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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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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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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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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 15, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: October 15, 2012

Welcome back to Monday everyone - we've got a heaping helping of news to recap, so let's dive right in. Today we found out that Apple's manufacturing partnership with Samsung may not last much longer, and that the Google Nexus 7 might just be the best-selling Android tablet ever (which, given its immense popularity, doesn't surprise us in the least). One Walmart store has its shelves fully stocked with copies of Windows 8, and this afternoon, we have reason to believe that a new, slimmer iMac may be in the pipeline.

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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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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 multiplayer requirements skyrocket

Halo 4 multiplayer requirements skyrocket

It appears that users hoping to play the Halo 4 multiplayer mode in the near future will perhaps be needing to clear out some space from their system first, as "at least an 8GB USB flash drive or an Xbox 360 Hard Drive" will be required to take action. This word comes from Xbox's official feed in which they also say they "highly reccommend" the hard drive option for those seeking out a fully "optimal" experience. Good games and good graphics don't come cheap!

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