Spartan Ops now in the HMCC (You can get HMCC achievements within this!)

Today saw an update that included among other things, the addition of Spartan Ops into the Halo Master Chief Collection.

Folks, if you haven’t played this in a long time or have never played , give it a go. It’s 50 total missions. A whole other campaign unto itself.

But what makes this better is the resolution. My does it look SO much better on the One! Continue reading

A Thank You from Bonnie Ross (343 Studio Head) to Halo Fans

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint:

Last month, I promised the Halo and Xbox community that addressing the matchmaking issues and other bugs impacting players’ experience with Halo: The Master Chief Collection was our #1 priority.  We’ve been working around the clock deploying weekly content updates and numerous server-side adjustments that have shown good results and we’re encouraged by the feedback we’re hearing from you.  Another big challenge was met when we added fan-favorite playlists, such as SWAT and Halo: CE, back to our matchmaking menu and we plan to add more soon.  Next week, we’ll release a content update that will add all 10 episodes of the cooperative experience “Spartan Ops” for Halo 4, and will address other issues.  I assure you that the team will continue to work on additional content updates to further improve the all-up gameplay experience.

HFFL: Wait, Spartan Ops back in? YES! Okay, I know not many people played this, but man, I LOVED it. (READ ON!!!) Continue reading

HMCC Forge Tutorial: Timers

Here are some more helpful tips form Certain Affinity on how to use scripting and timers in HMCC Halo 2 Anniversary’s Forge.

Pretty cool stuff. I really need to get back into this and play around…

Thanks to my bud Rhythmic Warrior for sending the link to me.

-Sal

12.15.14 Halo: The Master Chief Collection Content Update Notes

This is a reblog from Halo Waypoint:

The next time you log into Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you will be prompted to download the latest content update. This particular content update includes improvements for matchmaking, roster, parties, and more. Below, you’ll find a summary of the updates that are included in today’s update:

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Halo Master Chief Collection Content Update Notes for 12.7.14

This is a reblog from Waypoint:

The next time you log into Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you will be prompted to download the latest content update. This particular content update focuses on matchmaking, parties, custom games, achievements, stability, and more. While this update contains a variety of improvements, we continue to work on additional content updates that will be rolled out to address further issues. Below, you’ll find a summary of the updates that are included in today’s update: Continue reading

Halo Master Chief Collection Content Update Notes

The following is a reblog from Waypoint.
This update went into affect on 12/3/14.

The next time you log into Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you will be prompted to download the latest content update. This particular content update focuses specifically on matchmaking. Please note that while this update will improve team balance issues, we do not expect it to fully resolve uneven teams.  Our next content update, targeted for early next week, will address team balance. Continue reading

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Content Update notes for 11.26.14

This is a reblog from HaloWaypoint:

The next time you log into Halo: The Master Chief Collection, you will be prompted to download the latest content update, which is 523 MB. This particular content update addresses a number of matchmaking issues, fixes various bugs related to UI and the party system, and also improves overall stability.  While this update contains a variety of improvements, we continue to work on additional content updates that will be rolled out to address further issues that you have called out. Below, you’ll find a summary of the updates that are included in today’s update. Continue reading

A status update from Bonnie Ross on Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Heh, as if by coincidence after I posted the podcast, Bonnie Ross, 343 Studio head, apologizes for the issues with the HMCC.

The following is a reblog from Halo Waypoint:

By Bonnie Ross:

On Nov 11th we released Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The goal being to create a tribute to Halo fans around the world, and to celebrate the Master Chief’s debut on Xbox One.  With the initial release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, however, we have not delivered the experience you deserve. I personally apologize for this on behalf of us all at 343 Industries. Our team is committed to working around the clock until these issues are resolved.  Continue reading

HMCC Forge Tutorial: Scripting from Certain Affinity.

Scott Maclean form Certain Affinity walks us through how to use scripting in the Halo 2 Anniversary Forge of the Halo Master Chief Collection. I have to say after watching this that there is an endless amount of potential for maps with this new scripting service that Certain Affinity has given to us.

The video below is 22 minutes and worth every second of it! Continue reading

HMCC/H2A Forge Map Awash: Detailed forge/playable space (It’s HUGE!)

I was curious just how big the foregable/playable space was in Awash. Awash is a new Forge map in the Halo 2 Anniversary Forge portion of the Halo Master Chief Collection.

First things first, I went to the four corners of the map and placed a 1×1 block. BTW, the 1×1 blocks at 10ft square. Next I placed the large green grass tiles at the corners. Then to get the size of that, placed enough 1×1 blocks side by side on one of the sides of the grass tiles to get that measurement. It’s 30×30 (which is 300ft on one side). Continue reading

Halo The Master Chief Collection Content Update Patch Notes

The following is a reblog from Waypoint about the patch for Thursday 11/20/2014:

Tomorrow afternoon (Thursday, Nov. 20), our latest content update will become available. This particular content update addresses matchmaking performance, UI, gameplay, and title-specific issues. We are on track for a release of mid-late afternoon Pacific Time for this content update, and will immediately let you know when it is available. For now, here is a change list of what will be included. As a note, many of the below issues are sub issues that were caused by larger umbrella problems that we have addressed with this update.

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Halo Master Chief Collection Achievement background pictures: Part 10 From “TLDR” to “Zombie Repeller”

This is the tenth (and finale) in a 10-part series of articles that gives you between 40-50 of the Achievement pics from the Halo Master Chief Collection. These are the very same ones you unlock through the game and can set as your background on the XBOX One.

This series is in alphabetical order for easy of looking up. Part 10 starts from “TLDR” and goes to the last in alphabetical order, “Zombie Repeller”.

Now that all 10 articles have been posted, you’ll find a handy list of links to all ten at the end of each article in this series.

The gallery below again is in alphabetical order, left to right then down to the next line, and so on. Click pics to make bigger of course. Feel free to download any/all of them as you wish. ENJOY! Continue reading

Halo Master Chief Collection Achievement background pictures: Part 9 From “So You Don’t Want the Tank?” to “Tipping Point”

This is the ninth in a 10-part series of articles that will give you between 40-50 of the Achievement pics from the Halo Master Chief Collection. These are the very same ones you unlock through the game and can set as your background on the XBOX One.

This series is in alphabetical order for easy of looking up. Part 9 starts from “So You Don’t Want the Tank?” and goes to “Tipping Point”.

When all 10 articles are complete, I’ll post a list of links at the end of each article for you to easily find the others in this series.

The gallery below again is in alphabetical order, left to right then down to the next line, and so on. Click pics to make bigger of course. Feel free to download any/all of them as you wish. ENJOY! Continue reading

Halo Master Chief Collection Achievement background pictures: Part 8 All the “Skulltaker” Achievements

This is the eighth in a 10-part series of articles that will give you between 40-50 of the Achievement pics from the Halo Master Chief Collection. These are the very same ones you unlock through the game and can set as your background on the XBOX One.

This series is in alphabetical order for easy of looking up. Part 8 starts from “Skulltaker Halo 2 Anger?” and goes to “Skulltaker Halo CE Recession”. (Yes, I realize the skull achievements are not in game order. They are in alphabetical order.)

When all 10 articles are complete, I’ll post a list of links at the end of each article for you to easily find the others in this series.

The gallery below again is in alphabetical order, left to right then down to the next line, and so on. Click pics to make bigger of course. Feel free to download any/all of them as you wish. ENJOY! Continue reading