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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... read
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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... read
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All the new things you should know
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, ... read feature

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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... read
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Jimquisition: In the Hall of the Mountain Dew


Jimquisition happens every Monday!
Nov 05
This week's Jimquisition is fueled by Mounting Dudes. Halo 4 is out this week, and if you've been paying any attention to its marketing, you'll know that you won't be able to enjoy it without the crisp, refres... read
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The DTOID Show: Watch_Dogs, Hitman Absolution, & Halo 4


Plus: Ass Creed Lib!
Nov 02
Today on The Destructoid Show, we weren't live -- which is a shame. But we still did a show.  Ubisoft released a developer diary for Watch_Dogs which is actually a recruitment video, Hitman: Absolution has a se... read
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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... read
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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 ... read
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Review: Halo 4: King of the Hill Fueled by Mountain Dew


Dewlicious!
Oct 31
I'll admit to not being the world's biggest Halo fan, so it took me by surprise to find out that Microsoft had changed Halo 4's name since I last saw it at E3, deciding instead to call it Halo 4: King of the Hill Powered by M... read
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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, ... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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... read
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The DTOID Show: Halo, Hitman, & THE MINIBOSSES!


Plus: Wii U headset thingies! Or something.
Oct 19
Today's Destructoid Show is actually very special: We had a musical guest in the studio -- The Minibosses! If you're unfamiliar, these guys cover old bleep-bloop Nintendo videogame chiptunes, except they do it using real... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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... read
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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. ... read
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No, 343 Industries won't let you see Master Chief's face


Oct 08
"We're not ready to show the Master Chief's face," franchise development director Frank O'Connor told Eurogamer. He then noted that fans up to date with the novels would be able to describe what the iconic protagonist looks l... read
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Live-action Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn series begins


First episode now available to watch
Oct 05
The lead-up to Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn has been rather extensive, and now that the big day has finally come for this live-action web series, people are finally able to see if the hype was worth it. For more dedicated fans,... read
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Here's our first look at the Flood in Halo 4


New screenshot from War Games mode
Sep 26
As terrifying as these Cenobite-esque Spartans look in Halo 4, you can take solace in the fact that you won't have to mess with the Flood in the campaign itself, according to CVG. This is an image of the multiplayer variant "... read
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The DTOID Show: Halo, Revengeance, Half Life 3, & DmC


Sep 21
Hey everybody! I'm back from my travels in the far east to host another fine episode of The Destructoid Show. Today we talk about a random rumor about Half Life 3 being open world, Tara runs down what's new in Halo 4, Metal G... read
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Despite having played most of the installments in the Halo franchise (exceptions include Halo Wars and Halo 3: ODST), I'm what you would call, at best, a casual fan. I'm not particularly invested in the fiction, and even thou... read feature

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Halo 4 video shows off the returning Covenant weapons


Sep 20
The Energy Sword and Gravity Hammer are back for Halo 4. Personally, that's all I needed to hear -- those melee weapons are some of my favorites in all of gaming. In this new video, 343 Industries demonstrates the Covenant w... read
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343 details how they created the Prometheans in Halo 4


Sep 13
Our latest look at Halo 4 shows off the evolution of the Promethean character design, the main antagonists of Halo 4. This 10-minute ViDoc gives us a nice overview of how the new enemy forces work with all their different ab... read






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