Archive for November, 2012

The Return of the Mail Sack

November 30th, 2012
In stars lie hidden messages...

The Return of the Mail Sack

November 30th, 2012
In stars lie hidden messages...

Now those are some NICE goodie packs.

November 30th, 2012
It took WAAY longer than I'd expected it to - but the prizes for this year's Guilt O' Lantern contest are FINALLY boxed up and ready to ship. (They'll be going out tomorrow morning, unless something terrible happens.) If you're curious about what actually is going out...swing by the gallery page.(Louis Wu 21:38:02 UTC)

Tyrant’s Halo 4 Legendary Walkthrough – Forerunners

November 30th, 2012
The Tyrant has released Chapter 3 of his Halo 4 Legendary Walkthrough - this one covers Forerunners. There are some tricks you may not have seen before in this one! Go watch.(Louis Wu 21:34:21 UTC)

Out of the Composer GLITCH

November 30th, 2012
The guys over at Ready Up Live found a way out of the map on the level "Composer". There are some interesting spaces that players can check out. Go watch!(mastrbiggy 20:57:37 UTC)

Anoj’s Halo 4 Top 10 Episide 4: Lucky Kills

November 30th, 2012
The latest list from Anoj showcases that characteristic that John has above all other Spartans - luck. Number 4 actually seemed more like cleverness than luck... but I still loved it. Thanks, Jordan Bell.(Louis Wu 17:53:08 UTC)

Star Wars Space Battle – A Halo 4 Map

November 30th, 2012


From ducain23:

This is my first Halo 4 custom map that I have built, and I thought it was appropriate to remake my most popular map "Star Wars Space Battle". Drive and fly past Darth Vader's TIE Fighter, two X-wings, a normal TIE Fighter, TIE Bomber, and the Millennium Falcon. Be sure to download it and enjoy.

Star Wars Space Battle - A Halo 4 Map

Memento Mori (Trailer)

November 30th, 2012
Spartan Ops Episode 5 launches on Monday - but the trailer went live today. Looks like Halsey's narrowing in on what makes the Prometheans... Prometheans! Thanks, CyReN.(Louis Wu 17:23:20 UTC)

Master Chief Painting – Halo 4 Fan Art

November 30th, 2012


Master Chief Painting - Halo 4 Fan Art

From HaloFanForLife:

This painting was submitted to my website by rhinoting, who created it in about three hours. Nice work I’d say!

Master Chief Painting - Halo 4 Fan Art

TL;DR – because sometimes you WTRL

November 30th, 2012
Anyone who's read this site for any length of time has seen that a lot of good Halo content comes out of the NeoGAF forum - but finding older gems becomes difficult because there is just so much discussion with very little structure. nscuDuncan has decided to start archiving posts he really enjoys, to make them easier to get back to in the future. Keep an eye on the new 'TL;DR' section of HaloGAF.com! First up - a thoughtful what-if post by FyreWulff about Forge.(Louis Wu 15:57:20 UTC)

What’s the clip size on that bag of Doritos?

November 30th, 2012
The latest G4TV Multiplayer Pro Tips is almost a parody of product integration with videogame content - which would be funny if it HAD been a parody. Unfortunately, it's just a gameplay tips video with copious references to Mountain Dew and Doritos. Thanks to CyReN for noticing.(Louis Wu 15:51:30 UTC)

Forge Quacks 2 – A Halo 4 Video

November 30th, 2012


From petetehduck:

Forge Quacks are bite-size videos that demonstrate some of the quirks that exist in Halo 4's Forge editor. If you have a suggestion for a Forge Quack video, use the form on this page to submit it.

Today's Forge tip: A Dominion base turret that has been manually activated will continue to exist and function after its base has been deleted.

Forge Quacks 2 - A Halo 4 Video

HaloGAF Radio Ep 10: Halo 4, Peeled Back

November 30th, 2012
The HaloGAF Radio crew sat down with Havok (check out his blog for thoughtful - and wordy! - analysis) and discussed Halo 4 - they go through Multiplayer, Spartan Ops, and Campaign, as well as more general news and upcoming events. Two hours long... go listen! (Thanks, nscuDuncan.)(Louis Wu 15:47:23 UTC)

A Precursor to have nightmares about

November 30th, 2012
We mentioned Round 4 of Postmortem's Visualizing the Halo Universe contest last weekend - but we haven't seen many entries posted yet. Last night, TDSpiral weighed in with a killer pic - go see!(Louis Wu 15:42:27 UTC)

Halo HORSE 103

November 30th, 2012
The Achievement Hunter crew released the latest Halo HORSE episode - it was really a PIG episode, but whatever, the game's the same, just the final score is different. Ray and Michael squared off on new Halo 4 challenge maps - they looked pretty interesting! Go check it out on AchievementHunter.com or YouTube. Thanks, Nikko B201.(Louis Wu 15:38:47 UTC)

A sizeable haul from Waypoint’s Free Stuff Friday

November 30th, 2012
The Halo Waypoint Twitter offers a 'Free Stuff Friday' contest on an irregular basis - and last month, the giveaway was for a Forward Unto Dawn hoodie. The Lionheart was the lucky winner - and yesterday, the package arrived! It contained more than just a hoodie - check out his post (or this gallery) for the full pot! Not to shabby at all...(Louis Wu 15:35:32 UTC)

Beating Halo 4’s Campaign, the hard way

November 30th, 2012
RC Master sent word that he's released a couple of new videos - the first is a pretty fast LASO/Mythic run through Dawn (15 minutes or so), while the second is a guide for Forerunner on Solo Legendary - with no deaths. Go watch!(Louis Wu 15:20:02 UTC)

Somewhere, flying pigs are throwing snowballs.

November 29th, 2012
For years, people have asked if HBO would ever have a Twitter account. For years, I've said it simply would not happen. A bunch of things are in the works, though, that make a Twitter account relatively important... and I was reminded that it doesn't have to be a two-way communication. (That is: one of my biggest problems with the platform is the ability to become seriously unproductive as you try and keep up with those connected to you. But if we're using Twitter as a notification system - and we are, each newspost will be posted to the account, in headline form, with a link to the full post - there's no need to fret about followers, or following, or any of that.) It's there for folks who want an alternative way to be notified when new Halo news goes live here at HBO. Here's hoping that's useful to some of you. So go follow HBOTweets, and you'll never again need to say "what front page?"(Louis Wu 23:12:06 UTC)

Halo Bulletin: Pretty Pictures, Soothing Text

November 29th, 2012
The Halo Bulletin went up earlier this afternoon - and it includes even MORE pictures of the three new maps, plus details on changes to Halo 4 matchmaking and pictures of that Forza truck Grim mentioned recently. Go read it! (It's local as well, of course.)(Louis Wu 22:40:45 UTC)

Harvesting the fun

November 29th, 2012
Rockslider just can't get enough of the bizarro bits of Halo (the first one, of course) - he's posted another collection of odd and funny moments from his campaign gameplay. Go watch!(Louis Wu 21:50:55 UTC)