Tag Archive: Halo

Feb 13

Man At Arms: Energy Sword from Halo

The energy sword in Halo works because it probably doesn’t weigh anything. The real life version looks very breakable and very difficult to wield. On the plus side, what they did to give it that purple shine….that was pretty cool.

Feb 01

Video Game Music Choir at Nintenshow

Last December the Video Game Music Choir performed at the Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge, MA. Their song selections seemed to include a Castlevania Medley, Click Clock Woods, the theme from Diddy Kong Racing, The Ghosts of Reach, and Pokemon and more. Here are some of my favorites but you can also check out their …

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Jan 20

Science of Games: Energy Shields

Science of Games Get More: Comedy Central They should really just rename this segment “the fiction of video games” because I think every time I watch this it’s a scientist saying “that’s not possible”.   Still, this one came close. While hardlight may never be a thing, a frozen lattice of atoms shield being somewhat …

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Jan 07

12 Video Game Themes in One Minute by Chad Neidt

Everyone knows that quality is better than quantity, but why not try both? Chad Neidt mashes up 12 iconic tunes from popular video games across history and mashes them in up into a one minute piece. The best part is that the transitions are abrupt but they still flow well into each other.

Dec 21

Powered UP! – Mario Defends the Mushroom Kingdom from Lara Croft, Master Chief, and Ezio

This was amusing. So amusing that I didn’t care why a super soldier from the future and and an assassin from the past were helping a treasure hunter steal from mushroom people. All that matter was that this was the result of taking some really silly ideas and playing them perfectly straight. Which I love. …

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Dec 13

PBS Game/Show: What if Master Chief Were Gay?

This is something that I can really get behind. One of the things I love about video games is that immersion lets you either be in a difference place or be a different person, sometimes both. Through them I’ve been lots of characters that wouldn’t be me. I’ve been a woman when I play Metroid …

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Sep 22

Halo’s Needler Brought to Life by Volpin Props

Volpin Props has brought one of Halo’s most iconic weapons to life. The needler of course is a Covenant weapon that shoots out pink crystals that have some slight homing capability and explode once enough have been shot into someone. The needler is one of my favorite weapons and I would very much love to …

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Sep 12

Heroes and Villains: Typography and Digital Art by Josip Kelava

Artist Josip Kelava has put together an interesting looking showcase featuring some of this favorite heroic and villainous characters from movies, comics, and of course games. He touches off his digital paintings of the the characters with some typography that not only states they are, but also representing a bit of who they are and …

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May 24

Video Games In a Darker Light – Shadow Series by Gamertee

The website gamertee.co.uk has a series of video game inspired prints call the Shadow Series. I don’t really have much to say about them other than they a really, really cool. I’ll show some of my favorites, but as always check out the gallery for a lot more.  

May 23

Lindsey Stirling and William Joseph Cover The Main Theme from Halo

Lindsey Stirling is back, teaming up with pianist William Joseph, to give us a very classy, very energetic cover of the main theme from Halo. I always love these videos. Not only are they great arrangements but just great to watch too. Both performers as well as the editing pay close attention to showmanship, making …

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May 19

Your Favorite Video Games Demade for Atari, Gameboy, and NES

Vsauce3 recently released a video that featured 4 video game demakes that I think might interest everyone. These games include demakes of Halo, Super Smash Bros., Team Fortress 2, and Left 4 Dead. They’re kind of cool, though I think for most of these, the benefits of modern video game technology and design. For example, …

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Mar 15

Vsauce3: Are Rocket Jumps Possible?

These never made sense to me. Growing up, one of my friends would abuse the rocket jump in Halo 2 to get to unreachable sniper positions. Also, this video has probably taught me everything I need to know to operate a rocket launcher. As well as making fast space ships.

Feb 28

Fast Facts About the Halo Series

A couple of really cool facts about the Halo series. Some of this I think a lot of people knew, like how Halo was going to start as a real-time strategy game but others I couldn’t even believe. Like how there was a chance that Halo would have been on the DS. That would have …

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Feb 02

This Guy is Every Stealthy Game Character – Sneak Attack!

There really are so many different ways to approach a stealthy game, which this video highlights quite nicely. Though I didn’t see Dishonored being shown there (the mask may have been too much) but other than that I thought this was a nice tribute to sneaking up on people and stabbing them in the back.

Feb 01

Speculation Friday: Two Games Are Better Than One With Cross-Genre Games

Earlier this week I played the public beta for Dust 514. The idea behind it is that it’s a Battlefield-esque first-person shooter that is influenced by the MMO Eve Online. When I first heard of this game a few years back, I was kinda blown away by the concept, but now that I’ve actually gotten …

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