Way back in August, we reported that a Master Chief outfit -- a Spartan outfit, if you want to get technical -- would be making an appearance in Fable II. Now, thanks to DailyGame, we have the first screenshots of the outfit, which is known as Hal's Outfit in the game.. It looks slightly different from the original images. Overall we'd say it's closer to the actual look of the Chief's iconic suit. Also pictured in the new screenshots is the energy sword -- Hal's Sword. It looks nice and all, but it only deals a paltry 22 damage, so let's hope it has some amazing bonus properties. Head over to DailyGame for more images.
Behold, fellow fanboys! It's Halo's Master Chief, fully balloonified and ready to storm a birthday party near you. And don't you just want to pop him?
This Master Chief, erm ... balloon sculpture is the work of Balloon Guy Entertainment and we don't have to tell you how in-freakin-credibly cool it is. Don't you just want to pop him? It almost makes Master Chief look chubby, bubbly or just full of air, not that that's a bad thing though. Don't you just want to pop him? We also just realized that a balloon sculpture like this must have taken hours upon hours to create, a crazy amount of skill and patience that we will never, ever have. And darnit, don't you just want to pop him? Because we do. We have a twisted yet totally uncontrollable urge to stick a needle straight into Master Chief's gold visor to see his face explode. Wait! Even better! We have a Needler that we've been wanting to try out ... (evil grin)
We're certain that Master Chief has to check his email every now and then (Spartans have to keep connected too), and we expect Master Chief would use a keyboard that looks similar to the one pictured above. It matches his manly armor.
The Halo 3 Xbox 360 inspired custom keyboard (and 360 controller) shown above is the creation of Kroden who put his artistic skills to good use. It's very green, military-like and ... uh, green? We know Master Chief would be proud of Kroden's work, but we still think the CTRL, ALT and DEL buttons should have been painted red. Just saying.
Filed under the category of 'simply astonishing', we recently received word via Hawty McBloggy that a custom created Master Chief My Little Pony was up on eBay for purchase. Wouldn't you know, there is one. Created for a Kentucky anime/gaming/comic custom pony contest (we guess they do exist), this Master Chief pony was carefully crafted by Anime Amy from the finest epoxy known to man with care and buckets of love. The pony bidding starts at $45 and really, who could say no to a My Little Pony Master Chief at that price? Heck, we'll go as far as to say this item falls under the "priceless" descriptor.
The legal implications of creating a Master Chief or Marcus Fenix Unreal Tournament 3 character mod (like the ones we posted about the other day) never crossed our minds, but it did cross the Gamerscore Blog's mind and they went all the way to Microsoft's legal team to get answers. But don't worry, nobody is in trouble ... yet.
Filed under knowledge that we never knew but are now glad we do, according to Microsoft's legal team, their Microsoft Game Studios published characters and likenesses can be used for non-profit use as part of their Game Content Usage Rules that were first implemented for machinima. This allows fans to create mods like the UT3 Master Chief legally and also puts us under the impression that Microsoft's legal team isn't as ... "evil" as we all think they are. Mad props to Microsoft for being so cool, mad props to Master Chief for being so bad ass and mad props to attorneys. Without them, where would we be?
The Unreal Tournament 3 character modding community is alive, kicking and has a bad case of Xbox 360 envy. So much envy that UT3 community modeler Organ decided to create Master Chief, Locust Horde and Marcus Fenix character mods. And did we mention all the models are teh hawtness? Just take a look at Master Chief above and try to convince us that he wouldn't be your character of choice. Oddly enough, if Epic were to include these models in the "maybe some day" release of UT3 on the 360 we may totally forget about playing custom maps and be happy with these models. Click towards the break to watch a video of the Master Chief model and head towards the jump to check out Mr. Fenix and a Locust Drone. Commence salivating.
We can think of nothing more enjoyable than the sheer awesomeness of Halo 3 and everyone's favorite Spartan, Master Chief. Then again, we can also think of nothing better than our childhood memories of transforming and playing with our old-school Transformers toys. And now we can have both.
Friendly eBay seller digitalworld40 skillfully crafted a custom transforming toy that blends our obsessive love of everything Master Chief with our nostalgic addiction of Transformers into one toy. Meet the Master Chief Transformer! This custom toy is an APC 117 Transformer who is artfully decorated to look like Master Chief when "maximized". Do we love it? Yes. Do we want it? Yes. Can we have it? Eh, probably not. The $200 price tag would force us to eat nothing but Macaroni & Cheese for the entire month of February. Then again, Mac & Cheese isn't all that bad ...
We're fans of the Master Chief Sucks series of videos, in which a Master Chief action figure (appropriately enough) sucks at playing games in the Halo series. With three videos in that series, it's time for Master Chief to return in a brand new series, Arby 'n' the Chief. While the other videos did a great job of showcasing the often infantile mindset of Xbox Live Halo players, this one introduces a character that says what most of us are already thinking. That character is, as you may have guessed, the Arbiter. He is Felix to the Chief's Oscar, the Rocky to his Mugsy, the sane person to his jabbering idiot. It's an old concept to be sure, but when applied to an aspect of gaming culture that is understood (and reviled) by so many rational gamers, it's hilarious (and somewhat relieving). So, if you're tired of all the jerks on Live, particularly the ones that litter the lobbies of Halo 3, check it out. If you happen to be one of those jerks, you might want to skip it.
Winter (where there is snow) brings out the best and worst in people. It's a fact that the white stuff we call snow causes extreme mood swings for the better and worse. Some people get crazy angry, some get crazy happy. It's just how it goes. And if one experiences the crazy happy side of winter, it'll also create a snowball effect (pun intended) on a person's mental state where they'll revert back to younger times allowing their creativity to be unleashed. And if you need proof of Winter's effect on a person, just look at the picture above. Look at that Master Chief snowman and try to tell us that the person who made it didn't experience a "snow-high" which resulted in enhanced creativity (and boredom?). That pile of snow didn't even see it coming.
As satires of Halo culture go, the Master Chief Sucks series is pretty damned spot on, and the third entry is no exception.So, you all remember how much Master Chief sucked at the Halo 3 beta, right? And of course he sucked at Halo 2 as well. Well, now Halo 3 is finally here and he's putting it to the test. Far be it from us to spoil such a momentous occasion, but he sucks at Halo 3 as well. Still, the Chief manages to pull off an actual headshot. Yes, you heard that right. A headshot. So, what else can he do but make his own 1337 montage video? Nothing, that's what. Check out the video above. If you need a refresher on the first two episodes, find them embedded after the break.
We've been sent a tip telling us that there's another Master Chief suit up for bids on eBay and it's a semi-famous Spartan suit at that. Currently sitting at a cool $999 is a green custom made Master Chief suit that was worn at one of Halo 3 launch events, met both J Allard and Peter Moore and made it onto numerous television shows including Jimmy Kimmel and G4. One could make an argument that the suit is more famous than the guy who wore it. Heck, that's no argument, it's fact. But before you bid on this spendy Halloween costume you should know that the suit does NOT come with a flock attractive females on each arm. Though, we wish it did.
Ever wanted to dress up like Master Chief, walk around in fancy Spartan armor and feel really badass? Well, here's your chance, because right now on eBay is one of the most accurate and nice looking Master Chief costumes we've seen to date. But be warned, becaue it'll cost you some big bucks. Currently, the red Spartan armor sits at an astonishing $5,500 and includes all the body armor, the helmet and an assault rifle with 4% of the auction's total going towards helping GamerDad who's currently in the hospital (read about GamerDad's story over at Joystiq).
Anyhoo, we're thinking some uber rich fanboy will be purchasing said Master Chief costume, probably not anyone we know and for sure not us, because bloggers aren't rich as most believe. Knowing that we won't ever get our hands one one of these, all we'd want is to see this up close and for someone to come visit us on September 25th in Fanboy Towers all dressed up like Master Chief. Ahhh yes ... we can only dream.