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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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Beer pong

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 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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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 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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Grifball, gravity hammers, and PvE Firefights confirmed for Halo 5: Guardians

Hammer Storm brings three free new modes to Halo 5: Guardians, as well as a new map, new weapons, and a load of new REQ goodies including new assassination animations, weapon skins, loadout weapons, emblems, visors, and armour.  If you...   read

 
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You can now play Rocket League in Halo 5

[Disclaimer/reminder: the Destructoid flag is available to download in Rocket League.] Rocket League is still the rage in some circles, but it isn't coming to Xbox One until next week. That hasn't stopped the community from crafting their o...   read

 
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Someone created Peach's castle in Halo 5

Someone re-created Peach's Castle from Mario 64 in Halo 5. That's good! Due to the object limit though there's no interior. That's bad! The resourceful Bearskopff has taken to Halo 5's Forge mode to craft his own version of the iconic ...   read

 
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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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

 
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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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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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Streaming Halo 5: Guardians of Ga'hoole

Halo 5 is out on Tuesday, so I'm streaming Halo in 15 minutes. Get Locke-d in! We're going through the first three levels of the game.   read

 
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There's 'plenty of chance' Halo 5 could come to PC, according to series director

Ever since the dinosaurs went extinct, there have been three constants in this world: the sun will rise, the sun will set, and we’ll never see another main series Halo game on PC. After the frankly excellent port of Combat Evolved and...   read

 
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Halo 5: Guardians pre-order comparison breakdown

Hardcore Halo fan looking to pick up Halo 5: Guardians on its release day? For those thinking of pre-ordering, there are actually some interesting pre-order perks from several retailers. Lots of offers abound, but we're slightly favori...   read

 
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Stream the full Halo 5 soundtrack this week

Lately, my background noise of choice for work has been the ocean. There are enough recordings available that you can afford to get real picky, real fast. I like the sound of distant waves crashing, not that distracting up-close sloshing. T...   read

 
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Halo 5 will be invading Minecraft soon

Microsoft is only just getting started with the over-saturation brand synergy aspect of Minecraft. On October 23, the Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions of the game will host more DLC in the form of Halo 5: Guardians skins. The good news i...   read

 
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Get the gang back together for Halo 5's Spartan Companies

Halo 5: Guardians has clans, but that's not what they're called. They are "Spartan Companies." You can start your own group and recruit up to 99 others, or join an existing one. Either way. Each company has private forums, as well as stat t...   read

 
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Halo 5's midnight launch event will be held digitally

I recently asked a few GameStop employees and managers if midnight releases were still popular, and the common answer was "no." It's obvious that the chain (and many other retailers) has been ramping up its digital angle as of late, but eve...   read

 
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Halo 5's day one update is 9GB, still not as bad as expected

Like prize fighters, the heavyweights of the holiday release season all weigh in before their turn in the spotlight. And, they're called heavyweights for a reason, as their storage capacity requirements tip the scales more often than not. H...   read

 
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You'll need to be a good space marine to get all of Halo 5's Achievements

Halo 5: Guardians, imminently-releasing video game as it is, is in the final stages of showing off everything it has to offer. Traditionally, one of the last reveals is the Achievement list. This is usually because third-party sites expose ...   read

 
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Play Halo 5 before November 7, get fancy armour

Planning on picking up Halo 5: Guardians? If you do, and play online before November 7, 2015, you'll get the Teishen Raikou armour set for nowt. That's British for "nothing". For free. Nada. Zip. And so on.    read

 
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Halo 5 microtransactions

Halo 5 is almost out, so 343's getting busy defending microtransactions

"It's not pay-to-win," "you can get everything in-game without paying," "balance," "oral doesn't count as sex." Every time a game with microtransactions is about to release -- especially if it's a big 'ol game like Halo 5 -- all the same ol...   read

 
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NASCAR unveils two Halo 5 themed paint schemes in real life

I had to do a triple-take to make sure this wasn't a promotion for Forza or something, but yes, NASCAR has unveiled two actual real life paint jobs promoting Halo 5. Dale Earnhardt Jr. himself will race No. 88, featuring the Master Chi...   read

 
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Halo 5

Get free Halo 5 DLC for watching ten short videos

Most microtransactions ask that you trade real-world money for small chunks of video game content. A Halo 5 pre-release microtransaction promotion doesn't require your money, however; it requires your time. Fortunately, it's not m...   read

 
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Halo 5 requires up to 60 GB of hard drive space

It's probably time to start clearing up space on your Xbox One's hard drive. Halo 5: Guardians may have just went gold the other day, but copies of 343 Industries' upcoming shooter are already finding their way onto the streets. And, accord...   read

 
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Pretty good Halo marketing, Microsoft

A few days ago, Microsoft had a Halo 5 mural painted on a building in London. This video shows the creation process. It's nice, as these things tend to be -- at least as nice as possible when it's Master Chief's head splayed across th...   read

 
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Halo 5's Forge mode is the 'biggest yet,' not shipping with the game

Halo has always had an active and creative community that loves adding its own twists on the series it adores. Since 2007, it has been unnecessary to look any further than Forge to find shining examples of this. The mode, which allows for ...   read

 
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When Master Chief dies, humanity gets real sad

Whether it's true or not, ONI is reporting that Master Chief has died in the line of duty. It's not unlikely, as our helmeted hero certainly has had his fair share of bullets and grenades lobbed at him. Frankly, he's been pushing his luck ...   read

 
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Halo 5's grunts are so adorable when they're sleeping

We've spent well more than a decade conditioned to abhor The Covenant. Every time we see them, everything immediately dissolves into an all-out firefight. There's no love loss at all. But, maybe those guys aren't so bad -- especially the G...   read

 
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Halo 5: Guardians - The next step or the next Call of Duty?

Our own MattPhilip has some qualms about the multiplayer in upcoming Halo 5: Guardians. He put together this video and stole my voice (he's basically Ursula from The Little Mermaid). I'd love to claim some kind of expertise here, but I have...   read

 

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