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  • Blog Post: Destiny Releases On Tuesday, Don't Forget About Our Hub

    Back in January, Destiny graced our cover, and along with it came a huge number of stories and features covering the development of the game. With Destiny's impending release on Tuesday, now is the perfect time to revisit all of our coverage. Click here or click the banner below to check out the... More
  • Blog Post: New Details And Trailers On The Halo Channel And The Master Chief Collection

    We met with 343 Industries for a presentation on The Halo Channel and Halo: The Master Chief Collection and came away with new info not included in Microsoft's press conference. First off, The Halo Channel. 343 sees the channel as a different way to enter the Halo universe. The main guide area of... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5 Beta Begins December 29, Waypoint Evolves Into A New Channel

    Microsoft and 343 Industries have announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection's bundled Halo 5: Guardians beta will begin on December 29 for three weeks until January 18. The beta will be four-on-four, with customizable armor, small maps tuned for the team size, and even starts with identical... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Imagines Little Golden Book Versions Of Popular Video Games

    Artist Joey Spiotto's "Storytime" series takes popular M-rated video games, and imagines what they might look like adapted to become a Little Golden Book. You can check out the full gallery here , which offers up signed prints of the images for between $35 and $75, depending how big you're... More
  • Blog Post: Defining Ridley Scott's Role In Halo: Nightfall

    Following the teaser reveal of the upcoming live-action Halo series, Nightfall , we had a chance to sit down with executive producer on all things Halo, and owner of the world's most unforgettable name, Kiki Wolfkill, about how the series came about. Nightfall , Wolfkill tells us, is the next step... More
  • Blog Post: Marty O’Donnell Settles Termination Suit With Bungie CEO For Over $95,000

    In April of this year, longtime Bungie composer Marty O’Donnell was let go from Bungie. At the time, the musician claimed that the firing was “ without cause ,” ending a 14 year tenure. In June, O’Donnell (who was in closed arbitration with his former employer), filed suit against... More
  • Blog Post: NECA's Master Chief Figurine Not Quite Finished, But Poised To Fight

    In addition to the Halo: Master Chief Collection coming to Xbox One later this fall, series fans have another Master Chief tribute to look forward to in the coming months. The National Entertainment Collectibles Association, in collaboration with 343 Industries, is developing a slew of Halo merchandise... More
  • Blog Post: Comic-Con Attendees Getting The First Look At Halo's Live-Action Digital Series

    Microsoft is hitting San Diego this month for the annual Comic-Con International, and the company is giving Halo fans a few reasons to set aside some time. In addition to providing attendees with the first look at the digital series Halo: Nightfall, 343 Industries is holding a developer panel for the... More
  • Blog Post: Gungoose Coming To Halo 2 Multiplayer For The Master Chief Collection

    Halo 2 is getting a new vehicle - sort of. Developer 343 Industries has announced that it's bringing the Mongoose, a classic vehicle from Halo 3, 4, and Reach, to Halo 2. However, the ATV is getting an important upgrade. You can see the full concept below that shows the Gungoose, named as such due... More
  • Blog Post: Halo Master Chief Helmet Will Protect You On Motorcycles, Warthogs, And Ghosts

    NECA, which has previously handled portal guns as well as Borderlands and Diablo action figures, has recently unveiled its newest project: a fully functional motorcycle helmet that Master Chief himself would appreciate. The models of the Mjolnir Mark VI-style helmet don't show any color yet, but... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion: The (Continued) Importance of Local Multiplayer

    With the prevalence and importance of online multiplayer in today’s gaming landscape, it can be easy to discount the importance of local multiplayer. However, I don’t think local multiplayer is any less important now than it was before online gaming, and I think it will always be an essential... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5: Guardians Beta Begins In December

    On Monday Microsoft announced Halo: Master Chief Collection, and apart from remastering the numbered games in the series, it also delivers access to Halo 5: Guardians' beta. That beta begins in December. Speaking to Joystiq, Bonnie Ross, 343's general manager, said that the beta for Halo 5's... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Halo: Master Chief Collection [Trailer Added]

    Halo 5: Guardians isn't coming until next year, but that doesn't mean you won't be able to enjoy the series on your Xbox One in 2014. Today at its E3 press conference, Microsoft announced Halo: Master Chief Collection, a single-disc collection of Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, and... More
  • Blog Post: New Trailer And Screens Show Off The Halo Minecraft Mash-Up DLC

    Halo is coming to Minecraft, and you can see how it will look in a new trailer and a collection of screens. Like the Mass Effect , Skyrim , and Marvel Super Heroes mash-up packs before it, the Halo pack adds new avatars and texture sets to Minecraft so you can mold your world to look more like Master... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Is Making Minecraft The Halo Game You’ve Always Wanted

    After merging Minecraft with Mass Effect, Skyrim, and even Marvel Super Heroes, Microsoft and Mojang are celebrating the recent announcement of Halo 5: Guardians. A new Halo mash-up pack is coming, and it will be a blast of nostalgia that’s sure to stick with fans. The Halo Mash-up pack includes... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Halo Boxed Set Coming To Xbox One

    Reports have surfaced that Microsoft’s “ other shoe ” in the Halo franchise isn’t a single game. A new rumor suggests that it’s, in fact, a boxed set for Xbox One. Engadget is reporting that Microsoft will announce a collection of remastered Halo titles featuring the Master... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 5's Guardians May Have Been Lurking In The Shadows All Along

    The Guardians are not a race of the Covenant, a subset of the Forerunners, or part of the Flood, but they have been present in the Halo universe since Combat Evolved. The Guardians are responsible for all the accidental or mysterious unexplained multiplayer deaths in Halo. Whenever a kill occurs in a... More
  • Blog Post: Halo, Destiny Composer Martin O’Donnell Let Go From Bungie ‘Without Cause’

    Halo composer Martin O’Donnell, who has been working on the score for Bungie’s upcoming persistent online shooter Destiny, has been let go from the developer. According to a statement made by O’Donnell he was terminated by the company on April 11 “without cause.” O’Donnell... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Multiplayer Map?

    Across all multiplayer games, regardless of genre, what is your favorite multiplayer map? With new Titanfall DLC on the way adding new maps to the game, it makes us ponder some our favorites from other multiplayer games. After a recent reader discussion where I talked about how much I miss Halo 2's... More
  • Blog Post: Halo 'Digital Feature' On The Way From Alien Director Ridley Scott

    Microsoft was quick to squash rumors of a Ridley Scott produced Halo film earlier this year , but a recent announcements reveals there is something in the works. A brief e-mail from a Microsoft representative announced the project, without revealing many details. 343 Industries, Xbox Entertainment Studios... More
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