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  1. If you've clicked this thread then you knkow what you're getting into: you wanna know the winners of the latest Meet Your Maker Forge Contest. So that's what I'm going to give you... After talking more about the contest first. This year's Meet Your Maker was centered around Big Team Battle with Assault Rifle and Magnum secondary as opposed to the Matchmaking loadout of Assault Rifle and Battle Rifle secondary. One of the main reasons for this decision was that the Battle Rifle dulls the effectiveness of vehicular combat in the game where as the Magnum is strong, but not nearly was powerful. Battle Rifles also take away from effectiveness of the weapons and power locations on the map. You already start with a precision weapon that has a decent red-reticule range and better smartscope range so players feel they don't even need to use a lot of the map's original assets. The Meet Your Maker BTB Forge Contest saw an upwards of 50 submissions this year making it the second largest Meet Your Maker since 2013. A lot of Forgers submitted multiple maps to this in hopes of winning the great prizes to be dealt including Arena REQ Bundles and signed poster by 343 Industries! From May of this year to the end of August, Forgers were laboring away at some awesome submissions to this big community Forge-off. It's important to note that for this Meet Your Maker, we took the top 3 maps as grand winners. And now we're gonna move on to those winners! (Did you read anything I wrote before this?) _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Echoes by The Grim Dealer Echoes is a canyon style BTB map reminiscent of older designs such as Valhalla, while also taking inspiration from Halo CE's campaign spaces. Echoes is notable for having much more geometry breaking up the canyon itself, establishing clear lanes of travel, blocking longer lines of sight, and allowing for greater vertical overlap. The lowland bases take inspiration from prior canyon maps but also improve on them, with a protected yet accessible interior and a large overhang that provides cover from the neutral banshee. Each base is outfitted with a Rocket Warthog, a Ghost, and a Wargoose. A Sniper and a neutral Spartan Laser can be found across from the banshee at top mid. Echoes plays best for Capture the Flag games, but also supports slayer. Echoes shows that there is always room to improve upon tried and true design formulas. By introducing new elements and finding solutions to the problems of its predecessors, Echoes succeeds at breathing new life into a classic genre. Traffic Jam by IMAROLLINGSTONE & STUNT ARTIST Traffic Jam is a smaller, urban BTB map inspired by the busy streets of New Mombassa from Halo 2 and Halo 3: ODST. The map is inversely symmetrical and split into several interlacing vertical levels, which are accessible to infantry as well as vehicles like the Rocket Warthogs and Ghosts. A large bowl between the bases offers open space for driving, as well as a fast yet dangerous flag route through the middle. A three-tiered structure in mid houses a SPNKR Rocket Launcher and also acts as a power position over each base. Roads and alleys snake off from the middle and around the backs of the bases, underneath them, and above them allowing for a variety of approaches on the flag spawn. Many tactical jumps allow for risky but quick routes in and out of the bases for those with the skill to pull them off. Traffic Jam was one of the most polished maps submitted to the contest, showing the importance of continuous testing. With its hilly streets, twisting tunnels, and sweeping overpasses, Traffic Jam is the epitome of an urban BTB map. Dispelled by TimeDipper Dispelled is a massive, forerunner-inspired map that accentuates the qualities of a classic BTB map. Its massive footprint and mix of sprawling hills and tight interiors harken back to maps like Blood Gulch and Waterworks. With a sandbox that features Scorpion Tanks, Wasps, Warthogs, Ghosts, and Wargooses, as well as an Incineration Cannon, Rockets, Sniper Rifles, and more, Dispelled offers a vast array of options for players looking to mix up their play styles. The many tunnels, catwalks, and man cannons make it easy for infantry to move across the map without being overwhelmed by the vehicular mayhem. Dispelled's primary objective mode is Capture the Flag, however it also plays very well for Slayer games. Dispelled proves that very large, classic style BTB maps can both support casual vehicular mayhem and competitive, strategic plays. By balancing so many different parts of the sandbox in one massive play space, Dispelled offers a huge variety of unique experiences to be had. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ Thank you to everyone who participated and supported the Meet Your Maker BTB Forge Contest. Congrats to the winners and enjoy your awesome prizes! We encourage everyone to try these maps out when possible! Be ready for Meet Your Maker Weekend!
  2. 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.
  3. 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. ( 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.
  4. 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.
  5. It's a special day on the site today everyone. That's right, it's Wrapup day so let's get into it!: Primary Announcement: I forgot it's the site's birthday and it's raining confetti all over this text! It is festive up in here! Twam is intoxicated and needs to be carried home! But why stop there!? COMMUNITY EVENTS Edward's Trinity Events Edward Kenway's first Event of the Trinity will be April 6th and it will be played on Mass Effect 3. Click above for information on the other two Events. HaloGeek's Civilization V Event HaloGeek is hosting his first playdate ever. This is not an official Community Event but it is going to be a good one nonetheless and not one you want to miss out on. If you've never played Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution that's ok, HaloGeek explains it for you. Find out the date and time by visiting his thread. Meet Your Maker Community Event Weekend The Meet Your Maker Infinity Slayer Forge Contest was quite possibly the largest Forge Contest in the Halo Community. Brought to you by 343industries.org and The Halo Forge Epidemic, it drew in over 100 submissions judged by a group of members from the community including THE Absolute Dog, THE Spades N AZ, THE WARHOLIC, and THE Psychoduck. I'm talking big names. And even bigger names when it came to participants. Winners included Squally DaBeanz, The Fated Fire, Redemption1272, PA1NTS, and Xinshu. It wasn't quite as big the second time around but it was still up there since participants were allowed two submissions each. If you don't know these names above then wait until you see their work. Find winning maps of the previous MYM Contests here and here. RSVP to the Meet Your Maker Community Event Weekend today. Reach Underground Event Head of the Forum Ninjas and Promotions and Events, onsokumaru, is up to something good. He'll be hosting his Underground Reach Event after HaloGeek's Civ V Event. Do you have what it takes to be part of the Underground Spartans or will you get put underground? RSVP by clicking the title. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS The 343iCF Caption Contest is over today. Thank you to everyone who participated, there might be a nifty little prize if you win FEATURED INTERVIEWS Psychoduck . With the Index getting a new look thanks to BZ, I thought the Featured Interview Section also deserved to be revamped. Here's an interview with THFE's Psychoduck. FORGE Featured Map Above is an image from TheRedEyedDevil's race map, Perfect. I decided not to give you the overview so you can see just how smooth and aesthetically pleasing this map is. Pay attention to the ridges coming from the side of the track. Now that's dedication. Thank you TRED for another great race map submission. Go to his submission thread for even more incredible pictures that show off his skill and focus. GAMING NEWS Assassin's Creed: Unity Alpha Trailer With the announcement of their new next gen title Assassin's Creed: Unity, Ubisoft decided to give us a small teaser trailer for the game. Watch and fall in love all over again. Batman: Arkham Knight In-Game Screenshots Leaked New Batman: Arkham Knight screenshots were leaked recently. Above is just one of the great in-game images of The Riddler. It just wouldn't be an Arkham game without Riddler Challenges. Check out what was said in Edward Kenway's article. Titanfall for Xbox 360 Delayed Respawn Entertainment's new game Titanfall has been delayed for the Xbox 360 by two weeks. Find the new release dates for the UK and US by reading BeckoningZebra's article. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC New Video Series: Spartan Setup An awesome idea for Bnus to stimulate the YouTube Channel. Spartan Setup will be a fun new video series Bnus has thought of on his own to give members influence on what the Staff does, namely himself, and bring more content to the channel. You choose a loadout for him to use in Halo 4 and a condition and he plays some games using them! Read more and fill out a loadout for him by finding his thread above. TOP 15 Thanks for waiting, here is your March Top 15 List: ShadowFiend216 Connor Kenway Caboose the Ace Zandril Vitamin PWN Coldfreeze Unease P34nut Mr.Biggles JXZAW Maestro ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) TheRedEyedDevil Shun 'Kanamee Yoshi Shockgazm and Spark! A most honorable of all honorable mentions goes to our one and only: TWAM Congratulations to everyone who made the list thank you for making up this wonderful community. Happy birthday 343i.org and thank you to those who read this. Now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  6. Hello all and thank you for deciding to look at the WSW this week. DGL The DGL will hopefully be transferring into its final stage soon. We are just waiting on replies from Real Talk and Hater. So one guy on Crimson and one on Majestic. Crimson Division: Drizzy_Dan, Gazzy Mill Mill, Neurotic Kasper, Sarge Majestic Division: SikSlik7, Forum Dinosaur If you still want info on the DGL for some reason click the links below Rules_and_Info Match_Results/Leaderboard Gametype_and_Scoring_Info DOC'S MINECRAFT This has its own section because it is also not a Play Date just like Tuesday Night Tests below. This is an open server that DocSpartan has worked tirelessly with Azaxx, Zaguroth, Church, D-38 Boss, skummgummigubbe, DoctorB77, and ThomasScott02 (the good Doc's son). The address can be found in the image shown below and you can post in his thread here. EVENTS Tuesday Night Tests Why is this separated from Play Dates? Because it's not a Play Date. You will not get the award for joining this, it is owned and operated by none other than AbleSir Thomas of The Halo Forge Epidemic. This is Tuesday Night Tests which is a lobby for testing maps. It's a really fun time and they take place Tuesdays at 7PM EST. So if you want your map posted or if you'd just like to attend click here. FEATURED INTERVIEWS Undead - Get to know Undead. Previous Staff Member and Member of the Month! Started his own tournaments back in the day! New Interviews with Stars of the Community Double Feature next week on the Wrapup! FORGE Get A Clue Forge Contest The Get A Clue Forge Contest is still going but is in its last leg as the date to get your Clue map in is May 1st. For the Submission thread and info on rules and prizes click here. Featured Map Like a Halo-made Hot Wheels Racetrack, Particle Loop, looks like a racer's birthday present. Above is a screenshot of the track with its loop and all of its glory. Find the thread and download link here. HOT TOPIC Hot Topic is a new section that I'll be throwing in every now and then for threads that I think either are very interesting or could use some more attention and help. This is the latter. Ladies and gentlemen I'd like to direct you to Mafia New New New Phoenix started by my buddy Jl1223 X. If you know how to play Mafia then you'll know what I'm talking about here but for those who don't know, click here. Credit for the picture goes to our main man in the Art Department, Insignia. PLAY DATES Halo 4 Play Date The Halo 4 Play Date was pretty bad. I am on a roll with hosting bad Play Dates. I was really hoping for a bigger turnout but this is how it happened. We did have some fun trying everyone's horrible maps though. There was also a second lobby after I left hosted by our CMod RedStarRocket. Participants: D-38 Boss, EliteISnip3r, Jl1223 X, Frankenzer, Lil Dog, Elite, Frogger24, PuRpLe MadNeSSx, RedStarRocket91 Shifting Gears Game Night We're going to have a Gears of War Play Date hosted by RedStarRocket91. Prizes include the exclusive Shifting Gears Award which has still yet to be released and possibly the one of a kind 343industries.org Shifting Gears Night Controller Skin. Unfortunately the event has been moved. Find the details here. Meet Your Maker Play Date I'm getting the feeling that the Meet Your Maker Play Date could be coming soon. If you want to keep monitoring to look out for a time and date check here. We're always looking for your Play Date ideas, please post them in here. Everyone who participates in any Community Play Dates gets the Gamer Award: Attend Play Dates, rack up awards! SURVIVOR: HALO STYLE Survior: Halo Style Season 2 is getting a reboot. I decided to spare you guys this time from my loud capital letters because I think I've been stressing the reboot for some time now. Keep an eye on this section during every Wrapup to see what all the hype is surrounding the Season 2 Reboot of Survivor: Halo Style. Thank you again for clicking this link now use the arrow at the bottom of the page to redirect yourself to the top and read it all over again.
  7. Hello everyone I hope you enjoy this week's Wrapup, it's another pretty full week. Primary Announcement: The site has hit the quarter of a million post mark! Thank you SikSlik for the news! CONTESTS Minecraft Tournament Here's a Minecraft tournament. I have no details on this subject whatsoever but the winner gets 1600 points! Find the contest here. DGL The DGL finals start A WEEK FROM YESTERDAY. That's Friday May 17th. Your new division: Castle Division: Drizzy_Dan, Gazzy Mill Mill, Neurotic Kasper, Sarge, SikSlik7, Forum Dinosaur, Hater, Real Talk If you still want info on the DGL for some reason click the links below: Rules/Info Match_Results Gametype/Scoring EVENTS The 343Industries Community Forum Forge Project Guys this is a really cool idea started by SikSlik7. The Community Forge Project is about members on this site getting together and building some awesome maps. New or old, experienced or non experienced, he's inviting anyone and everyone to come together and Forge a map that we can play on and call our own. It's a brilliant idea. This is a beautiful idea and I want in. Great job SikSlik. Tuesday Night Tests Member of the Month, AbleSir Thomas of The Halo Forge Epidemic runs Tuesday Night Tests which is a lobby for testing maps. It's a really fun time and they take place Tuesdays at 7PM EST. So if you want your map posted or if you'd just like to attend TNT click here. AbleSir Thomas was able to give me a rundown of what happend at this week's testing. FEATURED INTERVIEWS Insignia - Our site's Art Department. He operates everything in the Sig Shop. This is a good read. FORGE Get A Clue Forge Contest The Get A Clue Forge Contest submission deadline is long overdue. Master Debaytes is hosting test lobbies for the maps and you can find them over on our affiliate site, HaloCustoms. Featured Map Such an aesthetically pleasing map. Wolf Dargo's creation Tallac is a large scale map that plays best with Slayer gametypes like Infinity and Team Regicide. If this screenshot doesn't get you then check out the submission thread for more info. Find the map download thread here. GAMING NEWS Adamj of the News Group posted this the other day. Could the next Xbox be called Xbox Infinity? Check out his new topic here. HOT TOPIC This week's Hot Topic is hysterical. It is a joke thread but it's really funny to see the ideas this guy comes up with. BurningHero74's 'Halo 4 really needs to stop copying...' thread is about how Halo 4 copies another game. Now the usual argument is about Halo being like CoD now and all that but he takes an interesting approach to this one and goes as far as saying that it copies Super Mario! It was so funny I used the thread rating feature that nobody uses. Check it out and make a comment on it here. PLAY DATES Halo: Reach Play Date Probably the best turnout the Reach Play Date has seen in a couple of months. We actually had a lobby of 16 people at one point, but not everyone was from the site. We played one of Invasion, Slayer, and other fun gametypes. We had a good time overall and hopefully everyone will return next week for Halo 3. Participants: Mr. Bashful Brute, D-38 Boss, skummgummigubbe, Mr. Biggles, HaloGeek, Jl1223 X, Elite, AbleSir Thomas, Gazzy Mill Mill, Elite SnIp3r, Frankenzer We're always looking for your Play Date ideas, please post them in here. Everyone who participates in any Community Play Dates gets the Gamer Award: Attend Play Dates, rack up awards! Thanks for stopping in and reading now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  8. Hey guys, lots of fun topics in the Wrapup this week so thanks for viewing it. Primary Announcement: My iPod that was getting repaired has come in today. CONTESTS Minecraft Tournament I don't know what this is exactly but it was in our Contests and Events Forum so it must be official because only Mods and Promotions/Events Staff can post there. So from the look of it, it seems to be a tournament for Minecraft and the winner gets 1600 points! There's a poll involved on whether you would be interested or not and this thread has gotten no replies and I think I might've been the only person to view it. Find the contest here. DGL The DGL will be making its final step forward again. The REAL finals start May 17th. Ladies and gentlemen I give you: Castle Division: Drizzy_Dan, Gazzy Mill Mill, Neurotic Kasper, Sarge, SikSlik7, Forum Dinosaur, Hater, Real Talk If you still want info on the DGL for some reason click the links below: Rules/Info Match_Results Gametype/Scoring EVENTS Tuesday Night Tests Do you want gameplay tested opinions on your Forged maps? Do you want opinions from a very experienced Forger that's part of one of the most famous map reviewing groups on the internet? Are Tuesday nights good for you? If so, our new Member of the Month, AbleSir Thomas of The Halo Forge Epidemic runs Tuesday Night Tests which is a lobby for testing maps. It's a really fun time and they take place Tuesdays at 7PM EST. So if you want your map posted or if you'd just like to attend TNT click here. FEATURED INTERVIEWS DocSpartanO07 - One of our great Community Moderators who has such an incredible dedication to this site. Doc tells you a lot about who he is and why he stays dedicated to this site. AbleSir Thomas - This was done before he became our new Member of the Month but we still had a lot to talk about. AbleSir Thomas gives you the skinny on Dominion Forge. FORGE Get A Clue Forge Contest The Get A Clue Forge Contest is OVER. Well submissions are at least. Master Debaytes is hosting test lobbies for the maps and you can find them over on HaloCustoms. Featured Map Here is just a small area inside Raphael Megusta Stu's competitive map, Hyperion. From what I've seen in the gameplay video: you can find action around every corner, the man cannons prove to be very useful, and there are some interesting vantage points on the map. There's also good cover and the sight lines are not too long. Find the gameplay video and more awesome screens of @Raphael Megusta Stu's map here. HOT TOPIC This week's Hot Topic was HOT. You can't post in it because it was locked but it's worth a read in my opinion. Here's an example of how not to act when receiving feedback from THFE when you clearly submit a map to them to get their feedback. Some contraversy over a map, that was fun to watch. Thankfully it didn't get too crazy before AD locked it up. Find the fun here. MEMBER OF THE MONTH May 2nd, The Halo Forge Epidemic's AbleSir Thomas became our newest Member of the Month! It does this community well to see one of our partners get the honor of wearing the pink name that is MoM. Here's the announcement thread where you can congratulate him: Announcement. Our great former MoM, Victory Element, will now be awarded with the MoM Award: PLAY DATES Halo Wars Play Date The Halo Wars Play Date was a huge success if I do say so myself. We had a full lobby right from the start and two lobbies going. First we started with me, skumm, and Boss against Sweaty, Elite, and the Heroic AI. We destroyed them. Then AbleSir Thomas joined the fun and it was the same teams except we decided to go all random leaders and Boss got stuck as Covenant and was MISERABLE. It was great. And I got wrecked by AbleSir, Sweaty, and Elite's air units combined. All in all, great time. Participants: ThomasScott02, D-38 Boss, Elite, skummgummigubbe, SweatyBagels, AbleSir Thomas, Frankenzer, BaconShelf Impromptu Switch to Halo 4 Next we switched to Halo 4 where we gained more players and had a lot of fun. We played a lot of different games and it was good to talk to some members I hadn't seen in a while. Participants: D-38 Boss, Elite, skummgummigubbe, SweatyBagels, HaloGeek, Jl1223 X, SikSlik7, Frankenzer, BaconShelf, Real Talk Then the party proceeded back to Halo Wars after I left and now they are currently playing Halo 3. What a day for the site's community. . Meet Your Maker Play Date My feeling that the Meet Your Maker Play Date could be happening soon has died. That doesn't mean it's not happening however. Keep checking for a time and date here. We're always looking for your Play Date ideas, please post them in here. Everyone who participates in any Community Play Dates gets the Gamer Award: Attend Play Dates, rack up awards! That was pretty much everything that's gone on in the past week. Now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  9. Hey guys if anyone asks it's only been a week since we last did this... Primary Announcement: Catch up on a few important announcements by following the links below: Rule Update/Reminder on Multiple Accounts Policy. Dangerous Spambots that Copy and Paste Your Posts. Google. Are You Hacked? You should probably get that checked.. COMMUNITY EVENTS First Halo: Master Chief Collection Community Event On the first day the Master Chief Collection comes out, Community Moderator TheSilverCenturion is going to be hosting an Event for the game. If you can't make it then be sure to catch it LIVE on our Twitch channel named 343CommunityForum. Visit the announcement for more details. Everyone who attends official Community Events gets the Gamer Award: View the Community Event Calendar for this month by clicking the title of the section. CONTESTS 343i Short Story Contest The ever monthly Short Story Contest is underway with your judges from the Event Management Team: D-38 Boss and Cooliest,Community Moderator BeckoningZebra1, and our Site Moderator RedStarRocket. Read up on rules and guidelines here. September Caption Contest Don't forget to participate in the monthly Caption Contest run by Cooliest. This is this month's picture above. Winners of the Caption Contest get the Captioneer Award: FEATURED INTERVIEWS Nova Here's an oldie with a member by the name of Nova. Inactive but not forgotten. FORGE Featured Map There are more screens to look at, unfortunately not in better quality, but definitely more in new member Pazx's map submission thread. This is a glimpse of Capstone by Pazx who's been quite enthusiastic about posting his maps here lately. Might see more of him here in the future. GAMING NEWS Battlefield 4: Last Stand DLC Unease P34nut provides us with the trailer for the new upcoming Battlefield DLC. Find the trailer and even more by taking a gander at P34nut's article. Destiny Ships $500 Million Worth of Copies Yep. 500 million dollars worth of copies shipped. Read up about it in Edward Kenway's article. Halo: Escalation Issue 13 Announced It has been brought to our attention by Member of the Month, Blake BellaMoMa, that the next issue of Dark Horse's Halo: Escalation will be released at the end of the year. When exactly? Find out that and read the description by visiting his article. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC Mafia 6.0 I didn't go back and check to see if Mafia had made it into the Hot Topic before but it's clear why this made it here. This is a very active and very fun forum game and it's on it's 6th go. Mind you this game takes weeks to finish. You should try to search for BZ's death in there, it's quite funny. STAFF COLOR CHANGE Ok I know there's been tons of confusion lately like who are these people with new colors? Guys don't worry. It's just the Event Management Team. So now: Cooliest is Cooliest D-38 Boss is D-38 Boss and Sikslik7 is Sikslik7 I hope that cleared things up for you guys. WEEKLY COMMUNITY POLL And don't forget to give your answer to BZ's Weekly Community Poll. This week's question: Which non-Halo 4 vehicle should return in Halo 5? Don't answer here though, visit the WCP by clicking the banner above. YOUTUBE Above is the beautiful ladies' man Church unveiling his Destiny: Ghost Edition from its beautiful box. Problem: he got it for PS4.. Church gives you his greatest contribution to the site since joining with his Destiny Ghost Edition Unboxing Video. Sweet features. Watch to find out what they are or just to see what Church looks like in real life. Thanks for reading, now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  10. Hey guys sorry the Wrapups have been spreading apart but I've been busy lately and I decided to wait for some announcements to come out. Anyway, let's get into it: Primary Announcement: Make your name really scary and Halloween themed and join Yoshi's Halo-Ween Challenge! COMMUNITY EVENTS First Halo: Master Chief Collection Community Event TheSpookyCenturion will be hosting an Event on the very first day of the MCC release. Date and time details can be found in the thread. If you can't make it then be sure to catch it LIVE on our Twitch channel named 343CommunityForum. Forum Gaming Census Here is a very important factor for the future of Community Events. It's the Forum Gaming Census created by SickKids7. All you have to do is answer some questions about platforms and games you play/prefer. Please take the time to participate. SD & EK's Halo Wars Spooktacular And to kick off Events for the month of October is Hell Verruckt and Deadward Kenway's Halo Wars Event. Peep the thread for the time and date of SD & EK's Spooktacular. Yang's Prepare to Drop Community Event SlenderYang is hosting an Event that takes place on a very interesting combination of games: Titanfall and Halo 3: ODST. Only RSVP to the thread if you are joining. Gotta love that banner by JackTheRipper. Everyone who attends official Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS 343i Short Story Contest The first Short Story Contest has come to a close. We shall soon know a winner seeing as there weren't too many submissions. Shocktober Caption Contest Above is the new picture for October's Caption Contest run by Eviliest. Leave your funniest comment by clicking above. Winner of the September Caption Contest was Shockgazm!: Winners of the Caption Contest get the Captioneer Award: FEATURED INTERVIEWS Insane54 Co-founder of our affiliate site, HaloCustoms.com. *Haven't put one of these out in like a year so I'm skipping the waiting and starting some new ones.* FORGE Featured Map Above is a beautiful Forge remake of the Halo Wars ship: Spirit of Fire made by Erydhil. Check out more stunning screenshots in his thread. GAMING NEWS Bungie reacts to the leak of DLC content As you may or may not have heard, there was a video that surfaced that contained possible locations for DLC content in Destiny. Bungie's Deej responded to the community. Read what the great Deej had to say about it in Undead P34nut's article. Frank's Interview over Ridley Scott's role in Halo: Nightfall "Frank O'Connor sat down with Eurogamer for an interview at the Tokyo Game Show this year, which the topic in question was Scott's role in the development of Nightfall," leads Hell Verruckt's article containing info on the interview. Check it out and leave a like. Halo 2 Anniversary - First Coagulation Screenshot Revealed! Self explanatory. One of the maps returning from Halo 2 in a completely upgraded format was finally showcased with an in-game screenshot: Coagulation. Notice all the differences from its previous forms. Leave your thoughts and appreciation for EK in his thread. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC The Twam Summoning Ritual Speech (totally not made up on the spot) This is an 100% sure fire way to get summon Twam the almighty ruler of this forum. It even worked. We had to sacrifice Yoshi but good things like this come at a price. Topic by Yang! MEMBER OF THE MONTH The creepy crawly Member of the Month for October is Hexter Grief! He just gained his Dedicated status on the site and immediately jumped to our most prestigious member group. MoM post. PODCAST The latest Podcast has arrived. Podcast #7 is full of laughs and has a sweet link dump so you can skip around to certain parts you wanna hear! Good cast this time around but was missing a certain someone ahem. WEEKLY COMMUNITY POLL This is the 47th Weekly Community Poll by BZ. The question: Would you ever want Halo's Radar replaced or accompanied by a mini-map? This poll ends really soon and I'm probably going to update this when it changes. YOUTUBE Here's a pretty awesome video posted by ponyo of Termacious Trickocity. Leave it a like. Find his thread and comment your thoughts here. Thanks again for tuning in guys now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  11. Some of you may have seen my "Halo did you knows" thread, so you already know what's up. For those of you who haven't, it works like this. If you know a bit of trivia, post it like "Did you know that ...." The trivia can be anything related to the 343i site. Firsts, lasts, biggests, smallests. It can range from anything about members to threads. This should be fun for the members who've been here a long time, and interesting for those who are newer. A for instance would be: Did you know that the first status update on this site was made by a member named the Arby? Another for instance is: Did you know the first comment on a status update was by Hero, and said "Thats becouse you are one." Anyways, you get the idea. Have fun finding trivia on 343i
  12. Hey guys if anyone asks it's only been a week since we last did this... Primary Announcement: Catch up on a few important announcements by following the links below: Rule Update/Reminder on Multiple Accounts Policy. Dangerous Spambots that Copy and Paste Your Posts. Google. Are You Hacked? You should probably get that checked.. COMMUNITY EVENTS First Halo: Master Chief Collection Community Event On the first day the Master Chief Collection comes out, Community Moderator TheSilverCenturion is going to be hosting an Event for the game. If you can't make it then be sure to catch it LIVE on our Twitch channel named 343CommunityForum. Visit the announcement for more details. Everyone who attends official Community Events gets the Gamer Award: View the Community Event Calendar for this month by clicking the title of the section. CONTESTS 343i Short Story Contest The ever monthly Short Story Contest is underway with your judges from the Event Management Team: D-38 Boss and Cooliest,Community Moderator BeckoningZebra1, and our Site Moderator RedStarRocket. Read up on rules and guidelines here. September Caption Contest Don't forget to participate in the monthly Caption Contest run by Cooliest. This is this month's picture above. Winners of the Caption Contest get the Captioneer Award: FEATURED INTERVIEWS Nova Here's an oldie with a member by the name of Nova. Inactive but not forgotten. FORGE Featured Map There are more screens to look at, unfortunately not in better quality, but definitely more in new member Pazx's map submission thread. This is a glimpse of Capstone by Pazx who's been quite enthusiastic about posting his maps here lately. Might see more of him here in the future. GAMING NEWS Battlefield 4: Last Stand DLC Unease P34nut provides us with the trailer for the new upcoming Battlefield DLC. Find the trailer and even more by taking a gander at P34nut's article. Destiny Ships $500 Million Worth of Copies Yep. 500 million dollars worth of copies shipped. Read up about it in Edward Kenway's article. Halo: Escalation Issue 13 Announced It has been brought to our attention by Member of the Month, Blake BellaMoMa, that the next issue of Dark Horse's Halo: Escalation will be released at the end of the year. When exactly? Find out that and read the description by visiting his article. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC Mafia 6.0 I didn't go back and check to see if Mafia had made it into the Hot Topic before but it's clear why this made it here. This is a very active and very fun forum game and it's on it's 6th go. Mind you this game takes weeks to finish. You should try to search for BZ's death in there, it's quite funny. STAFF COLOR CHANGE Ok I know there's been tons of confusion lately like who are these people with new colors? Guys don't worry. It's just the Event Management Team. So now: Cooliest is Cooliest D-38 Boss is D-38 Boss and Sikslik7 is Sikslik7 I hope that cleared things up for you guys. WEEKLY COMMUNITY POLL And don't forget to give your answer to BZ's Weekly Community Poll. This week's question: Which non-Halo 4 vehicle should return in Halo 5? Don't answer here though, visit the WCP by clicking the banner above. YOUTUBE Above is the beautiful ladies' man Church unveiling his Destiny: Ghost Edition from its beautiful box. Problem: he got it for PS4.. Church gives you his greatest contribution to the site since joining with his Destiny Ghost Edition Unboxing Video. Sweet features. Watch to find out what they are or just to see what Church looks like in real life. Thanks for reading, now scroll back up and read it all over again. This post has been promoted to an article
  13. Hello all and welcome back to the 343iCF Weekly Site Wrapup. Let's get into things: Primary Announcement: We WON'T be wrapping up the last half of June, July, or August but on the bright side, with my laptop fixed now I should be able to put these out weekly or as close to weekly as possible. COMMUNITY EVENTS First Halo: Master Chief Collection Community Event WOO! On the first day the Master Chief Collection comes out our Community Moderator, TheSilverCenturion, is going to be hosting an Event. If you can't make it then be sure to catch it LIVE on our Twitch channel named 343CommunityForum. Which you can find a link to by visiting the thread (Remember all banners are clickable). Staff VS. Members Playdate Poll There has been no official word yet but The Director has put up a poll for a possible upcoming Staff VS. Members Playdate totally out of nowhere with no warning at all. From left field. Out of the blue. WHY WOULD HE DO THIS TO US? Completely random. Anyway, the standings for the polls are currently listed as such: Day: Saturday (37.50%) Time Frame: 12PM EST - 6PM EST (52.38%) Game: Halo 4 (36.84%) Everyone who attends official Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS 343i Short Story Contest The ever monthly Short Story Contest is underway with your judges from the Event Management Team: D-38 Boss and Cooliest, Community Moderator BeckoningZebra1, and our Site Moderator RedStarRocket. Read up on rules and guidelines here. September Caption Contest This contest run monthly by Cooliest goes without explanation. It's the monthly Caption Contest! This is this month's caption above. Winner of the last Caption Contest was TheSilverCenturion!: Winners of the Caption Contest get the Captioneer Award: FEATURED INTERVIEWS Mr. Biggles Long time dedicated member decorated with many forum accomplishments. By the way, that's what he looks like in real life. Handsome mustache and everything. FORGE Featured Map This week's Featured Map is by someone who is frequently listed under our Featured Map subsection because he never forgets about us here when he makes one. He likes his maps to be seen by all. Here's Zandril's latest map named Cypher. GAMING NEWS Assassin's Creed: Unity Delayed You read it correctly. According to Edward Kenway's article, the next installment of the Assassin's Creed franchise on next gen consoles will be delayed by about two weeks or so. Tragic news for Assassin's Creed fans but the real supporters can wait. Games with Gold - September The Games With Gold for the month of September have been revealed and brought to us by Adam. For the Xbox One we have Super Time Force (what?) and Crimson Dragon (???). Ooook. And for Xbox 360 we're getting Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine and HALO: REACH! Leave your thoughts and likes with Adam by visiting his thread. Playstation Network Hacked UPDATE Unease N3wsnut has been keeping us up to date on Sony's Playstation Network being hacked once again. Supposedly a hacking group named Lizard Squad took credit for the hacking of PSN over Twitter. Condolences to anyone still facing problems with playing online with friends because you have a Playstation. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC The Terrorists of 343 To quote Lil Wayne: "If you ain't wit it. You gotta get wit it or get lost." Story by Caboose The Ace. MEMBER OF THE MONTH August August's explosive MoM, as we call him, was Self Destruct. An incredibly talented artist and fun member. He's hosted Events that have gotten good feedback from attendees but now his time is up. It's only right that he gets his spot in the MoM Section of the Wrapup. To Self Destruct . MoM Post here. September This month, our newest Member of the Month is the outstanding Blake Belladonna for being an overall great member on the site. Actually he's pretty great off the site as well attending and hosting Events and such! Great job and congrats once again Blake. NEW STAFF Some fresh meat joined the Staff ranks recently. They are: Jack of Arts for the Art Department Sikslik7 for Event Management Unease N3wsnut for News Group and WreckoningZebra1 joining the Community Moderators Great job guys PODCAST The latest Podcast is a very special one. It includes myself, Church, The Director, and D-38 Boss. This was our very special post E3 Podcast. Well worth the listen even if it's late. I had to do all the talking for everyone. TOP 15 (28) The July/August Top 28 List goes like this: Axilus Prime Mr Biggles Coldfreeze Delpen9 Butch Flowers Blake Belladonna HaloGeek Maestro Halo5willbecool Yoshi1176 Jay El Unease N3wsnut SPARTAN 117 Gemini Dragons DarkAngel Sparky rrhuntington Arachny Caboose The Ace Zandril Ledgend221 The Dumb Weasel Ardent Prayer BubblePopX3 Rue Vaulting Frog Mereel Field Marshall Elite Thank you all for being great members and earning your Top 15 Awards!: YOUTUBE Following the trend of raising awareness for ALS or Lou Gherig's Disease, our very own Edward Kenway of the News Group has participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge and here is his video. It took me long enough so thanks for joining in again everyone and staying active. Now scroll back up and read it all over again. This post has been promoted to an article
  14. Hello all and welcome back to the 343iCF Weekly Site Wrapup. Let's get into things: Primary Announcement: We WON'T be wrapping up the last half of June, July, or August but on the bright side, with my laptop fixed now I should be able to put these out weekly or as close to weekly as possible. COMMUNITY EVENTS First Halo: Master Chief Collection Community Event WOO! On the first day the Master Chief Collection comes out our Community Moderator, TheSilverCenturion, is going to be hosting an Event. If you can't make it then be sure to catch it LIVE on our Twitch channel named 343CommunityForum. Which you can find a link to by visiting the thread (Remember all banners are clickable). Staff VS. Members Playdate Poll There has been no official word yet but The Director has put up a poll for a possible upcoming Staff VS. Members Playdate totally out of nowhere with no warning at all. From left field. Out of the blue. WHY WOULD HE DO THIS TO US? Completely random. Anyway, the standings for the polls are currently listed as such: Day: Saturday (37.50%) Time Frame: 12PM EST - 6PM EST (52.38%) Game: Halo 4 (36.84%) Everyone who attends official Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS 343i Short Story Contest The ever monthly Short Story Contest is underway with your judges from the Event Management Team: D-38 Boss and Cooliest, Community Moderator BeckoningZebra1, and our Site Moderator RedStarRocket. Read up on rules and guidelines here. September Caption Contest This contest run monthly by Cooliest goes without explanation. It's the monthly Caption Contest! This is this month's caption above. Winner of the last Caption Contest was TheSilverCenturion!: Winners of the Caption Contest get the Captioneer Award: FEATURED INTERVIEWS Mr. Biggles Long time dedicated member decorated with many forum accomplishments. By the way, that's what he looks like in real life. Handsome mustache and everything. FORGE Featured Map This week's Featured Map is by someone who is frequently listed under our Featured Map subsection because he never forgets about us here when he makes one. He likes his maps to be seen by all. Here's Zandril's latest map named Cypher. GAMING NEWS Assassin's Creed: Unity Delayed You read it correctly. According to Edward Kenway's article, the next installment of the Assassin's Creed franchise on next gen consoles will be delayed by about two weeks or so. Tragic news for Assassin's Creed fans but the real supporters can wait. Games with Gold - September The Games With Gold for the month of September have been revealed and brought to us by Adam. For the Xbox One we have Super Time Force (what?) and Crimson Dragon (???). Ooook. And for Xbox 360 we're getting Monaco: What's Yours Is Mine and HALO: REACH! Leave your thoughts and likes with Adam by visiting his thread. Playstation Network Hacked UPDATE Unease N3wsnut has been keeping us up to date on Sony's Playstation Network being hacked once again. Supposedly a hacking group named Lizard Squad took credit for the hacking of PSN over Twitter. Condolences to anyone still facing problems with playing online with friends because you have a Playstation. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC The Terrorists of 343 To quote Lil Wayne: "If you ain't wit it. You gotta get wit it or get lost." Story by Caboose The Ace. MEMBER OF THE MONTH August August's explosive MoM, as we call him, was Self Destruct. An incredibly talented artist and fun member. He's hosted Events that have gotten good feedback from attendees but now his time is up. It's only right that he gets his spot in the MoM Section of the Wrapup. To Self Destruct . MoM Post here. September This month, our newest Member of the Month is the outstanding Blake Belladonna for being an overall great member on the site. Actually he's pretty great off the site as well attending and hosting Events and such! Great job and congrats once again Blake. NEW STAFF Some fresh meat joined the Staff ranks recently. They are: Jack of Arts for the Art Department Sikslik7 for Event Management Unease N3wsnut for News Group and WreckoningZebra1 joining the Community Moderators Great job guys PODCAST The latest Podcast is a very special one. It includes myself, Church, The Director, and D-38 Boss. This was our very special post E3 Podcast. Well worth the listen even if it's late. I had to do all the talking for everyone. TOP 15 (28) The July/August Top 28 List goes like this: Axilus Prime Mr Biggles Coldfreeze Delpen9 Butch Flowers Blake Belladonna HaloGeek Maestro Halo5willbecool Yoshi1176 Jay El Unease N3wsnut SPARTAN 117 Gemini Dragons DarkAngel Sparky rrhuntington Arachny Caboose The Ace Zandril Ledgend221 The Dumb Weasel Ardent Prayer BubblePopX3 Rue Vaulting Frog Mereel Field Marshall Elite Thank you all for being great members and earning your Top 15 Awards!: YOUTUBE Following the trend of raising awareness for ALS or Lou Gherig's Disease, our very own Edward Kenway of the News Group has participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge and here is his video. It took me long enough so thanks for joining in again everyone and staying active. Now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  15. Hey guys, I just want to get a general consensus for these questions. Please vote above and post what you chose! (MCC = Master Chief Collection) Have you Pre-ordered Halo: MCC? Are you going to buy the Halo: MCC?
  16. So i recently bought RPG maker on my pc, and decided, that im gonna make a game loosely based on the forums here, i say loosely because i may or may not need the change things up to fit my narrative. So my question is would anyone be interested in playing it? And seeing as i dont want to put anyone in it without asking so if anyone would like to be in it as an NPC let me know. Also know that im a pretty bad writer so the story will mostly likely suck and be full of plot holes and spelling errors.
  17. Hello 343iCF and welcomed guests thanks for tuning in this week, there's a lot to cover so let's get into it: Primary Announcement: TWINREAPER - According to my calculations, this is about 227% Twinreaper. These are rough calculations of course. COMMUNITY EVENTS Jason's Alive Friday the 13th Community Event Friday the 13th, Cooliest hosted a spooky Community Event. It had a nice turnout! Participants: Sparky Zaguroth BeckoningZebra Self Destruct ShadowFiend Twinreaper HaloGeek GSD Bnus and Rue The MVPs of the Event were our boys Sparky and Self Destruct Boss' Back in Action Event Yea I thought this Halo 4 logo was going to look a lot cooler. I thought it was a render when I saved it but I guess not... Either way Boss is back! And he's in action! Like real Shoot 'Em Up starring Clive Owen action when he kills those guys with a carrot. Be there on the Summer Solstice at 9AM to play your Halo heart out. Hail To The King Event by Unease P34nut With P34nut's Dominion Event just recently coming to a close he decided it as already time for a new one consisting of King of the Hill and Regicide. Visit his thread to find the time and date and to sign up. Everyone who attends official Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS June Caption Contest June's Caption Contest is here brought to you by Cooliest! Click above to participate! Twinreaper and Self Destruct will get the Caption Contest Award when it's ready! FEATURED INTERVIEWS Interviews with Halotubers: Halo Updates - By Bnus. "Halo Updates is a Halo news channel covering the latest and greatest in Halo news. He is also a good friend of the forum and your number 1 place for quality Halo news." FORGE The Forgecast Episode 1 The Forge Section was missing a couple weeks but its back and strong! The Forge Section will continue with Featured Maps after this week but they'll have a nice twist to them. Anyway, this week the Forge Section is focusing on The Forgecast Episode 1. This was a podcast focusing on the future of Forge and what would like to be seen. Starring in this podcast are some big names in Forge like petetheduck and Psychoduck, and other big names in the Halo Community like Ducain23 and NOKYARD. Click above to be linked to the thread containing the pocast over on HaloCustoms. GAMING NEWS: E3 2014 COVERAGE Assassin's Creed: Unity According to Edward Kenway's article, Ubisoft says they are revamping the combat system for the upcoming Assassin's Creed game by removing the 'Counter' ability. Is this absolutely ludicrous or will this make the game more fun? I'll give you a hint it's absolutely ludicrous. Read more about it by visiting his thread and posting your thougts. Destiny Alright so most people know that the Destiny Alpha was released to certain people and I know Church and Delpen have gotten their hands on it but no one's written an article on that so I give you this article by EK about the White PS4 Destiny Bundle Pack to be released on September 9th. Leave your comments on EK's thread. Halo 2: Anniversary Sure this might be part of the Master Chief Collection but check out some amazing screenshots from Halo 2: Anniversary provided by Adam. If some of these are cutscenes then I have to say these are some of the best I've seen since Halo Wars! Halo: Master Chief Collection Have you heard about the Master Chief Collection but don't really know what it entails? Well this is the perfect way to find out. Visit BZ's article containing details on the Master Chief Collection along with its release date. Halo 5: Guardians Up above is a brief teaser at the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta available with The Master Chief Collection. Below is the official Halo 5: Guardians trailer itself. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tRl083Epiic E3 2014 - Press Conferences Catch every press conference you want to see including those from Ubisoft, EA, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Sony by visiting Mayh3m's super convenient thread. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC The Great Forum War has begun! To all you nay-sayers who were against the Commanders during the time Vigilant Intellect hacked into our system, what say you now? We warned you that you would need to choose a side but it seems that won't be the case anymore for you will be chosen by the side. You will either be a member of the Offbeat Syndicate or fight for the General Discussion Republic. The time for talk is over, and the time for war is beginning. NEW LEGENDARY MEMBER It is with great honor that we accept a new member into our Legendary Members Group on the site. He's been with us for a short time in comparison to some of the veterans here but has completed much more than required by any member. He went above and beyond the call of duty by revamping our Community Events, being our January Member of the Month, and joining our Staff all at the same time. Hands together for Onsokumaru! Congratulate him in the announcement thread. PODCAST The Fourth Official Podcast has landed and it does not disappoint. Starring in the latest 343i Official Community Podcast are Church, RedStarRocket91, The Director, Total Mayh3m, and Bnus. All images are hyperlinked, so click above to visit the thread containing the Podcast. Click the section title for the Official Podcast Archive. USF ELECTION The USF Election was heated this year to say the absolute least! Read Presidential Interviews held by BZ here. Read The Presidential Debate posted by BZ here. In the end of the bloody, gory, disgusting battle between the remaining candidates TWO came out on top. Spyro kind of tried for this not to happen but the community just could not make up its mind on this one . Your new Forum Presidents are: MAESTRO and YOSHI Thank you BZ and VitaPWN for serving great terms when you were in office . Sorry for the lateness but don't worry I'll get the hang of putting these out weekly again soon. For now just scroll back up and read it all over again.
  18. Hello all, this was started yesterday but ran over into today. Sorry for the lateness but I promise it's all thriller and no filler. Let's get into it!: Primary Announcement: Unclear on the rules of offsite links? RedStarRocket brings clarity to the situation in: Update: Rule 1F and Offsite Links. COMMUNITY EVENTS Jason's Alive Friday the 13th Community Event Friday the 13th, Cooliest hosts a creepy Community Event full of misfortune... And death... Click above to RSVP. Everyone who attends official Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS June Caption Contest June's Caption Contest is here brought to you by Cooliest! The winner of the previous Caption Contest is none other than Twinreaper! Winning Caption: Twinreaper and Self Destruct will get the Caption Contest Award when it's ready! FEATURED INTERVIEWS Interviews with Halotubers: Zandril - By Bnus. "Zandril is an active user of Halo forums and previous MoM of our own site! He has created numerous forge maps some of which have been played in our very own playdates. He also created a Forge Map icon pack used by Forgers all over the Halowebs! On his Youtube channel he does Forge tutorials, Map showcases, and gamenight highlights! Please check Zan out with the links below and read the interview when you can." GAMING NEWS Halo Partners With Astro BeckoningZebra of the News Group has found a cool article about Halo teaming up with Astro to make Halo themed Astro headsets! Leave your comments on this news by visiting BZ's thread. Weekly News Wrapup 5/31/14 Here's the latest edition of Edward Kenway's WNW. He gives you news on The Order: 1886, Dishonored 2, and Destiny. Read his article and leave your comments in his thread. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC Art Week June 2014 Announcement This month will bring the second Art Week brought to you by The Dumb Marine! He's got some interesting ideas in store for this one. Post your excitement in his announcement thread! MEMBER OF THE MONTH This month's MoM is JXZAW! Er well.. PINKZAW now due to his MoM Wish. But it's him! He's been a member here for over 2 years now. Lately he's been showing off his GFX skills in the Sig Shop v3.0 and has been doing members great favors by making them custom signatures. Great work JXZAW congrats! Announcement thread. MoM Post. TOP 15 Here's the May 2014 Top 15 List: Axilus Prime Yoshi1176 WonderWombat TheRedEyedDevil rrhuntington Zandril Rue Spyro -Sparky- Screech JXZAW Maestro Unease P34nut Self Destruct UNSC Spartan-II With Honorable Mentions to: Gemini Dragons JL Twinreaper Congratulations to everyone who made the list along with our Honorable Mentions . USF ELECTION The USF Election is back and this year it is more intense than ever. It started with the nomination sequence as usual but then Spyro threw in a twist with the USF Pre-Poll! That narrowed it down to only 2 candidates in the running! It's a heated election. Read Presidential Interviews held by BZ here. Read The Presidential Debate posted by BZ here. First Round Candidates: Drizzy_Dan Maestro Yoshi1176 The Stig Azaxx Ledgend1221 D-38 Boss Soviet Bear (Sikslik7) and UNSC Spartan II Final Round Candidates: Maestro Yoshi1176 Cast your vote by clicking the banner above! Someone get Bnus out of the Wrapups.. Scroll back up and read it all over again. This post has been promoted to an article
  19. Hello all, this was started yesterday but ran over into today. Sorry for the lateness but I promise it's all thriller and no filler. Let's get into it!: Primary Announcement: Unclear on the rules of offsite links? RedStarRocket brings clarity to the situation in: Update: Rule 1F and Offsite Links. COMMUNITY EVENTS Jason's Alive Friday the 13th Community Event Friday the 13th, Cooliest hosts a creepy Community Event full of misfortune... And death... Click above to RSVP. Everyone who attends official Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS June Caption Contest June's Caption Contest is here brought to you by Cooliest! The winner of the previous Caption Contest is none other than Twinreaper! Winning Caption: Twinreaper and Self Destruct will get the Caption Contest Award when it's ready! FEATURED INTERVIEWS Interviews with Halotubers: Zandril - By Bnus. "Zandril is an active user of Halo forums and previous MoM of our own site! He has created numerous forge maps some of which have been played in our very own playdates. He also created a Forge Map icon pack used by Forgers all over the Halowebs! On his Youtube channel he does Forge tutorials, Map showcases, and gamenight highlights! Please check Zan out with the links below and read the interview when you can." GAMING NEWS Halo Partners With Astro BeckoningZebra of the News Group has found a cool article about Halo teaming up with Astro to make Halo themed Astro headsets! Leave your comments on this news by visiting BZ's thread. Weekly News Wrapup 5/31/14 Here's the latest edition of Edward Kenway's WNW. He gives you news on The Order: 1886, Dishonored 2, and Destiny. Read his article and leave your comments in his thread. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC Art Week June 2014 Announcement This month will bring the second Art Week brought to you by The Dumb Marine! He's got some interesting ideas in store for this one. Post your excitement in his announcement thread! MEMBER OF THE MONTH This month's MoM is JXZAW! Er well.. PINKZAW now due to his MoM Wish. But it's him! He's been a member here for over 2 years now. Lately he's been showing off his GFX skills in the Sig Shop v3.0 and has been doing members great favors by making them custom signatures. Great work JXZAW congrats! Announcement thread. MoM Post. TOP 15 Here's the May 2014 Top 15 List: Axilus Prime Yoshi1176 WonderWombat TheRedEyedDevil rrhuntington Zandril Rue Spyro -Sparky- Screech JXZAW Maestro Unease P34nut Self Destruct UNSC Spartan-II With Honorable Mentions to: Gemini Dragons JL Twinreaper Congratulations to everyone who made the list along with our Honorable Mentions . USF ELECTION The USF Election is back and this year it is more intense than ever. It started with the nomination sequence as usual but then Spyro threw in a twist with the USF Pre-Poll! That narrowed it down to only 2 candidates in the running! It's a heated election. Read Presidential Interviews held by BZ here. Read The Presidential Debate posted by BZ here. First Round Candidates: Drizzy_Dan Maestro Yoshi1176 The Stig Azaxx Ledgend1221 D-38 Boss Soviet Bear (Sikslik7) and UNSC Spartan II Final Round Candidates: Maestro Yoshi1176 Cast your vote by clicking the banner above! Someone get Bnus out of the Wrapups.. Scroll back up and read it all over again.
  20. We're going to pretend like I haven't missed a week and just go through this as usual: Primary Announcement: Please read the following update about usernames and the amount of name changes. USERNAME POLICY. Also note, there's a lot of Bnus in this Wrapup... COMMUNITY EVENTS Invasion of the Mods A really cool idea in my opinion. Bnus will be hosting a lobby for modded gametypes on Halo 4 this weekend. You will also be seeing the return of Invasion at this Event so keep that in mind. RSVP now! MoMy's MoMtacular Playdate Our May MoM has put together a nice unofficial Event for members to get together and play some good old Reach! Join The "MoM" Marine this weekend! P34nut's Bip/Bap.Bam Event Mr.N3wsnut is also hosting an unofficial Event this weekend on one of my favorite Halos: Halo 3: ODST. Get together with P34nut and his co-hosts in lobbies of four and send the invading Covenant to hell in Firefight. Everyone who attends official Community Events gets the Gamer Award: FEATURED INTERVIEWS Insignia Was the only member in the Art Department for a long time and would ran the Sig Shop 3.0 for some time. He's now a Legendary Member on the site. FORGE Featured Map The Featured Map this week is not just a map but a gametype as well. It is Zandril's minigame Roid Run. In Roid Run a giant Flood form follows you and is of course trying to kill you. Get a better idea of what it's actually about instead of me just describing this picture by going to his submission thread. GAMING NEWS Next Halo Announced as Halo 5: Guardians The next installment in the Halo series has been announced and it is HUGE. 343 has promised a lot with this next game. Please read skummgummigubbe's article about the announcement and be ready for E3. A Piece of Halo 5 Concept Art Shortly after the announcement of the next Halo, 343 took to Waypoint and posted the image above. It is concept art for Halo 5: Guardians. Adam gives a good analysis of his own and poses some interesting questions. Check out Adam's post and leave your thoughts. Frank O'Connor Speaks About Leaks Frankie has taken to NeoGAF to reply to a few questions people had about the leaks regarding Halo 5: Guardians and talks about the gaming industry overall. Frank O'Connor handles the situation well providing some good points about leaks and leaking in general. Find his response in EK's article. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC 343iCF Monthly Video Wrapup: April Monthly Video Wrapup, it's self explanatory and it's awesome. If you missed out on Community Events in April then Bnus gives you the good stuff in his thread containing footage from April's Events. MEMBER OF THE MONTH Every Member of the Month deserves their spot in the Wrapup. I apologize to my buddy TDM for the late feature but better late than never. Congratulations Marine! Announcement thread. MoM Post. YOUTUBE Spartan Setup Ep 1: BeckoningMoth Alright so it HASN'T been over a month like I said and Spartan Setup has finally aired and it was a great debut episode! Bnus started off with some serious loadouts first which was a good call in my opinion and his evaluation of the loadouts was very well done. This episode stars BeckoningZebra1 and Mothman's loadouts. Click above to watch the first episode. Welcome back to the Weekly Site Wrapup. Now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  21. Hey guys I started this late so it's up late sorry about that but let's get into it: Primary Announcement: Ledgend, Maestro, and I conquered everyone who crossed our paths in Reach yesterday. Even if they were innocent bystanders who happened to accidentally cross it, they were mowed down by our might. COMMUNITY EVENTS Art Week Showcase by The Dumb Marine This is a special type of Community Event brought to you by The Dumb Marine. It was his idea to have an entire week dedicated to member-created artwork and contributions to the site. Please participate when it starts April 21st! Last Warrior Standing Sorry the image is so huge. It literally takes up all the blank space that you see and the text at the top and bottom is touching the edges of it. I didn't feel like resizing it because there's not much time seeing as this takes place THIS FRIDAY. RSVP NOW. Hosted by onsokumaru. Ruby and Yang's Community Event Nothing but positive feedback in the comments for Ruby and Yang's Slash Em and Smash Em Event! Thanks all who went and had a good time! Hopefully there'll be another in the future! Something's Fishy... Fishy and D-38 Boss are teaming up to bring you something very fishy on Halo Wars. Find the date and time by visiting the Event thread and RSVP. The Community Event Calendar Thread can be found by clicking the title of the section. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS 343iCF Caption Contest The 343iCF March Caption Contest is hosted monthly by one of the triumvirate in charge of Promotions and Events:Cooliest. Above is the picture for the new month's contest. Congratulations to Self Destruct who won the Caption Contest - March and will receive the new Caption Contest Winner Award: Thanks Gryffin for making this for the Contest FEATURED INTERVIEWS Azaxx . One of our great Community Moderators. He's always watching. Watch yourself. FORGE Featured Map Here we have a remake of a popular Gears of War map Blood Drive. Why this map? Because it supports Conversion! A recent Conversion Map Submission from February! This is Brutal Animus by Thrasher24 give it a look. GAMING NEWS Update - Bungie Fires Marty O'Donnell? Some tragic news brought to us by Adam. It appears that Bungie has let go of Marty O'Donnell, in charge of making the great soundtracks to the game we all love. Leave your thoughts in Adam's thread. ForgeCafe - 5 Year Anniversary Join our Affiliate site ForgeCafe this Friday for their 5 Year Anniversary to give them support and to celebrate! If you don't have an account there yet make one today! No Titanfall Digital Release for Xbox 360 Edward Kenway has caught wind that Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall will not be available for digital download on the Xbox 360. Will this affect you getting it? Leave feedback on the subject in EK's thread. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC No Sprint for Halo 5, please 343 Easily the hottest topic of the week although surprisingly not by the author of the thread. This thread was started by Xbox Fan stating his opinions on why Sprint does not belong in Halo 5 but the real interesting conversation happened between ChristopherRyan and Twinreaper. YOUTUBE YouTube Suggetion Thread Help Bnus bring content to our YouTube Channel! He's already got some great ideas in the works but suggestions are more than welcome! Thanks for reading for those of you that did, now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  22. Thanks for clicking the Wrapup, let's recap the week: Primary Announcement: Bullet who? Where? COMMUNITY EVENTS Meet Your Maker Community Event Weekend The Meet Your Maker Community Event Weekend was a success in my book. The first night it was easier to get players to fill the lobby but the second night it was a little tougher. Eventually we ended up filling the lobby out of nowhere during a 3v3 lol. We played on some of the best competitive maps other than MYM submissions with some of the best members of the Halo Community. Participants: Drizzy_Dan, GermanShepherdD, Cooliest, BeckoningZebra1, therubyprincess, Halo5 follower, Aiden Pearce, Sparky, Zandril, Sikslik7, Ardent Prayer, Yang Xiao Long, Maestro, Zoobkillerninja and Halo 5 2014. Shoutout to our friends at HaloCustoms who made appearances as well: CasualInception, SteelGreen, The 0micron, Dawnhowl11167, Big7Cool, CharlesStoot, and SOLIDSNAKEee. Invasion of Reach The Forum Ninja onsokumaru will be hosting a historical Event on Halo: Reach this weekend. On the 11th, join him to play amazing gametypes recreating some of the most memorable wars and sieges in world history! RSVP in his thread now! Ruby and Yang's Community Event On April 12th, get a good game going with the community in an unofficial Event hosted by Yang Xiao Long and Ruby Rose. The Slash Em and Smash Em Event is sure to be a good time. (Directly taken from the Community Event Calendar Thread.) THAT'S THIS WEEKEND SO RSVP NOW. Something's Fishy... Join old No-Name, oh I mean D-38 Boss and Fishy when they host an Event created by Fishy on Halo Wars. Be careful though, something is definitely fishy about this one.. Find the date and time by visiting the Event thread and RSVP. The Community Event Calendar Thread can be found by clicking the title of the section. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS 343iCF Caption Contest The 343iCF March Caption Contest is hosted monthly by one of the triumvirate in charge of Promotions and Events: Cooliest. Congratulations to Self Destruct who won the Caption Contest - March and will receive the new Caption Contest Winner Award: Thanks Gryffin for whipping this up for the Contest FEATURED INTERVIEWS Flying Shoe ILR . Half of the creative team behind the gametype, Conversion. He's Staff on HaloCustoms and is a great member of the Halo Community. FORGE Featured Map: Double Feature Above we have Fort Leonard made by Archer and Trigun fan, Mayor of 343i City, and fellow ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) enthusiast, Maestro. Fort Leonard is essentially a dodgeball arena where you play Maestro's custom gametype, Lenny Slayer. Now why is this a double feature? Because SHABAM: On Maestro's joinday, to celebrate a year being here he dropped this multilevel beauty named Synergetic RS. The RS standing for Redneck Selection which is another custom gametype made by Maestro. Congratulations for being the Wrapup's very first Featured Map Double Feature! GAMING NEWS April Fools Day Across the Halo Community April Fools Day is always a special day for the Halo Community. Check out how HaloCustoms, THFE, and us here at 343iCF celebrated our April Fools Days. Halo: Combat Evolved Multiplayer Servers Shutting Down Adam doesn't post news every day but when he does he brings the big guns. Read up on Adam's article about the Halo: CE servers being shut down that's got the Halo PC community in an uproar. Microsoft Has Plans for Xbox 360 Emulator on Xbox One Just what the Xbox doctor ordered. A brand new emulator for Xbox 360 games is being talked about by Microsoft. Find out more by visiting BeckoningZebra's article. Ridley Scott Working on Halo Digital Feature with Microsoft Ridley Scott, who has previously worked on Alien and Blade Runner, will be working with Spielburg for the new Halo Digital Series. Get more on the subject and leave feedback in Edward Kenway's news article. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC Empire of the Forum Announcement So here's an awesome idea by Sikslik. He's going to start a Twitch Stream of Rome 2: Total War made by our affiliate, Certain Affinity. He's giving players the option to choose whether there should be two players playing for the feed and what faction they'd like to see him play as. There are a large amount of choices and this should be really fun to watch. It's a great original idea which is one of Sikslik's fortes. Make sure to get your vote and questions in before April 11th. That's all for this week now scroll back up and read it all over again.
  23. Hello all welcome to the real Wrapup where I don't intend to disappoint you with entries that are months old. But it may happen even without them: Primary Announcement: Did everyone have fun yesterday? COMMUNITY EVENTS Edward's Trinity Events Edward Kenway's first Event of the Trinity will be April 6th and it will be played on Mass Effect 3. Click above for information on the other two Events. Meet Your Maker Community Event Weekend The Meet Your Maker Infinity Slayer Forge Contest was quite possibly the largest Forge Contest in the Halo Community. Brought to you by 343industries.org and The Halo Forge Epidemic, it drew in over 100 submissions judged by a group of members from the community including THE Absolute Dog, THE Spades N AZ, THE WARHOLIC, and THE Psychoduck. I'm talking big names. And even bigger names when it came to participants. Winners included Squally DaBeanz, The Fated Fire, Redemption1272, PA1NTS, and Xinshu. It wasn't quite as big the second time around but it was still up there since participants were allowed two submissions each. If you don't know these names above then wait until you see their work. Find winning maps of the previous MYM Contests here and here. RSVP to the Meet Your Maker Community Event Weekend today. With special guest Drizzy_Dan of course. Ruby and Yang's Community Event On April 19th, get a good game going with the community in an unofficial Event hosted by Yang Xiao Long and Ruby Rose. The Slash Em and Smash Em Event is sure to be a good time. (Directly taken from the Community Event Calendar Thread.) Find the date and times by clicking above. Something's Fishy... I decided to go with this image instead of the one I put in the Calendar thread because I mean look at it. Its description is in the picture. And this was also a great episode. "What are you gonna do with that!?" "Something that should've been done a long time ago." *Fixes squeaky bolt.* Right so the Event by Fishy will be on Halo Wars as I'm sure you couldn't tell from anything I've just said above and there is truly something Fishy going on with it. Find the date and time by visiting the Event thread and RSVP. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS The 343iCF March Caption Contest has come to an end. And your winner is... SELF DESTRUCT! Winning Caption: Congratulations to Self Destruct who will soon be receiving the brand new Caption Contest Winner Award: Thanks Gryffin for whipping this up for the Contest Find the new Caption Contest for April here. FEATURED INTERVIEWS Redemption1272 . Winner of the Meet Your Maker Infinity Slayer Forge Contest. His map Edifice won first prize and you can definitely expect to be playing on it this weekend at the Event. FORGE Featured Map Fishy definitely saw this one coming. This is Dignitas by Zaelkyria, whom I've featured before in the Featured Map Subsection of the Wrapup for their Covenant Cruiser. This isn't a recreation of any sort, this is an original design with Forerunner influence. Find more astonishing pictures of Dignitas in Zaelkyria's Submission Thread. GAMING NEWS Batman: Arkham Knight New Villain Detailed Rocksteady has announced that there will be a brand new villain introduced to the Arkhamverse that goes by the name of the Arkham Knight. If you want the real details, read Edward Kenway's article. Games With Gold - April Adam brings you up to speed on what games you'll be getting for free this April. They are Hitman: Absolution and Deadlight. Post any feedback on the subject in Adam's article. Halo: Spartan Assault Coming to Steam Yes Halo fans that are also on Steam you have read that correctly. BZ gives you coverage of Spartan Assault coming to Steam. Teaser trailer above. Leave comments on the matter in BZ's article. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC XCOM: The 343 Files This week's real Hot Topic is a unique one by Promotions and Events Staff, D-38 Boss. Boss wrote play-by-plays of himself playing XCOM: Enemy Within and replaced the characters of the game with member from here on the forum. It's hilarious and easy to read. MEMBER OF THE MONTH And now for a proper congratulations to our newest MoM, Unease P34nut! Congrats P34nut and thanks for dealing with the anxiety of not knowing whether you were really the MoM or not this month! Your new profile pic is great by the way! Somebody think of a new peanut pun for me (Spark). Announcement thread. MoM Post. Thank you for giving this one a chance after reading yesterday's, guys. Did I miss anything? Scroll back up and read it all over again just to make sure.
  24. So, lots to talk about. Let's get started: Primary Announcement: Mayh3m. If you're reading this, we're sorry. Thank you for returning to the site as a Legendary Member. COMMUNITY EVENTS Edward's Trinity Events Edward Kenway's first Event of the Trinity will be April 6th and it will be played on Mass Effect 3. Click above for information on the other two Events. Meet Your Maker Community Event Weekend The Meet Your Maker Infinity Slayer Forge Contest was quite possibly the largest Forge Contest in the Halo Community. Brought to you by 343industries.org and The Halo Forge Epidemic, it drew in over 100 submissions judged by a group of members from the community including THE Absolute Dog, THE Spades N AZ, THE WARHOLIC, and THE Psychoduck. I'm talking big names. And even bigger names when it came to participants. Winners included Squally DaBeanz, The Fated Fire, Redemption1272, PA1NTS, and Xinshu. It wasn't quite as big the second time around but it was still up there since participants were allowed two submissions each. If you don't know these names above then wait until you see their work. Find winning maps of the previous MYM Contests here andhere. RSVP to the Meet Your Maker Community Event Weekend today. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: FEATURED INTERVIEWS RedStarRocket91 . Our beloved, new Admin for a day. He looked dashing in red and this is an interview dating back to when he was only a Dedicated Member. Red is someone to be revered here at 343i.org and very respected. FORGE Gamer Tag Change This week in our Forge Section, our feature is not a map but a thread in the map submissions forum. @MrCoolChild had this to ask: What do you think? Did he steal the map back in November of 2012 or is it his?? GAMING NEWS Xbox One Release Date Confirmed As always, Adam loves to bring you the most appealing news he can find and he did just that with this article. Xbox fans rejoice because the One is coming! Article dated Sept 4, 2013. Click the image above to find out the release dates Microsoft is confirming for their next generation console. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC Forum revolution It's time members! According to Caboose the Ace, who addresses all the "ladies, gentleman and all our future overloads," there needs to be a revolution and the time to act is today! If you agree then join him by clicking above! NEW MOM This month's member of the month is none other than Unease P34nut. Congratulations P34nut, go nuts. Announcement Thread. Thanks for clicking this, now scroll up and read it all over again.
  25. It's a special day on the site today everyone. That's right, it's Wrapup day so let's get into it!: Primary Announcement: I forgot it's the site's birthday and it's raining confetti all over this text! It is festive up in here! Twam is intoxicated and needs to be carried home! But why stop there!? COMMUNITY EVENTS Edward's Trinity Events Edward Kenway's first Event of the Trinity will be April 6th and it will be played on Mass Effect 3. Click above for information on the other two Events. HaloGeek's Civilization V Event HaloGeek is hosting his first playdate ever. This is not an official Community Event but it is going to be a good one nonetheless and not one you want to miss out on. If you've never played Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution that's ok, HaloGeek explains it for you. Find out the date and time by visiting his thread. Meet Your Maker Community Event Weekend The Meet Your Maker Infinity Slayer Forge Contest was quite possibly the largest Forge Contest in the Halo Community. Brought to you by 343industries.org and The Halo Forge Epidemic, it drew in over 100 submissions judged by a group of members from the community including THE Absolute Dog, THE Spades N AZ, THE WARHOLIC, and THE Psychoduck. I'm talking big names. And even bigger names when it came to participants. Winners included Squally DaBeanz, The Fated Fire, Redemption1272, PA1NTS, and Xinshu. It wasn't quite as big the second time around but it was still up there since participants were allowed two submissions each. If you don't know these names above then wait until you see their work. Find winning maps of the previous MYM Contests here and here. RSVP to the Meet Your Maker Community Event Weekend today. Reach Underground Event Head of the Forum Ninjas and Promotions and Events, onsokumaru, is up to something good. He'll be hosting his Underground Reach Event after HaloGeek's Civ V Event. Do you have what it takes to be part of the Underground Spartans or will you get put underground? RSVP by clicking the title. Everyone who attends Community Events gets the Gamer Award: CONTESTS The 343iCF Caption Contest is over today. Thank you to everyone who participated, there might be a nifty little prize if you win FEATURED INTERVIEWS Psychoduck . With the Index getting a new look thanks to BZ, I thought the Featured Interview Section also deserved to be revamped. Here's an interview with THFE's Psychoduck. FORGE Featured Map Above is an image from TheRedEyedDevil's race map, Perfect. I decided not to give you the overview so you can see just how smooth and aesthetically pleasing this map is. Pay attention to the ridges coming from the side of the track. Now that's dedication. Thank you TRED for another great race map submission. Go to his submission thread for even more incredible pictures that show off his skill and focus. GAMING NEWS Assassin's Creed: Unity Alpha Trailer With the announcement of their new next gen title Assassin's Creed: Unity, Ubisoft decided to give us a small teaser trailer for the game. Watch and fall in love all over again. Batman: Arkham Knight In-Game Screenshots Leaked New Batman: Arkham Knight screenshots were leaked recently. Above is just one of the great in-game images of The Riddler. It just wouldn't be an Arkham game without Riddler Challenges. Check out what was said in Edward Kenway's article. Titanfall for Xbox 360 Delayed Respawn Entertainment's new game Titanfall has been delayed for the Xbox 360 by two weeks. Find the new release dates for the UK and US by reading BeckoningZebra's article. For more Gaming News check out the latest on our Front Page. HOT TOPIC New Video Series: Spartan Setup An awesome idea for Bnus to stimulate the YouTube Channel. Spartan Setup will be a fun new video series Bnus has thought of on his own to give members influence on what the Staff does, namely himself, and bring more content to the channel. You choose a loadout for him to use in Halo 4 and a condition and he plays some games using them! Read more and fill out a loadout for him by finding his thread above. TOP 15 Thanks for waiting, here is your March Top 15 List: ShadowFiend216 Connor Kenway Caboose the Ace Zandril Vitamin PWN Coldfreeze Unease P34nut Mr.Biggles JXZAW Maestro ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) TheRedEyedDevil Shun 'Kanamee Yoshi Shockgazm and Spark! A most honorable of all honorable mentions goes to our one and only: TWAM Congratulations to everyone who made the list thank you for making up this wonderful community. Happy birthday 343i.org and thank you to those who read this. Now scroll back up and read it all over again. This post has been promoted to an article
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