All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Halo 4’

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Nominated For Emmy

Last fall, in the run-up to the November release of Halo 4, Microsoft Studios released a five-part live-action mini-series called Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn. The series provided some back story for the Halo 4 campaign and was a surprisingly good live-action addition to the Halo lore. The mini-series has now been nominated for an Emmy Award. The nomination isn’t …

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Halo 4 Champions Bundle DLC Announced, Coming August 20

Halo 4 is getting some more DLC next month that adds new maps, new armor and even a new game mode to the mix. Microsoft Studios announced on Saturday that it will be releasing three new DLC packs on August 20. The three packs, while available separately, will be sold together as the Champions Bundle for $10. Here’s what you’ll …

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Halo 4 “Global Championship” Announced, $200K Grand Prize

Mocrosoft today announced a global Halo 4 tournament will take place this summer. The Halo 4 “Global Championship” is sponsored by 343 Industries in cooperation with Virgin Gaming. Microsoft stated that nearly $500,000 worth of prizes is up for grabs, including a $200,000 grand prize. The tournament will consist of five weeks of competition on Xbox Live. Halo fans can …

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Halo 4 Trailer Released For New Map Pack

Though it’s often baffling that the shooter genre has spawned the most successful console franchises, a little observations could reveal why. Game franchises such as Call of Duty and Borderlands are well-supported by their developers and new content is being released for the titles on a nearly bi-monthly basis. Now, this could be a chicken-and-the-egg problem of which came first, …

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Conan O’Brien Reviews Cortana (And Halo 4)

Halo 4 was one of the most critically lauded games of last year. It proved that 343 Industries has what it takes to carry the Halo torch. Of course, it can’t really be deemed a critical success until it gets a pass from the toughest critic of them all. Clueless Gamer, Conan’s insanely delightful game review show, takes on Halo …

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Resumes in January

Microsoft today revealed the future of Halo 4 for the next couple of months. Of particular note is that Halo 4‘s Spartan Ops mode is going on hiatus until January. The first five interactive episodes of Spartan Ops, comprising the first half of “season 1″ have already aired. All five episodes will all be re-entered into Matchmaking, one per week, …

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Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack Coming December 10

343 Industries is certainly determined to support the Halo 4 multiplayer community. In addition to the weekly updates and story videos that accompany the game’s Spartan Ops mode, it appears that map packs for more standard multiplayer modes are coming as scheduled. Today 343 and Microsoft announced that the first Halo 4 map pack, Crimson, will be launching on December …

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Halo 4 Breaks Records, Sees $220 Million in Sales in First 24 Hours

Everyone knew that Halo 4 was going to have a huge launch, and now Microsoft is conforming that with some fresh sales figures. According to the company, Halo 4 topped $220 million in sales worldwide in its first 24 hours on the market. They compare that to some other big opening day launches from the world of cinema: “Halo 4 …

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Episode 2 Trailer Released

343 Industries today released the trailer for the upcoming second episode for Halo 4 Spartan Ops. For those who don’t know, Spartan Ops is the episodic co-op campaign that sends players on missions that are tied-in to animated episodes of a story that takes place six months after the end of the story in Halo 4. The episodes and the …

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Microsoft is Paying MS Points For Playing Halo 4

Competing with the Call of Duty franchise when it comes to player loyalty is hard. Microsoft’s strategy? Pay people to play Halo 4. Microsoft has unveiled its “Halo 4 Combat Tour Offer,” which pays gamers in Microsoft Points for playing multiplayer Halo 4. Players can start earning points once they once they hit 35 hours of multiplayer action. For that …

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Halo 4 Release May Dampen Voter Turnout Among Gamers [POLL]

Voting: it’s your civic duty. It’s the foundation of any democracy, a way for everyone to make their voice heard. Millions have fought and died to give you the right, and the privilege to cast your ballot. Without strong turnout on election day, the very fabric of our free society could unravel and usher in generations of disenfranchised citizens. Your …

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 5 – The Rescue

The conclusion to Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn gives a glimpse into what it would be like to be one of those UNSC soldiers that occasionally accompany Master Chief on his adventures. I can’t speak for others, but I barely notice when one of those soldiers dies while playing a Halo game. Thankfully for Forward Unto Dawn, the real Master …

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