Archive for December, 2015

Fore Maps to Download Anytime and Friends To Play Them With This Friday

December 31st, 2015
With Halo 5's Forge having been out for a couple weeks now, the community is just beginning to see some amazing maps come out (now if only we had those gametypes!). Some great places to check out new user-submitted maps are Forge Channel and Forge Hub among many others. If you have your own maps you'd like to play test, check out the Customs Night some of our forumgoers hold every Friday and they might be able to help you out!(MacGyver10 23:19:38 UTC)

Former Halo Writer Joe Staten, Now Lead Write for Microsoft’s ‘ReCore’

December 31st, 2015
cheapLEY brought the news to our forum that Joe Staten, the writer for much of the Halo games while with Bungie, has a new gig leading the writing for Microsoft's upcoming new game, 'ReCore'. (MacGyver10 23:15:51 UTC)

Podtacular 521: Cartographer’s Bundle

December 31st, 2015
This is our final podcast for the year and while we were planning on taking a look back at everything we accomplished this year, we decided to discuss a new controversial feature that got added just before we recorded this … Continue reading

Community Focus – LaB

December 31st, 2015
Strimmin' ain't easy.

Rewind Paradise (A Halo 3 HMV) by Timgie

December 30th, 2015
I had no idea what to expect at first, but after the first minute of Timgie's 'Rewind Paradise (A Halo 3 HMV)' I was hooked! Timgie has done one of these for Reach before, so this is a kind of prequel/sequel he's been working off and on for a couple years. Make sure you stop by our forum and let him know your thoughts on the video, and hopefully we'll see more work from him before another two to four years!(MacGyver10 22:50:52 UTC)

Fan Project, Halo: Believers, Reworks the Opening Cinematic for Their Series

December 30th, 2015
While it's the opening cinematic for Halo 5, you can get an idea for the new series, Halo: Believers, by checking out the voiceover they added to it. Hopefully we'll see the meaty content of the series soon too!(via IESUProductions)(MacGyver10 22:42:42 UTC)

Someone at Polygon Thinks Halo 5 Is The Best Multiplayer Halo Game In Years

December 30th, 2015
Polygon posted an opinion piece this week on why Halo 5 is the best multiplayer Halo game in years. You can give it a read on their site, but then be sure to check out cheapLEY's post in our forum for some opinionated discussion. (MacGyver10 22:28:50 UTC)

Grumpy Launches Himself from The Bottom of The Arbiter Level in Halo 2 to The Top of The Level Using a Banshee and Phantom

December 29th, 2015
If you looked through our news archive for Grumpy, you would see some pretty amazing tricks he's accomplished in Halo 2 as a long time HIH member. Well this past week, he sent word of the results of some stormy weather that kept him inside for a couple days.

In his own words, 'Finally, a bottom to top launch on Arbiter has been done. Using a Banshee Slam and a Phantom setup, from the bottom of the map a vast height thought impossible was achieved. Lol, anybody remember Halo 2 Arbiter?'

Check out this awesome Halo 2 trick from the self-proclaimed 'old man', as it's a pretty cool one!(MacGyver10 21:03:20 UTC)

Termacious Trickocity Teams Up With Terminal Velocity for a Trick Jump Video, ‘Elevated Existence’

December 29th, 2015
Ray sent us an email to a cool article over at Kotaku (wait, did I just actually say that?) with another great video from the people at Termacious Trickocity. Here's the link to their YouTube video where you can see some old and new tricks from various Halo games like Reach and ODST!(MacGyver10 20:42:16 UTC)

DidYouKnowGaming Pits The Science of Halo Against the Real World (Not Those Reality Folks from MTV Though)

December 29th, 2015
Gamerguy2002 pointed out a neat video that discusses the practicality and current, real world applications for much of the science behind the Halo games. For instance, did you know we currently have the capability of shooting plasma? Go check it out on the DidYouKnowGaming YouTube channel!(MacGyver10 19:59:00 UTC)

Sangheili Don’t Surf, But Mantis-Banshee Surfers Are A Thing

December 28th, 2015
General Vagueness let us know that the warthog-surfing craze is over, welcome to the Mantis-Banshee surfing days. Tuckerscreator even pointed out the instigators made a video of the feat themselves.(MacGyver10 16:35:00 UTC)

Halo 5: Warzone Game With A Score of 1000 to 1

December 28th, 2015
Sometimes, with the influx of brand new Christmas players in a video game, things like this can happen. I'm not sure which is crazier, the one-sided score or the fact someone is at a Spartan Rank in the 140's! (Thanks Tuckerscreator!)(MacGyver10 16:31:00 UTC)

They Put H-A-L-O in ‘Halo: First Strike’ for His Christmas Gift

December 28th, 2015
It might have taken me a second to figure out what it was, but 'Dank_Cheney' on Reddit received a pretty cool gift from his significant other out of an old copy of Halo: First Strike.(MacGyver10 16:28:02 UTC)

Devotii’s Halo 5 Remake of Chiron TL-34 in Forge

December 28th, 2015
Sometimes you come across a Forge map so well done, you just have to share it on its own. Check out this 'Chiron TL-34' remake for Halo 5 by Devotii. You can follow him on Xbox One to gain access to his file share through the Halo 5 menus!(MacGyver10 16:08:45 UTC)

Joe Waters, Former 343 Developer, Passed Away Last Week

December 28th, 2015
Joe Waters, a former developer for 343 Industries, passed away last week. He worked on Halo for quite a few years with both Bungie and 343 in the past decade, in addition to many other titles. Our own TDSpiral shared of his experience with the colorful man in a touching story in our forum. Rest in peace, Joe. (MacGyver10 16:04:11 UTC)

Canon Fodder – Holiday Shipping

December 23rd, 2015
Santa Claude's most famous elf returned today with another edition of Canon Fodder before the holiday. Check it out for plenty of info on the new Sangheili ships we saw in the opening scenes of Halo 5: Guardians, including scale comparisons with some of the old vessels.(MacGyver10 23:03:47 UTC)

FORGEHUB Tutorials for Halo 5’s Forge Mode

December 23rd, 2015
The Halo Twitter account posted some great Halo 5: Guardians Forge tutorials from FORGEHUB a little earlier. If you're having trouble with scripting, some of the new effects in game (snow, rain, fire, etc) or a number of other great options, check out their playlist here at the link for a little help!(MacGyver10 15:41:10 UTC)

Forward Unto Dawn Podcast Ep. 16 – ‘Bronze-Tier Scrubs’ On This Past Year’s Halo Fiction

December 23rd, 2015
The guys at Forward Unto Dawn have got together for a new podcast taking a look back at this past year's Halo fiction. Particularly, they go over Joe Staten's 'Shadow of Intent' and Spartan Locke. Check it out on YouTube here!(MacGyver10 15:38:44 UTC)

Bungie Year-End Update – 2015

December 23rd, 2015
Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.

Bungie Bounty – SRL Part II

December 21st, 2015
Back to the tracks!