Top Ten Soundtracks in Gaming

The most magical thing about video games is that they are the culmination of every other medium. They use art, music, film, and more to help create an entire world and one of the most easily recognizable components of a famous video game is its soundtrack. The moment you hear the opening to the theme … Continue reading Top Ten Soundtracks in Gaming

Revisiting Halo 3: ODST

Halo 3 is one of the biggest games ever. It completely dominated online matchmaking the first couple of years that it was out. Only Call of Duty stood any chance in matching its numbers and thanks to the community tools available in Halo 3, Bungie had made it easy for players to keep coming back … Continue reading Revisiting Halo 3: ODST

Top Ten Gameplay Moments in the Halo Series (So Far)

There are hundreds of memorable moments in games, but often, there doesn’t appear to be a distinction between narrative and player experience. The Halo series, for instance, is jam-packed with memorable story moments, but how many of those are memorable gameplay moments? I wanted to go back and relive parts of my childhood to see … Continue reading Top Ten Gameplay Moments in the Halo Series (So Far)

Top Ten Skyboxes in Gaming

Nothing beats a good skybox in a game. While it might not be the most thought-about aspect by the player, it really is the cherry on top that completes the entire feel of the game. A well done skybox will allow the player to marvel at everything from the rocks at their feet to the stars … Continue reading Top Ten Skyboxes in Gaming

Did the Pandemic Help Microsoft?

I was always planning on waiting to get my next-gen console. It’s what I do now, as I never see a reason to be an early adopter for systems that have few games to begin with and I always have games I need to play anyway. However, this time has been different. I wanted to … Continue reading Did the Pandemic Help Microsoft?

The Best Announcements at E3 2021

E3 is always an exciting time because you know there is going to be at least one thing that you can't wait you get your hands on and play. Luckily for me, I had multiple things that made me reach for my wallet before seeing that some didn't even have a definitive date yet. However, … Continue reading The Best Announcements at E3 2021

Top 10 Skull Locations in Halo: MCC

One of the biggest draws to the Halo series has always been its sandbox and starting in Halo 2, Bungie decided to capitalize on players exploring their levels so intently by including some collectibles. But in typical Bungie fashion, they made it their own by making collectibles that resembled skulls. Originally finding these little items … Continue reading Top 10 Skull Locations in Halo: MCC

Top Ten Xbox 360 Games

Everyone has that one console that has been integral to the growth of their gaming identity and though the N64 was my first personal console, the Xbox 360 was when I first had disposable income. I had the opportunity to explore the medium like never before. It was great. There were so many influential games … Continue reading Top Ten Xbox 360 Games

Revisiting Halo 3 but with LASO

Halo 3 was the game I played more than any other other growing up. It was my go to experience for both single player and multiplayer for years and I have so many memories staying up late with friends trying to complete it on Legendary with whatever random challenges we could come up with. I … Continue reading Revisiting Halo 3 but with LASO

Revisiting Halo: Combat Evolved

The original Halo, released in 2001 developed by Bungie Studios and was my first experience with first person shooters. Before Halo, the only games I had the opportunity to play were Nintendo games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers. It quickly became one of my favorite games at the time, even though I had … Continue reading Revisiting Halo: Combat Evolved