Halo

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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Microsoft Might Fund Halo Movie, Wants Your Mom to See It

Microsoft Might Fund Halo Movie, Wants Your Mom to See It

Microsoft's Halo franchise development director Frank O'Connor sat last week on a panel at the Future of Television East conference last week. It was there that he sat down with some folks who work with Harold Goldberg of NY Videogame Critics Circle and spoke of the future of a Halo movie. Why hasn't a Halo movie been produced yet, Goldberg asked? O'Connor said: “It was the lawyers, ... When they went behind closed doors with the contracts, things fell apart.” O’Connor noted that the fact that Microsoft owns all rights to Halo was the breaking point, as that meant that “The problem was that the movie company couldn’t make any money beyond the movie.” But what about the future? Does O'Connor have confidence in the future of a world with more Halo? Yes. “There will be a Halo movie.”

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The Daily Slash: November 15 2010

The Daily Slash: November 15 2010

Very first of all, let me point you toward our big time huge post: Holiday Gift Guide 2010! It's full of EVERYTHING you could ever want (this year.) Then we've got reviews of both the Verizon AND the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab (both!), a review of a bigtime thin Full HD panel display, and an expanded look at all the stuff Mark Zuckerberg said about the future of communication today at the Facebook announcement event. And BONUS: Google CEO Eric Schmidt reveals not only a working Nexus S, but Android 2.3 Gingerbread as well! All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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Halo’s Master Chief Helmet is Wearable, Made of LEGOs

Halo’s Master Chief Helmet is Wearable, Made of LEGOs

Despite the fact that we're knee deep in the advancements of technology here, we still have a major soft spot for LEGOs. Especially when they get put to use other than buildings forts (though, those can be pretty cool, too). This time around, we get to see what it would look like to be the Master Chief, from Bungie's prodigal Halo series of video games, exclusively available for Microsoft's Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles.

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Microsoft Aiming to Make Halo an Ongoing Relationship

Microsoft Aiming to Make Halo an Ongoing Relationship

Halo: Reach was the last Halo-based title from the series' creator, Bungie Studios. But that doesn't mean that the Halo story is over and done with. It's been known for a long time now that Microsoft planned on making more games based in the universe. The main speculation was about who would be making the games, along with when these titles would be released. It's now known that 343 Studios, consisting of a lot of former employees from Bungie Studios, will now take the Halo helm, and it seems that Microsoft is now clearing up (at least a little bit) when they plan on these future games coming out.

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