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Halo: Combat Evolved, Evolved.

There is an article on arstechnica regarding Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary - a remake of the original Halo: Combat Evolved updated with graphics from today. Apparently you can hit a button to flip back and forth between old and new graphics. 343 Studios wanted to ensure that the new edition played and felt the same as the old one so they essentially built another layer of code that replaces the art with upgraded polygon textures for...

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Call of Duty Elite. Kotick wants you to pay monthly for game stats.

It looks like the Social Media integration that Bobby Kotick wanted to add to the Call of Duty franchise is a paid monthly subscription service for stats, heatmaps and videos.  Basically everything that Bungie has been providing for free since Halo2 or what free mods for CounterStrike like psychostats have been doing for even longer. Why anyone would pay for this I don’t know.  But I didnt think that consumers would pay for the...

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Crackdown 2 sucks. Don’t buy.

Crackdown 2 sucks.  Don’t buy.

I sort of liked Crackdown.  I only really bought the game to get access to the Halo beta, but actually ended up enjoying the game – despite its overuse of advertisements on all the billboards in the game.  When I heard they were making a sequel I was mildly interested.  Then I heard that it featured killing zombies or some crap instead of rival crime gangs and I knew that it was going to be garbage. Turns out my suspicion...

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Halo: Reach beta is live!

The multiplayer beta for Halo: Reach starts today.  So if your IT department seems lightly staffed the next week this is why. (Beta runs till May...

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Bungie chooses Activision for cross platform publisher of new IPs

Yes, you read that right.  Go ahead and check your calendar, April Fools Day was weeks ago, but Bungie has released that they have chosen Activision to be their exclusive publisher for their new yet to be revealed franchises for the next 10 years.  I guess nobody at Bungie has looked at an RSS feed aggregator or Joystiq/Kotaku/Gamasutra/Destructiod/this site/anywhere on the internet during the last month or so to witness the...

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