Monday, 14 April 2014

SOON SPARTANS, SOON....


Whilst 343 Industries are hard at work creating awesome, we remain a little scarce on official Halo news. As the rest of the internet continue to speculate over various rumors and hopes for the Halo franchise, we remain in waiting. With E3 2014 just around the corner here at You Know You're A Spartan we promise to deliver Halo news as soon as it becomes officially available. So in cryo sleep we remain, for now. 

But soon Spartans, Very soon...

Friday, 14 March 2014

FAILS OF THE WEAK - BLOOPERS & SCREW-UPS



Rooster Teeth -

Geoff and Jack bring you this week's Fails of the Weak in Halo 4, Halo 3, and Halo Reach! 

Friday, 28 February 2014

HALO NEWS EXPECTED AT E3 2014

Halo news can very much be expected at E3 this year, says Microsoft Studios Corporate Vice president, Phil Spencer. In response to a question asked over on Twitter, Spencer replied -


Fans were super pleased with such an announcement, even if it is nothing more that a simple 'tweet', as 'The Next Halo Game' news has been scarce since we seen a cloaked Master Chief take on an epic journey of what we assume is to find Cortana at last years E3. 



343 Industries Jessica 'bs angel' Shea happily tweeted out shortly after to excited fans -



 E3 has always been a center stage for all major gaming announcements, and this years Expo looks set to be something pretty spectacular indeed. So Halo fans, buckle up, it looks set to be an epic ride!

E3 2014 will take place on June 10th to 12th.

What do you expect and want to see? As always get in touch! Info@YouKnowYoureASpartan.com

Monday, 17 February 2014

NEW YORK TOY FAIR REVEALS NEW HALO COLLECTIBLES

New York Toy Fair 2014 didn't disappoint for Halo fans yesterday, hosting a ton of future Halo collectibles for the year ahead. Halo Waypoint took to Twitter, 'tweeting' various photos taken from the show floor throughout the day. Let's take a look at what we got to see, Starting with the McFarlane range...

Halo Xbox One Master Chief Prototype
Halo 2 Master Chief Prototype 
Now onto Megabloks who had some sweet Halo prototypes to show off set for a 2014 release...

 Electronic Mantis with Wireless Controller prototype 
UNSC Elephant Troop Carrier prototype 
A glimpse at the new Megabloks range 

And Bandai had these to display...


Sarah Palmer Series 2 SprüKit prototype
Master Chief Series 3 SprüKit prototype

Many of the McFarlane range figures also include an exclusive ''unlockable content code'' But for what? I'll leave that for you guys to discuss.

Out of everything you've seen from the Toy Fair 2014, what's caught your eye? 

Get in touch and let us know! Info@YouKnowYoureASpartan.com

Saturday, 1 February 2014

HALO: SPARTAN ASSAULT AVAILABLE ON XBOX 360


Halo: Spartan Assault has arrived on Xbox 360 priced $14.99 (£11.99) for digital download. Packing over 30 missions and now with online co-op mode for consoles. Halo: Spartan Assault is set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, and follows the rise of Commander Sarah Palmer.

If you purchased Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 before 15th December 2013, you will be eligible to purchase the Xbox 360 version of the game at a discounted price of $4.99. Be sure to visit HaloWaypoint.com for more info. 

Friday, 17 January 2014

XBOX ONE VOICE SEARCH WILL BE CORTANA


Early September 2013, rumors started that Microsoft were working on something 'behind the scenes' rather special for Halo fans, introducing our beloved AI Cortana as a siri-like voice search program. Well the rumors look to have been confirmed. According to Gamespot a Microsoft insider recently blogged that this was infact  true, stating that the voice actor will be none other than Jen Taylor herself! 

The Cortana program beta looks set for release first arriving in the U.S on Lumia devices this April, before coming to Microsoft's Bing app on IOS. Then Microsoft look to roll out such features on the Xbox One in 2015, again first in the U.S then late 15 -2016 on English speaking markets.

 The Cortana program technology is reported to allow it's users to ask questions and see real-time results. For example, players could ask, "What friends are online?" as to which their friends list would appear, making communicating with your devices much easier. The possibilities really are endless with such programs. 

But what questions would you like to ask your very own AI Cortana program? And what features would you like to see? as always share your thoughts! info@YouKnowYoureASpartan.com 

Friday, 10 January 2014

NEW 343I ART DIRECTOR & NEW HALO 5 CONCEPT ART REVEALED


In a recent post on HaloWaypoint.com 343 Industries Josh Holmes spoke about the recent changes over at 343i's HQ, founding member Kenneth Scott recently moved states to California due to family commitments, sadly this meant Scott has stepped down from his position as Art Director at the studio, but will continue to contribute in his new role as Visual Design Consultant.

With this move, Josh was pleased to introduce the man who would 'fill his (Kenneth Scott's) shoes' and announced that  Nicolas “Sparth” Bouvier is taking over for Kenneth as the new Art Director at 343 Industries. 

 Kenneth had this to say about his move -

It was hard to make this decision. This team has been my family for half a decade and I love them dearly. Helping build this studio and team is easily the highlight of my career. It's heartbreaking. 

BUT! 

I'm excited to hand the big pants to one of my dearest friends, Nicolas 'Sparth' Bouvier. Nicolas and I have worked together for the last eight years, and we've shared a brain for most of it. He was one of my first hires to 343, and not seeing him day-to-day will feel as weird as losing a limb. I have the utmost confidence in him and I know the future is sound in his mighty fingers. 

AND! 

We just can't get enough of each other, so I will continue to support 343 and this universe as a Visual Design Consultant from sunny Santa Monica. 

In my underwear. :) 

Those Skype meetings will get awkward... 

- Kenneth


I was sad to hear about Scott's departure as 343i's Art Director, Although i fully understand his reasons for doing so, I wish Scott and his family all the best for all future endeavors.

Josh Holmes didn't want to leave his post on a negative note (and neither do i!) so as treat we got a slice of juicy Halo goodness, with Holmes revealing brand new Halo concept art.

   ''In closing, I will leave you with this image from Sparth – an early exploration of a new location that features prominently in a little game project we’re tinkering with…. 

/Josh 



A sneaky little sentence closed that post from Josh Holmes, but started many conversations amongst the Halo community as people took to the internet to discuss the new art. 

Anything you've seen that had got you thinking? Be sure to email us with your comments! I love to hear from you! info@YouKnowYoureASpartan.com