Archive for July, 2012

Tyrant’s HCEA Legendary Walkthrough – Two Betrayals

July 31st, 2012
The Tyrant let us know that the Two Betrayals chapter of his Halo Anniversary Legendary Walkthrough is now online - no skips, just carnage. Go watch!(Louis Wu 20:13:24 UTC)

Bungie’s Destiny Is Now Playable

July 31st, 2012

A tweet by Urk was confirmed in the Bungie mailbag as indicating that Bungie's next game, codenamed Destiny and apparently featuring musical collaboration between Bungie's Marty O'Donnell and the Beatles' Paul McCartney, has reached a playable form. No further comment was available.

Halo 4 LE Details

July 31st, 2012
HaloGAF ran across a New Zealand game seller with the first pictures of the insides of the Halo 4 Limited Edition. (My guess is they went live a bit earlier than they were supposed to...) The goodies aren't described, specifically, but you can refer back to the May 16 Halo Bulletin for details. Go drool!(Louis Wu 11:47:05 UTC)

PSA: Higgs Bozos

July 31st, 2012
Yesterday, the Rooster Teeth crew released a new PSA - it'll help you understand the Higgs Boson! Special bonus - Griff gets blown up. A lot. Thanks, robofin117.(Louis Wu 11:45:45 UTC)

Signed Freelancer Posters for Child’s Play

July 31st, 2012
Dust Storm pointed out a pair of auctions being conducted right now by Podtacular - signed Red vs Blue posters, with some cool bonuses from last year's Halo Fest, with all proceeds going to Child's Play! Go look, and bid! (Louis Wu 11:44:28 UTC)

A labor of love

July 31st, 2012
Over at the 405th, nosaint posted pics of his Halo 4 MC Helmet... amazing. Thanks to Hypertrooper for the heads-up.(Louis Wu 11:43:40 UTC)

Halotracker Top 5 – July: Betrayals

July 31st, 2012
Edge let us know about the latest Halotracker Top 5 - July's episode focuses on Betrayals. Oh, the humanity... (Louis Wu 11:42:21 UTC)

Bagels and Bravery

July 31st, 2012
Over at, there's a new Breaking In article - Chris Chambers is a Bungie specialist in filling bars. Go see what that means (and how he got where he is today)!(Louis Wu 23:54:59 UTC)

Breaking In – Chris Chambers

July 30th, 2012
The Doctor will see you now...

Important Contact Info

July 30th, 2012
We get news in a bunch of ways - we find it on outside sites, folks post it in our forum, folks mail it to email addresses. It's really important, though, that for the first two weeks of August, that you do not send email to the lwu address. It will not be read with any consistency (maybe not at all) between August 1 and August 15. Someone reported that they weren't able to mail to the address - if this happens again, you should post news in our forum. Please keep this in mind - we'd hate for your cool Halo story to sit unattended for weeks! (Louis Wu 21:38:06 UTC)

The Spartan Shuffle

July 30th, 2012
Heh - freakinrad (the folks behind Halo vs Predator) have released The Spartan Shuffle... showing you how the Spartan dances. Thanks, MASSAIKUR.(Louis Wu 16:53:25 UTC)

Halo 4 Playable next month in Japan

July 30th, 2012
If you're going to be in Tokyo or Osaka at the end of August, you've got a shot at playing some Halo 4 - it'll be present at the Xbox 360 Summer Festival on August 24-25 (in Tokyo) and September 1 (in Osaka). Nice! Thanks, Beckx.(Louis Wu 15:33:06 UTC)

Halo 4 SDCC Wrap Up

July 30th, 2012
To follow up their RTX wrap up, Halo Waypoint has posted a wrapup from San Diego Comic-Con (you can watch it on their website, or on YouTube) - awesome summary of the multi-day event! (Thanks to Laird for the HBO shout-out!)(Louis Wu 23:11:47 UTC)

FUD Article Vault Updated

July 30th, 2012
davidfuchs pointed out that Forward Unto Dawn (the site, not the movie) has finally created an archive for all of their articles - swing by and check it out, it's likely you'll find something cool you haven't read yet!(Louis Wu 23:06:54 UTC)

CE3 2012 – Lumoria Episode Two

July 30th, 2012
Higuy, from Team Lumoria, let usk now that their latest trailer was unveiled at CE3 2012 - go watch! (Louis Wu 23:01:59 UTC)

Stay Cool with Grifball

July 30th, 2012
Kal, from, let us know that there are a number of Grifball events coming up in the next two weeks - swing by their site for full details! Teams and inviduals of any experience level are welcome. (Louis Wu 23:00:41 UTC)

Podtacular 300

July 29th, 2012
Dust Storm sent word that Podtacular has hit the big Three Zero Zero - 300 episodes have been released in their 7 years of existence. Not too shabby! Go listen as they relive the history that got them where they are today. (Louis Wu 22:59:03 UTC)

I Can’t Wait

July 29th, 2012
TeamHeadKick, the guys behind this Halo 3 rap song, have a new Halo 4 rock song - "I Can't Wait" (To Play Halo 4). Get in the mood! Thanks, TheOddOne.(Louis Wu 22:55:58 UTC)

Podtacular 300: 7th Year Anniversary

July 29th, 2012

Today marks a very special occasion for us. Seven years ago, Mike Funk (aka foomojive) started this podcast and is the reason we are standing here where we are today. I have had the honor and the privilege to follow in his footsteps and keep Podtacular going, but neither of us would have been able to do so without the support of the staff who have tread the path and the listeners that support the show. Unfortunately, not everyone who has played a special part in the Podtacular history books was able to make it, but they deserve honor none-the-less. We plan on having everyone on at some point in the near future so we can play catch up, but for now, this will have to do:

  • foomojive – Founder and Host
  • Spelchek – Co-host
  • JVB – Co-host and Community Manager
  • Dialpex – Website Administrator and Community Manager
  • CapnKrunk – Website Administrator
  • ChuckieJ – Community Manager
  • Lancelot – Host
  • GLewis – Co-host
  • BrentGamer – Co-host

These individuals have shaped Podtacular into the podcast and community that it is today, and they deserve all of our thanks and gratitude. Join us for this very special episode as we take a look back at our history and look to what the future holds. See you star-side and Keep on Fraggin’ Trucks!

Loco Roco 2

July 29th, 2012
FulRoro stopped in with word of Loco Roco 2, a followup to his silly montage from last year. It made me laugh! Go watch. (Louis Wu 17:49:51 UTC)