Halo in Retrospective: Master Chief always stands by his release date

Another E3 just went on, and while the guys still expecting for Valve to finally announce Half-Life 3 made a massive protest to show the developer how much they want that sequel, the rest of the world didn’t have to move even a finger to see the a new trailer of another (still unnamed) entry of the Halo franchise for the Xbox One. I remember how I used to go

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Got your attention, didn’t it? Of course it did. Maybe what I really meant to say is “gender in gaming”. In every artistic medium there is a certain exploitative element to approaching the female. Males lend themselves to the hero archetypes because to stretch the imagination to reach that conclusion isn’t exactly a huge leap. Thousands of years of source material exist to back up that tidy plot.  Just as

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On the last day of E3, in a small auditorium tucked away within the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA, the inaugural Horizon press conference commenced. Conceived by Brandon Boyer and Cory Schmitz, the conference was designed to focus on promoting a lineup of smaller, independent, beautiful games as an alternative to the standard E3 fare. The conference was not designed to be in opposition or antagonistic to E3, but

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Much to the surprise of everyone, Nintendo decided against holding a formal E3 press conference this year as they have, along with Microsoft and Sony, in years past. While many declared this a mistake, that it would only hurt Nintendo’s mindshare, others defended them saying that having launch their next-gen console, the WiiU, last year, they were just getting out of the way of Microsoft and Sony. No matter how

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