Tuesday, May 21

I hope they get to meet an E.T. - Speilberg takes a turn at Halo



In news sure to please Halo fans Steven Spielberg has signed on to produce a live-action TV series of the best-selling video game Halo. This no doubt follows due to the excellent success of the shorts ‘Forward Unto Dawn’ that were used to promote Halo 4.

Microsoft revealed its plans for a Halo series at the global launch of the new Xbox One console, which is set to replace the XBox 360 in spring. The series produced by Spielberg and 343 Studios will be exclusively available for XBox Live which is great as it means fans won’t need to buy the latest Halo game to enjoy the series.

Spielberg said:

"The Halo universe is an amazing opportunity to be at that intersection where technology and myth-making meet to produce something truly groundbreaking”.

Let’s hope Speilberg can pull of something amazing as Peter Jackson intended.

Saturday, May 11

Bungie reveals three classes of The Fallen. Wanna have a look?


Bungie have released some sweet details about some of the enemies the heroes of Destiny must defeat if they  can truly consider themselves heros: three classes of the Fallen. 

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Dreg

THE FALLEN CLASS: DREG

These relentless thieves seem driven by desperation and rage. They are crafty, but they usually give up their cover with their clattering and hissing. Most seem outfitted with some kind of shock dagger and pistol, and as far as we can gather, they seem to only have two arms, while other Fallen have four.

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A Vandal from Destiny

THE FALLEN CLASS: VANDAL

The truths about the Fallen chain-of-command are still making themselves known, but Vandals appear to hold a higher ranking than the Dregs, and deadlier weapons, too. They often have long range capability, but, lucky for us, their weapons take time to charge.

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Oh Captain, my Captain
THE FALLEN CLASS: CAPTAIN

Fallen run in packs, led by an individual Captain. There is no denying a Captain's might; they are the fiercest of the Fallen. There is this sense of tattered nobility to them. You can see it in the way they carry themselves. They think they're better than us. They believe that Earth belongs to them.

Wednesday, May 8

Awesome Cortana fan art by Charlotte Chambers


This awesome rendition of Halo's Cortana was crafted by Charlotte Chambers. Check out her work on Deviantart.

Friday, May 3

So where does Sarah Palmer come from? Find out reading Initation



Wired explains about a new Halo novelization of Sarah Palmer's back story called Initiation:

Brian Reed, the comic writer who adapted the Halo: Fall of Reach novel into comic form in 2010 before joining 343 Industries to write the Halo 4 game, will write the books, with Marco Castiello (Star Wars: Purge) on art. Initiation is the origin story of Sarah Palmer, a character introduced in Halo 4.

Although she appeared in the game as a commander of the Spartan forces, she was originally an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper; this series follows her career path.

“After Halo 4 and Spartan Ops, fans wanted to know more about the origins of the Spartan-IV program and Sarah Palmer in particular. So it’s great fun to be able to grant those wishes with a partner like Dark Horse,”