The Great Halo Master Chief Collection Murder Mystery

How did Halo The Master Chief Collection die? And who’s responsible?

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Foehammer3188d ago


20% of install base is murder, lol

christocolus3188d ago

Does the author even know the MP has been fixed now? The Halo page on Reddit which he talks about is filled with comments from halo fans who are currently enjoying their time with the mp. Halo 5 has nothing to do with this ,the just concluded beta was fantastic and the game whenever it is released will most likely do well.if anything i'll say 343i has learnt a great deal from the MCC mp mishaps and it won't happen in Halo 5. Lets not forget that it was the same 343i who made Halo4 sp&mp and that game had no mp issues at launch,the mp in MCC wasn't done by 343i it was contracted out to different studios.

I still got a lot of faith in 343i. Halo 5 will be awesome and yes what happened to MCC mp was highly disappointing but i'm sure Halo fans will gradually return to the game now also MS can properly push it now that the mp works perfectly.

mhunterjr3188d ago

Kind of a strange article considering the most recent patch being so effective... The match making Lobbies must be quite full, because finding games takes no time. If MCC was 'dead' at launch, then it's been resurrected.


Five Games to Play While Waiting for Armored Core 6

The newest From Software game is just around the corner. These are five excellent games to play while waiting for Armored Core 6.

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Si-Fly110d ago

Can I suggest BG3 as a 6th? It’s helping me pass the time quite well.

anast110d ago

I'm still trying to finish WotR.

DivineHand125110d ago

With the release date being just a little over a week away, it may not be a good idea to burn yourself out on mech games until then.

RavenWolfx109d ago

i want a Chromehounds sequel so bad...

raWfodog109d ago (Edited 109d ago )

Surprised that the article didn’t mention Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries if we’re talking about mech-related games.

ZeekQuattro109d ago

It was an odd article imo. Like why are games that feature a handful of mech themed levels in there. When I think of mech games I don't think Halo and Wolfenstein no matter how fun those levels were.

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Best Xbox Game Studios Franchises

These are some of the best and most popular video game franchises now owned by Xbox Game Studios and Microsoft.

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Sciurus_vulgaris119d ago (Edited 119d ago )

Microsoft was involved with Halo, Gears, Forza, Ori, Flight Simulator and Fable from early development, I will give them credit for those franchises. Fallout, Elder Scrolls and Doom were established franchise before being acquired by MS.

Crows90118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

Exactly. They had nothing to do with their most popular franchises now.

Their old franchises are dwindling and pretty much non-existent.

They've had perfect dark in the chamber this whole time and haven't done squat...that tells you the kind of company they are. Fable is another franchise that's been destroyed and ignored...let's see how the new game turns out.

Profchaos117d ago

Yeah perfect dark, banjo conquer ms seems to kill more franchises then they like to admit while pretending to care about others like hexen

Sitdown118d ago

Given the article specifically says "now owned", what made you feel the need to do a break down?

thesoftware730117d ago


Because it's N4G and any opportunity to shit on MS is never missed.

Rude-ro118d ago

Gears is not.
It was the same as mass effect:
Just contracted.

closed_account119d ago (Edited 119d ago )

Ah yes, feels like forever ago since Microsoft created Skyrim. So much so, I had actually forgotten they had created it and the other Elder Scrolls games! 🤔

*They really shaped my preteen years w the original Doom too!

ocelot07118d ago

Don't forget the original Elder Scrolls way back in 1994 or fallout in 1997.

Sitdown115d ago

So you don't understand the combination of "now owned"?

Crows90118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

I fully expect all these popular franchises to be killed off by Microsoft. Just a matter of time.

Unless they take a huge distance approach which pretty much means they don't ba e anything to do with the games being made ...in that case the franchises should be fine. But then...they shouldn't really get credit.

DOMination-118d ago

"I fully expect all these popular franchises to be killed off by Microsoft. Just a matter of time."

Based on what?? Microsoft usually gets stick for releasing too MANY games in their franchises, to the point where it's quite a long-running joke - one I'm sure you've partaken in before.

Pretty much all of their major IP has had releases in the last five years or have upcoming releases scheduled so I see no evidence whatsoever for this claim.

"Unless they take a huge distance approach which pretty much means they don't ba e anything to do with the games being made"

But.. They HAVE been very hands-off for a long time and have drawn lots of criticism for it?

fr0sty117d ago

See: All of Rare's games

DOMination-117d ago

I really wouldn't say that MS have let Rare franchises die. They've just had the freedom to create new IP in Sea of Thieves and Everwild. MS are currently developing a Perfect Dark game, licensed Killer Instinct out, Rare themselves released several compilations and several Banjo games as well as PDZ in the past.

I'm not sure what else you could want. They can only make one game at a time. You can't say MS let all their franchises die but also be annoyed that they allow their studios to make new IP.

Profchaos117d ago

If that's the case where my banjo or conquer sequel why didn't I get sunset overdrive 2 oh yeah not enough bro in those games

DeusFever118d ago (Edited 118d ago )

EA is a good example of what can happen to a franchise when a larger corporation buys up studios from a smaller corporation. Quarterly earnings should never matter more than quality.

wiz7191117d ago

@Crows that is the case , Zenimax is operating independently of MS and have full creative freedom to do what they want. Zenimax games aren’t being published under XGS ,