Released in 2005, Microsoft's Xbox 360 console is still going strong. Holding the record for the top-selling console for the last 18 months, the Xbox 360 is getting yet another awesome special edition console. This time it's a translucent console and controller bundle for Halo 4's launch.
Halo 4 has been a known quantity for some time now. The burning question now has more to do with the developer than the game. Can Microsoft-owned 343 Industries match or exceed Bungie, the creators of the Halo series? At this year's E3, Microsoft drew back the curtain on the multiplayer modes in Halo 4, and we were there to check it out.
E3 is an industry trade show centered around showcasing the very best video games that'll be coming out in the near future. That doesn't mean the show floor only has video game booths. There's also cars, cosplayers, giant replica mechs, and huge inflatable balloons — and Halo 4's upgraded Warthog vehicle that's just so beautiful.
Microsoft kicked off this year's E3 festivities with a whole host of game trailers, including one we've all been waiting for: a long look at the actual gameplay for Halo 4. There's a lot familiar about the look and feel of the game, but quite a bit that's different, too.
In what has to go down in the history books as the best bounce back from a bad relationship ever, Eric Smith used the engagement ring he intended to propose with to buy a full-size suit of Master Chief's iconic green armor from the Halo series.
Announcing Halo 4's existence at E3 was a bold move by Microsoft. On the one hand, more Halo! On the other, what system would the next game and trilogy be for? Neither Microsoft or Halo 4's new developers 343 Industries made any confirmations. It's now out in the open — Halo 4 is an Xbox 360 game.
343 Industries, the new stewards of the Halo franchise, has put out a new trailer showing off some lovely Halo 4 concept art. Just a bunch of slides would have sufficed, but 343 decided to pull out all the stops and make this one atmospheric ride.
Everyone's favorite green cyborg is back, and this time he has a little jetpack.