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 […]
For all their power and capabilities, image editing software isn’t like sitting down to play a video game. You aren’t there to have fun. You’re likely looking to make a few minor tweaks to an image to make it ready to be shared, then you move on with satisfaction in a job well done. If […]
This is truly a golden age for fans of a big ginormous TV screen. Not too long ago, to buy a television over 40 inches usually meant wheeling one of those massive Mitsubishi or Toshiba projection monoliths into your home, consuming a vast portion of any room at a cost of potentially $7,000 to $8,000. […]
Nearly 30 years after it started its run as the most dominant productivity software ever created, the Microsoft Office suite of programs are now virtually synonymous with personal computing. From its days bundled with Windows to its current life as Office 365 cloud-based apps, there’s no reason to think perennial hits like Word, Excel and […]