One Life 'n' the Chief

Two for the price of one!

HBO took the time to compile the most recent machinima offerings from JonCJG. Click the link to get all the latest.

One Life Remaining, Arby 'n' the Chief

Halo 3 8/23/2010 8:52 AM PDT permalink

The Best Halo: Reach Pre-Order Display Ever

When ingenuity and cardboard collide.

Seems a little low budget, but I like it.

The Best Halo: Reach Pre-Order Display Ever

Halo: Reach 8/23/2010 8:50 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 08/20/10

Scooters are for squirts.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo: Reach 8/20/2010 4:03 PM PDT

Halo: Reach Interview With Joseph Tung

Seventeens minutes standing up.

Executive Producer, Joseph Tung, passes GameSpot's endurance test and delivers one whopping interview. Check it out at the link below. Might want to make a sandwich before you click.

Halo: Reach Interview With Joseph Tung

Halo: Reach 8/19/2010 8:49 AM PDT permalink

Fiesta Double EXP Weekend, Live at 11

Embrace the crap-shoot.

Unranked eight player Fiesta gametypes. What weapon will you spawn with? It changes every time.

8 Player FFA
Max Party Size: 8
Halo 3: Mythic disk required

Gametypes

  • Fiesta Slayer (46%) - Slayer, first player to 25 kills wins. Players spawn with random primary and secondary weapons, and have infinite ammo. No weapons on the map. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Fiesta Oddball (19%) - Oddball, first player to 100 points wins. Player spawn with random primary and secondary weapons, and have infinite ammo. No weapons on the map. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Fiesta Crazy King (14.6%) - King of the Hill, 100 points to win. Hill moves to a new random location every 30 seconds. Players spawn with random primary and secondary weapons, and have infinite ammo. No weapons on the map. 12 minute match time limit.
  • Fiestanaut (20.4%) - Players score points by killing other players as the Juggernaut. To become the Juggernaut, a player must kill the existing Juggernaut. 10 points to win. Players spawn with random primary and secondary weapons, and have infinite ammo. No weapons on the map. 12 minute match time limit.

Maps

  • Construct (Default)
  • Epitaph (Default)
  • Guardian (Default)
  • Isolation (Default)
  • Snowbound (FFA) - Snowbound tuned for Free For All play
  • The Pit (Default)
  • Foundry (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Blackout (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Ghost Town (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Cold Storage (Default) - REQUIRED. Available on Xbox Live Marketplace.
  • Assembly (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Sandbox (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Citadel (Default) - REQUIRED. Available on Halo 3: Mythic
  • Heretic (Default) - REQUIRED. Available on Halo 3: Mythic
  • Longshore (Default) - REQUIRED. Available on Halo 3:  Mythic

PlaylistsHalo 3 8/19/2010 8:46 AM PDT permalink

Five Minutes of Firefight

Couldn't make it to Gamescom?

Bam!



YouTube - Halo: Reach - 5 Minute Firefight

Halo: Reach 8/18/2010 8:59 PM PDT permalink

You Want Some of This?

Look good in some new armor!

Looks like GameStop dropped their latest Halo: Reach spot on YouTube. Thanks to HBO for the heads up.



YouTube - GameStop - Halo: Reach

Halo: Reach 8/18/2010 9:05 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #79

Need Backup?

Looks like Steve is mixing and matching.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Need Backup? (#79)

Halo 3: ODST 8/18/2010 9:03 AM PDT permalink

Halo: Reach Cupcakes

The batter must rise.

Hawty McBloggy found some delicious looking Reach-themed treats. Now I'm hungry.

Halo: Reach Cupcakes

Halo: Reach 8/18/2010 9:02 AM PDT permalink

Red vs. Blue Revelation Chapter 16

Standardized Testing.

The latest revelation from RvB is up and running. Click the link to learn more. (This is a test.)

Red vs. Blue Revelation Chapter 16

Halo 3 8/17/2010 9:15 AM PDT permalink

ViDoc: A Spartan Will Rise

In the face of impossible odds...

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Trailers and VideosHalo: Reach 8/17/2010 3:30 AM PDT

Ferrex Talks Forge World

Nobody wants to remake Chiron. Nobody!

Tyson took some time to touch on the finer points of Forge 2.0. There aren't any huge revelations at the jump below, but if you're a stickler for details, it'll make for a fine read.

Ferrex Talks Forge World

Halo: Reach 8/16/2010 10:41 AM PDT permalink

Forklifts Never Die...

...but they do make sweet Xbox 360 themes!

Looking to spruce up your Xbox 360 without laying down some cold, hard cash? SNIPE 316 did some dirty work, formatted the image of Forky we ran in the update two weeks back, and put it on the web, free of charge. He even penned some quick instructions in case you don't know how to get it from the Internet to your 360.

Forklift Dashboard Theme

Halo: Reach 8/16/2010 10:35 AM PDT permalink

Halo 3: ODST Mythic Guide: Kizingo Boulevard

Ki-zing-go!

The Tyrant continues to make mincemeat out of "Mythic" difficulty in Halo: 3 ODST. Follow along or try it out yourself. It's not easy, but the trail is being blazed at the link below.

Halo 3: ODST Mythic Guide: Kizingo Boulevard

Halo 3: ODST 8/16/2010 10:32 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 08.13.10

Thursday is the new Friday.

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Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo: Reach 8/12/2010 2:26 PM PDT

3 Ball Double EXP Weekend Live at 11

Three oddballs. Infinite win.

A numbers game: Four teams of three.

Category: Double EXP Weekend
2-3 Players per Team (4 Teams)
Max Party Size: 12
Heroic, Legendary and Mythic Map Packs required

Gametypes

  • 3 Ball (40.9%) - Teams battle over three oddballs. Hold oddballs for points. 200 points to win. 12 minute match time.
  • 3 Ball Hardcore (30.1%) - Teams battle over three oddballs. Hold oddballs for points. 200 points to win. Players spawn with Battle Rifles. 12 minute match time.
  • 3 Ball Rockets (14%, Skipped After Veto) - Teams battle over three oddballs. Hold oddballs for points. 200 points to win. Players spawn with Rocket Launchers.12 minute match time.
  • 3 Ball Fiesta (15.1%) - Teams battle over three oddballs. Hold oddballs for points. 200 points to win. Players spawn with random primary and secondary weapons. 12 minute match time.

Maps

  • Construct (Default)
  • Guardian (Default)
  • Isolation (Default)
  • Snowbound (Default)
  • The Pit (Default)
  • Foundry (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Standoff (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Heroic Map Pack.
  • Blackout (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Ghost Town (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Legendary Map Pack.
  • Assembly (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Orbital (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.
  • Sandbox (Default) - REQUIRED. Part of the Mythic Map Pack.

PlaylistsHalo 3 8/12/2010 9:03 AM PDT permalink

Halo Reach: The Interview

Tent-pole moments.

Kotaku asked Executive Producer Joe Tung some topical questions. He supplied a whole bunch of answers. HBO supplied the link.

Halo Reach: The Interview

Halo: Reach 8/12/2010 8:49 AM PDT permalink

Halo: Reach LITERALTrailer

Blood violence!

Tobuscus took this trailer a little too literally.



YouTube - Halo: Reach LITERAL Trailer

Halo: Reach 8/12/2010 8:40 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve #78

Déjà Vu.

Been there. Done that.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: Déjà Vu (#78)

Halo 3: ODST 8/11/2010 8:56 AM PDT permalink

Red vs. Blue: Reach Mini Series Episode 1

Pack Your Bags.

It's kinda like a regular series, only smaller.

Red vs. Blue  Reach Mini Series: Episode 1

Halo: Reach 8/10/2010 9:10 AM PDT permalink

ODST Mythic Difficult Guide: Uplift Reserve

Get uplifted.

Oops! We missed this bit of HBO news yesterday.

ODST Mythic Difficult Guide: Uplift Reserve

Halo 3: ODST 8/6/2010 9:49 AM PDT permalink

Grifball Double EXP Weekend Live!

Catch the disease!

Red vs Blue's contagious Assault-like sport. Catch the disease!

Category: Double EXP Weekend
4 Players Per Team
Max Party Size: 8
Heroic and Mythic 1 Map Packs Required
Updated 08/05/10

Gametypes

  • Grifball (50%) - Teams vie over a bomb, attempting to plant and detonate the bomb on the other team's arm point. Players spawn with Gravity Hammers and Energy Swords. Player traits: No grenades,  infinite ammo, 200% damage and no shields. Ball carrier traits: Orange forced color, 2x shields and 150% movement speed. Assault bomb arms instantly, and one successful detonation ends the round. Team with the highest score after five rounds wins. Three minutes per round.
  • Mayan Grifball (10%) - Players have 110% move speed. Ball carrier has 150% move speed. No Vehicles
  • Grifball Up There (30%) - Bomb reset time is 10 seconds.
  • Aerial Grifball (10%) - Players have 75% gravity and 100% move speed. Ball carrier has 50% gravity and 100% move speed. Bomb reset time is 10 seconds. Custom Powerup Traits: 3 seconds of Weapon Pickup.

Maps

  • Grifball Court (Foundry) - Variant of Foundry made specifically for Grifball tournament play.
  • The Grif Cave (Sandbox) - Grifball in Sandbox's crypt.
  • Chichen Itza (Sandbox) - Grifball court styled in the fashion of an ancient arena.
  • Nøxy's Court (Sandbox) - Will the real Mayan ballcourt please stand up.
  • Ultim8 Grifball (Sandbox) - Oh! Now I get it. They named it Ultim8 because the court has eight sides.
  • Grifball High (Sandbox) - Grifball in Sandbox's skybubble.
  • Grifball Naught (Sandbox) - "How did I get into the game before the map?"
  • Grifball Club (Sandbox) - 7-Wood starts. Aerial settings. 8 sides. All the weirdness packed into one game.
  • Blockdrop Court (Sandbox) - Red vs. Blue vs. Gravity.

PlaylistsHalo 3 8/6/2010 9:36 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve: #77

The Story So Far.

Steve needs a summary.

Chronicles of ODS Steve: The Story So Far (#77)

Halo 3: ODST 8/5/2010 9:04 AM PDT permalink

Pulling Out All The Stops

Marcus talks about sending our baby out with a bang.

Brier Dudley from The Seattle Times sits down for a fireside chat with Halo: Reach Creative Director, Marcus Lehto. Okay, so there wasn't a cosy fire, but still, they were sitting. Maybe. Don't quote me.

Halo creators pull out all the stops for fourth version for Microsoft's Xbox

Halo: Reach 8/4/2010 9:37 AM PDT permalink