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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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"Gears was 3, as for Halo I've read some of the books and frankly there's so much I woild rather ..."

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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.

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"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.

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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.

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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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"Same here, I'd love to see the whole Halo series ported to PC, if I remember, Halo 1 and 2 were ..."

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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.

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"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.

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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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"I find it interesting that none of the more recent (as in: last few years) content or characters ..."

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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.

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"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.

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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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"Where do you think they get the technology to build new consoles? PC hardware. The first ..."

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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).

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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.

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"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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"Does it have CO-OP MATCHMAKING? Nobody on the internet seems to care to respond to this ..."

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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.

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"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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