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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 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
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
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

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

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

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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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
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
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
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
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

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

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
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
EGGHEAD

New Halo comic series will follow Spartan IV Sarah Palmer


EGGHEAD EGGHEAD EGGHEAD
Apr 27
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 ... read
Halo 4

Halo 4 downloadable content discounted today


Map pass and specific map packs on sale today
Apr 12
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... read
Halo 4 Map Pack DLC

Impressions: Halo 4: Castle Map Pack


A solid compromise
Apr 09
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 ... read
Halo 4 free Forge Map

New free Halo 4 Forge Map on the way


Forge Island is coming on April 11th
Mar 25
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 th... read
Halo 4 Map Pack

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


First look ahead of release next month
Mar 11
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... read
Halo 4 Map Pack DLC

Impressions: Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack


Close quarters combat
Feb 27
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... read
Halo 4 Map Pack details

Halo 4's Majestic Map Pack details released


New playlists
Feb 19
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... read
Halo 4

See Halo 4's new Majestic maps in these new videos


Majestic Map Pack adds three maps
Feb 19
343 Industries released a new video officially unveiling the new Majestic Map Pack content for Halo 4. The three new maps are more focused on the smaller scale, offering for some nice close quarters combat action. The second... read
Halo 4 DLC screens

Halo 4 Majestic Map Pack screens leaked


Landfall, Monolith, and Skyline
Feb 17
We're nearly ten days away from the supposed launch of Halo 4's second DLC offering, the "Majestic Map Pack," and a savvy NeoGAF user has uncovered some screenshots through editing URLs on the Halo website. Just like the Crim... read
Halo 4

Halo 4 has many undiscovered secrets, Team Snipers coming


Snipers, just snipers
Feb 07
Halo 4's campaign still holds many easter eggs, according to lead campaign designer Jesse Snyder. Yes, apparently there's a ton of easter eggs still left undiscovered by the masses, and because of that, 343 will be giving out... read
Coco plays Halo 4

Cortana can update Conan O'Brien's 'firmware' any day


Clueless Gamer reviews Halo 4
Feb 07
Conan O'Brien is back with another episode of Clueless Gamer, wherein he plays videogames and exhibits no signs whatsoever that he knows what he's doing. Today's game: Halo 4. First he learns that the Covenant worship Theo H... read

Team Doubles coming to Halo 4 matchmaking


Intense 2v2 action incoming
Feb 04
This week's Halo 4 matchmaking update will include the long-awaited Team Doubles playlist, 343 Industries revealed on Halo Waypoint, and with it, three match variants. First up, Infinity Doubles offers up the standard Infinit... read
Halo 4

The beauty of Halo 4's Assassination animations


Flagpole in the face!
Feb 04
Will Christiansen is a professional animator who worked on Halo 4, specifically focusing on the Assassination animations based on his show reel. Halo 4 on a whole is an amazing technical feat, so I love this more individuali... read
Halo 4

Watch the Episode 7 trailer for Halo 4's Spartan Ops


Invasion
Jan 25
We're still on Season 1 of Halo 4's Spartan Ops mode, and on Monday, Episode 7 will hit. Alongside of the new episode, a Grifball playlist will unlock, as will two specializations for those of you who didn't get the early access privileged. Season 1 will encompass 50 missions throughout 10 episodes -- then we'll see where 343 Industries goes from there with Season 2. read

Episode 6 of Halo 4's Spartan Ops roasts some Elites


Team killing at its finest
Jan 21
The second half of Spartan Ops season one has picked back up today. The episodic series continues the misadventures of the Spartan-IVs and Jul 'Mdama, the leader of the Covenant group, on the planet Requiem. There's a nice b... read
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Have a peek at the next episodes of Halo 4's Spartan Ops


This is cooler if you've read the books
Jan 18
The second half of season one of Spartan Ops picks back up on January 21, and will go on until February 24. Are you excited? Probably not. Halo 4's main story was wonderful, but the Spartan Ops stuff felt pretty hollow by th... read
Halo 2 PC server shutdown

Halo 2 PC servers will officially shut down next month


Also, here's more info on Spartan Ops
Jan 17
The blowout post goes through quite a bit of Halo 4 info, from Spartan Ops play stats, to complete summaries of the episodic stories so far, to a teaser for Episode 6. On Monday, January 21, Episode 6 will drop, as will the "... read






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