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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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Halo 5

All of Halo 5's pre-order bonuses will be unlockable through gameplay

We've gotten used to a certain routine with regard to pre-order bonuses. Typically, they'll be made available weeks or months after release for a nominal fee. For those who are content to wait even longer, it's usually all included with the...   read

 
 
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Halo 5: Guardians

Here's what you get in the Halo 5 Limited Collector's Edition

Amazon has unveiled the Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector's Edition. The bundle comes with a Spartan-themed Steelbook, Spartan Locke's Classified Orders, the Halo: The Fall of Reach - Animated Series, Warzone REQ Bundle: 14 Premium Requis...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 will feature 24-player mode with 'Warzone Multiplayer'

[Update: watch some footage of the campaign below.] Today at its E3 conference in LA, Microsoft revealed a brand new mode for Halo 5 called "Warzone." It basically looks like PlanetSide, Halo-style. and features tons of Spartans in al...   read

 
 
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Halo

All new Halo games will be publicly beta tested first, says 343i head

From here on in, all new Halo games will be preceded by public beta testing.  "Going forward, you will never see a Halo game coming out without a beta. [Master Chief Collection] was obviously painful for our fans and for us," 343 Indus...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 no co-op

Halo 5 campaign doesn't have splitscreen co-op

I have only ever played Halo campaigns in split-screen, couch-sharing co-op. This streak will end with Halo 5: Guardians, according to this month's Game Informer cover story, because Halo 5 does not support splitscreen co-op, likely to pres...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 story details

Nathan Fillion returning for Halo 5: Guardians

Uncanny. Nathan Fillion, who played Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck in the well-liked Halo 3: ODST, will be back for Halo 5: Guardians. That's him up there looking like his usual dashing self. Game Informer has new details about the game's sto...   read

 
 
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Halo 3: ODST and new map available now for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Halo 3: ODST and Remnant, a re-imagined version of the classic Halo 2 map Relic are now available for Halo: The Master Chief Collection, a day after the previously leaked release date. Fans who played the collection online prior to Decembe...   read

 
 
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Halo 3: ODST goes 1080p60

Halo 3: ODST comes to Halo: The Master Chief Collection this Friday?

[Update: The release date listing for the ODST campaign was a placeholder, according to the official Halo Twitter account. "We continue final testing and will make an official announcement once our release date is determined, and apologize...   read

 
 
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