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Certain Affinity Pledges to Help Devs Fleeing Anti-Trans, Anti-Abortion States

Certain Affinity, a texas-based studio credited with supporting Halo and Call of Duty, has pledged financial assistance to its employees in states and provinces passing anti-trans and anti-abortion laws. The announcement came directly from CEO Max Hoberman, who said the message went to all full-time staff last week, following the…

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Halo’s TV Debut Did Pretty Well for Paramount+

As of March 24, the Halo TV series is out, and Master Chief’s live-action introduction is apparently off to a good start for Paramount+. The streaming service says Halo is now Paramount’s biggest program debut for its subscription library, dethroning Yellowstone’s prequel, 1883. According to Deadline, Halo’s success shot it…

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From An Accessibility Perspective, Halo Infinite’s Open World is Exhausting

In terms of first-person-shooters, Halo is my comfort series. Regardless of my strength or energy level, the simplistic and precise gunplay never fails to keep me entertained. And if I’m too weak to engage in multiplayer matches, the linear design of the campaigns makes me feel accomplished even if I…

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Against All Odds, the Halo TV Show Will Seemingly Premiere in 2022

In 2013, Microsoft held a reveal of the Xbox One with an odd focus on TV shows and cross-media branding. The headliner, of course, was a brand new Halo TV series, with perennial name-attacher Steven Spielberg headlining as executive producer. In the past eight years, as Microsoft has become subsequently less…

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Ranking 6 Video Game Crews Based On Their Ability to Sing a Sea Shanty

There aren’t a lot of ways to pass the time when you’re apart of a video game crew. Typically your crew just stands around doing nothing while waiting for the protagonist to solve all of their issues. It’s a good life, but a very boring one. So what’s the best…

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GUIDES

Please, Don’t Shoot the Engineers of Halo 3: ODST

In all likelihood, the first time you encounter an Engineer in Halo 3: ODST, it’ll be in the open world — in the dark, occupied streets of the futuristic African supercity New Mombasa. It happens early in the game. Your player character, “the Rookie,” tries to get their bearings after being marooned, separated…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 52: I’m Pickle Rick, Lois

Some of your favorite hosts couldn’t make it this week, so we brought in the always amazing John Warren to make up for it! This inevitably leads to some… discussion… of California food, fashion, and beverages of choice. It gets worse when we discover “The Norm Burger,” but don’t worry!…

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PODCASTS

Move Over, Silent Cartographer — Long Night of Solace is Halo’s Best Beach Level

Ask Halo fans what the series’ best beach level is, and most will give the same answer: The Silent Cartographer. As the most iconic level in Halo: Combat Evolved overall, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who would disagree. Its nonlinear approach, which encourages exploration and lets you complete…

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Cortana Might Be Alive, Baby

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Late Lunch July 29, 2019: Ignatz’s School For Frequently Stabbed Boys

Niki and John have a heated discussion about Grand Theft Auto V while, for better or worse, dunking on Andrew the entire time. Also Fire Emblem: Three Houses rules. Late Lunch is Fanbyte’s live video podcast that airs every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1pm PST on twitch.tv/fanbyte. We’ll put the VODs up on…

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