Haloscreenshots.com Recon Contest
Posted by urk at 5/30/2009 10:31 AM PDT
For the few folks who got eyes on the update early and balked at the terrible wall of text that greeted them, or for those who simply haven't seen the announcement yet, we're going to ask you to check it out before we dig in.  Go on, have yourself a read.  Pay close attention to the bit talking about Haloscreenshots.com.  It's important.

Haloscreenshots.com BWU Announcement

You might want to familiarize yourself with their website too.  Why?  Haloscreenshots.com is sweetening the deal for this weekend's Recon contest, throwing in some prizes for the top three that dare we say, might even be better than slipping into some new armor.  Don't believe us?  You should.  We've had hands on with their wares and we're thoroughly impressed.  When they say their prints are museum gallery quality, they aren't resorting to hyperbole.

The Payoff

In addition to earning a set of Recon Armor, Haloscreenshots.com will be bestowing the top three screenshots selected from the pool of  this week's winners with the following prizes:

1st Place -  Complimentary Framed Canvas, a spot in their website banner, and a position in their Best of the Best gallery.

2nd Place - Complimentary Framed Print.

3rd Place - Complimentary Unframed Print.

(They're also going to take care of all the shipping and handling charges.)


The Details

We're going to open it up this week.  We want to see the best you have to offer.  No theme and no gametype constraints.  Play anything you like from the time of this posting until the end of the month, snap your best screenshot, and upload it into your File Share.  Tag it HSSBOB and we'll take a look.  Sound easy?  Better bring your "best of the best" to the battlefield.  We're going to be looking for art worthy screenshots this time out.

The contest begins *now*. 

Screenshots must be taken from games that were played after the time of this posting and cannot be submitted after midnight, May 31st 2009, PST.

Screenshots may be taken in any gametype.  Customs, Forge, Matchmaking, Campaign...whatever.  Anything goes.

One tagged screenshot per File Share.  Gallery uploads do not count.  You do not need to remove the other content from your File Share.

Screenshot must be tagged HSSBOB.  Capitalization and punctuation is inconsequential.

Cheaters and boosters need not apply.  Number of tags and/or rating will not affect the outcome of the contest, but your screenshot may be removed from contention if you annoy, harass, or otherwise attempt to influence the outcome by abusing these systems.  We'll probably ban you too.  And send you a annoying message to harass you afterward.

Keep all discussion, questions, and screenshot showcasing in the thread attached to this news post.

Other than that, have fun, remember to check out the new screenshot feature provided by Haloscreenshots.com, and may the best screenshots win!
Maption Sack Double EXP Weekend Live! 

Posted by urk at 9/10/2010 9:09 AM PDT

Oh, we're not done yet!

A 4v4 mix of Double EXP Slayer and Objective gametypes on a whole mess of your own community created maps.

Category: Double EXP Weekend
Max Party: 8
Max Team Size: 4
Heroic/Mythic Map Packs Required
Updated 12/03/2009

Gametypes

  • Team Slayer (33.3%) - First team to 50 kills wins. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Team BRs (21.6%) - First team to 50 kills wins. Players spawn with Battle Rifles and Assault Rifle secondary weapons. 12 minute match time limit.
  • One Flag CTF (11.8%) - Round based Capture the Flag, one team has a flag while the other attempt to capture it. Most captures after four rounds wins. Four minute round time limit.
  • Multi-Flag CTF (21.6%) - Both teams are attempting to capture the other team's flag. First to three captures wins. 20 minute match time limit.
  • Multi-Flag CTF BRs (11.8%) - Both teams are attempting to capture the other team's flag. Battle Rifle starts. First to three captures wins. 20 minute match time limit.

Maps

  • Actuality-Break (Foundry)
  • Apex (Sandbox)
  • Backdraft (Sandbox)
  • Battle Dome (Sandbox)
  • Ber Ber Creek (Sandbox)
  • Borderline (Sandbox)
  • Breakdown (Sandbox)
  • Bridgeo's (Sandbox)
  • Chimera (Sandbox)
  • Colonnade (Foundry)
  • Conduction (Sandbox)
  • Coup d'Etat (Sandbox)
  • Cryptic (Sandbox)
  • Cryptic Fate (Sandbox)
  • Deity (Sandbox)
  • Eighty Grit (Sandbox)
  • Elysium (Sandbox)
  • Emperor (Sandbox)
  • Exhibition (Sandbox)
  • Fortress (Sandbox)
  • Fracture (Sandbox)
  • Gauntlet (Sandbox)
  • Haven (Sandbox)
  • IZ9 Courtyard (Sandbox)
  • The Kingdom (Sandbox)
  • Lotus (Sandbox)
  • Neosho (Sandbox)
  • Nocticulent (Sandbox)
  • Onyx (Sandbox)
  • Pantheon (Sandbox)
  • Paranoia (Sandbox)
  • Pilaster (Sandbox)
  • Pivotal (Sandbox)
  • Rat Trap (Sandbox)
  • Ravinia (Sandbox)
  • Reflux (Sandbox)
  • Regicide (Foundry)
  • Reminiscent (Sandbox)
  • Renovation (Sandbox)
  • Requiem (Sandbox)
  • Salvation (Sandbox)
  • Sand Towers (Sandbox)
  • Sentiment (Sandbox)
  • Skystation (Sandbox)
  • Solarium (Sandbox)
  • Static (Sandbox)
  • Stonehenge (Sandbox)
  • Subversive (Sandbox)
  • Synapse (Sandbox)
  • Tartarus (Sandbox)
  • Topple (Sandbox)
  • Transgression (Foundry)
  • Tribal War (Sandbox)
  • Undulation (Sandbox)
  • Vengeance (Sandbox)
  • Workplace Bravo (Sandbox)

Tags: Halo 3

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Where's Mah Dooble EXP?! 

Posted by urk at 9/2/2010 5:52 PM PDT

Fix your -blam!-, Bungle!

So, yeah, This week's Double EXP Weekend is running a little behind. I blame Ninja 0n Fire. (He tells me that some fairly large updates are being deployed and as a result, we'll likely not see the Double EXP Weekend go live until tomorrow, or, *gulp* "later").

When it is ready to go, we'll let you know.

'Under Fire' - ubald Render 

Posted by urk at 9/2/2010 9:00 AM PDT

Feet first into awesome.

Looks like ubald unleashed another render over at HBO. This one's a WIP and part of a much larger collection that will ultimately serve as a webcomic. But you should check it out now.

ubald: Halo Rendered Comic

Tags: Halo 3: ODST

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Chronicles of ODS Steve #81 

Posted by urk at 9/1/2010 9:30 AM PDT

Faux Chief.

This week's Steve's getting all Batman on some Scarab carapace.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Faux Chief (#81)

Tags: Halo 3: ODST

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Top 10 Halo 3 Kills on The Pit: Episode 59 

Posted by urk at 8/30/2010 9:00 AM PDT

You know the deal.

Anoj didn't submit his latest entry to Comm Chatter, but they gang at HBO picked up the slack. Besides, even without Anoj's familiar wordplay, we all know what this video's about anyway. There's like ten kills. You can submit your own for next week if you're astute enough to figure out how to make it happen.

Top 10 Halo 3 Kills on The Pit: Episode 59

Tags: Halo 3

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