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Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .
By:cheapLEY
Date: 3/12/13 11:04 am

A friend posted the Super Bowl commercial for God of War on Facebook yesterday, with the comment, "Best commercial for a video game ever." As a reply, I posted the Believe ad campaign. I then spent another hour or so looking at all the past Halo commercials and advertisements, and it made me think.

We've had over ten years of Halo, now, and six games (Seven, counting Halo Wars). For so long, I've been a fan of Halo, and I became a fan of Bungie.

Looking back, I can remember so many great moments, from the first moment I popped in that Halo disk into that giant black box, a massive Duke in my hands, all the way through the completion of Halo 4.

I remember when the Halo 2 announcement trailer dropped, and then the E3 demo. I remember LAN parties with friends, and the migration of that atmosphere to Xbox Live for Halo 2. That was the pinnacle of gaming for me, at the time. I was playing with the same people I used to have LAN parties with, and that was so amazing, as I had since moved thousands of miles away from those people.

I remember first joining the HBO Forerunners and goofing around all the time, playing stupid made up games and exploring outside of the maps, or all of us joining games a pink Elites and congo-lining our way through Lockout. And because of this place, a decent group of Forerunners still have an active IRC channel and get together for games when we can, even if it's not usually a game of Halo anymore.

My first midnight release was for Halo 2. I was in college at the time, and I blew off classes the next day to play with some friends all night and through the day. I remember playing the Halo 3 beta, because we got some keys to spread amongst the HBO Forerunners, and then much later playing the Reach beta right before I went to basic training.

There are so many great moments to remember, and despite some of the disappointments along the way that seemed like such a huge deal back then (Halo 2's ending comes to mind), I look back and realize I wouldn't change a thing about it.

It's been a great ride, and I'm still here for both 343i's Halo journey, and wherever Bungie decides to take us with Destiny.

More than anything, this community made me a fan of Halo, and of Bungie. I would not have had as much fun along the way, or made some of the friends that I have, if it weren't for this place. So thanks to you all, and to Wu for putting up with us and keeping this place going.

For the sake of discussion, what are some of your favorite memories and moments over the past decade?


Messages In This Thread

Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .cheapLEY3/12/13 11:04 am
     Awesome!Cardo 8 ATL3/12/13 11:38 am
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .Compton3/12/13 12:00 pm
           Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .stabbim3/12/13 8:15 pm
                 Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .thebruce03/13/13 11:17 am
                       Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .Louis Wu3/13/13 11:27 am
                             Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .thebruce03/14/13 1:28 pm
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .serpx3/12/13 12:37 pm
           Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .cheapLEY3/12/13 2:12 pm
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .Pkmnrulz2403/12/13 1:20 pm
           Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .Apollo3/13/13 4:33 am
           Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .General Vagueness3/14/13 10:24 am
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .iForge3/12/13 1:42 pm
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .breitzen3/12/13 1:51 pm
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .thebruce03/12/13 3:02 pm
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .zoojoo3/12/13 3:03 pm
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .Toby Dillman3/12/13 3:08 pm
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .ZackDark3/12/13 3:30 pm
     Halofest, Rooster Teeth trip, HBOMB etc...bryan newman3/12/13 6:59 pm
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .Architechnid3/12/13 10:01 pm
     Shameless...GrimBrother One3/12/13 11:12 pm
           Re: Shameless...thebruce03/13/13 11:20 am
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .Ragashingo3/12/13 11:15 pm
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .Alexis3/13/13 3:11 am
           Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .cheapLEY3/13/13 11:27 am
                 Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .Alexis3/13/13 5:10 pm
                       Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo . . .cheapLEY3/14/13 5:21 am
     Re: Looking back at over ten years of Halo...General Vagueness3/14/13 6:55 pm
           So, hmm...ZackDark3/14/13 8:59 pm
                 Re: So, hmm...General Vagueness3/15/13 3:49 pm

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