Microsoft Game Studios News


Halo 4 Limited Edition, 'Infinity' multiplayer unveiled

By Alice O'Connor, May 16, 2012 9:45am PDT

Halo 4's multiplayer side is wrapped up in an "experience" set about the starship UNSC Infinity, Microsoft revealed today, also announcing the FPS's $100 Limited Edition. Yes, only the Limited Edition, as there will be no Legendary Edition this time. Sorry, helmet fans.


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Puzzling Halo 4 cover pieced together through emails

By John Keefer, May 15, 2012 4:15pm PDT

Fans of the Halo franchise got emails from Microsoft offering them a piece of the Halo 4 puzzle. The result was the cover of the new game.


"Halo Aniversary terminals hinted at the greatest rival of the forerunners who knew how to cure ..."

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Joy Ride Turbo announced for Xbox Live Arcade

By Steve Watts, Apr 27, 2012 12:30pm PDT

BigPark is making another Joy Ride title, this one without Kinect. Joy Ride Turbo is set to launch in the coming weeks.


Conan gives Halo 4 the late-nite treatment

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 18, 2012 10:45am PDT

A tiny smidgen of Halo 4 footage hit Conan O'Brien's late show last night.


Halo 4 release coming Nov. 6

By John Keefer, Apr 17, 2012 9:00am PDT

Microsoft announces Nov. 6 as the release date for the next installment in the Halo series.


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Halo 4 getting Spartan Ops mode, losing Firefight

By Jeff Mattas, Apr 09, 2012 12:45pm PDT

New details about Halo 4's multiplayer components revealed in the upcoming issue of Game Informer indicate the introduction of a Spec-Ops-like mode called Spartan Ops, the removal of the Firefight game mode, and more.


"Boy, all these CoD'like additions sure do sound like they'll be great additions to a game where ..."

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Bungie transitions Halo to 343, shares stats

By John Keefer, Apr 02, 2012 11:30am PDT

Bungie finally transitioned the Halo franchise to 343 Industries, but not before sharing a tremendous amount of stats about the series.


Dungeon Fighter Live trailer reveals XBLA-bound title in action

By Xav de Matos, Jan 19, 2012 6:30pm PST

The first trailer for the Xbox Live Arcade version of Dungeon Fighter Online, which is set to launch "later this year."


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Haunt for Kinect priced and dated

By Steve Watts, Jan 13, 2012 7:30am PST

Haunt will hit Xbox Live Arcade on January 18, for $10, developer NanaOn-Sha has announced.


"I laughed like a crazy person when I chainsawed a bunch of zombies in Rise...but then just ..."

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Haunt developers inspired by Tim Schafer's GDC speech

By Steve Watts, Dec 29, 2011 8:00am PST

NanaOn-Sha's Masaya Matsuura and Dewi Tanner talk about how they brought Tim Schafer into the fold to voice Haunt's main character.


Rumor: Ryse now planned for next-gen Xbox

By Jeff Mattas, Dec 09, 2011 6:40pm PST

A rumor has surfaced that development of Crytek's upcoming first-person combat game Ryse is now planned Microsoft's next-generation console, not the Xbox 360.


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Joe Danger makes XBLA debut Dec. 14

By Xav de Matos, Dec 07, 2011 6:00pm PST

The upgraded, Xbox Live Arcade-exclusive Joe Danger: Special Edition from developer Hello Games is launching on December 14 for 1200 MS Points ($15 USD).


Forza 4's next DLC pack adds ten vehicles, launches Dec. 6

By Xav de Matos, Nov 30, 2011 5:45pm PST

Developer Turn 10 and publisher Microsoft have revealed a new downloadable content package for its simulation racer Forza Motorsport 4. The December DLC package features ten new vehicles.


"Why is it sponsored if it isn't free or even discounted? Weird"

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Field Report: Halo Anniversary

By Xav de Matos, Nov 15, 2011 12:00pm PST

We look at Microsoft's ten year 'celebration' of the original Halo with a Field Report on Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Does it remind us of the good old days or prove nostalgia isn't what it used to be?


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Forza Motorsport 4 review

By Garnett Lee, Oct 21, 2011 8:00am PDT

We spend a little extra time on the track with Forza Motorsport 4, bringing the Shacknews community our final word on the latest Xbox 360-exclusive racing sim from developer Turn 10.


"The free cars handed to you was my problem with it. A few races in I had brand new cars thrown ..."

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