The Man Who Helped Change The Look Of Halo

It's not often that video game artists make the headlines, but Kenneth Scott made a few this week when he left his post as art director at 343 studios. That's kind of a big deal for fans because he was in charge of shaping the series' visual identity. It's far from terrible news - his replacement, Sparth, is one of the … » 1/10/14 1:00am 1/10/14 1:00am

We'll Be Playing Halo On Xbox One Come December 24, Sort Of

So it's not what immediately comes to mind when you think of the Halo franchise. Spartan Assault is still as close as you can get to playing Halowithout a first person view, and it's the first Halo coming to the Xbox One. just in time for Christmas. » 12/09/13 12:42pm 12/09/13 12:42pm

Halo's Half-Assed 'Mister Chief' Immortalized as an Xbox Live Avatar

Mister Chief came to us nearly 10 years ago, filling in for a Halo 2 promotional poster on the good ol' Bungie Weekly Update. "A terrible idea that snowballed out of control," says his creator. Now Mister Chief's perpetually constipated, teeth-gritting expression finds its way to an Xbox Live avatar costume. » 10/21/13 11:00am 10/21/13 11:00am

Halo 4 Will Soon Get Its Own 'Forge Island,' Plus Other Tweaks

343 Industries announced during a PAX East panel yesterday that Halo 4 will soon get its own version of Halo: Reach's Forge World map (pictured above), a feature that has been missed since 4 launched. Called "Forge Island" and releasing for free on April 11, the map will provide a series of open spaces in which Halo 4 » 3/24/13 4:00pm 3/24/13 4:00pm

Halo 4's Next Map Pack Arrives on Tuesday

A poorly kept secret since November is official now: the Majestic Map Pack, the latest series of multiplayer maps in Halo 4, will indeed be available on Feb. 25 for 800 Microsoft Points ($10). » 2/19/13 10:00am 2/19/13 10:00am

Can't Download Halo 4's Crimson Map Pack? Here's What You Do. [Update]

Do you have the Limited Edition of Halo 4 or perhaps you've purchased the game's map pass? If you have either of these you may also have had trouble downloading the new Crimson map pack that released just yesterday. » 12/11/12 7:30pm 12/11/12 7:30pm