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Xbox holiday fallout

Well, Rise of the Tomb Raider hit 1 million sold, at least

What notable exclusives graced the PlayStation 4 and Wii U over the past two months? Xenoblade Chronicles and...? With help from the Uncharted 4 delay and brief Rise of the Tomb Raider exclusivity, the Xbox One had the strongest exclusive h...   read

 
 
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Halo: Reach

Halo Reach on Xbox One has a crummy framerate

When Halo: Reach was added to the Xbox One backward compatibility list, I was mondo excited. Reach is easily my favorite Halo game, with a campaign that eschewed complex mythology in favor of atmosphere and more accessible multiplayer ...   read

 
 
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Skol Halo

That's a good Minnesota Master Chief

Master Chief traded his signature green for some purple pride at the Minnesota Vikings game this afternoon. There's always the off-chance that this isn't the fabled Spartan and it's actually an innovative midwesterner who's found the warmes...   read

 
 
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Star Wars

Sony and Microsoft are competing for the Star Wars crowd

Statistically speaking, every single person on earth will go see Star Wars: The Force Awakens this weekend (sample size: my Twitter timeline and Facebook feed). Before the main attraction begins, many of those people are going to get a...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 update

Huge Halo 5 update adds Forge mode, maps, and weapons

Forge mode wasn't ready in time for Halo 5: Guardians' launch, but it's here now. The map creation sandbox debuts with some 1,700 objects and will continue to change as 343 Industries takes in feedback from players. Knowing how ridiculously...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 update

Halo 5 is getting advanced control options

A legitimate reason to use a Christopher Walken header image? Today is a good day. There's more to next week's update for Halo 5: Guardians than Forge mode, maps, and REQs. The game is also expanding its control options. You'll be able to a...   read

 
 
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Halo 5: Guardians

The Cartographer's Gift update for Halo 5: Guardians launches next week

After announcing it at this year’s Game Awards, 343 Industries has released a whole load of details about the upcoming Cartographer’s Gift update for Halo 5: Guardians. The update features the return of the popular Forge mode f...   read

 
 
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Star Wars Battlefront

EA: 'There is no weakness' in Star Wars Battlefront sales

Electronic Arts was "a little bit" surprised by GameStop's comments that Star Wars Battlefront had "underperformed." As reported by Eurogamer, talking to investors, GameStop executive Tony Bartel stated that three recent AAA relea...   read

 
 
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Legend of Zelda

Halo artist re-imagines a realistic Legend of Zelda hero

It's always interesting seeing things from a new set of eyes. In this case, it's a re-imagining of Link from Halo artist Kyle Hefley, who currently works for 343 Industries, handling character designs. This art is more of a realistic t...   read

 
 
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GameBarcodes

GameBarcodes distill games down frame by frame

A couple weeks ago an imgur page was floating around the Internet showing various films with each frame reduced to its average color and represented as a single vertical line in what turn out to be often vibrant barcodes. This is not exactl...   read

 
 
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Halo 5

Halo 5's World Championship starts early next month, prize continues to grow

The best of the best Halo 5 players face off against each other in March 2016 at the Halo World Championship. Getting there is a long and arduous process though, and the road starts on December 6. That's when ladder play begins an...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 update

Halo 5 now has Big Team Battle

With today's 6.2GB "Battle of Shadow and Light" update for Halo 5: Guardians, Big Team Battle is in. My old favorite! The eight vs. eight multiplayer playlist supports Capture the Flag, Strongholds, and Slayer, and it's playable on four new...   read

 
 
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Not your dad's Halo

Fear and loathing in Halo 5: Guardians

"Fuck this stupid fucking Call of Duty bullshit. Get your shit together, Bungie...er...343, whoever!" This is how my first night with Halo 5 ends, in a fit of rage after a kill-less losing streak in the game's new tepidly received Brea...   read

 
 
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Halo 5

Oh Halo no: 343 flooded with reports of Halo 5 multiplayer rank resets

Some who have dumped several hours in Halo 5's multiplayer over the past two weeks might see an unwelcome sight when they turn on the game. There's a chance that their multiplayer progress has been reset. That's the nightmare scenario come ...   read

 
 
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Deals

Can't wait for Black Friday? Xbox One gets free games & bonuses (updated)

Update 11/8: We've updated the post to include freshly arrived Xbox One deals from Best Buy, Newegg et al. Currently the best bet is Microsoft's build your own Xbox One bundle deal, where you get AC Unity for free plus two free games of you...   read

 
 
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Halo 5

Halo 5's REQ Packs have already raised $500K for the World Championship

Halo 5: Guardians had the biggest Halo launch yet, according to Microsoft, "with more than $400 million in global sales of [the game] and hardware." It's the fastest-selling Xbox One exclusive. With that in mind, I've been curious about how...   read

 
 
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Halo 5: Guardians

Halo 5 grosses more on day one than Spectre in UK

Halo 5: Guardians grossed £7.7 million on day one in the UK, Microsoft has announced. Halo 5 entered in pole position in the UK chart, selling twice as many copies as Assassin's Creed Syndicate, and twice as many as 343 Industries' pr...   read

 
 
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Halo 5

Buying Halo 5 at a military base nets you this collector's coin

Well, this is pretty cool. As it turns out, if you buy Halo 5 at a military base in the US, you can net a special commemorative coin with your purchase. The bonus was uncovered over at reddit and has since been independently verified b...   read

 
 
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Cortana not sexy

Halo boss: Cortana 'not really nude,' appears without clothes to 'attract and demand attention'

343 Industries makes Halo now and so 343 Industries needs a way to explain Halo's Cortana with respect to its own design, intent, and ambitions. Accordingly, Halo franchise director Frank O’Connor offered GamesRadar a new canon for wh...   read

 
 
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Halo splitscreen

Halo devs will 'talk about' split-screen co-op for the next game

Halo 5: Guardians dropped split-screen cooperative play, a series staple, in favor of maintaining a smooth frame rate. The game does support online co-op, but it's just not the same. We've grown so accustomed to going through these campaign...   read

 
 
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Halo primed for big sales

Microsoft man: 'Halo is to games' what 'Star Wars is to movies'

Microsoft must be pretty happy that for the second year in a row it has more big exclusives in its holiday lineup (what with Uncharted 4 delayed and the paid timed exclusivity for Rise of the Tomb Raider) than nearest competitor Sony. The X...   read

 
 
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Halo without shooting

Halo chief would 'love' a Halo without shooting

I think we can all agree Halo 5 is great, even if the gameplay gets in the way of the story, but I still can't help but imagine a game in the series without all that pesky shooting weighing it down.  Luckily, it seems Halo franchise di...   read

 
 
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Halolz

Let's stop pretending Halo 5's gameplay matters

Halo 5: Guardians is a video game much like any other; some parts of it are real good, others not so much. Take the story, for example, this part of Halo 5 is pretty nice. There's a reason why we gave the game a good number i...   read

 
 
Halo 5: Guardians photo
Halo 5: Guardians

Who wants a Master Chief helmet covered in crystals?

Here's something I never thought I'd see: a Master Chief helmet covered with 25,000 Swarovski crystals. "A one-of-a-kind Master Chief helmet is up for auction for fans who want to own the unique memorabilia," states the eBay listin...   read

 
 
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Halo 5 review
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Review: Halo 5: Guardians

Halo really grabbed me back in 2001. I had just won an Xbox from a Taco Bell contest (no joke), and I was getting ready to sell it when a friend told me about a little old sci-fi shooter from Bungie. After playing Halo at a d...   read

 
 
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