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Bungie terminates Halo and Destiny composer

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Bungie terminates Halo and Destiny composer

Marty O'Donnell, the composer behind the Halo series and the upcoming Destiny, says he has been let go from Bungie. The studio itself later confirmed the termination and released a statement to wish him well.

Read more: "Today, as friends, we say goodbye" »

"Which probably means he was done and they had nothing for him to do. "
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Ridley Scott producing Halo digital feature, with new Spartan hero

Ridley Scott producing Halo digital feature, with new Spartan hero

Director Ridley Scott of Alien and Blade Runner fame is the executive producer of a Halo project coming this year, according to Microsoft. It will be done through Scott's production company, Scott Free TV, with president David Zucker also producing. Neither will be handling the directorial duties personally, however, as that's going to Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, who has directed episodes of various TV shows like Prison Break and Falling Skies.

Read more: Follows a Spartan (but not the most famous Spartan) »

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Halo moves onto Steam with Spartan Assault's April 4 release

Halo moves onto Steam with Spartan Assault's April 4 release

Halo: Spartan Assault originally launched on PC last June as a Windows Store app. However, Microsoft is taking its most valuable franchise onto Steam on April 4, giving more PC owners a chance to play through 343 and Vanguard's twin-stick shooter.

Watch: The Steam trailer »

"Except this is the RTS Halo, and Halo should stay way from RTS xD."
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Halo: Spartan Assault strikes Xbox 360 tomorrow

Halo: Spartan Assault strikes Xbox 360 tomorrow

Tomorrow, the cycle will be complete. Halo: Spartan Assault started as an odd twin-stick spin-off for touch-based Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices. However, it's since spread to Xbox One. Tomorrow, it'll complete its journey across Microsoft products by landing on Zune Xbox 360.

Read more: Discount for cross-buy »

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Halo developer 343 gets new creative director, art director, and producer

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Halo developer 343 gets new creative director, art director, and producer

343 Industries has announced a shake-up to its staff, replacing or moving various positions within the company. Among the big changes are a new creative director, new executive producer, new art director, and those formerly assigned to those roles taking on new ones entirely.

Read more: Former exec producer to "transform the way you experience Halo" »

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Halo: Spartan Assault hitting Xbox One December 24

Halo: Spartan Assault hitting Xbox One December 24

Halo: Spartan Assault will start rolling out on consoles later this month, Microsoft has announced. Plus, if you already own the Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 version, you'll get a discount on the new platform.

Read more: December 24 on Xbox One »

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Halo 3 joins Xbox Games with Gold on October 15

Halo 3 joins Xbox Games with Gold on October 15

The Xbox Live Games with Gold program is set to continue until the end of the year. If you haven't picked it up yet, don't forget to grab Rainbow Six Vegas. It'll be free until today only.

Read more: Might & Magic free as well »

"never played any halo games on my xbox 360. I guess this will be the first one."
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Halo: Spartan Assault gets controller support on August 29

Halo: Spartan Assault gets controller support on August 29

Halo: Spartan Assault--the first official Halo game on PC in eons--shipped without any support for Xbox 360 controllers. It was an especially odd decision, given that the game was a twin-stick shooter. That glaring oversight is being addressed in a new title update coming August 29th.

Dubbed "Operation Hydra," the free update not only adds support for wired Xbox 360 controllers, but it also adds five new missions to the Windows 8 game.

Read more: Demo inbound as well »

"Because MS wanted it to be a cool semi-exclusive for their touch devices. "
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Halo 4: Game of the Year Edition coming October

Halo 4: Game of the Year Edition coming October

Apparently someone did name Halo 4 "Game of the Year." So that means Microsoft is technically allowed to release a GOTY edition of 343's debut shooter.

As is typical of these re-releases, the upcoming GOTY edition will include the original game and additional DLC at a budget price.

Read more: $50 for the game and its DLC »

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Halo: Spartan Assault hitting Windows 8 devices today

Halo: Spartan Assault hitting Windows 8 devices today

The top-down virtual twin-stick shooter Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 PCs, mobiles, and tablets is out today. We weren't impressed by the preview build we played, but hey, it's the first new Halo game for PC since Halo 2.

Read more: Verizon-exclusive through August 16 »

"They did. I remember laughing at Ryan Davis' reaction to the news of this game supporting mouse ..."
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Halo 4 getting sporty with Champions DLC in August

Halo 4 getting sporty with Champions DLC in August

Question: do you intend to be playing Halo 4's multiplayer in August? If so, you may be interested in the new DLC maps, mode and skins coming August 20. If not, you know, scroll down to read a story about a dog that reminded a wayward soul of the power of love by by barking when he got a frag in Quake, or something.

Watch: The Champions Bundle in action »

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Halo 'Reclaimer' story now expands beyond a trilogy

Halo 'Reclaimer' story now expands beyond a trilogy

Microsoft ended its E3 2013 press conference with a show-stopper, a teaser trailer for the next Halo game. This is by all accounts Halo 5, but Microsoft has pointed out that the so-called "Reclaimer" story won't necessarily fit into a trilogy, as previously announced.

Read more: 'It is the next Halo game that we are working on' »

"Reach was fantastic, so at least they learned from their mistakes?"
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New Halo announced for Xbox One, coming 2014

New Halo announced for Xbox One, coming 2014

You'll never guess what, right: Microsoft's making a new Halo game for the Xbox One. I know! The as-yet-unnamed game is due in 2014 and all we can safely say for certain is that it features some manner of colossal robot-space-angel. Sure, that'll do nicely.

Watch: The announcement trailer »

"The hell does he need a cloak for, he's in a suit of armour. As far as Halo announcement ..."
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Halo: Spartan Assault coming to PC and mobile as Windows 8 app

Halo: Spartan Assault coming to PC and mobile as Windows 8 app

Halo is coming back to PC... but not in the way you may have wanted. Six years after Microsoft shipped Halo 2 for Windows, the company is finally prepping another Halo title for the platform. Halo: Spartan Assault is a brand new adventure set between the events of Halo 3 and 4 that's debuting exclusively on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.

Although a new game, this is not a AAA production in line with the mainline Halo games. Instead, it's a downloadable app from the Windows Store, a top-down twin stick arcade shooter.

Read more: Ties into Halo 4»

"Funny, I don't consider myself a "front pager" and I thought the Halo series was crap, too, ..."
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Halo 'Bootcamp' confirmed by Microsoft

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Halo 'Bootcamp' confirmed by Microsoft

Microsoft continues to expand the Halo universe. They just recently announced a Halo TV project with Steven Spielberg for Xbox One, and are planning the next two installments in 343 Industries' Reclaimer Trilogy (i.e Halo 5 and 6). But now we find out about another project called Bootcamp that is unrelated to any of that.

Read more: Halo 3 and PC mentioned »

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