My Halo

The latest news about the Halo series of games from Microsoft

Year: 2000

  • Happy New Year, One and All!

    Speaking of seasons… Happy New Year to all of you! And while we’re at it, we hope the end of the second millenium was good for you… and that you find plenty of Covenant to beat up on in the next one!

  • Theories section updated

    Mikkel Eriksen writes to tell us that our latest posted theory (No Seasons on Halo) is incorrect. Read his reasoning in our Theories section.

  • Halo Command Central closing temporarily

    We’ve received word that Halo Command Central will be closing until sometime in May or June. The reason given was lack of time before then for all the maintainers. Pax.

  • Wallpaper page updated

    Thanks to Mads Søndergaard, who submitted another desktop for our Wallpaper page. Dark and brooding… Pax.

  • Halo Tip redesigned

    Vying with BGH for the title of ‘Most Redesigned Site’, Halo Tip throws up another new design, going for the green-and-grey look. Stop by and take a look!

  • Xbox GPU downgraded

    Xbox tidbit – last week, Microsoft downgraded its performance sheet with a 250 MHz graphics processor instead of a 300 MHz one, which drops its polygon performance from 150 M/sec to 125 M/sec. (This is still twice the performance of the PS2.) For reference, here’s the old spec card, distributed to dealers recently. The spin…

  • Theories section updated

    Thanks to Brian Norton, who sent in a treatise on offplanet seasons, explaining why Halo won’t have any. You can find it in our Theories section.

  • Xbox details coming clear

    Thanks to fAt1, of MPZ Halo, who sent along a link to this Video Business article containing Xbox details. Though some of the info is a little confused (they mention a 64 MB hard drive), much of it looks solid. Among the more interesting tidbits: the current launch window is reportedly September 15 to November…

  • Full Metal Jacket spins off a Halo team

    [FMJ]Phönix[BP] drops a note on our forum mentioning a new German Halo clan, Full Metal Jacket. They seem to be a Sudden Strike clan with a Halo offshoot… I couldn’t get the provided link to connect me with a Halo page, so here’s a direct link.

  • All-natural glitch-free goodness

    Well, it only took 17 months, but it’s finally been confirmed that those little blips in the MWNY 99 Halo trailer WERE natural life, and not glitches in the video – Nathan Bitner, former Halo producer and current head honcho of Island Four Software, stated on our forumNatural life began to appear in the air…

  • Clan NAVCON working on redesign

    =NAV= Shadow writes to say that the Clan NAVCON site is getting a redesign, and should be back online sometime in early January. You can see a preview image at the site now. Pax.

  • Bungie’s Moving!

    Bungie’s on the move! Today’s the day… Bungie’s moving out of their temporary digs in the Encarta building, and over into their posh new Gaming Division offices. A Microsoft employee reports almost being crushed in the elevator by a guy carrying a 6-foot cardboard Trow… (Thanks, Aaron.)

  • Xbox EU release definitely delayed

    Hamish Sinclair writes to point out that in our holiday preparations, we missed an official reply from Microsoft on the EU Xbox release issue (we mentioned the problem here, but at the time it was a rumor). Late last week, Microsoft issued a statement clarifying the issue – the delay IS real, and the reason…

  • Wallpaper page updated

    eldar-colonel, of Halo Hq, sends along a new desktop for our Wallpaper page. A mixture of the old and the new… Pax.

  • HBO forum updated

    Our forum has moved – the URL is the same, but the machine upon which it resides is different. This means that until your local DNS catches up with our change, you’ll be seeing the old forum. When you don’t see a “Forum is moving” note on the top, you’ll know you’re looking at the…

  • Halo SETI Marines 21 day stats posted

    And the SETI Halo Marines make a reappearance! Some weird goings-on, though… although the individual stats are increasing normally, the team numbers haven’t changed an iota in the past 24 hours, making one wonder about the accuracy of the Team Standing values. Nevertheless, the Marines have been valiantly plugging away at incoming data, and whether…




    M E R R Y    C H R I S T M A S ! From the HBO crew and our families, to you and yours, we wish you the merriest of holiday seasons. Pax. (We’ll be back updating on Tuesday, the 26th.)

  • Roman Federation looking for a pilot

    General Cicero says on our forum that the position of Pilot is open under the Staff of Caesar at the Roman Federation, a large Halo army. Stop by or email him for details.

  • No Halo update this week or next

    No Halo update this week says Matt on our forums. No Halo update next week too. Doesn’t look like we’ll get one on Friday January 5th either. Matt hints at a possible live Halo update at the Bungie fanfest. Go read his full posthere.

  • Xbox 360 looks (barely) at Halo

    Wow. This blows me away. Xbox 360, an Xbox news site, has recently (December 16, 2000) put up a preview of Halo. Given the date, and the focus of the site, you’d think they had current info, right? You’d be wrong. The few screenshots up are all using the pre-E3 models, the background (while nominally…