Archive for March, 2013

Brave New World: Bungie’s New IP

March 31st, 2013

GameSpot has posted the entirety of Bungie's GDC talk, given by Joe Staten and Christopher Barrett, about building Destiny's world and characters, over in their YouTube channel. Honestly, stuff like this-- showing the depth and breadth of thought that Bungie puts into making its worlds-- gets me a lot more excited about the game than trailers.

Bungie also has embedded a version of the talk over on their own site, but it's a Flash-only player that probably won't work on most mobile devices.

Bungie GDC Presentation 2013

More IH Comicon requests

March 30th, 2013
Isaac Hannaford posted another batch of artwork he created at ECCC - there's even some Halo 4 art in there! Amazing as always. Thanks, Black Six.(Louis Wu 20:58:20 UTC)

Clips needed for Halo Fix Top 5

March 30th, 2013
The Halo Fix is working on their Top 5 series again - and they need your clips. Stop by this post to read the details! (Louis Wu 20:56:32 UTC)

Fails of the Weak 132

March 30th, 2013
The latest Fails of the Weak, from the AchievementHunter crew, has some great fails (the Sticky Det bounce on Haven was awesome), a win, and some discussion that has nothing to do with fails. Watch it on or YouTube. Thanks, Nikko B201.(Louis Wu 20:55:39 UTC)

Forge Island Review

March 30th, 2013
Beyond Entertainment's aPK has a review of Forge Island - it doesn't cost anything, so you can just try it out yourself... but if you like to see what others think before downloading (even when downloading doesn't cost anything), this is a nice summary!(Louis Wu 20:49:19 UTC)

Cheap RC Vehicles at Big Lots

March 30th, 2013
MacGyver10 wanted to point out that Big Lots (a closeout chain) has a pretty large collection of Halo remote controlled vehicles - now might be the time to grab something at a great price!(Louis Wu 20:46:48 UTC)

rd7’s hal0

March 30th, 2013
TDSpiral showed us a fantastic piece of fan-art he found at CGHub - that mantis looks AWESOME. (Louis Wu 20:45:09 UTC)

HBO pays dividends on eBay

March 30th, 2013
Crudeoyle stopped by with an unusual (and generous!) offer: buy something from one of his current eBay (UK) auctions, mention that you saw this on HBO, and he'll knock 15% off the final price. Wow! (Some cool Halo stuff, too - posters, Legendary goodies, and more... go look!)(Louis Wu 20:43:15 UTC)

Anoj’s Halo 4 Top 10 Ep 21: Unusual Kills

March 30th, 2013
There's a new Top 10 video from Anoj - it's called 'Unusual Kills', and it has some fun kills. Go watch! Thanks, Jordan Bell.(Louis Wu 20:39:38 UTC)

Halo Waypoint 2013-03-30 07:14:55

March 30th, 2013

Grognok, Creator Of Destiny’s Worlds

March 30th, 2013

DestinyTracker (blog, YouTube channel) put up this copy of another video Bungie showed during the GDC presentation by Barrett and Staten; a short timelapse sequence showing the editing of a moon base location in Grognok, the Destiny world editor.

Grognok: Creator Of Worlds

Halo 4 – Fails of the Weak 132

March 29th, 2013

From Rooster Teeth:

Jack and Geoff light up your world like nobody else in this week's episode of Fails of the Weak!

Editor's note: Language is mature. Proceed with caution.

Halo 4 - Fails of the Weak 132


Halo 4 Friday Caption Fun 1

March 29th, 2013

Fridays are about two things, fun and captions. That's why our newest festivity – aptly titled Friday Caption Fun – prominently features both. Here's what will happen from here on out: I'll post a screenshot on Friday, and, if all goes according to plan, you'll provide as many captions for it as your multi-fingered appendages can type out. The following week we'll highlight the most entertaining responses, and we'll also supply you with a brand new image to start the process all over again. If that sounds good to you, take a gander at the image below, and then hit the appropriate forum thread to post your caption. Off you go!

Halo 4 Screenshot

Author: Sergeant Apollo

Caption your heart out here!

Have t00lbox, Will Travel

March 29th, 2013
t00lbox stopped by to let us know that he has found a way to access a large, foggy, open room hidden in the bowels of Requiem in Halo 4. Check out his video on YouTube to see how to do it for yourself. That man is an explorer, I tell you!(GrimBrother One 17:32:36 UTC)

RULtacular Takes on PAX East

March 29th, 2013
The Podtacular crew got together with the community stalwarts over at ReadyUpLive during PAX East to record Podtacular Episode 355, where they discuss the various events and gatherings of the convention, as well as their impressions of the upcoming Castle Map Pack for Halo 4. Go and check it out!(GrimBrother One 17:27:55 UTC)

Mongoose Skatepark – A Halo 4 Custom Map

March 29th, 2013

From ducain23:

Come and check out a new Halo 4 custom map called Mongoose Skatepark by Mr. Pokephile! Be sure to download the Free Skate game type along with the map.

Map Name: Mongoose Skatepark - Download here

Game Type Name: Free Skate - Download here

Mongoose Skatepark - A Halo 4 Custom Map


The Forge is Strong With This One

March 29th, 2013
Oh and by the way, that Forge Island we were talking about? You know, the FREE mega Forge map 343 is releasing for Halo 4 as a thanks to all the community support? That one? IT'S AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW.(GrimBrother One 15:19:04 UTC)

The Running of the Bulletins

March 29th, 2013
Thanks to a bit of recovery required from PAX East, the latest Halo Bulletin went live yesterday evening. In its delicate folds you will find an eclectic menagerie of community queries related most directly to the recent announcements surrounding things like Forge Island and the latest TU. It's definitely worth a read, and for those counting their coding calories, there's always the HBO local version. We promise it's organic. Mostly. (GrimBrother One 15:12:12 UTC)

Assault on the Control Tools

March 29th, 2013
TTL Demag0gue is back with the latest issue of his excellent "Reclaimer" series. Go and give it a look; if you've never read this comic, you're missing out!(GrimBrother One 15:08:27 UTC)

Grab Some Ample Sample

March 29th, 2013
We already mentioned the upcoming V2 of the Halo 4 Official Soundtrack, but this morning zoojoo stopped by with a link that has all of the music samples from the upcoming release in one handy dandy YouTube video. Sounds awesome, go and check it out!(GrimBrother One 15:05:23 UTC)