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E3 2013: XBox One to Launch in November at $499, New Halo in 2014

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63w ago - Following up on their initial unveil and pricing speculation reports, today Microsoft officially confirmed that XBox One will launch this November at $499 alongside a new Halo coming next year!

Below are the details from Microsoft's Live E3 2013 Conference complete with a Halo 5 XBox One E3 trailer, to quote:

"Microsoft today told the world’s gamers when they’ll be able to get hold of the latest and greatest Xbox, and how much they’ll have to pay for the privilege: this November, and $499, respectively.

Though the Xbox One’s holiday-season launch timing is standard for new consoles, the price surprised many onlookers. Pundits including Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter had predicted a $399 debut, in line with the Xbox 360’s premium edition at its 2005 launch.

Microsoft also took the opportunity to dive further into the console’s innovative online features. The Xbox One’s DVR features go beyond just recording TV; it’ll automatically record key gameplay moments, and let you add commentary and titles before...
 

Video: Halo Reach XBox 360 In-Engine Debut at VGA 2009

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246w ago - SpikeTV's 2009 Video Game Awards delivered the first in game footage of Bungie's Halo Reach to the masses.

Halo: Reach is an upcoming first-person shooter video game for Microsoft's XBox 360 console.

It is part of the Halo series, and it is scheduled for release during Fall 2010.

The announcement trailer shows the colony Reach, humanity's largest military production and command planet, under attack by an unknown force, referred to in the trailer as "them."

Check it out below!




 

Microsoft Job Listing Hints at Next-Gen Halo for XBox 360

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250w ago - Microsoft's internal Halo studio, 343 Industries, is working a new Halo game.

And not just another Halo game, a Halo game for the "next generation Xbox platform" – hopefully Microsoft doesn't consider a Natal-enabled Xbox 360 to be a next-gen platform.

To quote: A job listing on [Register or Login to view links] reveals that a level designer with at least one AAA game under their belt and a great amount of Halo knowledge can find a new home in the company's Redmond WA facilities where they can design and build levels for this "next big project."

"Work with our top first-party development partners to help ship a great first-party line up for next generation Xbox platform," the job ad reads. No information about the actual game is given.
 

Video: Halo Legends is Hitting PS3 in 2010 on Blu-ray Disc

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256w ago - The CNET article (linked above) entitled "A Halo Release That Will Be Playable on the PS3" is rapidly making Internet headlines today, however, it's a bit misleading.

If you consider watching a Halo movie as 'playing' it on the PS3, then yes it'll be possible next year.

For the rest of us, [Register or Login to view links] has announced that the movie will be coming out on Blu-ray disc, meaning that we'll simply be able to watch it on Sony's PlayStation 3 console.

To quote: "The announcement was made at the 2009 Comic-Con in San Diego. The series will be available for download via Xbox Live this fall. According to Blu-ray.com we can expect to see this on Blu-ray sometime in 2010, so there will finally be a disc labeled Halo that will play on the PS3 for all the Halo fans.

However, since the Xbox 360 doesn't support Blu-ray, it makes you wonder if Blu-ray is in the 360's future? Or maybe the next-gen Xbox?"

Those interested can check out the Halo Legends - The Babysitter preview from Spike TV below.




 

Video: Halo 3 ODST Unboxing, Leaked to P2P Sites, No Banning

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260w ago - A few days ago a Halo 3 ODST unboxing video (below) hit the Internet, as apparently some French retailers started selling it early.

Since then, the inevitable has happened... according to 360junkies.com (linked above), it has now leaked to P2P sites across the globe.

Microsoft France has issued a [Register or Login to view links] that they are not planning on "banning legitimate customers from Xbox LIVE who play early."

Initial reports are claiming that more than 100 copies of Halo 3: ODST have been leaked.

Those interested can check out the Halo 3 ODST unboxing video below!




 
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