Archive for December, 2016

343 Industries Perfecting Their Foreplay With Content Update Teases

December 5th, 2016
While there have been some little hints here and there, Tom French (Lord of Forge) has teased a few more pictures of the upcoming Halo 5 update that includes a launcher of some sorts! (MacGyver10 17:04:31 UTC)

Complete Your Mattel Blue Team Collection with Fred and Kelly

December 5th, 2016
We had mentioned John and Linda before, but just in time for Christmas, Mattel has come out with Fred and Kelly from Blue Team to help you complete the foursome! (Thanks crunchbitenuva!)(MacGyver10 17:01:14 UTC)

Opening Presents Early, Finds Possible New Gametypes, Profit?

December 5th, 2016
Some people shake and peek in their presents before Christmas and I have to imagine GameCheat13 is one of those people. He went digging around in the files for Halo 5 and found some new announcer sounds that might hint of new gametypes on their way! (Thanks Stretchy!)(MacGyver10 16:58:20 UTC)

Podtacular 561: Holiday Gear

December 4th, 2016
Over the past several days, we’ve seen some great holiday deals on some new Halo gear hitting retailers and stores. Although we’re past the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, there are still a few things available at sale prices. … Continue reading ?

The Dawning

December 3rd, 2016
A season of giving and healthy competition.

Let’s Play Myth II: Soulblighter Co-op #11 Through the Ermine

December 3rd, 2016
Myth 2 #11 Through the Ermine

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

We journey through Mirkwoo... I mean, the Ermine on our way to find the Fallen Lord Myrdred to help our cause.

In this episode we're once again using the high definition tagset, made by Ooga Booga, Renwood and Road. The Myth Myth HD Total Conversion v1.31 provides higher resolution units.

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:

There's also multiplayer metaserver available for competitive carnage:

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

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

Halo Community Update – 12/2/16 ‘Brute Force’ and Canon Fodder #93

December 2nd, 2016
I could get used to this! Ske7ch has this week's Halo Community Update and Canon Fodder up already! That means we can let you know about the usual story lore, community content (Forza fan creation crossover!) and news of things to come, the actual week it's announced! Some highlights this week are:

  • the announcer REQ pack ($9.99, not RP)
  • confirmation of the grenade launcher from Halo: Reach
  • HCS details
  • Spartan Gray Team returning (kinda)
  • massive new Forge update looming
  • complete Halo 5 update reveal next week
  • interviews with new graphic novel anthology creators
  • Halo Wars 2 new fanciness from last night
(MacGyver10 21:32:43 UTC)

Fan Fiction Friday featuring Chapters 3 and 4 of LORC: Beginnings Act 2

December 2nd, 2016
I feel like this is a very Louis Wu-like thing to say, but I've been horrible on checking the Fan Fiction area of our site the past while and missed out on the latest LORC! You can read chapters 3 and 4 of LORC: Beginnings Act 2 now on our website, and having gone through it myself already, it might make you long for the Flood to come back in the video games like it did for me! HWPD does very well in capturing the grotesque horror of the parasites!(MacGyver10 16:53:55 UTC)

The Halo Archive’s ‘Archive Beacon’ for the Month of December (News, Fan Content and Questions for Greg Bear!)

December 2nd, 2016
Adv Jones stopped in with 'news galore' as they put it! It's been a short while, but the Halo Archive shared their latest Archive Beacon for the month of December. They recap some of the wide developments in the universe of Halo, but of particular notice, they have some interviews coming up they are seeking questions for, including one with Forerunner Saga author, Greg Bear!(MacGyver10 16:45:23 UTC)

New Halo Wars 2 Cinematic Trailer Tells the Backstory of Atriox

December 2nd, 2016
Last night at The Game Awards, 343 showed off a new trailer for Halo Wars 2 that recounts the story of how Atriox rose to power and the human base at the Ark fell. You can see it over on YouTube, and let us know what you think in Revenant1988's post in our forum!(MacGyver10 16:37:36 UTC)

This Week At Bungie – 12/01/2016

December 1st, 2016
Invitations to competition.

Rockslider Pits Covenant Banshee Against a Marine Sniper in A Warthog

December 1st, 2016
Rockslider is back with video proof that banshees HATE either warthogs or marine snipers. Maybe both!? Check out his video in our forum!(MacGyver10 18:55:46 UTC)

Halo Wars 2 Will Be Shown on Tonight’s ‘The Game Awards’

December 1st, 2016
Been aching for some news on Halo Wars 2? Looks like you won't have to wait long for some brand new footage! (MacGyver10 18:54:38 UTC)

Real Housewives of Halo eSports?

December 1st, 2016
Looks like 343 Industries is continuing their drive for access to Halo eSports with a brand new 'reality TV show' that is coming to either TV or digital distribution (hasn't been decided yet). (Thanks Stretchy!)(MacGyver10 18:41:20 UTC)

Limited Edition and Rare Halo Mylar Print and Weta Statue Up on eBay

December 1st, 2016
It's not every so often that some rare Halo items come up for auction, but tomp10000 let us know he's needing to part with a couple of cool pieces in the Halo 3 Weta Statue of the flood and Master Chief (a limited edition 127 of 295) and a Lorraine McLees' Halo 2 Mylar Print of Master Chief (limited and #311 of 500). Might be worth watching these auctions if you've missed out on these in the past!(MacGyver10 17:15:08 UTC)

Podtacular 560: 15 Years of Halo

December 1st, 2016
For the past fifteen years, Halo has entertained us, developed friendships, pushed competitive eSports and built lasting communities. Halo has lead to some remarkable life experiences for all fans of the franchise and following the 15 year anniversary Halo Livestream, … Continue reading ?