Why has Master Chief captured the imagination? What sort of magic synergies have elevated Master Chief in America to icon level? This article explores why, and finds that there is actually no mystery to Master Chief's success.
Gears of War 3 on another console? nope that IP universe belongs to MS(Mark Rein said it some time back).
He has a big gun and likes to kill things and then blow them up? Just a guess
Do you guys think the president of USA know or heard about Master Chief?
I honestly think he does. He probably asked his Generals, before invading Iraq, "How many Banshees do we have? Get me Master Chief, I want him on this case"
Meus, you joke about bush...but he really is that stupid. Knowing him he probably asked how many spartans in our inventory.
aren't allowed to become jet fighter pilots. But the do get to make smartass remarks about things they don't know about.
bush only acts stupid so people underestimate him....hes a genius how do u think he became pres lol
I know Bin laden will never want to see MC coming to him with the new plasma hammer I belive is call. anyways MC will tb??him I believe so
He just dissed Super Mario. HE WILL DIE!
Because he's an action hero. Bruce Willis, Chuck Norris type. Not because all Americans are obsessed with killing things and guns, like so many ahole foreigners claim. A lot of Americans hate the current gun control laws, and dislike people that shoot/own guns or hunt wildlife.
speaking of which... WHY ISN'T THERE A CHUCK NORRIS GAME? :)
Is that so, eh? Then why is the gun law still in place? I'll tell you. Because the MAJORITY are in favor of it. So the MAJORITY of Americans still favor guns.
alot/a lot (its correctly spelled a lot regardless of what people say) define by google http://www.google.com/searc... a dead metaphor, dull when spelled correctly, worse when misspelled alot. Passable in conversation as a substitute for much or many, it is better avoided in writing. http://dictionary.reference... a large quantity or number Example: What a lot of letters! As you can see, a lot does not mean all or majority. http://dictionary.reference... 1. the greater part or number; the number larger than half the total (opposed to minority): the majority of the population. By the way not every one votes in america. http://www.census.gov/Press... So no not the MAJORITY of people in america want guns..ect P.S: I am one of those people that doesn't care either way, Because I believe gun control means nothing, the only reason other civilized countries have less murder...ect then america is because of social reform, family values that last...ect If there we're just as many governmental problems, and family problems...ect and no programs to handle them in other countries regardless of gun control..ect they would have just as high of murder rates. ANY thing can become a deadly weapon unless it is so none affective that it never could be, Knives, Kitchen pans, Rolling pings, BOWLING balls...ect all can be used as a weapon and are not guns..... I forgot to add posions and chemicals. I think gun control is stupid because really...you cannot control a thing like that all of a sudden you pretty much have to start it at the begining which is what alot of other countries did. Guns dont kill people people kill people if there we're comprehensive government family programs...ect in america murder would drop like a stone in a pond.
http://www.youtube.com/watc... "Permission to leave the station" "For what purpose chief?" "to give the Covenant back their bomb" ------- "what if we miss?" "I won't"
Now thats a prime example of why its AMERICAN... a Bad ass with ATTITUDE!!! Also, NOT CRAZY....eehhh, just passionate.
64340° Thats how hot Halo 3 is on this site.
I genuinely think the "Master chief" character is simply playing on the American peoples trademark patriotism. He pretty much embodies everyone America wants to be. Brutally strong and resolved, with consistant heroism. And look at the name? The master of all chiefs!! It's pretty obvious he's a psychological goldmine.
You could also compare the Halo story to the American Revolution. We Americans were going up against the British (The greatest miltary force in the world at that time) and against all odds we won. And the Humans in Halo 3 are going against the Covenant (The guys that want to make the Human race extinct) and against all odds we'll be finishing the fight one way or another. :P
but the Covenant dont have a LARGER threat right on there ass (aka napoleon) :P
My god what a bunch of complete retards you are! What are you dorks? 10 years old?
Hey buddy, FVCK YOU! If you don't like what I post you can keep your damn fingers from typing your incompetent bullsh*t. It's cunts like you that have no honor or dignity for what other people like. Do you see me trashing your games, NO. I try to be unbaised when it comes to other games and platforms. You should do the same. And if not keep on sucking the chode that is called "fanboyism" until your no good twat looking mouth becomes moist with it's cum.
Even as a Sony fan myself, Master Chief is definitely a hero molded along the lines of an American's idea of a warrior.
true to a 65% obese land of america AMERICA, YOU RULE
What a bunch of fücking losers! The entire gaming world are laughing our asses off at you pathetic Xbots! Can't stop laughing!
xbots dont even realize the ppl who play it are NONE gamers, theyll pick up timesplitters and blaze too, get on with it disagree, i know for a fact my statements true
Hey don't you even try to insult my Timesplitters! :P
even hardcore gamers, look at MLG pro circuit.
hey do you listen to yourself when you type something first off its a computer we dont take your "so called insults serously" secondly - making a fanboy out of yourself makes you a moron so unless you have fun acting like one try and take it down a couple of pegs. 3rdly-trying to be a part of something when your nothing makes you ignorant and therefore clarifys my point Grow up wiether your a xbox 360 fan Wii fan Or PS3 doesnt matter dont come on here and make a fool of yourself
I really hate that whole patriotic ''We are the good guys so we kill the baddies'' ideology. Soldiers in Iraq only destroy people's lives. I dunno if it's all censored in the US or something but this isn't right.
I pray for my enemies and I consider them to be my brothers. I only want the best for the Arab world. I have served in the Navy and I can tell you that all soldiers are team players. They believe as I believe. The soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan care about the enemy.
@tplarkin, I'm a US Army veteran myself, and I sometimes get troubled when someone uses "all soldiers" followed or preceded by a vague statement or personal opinion. I hope you don't mind me asking you to clarify further your opinion, as a whole lot of people can misinterpret your post and you risk being gang-posted by other people. Don't get me wrong, I totally disagree with the guy above you, BUT please take no offense when I say that I don't understand your post.
except what you hear in the MEDIA, I have friends there, and everyday they risk THEIR LIVES, trying to build schools, hospitals, and help Iraqi people in general. Say what you will about Bush, and whether or not it was the wrong descision to go into Iraq, but make NO MISTAKE, my friends like Vincent, James, and Rich are in Iraq helping people. Now I dont want to go into politics, but I hear from those on the ground whats going on in Iraq (not the media or the White House) and yes there are bad guys in Iraq but I can promise you its not the American soldiers, we're not saints a few stupid people made so bad descisions but at least 99% do the right thing over there, so stop with the soap box criticism from the BEHIND YOUR COMPUTER and lets just drop the politics because this is a gaming site. Now this is the highlight of the article and the biggest reason Master Chief is an ICON: "None of this would matter if Halo were just a good shooter. The fact of the matter is, the Halo series stands alone with Half-Life as the greatest shooters ever made. The first Halo was so good, while it was winning every award known to man, people went to extremes to play online multiplayer, making Gamespy’s Tunnel program popular beyond belief. Halo 2, despite the “problems” (only being discussed three years after the fact), is still one of the hottest online games for the Xbox 360, and possibly the main reason Microsoft acquiesced on backwards compatibility for its new system. Halo 3 has just received a 37/40 “Platinum” review from the FPS-phobic Japanese publication Famitsu. There’s a reason people know who Master Chief is, and not Parker (the hero of Red Faction)." sonykids all ways talking about "hype", and then we have the other dumbasses that want to spew their anti-American bs, as if we're all so bloodthirsty psychotic killers FCK YOU, we simply enjoy big over the top action style games and movies, last time I check American action movies sell well everywhere, thats right call us names, but buy the same shiii, the bottom line is, its really simple many gamers "Believe" Halo is a great game, period (.)= JOY
@ Jokes on You, WHAT THE--- Wow, for even at least once (I never thought I would ever say this), I do agree with you on something (the whole "leave the soldiers alone" and keep the politics out of it). Still, regardless our past "post fights" and our differing opinions (don't get me wrong, I won't still change my position and neither do you), thanks for standing up for the American warrior (representing all US service branches).
Why does the world always bash on America, it seems like when other countrys do any mistakes it seems like we are the ones that has to show mercy, NOW that America does some dumb ass mistakes we got the whole world showing no mercy to us. Also, how can you say its censored as if we dont know wtf is going on, dont you knokw Americans invented the fvcking internet. If its not on the news we see the real truth on here. I just dont get the idea of how can our soldiers go there with all that high tech weapons & not let the mtherfckers know where here to help instead of bullshetting around and play cat and mouse with them damm vaginas, who beat on women.
whatever our disagreement is with gaming, its trivial and it has nothing to do with Iraq or the anti-American BS I hear. I see you served in the Army, and I respect anyone who can make that kind of sacrifice and I appreciate your service. I hate bringing up Iraq when we are discussing something so trivial as gaming, yes gaming is my passion but it pales in comparison to the stuff that I've heard from my friends, they are really good guys, I dont even know how they do it. Well all I know is they are good guys who love their country and nothing pisses me off more than somebody sitting at home on the couch talking shiii. Don't talk about something you dont know. This guy hints at patriotism as if its just some cool word, and he seems to try to make guys like my friends out to be some fools who just thinks this is a "good guy bad guy situation", well my friends are all Marines and they will tell you that the biggest problem they have is trying to figure out who the "bad" guys are because its not as simple as looking for an Arab, Muslim or a specific ethinicity, most of them just like Americans are good people but the "bad" guys(murder innocent people) hide among the regular citizens of Iraq. damm, I shouldnt have let that 1 little comment piss me off, but it just does, I just heard not long ago from one of my buds about how they were fixing water pipes in one town and also handing out supplies to about a bunch of people who were really happy and thank them, then someone began shooting at them and the crowd from a building, only 2 older Iraqi guys were shot, I'm not sure what happened to them because they were force to stop the work they were doing, and what was a peaceful mission turned into a search for this "bad" guy, they didnt find him and eventually packed up and left, water pipes unfinished. I'm told from people I know and trust that this type of thing happens all the time, and we have idiots coming on n4g talking anti-American fking bs they hear on the news, damm, OK you know what I'm just going to end it right there and try to calm down. This is a GAMING SITE, lets stick to that, sorry for my rant.
The Iraq war is unjustitified, and right now Iraq is in a total choas. Right, some soilders may want to help the Iraqis, but it doesn't change the fact the war is screwing over the Iraqis. Afterall, soilders only obey orders from their generals and leaders.
Well if you think I'm proud of the war or I like the idea of it you are wrong, but I do care about my friends and our troops. If you really want to discuss this PM me because I'm interested in your insight about Iraq because saying its unjustified doesnt do anything to fix the current situation. (not that we can) PM me if you have some logic to go with your behind your comments.
Timesplitter you arrogant and ignorant fool. Please stick to videogames because your version of reality is WAY OFF.
Unjustified? the war is screwing over the Iraqis? WTF?? What the hell do think was going on over there before we stepped in? Ask the Kurds how much fun attempted genocide is by their own government.
Halo was released a mere 2 months after 9/11...I never really thought of 'the real war' when playing the game, but the emotional connection/atmosphere was there in a way...I love the "believe" TV ad...the piano is beautifully paired with the brutality...the ad allows, for 90 seconds, to pause something so dynamic...I like how we will be able to do that in Halo 3 (replays), to sit back and take it all in...the ending of the TV ad made me think...does anybody really win? but one thing is for sure...a battleground is where you will find heroes...at the end of the day its just a game though...a darn good one, but a game...lol...how many days left? wake me up...
He looks cool. He kicks @ss and takes names. He has the perfect name: "Master Chief" says it all.
The author hit the nail right on the head. All Japanese developers should read it if they want to make game that appeal to the west.
btw, timesplitters kicks ass timesplitters14, better than halo on all levels MS has hyped up halo to be christ, and if you think he's anything close, you suck nut
you are a sad person, is all you do your life is bash halo? Your not having any effect on it. Your not going to change everyones mind about halo, its going to sell like crazy and cant be stopped. In fact, all your doing is adding to the hype. Dude, just stop for a second and think about what you are doing. You are degrading yourself as a human being for f*cks sake, control yourself.
but what does that make you...Einstein? It's not rocket science...you do know who I'm referring to, right? Oh, ok, I was getting worried for a minute there...go play Lair and grow some chest hair...
Halo is huge in Canada aswell.
Cause he's the Fukin Man!!!! Only if Samuel L. Jackson did his voice. can you imagine the chief sayin to a grunt "Say what again,I dare you Say what again Motherfuka!" Who the Fuk would disagree with Sam Jackson? I swear i hate Left Wing Sony fanboys. I wish you and fuking worthless machine would die already. My bad the 25 is almost here. "English Motherfuka do you speak it"
i live in the us how did this turn into the whole bush america vs the world thing were talking about a freaking game and about halo yea so it started us bout now look at it Master Mane Has taking the globe so either the douche bag that started this blog either wanted people to bash one another and get off topic or wanted to see why people think he was americas hero read the topic b4 you start blasting someones hero god damn it just proves people other than americans can be ignorant wHY DONT ALL OF YOU GROW THE Fu*k up damn
Dim wit you think all the people in america actually likes him "NO".
@ Gil "@Timesplitter and chrno Unjustified? the war is screwing over the Iraqis? WTF?? What the hell do think was going on over there before we stepped in? Ask the Kurds how much fun attempted genocide is by their own government." IF the US went to Iraq to stop this that would be noble but do you know the reason America is over there? Apparently its to look for all of the WMD's that never existed. I look to MC as a Soldier, noble proud, doing the right thing. NOT American, British, Italian. He is faceless for a reason. If at the end of Halo we found out who he was and where he was from it would destroy the whole series for me. He is a member of the United Nations SC.
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