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Complete Achievement List for HALO 5: Guardians (Xbox One – 2015) PLUS LAUNCH TRAILER

If you’ve noticed 60 GB of your Xbox One hard drive disappear lately, you probably pre-ordered HALO 5: Guardians, which Microsoft has begun pre-loading on consoles around the world.  The game launches October 27th exclusively on Xbox One.  The game is the first in the franchise with a T-rating (I never really thought it warranted an M half the time anyway) and follows, what I thought was the best game in the franchise: HALO 4.  Check out the launch trailer and your full achievement list, the latter courtesy of the outstanding xboxachievments.com Continue reading Complete Achievement List for HALO 5: Guardians (Xbox One – 2015) PLUS LAUNCH TRAILER

Movie Review: HALO Nightfall (2014) *Spoilers*

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Taking place between the events of HALO 4 and this December’s HALO 5: Guardians, HALO: Nightfall offers fans a feature-length look at one of the main characters for Halo 5: Locke (Mike Colter) an ONI Agent who teams with a group of UNSC troops lead by ex-Spartan Aiken (Steven Waddington) to investigate what seems to be a biological attack by the Covenant.

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E3: Microsoft Briefing – All Trailers (Dragon Age, Crackdown, HALO and More)

Microsoft, which had a famously bad briefing last year, dedicated the ENTIRE briefing to games, games and more games.  They kicked off by reminding everyone that Call of Duty DLC gets to Xboxes before it gets anywhere before showing this 8-minute look at this fall’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare:

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HALO 5: Guardians Coming to XBOX One in 2015!

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Here’s an announcement that Xbox fans have been waiting for since E3’s teaser trailer last year: Halo 5 (HALO 5: Guardians) will hit shelves fall 2015 around the same time the Steven Spielberg HALO TV show debuts on Xbox Live.  Look for more details on both at E3 in just a few weeks as the rest of the schedule for this year’s games falls into place.  This E3 will be as much about software as last year’s was about hardware.  We have the new systems.  Now how about the games?  There’s going to be a whole lot of announcements like this and gamers are the winners.  I thought Halo 4 was the best installment in the series, and I can’t wait for this. Continue reading HALO 5: Guardians Coming to XBOX One in 2015!

Halo Game at E3 is NOT Halo 5…..however…..

Halo 5, Halo, master chief, Xbox OneMicrosoft is now saying that the Halo trailer we saw at E3 is not Halo 5.  Xbox360achievements.org has the scoop and I’ll let them get you ready to ‘splode.

Microsoft Studios VP, Phil Spencer has confirmed that the Halo game teased for Xbox One at the platform holder’s press conference wasn’t actually Halo 5, but rather another Halo game entirely. Whether it’ll be titled Halo: Insert Subtitle Here or something else, we just don’t know for now, and Phil ain’t saying either way.

“There was no ambiguity in not putting a number after the game,” Spencer told IGN. “For me, what we showed wasn’t the game. Nobody should be confused on that. I didn’t really want to try to show something that was clearly a thought piece by the studio around where Master Chief is in his journey, and then drop the name after it and be somewhat disingenuous about that being the game.”

And not explicitly saying the game was Halo 5 was part of the plan apparently, although the game is still a 60fps, first-person shooter starring Master Chief. That isn’t Halo 5. “But I did want Bonnie to come out and say, ‘First-person shooter. Master Chief.’ Because they’ll get the questions – ‘Hey, is this Halo ODST? What are you guys doing?’ Bonnie comes out and reaffirms that 343 is building this game,” Spencer elaborated.

“It’s Master Chief. It’s a first-person shooter at 60 frames per second. It’s coming in 2014.”

But it’s not Halo 5. Right.

Finally, Halo 2: Anniversary looks to still be on the cards, especially as the game’s 10th anniversary approaches in 2014. Microsoft is having “discussions about it” according to Spencer.

“I’ll be open. We have discussions about it. It’s more about the right time and making sure that we really would do the right thing for the franchise,” Spencer revealed.

“The Halo Anniversary that we did was as much about the launch of the first Xbox as well. It was a culmination of many things coming together. It would probably run out of steam if we were trying to think about, ‘Okay, what’s 10 years old now?’ It’s definitely more from the game itself, the experience that we’re able to bring to market. Less about ‘Is the last digit a zero?’ in terms of its anniversary.”

So there you have it. Halo for Xbox One is not Halo 5 but it’ll be coming in 2014, and Halo 2: Anniversary could still be a thing. Yay. Here’s that E3 teaser again, below.