Archive for May, 2012

4 sleeps

May 31st, 2012
Kiki Wolfkill is down in LA, watching the preparations for E3 (as evidenced by a recent tweet). That banner is spectacular! Thanks, Hypertrooper.(Louis Wu 20:35:32 UTC)

Summum Malum – The Timeless One

May 31st, 2012
Forward Unto Dawn has a new article that attempts to draw conclusions from Greg Bear's Forerunner saga to help predict who we'll be fighting in Halo 4. (There are, as you might expect, spoilers related to that series of books in the article.) Go check it out!(Louis Wu 17:44:24 UTC)

Halo: Beta Red (Teaser)

May 31st, 2012
MastaSin333 stopped in with word of a teaser for Halo: Beta Red, a sprite-based Flash vid he posted at Newgrounds. Should give you a taste for what's coming!(Louis Wu 16:28:08 UTC)

It’s an exciting time.

May 31st, 2012
bs angel took time between international flights to put together a new Halo Bulletin last night - it's chock-full of useful info for fans. There's a bit of forshadowing about E3, some details about all the pre-order bonuses that have been showing up, and a list of changes to the Reach Matchmaking Playlist in June. You can, as always, read it locally in our Halo Bulletin Archive (it loads a bit faster here).(Louis Wu 14:06:45 UTC)

Columns in the Clouds

May 31st, 2012
CGHub's MikkoK was inspired by the concept art of Wraparound's environment (for reference, 343 showed this piece a few months ago) - so he created some spectacular fan art showing off his take. So monumental! Thanks, Grizzlei. (Louis Wu 14:06:00 UTC)

Halo HORSE 77

May 31st, 2012
Halo HORSE continues the office tournament - Episode 77 (AH.com | YouTube) pits Gus against Lindsay. The guy who's never won a HORSE match, against a girl who's never played Halo - who's gonna win? Thanks to Nikko B201 for the heads-up. (Louis Wu 14:04:27 UTC)

Podtacular 291

May 31st, 2012
Dust Storm let us know that Podtacular 291 has hit the tubes - preorder bonuses, leaks, and CruelLEGACEY. Go listen!(Louis Wu 14:03:09 UTC)

Anoj Explains Ep 7

May 31st, 2012
Anoj is back with another commentary vid - Anoj Explains #7 discusses the preorder bonuses and the Railgun. Thanks, Ogan Pavano. (Louis Wu 13:57:44 UTC)

PGCR Best Of Ep3

May 31st, 2012
Robowski let us know that Post Game Carnage Report has posted a Best Of episode so that the crew could enjoy their Memorial Day Weekend - go listen to some of the classic bits from the past! (Louis Wu 13:53:27 UTC)

Faces of Reach

May 31st, 2012
Isaac Hannaford posted a couple of Reach character sketches on his blog - Colonel Holland (in a couple of haircuts) and Sara (I'm not even sure who Sara IS). Pretty cool! Thanks, Black Six.(Louis Wu 13:52:30 UTC)

The Ghost Shroom on Death Island

May 31st, 2012
Mator continues his work on half-buried Ghosts - this time, he shows you how to set up this complicated trick on Halo PC's Death Island. Looks like work!(Louis Wu 13:52:02 UTC)

Podtacular 291: Pre-Order Goodies

May 31st, 2012

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Last week, we started to see retailers who are accepting pre-orders for Halo 4 list their bonus content that will be available with the game when shipped. These bonuses come in unlockable armor skins and emblems for you to use with your Spartan IV. Some of the bonuses are available from multiple retailers, but each region seems to have their exclusive holders of certain bonus items, making it a nightmare for all of those collectable people. We have CruelLEGACEY on the show to talk about some behind-the-scenes stuff for Season 3 of his Waypoint machinima series: Playtime. Enjoy

Of Audio Books and Game Case Arrangement

May 30th, 2012
Last night yours truly joined Justin for Episode 49 of the Drunken Halo Podcast. What started out as a discussion on Glasslands eventually took some weird turns that included a state-of-the-gaming-union soapbox dissertation and storytime with the Burger King. It's both less, and more, bizzare than it sounds. Give it a listen!(GrimBrother One 18:55:00 UTC)

Halo IRL: A Spartan a Day

May 30th, 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 rexjamis

Forum Downtime – 5.30.12

May 30th, 2012

 

Halo 3 Screenshot


The Halo Waypoint forums are currently down for maintenance. Apparently they wanted the day off to hang out amongst the visible masses of liquid droplets in the sky. While we anticipate them staying suspended in the atmosphere, we do expect them to be back online later today. If you don't think you can survive another second without talking to your fellow forum goers, you can chat with them (using 140 characters or less) via the Halo Waypoint Twitter list.

Wraparound – Halo: Reach Forge Map Gameplay

May 30th, 2012

 

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From Halomapraterz:

Halo Map Raters shows off maps created by the community through reviews and gameplay. Some members of the community (Larry Tanng, Francis, and jediforce6) have created a sick version of what they think Wraparound will look like, but in Halo: Reach Forge. Enjoy!


Wraparound - Halo: Reach Forge Map Gameplay

Test Night with a Cartographer: 5.30.12

May 30th, 2012

Halo: Reach Screenshot


From AgentPaperCraft:

Test Night with a Cartographer is a weekly event dedicated to the forgers of Waypoint. Bring your map and your "A" game as we provide professional feedback on your custom content creations. We start at 6pm on Wednesdays, and we test a variety of content throughout the night. The cool thing about this event is you have the possibility of having your content considered for matchmaking through the Community Cartographers, which is a major stepping stone in getting your name out there as a forger. More information can be found here.

Join us this week as we test a variety of the community's content!


Test Night with a Cartographer

The Halo Council Breaks Down the Railgun

May 30th, 2012

 

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From The Halo Council:

343's bs angel shared details of the NEW HALO 4 WEAPON, the RAILGUN in the latest Halo Bulletin. Let NEXY break it down for you.

bs angel note: One, five, and fairly significant (the weapon has a reload animation between each shot) in its current iteration. ;)


The Halo Council Breaks Down the Railgun

Hiding from the tax man

May 30th, 2012
Isaac Hannaford whipped up a quick Work in Progress over the weekend - you can see it on his blog. Black Six, who pointed it out to us, said he wished his WIPs looked that good - I can agree with that sentiment!(Louis Wu 15:39:43 UTC)

MLG Halo 4 Playdate

May 30th, 2012
gunn3r11 let us know of a Twitch.TV talk show, Under the Radar.411, that discussed a planned FFA event at MLG Anaheim (coming up in a bit more than a week) - looks like some MLG pros will get to play Halo 4. Nice!(Louis Wu 14:50:57 UTC)