Despite some massive budgets for a few of these titles, it didn't stop the games from tripping and falling on their face once they hit the market – this is despite the fact that just about every game on this list sold quite well. So here are the major games that failed to properly meet player expectations and disappoint greatly in 2014.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection is due for release on the Xbox One on November 11th. Some people might be wondering what the big deal is and why they would be excited to play some decade-old (and older) games on their brand spanking new Xbox One?
Can't wait for November 11th? Well, no worries. There are videos and media popping up all over the place prepping for the Xbox One's biggest fall release, Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The latest video features 10 minutes of gameplay from the 1080p, 60fps redo of Halo 4 for the Xbox One.
Now here's a clever way to stop piracy: lock achievements to post-launch patches. Very, very clever. While the Xbox One hasn't been cracked (yet) there are already some nifty new ways that developers are utilizing and leveraging the software side to ensure that only legitimate players will get the most out of the game.
A new video has been released for the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection that covers one of the more popular maps from Halo 2... Lockout. I never really liked the map because it was too small and circular but it was easily one of the more popular maps in online matches.
The jobs landscape is in a pretty ruined state for some countries; finding work is becoming extremely difficult and maintaining a decent paying job is even harder. Well, this kind of hurdle in life isn't exempt from even the most well recognized names in the gaming industry.
Marty O'Donnell is no longer working with the company that helped put his name on the map due to undisclosed reasons. All we know is that the top executives of Bungie fired O'Donnell and he's not coming back. Well, the composer filed a lawsuit and actually won a recent settlement.
One of the biggest games announced for Xbox One so far is Halo 5. Halo has been the flagship franchise for Xbox since 2001 when Combat Evolved convinced millions of gamers to buy the original Xbox. Microsoft hopes that the first Xbox One Halo game can give their next-gen console a lift as well.
Halo fans will be happy, as one of the founding features that helped shape the Halo brand will be making a return to the Xbox One this fall.
The collection will contain everything that was discussed in the previous leak, which includes Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4.
The video is a few months old but not everyone has seen it yet. It comes at a right proper time just before Microsoft unveils something Halo related tomorrow during their E3 2014 press conference.
A new batch of screenshots for Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition's Halo Mash-Up Pack were released this weekend on Halo Waypoint. The images give us a look at several pre-made locations included in the DLC pack.
343 Industries has made it known that they've decided to not make the newest Halo title for a console currently sitting in a retirement home, waiting for its transfer into the hospice for seventh gen consoles.
Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition will be getting a Halo Mash-Up Pack soon. The first screenshots from 4J Studios reveal that the DLC includes iconic characters from the franchise.
There is a rumor running rampant since a few hours ago stating that this year's Halo outing isn't Halo 2: Anniversary Edition, but rather a collector's series of games all focusing on the rise and status of the iconic Spartan, Master Chief.