If you haven’t guessed already we like Halo. Alot. One of the many reasons we like Halo is the unique and varied community contributors out there that you just don’t get with other gaming franchises.
All of the people on this list we think excel in the content they provide and we have had the fortune of becoming friends with a few of them. So if you have no idea what Halo is, have a passing interest and would like to get more involved or, like us are running out of places to inject Halo and need a bigger hit check the links below.
A former moderator on the Halo Waypoint forums, the multi-talented CruelLEGACEY hosts and/or creates a plethora of Halo related content on his blog. Take your pick from the always excellent Community Modcast or maybe his hand crafted Machinima creation Play Time, or perhaps if you want guides to the games you’ll find them here or even if you just want to laugh at videos of ridiculous multiplayer moments it’s all here. Go there now or begone from this place.
The first halo podcast I downloaded because of the name and boy was that a good decision. The premise is simple, Two brothers get drunk (sometimes extremely) and talk about Halo. It’s funny and honest. I highly recommend you download the back catalogue because it has a ton of natural discussion and some ridiculous personal stories. Go there now
Dust And Echoes
This podcasting duo are from the Greatest of Britains. The show is equally informative and natural in its approach as they discuss all things Halo from news to games they have played to obscure British sit-com references. The hosts themselves are thoroughly good eggs and are nice enough to follow me on twitter and talk to us in real life. They also got a feature on Halo Waypoint recently, which lets face it is a big deal, Microsoft love them and so do I. Check them out.
The Halo Array
A site I recently stumbled upon after playing some games with the owner of said site (for the record he is awesome at Halo). I think the site has a really fresh layout, its a great place to visit to keep in touch with all the official news from Waypoint in bite size chunks, as well as anything regarding competitive Halo. Lots of videos and brief synopses for those who just don’t have time to read!
Halo Fan For Life
Here at TBoD we have had the good fortune of fighting alongside HaloFanForLife on a number of occasions, similarly we have had the misfortune of facing off against him in a few matches too. Needless to say he annoyingly good at Halo and is also pretty damn good at writing a Halo blog too. HFFL covers many aspects of this rich universe but by his own admission is a collector at heart and his blog reflects this by reviewing and building many of the awesome Halo mega bloks sets that are released. So if collectibles are your thing then check out his blog, if getting beaten at Halo is your thing then play against him.
Little English Halo Blog
Without a doubt this is the place to go for Halo news, if it’s not on here then it’s not worth knowing, this guy never misses a beat and has pretty much rendered all other Halo news sources redundant for me because it’s on here first. He is succinct and the news on here is varied and often. And he is from blighty. Visit here now.
Postgame Carnage Report
This long running podcast is not for the faint of heart, they use dirty words and that’s why we love it. PGCR talk about Halo as well as other games they are playing and anything else that interests them and when they get off topic things get really interesting. If that wasn’t enough of a reason the latest member of TBoD SK1LLAXED can be heard dropping verbal trou’ on all and sundry here on a regular basis. Give them a listen.
Run by the appropriately named DayandKnightly because this gentleman covers an entire spectrum of Halo – from personal experience to Halo 4 news. I think what I like most on this site though is his eloquent and thorough break down of the novels. Excellent stuff if you are a hardcore Halo fan. There is plenty for everyone here and also having had the opportunity to play Halo with Knightly and his wife I can say they are genuinely nice people, not once do they teabag their enemies, that says a lot about them, they are people with good moral fiber…. I am working on changing that.
As well as the list of Halo based folk above, this constantly updated page is to highlight some talented people that we are happy to support. Whether they be a blogger, podcaster, artist or the taker of cat pictures, here are a few links we would encourage all you content munchers to check out.
The home of some seriously creative dudes, one of which happens to write for TBoD, these guys have a flair for drawing cartoons and even publish their own comic Halcyon and Tenderfoot. Not to be selfish with their talent they even run a comic book workshop in the North East of England, give their site more than just a once over.
Ash Wilton (IAAW)
Ash Wilton runs an exceptionally professional looking blog about games in general so we were unsure whether to put him in here or in the Halo Community page but his blog posts are ace and his observations intelligent so we just had to fit him in somewhere (plus he loves Halo too).
Minimum Requirements Show
The lovely and talented folk over at Min Req Show consist mainly of Australians (Sherrie, Yianna, Brendtendo and lately Tamzilla) with added American flair (in the form of Boots). They entertain our ear holes with discussions centered around gaming that often drift into the realms of another passion of mine … food! Head over there and listen to their lovely voices and insightful opinions. Plus they have a kick-ass theme tune.
North East Media and Gaming
This gaming blog is great read all round, whether you are interested in reviews or the latest news or want to catch up on the biggest esports results, its got it all. Given the sheer frequency of post I find it pretty impressive that this site is written by just one man and yet the quality doesn’t suffer at all. Take a swig of this with your brain.
The Games Critic
The Games Critic is a site we recently discovered, they predominantly report on Playstation games and news providing cogent pieces on the in’s and out’s at Sony, and like everyone else listed here they have a passion for their subject and express it eloquently. They have all the words so please give them your clicks.
Twisted Pixels Illustration
Manchester based Graphic Designer and Avid Gamer likes to creative wonderfully weird designs, from slightly creepy humanoids to faltering cyborgs this guy has a unique vision which he deftly expressed via vectors and pencils. He has collaborated with some cool apparel distributors and sells his own designs on etsy too, I have bought a couple of his tees because I love the style he has.