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

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 to … » 8/31/13 2:00pm 8/31/13 2:00pm

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 of … » 7/17/13 5:00pm 7/17/13 5:00pm

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 never… » 5/31/13 11:16am 5/31/13 11:16am

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

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