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This Real-World Halo Energy Sword Is Pretty Damn Cool

Master swordsmith Tony Swatton — who has crafted swords for about 200 feature films — has made the Halo Energy Sword. The end result is pretty damn neat, but my favourite thing about Swatton’s videos is the process.


The Only Better Thing Than A Giant Lego Spaceship Is A Real Spaceship

My favourite Lego constructions are spaceships — precise models that fire my imagination better than any illustration. The two-metre Lego UNSC Spirit of Fire by Mark Kelso is an example of the perfect Lego spaceship. The detail in this thing is absolutely insane. I’m not surprised that it took four (FOUR!) years to complete.


All The Xbox One Launch Titles In One Hot Sizzle Reel

The GamesCom conference in Germany is fast approaching, and in the lead-up to the show, Microsoft has put together this groovy sizzle reel full of sexy Xbox One launch titles. You should watch it if you’re a fan of the video games. [Kotaku]


Steven Spielberg Is Directing A Live-Action Halo Series

We thought we knew a lot about what was coming at today’s Xbox One announcement, but there’s at least one phenomenal surprise that the internet was able to keep it’s mouth shut about: a new instalment of the Halo franchise is making its way to living rooms in the form of a live-action television series. And Spielberg’s directing.


I'm Not So Sure About Bungie's New Game...

Destiny. It certainly sounds epic when you whisper it into someone’s ear who didn’t know you were there in the first place, but when I really think about Bungie’s latest effort, it has me raising my eyebrows.


Apple Lets A Fake 'Halo 4' Into The App Store

Did you guys hear about the Halo 4 port on iPhone and iPad? Apparently Microsoft and 343 Industries have the whole thing running on both the iPhone and iPad, and it’s just five bucks. The only difference is it’s just a chess game and not even a little related to Halo. Oh.


Monster Machines: World's Biggest Transport Chopper Easily Hoists A 737

Our need for resources is driving development of some of the world’s most remote regions. So how do we get the heavy machinery needed to explore areas where roads exist only as dotted lines on a map? You use a helicopter the size of a jumbo jet.


Five Minutes Of Halo 4 Gameplay Footage

Forget shaky-cam beta stuff and watch five minutes of direct-feed, singleplayer gameplay footage of Halo 4, direct from Microsoft’s E3 press conference earlier today.


The Tragic Consequences Of Mixing Love And Video Games

You love playing first-person shooters. You also love your significant other. Wouldn’t it be great if you could somehow combine the two? Then you could love everything, all at once. Yeah!


Deep Vein Thrombosis Kills 20 Year Old Xbox Gamer

Damn, this is messed up. Chris Staniforth was chatting with a friend after a job interview, felt pains in his chest, started to spasm, and passed away. Cause of death: DVT, caused by a blood clot blockage that can result after long periods of restricted movement — the reason you’re given little exercise cards on aircraft. “He could play for hours and hours on end, sometimes 12 hours in a stretch,” said his grieving father.