Articles with the tag Halo
Games – Video games have come a long way since the 70s. Today, life-like graphics and soundtracks keep gamers mesmerized in virtual worlds for hours. Game-playing enthusiasts choose from hundreds of titles spanning numerous genres. Companies continually introduce new and improved consoles and platforms on which one can play. Of all the games created in the previous […]
Features – The Avengers is the movie of the year, one of the biggest hits of all time, and now a huge bestseller on home video. Check out how some fans celebrate their love of The Avengers and other geeky franchises.
Games – Microsoft’s big-budget, live action series made to promote Halo 4 debuts today, and you can watch it right after the jump.
Games – The Forerunners are the ancient, highly advanced species that created the Halos. For the first time, players are about to come face-to-face with them, in Halo 4.
Games – Lest you go five minutes without thinking about it, the Halo 4 promotion machine is about to kick into high gear. Just announced: a live-action web series that represents Microsoft’s biggest investment in live action. Ever.
General – Last week we picked your brain about your favorite fantasy world. This week, science fiction gets its day. What’s your favorite scifi universe, and why?
Games – So, yeah. A Halo movie. Pipe dream, right? When it comes to Hollywood, it sure seems that way. But the game’s legion of fans aren’t willing to sit around and wait for Hollywood to get in the game. Gamer Philip Kang (no relation to the Conqueror or the Klingon) created this incredible, 22-minute epic using […]
Games – Neill Blomkamp’s big-budget Halo movie isn’t happening anytime soon. But one group of dedicated Halo fans decided not to sit around and fret of this unfortunate state of affairs. So they pooled their resources to create Helljumper, a forthcoming web series that looks good enough for Hollywood.
Games – The original Halo was a transformative moment in console gaming. It’s singlehandedly responsible for launching the Xbox as a platform, as well as proving the viability of Xbox Live. Bungie’s magnum opus has gotten a major facelift just in time for its tenth anniversary, and it’s still just as fun as you remember.
Games – Oh, Microsoft. You and your oddball marketing campaigns.
Games – Despite the high-res textures, character models with way more polygons, and all kinds of other upgraded technology on display in this trailer, there’s still something decidedly retro about the look and feel of Halo: Anniversary.
Games – Microsoft’s 343 Industries — its new division devoted to making new Halo games — has spilled some early details about Halo 4… and beyond.
Games – Mark your calendar for June 23 – July 7, Halo fans. For those two weeks, Bungie is pulling out all the stops for a spectacular “farewell to Halo” extravaganza on the 20th anniversary of the company’s inception. Halo isn’t going anywhere, of course. Microsoft just announced two new Halo releases at E3 last week. But […]
Games – Can you believe it’s been ten whole years since the first Halo debuted as a launch title with the original Xbox? Famously intended to be a high-profile FPS for the Mac, Microsoft instead purchased developer Bungie outright, making Halo the best reason to buy an Xbox. The rest, of course, is history. Kicking off a […]
General – It takes a LEGO builder of special caliber to build something of their own design that’s recognizable to others. Now imagine compounding that challenge by trying to make something out of LEGO that you can actually wear. By its very nature, LEGO is far too fragile to be worn. It’s not meant for building clothes; […]
Games – November 2011 will mark the 10th anniversary of the first Halo game — the game that both started a franchise and launched a console (the original Xbox). So you might say that Microsoft has a soft spot for Halo 1. When Bungie jumped ship from Microsoft to Activision after this year’s Halo: Reach (review), no […]
Games – Halo: Reach is more than just Bungie’s magnum opus for the Halo series. It’s a love letter to the franchise’s multitude of fans, in the form of a “greatest hits” compilation of everything the series has done right. But that’s not to say that Reach is unwilling to try new things. This final installment of […]
Games – In case you haven’t heard, there’s this little indie game coming out next week called Halo: Reach. A full, extended version of the “Deliver Hope” live action short film that Microsoft commissioned for Halo: Reach has found its way online, and man is it a doozy. Full of killer battle scenes on a planet burning […]
Games – A few weeks ago, I speculated about whether or not the “fighting a losing battle” nature of Halo: Reach would be an asset or an achilles’ heel. I have to admire the fact that Microsoft and Bungie aren’t shying away from the fatalistic aspects of the game — they’re attempting to use the heavy subject […]
Features – Fall 2010 is going to be one of the hottest seasons ever for gamers. Though the economy is still sluggish, the arrival of the new motion controllers — Xbox Kinect and PlayStation Move — and a slew of new A-list titles, and we could have ourselves a record quarter for the gaming industry. Let’s look […]