1. Gaming

    Cortana’s Voice Actress Will Provide Her Talents for Microsoft’s “Cortana” Voice Command Feature

    Halo fans, get ready to have a very Her relationship with your Microsoft devices. In not entirely surprising (but awesome) news, considering Microsoft has been calling their upcoming voice command rollout "Cortana" for months, it seems that Halo voice actress Jen Taylor will voice the feature named after her character.

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  2. Weird

    The Story Behind This Morning’s @UberFacts Tweet About Halo Armor

    If you follow the Twitter account @UberFacts you probably saw their tweet this morning about the guy who sold an engagement ring and bought Master Chief armor from Halo. It's 100% true, and I know that because he's one of my best friends, and he's going to be writing for Geekosystem soon. He's Eric Smith.

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  3. Gaming

    Bungie’s Destiny Concept Art and Story Details Leak

    Put down Halo 4 for a minute and look at this. Someone leaked art and other assets from Destiny, the next video game from Bungie. The documents were leaked to IGN and confirmed by Bungie to have come from an advertising agency. In response to the leaked art, Bungie went ahead and released the above image to show off what they have in the works. Along with the leaked images, the documents included some details about the story of the game. Potential spoilers ahead, folks.

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  4. Tech

    High School Gamers Better At Operating Robotic Surgical Equipment Than Surgeons

    Robotic surgical tools are giving doctors more insight and precision into the surgeries they perform than ever before, but with the technology still in its infancy, many surgeons are still struggling to master the skills they need to make the most of robotic surgery equipment. It turns out that surgeons using robots could take a pointer or two from video gamers, who, in a recent study, proved as good or better than their MD bearing counterparts in tests of the skills involved in robot-assisted surgery.

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  5. Gaming

    Halo 4 Stays Classy, Reminds United States Gamers to Vote

    For many people, November 6th, 2012 may prove to be a date they'll recall for years to come. Some folks might immediately associate this with the presidential election -- for good reason -- but others will associate it with another kind of leap into the unknown: The launch of Halo 4. The latest game in the franchise marks the first truly new entry from developer 343 Industries. Knowing full well that gamers picking up their copy might lose themselves in it, they've included a brief note reminding players to vote if they live in the United States.

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  6. Gaming

    Official Full-Length Trailer for Forward Unto Dawn Drops

    In case you weren't already aware, the good folks over at Machinima will be distributing a live-action Halo 4 web series called Forward Unto Dawn later this year. And the official full-length trailer was just debuted at San Diego Comic-Con. The best part? We only have to wait until October 5th to start viewing the series. Feel free to commence drooling at any time whilst watching.

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  7. Weird

    Halo UNSC Logo Mistakenly Used for United Nations in BBC Broadcast

    Look: We all make mistakes, but that doesn't make them any less amusing. This time, someone in the BBC's research department must have been running pretty fast and loose with the Google image search because he or she pulled this logo of the United Nations Space Command from Halo instead of the actual United Nations logo for a broadcast on violence in Syria.

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  8. Gaming

    Halo 4 Gets Its Official Release Date

    For a while we've all known that Halo 4 was going to be making impact soon. Now, Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that the release date for the first post-Bungie Halo game will be November 6th, placing it after heavy hitting sequels like Assassin's Creed 3 and Bioshock Infinite. It's also worth noting that it happens to release on the date of the 2012 presidential election here in the U.S., but I'm going to go ahead and say there's probably not a huge overlap between voters and Halo 4 fans.

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  9. Gaming

    The M45 Tactical Shotgun from Halo Modeled Full-Size in LEGO

    We've already seen that LEGO modeler Nick Jensen not only loves Halo but is very good with expressing that love in the medium of life-size models of weaponry. Now, he turns his attention to his favorite gun in the Halo games: The M45 Tactical Shotgun. His model, in addition to being human-sized, has a working trigger, moving slide, and a mechanism to eject LEGO ammo "shells." See more of this impressive build, after the break.

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  10. Gaming

    After Being Dumped, Man Uses Engagement Ring Money to Buy Full Suit of Halo Armor

    When Eric Smith decided to propose to his girlfriend, he took pains to make sure the ring was exactly what she wanted, a unique and somewhat unusual shade of yellow. Before he had a chance to propose, however, she broke it to him that she had been seeing someone else behind his back and Smith found himself in possession of a one-of-a-kind ring that he could hardly bear to look at. Even after selling the ring on eBay, he found that he still felt the need to get rid of the money and thought "Why not Zoidberg buy a full-scale suit of armor modled after Master Chief from Halo?" Why not indeed.

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  11. Gaming

    Full-Size LEGO Halo Sniper Rifle is Impressive

    There's a surprisingly strong tradition of LEGO guns, and a growing tradition (I hope) of LEGO guns from video games. Doing his part to contribute to the trend is Nick Jenson, who built this huge, heavy, impressive LEGO version of the SRS 99 Anti-Matériel sniper rifle from Halo: Reach. Now, I always preferred the Battle Rifle (and not the DMR), but I can respect Nick's devotion to the sniper, devotion that yeilded this 10.5 pound, 63-inch long replica.

    As far as I can tell, this build doesn't actually do anything, but it's pretty impressive as is. It just blows me away that people are actually able to find all the LEGOs they need to build these things. On the one hand, I'm glad this trend has seemed to stay with crazy-devoted do-it-yourself-ers, but on the other, I would buy a kit for the M-8 Avenger in a heartbeat.

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  12. Gaming

    Portal: Reach

    Halo fan and modder x 7revorBlack x created a Halo: Reach mod that roughly approximates the blue and orange portals of, well, Portal, using a concussion rifle that places teleporting markers wherever its ammo explodes. Color us impressed. (Bungie via Escapist)

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  13. Gaming

    6 of the Coolest Multi-Platform Franchises Since 2000

    The new millennium has been mighty kind in terms of fruitful franchises. Some older, niche works have received revitalizations while other equally niche works have risen up to help fill out the greater cornucopia that is, shall we say, geekdom. But which of these newcomers really has the strength to stand up over time like the old standbys? That’s the real question here. So, here’s the criterion: To be considered, the franchise must have some kind of multimedia, multi-platform presence. Basically, each franchise must have three different forms of media involved, be it comics, manga, film, video games, anime series, or something similar to those listed. Call it the equivalent of the triple threat; some franchises have the ability and some do not. All of these have that quality in spades.

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  14. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 10/2

    A Guide to the (Arguably) Gay Characters in World of Warcraft (Border House) This is an R/C Halo Warthog (Kotaku) Review of Let Me In (The LA Times) BioShock Infinite Is Totally Not About the Tea-Party, Guys (GameInformer) Team Dance Fortress 2 (thejazzman9475) I Am Ashamed That I Kind of Want to Wear This (Fashionably Geek) Screens from Red UnDead Redemption (GamesRadar) (pic via Bully's Comics, click for full version.)

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  15. Geekolinks

    Geekolinks: 8/2

    Halo as a fully playable Atari game (Halo 2600)

    Fark and Reddit are having a Comic-Con party (Fark)

    The most extensive collection of Hitler emoticons (Sean Bonner)

    Nice profile of former NYT's former web design director (Observer)

    Rock, Paper, Shotgun presents the 'facts' on the harm of gaming (RPS)

    Western civilization runs on mainframes (Foss Patents)

    Pies within cakes is too unstable (TDW)

    (title image via Reddit)

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