News items tagged with halo

Halo Wars 2 Beta is Live; Watch a Gameplay Tutorial

Halo Wars 2 Beta is Live; Watch a Gameplay Tutorial

With the open beta finally available for Halo Wars 2, a new gameplay tutorial shows off the new mode Blitz and how it changes traditional RTS gameplay.

By Derek Nichols on 22 June 2017
Halo Wars 2: No Physical Release on PC in the US

Halo Wars 2: No Physical Release on PC in the US

343 Industries and Microsoft officially confirm the decision to not release physical copies for the PC version of the forthcoming real-time strategy game, Halo Wars 2.

By Kyle Sledge on 22 June 2017
No Ranked Multiplayer for Halo Wars 2 at Launch

No Ranked Multiplayer for Halo Wars 2 at Launch

It’s been confirmed that ranked multiplayer will not be available in Halo Wars 2 at launch, with the first season of competitive play set to get underway shortly after the game’s release.

By Brad Jones on 22 June 2017
The Next Halo Will Have Split Screen Mode

The Next Halo Will Have Split Screen Mode

A common criticism levied at Halo 5: Guardians was 343’s controversial decision to remove split-screen from the game. It seems as though 343 learned its lesson from the fan backlash for dec...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 February 2017
Halo Wars 2 Review

Halo Wars 2 Review

Halo Wars 2 is an accessible RTS with an engrossing campaign and exciting multiplayer matches, but suffers from technical issues and a lack of content for Blitz mode.

By Dalton Cooper on 12 February 2017
Cancelled Halo Mega Bloks Game Footage Surfaces

Cancelled Halo Mega Bloks Game Footage Surfaces

Footage from the cancelled Halo Mega Bloks game surfaced online this weekend, in a video on game archivist and enthusiast Andrew Borman’s YouTube channel. From casual video game fans to exp...

By AJ Caulfield on 11 January 2017
Halo Mega Bloks Game Was 'Exploratory Project'

Halo Mega Bloks Game Was 'Exploratory Project'

Head of 343 Industries Bonnie Ross discusses the recent footage of the cancelled Halo Mega Bloks game, revealing more details about the ill-fated project. A couple of days ago, footage surf...

By Dalton Cooper on 11 January 2017
Project Scorpio 'Beefier' Than Halo Director Expected

Project Scorpio 'Beefier' Than Halo Director Expected

Halo boss Frank O’Connor reveals that while he can’t remember the specific specs of Project Scorpio, he does recall that they are more powerful than he expected. With Microsoft’s Project S...

By Boston Blake on 09 January 2017
Halo Mega Bloks: More Footage and Details Revealed

Halo Mega Bloks: More Footage and Details Revealed

Andrew Borman of Preserve Gaming History reveals more details about the cancelled Halo Mega Bloks project and releases raw gameplay footage of the game. A few days ago, footage was posted o...

By Dalton Cooper on 09 January 2017
Halo: MCC Issues Could Still Be Fixed

Halo: MCC Issues Could Still Be Fixed

343 Industries community manager Brian Jarrard responds to gamer concerns about Halo: The Master Chief Collection and lets players know the game’s issues aren’t forgotten. When Halo: The Ma...

By Boston Blake on 04 January 2017
Video Game Comic Books Worth Reading

Video Game Comic Books Worth Reading

Most video game adaptations to other mediums are flops, but these comics based on games all manage to deliver amazing stories that enhance the games’ characters and worlds. It’s no secret t...

By Denny Connolly on 04 January 2017
Destiny Strike Boss Recreated in Halo 5 Forge

Destiny Strike Boss Recreated in Halo 5 Forge

An inventive fan creates a working Vex boss and common unit from Destiny within Halo 5: Guardian’s Forge mode, utilizing recently added upgrades to the mode. Destiny is no stranger to impre...

By Weston Albert on 29 December 2016
Play Halo 5 on Thanksgiving and Get a Turkey Emblem

Play Halo 5 on Thanksgiving and Get a Turkey Emblem

Halo 5 players who are looking for a little extra something this weekend will be rewarded with a special Turkey emblem in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday. 343 Industries is chiming in on...

By John Jacques on 01 December 2016
Special Halo Event Coming Tuesday for 15th Anniversary

Special Halo Event Coming Tuesday for 15th Anniversary

343 Industries announces a variety of fun events for the 15th anniversary of Halo: Combat Evolved this Tuesday, including a live stream on Twitch and a special Halo 5 playlist. Halo: Combat...

By Jason Gallagher on 25 November 2016
343 Industries Head Dev Leaves to Make Indie Games

343 Industries Head Dev Leaves to Make Indie Games

The studio head at Halo developer 343 Industries announces he’s leaving the Halo franchise after seven years to move into independent game development. As Halo celebrates its 15th anniversa...

By Weston Albert on 19 November 2016
343 Industries Teases Halo 5's Next DLC

343 Industries Teases Halo 5's Next DLC

The official Halo Twitter account releases a new teaser trailer that suggests even more DLC is on its way for Halo 5: Guardians, over a year after the game launched. Yesterday marked the 15...

By Dalton Cooper on 16 November 2016
Halo 5 is Adding Mysterious 'Classic' Playlist

Halo 5 is Adding Mysterious 'Classic' Playlist

343 Industries announces fixes for Halo 5: Guardians, and teases an upcoming “Classic” playlist that will be releasing relatively soon for Halo 5 players. While a few highly anticipated shooter games...

By Boston Blake on 05 November 2016
Halo 5 Player Recreates Destiny PvP Map in Forge

Halo 5 Player Recreates Destiny PvP Map in Forge

One extremely talented fan of Halo 5: Guardians uses the first-person shooter’s Forge Mode to recreate one of Destiny‘s PvP maps within 343 Industries’ shooter. Although it has been almost...

By Kyle Sledge on 18 October 2016
Halo Wars 2 Story Will Have 'Big Impact' on Halo 6

Halo Wars 2 Story Will Have 'Big Impact' on Halo 6

343 Industries teases that the upcoming real-time strategy game Halo Wars 2 will have a ‘big impact’ on the events of the next first-person shooter Halo game.

By Dalton Cooper on 12 October 2016
10 Video Games Character That Need to Retire

10 Video Games Character That Need to Retire

Video game characters may pull off incredible feats of bravery and combat, but even fictional, world-saving heroes need to retire from action eventually. Video game characters live massive...

By Jasmine Henry on 02 October 2016
Halo 5: Guardians Still Has Content Updates on the Way

Halo 5: Guardians Still Has Content Updates on the Way

Even though the game has been out for a year, 343 Industries teases that there is still more significant content updates on the way for Halo 5: Guardians. In today’s gaming landscape, it’s...

By Dalton Cooper on 27 September 2016
Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

343 Industries explains the reasons behind the recasting of important characters, stating that changes have been made for ‘both casting and technical reasons.’

By Rob Gordon on 22 June 2016
Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

San Diego Comic Con 2016’s Halo Wars 2 panel features a new Story Vidoc with a closer look at the strategy game’s antagonist, Atriox, and The Banished.

By Rory Young on 22 June 2016
Rumor Patrol: Halo Wars 2 Open Beta Arrives Next Week

Rumor Patrol: Halo Wars 2 Open Beta Arrives Next Week

A mistimed Xbox Games Store page for Halo Wars 2 leaks information regarding an open beta that is planned to coincide with Microsoft’s E3 press conference. While many companies like Bungie...

By Derek Nichols on 19 June 2016
Halo 5 Fan Creates Quidditch Game Mode & Map

Halo 5 Fan Creates Quidditch Game Mode & Map

One incredibly talented Halo 5: Guardians fan creates a brand new map and game mode for 343 Industries’ first-person shooter inspired by Quidditch from Harry Potter. Thanks to Halo 5: Gua...

By Kyle Sledge on 26 February 2016
Best Local Multiplayer Games on Current Gen Systems

Best Local Multiplayer Games on Current Gen Systems

While local multiplayer may not be as prevalent as it once was, there’s still plenty of great local multiplayer games available on PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U.

By Dalton Cooper on 11 February 2016
Halo 5 Tournament Will Be at this Year's X Games

Halo 5 Tournament Will Be at this Year's X Games

The Halo World Championship Tour will be at X Games Aspen later this month in a special invitational competition, airing on ESPN and being streamed live. These days eSports are becoming a...

By Weston Albert on 26 January 2016
Halo 5's Forge Mode is Severely Lacking

Halo 5's Forge Mode is Severely Lacking

Halo 5‘s Forge Mode gives players the tools to create their own unique maps in the game. However, one writer feels that the mode is ultimately pointless. As soon as Halo 5: Guardians lau...

By Dalton Cooper on 26 January 2016
Killer Instinct Teases Addition of Halo's Arbiter

Killer Instinct Teases Addition of Halo's Arbiter

The latest trailer for the third season of Killer Instinct confirms the return of Kim Wu, and teases the addition of Halo‘s Arbiter to the fighting game’s roster. As the once-exclusive fi...

By Riley Little on 26 January 2016
Halo Wars 2 Trailer

Halo Wars 2 Trailer

On Xbox 360, Microsoft and Ensemble Studios released a real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe called Halo Wars. The game was a success and the first time the series diverged from its signa...

By Dalton Cooper on 13 February 2015
E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

Watch ALL the new trailers and see ALL the new game announcements that came out of the E3 2014 press conferences.

By Rob Keyes on 06 December 2014
The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The Game Awards 2014: Nominations

The nominations for the first ever edition of ‘The Game Awards’ have been unveiled, including YouTube celebs and eSports players.

By Rob Keyes on 06 June 2014