Joe Staten, aka deckard, is the lead writer and cinematics director for Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and Halo 3: ODST. He was also partially involved in writing Halo 3, along with Luke Smith and Robert McLees.
Joseph Staten was the biggest character in the Halo 2 Collectors Edition DVD. He even appeared outside of the making of and was in the Deleted Cinematic part as well. He recently appeared on the third and ninth episodes of the Bungie Podcast. Joseph Staten was also the author of the fifth Halo novel, Halo: Contact Harvest.
- Halo: Reach (2010), Microsoft Game Studios
- Halo 3: ODST (2009), Microsoft Game Studios
- Halo 3 (2007), Microsoft Game Studios
- Halo 2: Multiplayer map pack (2005), Microsoft Game Studios
- Halo 2 (2004), Microsoft Game Studios
- Halo: Combat Evolved (2001), Microsoft Game Studios
- Oni (2001), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.