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Yes, you read that title correctly. Today’s Gaming Video of the Day is from a common series of videos in which people take a clip of Hitler and place captions in that have hilarity commence. Click here to see this funny video

Hours ago at the Microsoft E3 Press Conference, Halo 4 was unveiled, along with the news of an entirely new trilogy of Halo games, confirming Halo 5 and 6 as well. Check out the trailer above, and below we’ll break it down for you.

The trailer starts with a beating heart. Cortana’s muffled voice can be heard in the background, urging the Chief to get up. The camera pans to his brain – he wakes up, realizes what’s happening, and jumps out of the cryo-chamber. For one of the only times in the series, Cortana calls the Chief by his first name, John, suggesting that their relationship is a lot closer considering the loneliness they faced at the end of Halo 3. The ship they’re on is exploding, presumably under attack, but from what? The Covenant are largely gone, with most of their religious drive gone after the events of Halo 3, and the Elites and Grunts have partnered with the humans. Then the Chief makes his escape, grabbing what looks to be a pistol – but then fires a grenade, blasting the door in front of him open. As he looks out, we see a closer view of the gun, which looks similar to the Halo 1 pistol but with a grenade attachment on the barrel of the gun. When the camera pans back, we see what is most likely the ship the Chief and Cortana were on at the end of Halo 3, and then – in the background – an enormous artifact (ship? the planet at the end of Halo 3?), whose center (loading bay?) opens up, and the trailer ends abruptly.

There are a number of questions this trailer raises, but most importantly: What will we fight in Halo 4? Since the Covenant have nothing to fight for and the Gravemind has been defeated, Halo 4 has to introduce a new enemy, a new plot arc, and answer deeper questions about the Forerunners and mythos of the Halo universe.

The very first Gaming Video of the Day is an absolute classic and probably my favorite Halo video of all time. This Walshy montage (edited by Peridious) was the montage to end all montages back in the day. It has some fantastic music put to it, and the effects were top notch when released. From the mind blowing beginning to the final kill, Halo fans everywhere sat with their jaws dropped as they patiently watched Walshy (of then team Final Boss) take down enemy after enemy. He’s the current Tiger Woods of Halo – he’s had a remarkable career that landed him at the top and was absolutely dominant for a stretch of time. Everybody expected him to win every event he attended. But then he hit a rough patch and started to sink. Everybody knows he could win another event at any time, but just as Tiger Woods fan ask, Walshy fans also ask when that event will be. Continue reading about the video here.

Are you a fan of the Halo series? Are you curious as to what people think about the newest addition? Are you frustrated with Halo Reach and can’t figure out why, or wondering if anybody else is as flustered as you? Are you bored and want to read a well thought out post about a game that sold millions of copies on the Xbox 360? I can tell you that I considered Halo Reach to be a disappointment and it’s not because I had high expectations. If you answered yes to any of the opening questions, or even if you didn’t but you would still like to know why I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the highly anticipated installment, go ahead and read my entire post here.