By Jay Frechette -
I have been fortunate to visit a few great places over the summer while filming The Bulletin, but personally, this trip to MEGA Bloks epic headquarters in Montreal might be my favorite. Our video in this week’s episode really only covers a small part of a massive operation. From concept all the way to final production and packaging, it’s all done right there. During the tour I couldn’t help but feel like Charlie Bucket visiting Willy Wonka’s factory….minus the Oompa-Loompas and chocolate river. The surprise they had waiting for me blew me away and I hope you enjoy watching as much as we had making it. I want to extend a huge thanks to the folks at MEGA for their hospitality and help putting this all together.
This week, we’re also are giving you a look at The Rig - a new Arena map revealed at Gamescom by Halo 5: Guardians head honcho Josh Holmes. I dare you to watch this and not get pumped for H5 multiplayer.
Fresh Picks was easy this episode. First up, the finals and semi-finals from the Halo Championship Series Gamescom Invitational is available right now on the Halo Channel. This was a great tournament where US and European teams faced off in Halo 5: Guardians Arena, ending with a nail-biter in the Finals.
Lastly, the Halo: Reach Sniper Rifle prop created by Commodore Luna is just amazing. I love all the little details and moving parts that really sell it. I can’t believe this thing is made mostly of wood. Crazy.
And for all of you at PAX Prime this weekend, make sure to stop by the Xbox booth to play some 24-player Warzone. The Bulletin crew will be there, so if you see us running around, make sure to say hello!
Thanks for watching! We’ll see you next episode.