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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 ?"

- squeakychimp see all 10 comments

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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Halo: Forward Unto Dawn episode 2 released

By Steve Watts, Oct 12, 2012 9:45am PDT

The second of five planned episodes of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn has released.

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"It looks like a lot of the sets are on the Simon Fraser Campus in Vancouver. Is that where you ..."

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Halo 4 launch trailer produced by David Fincher, directed by Tim Miller

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 10, 2012 9:40am PDT

The Halo movie may be dead, but it certainly doesn't seem like it. Microsoft has announced a blockbuster Hollywood collaboration for the Halo 4 launch trailer.

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"Anyone excited by this? The Forward Unto Dawn Part 1 looked pretty good ..."

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Halo 4 live-action series first episode released

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 05, 2012 8:15am PDT

Oh, you may enjoy playing those Halo video games, running around and shooting people over the Internet, but you don't truly appreciate Halo unless you've read the novels and comics, bought the dolls, and watched the anime and, now, live-action series. Microsoft released the ...

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"that was pretty crappy.... moar mc fucking shit up less whiny tweens "

- godm0de see all 11 comments

Halo 4 double XP coming to Mountain Dew and Doritos

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 01, 2012 12:00pm PDT

It's that time of year again. Mountain Dew and Doritos are offering double XP for Halo 4.

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"Ummm what...? I can't believe this is something that 343 want but rather some idiot at Microsoft ..."

- InfernoAblaze see all 33 comments

Halo Wars led to studio friction, says Ensemble founder

By Steve Watts, Sep 28, 2012 6:00am PDT

Halo Wars wasn't looked upon favorably by Bungie, according to Ensemble Studios head Tony Goodman.

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"It just hit me that the Covenant fighters remind me a tiny little bit of the White Star from ..."

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Halo 4 will get Flood in multiplayer

By Steve Watts, Sep 26, 2012 7:30am PDT

343 Industries has revealed a "Flood" multiplayer mode in Halo 4, similar to the Infected variants from previous titles.

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"The flood were the exact opposite of what made Halo fun. Halo had really interesting combat ..."

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Halo 4 campaign preview: wake up, Chief

By Andrew Yoon, Sep 21, 2012 12:01am PDT

Although I only played two full campaign missions, 343 has convinced me that not only can they match the bar set by Bungie, but transcend it as well.

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"But I'm addicted to the DMR. Or BR. Whichever one is in this."

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Halo 7, 8, and 9 domains registered by Microsoft

By John Keefer, Sep 17, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Microsoft did some housekeeping recently, cleaning up some Halo domains it had missed earlier this year, picking up the .net and .org versions of Halo 7, Halo 8 and Halo 9.

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"There is no actual requirement for pretty much every TLD save a select few like .gov and .edu"

- OverloadUT see all 15 comments