It’s likely that this video will be taken down soon so please watch what you can…
Important notes in case it gets taken down.
- Nightfall first episode releases at launch of the game. Code included in the box
- December 27th Beta Releases for three weeks. Will feature new content and updates each week based on community feedback
- MCC has all skulls unlocked, and there are 30 in total just for Halo 2 Anniversary
- New achievements for the MCC, more details at a later date.
- Pre-order bonuses will be dependent upon the retailer.
The following video is an interview with Dan Ayoub of 343 industries about The Master Chief Collection and the Halo 5 Guardians Beta.
Tons of new information about how the MCC will work, and what the Beta will be. Definitely worth the full watch.
With the announcement of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, MLG’s online Gamebattles section has brought back one of the most popular online ladders; Halo 3. Gamebattles is the online competitive ladder and tournaments for MLG. You can earn what are called “Pro Points”, which are a measure of how well you do in online and live tournaments. The better you preform the more pro points you have. Which is a direct measurement of how you are ranked on the overall leaderboards.
The online ladders are completely free to sign up and there is no tryouts or requirements to create a team. You can compete in singles matches (1v1, FFA) doubles (2v2) and Team (4v4). The team system on Gamebattles is far superior to any online ladders that I have come across. Additionally if you want to compete in Tournaments for cash and trophies you can do so with a Gamebattles premium account.
I encourage anyone who has even been interested in competitive gaming to create an account and join a ladder. The way matches work is you schedule through the site, and then record the games online afterwards. It’s always good to take a screencap of the score after each game in case your opponents disputes. Which if you or a team continually disputes or reports incorrect scores your reputation will decrease, which could lead to an eventual ban or not getting opponents.
Again, give it a shot, you might just surprise yourself. Also if you feel so inclined to do so the Gamebattles premium account helps to keep the site running and the basic tournaments free.
During this weeks E3 conference it was revealed by 343i’s Bonnie Ross to Polygon, that Agent Lock is the mystery spartan as seen in the original reveal image above.
It was also revealed, as most of us speculated, that his story will be told in the Ridley Scott feature, Nightfall. Below is what Bonnie Ross had to say about Nightfall.
“We’re using Halo Nightfall to basically tell his backstory and tell his origin story,” Ross said during a Halo-themed meeting at E3 2014. “You don’t have to watch this, but knowing this will kind of tee you up for all the new things that are going on in Halo 5: Guardians.”
Nightfall is currently in production and shooting has just finished in Ireland and is now moving onto Iceland. More will most definitely be revealed at San Diego Comic Con and will also detail how the digital feature and Halo 5 will interact.
What a week thus far. On Monday we Halo fans got way more than we had ever hoped. In this particular post you wont find any news, however a more personal story
I just want to say…
THANK YOU 343i!!!
You guys labored for hours and hours and displayed your finished work with Halo 4, and the community trashed on it. I was most certainly one of them, and on behalf of the community I apologize. As you are well aware, when you love something; such as Halo, you’re very passionate about it and what happens to it. After Monday I must say that this new labor of love you have presented to us is beyond anything I could have imagined.
This is not simply an HD remake or reboot. This is a celebration of a time where Halo ruled the online gaming kingdom. This is a time where many people, including myself, stayed up way too late to get in those last few games of Team Slayer to try to rank up. This is a time where nostalgia kicks in and I am able to (horrifically) attempt to BXR someone close quarters on Midship.
I cannot wait to get my hands on the MCC this year and relive so many classic memories. In 2008 I joined Buddy System Gaming after seeing them featured on Bnet. It was a fun place to meet new people and play with good gamers who wanted to win and played fairly and respectfully. During this time I met one of my best friends and we still game regularly today. You most likely know him as HaloFanForLife. If it would not have been for this amazing series of games I would not have made it through college, and I wouldn’t have met some of the great people I know along the way.
I just want to say again from the bottom of my heart, thank you for your work on this game and your decision to make this a reality. The impact of this is not yet known but can be wildly speculated. By this one short video and gameplay you have started the “hype train” in motion. By the short presentation at E3 you have restored the faith in many peoples eyes. You are the caretakers of Halo for the future and this token of appreciations for the fans means more than you can possibly imagine to us. If not everyone then for sure me.
Again thank you.
Some of you may or may not know about this awesome initiative by Amazon.com, but I think it’s amazing. Amazon has a separate sub domain created listed as smile.amazon.com
What Amazon will do for you is by logging into your Amazon account and shopping through smile.amazon.com, a portion of the purchase price will be donated to a charity of your choosing! What better way to give to a charity of your choosing than by doing your regular shopping on Amazon. There are thousands of items that are eligible for a smile donation and you aren’t charged for it in the price of the item. Also if you are a prime customer, you still receive all the prime benefits with your purchases.
This is the smile donation link to pre-order The Master Chief Collection. I posted the link in it’s entirety to show that it’s not an affiliate link, and I DO NOT GAIN ANYTHING from you pre-ordering from this link. The only people that gain are yourself and the charity you choose to support!
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