Halo 4 tournament coming to RTX 2014 with $10K first prize!

As tweeted by team beyond here is the info on the Halo 4 tournament coming to RTX 2014:

Halo 4 Logo

Basic Info:
The Season One Finals by Iron Gaming will be held at the Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin,TX on July 4th – 6th.


Date & Location:
July 4th – 6th
Austin Convention Center
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701

1st Place – $10,000
2nd Place – $2,500
3rd Place – $500
4th Place – $500

Reign – Heinz, Lxthul, aPureGangster, Formal
Vas’Avi – Ryanoob, Goofy, ?, ?
Straight Shooters – Hoaxer, Elumnite, Thuggish Killa, Aries
Legendary – Sargoth, HuNteR Jjx, Blaze, Mikwen <—HFFL: I’ll be rooting for this team as my friend Sargoth is on it.
Carnage – Str8sick, Nemassist, Suspector, Shooter
Pure – TreyTri, Absolutely, Devon Platinum, SickStory
Nighthawks – Killrelevant, Omega, Stress, Spartan the Dog
Reality Check – Suddoth 1, Suddoth 2, Fractured, Toxic
Galaxy – inHumanayniac, enVVious, Tyyrant z, Mist3r Ryno
Fantastic Four – Emy1k, Medicated, Finest, Gigaboss
Strafe – Domey, DramiS, Floppie, I Dodge Bulletz

Stay tuned to halofanforlife.com as I’ll post more info as it’s released!


Very cool Ascetic Elite concept

The following art was created by @TDSpiral aka Garrett Post.

Ascetic Elite concept

One can really appreciate the link from this to the Arbiter’s armor.

Here’s his more finished version:

Ascetic Elite renderThis is really impressive. Given that the Arbiter in the Halo Escalation comic book series also wears a cape, this rendering captures the similarities between him and his lieutenants.

In case you haven’t seen him, here’s the Arbiter from that comic book series in his new armor. (Whether or not it’s just ceremonial is still up for debate, attempting to get an answer from 343)

Arbiter's new armor HFFL wmAnd of course here’s the Arbiter we all know well from the games:

arbiter halo 3

So there are definitely some similarities.

Great work Garrett! I’d love to see your design become part of the official canon for Halo. be that in the comic books or a game.


Some E3 Halo news HFFL will be tracking!

E3 2014 logo

The following from Gametrailers.com:

Xbox: Game On
12:30 – 2:00 PM ET (9:30 – 11 AM PT)

Live from the Galen Center, Phil Spencer and Xbox reveal the next step in the Halo journey, world premiere Sunset Overdrive, Forza Horizon 2, and more.

All Access Live: Phil Spencer, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Halo, Crystal Dynamics Game Announcement, and More
2:00 – 3:00 PM ET (11 AM – Noon PT)

Immediately following the briefing, Geoff has the exclusive first interview with Phil Spencer about everything that was announced on stage and his new vision for Xbox. Plus, tune in for the world premiere of Sunset Overdrive multiplayer with Marcus Smith from Insomniac Games. Glen Schofield and Michael Condry drop by to discuss Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, we get the latest on Halo E3 news from Frank O’Connor of 343 Industries, the team behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt drops by, and Crystal Dynamics visits All Access to make a new game announcement exclusively on Spike — with the first footage too! Also, GT’s own Kyle Bosman visits to report on the social sentiment coming out of the Xbox press conference.

Source Link

Thanks to HaloIntel for tweeting this out.


My NEW Pinterest Halo finds!

Every now and again, I scour Pinterest looking for Halo stuff I’ve not seen before. Below are a dozen illustrations I’ve repined on HFFLs Pinterest page. It’s a good mix of rough to finished artwork as well as various media used to create them. Not to mention, the subject matter covers a good range of things for Halo. Enjoy!

Red Fem SpartanBlue Fem Spartan

Okay,now where have THESE two Spartans been hiding out at? (Above)

CQB sword runningCortana up to something

Ah, Cortana. May she never be truly gone. I’m still bummed over what 343 did to/with her.

ODST rough

This is a very good rough of an ODST.

Noble Team illustration

Noble Six drawing

A couple of nice Reach illustrations (above).


Okay, remind me never to face a Gravemind, will ya?

Hunter vs ODST

For that matter, a Hunter too!

Cortana worried

She looks so helpless.

Chief vs Elite

Chief Magnum stickie

Chief knocking’ some heads!

If you’ve never check out HFFL’s Pinterest page, you can always link to it from the main page’s menu on the right. In the meantime, here’s a quick link to it. Have fun!

Let me know if you liked any of this pins. Also, have you visited the HFFL Pinterest page before now?


Halo and Astro Gaming announce new partnership.

Bravo posted this on Waypoint and tweeted about it.


Today we are announcing a new partnership with ASTRO Gaming! I had the pleasure of wearing nearly every iteration of ASTRO products since the very first Limited Edition A40 headset, so it is with great excitement, and with an ASTRO headset on my head, that I bring you this wonderful news. I know I speak for many when I say that I cannot imagine a better or more organic headset partner for our brand. I’m super pumped about the new products that are on the way, and I am quite glad that we’re finally taking our relationship to the next level. Read on for more details!


Skullcandy, Inc. and its division ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, announced an exciting new multi-year partnership with Halo developer 343 Industries. As part of the agreement, Skullcandy and ASTRO Gaming will develop several new products including branded headsets, speaker tags and more in support of the latest releases within the Halo universe.

“Few game franchises have ever pushed the boundaries of our imagination quite like Halo. With its robust online multiplayer features, compelling storyline, incredibly detailed gameplay audio and inspiring musical score — Halo delivers at every level,” said Aron Drayer, VP of Marketing, ASTRO Gaming/Skullcandy Gaming.

Details relating to specific Halo headsets and accessories from ASTRO Gaming and Skullcandy will be announced at a later date.

HFFL: Man, now THIS is going to make me get some Astro Gaming gear!


I SO can’t wait for E3!

XBOX E3 scene

E3 is fast approaching. With rumors of either a Halo 2 Anniversary of a Master Chief collection, plus potentially something shown from Halo 5 Guardians, as well as either or both of the video productions, there is a LOT to be excited about, if you’re a Halo fan.

So what are you MOST excited to hear about from E3 this year?