Dan Ayoub, Executive Producer at 343 Industries sat down and discussed the improvements to the graphics in Halo 3 and Halo 4 in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The Master Chief Collection brings the entire Master Chief storyline to the Xbox One and slight improvements have been made to Halo 3 and Halo 4 to get them to run at 1080p and 60 frames-per-second.
Check out the new gameplay footage of the Cairo Station and Delta Halo missions from Halo 2 Anniversary’s Campaign. Halo 2′s campaign is receiving the Anniversary treatment this November 11th as part of the Master Chief Collection. It will feature remastered graphics, remastered weapon sounds, a remastered soundtrack, and will run at 1080p and 60fps. Of course you’ll be able to instantly switch to classic mode and relive the campaign as it was 10 years ago – but this time in 1080p and 60fps. Enjoy!
Also a few new screenshots from the remastered campaign have been released!
Check out the gameplay reveal of the remastered Zanzibar for Halo 2 Anniversary. We also have our first glimpse of the highly anticipated Gungoose, a new mongoose with guns!
343 Industries also released eight new screenshots for the remastered Zanzibar.
Welcome back for another episode of the RUL Podcast! The latest and greatest in the world of video games from the team at Ready Up Live. As always hosted by Nevin Douglas, co-hosted/produced by Chief Canuck, and featuring Rebel Rouser as our guest!
This week’s topics focused around our initial experiences with Destiny, our hands on experience with Halo 2 Anniversary, Pax 2014, X14, and Microsoft purchasing Minecraft developer Mojang.
- Destiny initial impressions
- ReadyUpLive Destiny Footage:
- Top 5 Destiny Weapon Names (Article)
- Destiny Sells $500 Million & Tops Records (Article)
- Halo 2 Anniversary hands on experience at Pax Prime 2014 and X14
- Lockdown, the remastered Lockout
- Shrine, the remastered Sanctuary
- Zenith, the remastered Ascension
- Forza Horizon 2
- Alien: Isolation
- Sunset Overdrive
- Microsoft buys Minecraft developer Mojang (Article)
- RUL Day: 7th Anniversary Celebration Schedule (Article)
- Time & Place: Saturdays at 7 PM EST
- Where: Ready Up Live Official Minecraft Server
- Time and place: Mondays at 6:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M Central, Xbox 360 (your living room, bedroom, garage)
- When: Tuesday nights starting April 1.
- Time: We will start at 8 O’Clock EST and go until we run out of energy or bullets.
- When: Unless mentioned in this thread, There will be league every Thursday, although time of day and host may vary.
- Time: Thursday nights at 7pm Central
Hope you enjoyed, see you next week! #RULPodcast
Without giving anything away, there’s been some serious talks surrounding the details of the winner’s Aftermath production, and I’m getting excited just thinking about it. Make sure to get involved and get your friends involved in these, there’s all to play for! Also, not all the prizes may necessarily be at the end of the challenges, so bear that in mind!
Last Time’s Challenges – Round 3
Throughout this next challenge period, I will ask 5 gaming trivia questions via my Twitter account (@TyzerGsy), with each question being worth 1 point unless stated otherwise. Keep an eye out, as there will be no warning as to when they will be posted!
Campaigner: Part 6
Complete mission 6 of Halo: Reach’s campaign (Exodus) however you like.
All completions will receive 1 point, the person who gets the most points in a playthrough of the mission will get 3 points, the person who does it the fastest will get 2 points.
If you happen to be the fastest and get the most points, you will get 5 points.
Bring your Gamerscore over the nearest multiple of 2500, for a lucky few, this may be dead easy, for others, you have some work to do!
Some movement, but it would be great to see more names added!
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Season 3 – Round 4
To Achieve is Your Destiny…
For every two achievements you have in Destiny by the end of the challenge period, you will receive a challenge point. (Maximum of 10 points available per person)
[Submit a screencap of your achievements in Destiny]
Campaigner: Part 7
Complete Mission 7 of Halo: Reach’s campaign (New Alexandria) on Legendary, solo or co-op.
3 points if you do it with the Iron skull enabled. You will get double the number of points if your completion time has an odd number of seconds. (i.e. 16:27)
[Submit a screencap of link to Halo: Reach stats record for the playthrough]
2 points will go to anyone who completes their first challenge of the season this round!
Only two challenges this week due to the high point content!
Head over to Round 1′s post for the rules.
Good luck, everyone!
Alright, I think you folks have waited long enough for our annual RUL Day game night! Due to PAX Prime and game launches we had to postpone our celebrations, but we’re here now and that’s what matters! Better late than never, right? Of course! I hope you are all as excited as I am to have a fun-filled game night where we can enjoy each other’s company, even if we are fighting each other on various battlefields. This community would not be where it is today if it was not for all of you, and we can’t wait to celebrate our 7th Anniversary with the best people ever.
For additional information, see the schedule below. When sending a message to a host, wait until the proper time slot to ask for the invite so we can ensure we rotate people in and out of lobbies and everyone gets a chance to play.
Schedule ( In Central Daylight Time)
When: Saturday, September 20th
4:00 – 5:30 | Halo 3
GT for Invites: Chewy Targaryen
[ 5:30 - 6:00 | Break ]
6:00 – 8:00 | Grand Theft Auto V
GT for Invites: Start a R1OT & Chewy Targaryen
8:00 – 10:00 | Minecraft Xbox One
GT for Invites: Start a R1OT & Chewy Targaryen
“Yes, the deal is real. Mojang is being bought by Microsoft.”
Microsoft is now the parent company of Mojang, the famed developer of Minecraft.
This deal, which has been rumoured since last week, was official announced today with the promise that Microsoft will help to grow and foster Minecraft on all platforms, as well as continue to help to grow and foster the Minecraft community by continuing Minecon as well as by providing “even more ways for the vibrant community of YouTuber’s, innovators, bloggers and players to connect with each other – both in person and online.”
This deal, coming in at a price of 2.5 Billion dollars leaves Mojang and Minecraft under the domain of the Xbox brand; where they will work amongst studios such as 343 Industries, Turn 10 Studios, and Lionhead Studios.
Destiny, considered to be one of the biggest games to come out in 2014, is finally upon us. While everyone eagerly plays away, some ask the question: How well did Destiny sell on its first day? In response to that, Activision has released a statement on the matter and the results are outstanding.
Destiny has sold more than $500 million in its first day of release, making it the largest new game franchise in history. It has also taken the reigns for being the highest-selling digital console download and is on track to becoming Activision’s next billion dollar franchise.
Set on the harsh planet of Venus, the Winter’s Run strike has players in the three-way fight against the Fallen and the Vex. Follow Greenskull and his companions as their mid-level Guardians take on these foes with a plethora of new weapons and abilities!
The eve of Destiny is upon us, some upside down members of the site already have the game in hand. To celebrate this momentous occasion in gaming we’re going to take a look at the top 5 Destiny weapon names. From the funny to the serious, no name shall be left behind!
“Delivering the inevitable, one pull at a time”
This legendary Hand Cannon’s name speaks for itself, bringing any foe unlucky enough to find itself caught in it’s sights to an abrupt death. As with all Hand Cannons, the Fatebringer brings super-high impact rating coupled with a decent range for vanquishing foes with ease. Combine that with its ability to deal increased damage to Vex Oracles while within the Vault of Glass and you have one badass, robot-killing weapon!
4. Patience and Time
“If you’ve got it, they’ll never see it coming”
The first of the many Exotic weapons in our countdown, “Patience and Time” is a Sniper Rifle of the highest caliber (no pun intended). With the ability to use your radar AND active camouflage while scoped in, there’s no reason to rush things in the slightest. When they say Patience and Time… they mean it.
3. Super Good Advice
“This weapon is full of it”
Good advice should never go ignored. “Super Good Advice” CAN’T be ignored –a lesson your enemies will learn as they get mowed down by this Heavy Machine Gun. As your enemies learn from your teachings, the guns damage will grow with each kill and any missed shots are almost ALWAYS guaranteed to return to the magazine, so don’t be afraid to teach all of your adversaries some valuable life or death lessons!
2. Fate of All Fools
“The wise man knows his fate. The fool merely finds it”
This Exotic Scout Rifle knows only one thing… damage; sporting three damage upgrades, in addition to its “The Fate of All Fools” special ability, which grants bonus damage to precision shots after chaining together body shots. This gun is a must have for any Halo player who’s used to the BR/DMRs hit-the-body-then-the-face strategy of bringing down foes.
1. The Last Word
“Yours… not mine”
Meant to be wielded by the futuristic Space Dirty Harry, “The Last Word” is an Exotic Hand Cannon that will make your opponents choose their next words carefully. This weapon excels in accuracy when fired from the hip and grants bonus damage when precision, hip-fired shots are landed. The single-point sling upgrade makes it so it can go from a close combat juggernaut to a mid-ranged threat in the blink of an eye. While other weapons try to focus on fancy tricks to best their enemies, “The Last Word” puts ‘em down while they’re all busy showboating.
So, which of these lovely ladies suits you best? Remember, you can only hold ONE exotic weapon at a time in Destiny… choose wisely, and let us know that choice in the comments!