Vice and Virtue - A Halo: Reach Montage (Trailer)

Gear61 Owns writes:

Prepare to be taken away.

If you're sick of watching ten minute montages filled with loud music, this trailer might be all you need.

"This is the trailer for the sequel to the famous Halo: Reach Beta montage, 'Virtue and Vice.' As usual, the editing will be from passTHEword. As for the video, I thought it was incredible, just like 'Virtue and Vice.' passTHEword has never ceased to amaze me, and this video was no exception, showcasing an amazing flow and a lot of kickass effects and angles (look out for the badass pistol flip on Countdown). Enjoy!"

YouTube - Vice and Virtue - A Halo: Reach Montage

Halo: Reach 1/26/2011 9:59 AM PST permalink

MLG's Top 5 Halo 3 Performances of 2010

Take a look at five of the best performances of 2010.

HBO went clutch and delivered news of MLG's Top 5 Halo 3 Performances of 2010. You can read all about them, and watch the videos, at the jump.

The Top 5 Halo 3 Performances of 2010

Halo: Reach 1/26/2011 9:56 AM PST permalink

Reclaimer: Domain

Huge...tracts of knowledge.

The latest page of Reclaimer is online for your reading pleasure.

Reclaimer: Domain

Halo: Reach 1/26/2011 9:51 AM PST permalink

Firefight Limited is Live

Limited lives. Unlimited carnage.

In case you didn't notice, there's a new Firefight Playlist in town.

A more classic Firefight experience. Score as many points as you can but if you run out of lives it's game over.

Team Size: 4
Max Party Size: 4
Max Local Players: 2

FF Limited
Genny Limited
Crashsite LTD
Legendary LTD


PlaylistsHalo: Reach 1/25/2011 11:36 AM PST permalink

Tyrant's Guide to the Weekly Challenge (Solo & Co-op!)

Tyrant122312 writes:

Victory never tasted so sweet.

With the advent of the first LASO challenge presented to the community, we'd love to point you in the right direction to get you on the right path for an easy 1250 credits!  As a brief reminder, the detailed Mythic guide posted on HBO's website will walk you through how to beat the mission solo on Legendary with all 13 skulls activated (aka Mythic Difficulty).  The guide is filled with helpful text and narrated videos to help you, the player, trudge through each section from start to finish in under 30 minutes.

Rather do it with friends?  We've got you covered there too!  Have a gander at the world's first successful Quad-Mythic run on Winter Contingency by The Tyrant, Shadowstrike1, Sangheilioz, and Call Me 7ravis.  Four players, Legendary, all skulls, and NO deaths in under 25 minutes, fully rendered for your viewing convenience. 

Further questions, feel free to swing by the Mythic Thread where all 12 conquerors from the Mythic Community linger in the shadows waiting to assist newcomers to the Mythic game.  We welcome you, the community, to step up to the challenge and wish you godspeed on your journey!

Halo: Reach 1/25/2011 9:12 AM PST permalink

Coastline Racetrack - Final Version

CruelLEGACEY writes:

After almost 2000 downloads, the Coastline Beta is being laid to rest.

The final version of the track is now available! Check out the feature page at for more videos, screenshots, and a link to download the track.

YouTube - Coastline Racetrack Grand Prix by CruelLEGACEY

Halo: Reach 1/25/2011 9:10 AM PST permalink

Lyle's Revenge: A Halo Reach Short Film

Carl BOS writes:

Lyle's got some business to take care of.

After a year of searching for Kyle - the traitor of T.R.A.S.H. way back in Halo 3 - our young pink friend has come very close to finding his old nemesis. Will Lyle try to make up with his once-best friend, or will he take swift vengeance? (Rated M for Mature.)

YouTube - Lyle's Revenge: A Halo Reach Short Film

Halo: Reach 1/25/2011 9:09 AM PST permalink

Check Out Some Concept Art

May I suggest that you upgrade to at least a Class Twelve combat skin?

Bungie artist Isaac Hannaford updated his personal blog with some more Halo-related artwork this morning. Some of it you've seen. Some of it you certainly haven't.

Concept Art

Halo 1/24/2011 5:09 PM PST permalink

Bungie All Stars – Week 3

Wake me when you need me.

Hot on the heels of your magnificent Moa submissions this past Friday, we're ready to get you off and running for some Week 3 madness. And since the Animal Kingdom paid massive dividends last week, we're sticking to some similar subject matter. Your mission: a certified, Grade A Sacred Cow.

  1. Using any medium you can digitize and send via email, whip up some fan art of what you think Master Chief would look like without his helmet on.
  2. You have from this very second until Thursday, January 27th at 11:59pm PT to submit your entry for consideration (and public ridicule) to
  3. Use the subject line “Bungie All Star Week 3” without the quotation marks to help me keep nice and organized.
  4. The size limit is 10MB and you should use your best judgment and discretion in terms of the nature of the content you choose to submit. After all, our mothers visit this site (yours too!).
  5. One submission per person. Please include your profile and gamertag in your email so we can grant you your reward of the star nameplate if and when you win.
You can go with a super serious straight take, or go straight for the funny bone. If you want to build John out of Forge blocks, that works too. Anything goes (except, you know, that). And don't worry about what you think Bungie originally had in mind for John, now's the time for your creativity to shine. Oh, and this week we're rewarding more than just one nameplate, so don't be intimidated by the awe-inspiring artisans of the Bungie Community. We'll be looking to highlight submissions from multiple categories, provided there's enough submissions to accommodate our aspirations.

Good luck!

CommunityGroup Directive 1/24/2011 10:13 AM PST permalink

Arby 'n' the Chief - House of Cards

Oh my God, this is so exciting!

HBO let us know that Season 5 of Arby 'n' the Chief just went live. Master Chief and the Arbiter awaken on Christmas morning, joined by Greg the tarantula, and exchange gifts, following a jarring glimpse of events to come. (Explicit.)

YouTube - Arby 'n' the Chief - House of Cards

Community 1/24/2011 9:53 AM PST permalink

Fails of the Weak Volume 18

Get your Weak on!

Jack and Geoff cap off an excellent week with another excellent Fails of the Weak!

YouTube - Fails of the Weak Volume 18

Halo: Reach 1/24/2011 9:48 AM PST permalink

Reclaimer: Datastreams Overflowing

...this isn't exactly what I had in mind.

Unexpected and peculiar. Monday's Reclaimer is live.

Reclaimer: Datastreams Overflowing

Halo: Reach 1/24/2011 9:46 AM PST permalink

LaCoz3's 1st Halo: Reach Montage

Gear61 Owns writes:

Where oceans bleed into the sky.

It's Monday. Here's a montage.

"This is LaCoz3's 1st Halo: Reach montage, edited by himself. The gameplay ranges from average to flat out amazing, and overall, it's great, featuring lots of sick sniper multikills, including a RIDICULOUS back to back to back exterminations killtrocity on Pinnacle. The editing is also really good, showcasing a lot of well done syncing and theater work. Similar to the gameplay, it has its off moments with some overdone effects and unnecessary emphasis, but is great overall. The soundtrack varies quite a bit and was pretty hit-or-miss for me, but I liked it overall. Also, I found this montage really amazing because it's 11 minutes long and all from one guy for both the editing and the gameplay. Similar to Sandman's 1st, this montage is definitely another contender for best Halo: Reach to date. Enjoy!"

YouTube - LaCoz3's 1st Halo: Reach Montage

Halo: Reach 1/24/2011 9:42 AM PST permalink

Bungie All Stars - Week 2 Submissions

ConstantC4RN4GE writes:

Check out some more Moa Madness!

Last Friday's update brought some heavy competition.  Moa Madness was an understatement.  The community stepped up their game and the Bungie All Stars group has the proof.  If you are interested in being in future videos, join up and share your submissions.  For now, check out the video!

YouTube - Community Submissions *Week 2*

Community 1/24/2011 9:40 AM PST permalink

Off Road Wraith

MasterChiefChef writes:

Going where Wraiths have not gone before!

This musical video demonstrates the off road abilities of everyone's favorite Covenant vehicle: the Wraith.

Editor's Note - It also demonstrates some of the worst singing I've ever heard. - Urk

YouTube - Off Road Wraith

Halo: Reach 1/24/2011 9:38 AM PST permalink

IGN's Top 10 Reach Kills (01.19.11)

Count 'em down.

HBO picked up on the latest IGN Top 10 Kills offering. We picked up on their picking up.

Halo: Reach 1/21/2011 10:09 AM PST permalink

Reclaimer: Rules for War

Some things just won't stay broken...

New comic. Old faces.

Reclaimer: Rules for War

Halo: Reach 1/21/2011 10:08 AM PST permalink

Bungie All Stars - Week 1 Submissions

ConstantC4RN4GE writes:

Couldn't get enough of the fan art from last week's update?

Last week's update brought us plenty of great fan art, so much so that many submissions could not be included in the weekly update. With the help of the Bungie All Stars group, we have put together this video to show off even more Auntie Dot submissions!

YouTube - Community Submissions *Week One*

Community 1/21/2011 10:06 AM PST permalink

Halotracker Contest & News

drunken xorth writes:

Sign up to win stuff.

Halotracker is proud to present our 2nd Community Contest! Win an Xbox 360 with Kinect. There are many ways to achieve raffle points, the easiest is by playing Halo: Reach!

The contest is easy. You do have to sign up, but it is completely free. In addition to our contest, we are proud to present in-depth Firefight and Score Attack Stats and Ranks, Playlist EXP Ranks, and updated Weekly Challenges.

Halo: Reach 1/21/2011 10:04 AM PST permalink

Grifball League Signups Now Open!

kal234 writes:

Can't get enough of that wonderful Grifball?

If you're loving the Grifball community playlist, but are sad that it will only be available for two weeks (for now), don't fret! has got you covered!

Signups are now open for the GrifballHub Good Games League. This recreational Grifball league runs for a five-week regular season, followed by playoffs for the top teams. To get a taste of the action, check out this pre-season highlight reel.

Signups will remain open until January 28th. The season starts the week of January 31st, right when we say a tearful goodbye to the Grifball playlist.

Hope to see you on the court!

Halo: Reach 1/21/2011 10:02 AM PST permalink

Achievement HORSE #7

Into the Killball.

HBO served up a link to the latest Achievement HORSE with Jack and Geoff. Lots of cussing. And Forge.

Achievement HORSE #7

Halo: Reach 1/20/2011 9:07 AM PST permalink

Halo: Special Projects Division

Better late than never.

Over at HBO, Hegemony has been pleasing Halo fans with Halo: Special Projects Division. What's a Halo: Special Projects Division? Hit the links below to find out.

Halo: Special Projects Division Pgs 1-11

Halo: Special Projects Division Pgs 12-24

Halo: Special Projects Division Pgs 25-38

Halo: Special Projects Division Pgs 39-59

Community 1/20/2011 9:05 AM PST permalink

Reclaimer: Hubris of the Mighty

I wonder what he uses for a whetstone.

Yesterday's Reclaimer went live without a hitch.  Unless you consider Ferial a problem.

Reclaimer: Hubris of the Mighty

Halo: Reach 1/20/2011 8:59 AM PST permalink

Map Spotlight Week 10 - Station 6

a rascal cat writes:

To the sky.

Head to the sky, and prepare for some wild custom games on DEATHPIMPS map, Station 6. Not only is this one of the more creative maps I've spotted while sifting through the Halo: Reach Map Files, but also one of the most aesthetic. DEATHPIMP managed to construct a brilliantly designed map by putting together bits and pieces that I would never think of using. I usually butcher these sort of in depth explanations, so I'll let DP take it from here. Enjoy!

Q. Who are you and why do you Forge?

A. D34THP1MP72, I have loved forge since first stepping foot in it in H3. I love being able to make an area that others can play on and enjoy.

Q. What was your inspiration for Station 6?

A. A floating station used to garrison troops and train during down time is what I was aiming at.

Q. What made you choose the location you did?

A. I decided to use an area that most were not using and making my own area in the sky. I wanted to have an inside map but didn't really like the way that the Hanger felt for what I wanted to do.

Q. Did you employ any unusual Forge techniques in making Station 6?

A. Not really, I did make a roof that looks pretty bad ass from the inside of the map and also wanted it to look good from the outside. Gameplay usually is what I strive at first and foremost though.

Q. Anything else people should know before they download?

A. I think the map runs great for flag and for 4v4 Slayer. It has long sight lines and a weapon load out to use them. Game play happens all over the map and there are many elevation changes to make game play exciting.

Thank you for your time, DEATHPIMP. We appreciate you for building this remarkable map variant for us to enjoy.

Map File: Station 6
Map Fly Through: Station 6 Fly Through

Community 1/20/2011 8:56 AM PST permalink