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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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Halo Infinite Battle Royale: Don’t get your hopes up

Halo Infinite Battle Royale: Don’t get your hopes up

Battle royale is a genre that's quickly taking the world by storm. On the heels of successful titles like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite, many developers have started implementing battle royale modes in their own games. This is starting to extend to long-running, triple-A game franchises as well, with Call of Duty and Battlefield both slated to get battle royale modes in this year's releases.

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Showtime is finally getting a Halo TV series off the ground

Showtime is finally getting a Halo TV series off the ground

Ever since Halo first arrived on the scene back in 2001, there have been repeated talks of movies and TV shows that haven't really gone anywhere. 17 years later, that's all changing, as Showtime has ordered 10 episodes of a new drama based on Microsoft's massive gaming franchise. It seems that, at long last, Halo will be making the jump to the world of entertainment with this series.

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Halo Infinite revealed for Xbox One and Windows 10

Halo Infinite revealed for Xbox One and Windows 10

We had a feeling that a new Halo title might make an appearance during Microsoft's E3 2018 press conference, and sure enough, one did. In fact, Microsoft wasted little time in announcing this new Halo title, dubbed Halo Infinite, kicking off its show with the reveal trailer for the game. It looks like we'll be joining Master Chief on another space-faring adventure soon.

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Halo: Fireteam Raven ain’t your grandfather’s arcade cabinet

Halo: Fireteam Raven ain’t your grandfather’s arcade cabinet

Retro is the in thing in gaming these days and everyone has a unique spin to them. Nintendo, for example, started miniaturizing its iconic home consoles. Microsoft and Halo developers 343 Industries, however, went the completely opposite route. Working with legendary arcade makers Raw Thrills and Play Mechanix, the three companies are bringing a slice of the Halo franchise to arcade cabinet with a twist. Halo: Fireteam Raven needs four people to play on a gigantic coin-operated 130-inch screen cabinet.

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Microsoft moves to stop Halo Online mod: Here’s the good news

Microsoft moves to stop Halo Online mod: Here’s the good news

It probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but Microsoft has taken notice of "ElDewrito," a fan-made mod for Halo Online. As die-hard Halo fans know, Halo Online was a Russian-only multiplayer game based on Halo 3 that was released for PC a few years back, with 343 Industries eventually pulling the plug on the game. The ElDewrito mod, which was released last week, allows players to access Halo Online through player-hosted servers, with features like stat tracking and ranked games to boot.

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Halo: Master Chief Collection goes 4K for Xbox One X

Halo: Master Chief Collection goes 4K for Xbox One X

Here's some good news for those of you planning to jump to the Xbox One X next month: Microsoft and 343 Industries confirmed today that Halo: The Master Chief Collection will be updated to take full advantage of the new console. That Microsoft would return to the biggest Halo compilation ever to grant it support for its latest console isn't really that surprising, but it's good to have that confirmation nevertheless.

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New Xbox One S bundles include Rocket League, Minecraft, and Halo

New Xbox One S bundles include Rocket League, Minecraft, and Halo

We're still in the midst of October, but the holiday shopping season will soon be here, and Microsoft has gotten an early jump on things for those planning on buying an Xbox One this year. The company has announced four new console bundles that include a popular game and its DLC or other digital content, along with a white 500GB Xbox One S and a wireless controller.

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Xbox One X console has a tiny Master Chief hidden inside

Xbox One X console has a tiny Master Chief hidden inside

Microsoft's new Xbox One X — touted as the first console to offer true 4K/60fps gaming — has been fully revealed and detailed at this point, but because it doesn't go on sale until November 7th, no one has really gotten their hands on one. However, one lucky YouTuber was given the chance to teardown the new console and discovered a cute detail inside: every Xbox One X has an etching of the Halo series' Master Chief riding a scorpion.

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