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Exclusive Interview: Halo: Bad Blood Author Matt Forbeck

While Taylor Swift’s influence may be far-reaching and pervasive, in my new interview with science fiction writer Matt Forbeck, he explains that his new sci-fi space opera Halo: Bad Blood (paperback, Kindle, audiobook) — the latest novel in the Halo video game saga — is absolutely, positively not influenced by Ms. Swift or her song, “Bad Blood.” Well, maybe a little. 

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Exclusive Interview: Halo New Blood Author Matt Forbeck

It’s easy to think that the age of physical media is coming to an end. And for some things, it clearly is. But it seems the death of paper books may have been greatly exaggerated. Case in point: Matt Forbeck’s Halo New Blood. Though it was originally released digitally last year, the sci-fi novel — about a character from the video games Halo 3: ODST and Halo 5: Guardians — is now being released in paperback…by popular demand.

For those who missed it when it was 1s and 0s instead of paper and ink, I spoke to Forbeck about what the book is about and how it connects to the aforementioned games.

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Best Games Of 2015


While 2015 wasn’t the best year for video games, there were a bunch that I had a lot of fun playing.

Here now, in no particular order, are the best games I played in 2015.

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Halo 5 Guardians Video Game Review

Since its inception, the Halo series has always made incremental but significant changes to its sci-fi first-person shooter tenets. But while the ones in Halo 5: Guardians (Xbox One) are a bit more fundamental, this ends up being just another Halo game…albeit with all the usual good times that implies.