Questions tagged [halo]

For questions about Halo, a video game franchise owned by Microsoft Studios, centring on an interstellar war between humanity and the Covenant, a theocratic alien alliance. Many of the games feature a cybernetically-enhanced human super-soldier, Master Chief John-117, and his AI companion, Cortana. "Halo" refers to Halo megastructures—large, habitable ringed structures similar to Orbitals in Banks's Culture novels, or Niven's Ringworld.

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What explains the plot conflicts between Halo: Fall of Reach (book), and Halo Reach (game)?

I'm assuming that both of these works are canon, but there are a few plot conflicts that I'm having trouble resolving. Is there anything that explains these differences in plot? Does the game ...
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How much did Larry Niven's Ringworld inspire the Halo game franchise?

I have heard that the First Person Shooter Halo game franchise was inspired by Larry Niven's Ringworld. How Ringworldy is it? Is there more to the connection between Niven's classic Ringworld and the ...