Halo 4

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

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops episode 7 has Infinity being invaded

Halo 4 Spartan Ops episode 7 has Infinity being invaded

Episode 7 of the renewed Spartan Ops season for Halo 4 debuts on Monday, and a per usual, Microsoft has unveiled a teaser for the five-mission co-op package. In this go round, embattled scientist Catherine Halsey gets a bit of payback for her current house arrest.

Read more: Grifball playlist coming

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Best of 2012: #10 - Halo 4

Best of 2012: #10 - Halo 4

"Wake up, Chief!"

Halo 4 marks Master Chief's triumphant return, bringing him out of a long slumber in a post-Bungie world. Not only does 343 succeed in taking over such a beloved franchise, they add depth to the series. Case in point: the story transforms Chief from the emotionless soldier we first met back in Combat Evolved, without compromising any of the qualities that make him such a badass character to begin with.

Read more: Why Halo 4 made our Top 10 »

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops continues January 21

Halo 4 Spartan Ops continues January 21

343 Industries has treated Halo 4's "Spartan Ops" like a television show, right down to a mid-season hiatus. They've been rerunning episodes in the off-time to give new players a chance to catch up. That break ends next week, though, which will begin a new set of five episodes to finish out the first season. Episode 6 will provide you with more co-op action on January 21.

Watch: Teaser for episodes 6-10 »

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Writers Guild video game nominees announced

Writers Guild video game nominees announced

Awards season for video games doesn't just touch on our isolated corner of enthusiasts. Those who make their living penning scripts have gotten some recognition from the Writers Guild of America, and "Outstanding Achievement in Video Game Writing" is its own category.

Read more: Halo 4, Assassin's Creed 3 among nominees »

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Halo 4 was a learning process, franchise director says

Halo 4 was a learning process, franchise director says

Halo 4 franchise director Frank O'Connor has taken a postmortem-style look back at the game, concluding that 343 Industries first effort in filling the big shoes of departed developer Bungie "wasn't half bad," and helped the studio learn a few things for future iterations of the series.

Read more: Grifball and Forge playlists coming »

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2012 VGA trailers you may have missed

2012 VGA trailers you may have missed

The VGAs unveiled some interesting tidbits on Friday, from a release date for The Last of Us to the announcement of Dark Souls 2 to the unveiling of a suspiciously Metal-Gear-Solid-5 looking title called The Phantom Pain. There were also plenty of new trailers and here they are in case you missed them.

Watch: Tomb Raider, Gears of War Judgment, and more »

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The Walking Dead, Borderlands 2, Journey big winners at 2012 VGAs

The Walking Dead, Borderlands 2, Journey big winners at 2012 VGAs

The Walking Dead was the big winner at the 2012 VGAs tonight, taking home five awards for Game of the Year, Best Downloadable Game, Best Performance by a Human Female for Clementine, Best Adapted Video Game, and Best Studio for developer Telltale Games. Gearbox Software's Borderlands 2 took home Best Shooter, Best Multiplayer, Best Performance by a Human Male for Handsome Jack, and the fan-voted Character of the Year for Claptrap. Journey took home three awards for developer thatgamecompany, including Best PS3 Game, Best Original Score and Best Independent Game.

Not all of the winners were announced on the show, but you can check out the complete list of winners below.

Read more: The complete winners list »

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Next Halo already in development

Next Halo already in development

Halo 4 is the beginning of the franchise's second trilogy, so it's not surprising that developer 343 Industries has already begun work on the sequel.

"Work on the game started actually before we launched Halo 4 and continues apace as we cycle staff through the team's vacation breaks," development director Frank O'Connor said. "A lot of people at 343 are already prototyping ideas and software and art for future Halo products."

Read more: Spartan Ops episodes on hiatus »

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Shack PSA: Halo 4 Spartan Ops episode 5 released

Shack PSA: Halo 4 Spartan Ops episode 5 released

The fifth episode of Halo 4's ongoing "Spartan Ops" co-op campaign has released today to satisfy your multiplayer itch. The new episode picks up right where the last left off, as the Spartans see increased enemy activity and start to suspect something is amiss.

Watch: Fighting gets fierce »

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Halo 4 'Crimson' map pack coming December 10 with new mode

Halo 4 'Crimson' map pack coming December 10 with new mode

343 Industries keeps rolling along with the cooperative Spartan Ops episodes in Halo 4, but those hungry for a refresh to the competitive multiplayer experience can now mark their calendars for December 10. That's the date that the first of three announced map packs will drop, bringing with it three new arenas and a new game type.

Read more: New 5v5 mode 'Extraction' »

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Spartan Ops Episode 4 launches for Halo 4

Spartan Ops Episode 4 launches for Halo 4

It's a new week, which means a new set of co-op missions for Halo 4's Spartan Ops mode. This week's missions revolve around the discovery of the Sangeheili terrorist known as "The Didact's Hand" on Requiem. And for those of you who like her, Catherine Halsey makes another appearance in the preview trailer.

Read more: FFA Throwback also launching »

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Trailer teases Halo 4 Spartan Ops episode 3

Trailer teases Halo 4 Spartan Ops episode 3

The first season of Halo 4's Spartan Ops is pressing onward. The third episode is due next week, with five new chapters coming on Monday, November 19 at 3 AM PT. 343 Industries has released a new trailer for the upcoming episode.

Read more: A controversial doctor investigates the artifact »

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Weekend Confirmed 139 - X-COM, Halo 4, Assassin's Creed 3

Weekend Confirmed 139 - X-COM, Halo 4, Assassin's Creed 3

On today's spirited episode of Weekend Confirmed, Garnett Lee and "Indie" Jeff Mattas are joined by Insomniac's James Stevenson and Marcus Beer from Invisible Walls. X-COM: Enemy Unknown gets a healthy dose of love from the crew, and the polarizing nature of Assassin's Creed 3--particularly its opening hours--gets discussed. The gaming scrutiny continues with some talk about Halo 4 and the legacy of 007, before everything gets wrapped up with Finishing Moves and the post-show TailGate.

Listen: Weekend Confirmed Episode 139 »

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Halo 4 is 'biggest game launch' this year, GameStop says

Halo 4 is 'biggest game launch' this year, GameStop says

We knew Halo 4 was going to be popular, and oh look, it is. "Consumer demand and excitement for Halo 4 is even greater than we anticipated," GameStop president Tony Bartel said in a Microsoft press release. "Day-one sales of Halo 4 make it the biggest Halo launch in GameStop history and the biggest game launch on any platform so far this year in our stores."

(Of course, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has yet to release in stores...)

Read more: More than four million players in five days »

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Halo 4 second Spartan Ops episode due next week

Halo 4 second Spartan Ops episode due next week

Lore fans have probably already sped through the first episode of Spartan Ops in Halo 4. You can get ready for a second dose of Spartan Ops coming next week, and 343 has teased the upcoming episode with a new trailer.

Watch: A teaser for episode two »

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