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Call of Duty unsurprising tops Xbox Live activity list for 2012

Call of Duty unsurprising tops Xbox Live activity list for 2012

Many gamers played a bunch of different games on Xbox Live throughout 2012, but there are a handful of titles that obviously rise above the rest in terms of activity. Today Microsoft's Major Nelson released a list of the top 20 Xbox Live titles of 2012, and we're seeing some entries that are predictable and others that are somewhat surprising. Care to guess which game landed at the top of the list?

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Halo 2 PC multiplayer servers going dark in February

Halo 2 PC multiplayer servers going dark in February

If you're still enjoying Halo 2 on PC, then we've got some sad news for you. In the latest installment of the Halo Bulletin, Halo Waypoint's Jessica Shea announced that the multiplayer servers for the PC port will be going dark next month. Specifically speaking, players will have until February 15, 2013 to get their multiplayer kicks in, because after that date, Halo 2's online multiplayer will be inaccessible.

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Leftover Halo 4 features found lurking in game code

Leftover Halo 4 features found lurking in game code

We all know that a game changes very frequently during the development process - some features get fully implemented and make it to the finished product, while others are only partially developed and ultimately get left on the cutting room floor. It's no different with Halo 4, and today we're finding out that there were a couple particularly cool armor abilities 343 Industries had to do away with before shipping the game. They were discovered by the folks at TheHaloCouncil, who did a little bit of digging in Halo 4's code and filmed a video showing off these armor abilities that almost were.

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Halo 4 map pack release dates reportedly outed

Halo 4 map pack release dates reportedly outed

When it comes to Halo 4 DLC, we already know quite a bit. We know that Microsoft and 343 Industries are planning three separate map packs named Crimson, Majestic, and Castle. We also know that the companies are offering a War Games Map Pass for 2,000 MSP, which means that opting for the Map Pass will save you 15% over buying each map pack individually. What we didn't know, however, is when these map packs would be releasing.

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Halo 4 launch day sales break $220 million

Halo 4 launch day sales break $220 million

We all expected Halo 4 to be big, but as it turns out, it's actually the biggest launch in Halo history. Microsoft announced today that the game managed to rake in $220 million on its first day, and should hit $300 million by the end of its first week. That definitely isn't chump change, and it looks like fans haven't abandoned the Halo series yet, despite the change up in developers.

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Does Halo 4 Make Bungie Irrelevant?

Does Halo 4 Make Bungie Irrelevant?

Halo 4 has gotten a lot of people talking.

After Microsoft ousted Bungie to take over the Halo franchise, there was rampant speculation over what the future might look like for the world-renowned games. Would they deliver a new experience? Would they follow in Bungie’s footsteps? Would they try to tread new ground?

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