Explore Halo 3: The Complete History of ODST Video Gameology

After tackling Metroid in season one, season two game informerThe Video Gameography podcast goes to one of the biggest shooter franchises in existence: Halo. This week, we’ll be examining Bungie’s smaller experimental entry in the series, Halo 3: ODST.

Halo 3: ODST was released on the Xbox 360 on September 22, 2009, and was intended to be a small project designed by the Skunk Works team. However, the development of ODST stemmed from Peter Jackson’s failed attempt to make a Halo movie/game. Over the next hour, we discussed ODST’s relatively short development time, why the title changed from Halo 3: Recon, the innovative Firefight multiplayer mode, and Bungie’s push to spin off from Microsoft and become its own company again.

Join host Ben Reeves (@BenjaminReeves) and Marcus Stewart (@Marcus Stewart7) and before game informer Edited by Brian Wall (@Bryan_Vore) as we unravel the history and influence of the first Halo game without the Master Chief. For more Halo, be sure to check out our final rankings for each Halo game.


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