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A list of articles in various media mentioning Halopedia and its devotion to Halo. If you add an article, be sure to include the date and link where it was found.

Bungie News 02/14/2006[edit]

Bungie News
Titled: Halopedia Knows
Published: 2/14/2006
Author: stosh 

Dragonclaws writes: If you're reading this, you obviously know what Halo is, but you can't really know Halo unless you learn it's secrets. You've beat the game on Legendary, but have you found the Scarab Gun? Halopedia can help you to attain not only the famous secrets, but the deepest and darkest of them as well. Read on to know where.


Halopedia can tell you nearly anything you may need to know about Halo. Halopedia is also a wiki, which means it's constantly expanding. It knows everything about the Halo games, books, upcoming movie, and other appearances, and with your help, it can grow even larger.

But how can one trust a wiki? Surely some crazy could come in and troll the entire place up. Well... they could, but they wouldn't get too far. Halopedia is guarded by rabid watchdog like fans who are constantly watching the Recent Changes page to check for the slightest error, either grammar or factual. Okay, that's a bit exaggerated. The real deal is that Halopedia is under almost constant watch by someone who can set everything right. With 3 very responsible sysops and a mob of other users, Halopedia is in safe hands.

Be sure to check out Halopedia and even you could find something to contribute.

Tahlequah Daily Press 02/20/2006[edit]

Tahlequah Daily Press
Titled: Old Man Winter freezes out Halo tourney
Published: February 20, 2006 01:06 pm
Author: By Teddye Snell, Press Staff Writer 

Part of the game’s attraction is the player’s opportunity to become part of a vast gaming network. While two- to four-player gaming is possible on a single Xbox, the game has the capability to accommodate up to 16 players in one Halo game over a local area network, using four Xboxes that have been connected through the Ethernet hub. Those using the PC version of the game have the added benefit of online play.

"The game has become so popular, it has its own wiki - or expandable encyclopedia, at www.halopedia.org, which gives visitors a thorough overview of the game, with links to even more information."

Navy News 07/03/2006[edit]

Navy News
Title: Halo 3
Published: July 03, 2006
Author: 

"Didn’t see it? Log on to http://www.xbox.com or http://www.bungie.net. Wanna learn more about the “Halo” universe? Check out the fan resource for all things “Halo” at http://www.halopedia.org."

Halo Effect 04/19/2007[edit]

Title: Halo Effect: An Unauthorized Look at the Most Successful Video Game of All Time
Published: April 19, 2007
Author: Glenn Yeffeth, Jennifer Thomason

["Halo Science 101" essay; web-version (without references). Cited Halopedia in list of references; page 55]

Seattle Times 06/04/2007[edit]

Seattle Times
Titled: Fighting the Halo 3 hype
Published: Monday, June 4, 2007
Author: Jennifer Buckendorff

But I still didn't get why "Halo 3" will be one for the history books.

I popped over to the "Halopedia" (halo.wikia.com), which explains minutia like the differences between the Covenants' original species. (Like any sci-fi trilogy, "Halo" has a nomenclature all its own.) And, granted, the well-developed world behind "Halo" is much more compelling than similar games.

"Later, I stopped by a bookstore to pick up the "Halo Graphic Novel," a thoughtful collection of four comics based on the story line of the previous games. When the young woman behind the counter handed me my receipt, she nodded and cooed. "I approve," she said — the first time any bookstore employee has commented on a book I've bought."

Message received: "Halo" is a big deal.

Kotaku 06/28/2007[edit]

Kotaku
Titled: Games Get Wikia With It
Published: June 28, 2007
Author: Brian Crecente

"Currently the Gaming Wikia is home to tens of thousands of articles about nearly 500 different games and gaming subjects. The entries range from the mammoth (the World of Warcraft wiki sports more than 31,000 articles and the Halopedia has about 2,500) to the minuscule (the entry for Yohoho is six sentences long)."

Joystiq 07/13/2007[edit]

Joystiq
Titled: Spotted in E3 Halo 3 demo: gravity hammer
Published: Friday, July 13, 2007
Author: Richard Mitchell

[Image via Halopedia]

PRWEB 06/27/2007[edit]

PRWEB
Titled: Halo Fans Flock To Online Sites to Share Game Knowledge and Insights as Halo 3 Beta Comes to Close
Published: July 27, 2007
Author: PRWEB

"Driven by his love for science fiction and technology, 13 year-old Kyle Loh, who also goes by the alias "RelentlessRecusant", began playing Halo in 2003. After mastering the game, Loh began writing articles on Halopedia and eventually became one of the site's most active contributors and editors. Today, Loh is a fulltime Junior-level student at Rutgers University studying neurobiology, but still finds time to contribute regularly to Halopedia. Recently Loh was appointed as one of Halopedia's site administrators and also acts as the Editor-in-Chief of the site's weekly newsletter."

Profy 09/19/2007[edit]

Profy
Titled: Halopedia Celebrates Halo 3 on Wikia
Published: September 19, 2007
Author: Phil Butler

"My great friends at Wikia forwarded me the news that Halopdedia is hosting a giveaway in honor of the massively anticipated release of Halo 3. Halopedia wants to reward all their loyal contributors with some cool Halo 3 gear. Halopedia just passed the 3,000 article mark on Wikia's gaming network which hosts some of the largest gaming communities anywhere. Halopedia is a valuable resource for all things Halo including game details, tips, tricks and more. The site is already loaded with a great deal of information about Halo 3 which is scheduled for release September 25."

PRWEB 09/19/2007[edit]

PRWEB
Titled: With Halo 3 Release Just Days Away, Online Buzz Continues to Skyrocket 
Published: September 19, 2007
Author: PRWEB

"The Wikia Gaming Network (http://www.wikia.com/wiki/Gaming), a collection of community run sites for more than 400 games, today announced that it’s popular Halopedia (http://halo.wikia.com) site has surpassed the 3,000 article mark as interest in all-things Halo continues to increase in advance of the highly-anticipated release of Halo 3 next week."

PRWEB 10/17/2007[edit]

PRWEB
Titled: Fresh Off Monumental Debut, Bungie’s Halo 3 Moves Beyond Xbox 360 
Published: October 17, 2007
Author: PRWEB

"Halopedia gives players the opportunity to not only contribute their expertise, but to also work alongside and become friends with some of Halo's most passionate fans and skilled players."

GamesRadar 10/26/2007[edit]

GamesRadar
Titled: HaloRadar: Easter Eggs, "21 of the coolest hidden treasures in Halo 3"
Published: October 26, 2007
Author: Charlie Barratt

"According to Halopedia, the medal is "earned by winning a multiplayer game by 20 or more kills. The description, 'Luke owes you a steak dinner', comes from a Bungie Humpday Challenge where a steak dinner was bet over a game, in which Will bet that he could beat another team, led by Mike, by at least 20 points. He lost 50-5." Ouch."

Christian Science Monitor 11/05/2007[edit]

Christian Science Monitor
Titled: Gamers have skills. Let's tap 'em.
Published: November 5, 2007
Author: Jane McGonigal

"One popular Halo 3 forum now features more than 2 million replies to about 150,000 topics. There's also Halopedia, a wiki devoted entirely to the Halo universe. Halopedia is currently the fourth most active wiki on the Wikia network, with almost 4,000 articles and counting. In fact, three of Wikia's top five most active wikis are dedicated to creating shared knowledge about digital games."

GamePro 06/16/2008[edit]

GamePro
Titled: Halo Wars: first hands-on
Published: June 16, 2008
Author: Sid Shuman 

"Spend a few minutes browsing the Halopedia and you'll see that Halo players are an obsessive, detail-oriented bunch. That poses another challenge for Ensemble: how to make a deep strategy experience while remaining faithful to the iconic look and feel of the Halo shooters."

GameSpot 09/25/2008[edit]

GameSpot
Titled: Bungie drops Shock-Trooper Halo 3 teaser
Published: Thursday, September 25, 2008
Author: Tor Thorsen

"A side-by-side comparison of screenshots from the trailer and from prior Halo games (pictured second) clearly show the capsules have the angular silhouette and signature drag chute of the Human Entry Vehicles (HEVs) used by the ODSTs in prior Halo games. Further examination of a close-up of the capsules (third) and Halopedia's schematic of the HEVs (bottom) confirms it is indeed the so-called "Hell-jumpers" that are raining down on the city, most likely the spaceport of New Mombasa featured in Halo 2 and 3."

IGN 09/25/2008[edit]

IGN
Titled: Expounding on the Halo 3 Expansion
Published: Thursday, September 25, 2008
Author: IGN Xbox 360 Team

"It would (and frequently does) take an army of Halo fans to decode everything Bungie says and does, and we'll let the fanatics at Halopedia and Bungie.org tear the trailer apart. We're most interested in what form this new project will take, how it will play and when we'll get our hands on it."

GamesRadar 01/07/09[edit]

GamesRadar
Titled: GamesRadar's Anti-Awards 2008 
Published: Jan 7, 2009
Author: GamesRadar US

"For those bored by Halo’s trigger-happy gameplay, the word “Recon” promised a fresh approach. “ODST,” on the other hand, is intriguing only to Halopedia writers and promises nothing but a higher Google ranking for the search term “ODST.”"

GamePro 02/18/2010[edit]

GamePro
Titled: Why Master Chief is so interesting
Published: February 18, 2010
Author: Tae K. Kim

"It's only the diehards who've beaten every game multiple times, pored over every page in the Halopedia, and have read all the ancillary novels and comic books who really know Master Chief."

G4TV 09/16/2010[edit]

G4TV
Titled: Missing Master Chief?
Published: September 16, 2010
Author: Chris Monfette

"The answer, quite frankly, is no…Oddly, the lack of the green-clad SPARTAN seems to have both clarified and focused the story. Where the Chief’s journey often bordered on the confusing and utterly incomprehensible – virtually requiring the Halopedia to keep the details straight – the shift toward a more grounded, character-driven experience has proven wildly successful."

Halo Waypoint 12/13/2010[edit]

Halo Waypoint
Titled: OutReach: CommanderTony
Published: December 13, 2010
Author: Vociferous

"Commander Tony from Halopedia, a community-maintained Wikipedia site covering all things Halo, sits down with Waypoint for an intense game of Team SWAT on Powerhouse. Afterwards, we take a quick look at the match while chatting about Halo's fiction, about Multiplayer maps in Reach and about basic SWAT tactics (among other things). Check it out!"

Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder 8/7/2015[edit]

Halo Waypoint
Titled: Canon Fodder - Rhine Installation
Published: August 7th, 2015
Author: Jeff Easterling

"To start out, let’s go ahead and acknowledge the 800lb Jiralhanae in the room (stated weight is colloquial, not canonical, Halopedians)."

Halo Waypoint: Canon Fodder 12/20/2017[edit]

Halo Waypoint
Titled: Canon Fodder - Sweet Centennial
Published: December 20, 2017
Author: Jeff Easterling, CIA391

"Howdy folks, I’m CIA391, an admin from Halopedia. (But many may know me from all around the place heh) I simply love helping people learn about the Halo Universe and making resources for everyone to use.

If I had to describe Halopedia, it would be like a domain of information that never ends, and you can dig for hours and find new stuff you never even heard off in the Halo Universe before. Like have you ever heard of the best characters ever – Spock the cat, and Keiichi-047? Everyone is welcome to join Halopedia in numerous ways, from the site itself, to our twitter, to our facebook, and our Discord.

If I had to say what my favourite parts of Halo fiction was, it would have to be the obscure stuff, the stuff I have to dig to find. Like websites that once held cool lore that are long gone now and translating the Forerunner language. The latter I managed to translate the Halo 4 one by myself.

Becoming an admin for Halopedia was simply one of the best choices I ever made, opening doors like friendships with several communities and places who also love to learn about the Halo Lore."

Halo Community update: '18 and up[edit]

Halo Waypoint
Titled: Canon Fodder - Sweet Centennial
Published: January 4, 2018
Author: Jeff Easterling, Jessie Thomas

"@HalopediaWiki: Here is an interesting question. Ever use a Halo Wiki like ourselves or @HaloWiki during your research?

JESSIE: I have! We have some incredible internal resources that I rely on heavily, but Halo Wiki is a great place to get info too."

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