Back in the day when I was single, I was really into my gaming. One of my favourite games was Halo – a first-person shooter game that was really a tonne of fun. Of course, a wife and daughter, plus running my own business means that my days of wiling away the hours playing my favourite games are long gone.
I still have an interest in gaming and was disappointed to hear that the Halo movie that had the involvement of Peter Jackson was put on the backburner and would not be coming out at all. However, all is not lost as the people at Microsoft decided that if the movie was being ditched, they could still use some of the sets and props that had been designed for the movie for an interactive experience for fans. Last night I went out to Cockatoo Island in Sydney harbour where they built a set of the game and also have onsite a Warthog – the vehicle used by characters in the game. If you are a fan of the game, and want to see what Jackson and the folk at his Weta special effects unit had in mind, then go out for a look. While there you can also play versions of the Halo game on some nice big screens, and have a look at what Jackson had in mind for the game as a big-screen blockbuster. I certainly had a ball.