The year is 2020. The era of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is coming to an end, the next generation is just months away…
Can Naughty Dog deliver a sequel to one of their most beloved games with a story worth telling, that challenges us, and pushes storytelling in the medium of video games forward?
Can lightning strike twice with The Last of Us Part 2?
Read More The Last of Us Part 2 – Let’s talk about violence, queer narratives, and revenge
After seven long years, the Halo TV show is finally within sight.
Over the last year, we’ve been slowly seeing more and more tidbits of news about the show trickle out, following what feels like millennia of “It’s coming, stay tuned!”
Last November, it was announced that the cast had assembled, the table reads completed, and production was ready to begin – and nothing, not even the Flood could stop it! (How naive we were about all things 2020…)
Given all this additional free time that it’s now our civic duty to observe, I thought I’d share some of my own thoughts on the potential of this series and why I’m excited for it.
Read More Why I’m excited for the Halo TV show
In the Halo community, there are certain topics you can always count on to rise to the surface every few months.
It’s been over four years since Matt Forbeck’s Halo: New Blood, the then long-awaited sequel to Halo 3: ODST, which added another oft-asked question to that roster.
“Dude, why’d you kill the Rookie?!”
Read More Halo: New Blood – Why 343 Was Right to Kill The Rookie
…It’s More Likely Than You Think!
I will show you how to understand Halo 4’s story without having to read The Books™, and this is how…
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…
A topic that is greatly important to me – as a writer, as a believer in equality, and as a fan of this franchise – is how Halo 4 reads as a feminist text with regards to Cortana.
Cortana has long been the subject of a fair bit of controversy in this regard, and I want to address this subject to provide a substantial argument for why I feel that Halo 4 has the most feminist portrayal of Cortana in the series.
Read More Halo 4 – A Feminist Study of Cortana
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 […]
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