Anger, Sadness and Envy

First of all, many kudos to Cody Miller who did the production and editing on this episode, rescuing it from my hard drive where it had lurked, untouched, since late last year.

Miller, Blackstar and myself pick up where the discussion of Halo Anniversary ended in episode 23.

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ASE Episode 24 Halo Anniversary Part 2

Narcogen, Blackstar and Cody Miller take a break from looking at the levels of Halo: Reach to discuss 343 Industries' recent announcement of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, a high definition re-issue of the first Halo game, scheduled for release in November of 2011 in time for the ten year anniversary of the first game's release.

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ASE Episode 23 Halo Anniversary Part 1

Blackstar and Narcogen take a look through the second playable level of Halo: Reach, in which you may go left, or you may go right, but either way, you end up backtracking and then going inside before it starts raining Covenant corvettes.

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This time on Anger, Sadness and Envy, Narcogen, Blackstar and Cody Miller take a look at the first level of Halo: Reach, Winter Contingency.

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ODST was the only Halo game that started with a text crawl. Reach is the only one that starts with a flashback, showing your customized helmet on the post-invasion, burning surface, then transitioning to Noble Six putting the helmet on in the Warthog, on his (or her) way to meet the rest of Noble Team. Does this work?

Hungry Like The (Lone) Wolf. Does the foreshadowing-- the lone wolf stuff stays behind-- work as well when part of the game's marketing campaign was "from the end, you know the beginning"?

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ASE Episode 21 Winter of our Discontingency

This time on Anger, Sadness and Envy, Narcogen, Blackstar and Cody Miller take a look at the first level of Halo: Reach, Winter Contingency.

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ODST was the only Halo game that started with a text crawl. Reach is the only one that starts with a flashback, showing your customized helmet on the post-invasion, burning surface, then transitioning to Noble Six putting the helmet on in the Warthog, on his (or her) way to meet the rest of Noble Team. Does this work?

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ASE Episode 21 Winter of our Discontingency

In this episode of Anger, Sadness and Envy, Blackstar and Narcogen, together with Miguel Chavez of Bungie Sightings and special guest, Claude "Louis Wu" Errera, webmaster of fansite Bungie.org, take a look at Halo: Reach due out this week. Both our guests have played some or all of the Reach campaign and will give us a sneak peek at what is to come from the game come release day.

WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS.

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ASE Episode 20 Reach Spoilers

In this episode of Anger, Sadness and Envy, Blackstar and Narcogen, together with Miguel Chavez of Bungie Sightings and special guest, Claude "Louis Wu" Errera, webmaster of fansite Bungie.org, take a look at Halo: Reach due out this week. Both our guests have played some or all of the Reach campaign and will give us a sneak peek at what is to come from the game come release day.

WARNING: THIS PODCAST CONTAINS SPOILERS.

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ASE Episode 20 Reach Spoilers

Blackstar and Narcogen take a look at the two recently released Reach videos; the RvB reveal of Blood Gulch remake, Hemorrhage, and Bungie's own ViDoc about Forge World and Reach's new map editing features.
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ASE Episode 19 Deja View, Forge World

Narcogen and Blackstar, together with Miguel Chavez, take a look at the inclusion of ODST's Firefight mode in Halo: Reach. This is an extended audio version of Episode 17's video episode, in MP3 format.

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ASE Episode 18 Reach Firefight

Blackstar, Miguel Chavez and Narcogen take a look at the new information about Halo Reach released at E3 2010, including the addition of space combat and changes to ODST's Firefight mode.

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Blackstar, Miguel Chavez and Cody Miller take a look at the Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta in this video installment of Anger, Sadness & Envy.

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Narcogen and Blackstar, together with Miguel Chavez, look forward to the Halo Reach Beta coming May 3, 2010; wrap up some final thoughts on Halo 3: ODST, and reminisce about the retirement of Halo 2 multiplayer on Xbox Live.

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ASE Episode 15 Reach Beta Preview

A deeper look at ODST-- what worked and what didn't in this small-team, short-cycle Bungie experiment that landed with the profile of a fat expansion and the pricetag of a discounted full title.

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ASE Episode14 ODST Part 2

A look at the first part of Halo 3: ODST, covering changes in gameplay as well as new characters and settings, and the interconnections between ODST and the rest of the Halo universe.

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ASE Episode 13 ODST Part 1

Blackstar of Blackstar Productions and Narcogen of Bungie fansite Rampancy.net wrap up some loose ends from Halo 3 and look forward to Halo 3: ODST.

Also in this episode: special guests, Bungie's official #1 fan, Miguel "Freewill" Chavez of Bungie fansite Bungie Sightings and Cody Miller of High Speed Halo.

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ASE Episode 12 Miscellany

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