As 343 Industries prepares for the next major Halo 5: Guardians update - including the full Warzone Firefight drop - they're taking a little time out to tease the next big REQ update. In case you missed it, June's full update - Hog Wild - has been pushed back a little so the team can do it justice, but the REQ update will go ahead as planned on Tuesday, 31 May. "Ooh," I hear you ask, "What can I expect from REQs designed to accompany an update called Hog Wild?" Hogs. And these aren't just any old Hogs. These are M&S ... Read More »
Saturday is Halo day, and after our very own Queen of the FPS Julie G took us on a tour of Ghosts of Meridian - the fifth free update for Halo 5: Guardians - today we get our first look at the full Req board, and some stunning screenshots from new maps Tyrant and Skirmish at Darkstar, one of two new maps shipping with the update. Let's get stuck in. Ghosts of Meridian lands this coming week, brining a whole host of new Req cards, new armour variants, and two new maps. Last week we took a closer look at ... Read More »
World Championship. Some people cannot believe that such a title could be applied to a video game and mean something - even some who consider video games their hobby of choice are surprised. Let's throw a number out there, then, in the hope that we can make this more relatable. $2,500,000. Two. Point. Five. Million. Dollars. £1,737,861 British Pounds (and 4 pence). That is the total prize fund for next week's Halo World Championship. For playing a video game. You know what I'm thinking about right now? "Why did I stick in at school?" (Note for kids and their parents: stick in ... Read More »
As part of the all-singing, all-dancing, Aceybongos and Julia Hardy-equipped Halo 5: Guardians launch, Xbox offers you the chance to 'bring your Spartan to life.' Through Halowaypoint.com you can customize your Spartan and order up a 3d printed model to display proudly alongside... well, a pile of other videogame paraphernalia, probably. Offered up in three sizes, small (4-4.5 inches), medium (5-5.5 inches) and large (6-7 inches) at price points between $29.99 and $89.99 (yes, colonial American dollars), the models are produced by 3d printing specialists Sandboxr. Intrigued - and always aware that we could do with more videogame crap collectables to clutter ... Read More »
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