When we first got wind of the upcoming Halo miniseries a number of us were cautiously optimistic. During Spike TV’s ODST launch watch viewers saw 5 minutes of “The Babysitter”. Number of studio production houses made their own episodes and STUDIO 4 ℃ is behind this one. The verdict is still out for me. I’m not sure for what I am looking, but I wanted the style to be more edgy. However, I have but one opinion: tell me yours.
When I first got my original Xbox and began to play the original Halo, it was mesmerizing. I remember playing with friends for hours, replaying old missions for secrets. We even created a drinking game called Balo= Beer + Halo. It was epic. The game kept me from sleeping, eating, and allowed me to ignore the outside world. As the series became more popular, my anticipation for HALO 2 grew to unattainable heights. I was let down. The 3rd Halo helped to keep me in the fold, but still to this day I hold the original in high regard. Weaved into the storyline was the genesis of a saga; the music emotive, and the action unprecedented.
Fanfiction, Red vs Blue, novellas, a possible(then cancelled) feature film and now an anime series. This trailer features several highly notable productions house’s take on Halo. The grit of war, the loss of love, and the perseverance of the human spirit. Depending on the studio I am excited to see more of what’s to come, but I’ll let you judge for yourself. Without further ado I present: Halo
Monday 23 February 2009 @ 11:47 pm | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
Desirai and John met while playing Halo online, so it was only natural that their wedding be Halo themed. Yet she wanted something classy, a white dress, maids of honor arranged in order of weight, the whole shebang. So an all out Halo wedding was off the table, a subtle approach seemed much more agreeable.
Halo emblems on her gown and on the groom’s tie? Subtle! Halo music on the ceremony, subtle too! Having Master Chief perform the ceremony? Not subtle, not smooth and definitely not cool once Master Chief, in true Halo online spirit, kills them all only to teabag them repeatedly… for 5 minutes.
Well, looks like whatever they had to hide from us at E3 isn’t being held back anymore. Over the last few days, Bungie has posted 2 news posts that, as is tradition for new game announcements from Bungie, make no fucking sense at all. Entitled “KEEP IT CLEAN” and “PARDON OUR DUST“, both of these seem to be some kind of UNSC logs containing some really confusing stuff.
So, what the hell does all this mean? Well, for one thing, Bungie’s got more than just some achievements and maps up their sleeves. It’s pretty obvious they’re about to either announce or release a new game. And from the sounds of it, the oft-rumored Marathon remakes might not be far off.
UPDATE: Bungie has posted a teaser on their site regarding their newest project. All we know is that it is what was rumored as the Mythic pack. It will contain 7 new maps and a completely new campaign setting that seems to be an ODST-themed one. Check out the teaser here.
Thursday 17 July 2008 @ 1:44 am | By Amy Fairchild
Ouch. The L.A. Times spoke with Don Mattrick, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Xbox division, and he was more than happy to explain that a new Halo game was originally going to be announced at Microsoft’s E3 press conference this past Monday, and it was cut. for a very, very terrible good reason.
Saturday 24 November 2007 @ 12:11 am | By Ivan 'Nahu' Lozano
They say originality is lost and that everything is a copy of something else, regardless of how good of a copy is. For example, Halo is a copy of every other bland Sci-Fi FSP out there and the Jeep Renegade concept car is a shameless copy of the Warthog from Halo. Hopefully since this is a concept car it will never see the light of day, otherwise the first idiot to drive off a bridge with one of this will cause an avalanche of blame towards every halo video ever made. And knowing the Halo demographic… they’d probably be right.
Saturday 17 November 2007 @ 9:09 am | By Jonathan_Leo
In lieu to British magazine Games(TM), and due to being stumped on a coming article, I give you a little dose of real-life equations which, unlike real equations on your last calculus paper, could be fun and related to what has been going on in the past years. Because if you can’t make fun of the videogame industry, who can you make fun of (apart from politicians and celebrities)?
Saturday 29 September 2007 @ 11:57 pm | By Jonathan_Leo
Hey, at least you start outside in a forest this time. Guess there can only be one Library, huh?
After all the bullcrap and the launch party at New York, videos of people throwing duffel bags through a window, and the oodles of “memorial” ads littering game sites, I get to play Bungie’s final game of the trilogy which is synonymous to that thing you see on Jesus and angels. So how fares Halo 3, you wonder? Read more!
Wednesday 12 September 2007 @ 6:06 am | By Random J
Samus has been a video gaming icon for the past 21 years, but ain’t no wax museum put up a life size model of her! Yet Halo has been out 20 minutes and its lead character gets immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds. You’d think at least Lara Croft, Solid Snake, Link, Mario or f**king Pikachu would get a wax sculpture before Master Chief. But nope. I may sound bitter and like a complete hater (I’m not Halo’s biggest fan and think the game is incredibly overrated) - but I just feel there are greater iconic gaming figures than Master Chief. It wouldn’t surprise me if Microsoft paid the Tussauds group to create the sculpture in time for the release of Halo 3. It sounds like the kinda thing they’d do. As if the Halo 3 joypads, Halo 3 special edition Xbox 360, Halo 3 Doritos, Halo 3 mountain dew, Halo 3 car, Halo 3 headset, the three versions of Halo 3 that will release and the Halo books weren’t enough.
I know I’ve probably upset some Halo stans, so I’ll just nip off to my secret underground bunker before they come out in droves and try to kill me. *runs away*
Hello Kitty is tired of being pimped, pillaged, raped and plastered on just about everything. There is no end to how far people will go to run Hello Kitty into the ground. She would tell you how much pain she’s in herself, but the poor bitch has no mouth.
Those two “models” wearing those t-shirts would not be smiling if they could feel Hello Kitty’s pain and shame.
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