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Our RTX experience this year was nothing short of extraordinary as we celebrated our 10 year anniversary of the show. In addition to our episode 500 panel, we hosted a reunion party for all of our fans who attended RTX. We had some awesome people come by and game away a lot of Halo swag. We did get to see the show floor and attend a few other panels while we were there, but admittedly, this year was all about our anniversary. We can’t thank everyone enough who helped get us here during our 10 year journey.
Video games have become integral parts of household entertainment in the past couple decades and their introduction to the living room and every day lives exposes them to family. In the day and age where parents must be mindful of the content consumed by their kids, video games take a front seat role. We’ve invited a group of avid gamers who have kids to discuss what concerns there are being a parent in the video game space, what do they do when they play games with them, what they allow their kids to play, and what responsibilities parents have when making choices on games they play. We are pleased to have on our show as guests Ducain 23 from Forge Channel, Ovaryacting from the PMS Clan, BelleBunny from Dames of Destiny and Rectify Gaming, and Grimm & Axiomm84 from Dads of Destiny.
Back in July of 2005, our beloved founder foomojive released the first episode of Podtacular. Ten years later, we’re carrying on the tradition of talking about anything any everything in the Halo Universe. We recorded our 500th episode at RTX where we held an anniversary reunion party and panel celebrating our ten year history. Along with myself, Biowolf, and foomo, we also welcome Spelchek on this very special show as we walk down memory lane highlighting the pinnacles of the podcast and the community around Podtacular. It is everyone involved with Halo and those who support our show that has kept us going and carrying the torch.
Gamescom has brought us a plethora of more Halo info, not just limited to Halo 5: Guardians. While we got the announcement of Colosseum and gameplay on Fathom, we also got the announcement for Halo Wars 2, the Halo World Championship as part of the Halo Championship Series, and the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Xbox One and other limited edition Xbox One controllers were finally revealed. We all are together for the first time all recording in the same room as we’re here in Austin, Texas in celebration of our 10 year anniversary.
The latest addition to the Halo fiction is brought to us by the one and only Frank O’Connor, which brings up an interesting concept about Smart AIs in the Halo universe. In Saint’s Testimony, we hear the plea of one Smart AI, Iona or obtaining human rights in spite of her seven years of service approaching rampancy. She delves into the idea of dreaming, how it repairs certain parts of her neural net similar to how humans reorganize information when they sleep and dream. This show is filled with spoilers if you haven’t read/listened to it. We were pleased to have PensHalo on the show to discuss this book.
Come celebrate our 10 year anniversary of Podtacular in Austin, Texas during the Rooster Teeth Expo. Meet the founder, foomojive and original co-host of the show Spelchek at our anniversary panel and our very first reunion party along with the current Podtacular staff. Participate in giveaways and prizes as we celebrate Podtacular’s history and look forward to Halo’s future. If you’re going to RTX, we hope you get involved with our events and give us a chance to meet our fans. Here’s what our schedule looks like during RTX:
Podtacular’s 10 Year Anniversary Podcast
Austin Convention Center, Room 12
Saturday, August 8th @ 2:30PM CDT
Podtacular’s 10 Year Reunion Party
Moonshine Patio Bar and Grill
303 Red River St
Saturday, August 8th @ 7:30PM CDT
If you didn’t put enough money down on Halo 5 already, prepare to spend a lot more, especially if you’re the collector type. The Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Xbox One bundle comes with a custom Spartan Locke themed, 1TB console and controller with a Limited Edition copy of the game. The bundle runs at $499.99 and will be available on October 20th this year.
In addition to the console bundle, the controller is also available as a stand-alone purchase in addition to a custom Master Chief themed Xbox One controller. These controllers are the classic Xbox One controllers, not the Elite controllers announced at E3 and are priced at $69.99 each.