge Thread on the forums!

Dust and Echoes 10

April 30th, 2012
Woaf sent word that the latest episode of Dust and Echoes went live on Friday - speculation about Halo 4 abounds! Go listen.(Louis Wu 23:22:15 UTC)

Weekend Webcomic: A Fistful of Arrows p.11

April 29th, 2012

Weekends and webcomics go hand in hand, and there's no better day to celebrate that relaxing ritual than on Sunday. Today's
Halo-themed Weekend Webcomic, which chronicles the unknown story of the Spartan named Jun, is brought to you by Levi Hoffmeier. Enjoy this incredible fan-made series, and if you have a comic you'd like to submit for possible future inclusion, send it to bsangel[at]!

Halo: Reach Webcomic

by: Levi Hoffmeier