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SacredIconHalo: A Halo Podcast
Your Hosts Bryan and Josh bring you pure enthusiasm for the Halo universe. Keep it Sacred.
6 days ago
Episode 42: Step Inside (Lore with Haruspis & Late Night Gaming)
Halo Infinite sets the stage for a narrative that could go several different directions. Can the series hold all of Halo's history in one hand while bringing it forward for a new audience with the other? We invite special guests to discuss.
2 hr 36 min
Jul 23, 2020
Episode 41: Set A Fire In Your Heart, Spartan
Halo Infinite gameplay is finally revealed to the world and it looks absolutely dope as hell. Quit reading, start listening. Fight on.
2 hr 33 min
Jul 16, 2020
Episode 40: Calm Before The Storm
It's been nine months since we started the show. Halo Infinite will be revealed in full next week. You're gonna need one thicc episode to get you there. Everything has led to this moment, ready to get back to work?
3 hr 25 min
Jul 11, 2020
Episode 39: A Study Of Headspace
What happens when a casual player teams up with someone extremely competitive? Understanding the mentality of the players around you changes everything. Infinite's almost here. We need to fight.
2 hr 21 min
Jul 4, 2020
Episode 38: A Story Left Untold (feat. Ian from Halo Canon)
Despite its reception Halo 5 laid the groundwork for several ideas that may pay off if given the chance. Today's missed opportunities can lead to tomorrow's perfect executions. Ian of Halo Canon fame fills us in to the possibilities.
1 hr 58 min
Jun 24, 2020
Episode 37: Signal Detected
The Banished are coming to Halo Infinite. Xbox Series X, Mixer and smart delivery. Is Infinite the biggest Halo game of all time? No more Prophets. No more lies. Josh and Bryan stand together.
2 hr 8 min
Jun 20, 2020
Episode 36: Grizzled Ancients
What would it look like if the Bungie of today was creating Halo? The people behind the curtain sometimes have as much influence as the studio's culture does. Eyes up! Phantom's back.
1 hr 29 min
Jun 13, 2020
Episode 35: When J. J. Abrams Played Halo
Nostalgia and competition; powerful agents to the uninitiated...but we are initiated aren't we Josh? Friends, LAN parties and Xbox Live. Let's go.
2 hr 15 min
Jun 6, 2020
Episode 34: Side Quests At Waterfang Gorge
As the gameplay reveal for Infinite looms in the distance we fill in the blanks. Just how ambitious is Halo Infinite? We think it's being built to last. Josh plays Halo Wars for the first time. Prepare for launch, systems online.
2 hr 17 min
May 30, 2020
Episode 33: Remember When We Used To Call Chief A Cyborg?
Does Halo: Combat Evolved hold up in 2020? Is the game truly timeless? We search our feelings, minds & the game's manual to discover the truth.
1 hr 52 min
May 23, 2020
Episode 32: And In The Morning, I Need A Weapon!
Bryan and Joshua have all hands on deck in a lore heavy episode. What was the direction of Halos story from Halo 4 to Halo 5 supposed to be? Escalation comics, Halo Wars, & Chief's love life. Target locked, mission engaged.
2 hr 10 min
May 16, 2020
Episode 31: Sangheili Side-Cheek Shuffle
We hope you're hungry for a podcast feast cause Josh and Bryan just made up one hell of a mean plate for ya. What is Halos Legacy and does canon really matter? Put on your bibs, it could get messy.
2 hr 18 min
May 6, 2020
Episode 30: A Little Souvenir I Hung Onto Just In Case
Bryan invites Justin to cover for Joshua this week as we discuss the almighty remake. What is the difference between a remake and a remaster? What does Halo as a franchise look like to you if Infinite isn't what you hoped for?
1 hr 30 min
May 2, 2020
Episode 29: You Shall Be Set Loose Against This Heresy, With Our Blessing
Bryan, Joshua & returning friend Justin discuss some of the hot button topics in the industry. When should a game be announced & was Infinite too early? Should Halo have microtransactions? The lack of news for Infinite could be beneficial.
1 hr 50 min
Apr 24, 2020
Oddball: Halo's Legacy, Our Top 50 Games Of All Time
Remember when you asked us to record five hours of us talking about our favorite games of all time & where Halo ranks among them? Neither do we, but we did it anyway.
4 hr 58 min
Apr 14, 2020
Episode 28: You Know The Music, Time To Dance
The Halo news may be going through a dry spell but Joshua & Bryan are bringing you a bottomless well full of Halo things to talk about. 343 industries, do they ever wish they were working on another series? Where is all the Infinite news? All that & a lot more await you on this double chocolate fudge drizzled rich episode of the SacredIconHalo show.
1 hr 40 min
Apr 8, 2020
Episode 27: Running Riot
Joshua & Bryan welcome Crayton on to begrudgingly discuss the familiar topic of Battle Royale in Halo. Does it belong? 343 has their work cut out for them, that's for sure.
2 hr 8 min
Mar 31, 2020
Episode 26: Quarantine Zone
Joshua & Bryan are coming at you quick after a brief hiatus to catch up on all the things we've done on our time away. What if Halo Infinite isn't what you thought it'd be?
2 hr 38 min
Mar 12, 2020
Episode 25: Then It Is An Even Fight (feat. Anthony Nicolosi of K.O. Koala Entertainment)
Bryan welcomes a long time Halo fan from indie developer studio K.O. Koala Entertainment. Join us as we talk about Halo: Combat Evolved, converse about the ins and outs of game design & speculate what to expect from Halo Infinite.
1 hr 52 min
Mar 8, 2020
Episode 24: Feet Don't Fail Me Now (feat. Grunt4500)
Bryan welcomes Grunt4500 on the show to talk about his favorite Halo game. This dudes positivity does wonders for the Halo community & we love him for it. TJ covers Outpost Discovery, Halo Infinite & his dream career. Hope you brought your Grunty Thirst!
1 hr 11 min
Mar 4, 2020
Episode 23: You Always Bring Me To Such Nice Places
Joshua & Bryan reflect back on Halo 2 anniversary as well as the remaking the legend documentary. How does this compare to Combat Evolved's anniversary? Join us as we wax nostalgia on days past & ponder the days to come.
1 hr 39 min
Feb 29, 2020
Episode 22: Optics, Totally Fried
Bryan & Joshua bring you a complete gongshow of an episode. The recording was plagued with issues as we tried to bring you video content that was unsuccessful. Topics include Halo news & speculation, lore & LAN parties. Thanks for hanging with us.
2 hr 2 min
Feb 22, 2020
Episode 21: You Come At Last
Halo Infinite details start to trickle out. Bryan & Josh anticipate the series future. We ponder what age group Halo appeals to the most & lastly reflect on the awesome package that was Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack.
2 hr 2 min
Feb 15, 2020
Episode 20: Truth And Reconciliation (feat. Haruspis)
Known for his popular Halo blog narrative truth and reconciliation, Haruspis sits down with Bryan to discuss all the positive aspects of Halo 3. If your partial to the lore you'll definitley enjoy some insight from Alex as well an appropriate amount of Halo Infinite discussion. Keep it Sacred.
1 hr 35 min
Feb 13, 2020
Episode 19: If They Didn't Know We're Here Before, They Do Now
Bryan & Joshua contemplate what makes up the core identity of Halo. Does Halo need the Covenant, UNSC, Spartans etc to keep its soul? We beleive 343 took the story forward in the most natural way possible with the Forerunners, but maybe a bit too quickly.
1 hr 34 min
Feb 8, 2020
Episode 18: Don't Make A Girl A Promise (feat. Kirsty & Jordan Shipley)
Bryan welcomes Kirsty4Halo and her husband Jordan for a discussion on all things Halo 4. We discuss what 343's first entry in the series did for the fandom as well as cover some of the shortcomings from it's follow up Halo 5: Guardians. How will Infinite bring the series forward?
1 hr 36 min
Feb 1, 2020
Oddball: Top Ten Games Of All Time
Joshua invites good friends Justin & Jeff to systematically rank their top ten video games of all time. There's so much good content out there, how can they possibly narrow it down to just ten? Tune in to find out.
2 hr 38 min
Jan 29, 2020
Episode 17: Forward Unto Dawn
Bryan & Joshua come in hot after a fresh rewatch of this Halo fandom classic. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn was originally a web series that also doubled as marketing for the yet to be released Halo 4. It was later compiled into an entire film. Tune in to hear our thoughts on what worked, and what didn't.
1 hr 26 min
Jan 25, 2020
Episode 16: Well, I Guess It Was All Obsolete Anyway
Joshua & longtime friend Justin talk Halo multiplayer. Everything from the quality of Halo 5's competitive play and its longevity these past five years as well as how they stack up with prior Halo multiplayers. Where will Infinite take the series? We'll find out soon enough.
2 hr 13 min
Jan 18, 2020
Episode 15: The Seeds Of Our Future Are Sown In His Past
Bryan, Joshua and longtime friend Justin bring you our second full length retrospective. This time we chronicle the events of Halo 5's announcement leading all the way up to its release. You're in for a long one. Halo 5: Guardians deserves this final shout out before the release of Halo Infinite later this year.
4 hr 56 min
Jan 14, 2020
Oddball: The Last Jedi or The Rise of Skywalker
Matthew jumps in on a spur of the moment episode right after Bryan finished his third viewing of TRoS. Which film is better, Rian's middle film or JJ's final chapter?
1 hr 23 min
Jan 11, 2020
Episode 14: Time To Stop The Key From Turning
Bryan & Josh are BACK and it feels so good. Our first regular episode of 2020 looks forward towards Infinite and backward towards the awesome year of 2019 that was the calm before the storm. There is so much to look forward to.
2 hr 25 min
Jan 10, 2020
Episode 13: I Hope You're Ready (Side B)
Joshua comes at you with a solo easily digestible bite sized episode covering the idea of met expectations, hype and the journey it leads to. Infinite this year my dudes!
Jan 8, 2020
Episode 12: I Hope You're Ready (Side A)
Bryan comes at you with a solo easily digestible bite sized episode covering the idea of unmet expectations, hype and the journey it leads to. Infinite this year my dudes!
Jan 3, 2020
Oddball: Rise of Skywalker, Mandalorian, Jedi Fallen Order Discussion
Josh & Bryan catch up on all things Star Wars now that the dust has settled. We cover The Rise of Skywalker, Jedi Fallen Order and The Mandalorian. Spoilers ahead. May the Force be with you.
3 hr 23 min
Dec 30, 2019
Episode 11: This Ring Will Make Us Brothers (feat. Matthew Salvatore)
We do our first ever community member episode with long time supporter and overall good dude Matthew Salvatore. We talk our favorite Halo games and what makes them so freakin' good.
1 hr 21 min
Dec 16, 2019
Episode 10: Get Ready (feat. Late Night Gaming)
Bryan welcomes popular Halo Youtuber LateNightGaming on to the show to talk about the current state of Halo as well as where it could potentially be headed in the future with Halo Infinite. Everyone's gotta be born sometime.
1 hr 26 min
Dec 14, 2019
Episode 09: Somebody Tell Me This Ain't Happening
Bryan and Josh continue their Reach coverage while deep diving into the exciting news that is Xbox Series X as well as a bit of new Infinite footage. We have a lengthy discussion about Critical Analysis!
2 hr 20 min
Dec 8, 2019
Episode 08: Gonna Steal It Back
Bryan and Josh go over the much talked about ambitious new Halo 5 multiplayer mode Mythic Arena. Could this be a direction for Halo Infinite? We'll find out. We cover the third mission of the Reach campaign in our month long Reach coverage.
1 hr 44 min
Dec 6, 2019
Episode 07: Are You A Puppet Or A Spartan?
Halo: Reach has been out on MCC for a few days now. Josh and Bryan are still totally HYPED to be playing this classic in 4k 60 frames. We talk multiplayer, the second campaign mission and close out with some fan feedback on why Halo is so special to them.
1 hr 22 min
Dec 4, 2019
Episode 06: It's The Winter Contingency
Halo: Reach has dropped! Halo: Reach comes to MCC in glorious 4k 60fps in a brand new update that completely revamps the entire package. Josh and Bryan talk about their impressions as well as their thoughts on the first campaign mission, Winter Contingency.
1 hr 28 min
Nov 26, 2019
Episode 05: Were It So Easy
Josh and Bryan dive deep to bring you our Halo The Master Chief Collection retrospective. Hang out with us in our longest recorded episode as we journey from the exciting beginnings to the troubled launch and eventually bright future of Halos most controversial release.
4 hr 18 min
Nov 21, 2019
Episode 04: No, We Need To Fight
Josh & Bryan deliver you a short but oh so sweet discussion about Halo Infinite's trailers, art style and potential direction of narrative. We also share some of our favorite follower responses!
1 hr 26 min
Nov 16, 2019
Episode 03: I Think We're Just Getting Started
Bryan & Josh are locked in with new hardware ready to bring you the latest Halo news, reflect on Halo Combat Evolved's anniversary and get PUMPED about Halo Reach coming to MCC December 3rd!
2 hr 28 min
Nov 14, 2019
Oddball: XO19 Xbox Inside Event Discussion
Off-topic: Josh and I spur of the moment decide to podcast our live impressions of the Xbox Show in London since we know Halo Reach will be there! Tune in for some off the cuff good ol' gaming discussion.
1 hr 32 min
Nov 12, 2019
Oddball: Star Wars The Mandalorian SPOILERCAST
Off-topic: Join Bryan & Josh as we talk about the first episode of The Mandalorian on our off-topic series, Oddball.
1 hr 32 min
Nov 9, 2019
Episode 02: A Monument To All Your Sins
We talk about the anniversaries for Halo 2 and Halo 4. Go over updates on the Halo show and dive deep into some Halo lore!
2 hr 3 min
Nov 5, 2019
Episode 01: Blinded By Its Majesty
Josh and Bryan kick off your first ever full length SacredIconHalo podcast. Two hours full of unstructured Halo love and appreciation. Were it so easy.