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.
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 →
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?
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 →
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 →
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?
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 →
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 →
The first press conference of a very busy Monday is about to begin as Microsoft takes the stage at the Galen Center to discuss the future of the Xbox One. It’s going to be hard to follow up Bethesda’s impressive showing from Sunday night, but Microsoft has a lot to prove with the PS4 regularly trouncing the Xbox One in sales. More →
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 →
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.
Microsoft hasn’t had any trouble selling the Xbox One since the temporary price drop went into effect, but if you still need some convincing, maybe a play session with Halo 5: Guardians will do the trick. This Saturday, January 3rd, a demo for Halo 5 will be playable at over 50 Best Buy locations between the hours of 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. More →