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7:30 PM on 07.18.2013

Halo: Spartan Assault now available for Windows 8 devices

Halo: Spartan Assault, the top down twin-stick shooter, is now available for Windows 8 based phones, tablets, and PCs. In the U.S., Halo: Spartan Assault is available for Windows 8 phones only to customers on Verizon Wireles...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

3:30 PM on 06.27.2013

Microsoft still discussing possible Halo 2 Anniversary

Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer tells IGN that the rumored Halo 2 Anniversary is still being talked about internally. While it hasn't been officially announced yet, such a re-release seems inevitable. "I'll be open," h...

Jordan Devore

11:30 AM on 06.21.2013

Current Halo trilogy is now a saga, says Microsoft

The new Halo installment teased during Microsoft's E3 2013 press conference is no longer the second game in the Reclaimer trilogy. "While we originally said trilogy, we've actually expanded this to more of a saga, so we don...

Jordan Devore

1:06 PM on 06.10.2013

New Halo announced by 343 Industries, now with deserts

343 Industries is currently in the midst of working on the next iteration of the Halo franchise. Unfortunately, without the 5 after the title, there is no guarantee where this game falls in the series cannon. The clues of a ...

Jason Cabral

7:30 PM on 06.04.2013

PSA: Halo 4 weapons and playlist updates now live

Yesterday's Halo 4 War Games update has brought more than a few new additions. From weapons, maps, and gametypes, there's a good amount of tweaking here. Chief among them has to be the laundry list of overhauls to the weapon ...

Abel Girmay



The next Halo is a twin stick shooter for Windows 8 photo
The next Halo is a twin stick shooter for Windows 8
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Halo: Spartan Assault is the next project from 343 Industries, a top-down twin stick shooter for Windows 8 powered phones, tablets, and PCs including the Surface. It's an exclusive to Windows 8 devices designed for touch controls but it will support mouse and keyboard controls plus the wired Xbox 360 controller (via a title update post release).

Yes, it's obviously an attempt by Microsoft to drive more Windows 8 sales using the Halo branding, but I don't think even a Halo game can pull that off. That's not to say Spartan Assault isn't fun. In fact, I really enjoyed playing the game on both a Windows 8 phone and tablet.

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2:30 PM on 05.24.2013

Impressions: Awakening: The Art of Halo 4

Art books have been around for a long time, and they take on many different styles and formats. Titan Books, in conjunction with Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries, has put together a fantastic addition to any Halo fans&rsq...

Jason Cabral

7:00 AM on 05.22.2013

Rad Halo musical cover features a lot of Spartans

Remember that wonderful Zelda violin cover? With cosplay and everything? Well Lindsey Stirling is back, this time doing a cover of the Halo theme while an all out Spartan war is happening around her. It's a pretty good cover, and I love how the 405th Halo cosplayers are just battling it out.

Hamza CTZ Aziz

12:52 PM on 05.21.2013

New Halo TV series by Steven Spielberg

Microsoft's Nancy Tellem came up on stage to talk about Microsoft's new Xbox Entertainment Studio venture, which will expand the Xbox brand into other media. The big reveal at the show? A live-action Halo TV show by Steven Spielberg. Hoo boy. Check out our Xbox One page and our on-going recap of all the news you need to know from today's reveals.

Tony Ponce

5:00 AM on 04.27.2013

New Halo comic series will follow Spartan IV Sarah Palmer

Dark Horse has announced a new Halo comic mini-series called Halo: Initiation and is set to follow Spartan IV Sarah Palmer. The comic is being written by Halo 4 writer and comic veteran Brian Reed, while the artwork is being ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:30 AM on 04.12.2013

Halo 4 downloadable content discounted today

Still playing Halo 4's multiplayer but haven't gotten any of the downloadable content yet? Well lucky for you there's a sale going on today where you can get them at a small discounted price. The War Games Map Pass is running...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:00 PM on 04.09.2013

Impressions: Halo 4: Castle Map Pack

343 keeps things simple with its Halo 4 DLC. Three map packs, three maps each, no frills, bonuses, or extras involved. After the fairly underwhelming Crimson Map Pack, which was littered with sprawling vehicle maps that ...

Chris Carter



New free Halo 4 Forge Map on the way photo
New free Halo 4 Forge Map on the way
by Chris Carter

343 Industries will be bringing a new Forge World map to Halo 4 on April 11th. Titled "Forge Island," the map will allow players to use the in-game map editor to create something using this island themed map as a base for their creation. It'll also come with new Forge pieces.

There's some gameplay footage of Forge Island above if you're interested (the best footage starts at 47:00). Even though it's a pretty small token, I've really enjoyed the post-launch support Halo 4 has gotten -- between Spartan Ops, map packs, and playlist support, 343 has done a great job keeping the game relevant.

The final map pack (that's been announced so far, at least) will drop on April 8th.

Halo 4 Multiplayer [Halo Waypoint]

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5:00 PM on 03.11.2013

Halo 4's 'Castle Map Pack' is all about vehicular combat

The next set of maps for Halo 4 is less than a month away. The Castle Map Pack will be dropping on April 8, which should be plenty of time to continue playing the recent Majestic Map Pack. This third add-on emphasizes vehicl...

Jordan Devore

5:00 PM on 02.27.2013

Impressions: Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack

In many ways, the Crimson Map Pack was a bit of a letdown for Halo 4 fans. The over-emphasis on vehicles and the concept of giant new maps on top of over-saturated giant maps from the base game was really frustrating, and did...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 02.19.2013

Halo 4's Majestic Map Pack details released

In addition to these new videos detailing Halo 4's upcoming Majestic Map Pack, set to drop on February 25th, we now have some new info, compliments of 343 Industries. Firstly, it appears as if the pack itself will favor "tig...

Chris Carter