Canon Fodder: Needle Me This

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint:

BY GRIMBROTHER ONEISSUE 62

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How goes, my legion of lore? Thanks as always for joining us for our weekly fiction feature! Last issue, we took a closer look at some of the details that went into creating Cortana’s enhanced aesthetics, as well as teasing a cool new cross-over between the Halo and Killer Instinctfranchises. I know a lot of you are excited to hear more a certain killer kaidon, and trust me, we can’t wait to share!  Continue reading

Halo Community Update: Hammer Storm Preview

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint (With what I think is some EXCITING NEWS!):

BY B IS FOR BRAVO

Happy weekend, friends. It is my hope that this update finds you well. Today, we’ve got a short blog celebrating all things love, and also a preview of the update dropping later this month. We’ll start this week with the ultimate Double Date, and the only plans you need for this Valentine’s Day weekend.

VALENTINE’S DOUBLE DATE

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To celebrate the occasion, our multiplayer team took some time to create a special Valentine’s Day weekend social playlist, and having played myself in the lab, I can say that it does hit a certain soft spot. Something about the pink hues combined with a Halo 2 BR in my hands just does it for me. To ensure that you’re ready to take your relationship to the next level, here are the playlist details: Continue reading

343 Industries and Mattel Sign Master Licensing Agreement, Introduce New Halo Toys

Hot off the press (so to speak)!!!

Oh and before you get started reading…you might want to have a seat before you faint from GREATNESS!

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Since Halo: Combat Evolved launched in 2001, Halo has grown from a video game to a more than $5 billion franchise that encompasses New York Times best-selling novels, multiple live-action digital series and consumer products. The latter – including a dizzying array of toys – have generated more than $1.5 billion and include action figures, weapon replicas, clothing and much, much more. Continue reading

Halo 3’s final mission “Halo” built in Halo 5’s Forge!

Okay, this isn’t 100% accurate, but it’s still pretty dog-gone good!

This just goes to show you what CAN be done in Halo 5’s Forge. And this is actually pretty basic with regards to design.

The shaking effect was created by using the earthquake filter. That really helps to sell the video!

This was made by xXBarthXx. If you’d like to download this for yourself, go here!

Halo Product Review: Sandboxr 3D Printed Small Spartan

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Technical Specs:
Size: 
Height: This will vary between 4-4.5 inches depending on the stance you choose. It appears that the stance with the Railgun pointed in the air is the tallest, adding another half inch or more to the total height.
Width: The base is 2.5 inches wide. However, the overall statue will be slightly wider, again, depending on stance chosen. It appears the stance with the sword drawn is the widest, adding another quarter inch or more to the total width.
Cost: $29.99 U.S. dollar

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Halo Product Review: Sandboxr 3D Printed Medium Spartan

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Technical Specs:
Size: 
Height: This will vary between 5-5.5 inches depending on the stance you choose. It appears that the stance with the Railgun pointed in the air is the tallest, adding another half inch or more to the total height.
Width: The base is 3 inches wide. However, the overall statue will be slightly wider, again, depending on stance chosen. It appears the stance with the sword drawn is the widest, adding another half inch or more to the total width.
Cost: $49.99 U.S. dollar

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Halo Product Review: Sandboxr 3D Printed Large Spartan

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Technical Specs:
Size:
Height: This will vary between 6-7 inches depending on the stance you choose. It appears that the stance with the Railgun pointed in the air is the tallest, adding another half inch or more to the total height.
Width: The base is 3.5 inches wide. However, the overall statue will be slightly wider, again, depending on stance chosen. It appears the stance with the sword drawn is the widest, adding another half inch or more to the total width.
Cost: $89.99 U.S. dollar

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Halo 5 Forged map: Jumbo Jet

I saw a link to this via Twitter and had to share this here.

Okay, so it may have been taken form a different game, but still looks like fun to play. Not Halo enough, huh? Well, if the outside were changed to look like the spacecraft from Reach that was shot down, that would fit in perfectly. I believe this can be done with this map. Anyone up to the challenge??

Halo Community Update: A While New Ball Game

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint:

BY B IS FOR BRAVO

Greetings! The Halo community team is back on the road, currently spread throughout Germany, Australia, and those who might still be stuck in the snowy mountains of Aspen, Colorado. This specific blog is coming to you from Cologne, Germany, and has been beamed up to the satellites for worldwide perusal. If you’re reading this, the transmission has been successful.

We’ve got a quick update today, but one that covers a variety of topics which may interest you as we dig into recent updates as well as items in the works.

First things first, Infinity’s Armory launched last week just before the X Games festivities kicked off. We hope you’re enjoying Infinity’s Armory so far and are looking forward to what’s on the way.

Before we move on, a quick word about last weekend’s X Games adventures. Traveling down to Aspen to watch some of the best players in the world compete for X Games medals was truly one of the highlights of my career, and one of the most enjoyable moments for me as a Halo fan. There was a certain energy in the air that was quite unique to this competition. Perhaps it was the altitude, but more likely it was a sense of something new to fight for, on an all-new game, in front of an audience comprised of new interested parties in addition to captive veteran viewers. This was Halo 5’s first major live event in North America, and it’s my hope, whether you tuned in all weekend long on twitch or caught the recaps each day on ESPN, that you enjoyed what you saw, too. We can’t thank you enough for supporting the game we all love, and hope you’ll join us for more in the coming weeks and months. Lastly, congrats to EG and CLG, who put on some of the best finals we’ve seen in quite some time.

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