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12:45 PM on 12.09.2013

Tomb Raider's creative director now with Halo dev team

Timothy Longo, creative director behind the Tomb Raider reboot, has made the switch from Crystal Dynamics to 343 Industries. As shown on his LinkedIn profile, Longo is now the new creative director at 343; the studi...

Harry Monogenis

11:00 AM on 10.29.2013

Halo: Spartan Assault coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One

Currently only available on devices running Windows 8, the dual-stick shooter set in the Halo universe Halo: Spartan Assault will be coming to Xbox consoles, reuniting with the brand most closely associated with the shooter f...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 PM on 10.01.2013

There's a little Halo 5 in this Halo 4 GotY re-release

Halo 4: Game of the Year Edition is coming out next week on October 8 for $39.99. Note that when we first learned about this package it was listed at $49.99, so this is a much better price now. It's going to include the game...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

5:15 PM on 09.27.2013

Microsoft reportedly testing its own cloud streaming

From the sound of it, there will soon be no escape streaming games. Sony will use Gaikai to stream PlayStation 3 games to PS4, there's also the PS Vita TV, and similar functionality is planned for Steam users who purchase or ...

Jordan Devore

10:00 PM on 08.26.2013

Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition targeting October

Proving that if your game has DLC it too can be eligible for that coveted "game of the year edition," IGN brings word that Halo 4 will find its way back onto store shelves with a new price. A convincing albeit unconfirmed ima...

Jordan Devore





2:00 PM on 08.21.2013

Impressions: Halo 4: Champions Bundle

Halo 4 has sort of dwindled, despite the fact that I still queue up on occasion and heartily enjoy it. After three map packs that have ranged from "meh," to "great," the Champions Bundle came out of nowhere outside of the Sea...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 08.16.2013

Halo 4 getting new armor mods, playlist updates

Halo 4 is receiving new some new updates next week. Playlist wise, the Rumble Pit playlist will be added back as the premiere free for all mode. Rumble Pit will have 15 new voting options that includes new Slayer and objectiv...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

8:00 AM on 07.19.2013

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gets an Emmy nomination

I don't care if you like Halo 4, or any game in the series for that matter. Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is far and away the best example of how to adapt a videogame franchise to a live-action setting. I watched it expecting lit...

Abel Girmay

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