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If you're looking to get more fun out of campaign mode for the original Halo, and also Halo 3, ODST and Reach, you're in the right place because there are over 800,000 words of cyborg-happy yammering here, largely devoted to that goal. For the original there's a massive section of fun including detailed accounts of the five megabattles, and there's also a large section of combat tips to help you in the field. You'll find plenty more besides, including some biting frontline insights from ace reporter Suzie. I'm also busy making movies and adding pictures to my written material (click thumbnails to enlarge), to enhance the Bad Cyborg experience. So come on in and get a bit of red mist worked up under your visor!
Teaser pics - a look into the site
To help get you started, here are some random pictures from articles on the site. See anything of interest? Click to enlarge, or click a caption to jump to the relevant page.
- March 21st: Wipeout challenge with shotgun on Legendary
Back to the two door battle, BCM73 shows a triple dose of hectic action as I tackle the wipeout challenge on Legendary with shotgun only. I've also expanded my account of the challenge (making a separate section for it) and made a few changes elsewhere in that two door battle article.
- March 18th: 343 Guilty Spark, low down and close up
Novel footage from The Library. BCM72 shows the Monitor very low down, something I encontered while creating the save used for BCM71. I'll be releasing more material on this phenomenon later.
- March 14th: Two door battle in The Library
My latest movie BCM71 shows three shotty-based plays of the two door battle in The Library on Heroic, and I've also revised and expanded my associated article.
- March 8th: Skipping tip for the spiral path megabattle
On the set-up page for the spiral path megabattle, I've added a time-saving tip about skipping the trigger for the crashed Pelican area. See the newly renamed section Skipping and spawning.
- March 5th: Spiral path megabattle set-up movie
Hot on the heels of my last pair of movies, BCM70 demonstrates setting up a spiral path megabattle with 52 covies on Heroic (without using a bridge descent). And there's some bonus carnage too!
- March 2nd: Spiral path megabattle movies and more
At long last I've got some new spiral path megabattle action for you, using a new save featuring 53 covies including - for the first time - a cloaked Elite. Showcasing the pass blockade rumble plan, BCM68 covers early covie release while BCM69 covers late covie release. I've also revised the pass blockade rumble page a bit and, quite separately, detailed a leisurely new method of eliminating the sniper.
- February 21st: Halo 4 thoughts
Want to get my reaction to Halo 4 Campaign and Spartan Ops? See Halo 4 thoughts.
- February 17th: Spiral path megabattle update
Two nice developments on the spiral path megabattle. Firstly I've found how to add cloaked Elites, something I previously thought impossible! This also adds to your potential enemy count in the twin bridges megabattle. Secondly I've found a way of making sure balcony Elites join the crowd without needing any tricky shifting work; a welcome improvement. Just needed a small adjustment to my refined routine for setting up the battle. I've done some other revision too, including the addition of pictures showing the underpass checkpoint trigger line and the Marines checkpoint trigger line, if you were ever curious about those. I've moved the Ice horde carnage page out of the spiral path megabattle section as it was more about mischief, and I've moved advice on getting Extra Marines to a separate page.
- February 13th: Double dose of rockslide megabattling
Here's some nice hot action for you. My latest movie BCM67 shows two plays of a rockslide megabattle save. Far area defence with Stacker and Johnson, using plasma rifle and needler. Yummy!
- February 6th: Banshee assisted Warthog stunting
Picking up on something seen in my last movie, BCM66 goes to town on the theme of Banshee assisted Warthog stunting, and I've also posted an article about it.
- February 1st: Final BCM standard versions uploaded
Standard versions of BCM1-24 are now available for download, and that means every BCM movie now has a standard version available. Just to reiterate, these should give you the best viewing experience, with nice smooth 25 fps. Strongly recommended, especially for enthusiasts.
- January 30th: Banshee battling on the cliffside hilltop
Another action-packed Banshee battling movie for you. BCM65 takes the fight up onto the cliffside hilltop, the place where I realized the potential for this business, and there are a few things I think you'll want to see here. So what are you waiting for?
- January 24th: Chasm shoot weirdness
As further accompaniment to my Spore herding article, BCM64 shows a chasm shoot with a large herd. And some pretty funky footage it makes for too!
- January 15th: BCM25-39 standard versions uploaded
Standard versions of BCM25-39 are now available for download (see December 27th).
- January 12th: Spore herding jamboree
My revised Spore herding article for The Library now has lots of pictures plus two accompanying movies. BCM62 shows how to get a massive early herd, and BCM63 shows assorted fun with it.
- December 31st: BCM40-50 standard versions uploaded
Standard versions of BCM40-50 are now available for download (see December 27th).
- December 29th: BCM51-61 standard versions uploaded
I've now uploaded standard versions of BCM51-61 (see December 27th). Go grab 'em! From here on, my standard versions will be the best to have, with smooth 25 fps.
- December 27th: Movie download change
In the past I've been making my BCM originals available for download, but they were rather big which may've put people off (I maxed out the quality because originally they were just going to be the master copies from which the HBO versions were produced). So I'm making a change. Instead I'll create dedicated download versions with more economical file sizes while retaining high quality (very close to the originals). These 'standard versions' should be a lot more inviting. It's going to take quite a while to get them all done, but watch for announcements if you're interested.
- December 19th: AOTCR bridge descent bonanza
Lots of bridge descent fun in my latest movie BCM61. It shows two methods, which are detailed on new pages in my descent guide. One is the new method Sligfantry showed just recently, using the plateau base and a rock, while the other is a new method which dispenses with the rock. Sligfantry mentioned getting down like that once by chance, and I found a technique for it. Also, the movie has a PAL speed run showdown at the end!