News: Halo TV Series on ShowTime, Halo Mash-Up, Destiny Beta, Halo 5 Open World?

Round up of Halo news/rumors with a little Destiny. Halo TV Series by Spielberg deal with Showtime, Destiny Beta announced for July, Halo 5 Open World Rumors, and Halo Mash-Up pack for Minecraft announced.

Halo Mash-Up Pack Coming to Minecraft

It looks like a Halo “Mash-Up” pack is headed to Minecraft for Xbox. The Halo Waypont twitter account posted a tweet announcing it earlier today.

Halo Minecraft Mash-Up Pack

An in-game screenshot was included in the tweet showing a Master Chief skinned player holding a Needler, standing in front of some Halo themed blocks. And in the background a Halo ring can be seen in the sky.

There is no release date yet and no further details have been given at this time. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer did recently confirmed that a release date for Minecraft: Xbox One is close to being finalized. Xbox 360 saves will transfer to Xbox One, but no word on mash-up packs and other features.

Destiny Beta Begins in July


The latest Destiny news and rumors reveal that the beta for Destiny is right around the corner and scheduled to open in July. As you may know, Bungie has been teasing gamers and plans on announcing more details about the beta at this years E3 (the game is also going to be playable there).

UPDATE: Bungie has confirmed the Beta for July

Many fans are predicting a July 7th release as Bungie is obsessed with the Number 7 (7/7/2014). The image below comes from an Activision Financial Q&A presentation. Source here.

Destiny Beta Date

This information has yet to be confirmed but Gameinformer is reporting that

“Activision Publishing CEO Eric Hirshberg says that the game is on track for release on September 9 and may set a record for the largest numbers of pre-orders for a new IP. Players will get access to the public beta in July.”

We well just have to wait till E3 for now to get the official details. Unless Bungie decides to follow the recently popular trend of early acknowledgments and confirmations because of leaks (Assassins Creed, Call of Duty, etc… have all exercised this recently).

It is still unknown how much earlier Playstation (PS3 and PS4) users will be able to play the beta.

Official Destiny Strike Gameplay: The Devils’ Lair

Beneath the ruins of the Cosmodrome, in the shadow of an old colony ship, we’ve located the House of Devils’ lair. Fight the Fallen, burn back the Hive, and clear a path that leads straight into E3, Beta, and beyond.


Destiny Red Sparrow Exclusive Pre-Order Bonus

Gamestop/EB Games have confirmed an exclusive pre-order bonus for Bungie’s upcoming game Destiny. A Sparrow is a personal vehicle that players can summon on the fly. With this pre-order bonus you’ll get access to an upgraded version right from the start, but these upgrades can be attained through normal gameplay, however the red paint job is exclusive to those who pre-order at Gamestop and EB Games locations.

Destiny Red Sparrow Pre-Order BonusBoost your adventure. Get an Exclusive Upgraded Red Sparrow with improved acceleration and better top speed when you Pre-order Destiny at GameStop. Power to the Players.

Sparrows are rapid deployment vehicles designed to get you where you need to go at breakneck speed. Along with the custom paintjob, this exclusive, prototype version features upgraded initial acceleration and higher top speed than the standard model. To compensate for the boost, the hull has also been fitted with enhanced armor plating.

*Upgraded Sparrow paint job exclusively available to those that pre-order until 1/1/15. Sparrows with better acceleration, higher top speed and higher durability plating can also be attained through gameplay.

 “One of the Sparrows is called the Shrike, but all Sparrows are Sparrows and that was totally the plan all along.” – Eric Osborne @UrkMcGurk