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‘Halo: The Fall of Reach’ VOD Review

Stars: Jen Taylor, Steve Downes, Michelle Lukes, Brittany Uomoleale, Travis Willingham | Directed by Ian Kirby

This new animated series is adapted from the original book, Halo: The Fall of Reach, and follows the youth and shaping of Spartan 117, The Master Chief…

Halo - say that word to any gamer (and even a few non-gamers) and they will know what you’re talking about. It’s huge. As a flagship title, it dominated my teenage Xbox years and I am sure many of my friends remember how appalling I was (and still am) at the first person sci-fi shooter which defined a generation. Of course there have been books, comics, spin-offs of the series, and The Fall of Reach is the latest animated film to come out.

Following the story of the first book, Halo: The Fall of Reach looks at the back-story of the Master Chief, how he was created,
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Microsoft Manager Hints At 1 vs. 100 Successor For Xbox One

Quick show of hands among Xbox 360 owners: Who remembers 1 vs. 100? For those who don’t, it was an adaptation of a popular game show back in 2009 for Xbox Live members of all ages to participate in, where live, pre-scheduled matches would involve a random player being picked as “The One”, 100 more random players being picked as “The Mob”, and everyone else being “The Crowd”.

From there, players would answer multiple-choice trivia questions, with The One having the opportunity to win Microsoft Points and The Mob having the opportunity to take those points for themselves if The One lost. Other features included real-time narration from host Chris Cashman and pre-recorded dialog from co-host Jen Taylor, best known to gamers as the voice of Princess Peach and Cortana.

Though 1 vs. 100 did very well, the company discontinued the program in 2010 and hasn’t really done anything like it since on their home consoles.
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Exclusive Interview: Motion Capture Actress Mackenzie Mason (Cortana) Talks Halo 4

Halo 4 releases on November 6, 2012, and in anticipation of the adventure to come, we sat down with motion capture actress Mackenzie Mason, who portrays Cortana in Halo 4, to learn a bit more about the title and the challenges of her role.

Cortana is an artificial intelligence assistant who has played a critical role in the Human-Covenant war. This blue siren captures the heart of the iconic Master Chief in Halo 4. Read on to check out our interview with the beautiful Cortana, Mackenzie Mason, and learn more!

Amanda Dyar: For the upcoming release of Halo 4, you were brought in to perform all of the motion capture for the character of Cortana. What was it like to come on to such a huge project as Halo 4, and how much pressure did you feel for playing such an established and beloved character as Cortana?

MacKenzie Mason: It was so exciting! I think
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24 Hours in A&E: what do NHS staff make of hospital soaps?

The stars of Channel 4's 24 Hours in A&E review the latest episode of Holby City – and tell us how it scrubs up compared with NHS reality

The staff of King's College hospital in south-east London have been transformed into television stars by the success of 24 Hours in A&E, Channel 4's excellent observational documentary about life in the hospital's emergency department.

But what would the staff make of that other kind of hospital show – the continuing dramas that have long punctuated daytime and evening schedules? We asked some of them to watch last week's episode of Holby City (you can catch up with it on iPlayer here) and give us their thoughts. Do hospital soaps bear any relation to real life? Would nurses want to watch them even if they did? Here's what the King's staff made of it …

Briony Sloper, deputy divisional manager for trauma and
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