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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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Microsoft reveals the future of Windows Mixed Reality

Microsoft reveals the future of Windows Mixed Reality

In this corner, you have virtual reality, with the likes of Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, Valve, and Samsung leading the army. In this other corner, you have augmented reality, with the likes of Google and Apple among its champions. And right in the middle, as arbiter and conqueror, is Microsoft with its Mixed Reality platform based on, what else, Windows 10. Today at its Reactor venue in California, Redmond is revealing just how large its Mixed Reality territory really is, and how larger it is becoming, with new allies filling up its ranks.

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Microsoft mixed reality gets a big boost with Steam support and Halo

Microsoft mixed reality gets a big boost with Steam support and Halo

Microsoft is gearing up for a big week of mixed reality announcements and showcases at IFA 2017, but it's also made a few big reveals ahead of time. Today Microsoft published what could be something of a refresher course to its mixed reality efforts, detailing things like expected pricing (both of mixed reality headset bundles and the PCs that will run them), along with expected content partners and games. Make no mistake, there are certainly some impressive names on that list.

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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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