Tuesday, February 8, 2011
"Twilight" Mod For "Halo" Receiving Mixed Response From Gamers
Stephenie Meyer, writer of the popular Twilight series of young-adult fiction, worked over the weekend with Bungie, creator of the popular "Halo" video game series, to produce a Twilight mod for the recent video game, Halo: Reach.
"I'm very excited," Ms. Meyer confides. "I am hoping to bridge the gap between young women who adore my series and their boyfriends who force themselves to take them to see the movies."
The mod enables players to join either Team Edward or Team Jacob in a race to Capture the Bella. Both teams have special abilities - Team Jacob enables the player to become Shirtless at any moment to distract the opposing team, and of course Team Edward has the ability to Brood.
However, despite Ms. Meyer's enthusiasm for the new Halo mod, gamers are expressing a good number of negative responses.
Hardon79 writes, "What the f**k is this? I have to take Amy to these whiny little love flicks, and now she wants to play my Halo??" Another gamer, !BigDick56, writes "mods like these should be outlawed." One gamer puts it succinctly. 123HughGRection simplys says, "It sucks."
Female players, however have different opinions. Writes Edwardiluvu, "swoon."
Ms. Meyer does offer tips to the gamers, in hopes of aiding them. "Stay out of the light if you choose Team Edward, because your character will sparkle. This may give away your position. And if you're on Team Jacob, don't let your love for Bella cloud your judgment.
Also, it's called "Capture the Bella". Stop trying to kill her."
In related news, Halo's Grunts named "Biggest Pussies in Gaming History"...