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Podtacular 805: First Week on Zeta
Halo Infinite Multiplayer has been our for a week with a surprise launch of the beta on Halo’s 20th anniversary and for the most part, the game play is solid and many of the issues brought up during the flights have been resolved. Customization and progression on the other hand has the community wondering what happened to the systems anticipated to be in the game. While players grind out their ranks, 343 has said feedback is out and clear and that, while it will take some time, changes are coming to customization and progression. Do you have any fun, clutch, awesome, hilarious moments from Halo Infinite? Share them with us on our socials or in our Discord and we’ll talk about them on the show!
Podtacular 803: Anniversary Overlay
It seems like the Halo Infinite promotion cycle is finally in full swing with the latest introduction of the UNSC Archives series, the beginning of IGN’s month-long coverage of Halo Infinite with our first look at the multiplayer map, Streets, and the celebration of Halo turning 20 in a couple weeks. It’s hard to imagine that were just a month away from Halo Infinite launching and finally get to experience the latest installment in the Halo saga. Two new Canon Fodders and a new Inside Infinite makes for most of the discussion on this show, and just a reminder, registration for the Fiesta Frenzy Tournament closes November 6th.
Podtacular 802: You’re Safe Driving Off a Cliff
Our hopes have finally been delivered on as 343 released a new look at the Halo Infinite campaign. A fresh coat of paint on the environment is making the open world of Zeta Halo an amazing place we’ll get to explore with new enemies and upgrades to give Master Chief the tools to take down the Banished. Thankfully, there is not a lot of story that’s spoiled with the campaign overview so for those wanting to avoid any narrative spoilers, this video is pretty safe. We discuss all we learned in the overview and our excitement growing for the upcoming December release.
Podtacular 801: Big Team Evolved
The second Halo Infinite Technical Preview has concluded along with our first exposure to the newest renovation to Big Team Battle in Halo. We’ve had a couple of weeks to digest what we’ve played and have our impressions ready to discuss. Only having one map on replay makes it hard to properly put into perspective what the overall experience will be at launch, but it does give us some things to think about before launch in December. Season 8 also dropped for MCC with the introduction of new maps, customization, challenges and more!
Podtacular 800: A United Front
The Halo community is a passionate one: each person has their own features and pieces they love about the games and franchise and unique opinions can lead to passionate discussions. While we all as players hold our own beliefs as to how we think best contributes to the franchise we all love, it’s important to remember that, despite our differences, we are all Halo fans first and we celebrate our fandom together. As we race to the launch of Halo Infinite, it is a perfect opportunity to show the rest of the gaming industry that the Halo community is a place of acceptance and unity in our common interest. For this impressive milestone, we’re happy to have DJBluePDX and HiddenXperia join us for an engaging discussion on what we’re expecting with the inclusion of the next Halo title into the history of the franchise and how we discuss our differences in a meaningful and understanding manor.
Podtacular 799: Fasten Armor for Flighting
The first week of the latest iteration of Halo Infinite flighting has concluded with Arena PvP giving us our first glimpse of the Arena Matchmaking experience we can expect with the launch of the game this holiday season. Just around the corner the flight continues with the Big Team Battle PvP sessions finally getting our hands on the revamped party multiplayer experience. We’re planning on playing all weekend and will recap our experience in a couple of weeks after taking next week off. The first HCS event for Halo Infinite is December 17th in Raleigh, North Carolina so if you want to get first-hand experience on what competitive Halo Infinite is going to be like, head over to aka.ms/Raleigh-Info for details and tickets. Also, since we forgot about it last week, we do touch on the HCS Top 25 Halo Competitive players list.
An Oldie and Still Goodie
This was the first Halo Podcast I listened to, starting back in 2011 leading up to Halo 4. I've dipped in and out of listening throughout the years through no fault of the podcast itself, (mainly due to 343's stewardship of the video-game franchise but that's a separate issue), and the rapport Dust Storm and GodzillaT have never missed a beat. Covering everything Halo-related, it's awesome to hear about the updates I want to know about in a more distilled, less self-congratulatory manner than the 343 Community Updates, as well as learn about community/fan projects I know nothing about or Forge updates which I am equally as ignorant. Thanks for the great pod throughout the years and keep up the awesome work!
Isn’t the same as it used to
Took a dip in quality
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