I replayed all the previous Halos before H4.

So in the two weeks prior to Halo 4's release I played all the Halo campaigns on Legendary. I mean all of them, in Canonical Order because I'm a stupid fan boy.

  • Halo Wars
  • Reach
  • Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary (I substituted this one for the Original)
  • Halo 2 ( Until about mid way)
  • Halo 3: ODST (After finishing this I switched back to H2)
  • Halo 3

Upon finishing H3 on the Monday prior to Halo 4's release I was pretty happy to have gone back to the campaigns, and while there were frustrating moments in each the overall experience was satisfying. The games definitely have different feels for each of them.

Now that Halo 4 has been out for a little less than a month I feel confident saying that the campaign in H4 is by far the most emotional of all the other Halos. This isn't suppose to take away from the others, but at the end of Halo 4 I actually felt connected to Master Chief as a character. Contrast that to the feelings of, "Oh Shit! Master Chief is a crazy badass, I can't believe he made it out of this one" that I felt in the others. Still not sure where it ranks with the other campaigns but I don't necessarily feel the need to do a ranking.

Has anyone else done something similar for other franchises? This past summer I played through all the Mass Effect games, but that was mainly because I hadn't touched one prior. I mean specifically replayed the previous game in anticipation of the new release?

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While my gf is away, what shall I play...

Starting May 21st my girlfriend is going to be in Italy for 2 weeks (helping out with a psych study). So I figured since the semester is over, and I only work part-time, I would play some vidya games. Th only question is what I should play. Right now these are the games that I need to beat(All games are for the 360):

NBA Jam
BioShock 2
Fable II
Fable III
Darksiders
Red Dead Redemption
Dance Central
Kinect Adeventures

Games I still have achievements to get, but have beaten:
Dante's Inferno
AC:Brotherhood
Fight Night Round 4
Magic the Gathering
BioShock

So ladies what should I play? I'm also willing to buy some DLC, Arcade games, or older games that I could get for cheap at Game Stop.
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Activision Rumor Fest 2011

Continuing the discussion on the Bombcast over the Activision lay offs and their business model I present the evidence of their next big thing: 
 
BUNGIE 
 
Clearly everyone has heard that Activision owns the rights to publish Bungie's new IP for the next ten years, but up until now we have had no clue what that new IP would be. According to a rumor story on Kotaku from this morning the new IP (known as Destiny) will be a MMO-FPS (Massively Multiplayer Online First Person Shooter). Which if Bobby Kotick's ideas of subscriptionizing COD is anything to go off of, Destiny will be a subscription based game. 
 
Whether this is a good thing or bad thing is a different story, but what this shows is that Activision is likely going to stick to the same business it has in the past: find something hott, get it, and make $. However, because Bungie owns the rights to the IP a situation like Infinity Ward won't happen, which is some good news.    
 
 http://kotaku.com/#!5762663/is-destiny-the-next-game-from-the-creators-of-halo

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Gianbomb, just another extension of Internet culture?

 The more I lurk /b/ and the more I listen to the bombcast the more I see inside jokes and memes being used during the cast.  
 
This got me thinking; how many of these internet forums and message boards begin to blend together?   
Is Giantbomb just another internet menagerie of memes, or is there some kind inner Giantbomb culture?  
As rather new member to community (I joined back tis summer but didn't start lurking around until a few days ago) I am curious what you the Giantbomb users believe.

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