I jumped onto my Xbox One to get the “free” game for July, and it said I could get Halo 5 for free, and I was all like “whaaaat.” And then it said for a limited time, and I was all like “whaaaa?” And then I started to download it and it said it was 90 gigabytes and I was all like “WHAAAA!?”

Took all day. I mean, like, I started at 9 am or so and by the time I was in bed at night it was still going. And I had to delete a whole bunch of other stuff first- which is not a bad thing, actually. And when I’m done with this “free “weekend”” (see what I did there?) I’ll probably delete it too and have a mother-butt ton of space for more stuff later.

(PSA: don’t Google the term “mother-butt ton.” Trust me.)

I finally played it a little yesterday. So, yeah. The opening cinematic was exciting. Seeing Nathan Fillion was cool. After that, well… I don’t know if this is any different from any other Halo I’ve played.

Which is a) not necessarily a bad thing, and b) not saying much since I have not played all the Halos. I may have played Halo 1 for about 5 minutes. Halo 2 I played a bunch, and Halo 3 a bunch more-- remember when they handed out a multiplayer beta to anyone who bought Crackdown? (The joke was: “They’re giving away a free game if you buy the Halo 3 Multiplayer beta!” Such yucks (P.S. Crackdown was $#%^& awesome, btw)). But Halo 4? I am going to admit right now I didn’t even know there was a 4.

It might because I didn’t keep up with the Bungie/Microsoft thing and also there were those other Halo games (Halo Wars, Halo ODST) which I messed with. And of course, Reach, Spartan Assault, and Spartan Strike-- which, again, I only just now heard about, looking them up on Wikipedia.

(Ain’t I just the best most informed video game blogger EVER?)

That’s a lot of Halo. And look you here: I may get to them all, eventually. I’m crap at the multiplayer but I’ll give it a go. I’m guessing Halo 4 is now cheap, so I’ll go back and play the campaign. I like running and shooting stuff. Last fall I was a Destiny junkie, so no reason why I won’t return to form after the running season is over this year too.