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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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Review: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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 overall package. I ...   read

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Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition targeting October

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 image suggests an ...   read


Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gets an Emmy nomination

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 little more than a...   read


Halo 4 Global Championships announced

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 kicking off at ...   read

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PSA: Halo 4 weapons and playlist updates now live

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 balance. These ...   read

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The Art of Halo 4

Impressions: Awakening: The Art of Halo 4

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’ collection ...   read

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Halo 4 enemies

GDC: Voltron, T1000 major inspirations for Halo 4 enemies

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 inspirati...   read

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Halo 4's 'Castle Map Pack' is all about vehicular combat

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 vehicle-based combat ...   read

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Halo 4 Playdate

Come play Halo 4 with the Dtoid staff and community

[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 taking part in anot...   read


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Friday Night Fights

Friday Night Fights: Another Halo 4 community playdate!

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 from 5 PM to 8...   read

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Halo 4 Map Pack DLC

Impressions: Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack

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 didn't do any favo...   read

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I know what a game is

I know what a game is

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 states” and...   read

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New releases: Brutal Legend makes PCs metal

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 what ails you.&nb...   read

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Halo 4 DLC screens

Halo 4 Majestic Map Pack screens leaked

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 Crimson Map Pack, e...   read

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Cortana can update Conan O'Brien's 'firmware' any day

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 Huxtable from Th...   read


Team Doubles coming to Halo 4 matchmaking

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 Infinity Slayer experi...   read

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Halo 2 PC server shutdown

Halo 2 PC servers will officially shut down next month

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 "Community Forge...   read


Here's what's on the horizon for Halo 4

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, 343 have dropped ...   read

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Get in the Halo mood with this trick jumping video

If there's one thing I love, it's Halo trick jump videos. The creator, ReiKo from, takes on some really cool jumps from the original maps and the ones included in the Crimson map pack. Not only are the jumps actually useful, but...   read

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The Halo 4 Mythbusters video series has some neat tips

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 have been chron...   read

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Halo 4's Spartan Ops Episode 5 is out

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 Spartan Operati...   read


Check your email for your Halo 4 specialization code

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 instead opted ...   read

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Halo 4's Crimson Map Pack targeting December 10

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 Shatter (shown a...   read

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Halo 4's Spartan Ops Episode 4 releases today

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 fun method possi...   read

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