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Halo 5: Guardians Review

Halo 5: Guardians review: Combat re-evolved

By on October 26, 2015 at 3:01 AM.

Halo 5: Guardians review: Combat re-evolved

There has never been more pressure on an entry in the Halo series than there is on Halo 5: Guardians. Of course, that won’t factor directly into the review, but the story around the game is nearly as important as the story within the game — Microsoft is looking to catch up with Sony, and Halo 5 is going to be the key to upping Xbox One sales this holiday season.

The reason this context is important is because, in many ways, Halo 5 is the biggest game the series has ever seen. But not always in the ways you’d expect. More →

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Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Video

Watch us play Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer live on Xbox One at 7:30 p.m. ET

By on October 22, 2015 at 7:25 PM.

Watch us play Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer live on Xbox One at 7:30 p.m. ET

The day one patch for Halo 5: Guardians hit the Xbox One today at 12:00 pm ET, and in celebration, I’m going to live stream a few matches of Arena (and Warzone, if I can find enough people on the servers to play with). More →

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Halo 5 Campaign Gameplay Videos

Halo 5 gameplay videos: Watch us play through the first 3 campaign missions

By on October 19, 2015 at 2:48 PM.

Halo 5 gameplay videos: Watch us play through the first 3 campaign missions

The biggest console exclusive of the holiday season is almost here. Next week, Halo 5: Guardians will launch on the Xbox One, but I had a chance to play through and record the first three mission early.

If you want a completely fresh Halo 5 experience when you get the game, you might want to skip these videos. If you don’t care so much about story spoilers, enjoy some early footage of one of the biggest releases of 2015.

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Halo 5 Multiplayer Preview Videos

Gameplay footage: Hands-on with Halo 5’s Arena multiplayer mode

By on September 25, 2015 at 12:18 PM.

Gameplay footage: Hands-on with Halo 5’s Arena multiplayer mode

It’s been ages since an entry in the Halo series lured me in with its multiplayer. I played Halo 2 obsessively with friends a decade ago, and custom modes in Halo: Reach’s Forge ate up several weeks of my life, but I’ve never had any real interest in playing Halo competitively for months after release.

That might change with Halo 5: Guardians. More →

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The best thing about Halo 5’s campaign

By on September 23, 2015 at 4:24 PM.

The best thing about Halo 5’s campaign

After spending two hours with the Halo 5: Guardians campaign, I have a pretty good grasp on how the series has improved and what could have been done better. This is not an attempt to extrapolate a review out of my exceptionally limited time with the game, just an observation of what’s working and what’s not. More →

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Halo 5 Campaign Preview

Halo 5: Guardians’ campaign is set to be the most chaotic and diverse in series history

By on September 23, 2015 at 3:30 AM.

Halo 5: Guardians’ campaign is set to be the most chaotic and diverse in series history

After spending several hours with the Arena multiplayer beta at the beginning of the year and going hands-on with the new Warzone mode at E3, Halo 5: Guardians has quickly become one of my most anticipated games of 2015.

Earlier this month, I had a chance to play through two missions of the campaign for the very first time, giving me a chance to see the final (and possibly most vital) piece of the Halo 5 puzzle. So how does single-player hold up?

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Halo 5 Warzone Preview E3 2015

Wayne Brady Just Beat Me at Halo 5

By on June 17, 2015 at 1:29 PM.

Wayne Brady Just Beat Me at Halo 5

The very first demo I had a chance to play at E3 2015 this year was Halo 5’s new multiplayer mode, Warzone. It’s completely unlike the 4 v 4 Arena mode you’re used to, fusing player vs. environment elements with 12 on 12 multiplayer combat. If standard multiplayer isn’t dynamic enough for you, Warzone might be what you’re looking for. More →

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Halo 5 Guardians Limited Collector's Edition

See the massive, expensive Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition

By on May 12, 2015 at 8:00 PM.

See the massive, expensive Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition

We’ve known since the day it was announced that Halo 5: Guardians would be receiving its own collector’s edition, but until now, we’d never seen exactly what the package would entail. That changed on Tuesday when GameStop Italy’s website leaked the contents of the Limited Collector’s Edition early. More →

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Halo: Spartan Strike

Halo: Spartan Strike now available on PC, iOS and Windows Phone

By on April 16, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Halo: Spartan Strike now available on PC, iOS and Windows Phone

We’ve still got a few months left to wait before Halo 5: Guardians hits the Xbox One this fall, but in the meantime, 343 Industries has teamed up with Vanguard Games to bring a new top-down shooter to PC, iPhone, iPad and Windows Phone. Halo: Spartan Strike is the sequel to Spartan Assault (the first mobile entry in the Halo series), and it’s out right now. More →

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Halo 5 ARG Hunt the Truth

Halo 5 alternate reality game will reveal the truth about Master Chief

By on March 23, 2015 at 7:10 PM.

Halo 5 alternate reality game will reveal the truth about Master Chief

One of the most fascinating stories in video game history is that of Master Chief, aka John-117. We’ve never even seen the face of the hero of the Halo franchise, but in anticipation of Halo 5: Guardians, 343 Industries has launched an ARG (alternate reality game) that will dig deep into the Chief’s past.

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Halo 5 Guardians Multiplayer Beta Preview

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta preview: Halo’s new breakneck speed

By on December 24, 2014 at 2:19 PM.

Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta preview: Halo’s new breakneck speed

Last weekend, I played my first few rounds of Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer. I’d seen the videos and I’d heard the concern from Halo fans, but I wanted to actually get my hands on it before I made any judgments. After all, Halo’s competitive multiplayer has never been my strong suit, so I was more excited about the changes than the Halo purists.

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Halo 5 Multiplayer Live Stream

BGR plays Halo 5 multiplayer live starting at 4:00 p.m. ET – watch right here!

By on December 19, 2014 at 3:30 PM.

BGR plays Halo 5 multiplayer live starting at 4:00 p.m. ET – watch right here!

The highly anticipated mutliplayer beta for Halo 5: Guardians is launching later this month, but Microsoft has given us the opportunity to jump in for an early preview event this weekend. Starting today at 4:00 p.m. ET, the beta will go live and, providing there aren’t any issues, we’ll be playing for at least an hour right here on the site with an embedded stream from our Twitch channel. More →

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