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Halo: Spartan Strike goes top-down on PC, mobile in December

Microsoft announced a new top-down Halo spinoff today for PC and mobile: Halo: Spartan Strike. Developed by 343 Industries and Vanguard Games, Spartan Strike will arrive on Windows 8 devices and Steam on December 12 for $6. Spartan Strike bears strong resemblance to the developers' other...

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White Xbox One Master Chief Collection bundle Brazil-bound, 'no plans' for US release

Xbox One owners in Brazil can look forward to a shiny white Xbox One in early 2015, when it will arrive carrying a copy of Halo: The Master Chief Collection in its box. Microsoft announced the special Xbox One / Master Chief Collection bundle this week during the Brazil Game Show, later telling IGN...

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343: Halo 2 Anniversary campaign not at native 1080p

The upgraded port of Halo 2 included in the Xbox One-exclusive series compilation Halo: The Master Chief Collection will not output at a native 1080p resolution, developer 343 Industries confirmed in an interview with IGN this week. The porting process initially placed Halo 2: Anniversary at...

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The Master Chief Collection getting Halo 2's 'Warlock' map

The final Halo 2 map being remade for the Halo: The Master Chief Collection is Warlock, Microsoft announced today. The multiplayer map was itself a remake of the Wizard map from Halo: Combat Evolved. Warlock, now known as "Warlord," joins five other multiplayer maps from Halo 2 that will return in...

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Halo, Halo 2 PC-exclusive maps included in Master Chief Collection

A collection of maps formerly exclusive to the Windows PC versions of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 will be included with the upcoming Xbox One series compilation Halo: The Master Chief Collection, developer 343 Industries revealed today. Returning maps include Timberland, Death Island,...

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection revitalizes Halo 2's Lockout

One of the most beloved maps from Halo 2, the twisty-turny Lockout, is getting an extreme makeover in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Apart from looking much, much better, the new-and-improved Lockout will feature a few new gameplay twists, notably some extra cover near the grav lift and "a...

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Halo: is it the TV you're looking for?

The custodians of Halo have considered "what it means to move television forward," says executive producer Kiki Wolfkill. It's an unusual line coming from 343 Industries, maker of Halo 4, but it shows a more practical streak than Microsoft's own (and now defunct) Xbox Entertainment Studios. ...

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Halo 5: Guardians beta shifts to Dec. 29 [UPDATE: Trailer added!]

The beta for Halo 5: Guardians begins on December 29 and ends on January 18, developer 343 Industries announced during Microsoft's Gamescom press conference. This is a slight shift from the initial beta launch dates of December 27 - January 17. Things unlocked in the beta will carry over to the...

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Master Chief Collection features skill-based ranking as per Halo 2 [UPDATE: Trailer added!]

Here's one tidbit from Microsoft's Gamescom conference that's sure to please fans of Halo 2's multiplayer: 343 Industries' producer Dan Ayoub announced the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection includes a skill-based ranking system with leveling "identical" to that of Halo 2. The news...

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'Halo Channel' digital network announced [UPDATE: Trailer added!]

Microsoft announced the Halo Channel during its Gamescom 2014 press event today. The channel is a digital network dedicated to original content centered around the first-person shooter series for Windows and Xbox One. The Halo Channel will host gameplay streams powered by Twitch, and also offers...

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