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

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72w 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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254w 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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258w 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.
 

New Multiplayer Maps Revealed for Halo 3: ODST on XBox 360

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276w ago - When Halo 3: ODST drops this Sept. 22, it will deliver a completely new campaign, a new cooperative multiplayer experience called Firefight, the complete Halo 3 multiplayer experience on a standalone disc, and new competitive multiplayer maps for Halo 3 you won't find anywhere else.

Microsoft and Bungie today revealed the remaining three multiplayer maps which are sure to get fans around the world excited.

Press Release: New competitive multiplayer maps for "Halo 3: ODST" revealed

LONDON - 7 July 2009 - Lock and load!

The three new "Halo 3: ODST" maps are Heretic, Citadel and Longshore:

• Heretic returns players to familiar ground as the "Halo 2" arena Midship makes its long-rumored debut in "Halo 3." The stark interior of the Pious Inquisitor might appear austere on first glance, but Heretic's symmetrical spaces require players to execute complex strategies in order to outplay their opponents.

• Citadel may be a long abandoned Forerunner stronghold, but its small, symmetrical confines are far from secure. Two opposing bases offer little safety for players looking for solace. Instead, Citadel forces small squads to stay in constant communication, keep their heads on a swivel, and be prepared to adjust combat tactics in close quarters.
 

Halo ODST for XBox 360 Will be Showing at E3 2009

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282w ago - Today Geoff Keighley has [Register or Login to view links] a picture (featuring Mickey, Dutch, Romeo, Rookie and Buck) of the Microsoft E3 stage, and has revealed that Halo ODST for XBox 360 will be at E3 2009.

This will most likely save Microsoft from a weak E3 with very few exclusives.

For those who didn't know, the Microsoft Press Conference will be held on June 1, 2009 at 10:30am.

Both Nintendo and Sony's Press Conferences will follow on June 2, 2009 at 9am and 11am respectively.

It should be quite an exciting week indeed!
 
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