Archive for April, 2015

Invasion goes the way of the dino

April 30th, 2015
343i executive producer, Josh Holmes, stopped by the Beyond forums and confirmed that Invasion won't be part of Halo 5 Guardian's multiplayer suite. He did mention that there are plans for large-scale multiplayer modes, which leads me believe that he is alluding to something other than traditional BTB. Thanks, Bounce-A-Gon. (colindosaj 21:52:47 UTC)

Secrets secrets are no fun

April 30th, 2015
Hmm... Thanks, The Lionheart. (colindosaj 21:48:37 UTC)

Halo: The Original Trilogy – Epic Retrospective

April 29th, 2015
Thomas Davidson put together a retrospective of the original Halo trilogy. This is extremely well put together and worth your time. Go watch!(colindosaj 21:41:59 UTC)

HCS Cup #1 Cancelled

April 28th, 2015
343 Industries announced that HCS Cup 1 will be cancelled due to party connectivity problems. Although Halo: The Master Chief Collection has received a handful of patches over the past 5 months, connectivity and online matchmaking issues still persist. Hopefully we will receive further updates regarding HCS and connectivity fixes sooner than later. Kotaku is currently running on story on the situation that details some of the specifics. Thanks, gamerguy2002. (colindosaj 22:07:51 UTC)

There is another…

April 28th, 2015
Kyle Johnson also created a Force Awakens/Halo mashup trailer. The Force is strong with this one! (colindosaj 21:37:49 UTC)

Halo 5 fan made trailer – Force Awakens style

April 28th, 2015
TheGamingVault put together a Halo 5 Guardians fan made trailer inspired by the Star Wars Force Awakens teaser trailers. Very cool, but it needs more lense flare!(colindosaj 21:33:23 UTC)

Halo 5 Cover Art Revealed

April 28th, 2015
For the past few days the Halo community has been hard at work trying to piece together the Hunt the Truth star map images. The mystery has been solved and the final image was revealed by Xbox Wire earlier today. The art reveals the inclusion of Blue Team as well as some new Spartans. There's also a animated reveal of the image on the Xbox YouTube Page. Expect more juicy details in June during E3! Thanks, Grizzlei.(colindosaj 21:27:55 UTC)

Podtacular 477: Rectified

April 28th, 2015

The latest Master Chief Collection patch is out and this is another big one addressing Halo 3 forge and ranks coming to other playlists.  In the patch notes, we got word that the Relic remake and Halo 3: ODST’s campaign will join the collection alongside next month’s content update.  On the Halo 5 hype train, a new GameStop trailer announced Spartan Locke’s exclusive HUNTER class armor as a pre-order bonus for those buying from GameStop.  The trailer itself has some interesting moments showcasing the versatility of Spartan Abilities coming to Halo 5: Guardians along with some other hints at what we’ll find in the campaign later in October.  Our special guests this week are Tyboy and TwiztedShotz from Rectify Gaming.

House of Wolves Reveal Teaser – Trials of Osiris

April 28th, 2015
Come test yourself.

Podtacular 476

April 27th, 2015
Dust Storm sent word that the latest episode of Podtacular is live. In this episode the crew discusses episode 4 of Hunt the Truth by dissecting Mashak Maradi's interview and Janecek's talk with Ben Giraud. Go listen!(colindosaj 21:21:56 UTC)

Podtacular 476: Point of No Return

April 27th, 2015

Our next episode of Hunt the Truth with Ben Giraud, we see desperate attempts to make sense of what the interviews have been saying about Chief’s true past, while fretting about job security for this story.  Ben’s gone from having the brunt work done for him with ONI piling on interviews for him to make a great story, to contradicting every lead given to him with his own contacts, even entertaining the audience of Mashak Maradi, the truther who has kept leaving him messages throughout this whole campaign.  On his way back to Earth after being called back by Sully, he confides in a colleague of his, Petra Janecek on what he has found before heading to ONI HQ.  We are joined by Drew Freeman from Podcast Evolved for this week’s discussion.

Hunt the Truth – are you keeping up?

April 27th, 2015
Hunt the Truth is heating up considerably - here's a rundown of what's been happening.

  • Xbox emailed star maps yesterday - you can unlock images by clicking on flickering stars. A visit to this thread on reddit will show you what's out there (that the community knows about), and how it all fits together. (It's looking pretty clear that Blue Team will be back in Halo 5!)
  • The official page is now accepting theories - go share yours! (They'll take text, images, and video.) According to this post at ReadyUpLive, you can use this interface to submit your voice for use in future episodes! (Read the post for full details.)
  • Finally, Episode 5 has been released - go listen!

Thanks to everyone on our forum who helped with this info - especially zofinda and Grizzlei.(Louis Wu 23:22:35 UTC)

Halo 5 Xbox One in the works

April 26th, 2015
343i executive producer, Josh Holmes, confimed that a limited edition Halo 5 Xbox One is on the way. Neat! (colindosaj 20:21:34 UTC)

H1 freakiness and fun #10

April 25th, 2015
Rockslider put together another H1 freakiness and fun compilation - go watch!(colindosaj 22:16:31 UTC)

Canon Fodder – Taking Orders

April 25th, 2015
GrimBrother One stopped by to let us know about the latest Canon Fodder. We get a recap of this week's Halo news, including Halo: Fleet Battles and the Spartan Locke pre-order bonus. Grim also does a little Canon Fodder housekeeping and chats with 343i writer and producer, Symantha Reagor, about the Halo story. Go read!(colindosaj 22:15:24 UTC)

ASE Ep. 152 Marathon Tempus Irae 10-12: Sordidae, Turpes Et Faetidae / Beyond the Black / Repository 5

April 25th, 2015
Sordidae, Turpes Et Faetidae (+2)

We head down again to Earth, this time to Milan, in Italy. Da Vinci is crazy about the architecture, not so crazy about the smell of the place.

After we finally make our way through the place, we find a secret level: Beyond the Black, and then on to Repository 5.

Tempus Irae can be played, like the other Marathon games, using the open source Aleph One engine which you can get here for Windows, Mac and Linux:

Tempus Irae and other third party scenarios for the Aleph One engine can be downloaded here:

We use irons' Co-Op script, which gives weapons and ammo to both players if either picks any up, and prevents weapon loss on death (so items can't be destroyed in lava or slime). The script also allows one player to teleport to a destination set by themselves or their partner, in case co-op players run into a problem a solo player would have to restart for.

Tempus Irae has its own spoiler guide:

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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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Playlist Updates and Ranks for MCC

April 24th, 2015
Get your headshot on! (mastrbiggy 23:18:07 UTC)

Bungie Weekly Update – 04/23/2015

April 23rd, 2015
Postcards from The Reef.

The Terminus Progresses

April 22nd, 2015
Maker is back with another note - looks like things might be ramping up.(Louis Wu 17:20:47 UTC)

Content Update for MCC Released

April 22nd, 2015
343 released new Update Notes for the Master Chief Collection - the latest update covers quite a bit of ground. Go read all the details! Thanks, The BS Police.(Louis Wu 17:18:38 UTC)