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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...


"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...


"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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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...


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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.


"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 ...


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

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