Halo 4 is arguably the most anticipated video game release of the year 2012. There was a lot of excitement surrounding the game. After the former game developer, Bungie, let go of the series to 343 Industries, there were a lot of questions as to what differences would be made and if 343 would be able to satisfy the expectations of fans, appealing to what they knew and loved about the series prior. Halo 4 is the return of Master Chief, a Spartan super soldier created to fight the enemies of the futuristic human army, the UNSC. Halo 3 left off with Master Chief in a destroyed spaceship headed toward a Forerunner planet. The opening of Halo 4 begins with Master Chief’s artificial intelligence and the major supporting character to the series, Cortana, waking Chief as their ship is boarded by the enemy, alien race, the Covenant. Chief and Cortana find on the Forerunner planet, a new race of alien, and a weapon created to control and ultimately destroy entire races of beings. Naturally, Chief takes the challenge, boards the planet, and fights to prevent the enemies from taking control of the weapon.
Dec. 21, 2012, is rumored to be the end of the world. From ancient Romans and religious figures to the Mayans and their calendar, the idea of Earth ceasing to exist has been around for centuries. Do these predictions hold any weight? Well, they haven’t yet. Earth still exists. But maybe this December prediction will prove different.
In an interview by NASA with NASA scientists answering popular 2012 end of the world questions, the scientists state, “Nothing bad will happen to the Earth in 2012.” Well, that’s a relief.