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Halo splitscreen

Halo devs will 'talk about' split-screen co-op for the next game

Halo 5: Guardians dropped split-screen cooperative play, a series staple, in favor of maintaining a smooth frame rate. The game does support online co-op, but it's just not the same. We've grown so accustomed to going through these campaign...

 
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Halo without shooting

Halo chief would 'love' a Halo without shooting

I think we can all agree Halo 5 is great, even if the gameplay gets in the way of the story, but I still can't help but imagine a game in the series without all that pesky shooting weighing it down.  Luckily, it seems Halo franchise di...

 
Halo 5: Guardians photo
Halo 5: Guardians

Who wants a Master Chief helmet covered in crystals?

Here's something I never thought I'd see: a Master Chief helmet covered with 25,000 Swarovski crystals. "A one-of-a-kind Master Chief helmet is up for auction for fans who want to own the unique memorabilia," states the eBay listin...

 
Halo 5 review
Halo really grabbed me back in 2001. I had just won an Xbox from a Taco Bell contest (no joke), and I was getting ready to sell it when a friend told me about a little old sci-fi shooter from Bungie. After playing H...   read

Halo 5 stream photo
Halo 5 stream

Streaming Halo 5: Guardians of Ga'hoole

Halo 5 is out on Tuesday, so I'm streaming Halo in 15 minutes. Get Locke-d in! We're going through the first three levels of the game.

 
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Halo 5: Guardians

There's 'plenty of chance' Halo 5 could come to PC, according to series director

Ever since the dinosaurs went extinct, there have been three constants in this world: the sun will rise, the sun will set, and we’ll never see another main series Halo game on PC. After the frankly excellent port of Combat Evolved and...

 
Halo 5 music photo
Halo 5 music

Stream the full Halo 5 soundtrack this week

Lately, my background noise of choice for work has been the ocean. There are enough recordings available that you can afford to get real picky, real fast. I like the sound of distant waves crashing, not that distracting up-close sloshing. T...

 
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Halo 5 clans

Get the gang back together for Halo 5's Spartan Companies

Halo 5: Guardians has clans, but that's not what they're called. They are "Spartan Companies." You can start your own group and recruit up to 99 others, or join an existing one. Either way. Each company has private forums, as well as stat t...

 
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Halo 5

Halo 5's day one update is 9GB, still not as bad as expected

Like prize fighters, the heavyweights of the holiday release season all weigh in before their turn in the spotlight. And, they're called heavyweights for a reason, as their storage capacity requirements tip the scales more often than not. H...

 
Halo 5 photo
Halo 5

You'll need to be a good space marine to get all of Halo 5's Achievements

Halo 5: Guardians, imminently-releasing video game as it is, is in the final stages of showing off everything it has to offer. Traditionally, one of the last reveals is the Achievement list. This is usually because third-party sites expose ...

 
Halo 5: Guardians photo
Halo 5: Guardians

Play Halo 5 before November 7, get fancy armour

Planning on picking up Halo 5: Guardians? If you do, and play online before November 7, 2015, you'll get the Teishen Raikou armour set for nowt. That's British for "nothing". For free. Nada. Zip. And so on. 

 
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Halo 5 microtransactions

Halo 5 is almost out, so 343's getting busy defending microtransactions

"It's not pay-to-win," "you can get everything in-game without paying," "balance," "oral doesn't count as sex." Every time a game with microtransactions is about to release -- especially if it's a big 'ol game like Halo 5 -- all the same ol...

 
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Halo 5

Get free Halo 5 DLC for watching ten short videos

Most microtransactions ask that you trade real-world money for small chunks of video game content. A Halo 5 pre-release microtransaction promotion doesn't require your money, however; it requires your time. Fortunately, it's not m...

 
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Halo 5

Halo 5 requires up to 60 GB of hard drive space

It's probably time to start clearing up space on your Xbox One's hard drive. Halo 5: Guardians may have just went gold the other day, but copies of 343 Industries' upcoming shooter are already finding their way onto the streets. And, accord...

 
Halo 5 photo
Halo 5

Pretty good Halo marketing, Microsoft

A few days ago, Microsoft had a Halo 5 mural painted on a building in London. This video shows the creation process. It's nice, as these things tend to be -- at least as nice as possible when it's Master Chief's head splayed across th...

 
Halo 5 photo
Halo 5

Halo 5's Forge mode is the 'biggest yet,' not shipping with the game

Halo has always had an active and creative community that loves adding its own twists on the series it adores. Since 2007, it has been unnecessary to look any further than Forge to find shining examples of this. The mode, which allows for ...

 
Halo 5 photo
Halo 5

When Master Chief dies, humanity gets real sad

Whether it's true or not, ONI is reporting that Master Chief has died in the line of duty. It's not unlikely, as our helmeted hero certainly has had his fair share of bullets and grenades lobbed at him. Frankly, he's been pushing his luck ...

 
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Halo

Duh: Halo 6 is in development, according to developer 343

Oh hey, Halo 5 isn't out yet, and it looks like Halo 6 is in development. This is probably surprising to no one, since this is how the AAA cycle is handled these days, though it's always interesting to hear an exact confirmation so you...

 
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Halo 5

Halo 5's grunts are so adorable when they're sleeping

We've spent well more than a decade conditioned to abhor The Covenant. Every time we see them, everything immediately dissolves into an all-out firefight. There's no love loss at all. But, maybe those guys aren't so bad -- especially the G...

 
Halo 5: Guardians photo
Halo 5: Guardians

Okay, this Halo 5 cinematic is cool

It's reassuring to know that I can still feel something while watching a Halo cinematic. This scene leads into Blue Team, the second mission of Halo 5: Guardians, which sees Master Chief and his crew clear out an ONI research facility overt...

 
Halo 5: Guardians preview
Master Chief, Cortana, Grunts, Elites and the UNSC, all names that should sound familiar to Halo fans and fans of gaming alike. Before we had "Guardians," there was just evolved combat in the original Halo: Combat Evolved, ...   read

Halo 5: Guardians photo
Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5 podcast 'Hunt the Truth' returns today

Let's be honest with each other. Hunt the Truth, a Serial-esque podcast set in the Halo universe, is a marketing tool. It exists so people can get excited for Halo 5: Guardians. But you know what? It's actually fantastic, thanks in no ...

 
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Halo 5 unlocks

Halo 5's multiplayer unlocks come in card packs

Halo 5: Guardians will use digital cards to dole out weapons, armors, vehicles, animations, boosts and other unlockable items in multiplayer. We've known as much. But in a blog post this week, 343 Industries spoke about this Requisition sys...

 
Halo 5 campaign photo
Halo 5 campaign

See how Halo 5's campaign is shaping up

The Halo 5: Guardians campaign won't have split-screen cooperative play (online co-op is supported), but it will run at 60 frames per second. Here's a slice, Swords of Sanghelios, in action. 343 Industries has employed a progressive resolut...

 
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Halo 5

Halo 5's multiplayer won't be a democracy

We've written recently about some changes in Halo 5: Guardians that fans will have to get used to. Another of those has surfaced. 343 Industries will be in complete control of what maps get played in multiplayer. Josh  Holmes,&nbs...

 
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Halo 5: Guardians

Watch the Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic

Halo 5: Guardians is on the horizon, and so 343 Industries has given us a peek of the game’s opening cinematic. It’s got your usual Halo stuff: Covenant, people in absurdly big armour, and lots of holograms. The four-Spartan te...

 
Halo 5 photo
Halo 5

Master Chief won't be unmasked in Halo 5

No one has ever seen the face of Xbox's most popular video game franchise. Master Chief's appearance is nothing more than a suit of armor. 343 Industries says it's staying that way for a while -- at least through Halo 5: Guardians. As repor...

 
Halo 5: Guardians photo
Halo 5: Guardians

343i: The problem with split-screen co-op is 'nontrivial'

Halo 5: Guardians' franchise development director has hit back against criticism that the newest instalment of the shooter will not feature split-screen co-op play.

 
Halo 5 leak
The theme music from Halo 5: Guardians and shots of multiplayer menus (including Warzone, the new 12-on-12 mode) have leaked online following a recent update to this winter's now-defunct beta. Despite having concluded m...   read

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I'm a big teen now!

Halo 5 first game in series rated T for Teen

[Header image from DeviantArt artist Lazeedog.] Great news, teens: you can buy Halo 5: Guardians without an adult as the ESRB has rated it T for Teen, making it the first core game in the series not rated M for Mature. The ESRB's ...

 

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Lately Ive noticed my Nyko Power Pak+ 3DS battery loses power much faster than it used And this is with the brightness set to 3 and power saver on Im thinking of getting a new one to see if that Or is it the games Im playing?

 
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