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There's a little Halo 5 in this Halo 4 GotY re-release

Halo 4: Game of the Year Edition is coming out next week on October 8 for $39.99. Note that when we first learned about this package it was listed at $49.99, so this is a much better price now. It's going to include the game itself, the Ch...   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

 
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Impressions: Halo 4: Champions Bundle

Halo 4 has sort of dwindled, despite the fact that I still queue up on occasion and heartily enjoy it. After three map packs that have ranged from "meh," to "great," the Champions Bundle came out of nowhere outside of the Season Pass, offer...   read

 
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Halo 4 getting new armor mods, playlist updates

Halo 4 is receiving new some new updates next week. Playlist wise, the Rumble Pit playlist will be added back as the premiere free for all mode. Rumble Pit will have 15 new voting options that includes new Slayer and objective gametypes, pl...   read

 
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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

 
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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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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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New Halo comic series will follow Spartan IV Sarah Palmer

Dark Horse has announced a new Halo comic mini-series called Halo: Initiation and is set to follow Spartan IV Sarah Palmer. The comic is being written by Halo 4 writer and comic veteran Brian Reed, while the artwork is being handled by Marc...   read

 
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Halo 4 downloadable content discounted today

Still playing Halo 4's multiplayer but haven't gotten any of the downloadable content yet? Well lucky for you there's a sale going on today where you can get them at a small discounted price. The War Games Map Pass is running for 1600 Micro...   read

 
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Impressions: Halo 4: Castle Map Pack

343 keeps things simple with its Halo 4 DLC. Three map packs, three maps each, no frills, bonuses, or extras involved. After the fairly underwhelming Crimson Map Pack, which was littered with sprawling vehicle maps that not many fans a...   read

 
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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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New free Halo 4 Forge Map on the way

343 Industries will be bringing a new Forge World map to Halo 4 on April 11th. Titled "Forge Island," the map will allow players to use the in-game map editor to create something using this island themed map as a base for their creation. I...   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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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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Halo 4's Majestic Map Pack details released

In addition to these new videos detailing Halo 4's upcoming Majestic Map Pack, set to drop on February 25th, we now have some new info, compliments of 343 Industries. Firstly, it appears as if the pack itself will favor "tight competitive ...   read

 
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See Halo 4's new Majestic maps in these new videos

343 Industries released a new video officially unveiling the new Majestic Map Pack content for Halo 4. The three new maps are more focused on the smaller scale, offering for some nice close quarters combat action. The second map pack will ...   read

 
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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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Next Halo 4 figures star Didact and a mini Cortana

The second series of Halo 4 figures by McFarlane Toys is coming later this year! There will be six new toys, featuring Elite Ranger, Spartan C.I.O., Spartan Scout, Storm Jackal, Didact, and The Master Chief.  The one I want is easily t...   read

 
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Halo 4 has many undiscovered secrets, Team Snipers coming

Halo 4's campaign still holds many easter eggs, according to lead campaign designer Jesse Snyder. Yes, apparently there's a ton of easter eggs still left undiscovered by the masses, and because of that, 343 will be giving out clues in their...   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

 
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The beauty of Halo 4's Assassination animations

Will Christiansen is a professional animator who worked on Halo 4, specifically focusing on the Assassination animations based on his show reel. Halo 4 on a whole is an amazing technical feat, so I love this more individualized look at the...   read

 
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Watch the Episode 7 trailer for Halo 4's Spartan Ops

We're still on Season 1 of Halo 4's Spartan Ops mode, and on Monday, Episode 7 will hit. Alongside of the new episode, a Grifball playlist will unlock, as will two specializations for those of you who didn't get the early access privileged...   read

 
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Episode 6 of Halo 4's Spartan Ops roasts some Elites

The second half of Spartan Ops season one has picked back up today. The episodic series continues the misadventures of the Spartan-IVs and Jul 'Mdama, the leader of the Covenant group, on the planet Requiem. There's a nice bit of action in...   read

 
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Have a peek at the next episodes of Halo 4's Spartan Ops

The second half of season one of Spartan Ops picks back up on January 21, and will go on until February 24. Are you excited? Probably not. Halo 4's main story was wonderful, but the Spartan Ops stuff felt pretty hollow by the end of the fi...   read

 
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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

 
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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 Jumprs.org, 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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Microsoft investigating wave of undue Halo 4 perma-bans

A number of players are apparently finding themselves banned from Halo 4 online play after purchasing the latest downloadable content. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and is currently investigating.  "We are not permanently bannin...   read

 
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The winner of Destructoid's best multiplayer of 2012

Our multiplayer picks this year looked at multiplayer as a whole, encompassing both cooperative and competitive experiences. Multiplayer in any aspect is a key part of gaming, yet sadly we see two many companies attempt to shoehorn the mode...   read

 
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Halo 4's Spartan Ops picks back up on January 21

Halo 4's Spartan Ops will be taking a mid-season break this week. When will it be coming back? On January 21, 2013. Hopefully the final five episodes will be worth playing as I feel like I haven't missed a thing by just watching the cinema...   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

 
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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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Halo 4 Map Pack dates allegedly leaked

According to this dashboard image found by HaloCouncil.com, the release dates for all three Halo 4 map packs have been allegedly outed. According to a German dashboard ad, the Crimson Map Pack will drop on December 10th, the Majestic Map Pa...   read

 
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Halo 4's Spartan Ops Episode 2 is now available

Yesterday, Episode 2 of Spartan Ops dropped instantly into Halo 4, which means it's available right now. Episode 1 is still a thing, so you don't have to worry about missing out. For those of you who are confused on what Spartan Ops actuall...   read

 
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Microsoft scores $220 million in day-one sales for Halo 4

You may find this surprising, but Halo 4 is performing pretty well from a sales perspective. Shocking, right? Microsoft released some estimated sales figures for the game's first day performance and they total more than $220 million. T...   read

 
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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Episode 2 gets a shiny new CGI trailer

As Microsoft promised, we'll be getting free post-launch episodes for Halo 4's Spartan Ops in the coming weeks (maybe months?). Episode 2 is arriving this Monday, and to precede that we have some amazing CGI work. I have a funny story abou...   read

 
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The Question: Is Halo 4 living up to the hype?

Today is sloooooow. It's the day after the US presidential elections, and the day after Halo 4 launched, so the game industry is busy sleeping off one heck of a late night. We're still here though, and today's the perfect time for another Q...   read

 
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The Master Chief is way too full of himself

Hey Master Chief, Halo 4 is great and all but you're acting like a dick here. Calm down dude, it's just a videogame.   read

 
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Get free Microsoft Points for playing Halo 4 multiplayer

The latest offer to Xbox Live Rewards members will get them free Microsoft Points just for playing Halo 4's multiplayer. If you play over 140 hours of multiplayer, you'll be given 600 MS Points. Over 70 hours will earn you 300 MS Points, an...   read

 
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Here's how to find all the Terminals in Halo 4

Like the past few Halo games, Halo 4 has several Terminals hidden throughout the campaign of the game. Finding these Terminals will unlock extra video content that can be viewed through the new and improved Halo Waypoint. I found three on ...   read

 
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Halo 4 will NOT be issuing special XBL bans for sexism

Last week, Halo 4 was at the center of a brouhaha with word that sexist behavior in Halo 4 online play would net the user a lifetime ban. While some folks applauded the measure, others asked why homophobic and racist activity wasn't due the...   read

 
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Your guide to Halo 4's multiplayer

Halo 4 is officially out today and a lot has changed about the game now that it's in the safe hands of 343 Industries. Go read our review to learn what's new and improved! Multiplayer especially has seen a dramatic overhaul, making it a far...   read

 
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Halo 4's massive limited edition soundtrack unboxed

Happy Halo 4 day! We noted a few months ago that the Halo 4 soundtrack was being released in a variety of flavors, including digital versions and standard/limited edition physical versions. We've got the most extravagant of them here in the...   read

 
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gets a badass resin statue

Did you watch the finale episode to Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn today? If not, go watch it before reading the rest of this. Done? Okay good. In one of the more memorable scenes from the movie, we see the Master Chief shove a frag grenade insi...   read

 
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Online sexism in Halo 4 will earn you a lifetime ban

The Halo series has a reputation for hosting some, let's say, "spirited" language from its millions of players, as trash talk and associated slurs have become a big part of the experience. 343 Industries, however, isn't particularly fond of...   read

 
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn launches its finale

You've heard of Forward Unto Dawn, right? Machinima's live-action video series that's setting up Halo 4? Well, it just ended, and you can catch the finale today, as well as the rest of the whole shebang which clocks in at 84 minutes.For tho...   read

 
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Review: Halo 4

For over a decade, the Halo series was in the hands of development studio Bungie. In that time, they pioneered two generations of console shooters and created a phenomenon that has generated over $3 billion in sales. Bungie has since moved ...   read

 

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