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  • 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: Which Halo Is The Best Halo?

    It's a simple question. Which Halo game is the best Halo game? Obviously, the original Halo holds a special place in every Halo fan's heart. I had a permanent LAN setup exclusively for Halo at my house. My parents really loved all the late night yelling matches that accompanied every match. Halo... More
  • Blog Post: First Look At ThreeA's Halo Line

    ThreeA is finally giving us a glimpse of its upcoming Halo action figures. The image above teases the sculpt and paint for a figure based on Halo Reach's Carter. This 1:6 scale action figure (roughly 12" in height) is surprisingly true to the character model featured in the game. I was hoping... More
  • Blog Post: These Were The Most Searched Games Of 2011

    Google today released a variety of statistics detailing what the entire world searched for in 2011. Video games were among the categories, and the results showed no surprises. Call of Duty reigns supreme, taking the top two spots while Halo Reach came in as the third most searched game. Perhaps the most... More
  • Blog Post: What If Stephen Colbert Had Been In Halo: Reach?

    Earlier this week, Stephen Colbert joked about how Master Chief was likely one of the classified members of the now famous SEAL Team Six (or was it a joke?). Regardless, this prompted Bungie to release an interesting Colbert related tidbit surrounding the launch of Halo: Reach. Around the launch of Halo... More
  • Blog Post: Infamous 2 Parodies Some Popular Game Titles

    Infamous 2 already garnered some headlines for poking fun at the Xbox 360 "red ring of death" problems, but some new screenshots grabbed from the game's beta show that the team at Sucker Punch are an equal opportunity band of jokesters. On the gaming blog iGo Gaming , writer Jalen Bell... More
  • Blog Post: NSFW: New Research Looks At Hate Speech On Xbox Live

    If you're a white, 18-to-35-year-old male with a nondescript Xbox Live Gamertag, then you probably face a fairly normal, more or less manageable amount of harassment when playing multiplayer games. But a new study proves what I'm sure comes as no shock to gamers familiar with Xbox Live's... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Is This Our First Look At Halo 5? Not So Much

    UPDATE: Just as I theorized in the story below, it turns out this logo was created specifically as part of the tech demo and not because Microsoft is actually currently working on Halo 5. Here's the official quote from a Microsoft spokesperson: "The logos in question were created for a tech... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie Delivers Reach Stats In Awesome Infographic

    Bungie is usually willing to share data acquired from the Halo series by providing regular updates on stats. This time around, the team has taken this data and put together a pretty epic infographic detailing some of Halo: Reach's most interesting datapoints. Check out the full graphic below and... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Offering Free Xbox 360 Game With Purchase Of Windows Phone

    With the release of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft has been pushing the idea of bridging the gap between their mobile and console platforms with features like Xbox Live Anywhere that lets you connect with friends on the online gaming service via phone. Now in an effort to attract 360 users to their mobile... More
  • Blog Post: UPDATE: Send Us Your Favorite Multiplayer Halo Pic, Win Reach's Noble Map Pack

    UPDATE: WINNERS Goon217 , Jonathan Russell , Romar55 , xHitman88x , GarettXO , Todd Sauceda , poisonreap Click the user's name to see their submission. I'll be sending out the codes shortly. Congrats! ORIGINAL STORY One of the coolest aspects of Halo's online community is the file share feature... More
  • Blog Post: Bungie's Eric Osborne Talks Reach DLC

    Bungie is releasing the first DLC for Halo Reach today, and their writer/community developer Eric Osborne answered a few questions for us about the game and their plans for its future. Invasion was the most notable new mode in Halo Reach. What has the fan reaction been so far to this new game type? That... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: Reach Noble Map Pack Now Available For Your Shooting Pleasure

    Friendly reminder: If you've already sucked Halo: Reach's content dry, Bungie is providing another reason to return to the Halo universe with the Noble Map Pack. The three new maps are available now for 800 Microsoft points. Here are some inspiring words from Bungie's website : "The... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Reveals Xbox 360 Black Friday Deals

    With the biggest shopping day of the year approaching this week, gamers are on the lookout for awesome deals. Lucky for you, Microsoft is happy to help. They've announced a whole bunch of great price reductions this week for both retail and downloadable offerings. From Friday, November 26 until Monday... More
  • Blog Post: Square Enix's Halo Reach Figures Land Second Series

    Square Enix's Halo Reach Play Arts Kai figures return next January with a second series. This line includes figures for Kat, Carter, and Jorge. All three of these figures offer high levels of articulation, extra hands, and their go-to equipment from the game. I've been holding off on buying McFarlane's... More
  • Blog Post: Mythbusting Halo Reach

    Halo Reach has been out for a month already, but not all of its secrets have been uncovered yet. Did you know that you can pass through "one-way" shields with a carefully-placed assassination? Or that you can assassinate a player from their right shoulder but not their left shoulder? The brilliant... More
  • Blog Post: Over 16,000 Years Spent Playing Halo Reach So Far And Other Terrifying Stats

    Okay, Halo Reach is popular. Everyone gets that. But how often do you get to see a game's popularity quantified in such stark figures? Yesterday Bungie revealed that in its first month of release, gamers have already spent 16,445 years of total time playing Halo Reach. This stat comes with a bunch... More
  • Blog Post: September NPD: Halo Reach And Madden Top Changed NPD Charts

    Yesterday we reported that the NPD Group is changing the way they report monthly video game sales figures, and today we get our first view of this new style. As was expected, we now know a lot less about what games sold how much last month, and we have limited hardware results. Nevertheless, check out... More
  • Blog Post: Halo Reach Has Sold 3.3 Million Copies

    Surprising nobody, Halo Reach cleaned up in the sales department for the month of September. Bungie's latest (and last) entry in the Halo franchise released on September 14, and despite only having a couple weeks on the books, the game sold a ridiculous number of copies. According the NPD Group,... More
  • Blog Post: How Does Your Halo: Reach Rank Stack Up Against Everyone Else?

    Learn the answer to this question, plus find out the exact day in October that the Campaign Matchmaking will go online, and find out about the upcoming raised level cap. Bungie's update this week was chock full of interesting stuff, including the chart above. It shows the total player base broken... More
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