Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system features Cortana, a digital assistant, but what if a Halo-style, holographic version existed? Developer Jared Archer wondered just that, and decided to make it a reality. Simply put as possible, Archer's wife stood in as the motion capture model for Cortana, and two Microsoft Kinect motion sensors were used to record her movements and apply them to the Cortana model in Unity. The 3D Cortana was created by utilizing the Pepper's Ghost technique, along with three panes of mirror glass and a USB monitor. A 3D printer created the appliance, powered by a Windows 10 computer with 4GB of RAM, as well as an Arduino unit for controlling the lights. Lastly, a Unity 3D app transmits the image of "Cortana" from three different angles, while a front-facing camera tracks the viewer to ensure the assistant follows them. "It's basically what I imagine Microsoft's version of Alexa or Google Home would be like if they were to use the holographic sidekick from the Halo franchise," said Archer. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing ten movie mistakes that even digital effects couldn't save.
The Halo 5: Limited Edition is great for casual as well as pro gamers, and it's being offered for only $23.75, today only, originally $99.99. This bundle includes the full-game physical disc, Warzone REQ Bundle (14 Premium Requisition packs to enhance Spartan combat), a uniquely-designed Spartan-themed SteelBook, a Guardian model by Metal Earth, Dossiers on Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris, Spartan Locke's Classified Orders, Halo: The Fall of Reach (Animated Series), and an Xbox Live Gold 14-day Trial. Product page. Continue reading for another unboxing video and more information.
Halo 5: Guardians - Limited Edition bundle is perfect for any FPS fan, and it's being offered for only $24.49, this weekend only, originally $99.99. It includes the full-game physical disc, Warzone REQ Bundle (14 Premium Requisition packs to enhance Spartan combat), a uniquely-designed Spartan-themed SteelBook, a Guardian model by Metal Earth, Dossiers on Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris, Spartan Locke's Classified Orders, Halo: The Fall of Reach (Animated Series), and an Xbox Live Gold 14-day Trial. Product page. Continue reading for another unboxing video and more information.
The Xbox One 1TB Halo 5: Guardians bundle not only includes a custom-designed console, but other goods as well, all for $399 shipped, today only, originally $499.99. In addition to the 1TB hard drive custom Halo designed console, you'll also get a uniquely designed Spartan themed Steel Book containing a full game digital download of Halo 5: Guardians, matching Spartan Locke wireless controller, Chat Headset, Warzone REQ Pack which includes 14 Premium Requisition packs, FOTUS-class armor, a multiplayer emblem, 14-day trial of Xbox Live Gold, HDMI Cord, and an AC Power Cable. Product page. Continue reading for the "Making Of" video and more information.
Ontario-based special effects artist Pete Mander has created the greatest Halo costume yet: an 8-foot-tall Elite from the ranks of the zealous alien Covenant in Halo. They're best known to humans as Elites in the Halo universe because of their adeptness and skill in combat, the Sangheili formed the military backbone of the Covenant for almost the entirety of its existence. They had a very strong rivalry with the Brutes, which finally became open hatred during the Great Schism, and the conclusion of the Human-Covenant War. Click here to view the first image in this week's things that look like other things gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing the hypnotizing process of ink being made.
Halo 5: Guardians and Super Mario Bros. 64 aren't synonymous, but one fan decided to combine the two and recreate Princess Peach's castle in the first-person shooter. Reddit user "Bearskopff" spent hours on the map, and believe it or not, every single brick is a single object in the map, as he said "no shortcuts taken here," while remaining very keen to simulating the geometry found in the original game. Continue reading for a video and more information. Click here for more pictures.
Think of the SR‐1 "Subterranean Rover" as a cross between a Halo Warthog and an extremely rugged, all-terrain dune buggy that's designed to withstand harsh environments while offering a safe, comfortable ride to its users. While it wasn't built for war, it does specialize in transporting workers or materials in harsh environments, thanks to virtually indestructible anti-corrosive / fire-retardant roll cage, steel roof, 16-point suspension, as well as a fire suppression system. On the outside, you have ultra rugged 4130 chromoly DOM tubing chassis, along with a Tier 3 Cummins 4QSB Diesel. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one short that was shot with a 136-year-old lens.
The Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition bundle won't set you back $249.99, as it can be picked up for $99 shipped, today only. It includes the full game (digital download code), the Warzone REQ Bundle (14 Premium Requisition packs), Halo: The Fall of Reach (Animated Series), a Guardian model by Metal Earth, Spartan-themed SteelBook, Spartan Locke's Classified Orders, Dossiers on Blue Team and Fireteam Osiris, along with an Xbox Live Gold 14-day Trial. Product page. Continue reading for another in-depth video unboxing and more information.
Brick master Cody Fowler combined two of his passions, Halo 5 and LEGO, for a massive project that took approximately 3-years to complete using more than 10,000 bricks. This UNSC ship recreation not only looks the part, but blue LEDs were installed for added effect. Unlike similar builds, you won't find any stacks on this vessel, as everything was carefully planned to have only two support beams showing. Continue reading for a couple more pictures.
Halo 5 is currently one of the hottest games available, so much so that gamer DeAnna Davis decided to create real-life armor modeled after the in-game suits. "My Halo 5 Kelly 087 is my 10th full suit of armor offically ( not counting projects that included armor work but wasnt a full head to toe ordeal) And the first thing i learned was mobility is most important, (which i learned the hard way since i couldnt bend my knees or sit down in my deamon hunter cosplay xD(my 1st suit ever (go big or go home). But I really took that to heart with this suit so in a little less than one whole month of non stop work i made sure everything was not only easy to move in but pretty comfortable," said Davis. Continue reading for one more pictures.