Halo: Spartan Assault Launches on Xbox One Early!

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Surprise surprise! Halo: Spartan Assault has released one day early for Xbox One. It costs $14.99, or $4.99 if you purchased the Windows 8 version prior to December 15th. The Xbox 360 version is scheduled for sometime January 2014. The download size is 2.53GB.

I’ll be making videos about the game when I return from Holidays

Halo: Spartan Assault is a fast paced top-down shooter set during the timeline between “Halo 3” and “Halo 4,” progress your Spartan career as you engage in over 30 exciting Campaign missions using many of favorite Halo weapons, vehicles and armor abilities. Team-up on Xbox Live and fight with a friend against waves of the nightmarish Flood in the all-new online co-op multiplayer mode.

http://store.xbox.com/Xbox-One/Games/Halo-Spartan-Assault/a3807603-9e22-48b2-8b75-c6bf36ddc511

Happy gaming and happy holidays!

– Chief

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Halo: Spartan Assault for Xbox Release Date Revealed

Halo: Spartan Assault will be released for the Xbox One on December 24th, 2013 for $14.99 via digital download. Halo: Spartan Assault for Xbox One and Xbox 360 features over 30 missions, the all-new online Co-op mode, and the Operation Hydra expansion pack.

For those that have purchased Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 prior to December 15, 2013, will be eligible to purchase the Xbox One version of the game at the discounted price of $4.99.

Halo: Spartan Assault for Xbox 360 will be available in January 2014.

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What you’ll find exclusive on Xbox One and Xbox 360:

  • Play longer than ever in a new online Co-op mode, and watch each other’s backs with all-new Co-op missions*
  • Engage in Operation Hydra, the expansion from the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 game that brings mystery and a chilling addition to the single player Campaign
  • Wage war against a persistent and overwhelming enemy – encounter the Flood for the first time in Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Go in strong with an expanded arsenal that brings you more weapons, more armor abilities, and more upgrades – it’s the ultimate Spartan Assault experience!

*Xbox 360 and Xbox One version of game sold separately. Xbox One games for use only with Xbox One systems. Xbox 360 games for use only with Xbox 360 systems. Multiplayer between Xbox One and Xbox 360 not supported.

– Chief

Destiny VGX Gameplay Trailer!

Hello everyone Chief here back yet again with some breaking Destiny news. During Spike TV’s Video Game Award show, now known as VGX a relatively new gameplay trailer was revealed. It’s a little unfortunate seeing old footage again but there are some beautiful new looks intermittently throughout the video. Bungie is a master at teasing us. It would have been nice to have seen the HUD during some of these scenes – which always provides further juicy details.

Within this trailer we get some great (and relatively brief) new looks at the pike vehicle, competitive multiplayer, some guardian supers in action, and fireteams facing off against the many enemies within Destiny – The Vex, Cabal, The Fallen with on of them at the receiving end of a throwing knife, and the Hive. Also including more angles of Phogoth – the Hive boss and another unknown floating Hive enemy that the community has dubbed the “Hive Queen”.

Most of the footage however is old or just new angles of previously seen footage. Bungie is definitely knows how to make their viewers beg for more.

– Chief

Source: http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/ahz0eg/destiny-vgx-2013–world-premiere-trailer

Destiny Launch Date September 9th, 2014

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Bungie has just announced that their next game, Destiny, will be launching this September 9th 2014 and that the beta will be start sometime this summer.

“Today, in partnership with Activision, we are proud to announce that the worldwide launch of Destiny will happen on September 9th. Accordingly, the Destiny Beta will kick off in the summer of 2014, available first on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3.”

It appears that Bungie has pushed back the release of both the beta and the game from their earlier announcement of Spring 2014 (Which was made during the beta announcement). Bungie has stated many times that they are treating their beta like a full product launch.

PlayStation Early Beta Announcement during the PS4 Launch November 15th, 2013 (Now outdated)

It appears that delaying games has been all too popular as of late. As much as I don’t like to wait any longer for game, especially this one, it is definitely understandable to insure the product is ready for launch.

Source: http://www.bungie.net/7_Destiny-Launch-Date/en/News/News?aid=11318

– Chief

Halo News: Commando Helmet Unlock, Resistor Tactical Package is Free, Spartan Assault On Xbox!

The 343rd day of the yea (December 9th) is fast approaching. So 343 Industries is putting on an event to celebrate!

343 Day Live Stream

343 Industries is putting on a livestream from 1:00 – 4:00pm PST at http://www.twitch.tv/343industries. Here there will discuss Halo Spartan Assault on Xbox 360 and Xbox One (Which is scheduled for release sometime this December); as well as other Xbox One discussions and of course gameplay and giveaways.

Commando Helmet Unlock

Also if you play Halo 4’s online multiplayer, either War Games or Spartan Ops, on Dcember 9th you’ll receive the Commando helmet as a gift. This is a one-day-only giveaway. Normally the Command armor set is unlock via completion of the Dominion Victory Commendation. This unlock will be treated similarly to the Guilty Spark Emblem they had back in November for Halo 4’s 1st Birthday.

Resistor Tactical Package Unlocked

Also on December 9th the Resistor Tactical Package will be released for free to the public. It was previously reserved as a timed exclusive Champions Bundle bonus item. The Resistor Armor mod allows players to retain full mobility when taking fire for a few moments. I personally really enjoy this tactical package and use it in my objective/rushing loadouts.

Source: https://blogs.halowaypoint.com/Headlines/post/2013/12/04/The-Halo-Bulletin-12413.aspx

– Chief