Halo Wars

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

Ensemble Vets. Robot Working on Halo Wars Content, Original Property

By Chris Faylor, Feb 17, 2009 9:08am PST

Following its unofficial reveal last week, Robot Entertainment today announced itself to the world, confirming that the independent studio is...

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"I wish I knew the full details behind ensemble's closure. If things end up being status quo ..."

- Sailor of Fortune see all 6 comments

Latest Halo Wars Trailer Talks Controls

By Chris Faylor, Feb 13, 2009 2:29pm PST

Microsoft has released the third entry in its Halo Wars video documentary series, this one starring several former Ensemble staffers as they...

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"didn't enjoy the demo that much, I guess it's an okay game but there are enough things to do in ..."

- azenmaster see all 7 comments

Halo Wars Demo Downloaded Over 2 Million Times, Sets New Record

By Chris Faylor, Feb 13, 2009 8:38am PST

Microsoft has revealed that the downloadable demo for Ensemble Studios' Halo Wars was downloaded more than 2 million times in the week following...

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"The controls were infuriating. I'm not a big fan of micromanagment of units, but this was just ..."

- theflux see all 47 comments

Shack PSA: Halo Wars Demo Now Available

By Chris Faylor, Feb 05, 2009 9:12am PST

As promised, a downloadable demo for Ensemble Studio's console strategy game Halo Wars is now available from the Xbox 360's online Xbox Live...

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"you guys like this ? its pretty damn shallow. I give it 2 out of 5 stars. Go play Supreme ..."

- ProSeries see all 27 comments

New Halo Wars Trailer Examines Spartans

By Chris Faylor, Feb 03, 2009 12:20pm PST

Microsoft has released the second entry in its Halo Wars video documentary series, which examines the various units of the forthcoming Xbox 360...

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"It's sad to see these developers have excitement on their faces. You know these were recorded ..."

- Digital-Hero see all 32 comments

Halo Wars Early Demo Giveaway Wrap-up

By Chris Faylor, Jan 29, 2009 3:10pm PST

Earlier this week, Shacknews paired with Microsoft to give away some early access codes to the Halo Wars demo. And while most of us will have to...

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"Thanks Chris. I won't be able to check it out till tomorrow but I'm hoping it will be good, ..."

- the rizzo see all 29 comments

Contest: Halo Wars Early Demo Access

By Chris Faylor, Jan 28, 2009 12:20pm PST

Update: The contest is now closed. Winners will be notified shortly! Don't want to wait until next week to play Halo Wars? Well, how's...

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"I'm really excited for this game. RTS + Halo univers > all"

- Principe Nero see all 162 comments

Halo Wars Developer Video: 20 Explosions

By Nick Breckon, Jan 23, 2009 12:00pm PST

Still haven't seen a decent overview of Halo Wars? Check out the following video, which features a large cast of Ensemble developers providing a...

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"I lost it when the guy explained how if you wait until late game to attack then your enemy will ..."

- Slyvena see all 41 comments

Halo Wars Goes Gold, Demo Detailed

By Chris Faylor, Jan 23, 2009 9:40am PST

Ensemble Studios has wrapped up work on its final game, publisher and studio owner Microsoft announced today, with Halo Wars now complete and off...

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"Very curious to see how this will turn out. It's the one genre that I thought could not be done ..."

- Pettytheft see all 11 comments

Halo Wars Demo Coming February 5

By Nick Breckon, Jan 07, 2009 7:25pm PST

Microsoft's Robbie Bach today announced that a demo of Ensemble's RTS Halo Wars (X360) will hit Xbox Live on February 5. Halo Wars hits the...

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"your wrong mate the game comes out on the 27th of feb if you dissagree with me your fucking ..."

- halomadude see all 10 comments

Halo Wars Screenshots: The Purple Death March

By Chris Faylor, Dec 16, 2008 2:43pm PST

See the purple guys in these new Halo Wars screenshots? They're coming for you on March 3, and developer Ensemble too, as the beloved studio,...

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"ROFL at the crab thing, it looks so horrible. And whats with the colors? Everything seems to ..."

- Demond4231 see all 6 comments

Halo Wars Release Date Announced

By Chris Faylor, Dec 08, 2008 10:07am PST

Halo Wars, the final game from Age of Empires creator Ensemble Studios, will bring real-time strategy to North American Xbox 360s come March 3,...

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"Am I the only one expecting the genre title of RTS to be pretty loose in implementation in this ..."

- Durajim see all 28 comments

Halo Wars Interview: Ensemble on Bridging the RTS Gap, Fearing the Flood, and Warthog Juggling

By Nick Breckon, Nov 20, 2008 11:21am PST

My interview with Ensemble Studios director of technology Dave Pottinger and lead designer Graeme Devine wasn't all depressing. We did eventually...

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A Flood of New Halo Wars Screenshots

By Chris Faylor, Nov 17, 2008 1:59pm PST

New screenshots of Ensemble's Halo Wars have arrived from publisher Microsoft, showcasing a number of the environments and units players will...

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"Not sure how you can milk the plot of a game that did not have one in the first place. "New ..."

- Tha Kelp see all 14 comments

Age of Empires Dev Ensemble Speaks Out on Studio Closure, Microsoft, and the Cancelled Halo MMO

By Nick Breckon, Nov 17, 2008 12:25pm PST

It's the developer behind Age of Empires, one of the most successful videogame franchises of all time. It's a financial success, with its flagship...

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