chris-littlechild - August 4, 2016
Nintendo have their Mario, Pikachu, Link, Kirby, Fox McCloud, a whole menagerie of iconic characters. PlayStation and Xbox can’t hope to compete with the power of these IPs, and a lot of the time it shows. Remember PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, the Sonytastic Smash Bros rip off? It was a little wank in comparison, because they just don’t have the cast size to support it.
Down Microsoft way, the same applies. They’ve got their share of ‘face of Xbox’ characters, like the studly heroes of Gears of War and such, but the true face has never shown his face. Probably never will. Yep, Master Chief, we’re staring you straight in the visor here.
This guy isn’t officially the console’s mascot, but on the other hand, he totally is. The Halo hero popularized this whole sci-fi/futuristic shooter thing that’s motherfreakin’ everywhere right now, and that’s important right there. He’s earned the right.
So the question is, what kind of honors come with such a lofty position? You get nerds the world over dressing as you at comic cons, for one thing. You also get yourself your own personal easter egg, hidden inside the bowels of every spangly new Xbox One S system.
Oh yes indeed. Over on YouTube, Austin Evans runs a channel dedicated to taking new tech apart and having an ogle inside. While deconstructing the One, he came across something pretty damn sweet: a teeny and adorable lazer-etched cartoon image of the Chief. He’s tucked in there next to the fan, grinning like a shiteater like he owns the place. Which he kinda sorta does. Check out the clip: