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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 ...

 
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Launch trailer sets the mood for Halo 4's Spartan Ops

After finishing the campaign in Halo 4, the story will continue episodically with free weekly installments of Spartan Ops. Previously, we've been shown more of the missions themselves than the cohesive story they will tell, which is addres...

 
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Master Chief arrives in Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

When Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn started, I wasn't exactly anticipating the arrival of Master Chief. Now that we're a few weeks in, however, I couldn't be more happy to see him taking on the Covenant and making the Hastati Squad look tiny by...

 
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Dj CUTMAN and Mega Ran heat up the Halo 4 remix contest

Microsoft and 343 Industries are drumming up excitement for the upcoming release of Halo 4 with an official soundtrack remix contest. Musicians choose one of three song stems to chop up, upload the finished work to SoundCloud, then wait for...

 
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Concept art shows off Halo 4's War Games Map Pass

Season passes can be a gamble, even with higher-profile games. That's why I've yet to pay up front for content that might not turn out to be great despite the savings associated with doing so. Halo 4 will get in on that action with its War ...

 
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Third Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn video picks up the pace

Now we're getting somewhere. After the teaser included in the prior installment of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, I was eager to check out this week's video. While what appears to be the big moment hasn't fully arrived yet, it's almost here. N...

 
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Witness the creation of the Master Chief in Halo 4

Halo 4 is less than a month away now and to hold us over is this live action launch trailer produced by David Fincher of Fight Club fame, and directed by Tim Miller of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo fame. The trailer depicts the Master Ch...

 
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This has to be the definitive Halo 4 multiplayer video

While we can't directly embed 343 Industries' new video overview of Halo 4 Infinity multiplayer -- you'll need to head over to Halo Waypoint to catch it for now -- it's still worth a post. Particularly if you have not been following every b...

 
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Microsoft perma-banning early Halo 4 users from XBL

In a bid to crack down on nefarious pirates, Microsoft is issuing permanent Xbox Live bans to folk caught playing illegitimate copies of Halo 4 early.  "We are aware of isolated cases in which Halo 4 content has been propped on the web...

 
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn part two released

The first video from Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn was a bit slow, but that's not entirely unexpected given the way this content is cut up into weekly installments. Today's part two was a step in the right direction, I thought. Those of you wh...

 
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No, 343 Industries won't let you see Master Chief's face

"We're not ready to show the Master Chief's face," franchise development director Frank O'Connor told Eurogamer. He then noted that fans up to date with the novels would be able to describe what the iconic protagonist looks like under the a...

 
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Live-action Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn series begins

The lead-up to Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn has been rather extensive, and now that the big day has finally come for this live-action web series, people are finally able to see if the hype was worth it. For more dedicated fans, I think the re...

 
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Take control of mechs in Halo 4's multiplayer

Fully controllable mechs are now part of Halo 4's multiplayer mode. Halo Waypoint has the video now, displaying the Mantis mech equipped with a machine gun, rockets, and the ability to stomp on enemies or vehicles. And like the vehicles, o...

 
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Check out the fancy Promethean weapons in Halo 4

Last time we got to check out the UNSC weaponry. Now it's time for us to take a look at the Promethean guns. These weapons look completely badass, from their sound effects to how the guns transform to fit the player's hands. I also love ho...

 
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Here's our first look at the Flood in Halo 4

As terrifying as these Cenobite-esque Spartans look in Halo 4, you can take solace in the fact that you won't have to mess with the Flood in the campaign itself, according to CVG. This is an image of the multiplayer variant "Flood" in which...

 
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Preview: A day of Halo 4 turned me into a believer

Despite having played most of the installments in the Halo franchise (exceptions include Halo Wars and Halo 3: ODST), I'm what you would call, at best, a casual fan. I'm not particularly invested in the fiction, and even though I got rather...

 
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Halo 4 video shows off the returning Covenant weapons

The Energy Sword and Gravity Hammer are back for Halo 4. Personally, that's all I needed to hear -- those melee weapons are some of my favorites in all of gaming. In this new video, 343 Industries demonstrates the Covenant weaponry that'll...

 
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343 details how they created the Prometheans in Halo 4

Our latest look at Halo 4 shows off the evolution of the Promethean character design, the main antagonists of Halo 4. This 10-minute ViDoc gives us a nice overview of how the new enemy forces work with all their different abilities, and th...

 
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Halo 4 soundtrack release detailed, LE costs a lot

I had the pleasure of checking out Halo 4 at E3 a few months ago and was impressed by how much Neil Davidge's soundtrack reminded me of Metroid. While we were assured that the iconic orchestral fare we've all come to know the Halo franchise...

 
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Quick, look busy! Watch 343 Industries work on Halo 4

The amount of time and energy that goes into creating videogames, even small ones, is astounding. For a game like Halo 4, the logistics of it all can be downright dizzying. In this latest promotional video, dubbed "Prelude," we're given a ...

 
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Halo 4 Specializations explained and how they're unlocked

343 Industries recently explained the Specializations that were only mentioned back when the details of Halo 4's Limited Edition were first announced. Basically, any of the Specializations can be unlocked after your Spartan reaches level fi...

 
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Pew pew pew: Some of Halo 4's new guns get shown off

343 just dropped a brand new trailer that focuses on all of the weapons at the UNSC's disposal in Halo 4. There are some familiar ones on display, but a couple of brand new guns get shown off too. First up is the Light Machine Gun called S...

 
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Behind the scenes of the Halo 4 movie, Forward Unto Dawn

Did you all see the trailer for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn? I don't know about you, but I'm excited for a Hollywood quality movie without all the Hollywood crap that surrounds videogame movies. The latest look at the upcoming movie is a beh...

 
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SDCC: Assassinations get hardcore in Halo 4

Halo 4 will see the return of Assassinations, but 343 is adding a little more to the feature depending on what multiplayer mode you're playing. During the Halo 4 panel at Comic-Con, 343 showed off a Capture the Flag specific Assassination w...

 
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RTX: Halo 4 multiplayer gets a serious upgrade

[This weekend Destructoid is reporting live from RTX in Austin, Texas, the community based gaming expo for Rooster Teeth fans and everyone else.] A month ago at E3, Hamza saw, conquered, and approved of Halo 4. But, why wouldn’t he? ...

 
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RTX: Exclusive footage of Halo 4's revamped Forge

[This weekend Destructoid is reporting live from RTX in Austin, Texas, the community based gaming expo for Rooster Teeth fans and everyone else.] As promised, here's the Forge demo shown at today's 343 Industries panel at RTX. The video is...

 
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RTX: Halo 4 Forge details unveiled

[This weekend Destructoid is reporting live from RTX in Austin, Texas, the community based gaming expo for Rooster Teeth fans and everyone else.] Forge, the world-building Halo tool that players have used to make and share levels and films ...

 
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Take a look at some of Halo 4's new multiplayer features

343 is doing some really cool things with Halo 4 and this latest trailer shows off some of the features they have cooking. One thing I'm really liking are the Personal Ordnance drops in Infinity Slayer. Earning medals now rewards you, allo...

 
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Microsoft: Halo 4 requires a HDD, think about installing

It seems as if asking your customers to install Xbox 360 games "or else" is becoming the norm these days. Rage did it, The Witcher 2 did it, and many more developers have requested fairly large optional installs in order to "fully enjoy the...

 
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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn live-action teaser trailer

The upcoming live-action digital series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is being teased today with a new trailer, shown above. The series, which was created in partnership with talent from film, TV and new media, will take viewers back to the be...

 
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Halo 4's first season of Spartan Ops spans 50 missions

Further details on Halo 4 have come out of Microsoft ExpertZone, a website used to teach retailers about the company's products. Little English Halo Blog has saved us all the trouble of digging for the information ourselves, so here are the...

 
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E3: Hands-on with Halo 4's Spartan Ops missions

Halo 4's new multiplayer wasn't the only thing 343 Industries had to show off this past week at E3, as they also let us go hands-on with Spartan Ops. This mode delivers new content that continues the story after the events of the main story...

 
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E3: Halo 4 soundtrack sounds a lot like Metroid

So maybe you're aware by now that Halo 4's soundtrack is being composed by Neil Davidge of Massive Attack. I was admittedly surprised by this -- the Halo series had always fallen more on the orchestral side than the electronic one in my min...

 
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E3: Fans have nothing to worry about with Halo 4's multi

As the biggest Halo fan around here, I was really skeptical about what was going on with Halo 4. I got so hyped up after the reveal at E3 2011. But then that excitement faded due to the lack of news for a very long time.Fast forward to this...

 
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E3: Halo 4 videos showcase War Games and Spartan Ops

Our earlier coverage of Halo 4 focused on the game's single-player campaign, which looks to be a step in the right direction and especially worth getting pumped up for if you are a long-time fan of the franchise. Today, however, we have th...

 
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E3: Have the latest Halo 4 footage and screenshots

Halo 4 kicked off the Microsoft press conference and it's loo--oh, why ... yes, this is the part of the day when we start to play catch up and write about things we didn't get around to earlier. Ahem. The footage runs through part of a cam...

 
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E3: Halo 4 image makes me want to play this game

I am not a huge Halo fan. I don't hate it by any means, but with all the other games to play, I usually put the Halo series on the back-burner. But this new image for Halo 4 just released after Microsoft's press conference is pretty stunnin...

 
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Here's a convenient list of the Halo 4 pre-order bonuses

343 Industries has announced all the pre-order bonuses for Halo 4. The thing is, you're going to have to wait for the retailers themselves to announce which ones they have in the coming days. These are the known retailers to have announced ...

 
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Apparent beta footage of Halo 4 leaked via a VHS tape

NeoGAF has found a video on YouTube this morning from user Skid Kid, which shows him putting a VHS tape into a TV that is sitting on a hay bale while he blasts obnoxious music in the background. You really can't make this stuff up. The str...

 
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Halo 4 art gets animated

Now this is exciting stuff; a slow animation which brings together the graphic elements of a piece of Halo 4 art. This is the kind of thing people wait their entire lives to experience and then, in just a scant thirty seconds, it's all ove...

 
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Halo 4 Limited Edition offers multiplayer maps and more

Today, Microsoft shared what the Limited Edition of Halo 4 will entail, and I know what you're thinking. "That looks pretty standard," or something to that effect. Right? Well, if every special edition looked like this or this, they wouldn'...

 
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Cortana and the Chief appear in these Halo 4 screenshots

As seen on All Games Beta, a fair amount of Halo 4 media -- including screenshots, character renders, and concept art -- has been floating around the Internet. I had hoped our resident Halo fanboy Hamza would be the one to bring enthusiasti...

 
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Conan O'Brien will have a small voice role in Halo 4

Yup, that's the big news surrounding the Halo 4 appearance on Conan O'Brien tonight. Conan, along with sidekick Andy Richter, will have a small talking role of some sort towards the end of Halo 4. Conan and team visited 343 Studios where t...

 
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Halo 4 coming out on November 6, 2012

Microsoft and 343 Studios has just announced that Halo 4 is locked in for a November 6, 2012 release date for the Xbox 360. This is only one part of the new announcements surrounding the game today as the Conan O'Brien show will have a spec...

 
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Halo 4 news will appear on Conan O'Brien tonight

Usually the go-to late-night personality has been Jimmy Fallon for showing off a game, with the most recent being The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword appearing on his show. But Microsoft picked a different way to go, because they're rebels, ...

 
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Your first glimpse at Halo 4

Halo 4 is coming to the Xbox 360 later this year and it's kicking off a brand new trilogy that focuses back on the iconic hero of the series, Master Chief. Believe it or not, there's a rich and compelling fiction to Halo but you wouldn...

 
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Creative director Ryan Payton leaves Halo 4

One of Halo 4's creative directors, Ryan Payton, has left 343 Industries in order to start his own studio, saying that "after a few years, there came a point where I wasn't creatively excited about the project anymore." "The Halo I wanted t...

 
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This is what Halo 4 sounds like

We're still a long way off from seeing some real footage of Halo 4, so how about some audio and concept art in the meantime? HaloWaypoint released some art and audio sample in a new trailer that debuted during HaloFest weekend. There's als...

 
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E3: Halo 4 teaser trailer

As revealed earlier, here is the Halo 4 teaser trailer that was shown at the end of the Microsoft press conference. Excited?

 

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