Call of Duty may have taken the plaudits as the biggest console release of the year, but just prior to that, the record - albeit short-lived - was held by Halo 4. Being the first major Halo release post-Bungie, many were apprehensive and skeptical about whether the popular franchise could once again pull in the gamers, but the early sales figures have certainly proved otherwise. Halo 4 fans whom adopted the game early have another treat in store today as the initial installment of the Crimson Map Pack becomes available. It's the first of three in a series, and will set you back 800 Microsoft Points for three new multiplayer maps. Want details? We've got 'em after the break!
November is certainly a month for the major franchises. With gamers around the world having queued, currently queuing, or about to queue up for the special midnight release of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, the numbers are starting to trickle through with regards to last week's release of Halo 4. In selling a reported 3.1 million copies of Halo 4 in the first 24 hours, the title also earned $220 million on day one, and with Microsoft tipping the global $300 million to have been surpassed by tomorrow, we're looking at the biggest Halo launch in history.
The long-awaited release of Halo 4 has finally arrived, and having waited some four-and-a-bit years for the fourth edition in the legendary series, gamers are finally able to dive in and get gaming. If you cast your minds back a bit - beyond the manic rush of the past couple of days - you may remember Microsoft's promise that gamers with high enough Gamerscore would be in the running for a couple of perks and rewards. True to its word, the Redmond company has come through on its announcement, and if you're an avid Halo 4 fan, you might want to prize yourself away from your Xbox 360 console for two minutes.
The November 6th release date for Halo 4 is looming near, and with excitement levels already at an all-time high, it's time to notch it up a few more levels now since the official Halo 4 'Scanned' trailer has been released. The trailer has been produced by David Fincher, who may be better known to film buffs as the director of Fight Club and The Social Network, and brings an extraordinary amount of detail all combined together in a hybrid production of mixed media and video game footage.
With the release of the hotly-anticipated Halo 4 now entering the home straight, we're seeing regular installments of in-game footage, giving us more than a slight teaser of things to come. The latest, released earlier today, is probably the strongest insight we've gotten to date regarding what it'll be like to play Halo 4, and if you don't want to know anything with respect to the storyline, this is probably a trailer you'll want to skip.
Larry Hryb, better known as Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson, has just showcased two new goodies for Microsoft's flagship Xbox 360 console, and if you're a pretty big Halo fan, at least one, if not both of the new releases will be of some interest.
Although Microsoft has done fantastically to bring its Xbox brand of console from nowhere to market leader in less than a decade, the Halo franchise has had a big hand in proceedings. It was the first title to release along with the original Xbox console, and with Halo 4 set to arrive this fall, the buzz about the title is still as prevalent as ever.
After the epic Halo trilogy that ended in Halo 3, Master Chief is set to return as the main playable character in Halo 4 which is the start of the Reclaimer Trilogy. Now, to celebrate the return of John-117, Microsoft has announced a new Limited Edition Xbox 360 Slim. Check it out after the jump.