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12:45 PM on 12.09.2013

Tomb Raider's creative director now with Halo dev team

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...

Harry Monogenis

11:00 AM on 10.29.2013

Halo: Spartan Assault coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One

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...

Darren Nakamura



Xbox Live Gold members can now download Halo 3 for free photo
Xbox Live Gold members can now download Halo 3 for free
by Brett Makedonski

Well, here's the much-welcomed end to this bungled saga. After being perpetually confused as to when Halo 3 would make its appearance as one of the titles in Microsoft's Games with Gold program, Xbox Live Gold members can finally download Master Chief's 2007 odyssey for free right now through the end of the month.

I'd imagine that it has to be a pretty minuscule sect that actually wants to play Halo 3, but hasn't already. I mean, did you see the part up top where I mentioned it's from 2007? At least some people can upgrade to a digital version before giving their disc to the newspaper boy as a half-assed Christmas present. Oh yeah, no one reads the newspaper anymore. Well, you figure it out then.

Now we can wrap up complaining about this Games with Gold title before moving onto complaining about the next Games with Gold title.

Halo 3 [Xbox Live Marketplace]

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10:30 PM on 10.01.2013

There's a little Halo 5 in this Halo 4 GotY re-release

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Halo 3 will be free later this month on Xbox Live photo
Halo 3 will be free later this month on Xbox Live
by Jordan Devore

Tomorrow, you'll be able to nab Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes for free on Xbox Live -- assuming you are a Gold member. Again, this masterful puzzle game from Capybara is worth the small amount of effort required to start the download. Do check it out.

October's second Games with Gold title doesn't need as much of an introduction: it's Halo 3. The full game will be available on Xbox Live starting October 16, 2013. People are still buying Xbox 360s for the first time, it should be pointed out. But still -- Halo 3?

Of course Microsoft would feature this, so at least we're getting it out of the way.

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5:15 PM on 09.27.2013

Microsoft reportedly testing its own cloud streaming

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 ...

Jordan Devore

12:00 PM on 09.25.2013

Halo, Destiny design director & writer leaves Bungie

Joseph Staten, who had been with Bungie for 15 years, announced his departure from the company in a goodbye post on its website. After fifteen great years at Bungie, from the battlefields of Myth to the mysteries of Halo and...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 09.20.2013

Volpin Props makes an amazing Halo 4 Needler replica

It's funny how the Needler is sort of iconic with respect to the Halo series. Back in the days of the original Halo, it was almost exclusively used as a way to humiliate an opponent, since it was typically so easy to avoid b...

Darren Nakamura

11:00 AM on 08.30.2013

Halo 5's first story details emerge

[Update: Microsoft has commented on the listing, stating that it is "completely inaccurate and not provided by 343 or Microsoft." A pre-order description for the new Halo game (which may or may not be Halo 5) was spotted on t...

Chris Carter





10:00 PM on 08.26.2013

Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition targeting October

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...

Jordan Devore

2:00 PM on 08.21.2013

Impressions: Halo 4: Champions Bundle

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...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 08.16.2013

Halo 4 getting new armor mods, playlist updates

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz



Review: Halo: Spartan Assault photo
Review: Halo: Spartan Assault
by Chris Carter

In an odd twist of fate, Microsoft decided to release a twin-stick shooter modeled after the Halo universe exclusively for Windows 8 devices. Not only will this be the first Halo game without a console counterpart, but it's also one of the only Windows 8 exclusive games in existence, and the first Halo PC iteration since Halo 2.

This sounds like a recipe for disaster, but you know what? If you can somehow actually manage to play the thing, it's not all that bad.

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8:00 AM on 07.19.2013

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gets an Emmy nomination

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...

Abel Girmay

7:30 PM on 07.18.2013

Halo: Spartan Assault now available for Windows 8 devices

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:00 AM on 07.13.2013

Bungie worked on a game that was 'sort of Minecraft-like'

In a great interview with IGN, Bungie co-founder Jason Jones came out of the woodwork to talk about a wide range of topics, from Marathon to the studio's upcoming Destiny. One of the more interesting pieces of information is ...

Darren Nakamura