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'Halo: Reach' Beta Live Stream

Russ Frushtick of MTV Multiplayer writes:

"Starting today at 4PM Eastern and running for an hour, I'll be playing the "Halo: Reach" beta. The real, live, honest-to-goodness first public look at pure gameplay footage of the year's most anticipated shooter."

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6 Friendliest Characters in Games

GF365: "Oftentimes, video games have characters who are antagonistic and really not very pleasant. Here are some of the friendliest characters in games where you might not otherwise expect to find them."

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thorstein38d ago

Dogmeat: *bark!*

Translation: you are dead to me.

JSONEHUNDRED38d ago

You can probably add Karlach to this from BG3

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10 Best Lore-Rich Video Games

Talented writers can build worlds that are as wondrous as real-life. Here are the best lore-rich video games for you to get immersed in.

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shinoff2183274d ago

How'd fallout not make the list. Atleast over cyberpunk, tales , and halo. Fallout been around since what 96 98 and has 5 6 games into it. It's full of lore when you play it. I'd even add star ocean to a point.

robtion272d ago

Agree Fallout should be on there.

MadLad273d ago

And somehow Planescape Torment doesn't even make the list.

Crows90273d ago

Hollow knight surpasses these.

shinoff2183273d ago

In lore? I must be missing something

Crows90273d ago (Edited 273d ago )

Yes in lore. Easily missed... absolutely. Never played a game that had me loving the world and lore behind it as much as that one. Most of course wouldn't be able to experience it since it is a more difficult game.

DarXyde272d ago

I can't speak for all titles on this list, but by the time you get to Dark Souls III, the lore is a bloody tapestry of intricacy

Crows90272d ago

Played them all. Im not saying the games on the list dont have good lore...I just think hollow knight had more lore that is hidden but present and more easily explored and accessed. The souls games have tremendous lore but theyre mostly hidden and stay that way unless you look for it and research it. The lore is not very accessible.

DarXyde272d ago

Crows90,

I think that's a somewhat fair assessment. For me, the Souls games are less upfront about the lore, but it does invite your fascination through NPCs, items, locations, bosses, etc. There's this kind of natural progression where the picture becomes just clear enough by doing the essential tasks, but it really makes you want to explore every inch of the world.

TheColbertinator272d ago

Suikoden and Legend of Heroes also have massive lore setups.

agent13272d ago

narration is more important than lore i'd rather watch the story and characters in a more cinematic way instead of searching for notes and stuff that's why i love sony exclusive games like uncharted and gow and hate from software games

shinoff2183272d ago

The article was top ten lore in video games. I think they did a bad job picking games out. I know what you mean though. I just like a variety of games and genres.

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Halo’s best Bungie campaign has its worst feature fixed after 12 years

Halo’s best ever campaign mode developed by Bungie has had its most annoying feature fixed after more than a decade, making the sci-fi FPS game better than ever

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SullysCigar358d ago

Awesome news - so can we look forward to playing Halo: Infinite with no online issues circa 2033?

just_looken357d ago

"You can download the improved Reach AI mod at Mod DB" This was a mod 343 did nothing so the online will be fixed in our dreams.

SullysCigar357d ago

Par for the course with 343.

Profchaos357d ago

They did say they had a 10 year plan for infinite we just all assumed it would be DLC could of been a 10 year netcode rollout.

But seriously this is a mod the community won't be able to modify infinite in the same way

Cikatriz_ESP357d ago

Combat Evolved was the best campaign, and it's not even close.

RavenWolfx357d ago

Ah, a man of culture.