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Everything Halo related - covering multiplayer map tips and strategies, custom games and forge edits, campaign tips, tales from the foxhole, voice mails, interviews with Bungie and the Halo nation, and more!








Podtacular 594: HBO: The Cornerstone of the Halo Community at Pax

It’s no surprise that every year, many people from the Halo community flock to Seattle to attend Pax West in the backyard of 343 Industries, who produces the Halo games, but what constantly brings us back? For many attendees of … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:00:08

Podtacular 593: Yapyap the Methane Addict

The final DLC for the Halo Wars 2 season pass includes the most fearsome grunt to ever make his name in the Halo lore: Yapyap the Destroyer. Using his cowardice demeanor, he brings the wages of war to a halt … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:17:36

Podtacular 592: The Untold Story of Halo – Transfer of Power, Persistent Support

We make our final stop in the journey behind the development of the Halo franchise starting almost 16 years ago. In our past two installments covering the untold story of Halo we saw the struggles, but massive success Halo became … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:09:26

Podtacular 591: CMT’s SPV3, Part 2

We are pleased to have Masterz on again to talk about the Custom Map Team’s Single Player, Version 3. This time, they have completed work on the second half of their campaign overhaul of the Halo: Combat Evolved. While the … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:05:26

Podtacular 590: The Untold Story of Halo – From 3 to ODST, via the Movies

The first leg of the journey into the Halo franchise was filled with mountains of challenges as Bungie struggled, yet miraculously delivered, on their first-person shooter games. We discussed on episode 588 how Bungie made the first steps into making … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:07:27

Podtacular 589: Project Contingency

Another fan project takes the podcast center stage as we welcome the folks from Project Contingency to discuss their Halo game. This community game aims to bring back the feel of the classic Halo games using the Unreal engine. We … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:34:29

Podtacular 588: The Untold Story of Halo – Beginnings, Branding and Breakdowns

The developmental story behind is not a new journey that hasn’t been pursued before. Many Halo fans have some realization of the developmental struggle that the franchise has faced in the past and all throughout its lifespan, but it’s something … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:37:08

Podtacular 587: They Let Ske7ch Pick

This week we catch up with the latest Halo Community Update with a few wrap-up items from E3 and looking at what’s coming up with Halo at the Rooster Teeth Expo. We also tell the story of how Dust Storm … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:06:53

Podtacular 586: E3 2017 Recap

Every year, 343 has blessed me with a pass to E3 and attend one of the biggest gaming conventions in the states. Ever time around E3, announces are made, franchises and new games are added to Xbox/Windows 10 exclusives and … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:06:48

Podtacular 585: Installation 01

It’s been a while since we’ve dedicated an entire show to a community project, but this one has caught our attention and we’re very interested in Installation 01, a fan-made Halo game as a tribute to the Bungie style of … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:24:30

Podtacular 584: Making Barvo

We have another week of light Halo news from the studio and community, but we are excited to have our first guest on of the summer: Cary Gunner Lee, project lead behind making the real-life “Barvo” helmet. In the interview, … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:16:07

Podtacular 583: I’m a Miner

We’re welcomed with another week of only a tad bit of Halo news, but E3 is coming in just a couple of weeks. With no announcement of Halo 6 in sight, we speculate on what we could see at the … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:26:54

Podtacular 582: Knowing What Ladies Like

One of Halo’s iconic characters, Sgt. Avery Johnson returns to the fray in Halo Wars 2 multiplayer bringing powerful mech units to the battlefield and providing some classic Johnson wit along with him. The fan project, Installation 01, also released … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:45:29

Podtacular 581: Turbo Time

The last week has been a pretty good week for Halo 5: Guardians. Warzone Turbo is back, Team EnVyUs took first place at UMG Daytona, defeating the world champions Optic Gaming and Dan Ayoub left 343 Industries. The community is … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:38:46

Podtacular 580: Worms

Colony has made its entrance into Halo Wars 2 after a delay to fix a game-breaking bug. Big Team Battle also gets a much needed matchmaking refresh with new maps and the Assault mode included. The HCS Summer 2017 Season … Continue reading →

Duration: 00:49:46

Podtacular 579: Reset Erickyboo

This week in Halo, we find ourselves still without the latest Halo Wars 2 leader, Colony, but for a very good reason that would otherwise break even the Lekgolo themselves. More news on the summer season of the Halo Championship … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:06:23

Podtacular 578: Colonizing Ideas

News for Halo Wars this week is good as Halo Wars: Definitive Edition becomes a standalone title for Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam, and the next leader for Halo Wars 2, Colony, is announced and slated for release. Colony … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:19:50

Podtacular 577: Who’s on First

We find ourselves yet again in another week gone by with not much franchise news, but there’s plenty happening in the community, changes to the eSports arena and, perhaps the biggest news this week is the reveal of Xbox Scorpio’s … Continue reading →

Duration: 01:00:23

Podtacular 576: Unforginbelievable

What do you do on a week that is filled with little news? Have a short show, and a short description. There’s some cool forge bits in here though and a bit of German too!

Duration: 00:49:37

Podtacular 575: HWC 2017 Recap

Twelve teams from around the world met in Burbank, California last weekend for the Halo World Championship 2017. Among the energetic competition was Halo Gear giveaways, team merchandise and the 405th, but the question on everyone’s mind is who would … Continue reading →

Duration: 02:22:57

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