The Covenant Drone is coming to Halo Mega Bloks in 2015!

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Kevin Hurd, a fellow Halo fan found this on instagram.

I’ve made a close-up of the set also pictured below the Drone. It looks like it has two Drones, a semi truck AND the NEW articulated Kat and Jorge figs! If this turns out to be true, then we’ll have all of Noble team minus the base Noble Six Spartan.

[UPDATE] It seems the set number and name is 97511 Covenant Empire Drone Attack and will retail for $29.99. [/UPDATE]

Check out the pic below: Continue reading

New Leaderboard features in Halo: The Master Chief Collection

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint:

Max Szlagor, Senior Designer here at 343 Industries discusses the new Campaign leaderboard features in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Get the latest on the new scoring system, rival system, and more. Enjoy!

HFFL: I like this addition. I can think of a few friends I’d like to set as rivals for in the campaign. Seems like something fun to achieve while playing. As for all of those beautiful menus….WOW!

-Sal

Halo: Spartan Strike announced!

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Halo: Spartan Strike is a new top-down shooter. While not a sequel to last year’s Spartan Assault, it does have it’s similarities.

This time, the story takes place during the events of Halo 2. Many improvements have been made for the new shooter. Fred LaPorte, 343 producer, states the following in an interview with IGN (paraphrased): Continue reading

And…I likely have a torn rotator cuff.

So as reported earlier,I went to the doctor today for my arm. After checking my range of motion and associated pain, I was then sent to x-ray. The doctor believes it’s a rotator cuff injury. We’ll find out the results of the x-rays by tomorrow at latest. If there is a fracture, then it will be more than just physical therapy.

My arm is in a sling right now. Very hard to type with both hands. Lots of pain.

Anyway, again folks, I’ll keep blogging, it will just be a little light for a few days. Hopefully not more.

Thanks to those who sent well-wishes. It’s much appreciated.

-Sal

Going to the hospital today…

As some of you have read, I’ve been suffering with pain in my right arm for two weeks now. It got worse yesterday when I fell on it from tripping over something on the floor in my home.

So I’m going to see my doctor today in hopes that they can both give me some meds for the pain and to check to see that I didn’t severely harm anything in my arm. Might need x-rays.

As much as I want to be posting on the blog, my shoulder has been hurting quite a lot. This really stinks for me as I want to post all the good news for the Halo Master Chief Collection. It’s hard to do that with one hand, though that is what I’m doing as of this moment. I’ve had to postpone articles I had intended to write and publish the last few days due to this pain. For that, I’m sorry if I’ve let you folks down.

Hopefully, I’ll be better tonight with pain meds. More so, I hope I won’t need anything more like surgery.

I felt I should let you folks know this so that you don’t think I’m shying away from the blog. Pain has a tendency to prioritize things in ways you don’t want them to be.

I’ll let you all know how I’m doing later tonight.

-Sal

All of the Achievements for the Halo Master Chief Collection

The Achievments are broken up into sections. First will be Overall Achievments. These aren’t specific to any of the games and can be earned throughout the games. In certain ones, they have to be earn for each game. For instance playing each campaign 1-4 on Legendary.

After that list are lists respective to each game, Halo: CE, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo4.

There are some returning achievements with lots of new ones as well. There is a heavy emphasis on campaign achievements. This makes sense as it’s the story of Master Chief so far in the four games. I LOVE it! Some are quite clever…

So let’s get started first with the Overall Achievements. Continue reading

Halo Master Chief Collection multiplayer day one playlists

Revelead today, here are the multiplayer playlists starting day one of the Halo Master Chief Collection.

Team Halo 2: Anniversary
Play a mix of Team Slayer and objective game types on re-mastered maps. 4v4.

Halo 2: Anniversary Rumble
Challenge seven other opponents on re-mastered maps. This is your fight and yours alone. 8-player Free-For-All.

Team Halo 2: Anniversary Social
Play with a team in unranked Team Slayer and objective game types on re-mastered maps. 5v5.

Team Slayer
Eliminate the enemy team across four Halo games: Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 2: Anniversary. Nothing but Team Slayer, 24/7. 4v4. Continue reading

The Halo Bulletin

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Outside of the studio, the Pacific Northwest days have begun to get shorter and colder. Within the studio, our days have instead gotten much longer as we push towards the release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a major website update, the Halo Channel, and more. As each piece of the puzzle comes together, we’re beginning to not only see the light at the end of the tunnel, but also the full picture of Halo experiences that await, including the new Halo Waypoint, which will actually be here quite soon. Let’s get into it. Continue reading