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Halo 15th Anniversary – Yo, you hit puberty

I can’t believe that I have been playing Halo for close to 15 years now. I can’t believe that the game that has influenced my whole life in ways I could never have imagined, is 15 years old. 15 YEARS! And to me, it still plays like it is brand new.

Today is November 15th 2016 and exactly 15 years ago, on November 15th 2001, Halo: Combat Evolved was released along with the first ever Xbox. Right now I am celebrating this beautiful day by listening to the epic music of Halo. Check the link below if you are in the mood for some Martin O’Donnell tunes:

Listen and marvel at the greatness that is Halo’s music.

Here in Germany the Xbox was released in March 2002, so that’s why my Halo journey started a few months later. But it started. And it continues to this day. Halo is as big a part of my life as is food or my friends. It has impacted so massively that I’m still in awe. I have made friends in different parts of the world, I have traveled to L.A. and attended Halo Fest and I had a film team from 343 in my house to shoot a feature about me. The last two events were the absolute highlight to me. I still feel so honored and grateful. My house is filled with tons of collectibles, I am running this blog about Halo, I run the Girls Love Halo Instagram account and I read everything I find about the lore. Halo is everywhere in my life. On top of this, my fiancee and I thought about naming our daughter Cortana. Don’t worry though, we only thought about it. The passion for Halo has always bonded us. In fact, my fiancee, Alex, introduced me to the game in the first place. So I will forever be thankful to him for doing so. The rest of my family thinks I am crazy. Most of my friends think I am crazy. But that is completely fine.

I am very emotional right now. Maybe I should turn down this music? Nah, it just brings up so many beautiful memories.

I want to give thanks to Halo now. I want to give thanks to Bungie and to 343. I want to give thanks to the Halo community, for I am not alone in my praise for this game. The ever lasting love for Halo is real people. It’s the realest shit you’ll see.

Thank you Halo.

For letting me feel.

For letting me fight.

For letting me evolve with you.

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Map Rotation on Halo 5 – Plaza where are you?

I have two favorite Halo 5 Slayer maps: Plaza and Coliseum. I love both so much, but my all time favorite would be Plaza though. It plays perfectly. If I could play it that is. Somehow this particular map is hardly ever in my map rotation. Just yesterday my boyfriend and I played for maybe 2-3 hours. Guess what? Not once did we get to play on Plaza.

WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK???

I miss my Plaza. Give me my Plaza.

The Halo Community – Instagram accounts

When I planned this article I thought it would be the easiest thing ever. I’m actively involved in the Halo Instagram community since early 2013. So naturally I thought ‚hey, that’ll be easy‘.

Ummm, nope. There are so many Halo accounts nowadays, I only know half of them I guess. So how can I give an objective opinion on who should be mentioned here? I can’t and I won’t. I didn’t do it with the podcasts and I won’t do it with Instagram. This is my blog and my opinion. Subjective.

So here are my favorite Halo blogs:

The Halo Diaries – This girl has humor. I have been following her since forever and I always find myself laughing at her funny posts. She is a huge Halo fan and has quite a lot of figures which she arranges in awesome pictures. Please go follow.

She Wolf – Another girl…yes another talented girl. She Wolf is probably one of the best screenshot artists I know. She has such an eye for beauty and I highly recommend to follow her.

Halo Classics – A swedish screenshot artist who has way too few followers in my opinion. He does Halo screenshots, but also posts other gaming related stuff.

Halo Highlights – Brandon has quite a big account and he deserves it. You’ll find beautiful arranged screenshots and other Halo content.

Lady Vanquish – Kristen is a professional Halo player and features amazing gameplay. You will get jealous I promise.

Halo Scotland – Scottish gentleman and amazing screenshot artist.

Halo Drawing – As the name may hint, here you can find beautiful Halo drawings.

Vicapx – Fellow german girl and very talented artist.

Exiled Regiment – Another awesome screenshot account.

FY117 – She knows Halo. She just knows. Loyal Halo fan who loves Halo lore.

Kitkatgoose – Kaitlin is a beautiful cosplayer. So cute.

Tico – Amazing screenshot artist.

Strandy 42 – Megabloks Enthusiast and photographer.

Rlydrawing – Draws the most beautiful Halo stuff.

The Halo World – General Halo content. Been following for ages and I know why.

Spartan Jess – Halo fanatic. Loves Halo lore, collecting Halo stuff and is a passionate gamer. I’ve known her forever.

Ashli – Another woman who knows how to play. She is sooooo good at Halo it’s amazing! Super friendly person as well.

 

My dear friends and fellow Fotus Mafia clan members. (Not only Halo content):

Vexing Lotus – Lily posts what Lily wants. And she is amazing. Just recently I decided to quit our screenshot account Our love 4 Halo. We were doing it for 3 years but I lost my enthusiasm and decided to only concentrate on my Girls love Halo account. So yeah, now Lily made our account into her own personal gaming account and I highly recommend you to follow her.

Forerunner Omega – Sal is a very talented artist. He does screenshots, custom Halo figures, toy photography and more.

The Halo Turtle – Katie features a variety of content from Gameplay to screenshots.

Msg.Lizzard – Liz is a badass cosplayer.

Stormy – Super sweet person. Cosplayer and other Halo content.

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I hope I didn’t forget anyone. And remember this is only my opinion.

Since I am doing IG since 2013, I naturally picked the accounts that started with me, that I know for a long time. I have to admit that I don’t know many of the newer accounts. I just don’t spent as much time on IG anymore as I used to.

Regardless, I hope you found some inspiration on who to follow on Instagram and I will continue the Halo community series with cosplayers.

 

My favorite Games

Not Halo related, but I am a passionate gamer and I wanted to share my favorite games with you. Here is a list of games that I absolutely love:

  • Indiana Jones: Fate of Atlantis
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and Assault on Dark Athena
  • Crysis 1 and 2
  • Tomb Raider Survival Edition
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Child of Light
  • Valiant Heart
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
  • Ryse
  • Journey
  • Bioshock 1 und 2
  • Dead Space 1
  • Fable 2
  • Fallout 3
  • Halo, of course. Favorite out of all is Combat Evolved and my secret crush is ODST.

I probably forgot a few games but it’s a good list. There is one game I want to highlight and recommend to you guys: Valiant Heart. This game is so breathtakingly beautiful and well made I am still in awe.

 

Finally! Another epic Halo Trailer.

When I saw this trailer during the microsoft press conference I had goosebumps. Finally another freaking great Halo trailer. Although it is for Halo Wars 2, a game I will probably never play, it is just beautiful. I really missed this kind of trailer. The Halo 5 trailers were all meh, except maybe the first one, where Chief is in his Poncho…wait a minute…was that ever explained? Just thought about it and I can’t remember that it was ever mentioned again. Like the TV series…but that is another topic.

The song in the trailer is from the band The White Buffalo.

My favorite Halo trailer ever must be the Starry Nights trailer from Halo 3. Oh dem feels!

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