Humpday Challenge: 2o2pHalo vs. Bungie

The other side of the story.

HBO tipped us off that the 2old2play crew conjured up their own recount of last week's Humpday competition. If you're into well written recaps with a side of light learning, you should visit the site and see what's doing.

Humpday Challenge: 2o2pHalo vs. Bungie

As for the rematch, well, perhaps in due time. We've already lined up our next target for this Wednesday night. Naughty Dog, we're gunning for you. And no amount of one-handed catches or half-tucked shirts can save you now.

Community 10/26/2010 9:17 AM PDT permalink

Halo: Reach Pumpkins!

Halo biggest fan writes:

Yeah, I carved that myself. I'm very proud of it.

While you wait to see if you're expertly carved submission made the grade over at HBO's 343 Guilt O' Lantern pumpkin carving contest, check out a pair of pumpkins submitted to us to see how steep the competition might be. (But, please don't try this at home without adult supervision!)

AirForceHero's Halo: Reach Pumpkin

immortal eNeME's Halo: Reach Pumpkin

Community 10/26/2010 9:03 AM PDT permalink

New Reach Online at Halocharts

Obi Wan Stevobi writes:

Become a Halocharts General!

Halocharts has a whole heap of new features they want to share with you. Nice folks, eh?

" has been hard at work adapting to your Reach stats reporting needs. If you haven't checked out the site in a while, there are many new changes you might like. Many new leaderboards are up, a new player ranking formula is now online, and for those of you that miss the 1-50 ranking system, the new Reach player pages also includes a 1-50 ranking system for each playlist.

If you haven't stopped by in a while, it's certainly worth checking out, and there is more to come.   You can stop by the Halo Forums for Reach discussion at a more manageable pace, check out the group and clan features, and get in depth stats and reports on your Halo Reach career."

Community 10/26/2010 9:00 AM PDT permalink

GGL Grifball Highlights - Week 2

puptastrophe writes:

MOAR Hammer!

The disease is spreading. To your face. Via this video!

"We meet again for the second week of highlights from the GrifballHub Good Games league. While there's a pretty legit Killionaire to be seen, the show stealer is definitely a sick, twisting, mario-hopping overkill with the bomb that you just have to see to believe."

YouTube - GGL Grifball Highlights Week 2

Halo: Reach 10/26/2010 8:56 AM PDT permalink

Halo Music Video Montage!

Stewie2552 writes:

Get ready to sing along.

Cool skits, bro.

"Funny Halo 3 Productions brings you our first music video montage! The video originally started as a test video for our capture card but instead became a full length montage! Hope you enjoy the hard work and time put into this video! We appreciate you watching!"

YouTube - Halo Music Video Montage

Halo: Reach 10/26/2010 8:53 AM PDT permalink

Tag and Release - Wallpaper

Spruce it up.

Sick of your computer's old and busted aesthetic? This week's Tag and Release is designed to help you make your desktop more delightful. Dig in if you're not afraid of campaign location spoilers.

Tag: Wallpaper

Hit any of the images above to check out high resolution offerings. If you didn't find something that suits your system, you probably have terrible taste. No matter. You can find plenty of uniquely tailored screenshots simply by using our File Search tool. There's bound to be something in the full collection that hits the spot.

Halo: Reach 10/25/2010 1:19 PM PDT permalink

Noble Map Pack Trailer

Available on 11/30/2010!

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Trailers and VideosHalo: Reach 10/25/2010 6:00 AM PDT

Humpday Challenge: 2old2play

Back in my day!

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HumpdayHalo: Reach 10/21/2010 2:29 PM PDT

2010 343 Guilt O' Lantern Contest!

Calling all pumpkin carvers!

Got skills with a blade? Show them off and you could win some great prizes. Participation is simple. Carve a Halo-themed pumpkin and submit it using the handy dandy link below.

343 Guilt O' Lantern

CommunityGroup Directive 10/21/2010 9:22 AM PDT permalink

A Fistful of Arrows

Awesome in flight.

Also on the artistic front, you should check out Leviathan's new art project. The images are huge, but if you have the bandwidth to spare, it's well worth the downstream.

A Fistful of Arrows (Updated)

Community 10/21/2010 9:16 AM PDT permalink

Old Man Master Chief

When I was your age...

HBO stumbled onto a nicely done work of art that imagines what Master Chief might look like were he aged rapidly and partially Flood infected. The results are oddly whimsical. Check it out.

Get Off My Ring!

Community 10/21/2010 9:14 AM PDT permalink

Teabag Prevention Presents: How to Sprint

Born to Run!

Keep on truckin' and keep those crotches off your visor.

Teabag Prevention Presents: How to Sprint (or Born to Run)

Halo: Reach 10/21/2010 9:11 AM PDT permalink

Map Spotlight Week 1 - dmg04's Progression

a rascal cat writes:

The Forge is strong with this one.

A rascal cat is ready to pick up where Mini Waz left off, spotlighting some sparkling Forge gems so you don't have to sift through the silt yourself.

"Hello fellow community members. Today I will be featuring dmg04's map, Progression. For starters, I would just like to say that I will hopefully be continuing where Mini Waz left off. He has left us for a while, so he has given me the privilege of continuing his map spotlight. My goal is to seek out, and feature the most brilliant maps in Halo: Reach. So, lets get started.

I would like to begin today's spotlight by saying that I highly enjoyed dmg's map. In my honest opinion, this map works best with 8-12 players, but it certainly does well with 16 players.

There are two initial bases, each with one Revenant, and one Mongoose. Aside from those two vehicles, there isn't much else within, or around the two bases, except for a Sniper (180 second spawn), and a plasma pistol on either side of the bases.

If you continue on into the middle, lower ground you will find a Concussion Rifle with with 6 rounds, and a 180 second spawn time. From the middle you well find a lift that will take you up to the mid level of the middle base. From here you will be able to continue on to the top level, where there will be various directions in which to go. From the middle base, there are several bridges, that can take you through the middle, and towards the far rocks by red base, or the rocks above the blue base.

Ha, well -- I suppose that's a good enough description. If you would like a preview of the map, feel free to watch this fly through that dmg was so kind to provide us with.

This map is currently meant for Slayer only, and best with either 6v6, or 8v8. From personal experience I would say that most of the gameplay goes on on the upper most level, around the rocky areas, and the bridges.

Lastly, I suppose I'll just give a shout out to dmg, and the ladies, and gents over at The T00L B0X. You guys are great, and without your support, this spotlight might not have come to fruition! I give you my sincerest gratitude!

Thank you for your time, and be sure to leave any constructive criticism, and positive feedback you deem necessary.



Halo: Reach 10/21/2010 9:08 AM PDT permalink

Signed Penny Arcade Print Raffle for Child's Play Charity

doodirock2 writes:

Fun, games, and a great charity.

Chip in for a great cause.

"If there was ever a Penny Arcade comic strip that spoke to older gamers at large, it was their Sept 15, 2010 strip titled 'Dotage.'

After seeing that, 2old2play contacted Jerry 'Tycho' Holkins and Mike 'Gabe' Krahulik over at Penny Arcade to see if we could raise some money for their charity, Child's Play, leveraging that comic. Jerry and Mike have provided a signed print/

The signed print is 12" x 18", and absolutely beautiful. For every $5.00 that you donate to the Child's Play Charity, using our chipin widget, you will receive one entry into the drawing. The winner will have the signed print shipped to them.

Childs Play is a great charity, and you can learn how they support children with toys and games in over 60 hospitals worldwide here.

The raffle will go through Friday, October 29th, and the winner will be selected and notified on Saturday, October 30th. Please be generous - this is for a great cause."

More info and the chip in widget at this link

Community 10/21/2010 9:05 AM PDT permalink

Halo: Reach Top 10 Kills (10.20.2010)

CheckedBRUTES writes:

IGN dishes out more of their weekly round up.

Kills and oddities for your viewing pleasure.

Halo: Reach 10/21/2010 9:02 AM PDT permalink

Upright Citizens Brigade Presents Halo: Reach The Show

What is teabagging? Step inside to find out!

The first step is admitting you have a problem.


Halo: Reach 10/20/2010 9:41 AM PDT permalink

'Engineering Win' - Halo: Reach

Get learned!

Hutch and friends hand our lessons and strategies aimed at increasing your lifespan in Halo: Reach.

YouTube - Engineering Win w/ Hutch

Halo: Reach 10/20/2010 9:19 AM PDT permalink

Halo Reach: Top 10 Splatters: Episode 5

Sit back and enjoy!

Anoj is back to run roughshod over your face over with ten sweet splatters. Give 'em a watch before you send your best sticks, exterminations, and accidental betrayals over for the next three episodes.

YouTube - Halo Reach: Top 10 Splatters: Episode 5

Accepting Submissions for:
Episode 7: Sticks
Episode 8: Exterminations
Episode 9: Accidental Betrayals

How to Submit Your Clips:
1. Record your film into a film clip
2. Upload your film clip to your Halo Reach Fileshare
3. Go to to enter
4. Click on "Submit A Video"
5. Fill out submission form which includes:
- Episode Number
- Email Address
- Gamertag
- Film Clip Name
- Short Description of the Clip
6. Click Submit

Halo: Reach 10/20/2010 9:15 AM PDT permalink

Achievement Hunter - Fails of the Weak Volume #4

Bleep bloopers.

Jack and Geoff are back with the fourth volume of Halo: Reach faaaails! Enjoy the mayhem and screw ups.

YouTube - Halo: Reach - Fails of the Weak Volume #4

Halo: Reach 10/20/2010 9:10 AM PDT permalink

A Starry Night on Reach

DTA MoonDawg writes:

You ever wonder what's up there?

Ever wonder what a fan remake of a Halo 3 television spot might look like?

"MoonDawg Productions uses Halo: Reach to bring the Halo 3 Starry Night trailer back to life in a new form! A Starry Night on Reach shows Noble Six's true courage and badassness as he versus a vicious army of Covenant. Check the link below for the goods."

YouTube - A Starry Night on Reach

Halo: Reach 10/20/2010 9:07 AM PDT permalink

'Northern Neighbours' - A Halo 3 Community Montage

Gear61 Owns writes:

A Halo 3 video by Canadians, eh?

Blame Canada!

"This is a Halo 3 community montage put together by Bagel, featuring the gameplay of players from Vancouver, BC, Canada who LAN together at Jims Gamers Lounge. The gameplay is almost entirely MLG and is really sick, showcasing lots of ridiculous overkill extermination snipes. There's also a few known names in the video such as ElamiteWarrior and Flamesword. I thought the editing used cuts a bit excessively, but the editing is still very good overall, consisting of some well done syncing and color correction. Enjoy!"

YouTube - Northern Neighbours - A Halo 3 Community Montage

Halo 3 10/20/2010 8:59 AM PDT permalink

Reclaimer - Mark IX

Upgrades for everyone!

Looks like Reclaimer is back with a brand new look. If you've missed the mysterious side of Halo-inspired webcomics, strap in and get ready for some new curious questions.

Reclaimer - Mark IV

Community 10/20/2010 8:55 AM PDT permalink

Caught on Film - Conquer the Sky

Totally uplifting!

It's a's a plane!

Bungie Pro Video - Conquer the Sky

Halo: Reach 10/19/2010 1:19 PM PDT permalink

October Playlist Updates are Live!

Details inside.

The second half of our October playlists just went live. Here's the rundown on what you can expect, shamelessly stolen from last Friday's Weekly Update.

October Playlist Updates: Part Deux

  • New Playlist: Team Snipers
  • New Playlist: Living Dead
  • Rumble Pit
    • Lineup rebalanced to offer more kill, less frill.
    • Removed Infection, Safe Havens, Race, Rally, Headhunter Pro
    • Removed “Classic” gametypes
  • Team Slayer
    • Removed all Snipers gametypes
  • Team SWAT
    • Added SWAT Magnums gametype
  • Team Objective
    • Removed 1 Flag Classic
    • Removed Headhunter Pro
    • Removed the following gametypes from Hemorrhage due to the size of the map with only 8 players:
      •  Multiflag Classic
      •  1 Flag CTF
      •  1 Flag Pro
      •  1 Bomb Assault
    • Removed Oddball and Hot Potato from Boardwalk
  • Multi Team
    • Removed SWAT
    • Removed Classic gametypes
    • Removed The Cage
    • Changed weighting for Rocket Race so it does not have a 100% chance to appear in Slot 3
  • Big Team Battle
    • Removed Multiflag from Boneyard and Spire
  • Invasion
    • This playlist now offers 3 voting options
  • Firefight
    • Updated Firefight playlist gametypes to be a full set instead of 1 round. Adjusted skull progression.
    • Removed Friendly Fire
  • Score Attack
    • Removed Crash Site
    • Added Mythic Score Attack
    • You can no longer pickup other weapons in Sniper Attack

  • Zealot/Arena Zealot
    • Arena Zealot is now used for all Slayer gametypes
    • Players can no longer stand on the edge of the generators in space and crouch to shoot below the shield
  • Asylum
    • Softkill zones added to the tops of the Sniper buildings
  • Boneyard
    • Modified respawn zones for Slayer gametypes
  • Hemorrhage
    • Modified respawn zones for both bases
    • Respawn timers for all Warthogs on Hemorrhage should now be 120 seconds

  • CTF
    • All CTF gametypes should now have a player respawn of 10 seconds
    • All Classic CTF gametypes now feature Flag At Home To Score and Touch Return
    • Flag At Home To Score disabled for all non-Classic CTF gametypes
    • Modified Flag Return and Flag Reset times:
      • 1 Flag on Small maps use 10 second return and 30 second reset
      • All other CTF gametypes use 30 second return and 45 second reset
  • Assault
    • Assault gametypes now have a player respawn time of 10 or 15 seconds depending on the map

In addition to the Playlist changes, we’re also introducing two new Forge Map Variants with this update, Cliffhanger and Atom. Atom will be on display in the Team Slayer, Team Snipers, Team Objective, Multi Team, and Big Team Battle Playlists. Cliffhanger will be found in Rumble Pit, Team Slayer, Team SWAT, and Team Objective.

PlaylistsHalo: Reach 10/19/2010 11:10 AM PDT permalink