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Don’t hold out hope for Halo 3 Anniversary

Don’t hold out hope for Halo 3 Anniversary

You'd think that with HD remakes of the first two Halo games already out in the wild, we'd be able to look forward to a follow up in the form of Halo 3 Anniversary. Though there has been a lot of speculation about such a game, one of 343 Industries' community managers has laid the matter to rest, telling a bunch of hopeful Redditors that Halo 3 Anniversary most certainly isn't happening.

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Here are 2017’s Video Game Hall of Fame inductees

Here are 2017’s Video Game Hall of Fame inductees

The Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, New York has announced the 2017 inductees to the World Video Game Hall of Fame. Only four games made it in this year, and being just the third class inducted into the Hall of Fame, they're joining a rather small list. These four also managed to beat out a number classic, beloved games, including Final Fantasy VII, Mortal Kombat, Myst, Portal, and yes, even Microsoft Windows Solitaire.

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Halo Wars 2 DLC has been delayed over game-breaking bug

Halo Wars 2 DLC has been delayed over game-breaking bug

343 Industries has announced that the DLC for Halo Wars 2 that was supposed to go live in recent days has been delayed due to a 'game-breaking' bug. Due to pestering from gamers who wanted to know more about that bug, the company has released more details, explaining that the issue involved the in-game vehicles Skitterers. At close to the last minute, testers found that the bug would cause a Skitterer to keep firing at a target regardless of how far away it moved, opening the door to very annoyed players and skewed gameplay.

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Halo Wars 2 physical PC release has been canceled in the U.S.

Halo Wars 2 physical PC release has been canceled in the U.S.

Last month, it was announced that Halo Wars 2 would be released on physical discs for the PC, and while that plan hasn't changed, the availability of this physical release has. According to a new statement, Microsoft has decided to limit the physical copy to just Europe, nixing its launch plans for the U.S. No solid reason is given for the decision, with the company saying only that its 'plans have shifted.'

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Xbox One S 1TB bundles with Halo Wars 2, Forza Horizon 3 revealed

Xbox One S 1TB bundles with Halo Wars 2, Forza Horizon 3 revealed

If you're thinking of picking up an Xbox One S but aren't really interested in any of the bundles that are currently available, you may want to hold out a few more weeks. Today Microsoft announced a new pair of bundles that will feature two of the Xbox One's biggest games. Even better is the fact that they'll contain 1TB consoles, which is a big step up from the standard 500GB Xbox One S.

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Halo Wars 2 multiplayer beta now live on Xbox One & PC

Halo Wars 2 multiplayer beta now live on Xbox One & PC

Microsoft launched the second multiplayer beta for the upcoming real-time strategy game Halo Wars 2 on Friday, making it available to all Windows 10 PC users, as well as Xbox One players with a Xbox Live Gold subscription. The new beta will run through Monday, January 30th, and builds on last summer's Halo Wars 2 trial by introducing the Blitz gameplay mode, which is designed to speed things up, giving players a more action-oriented experience.

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Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 will get a physical retail release

Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10 will get a physical retail release

THQ Nordic has announced a partnership with Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries that will result in the physical release of Halo Wars 2 for Windows 10. Those who pick up the physical retail version of the game will also be given access to the digital Xbox One edition thanks to Xbox Play Anywhere. Both Ultimate Edition and Standard Edition will be offered in retail stores.

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Canned Mega Bloks Halo game surfaces in new leak

Canned Mega Bloks Halo game surfaces in new leak

Halo has turned into quite the franchise over the years, with 13 games falling under its umbrella since Halo: Combat Evolved first released in 2001. Today we're learning about a Halo game that never made it to release, though this one is quite a bit different than any other Halo game ever created. Say hello to Mega Bloks Halo, a recently uncovered prototype that shows off a more kid-friendly version of the shooter series.

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Halo Wars for PCs land early for Halo Wars 2 pre-orders

Halo Wars for PCs land early for Halo Wars 2 pre-orders

For a real-time strategy "spin off" of a first-person shooter game, you'd think that Halo Wars would be a perfect fit for PC gaming. But it took Microsoft Studios nearly 8 long years to sort that out. No matter, because Halo Wars: Definitive Edition is hitting the venerable PC February next year. Even better, you could already be playing it now before everyone else. That is, if you put in a pre-order for Halo Wars 2: Ultimate Edition as well.

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Russia-exclusive Halo Online PC game is getting shutdown

Russia-exclusive Halo Online PC game is getting shutdown

Most people probably know Halo as the flagship FPS game series on Microsoft's Xbox consoles. But what you may not have heard is that in early 2015, Microsoft released a free-to-play game called Halo Online for Windows PCs, making it exclusive to the Russian market. The game was never intended to be released outside the region, and it was only ever playable as a closed beta, but now it's been revealed that the projects has been cancelled for good.

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Another Halo Wars 2 beta will hit Xbox One, PC in 2017

Another Halo Wars 2 beta will hit Xbox One, PC in 2017

The Xbox One's open beta for Halo Wars 2, the second real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe, was held back in June, and developer 343 Industries has revealed details on what their main takeaways from the experience were, along with some of the things they'll be changing as a result of player feedback. The biggest surprise, however, was the announcement that a second beta will be released in early 2017 for both of the game's platforms, Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.

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Halo Wars 2 leak reveals open beta coming at E3

Halo Wars 2 leak reveals open beta coming at E3

E3 2016 officially kicks off tomorrow, and Microsoft's big press conference is scheduled for Monday, June 13th. While we now know that a PC port of Halo 5 won't be among their announcements, it seems an open beta for the upcoming Halo Wars 2 will be. A listing for the game turned up on the Xbox Store (surely by mistake) on the Xbox One, revealing that the beta will be available from June 13th to June 20th.

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