9/19/2012--Kirkland, WA, USA..Halo's offices in Kirkland, WA, across Lake Washington from Seattle. Here Eric Black (left) and Andrea Gausmann (right) take a break from work to catch some sun...Halo is a multi-billion dollar science fiction video game franchise created by Bungie and now managed by 343 Industries and owned by Microsoft Studios. The series centers on an interstellar war between humanity and a theocratic alliance of aliens known as the Covenant (Source: WIKIPEDIA). A new installment in a second trilogy of games, Halo 4, is scheduled for release on November 6, 2012...©2012 Stuart Isett. All rights reserved.