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
A PROLOGUE TO AN ARTICLE ON PROLOGUES… At the beginning of an article, I write a short introduction that seeks to inform you about the content I’m going to cover and also some of the context behind why I have chosen to write about that topic. A prologue. This article, if you hadn’t guessed, is […]Read More Gears of War 4 and Halo 4 – A Study of Prologues
“Atriox and his Banished forces are seemingly interrupted while assaulting a Covenant base by a warship led by the Shipmaster Let ‘Volir. With the Banished forces pushed back, Let ‘Volir is able to capture Atriox. But before the Shipmaster can claim victory, Atriox presents him with an offer and reveals that he has other plans […]Read More Rise of Atriox, Issue #4 – Review
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
“You are the child of my makers, inheritor of all they left behind. You are Forerunner… but this ring is mine.” It’s been over ten years now since Halo 3 released and we ‘finished the fight’ (er… sort of?), bringing with it this ‘reveal’ from 343 Guilty Spark at the end. The statement is comprised of three […]Read More “You ARE Forerunner” – A Complete History of Human-Forerunner Origins
The darkness of space twisted, warped, pulsed, and then exploded into a brilliant white light as the fragile walls between normal space and its dimensional subdomain rent apart. Anodyne Spirit emerged through the slipstream, its divine engines speeding its way towards a planet that its fragmented heart had, over millennia, long yearned to find its […]Read More In Defence of Halo 2’s Cliffhanger