This week takes the team not just under the surface of the newly unlocked Mars, but also into the pages of Grimoire and information from Destiny 1 – because in order to understand the weight of the new information about the Worm Gods, you have to go back to the start and learn about their history. We’ll take a look at things such as the pact with the Hive, the possible implications that Nokris and Xol’s presence on Mars alongside Rasputin has within the story, and even thoughts on if Calus himself had any interactions – along with some jokes at the expense of the currently running Faction Rally (of course).
This installment of the Extra Lore series brings the team together to discuss one of the arguably most division characters within the HALO series, Dr. Catherine Halsey. Taking her journal (available to players who purchased either the Limited or Legendary version of Halo: Reach as the primary source of information, pens leads the discussion through the controversial topics of Halsey’s historical development into the character that we see in HALO today.
This week, the team heads out to visit Futurescape to look into the technology of Rasputin, known to some as Seraph technology. We examine some of the information also that has been presented to us in the new DLC about the Warmind itself – as well as chat about the underlying meaning of the term “Seraph” and what implications might be from that.
This week, the team takes a bit of a step back – looking over the progression of our Guardians’ story and where it potentially could be headed. Blue also answers a few comments at the start – so please be sure to weigh in on that to make sure we’re on the right track! While it’s not something that is often discussed within the game’s dialogue or story itself, the potential of the Guardian and Humanity as a whole is a rather significant plot point that is also a great launching point for a number of other discussions (as you’ll find here) – we hope you enjoy the chat!
This week, the team takes a break from the recent DLC for Destiny 2 (don’t worry – we have a point in the episode where we chat a bit about our thoughts on it) to look a bit deeper into the trade of gunsmithing. Blue speaks to the history of this profession, not just in the game-world, but also outside in our own world before the team explores the nature of the smiths that we do know of in game. Banshee-44 is discussed (along with the new light that some of the recent lore updates have given us on him), as well as some of the lesser known figures, such as Gaunt and The Stoic.
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This week, the team travels to 7066 Nessus to get to know a bit more about that crazy AI vendor, Failsafe. At the start, however, we dive a bit into our initial thoughts and opinions (and a bit of a response to some more obvious thoughts) on the recent reveal of the upcoming DLC for Destiny 2, Warmind. After that, we jump out of the game world for a bit to explain some scientific facts about Nessus – to better understand what makes this place a little more important than it might seem on the surface. After going through a basic introduction of Failsafe, as well as some of the hints that we have about her origin, the team also takes a closer look at some of the lore entries for more insight into Failsafe’s character.
This week, the team returns to the Tower to examine the mysterious frame known as Benedict 99-40 – a subject which admittedly is pretty sparse on details. However, there is a fair amount to be gleaned from the information that we have managed to gather so far concerning Frames in general within the world of Destiny…though you’ll notice that this episode is a bit shorter than normal. Blame Blue for that. And remember – Embrace his name! All glory to the Emperor!
This installment of the Extra Lore series takes the team to a world where players are invited to experience the ultimate hunting experience – a world full of monsters that are as amazingly fascinating as they are dangerous. The Monster Hunter series revolves around nature & discusses the search for balance within this new world – indeed, this balance with nature is one of, if not the, most important themes of the series’ story. However, this series is largely portrayed visually – which, while this medium presents an awesome sense of immersion to the game, it also makes detailed critical analysis frustrating at times. Much of the information in this series is gained through inference of the material offered.
This week, we’re visiting the moon of Io to spend some time with everyone’s favorite grumpy Awoken Warlock – Asher Mir. The team chats about not just the history of the Gensym Scribe we met back in Destiny 1, but also the underlying nature of the Vex given some of the new information from this week’s 1.1.4 update (known as the “Go Fast Update” to many in the community) and even gets into a few tangents about memory, Ikora and her troubled relationship with her Ghost, and why Beard feels so connected to Asher. Also there is a bit of a debate on, given the changes in the game, who now has the better “jump” between the hosts.