There’s no denying the huge impact that Halo has had on the video game industry since its inception way back in 2001. Heck, any franchise that warrants its own remastered collection and is considered a system-seller is likely to have a lot going for it, but is it the Star Wars equivalent of video games, as Aaron Greenberg – head of global marketing at Microsoft – recently suggested?

In a recent interview conducted by Gamespot, Greenberg had this to say on the matter…

“What’s really so special about Halo, and people will feel it the moment they start playing the campaign, is just the richness of the universe and the story and it’s very much like what Star Wars is to movies, Halo is to games. You have that special sauce–it’s unlike anything else.”

That’s certainly a bold claim considering the overwhelming success that Star Wars has achieved in the film industry. Nevertheless, it’s exciting to have both franchises back on the map, with Halo 5 Guardians hot off the shelves and Star Wars Episode VII releasing on December 18th.

But would you consider one to be bigger than the other? Let us know.

  • bigshynepo

    Halo does not have nearly the cultural significance that Star Wars does. Hell, 3rd party Halo merch barely exists when you can find Star Wars branded product in almost every store you walk into these days.
    (Thinking of you, Darth Vader toaster)

    • Steve Wright

      That’s true. In my eyes Halo is not as recognisable to an everyday Joe as Star Wars is. I mean, everyone knows of Star Wars even if they’ve never taken an interest in watching the movies. If I asked my grandparents what Halo is they’d likely suggest it’s something that an angel wears.

    • kreator

      Give it a few more years.

  • Tyler Davis

    Star Wars pioneered most of the spcieal effects industry.
    Halo has pioneered most of the shooters in the industry since launch.

  • andy

    They’re right, like Star Wars, the last 3 games were a huge disappointment to fans ^_^

  • QUIMICOMORTAL

    Meaning the series peaked with the first three installments? And the scores have been descending with each iteration?

    Yes, I can see that!

  • Tha-Truth

    I absolutely agree, Halo is indeed The Phantom Menace of videogames, it’s complete and utter trash in every way imaginable and is an embarassment to everything that came before it. It’s good to see Microsoft finally admitting some facts for a change, it’s about time their ignorant, delusional fanbase did the same.

    Cheap, garbage shovelware games like Gears, Halo and Forza are exactly the reason why the Xbone is getting completely DESTROYED by the PS4 in the sales charts. No self – respecting gamer would buy a console for the trash games that the Xbox offers, that’s why everybody is opting for a PS4 to play real games instead.

    At this point it’s only the desperate, brainwashed, brand – slave, Xboner – licking morons that are still trying to defend the Xbox, everybody else has realised that the console is utter trash and sales prove that.

    • Tha-Truth

      Wow, an illiterate, inbred piece of hillbilly scum. How very common. By the way, Y-O-U-R is your, Y-O-U-‘-R-E is you are, you might want to learn the difference you pathetic, uneducated, unwashed, spasticated little chicken shit otherwise everybody you meet in the world is going to realise what a poor, wretched, inbred little mongrel of a creature you are.

      By the way, I met your dad last night. While I was out walking I heard these strange sounds coming from around the corner, I went to take a look and I saw your dad bent over with his head in the ground like an ostritch. With this huge muscular black man absolutely ramming him into infinity. You evidently don’t get your homophobia from your dog – faced parents, because it’s obvious your dad is a voracious, insatiable homosexual who can only feed his desires by presenting himself like a bitch in heat and allowing himself to be manhandled and humiliated by huge black men with 10 inch members. All the while he was shrieking with excitement, grinning like a hyena and accepting his punishment like a good little sissy girl. Doesn’t this make you a bit of a hypocrite? LOL, you claim to hate all homo’s but your dad is the homo queen, he’s their queen bee. In fact, the term “queen bee” is very appropriate as your dad likes to float around the ghetto going from one huge man to the next, sucking all of the pollen out of their stalks. How sweet it must taste for him. And THAT’S tha – truth.

      Does that embarass you? Does it upset you that you dad has accepted his inner desires and moved over to the “pink team” as you put it? Does it make you feel so helpless and pathetic just like your dad does when he’s being manhandled by massive sweaty men every night?

      I hope your dad had a good Halloween, he looks like Lily Savage without even dressing up, ROFLMAO. Go cry some more you pathetic inbred offspring of the worlds biggest homo queen.

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  • Tha-Truth

    Watch out, Aaron is an autismal, de – evolved fucking sewage rat and his opinion stinks as bad as his mom does after working a 24 hour shift at her favourite trasvestite brothel where she fornicates like a demented sex pervert.

    Also his hillbilly father rapes him every night and then puts the pictures online which explains his hatred/fear of all Homosexuals.

    • Tha-Truth

      I see you’re not even going to try to deny that the reson you have such an abnormal fear of homosexuals is because of the horrid memories of your sexual predator father raping you for hours on end in a public square with passersby pointing and laughing at you getting drilled like a fucking oil rig. Hahahahaha, like I said, you need to see a therapist about these mental health issues you have.

      Your honky – tonk, hayseed, fruit loops father likes to buttsex you into oblivion and that’s unfortunate, but to direct that fear and anger at every homosexual you meet isn’t healthy and isn’t going to make the pain go away. Right now you have two options to deal with your childhood trauma – counseling, or suicide. Personally I don’t give a damn which one you pick but acting like a twat on the internet isn’t going to help.

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