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Halo: The Master Chief Collection received another update this week, improving the game's matchmaking and other functions. The update also added Spartan Ops to Halo 4 in the collection, 343 Industries' cooperative multiplayer mode. Teams of up to four players barrel through missions in the episodic...

December 23rd 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The next Mass Effect game from BioWare is being written by Chris Schlerf, the lead writer of 343 Industries' Halo 4. BioWare revealed Schlerf's role for the game today in a blog that introduced a few members of the its development team. The lead writer for Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3, Mac Walte...

November 7th 2014 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Joystiq Deals is taking a moment from highlighting discount games to highlight the software needed to build them. In this case, Bitfountain's The Complete iOS8 + Swift Developers Course. Boasting over 70 hours of guided instruction, The Course is normally priced at $998, but for the next five days...

July 9th 2014 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The saga of Master Chief will be packaged up in Halo: The Master Chief Collection for Xbox One this year, Engadget reported. The bundle will seemingly combine Bungie's Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and Halo 3 as well as 343 Industries' contribution, Halo 4, into one HD-remastered pack. The Master C...

May 16th 2014 at 6:08pm 0 Comments
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Humanity has yet to invent plasma-based stabbing technology, but we still celebrate Man at Arms' recreation of the iconic Halo weapon, the Energy Sword. Metal isn't a bad substitute for plasma, except when it comes to plastic. Plasma would've done a better job destroying that bottle of Mountain De...

February 11th 2014 at 7:00am 0 Comments
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February is a forbidding land, full of winter darkness and noisome Valentine's Day traditions that are only slightly balanced out by a steady trickle of new games. That's why Joystiq's very own Mike Suszek created Four in February, a gaming event to unify the world against the month's doldrums. Her...

January 30th 2014 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Tim Longo, creative director of Star Wars: Republic Commando and Tomb Raider has assumed the familiar position of - wait for it - creative director, at 343 Industries. Beyond Entertainment spotted a change in Longo's Twitter biography noting the job change earlier today, which sees him replacing Ha...

December 8th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Halo 4 is now a year old, and to celebrate the milestone, developer 343 Industries has offered a look at some of the content that didn't make it into the retail game for reasons ranging from simple collision problems to an overwhelming level of mind-rending horror. The video (which can be found on...

November 8th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Gamestop's Black Friday circular has supposedly leaked its thick, viscous deal-goo all over the internet, exposing the retail chain's plans for the most excruciating shopping day of the year – just don't expect any deals on that new PlayStation 4/Xbox One hotness. For everyone staying in thi...

October 18th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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If you haven't checked out 343 Industries' take on Master Chief yet, Amazon has it for just $10. We gave Halo 4 a big old five stars out of five when we reviewed it last year, Ludwig-117 deeming it, "one of the best games in the series and one of the finest shooters in years." All of which sounds...

October 14th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments