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  1. It's Tuesday which means it's Wrapup day so let's get into it: Primary Announcement: There are rules and there are important rules. This is an update for the latter. Oh just kidding it's the update itself OF the rules that's important. Either way, you must read this and abide to it. IMPORTANT RULE UPDATE. COMMUNITY EVENTS Edward's Trinity Events How does this community stay so active with so many Events you ask? Oh wait.. You didn't ask that? Oh, well I was going to say it's because not only do we have an outstanding Promotions and Events team, GiG, but other members who take it upon themselves, such as Edward here from our News Group, to entertain the masses! But since you didn't ask I guess I won't say any of that. Edward Kenway's first Event of the Trinity will be April 6th and it will be played on Mass Effect 3. OLD VS. NEW What is there to say about this... other than it was AWESOME! Good luck next time new members! .. No I'm kidding, for those of you who did not get to attend, the old members did win some games but the new members won the majority. It was a pretty tough butt whooping some games but all in all we had loads of fun especially playing CTF when F1ZM splattered his own team on the Ghost a bunch, playing Volleyball, and getting a chance to play Charles Stoot's Floor Runner mini game which can be located below. Great job new members but don't think this is over. Not by a long shot. Participants: Fishy, D-38 Boss, Cooliest, RedStarRocket91, BeckoningZebra1, Drizzy_Dan, Church, Torrenting, Bnus, Charles Stoot, Yang Xiao Long, JXZAW, Master Debaytes, VaultingFrog, JL, Total Mayh3m, Mothman, Connor Kenway, Adam91, Unease P34nut, Spyro, Spark, Halo 5 2014, Erebus, Halo5willbecool, UNSC Spartan II, Mr.Biggles, bkpaguy, and coldfreeze. If I missed your name comment below and I'll edit you in! Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS The 343iCF Caption Contest is a contest started and run by Cooliest. The Caption Contest is running all month long so go ahead and took a look at what hilarious comments have been posted so far and please enter one of your own. This is the last week to submit a caption! The Contest closes March 25th! FEATURED INTERVIEWS: The Blacklist Ms. Mystic AKA CandiBunni - No longer here. One - No longer here. Luke - No longer here. Just thought I'd throw you guys a fun Featured Interview section while new interviews are being made. FORGE Featured Map This is truly a mini game you have to see to believe. Inspired by Floor Masters from Halo: Reach, Charles Stoot created his own adaptation of the way this game works and made it into an astounding Ricochet mini game. This is Stoot's Floor Runner [ball]. Here's a short description of how it works: one team is on offense and plays Ricochet like normal.. Except that the ground beneath keeps going missing. Why? Because the guys on the grid above them who are on defense have trait zones that follow them and the effect of the zone deletes the piece under them temporarily. I don't quite know how to explain it all in Forge terms. Highly advised that you click above for his submission containing a download link. GAMING NEWS 343 Industries Looking for Environment Artist It seems 343i has a position open in their ranks. 343 Industries is developing the next Halo for us right now and are searching for an Environment Artist with at least 5 years of experience on a AAA 360 title, or the equivalent which is a whole number of things that BZ has listed for you in his article. Analyzing the Halo: Escalation #7 Cover and Details! As we all know, Halo: Escalation has taken a turn and gone in the direction of telling the story of Halo Wars after the game ended. Edward Kenway has just come across some interesting details with help from our Affiliate Brett, and gives a nice thorough analysis on the cover and some of said details for the 7th installment of the graphic comic. Details on Xbox One April Update The Xbox One is going to have an update in the near future. BeckoningZebra gives you the deets in his article. Find it by clicking the picture above. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC 343iCF YouTube Submissions Thread This week's Hot Topic is the 343iCF YouTube Submissions Thread not because it is used so often, but for the exact opposite reason. We know you guys make videos random people who come on here! We see the threads! Why not score some extra views and get a nifty Award by submitting them to our channel? PODCAST The third Official Podcast has made its way into the forums and this one was great. There as a Q&A from members, good jokes, and funny little easter egg at the end. This week's guest was Total Mayh3m. Podcast below, Index above. Ah Tuesdays. You can scroll back up and read it all over again now. This post has been promoted to an article
  2. It's been exactly a week since the last Wrapup but they're on Wednesdays now and I don't like that. Starting next week they'll be back to Tuesdays. Count on it: Primary Announcement: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) COMMUNITY EVENTS JX and Fiends (Halo 4 Playdate) JX and Fiends was a success over the weekend. Here's what JXZAW had to say about it: The Status Update above was stolen from his Feed. Thank you JXZAW. OLD VS. NEW Here we go! This weekend is the much anticipated Old vs New Community Event by Fishy. It'll have teams consisting of members that joined from 2011 - 2012 pitted against members that joined from 2013 to the current time in 2014. It is NOT too late to join. Be there or be... That's right. SQUARE! PS4 Inaugural Event Edward Kenway and onsokumaru will be hosting our first ever PlayStation 4 Event. The Event will take place over two games (shown above). Read the topic for the date and times. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS The 343iCF Caption Contest is a contest started and run by Cooliest. The Caption Contest is running all month long so go ahead and took a look at what hilarious comments have been posted so far and please enter one of your own. You have plenty of time, so take it. It is yours, you're welcome. FEATURED INTERVIEWS Vitamin PWN - Here's a blast from the past. He's my 5th interviewee, it's Vitamin PWN! FORGE Featured Map Up above is a map submitted to our Competitive Submissions by JL with help from GSD! This is Castblock. Check out more pictures and the download link by clicking above. GAMING NEWS Titanfall Confirmed to Play at 792p at Launch on Xbox One Titanfall has been released and it is not only addictively fun but makes great use of the next generation of consoles ability to generate excellent game graphics. Running at 792p for now, Titanfall is shockingly beautiful. News brought by our newest News Group member, Edward Kenway. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC Social media and you! A guide about securing your personal information This post is quality. The Hot Topic this week is a factual guide on how to protect yourselves when you sign up using your social media accounts and was made by one of our newer members, coldfreeze. It's worth the read. Great job coldfreeze. NEW STAFF We've had some changes in our Staff recently that I'm pretty excited about. Everyone congratulate Cooliest on migrating from our News Group to the triumvirate of Promotions and Events! And Edward Kenway for getting that much deserved spot on the News Group! Good job boys Catch ya Tuesday. Now scroll back up and read it all over again. This post has been promoted to an article
  3. Time for a quick history guys! Way back in October of 2011, Zed the Evil Taco came up with an idea that followed what RvB did, but in 343i Forum form. The basic idea was that each weekly episode would revolve around hot topics and mishaps here in the forum. Sadly, the machinima never got made. Zed dropped off which left me alone. I wrote the first episode script and even made a solid reusable intro for the following episodes. Twam and Spectral Jester were both cast as players, and even Caboose was cast to play Caboose from RvB. I came across these files on my PC today and I wanted to share a piece of history with you guys before it gets lost. So without further delay, here is the intro and the script. Enjoy guys! 343i Community Web Show Episode #1: “This is it?” (Credits are rolling) - about 10 seconds. While credits are rolling, we here metal clanging around and Zed Zed: “What the hell, is this broken? C’mon you piece of crap….(sigh), well this is great.. (Credits end and fade in from black) (Fade in is on Zed standing in the middle of ForgeWord (gulch area) Zed: “Ok is it rolling? Are we on? Oh….. Hey everyone, welcome to the first ever brand spanking new community web show called…uh.. 343i Community Web… (Twin enters from right and interrupts Zed, and stares at him) Twin: “Dude….what are you doing? Who the hell are you talking to?” (Close up of Zed’s face) Zed: “ Uh…I was introducing the show to our viewers?” Twin: “Viewers?” (looks around) “We’re in the middle of nowhere. Since when do we have a show? And who the hell would be watching us? (talks fast) “Is it Twam? Where is he? I swear to god if he’s stalking me again!” Zed: “(Sigh), I meant I was talking to our home viewing audience. You know, the people at home watching this on the internet. I was welcoming them to the first episode.” Twin: (looks around all crazy) Wait what?! We have a web show! When did this happen? Why wasn’t I told? I wanna be in it. Zed: (looks down in disappointment and shakes head) “You are in it (char2 name), don’t you remember? You signed up to co-host and write for it.” Twin: “Are you sure, that doesn’t sound like something I would volunteer for.” Zed: “You mean you don’t remember this?” (start flashback to yesterday) (Zed and Twin are standing inside a base) (panned shot so you see the entire 2 characters) Zed: “So Twin, I’m starting a new web show series.” Twin: “ A new Web Hoe series! Sweet! I love hoes. Hoes on the web! Epic!” (Zed starts correcting Twin on what he said and starts explaining it) (Twin starts internal dialog over top of Zed explaining the series) Twin: (internal dialog) “Hmmm I wonder what kind of hoes? Fat ones? Little ones? Hah those midget ones are so funny. I wonder if we’ll get to eat pie. Maybe we’ll eat pie with midget hoes. Oh man I am soooooo doing this. (Zed stops explaining) Zed: “Well? What do you ssay?” Twin: “Dude hell yeah! I am sooo in!” (flashback ends) Twin: “ Yeah, I do vaguely remember something. Hey come to think of it, where’s the pie? Where are the hoes!! It was all lies!! (Char2 puts his head down.) I’m sad now.” Zed: “ Look, lets try to focus ok. We’re doing the show now and we still need to help the audience understand what it is and why we are doing it.” Twin: “Doing what”? Zed: “The show. Machinima” Twin: “So basically it’s a RvB ripoff”. Zed: “Dude this is nothing like RvB. For one, we aren’t professional”. Twin: “Good point” Zed: “Number two, the cast is nothing like RvB. It’s completely different.” Twin:” Yeah… a bunch of guys standing around inside Halo doing stuff, and filming it. Yeah completely different.” Zed: “It’s not the same!” Twin: “Yeah…it’s the same. Tell him Caboose” (Camera pans left to reveal Caboose standing next to Zed) Caboose: “I like pie” Twin: “See? It’s the same. Caboose likes pie and that’s good enough for me.” Zed : “ok, well three. Instead of the stupid hijinx they do, we will be talking and going over community related issues from the forums.” Twin: “So it’s a knock-off of a RvB PSA?” Zed: “Yeah…NO!” Caboose: “Yeah it’s the same” (shot pans out and we see Twam and #4 walking in) Spectral: (looks at Zed then Twin)“Hey, what are guys arguing about?” Twin: “ Zed is trying to sell everyone the BS notion that this web show is in no way anything like Red vs Blue.” (Twam and #4 look at eachother, and speak at the same time) Twam: “Yeah it’s the same” Spectral: “Yeah it’s the same” (Zed looks away from everyone) Zed: “ (sighs) “Can we just get on with this and foget about it”. Twin: “ Forget what? Oh that crappy RvB knock-off you wanted to do…..wait what?” Zed: ” OK OK OK. It’s somewhat similar. Ok? GOD! We’re almost out of time and still haven’t even explained the show yet!” (Twam looks around confused and then looks at Twin) Twam: “We’re doing a show?” (Twin looks at Twam) Twin: “ That’s what I said.” (Fades into black and credits start rolling) Zed: “You guys suck. See look! The credits are already rolling and no one has any idea whats going on… Caboose:” I have to pee” Zed: “Shut up Caboose” Caboose: “ Nevermind….I’m done”
  4. It's been exactly a week since the last Wrapup but they're on Wednesdays now and I don't like that. Starting next week they'll be back to Tuesdays. Count on it: Primary Announcement: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) COMMUNITY EVENTS JX and Fiends (Halo 4 Playdate) JX and Fiends was a success over the weekend. Here's what JXZAW had to say about it: The Status Update above was stolen from his Feed. Thank you JXZAW. OLD VS. NEW Here we go! This weekend is the much anticipated Old vs New Community Event by Fishy. It'll have teams consisting of members that joined from 2011 - 2012 pitted against members that joined from 2013 to the current time in 2014. It is NOT too late to join. Be there or be... That's right. SQUARE! PS4 Inaugural Event Edward Kenway and onsokumaru will be hosting our first ever PlayStation 4 Event. The Event will take place over two games (shown above). Read the topic for the date and times. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS The 343iCF Caption Contest is a contest started and run by Cooliest. The Caption Contest is running all month long so go ahead and took a look at what hilarious comments have been posted so far and please enter one of your own. You have plenty of time, so take it. It is yours, you're welcome. FEATURED INTERVIEWS Vitamin PWN - Here's a blast from the past. He's my 5th interviewee, it's Vitamin PWN! FORGE Featured Map Up above is a map submitted to our Competitive Submissions by JL with help from GSD! This is Castblock. Check out more pictures and the download link by clicking above. GAMING NEWS Titanfall Confirmed to Play at 792p at Launch on Xbox One Titanfall has been released and it is not only addictively fun but makes great use of the next generation of consoles ability to generate excellent game graphics. Running at 792p for now, Titanfall is shockingly beautiful. News brought by our newest News Group member, Edward Kenway. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC Social media and you! A guide about securing your personal information This post is quality. The Hot Topic this week is a factual guide on how to protect yourselves when you sign up using your social media accounts and was made by one of our newer members, coldfreeze. It's worth the read. Great job coldfreeze. NEW STAFF We've had some changes in our Staff recently that I'm pretty excited about. Everyone congratulate Cooliest on migrating from our News Group to the triumvirate of Promotions and Events! And Edward Kenway for getting that much deserved spot on the News Group! Good job boys Catch ya Tuesday. Now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  5. Another week down, let's get into this week's Wrapup: Primary Announcement: Remember, links to threads are found by clicking the images. COMMUNITY EVENTS JX and Fiends (Halo 4 Playdate) JX and Fiends is THIS WEEKEND. Events are always fun! This is unofficial so you will not be receiving the Gamer Award, HOWEVER it'll be as fun as any other Event. Thank you JXZAW and ShadowFiend for hosting! It will be a first come first serve lobby. Although, if there are enough people waiting when they start, Shadowfiend said that they could split into two lobbies. Ninja VS The Forum 2v2 & 3v3 Battle! The Ninja VS The Forum 2v2/3v3 Battle was a great time. Thank you to onsokumaru and the Ninjas for hosting such a great Event and taking on so many competitors. Participants in the Ninja VS The Forum Battle got the exclusive Ninja VS The Forum Award: Winners Day Of: Not Winners Day Of: Drizzy_Dan Unease P34nut Mr. Biggles Coldfreeze GSD Halo 5 2014/Disney Frozen Total Mayh3m UNSC Spartan II onsokumaru Shadowfiend216 JXZAW JL The Terminator Self Destruct Sikslik ShockGazm Spyro Yang Xiao Long OLD VS. NEW It's the Golden Oldies vs the New Bloods. Anyone who joined from 2011 - 2012 against anyone who's joined from 2013 - 2014. Thank you newer members for signing up we have more than enough people now. In fact we might even have enough for more than one lobby if we get some more new members to sign up! Click above for info and to join. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS The 343iCF Caption Contest is a contest started and run by Cooliest. Look above and tell me you don't want to say the funniest thing on your mind about what that Spartan is thinking. There are rules of course but please submit! FEATURED INTERVIEWS Edward Kenway - Great finder and writer of gaming news and our February Member of the Month. FORGE Featured Map Above is Zed by Zandril and ZER0FLAME. With helps from some huge names in the Forge Community such as WARHOLIC (Previous Staff of THC), The Fated Fire (Runner up in MYM Forge Contest), Charles Stoot (Creator or minigames like Blaze Cave and Green Lantern), Master Debaytes (Creator of the Get A Clue Forge Contest), and Psychoduck (THFE), this map was put together as a competitive map that works for various gametypes such as Slayer, CTF, Oddball, Extraction, and Ricochet. For more great screens and a download link, check out Zan's submission. GAMING NEWS Batman: Arkham Knight The greatest comic book game franchise in history is back and under control of it's original developer, Rocksteady Games. It's Batman: Arkham Knight and it's going to kick some serious Batman nemesis tail. Self Destruct gave all the Batman fans what they wanted by bringing this to us. Find the trailer in his article. ForgeCafe - Let's Banner Together Undr zid, Admin of our Affiliate site, ForgeCafe, is working on getting banner ideas to complement their ForgeCafe Logo. If you'd like to help out and check some of the submissions yourself, click above. Games With Gold - March This month's Games With Gold for Xbox 360 are Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders. I highly recommend trying Civilization Revolution when you can, it's a very fun game. I don't know anything about Dungeon Defenders but hey, this is what Games With Gold is for! News by Adam. "Halo News" coming E3 2014 Halo at E3. Is there anything more exciting? Sure we have huge titles like Titanfall, Batman: Arkham Knight, and many many more but Halo: Xbox One and Halo 2: Anniversary have been on the Halo Community's minds for the past 3 weeks to about a month now. What will it be? Will it be both? BeckoningZebra gives you the inside scoop on what may be to come this E3. Leaked Titanfall Images and Speculation Leaked Titanfall images have surfaced and Cooliest has got you covered. The Xbox One exclusive title, Titanfall is going to be an epic game which includes styles from many of our favorite shooter games. I've only heard good things from people who played in the Beta. Check out the images by peeping Cooliest's article. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC 343i Community Yearbook A genius idea for us to get a better mental image of each other created by Scotty, it's the 343i Community Yearbook. Above is a real life picture of GSD. This is why he never has a mic when he plays Xbox, it's too hard to get around his ears. A handsome fellow he is though. For more pictures of our stunning members, click on GSD's yearbook pic. MEMBER OF THE MONTH This month's Member of the Month is our special purple dragon now gone pink (minus green). Head of the USF Elections, it's Spyro. This was seen a long ways away by many members. Congratulations Spyro! Image by Total Mayh3m. Announcement thread. MoM Post. YOUTUBE Halo Wars 2 Story Continued Above is a video by our Affiliate from Forge World Maps, Brett. Brett has come upon the description of Halo: Escalation #6 and relayed the info that it is about the Spirit of fire returning, confirming Ardent Prayer's hypothesis from reading the previous descriptions of the graphic comic! Wonderful news. Watch Brett's video above. Thanks for tuning in this week. Sorry it was a day late but you could scroll back up and read it all over again. This post has been promoted to an article
  6. Another week down, let's get into this week's Wrapup: Primary Announcement: Remember, links to threads are found by clicking the images. COMMUNITY EVENTS JX and Fiends (Halo 4 Playdate) JX and Fiends is THIS WEEKEND. Events are always fun! This is unofficial so you will not be receiving the Gamer Award, HOWEVER it'll be as fun as any other Event. Thank you JXZAW and ShadowFiend for hosting! It will be a first come first serve lobby. Although, if there are enough people waiting when they start, Shadowfiend said that they could split into two lobbies. Ninja VS The Forum 2v2 & 3v3 Battle! The Ninja VS The Forum 2v2/3v3 Battle was a great time. Thank you to onsokumaru and the Ninjas for hosting such a great Event and taking on so many competitors. Participants in the Ninja VS The Forum Battle got the exclusive Ninja VS The Forum Award: Winners Day Of: Not Winners Day Of: Drizzy_Dan Unease P34nut Mr. Biggles Coldfreeze GSD Halo 5 2014/Disney Frozen Total Mayh3m UNSC Spartan II onsokumaru Shadowfiend216 JXZAW JL The Terminator Self Destruct Sikslik ShockGazm Spyro Yang Xiao Long OLD VS. NEW It's the Golden Oldies vs the New Bloods. Anyone who joined from 2011 - 2012 against anyone who's joined from 2013 - 2014. Thank you newer members for signing up we have more than enough people now. In fact we might even have enough for more than one lobby if we get some more new members to sign up! Click above for info and to join. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS The 343iCF Caption Contest is a contest started and run by Cooliest. Look above and tell me you don't want to say the funniest thing on your mind about what that Spartan is thinking. There are rules of course but please submit! FEATURED INTERVIEWS Edward Kenway - Great finder and writer of gaming news and our February Member of the Month. FORGE Featured Map Above is Zed by Zandril and ZER0FLAME. With helps from some huge names in the Forge Community such as WARHOLIC (Previous Staff of THC), The Fated Fire (Runner up in MYM Forge Contest), Charles Stoot (Creator or minigames like Blaze Cave and Green Lantern), Master Debaytes (Creator of the Get A Clue Forge Contest), and Psychoduck (THFE), this map was put together as a competitive map that works for various gametypes such as Slayer, CTF, Oddball, Extraction, and Ricochet. For more great screens and a download link, check out Zan's submission. GAMING NEWS Batman: Arkham Knight The greatest comic book game franchise in history is back and under control of it's original developer, Rocksteady Games. It's Batman: Arkham Knight and it's going to kick some serious Batman nemesis tail. Self Destruct gave all the Batman fans what they wanted by bringing this to us. Find the trailer in his article. ForgeCafe - Let's Banner Together Undr zid, Admin of our Affiliate site, ForgeCafe, is working on getting banner ideas to complement their ForgeCafe Logo. If you'd like to help out and check some of the submissions yourself, click above. Games With Gold - March This month's Games With Gold for Xbox 360 are Civilization Revolution and Dungeon Defenders. I highly recommend trying Civilization Revolution when you can, it's a very fun game. I don't know anything about Dungeon Defenders but hey, this is what Games With Gold is for! News by Adam. "Halo News" coming E3 2014 Halo at E3. Is there anything more exciting? Sure we have huge titles like Titanfall, Batman: Arkham Knight, and many many more but Halo: Xbox One and Halo 2: Anniversary have been on the Halo Community's minds for the past 3 weeks to about a month now. What will it be? Will it be both? BeckoningZebra gives you the inside scoop on what may be to come this E3. Leaked Titanfall Images and Speculation Leaked Titanfall images have surfaced and Cooliest has got you covered. The Xbox One exclusive title, Titanfall is going to be an epic game which includes styles from many of our favorite shooter games. I've only heard good things from people who played in the Beta. Check out the images by peeping Cooliest's article. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC 343i Community Yearbook A genius idea for us to get a better mental image of each other created by Scotty, it's the 343i Community Yearbook. Above is a real life picture of GSD. This is why he never has a mic when he plays Xbox, it's too hard to get around his ears. A handsome fellow he is though. For more pictures of our stunning members, click on GSD's yearbook pic. MEMBER OF THE MONTH This month's Member of the Month is our special purple dragon now gone pink (minus green). Head of the USF Elections, it's Spyro. This was seen a long ways away by many members. Congratulations Spyro! Image by Total Mayh3m. Announcement thread. MoM Post. YOUTUBE Halo Wars 2 Story Continued Above is a video by our Affiliate from Forge World Maps, Brett. Brett has come upon the description of Halo: Escalation #6 and relayed the info that it is about the Spirit of fire returning, confirming Ardent Prayer's hypothesis from reading the previous descriptions of the graphic comic! Wonderful news. Watch Brett's video above. Thanks for tuning in this week. Sorry it was a day late but you could scroll back up and read it all over again.
  7. Hello guys thanks for clicking on the Wrapup again, we've had good stuff going on this week so let's get into it!: Primary Announcement: There is no Primary Announcement. Shocker. I know. Oxymoron. I know. COMMUNITY EVENTS JX and Fiends (Halo 4 Playdate) JX and Fiends has been postponed. Find out the new date and time by clicking above and make sure not to miss out! Events are always fun! This is unofficial so you will not be receiving the Gamer Award, HOWEVER it'll be as fun as any other Event and I do not recommend missing out. Thank you JXZAW and ShadowFiend for hosting! Ninja VS The Forum 2v2 & 3v3 Battle! Sign up quick because the next Ninja VS The Forum Battle is here and it's a tournament! Doubles teams and 3 man cells join and state whether they would rather play SWAT or Slayer in this upcoming Event. For rules and official dates, click above to find the sign up thread. Participants in the Ninja VS The Forum Battles get the exclusive Ninja VS The Forum Award: OLD VS. NEW Here's where our Community Events get real. It's the Golden Oldies vs the New Bloods. Anyone who joined from 2011 - 2012 against anyone who's joined from 2013 - 2014. It's going to be heated and, in my opinion, the old members have the upper hand at the moment. Newer members need to step up and get into this competition and earn some bragging rights! Event by Fishy. THFE Throwback Weekend Aw yea! The Halo Forge Epidemic is making this weekend even more epic for us by hooking up with HaloCustoms and hosting several lobbies where they're going to play some of the best customs on some of the best maps back from Halo 3. Find the list of lobbies here. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: FEATURED INTERVIEWS Zandril - Top notch Forger from ForgeCafe. He's very active on the three amigo Affiliate sites: HaloCustoms, ForgeCafe, and here at 343i.org. Read Zan's story! FORGE Featured Map This here folks is TRED's 45th made by The Red Eyed Devil. Known for his race tracks, TRED was nice enough to submit this beaut to our map submissions forums. Click above for more stunning images of the map, this overview does not do the map complete justice. GAMING NEWS ForgeCafe - Beans By The Barrel You might be asking right now, 'What the heck does beans by the barrel mean and why is this section called that?' Well I don't know. But it's awesome news. It's a sweet update by the Admin of ForgeCafe, undr zid, about their new site and its future. Peep it by clicking their logo above. You might see an interesting mention in there! HaloCustoms Gets A Facelift HaloCustoms has just done some interesting maintenance on their site and it looks nice and new. It's different from their old site that's for sure but it's not drastic so don't be alarmed. They still run on Xenforo and it's still all about the customs and maps. Take a gander by clicking their name above. Steve Downes Retracts Statements About Halo 2 Anniversary, Microsoft Contacts Gamezone Just as the title says, Microsoft has contacted Gamezone, the site that did the original interview with Steve Downes when he said something that looked to be confirming Halo 2: Anniversary and asked them to republish what they say he was actually saying. Adam gives you the updated news in his article. Cover up on Microsoft's end? Hmmm. Xbox One March Update First Look Video Something beautiful is returning to Xbox Live that we wish it had since the Xbox One came out. Click above to find adam's article containing the video to see all the details! You didn't think I'd make it so easy that you wouldn't have to read his article did you? Xbox One Media Remote Officially Announced This pretty thing above is the new Xbox One Media Remote. As if it wasn't easy enough to navigate your Xbox One, Microsoft is releasing this handy gizmo to make it even easier. Read about its features in BZ's article. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC This week's Hot Topic is one of the most touching stories I've heard in a very long time and comes to us from xx Femme xx. Femme is not the most active member but she is a fun member of the community here and dropped this little heart melting gem for us during the week. Short and very sweet, read Femme's story. Congratulations to you Femme! TOP 15: FEBRUARY Can you dig the new Top 15 image? I just got it off Google! Credit to Edward Kenway who can't go a single week without making it into the Wrapups for providing me with the last image. Now without further ado, here's your February Top 15: Caboose the Ace Death Rhino Ubetrol Fishy HaloGeek JL JXZAW Pbrabbit rrhuntington Self Destruct The Dumb Marine Twinreaper UNSC Spartan II Vaulting Frog Yang Xiao Long Zelda Honorable Mentions go to: Mr. Biggles and Halo5 follower Congrats all PODCAST The second edition of the Podcast was even better than the first if you can believe that. This week they had special guest Co-Head of Promotions and Events on the site and one of my good friends who is also one of the funniest people I know: D-38 Boss. Listen to the Podcast below and find the Podcast Index by clicking the section title where you will, not could, you will leave a like. And then you can leave your thoughts on either Podcast by clicking their links found in the Index. You've reached the bottom of the Weekly Site Wrapup. Now scroll back up and read it all over again. This post has been promoted to an article
  8. Hello guys thanks for clicking on the Wrapup again, we've had good stuff going on this week so let's get into it!: Primary Announcement: There is no Primary Announcement. Shocker. I know. Oxymoron. I know. COMMUNITY EVENTS JX and Fiends (Halo 4 Playdate) JX and Fiends has been postponed. Find out the new date and time by clicking above and make sure not to miss out! Events are always fun! This is unofficial so you will not be receiving the Gamer Award, HOWEVER it'll be as fun as any other Event and I do not recommend missing out. Thank you JXZAW and ShadowFiend for hosting! Ninja VS The Forum 2v2 & 3v3 Battle! Sign up quick because the next Ninja VS The Forum Battle is here and it's a tournament! Doubles teams and 3 man cells join and state whether they would rather play SWAT or Slayer in this upcoming Event. For rules and official dates, click above to find the sign up thread. Participants in the Ninja VS The Forum Battles get the exclusive Ninja VS The Forum Award: OLD VS. NEW Here's where our Community Events get real. It's the Golden Oldies vs the New Bloods. Anyone who joined from 2011 - 2012 against anyone who's joined from 2013 - 2014. It's going to be heated and, in my opinion, the old members have the upper hand at the moment. Newer members need to step up and get into this competition and earn some bragging rights! Event by Fishy. THFE Throwback Weekend Aw yea! The Halo Forge Epidemic is making this weekend even more epic for us by hooking up with HaloCustoms and hosting several lobbies where they're going to play some of the best customs on some of the best maps back from Halo 3. Find the list of lobbies here. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: FEATURED INTERVIEWS Zandril - Top notch Forger from ForgeCafe. He's very active on the three amigo Affiliate sites: HaloCustoms, ForgeCafe, and here at 343i.org. Read Zan's story! FORGE Featured Map This here folks is TRED's 45th made by The Red Eyed Devil. Known for his race tracks, TRED was nice enough to submit this beaut to our map submissions forums. Click above for more stunning images of the map, this overview does not do the map complete justice. GAMING NEWS ForgeCafe - Beans By The Barrel You might be asking right now, 'What the heck does beans by the barrel mean and why is this section called that?' Well I don't know. But it's awesome news. It's a sweet update by the Admin of ForgeCafe, undr zid, about their new site and its future. Peep it by clicking their logo above. You might see an interesting mention in there! HaloCustoms Gets A Facelift HaloCustoms has just done some interesting maintenance on their site and it looks nice and new. It's different from their old site that's for sure but it's not drastic so don't be alarmed. They still run on Xenforo and it's still all about the customs and maps. Take a gander by clicking their name above. Steve Downes Retracts Statements About Halo 2 Anniversary, Microsoft Contacts Gamezone Just as the title says, Microsoft has contacted Gamezone, the site that did the original interview with Steve Downes when he said something that looked to be confirming Halo 2: Anniversary and asked them to republish what they say he was actually saying. Adam gives you the updated news in his article. Cover up on Microsoft's end? Hmmm. Xbox One March Update First Look Video Something beautiful is returning to Xbox Live that we wish it had since the Xbox One came out. Click above to find adam's article containing the video to see all the details! You didn't think I'd make it so easy that you wouldn't have to read his article did you? Xbox One Media Remote Officially Announced This pretty thing above is the new Xbox One Media Remote. As if it wasn't easy enough to navigate your Xbox One, Microsoft is releasing this handy gizmo to make it even easier. Read about its features in BZ's article. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC This week's Hot Topic is one of the most touching stories I've heard in a very long time and comes to us from xx Femme xx. Femme is not the most active member but she is a fun member of the community here and dropped this little heart melting gem for us during the week. Short and very sweet, read Femme's story. Congratulations to you Femme! TOP 15: FEBRUARY Can you dig the new Top 15 image? I just got it off Google! Credit to Edward Kenway who can't go a single week without making it into the Wrapups for providing me with the last image. Now without further ado, here's your February Top 15: Caboose the Ace Death Rhino Ubetrol Fishy HaloGeek JL JXZAW Pbrabbit rrhuntington Self Destruct The Dumb Marine Twinreaper UNSC Spartan II Vaulting Frog Yang Xiao Long Zelda Honorable Mentions go to: Mr. Biggles and Halo5 follower Congrats all PODCAST The second edition of the Podcast was even better than the first if you can believe that. This week they had special guest Co-Head of Promotions and Events on the site and one of my good friends who is also one of the funniest people I know: D-38 Boss. Listen to the Podcast below and find the Podcast Index by clicking the section title where you will, not could, you will leave a like. And then you can leave your thoughts on either Podcast by clicking their links found in the Index. You've reached the bottom of the Weekly Site Wrapup. Now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  9. It's been another week full of fun here on the site so let's get into it: Primary Announcement: Everyone say hello to Drizzy_Dance.. But don't get used to him. COMMUNITY EVENTS USF Inauguration Event Since our TWO Presidents have taken office, Spyro our head of the USF Elections, requested that there be a Presidential Event for the USF. So last night some of us went online and had that Event. We played like one competitive game and the rest was Flood where all I did was just stand around but the talks and stuff were fun. I was glad to be interacting with the community on a higher level than just typing here. Participants: onsokumaru, Edward Kenway, Connor Kenway, Erebus, Beckoningzebra1, Bnus, Spyro, Sikslik7, Vitamin PWN, Hippie, and Myself JX and Fiends (Halo 4 Playdate) If you missed out on the USF Inauguration Event then here's another unofficial Community Event hosted by JXZAW and ShadowFiend216. Be sure to check this one out, they'll be playing any and all gametypes. Find out the time and date by clicking above and make sure to RSVP. Moonlight Under Reach Valentine's Day Community Event Here's what Co-Head of Promotions and Events, onsokumaru, had to say about the Event: Thank you onsokumaru for being a good source! Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: But not for the USF Inauguration Event.. FEATURED INTERVIEWS Spades N AZ - Host of the greatest Custom Game Nights to ever hit the Halo Community. Everyone wanted and still wants in on Spades' lobbies. An incredible person who honors two things: trust and respect. *New interviews soon* FORGE Featured Map This week's feature comes to us from our Member of the Month, Edward Kenway. Not only is it a fun looking free for all arena type map, but it comes with a fun looking free for all gametype! This is Pendulum and it's played with Sticky Slayer! Sticky Slayer is as shown above. Players have Sticky Detonators and Thruster Packs. This looks like it could be an explosive time at a Community Event! GAMING NEWS Bioshock Creator, Irrational Games, Closing Down Yes what you read is true. Bioshock creators, Irrational Games, are shutting down and handing over Bioshock to 2K Games. News relayed by BZ, like and leave your thoughts. Steve Downes Confirms Halo 2: Anniversary It's exactly what the Halo Community has wished for but now that it's a very likely possibility, is it something we all want? Will it be what we all dreamed about or will it be overkill for the game that revolutionized competitive gameplay and practically kick started Xbox Live? Adam gives you the story and quote from the Master Chief himself, Steve Downes. Titanfall Beta Open to Xbox One and PC Users As I'm sure most of you know, the Titanfall Beta went public on Sunday, February 16th. I've heard extremely good things about this game but I don't have an Xbox One to play it on myself and I doubt my PC will be able to handle it lol. I believe it's still open and definitely not something you want to miss. Even if you're not sure about getting the game this could be your chance to solidify your decision on whether it's something you want or not. Edward Kenway brings you the news. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC It should come as no surprise that this week's Hot Topic is the best mystery fiction writing going on on the site right now. It's The Sniper of 343i.org by JL. I die, he dies, she might die, some more people are definitely gonna die. But I think we get saved! You'll have to read to find out! The story is still in progress but a prologue and 3 chapters are already up and well worth reading. JL has quite the skill in writing. USF ELECTION Now that our 2 Co-Presidents of the United States of the Forum have been announced, they've made their inaugural United States of the Forum Address. This new year is bringing on a lot of inaugural events! Click above to read each Forum Address. The green is Vitaguy's (Vitaguy ) and the darker red, brickish color is bequeathingstripedhorse1's. Good job guys ! That's it for this week. Thanks for reading and supporting, now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  10. From the album: Totallly not revealing anything.

    Be sure to visit JL's story The Sniper of 343i.org by clicking here!! :http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/33183-the-sniper-of-343iorg/page-5?do=findComment&comment=301255 This is my depiction of The Sniper, The being taking down innocent members as we try figuring out what in the name of heck is going on, As well as having some people try to hunt The Sniper down. Catch: You still can't see the face. :3
  11. Alright back to weekly let's get into it: Primary Announcement: The Wrapup is now over a year old. January 27th marked the anniversary of the WSW. COMMUNITY EVENTS Boss's Inaugural GTA V Event For his first Community Event as co-head of Promotions and Events, D-38 Boss started off with multiple bangs and explosions in a GTA V Event. According to Boss, the 343i Community killed some randoms, him and JL got into a personal kill fest with each other, and all in all it was a good time. Participants: GermanShepherdD, D-38 Boss, Magical Love, Torrenting, Edward Kenway, Bnus, and onsokumaru Boss's Real (good) Time Strategy Event And for his second Community Event, Boss hosted a crowd pleaser with a Halo Wars Community Event. Nothing but good feedback about the Event and Boss's hosting. The games were great, one even went for over two hours but Flappy Bird got in the way eventually leading to one team's demise. The attendees of this Event will get the exclusive Halo Wars Playdate Award: Participants: D-38 Boss, Yang Xiao Long, Ledgend1221, Vaulting Frog, UNSC Spartan II, Edward Kenway Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: FEATURED INTERVIEWS Gryffin - Art Department Staff and member of the well known YouTube group, the OnlineKnights. FORGE Featured Map Weeeee it's Baby Guardian by Zandril! This miniaturized version of one of the best Halo maps ever created, Guardian from Halo 3, is a special little aesthetic piece Zandril Forged for the modded Gametype Mini Slayer! Visit his thread and take a look at more pics and find the download link for the map and Gametype. GAMING NEWS 343 Partners With Gallery Books Now I don't know much about Gallery Books or what they've published or who they've published for before but I do know one thing: and that's that I love the Halo novels. They're expertly written and go beyond where the games can take you in the Halo Universe so the fact that 343 has made this deal with Gallery Books and plans to keep publishing Halo novels is nothing short of fantastic. News by BZ! French Retailer Confirms Titanfall Beta on Valentine's Day Not too long ago, it was made clear by a Micromania store in France, as seen above, that a Titanfall Beta could be coming our way. Respawn Entertainment has not confirmed nor denied it but it looks this could be true. News relayed by Edward Kenway. Click above to find his thread. ForgeCafe's New Site: Were It So Easy Here's a small video put together by harry c0 at ForgeCafe to help newer members get acquainted with the new layout at their site. Short and sweet. New CEO at Microsoft Big news brought to us by adamj, Microsoft has made some switches not only in their gaming studio but in their main company as well. Bill Gates has given up his position as chairman of the board of directors to be the head tech advisor while Satya Nadella, seen above, is now the Chief Executive Official. What changes could this bring to Microsoft? Leave any thoughts or comments in adam's thread by clicking above. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC 343i Who Wore It Best? This creative idea came from none other than the mind of the Beckoningzebra. It's really cool. There's a central theme involved and participants have to make a signature and avatar according to the theme. Check in above to vote for who wore it best! MEMBER OF THE MONTH I told you you'd have your nice little minus green spot in the Wrapup this week Edward and here it is! Everyone, our February Member of the Month is not only a talented sleuth when it comes to digging up gaming news but a member who has shown great character and improvement during his time here. Give it up again for Edward Kenway Announcement thread. MoM Post. PODCAST The Podcast is back and revamped to be made official. The Official 343i Community Podcast is a hit. Excellently done, the Staff is excellent, very fluent, no one stumbling over each other. It's a beautiful thing. Included in the Podcast this week was RedStarRocket, Gryffin, Church, and Cooliest. Quite the crew and again, well done. Here's our first official 343i Community Podcast. USF ELECTION Voting has come to a close and the results are in... Your new Forum PRESIDENTS are: Beckoningzebra1 and Vitamin PWN Welcome back to the WSW, now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  12. Hello all thanks for clicking the Wrapup, let's get into it!: Primary Announcement: January 23rd was my 2 year joinday! Secondary Announcement Which is Not as Important as Primary: If you're missing any site Awards, RedStar has given you the chance to request them in our new Missing Awards Thread. COMMUNITY EVENTS All Day Ricochet January 25th marked the official start of Community Events for the bright new year. RedStar kicked it off with a fun filled Ricochet gametype lobby that continued for hours. Credit to our wondrous Site Moderator RedStarRocket for hosting the Event and we hope to see you guys at more. We're glad you guys had fun at this one. Shame I couldn't make it myself.. Drawn By Fate Community Event The absolutely stunning banner above is the winning submission by Total Mayh3m in the Drawn By Fate contest. Drawn By Fate asked members to submit any graphic artwork to the site to use for a banner on our YouTube Channel and Facebook page. Above is runner up banner creation by JL or Magical Love. It looks very cool and I'd love to see it as our YouTube banner maybe. And lastly, an honorable mention to Edward Kenway's banner which is just great looking. An awesome contender and I hope it gets used for something even if it didn't win. Click Mayhem's banner find other awesome submissions by other awesome members. Let The Games Begin 2v2 Inter-Community Tournament Whether you're registered here on 343iCF, HaloCustoms, or ForgeCafe you'll be able to participate in this awesome multi-forum tournament. The 2v2 tournament is only in the signup phase right now so get into it while you can because there are some amazing prizes you can win. I'm not going to link them here because I love making you guys actually click links so click the banner above for Red's announcement and to find out what the prizes are. Winter Conclusion Forum Battle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH_AcL9St8o It was another one of our whacky ninja Co-head of Promotions and Events' Ninja vs Forum battles and the comments only say good things! Judging from previous comments I think these are going to continue as they are always successful in entertaining. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: If you have any Community Event ideas post them here. FEATURED INTERVIEWS Zelda - Quite possibly the nicest person on the forum. Welcoming of all unless you have an unruly attitude and was quite pleasant in our interview. *I've resumed interviews but am waiting on interviewees...* FORGE THFE Submission Forums Move to HaloCustoms It's official now, THFE has moved their map submission forums to our Affiliate site, HaloCustoms. Psychoduck has made it clear that it's been great being hosted here but realized that although our Halo Community is excellent, our Forge aspect is not as strong whereas HaloCustoms is stronger in that area. Along with that, he helped build HaloCustoms and is on Staff there so really it only makes sense. We're not saying goodbye to our THFE Affiliates for good, we love Psychoduck and Able SirThomas and their crew all the same. And we'll be working together again in the future. Featured Map: January Beer Pong Turbtastic is not new to being a Featured Mapmaper in the Wrapups. Known for his MarioKart 64 track remakes, he recently made this fun looking minigame called Beer Pong. The objective is to run your Mongoose through the shields and into the "cups" to eliminate them. First team to hit all the cups wins! Who doesn't like a good game of pong? Video provided by 0LAH. GAMING NEWS Black Tusk to make new Gears of War Microsoft has bought the rights to Gears of War from Epic Games and plans to continue the franchise. Given the job of doing so is Black Tusk Studios. Adamj gives you the inside scoop. ForgeCafe's New Site ForgeCafe has just recently switched to IP Board which is what our site runs on so it has never been easier for a 343iCF member to branch out to our Affiliates before than it is right now. Please go check it out and tell me that that's not something you can pick up in an instant. You know where to click if you wanna find RedStarRocket's announcement. Siri-like Search Engine 'Cortana' Coming This Fall Like a Halo fan's dream come true, Microsoft intends to bring a voice controlled Cortana search engine to us for the Bing App owned by Microsoft. And yes, Jen Taylor will be the voice of Cortana. Beckoningzebra gives you the details, just click above. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC: January Conspiracy Among our Staff- Part 2! Easily the hottest topic of January. In 2 days the thread got 80 replies from Staff and Members alike gaining it the HOT tag almost instantly. As a part 2 to Yoshi's original Conspiracy thread, this one rekindled the members' growing suspicions about the Staff and created mass hysteria even getting @343iBot involved. And now the creator of the thread, Edward Kenway, is our new MoM?? Funny how things work out eh members? Muahahahahaha MEMBER OF THE MONTH: January Our January Member of the Month was none other than our crazy forum ninja, onsokumaru. Since he joined, onsokumaru showed great attitude and enthusiasm for this site and introduced Events that members enjoy today. His cartoons might be a little weird and I have no idea where he gets them from but don't be fooled, this guy is serious when it comes to his job of keeping you guys entertained with Community Events! Don't worry Edward you'll have your nice minus green section of the Wrapup all to yourself next week. Announcement thread. MoM Post. NEW STAFF New year, new fresh Staff. RedStar took it upon himself to get some positions filled and these excellent members have proven themselves worthy. With that I'd like to congratulate these members once again: In Communications we have: Dog and Bnus! New to our News Group is: Beckoningzebra1! And filling in the position of Promotions and Events are: D-38 Boss and onsokumaru! Give it up to these guys again they really deserved it and we hope to see more out of them and the other members of the site this year. TOP 15: January I am certainly glad this is still continuing. The Top 15 List is a special honor awarded to those who make the site a better place each month. Everyone on the list is chosen unbiasedly by our Site Mod RedStarRocket, Comms Staff Member Bnus, News Group Member Beckoningzebra1, Dedicated Member Zaguroth, and Legendary Member Total Mayh3m/Anakin Skywalker/Qui Gon Jin/Darth Mayh3m. Now here's our Top 15 January: Magical Love Sparky Edward Kenway Tucker Yang Xiao Long lilsilmarillion Yoshi1176 Zelda Vitamin PWN The Stig Unease P34nut Silent Orbis Spyro Maestro the Stampede Bashful Brute Honorable Mentions go to: UNSC Spartan II and SNIPEM101 USF ELECTION It's that time of year again. Friendly competition arises and the members get to vote for a United States of the Forum President! I love USF Election time. As usual we have a pretty good running this time around. Our running candidates with two nominations each are: Edward Kenway Yoshi1176 Beckoningzebra1 Vitamin PWN Zaguroth Zelda Spyro and Silent Orbis Good luck to everyone in the running! Election Polls go up February 3rd! Thank you 343iCF for tuning in. We will be switching back to a Weekly Site Wrapup starting February 8th. Now scroll back up and read it all over again. This post has been promoted to an article
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[color=rgb(139,165,208)][font=helvetica][center][background=rgb(33,53,85)][color=rgb(255,255,255)]Hello all thanks for clicking the Wrapup, let's get into it!:[/color][/background][/center][/font][/color][font=helvetica][background=rgb(33,53,85)] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=rgb(255,240,245)]Primary Announcement: January 23rd was my 2 year joinday![/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=rgb(255,240,245)]Secondary Announcement Which is Not as Important as Primary: If you're missing any site Awards, RedStar has given you the chance to request them in our new [/color][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/33050-missing-award-thread/"][color=#fff0f5][u]Missing Awards Thread.[/u][/color][/url][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center] [b][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32885-community-event-calendar-january-2014/"][color=rgb(238,130,238)]COMMUNITY [/color][color=rgb(238,130,238)]EVENTS[/color][/url][/b] [url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32885-community-event-calendar-january-2014/"][img]http://t62.img-up.net/CommunityPa4f2.png[/img][/url] [color=#ee82ee][b]All Day Ricochet[/b][/color] [color=#ee82ee]January 25th[/color][color=#ffffff] marked the official start of [/color][color=#ee82ee]Community Events[/color][color=#ffffff] for the bright new year. [/color][color=#ffa500]RedStar[/color][color=#ffffff] kicked it off with a fun filled [/color][color=#ee82ee]Ricochet gametype lobby[/color][color=#ffffff] that continued for hours. Credit to our wondrous [/color][color=#ffa500]Site Moderator RedStarRocket[/color][color=#ffffff] for hosting the [/color][color=#ee82ee]Event[/color][color=#ffffff] and we hope to see you guys at more. We're glad you guys had fun at this one. Shame I couldn't make it myself.. [/color] [color=#ee82ee][b]Drawn By Fate Community Event[/b][/color] [url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/33110-drawn-by-fate-community-art-contest"][img]http://343industries.org/forum/fileshare/gallery/album_14/gallery_15182_14_112258.png[/img][/url] [color=#ffffff]The absolutely stunning banner above is the winning submission by [/color][color=#ffff00]Total Mayh3m[/color][color=#ffffff] in the [/color][color=#ee82ee]Drawn By Fate [/color][color=#ffffff]contest. [/color][color=#ee82ee]Drawn By Fate[/color][color=#ffffff] asked members to submit any graphic artwork to the site to use for a banner on our [/color][color=#ee82ee]YouTube Channel[/color][color=#ffffff] and [/color][color=#ee82ee]Facebook page[/color][color=#ffffff]. Click and find other awesome submissions by other awesome members.[/color] [url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/33275-drawn-by-fate-contest-winners"][color=#ee82ee][u]Contest Results![/u][/color][/url] [color=rgb(238,130,238)][b]Let The Games Begin 2v2 Inter-Community Tournament[/b][/color] [img]http://343industries.org/forum/fileshare/gallery/album_537/gallery_8260_537_4540.jpg[/img] [color=rgb(255,255,255)]Whether you're registered here on [/color][color=rgb(238,130,238)]343iCF[/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)], [/color][color=rgb(238,130,238)]HaloCustoms[/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)], or [/color][color=rgb(238,130,238)]ForgeCafe [/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)]you'll be able to participate in this awesome [/color][color=rgb(238,130,238)]multi-forum tournament[/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)]. The [/color][color=rgb(238,130,238)]2v2 tournament[/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)] is only in the signup phase right now so get into it while you can because there are some [/color][color=rgb(238,130,238)][i]amazing prizes[/i][/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)] you can win. I'm not going to link them here because I love making you guys actually click links so click the banner above for[/color][color=rgb(255,165,0)] Red's[/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)] announcement and to find out what the prizes are.[/color] [b][color=#ee82ee]Winter Conclusion Forum Battle[/color][/b] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sH_AcL9St8o [color=#ffffff]It was another one of our whacky ninja [/color][color=#99ff99]Co-head of Promotions and Events[/color][color=#ffffff]' [/color][color=#ee82ee]Ninja vs Forum battles[/color][color=#ffffff] and the comments only say good things! Judging from previous comments I think these are going to continue as they are always successful in entertaining. [/color] [color=#ffffff]Everyone who attends [/color][color=#ee82ee]Community Events[/color][color=#ffffff] gets the [/color][color=#ee82ee]Gamer Award[/color][color=#ffffff]: [/color][img]http://www.343industries.org/forum/uploads/jawards/participate.png[/img] [color=rgb(255,255,255)]If you have any [/color][color=rgb(238,130,238)]Community Event ideas[/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)] post them [/color][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/26080-post-your-favorite-play-date-idea/"][color=rgb(238,130,238)][u]here[/u][/color][/url].[/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center] [/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][u][b][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/8505-interviews-with-stars-of-the-community-index/#entry90848"][color=rgb(255,165,0)]FEATURED INTERVIEWS[/color][/url][/b][/u][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/29738-interviews-with-stars-of-the-community-volume-34-zelda/"][color=#ffa500][u][b]Zelda [/b][/u][/color][/url][color=#ffffff]- [/color][color=#ffff00]Quite possibly the nicest person on the forum. Welcoming of all unless you have an unruly attitude and was quite pleasant in our interview.[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=rgb(255,255,0)]*I've resumed interviews but am waiting on interviewees...*[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=rgb(64,224,208)][u][b]FORGE[/b][/u][/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][b][color=#40e0d0]THFE Submission Forums Move to HaloCustoms[/color][/b][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][url="http://halocustoms.com/forum/"][img]http://halocustoms.com/styles/quark/xenforo/logo.png[/img][/url][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62CQ-wneaD0[/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ffffff]It's official now, [/color][color=#40e0d0]THFE[/color][color=#ffffff] has moved their map submission forums to our Affiliate site, [/color][color=#40e0d0]HaloCustoms[/color][color=#ffffff]. [/color][color=#696969]Psychoduck[/color][color=#ffffff] has made it clear that it's been great being hosted here but realized that although our Halo Community is excellent, our Forge aspect is not as strong whereas [/color][color=#40e0d0]HaloCustoms[/color][color=#ffffff] is stronger in that area. Along with that, he helped build [/color][color=#40e0d0]HaloCustoms[/color][color=#ffffff] and is on Staff there so really it only makes sense. We're not saying goodbye to our [/color][color=#40e0d0]THFE Affiliates[/color][color=#ffffff] for good, we love [/color][color=#696969]Psychoduck[/color][color=#ffffff] and [/color][color=#696969]Able SirThomas[/color][color=#ffffff] and their crew all the same. And we'll be working together again in the future.[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=rgb(64,224,208)][b]Featured Map: January[/b][/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32860-beer-pong/"][u][b][color=#40e0d0]Beer Pong[/color][/b][/u][/url][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hy-nPbSoIE8[/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#008000]Turbtastic[/color][color=#ffffff] is not new to being a [/color][color=#40e0d0]Featured Mapmaper[/color][color=#ffffff] in the Wrapups. Known for his [/color][color=#40e0d0]MarioKart 64 track remakes[/color][color=#ffffff], he recently made this fun looking minigame called [/color][color=#40e0d0]Beer Pong[/color][color=#ffffff]. The objective is to run your Mongoose through the shields and into the "cups" to eliminate them. First team to hit all the cups wins! Who doesn't like a good game of pong? Video provided by [/color][color=#008000]0LAH[/color][color=#ffffff].[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=rgb(255,0,0)][u][b]GAMING NEWS[/b][/u][/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][b][color=#ff0000]Black Tusk to make new Gears of War[/color][/b][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/33198-black-tusk-to-make-new-gears-of-war/"][img]http://www.igameresponsibly.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/black_Tusk.jpg[/img][/url][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ff0000][b]Microsoft[/b][/color][color=#ffffff] has bought the rights to [/color][b][color=#ff0000]Gears of War[/color][/b][color=#ffffff] from [/color][color=#ff0000][b]Epic Games[/b][/color][color=#ffffff] and plans to continue the franchise. Given the job of doing so is [/color][color=#ff0000][b]Black Tusk Studios[/b][/color][color=#ffffff]. [/color][color=#00ffff]Adamj[/color][color=#ffffff] gives you the inside scoop.[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][b][color=#ff0000]ForgeCafe's New Site[/color][/b][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/33212-forge-cafes-new-site/?p=297665"][img]http://www.forgecafe.com/public/style_images/Blueprint/logo.png[/img][/url][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][b][color=#ff0000]ForgeCafe[/color][/b][color=#ffffff] has just recently switched to[/color][color=#ff0000][b] IP Board[/b][/color][color=#ffffff] which is what our site runs on so it has never been easier for a [/color][b][color=#ff0000]343iCF[/color][/b][color=#ffffff] member to branch out to our [/color][color=#ff0000][b]Affiliates[/b][/color][color=#ffffff] before than it is right now. Please go check it out and tell me that that's not something you can pick up in an instant. You know where to click if you wanna find [/color][color=#ffa500]RedStarRocket's [/color][color=#ffffff]announcement.[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][b][color=#ff0000]Siri-like Search Engine 'Cortana' Coming This Fall[/color][/b][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/33032-siri-like-search-engine-cortana-coming-this-fall/"][img]http://343industries.org/forum/fileshare/gallery/album_611/gallery_76919_611_8420.jpg[/img][/url][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ffffff]Like a Halo fan's dream come true, Microsoft intends to bring a [/color][b][color=#ff0000]voice controlled Cortana search engine[/color][/b][color=#ffffff] to us for the [/color][color=#ff0000][b]Bing App[/b][/color][color=#ffffff] owned by Microsoft. And yes, [/color][b][color=#ff0000]Jen Taylor will be the voice of Cortana[/color][/b][color=#ffffff]. [/color][color=#00ffff]Beckoningzebra[/color][color=#ffffff] gives you the details, just click above.[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][url="http://www.343industries.org/news"][color=rgb(255,0,0)][b][u][i]For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page.[/i][/u][/b][/color][/url][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][u][b][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/29020-hot-topic-index/"][color=rgb(255,165,0)]HOT TOPIC[/color][/url][color=rgb(255,165,0)]: January[/color][/b][/u][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][b][color=#ffa500]Conspiracy Among our Staff- Part 2![/color][/b][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/33191-conspiracy-among-our-staff-part-2/"][img]http://www.343industries.org/forum/uploads/profile/photo-26953.jpg?_r=1390886489[/img][/url][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ffffff]Easily the hottest topic of [/color][color=#ffa500]January[/color][color=#ffffff]. In 2 days the thread got 80 replies from Staff and Members alike gaining it the[/color] [size=3][color=rgb(255,255,255)][b][right][background=rgb(237,119,16)]HOT[/background][/right][/b][/color][/size] [color=#ffa500]tag[/color][color=#ffffff] almost instantly. As a [/color][color=#ffa500]part 2 to Yoshi's original Conspiracy thread[/color][color=#ffffff], this one rekindled the members' growing suspicions about the Staff and created mass hysteria even getting [member=343iBot] involved. And now the creator of the thread, [/color][color=#ff33cc]Edward Kenway[/color][color=#ffffff], is our new [/color][color=#ff33cc]MoM[/color][color=#ffffff]?? Funny how things work out eh members? [i][u][b]Muahahahahaha[/b][/u][/i][/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center] [color=rgb(255,51,204)][u][b]MEMBER OF THE MONTH: January[/b][/u][/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][img]http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg57/TwitchMonkeyTwilight/onsokumaru.gif[/img][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ffffff]Our [/color][color=#ff33cc]January Member of the Month[/color][color=#ffffff] was none other than our crazy forum ninja, [/color][color=#99ff99]onsokumaru[/color][color=#ffffff]. Since he joined, [/color][color=#99ff99]onsokumaru[/color][color=#ffffff] showed great attitude and enthusiasm for this site and introduced Events that members enjoy today. His cartoons might be a little weird and I have no idea where he gets them from but don't be fooled, this guy is serious when it comes to his job of keeping you guys entertained with [/color][color=#ee82ee]Community Events[/color][color=#ffffff]! Don't worry [/color][color=#ff33cc]Edward[/color][color=#ffffff] you'll have your nice minus green section of the Wrapup all to yourself next week.[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32836-january-member-of-the-month-2014/"][color=rgb(255,51,204)][u]Announcement thread.[/u][/color][/url][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][u][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32846-the-ninjas-2014-january-mom-message/"][color=rgb(255,51,204)]MoM Post[/color][/url][/u][color=rgb(255,51,204)][u].[/u][/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#00ffff][u][b]NEW STAFF[/b][/u][/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][img]https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZnsIod9vMm4/UkDth1iByBI/AAAAAAAAAZA/6mYfYLppR2I/w346-h192/Staff.jpg[/img][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#00ffff]New year, new fresh Staff[/color][color=#ffffff]. [/color][color=#ffa500]RedStar[/color][color=#ffffff] took it upon himself to get some positions filled and these excellent members have proven themselves worthy. With that I'd like to congratulate these members once again:[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ffffff]In [/color][color=#0099ff]Communications[/color][color=#ffffff] we have:[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#0099ff]Dog and Buns[/color][color=#ffffff]! [/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ffffff]New to our [/color][color=#00ffff]News Group[/color][color=#ffffff] is:[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#00ffff]Beckoningzebra1[/color][color=#ffffff]![/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ffffff]And filling in the position of [/color][color=#99ff99]Promotions and Events[/color][color=#ffffff] are:[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#99ff99]D-38 Boss and onsokumaru[/color][color=#ffffff]![/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ffffff]Give it up to these guys again :clap: they really deserved it and we hope to see more out of them and the other members of the site this year. [/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=rgb(255,255,0)][u][b]TOP 15: January[/b][/u][/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][img]https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1623596_797480550269407_1153085996_n.png[/img][/center][/color] [center][color=#ffffff]I am certainly glad this is still continuing. The[/color] [color=#ffff00]Top 15 List[/color] [color=#ffffff]is a special honor awarded to those who make the site a better place each month. Everyone on the list is chosen unbiasedly by our[/color] [color=#ffa500]Site Mod RedStarRocket[/color], [color=#3399ff]Comms Staff Member Buns[/color], [color=#00ffff]News Group Member Beckoningzebra1[/color], [color=#d3d3d3]Dedicated Member Zaguroth[/color], [color=#ffffff]and [/color][color=#ffff00]Legendary Member Total Mayh3m/Anakin Skywalker/Qui Gon Jin/Darth Mayh3m[/color]. [color=#ffffff]Now here's our[/color] [color=#ffff00]Top 15 January[/color]:[/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Magical Love[/color][/center] [center][color=#9933cc]Sparky[/color][/center] [center][color=#ff33cc]Edward Kenway[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Tucker[/color][/center] [center][color=#9933cc]Yang Xiao Long[/color][/center] [center][color=#9933cc]lilsilmarillion[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Yoshi1176[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Zelda[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Vitamin PWN[/color][/center] [center][color=#9933cc]The Stig[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Unease P34nut[/color][/center] [center][color=#9933cc]Silent Orbis[/color][/center] [center][color=#9933cc]Spyro[/color][/center] [center][color=#9933cc]Maestro the Stampede[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Bashful Brute[/color][/center] [center][color=#ffff00]Honorable Mentions go to[/color][color=#ffffff]:[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]UNSC Spartan II[/color][/center] [center][color=#ffffff]and [/color][color=#008000]SNIPEM101[/color][/center] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ffa07a][u][b]USF ELECTION[/b][/u][/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][img]https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-m2b2xvV-R7w/UuksXwRKX9I/AAAAAAAAAf8/_1rQNwkjAjA/w582-h80-no/Forum+President.jpg[/img][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ffffff]It's that time of year again. Friendly competition arises and the members get to vote for a [/color][color=#ffa07a]United States of the Forum President[/color][color=#ffffff]! I love [/color][color=#ffa07a]USF Election[/color][color=#ffffff] time. As usual we have a pretty good running this time around. Our running candidates with two nominations each are:[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ff33cc]Edward Kenway[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#d3d3d3]Yoshi1176[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#00ffff]Beckoningzebra1[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#d3d3d3]Vitamin PWN[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#d3d3d3]Zaguroth[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#d3d3d3]Zelda[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#9933cc]Spyro[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ffffff]and[/color] [color=rgb(153,51,204)]Silent Orbis[/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=#ffffff]Good luck to everyone in the running! [/color][color=#ffa07a]Election Polls go up February 3rd[/color][color=#ffffff]![/color][/center][/color] [color=rgb(139,165,208)][center][color=rgb(255,255,255)]Thank you 343iCF for tuning in. We will be switching back to a Weekly Site Wrapup starting February 8th. Now scroll back up and read it all over again.[/color][/center][/color][/background][/font]
  14. Hello everyone welcome back again to the Wrapup and thanks for keeping interest and encouraging these to keep being made. Let's do December!: Primary Announcement: December was a major month for us here on the site and something that really stuck out to me and should really be taken to consideration is this thread made by our Comms Department's Dog. Check out We Need To Appreciate. COMMUNITY EVENTS Out With A Bang Trilogy Event Parts 2 and 3: Modern Warfare and Halo 3 "Send me out... with a bang..." Don't know much about these Events myself but I'm sure they were spectacular. I mean you're talking about 2 titles that changed the way people played Xbox Live! These games revolutionized competitive gaming. Halo 3 MLG was a very big part of my time on Halo 3 and a lot of other people's as well because it got its own playlist! Modern Warfare and Halo 3 were both Pro Circuit games back in the day. Again, so disappointed I missed out.. The 343i.org 2013 Christmas Tree I'm putting this in the Community Events section because that's essentially what our Christmas Tree is. It is an Event in which our Community participates in on the site. I also think violet was a good color to highlight it with. Although it doesn't require us to get online and play together it requires us all to be on here and give the things we don't need, sometimes things we actually go out and buy specifically for this, to our fellow members. The Christmas Tree was started a year ago and always gets tons of gifts under it from our warm community here at 343iCF. I won't give a list of the names of members who provided gifts for this Christmas Tree simply because there is a long list and I don't want to type it. Maybe I'll edit in later? Anyway, all contributors to the Christmas Tree got this very prestigious site Award: - This would be the Helping Hand Award. Given to those who have given to the site. Thank you to everyone who donated to the 343i.org Christmas Tree, it would have been nothing without all of you. If you have any Community Event ideas post them here. FEATURED INTERVIEWS Bob - One of my favorite members on this forum. Bob was our first Site Moderator and is a generally interesting person. They say if you see him on the site and get to talk to him, you'll have good luck for the rest of your life. *Interviews have resumed. Preaacchh.*/hint FORGE Ok who remembers the Meet Your Maker Dominion Contest that concluded in December? I've got the results for you in case you missed them! In third place: by DUN3Z In second: by Xinshu And in first place, the winner of the Meet Your Maker Dominion Forge Contest is: by PA1NTS Featured Map: December Unquestionably the most interesting map of December, Duel-Wield Puzzlers by Juggacly, is a 2v2 puzzle map! I love puzzle maps! There are two teams of two and they have to navigate obstacles and help each other reach the finish of the map where they get to the area seen above with a Shmeef in it. This to me is a must download and play with some of your friends. Congratulations @Juggacly on having the Featured Map of December! GAMING NEWS Games Coming To Nintendo In 2014 TheCooliestOne of our News Group hit us with some awesome news about the upcoming games from Nintendo and they look so good that they make me want a Wii U. I didn't even get a Wii. For the list of games and their trailers, click the picture. New Creative Director for 343 Industries Some big news brought to us by adamj via TeamBeyond. Josh Holmes, former Creative Director of 343 Industries, has stepped down from his position and has been replaced by Tim Longo. The reason for the switch is unknown for now. Please visit adam's thread for more. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC: December Only second to the Crazy Grunt's Riddle Challenge Round 6, came this thread in replies. Created by Member - , Who wants, is a topic about whether or not you wanted Hayabusa back in Halo 4 or whatever other armors you wanted. Apparently a lot of you had something to say on this matter. So congrats Echo CT on having the Hot Topic of December and everyone go visit and or revisit the thread! MEMBER OF THE MONTH December's Member of the Month never got their own spot on any previous Wrapups so I'm pleased to remind everyone of Sparky's electrifying achievement. Spark was a member who'd gotten a few Warnings but corrected himself, changed his ways, and showed his true color: pink. I've known Spark since he got here and he's a great member. Even though he's not the MoM anymore he still contributes to this community just as much as when he was. Congrats again Sparky! Announcement thread. MoM Post. NEW COMMUNITY MODERATOR Although not new now, Azaxx was promoted to Community Moderator back in early December. If you're on, chances are he is too and he is watching you. Azaxx is an ever-vigilant Moderator and is there if you need something. Revisit his thread! TOP 15: DECEMBER This is a section I would like to keep in the Wrapup starting now. I hope members get together and continue this tradition. The Top 15 list is composed of members who show the greatest contribution to the forum over the past month. If you have a problem with the picture then shut up and hold it forever. Now, here's our Top 15 for December: Sikslik7 Beckoningzebra1 Maestro the Stampede The Dumb Marine Silent Orbis D-38 Boss HaloGeek Brett Edward Kenway JXZAW Axilus Prime NOVA Shockgazm UNSC Spartan II onsokumaru Honorable mentions go to: Tucker Zandril and Elite FAREWELL As big and eventful as December was, not all events were cheerful. There was one very big event that occurred in December leaving almost every member in awe. Absolute Dog was a jokester from the start and was always looking for a way to get involved since he joined. He found a great love for this community instantaneously. One day he PMed Twam and asked if there was anything he could do to help and Twam told him yes, he could work alongside the one and only Spectral Jester and help moderate the site as a Community Moderator thus beginning his legend on the 343i Community Forums. And a legend he is. AD was not only a great Moderator but person in general. He had all the character, charisma, humor, and was stern but never strict when necessary. It was very easy to look up to a man like AD. He took this forum from the small isolated community it was and almost single handedly created all of its ties with its Affiliates such as HaloCustoms, ForgeCafe, THFE, and Certain Affinity. He was the bridge this site needed to help create a united Halo Community. Now the site has been left up to RedStarRocket and all of us to help keep it to his standards. It's impossible to measure the hours Absolute Dog has given to this site. We salute you AD and best of luck in future endeavors. RedStar, we're all here to help when you need it! Here are some last words Dog left for us on the site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhx-ZDIwu4w#t=0 Thank you all for taking the time to read this. Please stay tuned for a cumulative January Wrapup as well. Then we should be switching back to the weekly. This post has been promoted to an article
  15. [color=rgb(139,165,208)][font=helvetica][center][background=rgb(33,53,85)][color=rgb(255,255,255)]Hello everyone welcome back again to the Wrapup and thanks for keeping interesting and encouraging these to keep being made. Let's do December!:[/color][/background][/center][/font][/color][color=rgb(139,165,208)][font=helvetica][background=rgb(33,53,85)] [center][color=rgb(255,240,245)]Primary Announcement: December was a major month for us here on the site and something that really stuck out to me and should really be taken to consideration is this thread made by our [/color][color=#40e0d0]Comms Department's Dog[/color][color=rgb(255,240,245)]. Check out [/color][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32480-we-need-to-appreciate/"][color=#40e0d0][u]We Need To Appreciate.[/u][/color][/url][/center] [center] [b][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=23437"][color=rgb(238,130,238)]COMMUNITY [/color][color=#ee82ee]EVENTS[/color][/url][/b] [url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32885-community-event-calendar-january-2014/?p=294213"][img]http://t62.img-up.net/CommunityPa4f2.png[/img][/url] [color=#ee82ee][b]Out With A Bang Trilogy Event Parts 2 and 3: Modern Warfare and Halo 3[/b][/color] [i][b][u]"Send me out... with a bang..."[/u][/b][/i] [color=#ffffff]Don't know much about these [/color][color=#ee82ee]Events [/color][color=#ffffff]myself but I'm sure they were spectacular. I mean you're talking about 2 titles that changed the way people played Xbox Live! [/color][color=#ee82ee]These games revolutionized competitive gaming. Halo 3[/color][color=#ffffff] MLG was a very big part of my time on [/color][color=#ee82ee]Halo 3[/color][color=#ffffff] and a lot of other people's as well because it got its own playlist! [/color][color=#ee82ee]Modern Warfare[/color][color=#ffffff] and [/color][color=#ee82ee]Halo 3[/color][color=#ffffff] were both Pro Circuit games back in the day. Again, so disappointed I missed out.. [/color] [b][color=#ee82ee]The 343i.org 2013 Christmas Tree[/color][/b] [img]http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp258/PJFan83/343iCommunityForumFacebookCoverPhoto.jpg[/img] [color=#ffffff]I'm putting this in the Community Events section because that's essentially what our [/color][color=#ee82ee]Christmas Tree[/color][color=#ffffff] is. It is an [/color][color=#ee82ee]Event [/color][color=#ffffff]in which our [/color][color=#ee82ee]Community[/color][color=#ffffff] participates in on the site. I also think violet was a good color to highlight it with.[/color] [color=#ffffff]Although it doesn't require us to get online and play together it requires us all to be on here and give the things we don't need, sometimes things we actually go out and buy specifically for this, to our fellow members. The [/color][color=#ee82ee]Christmas Tree[/color][color=#ffffff] was started a year ago and always gets tons of gifts under it from our warm community here at [/color][color=#ee82ee]343iCF[/color][color=#ffffff]. I won't give a list of the names of members who provided gifts for this [/color][color=#ee82ee]Christmas Tree[/color][color=#ffffff] simply because there is a long list and I don't want to type it. Maybe I'll edit in later? Anyway, all contributors to the [/color][color=#ee82ee]Christmas Tree[/color][color=#ffffff] got this very prestigious site Award: [img]http://www.343industries.org/forum/uploads/jawards/Helping_Hand.png[/img] - This would be the [/color][color=#ee82ee]Helping Hand Award[/color][color=#ffffff]. Given to those who have given to the site. Thank you to everyone who donated to the [/color][color=#ee82ee]343i.org Christmas Tree[/color][color=#ffffff], it would have been nothing without all of you.[/color] [color=rgb(255,255,255)]If you have any [/color][color=rgb(238,130,238)]Community Event ideas[/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)] post them [/color][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/26080-post-your-favorite-play-date-idea/"][color=rgb(238,130,238)][u]here[/u][/color][/url].[/center] [center] [/center] [center][u][b][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/8505-interviews-with-stars-of-the-community-index/#entry90848"][color=rgb(255,165,0)]FEATURED INTERVIEWS[/color][/url][/b][/u][/center] [center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/29098-interviews-with-stars-of-the-community-volume-33-bob/"][color=#ffa500][u][b]Bob[/b][/u][/color][/url] [color=#ffffff]- [/color][color=#ffff00]One of my favorite members on this forum. Bob was our first Site Moderator and is a generally interesting person. They say if you see him on the site and get to talk to him, you'll have good luck for the rest of your life.[/color][/center] [center][color=rgb(255,255,0)]*Interviews have resumed. Preaacchh.*/hint[/color][/center] [center][color=rgb(64,224,208)][u][b]FORGE[/b][/u][/color][/center] [center][img]http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/Absolute_Dog/mym-logo_zps72b209f0.png[/img][/center] [center][color=#ffffff]Ok who remembers the [/color][color=#40e0d0]Meet Your Maker Dominion Contest[/color][color=#ffffff] that concluded in December? I've got the results for you in case you missed them! [/color][/center] [center][color=#40e0d0]In third place[/color][color=#ffffff]:[/color][/center] [center][img]http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/Absolute_Dog/cooltext1322874910_zps684ff0ef.png[/img][color=#40e0d0]by DUN3Z[/color][/center] [center]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XYOaUfLBvE[/center] [center][color=#40e0d0]In second[/color][color=#ffffff]: [/color][/center] [center][img]http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/Absolute_Dog/cooltext1326466914_zps27ff4201.png[/img][color=#40e0d0]by Xinshu[/color][/center] [center]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZr3KbS8BnU[/center] [center][color=#ffffff]And [/color][color=#40e0d0]in first place[/color][color=#ffffff], the winner of the [/color][color=#40e0d0]Meet Your Maker Dominion Forge Contest[/color][color=#ffffff] is:[/color][/center] [center][img]http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l592/Absolute_Dog/Monsoon_zps35774116.png[/img] [color=#40e0d0]by PA1NTS[/color][/center] [center]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEalssumD6A[/center] [center][color=#40e0d0][b]Featured Map: December[/b][/color][/center] [center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32684-duel-wield-puzzlers-2v2-puzzle-map/#entry292300"][img]http://i1094.photobucket.com/albums/i452/Juggacly/Duel-Wield%20Puzzlers%20H4/ugcuserfile-65c0e318-d8d7-44d6-9028-c6fd2f8a1ca1-5dc0467310819379-full_zpsf1326915.jpg[/img][/url][/center] [center][color=#ffffff]Unquestionably the most interesting map of December, [/color][color=#40e0d0]Duel-Wield Puzzlers by Juggacly[/color][color=#ffffff], is a [/color][color=#40e0d0]2v2 puzzle map[/color][color=#ffffff]! I love puzzle maps! There are two teams of two and they have to navigate obstacles and help each other reach the finish of the map where they get to the area seen above with a Shmeef in it. This to me is a must download and play with some of your friends. Congratulations [/color][color=#40e0d0][member=Juggacly][/color][color=#ffffff] on having the [/color][color=#40e0d0]Featured Map of December[/color][color=#ffffff]! [/color][/center] [center][color=rgb(255,0,0)][u][b]GAMING NEWS[/b][/u][/color][/center] [center][b][color=#ff0000]Games Coming To Nintendo In 2014[/color][/b][/center] [center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32654-games-coming-to-nintendo-in-2014/"][img]http://www.gamerheadlines.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/127.jpg[/img][/url][/center] [center][color=#00ffff]TheCooliestOne[/color][color=#ffffff] of our [/color][color=#00ffff]News Group[/color][color=#ffffff] hit us with some awesome news about the upcoming games from [/color][color=#ff0000][b]Nintendo[/b][/color][color=#ffffff] and they look so good that they make me want a Wii U. I didn't even get a Wii. For the list of games and their trailers, [/color][color=#ff0000][b]click the picture[/b][/color][color=#ffffff].[/color][/center] [center] [b][color=rgb(255,0,0)]New Creative Director for 343 Industries[/color][/b] [url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32489-new-creative-director-for-343-industries/"][img]http://i.imgur.com/cmJc6tv.png[/img][/url] [color=rgb(255,255,255)]Some big news brought to us by [/color][color=rgb(0,255,255)]adamj[/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)] via [/color][color=rgb(255,0,0)][b]TeamBeyond[/b][/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)], [/color][color=rgb(255,0,0)][b]Josh Holmes[/b][/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)], former [/color][b][color=rgb(255,0,0)]Creative Director of 343 Industries[/color][/b][color=rgb(255,255,255)], has stepped down from his position and has been replaced by [/color][color=rgb(255,0,0)][b]Tim Longo[/b][/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)]. The reason for the switch is unknown for now. Please visit [/color][color=rgb(64,224,208)]adam's[/color][color=rgb(255,255,255)] thread for more.[/color][/center] [center][url="http://www.343industries.org/news"][color=rgb(255,0,0)][b][u][i]For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page.[/i][/u][/b][/color][/url][/center] [center][u][b][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/29020-hot-topic-index/"][color=rgb(255,165,0)]HOT TOPIC[/color][/url][color=rgb(255,165,0)]: December[/color][/b][/u][/center] [center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32496-who-wants/"][img]http://343industries.org/forum/fileshare/gallery/album_615/gallery_77261_615_9820.jpg[/img][/url][/center] [center][color=#ffffff]Only second to the Crazy Grunt's Riddle Challenge Round 6, came this thread in replies. Created by [/color][color=#008000]Member[/color][color=#ffffff] - [member=Echo CT-21-048], [/color][color=#ffa500]Who wants[/color][color=#ffffff], is a topic about whether or not you wanted [/color][color=#ffa500]Hayabusa[/color][color=#ffffff] back in Halo 4 or whatever other armors you wanted. Apparently a lot of you had something to say on this matter. So congrats [/color][color=#008000]Echo CT[/color][color=#ffffff] on having the [/color][color=#ffa500]Hot Topic of December[/color][color=#ffffff] and everyone go visit and or revisit the thread! [/color][/center] [center] [color=rgb(255,51,204)][u][b]MEMBER OF THE MONTH[/b][/u][/color][/center] [center][img]http://www.343industries.org/forum/uploads/profile/photo-47744.png?_r=1388472891[/img][/center] [center][color=#ff33cc]December's Member of the Month[/color][color=#ffffff] never got their own spot on any previous Wrapups so I'm pleased to remind everyone of [/color][color=#ff33cc]Sparky's electrifying achievement[/color][color=#ffffff]. [/color][color=#9933cc]Spark[/color][color=#ffffff] was a member who'd gotten a few Warnings but corrected himself, changed his ways, and showed his true color: [/color][color=#ff33cc]pink[/color][color=#ffffff]. I've known [/color][color=#9933cc]Spark[/color][color=#ffffff] since he got here and he's a great member. Even though he's not the [/color][color=#ff33cc]MoM[/color][color=#ffffff] anymore he still contributes to this community just as much as when he was. Congrats again [/color][color=#9933cc]Sparky[/color][color=#ffffff]![/color][/center] [center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32409-december-mom/"][color=#ff33cc][u]Announcement thread.[/u][/color][/url][/center] [center][u][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32555-insert-electric-pun-here-mom/"][color=#ff33cc]MoM Post[/color][/url][/u][color=#ff33cc][u].[/u][/color][/center] [center][color=#0033ff][u][b]NEW COMMUNITY MODERATOR[/b][/u][/color][/center] [center][img]http://www.343industries.org/forum/uploads/profile/photo-5874.jpg?_r=1387279985[/img][/center] [center][color=#ffffff]Although not new now, [/color][color=#0033ff]Azaxx[/color][color=#ffffff] was promoted to [/color][color=#0033ff]Community Moderator[/color][color=#ffffff] back in early December. If you're on, chances are he is too and he is watching you. [/color][color=#0033ff]Azaxx[/color][color=#ffffff] is an ever-vigilant [/color][color=#0033ff]Moderator[/color][color=#ffffff] and is there if you need something. Revisit his thread![/color][/center] [center][color=#ffff00][u][b]TOP 15: DECEMBER[/b][/u][/color][/center] [center][img]https://scontent-a-lga.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1/1623596_797480550269407_1153085996_n.png[/img][/center] [center][color=#ffffff]This is a section I would like to keep in the Wrapup starting now. I hope members get together and continue this tradition. The [/color][color=#ffff00]Top 15[/color][color=#ffffff] list is composed of members who show the greatest contribution to the forum over the past month. If you have a problem with the picture then shut up and hold it forever. Now, here's our [/color][color=#ffff00]Top 15 for December[/color][color=#ffffff]:[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Sikslik7[/color][/center] [center][color=#00ffff]Beckoningzebra1[/color][/center] [center][color=#9933cc]Maestro the Stampede[/color][/center] [center][color=#9933cc]The Dumb Marine[/color][/center] [center][color=#9933cc]Silent Orbis[/color][/center] [center][color=#99ff99]D-38 Boss[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]HaloGeek[/color][/center] [center][color=#008000]Brett[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Edward Kenway[/color][/center] [center][color=#9933cc]JXZAW[/color][/center] [center][color=#008000]Axilus Prime[/color][/center] [center][color=#008000]NOVA[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Shockgazm[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]UNSC Spartan II[/color][/center] [center][color=#ff33cc]onsokumaru[/color][/center] [center][color=#ffff00]Honorable mentions[/color][color=#ffffff] go to:[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Tucker[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Zandril[/color][/center] [center][color=#ffffff]and [/color][color=#9933cc]Elite[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3][u][b]FAREWELL[/b][/u][/color][/center] [center][url="http://www.343industries.org/forum/topic/32528-stepping-down-from-site-moderator/"][img]http://www.343industries.org/forum/uploads/profile/photo-8787.jpg?_r=1388497406[/img][/url][/center] [center][color=#ffffff]As big and eventful as December was, not all events were cheerful. There was one very big event that occurred in December leaving almost every member in awe. [/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]Absolute Dog[/color][color=#ffffff] was a jokester from the start and was always looking for a way to get involved since he joined. He found a great love for this community instantaneously. One day he PMed [/color][color=#ff0000]Twam[/color][color=#ffffff] and asked if there was anything he could do to help and [/color][color=#ff0000]Twam[/color][color=#ffffff] told him yes, he could work alongside the one and only [/color][color=#d3d3d3]Spectral Jester[/color][color=#ffffff] and help moderate the site as a [/color][color=#0033ff]Community Moderator[/color][color=#ffffff] thus beginning his legend on the 343i Community Forums. And a legend he is.[/color][/center] [center][color=#d3d3d3]AD[/color][color=#ffffff] was not only a great [/color][color=#ffa500]Moderator[/color][color=#ffffff] but person in general. He had all the character, charisma, humor, and was stern but never strict when necessary. It was very easy to look up to a man like [/color][color=#d3d3d3]AD[/color][color=#ffffff]. He took this forum from the small isolated community it was and almost single handedly created all of its ties with its [/color][color=#d3d3d3]Affiliates[/color][color=#ffffff] such as [/color][b][color=#0033cc]HaloCustoms[/color][/b][color=#ffffff], [/color][b][color=#008000]ForgeCafe[/color][/b][color=#ffffff], [/color][color=#696969][b]THFE[/b][/color][color=#ffffff], and [/color][color=#d3d3d3][b]Certain Affinity[/b][/color][color=#ffffff]. He was the bridge this site needed to help create a united Halo Community. [/color][/center] [center][color=#ffffff]Now the site has been left up to [/color][color=#ffa500]RedStarRocket[/color][color=#ffffff] and all of us to help keep it to his standards. It's impossible to measure the hours [/color][color=#d3d3d3]Absolute Dog[/color][color=#ffffff] has given to this site. We salute you [/color][color=#d3d3d3]AD[/color][color=#ffffff] and best of luck in future endeavors. [/color][color=#ffa500]RedStar[/color][color=#ffffff], we're all here to help when you need it![/color][/center] [center][color=#ffffff]Here are some last words [/color][color=#d3d3d3]Dog[/color][color=#ffffff] left for us on the site:[/color][/center] [quote name="Absolute Dog" post="291860" timestamp="1387380492"] [center][font='comic sans ms'][i]I truly appreciate all of the kind words and remembered moments. In reading the various posts made here I have reflected back on some of the highlighted moments and events that shaped this forum.[/i][/font][/center] [center][font='comic sans ms'][i]My close friends here know who they are and we have talked. This is for all of you.[/i][/font][/center] [center][font='comic sans ms'][i]Thank You.............[/i][/font][/center] [center][font='comic sans ms'][i]Some of you already know this, but it bears another mention. This forum, what we were in the beginning and have become, is not based on any one person. Where I genuinely take to heart all of thoughts you have shared, the site is a culmination of all of us. Many posts have spoken to what I have done or made possible and I see that as a reflection of what the past and current members have given in either inspiration, support, active participation and/or friendship. We did this together.[/i][/font][/center] [center][font='comic sans ms'][i]Please remember what the leaders of this forum have to do in order to manage our corner of the Halo universe. Spades summed it up the best, though it feels self serving to say so. Providing solid and consistent leadership can often be separate from your personal feelings. Only a handful know how far I went to support some members and ideals of this forum and the price paid for it. It may surprise you to know who and what they were, but it will remain private. In the end, give the leaders and moderators polite respect and work to continue to build what we have and not tear it apart. Have conversations not arguments. We can not control the direction Halo takes, but we can control how we act and interact around the game. This is a forum at it's core and by definition offers the format for pro and con discussions to take place...........that has to be understood and accepted.[/i][/font][/center] [center][font='comic sans ms'][i]Thanks to each and every one of you for all of the kind words and support over the years. This site and all of you are ......................[/i][/font][/center] [center]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSkK65hQIp8[/center] [/quote] [center][color=#ffff00][url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhx-ZDIwu4w#t=0"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fhx-ZDIwu4w#t=0[/url][/color][/center] [center][color=rgb(255,255,255)]Thank you all for taking the time to read this. Please stay tuned for a cumulative January Wrapup as well. Then we should be switching back to the weekly.[/color][/center][/background][/font][/color]
  16. Hello everyone welcome back. I'm wrapping up where I left off and that is way back in November and the next one will be the huge jam packed December, and then hopefully we'll be weekly again! Primary Announcement: It was Mayh3m's birthday in November! 343iCF's NEW AFFILIATES I am pleased to announce our site's newest Affiliates. Everyone please give a virtual round of applause to ForgeCafe, headed by the great undr zid and home to one of their most profound members being our previous MoM, Zandril, and Forge World Maps which is mainly associated with our good buddy Brett, who is not new to being featured in the Wrapups. Both provide excellent value to our site. Please give them warm welcomes anytime you see them online. COMMUNITY EVENTS Out With A Bang Trilogy Event Part 1: Gears of War 3 "Send me out... with a bang..." So as you all know the Out With A Bang Trilogy has come and gone and was a great success from what I've heard. The trilogy Event was in honor of saying so long to the greatest console ever made: The Xbox 360 - where just about all of our Xbox memories occurred. Party systems, great games, cool apps and features, the good old days. I'm super ticked I couldn't make it to any but I hope you guys played a good game for me. The first part started with Gears of War 3, my favorite Gears of War. If you have any Community Event ideas post them here. FEATURED INTERVIEWS AbleSir Thomas - Part of The Halo Forge Epidemic, first affiliate member to earn the title of Member of the Month, and ran Tuesday Night Tests. Read and get to know more about him. *Interviews have resumed. Preaacchh.*/hint FORGE December 20th was the deadline for anyone who was involved or trying to get involved in this contest. In cahoots with our Affiliate sites, ForgeHub and HaloCustoms, ForgeHub hosted a joint Forge Contest for 2v2 maps. Sorry if you missed out. Stay tuned for results! Featured Map: November Is that a sweet screenshot or what? The map screen you see above is from the minigame Pincushion created by Chancier Hornet. In this modded minigame, each player is equipped with a needler that can fire its entire clip within a second. To even things out, all players are also equipped with Hardlight Shields so running out of ammo could get you killed while reloading. Reload This! Congrats Chancier Hornet on having the Featured Map of November! GAMING NEWS Connie Yu leaves 343 for Naughty Dog Now there was a fair amount of news in November that I've been sifting through for about a week but this is the biggest. Lots of deep thought put into the comments too. Connie Yu, former principle engine programmer at 343i, has gone her separate way to join Naughty Dog, creators of the Crash Bandicoot franchise. She is very eager to be working for a Sony developer over her previous Microsoft one and has some interesting things to say about the situation. Please check back into Absolute Dog's post by clicking the picture above. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC: November Q and A Game The Q and A Game was started in November by new Staff Member, D-38 Boss. It was a long running forum game and definitely has potential to be revived for more fun! MORE FUN! Congrats D-38 Boss, head of Promotions and Events, for having the Hottest Topic of November! MEMBER OF THE MONTH And let's give it up again for our November MoM, Bnus! Bnus has proven himself to be worthy of being Member of the Month and it has definitely help earned him his spot on Staff where he will be in charge of our YouTube Channel in our Communications Department. Go Bnus! Announcement here. MoM Post here. Get ready for a jam packed Wrapup for all of December! PEACE!
  17. Hello everyone welcome back. I'm wrapping up where I left off and that is way back in November and the next one will be the huge jam packed December, and then hopefully we'll be weekly again! Primary Announcement: It was Mayh3m's birthday in November! 343iCF's NEW AFFILIATES I am pleased to announce our site's newest Affiliates. Everyone please give a virtual round of applause to ForgeCafe, headed by the great undr zid and home to one of their most profound members being our previous MoM, Zandril, and Forge World Maps which is mainly associated with our good buddy Brett, who is not new to being featured in the Wrapups. Both provide excellent value to our site. Please give them warm welcomes anytime you see them online. COMMUNITY EVENTS Out With A Bang Trilogy Event Part 1: Gears of War 3 "Send me out... with a bang..." So as you all know the Out With A Bang Trilogy has come and gone and was a great success from what I've heard. The trilogy Event was in honor of saying so long to the greatest console ever made: The Xbox 360 - where just about all of our Xbox memories occurred. Party systems, great games, cool apps and features, the good old days. I'm super ticked I couldn't make it to any but I hope you guys played a good game for me. The first part started with Gears of War 3, my favorite Gears of War. If you have any Community Event ideas post them here. FEATURED INTERVIEWS AbleSir Thomas - Part of The Halo Forge Epidemic, first affiliate member to earn the title of Member of the Month, and ran Tuesday Night Tests. Read and get to know more about him. *Interviews have resumed. Preaacchh.*/hint FORGE December 20th was the deadline for anyone who was involved or trying to get involved in this contest. In cahoots with our Affiliate sites, ForgeHub and HaloCustoms, ForgeHub hosted a joint Forge Contest for 2v2 maps. Sorry if you missed out. Stay tuned for results! Featured Map: November Is that a sweet screenshot or what? The map screen you see above is from the minigame Pincushion created by Chancier Hornet. In this modded minigame, each player is equipped with a needler that can fire its entire clip within a second. To even things out, all players are also equipped with Hardlight Shields so running out of ammo could get you killed while reloading. Reload This! Congrats Chancier Hornet on having the Featured Map of November! GAMING NEWS Connie Yu leaves 343 for Naughty Dog Now there was a fair amount of news in November that I've been sifting through for about a week but this is the biggest. Lots of deep thought put into the comments too. Connie Yu, former principle engine programmer at 343i, has gone her separate way to join Naughty Dog, creators of the Crash Bandicoot franchise. She is very eager to be working for a Sony developer over her previous Microsoft one and has some interesting things to say about the situation. Please check back into Absolute Dog's post by clicking the picture above. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC: November Q and A Game The Q and A Game was started in November by new Staff Member, D-38 Boss. It was a long running forum game and definitely has potential to be revived for more fun! MORE FUN! Congrats D-38 Boss, head of Promotions and Events, for having the Hottest Topic of November! MEMBER OF THE MONTH And let's give it up again for our November MoM, Bnus! Bnus has proven himself to be worthy of being Member of the Month and it has definitely help earned him his spot on Staff where he will be in charge of our YouTube Channel in our Communications Department. Go Bnus! Announcement here. MoM Post here. Get ready for a jam packed Wrapup for all of December! PEACE! This post has been promoted to an article
  18. Hey guys thanks for clicking the link to the Weekly Site Wrapup there's a lot of news to go around so get a good read of it all and enjoy: Primary Announcement: We've got some more site stats as of April 5th: 1131 registered users have joined the site in the last month. 5949 posts have been made. We have seen a decrease since last month but I think it's mainly due to spambots and their absence now. Also, HI CHURCH. CONTESTS Free Controller Giveaway Our friends at HaloCustoms are working together with GamerModz about a contest for whoever can make the best looking custom controller. Whoever makes the best design wins that controller that they designed! Insane54 of HaloCustoms gives you the details of the contest here. Get A Clue Forge Contest The Get A Clue Forge Contest, which Spades N AZ is a judge in, is still going and Master Debaytes of HaloCustoms is still looking for the best map out there for Clue. For those of you that love the Clue gametype or have no idea what it is and want to know more click_here!! CUSTOM GAMES NIGHT Spades N AZ's Custom Games Night Spades is taking a break from Custom Games Night but is going to return. Here are some words from Spades N AZ on the matter: If you want information on Custom Games Night click the title of the section. DESTINY Lots of big news radiating from Destiny with GDC this week. Adamj004 of the News Group was on top of his game as usual and brought us pictures of the three playable races in Destiny presented at the Bungie GDC Panel. Find them here. Adam has also brought us some one of a kind pictures taken from the Character Development video that he has screenshotted himself. Not all of the pictures were taken by Adam but just about every one of them are. Find them all here. Adam was not the only one to bring news however, not by a long shot. Azaxx also brought us some new concept art images presented at the panel from GDC. Find Azaxx's thread here. To add to all of this, highplainsdrifter, another Destiny enthusiast, brought us news of Destiny's rating and trademarks taken out by Bungie along with a very curious theory on what the unnamed race in Destiny can be (presumably far right). Find his thread here. Lastly, if you want to see the actual Character Development video itself then check it out here. Brought to us by Choot 'em! The latest Bungie Mailsack from April 5th has dropped, find it here. GameSpot did a great interview with Bungie's Christopher Barrett and Joseph Staten. Choot gives you it here. And if you want to see something REALLY interesting, take a look at a character concept Bungie was working with for Destiny that Choot brought to our attention . It's here. Reach our Bungie Forum by clicking the title of the section that says DESTINY. DGL DGL matches are completed when possible. The DGL will be seen through to its end. MAJESTIC DIVISION, IT'S TIME TO START PLAYING AGAIN. Crimson Division: Drizzy_Dan, Gazzy Mill Mill, Neurotic Kasper, Real Talk, Sarge Majestic Division: Hater, GermanShepherdD, SikSlik7, M4L1C1OU5, Lil Dog, Forum Dinosaur Info on the DGL can be found at these links: Rules_and_Info Weekly_Match_ListMatch_Results/Leaderboard Gametype_and_Scoring_Info FEATURED INTERVIEWS Redemption1272 - The winner of the Meet Your Maker Forge Contest (sectioned below) and awesome guy in general. FORGE 343 Industries Community Forum and The Halo Forge Epidemic brought you the Meet Your Maker 4v4 Infinity Slayer Forge Contest. Your judges: Alzarahn (Blueprint Forge Group), WARHOLIC (The Halo Council), Ducain23 (Ducain23), SaItyKoalaBear, Rezix333, OakleyHiDef (THFE), Psychoduck (THFE), Spades N AZ (343i.org), Absolute Dog (343i.org) Well guys this is the last time you'll have to see this oversized picture for the Wrapup that I've never once resized. The winners of the contest have been announced! Runner Up Map Black Site by The Fated Fire. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDFW-VQx6Ow&feature=player_embedded Runner Up Map Stigma by Squally DaBeanz https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwevfSqxbuw&feature=player_embedded Winning Map Edifice by Redemption1272 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DW0QY4xyVdg&feature=player_embedded Featured Map This is a beauty of a race map. For those of you who remember Nuked IceCeam's PokeCoaster, here is the man credited with the aesthetics of it, @Lord FluffBall. This is his map Fluff Nest Monster, a map that goes along the body of the creature. Very cool. MEMBER OF THE MONTH Our new Member of the Month was awarded on the 1st of April and it was no April Fools Day joke. This month's MoM is Victory Element.. He is a young, but very mature member. Give it up for Victory Element! Find Victory's MoM Post here. He's still trying to figure out a MoM wish so don't be afraid to comment and leave an idea! Our previous MoM, Church, will now be awarded with the MoM Award: PLAY DATES Upcoming Play Date Shifting Gears Game Night I won't post the full story here but we are having a Gears of War Play Date hosted by Community Moderator RedStarRocket91. It's going to be a heck of a night. Any members that join will not only get to talk to a lobby full of Staff and Legendary Members but will earn the very rare Shifting Gears Award which is again still under wraps until ratification. And on top of all that awesomeness, one person's gonna win a custom, one of a kind controller skin that's 343i.org Shifting Gears Night themed. The event takes place April 14th. Find the post for the event here. Meet Your Maker Play Date The Meet Your Maker Play Date is getting a lot of positive feedback from players and Forgers alike. Follow the thread to watch for an incoming date and time here. We're always looking for your Play Date ideas, please post them here Info on all contests and events can still obviously be found by clicking the title of the section that says PLAY DATES. Everyone who participates in any Community Play Dates gets the Gamer Award: Attend Play Dates, rack up awards! SURVIVOR: HALO STYLE Season 2 is getting a REBOOT like I mentioned last week. Many competitors are getting together and the big surprise is still yet to come so keep reading this section to find out what it is when it's ready to be announced! WELCOME Last week I mentioned the addition of a Flood map maker by the name of Pol Wah. Pol Wah is still new here and I don't think everyone has gotten fully accustomed to Pol Wah being in charge of Flood Submissions. For an example of his great work here's his map Voltage Control. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbcRGo29ahQ&feature=player_embedded Find out how to submit your Flood maps to Pol Wah here: Flood Map Submission Thread Thank you for reading, hope you clicked on the links and checked out the threads. Now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  19. Ok so we skipped a week and now it's time for a late Wrapup: Primary Announcement: I've made the first tags the prefixes for these threads as a little extra pizzazzzzzzz COMMUNITY EVENTS There are ideas in the works so don't worry too much. We just want them to be as good as possible for you guys to enjoy and not have repeats of that time where it was just me, Boss, and JL playing Reach campaign talking about RP for 2 hours. Member Created Events Bnus' Totally Boss Halo 3 Playdate Member of the Month, Bnus, teams up with D-38 Boss, who has an almost perfect attendance record for Events, to bring you a night full of Halo 3 fun. Read the details including time and RSVPing by clicking the emblem above. Halo 4's Birthday Playdate New blood UNSC Spartan II collaborated with Beckoningzebra on this one to bring everyone to Halo 4 for its anniversary! Make it if you can, it's bound to be a good time! Related: Populate Halo 4 Day Here's a video by our good friend Brett supporting the idea of bringing players back to Halo 4 so this should be extra incentive to join UNSC Spartan II and BZ in their Event and have some good old fashion Halo 4 fun! We still want your ideas so post them here. FEATURED INTERVIEWS DocSpartanO07 - One of our finest and most vigilant Community Moderators. A senior member who reminds me of what this forum is all about and where it's come from. FORGE Forging The Future The future of Machinima has arrived! Here is a huge project started by our Art Department's Gryffin in association with THFE and ourselves. He's got a lot of members voice acting for him and we're backing this Machinima 100%. It's about 5 Spartans that get sent to Earth to find Monitors that landed there after Requiem exploded. There is lots of work being put into this project by many members of the site and we should see S1E1 here at some point! 343 Industries Community Forge Project By this point you should know what the CFP is and if you don't then read about it here. Post some ideas for our community in the CFP Idea Discussion thread here. You will partake in the Community Forge Project... Sand/Snow in Halo 4 Forge Talented Forger RegrettedKarma came across some awesome content by the OnlineKnights that shows you how you can make it look like there's snow of sand on your map in Halo 4's Forge. Very interesting stuff and just another example of how limitless Halo 4's Forge is. Check out his post and the video by the OnlineKnights by clicking the image. Isn't that a nice image of Forged snow? Featured Map Nuclear Bombs in Halo 4 Here's a really unique idea for a map. It's based on a timer and after that timer is up a big flash appears on screen and everyone dies.. Which explains the name. It's really fun and has potential for a lot of mini games. This map was made by the member JooJoona and is better explained by him in his map submission thread. GAMING NEWS Meet Xbox One So if you haven't seen it yet I suggest you click the picture and check it out. It's a very cool video by Microsoft showing off the Kinect 2 features the Xbox One has and flaunts the Xbox One's agile ability to switch and snap functions with just your voice. Halo: Spartan Assault: Coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One Great news! A lot of Halo fans have been waiting for this and it's been confirmed that this holiday season, Halo: Spartan Assault will be available for Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Prepare to drop. (BZ! Xbox One: Invitation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1mfIg1I3zE If you own a tv for anything other than video games then you have to have seen this already but in case you didn't here's the video provided by Choot 'em. I'm a fan! Leave Choot comments and likes. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC Crazy Grunt's Riddle Challenge Round 5 The Crazy Grunt's Riddle Challenge is a long lasting forum game here and it's fifth round has seen its death and is trying to make a revival thanks to haloman2. It's a fun game if you love riddles and puzzles and above is a picture of the very exclusive Award you get if you win the Crazy Grunt's Riddle Challenge! MEMBER OF THE MONTH What? Bnus gets a section of the Wrapup to himself again? This can't be right.. But wait it is! It is exactly right and it has never been MORE right! Bnus is our newest Member of the Month! Find his MoM Post by clicking his profile pic there. Announcement here. Another one bites the dust. Now scroll back up and read it all over again. This post has been promoted to an article
  20. Hi everyone let's get caught up with the week's happenings: Primary Announcement: If you think you have content that belongs in the Wrapup feel very free to PM me COMMUNITY EVENTS The Staff vs Members Community Event was a success from the start so I hear. I joined late and it was fun then even though I was only there for about 5 games. Staff won. No question. And if you click the banner you'll be sent to a recap given by The Dumb Marine. Participants: Church, Brony, RedStarRocket91, Absolute Dog, GermanShepherdD, Drizzy_Dan, The Dumb Marine, Trae Houston, Beckoningzebra1, JXZAW, Spyro, Bnus, and TGS Shadowless Everyone who attended gets the exclusive Staff vs. Members Award: We still want your ideas so post them here. FEATURED INTERVIEWS Redemption1272 - Winner of the Meet Your Maker Infinity Slayer Forge Contest and a real down to Earth member of the Halo Community. FORGE Forging The Future The future of Machinima has arrived! Here is a huge project started by our Art Department's Gryffin in association with THFE and ourselves. He's got a lot of members voice acting for him and we're backing this Machinima 100%. It's about 5 Spartans that get sent to Earth to find Monitors that landed there after Requiem exploded. There is lots of work being put into this project by many members of the site and we should see S1E1 soon! 343 Industries Community Forge Project By this point you should know what the CFP is and if you don't then read about it here. Post some ideas for our community in the CFP Idea Discussion thread here. You Will Partake in the Community Forge Project... Featured Map Once again, Zaelkyria makes the Featured Map sub-section with another of their Forged Halo naval ships. This one is called CRS-Class Light Cruiser because that's exactly what it is. It's a Covenant CRS-Class Light Cruiser. Take a second to really check out this picture and admire its aesthetics. And then once you've taken that second, click it and find the rest. GAMING NEWS Assassin's Creed IV: Making of Black Flag I can't believe I didn't see this earlier. This is a great video for any Assassin's Creed fans that IGN did with the developers of the newest installment in the series: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. Leave Cooliest some likes and comments. Mountain Dew Xbox One Revealed Some really awesome news for fans of the Xbox One and Mountain Dew. There will be a Mountain Dew themed Xbox One released as seen above. News relayed by Choot 'em. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC Will People Play Halo 3 Even Though It'll be Free? I found this thread to have a lot of potential for discussion and noticed it got a decent amount of replies already. Now it's been over a week since it's come out but this is something good to weigh in on. TheMightyLlama1 wanted to know if there would be a good population back on Halo 3 since it was becoming free to download so you can chime in and talk about whether you've been playing or not and if you feel there has been an increase in population. Lots of room for discussion. I know it wasn't much but thanks for giving it a look through, I even gave it some more days to see if we'd get a little more action but we'll just have to wait until next week. Now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  21. Ok we have two weeks to cover so let's get into it!: Primary Announcement: I've worked out my problem before you even knew what it was. Let it bug you now. ANNOUNCEMENT 343iCF Breast Cancer Awareness Signature Make-Over The Gryffin has started this totally awesome thread in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You give him your signature and him and Brony make them over in pink and BCAM them out! Get yours done right now. COMMUNITY EVENTS Finally I can display the new 343i.org Community Events banner. The magnificent display of fun and coolness came from our Art Department of course and I think it captures what we had in mind perfectly. This is the future of custom games at 343i.org. Join us this Saturday at 4PM EST for our Staff vs Members BCAM Community Event. We still want your ideas so post them here. DESTINY Destiny - The Moon The newest trailer from Bungie for Destiny and it's full of wonder and mystery! Bungie is really delivering lately as you'll see with all the Destiny news I'm about to relay. Let Choot know how much you love him by commenting on his thread! Silver Dollar Shotgun Bungie has released a video for a weapon that we'll be seeing in Destiny. They say this weapon "is an icon. In a place made strange by the passage of time, the Silver Dollar is as relatable as a lucky coin." Comment on Cooliest's thread! Destiny Codes Bungie is really showing off by giving these codes away FREE. Not only are they free however, they're also redeemable any time and are not first come first serve. It's a mystery as to what they unlock but it only helps to redeem them! Thread provided by Adam of the News Group! FEATURED INTERVIEWS Insane54 - Admin and co-founder of our Affiliate site, HaloCustoms.com. FORGE Forging The Future The future of Machinima has arrived! Here is a huge project started by our Art Department's Gryffin in association with THFE and ourselves. He's got a lot of members voice acting for him and we're backing this Machinima 100%. It's about 5 Spartans that get sent to Earth to find Monitors that landed there after Requiem exploded. There is lots of work being put into this project by many members of the site and we should see S1E1 soon! 343 Industries Community Forge Project By this point you should know what the CFP is and if you don't then read about it here. Post some ideas for our community in the CFP Idea Discussion thread here. You Will Partake in the Community Forge Project... Featured Map Above is a screenshot for the minigame Flush by the member Dar7h V4der. If the picture hasn't captured your attention enough then click on it and see how this game works. I was going to feature this a long time ago but I got lazy. GAMING NEWS EB Games Expo 2013 EB Games does a gaming expo in Australia every year and this year we were lucky enough to have a member go there and do some great reporting for us. Videos included and all. The Gryffin gives you coverage of the EB Games Expo Sydney 2013. Xbox One Friends App Walk Through Major Nelson gives you a video walkthrough of how the new Friends App for the Xbox One will operate. News provided by Adam. Comment on Adam's thread. ForgeBall: The "New" Gametype Although not actually new, it's gone widely overlooked since its release. This is a must see video brought by our Affiliate Certain Affinity. Comment on Cooliest's thread. TitanFall Presentation Well I feel like I've provided enough videos in the Wrapup thus far for you so to prevent laziness I'm going to make you go to Cooliest's thread and watch this video to better the chance that you leave a like or comment. This is an epic presentation of the first trailer for the awesome Xbox One exclusive, TitanFall. Community Manager at Respawn Entertainment, Abbie Heppe (Who I am a fan of), lets you in on the exclusive. ForgeHub Becomes HaloEvolved And to conclude Gaming News I present to you the new ForgeHub: HaloEvolved. You can find them at Haloevolved.com and let's hope for some collaboration between us and them in the near future. The picture will give you a link to their Introduction Thread. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page here. HOT TOPIC Stop the evil News Group! They're taking over! This week's Hot Topic comes from one of our great new bloods, Bnus. Bnus thinks our News Group is evil and controls brains! If only he knew how right he w-... I mean I love the News Group. Adam didn't just brainwash me. MEMBER OF THE MONTH In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, this months MoM, or MoMs I should say, are all the mothers, sisters, aunts, grandmothers, and others that have the risk of having such a life changing illness and those who know individuals that have been afflicted by it. Thank you members for understanding and supporting and we recommend any members that can, to donate to the cause for research on how to stop this disease. Donators also get a brand new Award from the site: The BCAM Donator Award - USF ELECTION The United States of the Forum Election has come to its epic conclusion and to no one's surprise your new Forum President is: Azaxx! Announcement Thread. Thank you everyone for reading the Wrapup this week, please join us this weekend for the debut of our Community Events. Hail and scroll back up and read it all over again. This post has been promoted to an article
  22. Another big week with Spyro's USF Election making a return so let's get into things: Primary Announcement: ANNOUNCEMENT This will be the last time I post this announcement here. Absolute Dog has come in contact with someone at 343industries and they've given us the opportunity to play test for them should you choose to sign up. You will also be getting paid to play test for them. Find the announcement by clicking the picture above. DESTINY Destiny Cover Art Revealed Plus Trailer Announcement Lovely isn't it? The Destiny Cover Art was revealed today and brought to our attention by News Group Member adamj004. Along with this however, Bungie also revealed that there will be a trailer out soon. What's to come? Greatness that's for sure. Destiny Beta for Pre-Order Customers Bungie is always good to its fans and that's why if you've been good to them by pre-ordering Destiny, they're going to give you access to the Destiny Beta before its official release. OH YEAAHHH. Announcement by Jester. FEATURED INTERVIEWS The Podcast Crew - Although I only see Muse online anymore of the crew, my first group interview was a very fun and interesting one. The guys that make up the Podcast Crew are some of the funniest members especially if you get them together. FORGE 343industries.org and The Halo Forge Epidemic present: The Meet Your Maker Dominion Forge Contest is over. Each Forger was allowed two submissions this time around. Judging has begun. Forging The Future The future of Machinima has arrived! Here is a huge project started by our Art Department's Gryffin in association with THFE and ourselves. He's got a lot of members voice acting for him and we're backing this Machinima 100%. It's about 5 Spartans that get sent to Earth to find Monitors that landed there after Requiem exploded. Tons of work being put into this project. Find out all you need to know, even a debut date, by clicking the banner. 343 Industries Community Forge Project By this point you should know what the CFP is and if you don't then read about it here. Post some ideas for our community in the CFP Idea Discussion thread here. You Will Partake in the Community Forge Project... Featured Map I've finally come across a map that I liked so much from seeing the screenshots that I've decided to make the Featured Map sub-section return. The above screenshot is a view of the kitchen from a distance in Astiir's Modern Apartment. The construct is Forge aesthetics at its finest and well worth a look. Truly a good idea and well executed. More detailed screenshots in the map thread, well done Astiir. You better know where to find that by now. GAMING NEWS Games with Gold October The free games for the month of October on Xbox Live are: Magic and Might: Clash of Heroes - a puzzle RPG and... Halo 3 - Greatest Halo game ever made and if you're name is Beckoninzebra1 then you are downloading this on the 16th and playing it! News by adamj! Snipers Update: The Ark and Opticon The Fated Fire has announced that he and SaltyKoalaBear's maps will be making it into the next Team Snipers update. His map is The Ark (seen above) and Salty's is Opticon. These are two awesome competitive maps. See all of the screenshots and read the post by The Fated Fire by clicking the screenshot above. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page here. HOT TOPIC USF Campaign Threads There is a tie this week because so many topics were hot this week. And the tie goes to all the campaign threads for the USF Election. Read each one here: Boss for Forum President Maestro The Stampede and You Bob for USF President BZ1+TM3=Prosperity COMMUNITY EVENTS Play Dates are DEAD. But Community Events are here to take their place! Help us shape the future of Community Events by telling us when you'll be available! It's A Date! We still want your ideas though. Post them here. USF ELECTION Like I said earlier, huge turnout for this term's USF Election. The nomination process is over and in the running we have: Azaxx D-38 Boss Maestro The Stampede OMEGA Bob Lil Dog and in our first running dual Presidency: Total Mayh3m & Beckoningzebra1 YOUTUBE Just like Rockstar is known for leaving great Easter Eggs in all of their games, Oophilly215oO is known for bringing you great video entertainment through his game playthroughs. This time around he shows you a spooky Easter Egg from GTA V that involves finding a ghost! Thank you guys for reading.. Now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  23. Another big week with Spyro's USF Election making a return so let's get into things: Primary Announcement: ANNOUNCEMENT This will be the last time I post this announcement here. Absolute Dog has come in contact with someone at 343industries and they've given us the opportunity to play test for them should you choose to sign up. You will also be getting paid to play test for them. Find the announcement by clicking the picture above. DESTINY Destiny Cover Art Revealed Plus Trailer Announcement Lovely isn't it? The Destiny Cover Art was revealed today and brought to our attention by News Group Member adamj004. Along with this however, Bungie also revealed that there will be a trailer out soon. What's to come? Greatness that's for sure. Destiny Beta for Pre-Order Customers Bungie is always good to its fans and that's why if you've been good to them by pre-ordering Destiny, they're going to give you access to the Destiny Beta before its official release. OH YEAAHHH. Announcement by Jester. FEATURED INTERVIEWS The Podcast Crew - Although I only see Muse online anymore of the crew, my first group interview was a very fun and interesting one. The guys that make up the Podcast Crew are some of the funniest members especially if you get them together. FORGE 343industries.org and The Halo Forge Epidemic present: The Meet Your Maker Dominion Forge Contest is over. Each Forger was allowed two submissions this time around. Judging has begun. Forging The Future The future of Machinima has arrived! Here is a huge project started by our Art Department's Gryffin in association with THFE and ourselves. He's got a lot of members voice acting for him and we're backing this Machinima 100%. It's about 5 Spartans that get sent to Earth to find Monitors that landed there after Requiem exploded. Tons of work being put into this project. Find out all you need to know, even a debut date, by clicking the banner. 343 Industries Community Forge Project By this point you should know what the CFP is and if you don't then read about it here. Post some ideas for our community in the CFP Idea Discussion thread here. You Will Partake in the Community Forge Project... Featured Map I've finally come across a map that I liked so much from seeing the screenshots that I've decided to make the Featured Map sub-section return. The above screenshot is a view of the kitchen from a distance in Astiir's Modern Apartment. The construct is Forge aesthetics at its finest and well worth a look. Truly a good idea and well executed. More detailed screenshots in the map thread, well done Astiir. You better know where to find that by now. GAMING NEWS Games with Gold October The free games for the month of October on Xbox Live are: Magic and Might: Clash of Heroes - a puzzle RPG and... Halo 3 - Greatest Halo game ever made and if your name is Beckoninzebra1 then you are downloading this on the 16th and playing it! News by adamj! Snipers Update: The Ark and Opticon The Fated Fire has announced that he and SaltyKoalaBear's maps will be making it into the next Team Snipers update. His map is The Ark (seen above) and Salty's is Opticon. These are two awesome competitive maps. See all of the screenshots and read the post by The Fated Fire by clicking the screenshot above. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page here. HOT TOPIC USF Campaign Threads There is a tie this week because so many topics were hot this week. And the tie goes to all the campaign threads for the USF Election. Read each one here: Boss for Forum President Maestro The Stampede and You Bob for USF President BZ1+TM3=Prosperity COMMUNITY EVENTS Play Dates are DEAD. But Community Events are here to take their place! Help us shape the future of Community Events by telling us when you'll be available! It's A Date! We still want your ideas though. Post them here. USF ELECTION Like I said earlier, huge turnout for this term's USF Election. The nomination process is over and in the running we have: Azaxx D-38 Boss Maestro The Stampede OMEGA Bob Lil Dog and in our first running dual Presidency: Total Mayh3m & Beckoningzebra1 YOUTUBE Just like Rockstar is known for leaving great Easter Eggs in all of their games, Oophilly215oO is known for bringing you great video entertainment through his game playthroughs. This time around he shows you a spooky Easter Egg from GTA V that involves finding a ghost! Thank you guys for reading.. Now scroll back up and read it all over again. This post has been promoted to an article
  24. Hello all and thanks for clicking the Wrapup this week. We had a pretty big week so let's get into it: Primary Announcement: There were too many Ledgends online today. Never again. ANNOUNCEMENT I haven't seen a time limit on this so I assume it's still going and I haven't noticed too much activity with it so hopefully this picture will help! Would you like to test Halo multiplayer for 343 Industries? Would you like to get paid to test Halo multiplayer for 343 Industries? Check out Absolute Dog's announcement! FEATURED INTERVIEWS imakequilts - Our forum's Events Coordinator. She's been making appearances the past few days. You may not see her but I assure you she's there! FORGE 343industries.org and The Halo Forge Epidemic present: The Meet Your Maker Dominion Forge Contest is over. Donezo. Kaputz. Arrivederci. If you didn't submit a map in time then you failed! But if you did then we love you! Each Forger was allowed two submissions this time around. I still have no idea who the judges are. I was going to give you a preview of some of the maps we got as submissions but that's not possible right now just know that I saw some great maps and I can't wait to play some of them. Forging The Future The future of Machinima has arrived! Here is a huge project started by our Art Department's Gryffin in association with THFE and ourselves. He's got a lot of members voice acting for him and we're backing this Machinima 100%. It's about 3 Spartans that get sent to Earth to find Monitors that landed there after Requiem exploded. Tons of work being put into this project. Find out all you need to know, even a debut date, by clicking the banner. 343 Industries Community Forge Project By this point you should know what the CFP is and if you don't then read about it here. Post some ideas for our community in the CFP Idea Discussion thread here. You Will Partake in the Community Forge Project... Halo 4 Free Roaming Flood Forge Off The Halo 4 Free Roaming Flood Forge Off is OVER. Judges are judging. Judges: Absolute Dog (343i.org), Donut (343i.org), Elliot (ForgeHub) GAMING NEWS PS4 to Xbox: Cross Platforming? A really cool article here by Cooliest. It's about the PS4 being able to snap the Xbox One's HDMI cable and vice versa. It basically means you can have both systems running at the same time and switch between them instantaneously because the connectors are the same. I still don't have a good grasp on how it works honestly even after Cooliest explained it to me but you need to give it a read so you can figure it out for yourself. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page here. HOT TOPIC Actually a billiant idea. There's a lot more to this thread than meets the eye. Member pyro6666 has actually sent this message across all Halo Communities to demonstrate the importance of being a unified, single, whole, Halo Community. No need to link you to the thread, even though I aleady did, because this is all there is to it. The genius of it however comes with our MoM Zandril's explanation. Look familiar Americans? Yeah, think about that. NEW LEGENDARY MEMBER We have a new Legendary Member on our hands. Another oldie of the forum, another great. He's one of the best this site has ever seen and no one can deny it. He is The Director. The Director became a legend on the site before the Legendary Member group even existed. Please congratulate The Director on his induction into the member hall of fame. NEW STAFF And with a former member of the 343i.org Staff moving on, we add in new ones. Everyone give an awesome 343i.org congrats to Cooliest for joining our News Group. And Church for joining the C-Mod Squad! :clapping: Cooliest's gaming news has made the Wrapup for the past 3 weeks at least and Church is a veteran member of this site and knows how it operates and how to enforce the rules. PLAY DATES? Play Dates are DEAD. THEY'RE DEAD. They're dead.... because they're coming back as something else! Do you wanna know what? Do you realllyy wanna know? Well you can't. Keep your eyes open. We still want your ideas though. Post them here. Hope you're all wrapped up in the Wrapup. Now scroll back up and read it all over again. This post has been promoted to an article
  25. Hello all and thanks for clicking the Wrapup this week. We had a pretty big week so let's get into it: Primary Announcement: There were too many Ledgends online today. Never again. ANNOUNCEMENT I haven't seen a time limit on this so I assume it's still going and I haven't noticed too much activity with it so hopefully this picture will help! Would you like to test Halo multiplayer for 343 Industries? Would you like to get paid to test Halo multiplayer for 343 Industries? Check out Absolute Dog's announcement! FEATURED INTERVIEWS imakequilts - Our forum's Events Coordinator. She's been making appearances the past few days. You may not see her but I assure you she's there! FORGE 343industries.org and The Halo Forge Epidemic present: The Meet Your Maker Dominion Forge Contest is over. Donezo. Kaputz. Arrivederci. If you didn't submit a map in time then you failed! But if you did then we love you! Each Forger was allowed two submissions this time around. I still have no idea who the judges are. I was going to give you a preview of some of the maps we got as submissions but that's not possible right now just know that I saw some great maps and I can't wait to play some of them. Forging The Future The future of Machinima has arrived! Here is a huge project started by our Art Department's Gryffin in association with THFE and ourselves. He's got a lot of members voice acting for him and we're backing this Machinima 100%. It's about 3 Spartans that get sent to Earth to find Monitors that landed there after Requiem exploded. Tons of work being put into this project. Find out all you need to know, even a debut date, by clicking the banner. 343 Industries Community Forge Project By this point you should know what the CFP is and if you don't then read about it here. Post some ideas for our community in the CFP Idea Discussion thread here. You Will Partake in the Community Forge Project... Halo 4 Free Roaming Flood Forge Off The Halo 4 Free Roaming Flood Forge Off is OVER. Judges are judging. Judges: Absolute Dog ( 343i.org), Donut (343i.org), Elliot (ForgeHub) GAMING NEWS PS4 to Xbox: Cross Platforming? A really cool article here by Cooliest. It's about the PS4 being able to snap the Xbox One's HDMI cable and vice versa. It basically means you can have both systems running at the same time and switch between them instantaneously because the connectors are the same. I still don't have a good grasp on how it works honestly even after Cooliest explained it to me but you need to give it a read so you can figure it out for yourself. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page here. HOT TOPIC Actually a billiant idea. There's a lot more to this thread than meets the eye. Member pyro6666 has actually sent this message across all Halo Communities to demonstrate the importance of being a unified, single, whole, Halo Community. No need to link you to the thread, even though I aleady did, because this is all there is to it. The genius of it however comes with our MoM Zandril's explanation. Look familiar Americans? Yeah, think about that. NEW LEGENDARY MEMBER We have a new Legendary Member on our hands. Another oldie of the forum, another great. He's one of the best this site has ever seen and no one can deny it. He is The Director. The Director became a legend on the site before the Legendary Member group even existed. Please congratulate The Director on his induction into the member hall of fame. NEW STAFF And with a former member of the 343i.org Staff moving on, we add in new ones. Everyone give an awesome 343i.org congrats to Cooliest for joining our News Group. And Church for joining the C-Mod Squad! :clapping: Cooliest's gaming news has made the Wrapup for the past 3 weeks at least and Church is a veteran member of this site and knows how it operates and how to enforce the rules. PLAY DATES? Play Dates are DEAD. THEY'RE DEAD. They're dead.... because they're coming back as something else! Do you wanna know what? Do you realllyy wanna know? Well you can't. Keep your eyes open. We still want your ideas though. Post them here. Hope you're all wrapped up in the Wrapup. Now scroll back up and read it all over again.
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