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‘Halo: Nightfall’ first look

- July 24th, 2014

Gaming and sci-fi fans at San Diego Comic-Con received a surprising treat opening day.

On Thursday, 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions unveiled the first trailer for Ridley Scott’s digital series Halo: Nightfall.

Based on the first person shooter title from 343 Industries, Nightfall follows legendary marksman Jameson Locke (Mike Colter) and takes place between Halo 4 and the unreleased Halo 5: Guardian.

According to Xbox, Locke and his team are on a mission when they are ambushed by a terrorist organization on the planet of Sedra.

Captured, Locke and his team must fight their way back to freedom, but after being drawn to a “sacred artifact,” must endeavor through a hell they weren’t aware existed.

Although not much else is known about Locke’s character, Xbox have confirmed he will have a major role in the upcoming Halo title, which is due to release sometime in 2015.

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From the looks of the trailer, fans of the Halo franchise may be getting a live action series that incorporates all of the mythology and alien life presence they could have hoped for.

At the same time, it does feel like an expensive marketing ploy to amp up anticipation for the fifth title. We’ll see if it’s any good relatively soon, though, as the series is scheduled to premiere on Xbox One platforms sometime in November.

I mean, it’s got Ridley Scott, so there’s some hope for it yet.

Just the games – what’s new and noteworthy

- February 7th, 2013

“Which games are good? What are people playing?”

I’m asked these questions frequently.  There’s no shortage of gaming coverage out there, but it’s not always easily digestible for the casual crowd and weekend warriors. Subscribing to nerd culture podcasts strikes many gamers as a little intense. Still, they want to know what’s new and what’s worth their time.

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Liechtenstein cast in a video game Halo

- November 7th, 2012

XBox 360 has annexed an entire country all in the name of Master Chief.

The PR stunt by Halo 4 folks, who appropriately chose Halloween as the day of its takeover, redecorated the European nation of Liechtenstein in United Nations Space Command paraphernalia.

Liechtenstein PR Stunt

Master Chief saunters through the streets of Liechtenstein in search of Covenant.

Gutenburg Castle, as well as Balzers Quarry which was transformed into adventure zone for guests, complete with Master Chief driving a Warthog, fell victim to the invasion.

This isn’t the first a video game franchise has taken over a large space to entertain gamers. Activision used Howard Hughes’ old airplane hangar in Los Angeles for Call of Duty XP.

‘Halo 4′ chat recap

- November 1st, 2012

Watch QMI entertainment writer Steve Tilley and a panel of tech pros for an online discussion of Halo 4, one of the year’s most anticipated video games.

Halo 4 is being released on Nov. 6.

Our panellists:

And check out Steve Tilley’s review of the game here.

Halo 4: Exclusive first look and live chat!

- April 20th, 2012

Halo 4 isn’t hitting shelves until Nov. 6, but trigger-happy gamers need not wait that long to find out what’s happening in everyone’s favourite interstellar war.

Our own Professional Nerd Steve Tilley has a first look and review, complete with the above video, on all Sun Media sites, where he will be hosting a live chat at 12 p.m. ET to answer all your eager questions about this highly anticipated first-person shooter.

Check out the links below:

Edmonton Sun

Toronto Sun

Winnipeg Sun

Calgary Sun

Ottawa Sun