By: Eddie Makuck [UPDATE] Following the publication of this story, Bungie confirmed the Destiny beta. It will be available in early 2014 on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 for those who preorder the game at participating retailers. A new gameplay trailer is available below. The beta will include a “diverse sampling of major activities” from the full game, though these were … Continue reading Destiny beta in early 2014
By: Martin Gaston Assassin’s Creed II will be the next free game offered as part of Microsoft’s Games With Gold promotion, Microsoft spokesperson Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb has confirmed. Xbox LiveGold subscribers will be able to download the game from July 16 until the end of the month. Microsoft earlier this week announced that XBLA tower-defence game Defense Grid: The Awakening would be the free game … Continue reading Xbox Live Gold subscribers get free Assassin’s Creed II later this month
By: Eddie Makuch Microsoft’s 2007 first-person shooter Halo 3 could be on its way to the PC. A NeoGAF user tapped into xPaw’s Steam Database and found Halo 3–along with many other titles–in the Steam registry, suggesting they could be released for PC in the future. On the list are previously confirmed-for-PC games like Resident Evil: Revelations, but also a host of titles not yet announced for PC. These include Fez, Quantum Conundrum … Continue reading Halo 3 coming to Steam?
By: Eddie Makuch Just this week, Bungie released the first piece of concept art for its new game, believed to be called Destiny. However, it appears the studio embedded a Destiny teaser more than three years ago in Halo 3: ODSTand none caught on until yesterday. A Twitter user sent former Bungie developer Vic DeLeon (who now continues to work on Halo at 343 Industries) … Continue reading Did Bungie tease ‘Destiny’ in Halo 3: ODST?
By: Eddie Makuch Gamers wishing to pick up Halo 4 and all its add-on map packs will end up spending at least $85 to do so. Microsoft today announced the Halo 4 War Games Map Pass, a $25 offering that gets players nine maps in total that will be released between December 2012 and April 2013. The map packs will retail for about $10 each as … Continue reading Halo 4 DLC pass detailed
By: Eddie Makuch Gamers excited about the possibility of Microsoft and its new Halo house 343 Industries developing a high-definition version of Halo 2 may want to temper their enthusiasm. The Halo Council posted the results of a Microsoft ExpertZone Q&A session with 343 Industries, which dispels a rumor from earlier this week suggesting the company would follow up November’s Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary with … Continue reading Halo 2 HD not happening – Report
By: Eddie Makuch, News Editor Master Chief’s return in Halo 4 is still months off, but gamers who express their optimism by plunking down money to reserve a copy will get something in return. The latest Halo Bulletin update reveals that the “first eight” preorder bonuses for Halo 4 will be weapon and armor skins. Developer 343 Industries made clear that the bonuses are skins … Continue reading Halo 4 preorders score customizable skins
By: Eddie Makuch, News Editor @ GameSpot Gamers looking forward to re-starting the fight have a new option to consider, as Microsoft today announced the Halo 4 Limited Edition. The premium bundle includes access to the War Games map pack, which includes nine new environments spread across three future multiplayer add-ons. A release schedule for the map packs will be unveiled at a later date. … Continue reading Halo 4 Limited Edition bundles nine maps
343 Industries has revealed a new co-operative multiplayer mode for Halo 4, which has been dubbed Spartan Ops. The mode will work in a similar fashion to Call of Duty’s Spec Ops mode, although it will be based on a pay-per-play system. There storyline will be episodic, spanning several months. 343 believe it will have the same size and scope of the game’s single-player campaign. … Continue reading 343 Reveal New Halo 4 Multiplayer Mode, Spartan Ops