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12:45 PM on 07.22.2014

Bungie settles with Halo composer Marty O'Donnell

Back in April, Halo composer Marty O'Donnell said he had been terminated from Bungie "without cause," and proceeded to file a lawsuit against the company on May 1. Bungie went on to deny wrongdoing later that month but has si...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 07.17.2014

Microsoft reportedly slimming down its original programming lineup for Xbox

[Update: In an internal memo posted by The Verge, head of Xbox Phil Spencer wrote that Microsoft expects to close Xbox Entertainment Studios "in the coming months," presumably once existing projects have wrapped up. The group...

Jordan Devore

6:45 PM on 07.09.2014

Check out the full Halo: Master Chief Collection RTX panel here

We all miss big events. It happens. But if you weren't able to make it to RTX this past weekend but are still jonesing for some Halo: The Master Chief Collection tidbits, the entire panel is now available to watch in its ent...

Brittany Vincent



Video: 343 teases Halo 2: Anniversary game modes and 'Gungoose' photo
Video: 343 teases Halo 2: Anniversary game modes and 'Gungoose'
by Bill Zoeker

During 343 Industries' stint at RTX 2014, they announced some multiplayer game modes which will appear in Halo 2: Anniversary Edition, coming by way of the Halo: Master Chief Collection to the Xbox One this Fall. They also announced a modified version of Halo 2's Mongoose vehicle, called the Gungoose.

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1:00 PM on 07.07.2014

Halo 2 gets the Mongoose with a gun in Master Chief Collection

When Microsoft revealed Halo: The Master Chief Collection at E3, it mentioned that Halo 2 would get the anniversary treatment to commemorate ten years since its release. One of the ways this will happen is through t...

Brett Makedonski

9:30 PM on 07.05.2014

This new Halo: Master Chief Collection trailer is sexy

A new trailer for Halo: The Master Chief Collection featuring the voice of actor Keith David's Arbiter was unveiled today at the Rooster Teeth Expo in Austin, Texas. The debut took place as part of a panel, hosted by de...

Kyle MacGregor

4:30 PM on 06.25.2014

NECA's Master Chief motorcycle helmet is cool, but you might look like a dork in it

After purchasing the Halo 3 Legendary Edition and thinking the replica of Master Chief's helmet would be large enough to fit over my head, you can imagine how disappointed I was when I realized it would only house a copy of ...

Brittany Vincent

5:15 PM on 06.24.2014

Halo: Master Chief Collection will be at Rooster Teeth Expo

[Update: An earlier version of this story stated that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be at RTX in playable form. It will be at the show, just not playable to the public.] Rooster Teeth's annual convention takes place ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Tuesday Newsday: Destiny, Halo, GTA V and Emoji photo
Tuesday Newsday: Destiny, Halo, GTA V and Emoji
by Max Scoville



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 introduced in the Nightfall series. Capcom is essentially up for sale, kinda, sorta, and Nintendo's selling more Wii U's than you might've thought. Ubisoft apparently nerfed Watch Dogs' PC capabilities, and GTA V on PS4, PC, and Xbox One looks great and will have hammerhead sharks. Oh yeah and there's new Emoji. What? Emoji's sort of a video game.

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11:45 AM on 06.17.2014

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

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...

Steven Hansen

4:51 PM on 06.09.2014

Halo 2: Anniversary comparison hits right in the nostalgia

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...

Brett Zeidler







Get the Halo 5 beta with The Master Chief Collection photo
Get the Halo 5 beta with The Master Chief Collection
by Jordan Devore

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 promised 60 frames per second, dedicated servers, next-generation arena combat, and new Spartan abilities. The beta will see the debut of "new game modes and features," according to 343 Industries studio head Bonnie Ross.

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Microsoft reveals Halo: The Master Chief Collection, its biggest HD bundle ever photo
Microsoft reveals Halo: The Master Chief Collection, its biggest HD bundle ever
by Brett Makedonski

Microsoft has said as recently as a few months ago that we'll see more Halo in 2014. It turns out that the next installment in Xbox's flagship franchise isn't so much a progression of the series as it is a retelling of the canon with a makeover. This will come in the form of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a tetralogy consisting of Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and Halo 4.

The Master Chief Collection, as the name suggests, serves to tell the story of Master Chief before it's continued in 2015's Halo 5: Guardians. It will be available only on Xbox One on November 11, 2014, and will retail for $59.99. Included with the package is access to watch all the episodes of the Halo: Nightfall series as they release, and entry into the Halo 5 multiplayer beta which will take place in December 2014.

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2:30 PM on 06.06.2014

Marty O'Donnell files lawsuit against Bungie for unpaid benefits

Almost two months ago, longtime music composer for Bungie, Marty O'Donnell, was let go by the studio. According to O'Donnell, the termination was without cause. He may have had his hand forced, but O'Donnell's not going down ...

Brett Makedonski

4:30 PM on 06.04.2014

Ridley Scott's Halo film has begun filming in Ireland

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Ridley Scott's (Prometheus) mysterious "digital feature" has begun filming. It's set to come out later this year. Scott is attached as executive producer, and Battlestar Galactica director ...

Steven Hansen



Xbox One's free Games with Gold are now available to download photo
Xbox One's free Games with Gold are now available to download
by Brett Makedonski

We've known for a little while now that Xbox One was finally going to be included in Microsoft's continuing Games with Gold program beginning in the month of June. We just didn't know when in June that was going to take effect. Apparently, the answer is June 3.

Right now, both Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault are free for Xbox Live Gold subscribers. They can be downloaded via the console or on Xbox.com. Remember though: Regular Games with Gold rules don't apply to Xbox One titles. You have to maintain an active Gold subscription to be able to keep them.

Halo: Spartan Assault [Xbox]
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood [Xbox]

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