Archive for September, 2009

Halo 3: ODST Marathon

September 27th, 2009 | Category: Halo 3 ODST,HPAW,Marathons

UPDATE: Extra Part has been released. HD download only!

Did anyone mention HPAW Retro? No I don’t mean old games, I mean old cast. That’s right we have Nw Striker AND WorldGone Awry in the studio for this special expansion. I say special expansion because a lot of what I saw during the marathon wasn’t traditional Halo 3. What I saw was a mix of Halo, Metroid Prime and Star Wars Republic Commando.

What about details? Well we have a 6 person cast consisting of Mempf, Teclis, Kaisuke, Biske, Nw Striker and WorldGone Awry. This is a start to finish marathon however there were some technical issues that screwed up the order a little, more on this later. We played two person Co-op on two different Xbox’s (no split-screen) with Nw Striker playing on the recording screen.

HD/720P Downloads:
Halo 3: ODST Marathon Part 1 (HD/720P) (1.1 GiB)
Halo 3: ODST Marathon Part 2 (HD/720P) (1.1 GiB)
Halo 3: ODST Marathon Part 3 (HD/720P) (890.5 MiB)
Halo 3: ODST Marathon Part 4 (HD/720P) (1.0 GiB)
Halo 3: ODST Marathon Part 5 (HD/720P) (1.1 GiB)
Halo 3: ODST Marathon Extra Part (HD/720P) (571.8 MiB)

SD/iPod Downloads:
Halo 3: ODST Marathon Part 1 (SD/iPod) (470.3 MiB)
Halo 3: ODST Marathon Part 2 (SD/iPod) (462.5 MiB)
Halo 3: ODST Marathon Part 3 (SD/iPod) (376.5 MiB)
Halo 3: ODST Marathon Part 4 (SD/iPod) (440.3 MiB)
Halo 3: ODST Marathon Part 5 (SD/iPod) (476.7 MiB)


HPAW September 18th: FEAR 2: Reborn

September 20th, 2009 | Category: HPAW,News

Well we have less than one week to go before we start our Halo 3: ODST Marathon but before that we have a regularly scheduled episode. We initially had some trouble trying to decide what game we should do for this episode but when we started to discuss it in detail the answer became clear we had to do another episode of FEAR 2.

Recently a $10 expansion/DLC was released for FEAR 2 called Reborn. it is an expansion on the single player experience that I feel is much truer to the original FEAR than ever before. Kaisuke was missing for this episode however we are no longer bound by YouTube’s hour-long sometimes you don’t get your episode encoded limit so enjoy this extra long episode. I also like to remind people to help out on the HPAW Wiki, it’s not going to update itself you know.

HPAW September 18th 2009: FEAR 2: Reborn (HD/720P+) (1.3 GiB)
HPAW September 18th 2009: FEAR 2: Reborn (SD/iPod) (544.2 MiB)

I would also like to announce that the Mario Party 8 episode which includes a fantastic montage at the beginning has been recoded for the new player. This episode can be found on the sidebar under HPAW Videos or by clicking the read more link on this post.


HPAW September 2009: Announcements

September 17th, 2009 | Category: Halo 3 ODST,HPAW,Marathons,News

Another September, another year of school for many of us including myself and Teclis. I am much more busy this semester than I could have imagined. DON’T PANIC! HPAW has a few public service announcements which will hopefully cheer up those September blues. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST SO YOU DON’T MISS ANYTHING.

1. The great backport continues as I slowly make my way backwards and recode/embed all of our videos into our new player to replace YouTube. Maybe I will take requests only at this point so please fire off an email to or simply leave a comment on this post with your requests on what I should restore next.

2. Relating to the announcement above we are proud to announce the long awaited return of the Grand Theft Auto IV Marathon in streamable form.

3. We have an HPAW episode planned for tomorrow Sept. 18th although this may not happen as we have not yet selected a game nor have we confirmed availability of all HPAW cast.

4. This is mostly unrelated but I’d like to mention it anyway. I now volunteer every Tuesday at a local radio show called Melodies in Mind. I am responsible for video production (on a radio show, I know, crazy) and getting the videos on YouTube. So please check out the YouTube channel for Melodies in Mind, there is some amazing music on the show and HPAW’s HCAM is there to capture it. You can also listen to the show live at 8:00-10:00pm PST every Tuesday at

5. Finally we arrive at our major announcement for the month. Our next marathon has been planned for filming next Friday Sept. 26th. Yes that’s right, a Halo 3: ODST Marathon featuring the HPAW cast and THE RETURN OF NW STRIKER, former HPAW member for those of you new here. Before you ask, we currently do not know if WorldGone Awry will be here for the marathon or not.