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All posts tagged "Halo 5: Guardians"

  • Halo 5: Guardians’ Hammer Storm update brings more multiplayer content

    It looks like 343 Industries is doing its best to keep Halo 5: Guardians alive after the game's launch last year. This zombification exists in the form of multiplayer content updates, of which the company has announced a new one for February. Dubbed Hammer Storm, the updated brings with it new a new map, weapons, game modes, and more. To date, the company has already released 11 new maps, 12 game modes, and 180 REQ items for Halo 5: Guardians. Forge has been updated with a new 'ball' mechanic, which has been implemented in two of the new game modes Griftball...

  • Xbox store ‘biggest sale ever’ pricing up early [Update]

    A few days ago, Major Nelson teased that the Xbox store would be having a major sale starting on 22 December. Well, it seems as it all of those sales prices are already pre-loaded ahead of schedule. According to the teaser, titles such as Halo 5: Guardians (review), Rise of the Tomb Raider (review), and Forza Motorsport 6 will be discounted. There will also be deals on a wide variety of non-exclusive titles like Assassin's Creed Syndicate and Fallout 4 (review). Prices can range from 40% to over 60% off Xbox One and Xbox 360 backward compatible titles, though don't expect those kinds of...

  • Watch the Microsoft HoloLens stream Halo 5: Guardians from the Xbox One [video]

    Halo 5: Guardians is something of a return to form for Microsoft's flagship gaming series, and that's mainly thanks to 343 Industries. But the company can only really thank itself for the HoloLens -- arguably its most exciting hardware creation to date. In a new video posted by Varun Mani shows the power of the augmented reality headset and its future potential, by streaming a full game of Halo 5: Guardians from the Xbox One console through to the HoloLens itself. In the video, Mani begins a game on his traditional TV through the Xbox One. Around 20-seconds in, he's seen...

  • Halo 5: Guardians gets its first big content update

    Released just over a month ago now, Halo 5: Guardians was billed by us as a return to form for the franchise that was growing more stale by the day. In light of this, Microsoft and 343 Industries have been paying avid attention to gamers' wants and needs. The latest update proves this. Battle of Shadow And Light, as the update's named, is a mandatory installation but will add new Big Team Battle maps -- four of them, in fact. Deadlock, Basin, Guillotine and Recurve are now featured. On that note, the BTB is now once again live and makes for...

  • Halo 5: Guardians review: what Xbox One fans have been waiting for

    Guns, aliens, friends, and music: this is Halo's guts and what keeps players coming back for more. The core series has finally debuted on Microsoft’s latest console, but will it be the killer app and must-have game the platform is in so dire need of? With many people not having a stable internet connection to tackle multiplayer, or the capacity to download said 9GB portion of the game, we decided to focus mostly on the single player aspect of Halo 5: Guardians for this review. While our embargo from Microsoft stated we aren't allowed to talk about anything past the...

  • Forgot what happened in Halo 4? Here’s your recap [video]

    I barely remember what I had for dinner last night so there's a fat chance that I remember what happened in 2012's Halo 4. If you're like me, you're going to want to watch this, especially if you've pre-ordered Halo 5: Guardians and raring to go. The Xbox UK YouTube channel has been graciously publishing recap videos for the past week weeks, highlighting the storyline of the Halo series and giving those new to the series a little information before Halo 5's imminent launch. The latest in the series is Halo 4, which launched back in November 2012. In typical fashion,...

  • We hope Halo 5: Guardians is as good as this TV commercial [video]

    Games are getting seriously close to burying the uncanny valley altogether and jumping out of their screen confines, and the latest Halo 5: Guardians advertisement highlights just that. Sure, in terms of actual physics that's near impossible, but culturally, the Halo series has been a gleaming light in Microsoft's Xbox gaming arsenal for the best part of 15 years. So much so that it named its Windows 10 personal assistant after one of the characters. But although Cortana is pretty damn awesome in her own right, what about Master Chief? The latest Halo 5: Guardians commercial, aired in the US this weekend,...

  • South Africa’s Xbox One Elite 1TB bundle price announced

    Microsoft's Xbox One 1TB Elite console bundle is slowly making its way across the world, and one of its destinations is South Africa. Raru, a local online retailer, has announced that the aforementioned bundle as well as the limited edition Halo 5: Guardians bundle, are available to pre-order for R8699 and R8399 respectively. The Xbox One Elite features a customisable Elite controller (which Raru is retailing for R2279) and a 1TB hybrid drive, which boasts an SSD sector and a traditional spinning drive for faster game loads. If there's one thing the Xbox One desperately needs, its faster game loads. Read more:...

  • 7 massive reveals from Microsoft’s Xbox Gamescom 2015 briefing

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. Sifting through the good news for Microsoft's Xbox One customers is getting more and more difficult because frankly, the company keeps delivering humdinger after humdinger. Its Gamescom 2015 announcements were no exceptions either, with news regarding limited edition consoles, new hardware and exclusive titles all sharing stage time in Cologne. Picking through the key announcements, we narrow down the noise to seven particularly interesting and key stories that will affect Xbox One and Windows 10 gamers going forward. Do you...

  • Miss Microsoft’s Xbox Gamescom announcements? Catch the recap here [video]

    For all related news, views and analysis from the heart of Cologne’s gaming epicenter, have a look at our Gamescom 2015 Hub here. Usually press releases at game conferences can get torrid and boring very quickly, but it seems that Microsoft has honed its skilled over the years. Leaping forth from E3 2015, the Microsoft crew detailed three exclusives arriving in 2016 which includes the likes of Scalebound -- the company's Final Fantasy-like dragon-slaying RPG, Crackdown 3 -- a chaotic cop destroyer, and finally, Quantum Leap -- a game that takes time-warping mechanics to a whole new level. Microsoft also unveiled a...