I'm Worried About These Halo Remakes

I came into a recent Halo: Master Chief Collection preview event expecting to think, "Yep, it's Halo alright" and be on my merry way. Instead I encountered a surprising number of problems. » 9/17/14 4:30pm 9/17/14 4:30pm

Hints About The Future Of Halo That You May Have Missed

Those who love Halo but only play Halo video games may be oblivious to some of the big developments going on in the series lately. There are big things happening, particularly in the Halo comics, that any Halo fan should know about. » 6/06/14 5:30pm 6/06/14 5:30pm

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… » 1/10/14 1:00am 1/10/14 1:00am

Halo 4 Blooper Reel Is Worth Watching Just For Creepy Cortana

The people behind Halo 4 just released this blooper reel. It's creepy, kinda funny, and worth watching just for Creepy Cortana, which is apparently based off a 343 designer's face. » 11/07/13 5:30pm 11/07/13 5:30pm

The Best Halo 4 Players in the World Are Competing This Weekend at PAX

The battle for supremacy in Halo 4 that kicked off at the Rooster Teeth Expo earlier this month and continued at Gamescom will conclude at PAX Prime this weekend. The Halo 4 Global Championship Finals began yesterday at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, and they continue today. Tomorrow's finale will be live streamed from 4… » 8/31/13 2:00pm 8/31/13 2:00pm

Forward Unto Dawn—the live-action episodic Halo 4 webseries that premiered last year—got nominated for an Emmy Award. It’s for Outstanding Main Title Design, yeah, but that statue still looks real nice on your mantle. » 7/18/13 1:45pm 7/18/13 1:45pm

Competitive Halo Is Back After Almost A Year Out Of The Spotlight

Halo has always had a rich history in eSports but as of recently it has fallen from the spotlight thanks to a lack of a presence at some of the larger eSports events like Major League Gaming's Pro Circuit. While Halo took a backseat in the competitive gaming scene, games like League of Legends, StarCraft 2, and Call… » 7/17/13 5:00pm 7/17/13 5:00pm

A new bundle of DLC—the Champions Bundle—is coming to Halo 4 on Aug. 20, 343 said today at the Rooster Teeth Expo. It costs 800 Microsoft Points, and will introduce a new armor pack, a skin pack, and a new game type called Ricochet. » 7/07/13 7:00pm 7/07/13 7:00pm

Are Game (Sniper Rifles) Art?

Bill Doran makes replica video game weapons so good that were they not recreations of things that didn't actually exist, you'd swear they were the real thing. » 6/04/13 12:30am 6/04/13 12:30am

I Freelanced On Halo 4. It's Time For Gaming's Contractors To Strike.

My name is Nathan (RC) Peters. In March 2011, I was hired on as a contract Quality Assurance tester to work at Certain Affinity studios in Austin, Texas. I worked on the multiplayer portion of Halo 4. Here is an inside look at the reality of being a contract worker within a video game company, and why you should… » 5/31/13 11:16am 5/31/13 11:16am

Halo’s Forerunner Architecture Is Some Heavy S**t

Their name alone speaks volumes about what their architecture embodies: the way they see themselves, the image they want to present to others. Forerunners. A group of individuals that comes along before others, setting the stage for their existence. They named themselves this, with all the vanity in the world. » 5/22/13 11:30pm 5/22/13 11:30pm

Having Helped Build Halo 4, He's Now Building Worlds At Valve

I like to think of Paul Pepera's art as the realisation of childhood dreams. Rendering what we imagined our LEGO constructions to be in our heads, not as they actually looked, all clunky and basic and sharp. » 5/03/13 1:00am 5/03/13 1:00am

Moneysaver PSA: Limited Time Gaming Deals For Tuesday [GONE]

Set your iPhone's alarm, Amazon's got Gold Box deals on video games, and we've got all the details right here. » 4/22/13 11:55pm 4/22/13 11:55pm

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

What In The World Do Video Game Writers Do? The Minds Behind Some Of…

What does a games writer do, exactly? What is a writer's job? If we're talking about a writer on a movie or the author of a book, it's easy for us to figure out on our own what exactly that person is doing. But when we look at the writer of a video game, things become a bit more cloudy. » 3/05/13 5:00pm 3/05/13 5:00pm

Concept Art That Goes From Halo 4 To Guild Wars 2 And Back Again

Dave Bolton is a concept artist who has worked for 343 Studios, ArenaNet and Hourglass Studios. So we're about to get a look at some fantastic art from, among other things, Halo 4 and Guild Wars. » 3/01/13 1:00am 3/01/13 1:00am

A Halo Easter Egg That Took Years To Discover

The people at Bungie are famous for putting obscure Easter Eggs into their games. Halo's creators have packed the massive sci-fi shooter franchise with all sorts of references and secrets, and fans love finding them. » 2/27/13 12:00pm 2/27/13 12:00pm

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

Here's a Peek at Halo 4's Next Map Pack—Before Bungie's Date with …

Today's the big day for Halo's ex, Bungie, which will soon tell all about its new affair, Destiny. That makes the discovery of these four images for Halo 4's forthcoming Majestic Map Pack quite a coincidence, indeed. » 2/17/13 11:00am 2/17/13 11:00am