Pillar of Art Contest

Pillar of Art Contest

Our friends over at HBO just wrapped up a giant Halo fan art contest called the Pillar of Art. Over twenty submissions were sent in ranging from sketches to oil paintings to a full 3D model of a Battle Rifle! All of these pieces are to be displayed in an actual art gallery sometime next month. (more details to come)

Congratulations to Adam Vehige who won first place. Second place went to Richard Menchaca, third to Russ Leach and a special award goes out to Geoff Chang.

Everyone did a fantastic job and all of the entries are very impressive. Head over to the gallery and see for yourself.

Halo 6/20/2003 5:53 PM PDT permalink

Making of the Halo 2 E3 Demo

Making of the Halo 2 E3 Demo

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Halo 6/20/2003 9:01 AM PDT

Halo 2 E3 Demo Video

Halo 2 E3 Demo Video

If you're just joining us and you're looking for the Halo 2 E3 video, here's a handy link to the original story which contains a list of mirror sites where you can download the goods. You can also jump straight to the A/V section over at Tru7h & Reconciliation for a link to the latest mirror list.

Halo 6/17/2003 8:45 PM PDT permalink

Caption Contest Winners Announced

Caption Contest Winners Announced

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Halo 6/17/2003 3:20 AM PDT

One for the Road

One for the Road

As promised, we've got a brand spankin new Halo 2 screenshot for you all. While it's not nearly as cool as watching the whole video in action, it's still damn cool! Those cars explode oh so nicely, don't they?

Halo 6/13/2003 10:24 PM PDT permalink

Discovery Channel Special

Discovery Channel Special

Next week the Discovery Channel will be airing a special documentary about the Xbox and Bungie Studios is one of the developers in the spotlight. "The X Factor: Inside Microsoft's Xbox" will air as part of the "On the Inside" series on Friday, June 20, at 8 PM (ET/PT) . In the meantime, check out this trailer for the upcoming show!

Halo 6/13/2003 4:44 PM PDT permalink

Today's the Day

Today's the Day

The Halo 2 E3 video will be released in less than an hour! At 10:00 AM PDT we'll let you know where you can download it from. In the meantime, the last three storyboards from the E3 demo intro have been uploaded for your viewing pleasure. And, in case you haven't gotten your fill of new desktop wallpapers, two more have been added to the site. There's a new variation of the Ghost chase from the Halo 2 demo as well as sweet Warthog battle on the new Halo PC map, Timberland.

Halo 6/13/2003 4:27 PM PDT permalink

The Flood Gates Are Open

The Flood Gates Are Open

The Halo 2 content flood continues... Head over to Tru7h & Reconciliation and check out a couple of new storyboards from the E3 demo as well as some new concept art. There's plenty more where that came from, stay tuned!

Halo 6/12/2003 7:09 PM PDT permalink

Halo 2 E3 Video Unleashed

Halo 2 E3 Video Unleashed

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Halo 6/12/2003 12:08 PM PDT

Just when you thought it was safe...

Just when you thought it was safe...

...to leave the site, BAM!, we've got more new stuff to throw at ya. It's not exactly Halo 2 related but it's equally as cool. mehve has posted a new Halo PC desktop over in the 'Extras' section of Tru7h & Reconciliation. Check it out!

Halo 6/11/2003 10:35 PM PDT permalink

Halo 2 Mania Underway

Halo 2 Mania Underway

In celebration of the Halo 2 video release this Friday, we've got a few new tasty morsels for you to chew on. For starters, check out mehve's new story about a recent intelligence excursion with some members of the U.S. Special Forces. Then, to whet your appetite for the video, 2 new story boards have been added to our Tru7h & Reconciliation site. There's plenty more to come so stay tuned!

Halo 6/11/2003 8:42 PM PDT permalink

Get tactical Marines!

Get tactical Marines!

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Halo 6/11/2003 2:16 AM PDT

Halo 2 Video Incoming!

Halo 2 Video Incoming!

It's official... This Friday a video of the E3 2003 Halo 2 demo will be released to the world. Many of you have probably seen the various shaky cam versions floating around the net but this is the real deal - straight from the source, in all its glory.

The video version of the live E3 demo is roughly 8 minutes long and will be released in both Windows Media Player 9 (with 5.1 audio) as well as Quicktime formats.

Stay tuned throughout this week for special behind-the-scenes features and a few special treats!

Halo 6/11/2003 12:26 AM PDT permalink

Contest Update

Contest Update

Wow. There sure were a lot of entries for the Halo 2 content contest. It's taken me hours to sift through most of the entries and mark the good ones. For those of you patiently waiting, thank you. For those of you impatiently waiting, sending me messages while doing the pee-pee dance, be patient, your time is coming. I plan to do a write-up and announce the winners early next week.

Halo 6/10/2003 6:57 PM PDT permalink

Contest Closed

Contest Closed

Thanks to all of you that have submitted your entries to have your rapier wit displayed in a unintelligibly dark corner of the Halo 2 UI.

Due to the overwhelming response (and boneheads submitting disqualified duplicate entries) we ended up creating a second database to accomodate all your submissions. If you had something useful and witty to say, I hope you got in.

It is at this time, that I'm sorry to say, the plug has been pulled. We will accept no more new submissions, and I get the daunting task of sifting through hundreds of phrases to find the perfect three to be used.

I will announce the winners as soon as I have them chosen. No whining kids. No flooding my inbox with pleads. No bribes- well okay, you can bribe me but it won't affect the outcome of who I choose. No late submissions. The gavel has cracked. Elvis has left the building.

Halo 6/3/2003 6:56 PM PDT permalink

Just the FAQs 'mam

Just the FAQs 'mam

To keep the facts separate from the fiction, a new FAQ for the upcoming PC version of Halo has been added to our site. Stay tuned as we will continue to update this FAQ with new information as it becomes available.

Halo 5/28/2003 11:29 PM PDT permalink

New wallpaper

New wallpaper

Now that the rush of E3 is completely behind us… It was time to give my computer another workout. Check out the desktops section for a change of pace in all the MC-centric wallpaper selection with my new Halo 2 “Ghost” desktop. Enjoy!

Halo 5/22/2003 12:06 AM PDT permalink

Halo 2 Content Contest

Halo 2 Content Contest

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Halo 5/20/2003 6:58 AM PDT

New Halo 2 Screenshot

New Halo 2 Screenshot

As promised, in celebration of FanFest Thursday, we've just released a brand new Halo 2 screenshot! This particular shot is taken from the latter part of our demo and it's intentionally been captured at 640x480 resolution in order to show off our new depth-of-field techniques. Simply put, it's the effect that makes the Chief nice and crisp in the foreground while the images in the background are blurred.

You might not believe your eyes but believe me, these are all 100% pure shots taken from the actual demo which is real time, in engine gameplay. These screens are truly beautiful but it's even more impressive to see it in motion!

Halo 5/15/2003 10:27 PM PDT permalink

Keeping Tabs on E3

Keeping Tabs on E3

Wow, it's been a while! If you're like me and unable to be at E3 for the festivities don't give up hope! No doubt you've seen the Halo 2 movie already. If you're itching to hear what the booth and show are like, and of course to keep tabs on tonight's FanFest, check out Battleground: Halo and Bungie.org's E3 2003 Page, both of which are keeping close tabs on the action.

Halo 5/15/2003 8:43 PM PDT permalink

The monks chant. The angels sing.

The monks chant. The angels sing.

Holy high heaven! New Halo 2 and Halo PC screenshots! A new Halo 2 wallpaper! Bungie has burned a million gallons of that midnight oil in preparation for E3. The Halo 2 demo has premiered and the initial reports are in: “Ginormous ovation”, “3000+ journalists and other industry folks” going “absolutely ape-shit”, and near-incoherent battlefield-style reporting from someone who may have wet their pants! ;) And the demo has 90+ more showings to go! Check back again in the next few days as we post updates and more Halo goodness. Whew! Now for some sleep! Zzzzzzzzz -_-

Halo 5/13/2003 7:02 PM PDT permalink

GameSpy Halo PC Preview

GameSpy Halo PC Preview

Our pals over at GameSpy have released part one of their massive two-part in-depth look at Halo PC. The shroud of mystery has been lifted with an exhaustive look at everything gamers can expect to see when Halo PC is released later this year. What are you waiting for? Go check it out!

Halo 5/12/2003 2:46 PM PDT permalink

New Look. New Content

New Look. New Content

The newly revamped Tru7h & Reconciliation site is up and running and to celebrate, we've got some sweet new Halo 2 goodies for ya! Screenshots, concept art, renders and story boards all have something new. And, as an added bonus, Evil Otto has posted the last chapter in his Legendary walkthrough! Check back all throughout next week for more cool stuff during our E3 extravaganza!

Halo 5/9/2003 1:34 AM PDT permalink

America's Biggest Halo Fans Revealed

America's Biggest Halo Fans Revealed

The top 3 finalists in the recent Halo Fan Video contest have been selected. Though the competition was fierce and the decision wasn't easy, congrats go out to these three guys for their video submissions: Paul Gelardi , Geoff Fink and Jeremy Roos . All three of them win a free trip to LA to attend the Bungie FanFest where the overall winner will be announced. Way to go guys and a big thanks to everyone who submitted an entry.

Halo 5/7/2003 6:16 PM PDT permalink

Today's the Day

Today's the Day

If you've been working on a video for the America's Biggest Halo Fan contest, the deadline is TODAY . Good luck everyone and stayed tuned for the announcement of the top 3 finalists!

Halo 4/25/2003 4:09 PM PDT permalink