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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
 
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I know what a game is

Feb 27 // Daniel Starkey
A lot of people have been running around attacking games like Proteus or The Walking Dead; claiming that they aren’t, in fact, games. Generally speaking these people spout off random things about requiring “win st... read feature

New releases

New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal


Plus Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires, Etrian Odyssey IV, and Star Wars Pinball
Feb 25
Monday has once again snuck up on us like an unfortunate rash you got from a really good weekend. Don't worry, there's cream for that! And much like a soothing medicinal balm, the new releases of the week are here to cure wh... 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
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 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

Here's what's on the horizon for Halo 4


Two more DLC packs and Spartan Ops
Jan 10
The folks over at 343 Industries have posted a fireside chat of sorts, explaining the state of Halo 4, and what they intend to do with it in the months to come. In addition to a nice little note about the launch of Halo 4, 34... read

Get in the Halo mood with this trick jumping video


Sick Halo 4 jumps brah
Jan 07
If there's one thing I love, it's Halo trick jump videos. The creator, ReiKo from Jumprs.org, takes on some really cool jumps from the original maps and the ones included in the Crimson map pack. Not only are the jumps actua... read

The Halo 4 Mythbusters video series has some neat tips


Episode 4
Dec 31
Halo 4 has been out for nearly two months now, which means people have had a sufficient amount of time to f*ck with it. As the community suggests more and more crazy things to mess around with, the folks at Defend the House ... read

Halo 4's Spartan Ops Episode 5 is out


You can enjoy the Memento Mori chapter now
Dec 03
The fifth offering of Halo 4's Spartan Ops program is out today, so boot up your game's Infinity menu and select it at will. If you're wondering what the episode is about, it involves secrets and betrayal (like any standard ... read

Check your email for your Halo 4 specialization code


Microsoft has started sending them out
Dec 01
Halo 4 takes a decidedly different approach to prestiging in a first person shooter. Normally after reaching max level in multiplayer in a contemporary FPS, you'll have the option to "prestige" and start over. 343 Studios has... read

Halo 4's Crimson Map Pack targeting December 10


New mode detailed
Nov 29
The first in a planned trio of map packs for Halo 4, the Crimson Map Pack (800 Microsoft Points), is scheduled to introduce three new locales for War Games on Monday, December 10. The maps are titled Wreckage, Harvest, and S... read

Halo 4's Spartan Ops Episode 4 releases today


Keep on Spartan-ing, Spartan
Nov 26
Episode 4 of Halo 4's Spartan Ops campaign is dropping today on Xbox Live. Like past episodes, all you need to do is boot up your game, go to Spartan Ops, and it'll automatically show up. Make sure you play them in the most f... read

Halo 4 Map Pack dates allegedly leaked


We now have exact dates instead of monthly windows
Nov 26
According to this dashboard image found by HaloCouncil.com, the release dates for all three Halo 4 map packs have been allegedly outed. According to a German dashboard ad, the Crimson Map Pack will drop on December 10th, the ... read
I haven’t been a fan of Halo for years. By the time we were asked to “finish the fight,” I had grown sick of the monotony. Reach barely managed to hold my interest past the first half-hour. Everywhere I look... read feature

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Halo 4's Spartan Ops Episode 2 is now available


Eight more to go!
Nov 13
Yesterday, Episode 2 of Spartan Ops dropped instantly into Halo 4, which means it's available right now. Episode 1 is still a thing, so you don't have to worry about missing out. For those of you who are confused on what Spar... read

Play Halo 4 with the Dtoid staff and community!


Join us for another awesome Xbox LIVE Community Playdate!
Nov 09
[Update: We're live RIGHT NOW! Hit us up on Xbox LIVE or watch us on Dtoid.TV!] Wanna play Halo 4? Of course you do! Wanna play Halo 4 with a bunch of awesome Dtoid staff and community members? Double of course you do! Well, ... read

Friday Night Fights: HALO 4!!!


Game with the Destructoid community
Nov 09
Tonight's the night! Dtoid is hosting another Xbox LIVE Community Playdate, and this time we'll be kicking ass in Halo 4! Join myself, Director of Communications Hamza Aziz, Mash Tactics host King Foom, Contributing... read

The DTOID Show: Wii U, Halo 4, Uncharted & Curiosity


What's in the cube?!
Nov 07
Tara's back on today's Destructoid Show! Aaaaaand considering the fact that yesterday was the Presidential election as well as the release of Halo 4, news is a bit on the slow side.  Speaking of Halo 4, that whole XBL se... read

The Question: Is Halo 4 living up to the hype?


Sound off on one of 2012's biggest games!
Nov 07
Today is sloooooow. It's the day after the US presidential elections, and the day after Halo 4 launched, so the game industry is busy sleeping off one heck of a late night. We're still here though, and today's the perfect tim... read

Halo 4 will NOT be issuing special XBL bans for sexism


Racism and homophobia not given a looser leash either
Nov 06
Last week, Halo 4 was at the center of a brouhaha with word that sexist behavior in Halo 4 online play would net the user a lifetime ban. While some folks applauded the measure, others asked why homophobic and racist activity... read
Halo 4 is officially out today and a lot has changed about the game now that it's in the safe hands of 343 Industries. Go read our review to learn what's new and improved! Multiplayer especially has seen a dramatic overhaul, ... read feature

Halo 4's massive limited edition soundtrack unboxed


Costly but worth looking into
Nov 06
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... read

Jimquisition: In the Hall of the Mountain Dew


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Nov 05
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... read

The DTOID Show: Watch_Dogs, Hitman Absolution, & Halo 4


Plus: Ass Creed Lib!
Nov 02
Today on The Destructoid Show, we weren't live -- which is a shame. But we still did a show.  Ubisoft released a developer diary for Watch_Dogs which is actually a recruitment video, Hitman: Absolution has a se... read

Online sexism in Halo 4 will earn you a lifetime ban


No Doritos for sexists
Nov 02
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... read

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn launches its finale


Pining for a Halo Movie? Watch this for now
Nov 02
You've heard of Forward Unto Dawn, right? Machinima's live-action video series that's setting up Halo 4? Well, it just ended, and you can catch the finale today, as well as the rest of the whole shebang which clocks in at 84 ... read
Mountain Dew

Review: Halo 4: King of the Hill Fueled by Mountain Dew


Dewlicious!
Oct 31
I'll admit to not being the world's biggest Halo fan, so it took me by surprise to find out that Microsoft had changed Halo 4's name since I last saw it at E3, deciding instead to call it Halo 4: King of the Hill Powered by M... read

Launch trailer sets the mood for Halo 4's Spartan Ops


Season 1 teased
Oct 30
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, ... read

Master Chief arrives in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn


Part four of the live-action series
Oct 26
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... read






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