Hello all and welcome back to the 343iCF Weekly Site Wrapup. Let's get into things:
Primary Announcement: We WON'T be wrapping up the last half of June, July, or August but on the bright side, with my laptop fixed now I should be able to put these out weekly or as close to weekly as possible.
First Halo: Master Chief Collection Community Event
WOO! On the first day the Master Chief Collection comes out our Community Moderator, TheSilverCenturion, is going to be hosting an Event. If you can't make it then be sure to catch it LIVE on our Twitch channel named 343CommunityForum. Which you can find a link to by visiting the thread (Remember all banners are clickable).
Staff VS. Members Playdate Poll
There has been no official word yet but The Director has put up a poll for a possible upcoming Staff VS. Members Playdate totally out of nowhere with no warning at all. From left field. Out of the blue. WHY WOULD HE DO THIS TO US? Completely random. Anyway, the standings for the polls are currently listed as such:
Day: Saturday (37.50%)
Time Frame: 12PM EST - 6PM EST (52.38%)
Game: Halo 4 (36.84%)
Everyone who attends official Community Events gets the Gamer Award:
343i Short Story Contest
The ever monthly Short Story Contest is underway with your judges from the Event Management Team: D-38 Boss and Cooliest, Community Moderator BeckoningZebra1, and our Site Moderator RedStarRocket. Read up on rules and guidelines here.
September Caption Contest
This contest run monthly by Cooliest goes without explanation. It's the monthly Caption Contest! This is this month's caption above.
Winner of the last Caption Contest was TheSilverCenturion!:
His boss said to stick to his guns... He took it literally.
Winners of the Caption Contest get the Captioneer Award:
Long time dedicated member decorated with many forum accomplishments. By the way, that's what he looks like in real life. Handsome mustache and everything.
This week's Featured Map is by someone who is frequently listed under our Featured Map subsection because he never forgets about us here when he makes one. He likes his maps to be seen by all. Here's Zandril's latest map named Cypher.
Assassin's Creed: Unity Delayed
You read it correctly. According to Edward Kenway's article, the next installment of the Assassin's Creed franchise on next gen consoles will be delayed by about two weeks or so. Tragic news for Assassin's Creed fans but the real supporters can wait.
Games with Gold - September
The Games With Gold for the month of September have been revealed and brought to us by Adam. For the Xbox One we have Super Time Force (what?) and Crimson Dragon (???). Ooook. And for Xbox 360 we're getting Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine and HALO: REACH! Leave your thoughts and likes with Adam by visiting his thread.
Playstation Network Hacked UPDATE
Unease N3wsnut has been keeping us up to date on Sony's Playstation Network being hacked once again. Supposedly a hacking group named Lizard Squad took credit for the hacking of PSN over Twitter. Condolences to anyone still facing problems with playing online with friends because you have a Playstation.
The Terrorists of 343
To quote Lil Wayne: "If you ain't wit it. You gotta get wit it or get lost." Story by Caboose The Ace.
MEMBER OF THE MONTH
August's explosive MoM, as we call him, was Self Destruct. An incredibly talented artist and fun member. He's hosted Events that have gotten good feedback from attendees but now his time is up. It's only right that he gets his spot in the MoM Section of the Wrapup. To Self Destruct . MoM Post here.
This month, our newest Member of the Month is the outstanding Blake Belladonna for being an overall great member on the site. Actually he's pretty great off the site as well attending and hosting Events and such! Great job and congrats once again Blake.
Some fresh meat joined the Staff ranks recently. They are:
Jack of Arts for the Art Department
Sikslik7 for Event Management
Unease N3wsnut for News Group
and WreckoningZebra1 joining the Community Moderators
Great job guys
The latest Podcast is a very special one. It includes myself, Church, The Director, and D-38 Boss. This was our very special post E3 Podcast. Well worth the listen even if it's late. I had to do all the talking for everyone.
TOP 15 (28)
The July/August Top 28 List goes like this:
Caboose The Ace
The Dumb Weasel
Field Marshall Elite
Thank you all for being great members and earning your Top 15 Awards!:
Following the trend of raising awareness for ALS or Lou Gherig's Disease, our very own Edward Kenway of the News Group has participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge and here is his video.
It took me long enough so thanks for joining in again everyone and staying active. Now scroll back up and read it all over again.