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Halo Wars 2 Review

Halo Wars 2 Review

Halo Wars 2 is an accessible RTS with an engrossing campaign and exciting multiplayer matches, but suffers from technical issues and a lack of content for Blitz mode.

By Dalton Cooper on 10 February 2017
Halo Wars 2 Beta is Live; Watch a Gameplay Tutorial

Halo Wars 2 Beta is Live; Watch a Gameplay Tutorial

With the open beta finally available for Halo Wars 2, a new gameplay tutorial shows off the new mode Blitz and how it changes traditional RTS gameplay.

By Derek Nichols on 09 January 2017
Xbox Countdown Sale Begins

Xbox Countdown Sale Begins

The Xbox Countdown Sale begins, with discounts on the year’s biggest titles including Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and more.

By Boston Blake on 27 December 2016
Scalebound Lets Players Control Their Dragon in Battle

Scalebound Lets Players Control Their Dragon in Battle

Platinum Games hits the stage at Gamescom 2016 to give Xbox fans a closer look at Scalebound, including systems that will let players customize and take control of their dragons.

By Jason Gallagher on 15 November 2016
Watch Live: Microsoft E3 Press Conference

Watch Live: Microsoft E3 Press Conference

Microsoft takes the stage at E3 2016 Monday afternoon and reveals the lineup of software and hardware changes coming to the Xbox One during the upcoming year. Watch the stream LIVE.

By Denny Connolly on 15 November 2016
Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

Halo Wars 2 Has New Actors

343 Industries explains the reasons behind the recasting of important characters, stating that changes have been made for ‘both casting and technical reasons.’

By Rob Gordon on 09 November 2016
Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

Halo Wars 2 SDCC Panel Reveals Story Vidoc

San Diego Comic Con 2016’s Halo Wars 2 panel features a new Story Vidoc with a closer look at the strategy game’s antagonist, Atriox, and The Banished.

By Rory Young on 09 November 2016
Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

Could Gears of War Get A Halo Wars-Inspired Spin-Off?

We spoke to Dan Ayoub about Halo Wars and the possibility of seeing a Gears of War version of the popular RTS spin-off – learning that it has already been talked about.

By Riley Little on 09 November 2016
Xbox Boss 'Impressed' By Nintendo Switch

Xbox Boss 'Impressed' By Nintendo Switch

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, reacts to today’s official Nintendo Switch announcement, declaring to be ‘impressed’ by the reveal. As is to be expected following today...

By Kyle Sledge on 21 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War 4 Review

Gears of War makes its grandiose return on Xbox One and PC, and those sorely missing the series can rest easy knowing that the franchise is back and better than ever. Gears of War: Judgmen...

By Riley Little on 12 October 2016
Gears of War 4 Credit Earning Rates Increased

Gears of War 4 Credit Earning Rates Increased

A new update for Gears of War 4 introduces another change to the credit earning system as The Coalition tries to appease fans upset at the way card packs are priced. It didn’t take long for...

By John Jacques on 10 October 2016
10 Video Game Rivalries Fiercer Than Trump and Clinton

10 Video Game Rivalries Fiercer Than Trump and Clinton

People all over the world are following the fierce political rivalry between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but these 10 video game rivalries are even fiercer. Every four years in the Un...

By Dalton Cooper on 23 September 2016
ReCore Review

ReCore Review

ReCore will be a welcome blast from the past for some, but others will struggle to come to terms with the more archaic components of the experience. From the moment that ReCore was announc...

By Brad Jones on 18 September 2016
6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

6 Gaming Splits Bigger Than Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie

Breakups aren’t reserved for couples, celebrity or not, with plenty of blockbuster splits in the gaming industry making massive headlines and leaving their mark on the medium. Despite what...

By Riley Little on 18 September 2016
Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

Halo Wars 2 Trailer Released, Beta Available Now

Halo Wars makes its well-anticipated return with 2 new trailer revealed courtesy of E3. A week long beta is available now for players on Xbox One and will be coming to Windows 10.

By Maxwell Jeffery on 19 June 2016
Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

Halo Wars 2 Multiplayer Beta Extended

343 Industries studio head Dan Ayoub announces that the multiplayer beta for Halo Wars 2 is getting an extension due to high demand, and will now finish on Wednesday.

By Rob Gordon on 10 June 2016
Scalebound Co-Op Gameplay Trailer and Details Revealed

Scalebound Co-Op Gameplay Trailer and Details Revealed

During Microsoft’s E3 2016 presentation, Platinum Games shows off some co-op multiplayer gameplay footage for its forthcoming action-RPG title Scalebound.

By Kyle Sledge on 08 June 2016
E3 2016: Xbox Independent Games Montage Trailer

E3 2016: Xbox Independent Games Montage Trailer

During the Microsoft E3 2016 press conference, a montage trailer for the [email protected] program reveals a ton of new games coming to the service including Cuphead, Yooka-Laylee, and more.

By Derek Nichols on 07 June 2016
Halo Wars 2 Art Leaks

Halo Wars 2 Art Leaks

A Twitter user and self-described ‘XBLA watchdog’ leaks two pieces of supposed Halo Wars 2 art, both of which offer up some details a...

By Alexander Pan on 05 June 2016
Xbox One New IP in 2016

Xbox One New IP in 2016

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer takes to Twitter to boast about the slew of new IP coming to Xbox One next year, and confirms that some titles haven’t even been announced yet.

By Dalton Cooper on 08 May 2016
Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Xbox's 2016 Exclusives Schedule Revealed

Microsoft releases a list of console exclusive games coming to Xbox in 2016, including Crackdown 3, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2, Quantum Break, and more. Overall, it’s safe to say that 2015...

By Dalton Cooper on 14 February 2016
Halo Wars 2 Trailer

Halo Wars 2 Trailer

On Xbox 360, Microsoft and Ensemble Studios released a real-time strategy game set in the Halo universe called Halo Wars. The game was a success and the first time the series diverged from its signa...

By Dalton Cooper on 15 January 2016
Scalebound Gets Awesome Gameplay Trailer

Scalebound Gets Awesome Gameplay Trailer

Microsoft shows off the first ever gameplay of Scalebound that features a massive world, huge monsters, 4 player co-op, and classic Platinum Games’ vibes.

By Riley Little on 15 November 2015
Scalebound Hero Was Originally Female

Scalebound Hero Was Originally Female

An interview, director Hideki Kamiya reveals that Scalebound once featured a female protagonist with the power to control dinosaurs rather than dragons.

By Cody Gravelle on 15 November 2015
Xbox One's 5 Most Exciting Upcoming Exclusives

Xbox One's 5 Most Exciting Upcoming Exclusives

After a strong 2015, the Xbox One looks to have another year full of high quality exclusive games, thanks to titles like Gears of War 4, Sea of Thieves, and more.

By Dalton Cooper on 15 November 2015
Crackdown 3 Coming to PC?

Crackdown 3 Coming to PC?

Xbox head, Phil Spencer, confirms that current Xbox One exclusives Crackdown 3, Scalebound, and Quantum Break may eventually find their way to the PC.

By Derek Nichols on 15 November 2015
Halo 3: ODST Removes Destiny Easter Egg

Halo 3: ODST Removes Destiny Easter Egg

Owners of the ‘Halo: Master Chief Collection’ that now have access to a free copy of ‘Halo 3: ODST’, discover that a ‘Destiny’ easter egg has been removed from the game.

By Sarah Fields on 10 November 2015
Tacoma E3 2015 Trailer

Tacoma E3 2015 Trailer

Fullbright’s ‘Tacoma’ will take players to a lunar base where the crew has mysteriously pulled a vanishing act. Will it be able to outshine the very similar-looking ‘Adrift’?

By David Wharton on 25 September 2015
Halo 3: ODST Remaster Out Now

Halo 3: ODST Remaster Out Now

Download codes for the remastered version of ‘Halo 3: ODST’ for the Xbox One arrive to day, as Microsoft and 343 Industries make good on their promised ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ apology.

By Kyle Sledge on 27 August 2015
[email protected] Montage

[email protected] Montage

During their E3 2015 press conference, Microsoft reveals a video montage of numerous upcoming [email protected] games coming to the Xbox One in 2015 and beyond.

By Dalton Cooper on 31 May 2015
Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

Microsoft Gamescom Conference Stream

Microsoft confirms that their Gamescom Press Conference can be streamed from Xbox Live or the official Xbox website. The conference takes place on August 4.

By John Jacques on 08 May 2015
Crackdown, Scalebound Skipping E3 2015

Crackdown, Scalebound Skipping E3 2015

With E3 2015 set to get underway next week, Microsoft has plenty of titles on its plate to show off at the world’s biggest gaming convention. Two games which have had relatively quiet mon...

By John Jacques on 15 January 2015
Scalebound Full Reveal at Gamescom

Scalebound Full Reveal at Gamescom

Microsoft came out swinging this year at E3, delivering nonstop content consisting of new game announcements, live demos, and a few surprises like the Hololens Minecraft stage demo. The event was so...

By Derek Nichols on 15 January 2015
E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

E3: New Game Trailers & Announcements [Roundup]

Watch ALL the new trailers and see ALL the new game announcements that came out of the E3 2014 press conferences.

By Rob Keyes on 11 November 2014
ODST Campaign Still Coming to Halo: MCC Next Month

ODST Campaign Still Coming to Halo: MCC Next Month

Alongside the release of a new ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ update, 343 Industries confirms that the ‘ODST’ HD remake campaign is on track for release next month.

By Anthony Taormina on 10 November 2014
Master Chief Collection Update

Master Chief Collection Update

The developer of ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’, 343 Industries, announces that the ‘Halo 3: ODST’ campaign and the Relic map from ‘Halo 2: Anniversary’ will be released next month.

By Jasmine Henry on 10 November 2014
Halo: Master Chief Collection Owners Getting Free Game & More

Halo: Master Chief Collection Owners Getting Free Game & More

As an apology for ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’s troubled launch, 343 will be giving gamers an HD remake of ‘Halo 3: ODST’ and more.

By Anthony Taormina on 27 August 2014
The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

The Best of E3 2012: Nominations

E3 2012 is over and we’ve gathered to reflect on the best of what was presented this year. Here are the nominees for Game Rant’s E3 2012 Awards!

By Rob Keyes on 17 November 2012
‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ & ‘Far Cry 3’ Lead D.I.C.E. Awards Nominations

‘Journey,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Far Cry 3,’ and ‘Halo 4’ headline the nominees for the 2013 D.I.C.E. Awards. Check out the full list of nominations right here!

By Jeff Schille on 17 November 2012
Just How Long Is ‘Halo 4’s Campaign?

Just How Long Is ‘Halo 4’s Campaign?

The developers of ‘Halo 4’ have spoken out about the assumed length – or lack thereof – of the main campaign. Not only will the game be comparable to previous entries, but the episodic co-op Spartan O...

By Andrew Dyce on 10 November 2012
Bungie Bids Farewell to ‘Halo’

Bungie Bids Farewell to ‘Halo’

Bungie’s transition of the ‘Halo’ franchise to Microsoft and 343 Industries, as previously promised, has been officially completed.

By Zak Islam on 10 November 2011
Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

Game Rant Video Game Awards: Nominations

The wave of major new video game releases has finally settled as 2011 winds down and we prepare to celebrate the new year. But before we look forward to an even bigger year of gaming in...

By Rob Keyes on 21 September 2011
Win 'Halo: The Art of Building Worlds'

Win 'Halo: The Art of Building Worlds'

Looking for gift ideas for that special gamer in your life? Enter this Game Rant contest for a chance to win a copy of ‘Halo: The Art of Building Worlds’!

By Rob Keyes on 27 August 2011
Next Gears of War To Be At E3; Black Tusk Name Change

Next Gears of War To Be At E3; Black Tusk Name Change

Gears of War has proven to be a very successful and important property to Microsoft over the years. Already with four games in the franchise, the series is getting ready to welcome a brand new entry...

By Derek Nichols on 30 November -1
Gears of War 4 Has 2 Player Co-op

Gears of War 4 Has 2 Player Co-op

When gamers think of the Gears of War franchise, a number of aspects of the series immediately spring to mind. From the gruesome violence against the alien locust, the grim, grey-and-brown aestheti...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Gears of War 4 Box Art & Screenshots

Gears of War 4 Box Art & Screenshots

Ever since Microsoft acquired the rights to the Gears of War franchise from Epic Games, fans have been eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the celebrated series. Microsoft has prepared to cement...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Cliff Bleszinski is Looking Forward to Gears 4

Cliff Bleszinski is Looking Forward to Gears 4

Lead designer of the original Gears of War trilogy Cliff Bleszinski takes to Twitter to share some positive thoughts on the game’s upcoming fourth installment. Cliff Bleszinski has taken to Twitter t...

By Brad Jones on 30 November -1
New Gears of War for Xbox One Only

New Gears of War for Xbox One Only

Gears of War was one of the must-have franchises of the last console generation, with Marcus Fenix’s fight against the Locust Horde seen by many as the best Xbox 360 exclusive series. Developer Epi...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Game Ranter Banter: Tony Hawk, Metal Gear, and More

Game Ranter Banter: Tony Hawk, Metal Gear, and More

We’ve decided to resurrect the Game Ranter Banter – a once retired, weekly feature that allows five journalists currently writing for Game Rant to voice their personal opinions on several diff...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Why Red Dead Redemption Isn't Backward Compatible Yet

Why Red Dead Redemption Isn't Backward Compatible Yet

Microsoft group program manager Richard Irving explains why Red Dead Redemption isn’t on Xbox One via backward compatibility despite so many fans requesting it. Today, Microsoft’s Xbox One officially...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 November -1
Microsoft May Offer Compensation for Xbox Live Downtime

Microsoft May Offer Compensation for Xbox Live Downtime

Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb replies to gamers demanding compensation for Xbox Live’s downtime on Reddit, and explains that he’s discussing it with the Xbox team. Game servers and gaming services crash...

By Sarah Fields on 30 November -1
Xbox Head Says Not to Expect Xbox One and a Half

Xbox Head Says Not to Expect Xbox One and a Half

Xbox head Phil Spencer speaks out admits rumors of a PlayStation 4.5 to clarify that fans should not expect such a platform from the likes of Microsoft. If you’re a gamer and you’ve been online latel...

By Riley Little on 30 November -1
Microsoft Shuts Down Project Spark

Microsoft Shuts Down Project Spark

Microsoft confirms that video game creation title Project Spark is being shut down, with the game no longer available to download and online services to be closed in August. When Project Spark was in...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Xbox One BC Now Supports Multi-Disc Games

Xbox One BC Now Supports Multi-Disc Games

Microsoft confirms an update to the backward compatibility feature of the Xbox One, revealing that supported multi-disc Xbox 360 games can now be used on the console. When Xbox 360 backward compatibi...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Microsoft Releasing 1M Unused Xbox Live Gamer Tags

Microsoft Releasing 1M Unused Xbox Live Gamer Tags

Microsoft will release over 1 million unused Xbox Live gamer tags back into the wild, including screen names that feature pop culture references, proper names, and more. Microsoft has announced that...

By Anthony Taormina on 30 November -1
ID@Xbox Montage

ID@Xbox Montage

Microsoft’s E3 2015 press conference was nothing but game after game after game. The biggest Xbox One games of the coming years were showcased through trailers and gameplay footage, such as the reve...

By Dalton Cooper on 30 November -1
Rumor: Xbox One VR Game Coming in 2017

Rumor: Xbox One VR Game Coming in 2017

A “major” European developer is planning to debut its Xbox VR game during E3, with plans to launch in 2017, with Microsoft likely to announce its VR plans at E3. With E3 less than three weeks away an...

By Rory Young on 30 November -1
ID @ Xbox (Gamescom 2014 Montage)

ID @ Xbox (Gamescom 2014 Montage)

Microsoft’s support of indie games on Xbox One has been a mixed bag at best. The company initially shocked and surprised fans and developers when they said that the Xbox One wouldn’t support self pu...

By Jasmine Henry on 30 November -1
State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Review

State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Review

Shambling its way into the next-generation console market is State of Decay, a game Game Rant has reviewed back when it was making its debut on Xbox 360 one year ago. The game impressed with its un...

By John Jacques on 30 November -1
Details on Today's Free Halo 5 Expansion

Details on Today's Free Halo 5 Expansion

343 Industries confirms the content arriving with the Hog Wild expansion for Halo 5, including new Warthogs and additional armor sets for the first-person shooter. Since the launch of Halo 5: Guardia...

By Rob Gordon on 30 November -1
Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

Xbox Boss Gives Props to New Zelda, Nintendo NX

The head of Microsoft’s Xbox division, Phil Spencer, gives praise to Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the company’s forthcoming NX console. As many gaming fans will likely agree...

By Kyle Sledge on 30 November -1
Halo TV Series Still In Development

Halo TV Series Still In Development

Responding to a question on Twitter, Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed today that the Steven Spielberg directed Halo television series is still in development. Straight from the horse’s mouth t...

By Curt Hutson on 30 November -1
More Xbox One S 1TB Deals

More Xbox One S 1TB Deals

Update: There is now a hot deal on the 2TB bundle too. Comes with free extra controller plus 1 years worth of Xbox Live Gold. Xbox One S now has three official bundles on the market: the 2TB La...

By Dealzon on 30 November -1