Podtacular E3 2016 Special: Halo Wars 2 with Dan Ayoub

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At E3, we had a chance to talk with Executive Producer, Dan Ayoub about Halo Wars 2 and what we can expect from the next installment in the Halo RTS genre.  With the successful reception of the original Halo Wars produced by Ensemble Studios, a sequel has been demanded by the community and 343 is working with Creative Assembly to bring the next installment of the series to Halo fans.  In this interview we discuss the new features and controls being introduced, the timeline of Halo Wars 2 within the rest of the Halo Universe, the new Banished faction and PC specific features with the game launching on Windows 10.

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Podtacular E3 2016 Special: Halo Wars 2 Demo

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Dan Ayoub, Executive Producer at 343 Industries walks us though the first mission of Halo Wars 2 and the introduction of the Banished after the crew of the Spirit of Fire wakes up from 28 years in cryo sleep.  Bringing a sequel to Halo Wars has been a major request from the Halo community and hasn’t been without its own challenges along the way from gameplay mechanics to story they wanted to tell.  At the end of the session, Dan took some time to do a short Q&A.

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E3 2016 Special: Xbox Platform Update with Aaron Greenberg

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During E3, we had the chance to sit down with Aaron Greenberg, Head of Xbox Games Marketing to discuss the announcements regarding the Xbox Platform made during the Xbox Media Briefing.  This refreshes our show having an Xbox representative featured in one of our recordings since Larry Hryb, better known as Major Nelson, was a guest for Episode 8 back in 2005.   We had a chance to dig a little deeper into the new Xbox One controller design studio, the Xbox One S(lim), and new dashboard features.  There wasn’t much Aaron could talk into the future of some of these announcements with many of them either still in development or waiting to see how the community reacts to them, but he did say it would be nice to have someone back on the show a little more often than once a decade.

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Podtacular 544: E3 2016 and Halo Wars 2 Beta Recap

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With E3 came the official trailer for Halo Wars 2 and a few other interesting platform announcements for Xbox Live and Xbox One.  Xbox revealed a new console, controller studio and the Play Anywhere program allowing buy once and play on Xbox One or Windows 10, which Halo Wars 2 is a part of.  The Xbox Press Brief also kicked off the Halo Wars 2 beta on Xbox One featuring Domination and Deatmatch, and Strongholds for those in attendance at E3.  There are promising prospects for the sequel to one of the most requested games of the franchise and we’re here to give you our thoughts.

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Podtacular 543: Halo Bowl Recap

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Thanks to all of the support from the Halo community, the Halo Bowl was a big success.  In addition to crowning Drunken Halo the champions of the tournament, we raised over $1600 for Gamers Outreach to partially fund a GO Kart. After E3, we all got together to recap our experience in the tournament and we’re pleased to have Zach Wigal, founder of Gamers Outreach on to discuss what the charity is all about and some exclusive looks at some upcoming programs they are working on.  Also, we must give a huge thanks to GrimBrother One for highlighting the tournament on the Community Update.

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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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