Someone made Playable Quidditch in Halo 5

One Harry potter fan has recreated Harry Potter’s magical sport Quidditch in Halo 5: Guardians.

Halo Forge user xXHugabearXx created a custom Grifball level and game mode to emulate the game, which involves flying on broomsticks across a field and throwing balls through the opposing team’s hoops, which are high in the air, while avoiding aggressive defenders. Though players use jetpacks instead of broomsticks, the rules of the Halo 5 Quidditch game are very similar to the original. Players score three points for throwing the ball through one of the opposing team’s hoops, and one point for killing an opposing player with a gravity hammer. First team to 15 points wins. There is no version of the Golden Snitch in this version. There are also no assigned positions, though teams could potentially assign them on their own.

In fact, one might argue this version might even surpass the real-life version of Quidditch, which has accrued a cult following among Harry Potter fans on college campuses. While the IRL version of Quidditch emulates the version of the novel more faithfully — according to U.S. Quidditch, a non-profit organization which offers standardized rules for the game — the Halo 5 version offers a certain amount of intensity and superhuman wonder the original just can’t achieve.

Modders seem to have a penchant for adapting games for Halo 5 multiplayer. Since 343 released its Forge modding tools in December, players have created their takes on Rocket League and a Star Wars podracing analogue, among others. This mod comes almost two weeks after developer 343 Industries added Grifball to Guardians, a cult-favorite mode that’s been in the series since Halo 3, in a downloadable update.

Players looking for Quidditch in Halo 5: Guardians should search for the level “Quidditch Arena” and the game mode “Quidditch.”

Smart Home

Ring security camera catches man licking the doorbell for hours

A family in Salinas, California had their Ring camera capture something pretty unexpected: a man licking the doorbell outside of their home for more than three hours. The incident took place around 5:00 a.m.
Gaming

The hottest Nintendo Switch games you can get right now

The Nintendo Switch's lineup started off small, but games have steadily released as the console continues through its second year. Here are the best Nintendo Switch games available now.
Gaming

This list of PlayStation 4 exclusives puts its competitors to shame

The PlayStation 4's game library and incredible selection of exclusive games could make anyone with an Xbox One or Nintendo Switch think twice. Here's our list of the latest and greatest PS4 exclusives.
Computing

Is AMD's Navi back on track for 2019? Here's everything you need to know

With a reported launch in 2019, AMD is focusing on the mid-range market with its next-generation Navi GPU. Billed as a successor to Polaris, Navi promises to deliver better performance to consoles, like Sony's PlayStation 5.
Gaming

Blizzard’s latest hiring spree is likely for the unannounced ‘Diablo 4’

Activision Blizzard is hiring for more than a dozen positions on unannounced Diablo projects. Some of the roles are likely for the unannounced Diablo 4, the next mainline entry in the series.
Gaming

Everything we know about 'Red Dead Online', including the new mode Gun Rush

Red Dead Online will gradually rolled out to Red Dead Redemption 2 players via a beta. We've got all the details about the beta's suite of competitive and cooperative modes, as well as what to expect going forward.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: camera with A.I. director, robot arm assistant

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Gaming

Xbox One X vs. PS4 Pro: Which console is more powerful?

Far from cooling down, the console wars are only getting more intense. We compare Microsoft's Xbox One X to Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro to help you decide which premium console is right for you.
Gaming

Fortnite V-Bucks being used by criminals for money laundering on dark web

Criminals are using Fortnite's V-Bucks for money laundering schemes on the dark web. Epic Games, apparently, is not doing enough to prevent the game from being used for the illegal activity.
Gaming

Relive the 8-bit gaming era with the best NES emulators for Android and PC

For years prior to the release of the NES Classic, emulators have offered a means to every NES game ever created without needing the console. Here are the best NES emulators for Android and PC.
Gaming

Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector’s Edition comes with a life-size Scorpion mask

The Mortal Kombat 11 Kollector's Edition will come with a human-sized replica of the mask of Scorpion, one of the most iconic fighters of the series. NetherRealm Studios has also announced the game's preorder bonuses.
Gaming

Xbox app lets you access your console while away from home. Here's how

Microsoft's Xbox allows you to access your profile information and launch media content directly from your mobile device. Check out our quick guide on how to connect your smartphone to an Xbox One.
Gaming

These are the best indie games you can get on PC right now

Though many indie games now come to consoles as well, there's still a much larger selection on PC. With that in mind, we've created a list of the best indie games for PC, with an emphasis on games that are only available on PC.
Gaming

Goodbye, Machinima: YouTube gaming channel pulls the plug after 13 years

Machinima, a YouTube gaming channel that was launched in 2006, has suddenly shut down, with all of its videos set to private. The #RIPMachinima hashtag is now making the rounds in social media to reminisce about the channel's content.