Archive for May, 2017

New Halo 5 Hotfix Corrects ‘Heavy Aim’ and Customization Item Ordering

May 31st, 2017
There's a new hotfix live for Halo 5 mentioned at HaloWaypoint that fixes the 'heavy aim' that some players have been experiencing in gameplay. Also, a small bullet in the list, but armor and helmets are now ordered alphabetically and by rarity, rather than the order you unlocked them in. (About time!)(MacGyver10 22:06:15 UTC)

FUDcast #21 ‘Chekhov’s Nuke’ Discusses Latest Halo Novel, ‘Halo: Envoy’

May 31st, 2017
The team at Forward Unto Dawn have got together and recorded themselves talking for episode #21 of their FUDcast called, 'Chekhov's Nuke'. Davidfuchs let us know that he and Dani discuss the newest Halo novel, Tobias Buckell’s Halo: Envoy.(MacGyver10 21:24:51 UTC)

Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal: PVP, Weapons, Subclasses

May 31st, 2017
PVP, Weapon, Subclass Changes

Narcogen and Blackstar take a long, rambling look at some PVP gameplay from the Destiny 2 Reveal, looking at the new weapon slots, PVP game modes, and changes to how subclasses work, as well as a lot of other things.

Features screenshots captured from footage made by:

Gunslinger Hunter by Luminosity Plays
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omKPdQ52ktQ

Dawnblade Warlock by LuCKyy and BW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HrG3qQLuD0

Striker Titan by enraged cinema
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7bCYwRC9VQ

In addition, some information from the following videos was used, but no imagery:

Dawnblade Warlock by Patrick Casey
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nspjrEa_k0

Gunslinger Hunter by Datto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1r-jyOIvADQ

Striker Titan by Blessious
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBO8QKCzDjE

Vice Shares Behind the Scenes Info in ‘The Complete, Untold History of Halo’

May 30th, 2017
Both Davidfuchs and Cody Miller shared a pretty amazing piece from Vice called 'The Complete, Untold History of Halo'. Amazing nuggets of info on things like what happened to the Peter Jackson Halo game, Bungie folks thoughts on the District 9 movie (which was almost a Halo movie) and other bits of Halo info that haven't been shared before or only hinted at!(MacGyver10 20:55:23 UTC)

Podtacular 582: Knowing What Ladies Like

May 27th, 2017
One of Halo’s iconic characters, Sgt. Avery Johnson returns to the fray in Halo Wars 2 multiplayer bringing powerful mech units to the battlefield and providing some classic Johnson wit along with him. The fan project, Installation 01, also released … Continue reading ?

Let’s Play Myth II: Soulblighter Co-op #19 The Summoner

May 27th, 2017
Myth 2 The Summoner

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.

Inside the Tain, Narc and Blackstar recruit fetch and stomp spiders to stop the Summoner from resurrecting Myrkridia.

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:

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/

Info on the Myth HD Total Conversion is here:

https://www.facebook.com/Mythstarter/

You can also download it from OSXCoopGames here:

http://osxcoopgames.net/content/myth-hd-total-conversion

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

Unite the Clans – Sundowners

May 26th, 2017
Stay Up, Play more.

Rockslider’s Long-range Mischief in Cavern Megabattles

May 26th, 2017
Rockslider put together a video last year of a bunch of long-range mischief in cavern megabattles, but with all the extra footage he had, he put together another video so he could release it later. Today is that later! (MacGyver10 15:58:30 UTC)

Halo Community Update – 05/25/17 ‘Folks Need Heroes’

May 26th, 2017
343 released the latest Halo Community Update yesterday, highlighting specifically the latest Halo Wars 2 update that features our favorite wise-cracking Sergeant. There's some lore info on the units that are arriving with Johnson in the HW2 update, Halo Championship Series updates, a reminder that Halo games are on sale and a shoutout to the double XP weekend in Halo 5 these next couple of days. Go check it all out over at HaloWaypoint, and see some of the cool fan creations too! (Thanks Quirel!)(MacGyver10 15:40:21 UTC)

Fan-Made Halo Game ‘Installation 01′ Releases Cinematic Trailer

May 26th, 2017
We've seen a lot of times where fans make some pretty amazing games using the Halo IP, and munky-058 let us know that the Installation 01 Project released their cinematic trailer for their fan-made game. (MacGyver10 15:32:18 UTC)

Termacious Trickocity Gets Into the ‘Cortana’ Cutscene Rooms on Crow’s Nest

May 26th, 2017
After getting into a few cutscene rooms already, the Termacious Trickocity crew decided to tackle the other rooms on levels like Crow's Nest, Sierra 117 and The Storm. You can see the slight deviations they had to take form their formula to get into the cutscene rooms on Crow's Nest, or give the synopsis a read in our forum too! Thanks The SuperWaffle!(MacGyver10 13:48:24 UTC)

This Week At Bungie – 05/25/2017

May 25th, 2017
Don’t forget about "DRE."

Destiny 2 Reveal: Focus on Amanda Holliday

May 25th, 2017
Destiny 2 Reveal: Amanda Holliday

Two scenes in particular in the Bungie Destiny 2 Reveal stream show a renewed focus on storytelling and characterization.

I take a quick look at what we learn about Shipwright Amanda Holliday in the new cutscenes and how it connects our Guardians to Destiny 2's story.

Community Focus – Snackless

May 25th, 2017
Kindergaurdian teacher.

‘You Know the Music, Time to Dance’ – ODST Marketing Tune in New King Arthur Movie

May 24th, 2017
Crunchbitenuva let us know they recognized a song from the new King Arthur movie. One you might have heard before with Halo 3: ODST, back when it was being marketed!(MacGyver10 22:24:38 UTC)

Rockslider Fore-Launching Across the AoTCR Entry Chamber

May 22nd, 2017
Rockslider is back in the AoTCR's entry chamber, this time playing with some crazy banshee dynamics. Check it out in his post in our forum!(MacGyver10 21:56:57 UTC)

Sergeant Avery Johnson Knows the Ladies Want Him in Halo Wars 2 (and the Gents do too!)

May 22nd, 2017
Looks like our very next Halo Wars 2 leader will be the Sarge in Charge. So while Sergeant Avery Johnson is returning to Halo as an HW2 leader, it looks like thanks to the voice actor strike, David Scully won't be. (Thanks for the heads up Davidfuchs!)(MacGyver10 21:53:43 UTC)

Artwork by TDSpiral in Remembering the Halo 3 Beta’s 10th Anniversary

May 22nd, 2017
Last week was the 10th anniversary of the Halo 3 beta (and what an experience I remember that being!). Check out the artwork our TDSpiral did in remembrance of the fun and excitement that went with the experience of playing Halo 3 for the first time! (Thanks Davidfuchs!)(MacGyver10 21:36:21 UTC)

Podtacular 581: Turbo Time

May 19th, 2017
The last week has been a pretty good week for Halo 5: Guardians. Warzone Turbo is back, Team EnVyUs took first place at UMG Daytona, defeating the world champions Optic Gaming and Dan Ayoub left 343 Industries. The community is … Continue reading ?

Let’s Play Destiny Co-op #146 Age of Triumph Strikes

May 18th, 2017
Age of Triumph SIVA Strikes

Destiny 1's last live event and update features a new record book and a new quest from the Speaker.

The next step in the Speaker's quest is to do three SIVA Crisis Strikes. How many times will Funkmon die? Watch and find out!