think we all need at least one really nice positive thing about the
entertainment business every single day of the year, including weekends.
Sometimes it may be something simple, like a video that showcases
something fun and sometimes it may be a movie poster that embraces the
aesthetic we all want Hollywood to aspire to. Sometimes it may be a
long-winded diatribe. Sometimes it’ll be from the staff and extended
family of CHUD.com. Maybe even you readers can get in on it. So, take
this to the bank. Every day, you will get a little bit of positivity
from one column a day here. Take it with you. Maybe it’ll help you
through a bad day or give folks some fun things to hunt down in their
busy celluloid digesting day.
By Nick Nunziata (Author Page, Facebook Page, Twitter Page)
What I’m Thankful For:
The Rocket Hog.
I am one of the bigger Halo apologists there is, though I rarely play the campaigns and only go on XBOX LIVE to play in private parties with friends or to download shit, but we play system link at least twice a week every week at my house and have proven that Halo multiplayer is a part of our lives in the same timeless way that Scrabble, Monopoly, or cards is. It just is.
Halo: Reach by all accounts is the platinum cherry on top of Bungie’s sundae of first-person shooter history and finally it seems they’ve allowed players to have a little more freedom with how they customize the experience. I’ve followed the development of the project religiously, but one little thing eluded me throughout my travels:
They have a Rocket Warthog now.
Not just a machine gun one. Not a gauss cannon one [an underrated vehicle]. A Warthog that fires rockets. I can just imagine the mayhem that is going to unfold. Men in jetpacks getting slammed by a projectile and being sent skyworthy. Point blank Rambo murders. Tweaked settings with Rocket Warthogs on opposite ends of the map firing at the tender fleshfolk in the middle.
Halo is not for everyone, and it’s very popular to piss and moan about it. But I am in deep love with it. The Rocket Warthog makes it unfair.