The Reclaimer Saga and the Future of the Domain

Flashback to November of 2009, about five years ago.

It has been a hell of a year for Halo – two whole games (Wars and ODST) have been released, Halo 3 still dominates Xbox Live and you’re playing on the second batch of Mythic Maps with your friends. The anime series Halo Legends has also just begun to air on Waypoint, and a book is on the way – Halo: Evolutions.

This was 343′s first literary foray into Halo’s lore, the beginning of Bungie passing the torch on to the franchise’s new custodians. As with Halo Legends, I think that at this point it would be remiss of me if I didn’t look back at some of these pieces of fiction to see whether there are any potential pieces of foreshadowing.

And, oh boy, I stumbled upon a goldmine!cea6 Continue reading

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Halo – E3 2014, News & Speculation

Microsoft’s press conference was two days ago and I’m just about recovered from the console-selling bombshell that was dropped on us with Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

I honestly didn’t believe it when it was leaked a while back, it sounded too good to be true – and I am still somewhat in-denial with all the things that have since been announced about what the game will offer. Four games for the price of one, full Anniversary treatment for Halo 2, new Terminals, Ridley Scott’s digital feature Nightfall, Forge in Halo 2, every multiplayer, every map… That’s just scratching the surface, it’s hard to keep all of this amazing new functionality in your head at once.

For that reason, I’d like to compile everything we know into one comprehensive post.halo mcc Continue reading

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E3 – Top 5 Most Anticipated Titles

E3 is literally 24 hours away, it’s pretty much a time where every gamer feels that Christmas has come 6 months early.

To give you a reminder of the different times that each conference is on:
- Xbox Media Briefing: 5:30pm GMT/9:30am PDT
- EA World Primiere: 9pm GMT/1pm PDT
- Ubisoft Press Conference: 11pm GMT/3pm PDT
- Sony Press Conference: 2am GMT/6pm PDT

CVG has a complete record of the conferences and time zones which you can view here.

I’ve got a first-class ticket on the hype train for so many titles, so I thought it would be remiss of me if I didn’t at least do a top five countdown.e3 Continue reading

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Cortana, Dead or Alive?

I hardly think that I need to remind any of you about the emotionally soul-shattering ending of Halo 4 to preface this topic… but I’m going to preface this topic by reminding you of the emotionally soul-shattering ending of Halo 4 anyway.

No, wait! Come back!midnight22 Continue reading

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The Reclaimer Saga and the Ur-Didact’s Future

The Ur-Didact was, as we all know, the central antagonist in Halo 4′s story. The insane Warrior-Servant manipulated John and Cortana into opening up his Cryptum to release him after 100,000 years of imprisonment and that enabled him to pursue his agenda of upholding his twisted version of the Mantle of Responsibility. He believes that the Mantle belongs only to Forerunners, and that all suspect races who could contend the Forerunners for power (like humanity) must be punished and imprisoned through the use of the Composer which will transform those it assimilates into one of his deadly Promethean Knights.

In a race against time, John and Cortana pursue the Didact to Earth and manage to destroy both his ship and the Composer – though not before the device assimilated over seven million people in New Phoenix.

But what exactly happened to the Didact after his defeat?forerunner13 Continue reading

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Twitter is an odd place. One person I’ve seen has described it as a place that can often seem “superficial, misleading and noisy”, but there are some occasions where genuinely important things come out of it.

The #YesAllWomen hashtag is one of those things…

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The Reclaimer Saga, the Ark, and Ragnarok

Consider this something of an addendum to my comprehensive post on the Ark Theory. With some of the recent revelations surrounding the recently announced Halo 5: Guardians, including a new piece of concept art and comments from both Bonnie Ross and Frank O’Connor, it seems that we won’t be getting a solid answer on the Ark Theory any time soon since Guardians is set to be a game which focuses on a “journey”.

However, I’m not willing to back down on this one and have some fresh pieces of potential evidence to throw into this theory.

Let’s talk Halo (again)…hal5 6 Continue reading

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