Category Archives: Analysis

Star Wars: Battlefront II – A Narrative Appraisal, Part 1

Yup, I’m going to bat for this game! The loot box controversy has understandably dominated the narrative surrounding the release of Battlefront II, feeding into the wider issue in the gaming industry as a whole which has been building up for … Continue reading

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“You ARE Forerunner” – A Complete History of Human-Forerunner Origins

“You are the child of my makers, inheritor of all they left behind. You are Forerunner… but this ring is mine.” It’s been over ten years now since Halo 3 released and we ‘finished the fight’ (er… sort of?), bringing with it … Continue reading

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Rise of Atriox, Issue #3 – Review

“Atriox looks to Decimus to find others who can help the Banished expand their tech and maintain their fleet as the number of Banished continues to grow. Decimus recalls a Kig-Yar scientist named Sig Raan who resides in a secret … Continue reading

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Why I Love Halo: Nightfall – Part 2

We left off last time with our motley crew of Sedrans and ONI operatives (sorry for the proper nouns, Randall!) making ready to deploy to the fragment of Installation 04, known as Alpha Shard. Quite simply, the plan was to … Continue reading

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Why I Love Halo: Nightfall – Part 1

This one’s dedicated to Grim, who moved this right to the top of my ‘to-write’ list… Y’know, when Halo: Nightfall originally released, I, like many, wasn’t too sure what to make of it. I didn’t dislike it, but I wasn’t swept off … Continue reading

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Rise of Atriox, Issue #2 – Review

“Atriox, a valuable asset to the Covenant army, is slowly growing more aggressive and powerful among the Brute ranks – becoming a danger to the Covenant itself. Seeing this, the Executioner must end Atriox before Atriox ends him!” Another month … Continue reading

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Ruminations on Halo: Legends – The Duel

As a bit of an interlude between the Master Chief articles, along with the (re?)arrival of Halo: Legends on Netflix, I fancied doing a little rumination piece on one of my favourite stories from that ever-divisive anthology… The Duel is a short … Continue reading

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