From the creators of Formula E comes Extreme E, a radical new racing series, which that brings electric SUVs to various extreme environments around the world, all of which have been affected by climate and / or environmental issues. One of the first vehicles to compete will be Odyssey 21, a real-life electric Halo Warthog of sorts, with a powertrain that generates peak 400kw (550hp) that is capable of propelling the 1,650kg, 2.3-metre wide vehicle from 0-62mph in just 4.5 seconds up to gradients of 130 percent. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
When The Master Chief Collection was finally announced for the PC last month, one overtly happy Reddit user made a comment saying they would buy the first responding 343 employee a pizza, in which Brian Jarrard, also known as “ske7ch343,” replied to. One pizza was delivered, and then an avalanche of other orders from random fans started pouring into the 343 Industries office. Halo modder Lord Zedd decided to pay tribute with a strange mod that transforms all of the game’s textures and text into pizza-related items, including sound effects. If you don’t want to hear “It’s Pizza Time!” a million times, we recommend muting the video once it starts. Read more for the mod as well as the video explaining how the meme all got started.
Microsoft announced today that the entire Halo: The Master Chief Collection is coming to PC via the Microsoft Store and Steam. This will occur in stages with each title being released individually over time, enabling the development teams to ensure each game is perfect, while giving players a chance to jump in right away, rather than having to wait for the entire suite. It will kick off with Halo: Reach with the rest of the titles following in chronological order thereafter – Halo: Reach, Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST (Campaign), and Halo 4. Read more for a more in-depth video and additional information.
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Halo fans who have always wanted one of those assault rifles from the game might want to consider getting the Radetec Smart Slide. Simply put, it’s a complete replacement slide for Glock handguns that has an integrated screen in the rear that displays different pieces of information depending on the setting. Whether if there are rounds in the chamber, a magazine inserted in the gun, or an ammo counter, you’ll be able to view the information on the display. Read more for a video of it in-action.
Limbitless Solutions and Microsoft’s 343 Industries have teamed up to create 3D-printed, Halo-themed prosthetic arms for children, and they’re not just for looks, but rather fully functional, complete with hands capable of gripping objects through EMG sensors. They plan on donating these free of charge to recipients. In 2019, Limbitless will expand its prosthetic arm line for children, which already includes an Iron Man arm, with two Halo-themed options – a Master Chief Mark VI gauntlet replica and a “multiplayer” version that can be customized. Read more for another video, additional pictures and information.
Bryant Havercamp, a phone technician and massive Halo fan from Michigan, has spent the past five years recreating the iconic Warthog truck from the franchise. He used traditional fabrication methods, a 3D printer, and the frame of a 1984 Chevy K10 to make his dream a reality. The result? A fully street-legal Warthog replica based on a 3D model extracted directly from the Halo game. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Most gamers have either played a Halo game, or at the very least, heard of the franchise, but Halo: Fireteam Raven takes the characters to the next level. This cooperative arcade sci-fi shooting game from arcade legends Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix is set in the timeframe of Halo: Combat Evolved, and hot-drops players feet first into the boots of Fireteam Raven – a group of elite Orbital Drop Shock Troopers (ODST) on the surface of Alpha Halo fighting alongside the Master Chief and the rest of the UNSC as they try desperately to prevent the alien Covenant alliance from taking control of the ancient superweapon – Halo. Continue reading for a full playthrough video and more information.
DSD Design & Motorsport partnered with students at the Master of Transportation Design Universidad Politecnica de Valencia in Spain to create the Golem, 1:1 scale concept that will eventually become a limited run model. It’s described as a “brutal all-terrain vehicle” powered by a V8 engine that generates 700 hp, mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel drive system. Continue reading for more pictures, another video and additional information.
Take a Halo Warthog, shrink it down to the size of a UTV, and you get the armored Plasan Yagu. It’s based on an Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 Utility Terrain Vehicle, and is powered by a 1.0L V-twin engine generating 95 bhp, plenty for the battlefield. Plus, you can even between 2- and 4-wheel drive when necessary. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
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.