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Halo 5 at Gamescom 2015

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There’s been a plethora of Halo 5 news coming out Gamescom’s press event so lets take a look at some of their more important announcements. I’ve already covered the new announcement of “The Pink and Deadly Edition” but other bundles and information were released out of Cologne. First of the bat is the new Xbox One Halo 5 Guardians Limited Edition Bundle and Halo-themed Astro headsets. The Xbox One console features […]

New Halo 5 themed bundle announced at Gamescom 2015

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The Pink and Deadly Edition is an exclusive offer made by British retailer GAME and costs a total of £449.99. A steep figure for even an Xbox One bundle. Unfortunately it is unlikely that the bundle will be entering other regions as it is not an Xbox-related bundle but only specifically offered by the retailer themself.  For those of you who can get your hand on “The Pink and Deadly Edition” you […]

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta ‒ Behind the Scenes [GALLERY]

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During this year’s HaloFest, 343 Industries gave us a sneak peek at the Halo 5: Guardians beta starting next month. One of the biggest changes to the game are Spartan Abilities, giving players more maneuverability and power on the battlefield. Three new maps were revealed ‒ Truth, Empire and Crossfire, a new game-mode named Breakout, and an Energy Sword power-weapon variant named the ‘Prophet’s Bane’ There are a lot of new changes to […]

REVIEW: Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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343 Industries is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Halo 2 in a big way – giving fans not only a remastered version of Halo 2 for the Xbox One, but every single one of Master Chief’s adventures in one special collection. Originally released for the original Xbox in 2004, Halo 2 was a massive success for Microsoft and Bungie, with acclaim from both fans and critics. The game quickly became the top-selling game for the original Xbox, selling at least 6.3 million copies in the United States alone.

HANDS ON: Halo 2 Anniversary multiplayer brings back the nostalgia

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From the Astro booth to the console freeplay area, Halo is everywhere here at PAX Australia. Especially at the Xbox booth, where Halo: The Master Chief Collection is drawing quite a huge crowd for its Halo 2 anniversary multiplayer. Ashton and I got a chance to play a few games of the remastered multiplayer, with Zenith (Ascension), Lockdown (Lockout) and Shrine (Sanctuary) being the only maps playable. First off, the game looks […]

E3 2014: Halo 5: Guardians teaser and beta announced

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With previous reports that Halo 5: Guardians was slated for a 2015 release it was a welcome sight to see the game teased out since its inaugural showing at last years E3. Whilst there wasn’t any glimpse of gameplay we did get a nostalgic throwback to the Chief’s accomplishments through the eyes of Agent Locke, one of the major protagonists featured in Halo 5: Guardians. From the first mission in […]

Halo 5: Guardians announced for 2015

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Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced Halo 5: Guardians as the next title in the Halo Reclaimer Saga, with a Fall 2015 release, exclusively on the Xbox One.  Finally! some news on the next-gen Halo, and although the title and release period are the main announcements, it’s exciting to see 343’s direction for Halo. 343 General Manager Bonnie Ross writes: It’s a game that will hopefully demonstrate the talent, learnings […]

Halo 4 Champions Bundle DLC announced

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Announced at this year’s Rooster Teeth Expo, 343 Industries are bringing more Halo 4 content this ‘Summer’. Including a lot more skins, armor and bonus content, halo fans will also be pleased to see a remake of one of the best maps from Halo 3, The Pit. You will be able to get everything listed below in one Champions bundle for 800MSP plus some bonus content. You can also buy […]

Review: Halo 4 Spartan Ops – Season 1

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In its first ever introduction in a Halo game Spartan Ops offered episodic cooperative gameplay which advanced the story of Halo 4 long after the campaign credits ended, but would Firefight have been a better alternative or is Spartan Ops here to stay?

Majestic Pack Pack – Coming February 25th

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Halo Waypoint have just released new screenshots and a Behind the Scenes video of the upcoming Majestic map pack, which includes Landfall, Monolith and Skyline, two small and one medium sized maps. Pushing fun, close quarters combat, the Majestic map pack may be the answer to the current map rotation in War Games and get players back on Halo 4 multiplayer

Halo 4? More like Halo 4th

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“Wat happened 2 Halo guise?” Adding on to the sad news about Halo 2 PC’s servers being shut down, Halo 4 has dropped down to 4th place on the Xbox Live activity charts. With 343 putting Spartan Ops on hold, and with the disappointment of their first map pack, players are gradually losing interest of what is supposedly the “Best Xbox 360 Game of 2012”.

Review: Halo 4 – Crimson Map Pack

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With Halo 4‘s Spartan Ops season 1 going on its mid-season break, 343 have released the new Crimson Map Pack to try and fill the void. The big questions you may be asking are: is how do these maps play out; and is this DLC worth buying into? All questions will be answered just after the jump.

Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack

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A little under a month since launch and already we have some details about the first of three Halo 4 multiplayer map packs releasing in the upcoming months of December, February, and April. Crimson map pack includes 3 War Games maps: Wreckage, Harvest and Shatter HaloWaypoint uploaded a video showcasing the new maps, along with some hectic gameplay. Each of the maps have their own mysterious backstory, and differ from one another, showing […]

Halo 4 Campaign, Spartan Ops and War Games info released

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343 Industries let the media go crazy in their base back in Seattle, and while we were not one of the lucky invitees, we have been given more news about Halo 4 – including the campaign missions, Spartan Ops and the all new War Games mode. Let’s kick it off with some campaign news, shall we? (AND yes, this does contain spoliers. Be warned!) Campaign: Two main missions were featured […]

E3 2012 – Halo 4: New enemies discussion

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E3 2012 started off with 8 mins of pure gold. A Halo 4 campaign demo launched E3 with a bang and so we figured we’d give you the scoop on what we thought about the new enemies the Chief encounters. Note: Campaign spoilers are featured in this article, but as the game has not been fully completed many aspects may be subject to change. Whilst watching the E3 broadcast with […]


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