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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Infamous: Second Son Lead Designer Leaves Sucker Punch

    Jaime Griesemer, who was the lead designer on Sony's PS4 exclusive Infamous: Second Son, has left developer Sucker Punch Productions. In a tweet , Griesemer confirmed to a fan that he has left the studio, writing: "...And yes, I have left SP. Not really talking about it yet, tho." Griesemer... More
  • Blog Post: Swordsmith Brings Halo Energy Sword To Life

    Blacksmith Tony Swatton in his Youtube series “Man at Arms” routinely forges video game weapons as requested by fans. He's forged assassin wristblades , Cloud's Buster Sword , and the blade of evil's bane, the Master Sword . Now he has created an often requested weapon that has... More
  • Blog Post: Halo: Spartan Assault Landing On 360 Tomorrow

    Microsoft has announced that Halo: Spartan Assault will be arriving on the Xbox 360 tomorrow. The twin-stick shooter has already been released on PC, Xbox One, and Windows Phones. The game is set between the events of Halo 3 and Halo 4, when tenuous cease-fire agreement between the UNSC and Covenant... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Neill Blomkamp Directing Live-Action Halo Pilot

    The Halo movie may still be dead in the water , but 343 Industries and Microsoft are hard at work producing a series of live-action shows based on the shooter. If rumors are true, viewers who tune into the Stephen Spielberg-produced Xbox One series will get a little taste of what might have been. According... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: Microsoft Bringing Cortana's Voice To Bing Search On Smartphones

    According to a report, Microsoft is infusing its mobile Bing app with voice functionality - and Halo's fictional AI hottie Cortana has been cast in the starring role. In short, Cortana will being going head-to-head with Apple's Siri. According to MSFTNerd : "Cortana will be voiced by Jen... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Clarifies Halo Movie Rumors

    This morning, a few rumors started to circulate that Alien director Ridley Scott was on track to produce a feature-length Halo film. According to Microsoft, this is not the case. The Halo franchise has had a torrid affair with Hollywood, trying to kickstart a film , and coming seemingly close a few times... More
  • Blog Post: 343 Industries Posts New Halo Concept Art

    Executive producer Josh Holmes updated his blog on Halo Waypoint today looking forward to the new year. The post is primarily focused on staff changes at 343 Industries. Holmes describes his transition from creative director on Halo 4 to executive producer, welcomes new creative director Tim Longo, and... More
  • Blog Post: Next Halo Still A Lock For 2014

    Halo fans, the sky is not falling. Xbox corporate VP of marketing, strategy, and business wrote a blog post this morning thanking Xbox One fans for scooping up 3 million of the consoles worldwide. His post concluded with a list of games due out on the platform in 2014. The next Halo was absent, but not... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Has Been The Best Year For Video Games?

    With 2013 behind us, we can all agree that it was a fantastic year for video games. Was it the best year for video games? Or is there another, more impressive year? 2013 saw new Sony and Microsoft consoles, but it also saw a slew of excellent video games that we will surely be discussing and playing... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Butt Stomps Master Chief

    We've seen Mario take down a whole host of turtles and gumbas, but in this fan video, Nintendo's mascot takes on Lara Croft, an Assassin's Creed assassin, and Master Chief. Watch a gaming heist go wrong in this fan video from CorridorDigital . More
  • Blog Post: Tomb Raider Creative Director Moves Over To 343 Industries

    Tim Longo, creative director for the recent Tomb Raider reboot (and Star Wars: Republic Commando), has recently moved over to 343 Industries to begin work on the Halo series. Longo's Twitter and LinkedIn bios were recently updated to to reflect his new position with the title creative director at... 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: NECA Inks Deal With 343 Industries For Halo Merchandise

    The National Entertainment Collectibles Association has signed a monster deal to bring out the wide array of Halo-themed merchandise. NECA will be creating new lines of Halo collectibles, which will be released starting in April, 2014. NECA president Joel Weinshanker said, "We are thrilled to be... More
  • Blog Post: New Halo Comic Announced By Dark Horse

    Halo canon lovers rejoice. Dark Horse is taking another video game franchise to print in Halo: Escalation . The UNSC flagship Infinity will be the centerpiece for the comic’s first issue. The writer is none other than Chris Schlerf, the lead writer of Halo 4. The events in Halo: Escalation begin... More
  • Blog Post: Get A Feel For The Size Of Space With This Chart Of Sci-Fi Spaceships

    How does one of Halo's Infinity-Class Battleships stack up next to an Imperium Class Super Star Destroyer from Star Wars? Check out this size comparison chart of science fiction spaceships to find out. Deviantart user DirkLoechel put together this awesome spaceship chart, which features spaceships... More
  • Blog Post: Writer Joe Staten Leaves Bungie After 15 Years

    After working with the developer through the creation and shaping of the Halo franchise, writer and cinematic director Joe Staten is leaving Bungie. The news was announced on the studio's website today. Staten also penned Halo: Contact Harvest, a recounting of the first human encounter with the Covenant... More
  • Blog Post: Updated Halo For Xbox One CGI Trailer Shows Halo 5 Logo

    You've seen this trailer before. It was the one shown during E3 this year. This updated version of the trailer, however, shows a Halo 5 logo at the end instead of a plain Halo logo. The updated trailer appears on Axis Animation's official Vimeo page . Axis does a lot of animation for Microsoft... More
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