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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...

 
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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...

 
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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 ...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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....

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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 ...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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. 

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 
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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...

 

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