Archive for January, 2015

New Blood

January 22nd, 2015
Halo Waypoint has news of a new Halo fiction release - Matt Forbeck has written 'Halo: New Blood', coming in early March. This book will tell the story of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck (the star of Halo 3: ODST and a bit player in Halo: Reach). For more info, swing by the new Canon Fodder blog, where GrimBrother One interviews Forbeck. Excite! Thanks, davidfuchs.(Louis Wu 21:54:04 UTC)

The power of branding

January 22nd, 2015
Heh - The Guardian has noticed that Microsoft is playing off the popularity of the Halo franchise in other aspects of their product empire... and jumped in to help. Their suggestion for a Garageband competitor is awesome.(Louis Wu 19:17:23 UTC)

Let’s Play Destiny Co-Op #39: Gather Their Dust

January 22nd, 2015
Gather Their Dust

With Omnigul, the Will of Crota, defeated, Eris gives us a new quest chain to fill Xur's shiny new urn with dust bunnies of death.

http://youtu.be/myu-idX-drA

For complete stats:

https://www.bungie.net/en/Legend/PGCR/1/4611686018429850686/2305843009221559453/1327063442?_

https://www.bungie.net/en/Legend/PGCR/1/4611686018429850686/2305843009221559453/1327235444?_

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The Name of the Thing

January 21st, 2015
Stephen Loftus has released a couple of images that might help you if you're not up on your ship nomenclature. These are great! Swing by his UNSC Ship Callouts page for full details.(Louis Wu 21:35:14 UTC)

Drunken Halo Centennial

January 21st, 2015
Justin let us know that Episode 100 of the Drunken Halo Podcast is now online - they've gone meta to celebrate! Listen to this one for a nice highlight reel of the podcast through the years. (It's got a very special ending, too.) (Louis Wu 21:33:49 UTC)

Mid-air turret ramming

January 21st, 2015
Hmm... that title sounds vaguely pornographic. Don't worry - it's not. Rockslider returned to the Dropship Turret Removal technique he played with a while back (1 | 2 | 3 | 4), discovering that the turret is rammable in mid-air, leading to some interesting fun! Take a look.(Louis Wu 21:30:23 UTC)

Let’s Play Destiny Co-Op #38: The Will of Crota

January 21st, 2015
The Will of Crota

Having taken care of all of Crota's various body parts (as well as their servants) it's time to go after the Witch we've been chasing all this time: Omnigul, the Will of Crota.

http://youtu.be/Q8FGAQdIVng

For complete stats:

https://www.bungie.net/en/Legend/PGCR/1/4611686018429850686/2305843009221559453/1326818817?_

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Crota’s End – Hard Mode

January 21st, 2015
Return to the Hellmouth.

Bungie Bounty – DBO Edition

January 21st, 2015
Respect your Elders, and hunt them, too.

She’s more human than you think

January 19th, 2015
Grizzlei pointed out a pretty interesting article at Microsoft.com, focusing on Cortana. Go give it a read!(Louis Wu 22:44:37 UTC)

HaloStarscope stuff – sort of

January 19th, 2015
HaloFanForLife has highlighted a few new tidbits you can collect from the HaloStarscope.com website - wallpaper and ringtones are up for your perusal! (You might need to grab the versions he posted on his website - the actual site is offline at the moment.)(Louis Wu 22:28:36 UTC)

The next MCC content update drops soon

January 19th, 2015
343 Industries posted new content update notes on their website this weekend - swing by for full details. Several critical matchmaking issues are addressed. (Louis Wu 22:24:28 UTC)

Destiny Hot Fix – 01/20/2014

January 19th, 2015
1.1.0.4 : The one with Crota's End Hard Mode.

Pax 2014 – Biased Cat’s Quest for Halo

January 18th, 2015
I got an email from Armin Mortazavi, who, with his brother, had done some filming at PAX last summer. The video product (a search for anything Halo) finally went online in December; I didn't know about it until the email arrived. Go see what they found!(Louis Wu 19:18:20 UTC)

Wait… who did the art?

January 18th, 2015
Okay... what?(Louis Wu 19:13:13 UTC)

Stay outside that swing range!

January 18th, 2015
Interesting - Lord Zedd added Gutas to Reach's Firefight mode, just for giggles. With no long-range attacks, the fights are not as varied as I'd expected... but they still look like they'd have added some spice to the mode! Thanks, gamerguy2002.(Louis Wu 19:10:22 UTC)

Podtacular 458: Tangential

January 17th, 2015

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The Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta is coming to a close within the next few days and we’ve been enjoying every moment of it, but with it’s inevitable end, we begin to focus on the Master Chief Collection again and the current state of Halo. It’s been a while since we’ve touched on anything that wasn’t official news or articles specifically relating to what 343 is doing with our beloved franchise, so this week we take a look at three different articles on this week’s show.  First is an article on Forbes on why people should not pre-order Halo 5: Guardains this far out.  There are many good points brought up on why it’s better for the consumer and the developer.  Second is from Develop with a look into the remastering of the Halo 2 Anniversary audio with Paul Lipton and how it has evolved.  Over three hours of new music and 16,000 audio assets is enough to perk your ears up.  Finally, an article on Kotaku brings a new video shining some light on some relics of the past with things that never made the cut for Halo: Combat Evolved and other little factoids.  Did you know there was a Harpoon and Gravity Wrench in Halo at one point?  We encourage you to all read through these at your leisure and discuss them in our forums.

Let’s Play Destiny Co-Op #37: The Heart of Crota

January 17th, 2015
Heart 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 Fallen Walker in the Divide. Also features a run-in with Randal the Vandal in the Forgotten Shore.

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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Free month of LIVE for early MCC users

January 17th, 2015
Did you log in to play the Master Chief Collection during its first month after launch? If so, you should receive a free month of Xbox LIVE Gold as part of your apology compensation for the early problems the game had. The messages announcing this started arriving today - log in to see yours! Thanks to Schedonnardus for the heads-up. Free Month for your troubles(Louis Wu 00:24:02 UTC)

Pentathlon 2014 – 2015

January 16th, 2015
Show. No. Mercy.