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  • Bungie to replace Halo 4 defective disc, even though it isn't a Bungie game (video)
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    Bungie to replace Halo 4 defective disc, even though it isn't a Bungie game (video)

    By 28 January 2013

    In what must be one of the best customer services responses ever, games developer Bungie has offered to replace the defective disc of a complainant, even though the game in question isn't one of its own. In a letter to Bungie's customer complaints department,...

  • Halo creator Bungie forced to release first pic of new game before it wanted
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    Halo creator Bungie forced to release first pic of new game before it wanted

    By 28 November 2012

    Bungie, the games studio behind the phenomenally successful Halo franchise - until the latest, at least - has released the first piece of concept art from its new intellectual property, Destiny. However, it hadn't planned to do so quite yet, but leaks...

  • Bungie Destiny contract reveals Xbox 720 will arrive in 2013 - E3 announcement?
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    Bungie Destiny contract reveals Xbox 720 will arrive in 2013 - E3 announcement?

    By 22 May 2012

    Halo developer Bungie's next game, a MMO first-person shooter called Destiny, will be released in Autumn 2013 for Xbox 360 and, dum dum dum, the Xbox 720. The contract between the studio and publisher Activision has been made public as part of Activision...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Crimson: Steam Pirates review (iPad)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Crimson: Steam Pirates review (iPad)

    By 13 September 2011

    There are few around today who remember The Violet Blade, Sky One's dashing videator who sailed away into the sunset after the final series of the first run of Games World. And there are even fewer that know what happened to the "salty old dog of the...

  • Halo maker Bungie now an iPad app developer
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    Halo maker Bungie now an iPad app developer

    By 2 September 2011

    Famed Halo developer Bungie has joined the iPad app brigade with its game Crimson: Steam Pirates. The application sees you guiding ships through turn-based gameplay and attacking both water, land and aerial enemies. It has a slight tower defence feel,...

  • Halo: Reach review
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    Halo: Reach review

    By 22 September 2010

    When did you lose your faith in Halo? Maybe you haven’t, or maybe you never had it in the first place. Maybe it was as far back as the tedious early sections of Halo 2, or the less interesting passages of Halo 3. Or maybe it was last year’s Halo:...

  • Halo: Reach scores $200 million in 24 hours
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    Halo: Reach scores $200 million in 24 hours

    By 16 September 2010

    In terms of money generated on day one, Halo: Reach is the biggest entertainment launch of the year, eclipsing Toy Story 3, Iron Man 2 and Alice in Wonderland. The Xbox 360-exclusive title mad more money in the US in 24 hours than each of those movies...

  • Spartan takes to the skies to celebrate launch of Halo: Reach
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    Spartan takes to the skies to celebrate launch of Halo: Reach

    By 13 September 2010

    Microsoft's biggest Xbox 360 games release of the year, Halo: Reach on the Xbox 360, hits shops from Midnight tonight (official launch date, Tuesday 14 September) so the team strapped a jet pack to the back of a Spartan and sent him into the sky - naturally....

  • Halo: Reach - Play as the Master Chief
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    Halo: Reach - Play as the Master Chief

    By 19 August 2010

    Halo enthusiasts will no doubt be wetting the bed with excitement (only metaphorically we hope) at the thought of Halo: Reach arriving within a month. But if there is a niggling disappointment about Bungie's latest instalment it's that you can't play...

  • Halo: Reach into the breach in September
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    Halo: Reach into the breach in September

    By 24 May 2010

    After heavy multiplayer beta testing, in which over 2.7 million gamers took part, it has been announced that Halo: Reach will hit stores worldwide on 14 September. It's the last in the series, started 10 years ago with Halo: Combat Evolved on the original...

  • Activision signs Halo developer Bungie for new game property
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    Activision signs Halo developer Bungie for new game property

    By 29 April 2010

    Games publisher Activision has not had a great time of late. It's currently undergoing an acrimonious and court-bound split with the employees of Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward, and its CEO, Mark Griffiths announced his decision to resign from his...

  • First Look: Halo Reach review
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    First Look: Halo Reach review

    By 22 April 2010

    Halo. It's yesterday's game, right? The teeming multitudes of online gamers have made Modern Warfare 2 the big online game of the moment, and those in the know are playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 instead. Sure, Halo has a colossal fanbase, but let's...

  • Halo 3: ODST - Xbox 360  review
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    Halo 3: ODST - Xbox 360 review

    By 23 September 2009

    In hindsight, Halo 2 wasn't quite what we'd expected. After the original Halo single handedly made the Xbox a legitimate rival to Sony's PlayStation 2 console, early videos promised that it's sequel was due to include battles on a ruined earth, taking...

  • Halo Encylopedia priced and dated
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    Halo Encylopedia priced and dated

    By 23 September 2009

    We brought you news that the Halo Encyclopedia - "the definitive guide to the Halo universe" - was incoming, but can now reveal pricing and a date for the launch of the new book. Created in full collaboration with Microsoft, the Halo Encyclopedia is the...

  • VIDEO: Halo 3: ODST out now
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    VIDEO: Halo 3: ODST out now

    By 22 September 2009

    A new chapter in the "Halo" saga opens up today with the launch of "Halo 3: ODST". The game takes players back in time to experience the "Halo" universe from a whole new perspective as an Orbital Drop Shock Trooper. The new game also gets "Firefight",...

  • All Halo music to be squeezed into bumper soundtrack
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    All Halo music to be squeezed into bumper soundtrack

    By 2 December 2008

    Halo fans will today be able to get all of the music from the games on one huge compilation soundtrack. Sumthing Else Music Works and Microsoft have pulled together to put music from all three Halo games onto a whopping five discs. Also included is a...

  • Halo 3 expansion pack gets renamed
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    Halo 3 expansion pack gets renamed

    By 26 November 2008

    The forthcoming Halo 3 expansion pack now has a new name. When it was first announced at the Tokyo Game Show last month it was called Halo 3: Recon, but now it seems it's been given a new title of Halo 3: ODST. ODST stands for Orbital Drop Shock Troopers,...

  • VIDEO: Halo 3: Recon trailer
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    VIDEO: Halo 3: Recon trailer

    By 9 October 2008

    As promised, the brand spanking new trailer from Bungie for the upcoming Halo 3: Recon, set for release in autumn 2009. The beginning may look very similar (if not identical) to the teaser trailer that was released a few weeks back, but keep watching...

  • Halo 3: Recon announced for autumn 2009 release
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    Halo 3: Recon announced for autumn 2009 release

    By 9 October 2008

    A few weeks back, Bungie had us on the edge of our seats awaiting information on its new project. Now, following several clues and a teaser trailer which suggested we could expect something from the Halo franchise, we finally have a few more solid details...

  • Latest Halo novel "The Cole Protocol" to be released in November
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    Latest Halo novel "The Cole Protocol" to be released in November

    By 8 October 2008

    The best-selling book series based on the Xbox game Halo, is releasing its next installment in November. Halo: The Cole Protocol will be available from November 25th, and there will be an audio book released too for those who can't be bothered to actually...

  • "Maddie" reference in Bungie trailer not connected to McCann
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    "Maddie" reference in Bungie trailer not connected to McCann

    By 26 September 2008

    Bungie has responded to the controversy surrounded its teaser trailer for the next Halo project, saying the reference to "Maddie" is in no way connected to missing five year old Madeleine McCann. Fans searching the trailer for clues as for what to expect...

  • Bungie posts cryptic message on website
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    Bungie posts cryptic message on website

    By 22 September 2008

    Halo developer Bungie has posted a rather ambiguous message on its website, which in general Bungie tradition, is usually a cryptic clue to the unveiling of a new game. The headline in the news section reads "Keep it Clean" with a subtitle of "Services...

  • Bungie working on three new projects
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    Bungie working on three new projects

    By 25 July 2008

    Halo developer Bungie has said that the studio is working on at least three new projects, but has said there will be no big announcements any time soon. This is strange considering the team was due to reveal a project at E3 last week, widely rumoured...

  • Bungie working on new Halo title
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    Bungie working on new Halo title

    By 16 July 2008

    Bungie is working on a new Halo title, Microsoft has confirmed. Don Mattrick, senior VP of Microsoft Interactive Entertainment, was addressing the absense of the franchise in Microsoft's Monday E3 press conference during an interview with MTV when he...

  • Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack announced
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    Halo 3 Legendary Map Pack announced

    By 21 March 2008

    Microsoft and Bungie have announced that the next wave of "Halo 3" downloadable content will come on the 15 April for gamers eager to play more multi-player maps. Available on Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 800 Microsoft Points, around £7.50, the new map...