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Tor Books’s Halo: The Thursday War revealed

Tor Books’s Halo: The Thursday War revealed

The latest entry in the series of books that brings the Halo video game franchise into the world of novelization will be called Halo: The Thursday War. And in case you were wondering, yes, it will tie in directly with the story of Halo 4, as Microsoft continues to build what will surely be one of the biggest cross-product marketing efforts it has ever launched for a video game. There is already an online Web show that will help generate buzz for the game as well.

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Halo 4 Web series will premiere in the fall

Halo 4 Web series will premiere in the fall

Microsoft may have bungled the opportunity it had to turn Halo into a multi million-dollar theatrical movie success, but the highly successful Xbox shooter franchise will be getting transformed into a live-action masterpiece nevertheless. Microsoft will be debuting a Web-based TV series in the hopes of achieving two goals - strike up as much publicity for Halo 4 as possible, and wrangle in new fans who haven't necessarily played a Halo game yet.

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Microsoft’s greed, lack of compromise killed Halo movie

Microsoft’s greed, lack of compromise killed Halo movie

Hey, remember how back in the day, when Halo was this brand new phenomenon and everyone was talking about it being turned into a big-screen blockbuster? Remember how every studio was bidding for their shot at it? Remember how iconic director Peter Jackson was even said to be the guy who would likely be tapped to head up the ambitious project? You ever look back and wonder, "What the heck happened with that?"

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Microsoft announces Halo 4 for release on November 6th

Microsoft announces Halo 4 for release on November 6th

Microsoft has today announced that Halo 4 will be coming this year. Players will once again be able to play as Master Chief starting from November 6th, just in time for that oh-so-important holiday season. Details about the game are scarse so far, but the plot will involve Master Chief battling “an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe.”

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Conan O’Brien playing big part in Halo 4 launch

Conan O’Brien playing big part in Halo 4 launch

Tomorrow is going to be a blast for gamers who also love gigantic red hair poofs on top of late-night speakers named Conan because Microsoft and 343 Industries have tipped Halo 4 as coming from the mouth of O'Brien himself this week. Two tweets popping up today from industry heroes brought a pre-announcing of the announcement that will come from @TeamCoco and/or the actual Conan tv show tomorrow. These tweets come from Alison Stroll, aka Senior Producer of developer team 343 Industries of Halo fame, and Major Nelson of Microsoft.

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Halo 4 Preview Rundown: “Massive”

Halo 4 Preview Rundown: “Massive”

The Halo series of shooter games has been and continues to be one of the most awesomely epic success stories in video game history, and with its introduction to Microsoft Studios 343 Industries as a development team, it's all set to get a ground-up revamp. In the "First Look" video floating around today, you'll find that 343 have gathered all of their strength to take this opportunity they've been given to take Halo to a new level of realism, player involvement, and depth in both the human aspects of the game as well as your ability to experience the game as not just an entertainment device, but as a work of art.

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Saber Interactive CEO says Xbox 720 shouldn’t ban used games

Saber Interactive CEO says Xbox 720 shouldn’t ban used games

After what seemed to be a flurry of developer support over rumors that Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console might prevent used games from being played, a second major developer has come forward objecting that idea. And it's a big one - Saber Interactive, the current developer of the Halo franchise. This comes after CD Projekt, developer of The Witcher 2, also slammed the anti-consumer idea.

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Microsoft’s Halo 4 will reportedly be unveiled on Leap Day

Microsoft’s Halo 4 will reportedly be unveiled on Leap Day

There's an extra day in February this year, and Microsoft will apparently capitalize on that extra time as the date for which the next iteration of Halo will be revealed. Halo 4 will be the focus of a company 'Spring Showcase' event, according to translations of a Finnish magazine. The game was announced in a very brief manner at last year's E3, but this event will reportedly give a much more complete look.

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Verizon FiOS Triple Play offer dishes free Halo: Anniversary and Xbox LIVE Gold

Verizon FiOS Triple Play offer dishes free Halo: Anniversary and Xbox LIVE Gold

The fine game-oriented folks at Verizon are this month tending to the Xbox 360 crowd with an offer for FiOS internet, TV, and phone that'll give users a free copy of Halo: Anniversary as well as Xbox LIVE Gold for 12 months. The best part about it is that there's no annual contract requirement, and your price per month is locked in for two years. And Halo: Anniversary - how could you do without that if you're a true Halo fan? You absolutely cannot, that's the answer to that.

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