This is Halo 5’s intro. It’s...expensive. And Fillion-y.
Everyone, you won’t believe this. This may come as a shock. I’d like you all to be sitting before I deliver this news: it looks as though the next Halo game is going to be called ‘Halo 5′.
When users began pouring into Halo's official online forums complaining that a new map pack had been inadvertently banning them from matchmaking multiplayer, it seemed to be a widespread problem.
The farce surrounding the release of Halo 4's Crimson Map Pack has got a whole lot more farcical, with some users complaining that those who downloaded and began playing the pack for free—like Microsoft told them to—are being banned from certain portions of the game.
The Halo 4 launch trailer was predictably big budget, but what I found most interesting was how human they made Master Chief look. We usually just see him as a giant hulking killing machine, all armour and visor, but Tim Miller and David Fincher's clip goes right ahead and actually takes the mask off the hero.
We'll have more on Halo 4's campaign mode later in the day, but for now, here's a collection of screenshots from the game, some in first-person, others not, all of them looking very purple.
For those who like their gaming media and news a little less Japanese in origins today, here. A new trailer for Halo 4, showing off all the guns and weaponry that the Covenant - who you're still fighting, in some small way - are packing in the game.
Well, here's a pleasant surprise. This is a "documentary" on the making of Halo 4 that runs for over ten minutes. You'd think such a clip would be full of agonising monologues by developers, and it is, but instead of just focusing on talking heads you're also seeing a ton of of in-game and cinematic footage.
The history. The purpose. The sound effects. The enormous write-up over on Halo Waypoint (linked below) has everything a series fan - or firearm fetishist - could ever want with regards to humanity's weapons of choice.
The new footage from Halo 4 shows us both the sweeping theatrical introduction as well as the first-person gameplay action.
Game Informer's Halo 4 issue is now out, and inside are details not just on the game's singleplayer campaign, but what new developers 343 studios are doing with the series' multiplayer as well.
It's the flavour of the show at this year's TGS. It seems everywhere you turn there are HD remakes of old games, just waiting for the chance to get you to pay for the same game twice.
The way it's looking there'll never be a Halo movie. Ah well! So long as regular humans keep making killer props like this, we're free to imagine our own. Which is always for the best, because then, they never end up sucking.
Frenchman Nicolas "Sparth" Bouvier has been drawing pretty pictures for the video game industry since 1996, in a career that's taken him from Darkworks (Cold Fear) to Ubisoft to id Software and now to Microsoft, where he's working on the upcoming Halo 4.
If you're on the fence about picking up Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, these preorder bonuses might seal the deal.
Roger Ebert has said that video games cannot be art. Similar judgments have been made over the decades and centuries about novels, plays, movies, television, comic books, and of course science fiction.