The April Fools prank we truly needed:

haha man Garand Thumb is one of the GOATs. Pure Gold.

It’s a 27 minute vid, so strap in.  I’m writing this quick post as I’m watching.  It’s the rifle from HALO, for those not familiar.


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This is awesome:

From the same guys who made the Predator hand blades!

1:41 – Whenever I see a torch of any type, even on screen I always have a quick reaction to turn away.  My eyes are very sensitive to light, and I thought I messed them up a few times by accident.

Halo-Gravity-Hammer3:00 – At 5+ feet high, and with all this metal I can already tell this thing is going to be deadly heavy.  Note: toward the end of the video when it’s completed it’s actually 6′ high and 100 lbs haha.

6:40 – Meh.  I liked the way it looked in raw metal too.  Now it looks like plastic, but I guess that’s true to the look in the game.

7:19 – Ok ok it actually does look pretty cool in this shot.

7:23 – These dudes are going to hurt their wrists / backs haha.


Apparently M$ was quite irritated that this existed, piggy backing on the popularity of their HALO franchise:



Liberty Ammunition removed all mention of HALO from their website, rebranding the ammunition simply as “civil-defense” now.

If you wanted to get some for your collection though, Midway USA still has some 9mm +P for $20 per box.

There’s a huge article on this ammunition over at Kotaku you can check out for more information.


Hat tip: hocklermp5


HALO Jump:

UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle):

Pretty neat videos.  Seems like Richard Ryan is trying a bit harder now to be likable, which is nice to see.  He used to be pretty obnoxious.

I’d like to own, or at least play with a high-end UAV someday. HALO jumping, or skydiving in general I really have no desire to ever try.


He will muzzle sweep you, take your gun, and generally revel in ruining your day:

Freddiew needs to come out with that full length film.  I heard he was working on one a while back called “Video Game Highschool”, i’m not sure what their progress on that is though, but it will supposedly be released the beginning of 2012.  They raised over a ~$274,000 on Kickstarter which is very impressive.   These little clips are usually pretty well done, but they definitely are running out of good ideas.



I originally built this rifle for a costume because I wanted something that would look nicely detailed compared to the relative simplicity of the suit. Originally it was just a silver nerf recon but over time I started to customize it as the suit was upgraded and made more complicated. I decided to keep all the functionality of the nerf gun to give me something to show off. (cocking, loading, etc) This project has been on and off for about 2 years now. I occasionally touched it up here and there and added some more detailing.

Pretty awesome!

Some details on how he built it – HERE

I really like the demonstration video too.  Nice touch with the HALO style heads up display and music.