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Xbox 360 is losing Halo game services, but you still have time to upgrade

Xbox 360 is losing Halo game services, but you still have time to upgrade

The aging Xbox 360 will lose support for Halo game services, it has been announced, but you'll still have time to upgrade to a newer console. Microsoft plans to end support for the Halo games released on the console, but players will still be able to play the titles -- though, it notes, some game features will stop working.

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Master Chief joins Fortnite along with Halo’s most iconic map

Master Chief joins Fortnite along with Halo’s most iconic map

Fortnite players have quite the surprise waiting for them when they log in today, as none other than Master Chief has joined the game. As one of the hooks of Chapter 2, Season 5 involves Agent Jonesy gathering the greatest hunters from across realities, perhaps we should have seen this crossover with Halo coming. Regardless, Master Chief is now in the game, though it seems that if you want to play as one of the most iconic video game characters of all time, you'll need to pony up some cash.

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Halo Infinite finally gets a launch date, but it’s bittersweet news

Halo Infinite finally gets a launch date, but it’s bittersweet news

We finally know when Halo Infinite will be hitting shelves, but it's bittersweet news. The title, which was originally set to launch at the same time as the latest Xbox consoles, won't be arriving until next fall, meaning fans will have to wait nearly a year before they can finally play the game.

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This Xbox Series X video shows Master Chief like you’ve never seen him before

This Xbox Series X video shows Master Chief like you’ve never seen him before

Microsoft's ad campaign for the Xbox Series X has definitely been a little strange, but the latest ad from the big M takes it to a whole other level. Clocking in at 3:31, it's less of a traditional ad and more of a video, and it has some big names attached to it. Specifically, the video was directed by Taika Waititi, who helmed movies such as Thor: Ragnarok and Jojo Rabbit.

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Microsoft Holiday 2020 ad spot delivers free Minecraft, Flight Simulator goodies

Microsoft Holiday 2020 ad spot delivers free Minecraft, Flight Simulator goodies

This week Microsoft released an ad spot video with a daydreaming dog. The dog dreams, and the dreams are a delight. The dog's name is Rufus - his owners are all about the Microsoft products, and the dog (like any good dog) dreams of living the life his human lives. That means living inside Minecraft, flying an airplane, and talking on Microsoft Teams.

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Don’t believe the Halo Infinite battle royale rumors you’ve been hearing

Don’t believe the Halo Infinite battle royale rumors you’ve been hearing

Yesterday, a new rumor about Halo Infinite started circulating. Specifically, this rumor claimed that Halo Infinite would have a battle royale mode when it launches at some unknown point in the future, which is somewhat easy to believe given just how popular battle royale games are. Unfortunately, those of you hoping for a Halo-themed battle royale are going to have to keep hoping, because apparently it's not happening in Halo Infinite.

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There’s bad Halo Infinite news for this year’s Game Awards

There’s bad Halo Infinite news for this year’s Game Awards

The Xbox Series X released last week without what should have been its biggest launch title: Halo Infinite. Originally slated to launch alongside the Xbox Series X/S, Halo Infinite was instead delayed to some unknown point in the future, following a rather poor reaction to its gameplay reveal. In the time since that delay, fans have been waiting for more information about Halo Infinite while 343 Industries has been mostly quiet.

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Halo 4 lands on PC this month, completing the Master Chief Collection

Halo 4 lands on PC this month, completing the Master Chief Collection

Throughout the year, 343 Industries has been releasing the Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC. This is a process that has happened game-by-game, beginning with Halo: Reach back in December and then working through the original Halo games beginning with Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Most recently, we saw Halo 3: ODST join the Master Chief Collection lineup, which means that Halo 4 is the final game to be added to the compilation before the MCC is complete on PC.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets a surprise Xbox Series X upgrade

Halo: The Master Chief Collection gets a surprise Xbox Series X upgrade

While Xbox Series X/S owners won't have Halo Infinite at launch as previously expected, Microsoft is still lining up some Halo content for those who buy these new consoles. Today, Microsoft confirmed that 343 Industries will be enhancing Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox Series X/S. While it won't be available right at the launch of these new consoles, it'll be following close behind.

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Halo 3: ODST releases on PC next week

Halo 3: ODST releases on PC next week

Throughout all of 2020, 343 Industries has been building out Halo: The Master Chief Collection on PC. Today, the company announced that the next addition to The Master Chief Collection, Halo 3: ODST, will be arriving next week. After that, we've got only one more game to go before The Master Chief Collection is complete on PC.

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Halo Infinite delayed: Will miss Xbox Series X launch

Halo Infinite delayed: Will miss Xbox Series X launch

It looks like Xbox Series X is going to be launching without its biggest franchise in tow. Today, Microsoft and 343 Industries announced that Halo Infinite has been delayed. Originally slated to be a launch title for the Xbox Series X (and release on the Xbox One simultaneously, for that matter), Halo Infinite now won't be launching until sometime in 2021.

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Halo classics getting crossplay features, Infinite multiplayer to be free

Halo classics getting crossplay features, Infinite multiplayer to be free

The past few days have been great for fans of the Halo franchise. Of course, there's the shadow of Halo Infinite looming over the horizon but that's still a few months away at best. In the meantime, those fans can relive the good old days but with some slight twists. Thanks to the Master Chief Collection, the classic Halo titles are getting more than just a fresh coat of paint but new capabilities like crossplay between PCs and Xbox consoles.

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