Archive for April, 2014

Reach – AI Battle – Guta Versus All

April 30th, 2014
(mastrbiggy 22:02:06 UTC)

Community Choice Poll: Action Sack

April 30th, 2014

Spartans, it’s time to vote on what you'd like to see in Matchmaking! We have listed three different game types below, and after tallying all the votes from the Halo community, YOU will decide which game type is playable on May 12. So, vote for your top choice, and stop by next week's Bulletin to read which option is the winner. This week, we're asking you which game type you'd like to see added to Action Sack.

Team Ninja Assassins

A 4 vs. 4 version of Halo 4’s most popular Free-For-All game type! All of the sniping, sneaking, slicing, but this time, you’ve got ninja teammates who will (hopefully) assist with the assassinations.

Stickyball

Sticky Detonators, Plasma Grenades, and an Oddball. Side effects may include explosions. Sticky ones.

Shotgun CTF

Similar to Shotgun Ricochet, Shotgun CTF equips players with Thruster Packs, Plasma Grenades, and a standard issue M45D Tactical Shotgun.

Head here to vote on the Halo Waypoint forums, where voting will be open for approximately four days. Check back next week to find out which game type is the winner!

Proving Ground Top 200: 4.29.14

April 29th, 2014

Below, you'll find the top 200 players in the Proving Ground Playlist as of 4.28.14. To participate, head into Proving Ground and start playing! You can track your CSR (Competitive Skill Rank) for the playlist by visiting your Halo 4 Service Record. To learn more about CSR, head here. Only CSR 50 players will have a progress bar next to their ranking, which will allow for direct comparison between other CSR 50 players. We are currently in Season 1 of the Proving Ground Top 200, which ends on 5.12.14. Check back next week to see if you made it into the Top 200!

Rank MVP CSR
1 Bi0h
2 FlawlessNSP
3 ElBurgerWeiner
4 DHGBR0 821543
5 Twissted Mindss
6 Skiperior
7 Infinite sweat
8 ZeuCifer
9 Sour Onion
10 GooN iZz BacK
11 Gamble007
12 Alanimaul
13 Honest Paradox
14 Smoke Yadig
15 Dirtying
16 xXBOXx L1VE
17 I Shoota I
18 WhyIsMyButtSore
19 MISS SKIP
20 MileyCyrus21343

Oh Captains My Captains

April 29th, 2014
Red vs Blue Season 12 has kicked off - Episode 1 is now available on the Rooster Teeth website. Your friends from the last 11 seasons are trying to step up their game a little... go see how they've done!(Louis Wu 01:22:31 UTC)

Halo 4 Matchmaking Update: Heavies

April 28th, 2014

Every two weeks we update Halo 4 Matchmaking with exciting new game types, playlist changes and more. You can see what we have planned in the months ahead by visiting the Matchmaking Playlist Calendar, but below you can get details on what's now available in today's Halo 4 Matchmaking Update.

Heavies

Heavies was one of Halo 4’s most popular featured playlists. There’s something special about Spartans, heavy vehicles, and heavy weapons meeting in the middle of a wide open battlefield, and we’re not surprised that the playlist was so frequented. Heavies is now a dedicated playlist in Halo 4 Matchmaking!

The following game types will be available in the playlist:

  •          Heavies Slayer
  •          Heavies King of the Hill
  •          Heavies Capture the Flag

Multi-Team

Multi-Team is back! The playlist features four teams of three players each, and offers a mix of game types, including Infinity Slayer, Legendary Slayer BR, Oddball, KotH, SWAT, Regicide and Ricochet. The playlist will be available for two weeks, until May 12. 

La Guarida de los Demonios

April 28th, 2014
Nuevo vĂ­deo de experiencia de juego de Destiny

Halo TV Show Intro

April 28th, 2014
It seems that Blamite stumbled upon a leak of the intro for the upcoming Halo television series. I wouldn't normally post stuff like this, but all I can say is WOW ;).(mastrbiggy 09:26:30 UTC)

Marlin the Elite – Episode 88: Warm Reception

April 28th, 2014
Layne Thomas sent word that episode 88 of 'Marlin the Elite' has been released. In this episode Marlin's TV service is interrupted so he calls tech support for help. Will they be of any use? Go watch and find out!(mastrbiggy 06:40:21 UTC)

Chettlar’s Halo UI Mockup

April 28th, 2014
Chettlar from NeoGAF put together this rather impressive Halo UI mockup. There are plenty of pictures as well as detailed explanations of how the UI functions. I have to say that I like the tab feature and visually the menus are aesthetically pleasing. Oh, he made the whole thing entirely with powerpoint - so double impressive. Check it out!(mastrbiggy 06:29:42 UTC)

Podtacular 420: Heavy Lifting

April 28th, 2014

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This week, we tackle three [1][2][3] Halo Bulletins as we’ve been otherwise pre-occupied with other things happening lately. Ninja Assassins is currently out as a pretty fun spin off the Shotty (replaced with Swords) Snipes gametype from previous Halo titles. Coming up next week though is the return of Multi-team in the rotational playlist and Heavies as a permanent option in Halo 4 matchmaking.

Talking to Cortana

April 27th, 2014
Sespider came across a video that shows off some of the functionality of the Windows Phone Cortana app - the video mostly demonstrates Cortana's witty replies and humor and I have to say that I'm pretty impressed. Go watch!(mastrbiggy 22:05:31 UTC)

Fails of the Weak 188

April 26th, 2014
Fails of the Weak is heavy on the Reach fails this week - again, Emile is kind of a dick and there's a lot of stuff that can drop on your head when you're not paying attention. Watch it on AH.com or YouTube, and say thankya to Nikko B201 for the heads-up.(Louis Wu 19:08:03 UTC)

AI Battle – Crawlers vs Imperial Grunts

April 26th, 2014
(mastrbiggy 07:17:56 UTC)

Halo Music Video – Bring Me To Life

April 26th, 2014
TheSparbiter put together another Halo music video - this time using the song 'Bring Me To Life' by Evanescence. It focuses a little more on Cortana's story, but there's plenty of Spartan action as well. Nice work! (mastrbiggy 07:04:33 UTC)

You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out

April 26th, 2014
After four years of hard work, Redshirt98 finally completed his airsoft Spartan Laser - the weapon functions and looks pretty much like the in-game model, minus the intense beam of directed electromagnetic radiation. There's a video of the Splaser in action as well as a demonstration of what happens when you fire an airsoft gun at a person. Thanks, bsangel (mastrbiggy 07:03:14 UTC)

Master Chief

April 25th, 2014
Shane Blair sent word that he's released 'Master Chief', an original song relating the saga of Halo. Really well-done! Great choices of video, and pretty impressive storytelling-via-song! Go watch.(Louis Wu 22:02:30 UTC)

Bungie Weekly Update – 04/25/2014

April 25th, 2014
Who let the alpha dogs out?

GSML – Invasion on Hushed Apprentice

April 25th, 2014
The Great Smokey Mountain LANboree is over now - but at least one Invasion game lives on, thanks to YouTube. You can watch it on DBO, I guess (because Paddy was too lazy to post it here). I have an intense desire to fire up Reach right now...(Louis Wu 16:37:39 UTC)

Halo Fan Art Focus: 4.25.14

April 25th, 2014

Halo is an ever-expanding universe that inspires us each and every day, and your creations tell us that we’re not alone. This particular series, Fan Art Focus, showcases the amazing artwork created by talented members of our community. Enjoy these lovingly-crafted homages, and if you have work that you'd like to submit for possible future inclusion, send it along with your Gamertag to community[at]HaloWaypoint.com.


Hold Them Off!

Author: Halochief89RvB

Ooh, trading cards!

April 24th, 2014
Yesterday's Halo Bulletin focused on matchmaking updates (yay, Heavies!), the recently-released Escalation #05 and some fantastic melee screenshots. Check it out - either at Halo Waypoint, or right here!(Louis Wu 22:23:02 UTC)