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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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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 24, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 24, 2012

Give yourself a pat on the back, because you've officially made it through Wednesday - only two more days to go and the weekend is here again. We had a lot of news hit today, so let's jump right in. Today we may have seen some leaked press shots of the LG Nexus 4, but then sadly found out that they might be fake. The Galaxy Note II is now available for order at T-Mobile, but it's a bit on the expensive side when compared to a certain other carrier, and new Apple documents have revealed that Samsung is the focus of a 3G patent antitrust investigation here in the US.

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Halo 4 War Games Map Pass detailed and priced

Halo 4 War Games Map Pass detailed and priced

Halo 4 is on the horizon, and just like most of the Halo games before it, we can expect an offering of DLC map packs to keep us playing well into the next year. Today, Microsoft announced the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass, which is just the company's fancy name for those DLC season passes that seem to be so popular these days. By purchasing the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass, you save 15% on the cost of buying each of Halo 4's three map packs separately, so this is a good idea for those who already know they'll be buying all of the Halo 4 DLC 343 Industries and Microsoft put out.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 19, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 19, 2012

Welcome to Friday evening, everyone. We're about ready to kick off the weekend, but before we do, let's recap the news from the afternoon. Today we heard that the iPad Mini might mean the end of the iPad 2, and that a jailbreak for the iPhone 5 will coming shortly. We learned today that T-Mobile will be holding a product event on October 29 - the same day that Google and Microsoft are holding events - and that the prices of the rumored Mac Mini and iMac refreshes might be staying the same.

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Halo 4 pirates feel the wrath of Microsoft’s banhammer

Halo 4 pirates feel the wrath of Microsoft’s banhammer

Halo 4 will definitely be one of the biggest games of the year, so it really isn't much of a surprise that some Xbox 360 owners are eager to download a pirated version of the game that popped up on torrent sites over the weekend. Microsoft isn't taking this leak lightly though, as MCV reports that the company is handing out permanent Xbox Live bans to anyone caught playing the game with their console connected to the Internet. In other words, you might want to think twice before taking advantage of those Halo 4 torrents.

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343 Industries releases list of Halo 4 achievements

343 Industries releases list of Halo 4 achievements

There's still a few months left before Halo 4 is released to the eager masses, but while we wait, why not peruse the list of achievements we have posted after the jump? 343 Industries has released the entire line-up of cheevos for the highly-anticipated game, complete with a Gamerscore value for each. Be warned though: the list contains spoilers, so if you read further than this sentence and ruin the story, you'll have no one to blame but yourself.

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Halo 4 ‘Prelude’ video shows the work behind the game

Halo 4 ‘Prelude’ video shows the work behind the game

Halo 4 is easily one of the year's most anticipated games, and in order to make it as big and spectacular as fans are expecting, a lot of work had to go into it. A new video from 343 Industries gives us a glimpse of all that work. Dubbed "Prelude," the video gives us a peek behind the scenes, showing a myriad of things the team at 343 had to do in order to get Halo 4 right.

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