One fine day in 2002, I decided to get an Xbox console. I had seen how the gaming community had been blown away by this opening title Halo Combat Evolved, and I wanted to see it with my own eyes. Needless to say, I was very impressed with the story. I had never played a game with this amount of depth, such a large universe that could be explored – just imagine the possibilities! I fell in love with the series, and I got Halo 2 and Halo 3 later on.
The only thing more impressive than the game itself was the huge dedicated community surrounding it. I would join a multiplayer game, and players would start trash talking each other, laugh, kill people, teabag and so on. Yes, I did mention teabagging. Let me tell you, teabagging shows just how much Halo is about fun, not getting the highest k/d ratio, or whether you can get headshots. To me, Halo remains the only series which is centered around gamers having fun with the game. Today, I still play Reach frequently. I own all the Halo books. I eagerly anticipate every new entry to the series or Halo literature. Halo has changed me forever, and who do we have to thank for that? Bungie. The one and only.
See you starside.
- The Elmo