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Halo 4  



Reviewed: 10/10: Flawless
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2:00 PM on 03.27.2013

GDC: Voltron, T1000 major inspirations for Halo 4 enemies

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.

Daniel Starkey




11:00 AM on 03.25.2013

New free Halo 4 Forge Map on the way

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...

Chris Carter




5:00 PM on 03.11.2013

Halo 4's 'Castle Map Pack' is all about vehicular combat

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...

Jordan Devore




5:00 PM on 02.27.2013

Impressions: Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack

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...

Chris Carter




1:00 PM on 02.19.2013

Halo 4's Majestic Map Pack details released

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...

Chris Carter




6:00 AM on 02.19.2013

See Halo 4's new Majestic maps in these new videos

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




10:00 AM on 02.17.2013

Halo 4 Majestic Map Pack screens leaked

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...

Chris Carter




11:00 PM on 02.15.2013

Next Halo 4 figures star Didact and a mini Cortana

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




4:30 PM on 02.07.2013

Halo 4 has many undiscovered secrets, Team Snipers coming

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




5:00 AM on 02.07.2013

Cortana can update Conan O'Brien's 'firmware' any day

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...

Tony Ponce




7:00 AM on 02.04.2013

The beauty of Halo 4's Assassination animations

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




10:30 AM on 01.25.2013

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

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.

Chris Carter




6:30 PM on 01.21.2013

Episode 6 of Halo 4's Spartan Ops roasts some Elites

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




5:30 PM on 01.18.2013

Have a peek at the next episodes of Halo 4's Spartan Ops

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




3:30 PM on 01.17.2013

Halo 2 PC servers will officially shut down next month

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 "...

Chris Carter




7:30 AM on 01.10.2013

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

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...

Chris Carter




11:00 AM on 01.07.2013

Get in the Halo mood with this trick jumping video

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...

Chris Carter




5:00 PM on 12.31.2012

The Halo 4 Mythbusters video series has some neat tips

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 ...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 12.17.2012

Microsoft investigating wave of undue Halo 4 perma-bans

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...

Jim Sterling




11:00 AM on 12.14.2012

The winner of Destructoid's best multiplayer of 2012

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




11:00 PM on 12.09.2012

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

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:00 PM on 12.03.2012

Halo 4's Spartan Ops Episode 5 is out

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 ...

Chris Carter




3:45 PM on 12.01.2012

Check your email for your Halo 4 specialization code

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...

Chris Carter




8:00 PM on 11.29.2012

Halo 4's Crimson Map Pack targeting December 10

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...

Jordan Devore




10:00 AM on 11.26.2012

Halo 4's Spartan Ops Episode 4 releases today

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...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 11.26.2012

Halo 4 Map Pack dates allegedly leaked

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 ...

Chris Carter




8:00 AM on 11.13.2012

Halo 4's Spartan Ops Episode 2 is now available

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...

Chris Carter




3:45 PM on 11.12.2012

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

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 ...

Conrad Zimmerman




2:00 PM on 11.09.2012

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

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...

Brett Zeidler




12:00 PM on 11.07.2012

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

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...

Jim Sterling




11:00 PM on 11.06.2012

The Master Chief is way too full of himself

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.

Hamza CTZ Aziz




9:00 PM on 11.06.2012

Get free Microsoft Points for playing Halo 4 multiplayer

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:30 PM on 11.06.2012

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

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 ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




4:15 PM on 11.06.2012

Halo 4 will NOT be issuing special XBL bans for sexism

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...

Jim Sterling




4:00 PM on 11.06.2012

Your guide to Halo 4's multiplayer

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, ...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:00 AM on 11.06.2012

Halo 4's massive limited edition soundtrack unboxed

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...

Jayson Napolitano




9:00 PM on 11.02.2012

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gets a badass resin statue

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




11:30 AM on 11.02.2012

Online sexism in Halo 4 will earn you a lifetime ban

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...

Jim Sterling




10:15 AM on 11.02.2012

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn launches its finale

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 ...

Chris Carter




2:01 AM on 11.01.2012

Review: Halo 4

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




6:30 PM on 10.30.2012

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

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, ...

Jordan Devore




12:00 PM on 10.26.2012

Master Chief arrives in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

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...

Jordan Devore




6:15 PM on 10.25.2012

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

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...

Tony Ponce




8:00 PM on 10.24.2012

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

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...

Jordan Devore




9:00 PM on 10.19.2012

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

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...

Jordan Devore




6:30 PM on 10.19.2012

Play Halo 4 with the Destructoid community!

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...

Mr Andy Dixon




6:15 AM on 10.19.2012

Witness the creation of the Master Chief in Halo 4

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...

Hamza CTZ Aziz




7:15 PM on 10.15.2012

This has to be the definitive Halo 4 multiplayer video

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...

Jordan Devore




11:00 AM on 10.15.2012

Microsoft perma-banning early Halo 4 users from XBL

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...

Jim Sterling




1:30 PM on 10.12.2012

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn part two released

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. ...

Jordan Devore








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