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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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?…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…