Archive for December, 2013

Rockslider’s take on the Spirit Turret

December 31st, 2013
Rockslider put together a video presentation of his early experiences with the Halo 1 Spirit turret. That man has some patience!(Louis Wu 19:10:54 UTC)

Spartan Assault Review

December 31st, 2013
Cinema Blend reviewed Halo: Spartan Assault. In a marked departure from most of their Halo coverage, they actually liked this game. Go give it a read!(Louis Wu 19:10:10 UTC)

Suicide Episode 7

December 31st, 2013
DeathMcGunz let us know about the start of Suicide Season 2... looks like SOMEONE needs a better grip on their high school memories.(Louis Wu 19:09:11 UTC)

Beyond Entertainment Winter Classic

December 30th, 2013
CyReN stopped in to announce a new Halo 3 2v2 tournament being hosted by Beyond Entertainment - $20/team gets you in the door, and if the full 32-team roster is filled, the prize pool will be $480. Competition takes place in less than 3 weeks - go sign up!(Louis Wu 22:41:41 UTC)

Fan Fic – a little late

December 30th, 2013
About a month ago, we received a Fan Fiction submission - but it came without a title. The submission system hid it from view, unfortunately, until I happened to look at some back-end tools and noticed it. Apologies for the long queue time - go take a look!(Louis Wu 22:37:11 UTC)

Last gasp for an amazing prop

December 30th, 2013
Ack - someone needs to step in and save Pete Cooper's glorious Warthog - if he doesn't find a buyer by tomorrow (minimum price is £500 plus shipping from Hertfordshire, England), it's going to the scrap heap! What a sad, sad loss. :( If you've got the money - buy this puppy! (Thanks to Grizzlei for letting us know the sad news. Update: W00t!(Louis Wu 21:48:08 UTC)

ASE Ep. 87 Requiem For A Cyborg M2 lvl 25

December 30th, 2013
ASE Ep. 87 Requiem For A Cyborg

A level for a cyborg who deserved a requiem mass, but never got one. Also, plenty of troopers, compilers, pink slime, hidden weapons, secret terminals, and more classified advertisement-- just what any modern FPS needs!

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

We use irons' Co-Op script:

http://simplici7y.com/items/co-op

Thanks to the maintainer of the Marathon Story Page, the denizens of the Marathon Story Forum and the Marathon Spoiler Guide:

http://marathon.bungie.org/story

http://forums.bungie.org/story/

http://marathon.bungie.org/spoiler/m2/

Subscribe to the Narcogen's YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

Subscribe to the iTunes channel or RSS feed for shorts and audio podcasts:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anger-sadness-and-envy/id266991411?mt=2

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Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

12 years of awesome

December 30th, 2013
PFG has begun to display his rather awesome Halo memorabilia collection - check out the first batch of pictures.(Louis Wu 06:03:53 UTC)

Podtacular Community Appreciation Giveaway – Last Chance!

December 29th, 2013
Dust Storm sent us a note right after Christmas, asking us to help with one last push for the Podtacular Community Appreciation Giveaway - apologies for the lack of coverage! We mentioned this last month - but you still have a bit of time to get your work in for consideration. If you submit your entry by Tuesday evening at 11:59pm Eastern, you're golden! Swing by the page for a full run-down of what they're hoping to do, and what you can walk away with. C'mon - help 'em finish off 2013 with a bang! (Louis Wu 23:40:13 UTC)

Dawn is Coming

December 29th, 2013
Yeah, so... what's all this about? (You've only got another day and a half to wait to find out...) Update: sadface. (Thanks, DEEP NNN. No, really.)(Louis Wu 21:57:28 UTC)

Fails of the Weak 171

December 28th, 2013
Fails of the Weak 171 (AH.com | YouTube) will show you 10 new fails. Of the weak. Thanks, Nikko B201.(Louis Wu 22:02:19 UTC)

What’s round, has points, and will kill you if it can?

December 28th, 2013
Recently, we've had a few people playing with detached Spirit turrets (most of the newsposts have been from kreativekill) - but yesterday Rockslider got into the action. Check out his Detached Dropship Turret guide - and play with one yourself!(Louis Wu 21:59:49 UTC)

Boom

December 27th, 2013
Sliding Ghost posted a film he calls 'Halo 1 Christmas Special/Funtage' - messing with Rocket Flood in some really entertaining ways! Go give it a watch.(Louis Wu 19:03:28 UTC)

ASE Ep. 86 Beware Abandoned Rental Trucks M2 lvl 24

December 27th, 2013
ASE86 Beware Abandoned Rental Truck

The long dormant S'pht AI tells us that what needs to be done is clear. In a pig's eye! Unless what he means is shoot stuff and push buttons, because we would have done that without being told. Add to that some truly epic tele-bogarting of the shield recharge by Narcogen and some revenge from Blackstar and you have the latest episode of Let's Play Marathon 2, level 24.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

We use irons' Co-Op script:

http://simplici7y.com/items/co-op

Thanks to the maintainer of the Marathon Story Page, the denizens of the Marathon Story Forum and the Marathon Spoiler Guide:

http://marathon.bungie.org/story

http://forums.bungie.org/story/

http://marathon.bungie.org/spoiler/m2/

Subscribe to the Narcogen's YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIof4Cp3-cam7bAFzDEwK_wzSSEya050i

Subscribe to the iTunes channel or RSS feed for shorts and audio podcasts:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/anger-sadness-and-envy/id266991411?mt=2

http://feeds.feedburner.com/AngerSadnessEnvy

Music used in this episode:

"What About Bob?" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (intro music)

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An amazing tournament archive

December 26th, 2013
Over at The Halo Forum, BxSouljah001 is putting together a collection of links showing off gameplay from the finals of every major Halo tournament since 2002, as well as published results. He's not quite done yet - but what he's got up so far is already pretty impressive! Go take a look. Thanks, RVideo.(Louis Wu 20:46:51 UTC)

I Will Not Bow

December 26th, 2013
TheSparbiter told us about "I Will Not Bow", his latest Halo music video - Breaking Benjamin is no stranger to Halo!(Louis Wu 20:42:22 UTC)

Sugar Bomb

December 26th, 2013
Dogiojoe built a gingerbread house for the holidays... then added some Halo content with pink and purple Nerds. Yum!

Yum!

(Louis Wu 20:40:15 UTC)

Succession

December 26th, 2013
Mator dropped off his Christmas gift to the community - a Halo CE trickin-jumping video he calls 'Succession'. Fun stuff! (Louis Wu 20:35:04 UTC)

Cherry Pie is the Best

December 25th, 2013
M E R R Y   C H R I S T M A S !


343's 2013 Holiday Card

(Card shamelessly stolen from 343)

Looking over the new version

December 24th, 2013
We've mentioned reviews of the Windows 8 version of Spartan Assault in the past - but now there's a review of the Xbox One version, courtesy of Xbox360Achievements. Go give it a read! Thanks, Fear_Of_Falling.(Louis Wu 16:27:50 UTC)