Archive for February, 2014

3D printing is changing film

February 28th, 2014
doober187 pointed out a video on YouTube from Legacy Effects, born out of Stan Winston Studio - it discusses how 3D printing is revolutionizing special effects in mass media (mostly movies). The Halo diorama, created as part of the runup to Halo 3, plays a significant role (almost a minute and a half of this 8-minute piece). The Halo content starts around 1:10 or so - but the whole thing is a fascinating watch.(Louis Wu 22:13:49 UTC)

MGS VP promises E3 Halo news

February 28th, 2014
Wondering when you'll get OFFICIAL word about what's coming next from 343 studios? Phil Spencer tweeted to a fan that news would be coming to E3:

Good news for folks wanting clarification! (Louis Wu 22:08:30 UTC)

The Secrets Within: ONI Interrogation of macca chief

February 28th, 2014
Flügel Meister sent word that the first of his Halo community interviews is now online - it's done in the style of an ONI interrogation, and the subject is macca chief, fan and artist. Go check it out! (Louis Wu 22:05:14 UTC)

RTX Grifball Kickstarter

February 28th, 2014
Kal sent word that GrifballHub is once again running a Kickstarter to fund a Grifball booth at RTX, the Rooster Teeth convention in Austin, TX this summer. Swing by their page to see what it's all about! (Louis Wu 22:02:00 UTC)

PGCR 198 – The Fans Take Over

February 28th, 2014
Robowski let us know that Post Game Carnage Report Episode 198 is live - it's an experiment. It was run by (and hosted by) listeners. Go check it out! (Louis Wu 21:58:32 UTC)

Bungie Weekly Update – 02/28/2014

February 28th, 2014
This is not even our final form.

Breaking In – Shaun Martin

February 27th, 2014
Player vs. Player. Tester vs. Software.

Bulletinizing you… Weekly

February 27th, 2014
The Weekly Halo Bulletin was posted last night at Halo Waypoint (and, of course, in our Halo Bulletin Archive) - go give it a read! There's stuff about upcoming Matchmaking updates (Medal Madness seems... well, a little mad), some great stuff on Halo: Escalation #3, info about an update to the Waypoint mobile app, and some pretty purple screenshots. Explore!(Louis Wu 14:32:59 UTC)

Oh, Cortana

February 26th, 2014
Mohammad Haque drew a couple of fantastic Cortana pics back in 2012 - swing by his Tumblr to see them! Thanks, Max.(Louis Wu 22:31:38 UTC)

Alternate Fronts

February 26th, 2014
Andrew Gagnon sent word that Post Game Carnage Report is hosting a Halo Wars and Spartan Assault challenge in March. Head on over to PGCR for more details!(mastrbiggy 18:52:34 UTC)

Halo – ‘Iridescent’ Music Video 2.0

February 25th, 2014
TheSparbiter remade his Halo music video based on Linkin Park's Iridescent - nice work!(Louis Wu 19:30:52 UTC)

CMT’s Silent Cartographer: Evolved now has a release date

February 25th, 2014
Ifafudafi, from CMT, sent word that The Silent Cartographer: Evolved now has a release date - you can read about it (and see some new screenshots) at Halomods. This impressive-looking package should be ready in July, 2014!(Louis Wu 19:28:53 UTC)

Murder Miners – New Trailer

February 24th, 2014
If you never picked up Murder Miners, a Halo-inspired shooter available on Xbox LIVE Arcade, check out their latest trailer, put together by longtime Halo montage maker SillyGoose. Really makes me want to go and play! (Looks like it's coming to the PC, via Steam, in the near future.)(Louis Wu 22:20:07 UTC)

Echo Falls – multi-title machinima

February 24th, 2014
DeathMcGunz let us know about a new machinima series called 'Echo Falls' - Chapter 1 and Chapter 2 are both online now. I'm having a little trouble following the storyline - but I love the use of Halo 3/Reach/Halo 4 in the footage. Check it out! (Louis Wu 22:17:24 UTC)

Should We Hate Halsey?

February 24th, 2014
The Secrets Within published an article that asks whether or not we should hate Dr. Halsey - the article provides a deep look into the philosophical and ethical reasoning behind Halsey's actions. Definitely worth checking out! Thanks, Flugelmeister.(mastrbiggy 18:54:00 UTC)

Grunt Costume for Sale

February 24th, 2014
Awesome. A truly spectacular Grunt costume for an 8-10 child is for sale on eBay right now; auction ends 21 hours from when I'm writing this, so if you want this, now's the time to jump in. I sort of wish I were 8 again; I'd buy this. (Well, I'd make my folks buy it, I guess.) Go look.(Louis Wu 05:53:13 UTC)

Fails of the Weak 179

February 22nd, 2014
Nikko B201 is back in the saddle with the first mention of Fails of the Weak 179 - AH.com or YouTube, it's (again) a mix of Halos - this time it's Reach and Halo 4. Go watch!(Louis Wu 21:01:10 UTC)

How great is your voice?

February 22nd, 2014
MatthewDratt is looking for voice actors for a variety of projects - swing by his post on our forum and see if you can contribute!(Louis Wu 21:00:53 UTC)

LEGO Roundup

February 22nd, 2014
We've pointed out a lot of LEGO creations over the years - scarab stopped in with a couple of links that show off a whole bunch. Some I've seen before, some are brand-new to me. Pretty amazing collection of creativity! Take a look. (Louis Wu 21:00:25 UTC)

Halo 3 on Feminist Friday

February 22nd, 2014
Over at Comparative Geeks, there's a look at the Halo 3 titles (Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST) in the context of feminist-related tropes. And neither game comes off too well. Interesting read! (Louis Wu 20:55:59 UTC)