Halo Community Update: Rigged

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint: 

By B is for Bravo

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Hello friends! PAX Prime is upon us, which means that we’ve got long days and long nights ahead, and hope to spend many of them with many of you. Due to the holiday weekend, we’ve got a quick update this week, but we’ll talk about a new Halo 5 Arena map, the latest MCC playlist update, and more.

Before we move on, just yesterday, we brought Halo 5: Guardians to the ID@Xbox event at the Xbox HQ in Redmond, and it was a pleasure having some of you join us for the pre-PAX festivities. If you joined, you were likely able to snag some game time, plus limited edition Chief & Locke posters and pins from Frankie and Josh Holmes as well. We hope you had a great time, and we thank you for spending your evening with us. Let’s do it again some time.

Speaking of, we want to hook some Halo fans up with some last minute, surprise PAX badges. Whether you’re local to Seattle, or are willing to hop on a plane in a moment’s notice, just reply to the below on Twitter. We’ll be selecting and contacting winners this evening.  Continue reading

Several Halo Articles incoming!!!

Friday and Saturday I took it easy as Friday was my birthday and I opened up some of my presents on Saturday. I received some Halo Mega Bloks sets on Friday that I worked furiously on building yesterday along with taking plenty of pics for reviews.

I have FOUR of these in the works! I may have one of those up today. Definitely tomorrow!
The four sets are:

Banshee
Gausshog
Scorpion
UNSC Firebase

The Firebase set will also include an additional custom to it, not included with the set. I’ll point that out very specifically.

Also, Halo Cosplay, news from Halo Waypoint, and more incoming. Stay tuned!

-Sal

Contest coming SOON!

I’ll have more details on this either tomorrow or Saturday. I need to get a little more information.

A hint, learn what you can of Halo Mega Bloks sets that pertain specifically to Halo 5.

You MUST be a subscriber to the blog to enter this contest. So if you haven’t signed up yet, hurry up and do so before I post the contest. It’s FREE!

Halo 5 Mega Bloks REQ Pack info

This is a reblog from Mega Bloks’ official collecting site:H5G Ofcl poster

As you’ve probably heard, Xbox is launching an exciting new rewards feature to the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer experience: the Requisition System! The Requisition System allows players to earn cool new gear in the form of REQ Packs. Mega Bloks is very proud to announce we have partnered with 343 Industries to offer redeemable REQ Pack codes in specially marked products from our 2015 line.

Some of you have already noticed the “Halo 5: Guardians REQ Pack Downloadable Content” sticker that’s started to appear on our packaging. We know you have questions. But have no fear—we’ve got answers! Continue reading

Get your videos featured on the Halo Channel!

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint: 

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Since the launch of The Halo Channel, we’ve received a number of requests from talented community members looking to see their videos featured on the app. Whether you’re a creator of Halo montages, custom map / game type spotlights, Machinima, cosplay, stop-motion movies, weapon fabrications, Forge maps, sand sculptures, or just plain awesome gameplay, we wanna see what you’ve got. If you’d like to have your content featured, do read on!For all videos, we’ll first review your content on YouTube, Vimeo, or a similar video hosting site – simply send us a link at the email below. If the video is something that we’d like to feature, we’ll reply and walk you through a quick and relatively painless release process.Should your video be chosen, we’ll need to make sure it adheres to the below specs, so keep these in mind when submitting: Continue reading

Canon Fodder: Jurassic Ark

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint:

BY GRIMBROTHER ONE

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Welcome back oh ye folk who favor fiction, and thanks for joining us for another lovingly-crafted issue of Canon Fodder. Last week, we not only took a look at a couple new playspaces in Halo 5: Guardians, but we also promised you a look back on Halo: Hunters in the Dark, a recent addition to the Halo fiction penned by Peter David. And you know me, when I make a girl a promise, I always try to keep it. So this week let’s dive a bit deeper into the latest full-length Halo novel, and revisit the recovering surface of Installation 00. Continue reading

Halo Community Update

The following is a reblog form Halo Waypoint:

BY B IS FOR BRAVO – 

With less than 10 weeks until the launch of Halo 5: Guardians, teams across the studio are working hard to put the final polish on maps, levels, animations, UI, and plenty more. Final decisions are being made on game settings, sandbox balance, and more. Personally, I walk around the studio (appearing as if I’m searching for something or someone very important), peeking over desks, and getting way too excited about things like new armor, Forge tools, and more yet-to-be-revealed goodness. To keep said goodness going, our beloved admin team hosted a studio-wide dinner featuring the rare but ever-popular breakfast for dinner offering, which lead to smiles, copious amounts of peanut-butter-Nutella-bacon pancakes, and (unsurprisingly) full stomachs all around. Only later did we realize that this effort was a ploy to confuse the studio about the time of day. Said ploy was successful. Thinking it was morning, some of us went back to work. Most of us passed out with food comas.  Continue reading

Halo Toy Review: Mega Bloks Vulture Gunship

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Mega Bloks Vulture Gunship

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 1 hour 40 minutes sorting; just under 3 hours building
Set Piece Count: 1031
Minifigs: Spartan Locke, Green UNSC Pilot, Silver Spartan Enforcer
Weapons: Magnum, DMR (Halo 5 style), Rocket Launcher (Halo 5 Style)
Accessories: N/A
Special Features: Cockpit opens, mid hatch opens to reveal troop area, rear access hatch, forward cannons pivot/rotate, rear hatch opens, top missile launchers pivot/rotate
Cost: $90 (US)

And on with the pics! (Click pics to make BIGGER) Continue reading

Canon Fodder: Know for an Answer

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint:

BY GRIMBROTHER ONE

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Greetings to all, and thanks for stopping by this week! Previously we covered a few of the many bases that games com brought along. Now that the Deutschland dust has settled around these parts, heads are back down for the final push towards the launch of Halo 5: Guardians. In the coming months we’ll be beginning to ramp up our primer coverage of the next big chapter in the Halo universe, and we’ll have plenty of inside looks at new lore that I’m pretty sure fiction fans will pretty very excited to see. This week we’ve got a new glimpse at the lore for two new War Games playspaces, and a couple community queries to clear up. Read on! Continue reading

Halo 5 Guardians Strategy Guide by Prima Games

This is a partial reblog from Halo Waypoint: 

With help from our Pro Team, Prima Games is working on the strategy guide for Halo 5: Guardians, and we’re excited to give you a small preview.

FATHOM

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The UNSC explores Beta Gabriel’s vast oceans in hopes of recovering wreckage hidden in the crushing depths.

This symmetrical 4v4 arena set leagues under the ocean sports one Sniper Rifle for teams to fight over as well as a Shotgun for those who prefer to fight up close and personal. Continue reading

Halo Cosplay and the 405th!

I like cosplay. I’ve been known to wear costumes to conventions (and elsewhere) myself. Though not as extreme as many out there. I always admire those who have the time to build elaborate costumes, especially those of Halo Spartans. Below are a couple of pics I came across over the weekend. And at the end, some pics of a Spartan Locke Helmet in progress by a member of the 405th (Halo Cosplay group).

Below is from a recent convention. Love the variety of armor as well as color!Spartans Continue reading

Halo Community Update

This update is from 8-14. I missed posting that and want to make sure everyone stays caught up on these. So I’m posting it now.

The following are reblog from Halo Waypoint:

BY B IS FOR BRAVO – 

We have returned from gamescom – some of us with terrible jetlag, others with a mild case of the post-gamescom flu, and all with stories to tell. Whether it was talking with Halo fans who spent entire days at the Arena or Warzone booths, reuniting with friends that we had met in year’s past, or commiserating with fellow fans about the German heat, we had a blast hanging out with all of you.

Our pilgrimage to Germany also gave us an opportunity to show off some new, never-before-seen goodies, including a new multiplayer trailer, some new Arena tournament gameplay, and more. One of those mores, of course, is Halo Wars 2. Continue reading

Canon Fodder: Rhine Installation

The following is a reblog from Halo Waypoint:

BY GRIMBROTHER ONE – ISSUE 36

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Wie geht’s, Halo fans? By now, most of you know that the ever-epic gamescom convention is well underway in beautiful Köln, Germany, where hundreds of thousands of game fans are converging to check out their favorite titles and franchises. With no hint of bias at all, we’d certainly like to think that at least a handful or twelve made the trip to Deutschland with hopes of getting their eyes and hands on some new Halo goodness. While much of the Halo happenings at the show have centered around our competitive multiplayer experience, the fiction-focused certainly have plenty to chew on as well, so let’s begin! Continue reading