There's a lot—good, bad, and everything in between—to look back on this year. I don't know about you, but I'm mostly feeling tired.
Browser-based Xbox cloud gaming is just around the corner.
Yes, Infinite will be coming out about a year later than originally intended, but test flights are making a comeback.
Certain performance quirks and absent features won't be around for long, at least not according to Microsoft.
We've barely heard a peep about Xbox's delayed launch title since August.
Sales-wise, the new Xbox consoles are off to a good start, at least vaguely so.
Taylor will be the first (and so far only) person from the games to reprise their role on TV.
Chris Lee is the second director to leave Halo Infinite's development over the last two years.
Yup, that sure is a blue Halo guy.
With today's release of Halo 3: ODST for PC, USgamer sits down with 343's Michael Fahrny to talk about the always improving (but not-yet perfect) Halo compilation.
That retailer free-for-all? Yeah, Sony's sorry about that.
Rejoining Xbox would be a mindboggling move for the makers of Destiny and Halo.
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Step aside, Craig. Let the fella with the red sword through.
The game's not coming till next year, but it still has a 2020 Monster Energy tie-in.
Joseph Staten returns to Halo from Xbox Game Studios.
"Please don't believe everything you read," says 343's Community Manager.
Phil Spencer appeared on Animal Talking to discuss Infinite's delay.
Halo Infinite is gone, but it's not like the Xbox Series X had an amazing launch line-up with 343's shooter onboard.
343 says "it is not sustainable" for the team or good for the game itself to release in 2020.
Microsoft's big next-gen console has a window, but won't have Halo at launch.
Rumblings of Live's imminent demise seem to have been premature.
More on playing older games could be coming in August.
We're past the point where "hardware and its limitations would leave a pretty clear fingerprint on a game," says Booty.
The USgamer team gathers round to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of Xbox Series X and PS5.
343 wants to introduce you to Craig.
In other words, you can still look forward to competitive grappling hook antics coming soon.
Once you've opened up new areas, backtracking is up to you.
Halo Infinite, Everwild, and Fable star as Xbox Series X shows us what it's got.
With Infinite planned as a "platform for the future," there will be tests to run later too.
Today, we saw a slew of first-party Xbox Game Studios games, and then some.
Yes, that grappling hook is actually a thing.
Xbox's sophomore showcase for the Series X is today.
Who're you looking at, Chief?
And it's all thanks to an Instagram teaser.
Halo Infinite is finally being revealed this week. Will it be good enough to return to gaming's top echelons?
He's also teasing upcoming news on Xbox working "directly with Japanese creators."
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We won't be saying Halo to more consoles.
Microsoft is emphasizing gains that are only designed for the Series X's memory.
A neat story for fans of Halo's level-crafting suite.
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Don't get your hopes up for some slick new Slayer footage.
If you're spoiler-averse, maybe look away from these little plastic pals.
If that's where you go to pick up your Xbox stuff, you probably need to find a new option.
Could the events of Halo Wars 2 connect up with what we'll see in Infinite?
Newer hardware should mean better streaming, even for current-gen titles.
The mysterious case of a missing event.
Spencer also tempers next-gen anticipation with more assurance that the Xbox One will keep getting support.
Spencer sheds light on what's not keeping pace during the pandemic.
Steve Downes had to let people know how he *really* feels about Hawaiian pizza.
This clip is mostly automotive ASMR, but it's fun to guess at which vehicles will make a comeback.
Spencer says the Series X's on-board software needs to be all-there for launch, but games are another matter.
In a new statement, Matt Booty reiterates on Microsoft's commitment to supporting studios as they adjust to working from home.
Will we be thankful for all the teraflops on this Thanksgiving? Maybe, maybe not.
Hot on the heels of the fresh new port of the first Halo, 2004's sequel is headed to PC soon.
It isn't swappable, but hopefully it'll strike the right balance between plus and dish.
Microsoft's news will arrive digitally this year.
Shadows of Reach sees the Blue Team returning to find a secret that may help in the war against the Created.
Also, Phil Spencer confirms how much power the Series X's processor has.
Trade your gunmetal gray in for a Hasbro-approved look.
Picture a TV with Halo on it. In a barn. With the lights off.
343 wants to preserve what makes Halo unique.
He's not hot on "just throwing more pixels up on the screen."
According to Matt Booty, Halo: Infinite won't be the only cross-gen Xbox exclusive.
This will be the year that all of the major promises of the past decade finally come true.
AMD's shot of the Series X had some surprising info.
From indies to long-awaited sequels, these are our 20 most anticipated games for this new year.
The days of rigid console generations looks like it might be behind us.
"Series" is a designation, leaving the door open for more models to come.
Plus, more details on its new controller.
The streaming future is upon us.
"...We will not be out of position on power or price."
What dates the hype for Halo 2 the most? The smartphone revolution.
New to the cast are two UNSC legends and a mysterious Covenant sympathizer.
A 343 representative says the departure isn't a sign of a "creative dilemma."
This week sees a leadership shake-up for Microsoft's big launch title.
The next Xbox wants smooth gameplay.
It leads to an audio file from a very familiar voice.
It's about getting things right, rather than getting things out.
It's actually the opening cinematic to the Halo Infinite campaign.
Phil Spencer and Matt Booty are still keeping things about Xbox's future a secret.
Here's our complete guide to Halo Infinite, including a release date in late 2020, gameplay trailer, Slipspace Engine, and more.
Sony got more out of a Wired interview than Microsoft did in an entire press conference.
The Switch proves systems don't sell on specs. They sell on games.
Cyberpunk 2077 and Gears 5 get release dates, Project Scarlett gets details, and Keanu Reeves drops in instead of Shigeru Miyamoto.
The next-gen Xbox will be the most powerful Microsoft console yet.
Here's how to easily find all of our E3 2019 coverage so far.
Where are they now, E3 2018 edition.
We know some of the games already in development.
An 'American Gods' and 'Orange is the New Black' star will be Master Chief for Showtime.
Every game is an RPG now, maybe even Halo.
Before online console gaming was even a thing, there was Halo.
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' latest Hall of Fame inductee chats with us at DICE Summit about her career and 343's future.
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