'Halo 4' carries the weight of the gaming world
Once upon a time – the year 2001, to be precise – Halo was just a sci-fi shoot-em-up video game that a lot of people loved. So many people, in fact, that the folks who created the Xbox blockbuster Halo: Combat Evolved made more Halo games. No surprise there.
But then Halo spawned novels. And comic books. And toys. And clothing. And fast food cross-promotions. And animated shorts. And a live-action web series. And almost – almost! – a feature film produced by The Lord of the Rings’ Peter Jackson.