Halo 5 Forge Mode PC

Please, Microsoft, bring ‘Halo 5’ to PC

By on May 19, 2016 at 10:00 PM.

Please, Microsoft, bring ‘Halo 5’ to PC

Exciting news, PC gamers: 343 Industries is bringing the Forge editing tool from Halo 5: Guardians to Windows 10. This is big news not just because Forge is a great tool — it’s what it hints at for Halo 5 and PCs.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Forge, it’s a tool that allows players to create new maps and unique game types for Halo, originally introduced in Halo 3. It came to Halo 5 in the form of an update late last year, and now the developer is porting it to PC as a standalone experience, completely free to download.

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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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Black Ops 3, Fallout 4, Halo 5: The most anticipated games of the 2015 holiday season

By on October 7, 2015 at 1:40 PM.

Black Ops 3, Fallout 4, Halo 5: The most anticipated games of the 2015 holiday season

We’re primed for the busiest holiday season since the new generation of consoles kicked off in 2013, which means that over the next three months, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners are going to have some very difficult decisions to make.

After all, even if you have the funds to pick up every game for every console, there’s no way you’ll have time to play them all. So with that in mind, these are the games that gamers are most looking forward to throughout the rest of 2015. More →

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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 The Fall of Reach Trailer

Watch the debut trailer for the new animated series ‘Halo: The Fall of Reach’

By on July 12, 2015 at 11:00 AM.

Watch the debut trailer for the new animated series ‘Halo: The Fall of Reach’

Unless you’re an enormous fan of the franchise, you might not know that the Halo universe extends beyond the best-selling video games. There are comics, novels and TV shows expanding upon the story of the Spartans, and on Friday at Comic-Con, the Halo team revealed the latest project outside of the gaming world. More →

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Black Ops 3, Halo 5 and Star Fox Zero: The Best Gameplay Videos from E3 2015

By on June 26, 2015 at 7:40 PM.

Black Ops 3, Halo 5 and Star Fox Zero: The Best Gameplay Videos from E3 2015

Every week, a landslide of video game trailers hit the Internet, but this week we’re doing something a little different. In the post-E3 world, gameplay videos have continued to leak out from every corner of the Internet. We shared the trailers from each press conference during the week of E3 2015, but today we’ve decided to collect the ten best gameplay videos from the entire show. More →

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HoloLens E3 2015 Preview

Hands-On: HoloLens Blew My Mind, But It Has Some Serious Limitations

By on June 17, 2015 at 3:55 PM.

Hands-On: HoloLens Blew My Mind, But It Has Some Serious Limitations

Nothing at Microsoft’s press conference on Monday got a bigger reaction than HoloLens. Being able to peer into the world of a game without having to leave the real world is a fascinating proposition, but does it really work?

I had the opportunity to test out HoloLens in a Halo 5 simulation on Wednesday, and although it wasn’t perfect, I can tell that HoloLens is bringing something entirely new to the table. More →

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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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Video: The Cast of Silicon Valley Destroys Conan in Halo 5

By on June 16, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Video: The Cast of Silicon Valley Destroys Conan in Halo 5

Conan O’Brien’s gaming videos are always entertaining and this week’s video of him playing the upcoming Halo 5 against three cast members from HBO’s sitcom Silicon Valley is no exception. Halo 5, which is still months away from being released, has a terrific looking multiplayer mode that Conan played with Silicon Valley stars  Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller and Zach Woods. Given how Conan is typically a pretty crappy gamer, you won’t be surprised to learn that he spends most of the video getting slaughtered by his rivals. More →

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