Halo 2

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FeatureBungie bids Halo farewell

Eric Osborne looks back at 10 years of Master Chief.

VideoMeet Halo's multiplayer announcer

It's veteran actor Jeff Steitzer.

FeatureBungie's Damian Isla

Bungie's AI guru on the thinking behind Halo.

Halo 2 Multiplayer

Time to fragging forget about the Campaign mode, okay?

Key events

The original Xbox turns 15 in Europe

Halo! Amped! Project Gotham Racing! More!

Xbox duo's card game Exploding Kitten taking Kickstarter by storm

10% funded in 20 minutes, 1000% funded in an hour.

Bungie ordered to return shares to composer Marty O'Donnell

After dev argued he'd be a "bothersome presence at board meetings".

Bungie forced to pay $95k to ex-Halo, Destiny composer

Marty O'Donnell wins damages after departure from the company.

PC drivers for Xbox One controller now available

Plus, another Halo 2 Anniversary hint.

Microsoft: Halo 2 Anniversary multiplayer "would have to be fantastic"

"In this fictitious world where that game existed..."

Microsoft cryptic amid Halo 2 Anniversary rumours

"Your Halo journey on Xbox One begins in 2014."

Halo and Gears of War writer joins Amazon Games Studios

"I wouldn't be there unless something cool was brewing."

Bungie explains that its scrapped Project Phoenix was "Minecraft-like"

"There were big castles and you could knock them down with trebuchets."

The Halo trilogy, Fez and Dyad outed on the Steam database

UPDATE: Microsoft denies Halo coming to Steam. Dyad creator confirms. Aiming for a March release.

Bungie's Destiny “still quite like Halo”

Sense of exploration rekindles memories of Elite.

Why 343 isn't ready to show us Master Chief's face

But is it prepared to kill Halo's iconic hero?

BBC News mistakes Halo UNSC logo for UN

UPDATE: BBC tells Eurogamer: "Very occasionally mistakes do happen."

Halo 2 ARG designer creates Oprah Winfrey Facebook game

"Unlock the superpower of gratitude inside yourself."

Bungie closes Halo stats with eye-popping infographic

"We have followed your careers with great interest."

The Xbox is 10 years old today

Charge your glasses.

FeatureBungie bids Halo farewell

Eric Osborne looks back at 10 years of Master Chief.

Microsoft: "We lost our way" with Halo

"Master Chief the John Wayne character."

Bungie bids emotional farewell to Halo

"Halo is in great hands... yours."

Halo marks 10th birthday with art book

Coffee table tome due out in October.

Microsoft announces Halo Fest

New game reveal at August PAX blow-out?

Mona Lisa Halo motion comic release date

Microsoft to improve Halo Waypoint.

How Halo's monk chant music came to be

Composer "bitter-sweet" now it's gone.

VideoMeet Halo's multiplayer announcer

It's veteran actor Jeff Steitzer.

Age of Booty dev helped make Halo DLC

And Black Ops DLC, Halo Waypoint.

Rumour: TimeShift dev remaking Halo 1

Reportedly has online co-op.

Rumour: Microsoft remaking Halo 1

Using the Halo: Reach engine.

Microsoft still committed to Halo movie

"Maybe we'll even fund it ourselves."

Apple boss furious at MS Bungie buy-out

Steve Jobs threw toys out of pram.

People still playing Halo 2 somehow

Refusing to finish the fight.

Xbox Live for Xbox 1 officially killed

Bungie says goodbye to Halo 2.

Bungie recalls "brutal" Halo 2 crunch

Thought they were "all going to die".

Halo 2 E3 demo was "smoke and mirrors"

Bungie had to scrap engine afterwards.

FeatureBetter Than Halo: The Making of Halo 2

As Microsoft prepares to switch off Xbox 1, Bungie reveals the painful birth of the game that defined Xbox Live.

Loyal Halo 2 fans invited to Reach beta

Given other presents as consolation.

Halo 2 DLC issues resolved

Frags to riches.

MS working to restore Xbox 1 DLC

Still killing it off in mid-April though.

Bungie giving Halo 2 "one last hoorah"

But "saddened" by XBL Xbox 1 funeral.

Halo 3: ODST sales reach 2.5 million

Plus: Master Chief set to return.

Spielberg to produce Halo movie?

He is "blown away" by script, says report.

Jackson's Halo project "on hold" - MS

Um, they should probably give him a ring.

Jackson's Halo project officially dead

Blomkamp not interested in film, either.

New Halo destination planned for Live

Waypoint to offer exclusive videos etc.

New Halo anime films on the way

They'll be released early next year.

Microsoft settles in Halo lawsuit

Multiplayer patents allegedly infringed.

All Halo music for one soundtrack

Costs a fair bit, out Monday.

Maddie reference spotted in Bungie trailer

Controversy kicks off over what it means.

Gearbox in talks to do new Halo game

But no deal in place yet, says Variety.

FeatureBungie's Damian Isla

Bungie's AI guru on the thinking behind Halo.

Halo has "a lot to learn" from COD4

So says Bungie's AI boss.

MS still seeking staff for Halo project

Creative director wanted.

Bungie talks AI and animation

It's all about picking up pencils.

Del Toro excited about Halo

It's more than grunts in space.

Halo 1 maps remade for Halo 2

For Xbox and Xbox 360 owners.

Halo 2: 4.75m gamertags

670 million games played.

More ways to get Halo 3 beta

Including one that's not US-only.

Bungie vet's new studio

Not necessarily MS-exclusive.

Halo 2 beats off Gears

Still number one on Live.

Halo 2: 4 billion games played

Plus: new Halo trilogy theme.

Halo film postponed

But it will be back, apparently.

Studios pull out of Halo film

Fox, Universal unhappy.

Jackson talks up Halo film

On script, director, more.

Halo film director speaks

On the Chief, Covenant, more.

Halo film due in 2008

Director a relative unknown.

New Halo comic announced

It'll be published monthly.

Halo graphic novel preview

Now available online.

500m Halo 2 games played

Bungie celebrates online success.

Feature2005 UK Sales Review

Part One: How current-gen consoles did in 2005.

Halo graphic novel on the way

Featuring all your old friends.

Kill the cast of Hollyoaks

Well, play them at Halo 2.

MS auctions off Halo 2 billboard

It's for a good cause.

Free 2d Halo shooter

Unofficial, obviously.

Del Toro considers Halo film

Would rather do Hellboy 2.

Peter Jackson on the Halo film

He hopes it won't suck.

Halo 1/2 spruced up for 360

Prog-scan, widescreen, FSAA.

Halo even better on 360?

Bungie hints at enhancements.

X360 runs Halo 1/2 from day one

Come back evolved.

IN-FUSIO signs Halo for mobiles

Rings around the world.

Halo movie to shine in 2007?

Plus, triple pack for Xbox?

Halo 2 update due today

Cheaters, your time is up.

Halo 2 Map Pack out now

All nine maps up for grabs.

More Halo 2 maps

Now free of charge.

Halo 2 World Champ named

His parents must've loved him.

Big studios consider Halo flick

Film chiefs court Master Chief.

MS' Halo film demands

Wants big commitment.

Halo 2 maps delayed in US

No word on European date.

New Halo 2 maps next week

Next Monday is going to be "Maptacular", says Bungie. And one of the packs is "Killtacular", too.

Halo 2 expansion pack revealed

Bungie confirms rumours of a multiplayer add-on complete with nine new maps. And they might even be free. Eventually.

Major Halo announcement soon

Bungie says it will make "a major announcement" offering details of its new maps, which will be "available for everybody", as rumours of an expansion pack go unanswered.

Halo 2 Multiplayer

Time to fragging forget about the Campaign mode, okay?

Halo 2 Single Player

Can Microsoft's hype bomb blow everyone's expectations out of the water?

FeatureHalo 2 Multiplayer Walkthrough: Movie and Impressions

Download the full movie of Bungie's behind-closed-doors presentation, and read how the developer took the wraps off the biggest online console game ever.

FeatureE3 2003: Halo 2

I want to be the Master Chief when I grow up.

FeatureHalo 2

Journey to Earthcity with the Master Chief.