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343 Industries partnering with Skullcandy for Halo audio gear

In the Halo games, turning on skulls will change certain aspects of the game. For example, Grunt Birthday Party makes alien heads explode with confetti. Hopefully that won't happen to you when you turn on a different kind of Halo skull - as in, a Halo-branded headset from audio manufacturer...

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Halo composer sues Bungie CEO over unpaid benefits

Former Halo series and Destiny composer Martin O'Donnell is suing Bungie CEO Harold Ryan over allegedly unpaid benefits, according to a filing issued with the King County, Washington court. O'Donnell's filing reaffirms his claim that he was fired "without cause" from Bungie, and further alleges...

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Rumor: Halo 1-4 bundled in Master Chief Collection for Xbox One

The saga of Master Chief will be packaged up in Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One this year, Engadget reported. The bundle will seemingly combine Bungie's Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and Halo 3 as well as 343 Industries' contribution, Halo 4, into one HD-remastered pack. The Master...

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Report: Microsoft negotiating with Showtime for Halo series

Microsoft is "deep in negotiations" to bring its live-action, Steven Spielberg-produced Halo series to Showtime, according to Variety. The report states that Microsoft and Showtime are "close to a deal" with showrunners on an agreement that is said to involve episodes appearing on Showtime before...

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Halo: Combat Evolved multiplayer lives on with GameRanger

The PC versions of Halo: Combat Evolved, its demo and Halo: Custom Edition are now playable through the third-party matchmaking and online gaming program GameRanger. Halo was slated to suffer loss of online functionality when GameSpy's matchmaking services go dark on May 31. GameRanger began in...

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No Halo movie in sight, but a 'digital feature' is coming this year

Microsoft's monolithic Halo franchise has yet to make it to movie theaters, but that hasn't stopped protagonist Master Chief from stomping onto other, shorter pieces of film. Microsoft and 343 Industries have vaguely announced a new Halo "digital feature project" to be released in 2014, and...

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Halo: Spartan Assault charges to Steam on April 4

Halo: Spartan Assault, the twin-stick shooter spinoff of Microsoft's popular first-person shooter series, will arrive on Steam on April 4. Developed by 343 Industries and Vanguard Entertainment, the game will cost $4.99 on Valve's distribution platform. Additionally, players can pick up the game...

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Report: Halo 2 Anniversary coming this year, says Master Chief voice actor [update]

Update: Downes is now distancing himself from his earlier statement and denying that he has insider knowledge of an imminent re-release of Halo 2. "What I said was: 'I think you're ahead of yourself on H5. I have read some things online that you can look forward to a H2 anniversary edition maybe...

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Halo: Spartan Assault drops tomorrow on Xbox 360

343 Industries and Vanguard Entertainment's twin-stick shooter spinoff Halo: Spartan Assault will launch as a downloadable game for the Xbox 360 tomorrow, following up on previous releases for the Xbox One, Windows 8, and Windows Phone. Played from an overhead perspective, Spartan Assault...

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'No plans' for a Halo movie, says Microsoft

Spartans never die, readers; they're just Missing In Action. Likewise, it seems that rumors of a movie based on the Halo series also will not die. This newest wave of rumors traces back to a since-deleted tweet from Production Weekly which, according to GamesIndustry International, stated, "The...

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