My first reaction to the Halo 5 opening cinematic: Hmm…. Interesting. Now that I have had more time to think about it: *Takes a deep breath* OK. This trailer was cool. I was grinning with excitement throughout it. But I didn’t find it as awesome as others appear to have. For this reason: As someone … More My Thoughts On The Halo 5 Opening Cinematic
I have talked about why I think Cortana is naked, and why the developer’s chose to make her look that way. Here are my two posts on the subject: My Thoughts On Cortana’s Appearance In Halo 4 Analyzing Cortana: What Does It Mean To Be Naked? Part 1 But now I want to look at … More Analyzing Cortana: What Does It Mean To Be Naked? Part 2
Note: If you haven’t already, I recommend reading the post in the link before you read this post, just to have as much information as possible: Click Here For The Post A friend of mine recently brought up a good point about Cortana’s appearance. Below are his words (I have edited them for the sake of … More Analyzing Cortana: What Does It Mean To Be Naked? Part 1
Let’s talk about sexism. One of the things that annoys me is when someone calls Cortana “sexist.” The reasons they’ll bring up will be reasons like 1) She’s naked 2) She cries/is emotional 3) She is dependent on others (specifically, men). I will address these criticisms against Cortana. 1) “She’s naked.” Cortana’s body is idealized, … More Cortana and Sexism
Recently, 343 Industries studio head, Josh Holmes, posted on Twitter what fans of the series can expect after the release of Halo 5: Guardians. Holmes proposed to keep things fresh with “”new maps, modes, hundreds of new REQs and more.” Speaking of REQ packs, Holmes has explained that there is a level cap for players … More New Maps and Weapons Will Be Released After Halo 5’s Launch. And Master Chief’s Face Will Not Be Revealed In Halo 5.
Clothed and un-clothed portrayals of Cortana in art. If Cortana became human, I’d want her to wear clothes. That seems like a no-brainer kind of decision. However, as an A.I., I feel like not wearing clothes adds something to Cortana’s character that wouldn’t be there if she did. How do I explain it…. Look at … More Analyzing Cortana Art: What Difference Do Clothes Make?
Remember how the Halo community reacted when sprint was added into Halo 4? Everyone made such a big deal out of it. But did you know that Halo 2 was originally going to have Sprint capability? In a recent YouTube video, one user has revealed that Halo 2 used to have sprint capability during the … More Halo 2 Originally Had Sprint Capability During The Build
Phil Spencer, Xbox’s Studio Head, has recently stated the Xbox One’s existing backwards compatibility could be extended to original Xbox games. In an exchange on the social media network “Twitter,” Spencer answered the following question: Question: “Very silly question, but if Xbox One essentially has Xbox 360 emulator, how much work would go into making … More Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Could Be Extended To Original Xbox Games
The latest game in the Halo franchise: Halo 5: Guardians, is said to not include the game type “Big Team Battle” at launch this October. Nonetheless, fans of the series can still look forward to the new game type “Warzone.” As stated by Josh Holmes, 343 Industries executive producer, “Warzone is the evolution of BTB … More Halo 5: Guardians Will Not Include Big Team Battle Game Type At Launch.
Note: Readers of my previous posts will know that I’ve talked about this piece of art before, and about portrayals of Cortana in art, and some of this post will be familiar to them. But, I’ve found that I have more to say about this piece of art. This is fan art of the character … More Analyzing Cortana Art: Context and Intent