E3 Post Conference Podcast

Today is a very exciting day! Hopefully today we will find out more about the next installment of Halo and what 343i has in store for us this year. You can watch the E3 Broadcast and all E3 coverage over at IGN




Directly following the Microsoft portion of the conference we will be live streaming an episode of the Spirit of Fire Podcast with HaloFanForLife and yours truly, over at twitch.tv/thehaloarray.  Come watch the live stream and hear our initial reactions as we discuss the news and whatever comes via tangent from the announcements. I anticipate lots of speculation, and some awesome theories from HaloFanForLife. The cast will begin promptly around 1pm EST and will go until we’ve exhausted all topics. Make sure to follow the stream so you’ll know we’re casting as soon as we go live!

E3 a Conference of HD Remakes?

According to a GameFAQ thread, an unknown E3 insider has listed the following games that will be announced as HD remakes. The poster states to take this with a grain of salt (as with all leaks these days), but his insider has a good track record thus far. Here is the whole list.

Kingdom Hearts HD Remix 2.5 (PS3)
Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One, PS4, PC)
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Collection (PS4, Xbox One)
Crysis Remastered (PS4, Xbox One)
Metro Redux (PS4, Xbox One)
Batman Arkham Trilogy (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
Mass Effect Trilogy (PS4, Xbox One)
Resident Evil 4 Ultimate HD Edition (Xbox One, PS4)
Dragon Age (PS4, Xbox One)
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Plus (PS4, Xbox One)
Ultra Street Fighter IV (PS4)
The Last of Us Remastered (PS4)
God of War 3 Remastered (PS4)
Uncharted Collection Remastered (PS4)
Halo 2 Anniversary (Xbox One)
Gears of War Trilogy (Xbox One)
Super Mario Sunshine HD (Wii U)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U)
Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire (3DS)


Interesting to note that there are a TON of HD remakes slated for the upcoming year. However again, this list isn’t confirmed. If this is the case it leads myself to believe that most studios are taking their time and working on something huge for 2015. To me this mindset is refreshing. Instead of rushing to beat the competition, why not take your time and release a great game?

Here is the source.

Halo and Astro Gaming Partner Up



Today 343i and Astro Gaming, the makers of high quality gaming headsets and peripherals, announced a new partnership to bring Halo themed accessories in the coming future.

Here is the writeup from Halo Waypoint:


“Today we are announcing a new partnership with ASTRO Gaming! I had the pleasure of wearing nearly every iteration of ASTRO products since the very first Limited Edition A40 headset, so it is with great excitement, and with an ASTRO headset on my head, that I bring you this wonderful news. I know I speak for many when I say that I cannot imagine a better or more organic headset partner for our brand. I’m super pumped about the new products that are on the way, and I am quite glad that we’re finally taking our relationship to the next level.”


Here is the official press release statement:

Skullcandy, Inc. and its division ASTRO Gaming, creators of premium video gaming equipment, announced an exciting new multi-year partnership with Halo developer 343 Industries. As part of the agreement, Skullcandy and ASTRO Gaming will develop several new products including branded headsets, speaker tags and more in support of the latest releases within the Halo universe.

“Few game franchises have ever pushed the boundaries of our imagination quite like Halo. With its robust online multiplayer features, compelling storyline, incredibly detailed gameplay audio and inspiring musical score — Halo delivers at every level,” said Aron Drayer, VP of Marketing, ASTRO Gaming/Skullcandy Gaming.  

Details relating to specific Halo headsets and accessories from ASTRO Gaming and Skullcandy will be announced at a later date.


I”M SO PUMPED FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT!!! I’ve used an Astro A40 for quite some time now and I must say it’s one of the best headsets I’ve used. Cannot wait to have an official Halo 5/H2A/Halo Collection (whatever gets announced at E3) headset!


I’ll be following this subject and bring you updates as they occur!