This year at PAX East, Rooster Teeth Productions, the team behind hit machinima webseries Red vs. Blue, unveiled the teaser trailer to the upcoming season of the show. And, for those of us that weren’t actually in attendance, we’ve had to wait patiently to see just what Rooster Teeth has in store.
Wait no longer. Rooster Teeth has finally released a revamped version of the PAX East teaser trailer for Red vs. Blue Season 10.
With not one, but twoHalo games slated for release this year I have had Halo on the brain lately. For many gamers of my age group Halo was the game that introduced us to the FPS experience and will always hold a special place in our hearts. I can still remember learning to use the dual analog sticks to control Master Chief, slowly figuring out what has become a staple of modern gaming. With Bungie passing the reins on to the guys at 343 Industries, I thought it would be a great time to take a look back at my Top 5 Halo Moments.
WARNING: THIS WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS BUT IN ALL HONESTY YOU SHOULD HAVE PLAYED THESE GAMES IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THIS LIST.
5) Final Level of Halo 3
Reminiscent of the fantastic closing level of the original Halo, the final level of Halo 3 is a fitting send-off to Master Chief and Cortana. With a buddy playing co-op, it’s even more fun, one of you blasting down the Flood as the other does his or her best to avoid exploding platforms while running down masses of the Flood.
The level is pure exhilaration, a time to let loose and just have fun completing the saga of Master Chief. Also everyone knows ramming enemies with vehicles is always enjoyable.
John and Cortana are back and the story continues. At the tail end of the XboxE3 2011 Press Conference, the following Halo 4 teaser trailer video was played. After which, many pants were needed to be changed. I can’t wait for holiday 2012.
It’s 8am (PDT) and I awoke with no hangover. Huzzah! Thats great news! You know what else is great news? Someone supposedly leaked a graphic that Microsoft will be announcing Halo 4, Star Wars for Kinect and more. We aren’t sure if this graphic is legit, so we’ll consider this a rumor and a great photoshop job until we hear concrete details.
Last night, we met with someone at the Destructoid party and confirmed for us that Star WarsKinect is coming, complete with jedi force power fun. Stay tuned for a Microsoft press conference live blog.
Keyshot Productions has released the first behind-the-scenes video for their upcoming Halo fan film, Operation Chastity.
The video exhibits the array of props being constructed for the film, alongside the professional makeup and film crews being used by the project. These include mockup Marine armor and weapons and an (apparently functional) Warthog. It’s clear that Keystone Productions has much greater resources to bear than a typical fan project.
Eric Ruth, the man behind 8-bit makeovers for such titles as DJ Hero and Left 4 Dead, has recently released an 8-bit version of Halo: Combat Evolved.
Ruth has previously faced the threat of legal action from Activision (no surprise there) for his Pixel Force DJ Hero title. Evidently undeterred, he’s gone on to release Pixel Force Halo as a side-scrolling NES-styled remake of the original game. Pixel Force Halo features simplified NES-style controls, graphics, and even its own soundtrack in chiptune form. Read On
Starting tonight and continuing on every Thursday night at 7:00pm (PST), some of the Pixelated Geek staff will be online playing Halo Reach multiplayer on Xbox Live and we want you to join us! Just add isevenx to your friends list and request a party invite at 7:00pm (PST).
Also, to celebrate our first “Reach Around,” we’ll be giving away prizes randomly to people who join our party. So, just like Xbox marketing execs say “Jump In.”
Halo: Reach doesn’t hide its intentions. The first shot- a broken SPARTAN helmet- foreshadows a bleak ending.
Halo initially seems an odd choice for a melancholy game. It’s the quintessential fratboy franchise, a series that prides itself on its multiplayer and reliant on a standard-issue “super-soldier saves humanity” storyline. Its central protagonist rarely speaks, its marines are gung-ho types cracking wise in the midst of combat, while the alien antagonists are often comedic both in appearance and attitudes.
Halo and Halo 2 certainly had their tragic moments, given life by the sometimes elegiac soundtrack created by the very talented Martin O’Donnel. Thanks in part to O’Donnel, war-weariness emerged as a major theme during Halo 3‘s bittersweet conclusion, strengthened in Halo: ODST by its lonely portrayal of a battlefield’s aftermath. Maybe it shouldn’t be a surprise that in Reach, it’s inescapable. Read On
September 14, 2010 will be a day to remember, the launch of the most anticipated game of the year Halo: Reach. Knowing that this will be the last Halo game made by Bungie, they had to celebrate the momentous occasion in a special way. They decided to have a launch party at the unofficial capital of the world, New York City. I had the privilege to be there along with the first three hundred people who were on the line at the Best Buy Theater in Time Square.