Archive for May, 2014

Halo 5 Guardians: XBOX One Advert

May 31st, 2014
I recently stumbled across a pretty fun fan-made advertisement on Vimeo - Daniel Kemeys and friends put together Halo 5 Guardians: Xbox One Advert. What would YOU do with a Master Chief suit? The VFX were really well-done - go watch!(Louis Wu 15:28:19 UTC)

PSA: Get a Job

May 31st, 2014
We neglected to mention the recent PSA from the Red vs Blue crew - Simmons and Grif explain the current job market, and help you figure out your best way forward. (Or maybe... not forward.)(Louis Wu 15:24:52 UTC)

FotW 193

May 31st, 2014
This week's Fails of the Weak has a lot of Halo Reach Firefight fails, and you can watch it on AchievementHunter.com or YouTube.(Louis Wu 15:20:17 UTC)

Podtacular 425: All the Mine’s a Forge

May 31st, 2014

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We’re back with a short week of news this week as we enter the calm before the E3 storm that will surely release a dropship full of Halo news. There is still some stuff to talk about though with the ever trusty weekly Halo Bulletin. In there, we find the sixth issue of Halo: Escalation, a Forge contest hosted by Beyond Entertainment, an epic Forged remake of a Mammoth by Pete the Duck, and the Halo Mash-up pack dropping on Minecraft this week. See a theme here? On the community side of news, we have a medals mod for Halo PC multiplayer, Halo Charts has returned, and we introduce a new segment where we cover a topic that has been posted in our forums. This week, we highlight a thread on dual-wielding for Halo 5 started by community member Hoss Sauced. Apologies for the audio quality this week. We’re getting Brent squared away with some new gear thanks to your support of the show.

Bungie Weekly Update – 05/30/2014

May 30th, 2014
Practice Hard. Play Hard.

Rumor: Halo series begins filming in Belfast

May 30th, 2014
Intriguing - Grizzlei pointed out a very short fan-recorded clip showing the filming of SOMETHING in Belfast, Ireland this week. (It's labeled 'Halo filming Titanic Quarter Belfast 28/05/2014' so maybe the person who filmed it knows more than the video shows.) DEEP NNN reminded us that both Frank O'Connor and Kiki Wolfkill are in Ireland this week... so the stars are aligning. Now we just have to wait a year and a half.(Louis Wu 16:43:31 UTC)

Oops, I did it again!

May 30th, 2014
You never thought you'd have to be reminded of Britney Spears again, did you? Hah. Another Wednesday came and went without our acknowledgement of the Halo Bulletin - I blame the flood we had yesterday (don't you love it when plumbing goes bad?), but really I have no excuse. You should go read it - it contains info on the newest Halo: Escalation issue, the Minecraft Halo mashup we mentioned last week, Beyond Entertainment's Forge Idol tournament, a super-cool Mammoth from pete_the_duck, and some awesome KotH screenshots. (You can read it in our Halo Bulletin Archive, if you don't want your IP address showing up two days late in Waypoint's logs.)(Louis Wu 16:37:35 UTC)

Halo Fan Art Focus: 5.29.14

May 30th, 2014

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Jackal vs Cyborg

May 29th, 2014
Okay, so we've seen enough Rockslider articles and videos to know he's a very thorough investigator... but did you know he likes to torture Jackals? Go watch his latest vid. You might be surprised.(Louis Wu 22:58:09 UTC)

The Halo Bulletin: 5.28.14

May 29th, 2014

The weeks that lead up to E3 always sneak up on you. Just a few weeks ago, the team was looking at the calendar and thinking “Wow! We’ve still got over a month until E3!” and now, as we band together to put the finishing touches on our E3 presence (as well as book last minute flights, hotels, and hot-air-balloon packages), we realize that in just under nine days, we’ll be on our way to Los Angeles to prep for the Xbox Press Conference and the frenzy that will follow. We’re excited about our plans at the show, our plans for those of you watching from home, and we can’t wait until the show begins. For this week’s update, we discuss Halo: Escalation, the new Minecraft Mash-Up pack, and more. Let’s get into it!

Redefining Halo 4 Grifball

May 28th, 2014
Wow. I remember when Grifball was a casual sport. Just watched a video on GrifballHub that showed me how far it's come - we're not in Kansas any more. Check it out!(Louis Wu 22:57:59 UTC)

Halo PC/CE gets Killstreak Awards

May 28th, 2014
stunt_man let us know that Btcc22 has taken Halo PC/Custom Edition to the next level - he's incorporated killstreak medals/announcements. Amazing! Check out the video.(Louis Wu 19:59:52 UTC)

Halo 2 Signed Limited Edition Mylar Print

May 28th, 2014
Dzejms came by yesterday to announce that he's selling a Halo 2 Mylar Print (signed by the artist, Lorraine McLees), on eBay. 6 days remain in the auction, but the current bid is only $4.25. (Yeah, that won't last.) Check it out!(Louis Wu 19:58:05 UTC)

Halo 4 GOTY Edition – under $30

May 28th, 2014
Morpheus noticed that Amazon's Weekly Deal contains the Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition (the one that includes all DLC maps and extra digital content) for just $29.99. If you need an extra copy, or you never got around to buying the DLC maps... this is a pretty nice deal!(Louis Wu 19:55:55 UTC)

Halo Mash-up Pack Available Now

May 28th, 2014

From the Xbox Wire

Attention, Spartans! Microsoft Studios, Mojang and 343 Industries are excited to launch the iconic characters, weapons and worlds of Halo into the block-building canvas of “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.” Fans of the Master Chief and “Minecraft” can download the Halo Mash-up pack on Xbox Live.

The Mash-up pack, expertly crafted by 4J Studios, includes a Halo-themed texture set, themed menus and user interface, craftable items and 31 music tracks across the Halo franchise. Also available are 40 pixel-perfect character skins depicting beloved Halo characters such as the Master Chief, Cortana, Sergeant Johnson, Arbiter and more. For fans looking to fully immerse themselves into the Halo universe, the Halo Mash-up pack also features pre-made worlds such as Silent Cartographer, Sandtrap, Valhalla, Blackout, Guardian, Blood Gulch and plenty of other well-known Halo vehicles and features.

Click here to get the pack

Halo: Escalation #6 Available Now

May 28th, 2014

The sixth issue of Dark Horse's ongoing comic series - Halo: Escalation - is now for saleThe saga of Halo Wars enters the modern age as Infinity struggles to liberate the long-lost Spirit of Fire from the deadly Vata ’Gajat. Meanwhile, Petra’s search for the identity of Infinity’s spy could result in her death. The Halo universe is on the brink of a new galactic war!

Published by Dark Horse Comics, Halo: Escalation spins directly out of the events of Halo 4. Below, check out pages 1-6 of Halo: Escalation #6.

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Visit the official Dark Horse website to purchase Halo: Escalation #6.

This is Our Halo

May 27th, 2014
RVideo sent us a link to 'This is Our Halo', a compilation of clips (it doesn't feel like a standard montage) from h0lmb0m, showing off how great Halo feels when playing with friends. The enthusiasm is infectious. Go give it a watch!(Louis Wu 16:28:19 UTC)

Speedy Halo – Coming Soon

May 27th, 2014
General Vagueness let us know that Halo will be represented in the Summer Games Done Quick event - on June 26, Goatrope will be speedrunning through the original campaign to earn money for charity. The time allotted is just over two hours - let's see how much he can cut off that (and how much he can raise for Doctors Without Borders)! (Louis Wu 16:27:41 UTC)

If I ran the zoo

May 27th, 2014
Flügel Meister let us know that he's posted a short script over at The Secrets Within, showing his take on an opening scene for a Halo movie. Go give it a read - and let him know if you'd like to see that film! (The post also includes a variety of live-action Halo shorts, collected from YouTube.) (Louis Wu 16:26:21 UTC)

Hail to the King

May 26th, 2014
Missing some King of the Hill-related commendations? You're in luck - the playlist has just returned to Halo 4's Matchmaking. Go see what you can grab!(Louis Wu 21:13:31 UTC)