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Podtacular 492: The End of the Road?

The finale of Hunt the Truth finds Ben Giraud with a treasure trove of information on the attacks at the embassy on Bliss involving the Master Chief.  He’s going all out with his story, taking everything he’s discovered and going full distribution on prime time.  As he’s done in the past, he transfers all the data he just mined to Ray for safe keeping and gets a hold of Anthony Petrovsky to give him the time and place things will go down. Petra Janecek checks up on what he found only to learn of his last ditch effort to bring down ONI bit he also takes a moment to thank her for everything she’s done for him. Now the only question that remains is will it be enough this time. We would like to thank Toa Freak again for being with us to the end of this extraordinary series.

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Podtacular 491: PrE3 Halo Hype

With the lead up to E3, Game Informer delivers a dump truck load of Halo information revealing more about the campaign we’ll be playing in October and hinting at an all new multiplayer experience that we’ll get to see at the expo.  We get full details confirming the members of Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris unveiling the identify of the red Spartan as Olympia Vale.  A new multiplayer map, Fathom was revealed being underwater inside a glass dome.  There’s a lot of other campaign and multiplayer related info that will hopefully be expanded upon at E3 including the new Artemus Tracking System equipped by Osiris.

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Podtacular 490: What Lies Beneath

Our second to last episode covering the Hunt the Truth campaign, we find Ben about ready to give up on his hunt when he’s attacked by ONI and saved by FERO. With renewed commitment after FERO told Ben she was about to risk her life to bring down ONI, he steps up and pursues the lead given to him by Petra, telling FERO to hold off on her attack.  Once on the planet Bliss, Ben heads straight for the coordinates in the middle of glassed wastelands.  Narrowly escaping a glass storm, he reaches his destination finding an abandoned ONI relay station.  What he finds is all the information he needs to corroborate Chief’s innocence on Biko and all the info on the actors, himself and John that he could ever want to finally bring ONI to justice.  Again we are joined by Toa Freak from Halo Canon.

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Halo 5: Guardians Warzone Game Mode

At the E3 2015 Xbox Press Briefing, 343 Industries announced an all new game mode for Halo 5: Guardians: Warzone.  This new game mode takes Halo big team multiplayer to the next level incorporating 12 vs. 12 PvP combat mixed in with AI bosses as you take out enemy forces and control key bases on the map.  The scoring is a mixture of PvP kills and objective completion within the game mode.  Taking control of bases, eliminating AI bosses and killing other players all add victory points to your team’s score.

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Podtacular Special: 10 Year Anniversary Fundraiser

Earlier this week, we launched our 10 Year Anniversary RTX Reunion Party Fundraiser asking the Halo community to help us fund hosting a party for Halo fans.  We have lots of plans for our anniversary panel and a laundry list of things we want to do there and our party.  343 Industries and other companies have already offered up some Halo swag for us to give away and help make our anniversary celebration a success.  Please check out our Indiegogo campaign, consider donating and most importantly, share with other Halo fans.

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Podtacular’s 10 Year Anniversary RTX Reunion Party Fundraiser


This year marks our 10 year anniversary being a Halo community and podcast and we’re celebrating at RTX this year.  At RTX, you’ll be able to meet all the current Podtacular staff and some of the original, familiar faces like foomojive and Spelchek at our panel.  Details are still up in the air on when our panel will be, but in addition to the panel, we’re looking to throw a reunion party, reserving a place for the Podtacular and Halo community to come and share Halo stories with one another.  To achieve this, we need your help! We’ve launched an Indiegogo Fundraiser to help cover the costs of producing Podtacular swag: t-shirts, lanyards, wristbands, etc. and funding for us to rent out a restaurant for an evening during RTX.  We will have special giveaways for those in attendance at our panel and the party but don’t fret if you can’t make it.  We have some great perks to go along with our fundraiser and have been graciously supplied with some Halo goodies from 343 Industries for us to give away on stream.  For full details behind our campaign, check out the announcement video below and head over to to donate today.

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The Sprint Returns for Making Halo 5: Guardians

the-sprint-s2-542x305-2e436bbd2e0a4c85b343c3e8a67b4f9e343 Industries will bring back The Sprint taking a look behind making Halo 5: Guardians ready for its E3 debut.  Check out the trailer below:

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