Two phenomenal warriors lock horns in battle but who do you back to be the last man standing? Darth Vader of course has his lightsaber ready to wield and he also has a great understanding of the force and can use it to cripple his opponents. His weaknesses lie underneath that mask of his. Should it be removed during the battle, he would struggle greatly and well...without his robotic arms and legs his mobility isn't that great.

Master Chief doesn't have a lightsaber handy but does have an...



A new trailer was released at the Rooster Teeth's RTX expo in Austin over the weekend for Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Keith David takes on his role as the voice of The Arbiter in the re-relase of Halo: Combat Evolved to Halo 4. 343 Industries also told the RTX audience that the "Coagulation" map will be one of the six remastered for multiplayer.

Halo 2 will also get a visual treatment for its 10th anniversary, similar to the Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary that we got back in 2...

Microsoft announced Halo: Master Chief Collection during their press conference today as they celebrate the 10th anniversary for Halo 2. This collection will include all four Halo games released onto one disc for the Xbox One and will be releasing on November 11th.

With all four games, there will be 100 multiplayer maps to play on 1080p at 60fps, or you can go classic. The Collection also includes Halo Nightfall, a mini-series directed by Ridley Scott and also beta access for Halo 5: Guard...



Will we be seeing the release of the next instalment in the Halo series this year? According to the the Offical Xbox Magazine, yes we are. There has been no word from Microsoft on this so don't make any assumptions just yet. On the front cover of this issue we can see, 'Halo 5, It's coming this year! First glimpse of a new world inside'. The issue does include some concept art showing off the new world of the game. Will we see it this year? Who knows but for fans of the series, let's hope...

2014 and instead of playing a shiny new Xbox One or PS4 I decided to hold on to my current consoles and revisit some of my favorite titles. This time I choose to replay Halo 4, one of my favorite Xbox 360 titles of all time.

On Monday, Halo 4 will be getting a decent sized update. Halo Waypoint has announced an update to the multiplayer playlists for rumble pit. Also, the day before the Championship Bundle DLC releases, players will be receiving an armor mod update and new forerunner themed spartan ops.

Check out the full list of changes from Halo Waypoint.

There are surprisingly few video game deals right now considering E3 is in a few weeks but here are this week's best discounts and promotions on Xbox 360 stuff from around the internet.

It's time for another one of GameFly's monthly inventory blowout sales. Starting today and running until May 28th, lots of used games are up to 50% off including some blockbuster 360 titles.

Examiner is giving away a free digital copy of Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 Enhanced Edition. Entry requires a Twitter or Facebook account but is quick and simple.

"The continuing popularity of Halo 4 some seven months after launch is nothing to be sniffed at. In fact it’s something to be celebrated, and that’s exactly what Microsoft Studios and McFarlane Toys are doing with the official UK launch of the second series of Halo 4 action figures, available beginning today."

Microsoft and 343 Industries announced a full week of Halo 4 content called "Halo Week: Drop Shock." The Castle Map Pack was just the first of a whole lineup of content and events this week.

The makers of Halo 4 have spoken today on their opinions regarding small fees being placed on premium content for the Xbox 360 sci-fi first person shooter franchise loved by all walks of gamer life.

"The Halo 4 Castle Map Pack brings new multiplayer experiences to Halo 4 today, as the third War Games Multiplayer Map Pack focuses on team objectives and vehicular combat by introducing three new maps and the addition of a new six vs. six playlist."

This week’s Indie Arcade, after coming back from a week off, is dedicated to some of the most obscure indie game titles you’ve probably never heard of before.

"Wrapped in the anonymity of his Mark V Mjolnir combat suit, the hero of Microsoft Studios’ Halo series stands vigilant and victorious atop a rocky vantage point in Sideshow Collectibles’ Master Chief Premium Format Figure. Available to purchase from today, this latest piece of Halo merchandise demands a very special fan, as it arrives at stores with a recommended retail price (RRP) of £419.99 GBP."

Halo 4's Castle Map Pack is slated to be released in early April and will include three new multiplayer maps and a new 6v6 multiplayer playlist specifically tailored to the DLC.

The big question of reflection is have the big three console manufacturers learned from this generation? Will the hardware be thoroughly tested? Will Sony do a better job making their system easy to develop for? Will Nintendo finally focus on online play? Will the same mistakes be made again and if so what could the consequences be? GoozerNation takes a look back at this generation of consoles and speculates what is coming.

"Microsoft Studios has revealed that this weekend will offer all Xbox gamers the opportunity to access all Xbox LIVE Gold features for free, whether they play on Xbox 360, PC or Windows Phone. Sponsored by BioShock Infinite, the weekend brings a host of other events inline with the ‘Gold Unlocked’ promotion, including double XP campaigns and developer challenges on many popular videogame titles."

343 Industries’ Kiki Wolfkill has teased some details regarding the story in the upcoming first-person shooting video game from Microsoft Game Studios, “Halo 5.”

Tristan Werbe of RealGamerNewz exclusive segment Tristan's Twisted World takes his time out to give the first impressions of Halo 4's just released Majestic Map Pack for Xbox 360.

"343 Industries and Microsoft Studios have today launched the next major expansion in the Halo Infinity Multiplayer experience, the Majestic Map Pack, available for Halo 4 gamers now. Developed by Certain Affinity, in collaboration with 343 Industries, the Majestic Map Pack delivers the close-quarters action fans have been craving in three all-new maps designed specifically for tight, competitive combat in small-team and free-for-all modes."

343 Industries announced the contents of the next patch for Halo 4 which is slated to go live sometime this week and fixes a lot of multiplayer glitches.

"It might have been 20 years ago, but a movie like “Super Mario Bros.” is an insult that lasts forever. Good movies can be remembered, but bad ones are often legendary, and videogame movie adaptations fall victim to the latter way too often."

"343 Industries and Microsoft Studios have launched the latest chapter in the Halo 4 story, Spartan Ops: Episode Ten – Exodus. Spartan Ops: Episode Ten, including an all-new CG cinematic and five new gameplay chapters, is now available via Xbox LIVE for all Halo 4 players with an Xbox LIVE Gold subscription."

Some new screenshots have been revealed in regards to the upcoming Majestic Map Pack downloadable content for the recently-released Xbox 360 exclusive game, “Halo 4.”

Tristan Werbe of Tristan's Twisted World brings another RealGamerNewz exclusive piece in which he diagnoses the top Movies and Games that many people missed out on or overlooked last year.

343 Industries’ Frank O’Connor has provided some hints in regards to which direction the next “Halo” video game, which is presumably “Halo 5,” will be taking.

"343 Industries has debuted the Halo 4 Spartan Ops: Episode Nine on Xbox LIVE, available for all Gold subscribers now. Spartan Ops: Episode Nine, including an all-new CG cinematic and five new gameplay chapters."

The 343 Industries studio, the developer behind “Halo 4,” is looking for a help in regards to a new “Halo” video game, which will presumably be called “Halo 5.”

Episode Nine of Halo 4's Spartan Ops game mode is scheduled to be released next week but Microsoft and 343 Industries teased gamers earlier today with a batch of new screenshots.

"343 Industries today debuted the eighth episode of Halo 4 Spartan Ops: Season One, Expendable. Including an all-new CG cinematic and five new gameplay chapters, Halo 4 Spartan Ops: Season One Episode Eight is now available via Xbox LIVE worldwide."

A new batch of screenshots, featuring the eighth episode of Spartan Ops, has been revealed for the Xbox 360 exclusive first-person shooting video game, “Halo 4.”

"Developed and produced by MacFarlane Toys, a series of brand new figures based on the critically Halo 4 is now available to purchase. Created by Microsoft Studios and 343 Industries, Halo 4 is the continuation of one of the largest entertainment franchises in the world."

Some screenshots of next week's new Spartan Ops episode for Halo 4 were released today by Microsoft and 343 Industries. Including next week's, there are three more episodes in season one to be released.

Five games were nominated (including “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2,” “Far Cry 3” and “Halo 4”) for the best technology award at the Game Developers Choice Awards.

A short game trailer was released today showcasing the upcoming new Spartan Ops mission in Halo 4 - Episode Seven. There will be 10 total episodes in season one.

The fan made real-life weapon models have been revealed for the recently-released Xbox 360 exclusive first-person shooting video game from Microsoft Studios, “Halo 4.”

"Halo 4 launched worldwide in November 2012, quickly becoming the fastest-selling Halo title on the Xbox 360, and the action will continue in 2013 with brand new content. Today Microsoft and 343 Industries have released the latest episode in Spartan Ops: Season One, inviting gamers to reenlist with Fireteam Crimson as they search for Spartan Thorne on planet Requiem and come face-to-face with the threat of Jul ‘Mdama and his cult of Covenant separatists."

Major League Gaming explains why that the recently-released Xbox 360 exclusive first-person shooting video game, “Halo 4,” won’t be featured in their league.

Five new Spartan Ops missions were announced recently for Halo 4. The missions will be released at a pace of one a week starting on January 21st and running through February 24th.

Join us for our special CES 2013 podcast where we discuss the kickstarter darling Game Stick, Pokemon X and Y, Nvidia's Project Shield, the Steam Box and/or "Piston," upcoming Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 DLC, and much, much more. Email me at drg@drgman.com to tell me what you think. Thanks for listening!

In an interview that was posted today by OXM, Frank O'Connor reflected on the success and failure on the Xbox 360 exclusive first-person shooting game, “Halo 4.”

"Do you have a massive shelf of games you hardly touch anymore? Or maybe you prefer a smaller collection but I bet there’s still a few gathering dust right? Well Gamer Grub has the video for you."

Some fans and competitors have been complaining recently via Twitter that Major League Gaming hasn’t been supporting competitive Halo enough lately. Some recent Tweets by CEO Sundance DiGiovanni imply the league may be focusing more on CoD next year.

Publisher Microsoft Studios today issued a statement to Kotaku in response to a recent information leak in regards to the hacker and teleport armor abilities in the Xbox 360 exclusive title, “Halo 4.”

This week we talk about Gamers Heroes Game of the Year Awards. We break down our lists of categories including Game of the Year, each console Game of the Year and a couple of fun categories like most disappointing and most anticipated game of 2013. We touch a few news stories before jumping in but most of the podcast is unbridled conversation about 2012 in games. Come listen to us as we shoot the s*** about 2012′s video games.

Amazon today started their pre-Christmas video game sale, which features two notable first-person shooting titles: “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2” and “Halo 4.”

Developer 343 Industries today issued a response to the erroneous bans that some players reported yesterday for playing the recently-released Crimson Map Pack DLC for the Xbox 360 exclusive title, “Halo 4.”

Most gamers are familiar with Gamestop, Amazon, Best Buy, and a few other places. Granted most of these places aren’t terrible but there other options for getting rid of games. GoozerNation takes the time to check out a few of these and report back on some new ventures. Will Goozex still be the number 1 trading site in a year? Where does Glyde factor in?

343 Industries explains how owners of the War Game Map Pass and Limited Edition of “Halo 4” can download the recently-released Crimson Map Pack DLC for free.

Amazon.com is currently offering substantial discounts for three big-named video games: “Battlefield 3” Premium Edition, “Halo 4,” and “Hitman: Absolution.”

Publisher Microsoft Studios today released the Crimson Map Pack downloadable content for their Xbox 360 exclusive title, “Halo 4,” on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Halo 4 has changed a lot within the Halo franchise in terms of gameplay. DefaultPrime's Lucas takes a look at the top 4 tweaks that 343 Industries made within multiplayer that changed the game.

Awakening: The Art of Halo 4 from Titan Books is an amazing collection of breathtaking awe-inspiring artwork from some of the most recognized artists in the industry: from John Liberto, Kenneth Scott, Robogabo and Nicolas "Sparth" Bouvier, every single piece of artwork within Awakening's glossy pages truly encapsulates the myth and majesty of the Halo universe.

Every year, it never fails. Shooters become increasingly popular among gamers world wide. With a growing market for the genre and such great titles to fill it, which game was selected as Eject Disk Magazine's best of 2012?

Developer 343 Industries have released a new patch on Thursday for their recently-released Xbox 360 exclusive first-person shooting video game, “Halo 4.”

The GamerNode crew goes through its weekly routine of letting you in on what games they've been playing. This week we learned the dangers of tropical islands, stepped inside the Animus, and saved the world with former NBA player Dikembe Mutombo, among other things.

Frank O'Connor discussed the future of the “Halo” series with comments on the development of “Halo 5” and the second season of “Halo 4” Spartan Ops.

343 Industries’ Kiki Wolfkill talked a little bit about how the Xbox 360 exclusive title, “Halo 4,” was scaled down, in addition to commenting about content distribution through Spartan Ops.

Developer 343 Industries today revealed the official list of achievements in regards to their upcoming Crimson Map Pack DLC for the Xbox 360 exclusive title, “Halo 4.”

"It’s been a long time since gamers last saw Master Chief. Halo 4 arrives five years after the conclusion of the series’ original trilogy, and a lot has happened in that time. The franchise is now under new management – 343 Industries – and modern military shooters have dominated the FPS genre. But despite his absence, the Chief still isn’t one to go down so easily. 343 has learned what works, both in its competitor’s titles and in previous Halo games, and has used that knowledge to create wha..."

Developer 343 Industries today revealed a solution for the “Halo 4” specialization codes issue. They managed to find out why some of the emails weren’t sent out to qualified players.

Developer 343 Industries today posted several more updates in regards to the missing specialization codes issue for their recently-released Xbox 360 exclusive title, “Halo 4.”

Developer 343 Industries has provided another opportunity qualified players who did not receive a specialization code e-mail for the recently-released “Halo 4.”

Developer 343 Industries today provided several explanations to players who did not receive their specialization codes for the recently-released Xbox 360 exclusive title, “Halo 4.”

Developer 343 Industries has provided another update in regards to the fallback hopper connection issue that some players are experiencing in “Halo 4.”

Some new details on the Extraction game type, as well as some screenshots from the Crimson Map Pack DLC, for their recently-released Xbox 360 exclusive title, “Halo 4.”

Microsoft announced the first DLC for Halo 4 today. The Crimson Map Pack, set to drop in two weeks, adds three new multiplayer maps to the game and costs 800 Microsoft Points.

343 Industries today responded to the servers unavailable issue that some players may be experiencing in the recently-released Xbox 360 exclusive title, “Halo 4.”

"With the huge success of the recently released Halo 4, 343 Industries are searching for developers skilled in MMO development. Could this mean Xbox fans will be seeing a Halo MMO on the next generation Xbox?"

Amazon has added several more video games today to their Cyber Monday sale, featuring lightning deals on games and accessories from the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

Developer 343 Industries today revealed some details in regards to the upcoming FFA Throwback playlist for their recently-released Xbox 360 exclusive title, “Halo 4.”

Amazon has revealed a new set of lightning deals for the day after Black Friday 2012, which feature “Halo 4” in addition to several other video games.

Amazon today revealed a rather unique Black Friday deal for the recently-released Xbox 360 exclusive title, “Halo 4” and a Linksys EA6500 Wireless AC Router.

The Halo Waypoint Store has revealed the details and images for the upcoming Requiem Giclee on Canvas, which is based on the recently-released “Halo 4” video game.

Bowlingotter reviews the Xbox 360 shooter Halo 4 in this video for Default Prime. Was 343i able to hold up their end of the bargain in taking over the franchise for Bungie?

A big list of so-called “shortcomings” has been revealed for Halo 4, featuring fan complaints about the missing or downgraded features of the sequel when compared to the older games in the series.

Amazon today revealed their “Xbox Holiday Deals” sale, which includes discounts of $50 to $115 for select Xbox 360 system bundles, including the Xbox 360 Limited Edition “Halo 4” Bundle.

Welcome back to our first episode of the new season of G-Cast! Join Ivan and David as they discuss the latest gaming news, answer your user questions, review Halo 4, and spout details about Grand Theft Auto 5, Wii U, and the Black Ops 2 misprints.

Last week's Halo 4 launch has set new box office records after generating over $220 million in worldwide sales and seeing million of players online in just 24 hours.

The topic of the week is Halo 4. Everyone is battling over the scores and whether or not they are worthy of the high scores Halo 4 received. We have a new guest that gives us some women's insight on all of the topics. Come listen to us as we shoot the s*** about this week in video games.

It's finally here. The game that finished first in our most anticipated games for the rest of 2012 has finally made its way into my Xbox 360. After waiting the 10 minutes to install the second disc, I entered the world of Halo 4 as created by 343 Industries, re-united with the Master Chief and Cortana, then began my adventure. Spoiler: I really liked this adventure.

Target today revealed their print ad for Black Friday, revealing a huge sale for video game related products including Halo 4, Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed 3 and more.

Halo 4 has a legacy when it comes to Legendary Mode. The enemies are tougher, smarter and more abundant leading to a difficult setting that would drive any hardcore gamer mad. This Halo 4 Guide will go over Legendary help, tips and tricks for dealing with even the worse case scenarios.

Aaron from Leviathyn.com looks at the Halo series, trying to determine why the series has pissed him off since the second game, and if there's any reason to give Halo another chance.

Several new preview images have popped up online today for the art book, Awakening: The Art of “Halo 4,” shows off different Cortana designs and more.

"Microsoft is currently running a special offer through their rewards program for all of you out there who have Halo 4. It’s a way to get people to play a lot of the game and spend money on Halo 4 related content. Strange, I figured that people would be playing a ton of Halo 4 without some initiative to make them need to play excessive amount of it online."

Travis from Leviathyn has been playing Halo 4 since it launched, I mean who hasn't right? He's noticed something though, Forerunners are a powerful bunch when it comes to multiplayer.

Blake from Leviathyn has his list of the 5 Things that make the Halo series does better than any other series in the gaming industry. See his post to see what they are.

The big question that was on everyone's mind when 343 Industries took over for Bungie was are they going to break Halo? I can safely say that they did not. Halo 4 is the best game in the franchise and a great start to the new trilogy.

The Entertainment Software Rating Board has revealed their rating summary for the recently-released Xbox 360 exclusive first-person shooter, “Halo 4.”

343 Industries today posted several more updates in regards to the online sever issues from their Xbox 360 exclusive first-person shooting title, “Halo 4.”

This Halo 4 Guide will be your terminal location guide for finding all the extra story bits in Halo 4. These terminals are very crucial for understanding the story, so they are worth a peek.

Microsoft Studios today also released the War Games Map Pass DLC for their Xbox 360 exclusive title, Halo 4. Find out more details on the first downloadable content for the game.

343 Industries today issued a short statement for players that are being affected by the server issues plaguing the launch day of the Xbox 360 exclusive, Halo 4.

"An image that recently begun circulating the internet has officially been labeled as a hoax in an official post on the Triple Point PR group’s blog. The letter suggested that Triple Point were bribing players to give Halo 4 a good review score in exchange for an early copy of the game, as well as a free Limited Edition Xbox 360 Console. You can view the image, as well as the post here."

"It’s no secret that certain websites take “added incentives” in order to give games a high review score but it’s not very often a possible piece of evidence is put on display. An image recently begun circulating the internet from an apparent letter attached to early press copies of the hit FPS title, Halo 4."

In a post on the NeoGAF forum, Brandon Justice today revealed a lengthy response to some angry fans of the first-person shooter criticizing his EGM review article.

Leviathyn.com | Travis knows that Tuesday is a big day for Halo fans, the day when Halo 4 is released. Here is his top five reasons you need to stop what your doing and get ready to play the game when it releases.

The Major League Gaming Fall Championship tournament begins tonight at 5 p.m. CT. Games include League of Legends, Halo 4, StarCraft 2, and several fighters on PS3.

Amazon today opened a page for “Countdown to Black Friday” sale for video game products, which includes pre-order deals for “Halo 4” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.”

"It’s often been thought that exclusive titles are what define a console, the kind of experiences it offers that aren’t available anywhere else. While the quantity of videogame releases has continuously increased by dramatic numbers of the past decade, those which remain exclusive to their host format have become considerably fewer. Whatever the reason for this may be, of all the exclusive titles released in 2012 Halo 4 is arguably the biggest; both in terms of anticipation and social acceptan..."

Halo 4 is almost here. The good news is that there is still time to pre-order. Amazon, Gamestop, Bestbuy, and a few other stores have a some pre-order bonuses. Goozernation takes a look at all of them and asks which retailer has the best one for gamers?

"In a ground-breaking world first, Microsoft Studios’ Xbox has become the only brand to ever transform the Principality of Liechtenstein by taking over some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, including a 13th century castle and a working mine, to create a real-life replica of the Halo universe within the heart of Europe to mark the launch of Halo 4. For one day only, the mountainous landscapes of the normally tranquil Liechtenstein countryside became a stage for an epic sci-fi saga as Xbo..."

Some new Halo 4 gaming headsets were released by Mad Catz today including one that will set you back well over $300! One has to wonder why a headset would cost so much.

Major League Gaming announced the broadcast schedule for the livestreams of the upcoming Fall Championship tournament today. The event spans three days starting on November 2nd and running through the 4th.

Default Prime Writer Kyree Leary has played a couple of the Halo games, but not enough to actually care about Master Chief. With Halo 4 set to start a new trilogy with the spartan as the lead character, Kyree is hoping that Halo 4 will give him the reason to finally like the man in the armor.

The launch trailer for Microsoft and 343 Industries new game Halo 4. This trailer shows some gameplay and establishes the threat of the Forerunners. Check out the trailer at VGutopia

Gamesta.com reports on the live action launch trailer for Halo 4. It's a rare occurrence where Master Chief is called by name. there are also scars, aliens and lots of futuristic stuff. The clip is better than this description.

Microsoft and 343 Industries reveal the official launch trailer for Xbox 360 exclusive Halo 4, a live-action mixed with CGI short produced by David Fincher and directed by Tim Miller.

In addition to the current Xbox 360 250GB and 4GB Kinect systems, the upcoming ‘Halo 4’ Limited Edition Xbox 360 bundle will also be getting a big discount.

"Following the official revelation of the Halo 4 ‘season pass’ for downloadable content (DLC), known as the War Games Map Pass, Microsoft Studios has today released a retail package designed specifically to promote the upcoming videogame add-ons. Halo 4 is set for release next month, but eager fans can purchase the branded Microsoft Points package from today."

Travis from Leviathyn talks about the subject everyone has crossed paths with at least once in their life dealing with video games, piracy. The morals of the new Halo 4 leak online and his thoughts.

Microsoft has issued a small statement in regards to reports that their Xbox 360 exclusive game, Halo 4, has been leaked weeks ahead of the official launch date.

Several new screenshots, featuring the returning Valhalla multiplayer map, have been revealed for the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive first-person shooter title, Halo 4.

Some new Halo 4 screenshots were revealed by 343 Industries today featuring a first look at two Spartan Ops missions called Sniper Alley and Land Grab.

Several new screenshots, featuring gameplay and cut scenes from the game’s campaign, have been revealed for the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive title, Halo 4.

Additional details about the upcoming Halo 4 tournament at Major League Gaming's Fall Championships were announced today including prize money, format, and broadcast schedule.

Several new screenshots, featuring War Games and The Flood, have been revealed by Microsoft Studios for their upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive title, Halo 4.

Borderlands 2 signaled the end of the summer and the beginning of the fall gaming season. With the launch of the WiiU and the long list of great games is going to be tough to decide what to get with right away. Gamers are looking at titles such as: Halo 4, ACIII, Black Ops 2, Epic Mickey 2, 007 Legends, Dishonored, Resident Evil 6, Super Mario Bros U, Hitman Absolution, Dead or Alive 5, Far Cry 3 and the list goes on and on. There is something for everyone this fall, from multiplayer to sing...

More images have been revealed for the upcoming Halo 4 UNSC Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment, which has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $349.99.

"Set in the traditional documentary style that goes back and forth from impressive in-game footage to interviews with actors and key members of the development team. Overall this introductory ViDoc paints the picture of Halo 4 and shows players many aspects of the game that may have gone unseen or unnoticed, such as elements of the backstory and Master Chief’s personal strife as a lone hero."

Several new screenshots, featuring the Exile multiplayer map and capture the flag mode, has been revealed for the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive title, Halo 4.

The full list of achievements to be unlocked in Halo 4 was recently revealed by 343 Industries. There's almost an equal number of campaign and multiplayer achievements in the game. Keep in mind some of them may contain spoilers.

Major League Gaming announced today that yes, Halo 4 will be part of the Pro Circuit once the game is released later this year. In fact, it is slated to be part of the competition at the Fall Championship which takes place a few days BEFORE the game officially releases.

Several new images have been revealed for the upcoming Xbox 360 accessory, the Halo 4 Warhead 7.1 Wireless Surround Headset, which is exclusive to GameStop.

Microsoft and 343 Industries announce the ship date for the Halo 4 official soundtrack, including CD and digital download options, and also unveil an amazing Limited Edition box set for the soundtrack, a remix album and other collectibles.

"Eurogamer Expo has today announced that Frank O’Connor from 343 Industries will present a Halo 4 developer session to kick off this year’s show, taking place at London’s Earls Court from 27th-30th September 2012. In addition, for the first time in the UK, fans will get access on the showfloor to the “Halo Infinity Multiplayer” experience through the competitive multiplayer modes of War Games."

Several new details have been revealed by Amazon for the collector’s and regular editions of the official strategy guide for the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive title, Halo 4.

Gamesta.com has the latest trailer for Halo 4; The anticipated shooter takes gamers behind the scenes to show just how much work is put into creating this huge title.

Halo 4 specializations are new armor mods that will actually affect the gameplay depending on which route you choose to take and your individual play style.

The full array of in-game bonuses that will come with the Limited Edition of Halo 4 was announced today. Although it costs $30 extra, it is well worth it for die hard Halo fans looking to get the most out of their experience.

GameStop.com has revealed several new details, including DLC, for the upcoming officially-licensed accessory from Tritton, the Halo 4 Trigger Stereo Headset.

Football is starting back up soon! That mean Fantasy Football leagues are getting ready and setting up draft dates. If you could pick video game characters for your Fantasy Football team, who would it be? We think we got the best team.

Are you a fan of Halo? You may want to check into these novels. Caleb Sawyer of Leviathyn.com talks about how the Halo books are very important to fans of the series.

The launch date and manufacturer’s suggested retail price tag has been revealed for the release of the Halo 4 Xbox 360 Limited Edition Console Bundle in Japan.

"The VIEW Conference is set to play host to a number of videogame firsts when it takes place this October. Not only will the event offer the debut of the VIEW Videogame Award, but it will also play host to an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Halo 4, courtesy of 343 Industries’ Josh Holmes."

Caleb from Leviathyn.com takes a look at the upcoming live-action Halo drama Forward Unto Dawn and explains what makes it a necessary addition to the Halo Universe.

"The HUD also one new feature that is sure to be the brunt of flamewars everywhere: Ordinance drops. Players now have a small box in their HUD that fills up with kills, and will offer the player a drop that contains one boost, whether weapon or ability. Players can steal these if you aren’t careful. And this in no way at all has ever been done in another popular fps title. Ever.Here’s being hopeful, and as always: Frog blast the vent core, players."

Microsoft and 343 Industries announce the immediate pre-order availability of a Limited Edition Halo 4 console bundle and a Limited Edition Halo 4 wireless controller with custom cases.

Microsoft and 343 Industries premiere the first full-length trailer and some behind-the-scenes shots of the cast for Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, the live-action Halo web series debuting later this year on Machinima.

"“Yellow Suborbital Marine”...and its only a matter of time….
O’Donnell’s soundtracks for the “Halo” franchise have been best-sellers on their own, so imagine what the pairing with McCartney could produce."

"343 Industries released today a new Halo 4 video that offers a fresh look at new multiplayer footage and features insights from the development team on the forthcoming videogame's multiplayer features, including weapons, War Games maps/competitive modes and Spartan Ops. The video also includes commentary from fans and professional gamers at E3 2012 discussing their impressions of the videogame."

Viruses, nuclear war, natural disasters…whatever caused it, the zombie apocalypse is upon us. In an effort to stay alive, you’re organizing a team of five video game characters to aid you as you travel the world in search of some sort of safe haven. The staff of Leviathyn.com has shared their picks. Who are yours?

A leaked retailer quiz has revealed a number of new pieces of information about upcoming Xbox 360 shooter Halo 4. Along with new weapons and vehicles it seems the game will also feature a brand new mode called Spartan Ops.

"Master Chief is set to make a comeback this winter, with the release of Halo 4 intending to turn heads throughout the videogames industry. Microsoft Studios had previously announced a number of pre-order incentives for the forthcoming videogame, but now UK retailer GAME has revealed their own exclusive add-on: customisable Oceanic Armor Circuit and Battle Rifle skins."

From the Needler to the Energy Sword, the Halo series is no stranger to new and creative weapons. With Halo 4 just around the corner,Travis from Leviathyn.com gives us a rundown of the weapons he doesn't want to see.

Major League Gaming Pro "Naded" was one of the first to try out the Halo 4 multiplayer at E3. Examiner recently sat down with him to ask about the game and what it was like compared to other Halo's.

After a week off, Hot Off The Grill is back with a supersized E3 wrap-up!!

Senior Editor Jason Fanelli goes all-out with his reaction to E3 2012. From the conferences to the show floor, and of course the games themselves, E3 gave him PLENTY to talk about, so press play and enjoy!

Leviathyn's Jason Fanelli takes a look at eight of the top first-person shooters from E3 2012, four today and four tomorrow. In Part 2, reclaim the role of Reclaimer, bring a friend to war, and listen for the impending danger...

A new game mode will be available for Halo 4. Spartan Ops will give players more content regularly to keep them from selling copies so quickly. Best part about the content, it's free!

"E3 2012 has come and gone, but for members of the media, it’s still going.

I like to separate E3 into three stages:

Stage 1: Preparation
Stage 2: Madness
Stage 3: Try To Live Life Without An Editor Breathing Down Your Neck.

As we’re obviously in the height of the third and final stage, we now present our E3 awards."

The week of E3 has come and gone. The big question now is, what are the must-have games for gamers? Several titles look to be very promising including Assassin's Creed III, The Last of Us, Halo 4, Lego City Undercover, Watch Dogs, and several other great games. Seeing a lot of these games should get gamers pumped for the rest of this generation.

In the first of what will surely be a long line of Halo 4 peripherals from third-parties, Mad Catz announced today that they will be released officially licensed Halo 4 headsets later this year for Xbox 360.

"It’s an important evening for England tonight. Not only does it mark the beginning of their Euro 2012 group campaign vs. France, but will also play home to the worldwide TV premier of the extended Halo 4 E3 trailer, debuted at the Microsoft E3 keynote in Los Angeles last week."

New E3 2012 screenshot galleries for Halo 4, Gears of War: Judgment, Forza Horizon, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Dawnguard, Fable: The Journey, Ascend: New Gods, Deadlight, Hybrid, Dust: An Elysian Tail, Mark of the Ninja, Dance Central 3, Avatar Motocross Madness, Happy Wars, Skulls of the Shogun, Wreckateer, and Dragon Ball Z Kinect.

Gamesta.com knows that your time is very valuable. Hell, it's hard for anyone to keep up with the avalanche of information that goes out each year. For people that are still playing catch-up or those that just want a quick recap, here's Microsoft's full press conference in 500 words or less.

Halo 4 is perhaps the most anticipated game for the Xbox 360 in this year's E3 2012 Line up for Microsoft Game Studios and their partners 343 Studios. In this rumor roundup, Tristan Werbe of RGN's exclusive Tristan's Twisted World brings his best, cream of the crop material forth pertaining to the game in question.

Several pros from Major League Gaming got the chance to compete against one another in the Halo 4 multiplayer this week at E3. One of them has gone on record saying he thinks that Halo 4 is the best game in the series to date.

It’s E3 2012!! Join us for our first E3 podcast special as we recap and scrutinize the Microsoft press conference. We’ll be talking Halo 4, Tomb Raider, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Gears of War: Judgement, Splinter Cell: Blacklist, SmartGlass, and more!

Major League Gaming will be providing a first look at the Halo 4 multiplayer tomorrow as they air gameplay of eight MLG pros going head-to-head against one another at E3. It will be a good chance for fans to get an early glimpse at the new maps, weapons, and armor abilities.

"E3 2012 has brought us a ton of great moments and awesome presentations of games and technologies that we will be able to get our hands on in the near future. With the press conferences wrapped up, we here at VGutopia have decided to weigh in on the ten things that we thought were the most interesting or well presented at the press conferences."

"Microsoft Studios is looking to address a number of gaps in the public’s perception of their market, as well as present ideas to stem the tide of the competition’s encroaching products. Despite insisting that the Xbox 360 moved from being the best selling console in North America to the best selling console worldwide in the last year, it’s clear that such momentum cannot be sustained forever, and as such Microsoft Studios need to wage war on all fronts."

Microsoft Xbox gives their E3 2012 press conference for the Electronic Entertainment Expo also known as the superbowl of gaming comes in to play here. RGN gives the world our feedback.

Microsoft's E3 2012 Press Conference, despite high hopes, was notably underwhelming. GameJudgment writers and editors talk about what went wrong and what would have made it better.

As to be expected, Halo 4 has been making quite a stir at E3 today. A new seven minute trailer showing live gameplay was unveiled at the Microsoft press conference earlier and a bunch of new screenshots were also released.

A Halo 4 gameplay demo was the lead into Microsoft's E3 presser today. With Master Chief making a return to the Xbox 360, fans of the beloved franchise are teeming with excitement.

With the likes of Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time, Halo 4, and now Gears of War: Judgement Day, we've seen a recurring theme here in 2012: the passing of a game franchise from one developer to another. Is this a good thing? Cassidee from Leviathyn.com weighs in on the matter.

Tristan Werbe of Tristan's Twisted World provides his unique perspective exclusively on RealGamerNewz.com spitting hard facts as well as speculation towards the future makeup of Halo 4 Versus that of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (both dropping this year).

The Japanese release details (release date, price, limited edition and box art) have been revealed for the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive first-person shooter, Halo 4.

Fans of the Halo franchise should be looking forward to the November 6th release of Halo 4. Although some gamers are skeptical that the game will live up to the hype, it looks like Halo 4 could be the best game in the series to date.

E3's coming up. What are you most excited for? In the midst of the rumors and speculation surrounding the upcoming event, the Leviathyn.com staff sounds off on what we want to see, what we're most excited for, and what we'd rather not see at the convention. Do they line up with your expectations of E3?

Console players are looking at a jam packed Fall schedule now that things are getting cleared up and announced. There are still plenty of titles waiting for confirmed dates but the ones that already have them are looking nice. Home consoles this year = hurt wallets.

Weekly round-up of the latest video game screenshots. Check out new galleries for Crysis 3, Halo 4, The Last of Us, Gravity Rush, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy, Batman: Arkham City’s Harley Quinn’s Revenge DLC, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Rayman Origins 3DS, One Piece: Pirate Warriors, Alan Wake’s American Nightmare for PC, Pokédex 3D Pro, Pokémon Black Version/White Version 2, Smart As, Sound Shapes, Madagascar 3: The Video Game, Mercenary Ops, Lollipop Chains...

It's that time again! GamerNode Senior Editor Jason Fanelli serves up a heapin' helpin' of gaming news Hot Off The Grill! This week, Tomb Raider, Halo 4, and Nintendo E3 predictions!

With another Halo game on the horizon, it's time to start ramping up and setting our expectations. Here are some things that I expect to see in 343 Studio's first solo Halo entry.

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""343 Industries has revealed that there will be no multiplayer beta for Halo 4. This is due, according to a FAQ on the game's official site, that the development team would have to split to plan the public beta test and they don't plan to do so, i.e. no beta.""

The first in-game screenshots have apparently been revealed for the upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive first-person shooting title from Microsoft Game Studios, Halo 4.

"It’s the question every military-industrial complex, from the modern United States to the fictional United Nations Space Command, eventually struggles to answer: What do you do when the fighting finally stops?

Several possible answers serve as the murky backdrop to Halo: Glasslands, the latest book in the long-running series based on the world’s most ubiquitous videogame franchise–and the first to take place in the aftermath of the Covenant War. Basically, those answers all boil down to th..."

"We're still trying to catch up on all the great games that hit in 2011, but that doesn't mean we aren't already excited about what the future holds for our favorite console. Player Affinity's Xbox Department takes a look at the upcoming crop of new games and which ones Xbox owners should keep their eyes on."

The lists of games that will become the game of the year 2012. there are many new games coming sometime in 2012 these are the lists of games most likely will become GOTY 2012. but which one?.. it's a very hard choice but I'm sure it will be either one of them.

"2011 is just about wrapped up and for gamers that can only mean one thing: what to look forward to for next year. This year packed quite the punch on solid game releases and 2012 has a few heavyweights to get excited for. With several games still having tentative release dates, we wanted to highlight the top ten biggest titles currently slated for 2012. This list was aimed at covering a few different genres and each one is a Xbox 360 must for adding to your 2012 video gaming greatness radar."

With 2011 coming to a close, it's time to start looking forward. Matt Beaudette of Gaming Irresponsibly counts down the Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2012.

"Halo 4 will be the next title in the iconic shooter series for the Xbox that will put players back into the armor of the Master Chief for a whole new adventure. 343 Industries will be taking over the developing duties from Bungie and have made several changes to both the Master Chief and Cortana for the new game. 343’s Frank O’Conner spoke of the changes in a new interview, and you can check out the details below."

Halo 4 was announced at the last Electronic Entertainment Expo and now the ideas behind what the game will be from a gameplay and plot-line perspective are beginning to surface. Many wondered how the series could go on with all that has happened thus far in the franchise - we may have the answer to those questions now.

"The grand adventure that is Fable has never really turned out to be that grand at all. Three games into the series and I’m still waiting for the RPG experience of a lifetime Peter Molyneux keeps promising me. Maybe he should stop posing for Turtleneck Monthly every chance he gets and check in on the development of his series."

Halo 4's creative director, Ryan Payton, has left the studio, due to the fact that he does not feel "creatively excited" for the title. Payton has started his own studio, Camoflauj, which currently has two titles in the works.

""Let's be honest: Halo lost a lot of its luster after Halo 3. Sure ODST and Reach have garnered their following and are still massively popular but it doesn't feel as fresh or fun for me. Judging by some internet forums, it hasn't for some of you either.""