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By avatar Crotale 30 on January 9th, 2010
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jesse777 35 [ 7 years ago ]

ah this is very nice Both the front and the back no errors here. +fav

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Scorpion Soldier 45 [ 7 years ago ]

I like it, very sleek and original, nice work. +fav

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Js2Kings 33 [ 7 years ago ]

Beautiful, just Beautiful.

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tleeart 44 [ 7 years ago ]

Finally I get to fav this. Flawless work.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

This is my first Halo box. I wanted to try something a bit different from the norm, something that would say Halo but in my own way.

The plasma image came from a Samsung image from their website.

The DVD template was derived from M_G's thread link.

The XBox 360 banner and some technical stuff are derived from another person's template (I need to find who it is so I can properly credit that person).

The front image is made from some artwork I was working on, plus some other pieces parts I found. The Spartans came from an image on the Bungie site.

The Spartan is upscaled and modified from a screenshot of a 3D render. The background is derived from blending a few images together. The textbox and screenshot borders were made by me.

I'd like to give a special thanks to everyone who gave me feedback in my WIP thread. Your support and words were invaluable.

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 7 years ago ]

Absolutely incredible job, IMO the best Halo box on the site.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#1,2,3,4,6 THANKS!

#6, really? That makes me happy.

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RoarShark 40 [ 7 years ago ]

Amazing job as usual. The back is fonaminal. Great job.

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TwistRox 41 [ 7 years ago ]

Wow that is mind-blowing. Nice job!+fav

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

Thanks #8,9. I put some serious time in on this one and I am ecstatic to get such great responses.

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Eggboy'13 48 [ 7 years ago ]

Damn Sexy.

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Geno 38 [ 7 years ago ]

Very, very nice. I really like this.

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Star89er 30 [ 7 years ago ]

Mmmhmm.

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Revan XI9 2 [ 7 years ago ]

Fav this box is amazing!
10/10

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cooljay1622 37 [ 7 years ago ]

you finally posted it.....looks real good like how you took everyone's critiques and fixed it up. The final product is really good.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

Thanks again y'all!

#15, you're right, I listened to all the feedback and used it. I found that feedback to be a critical part of getting the process "right."

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Phoenix 34 [ 7 years ago ]

Fantastic

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Leegion 43 [ 7 years ago ]

This is beautiful, a masterpiece.

Not a fan of Halo but a Huge fan of this.

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Spiner_ 42 [ 7 years ago ]

Is this amazing, or is it amazing?

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Delicious1 36 [ 7 years ago ]

I saw this in the WIP thread. Your finished project came out extremely good. I like your presentation a lot too.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#17,18,19,20: Thanks!

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sd1833 47 [ 7 years ago ]

Perfection. This may very well be the best Halo box on the site.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#22, thanks.

Wow, 26 faves already. Thank you everyone who faved this.

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hesit8 45 [ 7 years ago ]

Absolutely love it.

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Enchanter 35 [ 7 years ago ]

Amazing! I love the back!

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Silent Oblivion 44 [ 7 years ago ]

Fantastic job =)

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Sven 32 [ 7 years ago ]

Mind-blowing!

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Vegeta1056 27 [ 7 years ago ]

I've been waiting for another box from you. +fav.

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Dark Failure 34 [ 7 years ago ]

Holy shit, this is awesome!

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

Wow, you guys are really blowing me away with your comments and faves.

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StarMario22 34 [ 7 years ago ]

This may be the best Halo box ever made.

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jayhog 20 [ 7 years ago ]

I fav'd this before I commented, I was looking at it in the WiP's and couldnt wait until you posted it! It's absolutely flawless. This may well be HoF, if not MW! awesome job on this :)

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afifan000 44 [ 7 years ago ]

One of my all-time favorite boxes on the site, great work.

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jayhog 20 [ 7 years ago ]

Congrats on HoF :)

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 7 years ago ]

Congrats on the HoF!

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master_general 41 [ 7 years ago ]

Congrats

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

Thanks #34,35,36

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afifan000 44 [ 7 years ago ]

Congrats on HoF, the next step is MasterWorks.

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Dark Failure 34 [ 7 years ago ]

Everyone knew this would be HoF, congrats!

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slimd1995 27 [ 7 years ago ]

Damn, quick HoF. Masterworks is VERY fucking possible.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#38,40, don't go filling my head with such nonsense. Seriously though, I am overjoyed with the fanfare this box has received in such a short time.

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jayhog 20 [ 7 years ago ]

#41, This SHOULD go Masterworks, its not nonsense :P

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Karma 33 [ 7 years ago ]

Incredible work, guess you can't complain about this getting in :P

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Grand 41 [ 7 years ago ]

Faved. And I rarely fave. I can't see anything wrong about this box. I absolutely love it.

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deiviuxs 46 [ 7 years ago ]

The box is nice, but I hate the presentation..an HDTV? Seriously?

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#45,what would you recommend? Why do you "hate" the presentation? Your questioning the use of an HDTV leads me to wonder what it is you are getting at.

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 7 years ago ]

I really don't see anything wrong with the presentation, I like it a lot.

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deiviuxs 46 [ 7 years ago ]

#46, TV is just weird. I don't get the point and the background behind the box is too distracting and takes some attention from the box itself.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#48, I don't get how TV is weird since a 360 is usually played on a...(drumroll)...TV. That is the point. I desaturated and overblued the background image so that it would compliment the boxart. What else should I have done, make a gradient background with a bottom reflection of the box? Yeah, that's never been done.

I gambled on a different style. It sits well with some and I'm sure others find it distasteful.

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deiviuxs 46 [ 7 years ago ]

#49, Oh ok, next time I make a Games for Windows cover, I'll make sure to use a monitor screen, 'cause PC games are usually played on...(drumroll)...monitor.
At least you've picked a better TV. This one is ugly and it looks like that it has an outer glow around it.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#50, No need to be a wiseacre, as I was simply responding back to you. I get it, you don't like the presentation.

Regarding the glow, yes, Samsung LED and Plasma TVs do have a red glow. I changed the red to a subdued green to offset the blue. I tried an orange-ish color but it clashed too much with the overall design. The green fit best. So yes, there was some thought behind the process.

I happen to have one these Samsung Plasmas and I think it looks great even when it is powered down.

And you never answered my question. What kind of presentation should I have gone with?

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SimFan99 1 [ 7 years ago ]

Just amazing! This deserves to be in the HOF and I'm a huge Halo fan.
I'll be waiting for more from you.

10/10 + fav

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deiviuxs 46 [ 7 years ago ]

#51, Anything that does not include a TV screen.

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tleeart 44 [ 7 years ago ]

#53, All I gotta say is "different strokes for different folks". In other words, it's fine that you don't like the presentation, but unless you have a better idea, leave him alone. I happened to like his presentation myself, it's something different.

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deiviuxs 46 [ 7 years ago ]

#54, He asked me a question, I answered it. I won't give any specifics because it's him that needs to make a presentation, not me. My specific was tog et rid of unnecessary TV and put more emphasis on a box itself and not what's around it.
You like the presentation - great, be quiet, whereas I don't like it and I speak up.

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tleeart 44 [ 7 years ago ]

#55, Don't tell me to be quiet.

But if you have a problem with something in somebody's box, give suggestions other than to get rid of it. I don't see anything wrong with trying something different for a presentation as long as it doesn't look horrid. My point is, this site is a site (I thought) where people give others advice when things could use improvement.

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Silent Oblivion 44 [ 7 years ago ]

#55, Jesus, way to be a douche, Tleeart was just replying back to you and Crotale replyed with a fair comment/explanation, while you just gave back immature, smartass comments.

On the TV issue, I like it. While its not my favourite, it stands out and is different (in a good way) from the usual gradient and reflection, and having a unqiue presentation helps the author quickly be reckonized. I like to see it improved upon to make it your own custom presentation, and maybe adding to it will make it look great. (Say it could be resting on a table, with a faint sight of a room behind it, though making it stand out in this may be difficult)

I've already shared my thoughts on the box =)

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deiviuxs 46 [ 7 years ago ]

#57, I'm tired of being a nice guy. People do not appreciate that and rather focus more on "douches" than good guys, if that makes any sense. If that doesn't, well too bad, I won't explain it any further.

And my suggestion, is to get rid of a TV. Is it that hard to understand what I mean. I know English is my secondary language, but you should be smart enough to understand what I mean.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#58, I'm not sure why you feel that you had to be rude to get my attention, as that was totally unnecessary.

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Karma 33 [ 7 years ago ]

#58, To quote Crotale, "And you never answered my question. What kind of presentation should I have gone with?"

Either answer the question or shut the hell up, I don't think he has plans to change it unless you post a sufficient answer. If you think he's gonna listen to "get rid of a TV," then you are sadly mistaken.

I for one like the presentation, and congrats on the Hall!

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stevencho 43 [ 7 years ago ]

#58, Um... because Drakxxx, Ayron, Brett, or any other popular artist on this site are all "douches". Yeah that argument is seriously flawed.

Anyways, Crotale your wallpapers are amazing and so are your boxes. I have a very strong prediction that this will be Masterworks so great job. I look forward to seeing more from you. :]

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hesit8 45 [ 7 years ago ]

Now children, play nice!

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deiviuxs 46 [ 7 years ago ]

#59, You either be nice or be rude. I was nice for a while and now I decided to switch things up a bit.

#60, I'm sorry, but I do not talk with dead people. That's kinda scary.

#61, There are exceptions. Too bad I do not fall in that category.

#62, Oh please dad, I really want to be a bad boy for awhile..pretty please.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

Thanks #60,61. I may make more boxes, but I'm not sure yet. I have quite a few other projects in the works.

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Grand 41 [ 7 years ago ]

Damn deiviuxs--way to be petty just because Crotale made a kickass box that destroys everything you've done. Over 60 comments and yours is the only one to quibble about the presentation, which, personally, I think is stylish and only enhances the awesome.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

Thanks Grand.

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hesit8 45 [ 7 years ago ]

If you added a background to the TV as well... oh man... that would launch the presentation into a new dimension!

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#67, actually, I am working on that.
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Oh snap, this made MasterWorks! Thanks to everyone who commented and faved, and to those who helped me out in the WIP thread.

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Gorgoroth 9 [ 7 years ago ]

#63, Just fucking leave him alone, you and I both know, you are arguing for the sake of arguing.

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jayhog 20 [ 7 years ago ]

Congrats on Masterworks Crotale! :)

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Spiner_ 42 [ 7 years ago ]

Finally, congrats!

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Spiderpig24 47 [ 7 years ago ]

Congrats on the MasterWorks!

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Ayron 47 [ 7 years ago ]

Deiviuxs, there was no reason to be a 'douche'.
Everyone's opinion counts evenly, except if you lower yourself to such behaviour.
I have lost a great portion of my respect for you,whereas i used to have high regards of you.
I don't know if you had a rough patch here, but we're all reasonable people,and this behaviour is just uncalled for.

Congratulations on masterworks crotale.
Whereas it may not be my favorite box,it still shows effort.

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alldreamsfalldown 49 [ 7 years ago ]

Second box + MasterWorks = :O

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XCore 42 [ 7 years ago ]

#73, Heh Deixvius is all pissy because he's teeny meeny boxes don't get as much attention, and that IMO is his own fault. Being the advertising maniac he is.

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Karma 33 [ 7 years ago ]

Damn, Masterworks...congrats dude.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

Thanks again guys. All day long I've been like, "Wow, I got a MasterWorks box." It hasn't sunken in just yet.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#73, effort is the key to success. I keep seeing many members posting their boxes and they talk about about it took them hours to create their works. I spent several days working on this, not that that alone makes the box special in any way, but that is my process. I'd rather take my time, look at the work over and over, scrutinizing every pixel, color and placement. Either I'm crazy or just striving for perfection. I'd say I am probably closer to the former, but still working diligently on the latter.

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slimd1995 27 [ 7 years ago ]

Holy shit. Congrats man.

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Spiner_ 42 [ 7 years ago ]

#73, Agree, deiviuxs used to be a great member, but this is just childish.

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deiviuxs 46 [ 7 years ago ]

#75, It's great that you get all the attention you deserve.

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RoarShark 40 [ 7 years ago ]

About time this got into the Masterworks. You deserved it with this one.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#81, Did I wrong you in some way to deserve such contempt?

#79,80,82, Thanks. I still cannot believe I got this award. I mean, a guy can dream, but...

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deiviuxs 46 [ 7 years ago ]

#83, No. I am really happy for you, you deserve such attention and it's great that second box of yours is in Masterworks.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#84, Thanks. You have quite a large number of faves, including one from me from back in September on one of your HoF boxes. Honestly, there are a lot of artists on this site that get little to no attention at all. I complained about this very thing concerning my one previous box, and wow did I come across as an idiot. I was quickly reminded of how fortunate I am to have received the attention my one box had gotten at the time. And now this MW box. I don't know if I can do it again, so now the real pressure is on...lol.

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slimd1995 27 [ 7 years ago ]

#84, After reading those first words I thought I was going to get a Kanye joke D:

"Yo Crotale, I'm really happy for you, And I'ma let you finish, but MARKER had one of the best boxes of all time! OF ALL TIME!"

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#86, Awesome stuff!

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Spiner_ 42 [ 7 years ago ]

Someone removed his fav?

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#88, Yeah, I guess someone did remove their fave. I wonder why they changed their mind?

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OMG Its A Monkey 1 [ 7 years ago ]

OMG That is ace this box has more views than my page! (saying that I've only been on for three days!) But I take nothing away from you 9.5/10

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#90, Thanks. And welcome to VGBA!

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Barondando 24 [ 7 years ago ]

AAAH! So many coments! I have to say somthing! I do agree this is a good box. However, I don't understand why everything is tinged with a blue hue? I understand you wanted to subdue the glow on the TV, but why not just modify that layer of the image instead of all of it? I think it compromises the coloration and would be alot better without the tint. Also, why is thier Mark IV armor on the back when none of the spartans in the game will be wearing MJOLNIR armor at all? Just a few things to think about so you don't get cockey. lol great job!

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#92, the blue "tinge" is actually an blend of multiple colors across the box art itself. I tried numerous combinations of colors and this one worked the best in my eyes. I have a fondness for the color blue, as it works so well with literally every other color. The color overlay on the box is not the same effort I put onto the image on the plasma.

Why did I use that armor? Simple. The original render (3D render, not cutout) was of that armor. I liked it and wanted to use it, so I rescaled it way larger than the original, made a lineart, and painted my own new version. I never actually thought about whether or not it was the "correct" armor. After all the time I put into that Spartan (about 12-15 hours) I'm not changing it out now.

I went with the overall color scheme as an artistic choice first; box design came in a distant second.

I do appreciate the comments. Having spent, oh, about 100 hours on the box, I am rather burnt out on it and have moved to other priojects.

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DeenosDesigns 23 [ 7 years ago ]

Wow !! Im Inspired with the template. fav!!

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F4LLENV4MPIRE 1 [ 7 years ago ]

one small error. on the back the ersb ratings are supposed to go in alphabrtical order. it should be blood, mild language, violence. look at some cases and see what i mean.

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Crotale 30 [ 7 years ago ]

#95, Thanks, I hadn't noticed that to be honest. I would correct the mistake, but seeing how old this box is, I would not want to bump a newer updated box off the main page.

I will know better for next time.

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OMG Its A Monkey 1 [ 7 years ago ]

Awesome

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Airhog 3 [ 7 years ago ]

i noticed its in a tv , nice work :D

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ZombieDeadpool8 22 [ 6 years ago ]

woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow, I don't even like Halo but this box MAKES it look immense. You sir may be the first person on this site IMO that has made a box that is better than the actual game, by a few centuries. A worthy Master Work indeed....

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Crotale 30 [ 6 years ago ]

#99, Thanks!!!! You made my day, bro.

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beardedwalrus 39 [ 6 years ago ]

Dude, this is epic. And if you are rank 6 with only two boxes (wtf?), you are amazing. Would love to see more from you

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Crotale 30 [ 6 years ago ]

Thanks #101. I am planning a box right now, but I like to take my sweet time, almost to the point of getting overripe as it were.

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onimoschta 1 [ 6 years ago ]

Totally awesome. I t looks so beautifull, just where did you get the front picture.
I need this to replace my bundle cover with this one sooooo bad!!!

please make a printable version, i beg you :)

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☢ εnεrgy® 1 [ 6 years ago ]

Great job, I don't have a problem with the tv as Samsung is sort of partners with Microsoft.

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abad729 1 [ 5 years ago ]

hey y cant i print any of the covers

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Heavy FR 1 [ 5 years ago ]

Beautiful. I love the back !
I've just a question. Could you post a printable .png ? I would like to have this cover in my Halo Reach :)

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Hiredmonkeez 6 [ 4 years ago ]

nice!

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