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Microtransactions could be headed to Halo 4

Halo 4’s executive producer has said that Microsoft is considering the introduction of microtransactions in the game. The news comes as the last piece of DLC included in the game’s Season Pass – the Castle map pack – is released worldwide. "I think Halo certainly has the potential for those …

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Square Enix and Microsoft toast chart triumphs

Square Enix and Microsoft are delighted by their success at UK retail last year. Square Enix told MCV last year that Hitman Absolution would be a Top Five game of 2012 and the firm delivered on that, with its stealth shooter reaching No.5. The firm also had the top selling …

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Video games prices slashed as UK market struggles

Brand new video games are being sold for less than 20, as publishers and retailers fear a disappointing Christmas. New titles such as WWE ’13 and Hitman Absolution, both of which were released just last month, are already being sold for 19.99 as part of ‘special promotions’. The price discounting …

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Halo franchise hits 50m units sold

Microsoft has announced its Halo franchise has hit 50m lifetime sales. The series had sold 46m units heading into the launch of Halo 4, meaning the latest installment has moved roughly 4m copies so far. The first Bungie-less game in the saga made $220m on launch day. Additionally, 343 Industries’ …

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Halo 4 episodic CGI deal for UK animation firm Axis

Glasgow animation outfit Axis has been signed up to do the CG FX for the Halo 4 episodic series Spartan Ops. The company has created cutscenes and other CGI elements for the first season of Spartan Ops, which offers weekly releases of a game based around the extended adventures of …

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343 seeks MMO developers for work on Halo 4 and new project

Microsoft has posted a pair of job listings in search of developers to join 343 industries for future Halo endeavors. Spotted by Gamespot, the two software engineer listings are specifically seeking out those qualified for building the next generation of backend services to power Halo 4 and our new game …

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Halo 4 and Black Ops II could yet break records

The narrative for this Q4 has already been written to some extent, but the industry’s big triple-A’s are looking to prove it wrong. Both the UK and US markets are significantly down year-on-year and the belief that the market has peaked and consoles are losing popularity is becoming increasingly commonplace. …

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Halo 4 sets entertainment bar with $220m on launch day

Halo 4 has set a launch day record across all entertainment mediums. Microsoft has announced the latest in the sci-fi shooter has made $220m worldwide in its first 24 hours of availability. The figure makes the title the biggest entertainment launch of the year thus far – outperforming both 2012’s …

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