The Halo series has always been a great source of '30 seconds of fun' shenanigans and still features incredible AI. To this day it's my go-to for online multiplayer. But boy-oh-boy did its story get a bit weird.
You've never used these guns or played these levels in any Halo game, and odds are, you never will.
Master Chief riding in a Warthog? Usually pretty awesome. A Scarab-skinned Chief riding in a Warthog? Possibly the most ridiculous thing I've seen today.
The ability to create and tinker with custom maps in the Halo series was first introduced in Halo 3's Forge mode. Players went wild with it, creating all sorts of maps and introducing new gameplay rules to go along with it.
The last Master Chief game made by Bungie came out seven years ago, long before HD resolutions became the norm for most video games. Microsoft's given it a full graphical upgrade for the modern era, though. Check out what Halo 3 looks like in high-definition.
Can you believe that Halo 3 was released 7 years ago? I can't. I remember putting so many hours into that game back in high school. I can't believe it has been so long since it came out. Since Bungie has a fascination with the number 7 it seems like the perfect time to look back at Halo 3 today on its 7th anniversary.
Most people have a tendency to try and break games in small ways when they play them, trying to get into places they aren't supposed to. Jump Theory takes that common activity and elevates it to an art form.
I came into a recent Halo: Master Chief Collection preview event expecting to think, "Yep, it's Halo alright" and be on my merry way. Instead I encountered a surprising number of problems.
And you thought it was neat that there'd been a long-hidden Easter Egg in Halo: Reach. Whatever. One that's been hiding inside Halo 3 - for seven long years - has finally been found. And it's pretty sweet.
It's easy to be cynical about the world of online multi-player gaming. We've all had our bad experiences with campers, griefers, and a hundred other kinds of jerk. We know about the foul-mouthed kiddies and the racist, sexist crap spewed by adults old enough to know better. None of the negativity is new.
How many different Master Chief figures can McFarlane Toys make? Oh they're just getting started. The company recently announced series two of the Halo Anniversary Edition figures, featuring the white-striped version of John 117 from the animated Halo Legends short "The Package".
Science fiction author Neal Stephenson plays Halo on its hardest difficulty setting, Legendary, while using an elliptical exercise machine, the writer of Snow Crash told an audience in Austin today.
Starting today, and for a limited time, an Xbox 360 bundle will go on sale in Canada that is, well, better than any other I've ever seen for the console.
Action figures normally aren't funny, but McFarlane's Halo Anniversary piece is good for a chuckle. Better still, it'll also be sold as part of a three-pack, each figure depicting Master Chief as he's appeared in the three main Halo games.
As it did a year before, on Bungie Day (July 7), the Halo creators made available to the public the Bungie Armor and Nameplate in multiplayer, and prepared to wind down its stewardship of the Halo franchise it created with a sentimental note that hinted at future projects.
With the ten year anniversary of the release of the original Xbox shooter Halo looming, Titan Books is preparing to publish a collection of art from the series.
This is veteran actor Jeff Steitzer. He's done Broadway. Law & Order. Oh, and if you've ever played Halo, chances are you've heard his voice more than Master Chief's, Sgt. Johnson's and Cortana's combined.
Gaming has characters with memorable personalities. But Master Chief, the protagonist of the Halo series, is a total void. And there's a reason for that.
Isaac Hannaford is a concept artist at former Halo developers (and series creators) Bungie, who recently got the all-clear to post a ton of his work on his personal site. Good news for us!
Nothing says serious business like a slow pan through a minutely detailed diorama set to moody music.