“Halo 2 Anniversary” cinematic launch trailer released

A cinematic trailer for 343 Industries’ “Halo 2 Anniversary” was released today featuring clips from the various cut scenes in the game. “H2A” is just one part of “Halo: The Master Chief Collection,” which also includes “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary,” “Halo 3” and “Halo 4” all running at 1080p resolution and sixty frames per second, […]

“Halo: Nightfall” official trailer released

Set on a piece of the massive ring world that was destroyed during the finale of “Halo: Combat Evolved,” this new live-action mini-series executive produced by Ridley Scott tells the story of Office of Naval Intelligence Agent Jameson Locke and his team as they search for a mysterious compound discovered to be hidden among the ruins of the ancient Halo […]

Master Chief heads to Xbox One in November

“Halo: The Master Chief Collection” was announced for Xbox One this morning at Xbox’s Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing. The collection, which includes “Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary,” “Halo 2 Anniversary,” Halo 3″ and “Halo 4” will be available Nov. 11 for $60.Each game will include it’s own original multiplayer mode in it’s original form running on […]

Xbox Originals unveiled

Several shows are in production and planned for release on Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows 8, according to a post today on Xbox Wire. Two of the included programs are based on the hit “Halo” franchise. Steven Spielberg is executive producing an episodic series, and Ridley Scott is executive producing a “digital feature,” both […]

This week in gaming

Release that hounds… later “Watch Dogs,” the ambitious open-world game from developer Ubisoft Montreal that was set to launch along with Xbox One and PlayStation 4 has been delayed until Spring 2014, according to a post from the development teams on Ubisoft’s official blog. They want to take some extra time to polish the game before […]

Halo’s Spartans to assault Windows 8 devices

Microsoft and 343 Industries revealed today that the mysterious “Halo: Spartan Assault” that has appeared in several leaks leading up to the Electronic Entertainment Expo this month is a twin-stick, top-down shooter developed for Windows 8 devices.  The game was developed jointly by 343 Industries and Vanguard Games and is due to be released in […]

“Halo 4” review

  “Halo 4” is like a love letter to the Halo franchise. Almost all of the memorable parts of every mission throughout the single-player campaign brought back fond memories of previous Halo titles. The best parts of the multiplayer portion of the game are throwbacks to fan favorites from previous Halo titles. This is the […]

How do you sell a problem like Next Gen?

Games Industry International had a really poignant article written by Johnny Minkley that really began to dissect the next gen launches of previous systems and what might be necessary to sell the ever looming new systems on the horizon. The article mentioned, of course, how tired consumers are getting of the current gen systems and […]

Rely on your squad

It’s tough being a squad leader, isn’t it? What with having to make sure your team doesn’t suffer critical damage, ordering them around and fighting enemies things tend to get a little hairy. What doesn’t help is if your squad is as dumb as a sack of Deku nuts. Squad-based gameplay has taken some leaps […]

Hands on “Halo 4” multiplayer modes

Master Chief has a posse, apparently. Less than one hundred days remain until the newest (chronologically and developmentally) installment in the “Halo” series is released, and every day the hype train grows by a few cars. Many fans early on in the development of “Halo 4” feared that is was being driven toward “Call of […]