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Coming to you from my living room
Here's some very flaccid news in the wake of E3 -- Destiny's Alpha is over, with a Beta next month. The game'll be a Sony exclusive in Japan. The new dude from Halo 5: Guardians has been named Agent Locke, and he'll be i... read feature

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Guardians of Ga'Hoole

Agent Locke is Master Chief's Spartan foil in Halo 5: Guardians


Ha-owl-o 5: Guardians of Ga'Hoole
Jun 17
While Chief boasts top-billing in Halo 5: Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Agent Locke (pictured above) will have a "key role" in the proceedings, 343 studio boss Bonnie Ross told Eurogamer. Apparently Ridley Scott's digital serie... read
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Halo 2 HD comparisons

Halo 2: Anniversary comparison hits right in the nostalgia


A full decade of technology has done wonders
Jun 09
As part of the Master Chief Collection that was announced this morning, Halo 2: Anniversary is getting a fully remastered face lift just as Halo: Combat Evolved did three years ago with Halo: Anniversary. So, the game lo... read
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Multiplayer beta access with pre-orders
Folks who pre-order Halo: The Master Chief Collection will gain entry to the multiplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians this December, as announced during Microsoft's E3 media briefing. A short CG trailer was shown which promise... read feature

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Plus, an excuse to show clips from Akira
There's been a whole bunch of interesting stuff to talk about in the last week! Halo 5: Guardians has been announced for 2015, Far Cry 4 is coming this fall, Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction has been rebranded as Bombshell, Tom ... read feature

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Oculus

Oculus hires former 343 Industries and id Software art director


Brought on to build the first-party content team
May 15
Bunch of Oculus VR hiring news as of late. Here's more: art director Kenneth Scott, formerly of 343 Industries and id Software, is on board. His hire is notable, at least in my mind, as being part of the Oculus' first-party c... read
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Ridley Scott attached to a Halo live-action project


Totally separate from the Halo thing Steven Spielberg is working on
Apr 03
There's a Halo movie in the works. Yes, another one. This one is sees Ridley Scott as executive producer, with Battlestar Galactica director Sergio Mimica-Gezzan on board as well. The series is expect to follow the same forma... read
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Halo

A Halo game is headed to Steam next week, but it's Spartan Assault


Well, shoot
Mar 27
How desperate does Microsoft think we are to play anything Halo on Steam? We'll see if the company's decision to bring Halo: Spartan Assault to the platform next week pays off, I suppose. This overhead dual-stick shooter will... read
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Let's take a look at some of the new Halo toys


A Halo 2 specific Master Chief? Hmm ...
Feb 19
New York Toy Fair took place last week, and the official Halo Twitter showed off some of the upcoming toys we can expect. Highlights include Master Chief wearing the cloak from the Halo 5 teaser, an electronic Mantis with wir... read
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The real life version of the Halo sword kind of sucks


It's not very practical
Feb 10
Master arms maker Man at Arms is back, this time taking on the Halo Elite energy sword. The concept looks cool in the game, but it kind of sucks in real life as it's not really practical. Look at how floppy it is! It will still cut a fool, you just got to wiggle it around a little to really get in deep. It'll look cool mounted on a wall or something at least.  read
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Halo

Halo: Spartan Assault storms to Xbox 360 today


Why not? It's already everywhere else
Jan 31
One thing that can be said for Halo: Spartan Assault is that it's certainly the most accessible of the Halo games. Hell, it's landed on about every Microsoft platform in recent memory. Today, Xbox 360 gets added to ... read
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Halo only in name
Having all but ignored initial reviews for Halo: Spartan Assault when it first hit Windows 8 platforms last year, I was quite optimistic that I would thoroughly enjoy a top-down, twin-stick shooter set in Microsoft’s ... read feature

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A new piece of Halo 5 concept art has surfaced


Such a tease
Jan 09
Hey look, Halo 5 news! Well, not news about Halo 5 itself, but more so on what's going on behind-the-scenes at 343 Industries. First, Tim Longo joined the team as creative director. His past work included Tomb Raider, Star Wa... read
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Halo: Spartan Assault is now available on Xbox One


The killer next-gen exclusive!
Dec 23
Halo: Spartan Assault is now available on the Xbox One, one day earlier than planned. The Xbox 360 version is still coming out January 2014. The twin-stick shooter was originally released for Windows 8 phones and PC, but now ... read
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Halo

Halo: Spartan Assault hits Xbox One in late December


Xbox 360 version pushed to January
Dec 09
While the twin-stick shooter Halo: Spartan Assault has locked in a December 24, 2013 release date on Xbox One, the Xbox 360 version won't be arriving until January 2014. Folks who buy the original Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8... read
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Tomb Raider's creative director now with Halo dev team


Meanwhile, former 343 creative director gets promoted
Dec 09
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... read
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Halo: Spartan Assault

Halo: Spartan Assault coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One


Set to release in December
Oct 29
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... read
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There's a little Halo 5 in this Halo 4 GotY re-release


It's just an avatar item
Oct 01
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... read
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Microsoft

Microsoft reportedly testing its own cloud streaming


Halo on your PC?
Sep 27
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 ... read
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Halo

Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition targeting October


Anyone else?
Aug 26
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... read
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New Halo 4 DLC

Impressions: Halo 4: Champions Bundle


Three packs in one
Aug 21
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... read
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Halo 4 getting new armor mods, playlist updates


Who's still playing?
Aug 16
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... read
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gets an Emmy nomination


Oustsanding Main Title Design
Jul 19
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... read
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Halo: Spartan Assault now available for Windows 8 devices


Tens of people are so excited now
Jul 18
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... read
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Halo

Microsoft still discussing possible Halo 2 Anniversary


Timing and doing 'the right thing for the franchise' are key
Jun 27
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... read
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Halo saga

Current Halo trilogy is now a saga, says Microsoft


Halo isn't going anywhere
Jun 21
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... read
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Halo

New Halo announced by 343 Industries, now with deserts


Master Chief is still lonely
Jun 10
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 ... read
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Halo 4

PSA: Halo 4 weapons and playlist updates now live


Weapon and power-up spawns tweaked as well
Jun 04
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 ... read
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For Windows 8 phones, tablet, and PCs
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 con... read feature

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The Art of Halo 4

Impressions: Awakening: The Art of Halo 4


Simply heavenly
May 24
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... read
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Rad Halo musical cover features a lot of Spartans


Music and cosplay come together!
May 22
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. read
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Halo TV series

New Halo TV series by Steven Spielberg


Whoa
May 21
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. read






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