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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.

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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...

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"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.

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"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...

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"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...

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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...

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"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.

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"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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"wtf happened to this site, TJ? It used to show artistic videos that betrayed a fierce vision ..."

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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...

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"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.

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

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Halo 4 Map Pass adds nine DLC multiplayer maps

By John Keefer, Oct 24, 2012 11:10am PDT

Halo 4 is opening up multiplayer in a few different ways, with co-op Spartan Ops mode and the more traditional War Games mode. If the latter is what you think the series is all about, then yank out your wallet and fork over $24.99 (or 2000 Microsoft points) for a new War Gam...

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"Ah yes, remember the good old days of multiplayer and months of playing the same old maps, and ..."

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Forward Unto Dawn episode 3: War gets real

By John Keefer, Oct 19, 2012 9:00am PDT

The latest Forward Unto Dawn live-action video promoting Halo 4 makes war all to real for the UNSC cadets.

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"I almost wish I had never learned about it because now I always notice it and it kind of ruins ..."

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Halo 4 trailer gives glimpse of Master Chief's origin

By John Keefer, Oct 19, 2012 6:00am PDT

The much-anticipated "Scanned" trailer for Halo 4 debuted last night on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, giving a glimpse into the origins of Master Chief. It also makes it quite clear that Spartan 117 and the alien Prometheans aren't going to be getting along very well.

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"I'm not so sure, I loathe re spawning enemies and zombie/flood/husk type of bum rushing enemies. ..."

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Halo 4 trailer goes in depth on multiplayer

By John Keefer, Oct 15, 2012 3:30pm PDT

The Halo series in known for its multiplayer, but Halo 4 is looking to infuse some story in the multiplayer experience. 343 Industries has released a 13-minute trailer talking about co-op and multiplayer and how it ties to Infinity, the capital ship at the center of it all.

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"Sort of tangential, but I don't know if I want bungie on the series anymore anyway. That's not ..."

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Halo 4 second disc includes multiplayer install

By Steve Watts, Oct 15, 2012 8:15am PDT

Halo 4's leak has led to the revelation of a second disc, used for installing 8GB worth of multiplayer data.

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"Why is this suddenly breaking news today? This information was released months ago! Besides ..."

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