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Halo 4 Global Championships kick off as “biggest ever”

Halo 4 Global Championships kick off as “biggest ever”

The Halo series for the Xbox is seen as one of the most popular video game series on the planet, so it makes sense that a global championship tournament would be based entirely on the newest game in the lineup. 343 Industries and Virgin Gaming are partnering up to bring the tournament to gamers, and it's said to be the "biggest Halo 4 tournament ever."

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Titanfall and new Halo title confirmed for Xbox One

Titanfall and new Halo title confirmed for Xbox One

It wouldn't be a Microsoft press conference without a mention of Halo. We already know that Halo: Spartan Assault is coming, but Microsoft announced that a new untitled Halo game will be coming in 2014 to the Xbox One. Furthermore, as Microsoft's "one last thing," Titanfall was officially announced, from some of the developers who brought you the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare series.

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Halo: Spartan Assault coming to PC and Windows Phone 8 next month

Halo: Spartan Assault coming to PC and Windows Phone 8 next month

Halo fans rejoice, as the massively popular franchise is making its way to mobile platforms for the first time ever, and is coming back to the PC after a long hiatus. Halo: Spartan Assault will release in July on Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. Halo: Spartan Assault takes places between the events of Halo 3 and 4.

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Xbox One brings Halo Television series with Steven Spielberg

Xbox One brings Halo Television series with Steven Spielberg

As the Xbox One was revealed by Microsoft this week, so too did Bonnie Ross from 343 Industries take the stage to discuss one of the platform's mainstays: Halo. As the Xbox One is being pushed as an All In One system for home entertainment, Microsoft is bringing Halo forward as an interactive live-action television series. And Steven Spielberg is involved, too.

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Bungie reveals Destiny: A shared-world shooter

Bungie reveals Destiny: A shared-world shooter

Bungie has just revealed its new project, titled Destiny. Destiny will be a persistent, online multiplayer game that Eric Hirshberg, Activision CEO, dubs as a "shared-world shooter". The game will be released for both the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360. Bungie has emphasized that there will be no subscription fee for the game. It will require a constant connection to the internet, as it is a major factor in the "persistent, online multiplayer" aspect of the game.


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Call of Duty unsurprising tops Xbox Live activity list for 2012

Call of Duty unsurprising tops Xbox Live activity list for 2012

Many gamers played a bunch of different games on Xbox Live throughout 2012, but there are a handful of titles that obviously rise above the rest in terms of activity. Today Microsoft's Major Nelson released a list of the top 20 Xbox Live titles of 2012, and we're seeing some entries that are predictable and others that are somewhat surprising. Care to guess which game landed at the top of the list?

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Halo 2 PC multiplayer servers going dark in February

Halo 2 PC multiplayer servers going dark in February

If you're still enjoying Halo 2 on PC, then we've got some sad news for you. In the latest installment of the Halo Bulletin, Halo Waypoint's Jessica Shea announced that the multiplayer servers for the PC port will be going dark next month. Specifically speaking, players will have until February 15, 2013 to get their multiplayer kicks in, because after that date, Halo 2's online multiplayer will be inaccessible.

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Leftover Halo 4 features found lurking in game code

Leftover Halo 4 features found lurking in game code

We all know that a game changes very frequently during the development process - some features get fully implemented and make it to the finished product, while others are only partially developed and ultimately get left on the cutting room floor. It's no different with Halo 4, and today we're finding out that there were a couple particularly cool armor abilities 343 Industries had to do away with before shipping the game. They were discovered by the folks at TheHaloCouncil, who did a little bit of digging in Halo 4's code and filmed a video showing off these armor abilities that almost were.

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Halo 4 ban affected less than 200 gamers

Halo 4 ban affected less than 200 gamers

Microsoft released a new map pack for Halo 4 about a week ago, and some gamers were reporting that they were getting banned after accessing the new Crimson map pack. Of course, this seemed to be a bug on Microsoft's end, and while it seemed like it was a huge fiasco where thousands of gamers were getting banned, Microsoft has announced that the bug only affected 200 gamers in total.

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Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack available today on Xbox 360

Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack available today on Xbox 360

Suit up Spartan, because the Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack launches today on the Xbox Live Marketplace. At 800 MSP, this Map Pack adds three new multiplayer maps to the game, and is the first of three announced DLC map packs. It's a part of the War Games Map Pass too, which grants you access to all three map packs for 2000 MSP - 400 MSP off the price of purchasing each one separately.

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Halo 4 map pack release dates reportedly outed

Halo 4 map pack release dates reportedly outed

When it comes to Halo 4 DLC, we already know quite a bit. We know that Microsoft and 343 Industries are planning three separate map packs named Crimson, Majestic, and Castle. We also know that the companies are offering a War Games Map Pass for 2,000 MSP, which means that opting for the Map Pass will save you 15% over buying each map pack individually. What we didn't know, however, is when these map packs would be releasing.

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Halo 4 launch day sales break $220 million

Halo 4 launch day sales break $220 million

We all expected Halo 4 to be big, but as it turns out, it's actually the biggest launch in Halo history. Microsoft announced today that the game managed to rake in $220 million on its first day, and should hit $300 million by the end of its first week. That definitely isn't chump change, and it looks like fans haven't abandoned the Halo series yet, despite the change up in developers.

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