Halo the series set a record as Paramount+’s most-watched series premiere globally in its first 24 hours. And before the first season even debuted, it was greenlit for a second season. I think it’s safe to say it’s a big hit! One of the series’ biggest strengths is the charming and sincere performance from scene stealer and Emmy-nominee Bokeem Woodbine. We were able to get an exclusive interview with the Halo star, as he discussed the show’s latest episode.Continue reading “NOC Interview: ‘Halo’ Star Bokeem Woodbine on Being Soren-066”
Head’s up Spartans! If you’ve been enjoying Halo on a weekly basis, like I have, then we’ve got a hell of a surprise for you! We are honored to debut for you an exclusive clip from this week’s episode! Click here to check it out!Continue reading “NOC Exclusive Clip: Dig This New Clip from ‘Halo’ Episode 4”
It’s here, Spartans! Halo is finally coming to screens everywhere, this Thursday, March 24th on Paramount+. And to celebrate, we were given the chance to sit down with Pablo Schreiber who plays Master Chief, John-117 in the long awaited series adaptation!Continue reading “Breaking Down Master Chief with ‘Halo’ Star Pablo Schreiber”
After playing well over 300 matches of Halo Infinite’s multiplayer through my Christmas break, a Covid scare followed by an actual Covid infection, and a 10 day isolation period has left me with a feeling of nostalgia. Halo is back in its most traditional form with some modern sensibilities and missteps.Continue reading “‘Halo Infinite Multiplayer’ is a Breath of Fresh Air”
As promised, Paramount+ did indeed drop the new full trailer for Halo the Series today. And, wow, it looks explosive! As I predicted they also revealed the released date for the eagerly anticipated series, which will be dropping March 24!Continue reading “Full Trailer for ‘Halo The Series’ Debuts”
Gear up, Spartans! This thing is real, and it’s coming in hot! Halo The Series is finally making its debut later this year. I have a feeling that we’ll be getting a release date announcement soon as well!Continue reading “New Poster for ‘Halo the Series’ Announces a New Trailer Coming Sunday”
The more I see of this, the more excited I get, and the more surreal it feels. I can’t believe after all this time, we’re finally getting a live-action Halo project. And from the looks of it, Paramount and executive producer Steven Spielberg (as if to channel John Hammond from Jurassic Park) have clearly spared no expense!Continue reading “First Look Trailer for ‘Halo the Series’ Promises a New Beginning”
It’s been stuck in development hell for years, but we are finally getting a live action Halo adaptation! While this was a project that has been trying to get off the ground, and passing through the high profile eyes of directors like Peter Jackson, Guillermo Del Toro, Alex Garland, and Neill Blomkamp, it is finally seeing the light of day in 2022 thanks to executive producer Steven Spielberg.Continue reading “New Teaser for the ‘Halo’ Live Action Series Debuts”
Xbox graced us along with 343 Studios and the rest of Microsoft with some surprise announcements at Xbox’s 20th anniversary special. The special itself was a simple enough stream that was quick to the point with its nostalgia bombs of the history of the console with a few surprises of what Microsoft’s immediate future plans are.Continue reading “‘Halo Infinite Multiplayer’ and Other Surprises at XBox’s 20th Anniversary Stream”
After the long wait since the conclusion of its third season, Outsiders, the critically acclaimed series Young Justice is back streaming on HBO Max with Phantoms. Praised for its writing, deep characterizations, diversity, action, and thrilling storytelling, Young Justice is one of the best DC onscreen projects that has retained a cherished place with numerous fans. Five episodes into the new season, so much has already happened, and the Team will have to deal with unforeseen threats at every turn.Continue reading “‘Young Justice’ Creators Greg Weisman and Brandon Vietti Discuss the New Season”
Ahead of this week’s Halo Infinite Flight, the beta testing period that pits players against one another (or against bots for the first time in Halo), The Nerds of Color got to catch up with one of 343 Industries’ 3D artists to talk shop — but mostly to gush over how incredible the game looks and feels. Hunter Young had a lot of jitters leading up to the reveal of Halo Infinite‘s multiplayer mode this past summer, but when the hype calmed down and the dust settled, he felt even prouder to be part of the team ushering in a new era of Halo.Continue reading “DevTalks: Hunter Young, 3D Environment Artist on ‘Halo Infinite’”
I’ve been playing video games for as long as I can remember. From my dad giving me four quarters — and no more than that — to spend at a video game arcade, to sleepovers at friends to play Atari 2600, to playing text-based adventure games on the Apple IIe, to helping my friend defeat shadow Link, to Doom to Half Life 2 to Knights of the Old Republic to Plants vs. Zombies to the Last of Us… OK, you get the idea. And for most of my early years, I had no problem that, in roughly 99% of the games I played, the protagonist was either a white male or a white elf or a white looking quasi-human.
It didn’t matter to me because it was drilled into my head that being white was the norm. Which is a bit weird because the neighborhood I grew up in was predominantly working class and poor people of color and American Indian. It wasn’t like I was trying to be like everyone around me (that came later), it was like being white was an escape. Escape from where I was, escape from people of all colors blaming families like mine for the Vietnam war, escape from a rainbow of bullies chasing me and calling me chink. And video games are in many ways the ultimate escape. Even more than films or books, you can get lost in lovingly rendered worlds and realities. You can effect a positive outcome and become a great hero or villain if you work hard and you don’t quit. But you better be OK with playing a white man, because you often won’t have a choice.