HBO's Halo CE News Roundup

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Looks like HBO has their finger on the pulse of the latest Halo Custom Edition news. And yup, the heart's still beating. If you're still playing, or you're thinking about picking it up, you should hit the link below.

Massive Halo CE News Roundup

Halo Universe 6/24/2010 9:12 AM PDT permalink

Feast of Bones

Robt McLees speaks on behalf of the dead.

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HaloHalo Universe 3/29/2010 1:55 PM PDT

Halo: The Cole Protocol

In the first, desperate days of the Human-Covenant War... has gone live with the back copy for Tobias Buckell's Halo: The Cole Protocol. Thanks to HBO for scaring up the link. Here's the copy from Tobias' blog:

"In the first, desperate days of the Human-Covenant War, the UNSC has enacted the Cole Protocol to safeguard Earth and its Inner Colonies from discovery by a merciless alien foe. Many are called upon to rid the universe of lingering navigation data that would reveal the location of Earth. Among them is Navy Lieutenant Jacob Keyes. Thrust back into action after being sidelined, Keyes is saddled with a top secret mission by ONI. One that will take him deep behind enemy lines, to a corner of the universe where nothing is as it seems.

Out beyond the Outer Colonies lies the planet Hesiod, a gas giant surrounded by a vast asteroid belt. As the Covenant continues to glass the human occupied planets near Hesiod, many of the survivors, helped by a stronghold of human Insurrectionists, are fleeing to the asteroid belt for refuge. They have transformed the tumbling satellites into a tenuous, yet ingenious, settlement known as the Rubble–and have come face-to-face with a Covenant settlement of Kig-Yar . . . yet somehow survived.

News of this unlikely treaty has spread to the warring sides. Luckily for the UNSC, this uneasy alliance is in the path of the Spartan Gray Team, a three-man renegade squad whose simple task is to wreak havoc from behind enemy lines in any way they see fit. But the Prophets have also sent their best—an ambitious and ruthless Elite, whose quest for nobility and rank is matched only by his brutality . . . and who will do anything to secure his Ascendancy and walk the Path."

Halo: The Cole Protocol is set to release on November 25th, 2008.

CommunityHaloHalo UniverseNovel 10/22/2008 12:43 PM PDT permalink

Bungie Day: 7/7/08

Bungie Day is upon you. Here's some stuff to do while you should be working or doing chores. Tell your mother we say "Hello."

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Inside BungieCommunityHalo 3Halo UniverseClassic Games 7/7/2008 12:04 PM PDT

The Next Halo Novel: The Cole Protocol

Tor Books announces the sixth book taking place in Bungie's Halo Universe, due in stores this Fall.

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Halo UniverseNovel 6/16/2008 12:08 PM PDT

Halo 3 Machinima Round-Up

Cleaning out a blog queue full of machinima with a handful of links inside.

The blog queue has been stuffed with machinima releases, so I nicked a bunch of them and stuffed them in a single post for your convenience. It's Friday, take a break and kill a little time.

Gray Team
A1OMC writes
: Mindless Distortion Productions brings you their take on the mysterious group of Spartans from the Halo Novels,  Gray Team. In machinima form.

The backstory of the Gray Team squad is unknown to anyone. Well, not unless you created the Halo Novels. A10M1C along with his crew Zelahn and TentativeChaos portray the tale in their own vision. The series has been getting better after each 10 minute episode's release. Each part of the tale is broken into "Transmissions" and each Transmission brings the viewer closer and closer to the fictional tale of the three Mark V Spartans.

So Far, Two episodes have been released. The Youtube Links are to follow. Transmission One's length had to be split for Youtube. Episode 2 Relegation was split into two parts but the third part will be Episode 3.

Transmission One: Pilot
Youtube Stream [Part 1 of 2]
Youtube Stream [Part 2 of 2]

Transmission Two: Relegation Part 1 of 2
Youtube Stream

The Classical Montage
Namenda writes:
Montage was edited by Chris Golden with I schw4nker I behind the helmet of gameplay. With a tribute to thehalogod's montage "Untouchable" we believe that's how montages should be.

Check it out here!

ZZ writes
: Maptrocity is the Halo 3 version of the original Maptacular video from insidi0us. It features some amazing transitions of Halo 3 maps. A lot of time and effort has been put to make this video by BigV. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did. Download the full version here.

Project Orion: Episode 4
Legend0922 writes:
Project ORION, Legend Zero's first machinima project, has been released without interruption for the last three weeks now, and that continues today. Episode 4, "Unexpected Help", brings our three heroes together to right Rouge's robotic army, and introduces a new Character into the storyline.

We have been working hard on this series, and we REALLY hope you enjoy everything ORION has to offer. This is not your typical Machinima, as the live action sections also have their major role in the storyline. Expect to see more of ORION in each of the coming weeks.

Our Youtube Channel:

ORION's Playlist:

Thanks everybody, be sure to let us know what you think!

CommunityHalo 3Halo Universe 6/6/2008 10:44 AM PDT permalink

Fanmade CG of 'Armor Testing'

YouTuber MajorDump made a CG Trailer for Halo Graphic Novel story "Armor Testing."

"Armor Testing" was one of the short stories featured in 2006's Halo Graphic Novel and YouTuber MajorDump has created CG trailer for that story. In addition to the above "Armor Testing" bit, MajorDump also did a CG remake of the first episode of Red vs. Blue (check that out here). I don't know if there's a way I can say "MajorDump" again -- so I should probably just move on.

Caught this via HBO (a variety of downloads in multiple sizes are there if you'd like to see at high non-YouTube res)

CommunityHaloHalo Universe 6/5/2008 10:54 AM PDT permalink

Halo Universe: Covenant Weapons

In the wake of looking at some of the UNSC weapons, here's a look at the fiction behind some of the Covenant's weaponry.

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Halo 3Halo Universe 9/6/2007 12:29 PM PDT

Halo Universe: UNSC Weaponry

An in-depth look at some of the UNSC's armament in the war against the Covenant.

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Halo 3Halo Universe 8/15/2007 4:23 PM PDT

Halo Universe: Use Fire

If all else fails... The long wait is over, Halo 3 welcomes the Flamethrower and a fourth grenade into the fold.

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Halo 3Halo Universe 8/13/2007 11:43 AM PDT

Halo: Contact Harvest

The next Halo novel is announced. Halo: Contact Harvest, is coming soon, and the author is our own Joseph Staten. We chat.

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Halo UniverseNovel 5/10/2007 9:42 AM PDT

The Warthog

This week, we take a look at what's probably the all time favorite vehicle in the enitre Halo universe. It's the Warthog.

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Halo 3Halo Universe 3/26/2007 5:16 PM PDT

The Spiker

Another in our continuing and in-depth looks at the weapons of Halo 3. This time we expose a dual wieldable weapon, designed exclusively for Halo 3. The Brute Spiker. A nasty, vicious, shredding horror used primarily by Brutes. Learn to love it now. And make sure you have QuickTime installed...

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Halo 3Halo Universe 2/28/2007 4:19 PM PST

Halo Comic Announcement

Our good friends at Marvel made a couple of nifty announcements regarding the upcoming (and as-yet, untitled) Halo comic series, and although they haven't set a date yet, they did reveal that the artist and writer paired for the project are Alex Maleev and Brian Bendis, respectively.

Their work on Marvel projects including Daredevil and Ultimate Spider-Man has made them comic book legends, and Bungie is proud to be working with such a talented team. You can read (not much) more about the partnership HERE at Marvel's site. We'll bring you more news as the series develops and we look forward to sharing what's going to be an amazing extension of the Halo fiction and universe.

Halo Universe 2/26/2007 2:20 PM PST permalink

Spartan Laser

The latest in our series of Halo 3 weapon and equipment slots, the Spartan Laser is one of the most exciting new weapons in the UNSC arsenal. Read on for new info on what may be the most destructive weapon you will ever wield.

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Halo 3Halo Universe 1/31/2007 4:58 PM PST

Spike Grenade

Robt. McLees again contributes to our latest preview of a new Halo 3 weapon. Read on for the UNSC's latest intel on the Brute's grenade of choice: The Type-2 Antipersonnel Fragmentation Grenade  - or spike grenade, for short.

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Halo 3Halo Universe 1/24/2007 5:00 PM PST

MA5C Assault Rifle

Another delve into the world of Halo 3 vehicles and weapons - this time Robt. McLees assists us in a tour of what's soon to be everyone's favorite spawning weapon - the MA5C Individual Combat Weapon System, otherwise known as the Assault Rifle.

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Halo 3Halo Universe 1/17/2007 4:57 PM PST

The Mongoose

With the invaluable help of Robt. McLees, Bungie formally introduces you to The Mongoose, the newest addition to the UNSC's ever-expanding arsenal with which to wage war against the Covenant.

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Halo 3Halo Universe 1/10/2007 4:24 PM PST

Bungie's X06 Announcements

Bungie has announced two new projects today at X06. The first is a partnership with Peter Jackson and his talented crew to bring you another chapter in the Halo universe. The second is Halo Wars, a real-time strategy game being developed by Ensemble Studios. Get the scoop in the full story.

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Halo Universe 9/27/2006 10:32 AM PDT

The Next Halo Novel: Ghosts of Onyx

The next Halo novel is Ghosts of Onyx, by Eric Nylund. Let the celebrations begin! Our new publishing partner, Tor, will release the latest novel in November, 2006 continuing and expanding the scenarios and characters created by Nylund, and expanding the Halo universe a little bit more.

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Halo Universe 8/29/2006 2:51 PM PDT