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FeatureBungie bids Halo farewell

Eric Osborne looks back at 10 years of Master Chief.

VideoBungie celebrates 20th birthday

Waves goodbye to Halo franchise.

VideoMeet Halo's multiplayer announcer

It's veteran actor Jeff Steitzer.

VideoHalo: Reach Defiant DLC dev diary

Behind the scenes with 343 Industries.

Key events

6th October 2010

Halo: Reach updated

21st September 2010

Halo: Reach doubles UK 360 sales

12th September 2010

Halo: Reach

17th August 2010

Halo: Reach trailer

11th February 2010

Halo: Reach beta dated

14th December 2009

Halo: Reach Trailer

14th December 2009

Halo: Reach trailer

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

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

Halo and Gears of War writer joins Amazon Games Studios

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

Halo project Bootcamp outed by Korean Rating Board

But it has nothing to do with Xbox One.

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

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

Bungie helps a boy find his smile again

Warning: this one's a tear-jerker.

Bungie releases first Destiny concept art as story details leak

"Destiny is designed for your inner seven year old."

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."

Bungie's MMO style sci-fi FPS Destiny out 2013 as an Xbox 360, next Xbox timed exclusive

Expansion packs codenamed Comet revealed. Marathon 2 in the works.

Bungie closes Halo stats with eye-popping infographic

"We have followed your careers with great interest."

GRAW lead turns to Kickstarter to fund hardcore tactical shooter

Fans have been "crying out for one for years".

Bungie sets a date for final Halo handover

343 in full control of live data from 31st March.

Halo ATLAS app out this week

343 offers real-time player data and map info.

Enterprising gamer wants to be your virtual FPS bodyguard

£5 gets you 30 minutes of in-game protection.

Halo: Reach Anniversary Map Pack live

Saints Row Season Pass, NFS Time Saver pack.

Halo Reach gets Anniversary map pack next week

1200 Points for seven multiplayer favourites.

Halo: Anniversary Achievements listed

Plus: more Halo: Reach Gamerscore coming.

Halo CE Magnum coming to Reach

Title update also brings multiplayer fixes.

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."

VideoBungie celebrates 20th birthday

Waves goodbye to Halo franchise.

Bungie dates Aerospace reveal

Acti game announcement a long way off.

Halo: Reach demo released

Single-player, multiplayer, co-op.

Kinect: MS to "serve hardcore" at E3

Kinect Sports 2, Dance Central 2, more.

Bungie Aerospace trademarks "Crimson"

Global computer network and mobiles mentioned.

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.

Digital FoundrySource: Xbox new disc format gains 1GB

Big space upgrade for game developers.

Bungie: Activision is "hands-off"

"They are the publishers."

VideoMeet Halo's multiplayer announcer

It's veteran actor Jeff Steitzer.

MS doing more Fable, Halo, Gears, Forza

Has other "surprises" for E3.

MS justifies Games on Demand prices

£50 Reach tag covers "24/7 convenience".

VideoHalo: Reach Defiant DLC dev diary

Behind the scenes with 343 Industries.

Bungie's GDC MMO comment was "a joke"

"Playfully riffing off of the recent rumours."

Bungie's next game is an MMO

But it's not "WOW in space".

Halo: Reach Defiant map pack dated

New maps will set you back 800 Points.

Halo: Reach matchmaking goes down

UPDATE: It's back online.

Bungie doing Destiny MMO for Activision?

It's "WOW in space" - report.

Age of Booty dev helped make Halo DLC

And Black Ops DLC, Halo Waypoint.

BAFTA GAME Award shortlist revealed

Vote for your top title of 2010.

Halo: Reach Defiant Map Pack leaked

Includes three maps.

Channel 4 news report shows Halo 5

And Project Gotham Racing.

Rumour: TimeShift dev remaking Halo 1

Reportedly has online co-op.

No more Halo side-stories planned

343 Industries lays out franchise's future.

Microsoft Halo Kinect game clue found

Is it Milo and Master Chief?

2010 the biggest year in Xbox history

"It's official," cheers Microsoft.

Bungie trademarks reveal new game?

Osiris? Monarchy? Seraphs? Dead Orbit?

Halo: Cryptum novel out now

The Forerunners' past revealed.

1.3 billion Halo: Reach games logged

Plus, Bungie staff lose 23,000 matches.

VideoFallout 3's Megaton in Halo: Reach

Recreated without vault.

Digital FoundryHalo: Reach in 16 minutes, 34 seconds

Time-lapse video of the entire single-player campaign.

Digital FoundryTech Interview: Halo: Reach

An exclusive, in-depth chat with Bungie on the making of Reach.

MS responds to Halo 1 HD remake rumour

Speculation set to continue.

VideoBungie shows off Reach's Breakpoint

Final walkthrough from Noble Map Pack.

Bungie toyed with Reach space combat MP

Decided game was ambitious enough.

VideoWelcome to Halo: Reach's Tempest

Bungie walkthrough Noble Map Pack level.

VideoTake a tour of Halo: Reach's Anchor 9

New arena for Noble Map Pack.

Microsoft still committed to Halo movie

"Maybe we'll even fund it ourselves."

PSP "biggest disappointment" of 2010

Retailer: Halo: Reach "biggest surprise".

Halo: Reach level cap goes up

New rank and armour options available.

Halo: Reach bloats global 360 count

Plus: MS research spend up $65 million.

Apple boss furious at MS Bungie buy-out

Steve Jobs threw toys out of pram.

VideoHalo: Reach Noble map pack trailer

A trio of new levels for next month.

Halo: Reach biggest US game of 2010

Doubled Halo 3: ODST's sales.

Halo: Reach level cap going up

Expect the bump in November.

Reach campaign matchmaking goes live

Plus more playlist changes tomorrow, soon.

VideoThe making of Deliver Hope

Behind the scenes of Reach ad.

First Halo: Reach map pack revealed

Three new maps and new Achievements.

First Halo: Reach DLC announced

Noble map pack out 30th November.

Reach campaign matchmaking next week

Level cap may be lifted in a "month or two".

Spielberg goes shopping for Halo novels

Big screen adaptation back from the dead?

Halo: Reach updated

Playlists, maps, gametypes tweaked.

Bungie bans 15,000 Halo: Reach cheaters

This is just the beginning, soldier.

Halo: Reach DLC already on the way?

Inflated Achievements total sighted.

FeatureJust for the record?

Analysing Halo's launch.

MS debating "a more persistent" Halo

To turn it into an "ongoing relationship".

Halo: Reach doubles UK 360 sales

Chart-Track sees 99% jump.

Bungie outlines Halo: Reach changes

Betrayal! Campaign matchmaking!

UK chart: Halo: Reach rockets to top

As PlayStation Move arrives.

Halo: Reach played for a millennia

Bungie deploys statistics.

VideoHalo: Reach firefight - 15 mins

Another mode detailed.

FeatureMicrosoft's Phil Spencer

Japan? Yes we can! Etc.

Halo: Reach "biggest" MS game ever

Bigger than all the Halos, GOWs and Fables.

Digital FoundryHalo: Reach cut-scenes showcase

Showing off - and analysing - our favourite cinematics.

Digital FoundryHalo: Reach general performance analysis

A montage of high action scenes get the FPS treatment.

Digital FoundryHalo: Reach draw distance showcase

Engine analysis on long draw distance sections.

Digital FoundryHalo: Reach orbital shooting section

Halo's space combat sequence analysed.

Digital FoundryHalo: Reach AI stress test

Does the game's most AI-packed level impact performance?

Bungie had no choice but Activision

Big online element hinted for new project.

Reach generates $200m in day one sales

More than any entertainment launch in 2010.

MS fixing Reach campaign co-op issue

Hard drive required to play campaign co-op.

VideoHalo: Reach slayer multiplayer - 15 mins

We take Bungie's latest online.

Analysts doubt Reach can beat Black Ops

Either across all platforms or just on 360.

Bungie creating new engine for Acti game

Halo studio spills the beans on new tech.

Halo Waypoint refreshed for Reach

New social features and exclusive armour.

VideoSpartan jetpacks into Trafalgar Square

Bungie announce pigeon scaring project.

MS: No game is bigger than Halo

Predicts Star Wars: Episode 1-esque launch.

HMV doing midnight Halo: Reach launch

Retailer hopes to turn a Prophet.

Halo: Reach credit wipe, bans begun

Bungie fires the starting gun.

Halo: Reach

The long goodbye.

MS: Halo: Reach will outsell COD: Black Ops

"We have huge expectations."

Halo: Reach launch celebs named

Tonight's London party will be busy.

VideoHalo Reach co-op campaign gameplay

Climb every mountain higher!

MS "still eager" to make a Halo film

But will a Halo TV series come first?

Bungie to reset Reach Credits at launch

"It's nothing personal."

MS selects celebrity Reach team leader

17yo captain immediately lays down law.

VideoHalo: Reach - Deliver Hope Trailer

If Michael Bay made game trailers...

Bungie: Reach leak won't spoil game

Creative director cites replay value.

VideoHalo Reach live action trailer

Headshots Microsoft's ad budget.

MS: "Unauthorised" Halo: Reach risks ban

"We have ways of knowing."

Halo: Reach leaked

Fans urged to "go dark".

Master Chief's voice in Halo: Reach

More chatty than he was in Halo trilogy.

Bungie quashes Halo: Reach 3D rumour

"It terrified us when we heard about it."

VideoHalo: Reach trailer

Say Halo to the Spartans.

Over 40 assassinations in Halo: Reach

Beta provided "a mere sampling".

Halo 2 maps remade for Reach

Midship and Tower re-imagined.

EA admits COD and Halo will rule 2010

But has FPS crown in its sights.

Halo: Reach

Who's laughing now?

Bungie not bothered by Activision's rep

Doesn't matter who brings game to market.

FeatureReaching for the Stars

Bungie talks Activision, Halo 4 and more.

VideoHalo: Reach campaign trailer unleashed

The Spartan back-story to be told at last.

Halo console's custom sounds explained

Makes appropriate noises when prodded.

Forge World, Versus Firefight in Reach

Halo sequel shows new modes at Comic-Con.

VideoHalo: Reach's Forge World

How Forge has changed everything for Halo.

VideoUnboxing the Halo Reach Legendary edition

Trepidation! Awe! Reverence! Art book!

Halo: Reach Xbox 360 bundle announced

Limited Edition has custom sound effects.

Xbox 360 Halo: Reach bundle shots

Designed by Bungie.

343 ramping up Halo game recruitment

Time to finish the fight again?

Bungie explored Halo 4 before Reach

Decided Reach was more interesting.

Halo: Reach co-op difficulty scales

No need to manually change settings.

Halo: Reach is a "sad goodbye" - Bungie

Studio bids farewell with "labour of love".

VideoHalo: Reach's firefight mode

Team up and dig in - the Covenant will keep coming.

Halo: Reach

Reworked multiplayer mode from ODST.

Bungie confirms Firefight for Reach

New modes, customisable, matchmaking.

VideoHalo: Reach pulls no punches

Expanded melee system, space-combat.

VideoReach: The Good, the Badass and the Ugly

We'll never be this good. Or this badass.

Halo: Reach dated for September

Beta three times the size of Halo 3's.

VideoHalo: Reach Beta invasion gameplay

Staunch the Covenant flow.

Halo: Reach Invasion mode goes live

Elites vs. Spartans on Boneyard.

Halo: Reach

How different armour abilities are making their mark.

VideoHalo: Reach - Powerhouse split-screen

Whose house? That guy. No wait, that guy.

VideoHalo: Reach - Split-screen Sword Base

How Reach performs in a foursome.

VideoHalo: Reach - Sword Base gameplay

Leadbetter drops fools on the other level.

VideoHalo: Reach's beta tutorial is a classy affair

She is SO pumped about online deathmatch.

Halo: Reach beta "not quite operational"

"Expect suboptimal performance."

Digital FoundryHalo: Reach motion blur analysis

How does the beta's frame-blending look in action?

Digital FoundryHalo: Reach controller latency tests

Digital Foundry measures joypad response times.

Digital FoundryHalo: Reach beta performance analysis #1

Action from the Sword Base level in Reach.

Digital FoundryDigital Foundry vs. Halo: Reach beta

Performance analysis, latency tests and more with tons of video to pore over.

Halo: Reach

We have a poke around and get snappy.

VideoEG plays Halo: Reach on Powerhouse

Rich Leadbetter makes a Noble effort.

Bungie indicates PS3 support is likely

But won't say whether new game is MMO.

Bungie: IW plight didn't make us nervous

Also comments on announcement timing.

FeatureBungie explains Activision deal

Eurogamer talks to the studio about its next big thing.

Halo: Reach beta to end 19th May

Just over two weeks to get first look.

VideoBirth of a Spartan in Halo: Reach

Everybody's got to start somewhere.

Halo: Reach promo premieres this week

Teaser to show "Birth of a Spartan".

Digital FoundryHalo: Reach beta footage analysis

Digital Foundry runs frame-rate tests.

Halo: Reach Legendary Edition is £100

Means Spartan with considerable cash.

Halo: Reach

So MJOLNIR we can almost taste it.

Four new modes in Halo: Reach beta

Headhunter! Invasion! Stockpile! Etc.

Bungie details Halo: Reach beta

Discusses maps, jetpack use.

New Halo: Reach multiplayer details

Load Outs, Armour Abilities, jet packs.

Halo: Reach MP has all-new rules

Credits, Rank and Commendations.

Halo: Reach multiplayer detailed

Matchmaking changes, leagues, all sorts.

VideoHalo: Reach multiplayer gameplay

Mouth watering look at Bungie's newest.

Halo: Reach beta has jetpacks

New video shows modes, gameplay.

FeatureHalo: Reach

For the stars.

Halo: Reach

Finish the fight already.

Halo: Reach beta dated

Starts this May. "Big", apparently.

Halo: Reach doesn't use Project Natal

But you can pilot the Falcon.

Halo: Reach

Bungie's best looking game yet.

Bungie: "Halo: Reach for us is not Halo 4"

A standalone title in more ways than one.

Halo: Reach "better across the board"

Bungie's new engine is its best yet.

Bungie introduces Reach's Noble Squad

Only Spartans have the answer.

VideoHalo: Reach trailer

Too many Chiefs?

Greenberg reckons Reach will lap GT5

Xbox exec gets a bit fighty.

ODSTs to return in Halo: Reach?

"Would be a shame" if not in some form.

Halo: Reach screenshots leaked?

Battle Rifle, Needler sighted, among others.

Halo 3: ODST sales reach 2.5 million

Plus: Master Chief set to return.

Firefight could feature in Halo: Reach

"Probably has a good future home."

Bungie not ready to talk about Reach

And DLC for ODST is still unlikely.

Spielberg to produce Halo movie?

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

343: There is no Gearbox Halo project

MS comments on rumour and speculation.

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.

Halo Waypoint to "aggregate everything"

May be for Xbox Live Gold only.

New Bungie IP deal "close"

Mystery game still unsigned.

No Halo: Reach reveal this year

Prequel will be "big, epic and fun".

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.

Halo: Reach may employ Natal tech

Absolutely could, says Bungie president.

E3: Halo: Reach for autumn 2010

Bungie's secret game is an FPS.

E3: Halo 3: ODST dated, Reach confirmed

Reach beta invite with ODST.

E3: Xbox.com outs Halo: Reach?

Plus Joy Ride, Shadow Complex, more.

E3: Bungie working on Halo: Reach?

Rumoured autumn 2010 release.