Video game sequels often fix the problems of their predecessors thanks to, among other things, the iterative advancements of technology. That’s on top of the fact that making creative work in the gaming medium is still an exercise in being an artistic pioneer. So you at least hope that the people making sequels know…
Competitive Halo’s biggest event of the year is going on right now but some fans are arguing about the venue and how many people are in attendance. The tournament has a prize pool of $1,000,000, but pictures on the ground tell the story of a more deflated event.
Opening Overwatch loot boxes or Halo 5 REQ packs adds a special drama to a gaming session. The crate shakes. A jingle chimes. Lights peek out from the cracks. It swells with potential. Game developers make subtle design decisions that stoke the hope that keeps players opening mystery boxes, crates and packs. And not…
People have made all kinds of things inside Halo 5 using the game’s Forge mode, but Skee Ball seems to have a special place in the hearts and minds of the game’s players.
Rainbow Road, the dangerous and psychedelic Mario Kart map you and your friends barely survived in elementary school, is now a Halo 5 map. And, yes, of course you can race on it.
As discussed, Halo 5's new Monitor’s Bounty update is allowing users to create some very cool stuff in the game’s Forge mode. And it’s not just for making minigames, either; there’s scope for some scripting that leaves us with a working calculator.
J. Dickinson Este invented the first Skee Ball machine in 1909, and just over a century later, the game has finally made its way into Halo 5.
Brings a tear to the eye.
Imagine it’s the end of the month. The new NBA season is about to start just days later, but right before that, a majority of the Los Angeles Lakers’ owners decided to cut their losses with the team and sign a new one. With a once proud legacy firmly in the rear-view mirror, they’d had enough. New blood was needed.
According to 343 Industries, Halo 5's Big Team Battle (BTB) community refresh is now up and running.
This is CaptainDireWolf’s take on Zelda. It’s called Bongo Bongo, and he made it in Halo 5.
Microsoft’s big 7GB free update to Halo 5 yesterday gave the game a new PvE mode called Warzone Firefight. You can watch a full match in the video above. Initial impressions: mixed, leaning positive. There’s pros and cons.
Halo 5 is free to download and free to play for the next week (June 29 to July 5) if you’re an Xbox Live Gold subscriber. Not a bad deal that, since you can easily wrap up the singleplayer campaign in that time.
The popular Firefight mode is finally coming to Halo 5 multiplayer on June 29, Microsoft announced today. It’s part of a large package of content that’ll include new maps, Forge options, and more.
One very cool part of the Halo series is coming to the PC this year, but you’ll still need to own an Xbox One to take full advantage of it. It’s a step in the right direction!
The creative stuff people come up with in Halo 5's Forge almost reach Garry’s Mod levels of silliness. Here’s, for example, a very well designed map for Pokémon battles.
Halo 5 and Harry Potter sounds like a weird combination, but Hugabear’s custom mini-game, which adds Quidditch to Halo 5's Grifball, looks pretty fun.
Firefight, where players cooperatively fight off waves of enemies, is coming to Halo 5 later this year. The fan favorite mode was introduced in Halo 3: ODST and Halo: Reach, but wasn’t part of Halo 4.
Brad Shortt is a Senior Character Artist at 343 Industries, the (current) developers of the Halo series. For Halo 5, Brad got to play around with Nathan Fillion’s (slightly improved) video game face. A lot.