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.


'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."


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.


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...


"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...


"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,...


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

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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...


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

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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...


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"...


"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...


"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....


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

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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...


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

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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...


"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...


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

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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...


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

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