Category: Special Interest

Articles and information on Halo related projects and other miscellaneous not covered in other categories.

Tips and Tricks for Your Xbox One

Energy Saving Power Mode Did you know that your Xbox One doesn’t actually completely shut off? As a default setting the Xbox One is set to the Instant-On mode. In this mode the console remains on but in a “sleep” state. In this state your console will complete automatic updates and remain listening for when you come beckoning with “Xbox, on.” The Instant-On mode…

It’s not Halo, but damn it’s cool! Landing on a Comet

    In March of 2004 a robotic spacecraft named Rosetta was launched by the European Space Agency to catch up with and land on a comet. It’s set to meet part one of that goal in less than one month. Rosetta is no stranger to exploration. Equipped with a variety of scientific imaging equipment, Rosetta has followed a 12 year flight-plan,…

It’s not Halo, but damn it’s cool! Fusionman

Yves Rossy (Jetman) flying in his jetpack invention

Yves Rossy (Jetman) flying in his jetpack invention

Yves Rossy is a Swiss inventor who flies through the air with the greatest of ease – – in a jetpack!

A backpack with carbon-fiber wings and four jet engines, Rossy’s jetpack is classified as an aircraft by The United States Federal Aviation Administration. Rossy launches off by jumping from a helicoptor or plane, and lands using a parachute, but once he’s in the air, he’s able to fly alongside other aircraft, explore landscapes and even do loop de loops.

Watch how graceful and fun Yves makes piloting his jetpack in the following videos. I haven’t used a jetpack since Halo:REACH, when I switched to bumper-jumper, but maybe someday I’ll get to fly in one irl. A girl can dream, can’t she?

The future is now…

Jetman in Oshkosh



Jetman Glider

Edit: Looks like there is a jetpack of another variety set to be available to the public “by the end of 2015”: The Martin Jetpack. This one operates more like what we see in video games. You can reserve a Martin with a minimum deposit of $5,000. The target price is around $150,000.

Sources: Yves’ Official Site (, Wikipedia, Martin Jetpack

Building my First PC – Part 1: Should I Wear Rubber Shoes?

I make decisions on anything that costs more than five dollars slow. Really slow. I research, I price check, I research some more. So last Christmas when I decided I couldn’t edit video any more on the computer I had and that I needed another one, I was prepared to dig in for weeks of information gathering before making my…

It’s not Halo, but damn it’s cool! Moon sets on Earth’s atmosphere

This photo was Tweeted a couple of days ago by Koichi Wakata, an astronaut on the International Space Station, and it was just too damn cool not to share! Freakin’ awesome. Follow Halo Diehards Official Twitter for Halo and other gaming news, and the occasional real space news thrown in: @HaloDiehards Check out Koichi Wakata’s Twitter: @Astro_Wakata

“Real Life ODST” Full Free-Fall Footage

Felix Baumgartner prepares to leap into free fall Oct 14, 2012

Felix Baumgartner prepares to leap into free fall Oct 14, 2012


Back when I posted up about Felix Baumgartner’s ODST-like drop from Earth’s upper atmosphere, I didn’t know there was video footage of it! Watch Felix fall to Earth, the first to break the sound barrier in a suit, coached by the first man to break the sound barrier in an aircraft, Chuck Yeager, in this very cool find by Halo Diehard member, w0rm.

Skip to toolbar