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Halo 5: Guardians – Multiplayer Beta Impressions

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Halo 5 Guardians is the next installment of the highly successful FPS series and marquee Xbox Franchise will be making its way to the Xbox One later this year. 343 Industries recently gave Halo Fans who purchased “Halo The Master Chief Collection”  a chance to participate in the multiplayer beta for the game to give players a feel for the game mechanics and control scheme. Halo 5 Guardians’ Multiplayer Beta takes what players loved from the games previous entries and meshes it with things gamers expect from the modern FPS Shooters as well as stream lined a lot of the game mechanics they introduced Halo 4. Players can now jump, hover, boost, ground pound and shoot seamlessly with skipping the beat. The pace of the game is dramatically increased and the maps are refined for fast pace yet tactical gameplay. The weapons and gun play in the game are highly updated and no one weapon can decimate your opponent unlike in previous entries making aiming and shot placement even more critical than before especially in the 4V4 multiplayer modes. The targeting and scopes have been greatly improved allowing players to point and shoot with out a huge recital in the middle of the screen. The Assault Rifle, DRM, and Pistol make their return as well as some of the Covenant and Promethean weapons for the previous game. The player assassinations and take-down’s are back as well as kill reversals for those critical moments right before a player’s death. 343 has also brought player customization back allowing you fully customize your Spartan’s looks, color palate as well as your Clan Tag but the load out option has been locked for the Beta. 343 has allowed players to change their button layout so if you don’t like the new default you can change it however you like to player the game. Halo 5: Guardians looks like it will uphold the legacy of the series iconic mulitplayer mode and maybe even take it a step further. The beta does has some visually hiccups and it does take a while to join in a match at times but when you join a game you stay inside the current match. Halo 5 Guardians looks like it is on the right path and now its up to 343 Industries to follow through and finish their work on the game the data that the gain in this session as well as feedback from the community then couple that with the massive single player the company has promised us Halo 5 might just be the FPS of the year for 2015. Check out our video impressions of the Multiplayer Beta below and keep it locked to RGN for all your Halo news.

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Halo On Xbox ONE Gets New Concept Art

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343i has released some new concept art on the upcoming Halo game. As you can see it seems to be maybe a colony, or a structure of some kind. Along with a brand new Covenant vehicle. Halo for Xbox One is coming out later this year and more will be shown in the upcoming months. Stay tuned here at RGN in our dedicated Halo and Xbox ONE categories. CLICK HERE TO VIEW FULL SIZE IMAGE.

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Top 5 Best Looking Xbox 360 Exclusive Games

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#5: Alan Wake

Despite coming out in 2010 Alan Wake has took on the test of time is by far one of the best looking console games to date, and one of the best looking Xbox 360 games for sure.

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#4: Gears of War Judgment

Judgement might be a decent title, and is definitely not the best in Gears series, but it is a very visually impressive game in the top five for Xbox 360.

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#3: The Witcher 2: Assassins of the Kings Enhanced Edition

Though this game might also be on PC, it is a console exclusive to the Xbox 360 and is by far a visual masterpiece.

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#2: Forza Horizon 

A different spin on the racing series gave this game really amazing visuals to see in the rally sector as well as on the open roads of the highway.

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#1: Halo 4

343 Industries took over the series and with Halo 4 delivered what was in my opinion probably the best Halo game to date and also the best looking exclusive Xbox 360 game ever made.

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Halo Is Coming In 2014 To Xbox One

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Halo has been officially confirmed for Xbox One 2014. This was already sorta confirmed at E3 2013 but there is still no official title to the game. This is a FPS ligate entry running at 60 FPS with the usual Halo eight to fourteen hour Campaign, War Games Multiplayer, Forge, Custom Games, and unannounced co op and other modes. The whole reason people thought the game was delayed to a listing of Xbox One games in 2014 on Xbox Wire, featuring titles like Titanfall, Sunset Overdrive, and Project Spark but no Halo. Rob Semsey said it was not listed since they do not even have a final title for the game yet, but stated to be rest assured that your next Halo journey will begin on Xbox One. 343, Microsoft, and myself  have all stated this game is not Halo 5 but is a direct sequel to Halo 4 but is not Halo 5 material in terms of the story progression. For further updates on Halo on Xbox One, Halo 5, and the Halo series in general featuring the TV show, books, and comics stay tuned here at RealGamerNewz.

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Halo (5) on Xbox One, Rumors and Facts

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The upcoming Halo game for the Xbox One has got some facts and rumors under it’s belt. I am going to discuss what is possible, what is fact, what is pure speculation, and what is wrong. Now let us get into it.

Halo on Xbox ONE’s Title: Some people, well most people, think this game is Halo 5. 343i and Microsoft have both stated that this title is not Halo 5. After some going back and forth within the press, I would have to believe them at their original comments and say it is a game that takes place Halo 4 but not before the Halo 5 story arc. I have found a rumor suggesting that the new Halo game will Reclaimer which fits the Reclaimer Saga ordeal.

Halo “Reclaimer” Story: We do not know really anything about the story but I have my educated theory’s. First off the game will either take place between Halo 4’s ending and sometime between Spartan Ops or after it. Or it could take place right after Halo 4 like a week or so which is doubtful but possible in my mind. Now what is Master Chief doing on whatever world or structure he is on? I think this part could either take place within the first 3 hours or in the middle of the game.

What the giant machine is could be three things, The Didact’s war sphinx which I think is unlikely due to leaked concept art of it looking smaller and different. It could be Medicant Bias a ancient forerunner AI who is in working in the background events of Halo 2 and 3, also he may be responsible for the events of Halo 4. Another option is the least likely of it not being in the game at all and possibly being  just promotional or apart of the TV show.

The story will most likely involve heavily into Master Chief’s progression as a human being which we saw briefly touched upon in Halo 3 and more touched on in Halo 4. You could say this game is like the epilogue to Halo 4 and the intro to Halo 5 in a sorts. More like a continuation of the Halo Reclaimer Saga.

Halo Mutiplayer, 60 FPS, Dedicated Servers: Halo will finally be a crisp 60 FPS with online dedicated servers. This will be a big change for the Halo series. The fact they are considering making Halo multiplayer more cinematic and bigger. For example rumors of 32 vs 32 or more with something similar to Battlefields commander mode in BF4. Of course traditional game types will remain with the return of firefight and most likely and redefined and improved Spartan Ops mode. Possibly even a campaign for your multiplayer character similar to Halo Reach.

This is all I can talk about right now concerning Halo on Xbox One “5” “Reclaimer” But in our dedicated Halo sections we will keep you up to date, see you star-side.

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Halo 4 – Champions Bundle Launch Trailer

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The launch trailer of the Halo 4 Champions Bundle has  been released for the map pack hitting Xbox 360 exclusively tomorrow August 20, 2013 from 343 Industries and Microsoft Game Studios.

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Halo 4 “Champions Bundle” DLC Announced, Includes “The Pitt” Remake

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Three new DLC packs are headed to Halo 4. Each pack can be purchased separately, or in a discounted bundle. Eighteen exclusive in game items can be received only by purchasing the bundle, according to the announcement.

The three DLC pack include the “Bullseye Pack”, featuring two new maps, sports-themed armor, and the new “Ricochet” game type. Included in the map pack is pit fall, the long awaited remake of the Halo 3 classic map, the pit. The “Infinity Armor Pack” delivers “Legendary new armor”, while the “Steel Skin Pack” introduces steam-punk skins.

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The bundle will be available for 800 Microsoft points on August 20. Separately, The “Bullseye”, “Infinity Armor”, and “Steel Skin” pack will be available for 480, 240, and 240 Microsoft points respectively.

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RTX 2013: Halo Xbox One News, Halo 3 PC Announcement or Halo 2 Anniversary Reveal?

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RTX or Rooster Teeth Expo starts on July 5th, but the Halo 343 Industries Panel doesn’t start till July 6th where we will “Get an exclusive first look at 343’s next Halo announcement!”. This could mean several things, could we be getting information about 343 Industries next installment in the Halo franchise? Could the heavily rumored Halo 3 PC finally be released as all indications point to Certain Affinity to be developing it?

Or could we be getting a Halo 2 Anniversary for the XBOX One? My bet is on a Halo 3 PC announcement as there is a lot information that proves Halo 3 for PC on Steam exists. Back in February a NeoGaf user found a whole range of games that were supposedly coming to Steam in the future, one of those was Halo 3. A few months later, AMD released one of their drivers for their GPU’s and Halo 3 popped up again. There is even a Halo 3 Steam group on the Steam community page. Another source from 4chan gives a compelling case why Halo 3 will arrive on PC in the future, they quote on quote state:

  • “The servers for Halo 2 Windows Vista are being replaced
  • Game for Windows Live will be removed from Halo 2 for Windows Vista.
  • Halo 2 will drop Windows Vista and appear on iOS.
  • The Halo trilogy (Halo: Combat Evolved, a fixed version of Halo 2, and Halo 3) will be available on Steam”

Certain Affinity, a third party developer for 343 Industries was asked on Twitter, “If they were working on Halo 3 for PC”, their response was, “We plead the 5th ;)”. Obviously referring to the 5th Amendment but curiously not giving a definitive no and using a wink emoticon just to make us that much more curiously.

And lastly there is some leaked Halo 3 PC footage that was uploaded on June 26th. This video could easily be fake but the timing of the mouse and keyboard seem to indicate he is using a Mouse/KB. Interesting enough though, he showed a new map called Forge Globe in the Map menu. We’ll have to wait and see on July 6th at RTX to find out what 343 Industries/Certain Affinity are planning.

 

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Halo 4’s Weapon Upgrades Update Hits Xbox 360 On June 3, 2013

Halo 4’s 2013 updates will be seen June 3, 2013 on the Xbox 360 sci-fi shooter from 343 Industries and Microsoft. In the following videos released today by Microsoft you’ll see some of the weapons you can expect. Check out the trailers released for it below:


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Halo 4 small weapon tweaks

DMR will not be toned down it will stay the same. BR, Light Rifle and Carbine to be upgraded instead to bring more power to them.

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Tristans Twisted World: Halo 4 Castle Map Pack Live Stream is Live

Feel free to watch 343 play the new Castle map pack and talk about there new skill system. Click the link below to watch.

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Halo 4 Castle Map Pack Released Today

343 Industries has teamed up with Microsoft Game Studios once again to release the following Strategy Perdition video for the Halo 4 Castle Map Pack which is now available for purchase on the Xbox 360’s Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace.

This DLC adds a new 6 v 6 playlist to Halo 4 while also adding three new maps and beefing up the focus on team-based warfare. Check out this in-depth breakdown from 343 Industries of the strategy needed to play Perdition of the now available Castle Map Pack for Halo 4:

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Halo 4 Devs Contemplating Micro-Transaction System

While 343 Industries and Microsoft Games Studios just released their latest Castle Map Pack today, talk for the future of Halo 4 is already being discussed. The team behind one of the most well received Halo titles since the old school feels that certain Micro-transaction practices being put into place by major publishers are not showing a good road to go down.

With a Halo 4 microtransactions (if put into place) the developers at 343 Industries feel it would be best to stick to gameplay enhancements such as those being sold by Gears of War: Judgement (for example skinned objects in the game rather than new functionality).

There was a time when microtransactions were considered a good alternative to monthly fees and other greedy developer cash-grab behaviors. The gaming industry, however, as well as the gamer community seems to be gravitating to a believe that microtransactions are just as bad as always-online DRM. What are your thoughts on this sweeping trend to charge for the “pretties” as one of my good friends would describe the scenario.

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New Halo 4 Action Figures Released by McFarlane

Today TMP International and Spawn (The Home of McFARLANE Toys) has announced the  Unlockable Halo 4 DLC will  be sold with New Halo 4 Action Figures. These figures include Master Chief, Elite Ranger, Storm Jackal, Spartan Scout (Rust), Spartan C.I.O. (Violent), and will be released to stores in October. 343 Industries and Microsoft Game Studios will announce Halo 5 in the near future officially to formally reveal the title to continue the second trilogy that started with Halo 4.

[Source: Spawn]

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