Tag Archives: Halo 5

Halo 5 World Championship crowdfunds $500k extra prize purse during launch week

Halo 5 has been out for just over a week in The States and its in-game monetisation has already allowed players to crowdfund half a million dollars for the World Championships. The Halo World Championships, to be held from December to March by Microsoft and 343 Industries, started with an …

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Halo 5 ‘smashes record with biggest Halo launch in history’, says Microsoft

Microsoft has said that the launch of Halo 5: Guardians is the biggest in the franchise’s history. Seeing as the game has the smallest UK launch sales for any main numbered entry in the series to date, however, how has the game achieved this? One week after launching worldwide, Halo …

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God Eater rules Japanese charts in Top Ten free of Halo 5

In a contrast to the UK’s Halo-ruled rankings, Japan’s retail charts were last week dominated by home-grown titles from the territory. The only Western title to make the Top Ten was the debut of sports game NBA 2K16, which achieved seventh place, according to the latest data from Famitsu. Both …

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‘Halo 5 is the biggest Xbox launch to date’

You know a company plans to go big with a game when it starts the marketing for it almost a year in advance. That’s precisely what Xbox has done with Halo 5: Guardians, the latest in the 65 million unit-selling sci-fi super franchise. We have considerable expectations for Halo 5: …

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Margin Makers: Guide to Halo 5 merchandise

Microsoft icon Master Chief is back in action in the first full-bodied Halo game on Xbox One. MCV checks in with the Chief’s best merchandise How do you follow one of the biggest games of all time? That’s the question that Halo 5: Guardians aims to answer. The first full …

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‘Plenty of chance’ Halo 5 will come to PC, says head of franchise

The core Halo series could return to PC in the future, according to the director for the franchise at 343 Industries. Frank O’Connor was discussing the possibility of Microsoft’s flagship shooter expanding beyond its Xbox home on a GamesRadar livestream when he suggested upcoming entry Halo 5: Guardians could come …

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Halo 5 to be played on world’s biggest flying screen

Australian Halo fans will get to see the first 15 minutes of the next entry in the sci-fi series the day before the game’s launch. But there’s a catch… …and the catch is that the display showing the campaign footage will be flying some 2,000 feet (609 metres) above the …

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Halo 5 Pink Mist Edition includes replica Needler, costs £450

Microsoft has revealed one of the more luxurious special editions of recent times. The Halo 5 Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition: Pink Mist Edition, to give it its really quite remarkably lengthy full name, comes with a full scale 1:1 replica Needler pistol. It’s 29-inches long and 10-inches high. The model …

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How did Xbox do? The UK games industry delivers its verdict

You know what we thought about Microsoft’s 2015 E3 press conference (spoiler: It was good), but what about the rest of the games industry? We asked leading figures in retail, development and publishing to deliver their analysis of Microsoft’s epic E3 showcase. Here is what they said: A strong and …

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