HUNT the TRUTH – Phantoms

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Benjamin Giraud has been tracking down the origins of the Master Chief, but the deeper he dug, the darker secrets he found shrouding John’s past.  Now in just a couple of hours, the culmination of his work and his journalistic integrity are about to be put on the line when FERO will hack into a closed door session between ONI and UEG senators.  This would be the opportunity for Ben to expose all of ONI’s dark secrets behind the Spartan program.  As he’s making final preparations for his presentation, Ben pre-recorded Anthony Petrovsky’s testimony against ONI to avoid anything that could go wrong from happening during the hack.  He was still waiting on final material from Mashak and hadn’t heard from FERO all day.  As he anxiously waits on contact from them, he gets ready for Anthony’s testimony.

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Humanity: A Fan Film Exploring Chief’s Search for His Own Humanity

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One of the questions posed during the Halo 4 campaign was the state of Chief’s sense of humanity, especially after the sudden departure of his companion AI, Cortana.  One group is looking to explore this question in a Halo fan film project titled Halo: Humanity.  The project will be Kickstarted, but has been delayed due to unforeseen roadblocks and high ambitions for the film.  As they explain in their first ViDoc (below), they making sure all their assets look the best they can be in order to have a successful fundraiser.  Their ambitions are high and they have big plans for the film if it gets the funding it needs.  Head on over to HaloHumanity.com to find concept art, photo-realistic renders, working assets, and to subscribe to their mailing list.

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Podtacular 484: Ultimate Halo

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While Hunt the Truth is in full swing grabbing all the attention of the lore nuts, the MCC is due for a major release in the coming days as Relic and ODST are scheduled to hit by the end of this month.  We’re still eagerly awaiting a release date, but hopefully something soon comes up.  In the meantime, there’s not much else going on in current game news, but communities are thriving and more seem to be popping up and growing.  One such community is Ultimate Halo headed up by Wangtim3.  We had him on our show previously when he was still doing his own stuff, but now he’s brought together a team of personalities generating YouTube content that covers a wide array of Halo topics.  We also did our own dramatic reading of the latest GrifballHub comic and go through our mailbag once again.

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Podtacular Staff Featured in Latest GrifballHub Comics

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For the last three weeks, Rally Fox, co-host for the Grifball Hubcast, has featured some of our staff in the GrifballHub Comic.  I’ve been featured on it before, but the latest have focused more on Podtacular specifically regarding our number of shows and our latest podcasts on the Hunt the Truth campaign.  Check out comics 128, 129 and 130 where Biowolf and I are featured and let our friends over at the hub know what you think.

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Podtacular 483: The Leak

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Ben finally made contact with FERO at the end of the previous episode and things couldn’t have gone more South how Ben was expecting their plan to go.  Leaked footage of the Master Chief disrupting a monumental peace talk seemingly favoring the alien representatives and kidnapping the human representative has had many people talking about him.  As Mashak reveals more information about the Spartan program and it’s treatment of the outer colonies, it’s not long before humanity is up in arms about what the Chief is doing.  FERO reassures that while Master Chief is taking the brunt of the blow in the short term, he will be vindicated and ONI will be the ones under scrutiny.  The panic generated from the first leak was enough to get the pieces moving for ONI brass and UEG Senators to set up a meeting to discuss what’s going on, which is right where they want them.

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White Xbox One MCC Bundle Now Available for a Limited Time

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For a limited time starting today, U.S. customers can purchase a white Xbox One bundled with Halo: The Master Chief Collection.  Major Nelson announced on his blog earlier today the bundle sells at $349USD while supplies last.  Halo: The Master Chief Collection comes as a digital download code and the console a 500GB hard drive without the Kinect sensor.  Grab them while you can from the Microsoft Store.

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HUNT the Truth – Drip, Drip, Drip

dripPetra Janecek was the last person Ben expected to hear from after their last encounter.  She had called Ben in the middle of the night looking for an explanation to an event that happened while he was asleep.  Immediately after he listened to the message, he called Petra who was asking for an explanation of what happened, what he had done with whatever new info he had gathered during his hunt.  Ben, however, didn’t have any idea what was going on, so Petra told him to check his news feed then to call her back.  By the time Ben checked up on the latest news, thousands of reports from around civilized space had people in a panic.  Journalists, social hubs, just about everyone was talking about one thing: the leak.

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