Archive for the ‘Halo News Items’ category

Podtacular 829: A Most Critical Achievement

August 6th, 2022
It’s done; what most though impossible has crowned a champion as JerValiN has stepped up to Moistcr1tikal’s challenge and claimed a much deserved $20K and recognition throughout the community. This challenge brought together the Halo community together in brand new … Continue reading ?

An impossible challenge… beaten

August 4th, 2022
In late June of this year, a streamer known as moistcr1tikal challenged the world: beat Halo 2, on Legendary, with All Skulls (except Envy, which makes things easier) On, in a single run... with no deaths. Nobody had ever done this before. He offered $5000 for this feat. A lot of people tried. Every single one of them failed. Mostly they failed so hard that on July 16, he upped the stakes: the prize was now $20,000. Gradually, it became clear that if this was going to be completed... it was going to be JerValiN that did it. And today... that's what happened. Go watch the 6 and a half hour run to see some serious dedication. (Thanks to Cody Miller for pointing this out in the first place, and MythicTyrant for letting me know of the successful run!) (Louis Wu 23:51:52 +0000)

The Cutting Room Floor Gets Lored

July 26th, 2022
The latest Cannon Fodder serves as a final installment in 343i's exploration of cut gameplay elements from the early games—a bit of an encyclopedic stroll through lost concepts that have retroactively been made part of the canon. This stuff is your history, so go read it! (fuchsdh 19:52:19 +0000)

The Cutscene Library gets a facelift

July 25th, 2022
After quite a long period of neglect, the Halo Cutscene Library has been brought (almost) up to date. First and foremost, Halo Infinite now has a page where all of its cutscenes can be watched or downloaded, in resolutions up to 4K. Several other collections (specifically Halo 3, ODST, Reach, and Halo 4) have also had 4K versions added (thanks to the Master Chief Collection), and ALL of the pages have received a cleanup - no more QuickTime .mov files, no more .wmv files, just nice, easy-to-process .mp4s. If you need any of this content for video projects, it's available for your downloading pleasure! As is usually the case when the Cutscene Library is involved, thanks goes to Cody Miller for recording. (Louis Wu 17:13:45 +0000)

Podtacular 828: Alpha Pack

July 23rd, 2022
This week’s short show covers the latest Halo Infinite Season 2 event, Alpha Pack that’s taking place alongside the campaign co-op network test. Along with the multiplayer event is a bucket of lore around our two Spartans front and center … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 827: The Silver in the Rough

July 19th, 2022
The time has finally come for our review of the Halo Series on Paramount+. While the story portrayed is a significant departure from the game and book cannon of the Halo franchise, it was surprising to see how much of … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 826: Campaign Multi-Chief

July 12th, 2022
Halo Infinite is finally get co-op campaign in the coming weeks, but before the world gets hand on with this feature that the community has been waiting months for, Halo Insiders will get a chance to play an early build … Continue reading ?

Everything Old is New Again with The Cutting Room Floor

July 7th, 2022
This is very cool—343i has a Halowaypoint post detailing old cut content from the early Halo games, and the efforts to resurrect them, as part of a month-long content drop. There's some great treats in this first installment, so check it out! h/t to Cody Moore.
old spartans (fuchsdh 01:00:06 +0000)

Podtacular 825: A New Dawn

June 25th, 2022
Not a lot of news for this episode, but we have the honor of having the creator of Halo 3 Sunrise on the podcast, CraftyCodie. Through their efforts, Halo 3 on the Xbox 360 has matchmaking restored through a mod … Continue reading ?

Community Focus – Critbuff

June 17th, 2022

Engineering Values Handbook – Player Experience First

June 16th, 2022
Everything is ultimately for the players.

This Week At Bungie – 6/16/2022

June 16th, 2022

Game Dev Diaries: The Hidden World of Audio

June 15th, 2022

Artist Spotlight: The Starhorse, the Witch, and the Risen

June 14th, 2022

Destiny 2 Hotfix – 4.1.0.3

June 14th, 2022
The one where we're in a glass case of emotion.

This Week at Bungie – 6/9/2022

June 9th, 2022
The one where it's ok to monkey around. This time.

Destiny 2 Hotfix 4.1.0.2

June 7th, 2022

Community Focus – Adrienne Fiore

June 3rd, 2022

Living Bungie’s Values as Engineers

June 2nd, 2022
Company values are a funny thing—they can so easily feel like insincere marketing, or wishful thinking of company leadership, or simply a list of generic positive attributes that any company might endorse—a thesaurus-check away from the Scout Law.

Engineering Values Handbook – Teams are Stronger than Heroes

June 2nd, 2022
Let’s look at the key ways we try to cultivate high-functioning teams.