Dave “Walshy” Walsh first started competing at Halo in 2002. Back then, the term “esports” hadn’t yet entered the lexicon, pro gamers rarely earned the big bucks, and competitions were all about the love of the game and discovering who played the best.
This is the world we live in now. Where even fan-made, multiplayer-only Halo games get four-minute cinematic trailers.
When they’re not saving the galaxy and throwing ninja stars at cartoon characters, Master Chief and Genji like to unwind like tiny little children.
Usually, Cortana the personal assistant is just a disembodied voice. One Halo fan decided to take his Cortana to the next level by building a rad hologram appliance that responds to your queries.
Donkey Kong, Halo: Combat Evolved, Pokémon Red and Green, and Street Fighter II have been inducted into the World Video Game Hall of Fame. They were picked out of twelve finalists that included Final Fantasy VII, Mortal Kombat, Portal, Resident Evil, and Wii Sports.
In 2008, a fan with the username OTfor2 issued a challenge to a forum: in Halo 3's Sierra 117 level, get inside a barred-off room. For years, Halo fans tried to nail the stunt, but nobody could complete it...until now.
Video game sequels often fix the problems of their predecessors thanks to, among other things, the iterative advancements of technology. That’s on top of the fact that making creative work in the gaming medium is still an exercise in being an artistic pioneer. So you at least hope that the people making sequels know…
Most of the time when we post about a promising fan-made project, we never hear from that project again, because fans are rarely also professional project managers. But this Halo game we wrote about last year is making good progress!
In the lower bracket semi-finals of the 2017 Halo World Championships, Team Envy and Str8 Rippin were fighting to stay afloat in the bracket. On match point for Envy, both teams’ players showed up in a stellar display of Halo ability.
You drop right into a firefight, plasma crackling as it flies past your head. You push forward, blasting away at a pack of grunts, causing them to panic. An Elite taunts you with a burst of blue fire from his rifle, but he backs off when, having caught your attention, you go after him. Starting right in the thick of…
The nice thing about Halo Wars 2 is that it works.
Rainbow Road, the dangerous and psychedelic Mario Kart map you and your friends barely survived in elementary school, is now a Halo 5 map. And, yes, of course you can race on it.
It took my buddy Dave several months to coerce me into playing play Halo 3 with him. “We should nail down our weekend plans,” he texted me on July 1st. “I’m thinking of getting an early start around 8 a.m. and just play straight through until we beat it.”
As discussed, Halo 5's new Monitor’s Bounty update is allowing users to create some very cool stuff in the game’s Forge mode. And it’s not just for making minigames, either; there’s scope for some scripting that leaves us with a working calculator.
J. Dickinson Este invented the first Skee Ball machine in 1909, and just over a century later, the game has finally made its way into Halo 5.
Today on Highlight Reel we have Mafia III glitches galore, good Tracer taunt timing, Totally Accurate Battle Simulations, deeply depressing gameplay, and much more.
Imagine it’s the end of the month. The new NBA season is about to start just days later, but right before that, a majority of the Los Angeles Lakers’ owners decided to cut their losses with the team and sign a new one. With a once proud legacy firmly in the rear-view mirror, they’d had enough. New blood was needed.
So, you’re in charge of a brand new giant AAA video game, and the execs up top are expecting you to drop one of the most slammin’ game designs of 2018 on their desks. What do you do?