Post by Dan @ 11:12am 19/04/13 | 0 Comments
Producer Andy "Bravo" Dudynsky goes in-depth on their intentions for weapon tuning in a new ,a href="http://blogs.halowaypoint.com/Headlines/post/2013/04/17/The-Halo-Bulletin-41713.aspx">Halo Bulletin blog update, with the disclaimer that plans are still very much a work in progress (thanks Polygon):
Please note these details are not final, and we’ll once again provide an update on the current status of the weapon tuning efforts next week.The blog goes on to describe potential changes that will increase the potency of the Battle Rifle, LightRifle, and Carbine, as well as the chain guns on both the Warthog and Mantis.
Halo players wanting to voice their own feelings on the matter are invited to join the Weapons Feedback discussion on the game's official forums.
Post by Eorl @ 11:14am 12/03/13 | 0 Comments
Daybreak places you amidst military facilities, against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range, while Outcast plunges you into the natural tunnels and arches of a secluded rebel outpost. Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban battleground, where tactical speed and situational awareness are essential to achieving victory. The Castle Map pack provides 9 new Achievements worth a total of 250 Gamerscore.The Castle maps will also be bringing a new playlist titled "Castle DLC" and will pit two teams consisting of six players against each other that focuses on both team play and coordinated objective gameplay.
Halo 4 Castle Map Pack will be available for purchase on April 8th. Check out the new trailer below plus a handful of screenshots to boot.
Post by Eorl @ 10:31am 26/02/13 | 1 Comments
Landfall’s emphasis is on infantry battles against a glittering ocean on a distant world, while Monolith exposes you to the naked vacuum of space – and the firepower of opposing teams, and Skyline’s distinctly industrial feel provides new challenges in somewhat familiar, but occasionally confined spaces.The map pack is available either as part of your War Games Map Pass or for 800 Microsoft Points on Xbox LIVE. Check out the videos below.
Post by Dan @ 12:23pm 07/12/12 | 0 Comments
The tournament will be run by tracking players personal scores on the Spartan Ops, and War Games global leaderboards, and we've confirmed with our local Xbox contacts that Australian Halo 4 players will be eligible to participate.
Other prizes range from stuff like T-shirts, and DVD copies of the Forward Unto Dawn short film, to Halo-branded headphones, and the crazy portable-console-screen-in-a-suitcase GAEMS Personal Gaming Environment.
During the qualifier phase (Dec. 17 - Jan. 10), players will need to climb the ranks of the global leaderboards by competing in either the Spartan Ops or War Games leaderboard. After the qualifier phase, players will be tiered into three groups (based on their results on the qualifier phase leaderboards) and will enter the finals phase (Jan. 12 - Jan. 19). In addition, players can also participate in Weekly Challenges found on Halo Waypoint at http://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/intel/challenges for a chance to win great prizes.Tournament information is available at both halo4infinitychallenge.com or halowaypoint.com however, we're told that "localised registration sites" will become available on December 12th, so you'll likely have to wait until then to register as an Australian player for the December 17th kickoff.
Yes, that really is a Ford F-150 dolled up like a Halo Warthog.
Post by Eorl @ 02:55pm 30/11/12 | 0 Comments
343 Industries has also revealed a new game mode will be arriving alongside the Crimson map pack, called Extraction and will see players competing in a "5 vs. 5 objective-based game type where opposing Spartan teams are tasked with extracting assets from various sites around the map". Crimson Map Pack owners will have exclusive access to a single premium playlist that will only feature the new maps and will be the only place players can enjoy unique 6 vs. 6 matchmaking experiences, the new game type “Extraction,” and a wide range of voting combinations for different maps and modes.
The Crimson Map Pack will be available for download starting December 10th for 800 Microsoft Points. Players who have purchased the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass or Halo 4 Limited Edition will find a 15 percent savings versus purchasing them individually. Check out a glimpse of what the three new environments look like below, or Banshee your way over to our game page for more.
Post by Eorl @ 11:14am 13/11/12 | 2 Comments
VG24/7 are reporting that the recent Halo 4 title by 343 Industries has garnered $220 million in its worldwide launch, making it the biggest entertainment launch this year to date. The new title has seen it surpass this years biggest movie title, The Avengers, and even surpassed the all-time record Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.
GameStop confirmed Halo’s day one sales were even greater than anticipated to become the retailer’s biggest Halo launch, and the biggest game launch of the year to date. Microsoft claims the shooter is on track to reach $300 million in its first week, which will make it the most lucrative launch in the franchise’s history. Lifetime franchise sales have topped $3.38 billion.Halo 4 has also pulled in more than 4 million players, with Microsoft saying that the first five days 31.4 million hours had been poured into the game. In addition to the new Halo title, the recent live-action short series Halo: Forward Unto Dawn on YouTube has grabbed more than 46 million views.
For the past three years Activision's Call of Duty series has taken out the entertainment award, with a recent conference call claiming that the upcoming Black Ops 2 title is expected to sell more than Modern Warfare 3. For comparison, Modern Warfare 3 made over $775 million in its first week, beating Call of Duty: Black Ops record of $650 million and $550 million for Modern Warfare 2.
Post by Eorl @ 02:10pm 10/11/12 | 0 Comments
This week on Halo 4: Spartan Ops – The mysterious artifact recovered from Requiem takes control of vital systems on board the UNSC Infinity, forcing the Spartans of Crimson and Majestic back down to the planet to look for a way to free the ship. Commander Lasky and the UNSC need you, Spartan… get back in the game!Check it out below and let us know your thoughts on how you are enjoying Halo 4 and its new episodic co-op campaign.
Post by Eorl @ 11:10am 07/11/12 | 0 Comments
their blog stating that due to the larger amount of players jumping onto the newly released game, some server issues have occurred however they are investigating.
s you can imagine, there are a tremendous number of new players connecting to Halo 4 right now. We’re aware that some users are experiencing occasional issues connecting to the Halo 4 services, and we are currently narrowing down possible solutions.For those wanting to be kept up-to-date, Microsoft will be keeping their Halo Waypoint Twitter, Halo 4 Facebook and Halo Waypoint Forums updated with information.
Post by Dan @ 01:39pm 05/11/12 | 3 Comments
The easiest way to watch all five fifteen minute episodes at present is over on Machinma's Youtube channel, but a 90-minute extended version is said to be included with Halo 4's Limited Edition release.
Watch part 5 embedded below, or hit up this Youtube playlist for the lot.
Halo 4 drops tomorrow, November 6, exclusively for Xbox 360. Find out our thoughts in this in-depth review.
Post by Eorl @ 06:01pm 01/11/12 | 11 Comments
With a battle rifle in hand and a virtual Cortana by his side, our own Master Chief Nathan “NachosJustice” Lawrence set out to see just how well 343 Industries has done with the latest Halo title, and whether both the campaign and multiplayer have truly got what it takes for fans of the series.
At the end of the day, Halo 4 stands as a particularly polished piece of fan fiction that not only deserves to be released, it carves its own way in an established universe, carefully paying homage to the tropes of what has come before, while boldly establishing its own mythology and gameplay lore.Click here for our full review.