Halo 4 live-action series first episode released

Oh, you may enjoy playing those Halo video games, running around and shooting people over the Internet, but you don't truly appreciate Halo unless you've read the novels and comics, bought the dolls, and watched the anime and, now, live-action series. Microsoft released the twenty-minute first episode of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn this morning, with more of the universe-building any true fan craves.

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Oh, you may enjoy playing those Halo video games, running around and shooting people over the Internet, but you don't truly appreciate Halo unless you've read the novels and comics, bought the dolls, and watched the anime and, now, live-action series. Microsoft released the twenty-minute first episode of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn this morning, with more of the universe-building any true fan craves.

The series focuses on a group of cadets at a military academy, who'll need to learn to get along, pull together, and save the galaxy and all that. Saved by the Bell with guns, really.

It'll come in five weekly episodes, then an extended Special Edition will be sold digitally and on disc from December. That'll also be included with Halo 4's Limited Edition, which launches alongside the game on November 6. Look, the first episode:

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    October 5, 2012 8:15 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Halo 4 live-action series first episode released.

    Oh, you may enjoy playing those Halo video games, running around and shooting people over the Internet, but you don't truly appreciate Halo unless you've read the novels and comics, bought the dolls, and watched the anime and, now, live-action series. Microsoft released the twenty-minute first episode of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn this morning, with more of the universe-building any true fan craves.

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      October 5, 2012 11:37 AM

      That was...alright. Kinda teen-soap-y though.

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      October 5, 2012 11:43 AM

      I liked it as a Halo fan but there wasn't much that happened and I'd be confused if I was new to the Halo universe or had jast played the games.

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      October 5, 2012 11:44 AM

      First ep was pretty boring. I hope it gets better. I did spot the girl from the Narnia series and the young Asian guy was in 2012.

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      October 5, 2012 1:04 PM

      Bets on when Microsoft is going to realize it's just wasting it's money with this live action junk?

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      October 5, 2012 2:53 PM

      Why not just make a film, i know most video game films turn out crap but i'd prefer it to this stuff.

      Saying that i liked the Halo Reach live action trailer so i dunno, just think if done right it could make a cool film, though i guess we say that about every video game film lol.

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      October 5, 2012 3:21 PM

      Why is the future always at the SFU Quad? It's Risa, Caprica, Delphi, ANTIGEN HQ, Tollana, Fort Linwood, Hopkins/Leung, and I guess Corbulo?

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        October 5, 2012 5:31 PM

        Because Arthur Erickson was from the fucking future.

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      October 5, 2012 5:18 PM

      I was pretty disappointed. After about 7 minutes I was more watching out of morbid curiosity. Watching to see how many cliched shots and plot ideas they could jam into one episode.

      I also think using young actors was a mistake, they can't act, and hardly look like they've faced the hardships the story tries to tell you they're used to. Their too sweet and innocent for that. The biggest issue was the writing though. As none of their stories are compelling.

      This does show who Microsoft thinks is the main demographic - teenagers. Interestingly their core demographic appear to be knowingly younger than the 'M' rating would allow, because this show is not crafted for adults.

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      October 6, 2012 11:36 PM

      that was pretty crappy.... moar mc fucking shit up less whiny tweens

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      October 7, 2012 12:02 PM

      So basically everyone is a teenage faggot in the future

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