ONI has ordered Doctor Halsey assassinated, and Sarah Palmer is slated to pull the trigger. Lasky, in an effort to save Halsey’s life, sends Fireteam Majestic to stop Palmer. What Majestic discovers is the key to the future of the Halo Universe.
Dear Halo Community,
The Halo 4 Remix Contest was an innovative and novel idea. But unfortunately I wasn’t able to capitalise on it. Or, to be more precise, my son wasn’t. So if anyone still has the original stems, please send them my way. I’d love to see what he can do with the already brilliant tracks, and I’ll gladly share the finished product with the whole community.
To hear what my lad can do, head on over to his SoundCloud.
You can reach me at: email@example.com
UPDATE: Thanks to RC Master, the stems are now available at HBO.
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 29,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 7 Film Festivals
WAKE UP, JOHN!
It has been approximately 1 month and 5 days since Halo 4 was released worldwide, giving us ample time to look back on the experience so far and give it a proper review. Halo 4 marks 343 Industries’ first entry into the Halo franchise, the torch passing from Bungie after they left to work on the long-awaited Destiny. Taking the reins of a franchise with such a renowned legacy proved to be a monumental task for 343 Industries, so let’s delve into the first instalment of 343′s Reclaimer Trilogy which marks the triumphant return of the Master Chief and his AI companion Cortana.
WARNING: THIS REVIEW WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS
Karen Traviss has understandably earned a notable reputation for writing science fiction novels that focus on solid and believable characters. But she has also earned the respect of millions of fans who see her as pushing the boundaries of established and successful franchises like Star Wars, Gears of War and more recently Halo.
The Kilo-5 trilogy features a host of interesting characters, including a Spartan-II, a bunch of ODSTs, a failed Spartan-II candidate (who happens to be their captain), an extremely interesting and almost charming AI and a language expert. And, for the first time, an interesting insight into Margaret Parangosky. The first book, Glasslands introduced us to life after Halo 3 — life after the war with the Covenant, where deception is the name of the game. Now, however, with The Thursday War life has become a little more complicated. Well, for those on Sanghelios.
From the TOR website:
This is a life-or-death mission for ONI’s black-ops team, Kilo-Five, which is tasked with preventing the rutheless Elites, once the military leaders of the Covenant, from regrouping and threatening humankind again. What began as a routine dirty-tricks operation – keeping the Elites busy with their own insurrection – turns into a desperate bid to extract one member of Kilo-Five from the seething heart of an alien civil war.
But troubles never come singly for Kilo-Five. Colonial terrorism is once again surfacing on one of the worlds that survived the war against the Covenant, and the man behind it is much more than just a name to Spartan-010. Meanwhile, the treasure trove of Forerunner technology recovered from the shield world of Onyx is being put to work. And a kidnapped Elite plots vengeance on the humans he fears will bring his people to the brink of destruction.
FIVE YEARS, FIVE LONG YEARS…
That ominous date, November 6th 2012, draws ever closer. We all know what it will bring, the return of the Master Chief and his trusty AI Cortana in Halo 4 along with a completely new campaign experience picking up right where Halo 3 left off. It’s a time of great anticipation and excitement for the Halo community, the culmination of half-a-decade’s worth of fiction through games, comics, novels, anime and even a live action series – to put it in Layman’s terms, it’s a damn good time to be a Halo fan!