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Halo 5: Guardians Second Opinion

Halo again, Spartans

Halo 5 Guardians Review Screenshot

HIGH The beginning of chapter thirteen is cool, and Exuberant Witness is awesome.

LOW The suicidal conveyor belt of failed AI revives. I wouldn't trust these braindead Spartans to open a tin of peaches without adult supervision, let alone save humanity.

WTF Spartans engaging in poorly directed hand-to-hand fisticuffs.

Halo 5: Guardians Review

Bet They Can't Stick It

Halo 5: Guardians Review Screenshot

HIGH Hoarding Mantis requisitions and going mech-crazy in a random Warzone match.

LOW The Warden Eternal... and the Warden Eternal again... and again...

WTF Isn't living on a planet made of glass kind of hazardous?

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Review

Bad Memories

Halo Master Chief Collection

HIGH FMV Gravemind is scary as f***.

LOW I couldn't get the multiplayer to work even once.

WTF How do the first three Halo games still not have subtitles?

Video: Can we rocket jump in real life like we do in video games?

One of my favorite time wasters on YouTube are the Vsauce channels. I was thrilled earlier this month when Vsauce3 tackled something that I have always wondered about but dared not ask: can I actually rocket jump in the real world like I did in Quake? The answer is disappointing, but at least I know for sure.

Titan Books knocks it out of the park with Assassin's Creed III and Halo 4 Art Books

The Art of Assassin's Creed III

British publisher Titan Books has decided to celebrate the gorgeous artwork that provides the basis for our favorite digital adventures in two new books: The Art of Assassin's Creed III and Awakening: The Art of Halo 4. If you've got a finicky game-lover on your holiday shopping list, both of these books could make fantastic presents.


Need for Speed: Most Wanted Screenshot

I was listening to a podcast recently (and I've heard this same thing multiple times from other people over the last week or so) and I was shaking my head at the way the speakers were discussing recent Events Which Shall Not Be Named. Over and over, they were so insistent that reviewers are "getting paid off" for good scores.

Video: Ohio State University pays tribute to video games at half-time show

I'm not much into the college marching bands, I don't watch college football and no matter how amazing some say Drumline was, it has never occurred to me that I need to watch a marching band actually do anything.

This is a different matter entirely.

The Ohio State University pays tribute to beloved classic video games (and Halo) during the half-time show at the Ohio State University vs Nebraska game. Games honored at the show were Tetris, Pokémon, Super Mario Bros., Tetris, Halo, The Legend of Zelda and Pac-Man. Try not to jump out of your seat and cheer when Epona makes an appearance.

Video: Conan O'Brien to appear in Halo 4?

In another example of "any publicity is good publicity," Microsoft invites Conan O'Brien into the offices of 343 Industries so that he can expose millions of his viewers to its upcoming Halo 4 game.

As one would expect from the Conan O'Brien Show, it degrades into an opportunity for silliness on O'Brien's part with very little of the game actually shown. To be fair, O'Brien is funny and the representatives for 343 Industries take their beating pretty well.

Conan O'Brien to appear in Halo 4?

Minecraft user recreates a Halo: Reach UNSC Frigate

Minecraft user recreates a Halo: Reach UNSC Frigate

Tired of seeing Minecraft user-creations? Too bad cause here is another one! Minecraft forum user Garified, constructed not one but two UNSC frigates in the game—one large-scale and one a bit smaller—modeled after Halo: Reach's UNSC Savannah. After the impressive recreation of a scale model Star Trek Enterprise that made the rounds earlier in the life of Minecraft, this Halo ship is no less impressive.

But I think the Minecraft fans need a challenge. How about a scale model Omega Supreme or maybe aim higher and recreate Unicron? No prizes are guaranteed for all of your hard work, but I'm sure the entire Internet would shower you with nerd points for pulling it off.

Video: How Halo: Reach should have ended

Bungie has wanted to tell the Halo story from a new angle for a while. Apparently, it had grown tired of telling and re-telling the story of a lone space marine cliché in the middle of a clichéd fight with invading space aliens. It's first attempt at breaking out was 2009's Halo 3: ODST, a game that didn't even feature the Master Chief.

It tried again with 2010's Halo: Reach. This time the story revolves around a squad of similarly-skilled marines. This should have been the perfect venue for Bungie to stretch its legs, but anyone who played it probably noticed that Reach also fell victim to the cliché bug as demonstrated by this Machinima video.

Video: How Halo: Reach should have ended

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