Archive for October, 2012

Halo 4 Pre-Release Live Stream Recap

October 31st, 2012

 


We rounded up players from the studio to bring you a sneak peek at some of the multiplayer goodness you will experience come November 6 and streamed the entire thing LIVE on Twitch.tv. Major Nelson and David Ellis popped in to provide commentary, as well as answer some community questions.

Check out the video above* for a look at Infinity Slayer, King of the Hill, Capture the Flag and Extraction on various maps such as Haven, Complex, Ragnarok, Solace, Meltdown and Adrift!

*Stream starts at the 4:30 mark

Master Chiefs in the war room

October 31st, 2012
Microsoft.com has an article about the back end systems that will make your Halo 4 experience magical - go read! Thanks, Arithmomaniac. Update: oddly enough, there's ANOTHER article about the backend framework Halo 4 is built on, over at Yahoo. I guess it's that sort of day. Thanks, XXLChicken.(Louis Wu 19:00:58 UTC)

Respawn the Series Trailer

October 31st, 2012

 



From Laird:

Introducing the live-action Halo web weries: Respawn! A comedic look into the fantastic world behind the fantastic world of Halo. Where in between the time of death and reanimation, Spartans gather together in the break room and talk about pretty much anything you can imagine...


Respawn the Series Trailer

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Part 4 Recap and Analysis, by Geekscape

October 31st, 2012


Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Part 4 Recap and Analysis, by Geekscape


From Geekscape:

Wow. I find that is difficult to convey my feelings and excitement other than just flat out saying it. Forward Unto Dawn Part 4 was exciting, action-packed, fulfilling, and terrifying. Check out JAKE108's recap and analysis of Part 4 via the link below!


Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Part 4 Recap and Analysis, by Geekscape

Infonaut: Red vs. Blue vs. Hollywood Part 1

October 31st, 2012

 



From machinima:

This is the story of filmmakers who have subverted traditional "Hollywood" and have the rare ability to create, produce, and distribute their own series via technological innovations in media (ie. YouTube, Hulu, Itunes). Includes a chorus of YouTube celebrities including Freddie Wong, Brandon Laatsch, Adam Montoya (SeaNanners), and Rooster Teeth's own Burnie Burns, Matt Hullum, Gus Sorola, Geoff Ramsey, and Kathleen Zulech.


Infonaut: Red vs. Blue vs. Hollywood Part 1

Breaking In – Forrest Söderlind

October 31st, 2012
A character among characters...

HaloGAF Radio 9 – NYCC

October 31st, 2012

HaloGAF Radio


From ncsuDuncan:

Regular hosts Tashi0106, Domino Theory, and ncsuDuncan are joined by Dax, Hypertrooper, Louis Wu, and mastrbiggy to discuss their experiences at New York Comic-Con. (110 minutes. Recorded 10/13/2012.)

0:01:09 – Segment 1 – We talk about the first day of NYCC, the Mantis, Ragnarok, and more.
0:41:09 – Segment 2 – 1:03:01 – Segment 2 – Louis Wu drops out and we discuss the Halo 4 panel, the MegaBloks VIP party, and hanging out with the 343 crew.


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FUD Podcast Episode Eight: Glass Harder

October 31st, 2012
Dani stopped by to announce a new FUDcast - the crew of Forward Unto Dawn (the website) sat down to discuss The Thursday War. If you've already read it, go listen! (If you haven't, this is full of spoilers.) (Louis Wu 15:45:09 UTC)

Waypoint Community Modcast – Episode 30

October 31st, 2012
pete_the_duck let us know that the latest Waypoint Community Modcast has a special guest star - him! Go listen.(Louis Wu 13:27:56 UTC)

FaF 10 Days of Halo (Day 5)

October 31st, 2012
Flesh and Faith has a new giveaway for you today - it's another Vote poster! Want it? Just add your name and email to the post.(Louis Wu 13:26:25 UTC)

Live-streamed Halo 4 MP, Today

October 31st, 2012
David Ellis tweeted last night that 343 will be live-streaming Halo 4 multiplayer from Major Nelson's digs. Check out the Twitch stream at 11:30am PST!(Louis Wu 11:54:03 UTC)

Easy Does It 2 Coming to a Close

October 31st, 2012
Morpheus is pretty disappointed that the participation in his Easy Does It 2 contest is so low - remember, you get a free copy of Halo 4 if you win it! Entries are due tonight at midnight (central time)... so get going! (Louis Wu 11:52:34 UTC)

FUD Limited Edition McFarlane Statue Incoming

October 31st, 2012
Looks like McFarlane is making a Forward Unto Dawn limited-edition statue - you can read about it at GameInformer (thanks, aj1467) or on Spawn.com (thanks, Kevin Hurd). Official unveiling looks to be on Friday. (Louis Wu 11:50:24 UTC)

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry

October 31st, 2012
Halo 4 promotions are everywhere. Shadders did an unboxing of Pizza Hut UK's Halo 4 pizza (thanks, CyReN), while Kevin Hurd did an unboxing of the Halo 4 DoubleXP Mountain Dew/Doritos Influencer promotional package. Goodies everywhere!(Louis Wu 11:48:22 UTC)

Respawn : the Series – Trailer

October 31st, 2012
Laird stopped by with a link to a trailer for Respawn, a live-action fan-made series. The outfits are amazing - keep an eye on this one!(Louis Wu 11:46:17 UTC)

Halo 4 takes over Lichtenstein

October 31st, 2012
A rather elaborate promotional event took place in Lichtenstein recently - the first word leaked out yesterday when Nak3d Eli posted his teaser, but that trickle of information has turned into a flood. Last night, Hedgemony pointed out a Tweet by bs angel showing Jen Taylor and some militarily-dressed folks... and this morning video has been showing up all over the place. Shadders pointed out this version, while Xbox UK posted this one, and Laird found a couple as well. Electronic Theatre has a small writeup, if you would rather have words, and the Xbox.com Press Center has promo pics. (If you'd rather not download them, Shadders put up a scrollable gallery.) Congrats to the fans who got to participate - go live vicariously! Update: both movies are now available for high-res download from the Xbox.com Press Center (thanks, Samusaaron3).(Louis Wu 11:39:11 UTC)

IGN/343 Solace Walkthrough

October 31st, 2012
IGN posted their latest Halo 4 Multiplayer Map walkthrough yesterday - Solace got the full Ryan McCaffrey/Kynan Pearson treatment. Thanks, Mr Daax.(Louis Wu 11:31:30 UTC)

Guilt O’ Lantern – ending midnight Oct 31

October 31st, 2012
Quick reminder - today's the last day to submit pictures for our Guilt O' Lantern contest... don't miss out on the huge prize pools!(Louis Wu 01:28:06 UTC)

Secret Halo 4 Event in Zurich, Switzerland

October 30th, 2012
Looks like there was a secret Halo 4 event in Zurich... and Nak3d Eli was one of the invitees. You can watch his promo piece about it... or just wait for the actual content, coming soon! Thanks, Shadders.(Louis Wu 18:39:46 UTC)

Halo Bible Anniversary | The Dark Hole

October 30th, 2012
Jefferson let us know that HaloBible's got a new Halo Anniversary tricks montage - It's called 'The Dark Hole', and you can watch it on YouTube, or check out the Tutorial on HaloCreation.org.(Louis Wu 18:36:20 UTC)