Cool Deals with Gold: November 17th

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It's that time of the week again with new offers available on Deals with Gold.

Once again this remains to be another week of unremarkable savings. Seeing as Black Friday/Cyber Monday is looming I'd actually recommend that you all hold your horses on any new purchases until next week as there are bound to be some excellent offers about.

If you've been buying the $1 Killer Instinct characters on Xbox One however, it is worth mentioning that this week's discounted fighter is TJ Combo. There are no offers that really stand out to me on Xbox 360 and none of the sale titles are currently supported via Backwards Compatibility.

As per the usual, all of this week's deals for both systems can be found below...

Cool Controlling the Warzone: Apex 7

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Now that Halo 5 has been out for a solid 2 weeks, I'm starting to get a nice feel for the multiplayer. Well, Warzone anyway. As many of you know me here on HaloCustoms, I'm more of a casual kind of guy when it comes to Halo (it comes with being a mini game forger after all). In spite of my poor track record in Arena, I can safely say I make up for it with my extensive playtime in Warzone (already exceeding 3 days in game according to my service record). With all of that time spent in Warzone comes a bit of experience, at least as far as two and a half weeks into a game's release can get you. I'm not going to talk pros and cons here as far as the playlist is concerned, but what I AM going to layout in this post here are some helpful tips and strategies that you and your team can use when playing Warzone online.

Expect this to be an ongoing series of posts where each week I'll cover one...

Cool Deals with Gold: November 10th

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This week's Deals with Gold are now live. So let's take a gander, shall we?

Across the board this week there seems to be a fairly random offering on both platforms with a slight sports theme over on Xbox 360.

On Xbox One this week once again I'll be recommending yet another Killer Instinct fighter for just $1. It seems that they're selling a fighter a week for the game at 80% off, which is certainly an interesting proposition seeing how there aren't many games in the "fighting" genre currently on the system. This week's fighter is Thunder.

On Xbox 360 there is a few decent options to choose from, with both...

News Halo 5 BTB

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In just over a week, the BTB playlist will hit Halo 5's servers. The playlist will launch with four maps, three of which were a collaboration between community cartographers and 343's internal development team. More details will release on the maps at a later date, but for now you can catch a glimpse of each and learn a bit about them in the latest community update.

Deadlock: a reimagination of Standoff created by Nokyard in collaboration with 343

Guillotine: a reimagination of Headlong created by The Psycho Duck (who even likes that guy?) in collaboration with 343

Recurve: a reimagination of Longbow created by The Fated Fire in collaboration with 343

Basin: a reimagination of Blood...

News Site Update: New Forum Features!

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Yesterday myself and TACTICS made a few stealth updates to the forum end of HaloCustoms, right under your very noses.

The contents of which is a culmination of discussion from the entire Staff team over the past few months. So what's new?

Firstly we've given the site's trophies a fresh lick of paint with each one now having it's own unique icon. Hopefully this will make them overall more attractive to collect. You can check them out here or take a look at the preview image of some of them below if you're feeling lazy.


Fans of trophies rejoice however as we plan to integrate more of them in the future and have plans to make ALL trophies attainable in the future with the exception of the 10k Celebration rewards. Eagle eyed members might even notice that with this update we've already added 2 new trophies.

Moving on the...

Cool Deals with Gold: November 3rd

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Tuesday is here once more, meaning it's time for more Deals with Gold!

This week is overall fairly lacklustre with a few Halloween leftovers, reduced prices on Assassin's Creed micro-transactions and other games/dlc with no real set theme.

Over on Xbox One this week I'd likely recommend the Sabrewulf character for Killer Instinct. At just $1 it gets you a premium character to play the free to play fighter in case you want to scratch that online fighting game itch.

Over on Xbox 360 I'd likely recommend that you take a look at the wealth of Mass Effect 2/3 DLC on offer with all of it being 50% off, across the board. If you're a fan of this series and haven't completed the DLC campaigns yet, now might be a good time. I've...

Cool "Halo 5 WTF is Even Going On?"

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Today, I bring you something which requires no explanation. :confused: Enjoy.

No, I'm not even going to comment on it.

News HallowCustoms Username Contest Results!

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*All usernames should be reverted to their original versions as of now. If not, send me a message.*

As we transition into the month of November, the Halloween celebrations once again come to a close here at HaloCustoms. As per tradition, we hosted another annual Username Contest where we asked the local denizens to vote for the spookiest name change among those that were submitted. The winner of said contest would not only be regarded as the spoopiest member of all time*, but they would also earn themselves a new trophy and the custom title, "The Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch"! The votes have been calculated, so without further ado...


Congratulation to
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Cool Deals with Gold: October 27th

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It's that time of the week again for the latest edition of Deals with Gold with most items on offer being Halloween themed.

On Xbox One I'm not going to make any suggestions for this week purely as Halo 5 is here! In fact why are you even here reading this when you could be playing the game. :p

If you don't currently have your hands on an Xbox One yet however, over on the Xbox 360 this week I'd be likely to recommend Titanfall Deluxe Edition at 75% off. For those of you still using the older hardware, Titanfall...

News Introducing HaloCustoms 2.0

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For the past several months, the staff members here at HaloCustoms have been hard at work, thinking up new ways to improve our user experience. For some time now, we've noticed the lobby system has needed a little bit of an overhaul, so it gives me great pleasure to finally be able to announce the all-new HaloCustoms Custom Games Experience.

To sign in, just use your HaloCustoms log in information.
Our ultimate goal has always been to make lasting connections between Halo fans across the world. HaloCustoms bridges that inherent gap in the online gaming experience: no longer are you restricted to playing with explicitly your friends or explicitly complete strangers --...

News Halo 5 Custom Game Options

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Today, Halo 5's multiplayer component launched for those who have managed to snag an early review copy of the game. Arena, Warzone, and co-op campaign all became available this afternoon, but the first item on my agenda was diving into Halo 5's custom game options.

The level of customization is impressive. Some of the highlights for me are adjusting grenade damage and explosive radius separately from the weapon damage ticker (I wish we could have done that for squad settings). The ability to customize strafe and base movement speed independently of one another is also very interesting. The options pertaining to spartan abilities will come in handy, both for those looking to fine tune the core player experience, and those intending to create wacky mini games.

Customization of the objective modes see some welcome additions as...

Cool Deals with Gold: October 20th

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The status quo has once again been returned with the Xbox 360's discounts reigning supreme to a point where there is nothing worth bothering with this week on Xbox One.

If you are looking for something new to play on Xbox One in the week's run up to Halo 5 I'd likely recommend the new free Lowriders Update on GTA V or if that's not your thing, why not complete the latest Games with Gold title; The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season? I've been told that it's got some easy achievements if you fancy boosting your gamerscore.

Over on Xbox 360 however there's a selection of content from the Fallout and Saints Row series' of games... Invites You to the Community Breakout League

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Hello HaloCustoms! Haven't been around here all that often but with Halo 5: Guardians less than 2 weeks away I've kinda been all over the place.

First and foremost, I'd like to address the topic of this thread and that is a Breakout League for the different Halo niche communities to participate in and bring us all together a bit.

The Breakout League:

Teams of 4 with a captain and a name. Time and Date are to be announced as of now because of many players' unknown schedules and curricular/extracurricular activities going on around the time of launch so we're aiming for mid-November. BUT keep in mind that this is a league that will be going on for weeks and we're giving the freedom of scheduling games to the teams involved to hold within that week they are scheduled. You can also sign up as a Free Agent to be added to a team here...

Cool Deals with Gold: October 13th

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The time for this week's Deals with Gold is now here and certainly makes for slim pickings with not much on offer to choose from on both platforms.

On Xbox One my recommendation for this week is Steamworld Dig. If you haven't heard about this game before, it's a Mining Platformer that takes inspiration from the classic Metroid and Castlevania games. Although it's only at 25% off it's a great game for the money if you're looking got something to play for the next 2 weeks until the launch of Halo 5.

On Xbox 360 this week, the contents of the sale are games you've likely played before within the Dragon Age and Grand Theft Auto series'. My recommendation to what's on off would likely be...

News Halo 5 Gameplay Trailer

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What's better than watching an action-packed trailer for Halo 5: Guardians? Doing so to the tune of Muse's Knights of Cydonia, of course! Halo 5's new, somewhat inappropriately named, "gameplay" trailer should give you your fill of story details, explosions, massive battles, explosions, and even a bit of actual gameplay.

It's time we asked that age-old question: what is the first thing you'll do in Halo 5: Guardians? I'm sure that forge's delayed release will simplify that question a bit, but there is still a hell of a lot of content in the game at launch. Will you be hunting the truth in campaign? Putting your skills to the test in arena? Or REQing noobs in Warzone? The game's release is just over two weeks away, so get ready!

News Of Forge and Free Stuff!

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Greetings all. Recently the latest weekly update landed on Halo Waypoint and in it contained some further forge information and MCC content update details. Other details about such things as the animated version of Fall of Reach were also covered. If you'd like to read more about that, feel free to click on the above link.

Here however we are going to focus on those first main two focal points Halo 5 Forge and the current state of MCC and it's future content update, using quotes and images from the Halo Waypoint article and also additional insight/feedback/comments from myself in regards to each thing they had to show us.

Firstly let's move on to Forge;

Following the initial coverage we have seen so far, 343i has now provided us with...

News Halo 5 Forge and the Community Forge Visit

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Today, Halo 5 forge was revealed. You can find a brief teaser video and an article from Josh Holmes and Tom French, the designer on H5 forge, on Halo Waypoint here.

Alongside the big reveal was the announcement that five forgers were invited to the studio to see the new forge in action. I was one of them.

Forge Info:
The leap to Halo 5 forge is the biggest leap in forge history. Even the jump from H3 to Reach pales in comparison. Using a combination of community feedback and a desire to imitate professional developer tools, 343's forge team has rebuilt the forge toolset from the ground up. This iteration focuses on improving two key areas: capability and usability. The former involves what can be built in forge...

Cool Deals with Gold: October 6th

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Another week has passed us by, meaning not only is Halo 5 just 3 weeks away but the new Deals with Gold are now available.

This week makes for a shocking turn of events, the Xbox One sale has better offerings than the 360! Seriously there is absolutely nothing I'd be willing to recommend on that platform this week.

To make up for this I'll make 2 recommendations for Xbox One, how about that?
Firstly we have Ultratron, a fun little $10 twin stick shooter that's currently 75% off. The price alone makes it certainly worth your consideration if you're looking for something to kill some time with up until the release of...

HaloCustoms Halloween!

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Rumor has it that Halloween is when the veil between worlds becomes thin, and our spectral ancestors loom around us. Whether you believe in such things or not, you cannot deny that this holiday represents everything fiendish and frightening. Here at HaloCustoms, we're embracing Halloween with warm hands...and a spooky rendition of our Xenforo theme! You can spookify your theme by selecting "Halo-ween" in the style chooser below.

Halo-ween Username Changes!
There's a tradition here at HaloCustoms that involves the spookification of our usernames. To commemorate Hallows' Eve, Psychoduck, FlyingShoeILR, and...

Cool Deals with Gold: September 29th

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Day late, Dollar short. If that statement doesn't mean anything to you, this post was meant to appear yesterday. Let's just say I kinda spent the entire of yesterday evening watching a pre-launch stream of a non-Halo title that I'm personally excited for. I know that's a terrible excuse, but I'm sticking with it.

One could say that my sudden 'laziness' could be a part of a theme. You may have noticed that my name has changed to "Badderrson" over the last few days, I assure you for my sake that it's only temporary. Experienced HC users might have already cottoned on to why it has changed at such a time, but if you're left wondering we have some Spooky goings on around here to explain tomorrow. So stay tuned for that.

Back on topic with Deals with Gold this week there are a wide array of titles on both platforms.

On Xbox One this week however I'll be recommending the...

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