Halo Roundup


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For many, the only thing bigger than a new Halo game would be an actual alien invasion of Earth. On the following pages, find links to our articles about the Halo franchise, including exclusive interviews with Bungie Studios about the technologies and stories behind the games.

The Artificial Intelligence of Halo 2

The complexity of the AI can often make or break a game's level of fun, realism and replay value.
The complexity of the AI can often make or break a game's level of fun, realism and replay value.
Bungie Studios

HowStuffWorks demonstrates the true meaning of "Artificial Intelligence" in an interview with  Bungie's Chris Butcher, who created the AI for the original "Halo" and got to expand his work in "Halo 2."

Read about The Artificial Intelligence of Halo 2.

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Halo Networking

Find out how the Halo Network works.
Find out how the Halo Network works.

One of the largest differences between "Halo 2" and the original "Halo" is that "Halo 2" can be played over Xbox Live. In order to pull that off, the folks at Bungie Studios worked hard to build a network that allows players to trash talk on a global scale.

Learn about Halo Networking in this interview with Chris Butcher.

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Visit to Bungie

Step inside Bungie Studios, creators of the Halo video games.
Step inside Bungie Studios, creators of the Halo video games.
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Robert wins the field trip jackpot and goes to play "Halo 2" at Bungie. A week before the game comes out. The rest of us stand around here waiting for hours to vote.

Read about his Visit to Bungie Studios to learn about the studio where all the magic happens.

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Halo History

A little rusty on what happened in the first Halo game? Let us refresh your memory.
A little rusty on what happened in the first Halo game? Let us refresh your memory.
Bungie Studios

They don't teach this stuff in school, but maybe they should. Brush up on the history of Master Chief and his alien pals.

Learn all about Halo History.

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Halo 2 Sound Design

The Halo games feature incredible sound design.
The Halo games feature incredible sound design.
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Bungie Studios manager Pete Parsons talks about the sound design in "Halo 2." No, take our word for it, this is a lot more interesting than it sounds.

Learn about Halo 2 Sound Design.

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Halo 2 and the Art of Storytelling

Don't take Halo's story for granted.
Don't take Halo's story for granted.
Bungie Studios

Halo is mainly known for its fragging and warthogging, but the game story isn't too shabby either (how many games have books based on them?). Bungie's Studio manager gave us his take.

Learn about Halo 2 and the Art of Storytelling.

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Halo Image Gallery

Relive some of your favorite moments from the Halo games.
Bungie Studios

A little rusty on what has happened in history of the Halo game? Take a look at pictures of Master Chief and brush up on the story of Halo.

Browse the Halo Image Gallery.

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Halo 2 First Hour

The first hour of Halo 2 is bound to get you hooked on the game.
The first hour of Halo 2 is bound to get you hooked on the game.
Bungie Studios

Still not ready to buy? Wondering what's it like to actually play? Here's our riveting account of the first hour at the controls.

Read about the First Hour of Halo 2.

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The Ultimate Halo Quiz

You may think you're an expert, but there's only one way to find out for sure.
You may think you're an expert, but there's only one way to find out for sure.
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Now that you've played all the games and read all of our articles about Halo, you're probably ready for another challenge.

How much do you really know about Halo? Take our Ultimate Halo Quiz to find out.

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