Sunday, March 02, 2008

Halo 3, and Possibly Halo 2 (PC), Shown in Season Finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles

I was able to catch the season finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles on CTV's Edmonton channel just now, and to my surprise Halo 3 made a cameo!

The finalee was actually two episodes broadcast back-to-back, and in the first episode, around the 8 minute mark when John and Cameron are purchasing some hardware, the people in the background are playing a Co-Op game of Halo 3 on the Tsavo Highway mission. The footage shown starts with an over-charged Plasma Pistol, and also shows the players driving around in a Warthog taking on Brute Choppers, and also one on foot firing their Assault Rifle. It ends while focusing on one player's screen firing the Fuel Rod Cannon at a Brute Chopper and missing.

In the second episode, around the 7 minute mark when Sarah and Reese enter a net cafe, the scene starts with a brief clip of what appears to be Halo 2 (PC), the Metropolis mission, in which the player is killed while riding in a Warthog. This footage only lasts for just over a second, so I could be wrong about it being Halo 2, but since the guy who cursed in anger at dying was playing on a PC, I figure it seems likely that it was Halo 2 for Windows Vista.

If you weren't able to catch it tonight, the season finale of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles airs tomorrow night starting at 8:00 pm on CTV in Canada and Fox in the United States.

You know, I find it interesting how last generation the PlayStation 2 was mentioned and shown all over pop culture, which certainly helped its sales, and this generation that role has been taken on by the Xbox 360. I say good on Microsoft for securing that extra bit of marketing.

And along those same lines, my offer still stands, Microsoft. You give me an Xbox 360 Decepticon, and I'll buy a copy of Windows Visita. Really. Especially if it's an Elite that can transform itself into the mighty Ah-nold.

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