Concept Art Director “Sparth” of 343 releases new concept art. Is it Halo related?

Sparth posted this on twitter today:

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So it’s left to wonder, might this be Halo related? The ship looks vaguely similar in design to the ships seen on the cover of Primordium (see below):


That doesn’t mean this is Forerunner. It might not even be Halo related at all. Imagine the possibilities if it were though? Who’s ship is that, where is it going? What is it’s purpose for going there? I’ve reached out to Sparth and asked if this is Halo related. No word yet from him.

Below is the link to his tweet of this.

Even if it’s NOT Halo related, it’s still pretty damn cool.


Gamestop has Halo bundle for sale at $17.99!

Folks, this is a heck of a deal. Gamestop is selling Reach, ODST, Halo 3, and Halo 4 as a bundle. All four game for ONE price of $17.99. If there is one or another you don’t have, this is worth it. If you’ve got friends who don’t have one or some of these, get it as a gift, or split it up between yourselves.

This breaks down to $4.50 per game. That’s hard to beat! Here’s a screenshot from Gamestop’s web site follow by the link to it:
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Heh, I’m tempted to get it myself. I did just check with my local Gamestop and they have all four in stock and will honor that price as a bundle. So check your local Gamestop folks and see if they’ll honor it too!

Thanks to TeamBeyond for tweeting this out.


Halo Mega Bloks Cryo tube sets revealed

During last month’s BlokFest in the UK, TheSSMotion revealed three new Halo Mega books sets. All of which appear to be two-part cryo tubes, similar to how we got the two-part drop pods from last year. The look of the pods is a sparkly metallic. However, the Spartans shown with each set do not appear to have metallic ink, like the ODST counterparts did in the drop pod series.

First up is the GREEN Cryo-tube
Cryo-pod Green
The tube looks great. Again, noting that it appears to be a two-part mold, instead of a build able set. The Spartan shown is a HAZOP Spartan from Reach. It’s missing it’s left shoulder armor though. I’m hoping for a different weapon. Or at least a blue energy sword instead of purple. I’m just not a fan of any energy sword that isn’t blue. But that’s me. Not the figure has the new articulation. So the shoulder, chest, and thigh armor are removable. I’m looking forward to this set. The HAZOP from Reach was one of my favorite armor designs from that game. The Cryo tube isn’t a bright free like the figure, for which I’m grateful.

Next up, the BLUE Cryo-tube
Cryo-Pod Blue
Now this Cryo-tube is a bright blue. That actually looks pretty good though for it’s color. The exciting part though is the figure. It’s an Oceanic armored Spartan. The armor that comes with this very cool. Note how the shoulder armor resembles that of the EVA from Halo 3. The helmet itself is a nod to the Bioshock franchise’s Big Brother. The set comes with a SAW as well.

And lastly the RED Cryo-tube
Cryo-pod Red
Heh, now that is a BRIGHT red! It will look great with my planned Halo themed Christmas tree. (Seriously!). The Spartan is an Aviator armored spartan from Halo 4. I really dig the helmet. Heh, I’ve never been a fan of then “drum kit” shoulder armor though. That’s no fault of MEGA though as they are designing from 343’s files. The color of the tube and spartan don’t match, but I’m totally okay with that. I like this color on this spartan.

I haven’t heard official word on when these are due out. Though if they follow the same path as the Drop Pods did, then expect to see them in the last quarter of 2014.

Having seen these, might you get them when they come out? Reply below!