Archive for February, 2016

Rockslider Forces That Pesky Banshee Pilot Out

February 29th, 2016
While pilots have ejected from their banshees many times, looks like Rockslider has figured out a way to force the issue at will! Check out his posts in our forum for the videos!(MacGyver10 19:38:22 UTC)

Podtacular Hosts ‘Spartan for Troops’, A Halo Community Livestream on March the 4th

February 29th, 2016
The Podtacular crew is hosting a cool even called 'Spartan for Troops: Halo Community Livestream' on March the 4th. Members of the Halo community including pros, forgers, streamers and more will gather with the Podtacular crew to give away some awesome prizes and raise money for a military charity organization. (Thanks Dust Storm!)(MacGyver10 19:35:06 UTC)

‘Carter, Use Armor Lock!’, Halo and Pokemon Make Halomon

February 29th, 2016
The crazedone1988 put together a neat video crossing the Halo games with Pokemon. Kind of funny too that an infamous HBO naysayer is the rival.(MacGyver10 19:29:41 UTC)

Canon Fodder – Fighting Words

February 29th, 2016
It's been a busy past week, but I'll try to get a few posts in, including last week's Canon Fodder which spills the beans on the Arbiter's new roll in Killer Instinct! (Thanks GrimBrother One!)(MacGyver10 19:28:02 UTC)

Let’s Play The Division Public Beta

February 28th, 2016
The Division Public Beta

Narc and Blackstar play through the two story missions in Tom Clancy's The Division public beta.

Let’s Play Myth Co-op #07 Bagrada

February 27th, 2016
Bagrada

We're playing the next of Bungie's famous games, the Real Time Tactics fantasy wargame, Myth. Set in a mysterious land of cyclical war and destruction, Myth lets you command an ragtag army in a desperate battle against the forces of the Fallen Lords.

We venture into a frozen pass to discover why our scout's signal fire has gone out.

Due to the tireless work of many community members over the years, the Myth engine has been modernized to work on current operating systems, although you'll still need a copy of the game's data files to play. Check Ebay.

For the engine itself as well as texture enhancements, go to Project Magma:

http://projectmagma.net/

There's also multiplayer metaserver available for competitive carnage:

http://gateofstorms.net/

A bunch of other Myth-related downloads are available at The Tain:

http://tain.totalcodex.net/

Intro and outro Music "Into the Breach" by Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori from Myth The Fallen Lords.

Myth developed by Bungie Software Corporation, currently trademark owned by Take Two.

Unite the Clans – Order of the Iron Stag

February 26th, 2016
What will your legend say?

This Week At Bungie – 02/25/2016

February 25th, 2016
Making a scene.

‘Spartans Never Walk Alone’, New True Light Emblem In Honor of thecrzedspartan’s Family

February 24th, 2016
Along with the 'Hammer Storm' update, every player of Halo 5 will be receiving a REQ pack with the 'True Light' animated emblem in honor of community member, Adam (aka thecrzedspartan), who along with his wife Rebecca, lost his two daughters in an electrical fire at their family home. His daughter's names are also written in the stars on the new map Torque! Pretty awesome gesture by 343!(MacGyver10 19:21:50 UTC)

Halo 5’s Free Updates for The Summer Named and Teased

February 24th, 2016
You can read a brief blurb on today's 'Hammer Storm' update on the Xbox Wire, but the big news is the reveal of the next four months' worth of free content updates coming to Halo 5. Starting in March we have 'Ghosts of Meridian', in April we have 'Memories of Reach', in May we have 'Hog Wild' and finally in June, 'Warzone Firefight'. Not much is said about them, but we know a lot more now than we did yesterday! (MacGyver10 19:09:40 UTC)

Hammer Storm Trailer Reveals ‘Warzone Firefight’ Coming to Halo 5: Guardians

February 24th, 2016
343 Industries revealed the ins and outs of their 'Hammer Storm' update yesterday on Twitch, but their full trailer for the content and the entire release notes came out today! Head over to Halo Waypoint to read the content update notes. If you watch the trailer, you'll also see small hints of the coming soon (this year) to Halo 5 mode, 'Warzone Firefight', which hearkens back to the PvE days of Reach and ODST. Look for the brief reveal at the end of the Hammer Storm Trailer! (Thanks davidfuchs!)(MacGyver10 18:30:28 UTC)

Halo Sheet Music: The Scores of Halo 2

February 24th, 2016
The Halo Archive is back with more of their Halo Sheet Music series, this time focusing on the scores of Halo 2. They mostly look over Volume 1 of the soundtrack that released alongside Halo 2, which features more standalone songs.(MacGyver10 18:27:45 UTC)

Frankie, Burnie Burns and Goose on the history of Grifball in Halo

February 24th, 2016
With the Grifball gameplay from yesterday, I missed some extra content that was over at Polygon, but Kal picked up my slack and brought to our attention an interview with Frankie, Burnie Burns and Goose on the history of Grifball.(MacGyver10 18:24:16 UTC)

Let’s Play Doom 3 Co-op #04 Executive Offices

February 24th, 2016
Doom 3 #04 Executive Offices
Narcogen is helping Funkmon play Doom 3, a game he bought years ago but was too frightened to finish. We're using the OpenCoop mod version 1.1. We take a look at how UAC's questionable HR policies may have led to a hostile working environment.

Community Focus -The Tower Destiny Italia

February 23rd, 2016
Grazie

Halo 5’s ‘Hammer Storm’ Twitch Stream TODAY at 3pm EST/6pm PST

February 23rd, 2016
Don't forget you can see the new stuff coming to Halo 5 in the Hammer Storm update at 3pm EST/6pm PST TODAY on the Halo Twitch Stream! (MacGyver10 18:40:00 UTC)

First Grifball Gameplay Footage for Halo 5

February 23rd, 2016
With the Hammer Storm update, the fabled return of the neo-classic Halo gamemode Grifball, will once again grace our controllers. If you're too impatient to wait to play it yourself, or at least see if on the Twitch stream this evening, you can check out the first gameplay footage of Grifball in Halo 5 thanks to Polygon. (Thanks for the heads up, JDQuackers!)(MacGyver10 18:36:58 UTC)

Halo Community Update – 02/19/16 (‘The Storm Is Coming’)

February 22nd, 2016
Almost forgot to post last week's community update, but ChrisTheeCrappy didn't forget! There are the usual community spotlights, but most of this update focuses on this month's Hammer Storm update. We get more map info (and our first screenshot), previews of the new armors coming, a few more REQ reveals and a permanent weekly social playlist with rotating gametypes! Some gorgeous orange and white (Go Vols!) weapon skins are coming our way too! You can read about it all on HaloWaypoint at your own convenience, or see it tomorrow at 3p PST on the Halo Twitch stream! (MacGyver10 19:58:48 UTC)

Halo’s Arbiter Will Kick Battletoad Butt In Chicago via Killer Instinct Soon

February 22nd, 2016
We now can see a little more action than before from the Arbiter character that will be in the upcoming season 3 DLC for Killer Instinct. There's also some clarification from Frankie (via NeoGaf) in Nikko B201's post in our forums that this is not Thel, but more of a generic Arbiter that encompasses characteristics of multiple Arbiters.(MacGyver10 16:58:05 UTC)

Pretty Sure That Incinerator Cannon Is Backwards Mr. Knight

February 22nd, 2016
Spartan armor from the Halo games would be quite handy in many other video games, but specifically in the notoriously difficult 'Super Ghosts N Ghouls'. The Hat-Loving Gamer took it upon himself to translate that armor and many of the weapons from Halo games into the classic video game, and the results are as one would expect when a cybernetic-supersolider's armor takes the place of plate mail from medieval times. (Thanks Gravemind!)(MacGyver10 16:46:26 UTC)