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 […]Read More The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Heretic, Hero
16 November 2552 ONI EYES ONLY OFFICE OF NAVAL INTELLIGENCE CONFIDENTIAL //AMICO ET INIMICO?// //URGENT// ADM. M. O. PARANGOSKY ‘VADAMEE Margaret, Considering the circumstances of impending extinction, I’ll be brief. Two months ago, I compiled a target profile on Supreme Commander Thel ‘Vadamee and his recorded interactions with humanity from 2535 to the fall of […]Read More “You’re not the only one here because of him.” – What if Jameson Locke was in Halo 3?
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
“Wake me… when you need me.” For Halo 1, we looked at how the Master Chief was a well-defined character and how the game articulated his fears, flaws, and demonstrated, through his movement and actions, his surprisingly expressive personality. For Halo 2, a story that is half Shakespearean drama and half 80s action flick (with all the emotion, brilliance, […]Read More The Master Chief: A Character Study – Halo 3
I don’t like Game of Thrones. I don’t like Game of Thrones and 343 wants Halo to last for thirty years. On its own, that sentence sounds extremely odd and the two things seem totally unrelated – and where exactly is Heinlein supposed to come into this? I’ve finally kicked it, gone off the rails; you […]Read More On Halo and ‘Heinlein’s Premise’
I have a pretty sizeable schedule for things I intend to write over the course of this year, but every now and then my genesong will nudge me towards putting that list off to make a little detour by writing a previously unplanned Halo article… This particular topic is something that I (and many others) have been arguing for […]Read More Why Halo 3 Didn’t ‘Finish The Fight’
Ah, Halo 3… This is something that I have seldom talked about beyond a few vague mentions in the past. Not for any particular reason, though it’s probably worth noting that I don’t have what one might call the most popular opinion when it comes to the story of the final game in Bungie’s original Halo trilogy. […]Read More Two Corpses, One Grave – On Halo 3 and the Gravemind