Halo: Lone Wolf #2 – Review

“With Dr. Chen, a dangerous ex-ONI scientist, in her sights, Spartan Linda-058 and her AI companion must find a way to end the threat posed by Chen and evacuate the endangered humans in the settlement. But as the Covenant prepare to stage an assault, Linda discovers that Chen holds the key to a secret that could endanger all of humanity if it fell into the wrong hands.”

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Halo: Battle Born – On Lost Childhood and the Value of YA Literature

This is not a bedtime story, some frightening fairy tale to entertain or scare young children; this is as real to you as the feeling of a book in your hand, a hot dinner to eat, an AI to hack, a concert to visit, a tree to climb, homework to be bored with.

This is what happens on the day the Covenant drops out of the sky to tear down your world.

In the many tellings of this story, never has it been told quite like this before.

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Halo: Lone Wolf #1 – Review

“Sent on a covert mission without the rest of her team, Spartan Linda-058’s skills in infiltration and marksmanship are called upon to end the threat posed by a wanted scientist on a distant planet. With only an ONI AI at her side, Linda must fight through both the dregs of the Covenant and the hostility of a lost human settlement to stop the rogue scientist in his tracks.”

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Halo 4 – Crafting a Masterpiece of Character

“Cortana. It’s not over. Not yet.” Despite having done seven consecutive weeks of content, I find I still have the drive to put out more before 2018 is out! Earlier this year, I followed up my character studies of the Master Chief in the original trilogy with an in-depth examination of Halo 4 (which, incidentally, was my […]

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Truth and Reconciliation – My Journey with Halo 5

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 […]

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The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – In Loving Memory of Squad Leader Bibjam

Here we are, at the fifth and final story of this little project. This has been a really fun exercise in mixing various critiques I’ve made of Halo 5 over the last three years with more creative expression, writing scenes I’d have loved to see and expanding on some of the ideas found throughout the campaign and […]

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The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Halsey’s Choice

And so we come to the penultimate instalment of The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5. This is something I’ve had in-mind for three years now, a ‘resolution’ of sorts to the conflict between Catherine Halsey and Sarah Palmer that unfortunately didn’t get the best showing in the concluding issues of Halo: Escalation. At the end […]

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The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Heretic, Hero

And we’re back! I decided to delay the posting of this article for a week because I wanted to share my experiences in the US where I visited 343, Microsoft, and Bungie – in case you missed it, you can read about here. But now it’s back to the schedule of weekly instalments of The […]

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