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#1 Spark

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 12:26 PM

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That old thread is too old and long winded, I think it's time to start afresh. I'll post in here frequently with my own takes on each piece of the Halo Story I've experienced. And I'll be happy to answer any questions you might post here.

 

 

Also there was this neat thing a few days ago.

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Yep. Halo Infinite is coming, And it is coming to PC.

 

I know Halo's an old bag, and most aren't really interested anymore. Kind of saddens me, because of how richly built Halo's mythology has become.

 

A few useful fan-cultivated (Not me, before anyone asks) links if you're interested in diving in at some point:

Halo Story, and Where to Find it.

The Entire Halo Timeline (Basically your Cliffnotes Chronology)

And also of course, Halopedia, the absolute best place to find out everything you want to know.

 

And here's my own TL;DR chronological order of the "Important" stuff (there's a lot more, but I don't think they're important for enjoyment)

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Next week, June 26th, is the release of Halo: Bad Blood, a sequel to Halo 5: Guardians on the games side, and also a sequel to Halo: New Blood, which itself is a sequel to the old spinoff Halo 3: ODST, Starring everyone's favorite Nathan Fillion, Nathan Fillion as Nathan Fillion Spartan (former ODST) Edward Buck.

 

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#2 Spark

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 01:22 PM

I'm finally gonna sit down and play Halo Wars 2 today. (I should probably mention that as of right now, Halo Wars 1 is on Steam, and in the Summer Sale! HW2 is also on PC, but through the W10 store.)

 

I've played it on and off, but I haven't bothered to sit down and finish it, because RTS simply isn't really a genre I experience much. But I did keep up with it for the story.

 

Halo Wars 2 is not just a sequel, but a side-story to a different part of the universe during and after Halo 5: Guardians. The events of HW2 lead me to believe they will be coming into play in Halo Infinite.

 

Mainly by way of introducing the new faction, the Covenant remnant known as the Banished. Particularly, this is Atriox's story:

 

 

Halo has needed replenishment in the Rogues gallery for a while. Atriox and the other ones from Halo 5 are a good start.


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The New Halo Thread

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is likely coming to PC

Halo 5: Forge (and Custom Games) is FREE on PC

Halo: Bad Blood - June 26th (Book)     Halo Infinite  - TBA (Game, PC/Xbox One)

"Resignation is my virtue. Like water, I ebb and flow. Defeat is simply the addition of time to a sentence I never deserved...but you imposed."

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#3 Spark

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 04:40 PM

I guess I should post the *improved* version of the Halo Infinite trailer

 


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Halo: The Master Chief Collection is likely coming to PC

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Halo: Bad Blood - June 26th (Book)     Halo Infinite  - TBA (Game, PC/Xbox One)

"Resignation is my virtue. Like water, I ebb and flow. Defeat is simply the addition of time to a sentence I never deserved...but you imposed."

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 11:24 AM

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Did you leave out Halo Reach on purpose or by accident? :P


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#5 Spark

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 04:17 PM

 
Did you leave out Halo Reach on purpose or by accident? :P

 

Kinda on purpose, but I had changed my mind. I clearly forgot to go back and add it.

 

I've really soured on Reach these 8 years since it's been out. It introduced a lot of the unpopular gameplay elements that Halo 4 got crucified for, despite being mechanically the same as the former.

 

And it seems like it went out of its way to introduce problems that compromise the Fall of Reach book, which IMO told the same story, but way better.


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The New Halo Thread

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is likely coming to PC

Halo 5: Forge (and Custom Games) is FREE on PC

Halo: Bad Blood - June 26th (Book)     Halo Infinite  - TBA (Game, PC/Xbox One)

"Resignation is my virtue. Like water, I ebb and flow. Defeat is simply the addition of time to a sentence I never deserved...but you imposed."

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#6 Dalton Westmoore

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 06:15 PM

I guess I should post the *improved* version of the Halo Infinite trailer

 

 

Mmmh, not the song I expected they would use.

 

So I fixed it:

 



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Posted 26 June 2018 - 09:51 PM

HYPE THRUSTERS SET TO STANDBY.

 

A few days after the Halo Infinite trailer dropped, Marty O'Donnell (the composer of the Bungie-era Halo games, and Destiny 1 before he was fired without cause during D1's development) posted a winky wink comment on twitter:

 

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Nobody thought much of it, since it was a piece of music he had come up with years ago. But then, a few days ago, couple of people met up with him at a Seattle coffee shop. You might know some of them.

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So that's Joseph Staten (Head writer of the original 3 Halo games, currently works as Overall Senior Creative Director for Microsoft Studios), Jen Taylor (Voice actor of Cortana and Dr. Catherine Halsey) with Marty.

 

And then just a little bit ago:

 

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Either he's trolling us real good, or Marty's coming back to Halo, and then the WHOLE band is officially back together. Marty, Frankie, Joe Staten, and the voice actors.

 

 


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The New Halo Thread

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is likely coming to PC

Halo 5: Forge (and Custom Games) is FREE on PC

Halo: Bad Blood - June 26th (Book)     Halo Infinite  - TBA (Game, PC/Xbox One)

"Resignation is my virtue. Like water, I ebb and flow. Defeat is simply the addition of time to a sentence I never deserved...but you imposed."

-The Gravemind (Halo 3, 2007)
 


#8 Spark

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Posted 30 July 2018 - 10:36 PM

Here's a great vid on why the Master Chief stands out among the hordes of FPS protagonists (guest starring the Master Chief himself, Steve Downes)

 


Your Resident Halo Nerd

The New Halo Thread

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is likely coming to PC

Halo 5: Forge (and Custom Games) is FREE on PC

Halo: Bad Blood - June 26th (Book)     Halo Infinite  - TBA (Game, PC/Xbox One)

"Resignation is my virtue. Like water, I ebb and flow. Defeat is simply the addition of time to a sentence I never deserved...but you imposed."

-The Gravemind (Halo 3, 2007)
 






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