The Halo Effect
“Some people assume that ‘Halo’ cosplayers are a bunch of teenagers with nothing better to do,” said Sloan, a 6’ 4” crane mechanic, Marine and soon-to-be grandfather. “But ‘Halo’ got me through months in a wheelchair after I broke my pelvis in a construction accident. I love the game. And I want to keep giving back to the ‘Halo’ universe that has been such an important part of my life.”
Sure, it’s a direct marketing site, but the story is still true. Personally, I’ve always been a big fan of the Halo universe – up until I started college,1 I’d read all of the books and owned both the short-film collection and the TV series.2 The fact that 343 is maintaining a ‘bible’ of the Halo canon is a big deal to me, and I still do my best to keep up with the growing mythos of the universe.