Machinima Monday: HMV Hell 5

The brilliant minds are back for another installment of the classic Halo take on the Anime Music Video Hell style videos.

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Podtacular 542: Hog Wild

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If you can’t tell, we’re back in the convention season with this late release, but none-the-less, here’s our podcast from the Hog Wild update that hit earlier this month.  We also talk about the latest Halo Loot Crate that was announced, the Forge tease for an upcoming Halo 5 update and the upcoming conventions coming this summer and what we can expect to see from E3.  The Halo Bowl follows this episode as well, which we speak to more details on the event.

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Halo Wars 2 Official Announcement, Open Beta Starts Today

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During today’s E3 Xbox Press Briefing, 343 Industries partnered with Creative Assembly officially announced Halo Wars 2 coming to Windows 10 PC and Xbox One, Feburary 21, 2017.  Halo Wars 2 carries on the Real-time Strategy gameplay of Halo onto the Ark, where you’ll fight against the Banished Covenant faction.  Halo Wars 2 was originally targeted for a 2016 launch window, but was pushed back for polish and breath-ability to be enjoyed by Halo fans upon release.  However, starting today, the Halo Wars 2 Open Beta is available on Xbox One only.  There will be a subsequent beta before the game’s release that will include a PC beta, but according to Xbox, a PC build of the game simply wasn’t ready in time to account for the variety of different possible computer configurations available.

Halo Wars 2 will be an Xbox Play Anywhere title, meaning your saves and achievements will be available both on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC and you only have to buy the game once to play on either platform.  Tomorrow Xbox will unveil more details about how to pre-order Halo Wars 2 and about the Ultimate Edition of Halo Wars 2, which will include Halo Wars: Definitive Edition, along with other bonuses.  Grab the Open Beta today from the Xbox Store.

During the beta, two game modes will be available.  Starting today, June 13th through June 16th, Domination will be playable, which is the traditional RTS game mode seen in the original Halo Wars where players fight for map control.  From June 17th until June 20th, Deathmatch will be playable where players fight until one is the last standing.

Source: Xbox Wire

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Podtacular 541: Halo Bowl Announcement

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In conjunction with Drunken Halo, Podcast Evolved and the Delta Halo podcast, we’re pleased to announce our participation in the upcoming Halo Bowl.  In this special cross-show podcast we discuss the details of the upcoming charity tournament between our four shows taking place June 8th at 6:30PM EDT.  Learn more about each of the shows and the layout of the tournament.  The charity we’re playing for is Gamers Outreach in an attempt to raise $4000 to fund a GO-Cart.

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Podtacular 540: Campaign Completed

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Since our last episode we’ve received a little more information about Forge for Windows 10 and get some news about a change in the upcoming schedule of content releasing for Halo 5.  While 343 is putting on the polishing touches for the next batch of content that is scheduled to come, we will receive the Hog Wild content update REQs ahead of schedule.  With a lull in the news, we are able to wrap up our campaign walk-through for Halo 5: Guardians leaving us open to discuss more in-depth topics brought up in the campaign for future shows.

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Hog Wild REQ Drop Now Available

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While 343 Industries is working on putting the finishing touches on the Hog Wild content slated for the next update, they have decided to go ahead and release the REQs from the update.  Along with the three new Warthogs, we’re receiving the hybrid loadout scope, Aurum weapon skins, two new armor sets, one new visor and five new emblems.  The remaining content that was slated for this update including new maps, game modes, Forge items and bug fixes will come out later this month.  You can check out all the new REQs available below.

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Halo Legendary Loot Crate Announced

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Loot Crate is well known for their monthly subscription box of geek and gamer gear and loot.  Today, Xbox announced a partnership between 343 Industries and Loot Crate to bring Halo fans the Halo Legendary Crate.  This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Halo items in Loot Crates, with items in December 2015’s Galaxy Crate and the first Loot Gaming crate.

The Halo Legendary Crate will include exclusive figures, apparel, collectibles, in-game items, and more from the franchise in a bi-monthly crate.  While there is no date on when this crate will first be available, we will get a first glimpse at the first crate in late August. Each crate will contain $65 worth of loot for $34.99 plus $5 shipping.  Halo fans can sign up to receive email notifications when more details and the crates themselves become available by visiting LootCrate.com/Halo.

 

Source: Xbox Wire

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