The new Halo: Spartan Assault game has officially been announced by Microsoft for Windows 8 and Windows 8 Phones. The game is a top-down, isometric shooter where players will assume the role of a Spartan and blast through opposition with a plethora of weapons made famous in previous Halo titles.
The Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale kicks off today with a resounding bang, offering Halo games on the cheap alongside another 15 titles, all going for super-bargain bin prices.
Want to play Halo: CE, Halo 2 and Halo 3 on Steam? Well you can't. Tough luck sonny boy (or girl). While we originally reported on a Steam database app showcasing the Halo trilogy as possible entries for upcoming releases on Steam, turns out that one of our readers was correct in that it was probably just devkit tools, as Microsoft has denied that their prime-time blockbuster series for the Xbox was coming to Steam.
Video game violence is quite prevalent. There are guns in just about every other game out there that isn't a non-character based puzzle title. So, quite naturally an ammunition supply company decided to release their own Halo-branded bullets and the connection between video games and real life bullet branding did not sit well with the heads at Microsoft at all.
For those Halo fans out there who read the books and got neck-deep in the lore would know that one of the best parts about Halo is the one thing they never focus on in the game: the space battles. Well, a group of modders have taken it upon themselves to further expand the Halo universe to where I think it actually belongs: the 4x genre. A new livestream video has become available to give gamers a look at a total conversion for a Halo 4x mod called Sins of The Prophets.
Do you consider yourself an experienced gamer? If so, you'll appreciate a new video called the "Video Game Alphabet" that pays tribute to the past few decades of virtual entertainment.
Drop that ban hammer Microsoft and drop it hard! That'll teach 'em, right? Well, that seems to be the method that the big software giant is employing for anyone playing the pre-release version of Halo 4's multiplayer via Xbox Live.
In each Halo game starring the Master Chief, John-117, we've come closer and closer to seeing what's under the helmet. He always takes off the space-age motorcycle helmet as the camera zooms/pans/moves away from him so you can never actually see his face, but you can get a glimpse of it in the leaked video of the Legendary Ending for Halo 4.
A half-time tribute video has almost reached viral status due to being one of the most awesome half-time shows for a college football game. The choreography, the music, the timing, it's all pitch perfect. The near 10 minute video comes from Ohio State University's marching band during the game against Nebraska, in which they do a half-time show celebrating video games.
Every so often you'll hear detractors of the Halo brand talk about the franchise being “milked”. While these kind of negative assertions are oftentimes brushed off by the community, they apparently hold more weight with the people who made Halo famous in the first place. Ensemble Studios recently revealed that Halo Wars may have been a step too far and was an attempt to whore the franchise out, according to Bungie.
FreddieW, champion of YouTube and hero to creative underdogs the world around, has assembled a team of the most popular, most badass gaming legends of today's generation to face off against old-school minions and icons...and the results aren't pretty.
This fall Microsoft and 343 Industries have plans to unleash the next chapter in the popular Halo saga. Halo 4 will kickstart a brand new trilogy of games starring Master Chief and Cortana, his trusty AI sidekick. To help gamers get the most out of both the co-op and competitive multiplayer, Mad Catz has announced specially branded Halo 4 headsets.
Microsoft released a number of assets for the upcoming flagship FPS, Halo 4, during this year's E3 that includes a brief full-on look at the new Spartan Ops multiplayer mode, which enables players to battle cooperatively against increasingly difficult opponents.
The very first look at the single-player gameplay of Halo 4 for the Xbox 360 has been released. Thanks to this year's E3, Microsoft unveiled a brief glimpse at Master Chief and Cortana as they face off against old enemies, familiar enemies and brand new enemies.
While doing some crack-reporting on a big issue regarding the Syrian security issue and UN relations, the BBC managed to misplace the official United Nations symbol with Halo's United Nations Space Command logo. Epic free advertising win.