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Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary gets a surprise PC release

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary gets a surprise PC release

Well, that didn't take long: yesterday, 343 Industries started teasing a big announcement for the PC version of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. When we saw the teaser, we thought that maybe we'd get a release date announcement at some point this week. It turns out 343 was plotting something much bigger than that, as Halo Anniversary is now available on PC as part of the Master Chief Collection.

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Halo: Combat Evolved PC release may be imminent

Halo: Combat Evolved PC release may be imminent

For some time now, Microsoft has been planning to bring Halo: Master Chief Collection to PC. Late last year, it got the ball rolling on that by launching Halo: Reach on PC, bringing it to Steam and the Microsoft Store. It may not be long before we see the next game in the Master Chief Collection arrive on PC, as it looks like an announcement concerning Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is imminent.

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Hasbro and 343 Industries team to launch NERF Halo Blasters

Hasbro and 343 Industries team to launch NERF Halo Blasters

Hasbro has teamed with 343 Industries to launch a new line of Halo-themed NERF Blaster products. The toy firearms will be released in the US and UK soon, giving Halo fans their own foam-dart toys. The current NERF Halo line includes a blaster designed to look like the Needler, as well as a large rifle and a small gun.

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Project xCloud Limited iOS TestFlight released: first-come, first-served

Project xCloud Limited iOS TestFlight released: first-come, first-served

Today a preview of Microsoft's Xbox-centric cloud gaming platform Project xCloud was released with a limited iOS TestFlight program. This system has been in play in testing for some time - now it's about to be made semi-public. This is different from the testing platform on Android, due in part to "App Store policies", as suggested by Major Nelson at Microsoft. This system will appear starting today.

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Halo: Combat Evolved PC testing begins next month

Halo: Combat Evolved PC testing begins next month

At this point, it seems safe to say that the reaction to Halo: Reach on PC has been pretty solid overall. However, Halo: Reach is just one piece of the puzzle, as 343 Industries plans to bring the entire Master Chief Collection to PC as well. Since the Master Chief Collection encompases the first four mainline Halo games along with Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach, 343 certainly has its work cut out for it.

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Halo Infinite concept art teases big things for Master Chief’s return

Halo Infinite concept art teases big things for Master Chief’s return

Way back at E3 2018, Microsoft revealed Halo Infinite as the next title in the long running Halo series. The company didn't have much to say about the game during that show, but a year later it went back to E3 with a new trailer in tow. Unsurprisingly, new details on Halo Infinite have been sparse since then, and since the game won't be out until holiday 2020, it'll probably be a while yet before we get anything substantial.

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PC players give Halo: Reach a warm welcome

PC players give Halo: Reach a warm welcome

Earlier this week, 343 Industries and Microsoft added Halo: Reach to the Master Chief Collection on both Xbox and PC. This was a big launch for PC players, because it's the first release for the Master Chief Collection. More importantly, it's the first mainline Halo game to release on PC in more than a decade, with the last one being Halo 2 way back in 2007.

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Project xCloud Preview launched with free Halo, Gears 5: Here’s how to sign up

Project xCloud Preview launched with free Halo, Gears 5: Here’s how to sign up

The Microsoft game streaming system Project xCloud Preview sign-up form was revealed by Microsoft this afternoon. Microsoft is one of several companies attempting to take part in the game streaming market that'll likely take the place of the current gaming market model of buying individual units. This is a whole lot like what's happened to the video and music markets over the past decade, with services like Spotify and Netflix leading the charge.

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Halo: Master Chief Collection PC release confirmed: The good and bad news

Halo: Master Chief Collection PC release confirmed: The good and bad news

As we speculated earlier this week, Microsoft plans to bring Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC. The announcement is one of two pieces of good news -- the company is also adding Halo: Reach to the MCC. PC gamers will be able to get their hands on the collection via Steam and the Microsoft Store, but there's a catch that might disappoint some players.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection may have some PC good news

Halo: The Master Chief Collection may have some PC good news

For years, the mainline Halo series has been exclusive to Microsoft's Xbox consoles. That will all be changing with the eventual release of Halo Infinite, which was announced for both Xbox One and Windows PCs. While we wait for Halo Infinite to arrive, fans are wondering if Microsoft will bring some of its older Halo releases to PC, namely games like Halo: The Master Chief Collection.

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343 Industries and non-profit launch Halo-themed prosthetic for kids

343 Industries and non-profit launch Halo-themed prosthetic for kids

343 Industries has teamed with Limbitless Solutions to offer a new Halo-themed prosthetic created using 3D printing technology. The prosthetic is targeted at children, offering them a "cost-effective" artificial limb with an empowering, fun design. The non-profit organization, which also offers other stylish and fun prosthetic designs, donates its prostheses to the recipients for free.

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Halo arcade game now available at Dave & Buster’s in North America

Halo arcade game now available at Dave & Buster’s in North America

During E3 2018, Microsoft revealed Halo: Fireteam Raven, an arcade game based on the popular video game franchise. The arcade game is exactly what it sounds like: a physical gaming device that can be installed in arcades, giving players the chance to experience Halo in a new way. The first of those arcade units are now available to play in the US and Canada, and they'll be arriving in other countries soon.

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