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Happy Twentieth Anniversary, Halo November 15, 2021

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Since it was released twenty years ago, the Xbox platform has held its own as a staple console throughout video game history. Part of its continuing success has come from its incredible Halo franchise. For Halo alone, We’ve had five main titles with two side spin offs for Xbox consoles, two RTS games, and two twin stick shooters for smartphones, tablets and Windows PC. And that’s just the video games released for homes. There was an incredibly popular Halo game that shipped to arcades across the US in 2018, Halo: Fireteam Raven.

Starting in 2010, Halo branched out into home video starting wirh a series of animated shorts that went direct to video. It was followed up by live-action movies, and will continue with an upcoming television series. If you include print, you can’t forget about the novelizations, starting with The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund. Halo books have seen multiple series and have gone on to conquer The NY Times Bestseller lists on multiple occasions.

Also, Martin O’Donnell can be credited for creating one of the greatest soundtracks in video games history. Don’t believe me, take a listen at this.

And now, on the anniversary of the release of the Xbox, Microsoft has released the multiplayer campaign for the next game in the Halo series, Halo: Infinite, free to play. You can download it for yourselves right now.

Halo: Infinite is coming December 8th, 2021 to PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Classic Pokémon TCG Commercial Resurfaces November 12, 2021

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How did I never know about this? In the later end of the 90s the first wave of Pokémania was in full effect and commercials for Pokémon products were all over the television. Here’s a look at one of those commercials. The incredible thing is it starred Todd Licea (of Phantasmagoria 2 fame) and was edited by Wes Plate, who also edited Phantasmagoria 2.

Nostalgia overload!

Marvel’s Avengers Announces Spider-Man Release Date November 11, 2021

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Before it was first released, Square Enix had revealed that the iconic character of Spider-Man would be coming to Marvel’s Avengers…but only for the PlayStation console owning players. Now, we have the release date and details of how Spidey is coming to the platform. Please enjoy.

He’s coming November 30th, 2021 exclusively for PS4 and PS5 copies of the game. I’m of a mind that still believes the PlayStation Spider-Man games still exist in the same universe as Marvel’s Avengers. I’ll be sad if this campaign will disprove that.

Marvel’s Avengers is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Stadia, and Xbox Series X/S. Spider-Man will only be playable on the PS4 and PS5 versions.

Halo: Infinite UNSC Archives November 6, 2021

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Microsoft has begun their commercial campaign leading up to the release of Halo: Infinite. Taking a similar page from the highly successful Halo 3: Believe campaign, these new UNSC archives videos detail the history behind how the Master Chief’s armor was designed.

Halo: Infinite will release December 8th, 2021 on Xbox One, PC, and Xbox Series X/S.

Guardians of the Galaxy: No Guts, No Glory Novel Released November 2, 2021

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It’s a personal delight for me to see a novel released that ties in with a major video game. Since Marvel’s Spider-Man was released on PS4 in 2018, it has become customary for a prequel novel to get released in bookstores all across the country. That tradition was continued for the release of games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Marvel’s Avengers. Today, Titan Books has officially released the prequel novel to the new Square Enix game, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, No Guts, No Glory.

Anyone think I should do a review?

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is out now for PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox Series X/S.

Phantasmagoria 2 Played By Its Lead Actor – Part 2 October 30, 2021

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Paul Stetler, who played the lead character Curtis Craig in the cult PC horror game Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh, has been playing the game he starred in 25 years ago for the very first time. Last night was his second attempt to play the game, and it was just fantastic to watch him play.

Since this is his first time playing, he doesn’t know the solutions to all of the game’s puzzles, but he does have tons of insight into what he had to do to make each scene.

If you missed part one you can watch it here. Paul will continue playing the game every Friday at 6PM Eastern (3PM Pacific) until he finishes it. You can check out his channel here. He even plans to get some of the people who worked on the game involved for later episodes!

Phantasmagoria 2: A Puzzle of Flesh is out now for the PC.

iOS, iPadOS, and tvOS 15.1 Released October 25, 2021

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This is a bit delayed but I wanted to give you all a heads up that Apple has released new software for pretty much all of their personal devices. The iPad, Apple TV, iPhone and even Apple Watch have received major updates today, and you can get them all right now through your device’s software update feature or (in some cases) through iTunes.

The new update includes support for the much anticipated SharePlay feature as well as camera improvements for the iPhone 13 Pro.

Depending on your device, even if you have the previously most recent system software installed, the new update will likely weigh in at around 1.25-1.5GB.

Halo Infinite Campaign Overview October 25, 2021

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We are just two months away from the release of Halo: Infinite on multiple platforms and most of the recent previews for the game have revolves around the game’s incredible looking multiplayer campaign. However, the heart of Halo, at least to me, has always been its single-player campaign. Today, we finally got a look at it. This is literally the first look at the game’s single-player campaign in what feels like two years, so take a look!

Halo: Infinite is coming December 8th, 2021 to PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Uncharted Movie Trailer Released October 21, 2021

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The first trailer of the Uncharted feature film has just been released. The game takes place between the prequel and mainline sections of the Uncharted games and follows a young Nathan Drake (Tom Holland) and Victor Sullivan (Mark Wahlberg) as they search for a hidden treasure.

Man that kid sure gets thrown out of a lot of planes.

Uncharted will come to theaters February 2022.

Halo: Infinite PC Overview October 21, 2021

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Halo: Infinite is headed on its way to release this winter for multiple platforms and that is the first time in history I could ever say that about a brand-new Halo FPS game. Earlier today, Microsoft and 343 Industries have revealed what you’ll be able to do with the game.

LAN PARTIES ARE BACK BOYS!!!

Halo: Infinite is coming December 6th, 2021 to PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S