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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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Saber Interactive CEO says Xbox 720 shouldn’t ban used games

Saber Interactive CEO says Xbox 720 shouldn’t ban used games

After what seemed to be a flurry of developer support over rumors that Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console might prevent used games from being played, a second major developer has come forward objecting that idea. And it's a big one - Saber Interactive, the current developer of the Halo franchise. This comes after CD Projekt, developer of The Witcher 2, also slammed the anti-consumer idea.

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Microsoft’s Halo 4 will reportedly be unveiled on Leap Day

Microsoft’s Halo 4 will reportedly be unveiled on Leap Day

There's an extra day in February this year, and Microsoft will apparently capitalize on that extra time as the date for which the next iteration of Halo will be revealed. Halo 4 will be the focus of a company 'Spring Showcase' event, according to translations of a Finnish magazine. The game was announced in a very brief manner at last year's E3, but this event will reportedly give a much more complete look.

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Verizon FiOS Triple Play offer dishes free Halo: Anniversary and Xbox LIVE Gold

Verizon FiOS Triple Play offer dishes free Halo: Anniversary and Xbox LIVE Gold

The fine game-oriented folks at Verizon are this month tending to the Xbox 360 crowd with an offer for FiOS internet, TV, and phone that'll give users a free copy of Halo: Anniversary as well as Xbox LIVE Gold for 12 months. The best part about it is that there's no annual contract requirement, and your price per month is locked in for two years. And Halo: Anniversary - how could you do without that if you're a true Halo fan? You absolutely cannot, that's the answer to that.

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Microsoft Halo 4 Creative Director leaves before completion, Starts Dream Project

Microsoft Halo 4 Creative Director leaves before completion, Starts Dream Project

It is a brand new studio by the name of Camouflaj that creative director Ryan Payton now seeks to expand, leaving Microsoft and the Halo 4 franchise months before the fourth installment in the globally-popular shooter is ready for release. Microsoft owned 343 Industries loses Payton after approximately three years service working on the Halo franchise specifically. Before he worked with Microsoft in the USA, Payton lived in Japan where he was international manager then producer at Kojima Productions, working then in another large role: making sure Metal Gear Solid 4's controls were at top notch pre-release.

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Halo Master Chief suite made from LEGO

Halo Master Chief suite made from LEGO

We can never underestimate the ability of a geek with a desire and a bunch of LEGO bricks to build anything that can be dreamed up. At times, we see things made for LEGO and while the scale of the construction is impressive, the overall design isn't that difficult to imagine someone building. Take that LEGO brick wall I mentioned last week, that was huge and impressive, but we have all built walls with LEGO.

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Halo: Combat Evolved Remake Not Being Made, Microsoft Focusing on Reach

Halo: Combat Evolved Remake Not Being Made, Microsoft Focusing on Reach

Rumors are a good way to see that a particular market is strong. Especially if the rumor mill starts picking up one rumor in particular, and you start hearing it whispered in every which direction. There's a rumor that's been floating around for a little while now, but it has begun picking up steam in the last few days. So much so, in fact, that Microsoft has felt the need to step in and clarify the situation. The rumor, is that 343 Industries and Microsoft have already begun work on their next yearly installment within the Halo franchise: an HD, remade Halo: Combat Evolved.

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