Reimagining Halo 5’s Antagonists: The Ur-Didact and Mendicant Bias

In the first of these ‘reimagining’ posts, I discussed how I would have written Cortana in Halo 5 while working within the constraints and limitations of Halo 5‘s established narrative structure and disrupting as few campaign resources as possible. While I presented a case to be made for how I think her role in the […]

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Last Minute Theories: What are the Guardians?

We’re officially less than two weeks out from Halo 5’s imminent release, it’s actually surreal to look back on where we were 3 years ago when Halo 4 was coming out and just how much story 343 has given us in the time between then. Some of you may remember the old days where we’d be lucky to […]

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On the Librarian, Vanity, and Reclamation

We’ve covered some interesting topics recently, wouldn’t you agree? Forerunner architecture, the ever-present ambiguities of the connection between humans and Forerunners, the San’Shyuum and their potential role in the Reclaimer Saga’s future… There’s a common theme in all of these posts. Forerunners. I have no end of things to talk about when it comes to […]

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Halo 2 Anniversary: A Remastering of Character

By now, you’re all probably waist-deep in Halo nostalgia following the release of the Master Chief Collection – and rightfully so! The amount of content it has is absolutely staggering, there’s going to be a wealth of things to pick through and I’m thoroughly overwhelmed as I’m trying to get my head around Broken Circle, […]

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Halo 4, Level-by-Level Analysis – Shutdown

I can give you over forty thousand reasons why I know this game is awesome. I know it because the story’s thematic resonance is disproportionate to its suggested size, I know it because its character arcs are more emotional than that of the common shooter. But for all that, I’ll never actually know just how […]

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343 Industries – Open Franchise Writer Job Listing & Mantle Essay

343 Industries, stewards of the Halo franchise, are seeking out a new Franchise Writer – an expert capable of dropping any number of trivial canonical facts off the top of their head, somebody who knows the Halo universe inside and out – according to this article from Examiner.com. The job listing asks for a number […]

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