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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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Halo 4 launch day players greeted with server issues

Halo 4 launch day players greeted with server issues

We knew the launch of Halo 4 was going to be a big one, especially after the excellent reviews started hitting, but today we're finding out that it might be a bit too big for the folks at 343 Industries to handle. There are obviously a ton of people trying to play Halo 4 online right this very moment, and it seems that a number of them are experiencing issues with the multiplayer servers. This is hardly a surprise, considering that many big games hit a few road bumps on launch day, but it's still a bummer nonetheless.

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Microsoft floats massive Halo 4 glyph over London

Microsoft floats massive Halo 4 glyph over London

To celebrate the launch of the video game Halo 4, Microsoft tied a gigantic Halo 4 glyph underneath a helicopter and flew it over London. According to Microsoft, the glyph symbol is one of the largest and brightest man-made structures ever to be flown over capital city. Gigantic glyph was 50-feet in diameter and weighed over 3 tons.

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Halo 4 reintroduces us to Master Chief tomorrow

Halo 4 reintroduces us to Master Chief tomorrow

Just a reminder for all of you Halo fans out there: Halo 4 will be launching in the US just a few hours from now. Starting at midnight local time, Halo 4 will become available all across the country, giving players a chance to continue the story after the 5-year absence of Master Chief. 5 years might as well be an eternity when we're talking about video games, so it's easy to see why many gamers are eager to catch up with the Chief.

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343 Industries cracks down on Halo 4 sexism

343 Industries cracks down on Halo 4 sexism

We wish we could say otherwise, but unfortunately, sexism is something that runs rampant in our online gaming communities like Xbox Live and PSN. It seems that women who take their game online risk becoming the target of some kind of sexist comment every time they do, but fortunately, 343 Industries and Microsoft are going to do something about it. Trolls be warned, because if you begin flinging sexist remarks around in lobbies or in private messages while playing Halo 4, you might just earn yourself a lifetime ban from Xbox Live.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 31, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 31, 2012

Welcome to the special Halloween edition of the Evening Wrap-Up! The Halloween edition is pretty much the same as regular Wrap-Ups, the only difference is that I'm dressed as Ginger Spice as I type this. Let's spice up our lives with a recap, shall we? Microsoft is being sued over its Windows 8 live tiles, and Apple has removed delivery dates from iPad Mini LTE pre-orders, leading some to suspect that the company has been forced to delay them. T-Mobile and AT&T have opened up their networks in areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, letting customers of both carriers use either network - a respectable move by the two carriers in this time of need.

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Halo series tops 46 million sales worldwide

Halo series tops 46 million sales worldwide

It should be pretty obvious by this point that Halo is a huge franchise, but today Microsoft is giving us an idea of just how huge it actually is. According to the company, the Halo franchise has hit 46 million sales worldwide, which certainly isn't anything to scoff at. Those 46 million sales have generated a whopping $3 billion in revenue, so don't expect Microsoft to lay off the franchise anytime soon.

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Microsoft transforms a country for Halo 4 launch

Microsoft transforms a country for Halo 4 launch

Microsoft has transformed the Principality of Liechtenstein for the launch of Halo 4. Microsoft tells the transformation is the world's first and says is the only brand to ever transform the country by taking over some of its most iconic landmarks. Among the landmarks that Microsoft took over include a 13th-century castle and a working mine.

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