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  • Blog Post: Watch The First Trailer For The Flame In The Flood

    We just gave the world the first information on the promising new Kickstarter game The Flame in the Flood. Now, you can see the game in action. This is the Molasses Flood's Kickstarter video for The Flame in the Flood. For more on the game, read our feature on the game and its development. Related... More
  • Blog Post: Without A Net: BioShock Vets Face Life After Irrational With The Flame in the Flood

    [Note: This article appears in the new issue of Game Informer. Molasses Flood's Kickstarter page is here .] [Photography: Dan Perez de la Garza , all photos subject to copyright] In the Boston suburb of Cambridge, six people sit in a cramped room in the basement of a nondescript office building,... More
  • Blog Post: Versus Mode – Debating Halo

    Versus Mode is a special feature that we're doing today, and it focuses on two editors debating the merits of a particular game or series. This entry features senior features editor Matt Helgeson debating the Halo series with senior previews editor Matt Miller. Helgeson: To start, we'll set the... More
  • Blog Post: Coming Full Circle – A Look Back At The Halo Series

    Master Chief became a gaming icon after his debut in November 2001 on the first Xbox. Since then, the green-armored space soldier and his comrades in arms have continued fighting universal evils across all Microsoft’s platforms. Today, 343 Industry announced Halo 5: Guardians for the Xbox One,... More
  • Blog Post: Looking Back On Martin O'Donnell's Bungie Career

    We don't know the reasons behind it, but Destiny developer Bungie and longtime composer Martin O'Donnell have parted ways . O'Donnell's credited work with Bungie stretches all the way back to Myth: The Fallen Lords, released in 1997. But it's his definitive work on the Halo series... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – I Miss Backwards Compatibility, But I Probably Shouldn't

    Neither the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 is backwards compatible. You can't take a disc from your library of PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games, put it in your new console, and play. I wish I could, and I understand why I can't, but it does not make me want the feature any less. When the Xbox... More
  • Blog Post: The Other Side Of The Story: Swapping Playable Characters

    The idea of perspective is complex when it comes to video games. More often than not, the player sees the story through the eyes of one main character. Although the upcoming Grand Theft Auto V will have one of the highest profile instances of character switching, this concept has been around in video... More
  • Blog Post: Why I Quit Playing Games

    I used to chew through games and spit them out. It was my personal mission to play every high-profile game I could get my hands on. Then the unthinkable happened – I stopped enjoying my favorite series. The build up to Halo 2’s release in 2004 was ridiculous. It seemed like everyone in the... More
  • Blog Post: The Abbreviated Fiction of Halo

    From the inception of the franchise in 2001, Halo’s fiction has only grown more complicated. Multiple games, novels, comic books, toys, animated features, and other media have created a rich tapestry of characters and storylines – but gamers new to the franchise could be forgiven if they... More
  • Blog Post: Surprise Protagonists: A New Perspective

    It’s not uncommon for a cutscene to present us with a different perspective. These sequences can illustrate events through the eyes of several different characters, whether they’re the main protagonist or not. Seeing things from a new angle can not only increase the impact of storytelling... More
  • Blog Post: The 10 Year Anniversary Of The Original Xbox

    Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the original Xbox. It’s odd to recall that at one time the system was the underdog in the console race. The idea of Microsoft entering the home console war seemed like a suicide mission a decade ago, but with the help of Master Chief and a few very important... More
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