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What impact did halo have on you

OP DrfeelgoodPhD69

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Halo was my escape from a really depressing childhood. Without going into it to much halo is really the thing I credit for growing up sane. I focused on halo and that iconic theme to drown out the rest of the bs that happened that day. Halo is so much a part of me and my life now I have it Tattooed on my arm. Not just the campaign music and multiplayer all of it. Any of my friends will tell you it's a bad idea to talk about halo around me because usually I'm quiet and keep to myself but when it comes to halo it's hard to shut me up.
Back in the day it had more negative affects on me due to being a very angry and frustrated individual. Now it serves as a good anger management tool. Its also helped me sober up as I just hit four months without a drink. But not really sure how to answer this question because it brings up more negative times that the games got me through. Wish I could say it connected me to a group of friends but that hasn't happened yet.
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Back in the day it had more negative affects on me due to being a very angry and frustrated individual. Now it serves as a good anger management tool. Its also helped me sober up as I just hit four months without a drink. But not really sure how to answer this question because it brings up more negative times that the games got me through. Wish I could say it connected me to a group of friends but that hasn't happened yet.
Keep up the sobriety man!

To me, Halo is just associated with a lot of personal memories, as the games have been out for nearly 20 years, all of which I've been alive. From playing split-screen CE on Blood Gulch on a JCPENNY CRT TV to running BTB squads deep with friends on Reach, to just running doubles in Halo 5 - each game means something different to me, and reminds me of a different time in my life.

So even though Halo hasn't necessarily had a huge impact on my life, it's a good reminder of where I've been and a great nostalgia inducer.
Halo made me a proficient writer. When I first signed up on the Bungie.net forums years ago, my ability to express my thoughts in writing was at best adequate, but discussing the games and the universe on the forums made me love writing. In fact, the majority of ways in which Halo has influenced my life has come via the forums. The discussions helped me to become calmer, more polite, more critical, and more curious about the world. These experiences have guided my life choices, and the skills and things I've learned have enriched my life and helped me where I am now. This experience is the single most impactful thing that has affected my life that I can pinpoint exactly.

There is also a more personal story about childhood a friend of a friend whom I had some friction with, but who became one of my best friends after we learned to know each other better via Halo. And, of course, playing Halo with friends has given me lots of great memories that bring joy to me.
Impact on me? Well I first heard abt halo when I was four. I always wanted to play it but my parents don’t let us play video games. But whenever we went to our grandparents we did. We had an Xbox 360 there and still do. I remember looking through a drawer and at the bottom and finding Halo reach. We were all excited. Me and my three brothers. We well I mean I was a natural. Over the years we got better. I’m still the best of all of us. Well I am the oldest so... But what came to a surprise to us is when our uncle, who gave us the Xbox married a woman who was one of the original creators of Halo CE. She is one of the people to sell it to 343i. This is rly special for us. This is what the impact it has had on me. I’m 15 now and am in my opinion really good.
The impact halo had on me was art and creativity, before I played halo I already liked Sci-Fi stuff but was really centered around Star Wars, playing Halo CE opened me up to a completely different Sci-Fi story and aesthetic that just drove my creative side crazy. The Halo series inspired me to draw and write more as I liked the idea of coming up with my own unique story, I still have all the old Halo art books from CE to Reach. I'm now working on my own stuff now, Halo is apart of what inspired my creative process, so it left a good impact on me.
Its all honestly hard to pinpoint one thing, I honestly couldn't imagine my life without Halo. Obviously something would fill the void but with all the friendships I've gained, all the laughs and great moments, the social impact it made on me as a person. I could go on and on, but theres one thing that will always be impactful to me. I've met some of my best friends through Halo, I was lucky enough to meet one at Outpost last year after 10 years of being friends. And that just means the world to me.

In someways Halo means more to me than most people I know, because of reasons. (Personal Relationships) Deep down Halo is a fiction universe but in other ways, its a part of who you are. Thats the impact it made on me.
First time I ever heard of halo was in 2nd grade and another kid was talking to me about it. I had no idea what halo was but I acted like I did because I had no friends and got bullied all the time and here was a kid who was interested in talking to me. After school I got home and told my mom and grandma the only thing I wanted for my birthday was an xbox and some game called Halo combat evolved. Sure enough it's what they got me and my dad hated em for it. Took me a straight month to figure out how to crouch on the first level after that I made more friends with halo being our common intrest. I didnt have internet back then but me and my new friends played split screen and we didn't care. I didnt get internet and xbox live till I was in middle school and by then halo 3 was out and I had a 360 I made tons of new friends we played match making and custom games in full lobby's till 3 am all the way till I was out of high school. After high school life got rough and I moved around allot and didnt have internet. All the time where I lived. When I finally started working and could afford internet. Most of my old friends had been gone for near as long as I had. Gone are the days of full for fun custom lobby's with 16 people. I've been on xbox since the 2nd grade and am now 25. I guess the saying is true. It's better to have loved and lost rather than to have not loved at all. I did love it still do when me and the remaining guys get on and BS about our lives and the old days of being kids and having a blast. There was no greater joy in my life than getting home from a bad day at school and hopping into a capture the flag match on Valhalla with my bros. Spartans never die...
Well I can say the impact of halo was just cool, my first impression was this mute armored man in halo (Since I haven't played any game at all) and then I went into Halo's lore and go better in English and I started to adopt it as one of my main languages then some years later I got an Xbox and decide to buy Halo 5 and I was becoming more social and making friends. Even if Halo doesn't sound like it didn't affect me, it really did
Halo 5 probably had the biggest impact on me. I played every halo but never really loved it. Reach gaming with a big group of friends changed that, and the 'your Spartan is you' direction halo 4 went in was appealing to me. The mobility of Spartans in halo 5 made me want to be able to do things like that.
I signed up for a Spartan Race, started hitting the gym and obstacle courses, got in shape, got my dream job as a result, now I run world championships. Funny how the small things can make the biggest differences.
Halo has had a HUGE impact on my life. It's been an escape; a universe I could get lost in for a while, it's help me find some lifelong friends that I love dearly, it's helped me to find employment, it's pushed me to learn, it's helped me understand the views of others I might not share myself, it's helped me grow as a person.

I would not be where I was today if it wasn't for this game, the people that have been building and curating it and the amazing community that helps to power it, which is incredible to think that a video game can do all this :)
Halo was my escape from a really depressing childhood. Without going into it to much halo is really the thing I credit for growing up sane. I focused on halo and that iconic theme to drown out the rest of the bs that happened that day. Halo is so much a part of me and my life now I have it Tattooed on my arm. Not just the campaign music and multiplayer all of it. Any of my friends will tell you it's a bad idea to talk about halo around me because usually I'm quiet and keep to myself but when it comes to halo it's hard to shut me up.
It really helped in fighting stress. It let me escape from the problems and immerse into a world of adventures that I fell in love with. Believe it or not, the Master Chief is my inspiration and it's his courage that encourages me during my downtime
Halo was the first first person shooter game I ever played so Halo CE introduced me to a whole other type of game. Before Halo it had been Sonic and Mario and possibly some Crash Bandicoot.
Ultimate game to play with friends. Whenever a Friend was over we were playing 1v1s and especially forge. I always played Nintendo games as a kid, and when I got my Xbox, Halo was my first mature game I owned.
Been with this series since I was 13, it was my introduction into shooters on a New generation console at the time and made me get into online gaming. (Halo 2 being my first online gaming experience). It also made care about lore to find out what canon and retcon meant. Also Halo Combat Evolved was my gift for making honor roll for the first time. So it was a confidence booster in Middle School.
It taught me to finish the fight! In all seriousness though, beginning with CE, many countless hours, and epic memories with friends, have been made on Halo. Halo 2, and then 3 especially, because of Xbox live. I still play, all these years later, for my love of the game, and what all it has given me. Through good times, and bad times, it is a way to have fun, while passing time. I have 3 loves in my life, my family, Halo, and music, in that order.
Halo had a profound impact on me. I had played Halo with a friend on the original Xbox in 2001. I didn't have an Xbox but he did. But then, sometime in 2003/2004/2005 I first started playing Halo PC on my computer, and the rest is history.

It was an escape from being bullied back in elementary through high school (I was in 3rd grade from 2001-2002). I loved the sci-fi aspect, being a "walking tank", the variety of characters, the different environments and cool weapons. I read the first three Halo books too (Fall of Reach, The Flood, First Strike). I liked that I was "the last Spartan", from escaping the doomed fortress world of Reach to a very unique and different location -- Halo.

I then bought Halo 2 Vista, eventually getting my own original Xbox and later a 360, and waiting for the midnight release of Halo 3. I pre-ordered the Legendary Edition of it and I was the first to get the Legendary Edition at the midnight release (other people were ahead of me but got the regular or Limited versions). Ultimately, Halo has just been my all-time favorite video game series. I'm very passionate about it.
Halo was what got me into FPS games and M-rated games in general. Before I got my hands on Halo Reach back in 2010-2011, I was a more sensitive kid in that I didn't want to play any game that had an M rating on it as I thought they were ultra-pornographic gorefests that would turn me into a cold-blooded killer. In a way, Halo helped me mature and helped grow my tastes in different types of video games.
It made me a "good" comic artist ( even if i' m still working on my style)
It introduced me to the FPS genre. I would also apparently T-bagged the dinner table? (when I was very young, like 6/7) (IDK, I'm just as confused as you pal.)
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