Machinima and Microsoft collaborated to create and distribute something amazing this month. Microsoft produced a BEAUTIFUL web series as a prelude to the November 6 HALO 4 game release. This is quite possibly the most beautiful scripted drama I've ever seen produced for the internets.
The first couple episodes were bumming me out. They were kind of like something you would see on the CW. Teen angst in the military academy....yawn. This is HALO! Where is the action? Episode 3 delivered though. The action really picked up because the Covenant arrived. I've seen episodes 4 and 5 as well and let me tell you, they're even better. The episodes are MUST WATCH for any HALO fan and they can be enjoyed by anyone even if you're not a HALO fan.
Episode 1 just broke through 5 million views. Episode 2 is at 2.7 million views and Episode 3 is already at 1.4 million views within 2 days of publishing. Check out episode 3 embedded below or if you want to see the whole series, which I highly recommend, you can do that here.