Archive for October, 2015

Podtacular 513: Halo 5 Hype

October 31st, 2015
As of when we recorded this (over a week ago), Halo 5: Guardians is just around the corner and the hype couldn’t be much higher.  In preparation for the week to come, we gather up the last bit of news, … Continue reading

Let’s Play Destiny Co-op #96 Knock, Knock

October 31st, 2015
Knock, Knock
The Fallen invasion of Mars riles the Cabal Empire.

Unmasking the Champions

October 30th, 2015
Legends of the Festival of the Lost.

Bungie Weekly Update – 10/29/2015

October 29th, 2015
Tricks, Treats, and Trials.

All the bling. All of it.

October 29th, 2015
This is... amazing. A cosplayer and a designer have teamed up to build a helmet with 25,000 Swarovski crystals on it, and are selling it on eBay to raise money for the Make-A-Wish foundation. There is still over a week remaining on the auction - current bid is a bit over $3500 US. (The helmet is in Taiwan, and being auctioned by Xbox Taiwan.) Whether or not you can afford this, you owe it to yourself to at least go look. Thanks to Tex for the heads-up on this.(Louis Wu 19:54:32 UTC)

Let’s Play Destiny Co-op #95 A New Den

October 29th, 2015
A New Den

Their Kell, Skolas, defeated, House Wolves tries to claim Mars as their new territory.

Let’s Play Destiny Co-op #94 Sho’oulth, Horror of Oryx

October 29th, 2015
Sho'oulth, Horror of Oryx

The Taken and the Fallen are invading Mars. Narc and Blackstar go hunt Taken Champion Sho'oulth, Horror of Oryx.

Community Focus – Reddit

October 28th, 2015
Upvote worthy.

PUMPKINS. WE NEED YOUR PUMPKINS.

October 28th, 2015
I'm beginning to get nervous - we might have left the launching of this year's Guilt O'Lantern contest too late to actually be viable. There are only 3 days left for entries, and as of now, we don't have enough to even HOLD the contest! Please... won't you consider the baby squash? Carve your pumpkin today! (And send us the pictures.)(Louis Wu 21:18:32 UTC)

Lockeout – now with a winner!

October 28th, 2015
Congratulations to Jordan117, whose gamertag was picked at random from the pool of folks who entered our Lockeout contest - he gets to spend the next few hours downloading Halo 5! (Well, and playing it after that, of course.) Thanks to everyone who entered, and thanks to 343, for the code! If you didn't win, here's hoping you find another way to grab a copy, because this game is pretty serious fun.(Louis Wu 18:19:27 UTC)

Episodes 3 and 4 of The Sprint Out Now

October 28th, 2015
After the successful launch of their latest game, 343 Industries is revealing from behind the scenes in episodes 3 and 4 of season 3 of The Sprint. These are some of the best videos to watch for those interested in Halo, video game development or the old school vidocs that used to accompany game or DLC launches. (Thanks ChrisTheeCrappy!)(MacGyver10 18:18:30 UTC)

Halo 5, The Light Is Green

October 28th, 2015
We had Bonnie's take on the release of Halo 5, but here a little late (from us, not them) is Josh Holmes penned launch into Halo 5.(MacGyver10 18:02:13 UTC)

Let’s Play Destiny Co-op #93 Fragment Hunt

October 28th, 2015
Fragment Hunt

Narc and Blackstar charge runes and hunt for calcified fragments on the Dreadnaught.

Festival of the Lost Costume Contest

October 27th, 2015
Tricks and treats.

Lockeout – A Halo 5: Guardians Giveaway

October 27th, 2015
Thanks to our friends at 343, we've got a digital copy of Halo 5: Guardians to give away - and please, blame me, not them, for the fact that you're going to win it tomorrow instead of yesterday. But hey - free is free, right? Swing by our contest page, sign up, and you're in the running! Winner will be picked tomorrow - you've got just under 24 hours to get your name in!(Louis Wu 19:48:45 UTC)

Use #Halo5 and Get A Free Twitter Emojii Added!

October 26th, 2015
For those that Twitter! (MacGyver10 21:27:40 UTC)

Hunt The Truth – S02E06: Transcendence

October 26th, 2015
The latest episode of Hunt The Truth is live a little early (some video game launches tomorrow or something). Maya risks it all to spread the truth, the anomaly is revealed, and a new hero rises on Laika III. (Thanks Grizzlei!)(MacGyver10 21:18:04 UTC)

Halo 5 Review Roundup

October 26th, 2015
Since today is the day before the launch of the latest game in the Halo franchise, you can expect to see a LOT of reviews to start popping up today. Here are the ones that have been shared on our forum so far! REMEMBER, there may be some campaign spoilers in these, so be forewarned!

(MacGyver10 16:11:16 UTC)

Bonnie Ross Reflects on 343 Industries Journey to Halo 5

October 26th, 2015
Alexis shared a beautiful blog post from Bonnie Ross, head of 343 Industries, where she reflects on what brought her and her team to this point before Halo 5's launch. These are the kind of things I like to see developers share, as their passion for a game can be contagious!(MacGyver10 16:07:53 UTC)

‘The Walking Ted’ Machinima Series

October 26th, 2015
IKP has begun exploring a new world with their latest series, 'The Walking Ted'. The world has been overrun with "walkers" and there is only one man that has the special skills required to stop the zombie apocalypse. Check out the forum post if you'd like as well!(MacGyver10 16:05:50 UTC)