Halo

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DOOM was the great-granddaddy of the modern FPS, with its legacy haunting every single game in the genre with fast, arcade-style action, a ridonculous arsenal at your disposal and hordes on hordes of science-augmented magic-assisted demons for you to carve your way into. It was also one of the most vaunted multiplayer games of its time, with tons of user-modded options and map packs, which gave the game the staying power it has until today. Bethesda seemed to be trying to maintain the franchise’s line, until they released their multiplayer gameplay trailer…

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In this day in age when celebrities (and most people, really) are so afraid of potentially offending a person or a group, or are so cautious that something they say or do will be caught on camera or video and taken out of context, isn’t is great when we get to see a celeb just let loose with some foul language or a sick joke, to help remind us lowly fans that they are, in fact, people just like us?  A perfect example that springs to mind is Bryan Cranston’s epic (and epically left-field) burn on a fan during a Q&A panel recently at San Diego Comic Con.  Well, hang on to your hats, kids, because I’ve got another raunchy celebrity experience to share with you!

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So summer’s almost here and you may have some time on your hands. So why don’t you do the opposite of what your instincts tell you, and spend that free time indoors, in front of the TV, and enjoying the Best Line-up of Games ever assembled for an Xbox system. As the Electronic Entertainment Exo – AKA: E3 – gets underway on the left coast this week, Microsoft is already lording its wares over the entire gaming landscape with a lot of high-profile titles, big sequels, and technological advancements to take your gaming experience to the next level. This will all unfurl over the next several months to a year, of course, but for now you can wet your whistle with these videos and demos. (more…)

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The busy first day of San Diego Comic Con is coming to a close, and if you’re at all interested in Xbox and Microsoft’s latest experiment in home entertainment, than this one’s for you. After years of attempting a Halo movie for the big screen, the fine people at Microsoft said screw it, let’s make it a series and put it on our own Xbox network. And voila! Halo: Nightfall is coming this fall, and the first look is here after being first looked at earlier today in San Diego. So what’s it about, and what does it look like? Let’s see some images and watch a teaser trailer. (more…)

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With so much to nerd out about in 2015 already, Microsoft is going to load you up with even more with an announcement this morning that next year, you’re not just getting the long in the works Halo TV series, you’re also going to get the new Halo game for Xbox One, Halo 5: Guardians. And as a bonus, Microsoft is saying that there’s going to be a full year of hype building up to both launches starting at next month’s E3 unveiling. Okay, so maybe that’s not a bonus, but hey, Halo news! (more…)

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After numerous attempts by Peter Jackson (with the aid of 28 Days Later… screenwriter Alex Garland) and even a short film made by then-unknown Neill Blomkamp to try and get a Halo movie off the ground, it seems like we’re finally going to be treated to a live-action rendition of Master Chief’s planet-marauding adventures. Only they won’t be seen on the big screen.

Yes, the continued war for supremacy between TV and Cinema rages on, as a Halo series is reportedly on the horizon for Showtime. But will this be a tiny, Serenity-style character piece, or will Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV help bring all of the scope and grandeur of the XBox game into you living room week in and out?

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high_moonMicrosoft is aggressively moving forward with its plans to take on not just the video game market, but the online streaming video world of Netflix and Hulu with original programming for Xbox customers.

First two Halo-based shows were announced, along with the sci-fi drama Humans, then a series of gamer-interest documentaries–including one about the recent discovery of the legendary Atari E.T. landfill.

Next in line seems to be a number of ambitious projects–of particular note, a series based on the popular (and fun as Hell) tabletop RPG Deadlands, and a miniseries version of the graphic novel series Winterworld. (more…)

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The transition of the famous Halo video game series into the world of live-action entertainment has been a long and complicated process. And many failed movie attempts later, it still remains something that we have yet to see. But now it seems as if Halo will be making its way to television as opposed to the big screen, and the rumormill states that it will be none-other-than Neill Blomkamp who directs the pilot episode. (more…)