Archive for the ‘HBO’ category

Canon Fodder #99 – Stay Frosty

July 19th, 2017
One shy of his centennial, GrimBrother One has shared his latest Canon Fodder on HaloWaypoint giving us a preview of the upcoming Halo Wars 2 multiplayer and campaign DLC, some lore bits (of course) and a nod to September's 'Halo: Warfleet'. (Thanks Revenant1988!)(MacGyver10 13:57:30 UTC)

Rockslider’s Force-Launching Extravaganza

July 18th, 2017
Rockslider expands upon his force-launching in his latest video. Spending a little time showing how to set it up, and then going crazy with the fun! Check it out in his latest forum post!(MacGyver10 20:56:50 UTC)

Cortana Headlines Series 2 of LootCrate’s Halo Boxes

July 18th, 2017
Did you miss the reveal of the new Halo Icons figure coming to series 2 of the Legendary LootCrates? It's Cortana, taken from Halo 4 and in 'The Awakening' themed box coming up next! (MacGyver10 20:36:16 UTC)

Halo Community Update – 07/13/17 ‘Austin-tatious’

July 14th, 2017
Missed out on the recent trip to Austin, Texas for the Rooster Teeth Expo? 343 has you covered with some of the going-on's in their latest Community Update, as well as a recap of some of the cool announcements recently for Halo backward compatibility and a preview of San Diego Comic-Con fun.(MacGyver10 21:58:45 UTC)

Chappified Shows Off Halo 3 Strategy for Speedrunning ‘The Ark’ on Legendary

July 14th, 2017
Chappified shared a strategy he's using now to run the ghost through Halo 3's 'The Ark' level on legendary. Something that was pretty difficult before, but could save 30 seconds to a minute in speed runs!(MacGyver10 21:55:15 UTC)

Lori Tritel, Voice of Halo’s Librarian, Passed Away This Week According to Fellow VO Actor

July 14th, 2017
TheBSPolice shared the sad news of Lori Tritel's passing earlier this week. Lori was the voice of Halo's Librarian and one of the highlights of 343's new characters for me, personally.(MacGyver10 21:48:51 UTC)

Rockslider Grinds a Ghost on the Upper Ledge of AoTCR’s First Bridge

July 14th, 2017
Rockslider also shared a pair of videos in our forum last week showing how he got up and began riding a ghost on the upper ledge near AOTCR's first bridge!(MacGyver10 21:45:56 UTC)

Podtacular Chats with Executive Producer behind Halo Wars 2

July 14th, 2017
Dust Storm emailed us back last week (while I was out on vacation) about their E3 podcast they recorded with Barry Feather, Executive Producer behind Halo Wars 2. Go check it out!(MacGyver10 21:28:11 UTC)

One Author of Halo Story Bible Doubts UCLA Professor’s Take on Her Inspiring Halo

July 11th, 2017
Did you read the article on the UCLA professor who said she might be an inspiration for Bungie's Halo? Well one of the authors of the Halo Bible, Eric Trautmann, is a little unsure of her story's truthiness. (Thanks Cody Miller!)(MacGyver10 18:46:44 UTC)

Morpheus Celebrates Halo’s 15th Anniversary by Playing Through Halo 2’s Gravemind

July 11th, 2017
You might have already caught his video for Halo: CE, but Morpheus just popped in to let us know his 15th Anniversary Celebration of Halo video for Halo 2 is up! In it he plays through the level Gravemind (possibly his favorite in the Halo series) as he reflects on Halo 2 and how his parents 'stole the money' he was saving for Halo 2's release date.(MacGyver10 18:41:01 UTC)

Halo Summer Celebration Last Week Announced New Backward Compatible Halo Games and 4k Support for Halo 5

July 11th, 2017
So I picked a very poor time to go on vacation these past ten days, as Halo has seen some very cool info pop up in the last little bit. Specifically, the 'Halo Summer Celebration' happened last week where 343 announced a bunch of cool stuff with old Halo games becoming backward compatible this year, Halo Wars 2 DLC plans and Halo 5 getting special Xbox One X updates to make it 4k ready to name a few. You've probably read it all already, but I wanted to make sure we had something up at least acknowledging it. (Thanks gamerguy2002!)(MacGyver10 18:34:03 UTC)

Halo and 343 Industries in Texas for RTX 2017

June 30th, 2017
RTX is happening in Austin this weekend, and the HaloWaypoint crew has a piece up online letting you know what they'll be up to in the Lonestar state.(MacGyver10 23:40:40 UTC)

Scene by Scene Remake of Halo 2’s E3 Trailer in Halo 5’s Forge

June 30th, 2017
Dust Storm (of Podtacular) sent us a heads up email for a scene-by-scene remake of the Halo 2 E3 Trailer from back in 2002. Pretty amazing what BaconMedia could pull off in Halo 5's Forge!(MacGyver10 23:34:47 UTC)

Rockslider Spends His Leisure Time with Dead Grunts on the Floor of the AoTCR Entry Chamber

June 29th, 2017
Rockslider is back with some fun at the bottom of the AoTCR entry chamber, and he invited friends! Too bad they're all dead. Check out his post in our forum to see what's going on!(MacGyver10 18:36:24 UTC)

Halo Wars 2 Leaders, Spartan Jerome-092 and Aribter Ripa ‘Moramee Out Now

June 29th, 2017
The new Halo Wars 2 leaders Spartan Jerome-092 and Arbiter Ripa 'Moramee are live in the game now, and HaloWaypoint has a great roundup of what you'll need to know to play as them. Sketch even took to the HaloWaypoint forum to explain the rollout on Xbox Live.(MacGyver10 15:30:14 UTC)

Going Somewhere Fast: The History of Halo Speedrunning

June 29th, 2017
TheSuperWaffle shared a cool post in our defunct forum on the history of speedrunning in Halo from Dot eSports. Lots of great stories and names mentioned in there, and a cool walk down memory lane for us old fogies at HBO.(MacGyver10 14:28:32 UTC)

UCLA Professor Says She Inspired Jason Jones to Create Halo

June 28th, 2017
In an interesting bit of news, a woman from Jason Jones' (creator of Bungie and Halo) past has come out saying she was the inspiration for some of the characters in Halo and a muse for Jason Jones during their time in college. Jason Jones admits to having had a friendship with this woman, but denies the muse bit. Still, an interesting read for those that like to hear stories around Halo's beginning. (Thanks Schooly D!)(MacGyver10 19:23:29 UTC)

AssaultGodzilla Shares New Halo Music Video Featuring the Chief and Music from Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

June 28th, 2017
AssaultGodzilla showed up today to share his latest HMV (Halo Music Video) he's put together in celebration of his birthday. This one uses music from Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and centers around the Master Chief.(MacGyver10 19:16:48 UTC)

Halo 15th Anniversary Look Back and Play Through

June 28th, 2017
After whetting his whistle with some Sonic, Morpheus decided he would take the same approach with Halo and play through the old games while reminiscing. He has the first two videos up, and said he'll continue with Halo 2 shortly! Looks like something cool to keep an eye on, so be sure to let him know your thoughts in the forum.(MacGyver10 19:07:11 UTC)

FireDragon04 Looks Back on Halo Custom Edition Maps He Made 10 Years Ago

June 28th, 2017
FireDragon04 let us know of a video he put together to commemorate 25 maps he made for Halo Custom Edition ten years ago, as well as to show off something new.(MacGyver10 19:04:08 UTC)