Halo Wars

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

Halo Wars Limited Edition Packs New Halo 3 Maps

By Chris Faylor, Nov 06, 2008 10:04am PST

Publisher Microsoft today revealed the Limited Collector's Edition version of Halo Wars (360), the final strategy game from the soon-to-be-closed...


"LCE here is weak. They should've put in a mini warthog or action figure :) who comes up with ..."

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Halo Wars Footage Reveals the Flood

By Nick Breckon, Nov 03, 2008 12:38pm PST

Microsoft has released a new batch of gameplay footage from Ensemble's RTS Halo Wars. The video, narrated by lead designer Graeme Devine, offers the first Halo Wars glimpse of everyone's favorite alien horde, the Flood. Halo Wars is e


"they should have just made it more like hertzog zwei and not tried to make it like a PC RTS."

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Halo Wars Gains Flood, Screenshots Get Basic

By Chris Faylor, Oct 09, 2008 9:29am PDT

New screenshots of Ensemble's Halo-themed Xbox 360 strategy game have arrived, offering a glimpse of an UNSC base and two scenarios from the...


"they just completely fucked the halo canon. The unsc didn't come into contact with the flood ..."

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Halo Wars Cinematic Trailer: Open the Relic

By Nick Breckon, Oct 06, 2008 12:11pm PDT

Microsoft has released a new Halo Wars cinematic trailer. The short clip introduces the main characters of the story, and teases fans with a bit of the prequel's plot. Halo Wars, a real-time strategy title by


"One thing I love about the Halo series: They make a good trailer. But thats about it."

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Ensemble's Shelley on Studio Closing

By Blake Ellison, Sep 23, 2008 8:21am PDT

Ensemble senior designer Bruce Shelley has posted a lengthy blog on the Ensemble site describing the conditions surrounding the closing of the...


"now it should be obvious why billy bob gates is so fierce into pushing through additional h1b ..."

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Ensemble Closing Confirmed, New Studio to Form

By Nick Breckon, Sep 09, 2008 6:18pm PDT

Confirming a story broken by Shacknews, Microsoft now says that it will shut down developer Ensemble Studios (Age of Empires) following the end of...


"too bad, i always knew the ensemble logo on the box meant guaranteed goodness. so far, many ..."

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Rumor: Halo Wars Dev Ensemble Shutting Down, Non-essential Employees Already Axed (Updated)

By Nick Breckon, Sep 09, 2008 1:52pm PDT

Update: Microsoft has confirmed its plans to close Ensemble. Original Story: Shacknews has learned via multiple independent reports that...


" It just shows how much BS all the GFW nonsense is. MS is simply throwing everything they ..."

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New Halo Wars Screenshots Arrive

By Chris Faylor, Aug 25, 2008 9:25am PDT

While the 2008 Leipzig Games Convention is now over, that hasn't stopped Microsoft from sending over some Leipzig-branded screenshots of Ensemble...


"why do i have a feeling the final build won't even deliver true 720p?"

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Halo Wars Preview: Looking Good, Playing Well

By Chris Faylor, Jul 17, 2008 2:09am PDT

When I saw Halo Wars at last year's E3, the Ensemble-developed RTS prequel certainly looked impressive, though I couldn't say much about the game's fabled control scheme. The entir


No Halo Wars In 2008

By Maarten Goldstein, Jul 16, 2008 10:23am PDT

Microsoft just confirmed with Shacknews that Ensemble Studios' Halo-based strategy game Halo Wars is delayed until the first half of 2009. Though...


"Just give in and put in support for keyboard and mouse ffs. You can dress up a turd in a bow and ..."

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Microsoft E3 Screenshots: Gears of War 2, Fable 2, Lips, New Dashboard, More

By Aaron Linde, Jul 14, 2008 3:55pm PDT

In accordance with today's outpouring of announcements, demonstrations and big reveals at Microsoft's E3 press conference, the company has released...


"They should give you the "CHOICE" to have the Xbox Wii60 Dashboard and the Current 360 Dashboard."

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Halo Wars Screenshots Show Wintertime Laser Fun

By Chris Faylor, Jul 11, 2008 1:17pm PDT

With Halo Wars set to make its playable debut at next week's E3 conference, Ensemble Studios has issued a few new screenshots from the Xbox...


"This would be a great game to launch the official Xbox 360 mouse and keyboard peripheral with. ..."

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Pretty Halo Wars Screenshots Arrive

By Chris Faylor, Jul 02, 2008 10:10am PDT

Age of Empires creator Ensemble Studios has released several new screenshots from Halo Wars, its Xbox 360-only stab at a Halo-themed real-time...


"Why bother buying it on the 360 give them 2-4 months and they will just port it to the PC like ..."

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Halo Wars Details Emerge, Has 6P Online Multi

By Aaron Linde, Jun 09, 2008 3:30pm PDT

New details from Ensemble Studios' real-time strategy title Halo Wars (360) have surfaced in the latest issue of gaming magazine GamePro....


"atleast they didn't call it World of Halo because WoH is such a badass acronym"

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Halo Wars Media Reminds of Game's Existence

By Chris Faylor, May 13, 2008 11:16am PDT

Age of Empires developer Ensemble Studio wants you to remember that its Halo-themed RTS is due out on Xbox 360 at some point this year, so it has...


"If they want me to remember this game they'll annouce the PC version, or preferably the 360 ..."

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