Lock & Load with a HALO 4 McFarlane Action Figure Package

You can’t keep a good Master Chief down. It’s been almost a full year since the release of Halo 4, the record-breaking latest entry in the popular and long-running Xbox flagship gaming series, and it’s still one people are talking about. We want to keep the Halo magic going by giving away two (2) complete sets of Halo 4 Series 2 action figures from McFarlane Toys.

Halo MCStage your own epic battles between the UNSC and the Covenant with a complete set of seven figures including Master Chief (with mini-Cortana), Spartan Scout (Team Orange), Spartan C.I.O. (Team Purple), Spartan C.I.O. (Team Green/Steel), Covenant Elite Ranger, Covenant Storm Jackal, and the Didact Deluxe figure. That’s a pretty even match, wouldn’t you say? Watch out for those Elite Rangers, though; they’re a wily, rascally breed.

On top of that, one (1) runner-up will get Master Chief, Spartan Scout, Spartan C.I.O. (Team Green/Steel), Covenant Ranger, and Storm Jackal. Still very awesome, still very easy to win.

How do you win, you ask? All you need to do is put a comment below with your favorite Halo game and why it’s your favorite as well as (and this is the important bit) a VALID email address. We can’t give you nuthin’ if you ain’t a real person. You’ve only got until midnight on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, to enter or it’s game over. No respawning either.
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While we’re talking games, though, be sure to pledge to join Team Nerdist this Saturday for our Extra Life event. Play your favorite game and help out the Children’s Miracle Network. You can do that by going to the Team Nerdist Extra Life page and making a donation. Gaming helps kids; it’s a scientific fact.

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  • Halo: Combat Evolved. It did things with FPS’s on consoles that made me want to play on the console versus my PC. Playing the campaign in a co-op marathon session was awesome.

  • Halo Reach.

    I’m a huge fan of the novel, so seeing a few more of the Spartans get some screen time in the world of that book was great. Though ODST would be a close second. That one felt like you were really experiencing the world.

  • Halo: Combat Evolved is definitely my favorite. Even though I’m a huge Playstation fanboy, Halo really got me into the first person shooter and was pretty much the reason that I got an Xbox in the first place. Co-op in college was also the way that I made a whole ton of friends. We’d play across the halls and yell at each other because none of us had headsets. It was so much funnier to just hear people scream from across the hall though.

  • Halo Combat Evolved.

    It was the first xbox game I played on my friends xbox and we played the entire campaign co-op. It was the first step into the Halo universe that has lead me to playing every Halo game since then and loving them dearly. Without it, I would never have become a console gamer.

  • Halo: Combat Evolved

    It’s basically responsible for my relationship with my best friend. It also proved that Golden Eye’s success on consoles wasn’t a fluke. Also, the Warthog. I still haven’t had as much fun driving any other vehicle in all the video games I’ve played before or since.

  • Halo: Combat Evolved was my favourite. My best friend and I in high school played that game for hours every single night. By the end we were running through the levels on Legendary while abusing every glitch and overall just screwing around. One time I spent the night at his house and we started playing around 8pm in his basement. When we thought it was the morning we decided we’d better stop playing, but before the level was over his mother called us up for dinner. We had played for nearly 24 hours non stop, with no bathroom or food breaks.

  • There will always be a place in my heart for the original. Excellent story, cutting edge graphics, and an utter lack of being called a fag every two minutes is why I remember it very fondly.

  • The original Halo was the most enjoyable for me, because we were able to buy televisions and Xbox game systems in Kuwait in 2003, and bring them to our Forward Operating Bases as we moved through Iraq. Linking the systems and playing against one another after missions helped to relieve stress and make things seem a little more normal. It also created a sense of competition and brought us closer together when we would hear the intro music playing down the hall, and then the gathering would begin!

  • OK, I am not a gamer, I’ll freely admit it. I live with gamers and the only Halo they have ever convinced me to try was the original. I spent 5 minutes in a corner, shooting the floor before I gave up… What can I say?

  • I validly love them all. Its one of my favorite game series. However Halo 2 will always be atop the list. Specifically because when that game launched my friends and I played it EVERY night for almost a year via system link. This was the last gasp of intimate gaming before the 360 and us getting Live. Kinda miss those days.

  • Original Halo on Xbox. The LAN parties with friends on multiple xboxs were some of the best times I’ve ever had. Just getting the drop on someone from behind and instant killing them just to hear the screams of BULL**** from the next room were priceless.

  • My favorite Halo game was Halo 3. Halo 3 was the very first Halo game I played, and it made me fall in love with a franchise. Halo was my teenager-hood as opposed to childhood), and I thoroughly loved the emotional rollercoaster ride that came with that and every game since. To Halo 3, I raise my glass! Bravo!

  • Halo: Combat Evolved. It was so good I never minded lugging an extra TV and my Xbox over my friends house. Keep in mind this was back when all TVs were fatbacks and weighed 40+ lbs. It was all the exercise I got and all the exercise I needed.

  • Halo 2. My closest friends are spread all over the country, and the multiplayer was a fantastic way to keep in touch. What better way to reconnect than screaming obscenities while teabagging each other’s dead bodies?

  • Halo: Combat Evolved. The first FPS that I really got into and made me fall in love with the genre and LAN parties. Nothing like playing Halo in a movie theater after hours either.

  • Tough call between Halo: Reach and ODST: both stories hooked me emotionally, which few other games have had such an effect. If I had to choose though, I’d have to give Reach the edge because it introduced me my favorite weapon, the DMR – nothing says “Bye-Bye, Covie” quite like it… :-)

  • Halo combat evolved was my favorite due to the grand nature of it being a game changing fps and the LAN parties I held at my house with 4 xbox’s and everyone screaming and yelling at each other from different rooms in the house. Also snipeing with the pistol was fun.

  • Halo: Combat Evolved. It did things with The FPS on consoles that made me want to play on the console versus my PC. Playing the campaign in a co-op marathon session was awesome.

  • Halo: CE. Can’t beat the nostalgia of my first long nights of gaming, hunched over my PC playing pistols on Hang ‘em High. The mental snapshots of my first clan invite and my first teamkill from that game will stay with me for a long time.

  • Halo 4

    In reality I like them all, each game is just a single chapter in a bigger universe. Sure you can wax on about mechanics and features but what I love is the storytelling. Here is one man against odds that make most tremble in fear but he takes it on without a second thought or hesitation. In Halo 4 he is dealt his harshest blow, the loss of Cortana and he seems lost without her. It is that kind of storytelling that has me excited for the next game to see how the Chief copes with her loss.

  • I’m going with the movie “Halo: Forward unto Dawn” instead of a game. Sadly I have yet to play a Halo game. I’ve never owned an Xbox and have never had the chance to play anywhere else.