Archive for January, 2015

Let’s Play Destiny Co-Op #36: The Eyes of Crota

January 14th, 2015
Eyes of Crota

Knights and Wizards dispatched, Eris gives us a new three-part quest to destroy the Hand, Eyes and Heart of Crota.

This episode also includes a bonus Urzok, although we've not yet reached that stage (end of the Urn questline).

For complete stats:

https://www.bungie.net/en/Legend/PGCR/1/4611686018429850686/2305843009221559453/1207228295?_

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Fulmination Re: Culmination

January 13th, 2015
Penny Arcade has their own take on the way Halo 5 Beta matches end. And on what constitutes 'beer'. Thanks, Nikko B201.(Louis Wu 23:49:50 UTC)

We need more guns. 3D printed guns.

January 13th, 2015
Intriguing - this article discusses a Halo 4 tournament that took place earlier this month in St. Louis... and one of the focuses is 3D Printing. Odd? No. The founder of UCG, the host of the tournament, printed out a bunch of Halo weapons to help celebrate the event... and to "bridge the exposure of 3D printing game props to competitive video gaming." Love it!(Louis Wu 23:47:19 UTC)

A cornucopia of toys

January 12th, 2015
tadboz decided to model some of the weapons visible in the Evolution of Halo video released back in 2002 (as well as a few bonus pieces). He used Creo, and then had the results printed at Shapeways - go check out the pics! There are even cookies! (Louis Wu 22:55:06 UTC)

H2A Cutscenes… In-Engine (sort of)

January 12th, 2015
Intriguing. We know that Halo 2 Anniversary was released with Blur-created CGI cutscenes... but apparently the original (in-engine style) scenes were being worked on at some point... and some NeoGAFfers found a way to see them. There are results in this post, this post, and here - pretty cool! Thanks to davidfuchs for the heads-up, and for BlueNinja for the followup!(Louis Wu 22:45:19 UTC)

Destiny Hot Fix – 01/12/2015

January 12th, 2015
1.1.0.3 : The one with a helping of Crota, hold the cheese.

Podtacular 457: Happy New Halo

January 12th, 2015

Download|Shownotes
We’re back after the holidays and we are feet first into the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer beta.  At this point, we’ve been playing through Week two and three is coming very shortly.  As most of our normal antics go, the whole staff is on to kick off the new year of exciting opportunities and challenges we look to face head on and we hope you all will be there along the way.  We talk about our current experiences with the beta and catch up on our long abandoned mailbag for some lost gems finally making daylight.  We will be visiting the topic of Halo 5: Guardians in the coming weeks with more guests.

Shownotes will be available in the coming days. Thanks for your patience.

Let’s Play Destiny Co-Op #35: The Hand of Crota

January 12th, 2015
Hand of Crota

Knights and Wizards dispatched, Eris gives us a new three-part quest. First up: destroy the Hand of Crota.

For complete stats:

https://www.bungie.net/en/Legend/PGCR/1/4611686018429850686/2305843009221559453/1207228295?_

Subscribe to the Narcogen's YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

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Flying Outside the Beta

January 10th, 2015
Wow, very cool views. Gamecheat13 has broken out of the Halo 5 Beta space, and provided some flythroughs. Love this! Thanks, gamerguy2002.(Louis Wu 23:17:31 UTC)

Halo 2 Anniversary Terminals – now in the Cutscene Library

January 9th, 2015
The Halo Cutscene Library has grown again today - we're making the Halo 2 Anniversary Terminals available for viewing and downloading. Once again, they're available in 1080p, 720p, and 360p, but audio is stereo-only (this is because they were recorded from the Halo Channel, on the Xbox One, and that channel doesn't broadcast in 5.1 sound). Thanks, as usual, goes to Cody Miller for the superb work.(Louis Wu 22:26:57 UTC)

Let’s Play Destiny Co-Op #34: The Extermination

January 9th, 2015
The Extermination

With Crota's soul banished, Eris gives us a new quest to hunt down Knights and Wizards.

For complete stats:

https://www.bungie.net/en/Legend/PGCR/1/4611686018429850686/2305843009221559453/1207228295?_

Subscribe to the Narcogen's YouTube channel for Anger, Sadness and Envy video podcasts:

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Always buy local

January 8th, 2015
This was posted on DBO, but it's Halo-related, so I'm bringing it up here. Our very own Leviathan is creating a commissioned piece for Blackt1g3r... and today the original concept sketch and a WIP piece were sent along. Amazing. Hire the guy - he's really, really good!(Louis Wu 23:56:30 UTC)

Death by a thousand needles

January 8th, 2015
Rockslider has revisited the concept of filling frozen characters with needles, and then unfreezing them... this time with an Elite, and 1000 needles. (Yeah, that's a lot.) Check it out... booms galore!(Louis Wu 22:07:51 UTC)

New MCC Achievements Dropping Today

January 8th, 2015
343 has announced that new Achievements for Spartan Ops (as well as some additional ones for MCC Multiplayer) will be dropping today - are you a completionist? Get to work! (They're not listed yet on Achievement websites, but that should change soon.)(Louis Wu 22:03:17 UTC)

Bungie Weekly Update – 01/08/2015

January 8th, 2015
While the DeeJ is away...

The Master Chief Collection joins the Cutscene Library

January 7th, 2015
Cody Miller jumped on the heavy-duty job of filming the cutscenes/terminals from The Master Chief Collection pretty early on... but life's been so busy here that we're JUST NOW beginning to get some of that content out there. First up - the CGI cutscenes Blur created for Halo 2 Anniversary. These are pretty amazing, and we're making them available in 360p, 720p, and 1080p, with full surround sound. Go grab 'em!(Louis Wu 21:22:49 UTC)

Now that’s an incredible ear.

January 7th, 2015
Wow. Check out this video from PlayerPiano - Sonya Belousova listens to the Halo theme for a few seconds... and then plays her own take on it. Amazing. (She covers a number of other video game themes in the same video.) Go watch! Thanks, Jeff. (Louis Wu 21:21:10 UTC)

Halo 3 Beta – Early Spawn Points

January 7th, 2015
gamerguy2002 let us know about the newest vid from Lord Zedd - he found some early spawn point markers in the Halo 3 Beta; low-poly Spartans instead of the abstract shapes we got in the final. Interesting!(Louis Wu 21:20:16 UTC)

Halo: Humanity

January 7th, 2015
Kzy1m3 let us know about a photo on Halo: Humanity's Facebook page - looks like a new live-action film is on its way!(Louis Wu 21:19:34 UTC)

Halo – Did You Know Gaming?

January 6th, 2015
Did You Know Gaming? has released a Halo version - lots of facts that are probably well-known to hardcore fans, but might contain some interesting new tidbits for many people. (I saw a lot of HBO-originated material here... kind of nice!) Thanks, gamerguy2002. (Louis Wu 18:27:55 UTC)