The Most Astonishing Cosplay From Emerald City Comicon... Part 2!

They sure know how to party in Seattle. Yesterday, we brought you a batch of incredible cosplay pics from Emerald City Comicon — but today's photos are way more stunning. Including some costumes we've never, ever seen done before. Check out best of ECCC's cosplay, day two! » 3/29/15 3:42pm Sunday 3:42pm

A Halo-Themed Helmet That Protects Your Head On Motorcycles or Warthogs

It looks like NECA is ready to stop teasing its Master Chief-inspired motorcycle helmet and finally start shipping an actual product as early as July of this year. And while it might look like a Halloween or cosplay costume accessory, this helmet is officially DOT-approved and will protect your noggin' whether you're… » 2/20/15 5:23pm 2/20/15 5:23pm

The Best Stuff At Toy Fair 2015

Once a year, toy companies from all over the world converge on New York to reveal what everyone will be fighting to buy their kids—or themselves—when the holidays roll around again. And once again we grabbed our cameras, put ourselves in the mind of a child (that was the easy part), and set out to find the most… » 2/17/15 3:19pm 2/17/15 3:19pm

The Halo Needler Is Now a Real Dart Gun

Halo deathmatches are about to get real. (Except the whole dying part.) Mattel is turning the hit video game's iconic sci-fi weaponry into awesome toy dart guns. First up: The infamous Needler. » 2/16/15 6:11pm 2/16/15 6:11pm

Perfect Halo Plasma Rifle Replicas Prove the Covenant Has the Best Toys

Few of us have the necessary skills (or tools) needed to build our own replica props, but with enough disposable income that can be easily overcome. Triforce's upcoming full-scale Plasma rifle replica from Halo 2: Anniversary Edition might cost $600, but it's a perfect hand-painted imitation that looks like it was… » 11/18/14 9:04am 11/18/14 9:04am

Here's the Trailer For the First Halo Show

Remember when Microsoft said it was doing a Halo TV series? Nuts, right? Well now, even though Xbox Entertainment has been shuttered, live-action Halo lives on, and this is the first look. » 7/24/14 4:25pm 7/24/14 4:25pm

This real world Halo Energy Sword is pretty damn cool

Master swordsmith Tony Swatton—who has crafted swords for about 200 feature films—has made the Halo Energy Sword. The end result is pretty damn neat, but my favorite thing about Swatton's videos is the process. » 2/10/14 7:08pm 2/10/14 7:08pm

This insane 7-foot Lego Halo spaceship took 4 years to build

Every so often a Lego build comes along that's so epic and so amazing that it literally has me drooling over greebles. Mark Kelso's 7-foot long HALO Lego ship is one such build. The UNSC Spirit of Fire was a colony ship from the game HALO. » 2/03/14 11:18pm 2/03/14 11:18pm

Apple Let a Hilariously Fake "Halo 4" into the App Store

Did you guys hear about the Halo 4 port on iPhone and iPad? Apparently Microsoft and 343 Industries have the whole thing running on both the iPhone and iPad and it's just five bucks and the only difference is it's just a chess game and not even a little related to Halo. Oh. » 12/21/12 11:18am 12/21/12 11:18am

The World's Biggest Transport Chopper Can Hoist a 737 With Ease

Our need for resources is driving development of some of the world's most remote regions. So how do we get the heavy machinery needed to explore areas where roads exist only as dotted lines on a map? You use a helicopter the size of a jumbo jet. » 11/15/12 5:20pm 11/15/12 5:20pm

The Tragic Consequences of Mixing Love and Video Games

You love playing first-person shooters. You also love your significant other. Wouldn't it be great if you could somehow combine the two? Then you could love everything, all at once. Yeah! » 4/06/12 3:30pm 4/06/12 3:30pm

The Best Toys of the Year


Radio controlled excavators, long-range snowball launchers and fully-automatic Nerf rifles - 2010 was a great year for people who take their playtime seriously. These are some of the most fun toys we could get our hands on. » 1/02/11 4:00pm 1/02/11 4:00pm

What Is Going On With This Helicopter?

Those are not flares or artificial lighting or a Photoshop job. And it's not a teleporting sequence from a sci-fi movie either. It's the Kopps-Etchells Effect. This is how it happens, according to Command Sergeant Major Jeff Mellinger: » 10/04/10 12:40pm 10/04/10 12:40pm

Halo Fans Can Build A Light Sculpture By Controlling This Robot

Microsoft is launching an interactive website to get gamers even more excited about Halo: Reach. Users will help build a Halo light sculpture by controlling a Kuka Robot Arm (that's the thing lurking in the shadows) to plot light points. » 8/21/10 6:00pm 8/21/10 6:00pm

Massive Sun Halo Coronal Ejection Just Needs Some Interstellar…

Last week, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) detected a full halo coronal mass ejection. Fortunately, the Sun didn't actually burp straight into our direction, so we were safe. This is the video of it: » 8/13/10 1:20pm 8/13/10 1:20pm

So This Is What Nerf Guns Are Like Now, Huh?

After discovering video games, I didn't really keep up with my old friend Nerf. But last night I got to shoot (and get shot by) the Stampede, a new, fully automatic Nerf rifle with a tripod and replaceable magazines. What!? » 7/16/10 12:00pm 7/16/10 12:00pm

A Working Halo Assault Rifle Is a Terrifying Thing

I'm sure that Halo assault rifle you mocked up for Halloween 2004 was nice and all. But unless it's also a fully functional Nerf gun that holds three magazines and "a bunch" of darts, you lose. Here's the video proof: » 5/27/10 12:20pm 5/27/10 12:20pm

Halo 2 Superfans Refuse to Let the Dream Die

Two weeks ago, Microsoft killed Xbox Live support for the original Xbox, making it impossible to play old games like Halo 2 online. But 13 people are still playing by keeping their old consoles on and connected 24/7. » 4/28/10 10:40am 4/28/10 10:40am