Each new Halo game since 2007’s Halo 3 gets some praise, then fades, and then is pointed to as a sign that the Xbox’s once-unstoppable franchise is hitting a wall. Halo 5, released in 2015, deserves a different reputation.
Earlier this week the Battlefield V development team released a blog post chock full of information about what they learned from the game’s recent closed alpha. It also contained a couple beautiful heat maps.
Halo Online is a free-to-play version of the popular shooter series that was only ever offered in a closed beta test in Russia in 2015. After years on ice, a mod that makes it playable the world over is getting a brand new version on April 20.
There’s a somewhat lesser known corollary to the “If you build it, they will come” line from the baseball movie Field of Dreams. It goes: “If you build it, someone will also build it in Halo 5.” Thanks to the game’s Forge map editor, players have been pumping out all sorts of creations inspired by non-Halo stuff. The…
Xbox Game Pass is supposed to enable Xbox owners to play more games, not less. Unfortunately, over the last few days, some Xbox One owners have reported being unable to play certain games they own due to an error with Game Pass, a problem Microsoft has confirmed it’s looking into.
Halo 5's Overtime update arrives tomorrow, adding Oddball multiplayer mode and 4K textures. Starting around 4:00pm you’ll finally be able to run around with a human skull in your hands for a few seconds before getting lit up. The update will also add more commendations and re-balance some weapons.
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.