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Microsoft unveils Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 platforms

A new Halo game will launch in July for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has announced. Halo: Spartan Assault is a top-down action shooter developed by Halo 4 creators 343 Industries (with help from Vanguard Games). The game will work on Windows 8 touch devices and is set …

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Spielberg to make Halo live-action TV series

Microsoft has teamed up with one of Hollywood’s biggest filmmakers to bring Master Chief’s adventures to TV. The platform holder announced a live-actio Halo TV series is currently being made between 343 Industries and Steven Spielberg. "I’ve been playing games for decades," the award-winning director said in a pre-recorded video. …

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Over 2m games sold at UK retail last week

UK retailers sold 2,075,634 games last week, generating over 50m in revenue. Sales have been steadily rising throughout December as Christmas approaches, and last week sales were driven by significant price reductions on games such as Medal of Honor, Halo, Hitman, Need for Speed and more. Unit sales rose 11 …

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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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BUNGIE: Xbox Live wouldn’t have made it without Halo

As Xbox Live celebrates its tenth birthday, Bungie studio manager Harold Ryan has shared his thoughts on how the service may not have survived if it wasn’t for the former Halo developer. Speaking to GI.biz, Ryan explained the studio’s guidance and leadership in the fledgling years helped push the limits …

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Halo a $3bn franchise, sells 46m units

Ahead of Halo 4’s launch next week, Microsoft has revealed several figures for its blockbuster FPS franchise. For starters, the series has sold 46m copies to date since the launch of Combat Evolved in 2001 – resulting in $3bn generated across all Halo titles. Xbox Live has seen over the …

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