My mom previews Assassin’s Creed III, Black Ops II, Halo 4, and the other big games of this fall

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn (a live-action webseries that’ll promote Halo 4)


Alright, this is the last one.

[Sarcastically] Oh, darn!

[The trailer begins.]

Oh no, another Halo?

What do you know about Halo?

That you played it all night and that you had Halo parties. I don’t think it’s about angels. It looks like something from Star Wars.

[She attentively watches the trailer for a while.]

Is this a school? To learn how to fight?

I guess so.

Like the marines?

Yeah. This is like a show they’re making to promote the game. It’s not the actual game.

Oh. So they’re not going to be like real-life looking characters?

This is all live-action. Can you tell?

Oh yeah, I can tell that! Is this a real movie?

It’s not a movie; it’s like a show for the Internet only.


Do you watch shows on the Internet?

No. I don’t do anything on the Internet except shop.

[Two characters start kissing.]

So there’s some romance in this?

I guess so.

It’s not a chick flick game though?

I don’t think so.

They’re going down like dominoes. Are these guys from outer space or what?

They’re humans.


But they’re in space now.

Of course this is coming out for Christmas, too.

[The trailer ends.]

So what did you think about that.

[My mother grunts disapprovingly.]

Does it make you want to play the game?


So, there you have it! My mother didn’t seem impressed with any of the upcoming blockbusters, minus New Super Mario Bros. U. I guess she’s a pretty tough critic. Maybe she’d appreciate all those violent games more if I sit her down and force her to watch me play through them. I wonder what she would think of all the things people say during Call of Duty multiplayer. I think she may force me to go to church more often.

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