HALO (SERIES)

How to Make Your Own Video Game Character Photo Cards

Back in May, merritt k pointed out how much it sucks to buy a physical copy of a video game in this day and age. She’s absolutely right, too. Which got me thinking: What do I like to buy physical copies of? And why? The answer, as any of my…

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GUIDES

It’s a Great Time to Explore Your Backlog or Watch Master Chief Have Sex

One of the most joyous periods of the year for this job is when there aren’t five or more AAA blockbusters being released in rapid succession. It’s a time for quiet reflection for some, but for me it’s an opportunity to dive into my monstrous backlog. While I feel no…

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PODCASTS

Halo TV Series Debuts on Paramount in March

UPDATE 1/30/2022:  The full trailer for Halo’s live-action series is out now. In the new look at the Paramount Plus show, you can catch a glimpse at Cortana and iconic Covenant forces like the Elites and Jackals. There’s also a few familiar vehicles and weapons, including Banshees, Warthogs, and Plasma…

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Master Chief as he appears in the Paramount live action series.

NEWS

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Halo Xbox 360 Services Will Be Going Offline Next Year

343 Industries has announced that it will be sunsetting (turning off) Halo Xbox 360 game services come December 2021 at the earliest. “The future looks very bright for Halo fans and we’re incredibly excited about the opportunities that lie ahead,” says the developer in a blog posted on Dec. 18.…

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The Halo TV Series Has to Recast Cortana, So It’s Bringing In Her Game Voice Actor

It’s getting harder for me to keep up with every live-action video game adaptation going on, but now that I’m writing this piece of news on Showtime’s Halo series, we’ll add it to the list of shows and movies I will remember based on the fact that I now have…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 56: That Deep Nook Lore

The Fanwidth gang may be afraid to go outside, but the same can’t be said of our Animal Crossing villagers! This week, while one of us recovers from a real-life illness, the rest took a virtual vacation to the island of Tom Nook. The latest and potentially greatest Animal Crossing…

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Fanwidth (A Fanbyte Podcast) Episode 50: Against All Odds

Somehow, some way, the gang has made it to 50 full episodes of Fanwidth! We celebrate with a “special guest,” but are otherwise pretty low-key (partially thanks to some illnesses spreading through the editorial staff). Despite our flagging energy, though, we manage to put out one heckuva good show! Join…

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PODCASTS

Halo: Reach MCC Bleedthrough Guide – What is Bleedthrough?

First released in 2010 for the Xbox 360, Halo: Reach has landed on Xbox One and PC as part one of the Master Chief Collection. It’s a series-spanning anthology that will eventually include every core entry through Halo 4. Reach tells the story of Noble Team during the weeks preceding the original Halo.…

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GUIDES

Halo: Reach MCC Lone Wolf Guide – How to Earn 150,000 Points

First released in 2010 for the Xbox 360, Halo: Reach has landed on Xbox One and PC as part one of the Master Chief Collection. It’s a series-spanning anthology that will eventually include every core entry through Halo 4. Reach tells the story of Noble Team during the weeks preceding the original Halo.…

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Halo: Reach MCC Ranking System Guide – The Ranking System Explained

First released in 2010 for the Xbox 360, Halo: Reach has landed on Xbox One and PC as part one of the Master Chief Collection. It’s a series-spanning anthology that will eventually include every core entry through Halo 4. Reach tells the story of Noble Team during the weeks preceding the original Halo.…

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GUIDES

How I Fell Out Of Love With Games

I’ll never forget Christmas morning when I was 12 years old. I can still remember ripping the red Santa hat-adorned wrapping paper open, unsheathing the Super Nintendo inside. My screams and yelps were so high pitched anyone in earshot might have thought they’d crack the TV screen before I even…

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FEATURES

Funny Talking Orbs: A Review

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MICROREVIEWS

Watch: Halo Wars 2 campaign gameplay

A solid hour in Creative Assembly's upcoming Halo strategy game.

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Robots I wish games would let me date

Who cares about rating the cutest boys and ladies in games? I want some mechanoid companionship.

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How to unlock the Warthog in Forza Horizon 3

Don't drive without your Halo on the dash!

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Watch: The setting and characters of Halo Wars 2

'I think RTS players have higher expectations from story,' says 343 Industries' Dan Ayoub.

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Halo Wars 2 is a slick reinvention

It's like, Total Halo War, in a good way!

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Microsoft’s E3 press briefing just wrapped up. Here’s all the details.

Missed the Xbox livestream? Don't worry: we got ya covered.

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Xbox exec predicts esports will be ‘as big as regular sports’

Phil Spencer, head of Microsoft's Xbox Division, imagines a future where 'competitive jet-assisted car soccer' is a phrase we can all take seriously.

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Ex-Halo developers get real about hiring and firing in the game industry

Ever wonder why layoffs seem so common among game studios? Two ex-Bungie developers get into one of the major reasons why it happens.

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