Topic / Xbox 360

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”.

Quickflix now available on Xbox LIVE

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Quickflix, the Australian version of Netflix where you can stream and rent (by mail) movies and TV shows, is now on the Xbox LIVE service. Now available in the Marketplace, it was long overdue because it was meant to come out in September, according to its announcement a few months back. Quickflix now joins ABC iView, SBS on Demand and Foxtel as being the only Australian-based streaming services on the […]

Liechtenstein transformed to recreate Halo Universe for Halo 4

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Microsoft is spending big to promote the upcoming Halo 4 game – because they have managed to transform the small country of Liechtenstein into a real-life replica of the Halo Universe, including taking over a 13th century castle and a working mine. All just to promote the game for one day. Fans and some of the media from 16 countries were taken to the country and participated in “theatrical experience”, […]

Microsoft announces Halo 4 price – $89.95 for Standard Edition

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The hotly-anticipated game Halo 4 now has an Australian price. Microsoft Australia has confirmed that the game, that will be released worldwide on November 6, will be sold at $89.95 for the ‘Standard Edition’ and $129.95 for the ‘Limited Edition’. Standard Edition includes the game only; while Limited Edition will include access to more multiplayer map packs, digital items for your Xbox 360 avatars and early access to customisation options. […]

Halo 4 Update: Behind the Scenes

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Only two months left until the release of Halo 4, and a few weeks until the debut of the live-action series Forward Unto Dawn on HaloWaypoint and MachinimaPrime. Teasing fans with videos each week until launch, HaloWaypoint has recently released two Behind the Scenes videos of the creation process of Halo 4, showing their brainstorming, concepts, prototypes and storytelling for the game and its characters. Halo 4: A Hero Awakens […]

REVIEW: Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

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Transformers: Fall of Cybertron is about the fall of Cybertron and the Autobots escape from the Decepticons – what a surprise. Following on from the success of War for Cybertron, the makers have some high expectations to live up to. But do they deliver or will they make this like one of Michael Bay’s movies? Adrian Cajili reviews the latest part of the massive Transformers multiverse. (Did we also mention […]

‘Metro’ UI renamed to ‘Windows-8 style’ UI – yes, the name is horrible

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‘Metro’ is no more. After a naming dispute with a European partner (which is also known by that name), Microsoft has decided to rename the codename user interface to “Windows-8 Style UI”. Yes, everything that uses it – from Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and even the Xbox 360, which doesn’t even share an 8 – will feature the new “Windows-8 Style UI”. It’s wordy, and it’s not a really […]

Dance Central 3: Confirmed Songs and Characters

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Announced at this year’s E3, Harmonix are set to release their third Dance Central game this October 19th (16th for North America & Canada). Packed with over 40 tracks ranging from the 70s to 2000s, and a huge variety of new dance moves, Dance Central 3 includes new party-oriented minigames and new modes to motivate people to get off the couch and dance. Shipping with 40+ tracks, DC3 will have […]

ZUNE IS DEAD! Microsoft confirms Xbox brand expansion

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The Zune brand is dead. Microsoft has quietly announced its demise, and at the same time, announced that the Xbox brand will be expanding from simply being a gaming console to a “broad entertainment” brand to include movies, TV, music and sports. “This year, Xbox becomes the premium entertainment service for Microsoft. Whether on your PC, tablet, TV or phone, Xbox will be a gateway to the best in music […]

Halo 4 Leaked Loadout & Gameplay Screenshots

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  Just under a week until E3 2012, and already, there have been several leaked images of Halo 4, as well as a mysterious video showing off gameplay. From an Italian Halo site [halouniverse.it] 8 screenshots have surfaced, showing new Halo 4 gameplay and menu screens, also showing new Armor Abilities and so called ‘Tactical Packages’. Screenshot analysis after the jump.

Halo 4 Limited Edition Details

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Available for pre-order today comes the Halo 4 Limited Edition, packed with additional content to maximise your multiplayer experience, the Limited Edition will surely drop the jaws of many Halo fans.   Denouncing a Legendary Edition for the game, 343 explained that their main focus was on one special edition, rather than multiple editions. The reason for that is to give gamers an easier choice when buying the game. Do […]

Microsoft unveils “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” for Halo 4

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Looks very cinematic, doesn’t it? Microsoft has unveiled the multiplayer hub for Halo 4, called Halo Infinity Multiplayer. The entire hub is based around the UNSC Infinity, and you’ll be able to create your own custom super-soldier, and progress your carrier throughout its own story. 343 Industries is taking a new approach with its Spartan Ops storyline. Released in a series of weekly installments via Xbox LIVE, it will intersect […]

Halo 4 Official Box Art + New Enemies

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343 Industries had recently sent to Halo fans, 32 small images which in fact were ‘pieces to the Halo 4 puzzle’. Shortly after receiving the images, Halo fans were able to put them together, which turned out to be artwork for the game. Confirmed by Franchise Development Director, Frank O’Connor, this will be the box art for Halo 4. The image shows Master Chief crouching next to what is left […]

Xbox to stream E3 Briefing on Xbox LIVE for first time

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I’m more surprised by the fact that this was its ‘first time’ ever, but users on Xbox Live will be soon able to watch Microsoft’s E3 briefing LIVE when the big gaming event happens in June. The briefing will also be broadcast on television on US channel SPIKE. The news was broken by Major Nelson, or Larry Hryb. And yes, Microsoft has gone on and said that this will be […]