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  • Halo 3 and Halo Wars sell between 57,000 and 74,000 units in April

    Killzone 2 may have sold 58,000 units in the US during the month of April, but according to recent NPD numbers, Halo 3 may have outsold it. A report from Gamasutra divulges that Halo 3 and Halo Wars sold somewhere between 57,000 and 74,000 units a piece. While exact figures for each were lacking in […]

  • Halo Wars: Strategic Options Add-on Pack now on Live

    The Halo Wars: Strategic Options Add-on Pack is now available on Xbox Live. It contains the three new game modes:  Keepaway which is a capture the flag game; Tug of War sees who can field and maintain the strongest army; and Reinforcements allows you to adapt your tactics with waves of troops. The add-on will […]

  • Halo Wars patch notes ready for today's title update

    Halo Wars gets a patch today – get all details from the official site. Looks like general stuff to do with balance. Few bug fixes there, but nothing major.

  • Halo Wars add-on, Strategic Options, confirmed and detailed

    Microsoft just confirmed a first Halo Wars add-on, titled Strategic Options. It’s to release in the “coming weeks”. It’ll include the following: Keepaway Mode is the “Halo Wars” adaptation of Capture the Flag. Teams will battle it out to capture a free-roaming Forerunner Sentinel to score points before the other team. Capture three sentinels to […]

  • Halo Wars to get patched soon, multiplayer bugs to be fixed

    A Halo Wars title update’s on the way, according to the game’s official site. A release window wasn’t provided, but the post said players can expect fixes to some matchmaking bugs, and a few other minor bits. Two things of note though: the Prophet of Regret’s speed on land will be reduced to match the […]

  • Xbox boss: "It’s not as if we’re doing something like Halo Kart"

    Xbox games head Phil Spencer’s defended the firm’s decision to publish a Halo RTS, saying the decision wasn’t exploitative but rather a way of introducing new consumers to the franchise. “With Halo Wars, we thought we had an interesting story, an interesting universe, and we were trying to find ways that we could expose that […]

  • Halo Wars hits one million sales worldwide

    Halo Wars has hit one million sales worldwide, making it the best selling strategy title for Xbox 360. Released last month, the game has attracted over 2.6 million multiplayer matches via XBL – 118 years of combined time, apparently – with an average of 200,000 users logging in to play daily. Press release after the […]

  • Halo Wars spoiled completely in less than two minutes

    Gamesradar’s posted a video of all the cut-scenes in Halo Wars, giving you the game’s entire plot in 90 seconds. For the sake of clarity, this will spoil it for you. We strongly advise you do not hit the link if you’re in any way sensitive on the subject of Halo Wars’ plot. OK?

  • Microsoft announces Halo Wars vid series

    Microsoft just announced a “Halo Wars: Universe Expanded” video series. It’s a three-part thing, showing how Halo Wars fits in with the rest of the Halo games. The first part’s available on March 2. Press release after the break. Halo Wars releases tomorrow.

  • First Halo Wars reviews go live

    The Halo Wars review embargo just lifted, and pieces are starting to appear now. Eurogamer’s gone with 8/10, which is spot on as far as we’re concerned, having got our copy yesterday. There’ll be more soon, no doubt. If you want anything added, drop a link in the comments. The game, Ensemble’s last, ships on […]

  • Robot Entertainment developing extra content for Halo Wars

    Robot Entertainment is developing extra content for Halo Wars, as well as providing community support for Age of Empires. The news was confirmed via press release this morning after word broke over the weekend that ex-Ensemble co-founder Tony Goodman had formed the new company. “The video game industry is in a state of upheaval,” explained […]

  • January NPD: Halo Wars demo downloaded 2 million times in a week

    Microsoft confirmed in its post NPD statement this morning that the Halo Wars demo had been downloaded more than 2 million times in one week. The demo was released on February 5. The game itself, the last for developer Ensemble, launches for 360 on February 27. Day and date with Killzone 2, as was the […]

  • Halo Wars demo now on Live

    Microsoft just posted the Halo Wars demo on Live. Go go go. Here’s the link if you want to queue it from the web. It’s 1Gb in size.

  • Halo Wars movie shows scarabs going mental

    After the break. The RTS’s latest vidoc shows heaps of aliens fighting and men talking over the top. That simple. Doesn’t cost to look.

  • Halo 3 Mythic map pack officially detailed

    After a slight leakage earlier this week, Microsoft’s finally decided to pop the bubble shield of silence surrounding Halo 3’s Mythic map pack. IGN has the scoop. Map descriptions are as follows: Sandbox — Combines large-scale vehicular combat with a limitless amount of Forge customization. Boasting a tiered, open-world layout, “Halo 3″ players will be […]

  • Ensemble involved in Halo Wars' future

    Halo Wars lead producer Jason pace has to EG that a new company formed from the ashes of Ensemble will be taking care of aftercare for the console exclusive RTS. “Ensemble is, as I’m sure you know, forming a new company, and they will be helping us support the title moving forward, so: bug patches, […]

  • Shelley: Two new studios to emerge from Ensemble

    Ensemble head Bruce Shelley’s made his final blog update before the studio closes, confirming that “at least” two new studios are to be born from the ashes. “There are at least two new studios being formed by ES employees and I expect both to do very well,” he said. “There were a lot of outstanding […]

  • Halo Wars DLC a real possibility

    UK site Electricpig reports that the possibility of Halo Wars having some future downloadable content is a definite possibility. “Additional downloadable content is something we’re looking in to,” said Halo Wars producer Jason Pace. The statement comes somewhat as a surprise to us as all reports have suggested that Microsoft is to close Ensemble Studios […]

  • Contests offer early access to Halo Wars demo

    Both Planet Xbox 360 and MLGPRO are offering early access to the Halo Wars demo, assuming you can’t wait until February 5 for the general release. Winning a code from either site means you’ll be able to get involved from January 29. That’s this Thursday. The game’s out later in February. Thanks, Joystiq.

  • New Halo Wars images show tanks, Hunters, Banshees - looks great

    Below you can see twelve new Halo Wars images showing all the weapons and troops you will have at your disposal whether you choose to fight as Covenant or the marines. The images are super-sharp and look very good indeed for what is to be Ensemble’s first and last console RTS. Halo Wars went gold […]

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