Can the Halo series survive without the Master Chief and Cortana? Halo 5 introduces Fireteam Osiris, a new team of Spartan-IV heroes, but will we care?
Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 is the greatest hero in FPS history. His relationship with the AI, Cortana, and a mildly sarcastic refusal to accept defeat, have saved humanity over and over again. Apparent Microsoft feels the franchise needs to move along.
This isn't the first time Microsoft has tried to swap someone other than the Chief into our play, and it hasn't always worked.
Halo ODST was not interesting to me. I'd thought fighting the Covenant on Earth, as a UNSC Marine, and defending New Mombasa would be a lot more fun than it was. Halo Reach introduced a fire team of Spartans at the onset of the war with the Covenant scum, before the fall of Reach nearly wiped out the United Nation's force of super soldiers. Noble Team, and the player character Spartan B312 a.k.a "Noble Six", were instant friends, and I was nearly brought to tears as they each died, trying to stop the onslaught.
Locke has some pretty big shoes to fill.
Gears of War 5 is absolutely the 5th game in the Gears of War series. I loved the first Gears of War game. The story was interesting and the commercial for it remains my favorite video game commercial of all time — even better than the live action Halo stuff. However, everything great about this […]
Contractors working for Microsoft say they listened to audio captured by Xbox consoles
There is a pretty good deal running on my favorite gaming controller. I use this with my Xbox, Nintendo Switch and MacBook Pro. It is more durable than the more expensive ‘pro controllers’ and works just as well. If you’ve been waiting for a replacement this is a pretty good price. Microsoft 4N6-00001 Xbox Controller […]
Life isn’t getting any less hectic, and pressure cookers are a quick, healthy solution for a growing number of kitchens. But if you thought your Instant Pot was versatile, there’s a major upgrade on the market: The Yedi 9-in-1 Total Package Instant Programmable Pressure Cooker. If you’ve somehow never used a pressure cooker before, try […]
When it comes to data analytics or deep learning, there’s one language behind the apps and algorithms that power the biggest companies of today: Python. The best part about this tool is that as versatile as it is, it’s actually fairly easy to learn. But mastery? For that, you need more than just a beginners’ […]
Your smartphone’s GPS is a modern necessity for some trips, but how do you use it safely? It’s been a problem ever since phones went mobile. A certain phone mount even shelled out the money for a commercial during the Big Game, so clearly there’s a market for the solution. Turns out there are a […]