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The Brief And Bizarre History Of The FPS Bot 

The early days of first person shooters like Quake and Unreal Tournament gave birth to one of the most unique types of video game AIs: the FPS bot. Within a few years time these mindless enemies became an institution. Then just as quickly as they arrived, they disappeared.


Review: BOOMco's Halo Dart Guns Aren't Quite A Gamer's Dream Come True

Yes, that’s right — this is a working Halo Needler. It shoots amazing darts that magically stick to targets, just like in the game. (No, they don’t explode.) It’s part of an entire line of new Halo dart guns produced by BOOMco. And I just tried them all.


These Are The BOOMco Halo Blasters Master Chief Would Choose

We caught our first glimpse of BOOMco’s new Halo line back at Toy Fair 2015, followed by a couple of smaller blasters later in the year at Comic-Con. But now we’ve finally got a pair of Halo BOOMco blasters that even Master Chief would be proud to carry into battle.


The First BOOMco Halo Blasters Will Be San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives

We got our first hands-on with Mattel’s new BOOMco Halo-themed blasters back at Toy Fair, but it looks like the first official opportunity for everyone to get their hands on the new additions to the line will be at the San Diego Comic-Con next month.


The Next Cortana Won't Just Be A Sexy Lady -- You Can Also Choose A Dude

Why are our digital assistants submissive human women? It’s more than a little sexist, no? But Microsoft’s Cortana will soon let you change her gender. There will be a male version too.


Huawei's Mobile World Congress Booth Gave Off A Weird 'Halo' Vibe

Image Cache: Mobile World Congress is massive. It’s a city of booths packed with phones, tablets and obnoxious thought leaders. Huawei is one of the owners of these booths, and as soon as I walked into it this week I got a weird Halo vibe thanks to the ceiling. Check it out.


A Halo-Themed Helmet That Protects Your Head On Motorcycles Or Warthogs

It looks like NECA is ready to stop teasing its Master Chief-inspired motorcycle helmet and finally start shipping an actual product as early as July of this year. And while it might look like a Halloween or cosplay costume accessory, this helmet is officially DOT-approved and will protect your noggin’ whether you’re riding a motorcycle, Warthog or Scorpion tank.


The Best Stuff At Toy Fair 2015

Once a year, toy companies from all over the world converge on New York to reveal what everyone will be fighting to buy their kids — or themselves — when the holidays roll around again. And once again we grabbed our cameras, put ourselves in the mind of a child (that was the easy part), and set out to find the most exciting new toys that will be hitting store shelves this year.


The Halo Needler Is Now A Real Dart Gun

Halo deathmatches are about to get real. (Except the whole dying part.) Mattel is turning the hit video game’s iconic sci-fi weaponry into awesome toy dart guns. First up: The infamous Needler.


Perfect Halo Plasma Rifle Replicas Prove The Covenant Has The Best Toys

Few of us have the necessary skills (or tools) needed to build our own replica props, but with enough disposable income that can be easily overcome. Triforce’s upcoming full-scale Plasma rifle replica from Halo 2: Anniversary Edition might cost $US600, but it’s a perfect hand-painted imitation that looks like it was snatched from a fallen Covenant fighter on the battlefield.


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