…It’s More Likely Than You Think! Something I still often hear when Halo 4 is discussed is: “You have to read The Books™, and if you didn’t read The Books™ then you require a protracted ‘filling-in’ lesson that sounds a lot like George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones commentaries.” As a matter of fact, […]Read More Understanding Halo 4… WITHOUT the Books
Continuing the interlude between the Master Chief character analysis articles and the upcoming Halo Wars 2 level-by-level analysis is something that I’m sure isn’t going to be popular with a number of people – but, of course, if we were to restrict ourselves to ‘popular’ perspectives, there’d be nothing interesting to discuss. It’s been a while […]Read More Halo 5, Cortana, and Ableism
I hardly think that I need to remind any of you about the emotionally soul-shattering ending of Halo 4 to preface this topic… but I’m going to preface this topic by reminding you of the emotionally soul-shattering ending of Halo 4 anyway. No, wait! Come back!Read More Cortana, Dead or Alive?
Since I live in the UK, I have the misfortune of having to stay up until 2am every Sunday to catch the latest episode of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Generally it’s considered a bad thing to be as sleep-deprived as I occasionally am, but in my mind it’s worth staying up for and last night’s episode […]Read More Game of Thrones – THAT Scene…
Oh boy, this is a topic that’s bound to ruffle a few feathers… but I’m going to address it anyway because it’s actually quite important to me – as a writer, as a believer in equality, and as a fan of this franchise. Halo 4’s portrayal of Cortana seems to be the subject of a […]Read More Halo 4, Cortana & Feminism
I spent my evening last night sat in a pub with some friends having a few drinks and sharing two bowls of chips, it was a nice break to have after a week of rather intense studying (by which, of course, I mean me pulling one or two all-nighters to get essays done for the […]Read More VGX – Gaming’s BP Oil Spill