For some reason, I've never quite taken to the Halo series. Partly, it's because I never owned an Xbox, and in keeping with the constant lamentations about my computer/abacus with an ethernet port, I simply missed the boat on the PC end. Mainly, it's because my old-timey purism decries Master Chief, his peers, and the whole d*mned Halo universe as utter sacrilege. Spitting in the face of treasured FPS conventions - the familiar, and medically accurate fact that one need only step on a first aid kit to receive all its benefits - Halo's shield mechanic served as the forerunner to games with a different message: that all wounds, however severe, can be mended by
the infinite power of prayer health regeneration.
I say "balls" to that.
Still, there are those for whom Halo is an important piece of gaming history, and thus are undoubtedly excited at the prospect of Halo 4. For said folk, Conan (of "Conan" fame) has done his part to bring the fight to the dastardly Covenant. Visiting 343 Industries HQ, he sat down with project director Frank O'Connor, as well as Kiki Wolfkill, executive producer and bearer of the greatest name in the history of personal identification. America's premier ginger
sorry, redheads was given a chance to showcase his dramatic talent, lending his pipes to a "real moment" between two NPCs. Flanked by his lovely assistant - I don't want to spoil the revelation, so we'll just give him/her the codename "Andrew Richterson" - it was time for the intrepid duo to show these chumps a thing or two about voice work. Rather than bore you with more interminable blather, I'll let the video speak for itself.