Halo 4

XB360 / Action / Release: Nov 6, 2012 / ESRB: M

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Halo 4 second disc includes multiplayer install

Halo 4 second disc includes multiplayer install

The Internet was abuzz this weekend with word of a Halo 4 leak, and warnings to steer clear of spoilers. But it also had the inadvertent effect of raising questions about a purported second disc. Microsoft has stepped in to clarify that it contains multiplayer install data.

Read more: Requires 8GB of memory »

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Halo: Forward Unto Dawn episode 2 released

Halo: Forward Unto Dawn episode 2 released

The weekly webisode series surrounding Halo 4 presses onward, with the second episode of Forward Unto Dawn out today. This one follows the cadets decoding videos, clashing with each other, and learning to be proper UNSC heroes. Sometimes that means a little self-sacrifice.

Watch: Lasky takes one for the team »

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Halo 4 launch trailer produced by David Fincher, directed by Tim Miller

Halo 4 launch trailer produced by David Fincher, directed by Tim Miller

The Halo movie may be dead, but it certainly doesn't seem like it. In addition to the live-action series, Forward Unto Dawn, Microsoft has announced that the upcoming launch trailer for Halo 4 will be produced by David Fincher (Fight Club, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo). Visual effects lead Tim Miller (Scott Pilgrim vs the World) will serve as the trailer's director.

Read more: 'Emotionally-charged' back story to be revealed »

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Halo 4 live-action series first episode released

Halo 4 live-action series first episode released

Oh, you may enjoy playing those Halo video games, running around and shooting people over the Internet, but you don't truly appreciate Halo unless you've read the novels and comics, bought the dolls, and watched the anime and, now, live-action series. Microsoft released the twenty-minute first episode of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn this morning, with more of the universe-building any true fan craves.

Watch: Plucky cadets pull together »

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Halo 4 double XP coming to Mountain Dew and Doritos

Halo 4 double XP coming to Mountain Dew and Doritos

Mountain Dew and double XP. Two great tastes that taste great together. PepsiCo has announced that it is continuing its annual promotion, this time pairing the colorful flavors of Mountain Dew and Doritos with Halo 4.

Starting today, players can create an account on either DewXP.com or DoritosXP.com to "accelerate" Halo 4 specializations, reveal new gear and weapons, and preselect and customize armor and an arsenal.

Read more: 'Mega XP' offer from Walmart »

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Halo 4 will get Flood in multiplayer

Halo 4 will get Flood in multiplayer

Halo 4 is mixing some old and new, bringing back the familiar Covenant enemies alongside the more alien Prometheans. The zombie-like Flood have been conspicuously absent, but 343 Industries has confirmed they will be making an appearance in their own dedicated multiplayer mode.

Read more: Similar to Infection mode »

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Halo 4, Far Cry 3 - Shacknews Daily: September 21, 2012

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Halo 4, Far Cry 3 - Shacknews Daily: September 21, 2012

You've read Andrew's preview of Halo 4, right? Now, watch some new video from the campaign in today's episode. Then, if you want another shooting game, here's Far Cry 3. Here's how to survive in the jungle. Finally, we look at a few iPhone games, just in time for your shiny new iPhone 5.

Watch: Shacknews Daily: September 21, 2012 »

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Weekend Confirmed 131 - Wii U, Borderlands 2, FTL, Black Mesa

Weekend Confirmed 131 - Wii U, Borderlands 2, FTL, Black Mesa

On this week's episode of Weekend Confirmed, Garnett Lee, Jeff Mattas, and Andrew Yoon are joined by Insomniac's James Stevenson. The show begins with some thoughts about the new PlayStation "Super Slim" console, and there are a number of games to talk about. Borderlands 2, FTL, Halo 4, and Black Mesa are just some of the titles the team discusses, and there's even some more pontificating about the upcoming Wii U launch lineup. And, of course, the crew's Finishing Moves bring it all home.

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Halo 4 campaign preview: wake up, Chief

Halo 4 campaign preview: wake up, Chief

"Wake up, Chief," a distressed Cortana says as she stands in front of the cryogenically frozen Master Chief. "I need you." It's an oddly emotional moment, made possible by Halo 4's incredibly impressive facial animation system. And with Halo 3 having finished the fight, it's refreshing to see how new developer 343 Industries is taking a more personal approach to the narrative.

That's not to say that Halo 4 doesn't start with a bang, because it literally does. The drifting Forward Unto Dawn has been boarded by the Covenant and things quickly escalate. This introductory level reminds us of what made the original trilogy so great, by throwing nearly every Covenant enemy and weapon your way. The variety certainly makes it easy to see the strength of Halo's "sandbox" gameplay; and because Halo 4's guns lack ammo, the game encourages you to constantly discard and pick up new weapons along the way.

Read more: And then, 343 does something new »

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Halo 4 viddoc details Promethean progeneration

Halo 4 viddoc details Promethean progeneration

After six games of butting heads with the comical Covenant, Halo 4 will introduce armchair Spartans to a new foe, the naughty Prometheans. Obviously, a lot of thought has gone into making a new adversary that will last at least another trilogy, as a new ten-minute video developer diary details. Folks from 343 Industries gas about their aesthetic, their technology, their weaponry, and the tough Forerunner class.

Watch: Melting space-men with lasers »

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Halo 4 adding 'Grifball' multiplayer mode

Halo 4 adding 'Grifball' multiplayer mode

You might have noticed that many sci-fi stories feature violent future-sports, as if the XFL was a huge success and inspired imitators. Gears of War has Thrashball, Rollerball has itself, and Halo has the community-created Grifball. 343 Industries has decided to tip its hat to the game, by making it an official part of Halo 4's multiplayer offerings.

Read more: Like football, with swords »

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Halo 4 dev claims Spartan Ops mode longer than ODST

Halo 4 dev claims Spartan Ops mode longer than ODST

Frustrated by the four hour campaigns offered by most modern shooters? Halo 4 wants to buck the trend. According to representatives of developer 343 Industries, the game's Spartan Ops mode alone will be longer than the entirety of Halo 3: ODST.

Read more: Achievements raise concerns about length »

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Halo 4 'War Games' DLC season pass to cost $25

Halo 4 'War Games' DLC season pass to cost $25

On top of today's specialization details, 343 Industries has also given some more information on the Limited Edition, and the (somewhat unsurprising) revelation that the "War Games Map Pass" will be sold separately. The pass will go on sale for $24.99 on November 6, alongside Halo 4.

Read more: The full Limited Edition line-up »

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Halo 4 multiplayer specializations detailed

Halo 4 multiplayer specializations detailed

Halo 4 is 343 Industries' first take on Microsoft's iconic FPS franchise, and the new team is hoping to shake up the formula with a few new features like Spartan Ops. Of course, fans are curious to find out how multiplayer will change. 343 is introducing "Specializations," essentially a class system to let you tailor your Spartan to your liking.

Read more: Specialization perks outlined »

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Interview: Master Chief's voice on a more personal story

Interview: Master Chief's voice on a more personal story

After three games of stoic silence, Master Chief is finally getting ready to speak. Halo 4 has been pitched as a more personal story for the character; while he'll still be "a man of few words," the voice actor behind the iconic Microsoft mascot is excited to dive into a meatier role.

Read more: More work 'by a factor of ten' »

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