Forge Spotlight: Episode 4

DaItalianFish writes:

It's Forgin' time.

Hey guys, this is episode 4 of Forge Spotlight, the series where I take maps made by the community and well.. spotlight them. Remember, if you want to send a map in to get featured, just follow the instructions at the end of the video! Enjoy.

YouTube - Forge Spotlight: Episode 4

Community 4/19/2011 9:20 AM PDT permalink

Chronicles of ODS Steve - Episode 85

DeepCee writes:

Better than a Slingshot.

Steve has a plan. Simple in theory, but possibly dangerous in execution.

#85 – Better Than a Slingshot

Halo 3: ODST 4/18/2011 2:29 PM PDT permalink

Forge Lesson 47: Kleenex Testing

Godly_Perfection writes:

Don't Think Twice before reading this one. Just do it.

I'm back again folks from a busy past week of testing and tweaking Think Twice over and over again. We appreciate everyone's support so far and thanks to all of your feedback (and Urk's support) we have changed a ton since releasing the public beta and it is climbing towards perfection. Today's lesson is something that we tried to focus on during several of our playtests.  Kleenex Testing has allowed us to observe the First Impressions of players who have never played the map before to help improve it for players who download the map with no previous knowledge of it... like those of you who download maps from the Most Downloaded and Most Recommended searches in-game. Enjoy today's lesson. The next lesson will cover the other side of the spectrum.

Lesson 47: Kleenex Testing

* Kleenex testing is used to replicate the situation where players download and play a map while knowing nothing about it
* While it is difficult to create a purely sterile environment, you can still withhold as much information as possible
* Kleenex testing allows designers to study and perfect the first impressions of their creations before releasing their content

Community 4/18/2011 2:28 PM PDT permalink

Achievement Hunter: Fails of the Weak Volume 30

Plasma Prestige writes:

Peace out, mofo!

Jack and Geoff's thirtieth installment in the uber awesome Halo Reach Fails of the Weak series.

Achievement Hunter: Halo: Reach - Fails of the Weak Volume 30

Halo: Reach 4/18/2011 2:27 PM PDT permalink

Teabag Prevention Presents - Pinnacle

jake_108 writes:

Reach your high-point on Pinnacle!

As a Halo 2 veteran, I have fond memories of good ol' Ascension. You know, things like flying a Banshee around while dodging the locked-on rockets, playing hide-and-seek, tower of power, and zombies. Halo: Reach's counterpart, Pinnacle, shares strong similarities to Ascension, minus the Banshee and the super-jumping. If you haven't played it yet, or if you're not a Halo 2 vet, get ready for one of the funnest (that's a word now, I don't care 3rd grade teacher, I don't care!!!) maps around. So let's get down to it...

Teabag Prevention Presents - Pinnacle

Halo: Reach 4/18/2011 2:24 PM PDT permalink

Tyrant's Halo 3: ODST Legendary Walkthrough - Uplift Reserve

Tyrant122312 writes:

It's a walk in the park!

Thanks to the sudden exodus of Regret's cruiser, your drop pod has been blasted way off course.  Result?  You've crash landed on the outskirts of New Mombasa's very own nature reserve.  Stepping into the shoes of Dutch, your mission is simple; make it to New Mombasa and link up with the rest of your squad.

Sure it sounds simple enough, but thanks to the hordes of Covenant armor standing between you and the city limits, reaching your destination won't exactly be a walk in the park... or will it?

Watch as the Tyrant guides you through the streets of New Mombasa, rockets you through what's left of the Uplift Nature Reserve, and has you home in time for dinner.  Easiest mission in the game and BY FAR the best candidate for Vidmaster Classic.  So if you've been waiting for an opportunity to catch up on those ODST achievements, now is definitely the time to mount up and join the fight!

Tyrant's Halo 3: ODST Legendary Guide - Uplift Reserve

Halo 3: ODST 4/18/2011 2:23 PM PDT permalink

Bungie All Stars - Week 15

Somebody order a Warthog?

We're switching sides. Last week's subject material typically drops in multiples of two, but this week's ordnance is a force multiplier all its own.

  1. Two categories again this time around. Subject: The UNSC Warthog. Screenshots and custom art will be judged separately.
  2. You have from this very second until Thursday, April 21st at 11:59pm PT to submit your entry for consideration to
  3. Use the subject line “Bungie All Star Week 15” without the quotation marks.
  4. The size limit for attachments is 10MB. Include a preview image and a link to the original in your file share, or an external host for artwork.
  5. One submission per person. Please include your profile and gamertag in your email.


Halo: Reach 4/18/2011 8:57 AM PDT permalink

Halotracker News

Supreme Lyrics writes:

Dual streams and more!

Halotracker has been updated with some great new features, including a new In-depth stats layout, Dual stream broadcasters and some sweet Reach graphics for player pages! 

You can also customize your own Reach player page with anything you want, head over to your player page and click the settings tab. Hope you like medals because we have added lots of new awards for achieving certain Matchmaking and Firefight milestones.

The broadcasters page has been given a revamp too, you can now select which streams you would like to watch side-by-side. 

If you haven't already, you should check out Halotracker and sign up!

Community 4/14/2011 9:23 AM PDT permalink

Playin' Halo (Black and Yellow Remix)

no weakness writes:

Made the screen shake.

Everybody needs some theme music. This might be yours.

"This is a music video for the song 'Playin' Halo,' a remix/parody of 'Black and Yellow' by Wiz Khalifa. I enjoyed making it, I hope you enjoy watching it. Thanks!"

YouTube - Playin' Halo (Black and Yellow Remix)

Halo: Reach 4/14/2011 9:23 AM PDT permalink

Forgehub Testers Guild

TransactionZero writes:

It's very wet!

Some generous dudes from Forgehub played some maps and commented on their finds. If you're on the hunt for more great Forge stuff, you should give this commentary a watch.

"The Forgehub Testers Guild has been dedicated to testing maps since before mankind. Really! Save all your questions for later, because we'd like to show the creme la creme. Guest commentator Rho makes his first appearance."

YouTube - Forgehub Testers Guild - Term 4

Community 4/14/2011 9:18 AM PDT permalink

Achievement HORSE #19

Sliminator17 writes:

Starring Burnie as the witty Background Sounds.

Jack and Geoff are back in HORSE, throwing everything they've got in to the competition. They begin this week at 7-7...who will break the tie? Stay tuned to find out! All maps are available at

YouTube - Halo: Reach - Achievement HORSE #19

Halo: Reach 4/14/2011 9:15 AM PDT permalink

Dark Rain: Inspired by Martin O'Donnell


Also inspired by Martin O'Donnell: my love affair with bran.

Proof that Marty's music can make anything more epic. Although, that is a pretty majestic storm in it's own right.

YouTube - Dark Rain: Inspired by Martin O'Donnell

Halo 3: ODST 4/13/2011 10:25 AM PDT permalink

HaloCharts Top 10 Presented by the HCPL

ZaccyBengence writes:

Got a great clip?

HCPL is looking for your amazing multikills. You can submit up to two of your personal best, and you should keep in mind that style points definitely count. Hit the link below to send in your amazing plays.

Submit Here

Community 4/13/2011 10:21 AM PDT permalink

Top 10 Splatters: Ep 19

Anoj writes:

Roadkill for all!

Hey everyone it's Anoj and this time the Top 10 Series explored the Top 10 Splatters from around the Halo Community and threw the best ones together as one! Sit back and enjoy the spatterness!

YouTube - Halo Reach: Top 10 Splatters: Episode 19 by Anoj

To submit your own Halo Reach clips, go to and click on "Submit a Video."

Halo: Reach 4/13/2011 10:17 AM PDT permalink

Grifball 101

kal234 writes:

Back to School...Face Punching School! has a new video available to help new players get caught up on all things Grifball. If you've been wondering which end of the hammer to use, check out this video:

YouTube - Grifball 101

And also check out GrifballHub's resource center for more tips and tricks. See you on the court!

Halo: Reach 4/12/2011 9:28 AM PDT permalink

Icey - A Halo: Reach Montage

Gear61 Owns writes:

I hope that you will do this for me.

Eleven minutes of montage.

"This is a Halo: Reach dualtage from KayEmX and FKIV titled, Icey, edited by KayEmX himself. The gameplay is good and is just packed full of massive multikills, featuring a lot of really sick clips here and there. The editing isn't much, and it gets the job done. Enjoy!"

YouTube - Icey - A Halo: Reach Montage

Halo: Reach 4/12/2011 9:25 AM PDT permalink

Teabag Prevention Presents: Powerhouse

jake_108 writes:

This week, Teabag Prevention shows you how to take control of Powerhouse!

Powerhouse is a medium-sized map where the majority of the battles are  medium to long-range. There are no vehicles on this map. Sure, you'll have your occasional close quarters battle, but that's what your fists are for... and Gravity Hammers. They're for that too. Aside from that, it only makes sense to pick up a rifle on this map, along with Rockets, Grenade Launcher, Sniper Rifle, and...and...

Teabag Prevention

Halo: Reach 4/12/2011 9:20 AM PDT permalink

Bungie All Stars - Week 14

Taming of the Hunters.

I didn't get a whole lot of screenshots featuring Hunters last week. That makes me sad. You want me to be happy, right?

  1. Two categories this week. Snap a screenshot with one or two Hunters in the shot (more is okay, too). Or, if you'd rather cook up your own creation, go ahead and crank out some custom art featuring the same sunject material. I'll judge both categories independently.
  2. You have from this very second until Thursday, April 14th at 11:59pm PT to submit your entry for consideration to
  3. Use the subject line “Bungie All Star Week 14” without the quotation marks.
  4. The size limit for attachments is 10MB. Include a preview image and a link to the original in your file share, or an external host for artwork.
  5. One submission per person. Please include your profile and gamertag in your email.

Keep in mind that I've seen plenty of existing Hunter screenshots. New stuff only for the competition, please. As always, we'll have stars ready for the winning submissions.


CommunityHalo: Reach 4/11/2011 9:33 AM PDT permalink

Forge Café's Community Montage

undr zid writes:

Pull up a chair.

Members from Forge Café want to present to the public our first Halo Reach edition Community Montage. A special "Thank You" from the Staff for submitting your clips, we hope the community enjoys watching as much as we did!

YouTube - Forge Cafe Community Montage

Community 4/11/2011 9:20 AM PDT permalink

Fails of the Weak Volume 29

Dark X Halcyon writes:

As old as Jack.

The boys back at Rooster Teeth HQ have submitted their 29th episode of Fails of the Weak. It's full of possessed weapons, jetpacks, and, well you'll just have to watch for the rest.

Check it out.

YouTube - Halo: Reach - Fails of the Weak Volume 29

Community 4/11/2011 9:16 AM PDT permalink

Public Beta: Think Twice

Godly_Perfection writes:

We would like to recruit your assistance.

Come one, come all. Today we present you with the Public Beta of Think Twice our newest map. Think Twice is created by the minds of A 3 Legged Goat, GodlyPerfection, Jonzorz 124, and Sven Nietzsche from This map features a gorgeous aesthetic as well as a unique and innovative center area that will reward you for being able to out maneuver your opponents. I can talk all I want about the map, but the best way to present this to you is to show you a video of gameplay... in HD of course. Today's match up features some iconic figures in the Halo Community that you may recognize.

Red Team

umd z


Blue Team

Obi Wan Stevobi
Sven Nietzsche

Help us create the best map that we possibly can for your enjoyment. Download the beta and return to us with feedback by heading over to or going to the map discussion thread in the Reach Forums. We want to thank you for your time in advance, because this map would be nothing without you.

Download Link: [Beta] Think Twice
Feedback Thread: Link

Halo: Reach 4/11/2011 9:13 AM PDT permalink

Bungie Weekly Update: 04/08/2011

Yesterday was Thursday. Thursday.

Read Full Top Story

Bungie Weekly UpdateHalo: Reach 4/8/2011 1:39 PM PDT

Tyrant's Halo 3: ODST Legendary Walkthrough - Tayari Plaza

Tyrant122312 writes:

Immediately after drop...

The streets of New Mombasa can finally rejoice! A team of heroes has finally arrived on the scene and YOU are at the head of the pack. Unfortunately at the moment, you find yourself alone and surrounded by darkness. In the background, the city quietly burns from the Covenant aftermath as silent figures stalk you from the shadows. It's up to you to link up with the rest of your squad and escape the post-apocalyptic city alive.

Your first stop? Jumping into the shoes of your love-struck squad leader Sgt Buck. The objective? Rescue the damsel in distress before the Covenant find her first. You'll have several zesty tools at your disposal, including the new silenced Magnum (Scope included. Batteries sold separately.), and of course the man in white himself, the Tyrant, will be using his mysteriously gloved hand to help point you in the right direction. Stay tuned, folks. This is only the beginning!

Tyrant's Halo 3: ODST Legendary Guide - Tayari Plaza

Halo 3: ODST 4/8/2011 9:12 AM PDT permalink

Zev's 3rd Halo: Reach Montage

Gear61 Owns writes:

It's the way on the stage.

This is Zev's 3rd Halo: Reach montage, edited by Revenge. The gameplay features a nice, balanced mix of MLG and non-MLG footage, showcasing a sweet killtacular on Narrows among other good, clean sniper multikills. The editing is quite good as well. The flow is very smooth; there's a lot of syncing and the effects and angles used for syncing purposes are all well done and well placed. Enjoy!

YouTube - Zev's 3rd Halo: Reach Montage

Halo: Reach 4/7/2011 9:17 AM PDT permalink