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Spartan Ops Episode 4 launches for Halo 4

By John Keefer, Nov 26, 2012 6:15am PST

It's a new week, which means a new set of co-op missions for Halo 4's Spartan Ops mode. This week's missions revolve around the discovery of the Sangeheili terrorist known as the "Didact's Hand." And for those of you who like her, Catherine Halsey makes another appearance in...


"All rehashed maps, if they expect money for future seasons with the same old maps, they can ..."

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Trailer teases Halo 4 Spartan Ops episode 3

By Steve Watts, Nov 16, 2012 1:00pm PST

Halo 4's third episode of Spartan Ops is due next week, and 343 has given a plot synopsis and new trailer of what we can expect now that the artifact has been recovered.


"yeah and some of those levels were used in the campaign but hay i still enjoyed it so no biggie ..."

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Halo 4 is 'biggest game launch' this year, GameStop says

By John Keefer, Nov 12, 2012 5:15pm PST

We knew Halo 4 was going to be popular, but according to Microsoft, sales of the game have beaten such blockbuster movies as Avengers and Harry Potter. And those sales numbers were just in the first 24 hours.


"while I haven't heard recent numbers, wasn't Modern Warfare 2's budget around $200M?"

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Halo 4 second Spartan Ops episode due next week

By Steve Watts, Nov 09, 2012 12:30pm PST

Episode 2 of Halo 4 Spartan Ops is coming out next week, and 343 has released a trailer to tease the upcoming story event.


Halo 4 offers free MS Points in multiplayer

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 07, 2012 6:00am PST

Say, you wouldn't happen to be planning to play a lot of Halo 4, would you? If so, you're in luck, as Microsoft is offering a stack of free MS Points through its Xbox Live Rewards programme simply for playing the latest shooty-shoots. If you're not that bothered about Halo 4...


Halo 4 Forge preview: building traits

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 06, 2012 1:30pm PST

Halo 4 brings back a fan-favorite mode: Forge. Fans will be happy to know that developer Certain Affinity has aimed for a greater sense of user-friendliness this time around.


Halo 4 Spartan Ops preview: getting what you pay for

By Kat Bailey, Nov 05, 2012 11:15am PST

Buzzwords like "platform" get tossed out a lot these days with major franchises. In business terms, it refers to the notion that a game can keep doling out content well after its release. Halo 4 wants to be more than a game--it wants to be a content hub that will be relevant...


"They should have had Firefight AS WELL. I haven't played either yet, but why take away ..."

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Halo 4 'Competitive Skill Rank' coming post-launch

By Steve Watts, Nov 05, 2012 8:15am PST

343 Industries has detailed a "Competitive Skill Rank" system coming to Halo 4 sometime early next year.


"Good, because I'd hate those guys that would TK to get their rank down and just dominate weaker ..."

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How friendly is Halo 4 to series newcomers?

By Kat Bailey, Nov 02, 2012 1:00pm PDT

The Halo universe can be bewildering at times. Like any good sci-fi franchise, it has its own vocabulary--Forerunners, the Flood, the Mantle, Reach. It also a lot of backstory, most of which has been parceled out in licensed books and other material over the years. Is it eve...


"I really miss them on PC. Don't seem to enjoy them as much on 360. Maybe because I am ..."

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn final episode released

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 02, 2012 6:00am PDT

With Halo 4 arriving on store shelves next Tuesday to start a new chapter in the series, it's time for another story to end. The fifth and final episode of live-action webseries Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn launched today, wrapping up the prequel story of a rag-tag group of spa...


Halo 4 review: setting the stage under new management

By Kat Bailey, Nov 01, 2012 4:30am PDT

If the newly announced Star Wars: Episode VII is anything like Halo 4, it figures to be at once ambitious but conservative; ready to rope in new fans, but desperate to please the old ones. As such, newcomer 343 Industries is looking less for a new beginning than to set the t...


"get 3 months then? That's more than enough to get a good run out of the MP side of the game."

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Halo 4 studio calls Xbox Live sexism 'completely unacceptable'

By Steve Watts, Oct 31, 2012 1:00pm PDT

The head of 343 Industries and Halo 4's executive producer have spoken out about the pervasive sexism found on Xbox Live, as we prepare for the game's launch.


"Xbox Live Gold: $5 per month and is good. PSN: Free and sucks. Not seeing a problem here."

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Halo 4 trailer shows off Spartan Ops Season 1

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 30, 2012 10:00am PDT

With Halo 4 arriving next week, Microsoft is cramming trailers and titbits into the gaping maws of hungry fans awaiting the most expensive game it's ever made. Someone's been sneaking snacks, though, as a trailer for the co-op Spartan Ops mode has appeared on the Internet, s...


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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn introduces Master Chief

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 26, 2012 6:45am PDT

Halo 4 is the most expensive game Microsoft's ever made, which isn't really surprising considering the surrounding marketing includes a feature-length live-action webseries with special effects up the wazoo. You can see more of the fruits of that big spending today, as fourt...


"Nice job. Great video. Thanks for that. Now where can i find a suit like that for Halloween ?"

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Halo 4 is 'most expensive' Microsoft title ever

By John Keefer, Oct 25, 2012 12:30pm PDT

Microsoft has put out a lot of big games, but none have had more riding on them than Halo 4 when it comes out on November 6. Microsoft Studios chief Phil Spencer said the next installment in the series is the most expensive game the company has ever made.


"Not to be mean about it, but yeah that... uh... thing felt like a SciFy made-for-TV miniseries. ..."

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