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Halo Infinite Fans Believe Forge Is The Game’s Final Hope

Halo Infinite Fans Believe Forge Is The Game’s Final Hope

Image: 343 Industries Last week, the multiplayer shooter Halo Infinite, which makes headlines more often for its stumbles than its successes, suffered its biggest PR blow to date: Couch co-op, a feature first flaunted half a decade ago, wouldn’t come out as intended. It wasn’t delayed, as with most of the planned features for Halo …

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343 Still Not Sure If It Will Add Microtransactions To Halo Master Chief Collection

343 Still Not Sure If It Will Add Microtransactions To Halo Master Chief Collection

Image: 343 / Microsoft Since it was released in 2014, Halo: The Master Chief Collection received a variety of updates and tweaks, including maps and modes that in some cases were never in the original games. But one thing that wasn’t added were in-game microtransactions. That could change soon, however, as Halo developers 343 Industries …

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Halo Infinite Players Are Arguing Over Weapon That’s Not Even In The Game Yet

Halo Infinite Players Are Arguing Over Weapon That’s Not Even In The Game Yet

I can’t wait to see how low my teammate Zack’s accuracy is with this thing.Image: 343 Industries In the year since it’s been publicly playable, the multiplayer shooter Halo Infinite hasn’t received a single new weapon. But if recent leaks are to be believed, a new gun—the so-called bandit rifle, which looks a lot like …

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OMG, Someone Actually Conquered Halo 2's 'Impossible' $20,000 Challenge

OMG, Someone Actually Conquered Halo 2’s ‘Impossible’ $20,000 Challenge

Screenshot: Bungie / IGDB They said it was impossible and, for nearly two decades, that seemed to be the case. But last night, a streamer named Jervalin beat Halo 2’s “LASO deathless” challenge, earning a cool $20,000 in the process. Talk about finishing the fight. Let’s rewind. Earlier this summer, the YouTuber Charles “Cr1tikal” White …

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‘Save Minecraft!’ Cry Players After Mojang Starts Moderating Private Servers

‘Save Minecraft!’ Cry Players After Mojang Starts Moderating Private Servers

Image: Mojang / Microsoft Minecraft is on fire. At least that’s how it currently feels if you follow the fandom on social media or certain message boards. A portion of the community is up in arms following the news that developer Mojang won’t back down from a controversial move to open private servers up to …

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Two Decades Later, Halo 2’s Iconic E3 Trailer Will Be Playable

Two Decades Later, Halo 2’s Iconic E3 Trailer Will Be Playable

Screenshot: Bungie / Kotaku The coolest part of Halo 2 never made it into Halo 2. If you’re at all a fan of the series, you know exactly what I’m talking about: the “Earthcity” demo, shown off during Microsoft’s E3 presentation in 2003. That level never made it into the full release of Halo 2, …

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Halo Infinite’s Juneteenth Cosmetic Briefly Named After Ape, Sparks Outcry

Halo Infinite’s Juneteenth Cosmetic Briefly Named After Ape, Sparks Outcry

Screenshot: 343 Industries / Kotaku Last night, developer 343 Industries rolled out a Juneteenth-themed cosmetic option for Halo Infinite, its multiplayer shooter. For a moment, the affiliated Pan-African-themed color palette was titled “Bonobo.” A bonobo, for those who don’t know, is an endangered species of great ape. I do not need to tell you how …

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Forza Motorsport Will Return in 2023 With Features Fans Have Been Begging For

Forza Motorsport Will Return in 2023 With Features Fans Have Been Begging For

Image: Xbox Game Studios Hard though it is to believe, it’s been five years since Forza Motorsport 7 launched. What once was an every-other-year sim racing franchise trading releases with the open-world Forza Horizon games has slowed in output, presumably so developer Turn 10 Studios could rebuild its Gran Turismo competitor from the ground up. …

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