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Hey! I'm Matthew. Halo, and Xbox, have been central to my gaming life for roughly the past 13 years, give or take. I absolutely love the series and the expanded universe. Also I recently started playing PlayStation 4 for a few exclusives Xbox doesn't have.
I'm a 25 year old, 7th year college student attending Portland State University studying Creative Writing Fiction. My 2nd year at PSU. I previously attended Portland Community College for over four and a half years; studied Computer Science, writing and math classes. I finish at the end of March 2019 (FINALLY!) with a B.S in English w/Writing Minor.
If all goes the way I'm imagining it, I want to write stories/do creative design for video games; my top goal is writing for 343 Industries. I'd love to write for other series or create whole new stories. Gaming is an art form; interactive entertainment is the most unique artistic medium of our time.
As for writing I enjoy brainstorming science fiction, action adventure, fantasy, and epic stories. I'm working on my first game story and a fanfiction, yes..one of those, taking place after Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Halo games completed on Legendary :
Halo: Reach on Legendary Solo
Halo: Combat Evolved /Anniversary on Legendary Solo
Halo 2 /Anniversary on Legendary Solo
Halo 3 on Legendary Solo
Halo 3: ODST on Legendary Solo
Halo 4 on Legendary Solo
Halo 5: Guardians on Legendary Solo.

Favorite Halo game: Halo 3.
What I love about Halo: Halo has done something so well that few shooters have accomplished: combining an awesome story & an expanded universe with addicting and competitive multiplayer. Its expanded universe is beautiful, rich, chaotic, and nearly rivals Star Wars in scale, conflict and the quality of characters; the longest book series I've read and my #2 favorite book series. I'm a huge fan of expanded universes (Star Wars included)! In fact, Halo and Star Wars are the only expanded universes I've read. Otherwise, I've played almost 3,000 hours of Halo (counting up my total & approximate hours - approx hours in the games I don't have a precise time played).
Favorite non-Sci-Fi shooter: Battlefield. I've played the original, Vietnam, 3, 4 (once or twice...caught gameplay from Twitch mostly), and 1. Great multiplayer games!
Longest Halo game played: Halo 3. Over ten years I've played this masterpiece. I hop on it occasionally. Halo 3 will always have a special place in my heart. Reach has the most total playtime with just over 900 hours; Halo 3 is close behind, also just over 900 hours. Whats strange is Reach is my least favorite Halo, along with Halo 4 (4's campaign is only good for the narrative, which is a solid one).
My Top Ten (twelve) favorite games of All Time, and the Top Ten (twelve) Best games I've ever played (can change): 1) Halo 3, 2) Halo 2/Anniversary, 3) Halo: CE/Anniversary, 4) The Last of Us, 5) Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, 6) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Horizon Zero Dawn, 7) Life is Strange, 8) Assassins Creed: Syndicate, 9) Rise of the Tomb Raider and 10) Either The Walking Dead Season 2 or Tomb Raider (2013).
Favorite Halo novels: Don't really have one. I've read 18 of them.
Favorite Halo quotes: "There are those who said this day would never come. What are they to say now?" "Master Chief , you mind telling me what you are doing on board that ship? -- Sir, Finishing this Fight." "Don't make a girl a promise...if you know you can't keep it." "Come on Chief...Take a girl for a ride." "If they came to hear be beg..they would be disappointed." "Were is so easy."
Favorite Halo characters: Chief, Cortana, Lasky, the rest of Blue Team, Dr. Halsey, Sgt Johnson, Thel Vadamee, Bornstellar and the Librarian.
Favorite non-Halo characters: Ellie and Joel from The Last of Us, Lara Croft in the new Tomb Raider games, the Uncharted crew - Nathan Drake, Elena Fisher, Victor Sullivan, Sam Drake, Ezio Auditore de la Firenze, Jacob and Evie Frye from Assassins Creed, and Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn.

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