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On this day six years ago, a community was founded to help each other unlock the achievements and increase their Trueskill in Halo 3. Since then, many friends were made, stuff was blown up, and countless achievements have been unlocked in Halo 3 and many more games. Today, the Spartan I Project celebrates its sixth anniversary of its founding.

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To celebrate, Shoutbox access will temporarily be extended to all members beginning immediately and ending tomorrow. A gaming event will also be held in the near future – keep an eye on the Community Gaming Center board for more details in the near future. In addition, I’m told that “something special” created as a tribute to the community will be posted later today. Keep an eye out for that as well!

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Site Announcement: Throwing back the look and feel of SIP

Last month marked the one-year anniversary of the unveiling of our front page and since then our Communiqué team has brought you 442 posts of gaming news, team milestones, contests, and events. If you read all of those posts, you may have thought about the look and feel and noted that it was fairly simple. When we did our survey last year, many of you commented that the text-to-image balance favoured text and you would have preferred to see more images that were eye-catching and a layout that would stimulate casual viewers to become a member of SIP. After months of testing and extensive discussions among the staff, I am pleased to present the beta version of our new theme.

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Code of Conduct Update: Achievement Boosting

For years, SIP has been strictly against boosting for achievements, medals, rank, and experience in the games we play, and have forbidden discussion of techniques and recruiting members for boosting on the forums. Upon re-evaluation of our position on this issue, the staff found that it is limiting our growth as a community and have therefore decided to remove the prohibition. Continue reading

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New Mod on the Block

I am pleased to announce that Flatty has agreed to accept additional responsibilities in improving and advancing SIP. He will be the next captain of the CGN Team and join the staff as a moderator effective today. Flatty will help us form inter-community relationships by setting up mixers like this one, and in more games than just Halo. Expect to see more of these in the coming weeks.

Please join me in congratulating him on his promotion, and wishing him safe travels with his new Banhammer!

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Staff Change

Today I’m announcing that DisguisedBandit is stepping down as a moderator of SIP to focus on school and an upcoming exchange opportunity in the Netherlands. He’s been a mod for 3+ years and over that time has contributed a lot to SIP, including completing a staggering amount of Annual runs, participating on the record-setting Annual run, and adding quite a few troublemakers to the “3011 Club,” as it was called on B.net. He’ll still be poking around in the community so instead of saying goodbye, please join me in wishing him the best in his future endeavours.

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SIP has completed the HaloUNITY 117 Challenge!

As a community, SIP was invited by the staff of HaloUNITY to participate in the 117 Challenge. The challenge was to get 117 unique names in replies to this news post in 100 hours and 17 minutes. As a reward, $1 would be donated to the community for every unique name to a maximum of $117.

I am pleased to announce that SIP has successfully completed the 117 Challenge.

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Help SIP complete the 117 Challenge!

UPDATE 5/25: We’re currently at 79 names right now, and there are 16 hours to go. If you haven’t yet put your name in yet, please head over to HaloUNITY and reply to this news post. Thanks for your support!


As a community, we were invited by the staff of HaloUNITY to participate in the 117 Challenge starting on Tuesday May 21. The challenge is to get 117 people to reply to a news post on the HaloUNITY website within 100 hours and 17 minutes. As a reward, $1 will be donated to SIP for every name, to a maximum of $117.

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SIP’s cake day is approaching…

Cake Day

It’s almost that time – time for cake, candles, and presents! The Spartan I Project was founded by Mahdi on May 8, 2008 and this Wednesday we’re celebrating our fifth anniversary of being an awesome community where our members party up to make friends, blow stuff up, and unlock achievements in the games we play. Hit the jump to see what’s in store this week for you, the members.

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