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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.

Wow. All I can say is, “Wow!” Battlefield 3 is starting to look like a top tier game. Battlefield was always known as a great multiplayer experience, but here comes one that looks like it could have an entertaining campaign to compliment it. The graphics are absolutely out of this world. While I was quite unsatisfied with Battlefield: Bad Company, Battlefield 3 looks like it could revive the series for me. I don’t want to give away any spoilers for the video (so make sure you watch it!), but I will say that it’s the definition of action packed. It also looks rather realistic (whether that’s good or bad, we won’t find out until release).  Make sure you don’t let this game go under your radar, it’s almost definitely going to be a contender for Game of the Year. It’s supposed to hit shelves late 2011, no definite date as of yet.

Today’s Gaming Video of the Day is the trailer for Modern Warfare 3. It’s full of action, but possibly too much. Call of Duty is known for overdone campaigns with dull stories, but they’re always full of plenty of explosions, WHICH IS WHAT WE LIKE, RIGHT? Wrong. For once it would be nice to see someone actually spend some time on a Call of Duty campaign with a compelling story that people would actually want to follow and be a part of. Instead you get the same run of the mill story with predictable endings but plenty of BOOM! which is apparently all gamers care about. Who knew? But most people aren’t concerned about the campaign, the majority of Call of Duty players are in it for the multiplayer. Rest assured, I can almost guarantee you that this game will be loaded with the same mind numbingly dull multiplayer that the previous titles have had. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.