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Halo 4 cinematic and gameplay trailer revealed at E3

Halo 4 cinematic and gameplay trailer revealed at E3

This week the E3 Microsoft keynote has revealed more than just a little bit of information on the most widely anticipated shooter of 2012: Halo 4. This game is now set for November 6th, 2012, and will be developed by Microsoft-owned 343 Industries instead of Bungie Studios. Microsoft showed off a brand new full trailer for the game and made sure the audience understood that this will indeed be the biggest game out since Halo 3.

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Why Halo 4 Is the Most Anticipated Game of 2012

Why Halo 4 Is the Most Anticipated Game of 2012

Looking at the rest of the year, we can expect some blockbuster video games to hit store shelves. Activision is once again launching a Call of Duty game -- Black Ops 2 -- and despite my issues with it, Madden NFL from Electronic Arts will undoubtedly be a sales juggernaut towards the end of the summer.

But it’s November that has caught my eye the most. Early on that month, Halo 4 will hit store shelves. Only this time, the game won’t come from the fine folks at Bungie Studios that made the Halo name in the first place. This time around, Halo will be coming from 343 Industries, a part of Microsoft.

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Halo 4 Limited Edition detailed

Halo 4 Limited Edition detailed

Wondering what you’ll be able to pick up when Halo 4 is released on November 6th? Wonder no more. The official Halo website has detailed the Limited Edition of the game, available for pre-order starting from today. It might set you back a cool $99.99, but hopefully the features will be enough to entice you. The Limited Edition will offer multiplayer map packs, specializations, and bonus digital content.

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Tor Books’s Halo: The Thursday War revealed

Tor Books’s Halo: The Thursday War revealed

The latest entry in the series of books that brings the Halo video game franchise into the world of novelization will be called Halo: The Thursday War. And in case you were wondering, yes, it will tie in directly with the story of Halo 4, as Microsoft continues to build what will surely be one of the biggest cross-product marketing efforts it has ever launched for a video game. There is already an online Web show that will help generate buzz for the game as well.

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Halo 4 Web series will premiere in the fall

Halo 4 Web series will premiere in the fall

Microsoft may have bungled the opportunity it had to turn Halo into a multi million-dollar theatrical movie success, but the highly successful Xbox shooter franchise will be getting transformed into a live-action masterpiece nevertheless. Microsoft will be debuting a Web-based TV series in the hopes of achieving two goals - strike up as much publicity for Halo 4 as possible, and wrangle in new fans who haven't necessarily played a Halo game yet.

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Microsoft’s greed, lack of compromise killed Halo movie

Microsoft’s greed, lack of compromise killed Halo movie

Hey, remember how back in the day, when Halo was this brand new phenomenon and everyone was talking about it being turned into a big-screen blockbuster? Remember how every studio was bidding for their shot at it? Remember how iconic director Peter Jackson was even said to be the guy who would likely be tapped to head up the ambitious project? You ever look back and wonder, "What the heck happened with that?"

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Microsoft announces Halo 4 for release on November 6th

Microsoft announces Halo 4 for release on November 6th

Microsoft has today announced that Halo 4 will be coming this year. Players will once again be able to play as Master Chief starting from November 6th, just in time for that oh-so-important holiday season. Details about the game are scarse so far, but the plot will involve Master Chief battling “an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.”

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Conan O’Brien playing big part in Halo 4 launch

Conan O’Brien playing big part in Halo 4 launch

Tomorrow is going to be a blast for gamers who also love gigantic red hair poofs on top of late-night speakers named Conan because Microsoft and 343 Industries have tipped Halo 4 as coming from the mouth of O'Brien himself this week. Two tweets popping up today from industry heroes brought a pre-announcing of the announcement that will come from @TeamCoco and/or the actual Conan tv show tomorrow. These tweets come from Alison Stroll, aka Senior Producer of developer team 343 Industries of Halo fame, and Major Nelson of Microsoft.

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Halo 4 Preview Rundown: “Massive”

Halo 4 Preview Rundown: “Massive”

The Halo series of shooter games has been and continues to be one of the most awesomely epic success stories in video game history, and with its introduction to Microsoft Studios 343 Industries as a development team, it's all set to get a ground-up revamp. In the "First Look" video floating around today, you'll find that 343 have gathered all of their strength to take this opportunity they've been given to take Halo to a new level of realism, player involvement, and depth in both the human aspects of the game as well as your ability to experience the game as not just an entertainment device, but as a work of art.

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