Halo 4 recently celebrated its eighth birthday. Today, it releases on PC as the final piece of the Master Chief Collection.
Between the visual enhancements, the addition of an FOV slider, in-game integration of the Terminals and Spartan Ops cinematics (no more Halo Channel!), the new Forge items, and everything else the team at 343 has lovingly delivered – this is the definitive way to experience Halo 4.
This game is one that means a great deal and has strongly resonated with me over the years, so I just wanted to gush a bit about it…
Read More I just want to gush a bit about what Halo 4 means to me…
It’s been more than three years now since Halo 5: Guardians released, something I have just celebrated with my own creative response to the game – The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5. We’ve had a difficult relationship, Halo 5 and I, where its story is concerned, as many of us do… I found myself looking back […]
Read More Truth and Reconciliation – My Journey with Halo 5
In the summer of 2016, I received an offer to fly out to Seattle and visit 343 Industries. “Yes!” I said, because of course you would. “That would be absolutely fantastic, let me check the calendar and we’ll sort something out!” As it turned out, my calendar was free… two-and-a-half years later. Better late than never, […]
Read More I Visited 343 and Bungie!
Five years, five long years… That’s how long I’ve been writing this blog In that time, I have written 120 articles, totalling 526,216 words, and over the summer I surpassed over half-a-million readers. I’m not normally one to pay much mind to those sorts of statistics, but for this site’s fifth birthday I thought it […]
Read More I Interviewed Jeff Easterling – Halo/343’s GrimBrother One
Yesterday was something of a fever dream to me. In fact, I’m convinced that I’ll wake up at some point and discover that the following events were entirely fictional – merely a product of my desires as both a writer and a Doctor Who fan… Yesterday, I was in London, standing in a very long queue […]
Read More Meeting Your Heroes – The Day of the Doctor (Who Book Signing)
Sixteen years… It occurs to me that Halo has been in my life longer than it hasn’t. I was seven when Halo 1 released and I’m twenty-three now. This series has been alongside me throughout the most formative years of my life. As I’m sure is the case for many of you, I simply cannot imagine what […]
Read More Celebrating 16 Years of Halo With 16 Obscure Lore Facts
A year is the period of the Earth moving in its orbit around the Sun. It’s a division of time equal to about 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds – representing the interval between one vernal equinox and the next. That’s the length of time you’ve been stuck with me… In the course of […]
Read More 1 Year, Marching On…
If you haven’t watched it yet then bloody well stop reading this gobbledygook and watch it! I’m just barely recovering from the goosebumps and the hyperventilating, and I don’t always break out into a full-on fanboy fit. But this is a notable exception.
Read More Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor – Minisode Review
Time for me to weigh in on a different kind of controversy, one that is neither social nor political, but has plagued the entertainment industry for too long. The altercation that has gone on between critics, gamers and even philosophers about whether or not video games can be considered ‘art’.
Read More The War of Art – Video Games as an Art Form
To kick the blog off, and since summer is drawing to a close, I think it’s a good time to look back a bit on the last few months. At the start of summer, I gave myself a reading list.
Read More Summer Reading – The Road