Halo Mythos

A Guide to the Story of Halo
Author: 343 Industries
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781681193564
Category: Games
Page: 208
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This official, comprehensive, authoritative guide to the Halo universe, written in collaboration with 343 Industries, the developers of the “Halo” franchise, marks the first time that a book incorporates the entirety of the “Halo” canon, including the games, books, comics, live-action and animated entertainment, and more. The book also includes over 50 specially commissioned full-color paintings showcasing vehicles, artificial intelligence, weapons, ships, and never-before-seen aspects of Halo environments. The amazing illustrations come from a variety of renowned illustrators, including Jean-Sébastien Rossbach, Leonid Kozienko, Benjamin Carré, Isaac Hannaford, and 343's internal art team, too. For the first time ever, the timeline of the Halo universe is available in one place, charting humanity's battles against alien forces of the Covenant, Forerunners, and the Flood--making this book an absolute must-have for Halo fans.

Halo Mythos

A Guide to the Story of Halo
Author: Jeff Easterling,Jeremy Patenaude,Kenneth Peters
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781681194776
Category:
Page: 208
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Halo Mythos

A Guide to the Story of Halo
Author: 343 Studios
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405281942
Category: Computer adventure games
Page: 208
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The comprehensive, authoritative guide to the Halo universe, written in collaboration with the developers, 343 Studios. It incorporates the entirety of the Halo canon, including the games, books and comics, film and television. For the first time ever, the timeline of the Halo universe is available in one place, charting humanity's battles against alien forces of the Covenant, Forerunners and the Flood. The book is filled with amazing illustrations by a variety of famous illustrators, including Jean-Sébastien Rossbach, Leonid Kozienko, Benjamin Carré, Isaac Hannaford and 343's internal art team too. With a release due to coincide with Halo Wars 2, this book is a must-have for Halo fans.

Halo and Philosophy

Intellect Evolved
Author: Luke Cuddy
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 0812697189
Category: Games
Page: 220
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Since the Doom series, First Person Shooter (FPS) videogames have ricocheted through the gaming community, often reaching outside that community to the wider public. While critics primarily lampoon FPSs for their aggressiveness and on-screen violence, gamers see something else. Halo is one of the greatest, most successful FPSs ever to grace the world of gaming. Although Halo is a FPS, it has a science-fiction storyline that draws from previous award-winning science fiction literature. It employs a game mechanic that limits the amount of weapons a player can carry to two, and a multiplayer element that has spawned websites like Red vs. Blue and games within the game created by players themselves. Halo's unique and extraordinary features raise serious questions. Are campers really doing anything wrong? Does Halo's music match the experience of the gamer? Would Plato have used Halo to train citizens to live an ethical life? What sort of Artificial Intelligence exists in Halo and how is it used? Can the player's experience of war tell us anything about actual war? Is there meaning to Master Chief's rough existence? How does it affect the player's ego if she identifies too strongly with an aggressive character like Master Chief? Is Halo really science fiction? Can Halo be used for enlightenment-oriented thinking in the Buddhist sense? Does Halo's weapon limitation actually contribute to the depth of the gameplay? When we willingly play Halo only to die again and again, are we engaging in some sort of self-injurious behavior? What is expansive gameplay and how can it be informed by the philosophy of Michel Foucault? In what way does Halo's post-apocalyptic paradigm force gamers to see themselves as agents of divine deliverance? What can Red vs. Blue teach us about personal identity? These questions are tackled by writers who are both Halo cognoscenti and active philosophers, with a foreword by renowned Halo fiction author Fred Van Lente and an afterword by leading games scholar and artist Roger Ngim.

Halo Warfleet


Author: 343 Industries
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: 9781681196633
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 96
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Halo: Warfleet is the official, authoritative guide to spacecraft in the Halo universe, featuring ten intricately detailed full-color cross-sections of the franchise's most renowned ships--including the Pillar of Autumn, Truth and Reconciliation, Infinity, and Shadow of Intent. Discover encyclopedic information which reveals the secrets of Covenant, UNSC, and Forerunner weapons, sensors, fighters, planets, and more! Illustrated by renowned artists Hans Jenssen, John R. Mullaney, Isaac Hannaford, Darren Bacon, Shi Kai Wang, Glenn Israel, and Jay Prochaska. Additional artwork by Carlos Naranjo and Tyler Jeffers. Foreword by Frank O'Connor, Halo Franchise Creative Director. Cover art by Sparth, Art Director for Halo 5: Guardians. Written by Kenneth Peters, Halo Franchise Writer.

Awakening

The Art of Halo 4
Author: Paul Davies
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9781781163245
Category: Art
Page: 191
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Provides an in-depth look behind-the-scenes at the creation of the worlds of Halo 4, featuring concept art, character sketches, and detailed environments.

The Art of Halo

Creating a Virtual World
Author: Eric S. Trautmann,Frank O'Connor
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 0345475860
Category: Art
Page: 155
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A collection of interviews, anecdotes, commentary, and artwork spotlights the innovative work of the artists, musicians, writers, and game developers of Bungie Studios who created the best-selling Xbox game Halo, in a dramatic overview of the complete game development process and its characters, weaponry, technology, and alien environments. Original. 55,000 first printing.

Halo Graphic Novel


Author: N.A
Publisher: Marvel
ISBN: 9780785123781
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 128
View: 1987

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In the 26th century, Earth's United Nations Space Command and the Covenant, a coalition of aliens, are engaged in a war within the Halo universe for ultimate control, in a collection of four stories depicting various conflicts during the struggle.

Halo

Oversized Collection
Author: N.A
Publisher: Marvel
ISBN: 9780785165705
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 416
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The Halo saga begins here! First, the enhanced supersoldier Master Chief takes on the Covenant's miles-long command craft - heading for Earth to activate the world-shattering Halo weapon. It's time to lock, load and save billions of people - or die trying. Then, Helljumpers are the meanest, most battled-hardened Marines in the UNSC. But even the Helljumpers are taken aback when they respond to a remote science colony's SOS call and discover an enormous Covenant military presence! Finally, a UNSC ship encounters a strange phenomenon that sends it plummeting toward an unknown planet. But they're not the only ones shipwrecked there! Be there as the Halo saga unfolds - with all-new stories set in the world of Bungee's blockbuster Halo video game series! COLLECTING: Halo: Up rising 1-4, Blood Line 1-5, Helljump er 1-5

Halo

The Art of Building Worlds
Author: Martin Robinson
Publisher: Titan Books
ISBN: 9780857685629
Category: Art
Page: 189
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Presents conceptual artwork, sketches, and background notes for the characters, landscapes, structures, vehicles, tools, and weaponry found in the popular video game's universe.

The Art of Halo 5: Guardians


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405281836
Category:
Page: 224
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In Halo 5: Guardians, game developer 343 Industries continues to enthrall fans worldwide with the exploits of the legendary Spartan super soldier, the Master Chief, as well as new characters in the Halo universe, including Agent Jameson Locke and others. This deluxe art book chronicles the creative and breathtaking art of the worlds, vehicles and characters of Halo 5: Guardians, with exclusive details behind the creation of returning characters such as the Arbiter and the Master Chief himself. Complete with commentary from 343 Industries, The Art of Halo 5: Guardians is the ultimate exploration of the intricate creature design and groundbreaking gameplay that define the Halo experience. This beautiful hardback edition is an ideal gift for Halo fans.

Halo Warfleet

An Illustrated Guide to the Spacecraft of Halo
Author: Microsoft Office Staff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405287654
Category: Computer games
Page: 96
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The authoritative guide to the spacefaring fleets of the Halo universe. Discover everything about the spaceships of the Halo universe with Halo Warfleet, from the Covenant's homeworld, High Charity, to the gigantic Forerunner Guardians that lay dormant beneath the planets of the Orion Arm. Each of the featured ships is shown as a detailed cross-section, illustrated by renowned technical artists Hans Jenssen and John R. Mullaney, which shows the internal machinations and features of these incredible spacecraft. Created in collaboration with the team at 343 Industries, this is the perfect companion to the multimillion-selling franchise.

Halo Coloring Book


Author: Microsoft
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1506705707
Category: Coloring books
Page: 96
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"The art of war. Your artistic skills will be tested, Spartan. Arm yourself and prepare for intense coloring action as you drop into forty-four black-and-white original illustrations filled with your favorite characters and vehicles from the Halo® franchise. Create patterns and add some color to Master Chief, the UNSC Infinity, and more!"--Page 4 of cover.

Halo Escalation


Author: Chris Schlerf,Brian Reed
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1616559071
Category: Comic books, strips, etc
Page: 368
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The ongoing saga of one of the largest video game franchises in history gets the deluxe oversized treatment in this indispensable hardcover! Witness the electrifying exploits of the UNSC Spartans--including the origin of Sarah Palmer, the thrilling return of the Master Chief, and more--as they defend humanity across the galaxy! Showcasing chapters written by Halo(R) 5: Guardians lead writer Brian Reed and Halo 4 senior writer Chris Schlerf, this substantial volume collects Halo: Initiation #1-#3 and Halo: Escalation #1-#12, and features creator annotations exclusive to this edition, a complete cover gallery, and a selection of never-before-seen sketches! "Halo: Escalation is a developing series that is awesome." -Unleash the Fanboy "Start reading Halo: Escalation now." -Geeked Out Nation "If you haven't read any of the Halo: Escalation comics so far, the time to jump in is now... This new arc promises to contain everything wonderful about Halo and Halo stories, and I have confidence they will be able to uphold that promise." -The Daily Crate

Halo Encyclopedia

The Definitive Guide to the Halo Universe
Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781405373449
Category: Computer games
Page: 367
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A must-have guide to the Halo universe Venture into the fascinating world of Halowith the Halo Encyclopedia and discover everything you ever wanted to know about the characters, weapons, vehicles, equipment and locations from Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo WARS,Halo 3 ODST and most recently, Halo: Reach. Humanity teeters on the brink of extinction, as hostile forces and ancient mysteries threaten to snuff out our first fiery foray into the universe. Find out all about Halo's human history and structure as well as an insight into key organisations from the Colonial Administration Authority to the UNSC. Discover all about the Covenant - its history and religion - as well as the Forerunners, Flood and much more. The Halo Encyclopedia is what Halofans have been waiting for.

Halo The Essential Visual Guide


Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 1405365870
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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The essential visual guide to the Halo universe. Take a journey into the world of Halo and discover everything you ever wanted to know about the characters, creatures, locations, vehicles and weapons from Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo Wars and Halo 3 ODST. Each page in this handy guide is dedicated to one element, focusing on its role and significance in the Halo universe from Master Chief, the Arbiter, the Halo Array, the UNSC Pillar of Autumn, and the Spartan Laser. It also features over 600 specially commissioned artworks by Microsoft artists. A must have for any Halo fan.

Halo Wars 2

Prima Official Collector's Edition Guide
Author: Prima Games
Publisher: Prima Games
ISBN: 9780744018028
Category:
Page: 288
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Return to the Ark! Battle your way to victory in the newest chapter of the wildly popular series with the official Halo Wars 2 Collector's Edition Guide from Prima Games. Collector's Edition Skin Pack: Display your faction pride with eight high-quality clings featuring art from Halo Wars 2, exclusive only to the Collector's Edition Guide. Halo Wars 2 - Blitz Pack Recruit Bundle: Prepare for Halo Wars 2's Blitz mode with the Blitz Pack! Build up your armies, unlock new Units and level up your existing cards with this pack for Halo Wars 2's Blitz mode. Each pack contains a selection of cards that can range in rarity from Common to Legendary.* Premium Hardcover and Paper: Featuring gorgeous art, this is a must-have for any fan! Complete Walkthrough: We detail every area and encounter, including single-player campaign and co-op modes. Multiplayer Coverage: Get expert tips and strategies for every multiplayer mode, customized for the RTS experience--including the all-new Blitz mode. Detailed Maps: Use our illustrated maps to explore and take control of Halo's biggest battlefield ever--the Forerunner Ark! All Available Units: Master all forces, weapons, and vehicles--new and familiar--and send them against your foe! Stunning artwork: Don't miss out on this must-have for any Halo fan. Free Mobile-Friendly eGuide: Includes a code to access the eGuide, a web-access version of the complete guide optimized for a second-screen experience. *Broadband internet required (ISP fees apply); Halo Wars 2 and Xbox Live Gold membership (sold separately) required.

Halo

The Poster Collection
Author: Insight Editions,Microsoft
Publisher: Insights
ISBN: 9781608874255
Category: Art
Page: 40
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Since its inception, the award-winning Halo franchise has revolutionized gaming through its innovative design and striking visuals, melded with elaborate storylines. Now fans can collect stunning art from the franchise with this definitive poster collection, containing forty removable, frameable posters that highlight imagery from every era of the Halo series. Filled with detailed prints of fan-favorite characters, weapons, and environments, Halo: The Poster Collection is the ultimate celebration of iconic Halo art. © 2014 Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, 343 Industries, the 343 Industries logo, Halo, and the Halo logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

Halo 4

The Essential Visual Guide
Author: Jeremy Patenaude
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 9781465411594
Category: Games
Page: 231
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Presents an illustrated, in-depth guide to the settings, characters, groups, weapons, vehicles, and protective gear in the fourth chapter of the adventure video game series.

Halo: The Flood


Author: William C. Dietz
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780765367303
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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The humans aboard the spaceship the Pillar of Autumn crash-land onto a mysterious ringworld, where they discover a secret weapon, the Halo construct, built to stop the force known as the Flood, as they battle the Covenant who worship the Halo.