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My Favorite Classic Halo Media – Halo Week 2019 July 24, 2019

Posted by Maniac in Halo Week 2019, Uncategorized.

Welcome back to Halo Week 2019, where we are talking all things Halo. While working on a different article for this site, I stumbled on so much great independently produced Halo content I felt I had to feature some of it here.

In 2004, hype for Halo 2 was picking up and a month before the game was released, the now defunct Spike TV channel broadcasted a television show called The Ultimate Gamer. In it, a Halo fan got to live out the dreams of every Halo fan.

I remembered watching this show the night it first aired and for years I thought this show was a piece of media that would forever be lost. It turns out, it had survived and I’m so happy it is. Even though a lot of information in it out of date, it’s a great time capsule and makes me think back to how exciting the wait was for Halo 2.

While we’re on the subject of otherwise lost media there’s no bigger poster child for that (well, other than the BBC) than the now defunct G4TV. What started as a great television network for gaming was totally ruined after its corporate merger with TechTV. That having been said, Halo 2‘s release happened before all that, and in anticipation for that game’s much-anticipated release G4TV devoted an entire day of content to Halo on the day before of Halo 2‘s release. It was celebrated with bumpers like these:

Icons was by far my favorite series during G4’s heyday. It focused on the history of game development with episodes focused on either major game franchises, a major event, or the history of a studio. This episode of Icons, produced by G4, focused on the history of Bungie, the original creators of Halo.

Every Halo fan remembers where they were in 2007 when Halo 3 launched. The game promised players the chance to Finish the Fight that began so many years earlier, and preorders were through the roof. The guys over at PBC Productions (famous for creating iconic series such as Captain S and Little Miss Gamer) visited their local game store to document the biggest game release of its time!

Finally, most people cite the Halo 3: ODST TV commercial as an example of one of the best video game commercials of all time. While we don’t agree with the fact it is THE best, it certainly cracked our top ten of best commercials of all time. Here’s a behind the scenes look at what it took to make that commercial.

Hope you all enjoyed this trip down memory road. More Halo content, including more videos from Outpost Discovery, is on its way for Halo Week 2019!


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