Halo 4: Forward Onto Dawn

The Story of Halo 4 Begins at Dawn

If there is one thing that Halo does well outside of the realm of gaming, it is marketing through their live action trailers. The makers love teasing fans with clips of what clearly has the potential of a movie worthy feature. With that being said, fans have a lot to look forward to in Halo’s new live-action web series ‘Forward onto Dawn’, which is meant to lead into the newest installment of the Halo series, Halo 4.

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The Story

Now, I am sure there may be one or two readers who have no idea where Halo 3‘s story left off, but most of you readers will be wondering how Forward onto Dawn leads into Halo 4 since Master Chief should be floating in a derelict ship somewhere. The story of FoD takes place thirty years prior the events of Halo Combat evolved (wow, Master Chief is like Chuck Norris, an old BOSS).

Rather than following Master Chief, this series will follow the story of a young cadet by the name of  Thomas Lasky (Tom Green), and his experience in Corbula Academy, a military school for the higher end of military life. This school trains students like Lasky in fighting rebel forces (known as the Insurrectionists), the major problem of the galaxy which is the reason the Spartan Program was created. While Lasky has clear potential to be a leader, he lacks the military mentality, making the Academy an unpleasant experience for him. However, just before Lasky could leave, the academy came under attack (judging by the scene with the phantom in the puddle, I believe it is safe to assume that it is the Covenant).

Forced to fight for his life, rather than for a simulation, Lasky straightens up and accepts his role as a leader as he and his class mates are pushed to their limits in order to survive the grave new threat. But they are not alone, and will be joined by a familiar face; the golden visor on a green mjolnir helmet is common among spartans, but the 117 imprinted on his breast plate tells us that this is more than just your average Spartan.

With such potential epicness, most fan boys are gripping their seats in anticipation for the show, which is scheduled to be released on October 5th of this year.

All of this information leads us back to my opening sentence. The Story of Halo 4 Begins at Dawn. But how? As the live action series takes place 30 years before the first Halo game, how much of it can really link up to the story of a galaxy that has changed so drastically? It is safe to assume we will probably see cameos, but to what degree will these characters be integrated into Halo 4’s story? There is only one way to find out. Look out for Forward onto Dawn on Machinima Prime and Halo Waypoint on 10.5.12.

For more information on Halo 4, click here.

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Film Preview: The Prototype

Little and less is known about the upcoming film, Prototype. While a trailer has been released, actual information on the film is sparse (even the IMDB article is lacking); most of the information about the film comes from the trailer itself. What we can gather that this is a film written and directed by Andrew Will. Andrew Will? I have never heard of him either, however he has been involved with several major productions (mostly as an assistant of some sort), most notably Star Trek and Beowulf.

Now it seems that this man wants to take up the lime light by creating his own SciFi flick. I love Scifi movies just as much as the next nerd (the tackier the better), but I know that they aren’t exactly blockbuster quality. With that being said, this trailer gives the film a far more professional look than the average run-of-the-mill Scifi movie.

The trailer reveals that a scientist, Alex Maxwell (Joseph Mawle), has come up with a breakthrough in the world of robotics, allowing for the cybernetic enhancement of human beings. It is further revealed that this development was made with the intention to help cure someone’s malignant tumor (I am going to assume that it is Maxwell’s judging by the sickly look that hangs about  him). Anyway, one thing leads to another, and when the government gets word of this new development in robotic technology, which results in a raid on Maxwell’s lab and the genius going missing.

Fast forward an undisclosed amount of time, reports of a government drone gone missing lead to a manhunt. The drone, who is later revealed to be Maxwell, sports armor similar to the nanosuit from the Crysis games, though his helmet is not as stylish. Maxwell is clearly on the run from the authorities, though as to what his greater intentions are, nothing is said.

The trailer shows a few kick ass fighting scenes as well as some of the cool perks of the armor, which leads me to wonder if this film is some sort of precursor to the Crysis game story. I like what I saw in the preview, and personally believe that this film has some promise. It won’t be a huge hit in the box office unless they suddenly amp up the advertising, but it is still a movie worth having in a DVD collection.

The film is scheduled to come out some time in 2013, but whether it will be a scifi T.V. Movie, or an actual block buster film has yet to be seen. Check the trailer out yourself and leave your opinion in the comment section.

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Information (Who we are)

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What is the Nerd Nexus?

Don’t you hate the experience of waiting in line and spending your hard earned cash only to be disappointed? I know I do. Have you ever found yourself debating whether or not you should read a book or watch a show? Have you ever been afraid that all the praise you hear about the newest show or film is simply hype, and that it would be a waste of your time to watch it? Have you ever wondered if you should spend that 60 bucks on a new game that has decent trailers, but unclear reviews?

Well look no further, because you have stumbled onto a blog which has the goal of solving these issues for you. This is no marketing B.S. nor is place that harbors to bias. The Nerd Nexus was created to give you the facts, whether they are good, bad or ugly.

The Nerd Nexus is a blog that focuses on all things nerdy; we look at film, T.V., video games, and books. We analyze adaptations and we review original products. We look at the new releases that are not worthy of the title block buster. We look at the older things that prompt fits of nostalgia. We look at what is being hyped up, and what is being neglected.

We have the information that will push you to either buy a game, movie, book or show, or let it gather dust on a shelf at the store. This information was made by those with passion for media, not passion for making money. We have information that you have been dying to find and use in an argument with your friends about whether the book or the movie was better.

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What we hope to do

As a nerd, I have always found myself in heated discussions with friends about whether something is genius or garbage. Many can relate this experience, and can attest to the fact that in many arguments people fabricate evidence and stretch the truth. It is the goal of the Nerd Nexus to debunk false arguments and show the truth about the dynamics of something, whether it is an original film, game, book or show, or an adaptation of one (or multiple) of the above.

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  • Reviews (Film, Television, Games and Books)
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About the Authors

While I know that I should keep myself extracted from my articles, I feel that you, the audience, have a right to know a little bit about me to aid in legitimacy purposes (Because we all have those friends who question sources when they are proven wrong).

My name is David, I am from the Turks and Caicos Islands, though I currently live in the United States. I am fresh out of college, holding a Bachelor of the Arts degree in the field of Communications. I am a nerd, through and through. I have always been a lover of scifi, fantasy and the paranormal, and this love has woven itself into my personality. I am a huge fan of Star Wars, as well as media that revolves around the concept dystopias [post apocalypse films, Orwell’s 1984, V for Vendetta, etc].

I hope you find this blog to be worth reading and showing to your friends. Have fun!

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Hello, I’m the other guy. You know, that guy. The guy you always introduce to your friends because they don’t have any friends you don’t already know? Yeah. That guy’s me.

I’m Dylan, obviously, and I’m from Portland, Oregon. I’m currently enrolled in Portland Community College, and I love to write. My passion started when I was 11 writing as the leader of the sports section for my middle school newsletter. From there I advanced to editor by the time I left for high school. That’s when I started to become a real nerd. I always aced my English classes, and even took a Sci-Fi writing course as well as one in Mass Media. I am one of the Gods of useless information. I know a lot of stuff that nobody would ever want to know until that one time that you’re on a game show and that sucker pops up in a question, but I wasn’t cool enough to be your phone a friend and you lost. Bummer bro.

Oh, and I Love My Ducks. You already know.