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Guide by hagrf1000 posted over a year ago
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Hello fellow halo fans and in this article I'm gonna tell you guys about two tricks.(Do not criticize me for my bad grammar)

So you know how the railgun has no scope therefore makes it harder to fire at long range right? Well if you scope in while charging your railgun you can use that as a scope!! Another thing about that is that when the railgun shot fires it scopes out but that not in a big deal anyway.

In forge mode you can make gravity fields. If you place two or three gravity fields inside each other you can basically float up with vehicles it's pretty fun but this actually serves another purpose if you manage to get a ghost or a wraith inside the field and make it straight your vehicle will treat the top of the gravity field as a solid suface!! So baisically you can make a flying tank or ghost. I hope that you guys enjoyed this little tricks.
Please leave in the comments below what you think.


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Review by Gricle posted over a year ago
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    The Halo Essential Visual Guide is a very informative and well written place to go to find information on most in game content. The guide was written by Jeremy Patenaude and published by DK publishing. And of course we have acknowledge 343 industries. The guide covers mostly all the content in the games like the characters, weapons, vehicles, foes, and more in a very blunt, but informative way. For example, if you are reading about the DMR, it will tell you what caliber the gun uses, what branch of the UNSC the gun is used in, the capacity of the clip, what rates of fire the weapon has, and much more. The guide also has very clear and gorgious pictures of the content you are reading about. There are over 200 entries in the guide so your not going to knock the guide out in 20 mins, and that also means that there is a lot of content that it covers. Unfortunately the guide does not cover a lot of canon based material outside of the games. Like the books and such for an example. I would totally recommend this guide to you. I give it a 10 out of 5. :) POWER TO THE HALOVERSE!!!
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Guide by Gricle posted over a year ago
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As a late tribute to 7 years of Halo 2, I wrote this article telling how to get the Golden Warthog. I was also going to tell how to get the scarab gun and all the skulls, but the computer is messing up with posting hyperlinks and such. I hope these instructions help you out. The Golden Warthog is very easy to get. It is not what you are thinking. It’s not a gold Warthog, but an invincible Warthog. The Warthog has dramatically more ramming power than a standard Hog. You can kill a ghost by barely ramming it. I don’t know if the turret does more damage or not. The Warthog will still take physical looking damage but will not blow up. On the level Outskirts, you will come to a point in the level where you are about to go into the highway tunnel from the beach area. Right when you are entering the entrance to the highway, the game will say either loading done or checkpoint done or maybe nothing at all. When it does this, and when you just pull into the entrance of the tunnel, turn around and go all the way back to when you first got the Warthog in this level. Ounce you reach this spot, go to where the crashed Pelican is on the beach. Directly behind the Pelican you will see the...
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Opinion by Gricle posted over a year ago
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This has been irking me for a while. I really want Halo to last forever. It is one of the most successful series of all time in my opinion. I mean Halo has everything. Games, books, comics, a movie and more on the way, and all kinds of other things like figures, posters, and many many more accesories. I think Halo is basicaly up there with Star wars. If you look in the instruction book for Halo CEA, it basicaly says that that game is just a taste of what is coming in the next 10 years. So there might at least be another decade of Halo. But maybe it will end up like Star Wars, or Final Fantasy, or Resident Evil, or whatever and keep on going for years and years. I think if you are a true hardcore Halo fan, you fill the same as I do. POWER TO THE HALOVERSE!!!
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Guide by Gricle posted over a year ago
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343 Guilty Spark
Halo CEA Terminals

Terminal#1: Level Pillar of Autumn
Location= On the bridge. At the open COM desk, the screen will be flashing “Incoming Message”.
Terminal#2: Level Halo
Location= Inside the Forerunner cave/tunnel. The terminal will be before you get to the ramp where you have to jump the small gap with the Warthog.
Terminal#3: Level The Truth and Reconciliation
Location= In the command center of the ship up the ramp where the Elite Zealot with the sword is. It will be flashing in front of your face when you get to the top of the ramp. I’m not talking about the Brig where Captain Keyes is being held. The terminal is before that.
Terminal#4 Level The Silent Cartographer
Location= When you come across the 1rst group of Hunters, it will be to the left of them on the side of the wall on the large structure.
Terminal#5 Level Assault on the Control Room
Location= When you are at the base of the Shrine that contains the Control Room, you will see a large ramp looking thing that inclines all the way up towards the top of the Shrine and the bottom of the ramp thing goes into an opening in the ground. Go into the...
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Opinion by Dragonclaws posted over a year ago
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A District 9 alien and an Elite
The movie District 9 is a science-fiction movie directed by Neill Blomkamp and produced by Peter Jackson. Why is this relevant? Well, before the Halo film was put on indefinite hold, Peter Jackson was to be the executive producer and Neill Blomkamp was to be director. Once Fox and Universal pulled out, the two began work on District 9. So, with no Halo movie to see, I consider District 9 a look at what the Halo film would have been.

First of all, it should be noted that while no actual movie was made, there were live-action shorts used to promote Halo 3. These may be a closer look at a Halo movie than District 9, but District 9 was a full-feature film. Both share some common elements in the direction style, which add credence to the possibility that the Halo film would have been made similarly.

What elements? A strong emphasis is put on realism, without the smooth and stylish appearance of most American science-fiction, and many of the shots are obtained through security cameras and other recordings. District 9 was edited to look like a documentary, and it began and ended with interviews. While Halo wouldn't have been made in quite the same way, simply...
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Opinion by PePs95 posted over a year ago
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Recently i've discovered a new set of abilities that players can acquire when enjoying Reach on multiplayer. That ability is called Le Parkour (Free Running).
     Yes, Le Parkour is a sport in real life that involves extreme use of the body and mind, to overcome obstacles. These obstacles are solid and real, for example: high walls, gaps on the floor, street objects, anything. It is practiced everywhere in the world and is pretty similar to what ninjas do. People savour the sport's sense of freedom and the capability of reaching places and doing things one wouldn't normally do.
     Although not every aspect of that sport can be used in Halo Reach, i've discovered small and simple things of that particular sport that we can do, in order to make effective use of the maps' format and geography (relief, geographically speaking).
     Imagine being able to fall kilometres and survive the impact? Or climb walls and structures easily enough to gain advantage over the other players (and then jump from there and lose no health at all)? Le Parkour can be used in Halo Reach (or other Halos, if the gameplay is the same in multiplayer) to overcome problems not only...
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Fan fiction by marksmen456 posted over a year ago
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A little story I'm gonna make up about the war between the Red and Blue,the origin behind it. And about two surviving spartans from the war,that want to finish the battle,once and for all. It's Duck vs Goose!


Name: Hank Diehard.
Callsign: Duck
Spartan #: 101
Color: Red
Armor: C.Q.B
Helmet: C.Q.B
Favorite weapon: The Battle Rifle.
Motto: "Screw Land,I got the air on my side!"
Favorite vehical: Hornet.
Age: 26.
Favorite Grenade: Frag.

Description: As the war between the Red and Blue Spartans raged,Hank was pretty much the guy in the hornet that would kill you and your team if you think about it. He is practicly the best air vehical driver you would know,his hornet's name is called,'Death from Above'. And for good reason to,he can dodge most things you shoot at him. 'cept snipers,he HATES snipers. "They're just pussys hiding in a dark place,killing most of my friends on the battlefield!" Duck says about Snipers. His rival is none other than Goose116,he HATES Goose,since he always is in most battles,and he can shoot down almost every air vehical he rides in,and survives,except for his Hornet....
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Opinion by PePs95 posted over a year ago
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Halo is simply the best game i've ever played. I remember, when i was little, i would play Combat Evolved at my neighbours', thinking it was the best game ever.
Then, i got my own Xbox and bought Halo 2.
"Dad, dad, it's that game, the one i used to play everyday when i was little!" He bought it.
I was so happy! I completed the game, obviously, and played it every day with my friends, on multiplayer. Best game, Halo 2..best game.
Then Halo 3 came out and i enjoyed Forge mode alot, as well as the magnificent campaign (obviously).
Halo Reach is being the best experience ever. I'm loving it.

Halo...I Mean, Dude, It's HALO...no words to describe.
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Opinion by Dusty12345 posted over a year ago
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Halo is the best game ever invented. At first I was pretty sure the game would suck. Now that I've played it I can't get enough of it. My friend introduced it to me once at his house. We defeated Halo 3 together. I couldn't believe the graphics. They were amazing. I loved the story and the three struggling powers. The UNSC are the ones who keep peace, the covenant wants to destroy the universe using the Halo ring, and the flood are an evil parasite that wants to infect everyone and turn them into squid like zombies. It really sparks the imagination of all that play the game. This isn't for sure, but a Halo movie is supposed to come out between 2011 and 2013. It was originally supposed to come out in 2008, but the director quit and Steven Spielberg recently picked it up. If this is true, I can't wait.
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Opinion by Dragonclaws posted over a year ago
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Halo's AIs are often intelligent beings similar to humans. As such, we tend to anthropomorphize them to some degree, and it's often unclear how similar they really are to humans and how much they are computer programs that can't be considered in the same way as we would human people. One of the uncertain issues is the aspect of gender. Can an AI have a gender? If so, how is it defined?

First of all, let’s make sure we’re all on the same page about what gender is, as the word is often incorrectly used interchangeably with “sex.” A sex is a biological distinction referring to physical characteristics corresponding to specific roles in the practice of sexual reproduction, generally separated into the two categories male and female though some variances can occur. Sex is determined through genes present in sex chromosomes, which alter the formation of primary sex characteristics (sex organs). Secondary sex characteristics, which are distinctive traits unrelated to the reproductive system (i.e. fat distribution, ect.), are formed through levels of sex hormones estrogen and testosterone.
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Opinion by Dragonclaws posted over a year ago
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A blood-violet hall of death.
The Covenant have a set of military aesthetics quite alien to us. The UNSC is the main faction with which the player identifies, and so represents what is essentially our (or at least American) perception of how a strong military force should look. The UNSC has the standard set of aesthetics familiar to us: olive drab camouflage, tight quarters, everything existing for the sole purpose of functionality without room for much else. The Covenant, on the other hand, make room for spiritual aesthetics and comfortable empty space, in addition using a wide variety of colors we would tend to consider inferior or silly due to their association with femininity or childishness – definitely not considered cool in our sexist and ageist culture. Because the Halo series depicts these underused colors being used by the powerful Covenant, for a rare moment the colors achieve a status of coolness not often seen.

[i]The Chief peered down the corridor. The bulkheads were violet. Or was that lavender? Strange patterns marbled the material, like the oily sheen of a beetle’s carapace. Whatever it was, he didn’t care for it, especially on a military vessel, but who knew? Maybe the...
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Opinion by Dragonclaws posted over a year ago
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Minister Dunn relates the truth as he would like people to see it.
Every work of fiction with sufficient content carries within it the political views of the author, whether as a straight political commentary with an intended message, or as a simple story unintentionally affected by the author’s viewpoints. Everybody thinks about the world in a particular way, and these viewpoints are naturally expressed in the formulation of a story. It can be questioned if there is a political message in the Halo series, but I believe the subject is worth some analysis. After all, there are contemporary political issues portrayed in the story, and even if no statement is intended (unlikely, in my opinion) it still bears some looking into to see what the creators said when they told their story. It is at times nearly impossible to separate creator bias from literary depiction, and so I shall deal with both at the same time.

First of all, the humans are all living under the rule of the same government, or at least only the legitimate ones are. The countries of the world have all been absorbed into the United Nations, which became the Unified Earth Government. The UEG, despite being a conglomeration of numerous countries, is essentially American...
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Opinion by Dragonclaws posted over a year ago
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Not only the desire for power, but the passionate hunger and struggle to become something better than others, ascending to a high level, is a theme in Bungie’s previous game series Marathon. In many ways, Halo is considered Marathon’s spiritual sequel, and they share many similarities. Although portrayed in some different ways, this theme is definitely present in Halo.

The most obvious instance of this desire to become a being of power is in the Covenant’s religion. The Covenant’s entire purpose is based upon belief in the ‘Great Journey’, a process that transforms mortals into deities. Although the Covenant definition of godhood is never explained, we can infer that their gods are immortal beings that can affect the world to a substantial degree. The members of the Covenant are willing to enslave whole species, destroying others, all in the hopes of one day being able to follow in the footsteps of the Forerunners and become gods.

The Forerunners, of course, were not gods but dead. In an attempt to stave off the Flood, they activated Halo and died along with numerous Flood. The Forerunners’ motivation for attempting to annihilate rather than...
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Opinion by Dragonclaws posted over a year ago
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The Halo series, as awesome as it is (pardon my fanboy bias), has been criticized by various people for perceived weaknesses. While there’s not much I can say regarding gameplay issues besides “to each their own,” one thing that sticks out at me is the supposed anti-Christian or generally anti-religious message some see in the games. As an atheist, I have no real problem with the opposition of religion in fiction, but I would have to say that the Halo series is neither very atheistic nor anti-Christian in its message. While the story may depict a godless world, the plot itself appears to be a biblical allusion or allegory, intended for a Christian market.

The main problem people have with the story is the aliens-are-God scenario. In the story, the Forerunners are an ancient species of alien who were locked in a struggle with the Flood parasite. They built the Halo, seven weapons of mass destruction that would collectively kill every living creature in the galaxy that could be consumed by the Flood, in an attempt to starve them to death. In order to maintain the continuation of sentient species, the Forerunners temporarily moved a selection of all of them to the...
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Opinion by Dragonclaws posted over a year ago
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"A hero is more than a person, a hero is a belief. A belief that, against impossible odds, the world can be saved—and that the world is still worth saving. Heroes inspire that belief in us. They renew our faith and give us that most precious of all gifts—hope. The world needs heroes. That's why, when a true hero arrives, the world will honor him." --Thus states Xbox.com's Halo 3 site as part of the "Believe" promotional campaign. It references a scene in Halo 2 in which Avery Johnson tells John-117 to put on a show for the cameras at the awards ceremony, "Folks need heroes, Chief, to give 'em hope."

John-117 is the "hero" of the Halo series, a super soldier wrapped in robotic armor. He is the last of his kind, as the Halo: Combat Evolved manual describes, the awe of every soldier around him. This is the character of which the player takes as their persona, an unstoppable force of humanity serving only the UNSC, his orders his only guide. His minimal personality is only visible through his interactions with others, specifically Cortana and Captain Keyes.
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