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  • Blog Post: After 8 Months, 343 Industries Finally Fixes Halo 4 Achievement Bug

    Eight months ago, 343 Industries acknowledged that Halo 4 players were experiencing an achievement bug. Today, a patch has finally been implemented that will make six achievements attainable once more. 343 Industries studio head Bonnie Ross shared the news via Twitter. “We’ve just released... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Halo 4 Art Director Changes Roles Within 343 Industries

    Kenneth Scott, who served the role of art director on Halo 4 recently announced a change in positions at 343 Industries. Scott is now a visual design consultant with 343 Industries, while Nicolas “Sparth” Bouvier has taken Scott's former position as art director. Speaking with IGN , a... More
  • Blog Post: Former Gearbox Programmer Leaves 343 Industries For Naughty Dog

    Corrinne Yu, former director of technology for Gearbox software, recently left her position as principle engine programmer with 343 Industries and Halo, to become a graphics coder at Naughty Dog. Yu has always held important positions in technology. Before working with Gearbox where she prgrammed for... More
  • Blog Post: McFarlane Toys Announces Halo 4 Master Chief Statue

    The latest Halo statue from McFarlane Toys will look familiar to anyone who has ever looked at the box art for Halo 4. The statue measures 12 inches tall (including the base) and will be available for purchase on December 6 for $295. You can head here to find out more about it. A host of images of the... More
  • Blog Post: Xbox 360 Bundling Up For The Winter Holidays

    Microsoft has announced a handful of discounted Xbox 360 bundles for the holiday season that will come packaged with games like Tomb Raider and Halo 4. There are three bundles to choose from. The 250 GB Kinect model comes with a Kinect device , Kinect Sports: Season Two, Kinect Adventures, Forza Horizon... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Confirms Halo 4 Game Of The Year Edition

    If you've been holding out on the first chapter of the Halo Reclaimer trilogy, Microsoft wants you to get caught up with Halo 4 . The publisher has confirmed that 343's first numbered entry in the series will be getting a game of the year edition this October. The news was shared by IGN, who... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 4 Matchmaking, Support Upgrade, And Spartan Ops Updates Coming Soon

    Just ahead of the DLC Champions Bundle , Halo 4 will receive an update to add new support upgrades, and new matchmaking playlists. The Recharge support upgrade speeds up your shield recharge, and the Survivor upgrade will eject you from a vehicle right before it explodes. The update will also remove... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 4 Champions Bundle Adds New Maps, Game Types, Armors, And Items

    Halo 4 is getting another injection of DLC multiplayer content next month with the Champions Bundle. The Champions bundle will be available on August 20 for 800 Microsoft points, and is made of three smaller bundles that can be purchased separately. The Bullseye Pack comes with two new multiplayer maps... More
  • Blog Post: Rapid Decline In Playtime For Halo 4 Steeper Than Halo Reach

    In its first day of sales, Halo 4 amassed $220 million worldwide . But in the past 6 months most of the original players have jumped ship, leaving Halo 4 with fewer players now than Halo Reach had half a year into its own lifecycle according to a recent case study by Raptr . In an effort to boost the... More
  • Blog Post: Microtransactions Could Be Coming to Halo Series

    The topic of microtransactions is a hot one, and Halo 4 executive producer Dan Ayoub says that his team has had their eye on them. Citing the success of Gears of War's cosmetic skins, Ayoub told Digital Spy that, "Halo certainly has the potential for those kinds of things." Microtransactions... More
  • Blog Post: New Halo 4 Action Figure Brings Exclusive In-Game Content

    The Didact, Master Chief's nemesis in Halo 4, joins McFarlane Toys' long-running line of Halo action figures in September. A code that unlocks exclusive content in Halo 4 is tucked inside of the package. Whether this content is for single or multiplayer remains to be seen. To fit the scale of... More
  • Blog Post: Free DLC Available Today For Halo 4, Gears Of War: Judgment

    Microsoft released new downloadable content for two of its most popular franchises today, and it costs gamers the nice price of nada. Halo 4’s “Forge Island" map was set to release on April 11 but went through certification early. The map is for use in the Forge Mode, a mode that allows... More
  • Blog Post: Free New Forge Map Coming To Halo 4

    This week during a PAX East panel, 343 Industries announced a free new Forge map for Halo 4 that will give players plenty of open space to build on. Forge maps allow players to craft their own levels by using a variety of prefabricated structures as building blocks. The new map includes three giant,... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 4 Castle Map Pack Will Be Deployed On April 8

    In a blog post, official Xbox spokesman Major Nelson announced that a new map pack for Halo 4 will be released on April 8, and revealed a new trailer. According to Nelson, the Castle Map pack focuses on team objective and vehicular combat, and will introduce three new maps and a six-on-six playlist.... More
  • Blog Post: Unlock In-Game Halo 4 Bonuses To Celebrate Release of Halo: Silentium

    The third book of Greg Bear’s enigmatic Forerunner Saga is coming soon, and 343 Industries is offering XP to those willing to do some decryption. Greg Bear’s Halo: Cryptum and Halo: Primordium stand apart within the expanded universe of Halo fiction. Unlike most comic books and novels within... More
  • Blog Post: Former NFL Player Wants To Unite Gamers And Athletes

    Former Chicago Bears linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer has one goal: bridge the gap between gamer and professional athlete. To accomplish his goal he co-founded OverDog. The company's iPhone app allows athletes to challenge their fans in different games on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Eventually the app... More
  • Blog Post: Gears Of War: Judgment Multiplayer Leaked Online

    Unofficial gameplay footage from Epic Games and People Can Fly’s upcoming Gears of War: Judgment title has been spotted online after the leaked game appeared on online torrent sites, and Microsoft is none too happy. According to Eurogamer , the company will take “vigorous action” against... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 4's Majestic Map Pack Screens Leak Online

    With some simple URL manipulation on 343 Industries website, a NeoGAF user was able to uncover four screens from Halo 4's upcoming Majestic Map Pack. You can check out the screens in the gallery below which feature images from the Monolith, Skyline, and Landfall maps. 343 says that we can expect... More
  • Blog Post: Conan O'Brien Gives Halo 4 A Shot

    Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer series is always good for a laugh, and his experience with Halo 4 is no exception. You can head here (or watch below) to see the latest video where Conan is still struggling with the dual control stick setup, finds himself in the game , and offers some of my favorite... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Rewards Confused Fan With Halo 4

    Bungie didn't make Halo 4, but it doesn't mind fielding the customer service questions that have resulted from people running into problems with the game. The video below showcases act one from Bungie's Community Theater, where they read a letter from Timothy, who is disappointed that his... More
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