The Blanton Museum of Art
"...As e-sports continues to grow beyond its insulated walls and make its way into the consciousness of the uninitiated SXSW does what it does best: sees the trend and capitalizes. In this case they’re bringing e-sports pros to town for some top-tier Halo play...."
"...His aloof, WASPy demeanor has never been better used. Once his character becomes a kinder, gentler doctor, however, the halo doesn't quite fit..."
"...Halo 3Microsoft $59.99..."
"...Perfect for parents who want to laugh while looking over their kids' shoulders, longing to play, too. Geez kid, who's flow chart is this? Nevermind, here are a few options for the creative younguns. Scribblenauts Unlimited Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, PC $29.95-59.95 Stretching your imagination, typing in an idea, and watching it come to life on screen is as appealing as ever. LittleBigPlanet Karting PS3 $59.99 The cute and crafted characters of LBP return to throw their hats into the ring where Super Mario Kart reigns supreme. Hotline Miami PC $9.99 Imagine an alternate ending to the movie Drive, where Ryan Gosling goes down the rabbit hole of slaughtering his enemies while slowly losing his mind. Pixilate the blood spatter, and you have this surreal trip into 80s ultra-violence. Call of Duty: Black Ops II Xbox, PS3, Wii U, PC $59.99 War is hell, especially when there are zombies in the battle. Halo 4 Xbox $59.99 New developer, but the latest Halo still executes flawlessly. Assassin's Creed III Xbox, PS3, Wii U, PC $59.99 If your killing sprees only feel valid if they have the OK of America's founding fathers, this one's for you..."
"...The doctors guarantee that he can walk, but not box again, if he undergoes a spinal fusion. Instead, Vinny choses to have a metal halo screwed into his head for six months in the hope that he might eventually box again – or be paralyzed for life..."
"...DestinyPlayStation, Xbox, $60Of course the team behind Halo procures heart-quickening battles, but what people forget is the consistent beauty of the environments. It's difficult not to marvel at the majesty even if the scope of the game is sometimes too big to feel cohesive...."
"...The E3 announcement that the Halo catalog was being remastered for the Xbox 360 means work for local guns-for-hire Certain Affinity. The team there has a history with the Halo franchise and will be working on creating new multiplayer experiences for the Halo 2 reboot..."
"...Jolyn Janis and Brian Villalobos play, respectively, Agents Zero and One, members of the Binary Investigation Team (B.I.T.), an agency that looks into problematic irregularities in video game programming and design. That may sound a bit dry, but consider: One of the "irregularities" they investigate is a sergeant in the Halo first-person-shooter franchise who regularly teabags enemy corpses...."
"...Official tallies are yet to, uh, be tallied, but the generally accepted ballpark figure at this point is 4,500 attendees at Austin's premiere internet/gaming/Halogasm. As Rooster Teeth/Red vs..."
"...For designer and consultant Tony Walsh, they show a possibility of taking a game experience to a whole new level. Halo, for example, has spun off other games, books, videos, and, potentially, a movie..."
"...As you read this, millions of copies of the newly released Microsoft game Halo 2 are flying off store shelves at an unprecedented rate. As this is being written, it's a scant 24 hours since the game, a strategically complex you-against-the-aliens scenario that operates as a "first-person shooter" (meaning the action takes place from the player's point of view), has hit store shelves, but it has already racked up sales, including more than a million online presales, that are almost surely going to make it the most popular video game ever..."
"...For dessert, there will be halo-halo, a Be More Pacific fan favorite featuring Amy’s Ice Cream and ube, a sweet purple yam. Filipino dancers from the Filipino Students Association at the University of Texas in Austin will be performing throughout the evening, and there will be a raffle and giveaways, including a free T-shirt giveaway..."
"...The result is a collection of eye-catching portraits of regal, wise, and everyday women. Each woman is adorned with a golden halo much like those found in religious iconography, elevating their status to something holy and sacred...."
"...Centeno's series of prints, video, and sculpture. Saint Thing I and Saint Thing II are photos of becloaked women wearing dramatic makeup, metallic facial gear, and wild halos of what look like brightly colored sea worms..."
"...Austin’s Rooster Teeth Productions, best known as the creators of the long-running Red vs. Blue series, which repurposes the first-person shooter Halo video game as a uniquely weird, comic space opera, enters the feature-film realm with this sci-fi action movie, semi-satire..."
"...In any case, Michael snaps out of it when he suddenly hears a woman’s voice – differentiated, musical – a miracle. (She’s even lit sometimes to look halo-like.) Lisa (touchingly voiced by Jennifer Jason Leigh) is a customer-service rep who’s in town to hear Michael speak..."
"...Dusterhoft said APD plans to use a special response team of 120 officers "who are trained in crowd control" to help ward off any street fighting, and is hoping the installation of 45 new high-powered LED lights on Sixth Street (as well as the repositioning of some of APD's 41 mobile HALO – High Activity Location Observation – cameras) will help further discourage violence. He added that a traffic plan is not yet finalized – the Transportation Department has yet to receive SXSW's proposal – but that APD intends to deploy a quick-response force "staged in certain key locations" to facilitate a steady flow...."
"...In our 2013 profile of Oum, "The Full Monty," he was described as the Kanye West to RT boss Burnie Burns' Bruce Springsteen. Beginning his career making fan videos, he really got on the radar with Halo/Metroid fusion "Haloid." His grasp of video games as a storytelling tool landed him jobs with Midway and Bandai Namco Games..."