"They say the number 13 can be unlucky. Heck, you rarely, if ever, see the number 13 on elevators. Why am I mentioning this you ask? Well, it’s been 13 years since the original Xbox hit store shelves and an unproven franchise, called Halo: Combat Evolved, launched with it. This 1-2 punch found its way into millions of homes and Halo became a gamer’s game. For me personally, Halo is what got me into first person shooters, as I had never played them on PC. I had always been a console gamer, and I know others who are in the same boat. Gamers playing Halo in cooperative single player lost many nights and even more nights were lost as Xbox gamers hosted or participated in Halo multiplayer LAN parties."