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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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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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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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Halo 5

343: Spartans were stolen kids sent in to 'clean up the ugly'

In the latest instalment of its viral promotional campaign HUNT THE TRUTH, Halo 5: Guardians developer 343 Industries has revealed "dark" information about how the Spartan Program came to be.  A (fake) interview by (fictitious) journal...   read

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Halo 5 branded Xbox One Console incoming

Rejoice, Halo fans who were smart enough to wait for Halo 5 rather than jumping on the broken hand grenade that was The Master Chief Collection, there's a limited edition Halo 5 themed Xbox One in the works. Announced on Twitter by 343 stu...   read

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

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 Halo 3: ODST is "o...   read

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Halo Online
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Halo Online doesn't look half bad in motion

Yeah, this is about what I would expect from a free-to-play, multiplayer-only Halo game for Russia. That fast-forwarded run through the customization menu at 0:33 is telling -- rentable weapons, boosts, and "special offers." As a novelty, ...   read

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Halo Online

Multiplayer-only Halo Online headed to Russia

Halo Online sounds like something you'd see scribbled on a homemade DVD complete with copyright-infringing cover art but, no, it's a proper PC game in development at Saber Interactive. Granted, it's a free-to-play, multiplayer-only title th...   read

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Mysterious Halo 5 Guardians countdown on tumblr

A Halo 5 Guardians tumblr with a countdown clock and the hashtag #HUNTtheTRUTH has been discovered. The countdown ends under three days from now. Oh boy. Who wants to take a guess at what is revealed? A second season of Halo: Nightfall?&nbs...   read

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Halo 3: ODST

One screen of ODST in Master Chief Collection sums up the past four months

Halo 3: ODST is getting added to The Master Chief Collection sometime in the near future. It's going to be free for anyone that owned The Master Chief Collection prior to December 19, and it'll likely be paid DLC for everyone...   read

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More than three months later, The Master Chief Collection still doesn't work

This isn't "news" per se, but it warrants a reminder: more than three months after launch, Halo: The Master Chief Collection still doesn't work. It released on November 11, 2014, and on February 23, 2015 the matchmaking is still routin...   read

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Halo: MCC

There won't be a public beta of the latest Halo: The Master Chief Collection update

The Halo: Master Chief Collection saga has been a tumultuous one. It was released back in November, and we're still hearing about fixes and updates. But there's a team hard at work on delivering a smooth experience for players, and trying t...   read

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The Halo 5 beta had exactly one Killpocalypse, here it is

Any Killpocalypse medal earned in Halo is an impressive one. Perhaps that's why there was only a singular instance of it happening throughout the entirety of the Halo 5: Guardians beta. For those who aren't in the know, a Killpocalyps...   read

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Halo 5 changes

Player feedback led to these changes in Halo 5

Given the adjustments to the long-running Halo formula present in Halo 5: Guardians, players were bound to be vocal about what they did and didn't like in the multiplayer beta. 343 Industries is incorporating that feedback in a major way, a...   read

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Halo MCC still broken

Halo: The Master Chief Collection players must wait for next major patch

There were some shaky launches last year. While Assassin's Creed: Unity had faces disappearing and slowdown, and Dragon Age: Inquisition had weird character freezes and misfiring dialog triggers, these games couldn't hold a candle...   read

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Master Chief beta

Halo: The Master Chief Collection's next update requires public beta testing

343 Industries has had enough issues with Halo: The Master Chief Collection that, two months after release, it's come to this: public beta testing for an impending large-scale content update. Testers will be chosen from a pool of North Amer...   read

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Halo 5

'Flinch' being removed from Halo 5

If you've ever played the Halo series in any sort of competitive setting you're probably aware of 'Flinch', a mechanic where your aiming reticule moves up slightly when you're hit. First introduced as a replacement for de-scoping, a mechani...   read

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Halo 5

Maybe don't spend $250 pre-ordering Halo 5: Guardians, okay?

There's a certain allure behind mystery boxes. What's in them? It could be anything. It could even be a boat; you know how much we've always wanted one of those. Well, Microsoft's offering a mystery box of its own today for pre-order, and i...   read

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343 apologizes for Master Chief Collection issues with free ODST remake

The troubled launch of 343 Industries' Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been well-documented. Ever since its November 11 release, players routinely experienced difficulties getting the multiplayer component of the game to wor...   read

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