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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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Halo 4 multiplayer class specializations detailed

Halo 4 multiplayer class specializations detailed

As we slowly approach Halo 4's November 6 release date, more and more details are beginning to come out of 343 Industries. Today we were introduced to something that's going to make Halo 4's multtplayer stand out quite a bit from other games in the series: multiplayer specializations. Once players have ascended through the first 50 levels of the ranking system, they'll have the opportunity to pick from a group of 8 specializations. Once a specialization is picked, players get 10 more ranks to rise through, unlocking 9 different cosmetic bonuses along the way, and then a special armor mod once reaching level 10.

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New Halo 4 trailer shows off weapons to dubstep

New Halo 4 trailer shows off weapons to dubstep

A new Halo 4 trailer has launched, and this time around it's all about the weapons, baby. With a dubstep song serving as our backing track, we're introduced to weapons new and old, and get a chance to see how each one functions in Halo 4. Microsoft has also released a second version of the trailer that ditches the music so it's nothing but you and the gunfire, so if you hate dubstep, you're in luck.

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Halo 4 Xbox 360 bundle becomes official

Halo 4 Xbox 360 bundle becomes official

We already had a feeling that Microsoft was planning to roll out a limited edition Xbox 360 bundle to go along with November's release of Halo 4, but this weekend the bundle got an official reveal at the San Diego Comic-Con. Like most of the other limited edition consoles we've seen come and go throughout the years, this bundle features some snazzy artwork on the console itself and the controllers, but you'll also be paying a premium price if you want one. Hit the jump for all the details.

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Why Microsoft Should Acquire A Major Game Publisher

Why Microsoft Should Acquire A Major Game Publisher

Microsoft’s success in the gaming market has been nothing short of astounding. From starting out as a company with little knowledge about how the market works to becoming the leading console maker for over a year, Microsoft has cemented itself as a major player.

However, the one thing the company is missing right now is a deep first-party game lineup. 343 Industries will undoubtedly help with the Halo 4 launch, and every now and then, something good comes out of Microsoft Game Studios, but I think it’s about time the software giant acquires a major publisher.

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn official trailer debuts

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn official trailer debuts

Microsoft has offered the official trailer for the live-action digital series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. The trailer looks really cool but offers no real insight into what the series will be like. It opens with a scene of bullet casings laying on the floor as sparks fly around, and you see a Spartan standing with his back to you. The series will debut on October 5 and will span five episodes.

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Microsoft Halo 4 will work on Surface

Microsoft Halo 4 will work on Surface

If we said just several months ago that Halo 4 would be playable on a device other than the Xbox 360 or a Windows PC, you probably would have thought we were crazy. But that would have been before Microsoft announced its impending Surface tablet platform. In an effort to make the tablet a success right out of the gate, Surface will be able to play Halo 4.

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Microsoft limited edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 leaked

Microsoft limited edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 leaked

Not that this should come as much of a surprise, but Microsoft will launch a special edition Xbox 360 unit to correspond with the launch of Halo 4 on November 6, 2012. But it is a surprise that the console has been leaked, giving wide-eyed gamers a look at whether or not they're fanatical enough to spend money for a brand new console.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 3, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: July 3, 2012

Happy Tuesday, everyone. It's not just any Tuesday, of course. Hopefully you've got amazing plans for the 4th of July, but until then, let's get you what you need to know in the world of tech today. For starters - Galaxy S III hits Verizon on July 10. And in other interesting mobile stuff - Qualcomm Yagatta platform hands-on. And in the world of gaming, here's something - Halo 4 multiplayer requirements skyrocket.

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