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John Carpenter is a legendary director who’s best known for classic films such as The Thing and Halloween, but he also happens to be a pretty avid gamer.

Carpenter, who celebrates his birthday today (74), took to Twitter this weekend to comment on one of the latest games that he’s playing—Microsoft and 343 Industries’ new open-world Halo sequel, Halo Infinite. According to the iconic filmmaker, Halo Infinite is actually the best game in the series, a pretty big compliment considering the critical acclaim that Bungie managed to achieve with the original Halo: Combat Evolved and other earlier titles in the franchise.

“HALO INFINITE is a fun shooter,” Carpenter tweeted before pointing out the “immense beautiful production design” of 343 Industries’ latest effort. He goes on to call the game the “best of the Halo series.”

Carpenter’s compliments didn’t go unnoticed by senior staff at 343 Industries, who were excited to hear that the director loved their game. Frank O’Connor, franchise creative director of Halo, tweeted that he was going to watch Prince of Darkness in celebration, while Bonnie Ross, head of 343 Industries, thanked him for his creativity and wished him a happy birthday.

Carpenter has written and directed numerous classics over the years that include Assault on Precinct 13, The Fog, Escape from New York, The Thing, They Live, and Big Trouble in Little China. His last feature was The Ward, a 2010 film that centers around an institutionalized woman played by Amber Heard who’s terrorized by a ghost.

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8 Comments

  1. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the game. I’m just waiting until the co-op mode is released before buying and playing it.

  2. I’ve heard only bad things: Short but boring campaign, bullet sponge enemies, extreme bullet sponge boss fights

    [QUOTE=”Dogsofjune, post: 46972, member: 168″]
    Cool he is a gamer tho
    [/QUOTE]
    Is he tho?

  3. [QUOTE=”Dogsofjune, post: 47060, member: 168″]
    Article suggests he is
    [/QUOTE]
    Article just reports that he did a shout-out on twitter. There is nothing there that suggests he is an actual gamer. I mean did the guy ever comment about any games before this? If not, then sorry, I’m not buying it. More like someone put him up to it, or is doing it as a favor.

  4. Well, it seems your argument is with info on the internet. A quick Google finds stuff like this.

    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://finance.yahoo.com/news/john-carpenter-thinks-halo-infinite-174500752.html[/URL]

    “As you might expect, Carpenter seems to be a big fan of horror games. Perhaps a bit more surprising, he also enjoys the Borderlands series, too. But he seems open to playing almost anything. … He’s also talked about playing various Ubisoft open-world games, like Far Cry 4.”

    Make of it what you will. I have no further comments on the matter.

    Other than what I posted, cool he is that age and has an interest in games and he remade the movie the thing. That wasn’t his originally to begin with.

    Beyond that…… Meh

  5. [QUOTE=”Dogsofjune, post: 47080, member: 168″]
    Well, it seems your argument is with info on the internet. A quick Google finds stuff like this.

    [URL unfurl=”true”][URL][URL]https://finance.yahoo.com/news/john-carpenter-thinks-halo-infinite-174500752.html[/URL][/URL][/URL]

    “As you might expect, Carpenter seems to be a big fan of horror games. Perhaps a bit more surprising, he also enjoys the Borderlands series, too. But he seems open to playing almost anything. … He’s also talked about playing various Ubisoft open-world games, like Far Cry 4.”

    Make of it what you will. I have no further comments on the matter.

    Other than what I posted, cool he is that age and has an interest in games and he remade the movie the thing. That wasn’t his originally to begin with.

    Beyond that…… Meh
    [/QUOTE]
    Cool, why so defensive? I asked, didn’t state anything. I’m legitimately suspicious when hollywood types come out as gamers. It’s not as if they didn’t lie before about that. Like Brie what’s your favorite game: nintendo Larson.

    In fact your link still doesn’t convince me, the quotes easily could be written by a pr guy who is familiar with game franchises. The only thing that’d make my doubts go away if there were at least some twitter posts from earlier years where he commented on games. I was genuinely curious if this is true, it’s not an attack, it’s a healthy dose of scepticism.

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