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Play Halo 5 before November 7, get fancy armour

Planning on picking up Halo 5: Guardians? If you do, and play online before November 7, 2015, you'll get the Teishen Raikou armour set for nowt. That's British for "nothing". For free. Nada. Zip. And so on.    read

 
 
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Halo 5 microtransactions

Halo 5 is almost out, so 343's getting busy defending microtransactions

"It's not pay-to-win," "you can get everything in-game without paying," "balance," "oral doesn't count as sex." Every time a game with microtransactions is about to release -- especially if it's a big 'ol game like Halo 5 -- all the same ol...   read

 
 
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Halo 5

Get free Halo 5 DLC for watching ten short videos

Most microtransactions ask that you trade real-world money for small chunks of video game content. A Halo 5 pre-release microtransaction promotion doesn't require your money, however; it requires your time. Fortunately, it's not m...   read

 
 
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Halo 5

Halo 5 requires up to 60 GB of hard drive space

It's probably time to start clearing up space on your Xbox One's hard drive. Halo 5: Guardians may have just went gold the other day, but copies of 343 Industries' upcoming shooter are already finding their way onto the streets. And, accord...   read

 
 
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Pretty good Halo marketing, Microsoft

A few days ago, Microsoft had a Halo 5 mural painted on a building in London. This video shows the creation process. It's nice, as these things tend to be -- at least as nice as possible when it's Master Chief's head splayed across th...   read

 
 
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Halo 5's Forge mode is the 'biggest yet,' not shipping with the game

Halo has always had an active and creative community that loves adding its own twists on the series it adores. Since 2007, it has been unnecessary to look any further than Forge to find shining examples of this. The mode, which allows for ...   read

 
 
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When Master Chief dies, humanity gets real sad

Whether it's true or not, ONI is reporting that Master Chief has died in the line of duty. It's not unlikely, as our helmeted hero certainly has had his fair share of bullets and grenades lobbed at him. Frankly, he's been pushing his luck ...   read

 
 
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Duh: Halo 6 is in development, according to developer 343

Oh hey, Halo 5 isn't out yet, and it looks like Halo 6 is in development. This is probably surprising to no one, since this is how the AAA cycle is handled these days, though it's always interesting to hear an exact confirmation so you...   read

 
 
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Halo 5's grunts are so adorable when they're sleeping

We've spent well more than a decade conditioned to abhor The Covenant. Every time we see them, everything immediately dissolves into an all-out firefight. There's no love loss at all. But, maybe those guys aren't so bad -- especially the G...   read

 
 
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Okay, this Halo 5 cinematic is cool

It's reassuring to know that I can still feel something while watching a Halo cinematic. This scene leads into Blue Team, the second mission of Halo 5: Guardians, which sees Master Chief and his crew clear out an ONI research facility overt...   read

 
 
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Halo 5: Guardians preview

Halo 5: Guardians has some new toys but a familiar feel

Master Chief, Cortana, Grunts, Elites and the UNSC, all names that should sound familiar to Halo fans and fans of gaming alike. Before we had "Guardians," there was just evolved combat in the original Halo: Combat Evolved, which released ...   read

 
 
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Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5 podcast 'Hunt the Truth' returns today

Let's be honest with each other. Hunt the Truth, a Serial-esque podcast set in the Halo universe, is a marketing tool. It exists so people can get excited for Halo 5: Guardians. But you know what? It's actually fantastic, thanks in no ...   read

 
 
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Halo 5's multiplayer unlocks come in card packs

Halo 5: Guardians will use digital cards to dole out weapons, armors, vehicles, animations, boosts and other unlockable items in multiplayer. We've known as much. But in a blog post this week, 343 Industries spoke about this Requisition sys...   read

 
 
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See how Halo 5's campaign is shaping up

The Halo 5: Guardians campaign won't have split-screen cooperative play (online co-op is supported), but it will run at 60 frames per second. Here's a slice, Swords of Sanghelios, in action. 343 Industries has employed a progressive resolut...   read

 
 
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Halo 5

Halo 5's multiplayer won't be a democracy

We've written recently about some changes in Halo 5: Guardians that fans will have to get used to. Another of those has surfaced. 343 Industries will be in complete control of what maps get played in multiplayer. Josh  Holmes,&nbs...   read

 
 
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Watch the Halo 5: Guardians opening cinematic

Halo 5: Guardians is on the horizon, and so 343 Industries has given us a peek of the game’s opening cinematic. It’s got your usual Halo stuff: Covenant, people in absurdly big armour, and lots of holograms. The four-Spartan te...   read

 
 
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Halo 5

Master Chief won't be unmasked in Halo 5

No one has ever seen the face of Xbox's most popular video game franchise. Master Chief's appearance is nothing more than a suit of armor. 343 Industries says it's staying that way for a while -- at least through Halo 5: Guardians. As repor...   read

 
 
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343i: The problem with split-screen co-op is 'nontrivial'

Halo 5: Guardians' franchise development director has hit back against criticism that the newest instalment of the shooter will not feature split-screen co-op play.   read

 
 
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Microsoft accidentally leaked Halo 5 music, more

The theme music from Halo 5: Guardians and shots of multiplayer menus (including Warzone, the new 12-on-12 mode) have leaked online following a recent update to this winter's now-defunct beta. Despite having concluded months ago, Halo...   read

 
 
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I'm a big teen now!

Halo 5 first game in series rated T for Teen

[Header image from DeviantArt artist Lazeedog.] Great news, teens: you can buy Halo 5: Guardians without an adult as the ESRB has rated it T for Teen, making it the first core game in the series not rated M for Mature. The ESRB's ...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 has some changes that longtime fans will have to get used to

It was one year ago when I sat with 343 Industries as key developers told me all about the studio's plans for The Halo Channel. At the time, Halo 5: Guardians was more than a year on the horizon, and Halo: The Master Chief Collect...   read

 
 
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Halo 5's new trailer has an excellent sliding kill

I'm at Microsoft's gamescom press conference battling bad Wi-Fi and mashing the keyboard in hopes that words magically form. Sometimes I get a chance to look up at the what's happening on the screen. It just so happens that I did that at t...   read

 
 
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Halo: Fleet Battles

Tabletop wargame Halo: Fleet Battles available now

Man, look at those dice. There's some explosions, there's a "no" symbol, and there's the iconic Halo skull. I don't know exactly how Halo: Fleet Battles plays, but I do love me some custom dice. Halo: Fleet Battles is based off the Planetfa...   read

 
 
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Halo

Hail to the Chief: Halo moves past 65 million series sales

Halo is Xbox's flagship franchise and for good reason. Since launching alongside the original Xbox, the Halo series has managed to sell more than 65 million copies. That's some Spartan-like resolve. News of the milestone accompanied a ...   read

 
 
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First look at Halo: The Fall of Reach - The Animated Series

Here's a look at Halo: The Fall of Reach – The Animated Series out of San Diego Comic-Con. An adaptation of Eric Nylund's 2001 novel, it will explore the origin of the Master Chief and Blue Team. Considering those same characters are ...   read

 
 
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