Gears of Halo

News and views about Xbox games including a lot of Halo.

Monday, July 28

Comparison of Halo 2 original and new cinematic trailers - it's amazing what can happen in ten years

Here's a side by side video of the trailers of the original Halo 2 game compared with the updated graphics. What Certain Affinity and 343 have pulled off is amazing. This is even more impressive than the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary effort!

Thursday, July 24

Watch the Halo Nightfall first trailer

Halo: Nightfall has a trailer out. Doesn't reveal much - it's a hunt to find the source of something that can kill humans or something....

Halo: Nightfall will serve as an origin story for Jameson Locke - a character who will play a large part in Halo 5. So this story will serves as promotional material for H5, in the same vein as Forward Unto Dawn.

Wednesday, July 23

Is this the saddest moment that ever happened in a Halo game?

Is this the saddest moment that ever happened in a Halo game? It's the moment in Halo 4 after Cortana and 117 have dealt with the Didact and the Chief realises that despite all he went through in Halo 3 to save her from the Didact and the seven years they spent lost in space together, he is actually about to lose her.

From Halo: Escalation #8

Is this the saddest moment that ever happened in a Halo game?
It's been an honour, John.

First look at Jameson Locke from Halo: Nightfall

It's now official that Mike Colter is playing the lead in new Halo show Nightfall. The 1980s kid in me is reminded of GI Joe's Roadblock (one of the best characters from that franchise!)

halo nightfall mike colter as jameson locke

Here's some official guff from 343 Industries:

We are excited to announce that Mike Colter, best known for his role in CBS's critically acclaimed drama “The Good Wife,” will star in Halo: Nightfall as Agent Jameson Locke.

Halo: Nightfall is a live-action digital series that introduces Jameson Locke, a pivotal new character in the Halo universe, who plays a key role in Halo 5: Guardians. Taking place between the events of Halo 4 and Halo 5: Guardians, this is an origin story that will lend insight and understanding into the character he becomes in Halo 5: Guardians.

Led by world class talent such as executive producer Ridley Scott, Scott Free TV President David Zucker, and director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, Halo: Nightfall will take full advantage of Xbox One’s seamless blend of high-quality visuals and storytelling and rich interactivity, connecting the games and the series in innovative new ways.

Right click and same the image and use it as wallpaper!

Wednesday, July 16

Every single Gears of War cinematic in one You Tube video

A keen Gears of War fan has put together every single cinematic from every single piece of Gears of War content so that they can all be watched over one 6 hour hit. That's some pretty impressive content design that has been released since 2006.

Sunday, July 6

The Prophets call me Arbiter and other things.

Concept art of Coagulation, a redesigned map for Halo 2
Concept art of Coagulation, a redesigned map for Halo 2
Here's some Halo 2 Redux promo in the form of a trailer which features the Arbiter suggest all is not as it seems with regard to the Master Chief. What secrets do the Terminals of Halo 2 Anniversary hold?

Also announced is that that Mongoose that was was introduced in Halo 3 will now have a home in Halo 2 Anniversary multiplayer - affectionately known as the Gungoose, the speedster now features GUNS!

gungoose halo 2

Sunday, June 22

Halo: Broken Circle to be released that ties into Halo 2

halo broken circle book cover

Simon & Schuster is proud to announce a new Halo novel from John Shirley, releasing on November 4, 2014!

Witness an untold chapter in Halo lore as John Shirley's Halo: Broken Circle takes us to the dawn of the Covenant and the fateful first bargain between the Prophets and the Elites. Broken Circle will explore an Elite splinter group rebelling against the Covenant in its earliest days, a brave Prophet caught in the machinations of the new Covenant leadership, and the root of the betrayal that would ultimately shatter the Covenant during events seen in the blockbuster Xbox game Halo 2.

Thursday, June 12

When does the Halo 5 beta start?

The Halo 5 Guardians better will start on the 27th of December.

Monday, June 9

The Master Chief Collection is confirmed, Halo 2 Anniversary Edition Confirmed

master chief spartan anniversary collection

So the not so secret Master Chief Collection has been confirmed at E3 and with it Halo 2 has got a lick of paint and it looks simply awesome. Check out the video.

There's some hints at what is to come in Halo: Guardians as well. Looks like the Arbiter is back.....

Oh, that's not all the E3 news. There's the small matter of Halo 5's Multiplayer Beta test programme being announced. It looks AMAZING:

halo guardians 5 multiplayer
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Here's the promo trailer. The Spartan armours look simply fantastic!

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