All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘halo’

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 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 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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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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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Season One Trailer Released

There’s only one week to go before Halo 4 hits store shelves, but 343 Industries and Microsoft are still releasing previews for the game’s numerous gameplay modes. Today, the trailer for the first “season” of Spartan Ops has been released. For those who haven’t heard, Halo 3: ODST‘s and Halo: Reach‘s Firefight mode has been renamed to Spartan Ops. The …

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 4 Reveals a Savior

Previous episodes of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn have focused on Thomas Lasky – both his past and the struggles he faces at the academy as a result of his temperament and his family’s UNSC fame. This week’s episode propels Lasky into a leadership position and forces him to disregard his hesitations. For those who haven’t been keeping up with …

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Halo 4 Gameplay Launch Trailer Awakens the Forerunners

Gamers were rightfully worried when Halo 4 was announced. Bungie, the developers who created the franchise, had completed their Halo trilogy and even thrown in a prequel with Halo Reach. The Ark is destroyed. What more is there to say? A lot, it turns out. The Halo universe has grown far beyond the video games, and now has a backstory …

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Halo 4 Launch Trailer Shows Master Chief’s Past

Last week it was announced that the Halo 4 launch trailer would debut during Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on October 18. Today, the trailer has been released onto Halo Waypoint and has spread to all parts of the internet. The trailer, titled Scanned, was produced by David Fincher and directed by Tim Miller, who has worked on the visual …

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 3 Kicks Up the Action

When I spoke with the executive producers of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn this week it was hinted at that the series would be taking an action-packed turn. Today, the third episode was unveiled and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. For those unaware, Forward Unto Dawn is a live-action Halo web series that follows the early story of Thomas Lasky, a …

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Producers Talk Live-Action Halo

Speaking with Lydia Antonini and Josh Feldman, it’s clear they have a passion for digital media. The two are executive producers for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, a series that delves into the deep back-story of the Halo universe, while also setting up some of the events and relationships seen in Halo 4. Both are veterans of digital content and …

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 2 Released

Today the second episode of the live-action Halo web series Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn was released on Machinima and Halo Waypoint. For those who haven’t seen the first episode, the series chronicles the training of Hastati Squad, a group of recruits to the UNSC Corbulo Academy of Military Science. The UNSC is as war with insurrectionist colonists on disparate …

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Halo 4 Launch Trailer Debuts October 18, Produced by David Fincher

If there were any doubt that Halo is one of the biggest franchises in gaming history, those doubts can now be laid to rest. Today Microsoft and 343 Industries announced details about Halo 4‘s upcoming launch trailer. That’s right. The companies didn’t release extra pre-launch behind-the-scenes interviews, or another trailer highlighting the games’ weapons. They simply want people to know …

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