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Welcome To Halo Waypoint

Microsoft has released a new trailer and screenshots showcasing the Career Mode of Halo Waypoint, Xbox Live's destination for everything Halo related, launching on November 5th for Xbox Live Gold and Silver subscribers.

Yes, Xbox Live Silver subscribers will have access to Halo Waypoint, but only for a limited time. From the November 5th launch until November 26th, Halo Waypoint will be available to everyone with an Xbox 360, switching to a Gold exclusive feature after that. It makes sense, seeing as so much of Waypoint's functionality is tied to your online performance, which requires a Gold membership in the first place.

It looks like the Career Mode will have plenty of ways for the ultra-competitive Halo player to show off, essentially adding achievements on top of achievements, only these only matter to the Halo community, and the rest of us can play Hexic in peace. Lovely!

CommonCent5383d ago (Edited 5383d ago )

But this is actually pretty cool.

4Sh0w5383d ago

yeah, Halo is great, I cant really get excited about it like the hardcore Halo fans, but Waypoint sounds like a cool idea, ha Microsoft sure knows how to keep the Halo fanatics happy.

MetalGearRising5383d ago

Awesome xbox live just keeps evolving and leaving the competition behind.

Xeoset5383d ago

You DEFINITELY get what you pay for.

Can't wait to get this setup on my 360. Integrated Facebook, Twitter and Last.FM? Awesome bonus.

Xbox Live! keeps showing them how it's done. Only possible on the Xbox 360 ;)

IronAva5383d ago

I love my 360 but don't start that stuff Xeoset.

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5 Things Splitgate Does Better Than Halo

Splitgate, a self-proclaimed “Halo meets Portal'' game, is the latest newcomer to challenge Halo.

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Jiub1064d ago

It took me a few tries to find out the EMP grenades don't actually do any damage

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Ranking the Halo Series

Ranking the Halo games from worst to best - which game is the best ever in this iconic series?

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RaidenBlack1514d ago

Halo 3 was the epitome of the Saga.
Followed by Halo Reach, Halo 2, Halo CE, Halo 4, Halo 5 and ODST.

crazyCoconuts1514d ago

For the time, I still think the first Halo was the most influential for me. Agreed that 2 & 3 were better games but that first Halo was fresh and new and I still remember getting into my first Warthog. And the Halo LAN parties. Good times...

lifeisgamesok1513d ago

For me it's

Halo 3
Halo 1
Halo Reach
Halo 2
Halo 4
ODST
Halo 5

isarai1514d ago (Edited 1514d ago )

For me it was:

Halo 3>Halo 2>Halo CE>>ODST>>>> reach>>>>>>4 /5

BigTrain1513d ago

For me, it will always be Halo 1. Groundbreaking in every way. Graphically, audibly, technically and gameplay wise. Any Halo thereafter never did it for me. They weren't horrible but they did not hold the precious nuggets of consistent "did you see that?!!" moments that 1 held for me. I played Halo for the single player game although the MP was great, the single player is what hit home for me. So when they released part 2 and hyped up the single player game I was severely disappointed when I got it day one and came home and beat the single player in about 3.5-4 hours. I remember being completely let down.

RamRod881513d ago

Halo 2 has the longest campaign of all the Halo games so I'm not sure how you possibly beat it in 4 hours your first playthrough.

BigTrain1512d ago

I think you need to do some research. Halo 2 does not have the longest campaign by any stretch of the imagination. I picked up the game at a midnight launch brought it home at 1am, popped it in and beat it by the time I had to leave for work the next morning which was 5:30am. My employees at the time had also done the same and we were all pissed when that infamous "Finish the Fight" scene played out and we realized the game was over. The length was one gripe but the nerfing of the pistol as well as the plasma pistol was just wrong. The staff I had at the time were all Halo fans and we all played the original SP and MP religiously. The SP was played mostly on Legendary but when we picked up part 2 we all stuck with the normal difficulty which I think might've been our mistake, we blew through the game like I said in roughly 4 hours.

RamRod881512d ago (Edited 1512d ago )

You and your friends truly are the exception because it took me about 9-10 hours my first play through. Also, if you look up the average play time for Halo 2 it's 8-9 1/2 hours. If you speed run it takes about 4 1/2 which seems silly to do especially someones first play through. Did you play Halo 3 or any other Halo games after that because Halo 2 has one of the longer story modes. Of course they nerfed the Halo 1 pistol lol. I loved that gun too, but it was OP af. Go play Halo 1 multiplayer now in MCC and all everyone uses is the pistol and it just doesn't hold up well because of it and other issues. Halo 2/3 multiplayer hold up phenomenally to this day.

2ndhandcorn1513d ago

I prefer H5 for gameplay going back to the old ones is slow and cumbersome , sure the story was better in the old games .

Concertoine1513d ago

I think halo 3 tops it for me. Can't really think of another game that made so many innovations in one installment. With theater mode, forge mode, 4 player co-op campaign. The replayability with the skulls and unlockable armor. It really felt like a next gen game at the time.

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Retrospective Review: The Halo Series

Picture this. It’s 2001, The PlayStation 2 has been storming the market for a full year now and Nintendo is rapidly approaching the release of their new console, the competition is fierce with Sony and Nintendo set to battle out the generation to see who comes out on top but then a company by the name of Microsoft takes the stage and announces that they’re going to try their hand at game consoles. Microsoft gave all the info about the technical specs and how this console will be set to change the landscape of gaming, but the people only had one question, “why should I buy this?” Microsoft had only 1 answer. Halo

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