Archive for August, 2013

And now, from Benaroya Hall…

August 31st, 2013
The Halo 4 Global Championship continues - the field has been whittled down from 130 yesterday morning to 32 right now - and by 5 pm, that number will be pared down to 8. The finals take place tomorrow - you can watch on Xbox LIVE at 4pm PT!(Louis Wu 22:22:28 UTC)

Halo 4 Global Championship Day 1 Results

August 31st, 2013

Halo 4 Global Championship Day 1 Results

Today marked the first day of the Halo 4 Global Championship Finals. As Halo fans from around the world hit the virtual battlefields, they kept their Battle Rifle reticles on the faces of their foes, and their eyes on the $200,000 first place prize. After a series of upsets, who, at the end of the day, was still left standing? We thought you'd never ask!

Moving on to day two of the Halo 4 Global Championship Finals are:

• lx Ace xl
• Aries cAries
• BesT MaN
• Blaze
• Chaikuh
• Chig
• Cloud
• Defectur
• DeRsKeezY
• Diesel
• DrewH2
• ElamiteWarrior
• Elitest
• Elumnite
• FIoppiE
• Hoaxer
• HuNteR Jjx
• iGotUrPistola
• In BMW We Trust
• Legit
• Nak3d Eli V2
• Neighbor
• OGRE 2
• RyaNoob
• ShocKWav3
• SK
• Snake Bite
• Spartan The Dog
• Suprr Mayne
• Tsquared
• Yoshi Eats

Tune into the Halo 4 Global Championship live stream on Saturday, August 31st to watch these players face off against our RTX, Gamescom and online qualifiers.


Halo Waypoint 2013-08-31 01:57:39

August 31st, 2013

Mail Sack, Sacked!

August 31st, 2013
Never make the Internet a promise you can't keep.

PGCR 176

August 30th, 2013
Don't listen to the old guy - Robowksi let u know that PGCR episode 176 is live. This crew discuss new Halo gametypes and maps and a special guest from Russia stops by. Go listen!(mastrbiggy 20:51:20 UTC)

Tyrant’s Halo 4 Mythic Walkthrough – Composer

August 30th, 2013

From MythicTyrant:

Greetings! This video covers the seventh mission in Halo 4 on Mythic Difficulty (also known as true LASO). Legendary All Skulls On with no deaths or saves. Also, be sure to lookout for the written portion of the walkthrough which is now available on!

Tyrant's Halo 4 Mythic Walkthrough - Composer


Sometimes, you run out of time.

August 30th, 2013
No news today - we're at PAX! Sorry.(Louis Wu 14:42:53 UTC)

ASE Ep. 56: Ain’t Got Time Pfhor This M1 lvl 24

August 30th, 2013
Level 24: Ain't Got Time Pfhor This

Even with the mutant Pfhor controlling the enslaved S'pht compilers destroyed, the floaty red guys are still reluctant to help us out, and we're still trapped on the alien ship. I guess Durandal has forgotten all about us.

Gameplay starts at 01:17.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at

For audio recording, we use Mumble:

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)
"New Pacific" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (gameplay background music)
"New Pacific (Reprise)" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (outro music)

For more information on this level, visit the Marathon Spoiler Guide:

For complete Terminal texts, visit the excellent Marathon Story Page:

There you can read faithful and complete reproductions of all of terminals in Marathon and its sequels, plus Facts and Puzzling Things About all sorts of characters, places, and concepts in the Marathon universe, as well as a forum where stalwart fans continue to argue the finer points of interpreting Marathon's story nearly twenty years after the game's release!

Halo Waypoint Store PAX Sale

August 30th, 2013

Halo Waypoint Store PAX Sale

Before you go back to school or back to your campaign, get stocked up on all the latest Halo gear from the Halo Waypoint Store. In celebration of PAX Prime, the Halo Waypoint Store is having a huge sale! From Friday through Monday, T-shirts are $15, artwork is $25 and hoodies are $45.

Check out the PAX sale at the Halo Waypoint Store today!

Halo Waypoint Store PAX Sale

The Last Halo Bulletin Before PAX

August 30th, 2013
The Halo Bulletin went live last night - topics of interest include final details on the Halo 4 Global Championship, next week's Matchmaking playlist update, the Spartan Assault Title Update, and more. Go read! (As always, you can also read it in our Halo Bulletin Archive.)(Louis Wu 23:18:38 UTC)

Edge – Still Playing: Halo Reach

August 29th, 2013
Edge's David Valjalo hasn't played a Halo game since Reach - and if you swing by his 'Still Playing' piece, you'll learn why. Fun read! Thanks, kidtsunami.(Louis Wu 22:33:04 UTC)

Anoj’s Halo 4 Top 10 Ep 38: Sniper Kills

August 29th, 2013
Anoj is back with a new Top 10 - this one focuses on Sniper Kills. For some impressive examples of chrome to the dome, give this a watch! Thanks, Jordan Bell.(Louis Wu 22:30:23 UTC) Everywhere

August 29th, 2013
The Seventh Column in the palm of your hand.

Halo Characters Tribute – The Halo 4 Guide for Armor Permutations

August 29th, 2013

Halo Characters Tribute – The Halo 4 Guide for Armor Permutations

From Felix Mui:

To celebrate 343 Industries releasing the Champions Bundle DLC and out of something I’ve been personally meaning to compile at some point, I present this feature/guide which seeks to represent the various popular and mainstay characters of the Halo universe. Since 2001, the Master Chief has primarily represented the series as the one main protagonist. As time went on, the universe grew even more through prequels and spin-off games featuring set after set of new and developed characters.

Halo Characters Tribute – The Halo 4 Guide for Armor Permutations


Halo 4 – Achievement HORSE #142

August 29th, 2013

From Rooster Teeth:

Geoff and Jack play a little Halo 4 and bring Achievement HORSE (well really PIG, ahem Jack).

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

Halo 4 - Achievement HORSE #142


Top 10 Halo 4 Grifball Screenshots of July 2013

August 29th, 2013

Top 10 Halo 4 Grifball Screenshots

From oObex:

Hello Grifballers, look here for the Top 10 Halo 4 Grifball Screenshots of July 2013! To be considered for a future Top 10 spotlight, go to the official thread and post your screenshots.

Top 10 Halo 4 Grifball Screenshots of July 2013


0IAH’s Halo 4 Screenshot Montage 4

August 29th, 2013

From 0IAH:

There are many talented photographers on Halo 4. The screenshots players take in this game can be very amazing. This video consists of some very amazing screenshots that were taken by members within Halo 4 community. Take a couple minutes out of your time to enjoy the beauty of this game.

0IAH's Halo 4 Screenshot Montage 4


Halo IRL: Pitchin’ a Tent

August 28th, 2013

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]!

Halo in Real Life

As seen and captured by Marta


Vintage – A Halo 4 Trick Jumping Film

August 28th, 2013

From FBWalshyFTW:

Finally, another Halo 4 jumping montage! It's been a while. But the wait's been worth it. Vintage is a community montage featuring jumps on Halo 4 forge remakes of classic jumping maps from previous Halo games. Oldies will recognize maps like Hang 'Em High, Lockout and Boarding Action. The jumps themselves are really fun, featuring some great slide - based sequences.

Vintage - A Halo 4 Trick Jumping Film


You Are the Champions – Results

August 28th, 2013
Winners for the 'You Are the Champions' giveaway have been announced - swing by our forum to see the winning haikus! Thanks to all who participated; sometimes I forget how much fun this stuff can be.(Louis Wu 17:02:08 UTC)