Archive for March, 2014

The Ultimate Collector’s Experience

March 31st, 2014
Get your ass to Mars!

Disculpen las molestias

March 31st, 2014
¡La Bungie Store se renueva!

Is that a turret in your pocket…?

March 31st, 2014
Rockslider has been playing around some more with that detached dropship turret - he's getting pretty good with it! There are two new movies - one showing how to set up the detachment, the other looking at the technique from a variety of angles. Go watch! (Louis Wu 00:28:14 UTC)

Podtacular 416: Steamed Halo

March 30th, 2014

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Microsoft breaks out of their shell and has decided to put Halo on a platform other than the Microsoft Store or the Xbox Marketplace. On Wednesday, Waypoint announced that Spartan Assault will be coming to the Steam platform making the game available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 along with its Xbox and Windows 8 counterparts. Murmurs have started to come up regarding other Halo titles possibly coming to the Steam platform after last year’s findings by the community of having Halo: CE, Halo 2 and Halo 3 entries on the platform. Phil Spencer facilitates speculative talks about a Halo 2 Anniversary in that if it was being developed, it would have to be “fantastic”. The next few months of rotational matchmaking playlists has cropped up in this week’s Halo Bulletin. From podcasts long passed, we also dive into our mailbag and read out some of your thoughts.

Fails of the Weak 184

March 29th, 2014
The latest Fails of the Weak has a fantastic line from Jack - made my day. You can watch these on AchievementHunter.com or YouTube, and you can thank Nikko B201, as usual, for the heads-up. (Louis Wu 21:40:09 UTC)

Last Chance for some Halo love in Guitar Hero 3

March 29th, 2014
FyreWulff pointed out that Activision is pulling all of Guitar Hero 3's DLC off of Xbox LIVE at the end of this month - so if you want to download the Mjolnir Mix for that game, now's the time to do it. It'll be gone after Monday! (Louis Wu 21:35:38 UTC)

Developing a Hypothetical Halo 2 Anniversary

March 28th, 2014
IGN sat down with Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft Game Studios, to talk about developing a hypothetical Halo 2 Anniversary. Other than Spencer's 'subtle' hint he doesn't spill the beans, but he does talk about the importance of recreating Halo 2's multiplayer experience - interesting! Thanks, Avateur.(mastrbiggy 19:19:25 UTC)

Spartan Assault Coming to Steam

March 28th, 2014
Major Nelson recently announced that Halo: Spartan Assault will be coming to Steam on April 4 for $4.99 - woah, I wasn't expecting that! Check out the Halo: Spartan Assault Steam page for more details. Thanks, Nikko B201.(mastrbiggy 19:18:02 UTC)

Bungie Weekly Update: 03/28/2014

March 28th, 2014
The Moon is almost full...

ASE Ep. 96 Marathon Infinity Lvl 5 Electric Sheep One

March 28th, 2014
Infinity Lvl 5  Electric Sheep One

In between each of Marathon Infinity's many timelines lie the dream levels. This is one of several to come: Electric Sheep One. This level exits to level 11, Electric Sheep Two, skipping over a number of difficult levels, and to Where Monsters Are In Dreams, another dream level that exits to (gulp) Acme Station.

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)
"New Pacific (Reprise)" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (outro music)

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Donuts and Cat Shirts

March 27th, 2014
Another Wednesday, another Halo Bulletin. This one recaps last week's win over community pros, discusses upcoming playlist changes (in detail), lets you know that Halo: Escalation #4 is live (with a link to a preview, even), and shows you some very pretty Haven-themed screenshots. It can be found locally, as usual, in our Halo Bulletin Archive, as well. (Thanks, serpx.)(Louis Wu 16:23:58 UTC)

A wrapup of the B.org March Madness Tourney

March 26th, 2014
Catching up on some older stuff we let slip through the cracks - huge thanks to Revenant1988 and Snipe 316 for the B.org March Madness tournament, which was a lot of fun to play in. You can see the final results in this post - and you can watch the Finals between Agent Fourage and Fistful of Heroes, thanks to padraig08. If you participated - good on you. If you didn't - think about jumping in next time! It's all about fun. (Louis Wu 19:53:31 UTC)

Shout Outs to Dave Lang

March 26th, 2014
Last weeks Bombcast had a segment on community and developer interaction and our little site and awesome community got a mention (starts at 27:05). What I want to know is who came up with a fictional explanation as to why Master Chief couldn't originally sprint? (mastrbiggy 18:38:18 UTC)

Hooligans Assemble

March 26th, 2014
ncsuDuncan is organizing a Bungie.org get together for PAX East. If you're going be sure to fill out this survey so Duncan can start arranging dinner plans. You can also head on over to DBO for an overview of planned activities. Sounds like fun!(mastrbiggy 18:14:36 UTC)

Spartan Assault Price Drop

March 26th, 2014
SIx min WHISTLE pointed out that Spartan Assault on Xbox 360 received a price drop - it is now $10. Seems like the Xbox One version is $10 too. Not bad!(mastrbiggy 18:13:50 UTC)

Halo 5 Forge Wish List

March 26th, 2014
petetheduck put together a pretty extensive list of improvements for Halo 5's Forge mode, but he is still looking for community input as well. Go get involved! (mastrbiggy 18:11:58 UTC)

Halo: Hercules Mashup Trailer

March 26th, 2014
MixMaker117 shared his a mashup trailer featuring sound from the Hercules trailer edited to Halo 4 footage - go check it out! (mastrbiggy 18:11:26 UTC)

ASE Ep. 95 Marathon Infinity Lvl 4 Confound Delivery

March 26th, 2014
Infinity Lvl 4 Confound Delivery

In this timeline, Thoth hasn't been (won't be?) will have been being activated. So Tycho wants us to go take a look at him. On the way we meet some old friends who are our new enemies.

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)
"New Pacific (Reprise)" by Alexander Seropian, remixed by Craig Hardgrove (outro music)

Marathon,Marathon Infinity (Video Game),Bungie,Bungie Studios (Organization),Cooperative Gameplay (Gameplay Mode),Cooperative Game (Game Genre),Let's Play

They’re Gonna Need a Bigger Booth

March 25th, 2014
(mastrbiggy 08:19:09 UTC)

Spartans are Red and Spartans are Blue

March 25th, 2014
(mastrbiggy 08:12:21 UTC)