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343 Sparkast 017

March 18, 2013 · 00:34:50 · 16 MB
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To celebrate the release of Silentium, the next chapter in the Forerunner Saga, David Ellis is joined by author Greg Bear as well as Senior Writer Chris Schlerf and Franchise Writer Jeremy Patenaude to talk about the Didact, Librarian, and the Forerunners past and present.
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343 Sparkast 016

September 26, 2012 · 01:29:09 · 42 MB
One of the things that makes Halo special is it's combat sandbox. In this Sparkast, David Ellis and Frank O'Connor welcome Chris Blohm, Chris King and Josh Holmes to talk about the weapons, armor abilities, armor mods and vehicles of Halo 4.
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343 Sparkast 015

July 16, 2012 · 00:32:22 · 31 MB
Here's the second of our kinda sorta Comic Con-themed Sparkast. In this episode, David Ellis and Frank O'Connor welcome Chris Haluke, Greg Murphy and Josh Holmes on to talk about the past, present and future of Spartan Ops, our ongoing episode co-operative campaign launching as part of Halo 4.
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343 Sparkast 014

July 12, 2012 · 00:45:56 · 44 MB
Here's a special, comic-con edition of the 343 Sparkast for all those who couldn't make it to San Diego this year. Frank O'Connor, Kevin Grace and Matt McClosky join David Ellis to blow the doors open on the upcoming live action digital series, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.
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343 Sparkast 013

June 18, 2012 · 01:13:37 · 70 MB
We're finally all back in the office following an exciting E3. In this episode Frank O'Connor, Kiki Wolfkill and Josh Holmes join David Ellis to talk about the week in LA and even share a story or two about late night TV. Also hopping on the mic for the first time is systems designer, Matt Findley and lead animator, Stephen Dyck to talk about the process of bringing the Promethean enemy class to life in Halo 4.
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343 Sparkast 012

April 17, 2012 · 00:44:10 · 42 MB
It's a multiplayer-focused extravaganza on this episode of the Sparkast. Brad Welch, Kevin Franklin and Josh Holmes join Frank O'Connor and David Ellis to talk specifics regarding some of the multiplayer updates coming to Halo 4 when it launches on November 6th, 2012.
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343 Sparkast 011

March 30, 2012 · 00:28:46 · 27 MB
Josh Holmes and Kiki Wolfkill, once again, join David Ellis and Frank O'Connor to drop more info about Halo 4 development at 343 Industries. In this episode we talk about shooting strangers in our recently concluded Internal Network Test and share some more tidbits about a couple of the maps and weapons that you'll be using when Halo 4 launches this holiday.
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343 Sparkast 010

February 29, 2012 · 00:30:24 · 29 MB
It's February, and to help celebrate this leap year we invited, Studio Creative Director, Josh Holmes and, Executive Producer, Kiki Wolfkill to join David Ellis and Frank O'Connor to talk about the ongoing development progress for Halo 4. In this episode we cover the gamut and touch on campaign, multiplayer and new music and sound effects.
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Halo Primordium Excerpt

January 18, 2012 · 00:25:20 · 21 MB
We're happy to present an exclusive sneak peak of the audiobook of Greg Bear's Halo: Primordium, read by Tim Dadabo.
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343 Sparkast 009

December 21, 2011 · 00:44:51 · 21 MB
As we reach this time of year the crew at 343 are taking a much needed break to recharge their batteries for 2012. However, that doesn't mean you're not getting a new Sparkast to finish out the year in fine form. Alison Stroll and Frank O'Connor join David Ellis to chat about the year that was. Along the way they share info about life at 343 as well as tales of milestones and afternoon playtests. Oh joy!
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343 Sparkast 008

November 04, 2011 · 00:49:02 · 23 MB
With Halo: Anniversary right around the corner we've been traveling far and wide to spread the good word about Halo passing the decade mark. Dan Ayoub and Dennis Ries join Frank O'Connor & David Ellis to share their thoughts on the march to launch day on November 15th. In between stories of travel woes and intenstinal difficulties we share some new info about the Anniversary mutliplayer playlists and launch day LAN parties.
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343 Sparkast 007

October 03, 2011 · 00:36:28 · 17 MB
The Title Update Beta Hopper is (practically) here so we thought now is the right time to discuss what you can expect in Halo: Reach 1.1. Lionel Ward joins David Ellis and Frank O'Connor to also talk Halo Fest, the Tokyo Game Show and the impending launch of Halo: Anniversary. Huzzah!
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343 Sparkast 006

August 24, 2011 · 01:01:30 · 29 MB
With Halo: Anniversary launching in November we thought it'd be the perfect time to take a trip back to 2001 and talk about the original Halo. Sucker Punch's and former Halo Game Design Lead, Jaime Griesemer joins David Ellis and Frank O'Connor to share some never before heard insights into his experiences in helping to shape the Halo franchise.
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343 Sparkast 005

July 26, 2011 · 01:07:40 · 32 MB
We hope you enjoy this double dose of audio splendor as this Sparkast features TWO episodes for the price of one! Recorded at San Diego Comic Con, David Ellis and Frank O'Connor join Karen Traviss (Halo: Glasslands) for the first segment, to talk about the process of helping to shape the post-Halo 3 universe. While our bonus finale is the podcast that almost never happened. Joining David and Frank are Certain Affinity owner, Max Hoberman and 343 Industries Executive Producer, Dan Ayoub to talk about their experiences at this years' E3 along with more info about Halo: Anniversary multiplayer.
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343 Sparkast 004

June 06, 2011 · 00:42:16 · 20 MB
After the announcement of TWO game projects from 343 Industries I'm sure you have a lot of questions. Halo: Anniversary producer Dennis Ries joins David Ellis and Frank O'connor to give tons of info on the remake to one of the most beloved games of all-time. And last and most certainly not least we chat about the return of Master Chief in first teaser video for Halo 4!
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343 Sparkast 003

March 07, 2011 · 00:34:36 · 16 MB
The Defiant Map pack is finally announced and Halo fans around the world have been clamoring for more info. With guests from 343 Industries and Certain Affinity, this episode of the Sparkast should make the wait until release a little more bearable.
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343 Sparkast 002

November 23, 2010 · 00:53:19 · 25 MB
Prepare for the noblest episode of the Sparkast yet! We travel across town to our friends at Bungie to talk about the upcoming Noble Map Pack, and welcome Burnie Burns from Rooster Teeth in to talk about games, movies and Dallas-area architecture?
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343 Sparkast 001

October 22, 2010 · 00:33:44 · 16 MB
The Sparkast is here!<Br><br> David Ellis and Frank O’Connor are joined by Hugo and Nebula award-winning author Greg Bear to talk about Halo: Cryptum, the first book in the upcoming Forerunner Saga.
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