By Dust Storm
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Your source for everything happening in the Halo Universe - covering campaign storyline, book narrative, external fiction, multiplayer, competitive, forge, custom maps/gametypes, machinimas, communities, leagues, clans and more!
||CleanPodtacular E3 2016 Special: Halo Wars 2 with Dan Ayoub||At E3, we had a chance to talk with Executive Producer, Dan Ayoub about Halo Wars 2 and what we can expect from the next installment in the Halo RTS genre. With the successful reception of the original Halo Wars produced by Ensemble Studios, a sequel has been demanded by the community and 343 is working with Creative Assembly to bring the next installment of the series to Halo fans. In this interview we discuss the new features and controls being introduced, the timeline of Halo Wars 2 within the rest of the Halo Universe, the new Banished faction and PC specific features with the game launching on Windows 10.||18 7 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPodtacular E3 2016 Special: Halo Wars 2 Demo||Dan Ayoub, Executive Producer at 343 Industries walks us though the first mission of Halo Wars 2 and the introduction of the Banished after the crew of the Spirit of Fire wakes up from 28 years in cryo sleep. Bringing a sequel to Halo Wars has been a major request from the Halo community and hasn’t been without its own challenges along the way from gameplay mechanics to story they wanted to tell. At the end of the session, Dan took some time to do a short Q&A.||17 7 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanE3 2016 Special: Xbox Platform Update with Aaron Greenberg||During E3, we had the chance to sit down with Aaron Greenberg, Head of Xbox Games Marketing to discuss the announcements regarding the Xbox Platform made during the Xbox Media Briefing. This refreshes our show having an Xbox representative featured in one of our recordings since Larry Hryb, better known as Major Nelson, was a guest for Episode 8 back in 2005. We had a chance to dig a little deeper into the new Xbox One controller design studio, the Xbox One S(lim), and new dashboard features. There wasn’t much Aaron could talk into the future of some of these announcements with many of them either still in development or waiting to see how the community reacts to them, but he did say it would be nice to have someone back on the show a little more often than once a decade.||15 7 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPodtacular 544: E3 2016 and Halo Wars 2 Beta Recap||With E3 came the official trailer for Halo Wars 2 and a few other interesting platform announcements for Xbox Live and Xbox One. Xbox revealed a new console, controller studio and the Play Anywhere program allowing buy once and play on Xbox One or Windows 10, which Halo Wars 2 is a part of. The Xbox Press Brief also kicked off the Halo Wars 2 beta on Xbox One featuring Domination and Deatmatch, and Strongholds for those in attendance at E3. There are promising prospects for the sequel to one of the most requested games of the franchise and we’re here to give you our thoughts.||13 7 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPodtacular 543: Halo Bowl Recap||Thanks to all of the support from the Halo community, the Halo Bowl was a big success. In addition to crowning Drunken Halo the champions of the tournament, we raised over $1600 for Gamers Outreach to partially fund a GO Kart. After E3, we all got together to recap our experience in the tournament and we’re pleased to have Zach Wigal, founder of Gamers Outreach on to discuss what the charity is all about and some exclusive looks at some upcoming programs they are working on. Also, we must give a huge thanks to GrimBrother One for highlighting the tournament on the Community Update.||6 7 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPodtacular 542: Hog Wild||If you can’t tell, we’re back in the convention season with this late release, but none-the-less, here’s our podcast from the Hog Wild update that hit earlier this month. We also talk about the latest Halo Loot Crate that was announced, the Forge tease for an upcoming Halo 5 update and the upcoming conventions coming this summer and what we can expect to see from E3. The Halo Bowl follows this episode as well, which we speak to more details on the event.||23 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPodtacular 541: Halo Bowl Announcement||In conjunction with Drunken Halo, Podcast Evolved and the Delta Halo podcast, we’re pleased to announce our participation in the upcoming Halo Bowl. In this special cross-show podcast we discuss the details of the upcoming charity tournament between our four shows taking place June 8th at 6:30PM EDT. Learn more about each of the shows and the layout of the tournament. The charity we’re playing for is Gamers Outreach in an attempt to raise $4000 to fund a GO-Cart.||6 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPodtacular 540: Campaign Completed||Since our last episode we’ve received a little more information about Forge for Windows 10 and get some news about a change in the upcoming schedule of content releasing for Halo 5. While 343 is putting on the polishing touches for the next batch of content that is scheduled to come, we will receive the Hog Wild content update REQs ahead of schedule. With a lull in the news, we are able to wrap up our campaign walk-through for Halo 5: Guardians leaving us open to discuss more in-depth topics brought up in the campaign for future shows.||3 6 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPodtacular 539: Forging Evolved||It’s a Forger’s dream come true as Halo 5’s Forge is coming to Windows 10! With the last officially supported version of Halo being Halo 2 Vista, it’s nice to see Halo come back to the PC, even if it is for Forging and testing purposes only. In this show, we also tackle one more campaign mission in our journey to complete our Halo 5 journey.||28 5 2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanPodtacular 538: Farewell Biowolf||For almost two years, Biowolf has been co-host of our podcast and today we say farewell as he steps down from his official role on the show. It’s been a wonderful ride having him riding shotgun, but we wish him the best and expect to see him back from time to time. While we look for a new co-host to fill the vacancy alongside Dust Storm and Godzilla T, we have the latest content update released with a load of new content. The Memories of Reach update fills out the rest of the armor sets to represent Noble Team, loadout weapon skins for well known teams from the Halo franchise, Infection, Status Arena map, Forge additions, Requisitions and more.||18 5 2016||Free||View In iTunes|