Posts Tagged ‘Halo’

Dave and Wes Discuss the State of Nintendo

It’s true.  We really do. Enjoy.

X means ’10’ to Romans (Happy Birthday, Xbox)

Ten years have come and gone since the clunkiest, heaviest, and most unexpectedly-awesome console of all time arrived on store shelves.  The Microsoft and their DirectX Box has seen many different shades of emotion from this gamer.  First there was unabashed hatred for the machine as I, at the time, was a FLAMING Nintendo fanboy.  […]

Works of Art — Gaming’s Most Inspired Visuals pt.1

For whatever reason, the debate as to whether or not video games can be considered forms of art exists, mostly due to trolls like Roger Ebert.  The Smithsonian American Art Museum, however, seems to side with everyone else believing that video games, like movies/books/music and other forms of entertainment, are indeed creative expressions worthy of […]

An Achievement Both Ridiculous and Extremely Gratifying (Halo: Reach)

“If They Came to Hear Me Beg” will go down as one of the stupidest gaming achievements in all my video gaming experiences past, present, and future.  This one goes in the Hall of Shame immediately, an imperfect, yet impossible-to-relinquish achievement that takes place in Mission 10 of Halo: Reach titled “The Pillar of Autumn.”  […]

Ready to Reach Out

Halo: Reach can come at any time, now.  I’ve spent the last month prepping myself by playing through all the Halo games in the franchise, from Combat Evolved through Halo 3 along with ODST and Halo Wars.  I’ve killed Sangheili and Kig-Yar, Jiralhanae and Unggoy (Elites, Jackals, Brutes, and Grunts, respectively), all without remorse.  I’ve […]

Halo 3: ODST — The Halo Series’ Finest Entry?

I picked up ODST when it first came out and played through it. It was very different not running around as Master Chief, a move I was skeptical of at first. After playing through the solo quest, my concerns were quickly turned on their head. This game was special, a testament to how strong the […]