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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

New Halo comic series will follow Spartan IV Sarah Palmer

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 ...

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...

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 ...

GDC: Voltron, T1000 major inspirations for Halo 4 enemies

These guys know their nerd culture
Mar 27
If there's been on criticism of Halo over the years, it's the relative sameness of the experience. Earlier today during a discuss of the new enemy designs in Halo 4, Scott Warner of 343 industries mentioned that some of their main inspirations for the development of the Promethean units were highly advanced, amorphous foes.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Next Halo 4 figures star Didact and a mini Cortana

Feb 15
The second series of Halo 4 figures by McFarlane Toys is coming later this year! There will be six new toys, featuring Elite Ranger, Spartan C.I.O., Spartan Scout, Storm Jackal, Didact, and The Master Chief.  The one I w...

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...

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...

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...

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

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.

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...

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...

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 "...

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...

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, 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...

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 ...

Microsoft investigating wave of undue Halo 4 perma-bans

DLC buyers seemingly locked out of Xbox Live play
Dec 17
A number of players are apparently finding themselves banned from Halo 4 online play after purchasing the latest downloadable content. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and is currently investigating.  "We are not per...

The winner of Destructoid's best multiplayer of 2012

Best of 2012
Dec 14
Our multiplayer picks this year looked at multiplayer as a whole, encompassing both cooperative and competitive experiences. Multiplayer in any aspect is a key part of gaming, yet sadly we see two many companies attempt to sh...

Halo 4's Spartan Ops picks back up on January 21

Hope it gets interesting
Dec 09
Halo 4's Spartan Ops will be taking a mid-season break this week. When will it be coming back? On January 21, 2013. Hopefully the final five episodes will be worth playing as I feel like I haven't missed a thing by just watc...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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, 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 ...

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...

Microsoft scores $220 million in day-one sales for Halo 4

Damage to global productivity likely minimized by high unemployment rate
Nov 12
You may find this surprising, but Halo 4 is performing pretty well from a sales perspective. Shocking, right? Microsoft released some estimated sales figures for the game's first day performance and they total more than ...

Halo 4 Spartan Ops Episode 2 gets a shiny new CGI trailer

Episode coming next Monday
Nov 09
As Microsoft promised, we'll be getting free post-launch episodes for Halo 4's Spartan Ops in the coming weeks (maybe months?). Episode 2 is arriving this Monday, and to precede that we have some amazing CGI work. I have a f...

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...

The Master Chief is way too full of himself

See you soon, Israelis
Nov 06
Hey Master Chief, Halo 4 is great and all but you're acting like a dick here. Calm down dude, it's just a videogame.

Get free Microsoft Points for playing Halo 4 multiplayer

Get rewarded for being unproductive!
Nov 06
The latest offer to Xbox Live Rewards members will get them free Microsoft Points just for playing Halo 4's multiplayer. If you play over 140 hours of multiplayer, you'll be given 600 MS Points. Over 70 hours will earn you 30...

Here's how to find all the Terminals in Halo 4

Or you can just watch all the videos online
Nov 06
Like the past few Halo games, Halo 4 has several Terminals hidden throughout the campaign of the game. Finding these Terminals will unlock extra video content that can be viewed through the new and improved Halo Waypoint. I ...

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...

Your guide to Halo 4's multiplayer

All the new things you should know
Nov 06
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, ...

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...

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gets a badass resin statue

Nov 02
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...

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...

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 ...

Review: Halo 4

A strong start to the Reclaimer Trilogy
Nov 01
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 h...

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