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The original Xbox and Halo: Combat Evolved celebrate their 14th birthday today

Microsoft launched not one but two huge worldwide entertainment brands 14 years ago today. On November 15, 2001, Microsoft launched the original Xbox console in North America. It also released Halo: Combat Evolved as a launch game for the console. That combination resulted in the beginning of the...
Halo 5

Halo 5: Guardians makes over $400 million in first week as the biggest Halo launch to date

Microsoft is promoting the launch week revenue numbers of its Xbox One exclusive shooter Halo 5: Guardians. The company stated that the launch generated over "$400 million in global sales of Halo 5: Guardians games and hardware, pushing the franchise to over $5 billion lifetime". Microsoft did...
Musterbrand's Halo apparel

Musterbrand's Halo apparel collection lets you dress up as a UNSC officer

Musterbrand — a designer outfit that specializes in gaming apparel — has launched its Halo collection on Amazon. The game-centric apparel and accessories on offer include the Flight Deck Officer, Outpost, Spartan Jackets, the Workout Sweater, the Catapult Jersey, the Top Loader Bag and the...
Halo 5 Guardians

Halo 5: Guardians digital soundtrack now available for $17 from Microsoft

One of the highlights of any game in the Halo series is its orchestral soundtrack, and Halo 5: Guardians, just released for the Xbox One console, is no exception. Microsoft is now offering the official digital release of the Halo 5 soundtrack on its website. There are two digital "discs" for...
Halo 5: Guardians review

Halo 5: Guardians review

Halo 5 maintains the series' standard as an explosive first-person shooter with a strong campaign and multiplayer modes. In 2014, the Xbox One saw its first true Halo title in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. We won't count the mobile port Spartan Assault because WHO CARES. Unfortunately,...
Halo Helment

Halo Master Chief helmet covered in Swarovski crystals is getting auctioned for charity

Even though Halo 5: Guardians has been released for the Xbox One, there's still a way for someone to walk away with a truly one-of-a-kind item based on the sci-fi shooter series. Microsoft's Xbox division in Asia has put a full-sized replica of Master Chief's iconic helmet, adorned with 25,000...
Halo 5

Microsoft's Halo 5 streaming event might reveal some non-Halo Xbox news

Microsoft's Xbox One division has already announced plans to celebrate the launch of Halo 5: Guardians later today with a streaming event called Halo 5: Live. However, the company may be using the event to announce one or more Xbox One-related news items that are not directly related to Halo 5...
Halo 5

There's new hope that Halo 5: Guardians might be released for PC and Windows 10

At the moment, the only way to play Halo 5: Guardians is on Xbox One console. However, the franchise director for the Halo series, Microsoft's Frank O'Conner, offered new hope that the first person shooter could be released at some point for the PC, and most likely as a Windows 10 exclusive game...
Halo 5

Halo 5: Guardians launch events to be held at Microsoft Stores and Best Buy on Oct. 26 [Update]

Halo 5: Guardians will officially launch on Tuesday, October 27 for the Xbox One. However, the day before will see launch events for the game held at all of Microsoft's over 100 retail store locations, along with over 800 Best Buy stores in the US. Microsoft says: "Be one of the first to...
Halo 5

Halo 5: Guardians to introduce online player groups called Spartan Companies

Halo 5: Guardians will of course have a ton of competitive online multiplayer features, and Microsoft and the game's developer 343 Industries also want to make sure that the upcoming Xbox One shooter also has a vibrant online player community. To that end, they have introduced what they are...
Halo 5

Halo 5: Guardians soundtrack now available to stream on SoundCloud

While we are still over a week away from the release of Halo 5: Guardians on October 27, Microsoft and the game's developer 343 Industries have released the entire soundtrack for the upcoming Xbox One shooter on Soundcloud. The 39 tracks in the soundtrack include the familiar Halo theme that's...
Prepare yourself for Halo 5 with these quick story recaps (Spoilers)

Prepare yourself for Halo 5 with these quick story recaps (Spoilers)

Halo 5 is almost here, and if your knowledge of series is lagging, Xbox UK's Acey Bongos has prepared a series of quick-hit story primers for the first four Halo games. We've compiled Acey's videos into a single location for your perusal and provided some commentary in case you're unable to...