Two Video Games. Two Age Ratings. What's the Bloody Difference?

Batman: Arkham City is a wonderful and violent video game. It's rated T by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board, the group that applies ratings to all major games released in the United States. T games are for gamers who are 13 or older. » 4/12/12 2:00pm 4/12/12 2:00pm

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary: The Kotaku Review

Despite only visiting it once in my adolescent years, I've never forgotten the Cradle of Aviation Museum in the suburb of Garden City. Row after row of majestic aircraft stood next to each other, shiny but defunct evidence to the pivotal role that Long Island played to the science and practice of aeronautics in the… » 11/21/11 6:00pm 11/21/11 6:00pm

How Do Game Reviewers Feel About Playing Halo: Combat Evolved All Over…

Before the folks at 343 Industries can prove to us they are a worthy successor to the Halo development throne, they must first show us that they respect the franchise's roots. » 11/15/11 1:00pm 11/15/11 1:00pm

After finishing the campaign of last year's Halo saga prequel Halo: Reach, I was psyched for a remake of the original . Though no plans…

Let’s Look at the Facelift Halo Gets for Its Anniversary

Ico and Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, Splinter Cell Trilogy … there've been plenty of HD re-issues for beloved games over the last few months. But, in the video above, I'll show you why the work that 343 Industries and Saber Interactive has done on Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary » 11/14/11 8:00pm 11/14/11 8:00pm

Should You Buy Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary ? No.

It's been ten years since Bungie gave Xbox gamers the first Halo game, a console first-person shooter that didn't feel like the weak sister to the genre's PC alpha dogs. From that single title grew blossomed one of video game's most successful franchises, one which reshaped what it meant to play video games with… » 11/14/11 2:00pm 11/14/11 2:00pm

Claim Your Rightful Place on the Halo Living Monument

Master Chief would be nothing without the millions of players that have taken control of him over the past decade. Microsoft and 343 Industries recognize your heroic sacrifices with the Halo Living Monument, an interactive memorial that will honor you as long as it makes financial sense to keep the website running. » 11/14/11 12:20pm 11/14/11 12:20pm

The Halo Remake's Kinect Features Aren't On the Disc, For Quality…

There is no mention of Kinect support on the box of next week's HD 10th-anniversary remake of Halo: Combat Evolved. That doesn't mean the features were cut. They weren't. » 11/10/11 6:00pm 11/10/11 6:00pm

Microsoft Stores Becoming Competitive Multiplayer Hubs for Halo: Combat…

If you're like me, you've yet to step into one of Microsoft's fine, fine retail emporiums. Nothing against ‘em, it's just that you can get everything online nowadays. Pizza. Liquid refreshment. That goes from online competition, too, but, Microsoft's going to be stocking its stores full of all three to commemorate… » 11/09/11 3:40pm 11/09/11 3:40pm

Halo Combat Evolved Anniversary Launch Trailer Shows Off Updated…

This new clip for the 10 anniversary re-mastering of the first Halo game takes a narrative approach to the lore of the sci-fi shooter series. The decades-long war with the alien Covenant collective has humanity pushed to the brink of total defeat and you—yes, you, the guy controlling the last of the Spartans—are the… » 11/01/11 9:00am 11/01/11 9:00am

Lets Watch Classic Halo Map Hang 'Em High in Action Using Halo Reach

The classic Halo: Combat Evolved multiplayer map Hang Em' High is getting a stunning remake when it returns to players in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. » 10/17/11 9:00am 10/17/11 9:00am

Halo 2's "Headlong" Gets a Stunning Anniversary Makeover

With excellent sniping spots and what amounts to a vehicular combat arena at the bottom, Halo 2's "Headlong" multiplayer map is reborn as "Breakneck" in Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary. Bask in the glorious gameplay footage and screens, plus get a peek at the very first Halo campaign level in all its remastered glory. » 9/14/11 12:40pm 9/14/11 12:40pm

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Mutiplayer Maps Look Real Pretty

Just because we love you at Kotaku, we're giving you videos of two classic multiplayer maps, Beaver Creek and Damnation, for free! Enjoy the nostalgia of blasting your friends with a plasma rifle. » 8/16/11 11:45am 8/16/11 11:45am

Halo: Anniversary will Include New Content, Old Visuals and Updated…

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, the high-definition remake of the landmark Halo: Combat Evolved, will feature new narrative content and on-the-fly switching between its new presentation and the graphic mode of the original. » 7/22/11 3:40pm 7/22/11 3:40pm

Pre-Order Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary to Make Every Grunt Go Out…

If you're on the fence about picking up Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, these preorder bonuses might seal the deal. » 7/18/11 12:40pm 7/18/11 12:40pm

The Library Will (and Won't) Still Suck in the Halo Remake, Same with…

The people who are making the 10th-anniversary Halo remake call Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary a "gift to the fans." » 6/08/11 10:30pm 6/08/11 10:30pm

HD Remake of Halo: Combat Evolved Coming November

Widely expected, Microsoft will publish an HD remake of the original Halo on Nov. 15. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary will feature "seven of the greatest multiplayer maps of all time," in addition to "the campaign of the decade remade and remastered. » 6/06/11 1:24pm 6/06/11 1:24pm

Microsoft's E3 2011 Website Outs Halo 4 and More

Microsoft's E3 2011 briefing isn't until 9:30 AM Pacific. Someone forgot to tell the Xbox.com guys that, because for a brief moment around 9:30AM Eastern, fans caught a glimpse of Halo 4. » 6/06/11 10:20am 6/06/11 10:20am