He’s Just Getting Started …

Halo Blood Gulch map

Unto the Breach

My oldest son’s first experience with Halo was walking around on Blood Gulch; he loved driving the Warthog around!

Here’s to many more good times in the MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor.

He played his this first game of Halo on August 2, 2017.


Firefighting with the Family

The girls played their first games of one of my favorite game modes in Halo, firefight.

Halo Reach firefight

This was the Reach variety and we had a great time.

Not pictured here is the map we played on, “Courtyard.”


LAN Assault!

Assault and Glory Await!

Assault and Glory Await!

On one of the last Friday nights in 2014, a group of men met beneath the stars – and a roof – to rekindle the flame of the LAN.

Undimmed by time or online gaming, the LAN stubbornly refuses to go away completely as having everyone in the same place is something special, something that reminds us of the realness of the experience.

It’s to this experience that we raised our controllers and, bathed in the glow of big screens and comforted by the smell of finely crafted pizza, proceeded to play some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time.

We played a few warm-up games but the real meat of the evening was Assault on Boneyard via Halo: Reach.

The teams were pretty even and we traded the bomb back and forth, strategies planned (or yelled out on the fly) and verbal barbs traded – but our team emerged victorious for the most part and it was a blast.

I’m really glad the event game together and a big thank you to those who made it happen, and who made it enjoyable!