Spielberg Movie “Implosion” Comment: Why He’s Making a Halo TV Series

A new Xbox One Halo game debuted at Microsoft's E3 press conference this week, about an hour after we predicted it would based on seeing Frank O'Connor among the VIP attendees. Turns out, that may not be the only Halo-related news this week, as Steven Spielberg just predicted the "implosion" of the movie industry, a comment that may explain why Spielberg is working on a Halo TV series. As first covered by The Hollywood Reporter, Spielberg and George Lucas were members of a panel at USC celebrating the opening of the … [Read more...]

Frank O’Connor at Xbox 2013 E3 Media Briefing, New Halo for Xbox One?

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Microsoft's Xbox One reveal press conference a few weeks ago hinted at some new games in the Halo series, and as we sit here waiting for the Xbox E3 2013 media briefing to kick off, we're pleased to report that a new Halo game for Xbox One may make a very public appearance in a little less than an hour. How can we tell? Frank O'Conner from 343 Industries was standing right in front of us talking to some rather high-level individuals with the PR staff. As you can see in the image above, Frank O'Connor -- known as … [Read more...]

Halo 4 Review

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It’s very nice to have the Master Chief back where he belongs in the Halosphere. The past few entries with Bungie at the helm have dabbled with other Spartan and Helljumping characters, but with 343 Industries now steering the ship, Halo 4 brings the franchise back where it began: Master Chief and Cortana battling to save the universe and themselves. It’s that second bit that creates the most intriguing elements in Halo 4, the reasons for which I’ll get into later, because everything else feels instantly familiar. The … [Read more...]

Halo 4 Release Date Unveiled: Nov. 6 – Worldwide

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Halo 4 finally has an official release date -- and one that will be worldwide, not just in North America. The official Halo 4 release date: Nov. 6, 2012. Halo 4 marks the return of legendary hero Master Chief. Set four years after the events in Halo 3, Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. “We are beginning a new saga with Halo 4 and embarking on a journey that will encompass the next decade of Halo games and experiences,” said Phil … [Read more...]

Red vs. Blue Season 9 DVD Set Giveaway

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It's only appropriate that as we celebrate a decade of Halo (hello, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary) that we see the DVD release of Red vs. Blue Season 9, a hilarious animated series that's grown from a niche comedy about wayward Spartans in Blood Gulch to a worldwide phenomenon. When Rooster Teeth released the first few episodes of Red vs. Blue it seemed cute; now a Red vs. Blue release is darn near an event. Before the events of the Blood Gulch Chronicles, there was Project Freelancers, an experimental military … [Read more...]

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Now Available for Xbox 360

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Today marks the 10th anniversary of the original Xbox's release and, of course, the release of Halo. For months the Xbox was jokingly referred to as "a Halo adapter for my TV." Today, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary edition ships for Xbox 360 to remind players just why that original game was so popular. Click the following link to read our full Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary review. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is a remastered version of the original Halo campaign, and it includes online multiplayer via … [Read more...]

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Review

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The original Halo: Combat Evolved gets plenty of accolades for rejuvenating the console FPS scene, but it’s the narrative and multiplayer that have kept the franchise running strong for a decade. November 15 marks the tenth anniversary of Halo’s launch with the original Xbox, a milestone met head-on by Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, a remastered version of the game that started it all, complete with Xbox Live multiplayer and Kinect voice recognition. The updated graphics and online functionality are great, and the … [Read more...]

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Launch Events at Microsoft Stores

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The original Master Chief experience, Halo: Combat Evolved, is making its grand high-definition appearance on Xbox 360 next week, as Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary edition ships to retail on Nov. 15. The day before, on Nov. 14, Microsoft is hosting a series of special launch events at its Microsoft Stores. If you live near one of those stores, we thought you might want to learn more about what's going on. At the stroke of midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 15, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will ship to celebrate the … [Read more...]

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition Getting Xbox Kinect Support

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Microsoft dropped a cluster bomb of new info about Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary this weekend, including announcing Xbox Kinect support for the upcoming Halo compilation and revealing that the classic multiplayer map Hang 'Em High has been reimagined for the game. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Edition is slated to release Nov. 14. You can pre-order it from Amazon here: Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. The Xbox Kinect functionality in Halo: Anniversary will include voice commands and a new feature that lets … [Read more...]

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary to Include Classic “Headlong” Map

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We all know that Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary is going to sell like hotcakes and give Halo fans a chance to finally play the original game on their Xbox 360. Since it's such a tribute, in that sense, Halo fans will surely rejoice at the news today that Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will include the classic "Headlong" multiplayer map. The re-envisioned Headlong map has a new name to go along with its new graphics: "Breakneck." Unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show, Breakneck (known as "Headlong" in classic mode) … [Read more...]