Humankind Has Played More Than 6 Billion Hours of Halo Online

When we talk about a franchise as popular as Halo, sometimes the numbers get so big as to grossly outsize human comprehension. Today, Microsoft announced that the tentpole franchise has sold more than 60 million copies to date, and that people have put in over 6 billion hours into the online modes. » 10/22/14 4:01pm 10/22/14 4:01pm

Come At Me, Bro: Why Taunts Are Just So Damn Great

A player's mettle isn't tested solely by his or her ability to press buttons in the right way, at the right time. When playing against another person, skill is only part of the performance—nevermind when playing with an audience present. » 1/28/13 6:00pm 1/28/13 6:00pm

Think, for instance, of the taunts in which can one-hit-KO an…