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Latest Halo: Master Chief Collection patch brings improvements to ranking, stability


But is it too little too late?
Apr 22
The latest patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection -- which focuses on "ranking, matchmaking penalties, stability, as well as game-specific improvements for each title" -- also confirms that progress on the remastered Hal... read
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The master of remasters
Although Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary was a noble effort to remaster the original game that brought first-person shooters on consoles into a post-Goldeneye era, I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by the over... read feature

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Halo

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... read
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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... read
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Halo 4 Global Championships announced


$500,000 in prizes
Jul 03
The Halo 4 Global Championship will give gamers around the world the chance to play for $500,000 in prizes. Microsoft, 343, and Virgin Gaming have teamed up to bring this summer Halo 4 tournament to the world, with its start ... read
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Halo 4

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 ... read
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The Art of Halo 4

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... read
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Halo 4 enemies

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. read
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Halo 4 Map Pack

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... read
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Halo 4 Playdate

Come play Halo 4 with the Dtoid staff and community


Join us March 1 for another Xbox LIVE Community Playdate
Mar 01
[Update: We're live right now! Send us a PM on Xbox LIVE if you want to join, or watch the stream over on Streamtoid (streaming now) and Dtoid TV (taking over in about an hour)!] This Friday, March 1, Destructoid will be taki... read
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Friday Night Fights

Friday Night Fights: Another Halo 4 community playdate!


Get your game on with the Destructoid community!
Mar 01
Welcome to another edition of Destructoid's Friday Night Fights! Tonight we have a very special treat for you in the form of another Xbox LIVE Community Playdate! Destructoid staff and community members will be playing Halo 4... read
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Halo 4 Map Pack DLC

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... read
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But I don't really think it matters in the first place
A lot of people have been running around attacking games like Proteus or The Walking Dead; claiming that they aren’t, in fact, games. Generally speaking these people spout off random things about requiring “win st... read feature

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New releases

New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal


Plus Dynasty Warriors 7: Empires, Etrian Odyssey IV, and Star Wars Pinball
Feb 25
Monday has once again snuck up on us like an unfortunate rash you got from a really good weekend. Don't worry, there's cream for that! And much like a soothing medicinal balm, the new releases of the week are here to cure wh... read
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Halo 4 DLC screens

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... read
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Coco plays Halo 4

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... read
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Team Doubles coming to Halo 4 matchmaking


Intense 2v2 action incoming
Feb 04
This week's Halo 4 matchmaking update will include the long-awaited Team Doubles playlist, 343 Industries revealed on Halo Waypoint, and with it, three match variants. First up, Infinity Doubles offers up the standard Infinit... read
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Halo 2 PC server shutdown

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 "... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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 ... read
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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 ... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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 ... read
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And other reflections on the relationship of Chief and Cortana
I haven’t been a fan of Halo for years. By the time we were asked to “finish the fight,” I had grown sick of the monotony. Reach barely managed to hold my interest past the first half-hour. Everywhere I look... read feature

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Master Chief has never looked so good
[Update: Contest closed! Winners are ttocs, EphemeralSynthesis, TurboKill, Dale and naveenwf . Please check your PMs if you haven't already!] Our buddies over at Titan Books have given us five copies of The Art... read feature

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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... read
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Play Halo 4 with the Dtoid staff and community!


Join us for another awesome Xbox LIVE Community Playdate!
Nov 09
[Update: We're live RIGHT NOW! Hit us up on Xbox LIVE or watch us on Dtoid.TV!] Wanna play Halo 4? Of course you do! Wanna play Halo 4 with a bunch of awesome Dtoid staff and community members? Double of course you do! Well, ... read






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