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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


Toys!
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


Invasion
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 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...




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 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 ...




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...




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, ...




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...




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


Representing the Chief, son
Oct 25
 
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...




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


$24.99 for three map packs
Oct 24
 
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...




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


Guess who?
Oct 19
 
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...




Play Halo 4 with the Destructoid community!


Join us for another awesome Xbox LIVE Community Playdate!
Oct 19
 
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...




Witness the creation of the Master Chief in Halo 4


The hero who had no choice
Oct 19
 
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 depict...




This has to be the definitive Halo 4 multiplayer video


Behinds the scenes of Infinity at 343 Industries
Oct 15
 
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...




Microsoft perma-banning early Halo 4 users from XBL


Pirates do pirate things and get pirate banned
Oct 15
 
In a bid to crack down on nefarious pirates, Microsoft is issuing permanent Xbox Live bans to folk caught playing illegitimate copies of Halo 4 early.  "We are aware of isolated cases in which Halo 4 content has been pro...




Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn part two released


Fight! Fight! Fight!
Oct 12
 
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. ...





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