Archive for the ‘HBO’ category

Feminist Book Review of ‘Halo: First Strike’ by Eric Nylund

May 1st, 2017
Dragonclaws has uploaded their latest in-depth review of Halo media. They take a feminist viewpoint of the story in the 'Halo: First Strike' novel that launched the EU. You can see the first part here, and follow it up with video number two!(MacGyver10 18:34:54 UTC)

Rockslider’s Mid-Air Reboarding Banshee Trick

May 1st, 2017
With as much time as Rockslider has spent in Halo: Combat Evolved, you'd bet he would be the one to figure things like this out! Check out his post in our forum to see some unique mid-air banshee fun!(MacGyver10 18:32:50 UTC)

Halo Community Update – 04/27/17 ‘Big Team Bonanza’

April 28th, 2017
Sketch is back (we met our Grim quota here a long time ago!) finally and with a new community update. Looks like the new Halo Wars 2 leader, Colony, being out in the wild, and a refresh of new maps and gametypes in Big Team Battle are the big focus this week. There's the HCS update, 343 Team Spotlight, Community Spotlights, first image of the VERY cool new Halo Icons figure and more in there too! Check it out in this week's Halo Community Update!(MacGyver10 17:53:12 UTC)

New Novel ‘HALO: Envoy’, Out Now Digitally and Physically

April 28th, 2017
It's been a while, but you can now catch back up with Spartan Grey Team in the latest Halo novel! 'HALO: Envoy' by Tobias Buckell is out now both digitally and physically, and takes us to a planet on the edge of treatied Joint Occupation Zone inhabited by untrusting human colonists and their wary sangheili neighbors.(MacGyver10 17:49:06 UTC)

The Vengeful ‘Vadam Showcases Original, Community Singleplayer Levels for Halo CE

April 27th, 2017
The Vengeful 'Vadam gave us a heads up on a showcase video for a few Halo: Custom Edition mods made as new single player experiences. He gives away the plots on some, but definitely highlights these cool, custom experiences.(MacGyver10 22:05:54 UTC)

Rockslider ‘Force-Launches’ All Over the AoTCR Entry Chamber

April 27th, 2017
Rockslider is show off some more fun in the entry chamber of AoTCR. Check out his post in our forum to see his set up and a bunch of crazy launches that take his spartan all over the place!(MacGyver10 22:03:49 UTC)

Halo Is In The News! Whoa!

April 27th, 2017
*YAWN* Okay, I'm up. What have I missed in the last... er, 1537 days?

Gah! One minute I'm sipping mojitos with Wu, and suddenly it's four years later!

Ah well, that's life. Anyway, Halo: Combat Evolved is up for entry into the World Video Game Hall of Fame over at The Strong, a museum dedicated to the history and exploration of play. Go vote!(mnemesis 21:07:30 UTC)

Reddit User Shares List of What Foremer Halo 2 Devs Are Doing Now in 2017

April 24th, 2017
Ze Moose gave us the heads up that Forestl over at Reddit, put together a list of most of the people that worked on Halo 2, and what they're doing now. I loved seeing how many employees are still making great games, even if for many different companies, and also how many are over at Certain Affinity with Max Hoberman! Really cool idea to consolidate this into a list like this!(MacGyver10 14:27:29 UTC)

Halo Community Update – 04/20/17 ‘Fog of War’

April 21st, 2017
This week's Halo Community Update went live last night (Thanks for the heads up, munky-058!) on Waypoint. Grim reminds of Halo Wars: DE's standalong release, the next Reach-themed LootCrate, some new Halo 5 playlist changes, community spotlights and a great guide to Halo's novels and stories. There's also an update from Sketch announcing the delay of Halo Wars 2 DLC, 'Colony'. Seems a bug with the new Lekgelo bugs bugged them enough to ask for extra time to squash 'em. You can read the whole thing over at HaloWaypoint!(MacGyver10 21:26:29 UTC)

Original Star Trek Movie Poster Re-imagined with Halo

April 21st, 2017
Being a fan of the original, davidfuchs redid the original Star Trek movie poster design by Bob Peak with the theme of Halo to practice some image editing techniques.(MacGyver10 21:19:18 UTC)

Rockslider Attempts to Get Through the AoTCR Entry Chamber Bottom Barrier

April 21st, 2017
Rockslider has had quite a bit of success going above the entry chamber in AoTCR, but he also put together a vid that showed what happened when he tried to go under the same chamber. It didn't work out quite as well as you'll see from the links in our forum. (MacGyver10 21:17:37 UTC)

HBO Throwback Thursday – When We First Saw the Hunters, We Were Blinded By How ‘Anime’ They Looked Apparently

April 20th, 2017
With all the recent excitement over the Lekgelo coming to Halo Wars 2 as a new leader, I ran across this old article on HBO of the initial sighting of a Hunter in Halo: Combat Evolved. It was first shown in a copy of Computer Games Magazine No#117 August 2000 (<--- Did you see the issue number? Was that coincidence???) and spotted by an HBOer named Davin! You can discuss it in our forum too!(MacGyver10 18:10:55 UTC)

Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Available Now As Standalone Game on Windows 10, Xbox and Steam

April 20th, 2017
Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is officially available today as a standalone product. You can read the bulletin at HaloWaypoint to find where you can pick it up and read a quick FAQ.(MacGyver10 18:08:06 UTC)

Halo Legendary Crate Will Definitely Continue After 6th Box and Start Series 2 of Halo Icons Figures

April 20th, 2017
I think everyone kind of figured this would happen, but this is the first confirmation *I* have seen anywhere that the Halo Legendary Crate will continue after the 6th crate and the Halo Icons series figures wrap up! (MacGyver10 17:39:16 UTC)

ForgeHub Kicks Off New ‘Weekly Update’ for Halo Forge News and Content

April 18th, 2017
The folks at ForgeHub have started a new 'Weekly Update' for things happening in the world of Halo's editor. There are some really cool community map, gametype, channel and video highlights in addition to various Forge news in there, so check back with them weekly for what's new!(MacGyver10 18:35:30 UTC)

Remastered ‘Halo Wars: Definitive Edition’ Coming to Xbox, Windows, Steam as a Standalone Game

April 18th, 2017
Think you missed out on owning a great remaster of the original Halo Wars by not preordering the new one? Looks like 343 will release 'Halo Wars: Definitive Edition' as a standalone next week (April 20) to Xbox, Windows and even Steam! (Thanks munky-058!)(MacGyver10 18:29:25 UTC)

Rockslider Tricks Out His Plasma Tennis Gameplay with New Activities

April 18th, 2017
After discovering a new way to play with plasma last week, Rockslider is back at it and adding various tweaks to his gameplay formula. Check out the video for his latest 'plasma tennis' activities in our forum!(MacGyver10 18:27:16 UTC)

Morpheus Celebrates April 14th Birthdays with Special April 14th Montages

April 18th, 2017
Morpheus celebrated his birthday at the end of last week (Happy Birthday, sir!) by releasing a new montage in honor of April 14th birthdays! There are four different montages that SillyGoose created for his and his friend Sandman's birthdays which are also on the 14th. Morpheus has each montage linked to in his post in our forum!(MacGyver10 18:23:35 UTC)

Sixth Halo Legendary LootCrate is ‘Reach’ Themed

April 18th, 2017
With the 'Great Schism' crate no longer up for order, LootCrate has revealed the NEXT crate coming this year in June is 'Reach' themed! (MacGyver10 18:22:13 UTC)

Rockslider Plays ‘Plasma Tennis’ with Rockets on AoTCR

April 14th, 2017
While hanging out above the entry chamber in AoTCR, Rockslider invented a potentially dangerous sport of 'plasma tennis'. Go see how rocket launchers are involved by watching his video in our forum!(MacGyver10 18:35:51 UTC)