Halo’s Mister Chief: The story behind a ‘terrible idea that snowballed out of control’

Ten years ago, Mister Chief was a “terrible idea that spun out of control,” but now Frank O’Connor’s creation has found its way to an Xbox Live avatar costume this week. O’Connor, currently the Franchise Development Director for 343 Industries, penned a blog post today recounting the origins of the unofficial Halo mascot. O’Connor was working… Read More


Microsoft debuts trailer for live-action Halo 4 series

Gearing up for the release of Halo 4 this fall, Microsoft has released the official trailer for “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn,” the live-action online series that will tell the story of the events leading up to the plotline of the game. The trailer debuted at Comic-Con in San Diego last night. Microsoft has been… Read More

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Master Chief, the ultimate Microsoft security guard

I spent some time today over at Microsoft’s Worldwide Public Safety Symposium, and spent some time inside the company’s Global Security Operations Center in Redmond, one of three such facilities around the world where Microsoft monitors the status of its facilities and the safety of its employees. I’ll have more details in a future post, but… Read More