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6:00 AM on 11.06.2012

Halo 4's massive limited edition soundtrack unboxed

Happy Halo 4 day! We noted a few months ago that the Halo 4 soundtrack was being released in a variety of flavors, including digital versions and standard/limited edition physical versions. We've got the most extravagant of t...

Jayson Napolitano

3:00 PM on 11.05.2012

Jimquisition: In the Hall of the Mountain Dew

This week's Jimquisition is fueled by Mounting Dudes. Halo 4 is out this week, and if you've been paying any attention to its marketing, you'll know that you won't be able to enjoy it without the crisp, refres...

Jim Sterling

9:00 PM on 11.02.2012

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gets a badass resin statue

Did you watch the finale episode to Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn today? If not, go watch it before reading the rest of this. Done? Okay good. In one of the more memorable scenes from the movie, we see the Master Chief shove a fr...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 AM on 11.02.2012

Online sexism in Halo 4 will earn you a lifetime ban

The Halo series has a reputation for hosting some, let's say, "spirited" language from its millions of players, as trash talk and associated slurs have become a big part of the experience. 343 Industries, however, isn't parti...

Jim Sterling



Review: Halo 4 photo
Review: Halo 4
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

For over a decade, the Halo series was in the hands of development studio Bungie. In that time, they pioneered two generations of console shooters and created a phenomenon that has generated over $3 billion in sales. Bungie has since moved on from the series that helped establish the Xbox, handing the responsibility over to the new house of Halo, 343 Industries.

Halo 4 is the first sequel to be developed by the Halo-centric studio, and all eyes have been on 343 ever since the E3 reveal. They've had a lot to live up to, considering Bungie's past work, and the amount of pressure they must have felt is unimaginable.

Not only has 343 far surpassed any expectations of what a Halo title should be, they've also gone and created a Halo game that is miles above any that's come before it.

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Launch trailer sets the mood for Halo 4's Spartan Ops photo
Launch trailer sets the mood for Halo 4's Spartan Ops
by Jordan Devore

After finishing the campaign in Halo 4, the story will continue episodically with free weekly installments of Spartan Ops. Previously, we've been shown more of the missions themselves than the cohesive story they will tell, which is addressed in this latest trailer.

Even if that narrative falls a little flat, this should still be reason enough to stick with Halo 4 long after launch week, to say nothing of War Games. Having seen some of the higher-end cosmetic items, it's going to take some time before I have my ideal set of armor built and Spartan Ops could prove to be quite helpful in that regard.

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12:00 PM on 10.26.2012

Master Chief arrives in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

When Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn started, I wasn't exactly anticipating the arrival of Master Chief. Now that we're a few weeks in, however, I couldn't be more happy to see him taking on the Covenant and making the Hastati Squ...

Jordan Devore





6:15 PM on 10.25.2012

Dj CUTMAN and Mega Ran heat up the Halo 4 remix contest

Microsoft and 343 Industries are drumming up excitement for the upcoming release of Halo 4 with an official soundtrack remix contest. Musicians choose one of three song stems to chop up, upload the finished work to SoundCloud...

Tony Ponce

8:00 PM on 10.24.2012

Concept art shows off Halo 4's War Games Map Pass

Season passes can be a gamble, even with higher-profile games. That's why I've yet to pay up front for content that might not turn out to be great despite the savings associated with doing so. Halo 4 will get in on that actio...

Jordan Devore

9:00 PM on 10.19.2012

Third Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn video picks up the pace

Now we're getting somewhere. After the teaser included in the prior installment of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, I was eager to check out this week's video. While what appears to be the big moment hasn't fully arrived yet, it's...

Jordan Devore

6:30 PM on 10.19.2012

Play Halo 4 with the Destructoid community!

Wanna play Halo 4? Of course you do! Wanna play Halo 4 with a bunch of awesome Dtoid staffers? Double of course you do! Well, on Friday, November 9, you'll have your chance! Destructoid is hosting yet another Xbox LIVE Commun...

Mr Andy Dixon



Witness the creation of the Master Chief in Halo 4  photo
Witness the creation of the Master Chief in Halo 4
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

Halo 4 is less than a month away now and to hold us over is this live action launch trailer produced by David Fincher of Fight Club fame, and directed by Tim Miller of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo fame. The trailer depicts the Master Chief as he gets scanned by a key figure in Halo 4, and we get to witness how the iconic hero was created.

There's a lot going on here that will please hardcore fans such as myself. For those that don't know though, the Spartan II program involved the kidnapping of a number of children and inducted against their will into the advanced military program. Here you get to witness John (AKA the Master Chief) as he was replaced by a clone to cover for the kidnapping, and physically altered in a number of ways to become the savoir of humanity.

Halo 4 will be out on November 6, 2012 for the Xbox 360.

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7:15 PM on 10.15.2012

This has to be the definitive Halo 4 multiplayer video

While we can't directly embed 343 Industries' new video overview of Halo 4 Infinity multiplayer -- you'll need to head over to Halo Waypoint to catch it for now -- it's still worth a post. Particularly if you have not been fo...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 10.12.2012

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn part two released

The first video from Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn was a bit slow, but that's not entirely unexpected given the way this content is cut up into weekly installments. Today's part two was a step in the right direction, I thought. ...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 10.08.2012

No, 343 Industries won't let you see Master Chief's face

"We're not ready to show the Master Chief's face," franchise development director Frank O'Connor told Eurogamer. He then noted that fans up to date with the novels would be able to describe what the iconic protagonist looks l...

Jordan Devore

1:30 PM on 10.05.2012

Live-action Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn series begins

The lead-up to Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn has been rather extensive, and now that the big day has finally come for this live-action web series, people are finally able to see if the hype was worth it. For more dedicated fans,...

Jordan Devore