Tag: Master Chief

Master Chief, or John 117, *is* Halo.

Hunting the Truth of Halo 5: Guardians

“Hunt the Truth” is a podcast series and Halo 5 teaser produced by 343 that follows the journey of a news reporter hired by the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) to write an in-depth profile of John 117, Master Chief.

News reporter, Benjamin Giraud, starts out the series explaining how he’s been hired by (ONI) to write the article, and how during his research he comes across questions that make it clear something huge is hiding in a series of unexplained events, and that the details just might reveal that Master Chief is a traitor.

The Podcast opens with an introduction to the series, and gives a little background to the story. Check it out below, followed by the first four Episodes in the series, with my synopsis of each. You can visit the Official site and catch more of the podcast at the links located on the bottom of this post.

 

Episode 00: Primer

 

Who is Sergeant Johnson?

Sergeant Johnson cover art,  Halo novel "Contact Harvest"

Sergeant Johnson on the cover of Halo novel “Contact Harvest”

We all know Sergeant Avery Johnson, right? He’s the embodiment of badassery and the trusted companion of the Master Chief. But do you really know who he is, what his story is, and what makes him the great man we all know him to be? Well you’re in luck! Our friend Nervous Celery has just the thing for you.

Everything you need to know about our favorite cigar smoking sergeant is in the video below; from where he was born and his early life, to why he joined the UNSC and how he befriended the Master Chief. Now sit back and enjoy your recommended dose of awesome.

 

 

Be sure to check out Nervous Celery’s other videos here >>

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#ThrowbackThursday – Chronological order of Halo novels

Crop of Karen Traviss' "Glasslands" novel cover art by Eddie Smith

Crop of Karen Traviss’ “Glasslands” novel cover art by Eddie Smith

A couple years back I decided since I was a reader, and a Halo fan, why hadn’t I read any of the books? And so my journey began. I’m enjoying them, and think you will to. Follow the link for this Halo Diehards #ThrowbackThursday and see where you should start! There’s even a list that includes the games in the timeline.

 

What is the chronological order of the Halo novels? >>

 

 

Halo 2: Anniversary Trailer Means One Thing

So, the new Halo 2: Anniversary Cinematic Trailer came out today, and I just watched it. A lot of things went through my mind and emotions as the trailer played.

First, I began to reminisce of my journeys through the campaigns, the awe I had at the Halo story and the artistry and the all-immersive experience of it. I remembered thinking, “Why do the cutscenes look soooo bad, when there are CGA movies out that are so badass?”.

As I watched Chief strangling the Prophet in the trailer (hey, you know that’s what you really wanted, too), I realized one thing: I really, REALLY want to own and play the Master Chief Collection!!

I miss the things that made me love the game and franchise, and I could imagine reliving them… better. But will they really be better? And is it worth a whopping $400-$500 (the purchase of the Xbone) to find out?

These are questions I must work out in my own time, especially as I realize that the same drive that makes me want MCC, that collection of games that I truly loved, only makes sense if that $400-$500 goes towards playing the continuation of the series which I most certainly have not.

All that aside, one thing and one thing alone is crystal clear after I watch the trailer. It is a thought I’ve had before, and it comes to mind fresh and screaming as a newborn babe….

THEY HAVE TO FIND A WAY TO BRING BACK SERGEANT JOHNSON!!!

Missed the trailer? Check it out now.

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