Archive for January, 2014

Multiplayer and Forge… where it wasn’t before

January 31st, 2014
gamecheat13 sent us a link to this vid - it's a work in progress, but it's pretty darned cool! (You'll need a modded Xbox to make this work - which violates your TOS. Just sayin'.)(Louis Wu 23:59:39 UTC)

Girl Battle

January 31st, 2014
Leviathan came across a DeviantART piece entitled 'Girl Battle' - it's an attempt by artrobot9000 to 'make badass armored/covered girls look feminine without being sexual'. I'd say it was a success! (Sadly, I recognize only the Halo/Destiny/Metroid characters... but then, I live a sheltered life.) Go look! (Check out the rest of the gallery, too - some awesome stuff in there. Loved 'Halo-Spartans', 'The Last Stand of the Spartans', and lots more.) Update: Oops, that's Mass Effect's Tali, not a Destiny Hunter. Sorry, Quirel.(Louis Wu 20:50:04 UTC)

Hey, it’s still this week, right?

January 31st, 2014
We totally forgot to mention Wednesday's Halo Bulletin yesterday - sorry! It's absolutely worth reading; in addition to the information about upcoming changes in Matchmaking playlists, and beautiful screenshots with a nature theme, there's an announcement about a job opening for a Franchise Writer - a job many fans might love to have. More - a job many fans might be qualified for! Go give the whole thing a read. (It is, of course, in our local archive, as well.) Thanks to MacGyver10 for keeping up when we forgot.(Louis Wu 20:38:55 UTC)

PGCR 194

January 30th, 2014
Robowski and the Post Game Carnage Report crew were pretty intrigued with Microsft's purchase of the Gears of War franchise... but that doesn't stop 'em from talking about Halo. Go listen!(Louis Wu 22:26:12 UTC)

Spartan Assault News (Again)

January 30th, 2014
There was some confusion a couple of weeks ago about the release date of Spartan Assault for the Xbox 360 - we'd pointed out that a fan had noticed a page on the Xbox.com site listing a release date of January 31, but the following day that page disappeared. Well, according to Halo Waypoint's front page right now, It IS coming out tomorrow! Good news. ($15 gets you everything that's been released so far - the game, the new co-op mode, and the first expansion pack. If you bought it for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 before the middle of December, your price is $5.)(Louis Wu 20:10:29 UTC)

GrifballHub Firefight Challenge

January 29th, 2014
GrifballHub is hosting a Halo: Reach Firefight challenge - lone wolves and team players welcome. GrifballHub will be updating leaderboards and you can find the gametype on the forums. Thanks, Goose Checka.(mastrbiggy 22:39:33 UTC)

Sometimes, ze bull… he weens.

January 29th, 2014
The Tyrant's latest Halo 4 WTF Moments episode is called 'Attack of the Replicons' - sometimes, you're confident that you know how the AI is going to react... until they react differently. My heart goes out to you, Tyrant.(Louis Wu 22:35:47 UTC)

Back in Action

January 29th, 2014
NOKYARD let us know that High Speed Halo is back after a long hiatus. The website has been updated and will be featuring multiple speed runs per day, meaning that the submission process is now pretty quick. In addition, there's a new live stream page where players will attempt world records. Check it out!(mastrbiggy 22:34:07 UTC)

Dustbowl megabattle carnage

January 29th, 2014
Rockslider returns to grenade-flying fun on Truth and Reconciliation - there are two new videos showing off dustbowl megabattle fun. Go watch 'em! (Louis Wu 22:25:37 UTC)

Fanart Tuesday – Cortana

January 29th, 2014
Quirel is back with another Fanart Tuesday (well, west coast Tuesday) - this time, the focus is Cortana. And the images he's found make a fantastic collection of perspectives - go explore! (Louis Wu 22:23:41 UTC)

I think I’m going slower

January 28th, 2014
Masterz1337, the co-lead for the CMT project (search our news if that doesn't ring any bells), let us know that they've discovered an interesting discrepancy in player speeds between the various Halo games - read all the details on the Halomaps forum!(Louis Wu 23:59:38 UTC)

That’s-a-my-sword!

January 28th, 2014
DeviantARTist SebastianvonBuchwald envisioned a battle between Master Chief... and Mario. Nice artwork! Thanks, SEspider.(Louis Wu 23:54:29 UTC)

Beyond Top 5 Plays of 2013

January 28th, 2014
Beyond Entertainment has a new Top 5 vid - with commentary by FrankTheShow and editing by Jazzy. Watch it! (Thanks, CyReN.)(Louis Wu 23:47:49 UTC)

Once Upon A Dream

January 28th, 2014
MixMaker117 cut a new Halo vid to 'Once Upon A Time' - nice feels! Go watch. (Louis Wu 23:39:52 UTC)

Project Contingency – coming back around

January 28th, 2014
You may have seen some reports of leaked pictures from the next Halo recently; the 'leak' has been debunked across the board (by 343 and by the creators of the images, who are actually building a CryEngine 3-based mod we mentioned back in July). If you missed it then, swing by the Project Contingency website and read their public service announcement - and explore the work they've got on display! (Louis Wu 23:36:11 UTC)

Breaking In – Adrian Majkrzak

January 28th, 2014
From the sketchbook to the drawing board.

Whoa.

January 27th, 2014
TD Spiral had created an alternate cover for Cryptum as a present for his Secret Santa recipient. Today, he decided to share with the forum. BEAUTIFUL. (Louis Wu 22:50:47 UTC)

Wandering Frags

January 27th, 2014
Rockslider noticed some more bizarre grenade behavior - this time it's a Frag, though. Go see! (Louis Wu 22:45:53 UTC)

Making TV more entertaining

January 27th, 2014
Elan Lee has some experience with setting up out-of-the-ordinary experiences with stuff like videogames; he was part of the team that created I Love Bees, for Halo 2, and he was part of the team that created Sadie's Story, for Halo 3: ODST (at a completely different company). Now he's the Creative Director at Microsoft Entertainment Studios (they'll be the people bringing you the Spielberg-produced Halo series) - go read an interview at VentureBeat to get a sense where he thinks interactive TV is going!(Louis Wu 22:43:45 UTC)

If They Like It Then They Might Just Put a Ring On It

January 27th, 2014
With the announcement of Microsoft's acquisition of the Gears of War franchise from Epic, Polygon thought it fit to provide an opinion on how they feel that Halo 4 laid the blueprint for the next generation of Gears of War. It's an interesting read regarding the evolution of both series', and how the way Microsoft has handled one might clue us in to how they might handle the other. Check it out!(GrimBrother One 19:33:29 UTC)