About Sal

I’ve got tons of experience with Halo gaming and collecting. I feel I have something to offer to the greater Halo fan community. Posts along the way will be about tips and tricks in the games as well as collecting and many more Halo related things. I’ll also repost interesting articles from the official site, Halowaypoint.com, or from fellow Halo fan sites. As I continue this blog, I hope to help gamers who want advice on the games, as well as any collectors with regards to where to find collectibles as well as deals, coupons and so on. You can also follow me on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/#!/HaloFanForLife or Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/halofanforlife11. Welcome to my blog and I hope you’ll come back again and again. -Sal

Halo 3 Settings Update

This is a repost from HaloWaypoint:

Since Halo 3 has come back into the competitive scene in a big way, we’ve been keeping an eye on the competitive settings from both a player and viewer’s perspective.

For the HCS Invitational at SXSW, we’re planning to make some minor changes but we’re looking for your help in collecting data and providing feedback. With Oddball on Guardian and King of the Hill on Construct, we’ve been noticing many “dead man walkingscenarios where, at the end of the game, one team is so far ahead that it’s mathematically impossible for the other team to come back. This is especially true for Oddball on Guardian. For viewers, this often leaves the match in a weird state where some players are still playing, some have put their controllers down to celebrate, and perhaps some have even taken to Twitter to announce their victory. In matchmaking, we believe these scenarios, where the outcome is decided before the game actually ends, is also causing players in matchmaking to quit rather than finish out the remainder of the match. Continue reading

Halo To The Players Podcast: Episode 6 Outpost Discovery policies and more

Topics include:
• Outpost Discovery Policies: Weapons and Props; Cosplay; Other
• Fan Made Halo Wars 2 Mastodon
• Fan Art
• Elite Meme
• Fan-made map Candor (Truth reskin)
• Mega Construx Halo Heroes Series 9
• My Grind to 152

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Have a listen and let me know what I can do to make this better.

Some cool Fan Art I found.

These cool fan art pieces come from @MilesTheDill via twitter. Permission was asked and granted to repost them here.

Love this action scene. The Pink Spartan stands out against the more earthy tones.

Nice SPI Spartan here.

Not sure if this is Noble Six, prior to Reach. Regardless, it’s pretty cool!

A very cool battle scene. I can totally see this in a comic book.

So what do you think of this art? Like it?

Fan Made Mega Construx Mastadon!

I’ve found another fan made Mastadon from Halo Wars 2. Just had to share it! And yes, I asked for permission to repost the pics.

I like the compactness of it.

I wonder if there is an interior in there?

Yes there is!

Here’s a comparison between their custom and a warthog.

Some excellent detail!

While this one isn’t quite to scale with the actual one from the game, it’s still got some great details!

This came from @Trapptics via twitter.

Halo To The Players Podcast: Episode 5 Summer of Sal

Topics include:
• Halo Community Update featuring:
– Halo 5 Playlist info
– HMCC Playlist info
– HCS at SXSW and Gamers for Giving
– Fireteam Raven gets 2-player cabinets
• I’ll be going to Philly AND Chicago Outpost Discovery events!
• “What larger BTB mode was better…”
• My Grind to 152

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Have a listen and let me know what I can do to make this better.

Halo To The Players Podcast: Episode 4 HMCC FTP for Gold members this weekend

Topics include:
• HMCC free to play…
• Halo Outpost Discovery Fan Reaction
• Fan sculpted Elite Helmet
• My Grind to 152

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Have a listen and let me know what I can do to make this better.

Fan sculpted Elite Helmet

Nicholas Yelsa is back at it again (and quickly) with a helmet now to go with his Elite head sculpt. It’s still a work in progress but looks great so far!

Heh, I didn’t expect an update so quickly, but am happy to post it. Check it out!

If Nicholas keeps pumping out pics like this, his project may become a recurring article on HFFL!!

Time Lapse Spartan Art

I found this on twitter yesterday and knew I just had to share it! Yes, I got permission to repost it here. Watch the whole thing!!

I just love this whole timelapse. From the sketching to resizing, refinement, line art, inking and shading, this piece of art is well done! Be sure to click on both the artist twitter account and the person who commissioned the artwork for more great Halo art!


Halo Toy Review: Mega Construx UNSC Blizzard Squad

Mega Construx UNSC Blizzard Squad

Technical Specifications:
Build Time: 2 minutes to sort, 5 minutes to build
Set Piece Count: 111
Minifigures: UNSC Cryo Marine X2, UNSC Marine, UNSC Marine Officer
Weapons: DMR, Assault Rifle, buildable Cryo turret
Accessories: x3Figure stands
Special Features: Turret fires cryo projectile
Cost: $15 US (Mass Retail) I got mine from Walmart

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

The box art is COOL AS ICE! A chilly action shot is one the front, while the back of the box shows off the figures nicely. Continue reading

Fan sculpted Elite Head and Hand

Yesterday, Feb 5, 2019, Nicholas Yelsa posted images of his sculpted Elite head and hand. I asked him for permission to repost those here, for which he gave.

Take a look!

These are absolutely AMAZING! The detail is fantastic. Not just the large detail, but the softer skin detail.

To see the original facebook post of Nicholas’ you can go HERE.

Halo Outpost Discovery

Some BIG news dropped last night.

343 is bringing Halo to YOU! This via a traveling exhibit called “Halo Outpost Discovery”.

There is a lots to discover (see what I did there) here, so let’s take a look!

Here’s the trailer for the event:

Continue reading

Halo To The Players Podcast: Episode 3 Outpost Discovery!

Topics include:
• Halo Outpost Discovery
• Fan sculpted Elite
• Spartan Fan Art
• Two Halo wikis merge
• My Grind to 152

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Have a listen and let me know what you think of the episode. Are you excited for Halo Outpost Discovery? I am!!


Halo To The Players Podcast: Episode 2 Feb 5, 2019, What’s in a Name?

Welcome to Halo To The Players.

The is the first episode of a daily Halo podcast. Think of it as your Halo Daily News.

In the podcast I talk about the format of the podcast itself and then get right to it.

Along with that, I mention there will be links to specific parts mentioned in the episode. See below for those.

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Here are the links to the official Halo News mentioned in the podcast today:
Halo 5 Guardians 1v1 Ranked
Halo Wars 2 Update
Snickerdoodle becomes new Community Coordinator with 343/Spotlight

If there are any recommendations you have for the podcast, please let me know. E-mail me at sal@halofanforlife.com or message me on twitter @halofanforlife. And please, PLEASE, leave a comment, like and RT on twitter, so we can get this new podcast out there.

Thanks folks!