“It only takes one mistake, kid. You went a long time before you made it.” In the Halo community, there are certain topics you can always count on to rise to the surface every few months. “What’s the deal with that mysterious ship in the Halo 1 Terminals?” is one that’s been going for eight years now, […]Read More Halo: New Blood – Why 343 Was Right to Kill The Rookie
…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