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Halo

Latest Halo: Master Chief Collection patch brings improvements to ranking, stability


But is it too little too late?
Apr 22
The latest patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection -- which focuses on "ranking, matchmaking penalties, stability, as well as game-specific improvements for each title" -- also confirms that progress on the remastered Hal... read
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Halo Online

Halo Online doesn't look half bad in motion


Relatively speaking
Mar 26
Yeah, this is about what I would expect from a free-to-play, multiplayer-only Halo game for Russia. That fast-forwarded run through the customization menu at 0:33 is telling -- rentable weapons, boosts, and "special offers."... read
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Halo Online

Multiplayer-only Halo Online headed to Russia


You know what's good? Money
Mar 25
Halo Online sounds like something you'd see scribbled on a homemade DVD complete with copyright-infringing cover art but, no, it's a proper PC game in development at Saber Interactive. Granted, it's a free-to-play, multiplaye... read
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#HUNTtheTRUTH

Mysterious Halo 5 Guardians countdown on tumblr


#HUNTtheTRUTH
Mar 20
A Halo 5 Guardians tumblr with a countdown clock and the hashtag #HUNTtheTRUTH has been discovered. The countdown ends under three days from now. Oh boy. Who wants to take a guess at what is revealed? A second season of Halo:... read
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Halo 3: ODST

One screen of ODST in Master Chief Collection sums up the past four months


Take it all in
Mar 13
Halo 3: ODST is getting added to The Master Chief Collection sometime in the near future. It's going to be free for anyone that owned The Master Chief Collection prior to December 19, and it'll likely be paid D... read
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Halo

More than three months later, The Master Chief Collection still doesn't work


And it's unacceptable
Feb 23
This isn't "news" per se, but it warrants a reminder: more than three months after launch, Halo: The Master Chief Collection still doesn't work. It released on November 11, 2014, and on February 23, 2015 the matchmaking ... read
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Halo: MCC

There won't be a public beta of the latest Halo: The Master Chief Collection update


Maybe the public should be testing, though?
Feb 10
The Halo: Master Chief Collection saga has been a tumultuous one. It was released back in November, and we're still hearing about fixes and updates. But there's a team hard at work on delivering a smooth experience for player... read
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Halo 5

The Halo 5 beta had exactly one Killpocalypse, here it is


He's probably better than you
Feb 06
Any Killpocalypse medal earned in Halo is an impressive one. Perhaps that's why there was only a singular instance of it happening throughout the entirety of the Halo 5: Guardians beta. For those who aren't in the know,... read
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Halo 5 changes

Player feedback led to these changes in Halo 5


For starters, you can disable Spartan Abilities in custom games
Feb 05
Given the adjustments to the long-running Halo formula present in Halo 5: Guardians, players were bound to be vocal about what they did and didn't like in the multiplayer beta. 343 Industries is incorporating that feedback in... read
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Halo MCC still broken

Halo: The Master Chief Collection players must wait for next major patch


You made me promises, promises, you knew you'd never keep
Feb 02
There were some shaky launches last year. While Assassin's Creed: Unity had faces disappearing and slowdown, and Dragon Age: Inquisition had weird character freezes and misfiring dialog triggers, these games couldn'... read
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Master Chief beta

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's next update requires public beta testing


So it's come to this
Jan 21
343 Industries has had enough issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection that, two months after release, it's come to this: public beta testing for an impending large-scale content update. Testers will be chosen from a poo... read
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Halo 5

'Flinch' being removed from Halo 5


Get shot like it's nothin'
Dec 31
If you've ever played the Halo series in any sort of competitive setting you're probably aware of 'Flinch', a mechanic where your aiming reticule moves up slightly when you're hit. First introduced as a replacement for de-sco... read
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Halo 5

Maybe don't spend $250 pre-ordering Halo 5: Guardians, okay?


It's a mystery box
Dec 29
There's a certain allure behind mystery boxes. What's in them? It could be anything. It could even be a boat; you know how much we've always wanted one of those. Well, Microsoft's offering a mystery box of its own today for p... read
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ODST

343 apologizes for Master Chief Collection issues with free ODST remake


It's becoming a trend
Dec 22
The troubled launch of 343 Industries' Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been well-documented. Ever since its November 11 release, players routinely experienced difficulties getting the multiplayer component of ... read
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Halo 5 beta

Remember the Halo 5 beta? It will launch with spectator options


Due December 29
Dec 12
Halo 5 looks damn good visually, but I'm a bit concerned in terms of the gameplay based on what I've heard so far. Thankfully I'll get a chance to try it out for myself later this month. Yep, the Halo 5 beta is inde... read
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Master Chief Collection

343's released yet another patch to try to fix Halo


Enough patches to make a quilt
Dec 08
343 Industries is caught in a tough place when it comes to trying to fix Halo: The Master Chief Collection's broken multiplayer component. It obviously wants to roll out updates as quickly as possible. But, it also wants ever... read
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Halo woes

343 'working 24/7' to fix Halo matchmaking issues


The Master Chief Catastrophe
Nov 14
If I owned an Xbox One, I'd be digging into Halo: The Master Chief Collection right about now. Well, attempting to, anyway: the compilation has issues with multiplayer matchmaking taking forever or otherwise not working as i... read
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Not my granpappy's Halo
I am not opposed to change. While certain circles of Halo fans find it popular to hate Halo 4, I've always appreciated what 343 Industries did with that game. Sprint was a logical next step to character movement, while loadou... read feature

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I swear to God, if anyone is confused by that headline...
At a recent Xbox event, I got to play a bunch of multiplayer stuff in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. I was caught off guard when we were suddenly dropped into the online multiplayer for Halo: Combat Evolved's PC version,... read feature

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The master of remasters
Although Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary was a noble effort to remaster the original game that brought first-person shooters on consoles into a post-Goldeneye era, I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by the over... read feature

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Halo 2 documentary

I didn't make it all the way through the Halo 2 documentary


'Remaking the Legend - Halo 2: Anniversary'
Nov 04
343 and Run Studios' hour-long Halo 2: Anniversary documentary is now up on YouTube. I enjoyed the first 20 minutes, a nostalgic look at the original game and its sequel with fun behind-the-scenes tidbits sprinkled throughou... read
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Halo multiplayer

Master Chief Collection's multiplayer ranking system is just like Halo 2's


No 'master' ranking
Oct 31
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is going to include a whole lot of multiplayer action. That's what happens when you cram four separate games into one bundle -- all of them renowned for their competitive play. As such, ... read
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Halo 2

Halo 2 Anniversary's new cutscenes look so damn good


Well done, Blur
Oct 29
Blur Studio has been killing it lately. You might not know the company by name, but as someone who plays modern videogames you'll surely recognize the company's visual effects. When Halo 2 Anniversary debuts in The Master Ch... read
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Halo

The Master Chief Collection's remastered Halo 2 maps look beautiful


Check out Coagulation
Oct 28
Microsoft is calling Blood Gulch, and its successor Coagulation, the quintessential multiplayer Halo map, and I have to agree. After spending hundreds of hours playing LAN games in the original Halo on it, it was easily ... read
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Halo 2 Anniversary

I'm down for this Halo 2 Anniversary making-of documentary


'Remaking the Legend'
Oct 20
You may have heard that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will require a 20GB day-one update, but did you also know that there's a documentary for Halo 2 Anniversary, one of the games in this compilation, on the way? (I hope... read
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Halo Achievements

It's going to take so long to unlock every Achievement in Halo: The Master Chief Collection


There's, uh, more than 400 of them
Oct 10
After looking over IGN's full list of Achievements in Halo: The Master Chief Collection, yeah, I won't be earning all 4,000 (!) Gamerscore points. Hell, I knew that after reading the literal first Achievement description: "Co... read
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Halo 4

343 Industries fixes Halo 4 achievement glitch...after months of waiting


Terrible
Oct 10
In the grand scheme of things, achievements don't really matter a whole lot, but if they're included in games, you probably expect them to...work. Well that wasn't the case with eight achievements in Halo 4, which were comple... read
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Halo

Warlock is the final Master Chief Collection map to be revamped


A fan favorite
Oct 08
Six maps from Halo 2 are being given preferential treatment when Halo: The Master Chief Collection releases on November 11. The previously revealed ones are Ascension, Coagulation, Zanzibar, Sanctuary, and Lockout. ... read
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Halo

Halo: CE's PC-only maps will be in The Master Chief Collection


That pose!
Oct 03
In a short FAQ on its blog, 343 Industries notes that the maps previously exclusive to Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 on PC will in fact be a part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Weapons like the Fuel Rod Gun and Flame... read
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Wort wort wort!
I recently got to check out Halo: The Master Chief Collection at an Xbox event, which gave me a big ol' happy, because I love me some sweet, sweet Covie-killing action. In 343 Industries' presentation, they spent half of the... read feature

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Hit markers, grenade indicators, nit pickers
343 Industries has shown off about an hour of the re-mastered Sanctuary and Ascension maps from Halo 2: Anniversary, which is one part of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Halo 1-4) coming to Xbox One in November.  read feature

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Games as a service
Xbox's flagship franchise isn't something that Microsoft's going to stray from anytime soon. Why would it? If there was any doubt about Halo's lasting appeal, it was dashed with the E3 reveal of Halo: The Master Chief Collect... read feature







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