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News May 26 2017
Rockslider's Long-range Mischief in Cavern Megabattles
Rockslider put together a video last year of a bunch of long-range mischief in cavern megabattles, but with all the extra footage he had, he put together another video so he could release it later. Today is that later! (MacGyver10 15:58:30 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update - 05/25/17 'Folks Need Heroes'
343 released the latest Halo Community Update yesterday, highlighting specifically the latest Halo Wars 2 update that features our favorite wise-cracking Sergeant. There's some lore info on the units that are arriving with Johnson in the HW2 update, Halo Championship Series updates, a reminder that Halo games are on sale and a shoutout to the double XP weekend in Halo 5 these next couple of days. Go check it all out over at HaloWaypoint, and see some of the cool fan creations too! (Thanks Quirel!) (MacGyver10 15:40:21 UTC) (permalink)
Fan-Made Halo Game 'Installation 01' Releases Cinematic Trailer
We've seen a lot of times where fans make some pretty amazing games using the Halo IP, and munky-058 let us know that the Installation 01 Project released their cinematic trailer for their fan-made game. (MacGyver10 15:32:18 UTC) (permalink)
Termacious Trickocity Gets Into the 'Cortana' Cutscene Rooms on Crow's Nest
After getting into a few cutscene rooms already, the Termacious Trickocity crew decided to tackle the other rooms on levels like Crow's Nest, Sierra 117 and The Storm. You can see the slight deviations they had to take form their formula to get into the cutscene rooms on Crow's Nest, or give the synopsis a read in our forum too! Thanks The SuperWaffle! (MacGyver10 13:48:24 UTC) (permalink)
News May 24 2017
'You Know the Music, Time to Dance' - ODST Marketing Tune in New King Arthur Movie
Crunchbitenuva let us know they recognized a song from the new King Arthur movie. One you might have heard before with Halo 3: ODST, back when it was being marketed! (MacGyver10 22:24:38 UTC) (permalink)
News May 22 2017
Rockslider Fore-Launching Across the AoTCR Entry Chamber
Rockslider is back in the AoTCR's entry chamber, this time playing with some crazy banshee dynamics. Check it out in his post in our forum! (MacGyver10 21:56:57 UTC) (permalink)
Sergeant Avery Johnson Knows the Ladies Want Him in Halo Wars 2 (and the Gents do too!)
Looks like our very next Halo Wars 2 leader will be the Sarge in Charge. So while Sergeant Avery Johnson is returning to Halo as an HW2 leader, it looks like thanks to the voice actor strike, David Scully won't be. (Thanks for the heads up Davidfuchs!) (MacGyver10 21:53:43 UTC) (permalink)
Artwork by TDSpiral in Remembering the Halo 3 Beta's 10th Anniversary
Last week was the 10th anniversary of the Halo 3 beta (and what an experience I remember that being!). Check out the artwork our TDSpiral did in remembrance of the fun and excitement that went with the experience of playing Halo 3 for the first time! (Thanks Davidfuchs!) (MacGyver10 21:36:21 UTC) (permalink)
News May 15 2017
Chris Lee Named New 343 Industries Studio Head after Dan Ayoub Departure
(MacGyver10 15:37:39 UTC) (permalink)
With the recent parting of Dan Ayoub, Frankie posted on Twitter that the new studio head of 343 will be Chris Lee, who's been with the Halo team since ODST and Reach!
ForgeHub Looking for Forgers to Help with a Classic Halo Playlist for Halo 5
(MacGyver10 15:36:19 UTC) (permalink)
Are you pretty good at Forging in Halo 5? The team at ForgeHub is looking for someone to put together a decent 'High Ground' for an upcoming 'classic Halo' playlist in Halo 5!
Rockslider Megabattling with 11 Marines on AoTCR
Rockslider continues battling the Covenant in AoTCR, this time teaming up with nearly a dozen UNSC marines! Check out the links in his forum post to see how tackles each scenario! (MacGyver10 15:32:28 UTC) (permalink)
News May 12 2017
Halo 6 or Next Mainline Halo Game Will Be a No-Show at E3 2017
Looks like 'Dreamcrusher' Ske7ch confirmed there will be no official look at the next main-titled Halo game at E3 this year. GameInformer picked up his response to a fan via Reddit. Maybe that means Halo Wars 2 DLC, the Speilberg TV show or a new side-story game ala Halo 3: ODST? (MacGyver10 22:49:54 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update - 05/11/17 'Beach Battle'
Ske7ch is hanging out in the cold, Seattle rain this week providing his sole purpose in life to us, the latest Halo Community Update! Not too much going on these days (E3 is coming though!), but there's update on the HCS weekend in Daytona, FL, Halo Wars 2 news, Warzone fun, community spotlights and a goodbye to 343 employess Dan Ayoub! (MacGyver10 19:58:39 UTC) (permalink)
Windows 10 Cortana Given a Real-Life Visual Representation
Munky-058 shared a technological feat from Jarem Archer that is pretty cool! He took some homemade parts and know-how, and created an actual visual representation of Cortana to go with the virtual assistant program that Microsoft created! You can read about the software and 3D printing that went into it on his blog! (MacGyver10 19:48:10 UTC) (permalink)
News May 8 2017
Rockslider With Some AoTCR, Twin Bridges MegaBattle Action
Rockslider makes his way back to the twin bridges in AoTCR and tackles a few Covenant enemies by his lonesome. You can see his videos here on HBO or click the links to YouTube as well! (MacGyver10 20:27:14 UTC) (permalink)
The MCC Has Gravlifts for EVERYONE!
While he was playing some Master Chief Collection, Snipe ran across a player that must have found a sale on grav lifts the week before. (MacGyver10 18:38:34 UTC) (permalink)
News May 5 2017
AssaultGodzilla's New HMV 'A New Hope'
We've been highlighting his Valentine's Day HMV's for a while, and now AssaultGodzilla let us know of a new one he put together for 'Star Wars Day' called 'A New Hope'. It features a bunch of Halo footage spanning the games and other media set to the song of the same name by Broken Iris. (MacGyver10 21:07:36 UTC) (permalink)
Halo Community Update - 05/04/17 'Rockin and Railin'
The latest Halo Community update is live with a new Halo 5 season kicking off, a new rotational playlist (Rock N' Rail), exciting Halo product updates (new Atriox comic), Halo Wars 2 balance tweaks and sound files, and a plethora of Spotlight goodness. You can read it all over at HaloWaypoint! (MacGyver10 15:47:30 UTC) (permalink)
News May 4 2017
Halo 5's May/June 2017 Arena Season Starts Today
(MacGyver10 22:14:03 UTC) (permalink)
The May/June 2017 Arena season is live now in Halo 5. Go get those 10 games in to qualify for the new season's in-game emblem!
Rockslider's 17th Freakiness and Fun Compilation of Halo: CE Clips
I almost missed this one, but Rockslider has compiled more 'freakiness and fun' in his 17th montage of such clips. You can check it out in his post in our forum! (MacGyver10 22:12:44 UTC) (permalink)
Halo: Combat Evolved Joining Video Game Hall of Fame in Rochester, New York
Remember voting to get Halo: CE into the video game hall of fame? Looks like it worked! Halo: Combat Evolved is joining the New York museum this year alongside Pokemon Red & Green, Donkey Kong and Street Fighter II! (Thanks Funkmon!) (MacGyver10 22:09:34 UTC) (permalink)
News May 2 2017
ZaedynFel's Halo 5 Matchmaking Feedback - 05/01/17
The latest Matchmaking Update has been shared on Halo Waypoint, and there's some really neat new features coming AND already live! Check it out on the Waypoint forums to read about the new 'Soft Forfeit' feature, new season incoming and revised CSR restrictions. (MacGyver10 15:03:12 UTC) (permalink)
Animated Shorts Anthology 'Halo: Legends' Now on Netflix
(MacGyver10 15:01:44 UTC) (permalink)
Been a while since you watched it, or maybe you've never seen it? You can now check out the 'Halo: Legends' series of animated shorts on Netflix!
Forward Unto Dawn Looks at How Halsey's Redemption Arc May Spell Doom for Cortana
Davidfuchs dropped in with news of Forward Unto Dawn's latest lore piece! 'Hope for Halsey' examinines the role Halsey plays in the Halo video games, and how her character could have newfound meaning defeating Cortana and her plans. You can read it at FUD, or check out the video version on YouTube! (MacGyver10 14:57:51 UTC) (permalink)
News May 1 2017
Termacious Trickocity Breaks Into 'The Cage' in Halo 3 After 10 Years of Community Attempts
TheSuperWaffle presents once again a mind-blowing accomplishment from the team at Termacious Trickocity, the same crew that most recently broke into some Halo 3 cutscene rooms. This time the manage to break in, rather than out, of 'the cage' at the end of Halo 3's level, Sierra 117. Tricksters from HIH, Jumprs.org (RIP) and other communities have been trying to get into the room for around 10 years, but the Termacious Trickocity crew are the ones to finally pull it off! (MacGyver10 18:46:29 UTC) (permalink)
Feminist Book Review of 'Halo: First Strike' by Eric Nylund
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) (permalink)
Rockslider's Mid-Air Reboarding Banshee Trick
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) (permalink)