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343 details the huge update Halo 5's getting in two days

It has been more than a year since Halo 5 launched, but developer 343 Industries continues to support it with new maps, helpful features, and quality of life improvements. Actually, one of the biggest updates is right around the corner...   read

 
 
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Newest Halo Wars 2 trailer features the brutal villain Atriox

The first Halo Wars might not be everyone's favorite entry in the Halo franchise, but it was a nice enough introduction to strategy games for folks that don't normally play them. If 343 Industries feels strongly enough about its sequel to p...   read

 
 
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Someone added a touch of Battlefield into Halo 5

Halo 5 takes place in 2558 but some players are turning the clock back some 600 years. Thanks to the wonders of Forge mode, you can get your fix of old-timey war right alongside all that futuristic war. Forge creator JoeAct20 made thi...   read

 
 
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PAX West 2016 cosplay breakdown

Every year, PAX draws thousands of game enthusiasts to Seattle, and lots of them decide that the best way to express their affection for a given game is to dress up like one of the characters. Cosplay has really taken off at PAX since it st...   read

 
 
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The Halo car is coming to Forza Horizon 3

Australia's ruthless ecosystem is the home to a lot of ferocious animals. Snakes, crocodiles, drop bears -- all of them mean as the day is long. Forza Horizon 3 developer Playground Games is introducing one more beast to the outback: ...   read

 
 
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Halo 5: Forge doesn't require a super computer

The system requirements for Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 have been revealed via the Halo Waypoint website. Modest computers can get in on the basic action while the recommend specs won't require dropping $1,000 on a new PC. If my three-year...   read

 
 
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That obscure free-to-play Russian Halo game is dead

I totally forgot there was a free-to-play rendition of Halo in the works, titled Halo Online. Backed by Russian studio Saber Interactive, the game even had an early access period, but production has been halted, and the game has b...   read

 
 
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You'll soon be able to make and play Halo 5 maps on Windows 10

Starting Thursday, September 8, PC players will be able to dip their toes into Halo 5: Guardians map-making. As previously covered, 343 Industries and SkyBox Labs are bringing the game's Forge mode over to Windows 10 -- that's the day it'll...   read

 
 
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Every Xbox One S has a hidden Master Chief, and hardly anyone will find it

Xbox One S released yesterday which means that someone has already taken it apart. Sure, it requires voiding the warranty but that wasn't much of a concern for Austin Evans, a YouTuber who specializes in breaking down and analyzing tech. A...   read

 
 
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Sink it and drink it: Folks are playing beer pong in Halo 5

Beer pong. It's an innocent party game that is sometimes turned not-innocent by idiots with hyper-competitive tendencies and lack of perspective. It's also the subject of many bad songs. Now, it's in Halo 5 too. Making use of Halo 5's ...   read

 
 


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PSA: Halo 5 is free to play for Xbox Live Gold members

I don't think I've ever played a bad Halo game. I have my favorites (Reach & ODST), but I can see the merits in every installment. Even Halo 5: Guardians, which received a fine, if muted reaction, is still a well-made video ga...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 is getting Warzone Firefight and a free-play promo next week

Next week is a big one for Halo 5: Guardians, whether you own the game or not. On June 29, 343 Industries is adding Warzone Firefight, a round-based PvE survival mode, as well as Score Attack for the campaign, three maps (Attack on Sanctum,...   read

 
 
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Halo Wars 2 is coming February 21 next year, but you can play it today

Do you enjoy the Halo universe, but prefer an isometric perspective? Well, Halo Wars 2 is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 next year! It's being co-developed by Creative Assemly and 343.  A new deadly faction called The Bani...   read

 
 
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It looks like there will be a week-long Halo Wars 2 beta starting on E3 Monday

Another one of Microsoft's gifts under the E3 tree seems to have been unwrapped a bit early. Creative Assembly's Halo Wars 2 is getting an open beta that will run from June 13 through June 20.  The leak comes via Mondo Xbox w...   read

 
 
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Halo 5's Forge mode is coming to Windows 10 PC for free

For years now, Halo content creators have been making incredible things in the series' Forge mode. Today, Microsoft announced a change in the tools that could potentially give those creators a level of precision they never thought poss...   read

 
 
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You can kind of play Pokemon in Halo 5 now

I haven't played a lot of Halo 5: Guardians since the map-making Forge mode released, but I might just have to with all these cool creations players are releasing.  CaptainDireWolf took the time to model multiple Pokémon&n...   read

 
 
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Halo mixed with Harry Potter is a goddamn beautiful mess

Grifball is one of Halo's most popular community-made game types. It's a bit like Rocket League but with a lot more killing. Two teams try to move a rugby ball-like bomb into the opponent's goal. Everyone's equipped with unlimited-use Grav...   read

 
 
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The new Xbox One Spring Bundle is actually a decent deal

It's a new year, and while Microsoft has released a few Xbox One bundles to date, its best of 2016 is the new 1TB Spring Bundle. Launched just yesterday, you effectively are getting five bonus titles plus a limited-time $50 discount&nb...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 is running a beta for Warzone Firefight next week

343 Industries is going to let Halo 5: Guardians players try out the upcoming eight-person cooperative mode Warzone Firefight early with a beta. It's set to run next Thursday, April 14 at 10:00am Pacific until that same time on Monday, Apri...   read

 
 
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Zombie-mode Infection coming to Halo 5 Guardians

Infection, Halo’s own zombie-flavoured multiplayer mode, is coming to Halo 5. The news was unveiled in a livestream last night during which Halo developer 343 industries revealed more about upcoming content update, Ghosts of Meridian....   read

 
 
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Halo Wars is backward compatible on Xbox One now, too

On a day when everyone looks to the future (a future in which they have a headset affixed to their skull), Xbox looks backward. Some would say Microsoft's trying to walk the universe-balancing tightrope and keep virtual reality from becomin...   read

 
 
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343i celebrates Halo World Championships with new video and free Spartan stuff

To celebrate the Halo World Championship finals today, developer 343 Industries has released a free REQ pack to all Spartans. The pack also includes the Challenger armour set and the new HaloWC emblem.  And that's not all. If you&rsquo...   read

 
 
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Halo Wars hits the Xbox One preview program

Major Nelson has announced that Xbox One preview program folk are now able to access Halo Wars as part of the backward compatibility program. It joins Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, and the upcoming Alan Wake as the newest members...   read

 
 
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Halo World Championship NA Finals were my first MLG event, won't be my last

I've always been a big fan of the Halo series, and I especially love the multiplayer for Halo 5: Guardians, so when I heard the MLG Halo World Championship North American Finals were taking place in Columbus, Ohio, literally under...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 dev honours fan's tragic loss in latest update

Halo 5: Guardians developer 343 Industries has included a tribute for a fan who lost his children in a tragic accident in the latest update. Community member Adam (thecrzedspartan) lost his two girls, Trinity and Lena, in an electrical fire...   read

 
 
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