Time Capsule 2001: Halo Combat Evolved

The memories of our favorite video games aren’t just about the incredible worlds that we explored or the characters that we got to know. Those memories are many times intertwined with the time and place in which we experienced them. Where were we? Who were we with? And what was the world like back then? Close your eyes and think back to the music that you heard playing on the radio as you sat on the couch with your friends. What were the clothing styles that they were all wearing? What was going on in the world that everyone was talking about while the next match loaded? Join us as we open a Time Capsule and look back in time to when your favorite games were brand new.


HALO: COMBAT EVOLVED (XBOX) – RELEASED NOVEMBER 15TH 2001

Back in 2001 Microsoft had made the bold decision to enter the video game hardware race, challenging established brands such as Nintendo and Sony. With the launch of their Xbox, they would revolutionize gaming consoles with features such as an internal hard drive and an ethernet port for broadband connectivity. All of the technical innovations mean nothing though without great games, and thankfully they delivered one of the best launch titles in history.

Halo: Combat Evolved was a revolution for the first person shooter genre, it featured a fantastical sci-fi storyline that introduced the world to characters like Master Chief and Cortana, and a multiplayer mode that spawned countless LAN parties and still stands the test of time two decades later.

By 2005 they had sold over 5 million copies of Halo, and thanks to the 2011 remake Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and it’s inclusion in 2014’s Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the game continues to find an audience to this day. Halo has been synonymous with the Xbox since day one

IN THE NEWS

THE MUSIC

ON TELEVISION

AT THE MOVIES

THE STYLE

AT THE REGISTER

  • Gallon of Gas – $1.46
  • Pound of Bacon – $3.22
  • Loaf of Bread – $1.82
  • Postage Stamp – $0.34
  • Dozen Eggs – $0.90
  • New Car – $25,850
  • Median House Price – $136,000

One thought on “Time Capsule 2001: Halo Combat Evolved

  1. I miss the early 00s of gaming. Halo was such a great title that I couldn’t wait to take online. Unfortunately I was too young and my parents wouldn’t get me Live. But I loved playing the co op mode with my brother.

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