After creating the first three Halo games, video game developer Bungie got bought out—and the rights to make Halo 4 went to 343 Industries. Bungie spent the last few years Master Chief-silent.
That should change with "Destiny," a new first-person shooter. Like "Halo," it looks to contain a slightly geeky, yet totally engrossing, sci-fi world similar to to the one we all lived in for months at a time while playing the original trilogy. And like Halo, its plot is also of the "mankind versus aliens" variety. You play a "guardian," a protector of the last safe city on Earth, and you fight aliens and shit throughout the universe totally at your whim. That should be the coolest part of the game: The ability to fly whenever you want past, say, Saturn, while you're en route to kill some bad guys.
The game comes out later this year for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. It moves up on my most-anticipated list to the No. 2.