Published in 2006 by Benbella Books, this is a 198 page trade paperback based on Halo, the most successful video game of all time. You’re the lone survivor of a genetically engineered race of super-soldiers, trying to save humanity before it is destroyed by the alien Covenant. You’ve got a voice in your helmet, a potentially genocidal robot on your ship, and enemies on your tail. But then you put down the controller. You haven’t been at war, you’ve simply been consumed by Halo, the first-person shooter that transformed the landscape of gaming when Microsoft released it in 2001. Halo: Combat Evolved, along with its sequel, shattered sales records and swept gamers deep into a fictional galaxy full of danger and deceit. Millions of players stepped up to the controls of the Pillar of Autumn with the Master Chief, captivated by the graphics, storyline, and innovative gameplay. Now, in The Halo Effect, science fiction authors, scientists, critics, and even fellow gamers explore Halo s hold on players and its influence on the world of gaming. This is a new, unread, mint, copy from our files stored in a smoke and pet free environment.