Archive for the ‘Podtacular’ category

Podtacular 599: Awakening the Nightmare

October 15th, 2017
The first expansion pack to Halo Wars 2 after the season pass brings the flood back to the Halo franchise through the Awakening the Nightmare DLC. We’re introduced to two new Banished leaders who are charged with collecting resources from … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 598: Halo Banter

October 12th, 2017
We ran into a lot of technical issues setting up this recording and because of how late we started, we kept this one short and just talked about the little bit of news from the week and our latest escapades … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 597: Reminiscing Halo 3

October 5th, 2017
It’s been ten years since Halo 3 released and it’s been one heck of a ride since then. In similar fashion to 343 Industries’ live stream taking a look back at some classic Halo moments, Dust Storm and Godzilla T … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 596: The Last of the Prelates

October 2nd, 2017
We’re finally getting back into the novels of the Halo franchise. Jumping in with a light read, today we take a look at the Joseph Staten novel, Shadow of Intent. The book takes place after the events of Halo 3 … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 595: Tune Time

September 24th, 2017
Halo 5: Guardians has been our for almost two years now and it’s had a few major and minor tweaks over it’s lifespan. 343 is now testing a few other changes in the wild to make some weapons and power-ups … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 594: HBO: The Cornerstone of the Halo Community at Pax

September 10th, 2017
It’s no surprise that every year, many people from the Halo community flock to Seattle to attend Pax West in the backyard of 343 Industries, who produces the Halo games, but what constantly brings us back? For many attendees of … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 593: Yapyap the Methane Addict

August 31st, 2017
The final DLC for the Halo Wars 2 season pass includes the most fearsome grunt to ever make his name in the Halo lore: Yapyap the Destroyer. Using his cowardice demeanor, he brings the wages of war to a halt … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 592: The Untold Story of Halo – Transfer of Power, Persistent Support

August 26th, 2017
We make our final stop in the journey behind the development of the Halo franchise starting almost 16 years ago. In our past two installments covering the untold story of Halo we saw the struggles, but massive success Halo became … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 591: CMT’s SPV3, Part 2

August 22nd, 2017
We are pleased to have Masterz on again to talk about the Custom Map Team’s Single Player, Version 3. This time, they have completed work on the second half of their campaign overhaul of the Halo: Combat Evolved. While the … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 590: The Untold Story of Halo – From 3 to ODST, via the Movies

August 13th, 2017
The first leg of the journey into the Halo franchise was filled with mountains of challenges as Bungie struggled, yet miraculously delivered, on their first-person shooter games. We discussed on episode 588 how Bungie made the first steps into making … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 589: Project Contingency

August 1st, 2017
Another fan project takes the podcast center stage as we welcome the folks from Project Contingency to discuss their Halo game. This community game aims to bring back the feel of the classic Halo games using the Unity engine. We … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 588: The Untold Story of Halo – Beginnings, Branding and Breakdowns

July 18th, 2017
The developmental story behind is not a new journey that hasn’t been pursued before. Many Halo fans have some realization of the developmental struggle that the franchise has faced in the past and all throughout its lifespan, but it’s something … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 587: They Let Ske7ch Pick

July 16th, 2017
This week we catch up with the latest Halo Community Update with a few wrap-up items from E3 and looking at what’s coming up with Halo at the Rooster Teeth Expo. We also tell the story of how Dust Storm … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 586: E3 2017 Recap

July 7th, 2017
Every year, 343 has blessed me with a pass to E3 and attend one of the biggest gaming conventions in the states. Ever time around E3, announces are made, franchises and new games are added to Xbox/Windows 10 exclusives and … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 585: Installation 01

June 24th, 2017
It’s been a while since we’ve dedicated an entire show to a community project, but this one has caught our attention and we’re very interested in Installation 01, a fan-made Halo game as a tribute to the Bungie style of … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 584: Making Barvo

June 10th, 2017
We have another week of light Halo news from the studio and community, but we are excited to have our first guest on of the summer: Cary Gunner Lee, project lead behind making the real-life “Barvo” helmet. In the interview, … Continue reading ?

Podtacular 583: I’m a Miner

June 3rd, 2017
We’re welcomed with another week of only a tad bit of Halo news, but E3 is coming in just a couple of weeks. With no announcement of Halo 6 in sight, we speculate on what we could see at the … Continue reading ?

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 ?

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 ?

Podtacular 580: Worms

May 8th, 2017
Colony has made its entrance into Halo Wars 2 after a delay to fix a game-breaking bug. Big Team Battle also gets a much needed matchmaking refresh with new maps and the Assault mode included. The HCS Summer 2017 Season … Continue reading ?