Halo 4

XB360 / Action / Release: Nov 6, 2012 / ESRB: M

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Ridley Scott producing Halo digital feature, with new Spartan hero

Ridley Scott producing Halo digital feature, with new Spartan hero

Director Ridley Scott of Alien and Blade Runner fame is the executive producer of a Halo project coming this year, according to Microsoft. It will be done through Scott's production company, Scott Free TV, with president David Zucker also producing. Neither will be handling the directorial duties personally, however, as that's going to Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, who has directed episodes of various TV shows like Prison Break and Falling Skies.

Read more: Follows a Spartan (but not the most famous Spartan) »

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Halo developer 343 gets new creative director, art director, and producer

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Halo developer 343 gets new creative director, art director, and producer

343 Industries has announced a shake-up to its staff, replacing or moving various positions within the company. Among the big changes are a new creative director, new executive producer, new art director, and those formerly assigned to those roles taking on new ones entirely.

Read more: Former exec producer to "transform the way you experience Halo" »

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Halo 4: Game of the Year Edition coming October

Halo 4: Game of the Year Edition coming October

Apparently someone did name Halo 4 "Game of the Year." So that means Microsoft is technically allowed to release a GOTY edition of 343's debut shooter.

As is typical of these re-releases, the upcoming GOTY edition will include the original game and additional DLC at a budget price.

Read more: $50 for the game and its DLC »

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Halo 4 getting sporty with Champions DLC in August

Halo 4 getting sporty with Champions DLC in August

Question: do you intend to be playing Halo 4's multiplayer in August? If so, you may be interested in the new DLC maps, mode and skins coming August 20. If not, you know, scroll down to read a story about a dog that reminded a wayward soul of the power of love by by barking when he got a frag in Quake, or something.

Watch: The Champions Bundle in action »

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District 9 director still interested in directing Halo movie

District 9 director still interested in directing Halo movie

At one point, Halo looked on the fast-track for a big-budget Hollywood adaptation. Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) was attached to direct, but the project was ultimately scuttled due to profit disputes. Blomkamp is still interested in the world, though, and says he would do if it he could have creative control.

Read more: 'My own interpretation versus 150 other people involved' »

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Halo 4 'Drop Shock' week offers extra challenges, discounts

Halo 4 'Drop Shock' week offers extra challenges, discounts

Microsoft and 343 Industries have christened this "Halo Week: Drop Shock," bringing a steady stream of new content and special deals for Halo 4. It all started with the Castle Map Pack that launched yesterday, but the companies have special challenges and discounts in store too.

Read more: Soundtrack, XP challenges, and discount maps »

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Halo 4 dropped stasis gun to make the game less sci-fi

Halo 4 dropped stasis gun to make the game less sci-fi

Halo 4 could have had a stasis gun. Or a "grapple harpoon." But these weapons were taken out in an effort to make the game more accessible and less sci-fi.

Franchise creative director Josh Holmes told GDC audiences that "when we started out, I was really pushing the team to go in a very sci-fi direction. I wanted to embrace the sci-fi nature of the enemies and explore concepts that were outside the box for Halo, things that you'd never seen before in the Halo sandbox."

Read more: Making Halo more accessible »

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Halo 4 Forge Island released two weeks early

Halo 4 Forge Island released two weeks early

Planning regulations and certification can be a nightmare to navigate so when permission comes through, go hell-for-leather. Halo 4's new building space Forge Island was supposed to launch on April 11 but as it's now passed cert, 343 Industries tossed it out today for all to enjoy for free.

Watch: Touring the new building space »

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Halo 4 'Forge Island' coming on April 11

Halo 4 'Forge Island' coming on April 11

At a PAX East panel, 343 Industries announced that Halo 4 is getting a "Forge Island" map. The name itself is a nod to the "Forge World" in Reach. The map will be available on April 11 for free, letting Forgers tinker with a series of large open spaces.

Read more: Skill ranking system, new title update on the way »

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Halo 4 multiplayer updates to be less frequent, more substantial

Halo 4 multiplayer updates to be less frequent, more substantial

With the impending release of the Castle map pack, Halo 4 will have finished its set of War Games content. 343 Industries plans to continue pushing out regular matchmaking updates, but will be switching from weekly updates to bi-weekly.

Read more: 'More substantial updates' coming »

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Halo 4 'Castle' map pack coming April 8

Halo 4 'Castle' map pack coming April 8

Halo 4's next set of maps is coming in just under a month, on April 8. The maps were developed by Certain Affinity, makers of the game's Forge Mode, and include three maps with a focus on team objectives and vehicular combat.

Read more: Daybreak, Outcast, and Perdition details »

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Halo series kicks off Xbox Games on Demand sale

Halo series kicks off Xbox Games on Demand sale

Xbox Live Games on Demand typically ends up making you pay more than retail price--even during sales--for games which don't need to be pressed, packaged, shipped, or stored, which makes it essentially a costly way of saving shelf space. Microsoft's knocking up to 85% off off loads of games in a string of daily deals it's calling 'The Xbox LIVE Ultimate Game Sale,' starting with the Halo series, and for once it actually makes digital Xbox 360 games (mostly) cheaper than physical.

Read more: $40 for Halo 4, $10 for 3 or Reach »

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Halo 4's Majestic map pack hits February 25

Halo 4's Majestic map pack hits February 25

Good grief, you got a whole new Halo only three months ago, not to mention a DLC map pack a month later, yet you already want more? Luckily Microsoft and 343 Industries have anticipated your shameless greed and today announced the second Halo 4 DLC pack, named Majestic, will hit on February 25 with more maps and a new mode.

Watch: A city under attack and rooftop battles »

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Journey wins top prize at DICE

Journey wins top prize at DICE

Video game awards season isn't truly over until the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has had its say. This year, the PlayStation 3 title Journey stole the show. The title won eight of its 11 nominations, including Game of the Year, Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, and Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction.

Read more: Other big winners include Walking Dead, XCOM »

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops episode 8 trailer getting dicey

Halo 4 Spartan Ops episode 8 trailer getting dicey

Halo 4's Spartan Ops season is heading towards a climax, with only three episodes left. A newly released trailer promoting next week's episode 8 shows just how dire the situation is getting as we approach the finale.

Watch: Fireteam Majestic fighting back Prometheans »

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