(Editor: Sometimes we are taken with a product that isn’t entirely gaming related, though Weta certainly have been involved with the Halo universe (building a real-life Warthog for the movie currently in limbo). This Victory graphic novel/ artbook is part of their unique collection of products they produce and sell and we gave our youngest member the opportunity to review it. Here’s what he had to say.)
“Greetings. Young Men and Women of Earth. Welcome to the latest instalment of Victory- a guide to understanding our Solar System and your place in it.”
By now most of you would have seen District 9. Great movie, yes?
For most people it came out of the blue, little hype and minimal advertising until its release (at least here in Australia), and while perhaps it will be famous for its origins of rising from the ashes of the Halo movie, most will remember it as being a distinctly different type of sci-fi film, and one that can teach games a thing or two.
Halo 3: ODST is releasing in just over a month and for the Halo fans the countdown has already begun. Everyone is gearing up for yet another stunning installment of the great Halo franchise.
Bungie, along with Microsoft Australia, held a special V.I.P Halo 3: ODST event on the evening of Thursday 6th of August at Sydney’s Cockatoo Island for fellow Xbox Community Site members and lucky winners of various competitions held throughout the prior week and as always, OXCGN was there to dig through the rubble and report back.
All in all over 100 gamers and site members got their first official glimpse at not only the game, but the only real life Halo Warthog on earth, built by Weta Studios in New Zealand. Everyone was eager to see it in the flesh, touch it, hear it running, and whack their backsides in it – which we all did of course.
“`The rumours have been flying over the last week about a new Halo being unveiled at E3. And since Halo Wars is already confirmed to appear; Bungie appears committed to their new “Superintendent”IP being unveiled next week; and a Halo 4 FPS just doesn’t make much commercial sense when Halo 3 is still going strong, Bungie is busy and Gears 2 wants the limelight this year; our safe bet is on Peter Jackson’s Halo: Chronicles.