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.
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.
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 →
Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the most anticipated Xbox One exclusive of the month will hit store shelves on Tuesday. With four full campaigns, over 100 multiplayer maps and the debut of Halo 2: Anniversary, it’s going to be hard to find more value in a game this holiday season, but the best part of the whole package won’t be available at launch. More →
There is plenty to look forward to in the upcoming Master Chief Collection, but the highlight of the package is Halo 2: Anniversary, an HD remake of the FPS classic released 10 years ago on the original Xbox. On Friday, Microsoft released a free documentary detailing the process of remaking Halo 2 for the current generation. If you’re anxious for the release of the game, this should help tide you over. More →
Although Halo: The Master Chief Collection comprises four games we’ve already played, 343 Industries still hasn’t shown off much in the way of gameplay footage since announcing the project at E3 this year. That changed this week when the team took the stage at Comic-Con to reveal not only the gorgeous new cinematics that would be appearing in Halo 2, but also the graphical differences between Halo 2 remastered on the Xbox One and the original game, which you can swap between with a single button press. More →
For many Xbox fans, the long-awaited announcement of Halo 2: Anniversary was a highlight of E3 2014. No one ever doubted that Xbox classic would be remastered for the new generation, but it was an exciting announcement nevertheless, especially when coupled with the reveal of The Master Chief Collection. Now 343 Industries has returned to the stage just a month later to show off the first overhauled cinematic cutscene from the Anniversary edition of Halo 2, and it’s even more stunning than you might have imagined. More →