Tag Archives: Halo

New Halo Trailer E3

At the E3 conference last week, Microsoft unveiled a new Halo title for its next generation console, the Xbox One.

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Bungie Unveils Its Destiny

The studio that brought Halo into this world has said farewell to Master Chief and the highly praised 10 year project and unveiled their newest endeavor: Destiny. Today Bungie released a CG teaser of their newest first person shooter. In a few weeks, at E3, actual gameplay footage will be shown of the “always-on” massively multiplayer adventure.

Destiny will be released in 2014 and will be available on 4 platforms: the next generation of Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as as well as the older PS3 and Xbox 360.

The trailer was directed by Jon Favreau, of Iron Man 1 and 2, and is exceptional. It’s Halo, Star Wars, and GUNS…lots of GUNS.

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Xbox One Faces New Array of Rivals

“The new console, the Xbox One, will enter a market very different from the one its predecessor, the Xbox 360, entered nearly eight years ago, when there was no iPad, smartphones had keyboards and mobile gaming devices were primitive at best,” writes Nick Wingfield of the New York Times.

“Today, video games can be played almost anywhere, on any device, with the biggest possible audience of online friends and without the aid of a costly gaming console.”

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Elysium Trailer – Matt Damon Is A Cyborg In District 9 Director’s New Movie

Now I know I say this about every new sci-fi trailer…that it looks like Halo. But this one really does! As a matter of fact, the director of Elysium and District 9, Neill Blomkamp, was associated with the ill-fated Halo movie several years ago and even directed a live-action short film to demonstrate what his Halo universe would look like.

Having to settle for Elysium doesn’t look so bad, though,

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Vote Halo 4 President: 30 Crucial Reasons To Support Master Chief On Election Day

Halo 4 comes out on Election Day.  Coincidence? I think not! Check out my full GIF-packed list on BuzzFeed.

“You’re such a pragmatist, Chief”

 

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New HALO 4 Trailer Produced By David Fincher

WOW. Looks Like Master Chief’s in a pickle. It also looks like he’s had a troubled childhood.

16 days til Halo 4.

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 1

Leading up to the release of Halo 4, Microsoft has produced a 5 part live-action web series: Forward Unto Dawn.

The flashback episodes will follow the Master Chief and a young UNSC cadet, Thomas Lasky, who grows up to become the captain of the UNSC Starship Infinity.  If you’ve seen the Halo 4 trailer, you’ll know that this same ship crash lands on the new alien planet, right alongside Chief.

Forward Unto Dawn will be a compelling series, “filling-in” new fans on the back story and will provide cinematic glory for the uber-nerd fan hordes.

Episode 1 premiered on Friday.  My favorite part was, of course, the warthog.

Halo 4 drops on November 6.

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New Halo 4 Trailer: Forward Unto Dawn Live Action Series

Brace yourselves.  343 Industries just came out with a teaser trailer for a new live-action Halo web series: Forward Unto Dawn.  LIVE-ACTION.  As in, Prometheus + Avatar + District 9.   Humans + costumes + killer CGI.

According to ComingSoon.net, the series follows the Master Chief and UNSC soldiers, one of whom saw Chief kick ass as a youngster and grew up inspired.  Eventually he would become the Captain of the UNSC Infinity (the same ship that crash lands in the Halo 4 Trailer).

This all sounds like one of those interweaving, simultaneous storylines like the movies Crash/Traffic/Snatch, except with far cooler characters.

Forward Unto Dawn brings us one step closer to the Halo movie.  Eventually it will be made.  I just hope that the Halo Universe isn’t butchered like so many horrible Hollywood movies.  It’s Halo.  It’s too important.

And if you have been following my spot-on theory that the movie Prometheus is Halo and Halo is Prometheus, then you’ll love this: one of the confirmed enemies in Halo 4 is called the “Promethean crawler.”  You can’t make this stuff up.

Enjoy.

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New Halo 4 Video @ E3

(courtesy CNET)

Its finally here.  Opening the E3 convention in Los Angeles, Microsoft unveiled a juicy video of Master Chief in action.

I love how similar this footage looks to the trailers for the new movie Prometheus.  The two share the same sense of alien horror and similar style in spacecraft/alien hardware.

I also love how similar this game is to Halo 1.  It begins with a crashed UNSC ship.  The player and the Master Chief share a sense of wonder as they explore the new planet, coupled with an atmospheric sense of mystery.  Does anyone else appreciate how cutie the grunts are while simultaneously acknowledging that you have no problem slaughtering them?

Welcome back, Chief.  We missed you.

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Prometheus: Next Level Marketing

A commercial within a commercial for a sick movie.  Watch a robot cry.

The more traditional movie trailer for Prometheus is frighteningly wild.  Horror as a movie genre is completely underdeveloped.  But this film looks spooky and intense.  A chance to see Charlize Theron naked, Idris Elba with a hilariously unnecessary accent, and a set design that strikingly resembles HALO =  interest piqued.

Also, props to Michael Fassbender and Ms. Theron for being in basically every movie in the past year without reaching horrible Seth Rogan levels of market saturation.  (THIS FALL watch Seth Rogan AS Seth Rogan IN: I’m a fat-stoner-loser who was pretty funny in “40 Year Old Virgin” but then took on every role he was offered and squandered any potential for a decent acting career). 

(Fellow HALO nerds: watch the Prometheus trailer and pretend its a trailer for a new Halo movie.  It works surprisingly well.  One of these days it will be made and the world will share our joy).

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