Halo Wars

XB360 / Strategy / Release: Mar 3, 2009 / ESRB: T

Halo Wars led to studio friction, says Ensemble founder

By Steve Watts, Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT

Halo Wars wasn't looked upon favorably by Bungie, according to Ensemble Studios head Tony Goodman.

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'Halo Fest' included at PAX Prime

By Steve Watts, May 03, 2011 12:45pm PDT

Microsoft and 343 are holding a Halo Fest inside PAX Prime, with "tournaments, exclusive panels, and sweet prizes."

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Halo Waypoint updating with new features, motion comic

By Steve Watts, Apr 13, 2011 1:45pm PDT

Microsoft and 343 are kicking off the 10th anniversary celebration of Halo with WayPoint updates, a new motion comic, Avatar goods, and mysterious plans for PAX Prime.

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Halo Wars Stat Tracking Gets a Reprieve

By Garnett Lee, Dec 08, 2010 4:20pm PST

343 Industries and Waypoint announced in this post on the official forums that they plan to step up and maintain stat tracking for Halo Wars after...

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"With how few players that are left how can it be taking up that many resources? Run it as a few ..."

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Ensemble Veteran Disputes Reports of Crunch Culture and Inefficient, Expensive Development

By Chris Faylor, Mar 17, 2010 9:37am PDT

Responding to claims Ensemble Studios veteran Paul Bettner made during Game Developers Conference 2010, fellow ex-employee Ian Fischer has...

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"Halo Wars was a great game. I was playing it the other night and I thought "I can't believe the ..."

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Why Ensemble and Pandemic Closed

By Chris Faylor, Mar 15, 2010 10:20am PDT

With both Ensemble Studios (Age of Empires, Halo Wars) and Pandemic Studios (Mercenaries, The Saboteur) having shut down across the past year,...

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"This just sounds like someone was paid just say these things. I don't believe a word that comes ..."

- rtricoche see all 65 comments

Halo Wars Leaderboards Wiped, May Not Be Restored

By Nick Breckon, Jul 29, 2009 12:35pm PDT

A glitch in the Xbox Live system has seen the leaderboards for Halo Wars evaporate, and now the game's developers are unsure of whether they will...

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"Some people put so much time and effort into these games, its pretty sad. Example, if a MMO ..."

- ShadowRam see all 26 comments

Halo Wars DLC Adding 'Historic Battles' Next Week

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 14, 2009 7:48am PDT

Another batch of Halo Wars downloadable content is set to arrive on July 21, recreating "key turning points in the UNSC/Covenant war" across four...

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Halo Wars 'Strategic Options' DLC Now Available

By Chris Faylor, May 19, 2009 8:51am PDT

The first batch of downloadable content for Halo Wars can now be found on Xbox Live. Priced at 800 MS Points ($10), the "Strategic Options"...

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"Hopefully Blizzard doesn't get any ideas from these guys for Starcraft 2."

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New Maps Inbound to Halo Wars

By Nick Breckon, May 12, 2009 4:26pm PDT

In addition to its upcoming DLC, new battlefields will also soon grace Ensemble's RTS Halo Wars. Joystiq noticed that the names of three...

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"i'm all over this. finished the main game the other day but haven't yet tried out multiplayer. ..."

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Halo Wars DLC Adds New Multiplayer Modes

By Chris Faylor, Apr 21, 2009 8:21am PDT

Reinforcement ModeWhile Halo Wars developer Ensemble Studios is no more, the studio's legacy lives on through a variety of spin-off studios....

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"i liked the game.. oddly enough i never played it online. im going to trade it in though.. it ..."

- -=kodiak=- see all 8 comments

March NPD Sales: Resident Evil 5 Breaks 1.5 Million, Pokemon Platinum and Halo Wars Debut Strong

By Chris Faylor, Apr 16, 2009 3:35pm PDT

Offering a glimpse into the fascinating world of game sales, research group NPD has released its take on the software and hardware sales in the US...

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"Well good for them. I just beat RE5 tonight as a matter of fact. I went to my next door ..."

- k1ld0r see all 28 comments

Halo Wars Declared Best Selling Console RTS

By Chris Faylor, Mar 19, 2009 9:35am PDT

In the three or so weeks since Halo Wars launched, the Xbox 360 strategy game has sold over one million copies worldwide, publisher Microsoft...

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"One million copies sold is a pretty big accomplishment for any game and proves the feasibility ..."

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Halo Wars Trailer: Expanding the Universe

By Chris Faylor, Mar 02, 2009 3:06pm PST

As this trailer makes abundantly clear, Halo Wars isn't your standard Halo game. Not only does it take place about 20 years before those other Halo...

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""crashed pelican" Did this guy even play Halo 1? You land in a crashed escape pod after the ..."

- dedgecko see all 13 comments

Halo Wars Dev Diary: Simple Gameplay, More Fun

By Nick Breckon, Feb 20, 2009 6:50pm PST

Halo Wars developers Ensemble make their case for Halo Wars in this newly-released developer diary. Also included: the designers' favorite...

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"In every trailer I've seen these guys seem to talk like they have made the first RTS on the ..."

- Slyvena see all 33 comments