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.”


Halo – Original Comics Run

I finished Halo: Helljumper (Peter David) on June 17, 2016, bringing to a close my reading of the first Halo comics collection.

halo comic helljumper

This includes Uprising (Brian Michael) and Blood Line (Fred Van Lente) as well.


Just Getting Started

Major gaming milestone for the girls on June 5, 2016 as we played capture the flag on the original Halo: Combat Evolved.

Halo CE Sidewinder

Their first Halo map ever, Sidewinder

This was their first trip into Halo and we had a great time!


Causal Stroll through Halo Reach

On April 30, 2016 I did a walk through with the girls on some of the maps from Halo: Reach (“Anchor 9” pictured below).

interior anchor 9

This was a precursor to them actually playing them game, which has since happened 😀


Halo: New Blood

new blood cover

Over the weekend of March 28, 2017 I finished getting caught up with former-ODST-now-Spartan-IV UNSC solider Edward Buck by finishing Matt Forbeck’s Halo: New Blood.


Halo Championship Series 2016

Halo World Championships logo

During March 18-20 of 2016 the Halo Championship Series of 2016 had its finals and we watched some of them as a family.

It was great to enjoy the event together and see the matches unfold in real-time – there were some great games and all of us awed by the play.

Good times!


Halo: Hunters in the Dark

Hunters in the Dark cover section

Finished Halo: Hunters in the Dark on June 28, 2015.


Halo: Broken Circle

Halo Broken Circle Cover

Finished Halo: Broken Circle on June 5, 2015


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!