Wednesday, 9 July 2014


343 Industries have released a new trailer for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

'The Halo journey begins in 2014 by remembering and celebrating our past. This holiday, Halo: The Master Chief Collection will launch on Xbox One, marking the first time the entire Master Chief story will be playable on a single console. Included with Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Halo: Nightfall an original live-action digital series that introduces a pivotal new character in Halo 5: Guardians. In December, the journey continues with the competitive multiplayer beta of Halo 5: Guardians, leading up to the fall 2015 launch alongside the Halo television series.' - 343 Industries 


Remember that quad from Halo 3, the Mongoose? Well, you'll be pleased to know it's set to make a return in the Anniversary edition of Halo 2. 343 industries have newly named the vehicle the 'Gungoose'. And looking at the picture, i'm pretty sure you can hazard a guess as to why! Halo 2 is just one of the four games that will be included with Halo: The Master Chief Collection arriving on Xbox One later this year on November 11th.

343 have also been working on arguably one of the greatest Halo multiplayer maps of all time, Coagulation is a Halo 2 multiplayer map that was a remake of the Halo: Combat Evolved multiplayer map, Blood Gulch. It stands as a huge valley with image identical bases at either end, it's certainly one of the fans favorites.

Coagulation was first announced at the Rooster Teeth Expo last weekend as one of the six Halo 2: Anniversary maps. These maps run at 60 frames per second and will hopefully run at 1080p resolution. These pictures of new concept art were released, along side this RTX video footage.

With Halo: The Master Chief collection arriving on Xbox One later this year, which Halo title are you most looking forward to playing? 

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Monday, 9 June 2014


343 Industries have been quiet, maybe a little too quiet. And today we can see why, At this year's E3 2014 Microsoft Media Briefing 343 announced Halo: 'The Master Chief Collection.' which will contain remastered versions of Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4, and will also include the entire back-log of each games DLC on one handy disc. this November 11th, on the tenth Anniversary of Halo 2's release.

Each Halo title will undergo a sweet 343i makeover for the Xbox One console, and will run a sexy 1080p at 60 frames per second. The new Master Chief Collection will allow you to jump between the original and new graphics. The gameplay will be almost identical to the games as they were originally released.  

All missions in The Master Chief Collection will be unlocked right from launch, and a brand new interface will let you jump between missions much more quickly than before. Purchase Halo: The Master Chief Collection and this will gain you access to the Halo 5: Champions multiplayer beta (YES YOU READ RIGHT! BETA!!!) which will be landing on the Xbox One console this December. And if that isn't enough to get your Spartan senses tingling you'll also get full access to Halo: Nightfall, a Halo video series created by Ridley Scott and Alien director. New episodes from this series will be launching weekly, and is promised to be longer than a feature film when placed together. This series is not to be confused with the Steven Spielberg created Halo TV show, which is still very much in the making and is set to launch in later 2015.

Did you watch the Microsoft E3 2014 Media briefing? What did you think to the Halo news? As always, get intouch -

Stay tuned for more Halo awesome right here on You Know You're A Spartan, where we will run through this years E3 Halo announcements in closer detail.


Tune into You Know You're A Spartan to watch the Microsoft E3 2014 Press Conference, followed by the latest Halo news announced at E3 as it happens. This stream will cover all of the press conferences taking place at E3 2014. Enjoy!

Friday, 6 June 2014


When watching such creations from the Halo community i am always amazed at your creativity. This one blew my mind, Tom Ryan-smith has been working on a fan made Halo series titled 'Small Spartans'. This YouTube series was put together using Halo 4 Forge Greenscreen and scenes from Halo 4 Forge Island, this is an incredible take on how creative you guys can be. Rather than have me waffle on about this, take a look for yourself!

You can keep upto speed with this series by visiting Small Spartans YouTube channel!

Friday, 16 May 2014


Microsoft finally announce Halo 5 will be arriving in 2015, 343 Industries general manager Bonnie Ross shared the following over on Xbox Wire -

 "Any time you transition to a new platform, there is the opportunity to look at things with a new perspective. For us at 343 Industries, the launch of the Xbox One was an opportunity to think about what stories we wanted to tell, how to tell them, and how best to push the “Halo” franchise to showcase the platform. And, most importantly, combining our passion for “Halo” with the vocal and informative input from our fans.

“Halo” isn’t simply a perennial game franchise, it’s a part of the Xbox platform itself. In terms of innovation and ideation, it’s sometimes important to people who might not even play “Halo.” And of course it’s a passion and an essential experience for two generations of gamers.  So we asked ourselves, how do we begin and where do we go with “Halo” on Xbox One? 

In the past, “Halo” games have pushed the Xbox forward, showcasing the console and its ecosystem in entertaining and innovative ways. Making a “Halo” game that runs at 60 frames per second, on dedicated servers, with the scope, features and scale we’ve been dreaming of for more than a decade, is non-trivial.  It’s a task that we, at 343 Industries, are taking very seriously to ensure we deliver the “Halo” game that fans deserve, and a game that is built from the ground up for Xbox One.   

I’m happy to reveal that “Halo 5: Guardians,” the next installment in the legendary saga of the Master Chief, will launch on Xbox One in fall of 2015.  In the tradition of every “Halo” game since its debut in 2001, it is a massive and exciting project.

“Halo 5: Guardians” is a bigger effort than “Halo 4.”  That applies to the content and scope of the game, as well as the technology in what’s now a brand new and more powerful engine.  Certainly there are some core elements carried over from prior games, but we’ve invested a huge effort in retooling our tech to take full advantage of the Xbox One’s hardware and ecosystem to create worlds and experiences worthy of next-gen.

It’s a game that will hopefully demonstrate the talent, learnings and abilities of the 343 Industries team. A game that will incorporate the things we learned from “Halo 4” about technology, aesthetics, performance and scale – and perhaps more importantly, understanding and embracing a community of gamers who love what lies at the heart of this game, and the limitless potential of the “Halo” universe.

And 2015 won’t simply be the year of “Halo 5: Guardians,” it will also be a year that offers us a unique opportunity. The opportunity to invite old friends and new audiences into that universe through the “Halo” television series, launched as a unique collaboration with Steven Spielberg and some of the finest creative minds in the business.  A series that will stand alone, as well as complement and enrich the game experience.  We’ll have more to share on the “Halo” television series as we near its projected fall 2015 release.

Your Journey Begins in 2014

Many fans noted that I was very deliberate with my phrasing on stage at E3 last year. I spoke about a “journey,” rather than a destination – and that journey definitely begins in 2014 with a giant leap, rather than one small step. We’ll give you much more information about our plans for this year at the Xbox E3 2014 Media Briefing on June 9, and we’re confident that “Halo” fans will be pretty excited about the special plans we have in store.

So until E3, I’d like to express my gratitude to our massive and varied Halo community, whose energy, enthusiasm, criticism and kindness are the driving force behind what we do and what we hope to achieve in “Halo 5: Guardians.”

With more information promised at E3, we have little time to wait for our Halo fix.

I'm sure i'm not alone when saying how excited i am for the next Halo game to be arriving on the Xbox One, It's what Halo fans worldwide have been waiting to hear confirmed. 

What are your thoughts and expectations for Halo 5? As always be sure to get in touch!

We will have more Halo news to follow right here on You Know You're A Spartan, so be sure to check back soon!

Until next time Spartan...

Wednesday, 30 April 2014


It's finally time for a new Mega Bloks review! We understand it's been awhile since our last! So without further ado, Lets go!

Today we have our hands on the new Halo: UNSC Quad Walker to build, and we had alot of fun with this one. The Quad Walker set comes in at 335 pieces, this will take around 2-3 hours to complete. 

Whilst this vehicle doesn't appear in the Halo games or novels, this set is part of the Mega Bloks Reap-X series, stated to be from ONI the creator of various Halo prototypes as the story goes. Once completed the set looks super impressive and would fit right in to anyone's Halo collection. 

Standing around 8 inches high, the UNSC Quad Walker packs an impressive design, almost similar to the Mantis with movable limbs and a cockpit fit for your Recon armored Spartan. Also included in this set is an enemy Elite with a Shade turret,  and as with all Mega Bloks sets, the attention to detail is very impressive, fully poseable with many adjusting parts.

You can find this UNSC Quad Walker set available online at along with the very latest in the Halo Mega Bloks series.

Be sure to check back soon for our next Halo Mega Bloks review where weal be checking out the Covenant Revenant Attack!

And until next time, Spartans...