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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn review

Does Microsoft's low budget, live action web series work as a standalone DVD release?

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1st November 2012

Halo 4 review

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Halo 5 will have 4K support on Xbox One X

All Xbox 360 Halo games are getting backwards compatibility.

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VideoVideo: Games with awful product tie-ins

And liberty and Red Bull for all.

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What did Alien director Ridley Scott actually do for Halo: Nightfall?

"I'm not going to pretend his footprints and fingerprints are all over it..."

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Epoch: Returns - a game inspired by Mass Effect 1's planetary exploration

UPDATE: The Kickstarter campaign has been cancelled.

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Shake-up at Halo developer 343 Industries

Plus, our first glimpse at Halo for Xbox One?

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Halo 4 lead designer joins Dead Space dev Visceral

Scott Warner now design director on unannounced title.

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Halo and Gears of War writer joins Amazon Games Studios

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

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Creators of fan-made Halo PC game reckon they're on safe ground

But what will Microsoft's lawyers think of Project: Contingency?

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5 Halo: Spartan Assault released

Plus, Ryse digital comic grants "early leg up" in Xbox One game's multiplayer.

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Halo 4 Champions Bundle adds fresh maps, armour on 20th August

Three new packs included. No Andy Murray skin.

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Microsoft registers Halo: Spartan Assault domains

Spin-off? TV show? Something else?

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Halo project Bootcamp outed by Korean Rating Board

But it has nothing to do with Xbox One.

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn review

Does Microsoft's low budget, live action web series work as a standalone DVD release?

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Microsoft hauls Xbox Entertainment Awards website offline after user information revealed

UPDATE: Microsoft awards 1600MSP to all entrants as compensation.

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Halo 4's Castle Map Pack dated for April

Adds three new maps and a six-on-six playlist for 800 MSP.

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Halo 4, 3, Reach, Wars sale on Xbox Live today

UPDATE: Week-long deals revealed - BioShock for 4.50!

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Halo 4 Majestic Map Pack out next week, details revealed

Three maps, two playlists and Infinity Rumble.

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What does Microsoft's cloud-powered future mean for physical media?

As Halo 4 breaks records, Phil Harrison explains how Xbox is evolving.

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Halo 4 dev laments "missteps", will "do much better next time"

343 Industries still proud of "best" game in the series.

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Peripheral projected illusions: Microsoft demos IllumiRoom Kinect idea in video

Beaming the bits you don't usually see onto living room walls.

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FeatureGames of 2012: Halo 4

It all comes flooding back.

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Halo 4: Crimson Map Pack review

You've got red on you.

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Microsoft looking into Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack issue for season pass holders

UPDATE: Halo Waypoint telling users to reboot their consoles and try again.

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Wii U sees healthy US launch, numbers in line with Wii

But Xbox 360 outsells both combined.

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Halo 4 map packs release date leaked - rumour

UPDATE: Microsoft confirms they're coming in December, February and April.

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FeatureWhy are we stuck with games being released on a Friday?

An investigation into the origins, arguments and potential for change.

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Xbox 360, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8 and Smartglass: Microsoft Studios now "multiformat" says Harrison

"We're no longer just competing with the traditional console companies."

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GAME claims it's “in good shape” and will make 20m this year

Has 35% market share, but still no credit insurance.

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UK chart: Halo 4 top but sales lower than Halo 3, Reach

LittleBigPlanet Karting skids in 24th.

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FeatureReclaiming Halo's spark

Halo 4's the ultimate in fan service - but is it enough to carry on Bungie's legacy?

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Digital FoundryDigital Foundry vs. Halo 4

The new benchmark for Xbox 360 visuals?

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Digital FoundryHalo 4 Vehicles Performance Video

Master Chief enters one of Halo 4's most impressive combat zones and commandeers a vehicle...

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Digital FoundryHalo 4 Cut-Scenes Performance Video

An impressive improvement over Halo Reach by virtually every measurable criteria.

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Digital FoundryHalo 4 Combat Performance Video

Straight out blasting action across a range of environments in 343's first Halo epic.

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Halo 4 review

Truth or reconciliation?

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Halo 4 devs scold Xbox Live sexism

"I'd like to think most of our players don't support this kind of behaviour."

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Halo 4 War Games Pass revealed

Three map packs for 17 / 2000 MS Points.

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Microsoft battling Halo 4 spoiler videos after inevitable leak

"This is how surprised I am about this..."

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Microsoft slaps down user creation rules for machinima, videos, fanfiction

UPDATE: "The rules are basically the same," Halo dev responds.

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

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

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This week on Outside Xbox

Synergising with Frank O'Connor, stalking Chet Faliszek, gaming's greatest roadtrips and more.

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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is more space soap than space opera

Microsoft's ambitious web-series starts off all Battlestar Galactica: Junior High.

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What's the deal with quick-time events in Halo 4?

343 Industries' Frank O'Connor explains.

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FeatureCan Halo 4 capture the series' spark?

343's made an authentic Halo game, but the jury's out whether it has an identity of its own.

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EGXSo, what's the Covenant doing in Halo 4?

Frank O'Connor answers the burning questions at Eurogamer Expo. Plus, nerfed jetpacks.

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Frank O'Connor on how Halo 4 gets the most out of the 7-year-old Xbox 360

343 to stick with Halo engine for future Halo games on next-gen Xbox.

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EGXMicrosoft line-up announced for Eurogamer Expo

Fable, Gears of War: Judgment and Dance Central 3 join Halo 4 and Forza Horizon on the show floor.

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There are 8 different Halo 4 UK pre-order deals

And they're each exclusive to a different shop.

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TOWIE, Hollyoaks cast promote Halo 4

And Cameron Jerome from Stoke City.

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Halo 4 spoilers reveal main antagonist, among other things

Major plot details sneakily spotted in trailer, book listing. Oops.

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Halo 4 shows off new Grifball mode

Oddball and CTF tweaked too.

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343: Halo 4 Spartan Ops season longer than Halo 3: ODST

"Number of missions has no bearing on the length of the campaign."

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EGXHalo 4 playable multiplayer and developer session at Eurogamer Expo

343 Industries' Frank O'Connor to open the show on Thursday.

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Halo 4 multiplayer specialisations detailed

War Game Map Pass to cost 2000 MS Points.

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Halo 4 trailer shows off new UNSC weapons

Sticky Detonator! Saw! Railgun! Dubstep!

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Translucent Halo 4 Limited Edition Xbox 360 costs 269.99

MS reveals new standalone Halo 4 pad, too. Pictures within.

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Limited Edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 console makes noises

Can't think why you wouldn't want one.

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Halo 4 to support Microsoft Surface tablets

Anything Wii U can do, Microsoft can do too?

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Halo 4 multiplayer requires an Xbox 360 hard drive or 8GB USB flash drive

Playing with a hard drive provides an "optimal experience".

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New Halo 4 info spills from retailer quiz

10 new weapons! 2 new vehicles! 50 Spartan Ops missions spread over 10 weeks! And is that clan support?

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What video game developers think of Surface

iPad killer or Microsoft's secret weapon in the battle for the next generation?

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Microsoft rejects Motorola settlement offer as Xbox patent row escalates

Refuses suggested royalty of 2.25 per cent on each Xbox sold.

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Digital FoundryTech Analysis: Halo 4 at E3

Digital Foundry assesses the new graphics tech devised by 343 Industries.

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Digital FoundryHalo 4 E3 Performance Analysis Video

A preview of the kind of performance level we can expect from 343 Industries' debut Halo offering.

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Microsoft reviews its E3 performance

Xbox's Chris Lewis on keeping the core happy, glossing over Gears and why we didn't see new hardware.

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VideoHalo 4 War Games gameplay video

A quick look at competitive multiplayer mode, War Games.

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VideoHalo 4 Spartan Ops gameplay video

First look at gameplay from Halo 4's new co-operative mode, Spartan Ops.

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VideoHalo 4 Infinity multiplayer video

Take part in War Games and Spartan Ops during your Spartan career aboard the UNSC Infinity.

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FeatureE3 Reaction: Microsoft vs. Sony: The Console War Is Over, For Now

Both companies have new goals and the contrasts yesterday illustrated them.

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VideoWatch the Halo 4 live gameplay demo

343 Industries' live demo from the Microsoft E3 conference.

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First glimpse at Halo 4 confirms Forerunners as enemy

UPDATE: First campaign gameplay trailer added.

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BBC News mistakes Halo UNSC logo for UN

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

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More Halo 4 multiplayer details revealed

Plus, first look at lavish $99 limited edition.

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Halo 4 live action web series Forward Unto Dawn launches this autumn

Introduce a new character who ties in with the game.

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Halo 4 release date 6th November

UPDATE: Microsoft confirms.

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VideoNew Halo 4 mini-doc shows soundtrack recording

Massive Attack producer takes over Abbey Road.

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Halo 4 score composed by Massive Attack producer

Neil Davidge is series' first new composer since 2001 original.

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Halo 4 multiplayer details, Spartan Ops revealed

Weapon camping, respawn delay eradicated.

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VideoHalo 4 dev diary meets the 343 Industries team

"We have aspirations to become the best games studio in the world."

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343 confirms Halo 4 is native 720p

Addresses perks concern.

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FeatureHalo 4 Preview: Remaster Chief

Bungie finished the fight, but 343 is ready to start it all over again.

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VideoHalo 4 developer diary shows new footage

Microsoft's 343 Industries reveals Master Chief's next adventure.

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First in-game Halo 4 screenshots revealed

It's the "best-looking game on Xbox", says dev.

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Halo 4 perks system introduced

"We're not chasing Call of Duty or Battlefield" insists 343 Industries.

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Bungie co-founder on Halo 4: "I'd be pretty surprised if they wiffed it"

Expects MS will grant 343 the time and resources to "make it great".

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Microsoft: Xbox 360 exclusives need "quality" not quantity

Bemoans Sony "selling old franchises with HD remakes".

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Spielberg-backed Halo movie for 2012?

UPDATE: MS says press release "inaccurate".

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Why you can't drive Forza 4's Warthog

"They didn't give us tyres from 2525."

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VideoHalo Fest: Celebrating 10 Years video

343 industries throws a party.

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Halo creative director quits Halo 4

"I'm not going to waste one more day."

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Master Chief stars in Halo 4 teaser pic

343's latest suit design revealed.

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VideoTop Gear talks Halo 4 Warthog video

Clarkson gives the Forza 4 rundown.

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VideoHalo 4 panel video from Halo Fest

343 Industries take the stage.

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VideoHalo 4 concept art video

Master Chief's next chapter revealed.

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Halo 4, 5, 6 the "Reclaimer Trilogy"

343 reveals first Halo 4 details.

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Halo 4 Warthog in Forza 4

Look but don't touch.

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Bungie's message to Halo fans

Give Microsoft "creative flexibility".

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FeatureBungie bids Halo farewell

Eric Osborne looks back at 10 years of Master Chief.

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Microsoft: If Halo falters, so does Xbox

Spencer piles on the pressure for 343.

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How Microsoft polices Xbox Live

"We focus on the really bad stuff."

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Halo 4 in development for two years

Anniversary extras star Guilty Spark.

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Microsoft: "We lost our way" with Halo

"Master Chief the John Wayne character."

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Bungie bids emotional farewell to Halo

"Halo is in great hands... yours."

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Halo 4's Master Chief "changed"

"There's a story behind his new look."

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Microsoft denies "milking" Halo

Remake "a project of passion not business".

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FeatureToday's Top Trailers - Day 3

Our pick of E3's videos, good and bad.

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FeatureToday's Top Trailers - Day 2

The best and worst of E3's videos so far.

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Halo 4 teaser screenshots

First screenshots of Master Chief's return.

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VideoHalo 4 announcement teaser

Master Chief back for a new trilogy.

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Microsoft unveils Halo 4 at E3

With a shiny but short teaser trailer.