Halo 4 marks the return of Master Chief, but the story belongs to his holographic Girl Friday, Cortana, the endearing exposition-bot who resembles Tinkerbell with more snark and less clothes. After three games’ worth of alien-bashing alongside the Chief, Cortana has exceeded her natural lifespan. She’s falling into “rampancy,” a synthetic dementia that causes emotional outbursts at narratively convenient moments. Halo 4 has high stakes — Earth might be destroyed, again — but it’s really a story about planned obsolescence, about a machine trying to outlive its natural end date. READ FULL STORY »
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The 10th season of the web series Red vs. Blue came to a close last night — leaving fans of bickering, foul-mouthed, and life-endangeringly incompetent sci-fi soldiers with time on their hands.
Or maybe not.
Today sees the release of the Elijah Wood-assisted 10th season on DVD and Blu-ray and the debut of the 14-disc RVBX: Ten Years of Red vs. Blue box set. The latter boasts all the seasons of Halo-inspired, machinima-mayhem, plus eight hours of bonus features, including the behind-the-scenes, “Red vs. Blue: Story Board to Screen” video you can see, exclusively, below.
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The trailer for Halo 4: Foward Unto Dawn, the live-action series based on the popular Xbox franchise debuted at Comic-Con on July 12.
Set at the beginning of the human and Covenant war in the Halo universe, Dawn tells the story of cadets in training at the United Nations Space Command, leading up to the events of Halo 4, the game.
The five-episode series will premiere on Oct. 5, setting up the launch of the videogame on Nov. 6. Watch the trailer below.
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