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Bonnie Ross

Every FPS Halo Will Have Split-Screen Going Foward; 343 Infdstries Boss Talks Taking Risks and More

343 Studio Head Bonny Ross talks about her pride in the work of her team, but also the harsh lessons they learned over the years. …Read More The post Every FPS Halo Will Have Split-Screen Going Foward; 343 Infdstries Boss Talks Taking Risks and More by Giuseppe Nelva appeared first on DualShockers.

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Halo Wars 2 — Creatively Assembling RTS on Consoles

Halo Wars 2 Celebrating Launch with Livestream and Giveaways on February 16

In preparation for the release of Halo Wars 2, Microsoft will be celebrating the game’s release with a special livestream and plenty of giveaways. …Read More The post Halo Wars 2 Celebrating Launch with Livestream and Giveaways on February 16 by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Halo Wars 2 Changes Revealed Thanks to Beta Feedback; Bonus Blitz Packs Being Rewarded

Following the Beta of Halo Wars 2, developers 343 Industries and Creative Assembly have been fine-tuning the real-time strategy title. With Halo Wars 2 coming right around the corner, players shouldn’t expect hefty changes — instead, incremental …Read More The post Halo Wars 2 Changes Revealed Thanks to Beta Feedback; Bonus Blitz Packs Being Rewarded by Lou Contaldi appeared first on DualShockers.

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Phil Spencer “Very Confident” in How Scorpio Will Run Xbox One Games; Talks Game Lineup and More

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Halo Wars 2 Gets Official Launch Trailer Focusing on the Story

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Real-time strategy makes an explosive return in Halo Wars 2

People can say and think what they want about Major Nelson, but he sure drops quite a lot of Xbox news bombs every now and then, and today was such a day. As Major Nelson had us know that 43 Industries has released the launch date and the launch trailer for “Halo Wars 2“: “Halo Wars 2 releases Tuesday, Feb. 21 (or Friday,… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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These Are the Games You Should Be Checking Out in February

January saw a surprising amount of solid releases — something that is atypical for the month. We were treated to a veritable “Gameageddon” thanks to titles like Resident Evil 7, Yakuza 0, Tales of Berseria, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8, and Gravity Rush 2. Unlike January, February’s releases are better dispersed throughout the month. February is still jam-packed, but unlike January, most of these heavy hitters won’t be dropping all at once. While there may not be an overabundance of new releases, but some of these will no doubt make it onto several “Game of the Year” lists. [embedded content] Horizon: Zero Dawn Platforms: PlayStation 4Release date: February 28 Horizon: Zero Dawn is the first AAA PS4 exclusive of 2017. It’s also the first title that will take full advantage of the PlayStation 4 Pro’s beefy hardware. Those who have HDR-enabled 4K televisions are in for a real treat with this one. Horizon: Zero Dawn features a post-apocalyptic open world full of robotic dinosaurs. It also stars an awesome action-heroine that is capable of bringing them down. If this game lives up to the hype, it should be a veritable monster. Pre-order Horizon: Zero Dawn on Amazon [embedded content] READ FULL…

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Halo Wars 2 Gets Striking New Illustrated Character Posters from Three Artists

The upcoming strategy game Halo Wars 2 has highlighted the factions that players will take sides with in a new series of illustrated character posters. …Read More The post Halo Wars 2 Gets Striking New Illustrated Character Posters from Three Artists by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.

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Two New Xbox One S Bundles Announced — Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle and Forza Horizon 3 Bundle

Today, Microsoft announced two new Xbox One S bundles: a Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition bundle (1TB) and a Forza Horizon 3 bundle (1TB and 500GB). …Read More The post Two New Xbox One S Bundles Announced — Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle and Forza Horizon 3 Bundle by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Halo Wars 2 Open Beta Is Available Now

Halo Wars 2 Open Beta Has Begun Much to fans delight, Halo Wars 2 went gold earlier this week, and now players have a chance to play the game before it launches next month!  An open beta for Halo Wars 2 is available now on Xbox One and Windows 10. Best news of all? The beta is on from now until January 30th! The download is approximately 12GB on PC and 10GB on Xbox One, offering a brand new game mode, that was made specifically for the Halo Wars sequel. The game mode is called Blitz, which offers a unique take on the RTS gameplay, combining deck building and card-based strategy with tactical combat, all within the Halo universe. In the words of the creator strategy is what the game is all about, from beginning to end. “Your card deck, along with your faction leader, are your greatest resources as you assemble a collection of air, ground and infantry units and seek to out-think and out-maneuver your opponents on the battlefield.”  Blitz is a PvP game mode that can be played in three different ways: 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3. The objective in Blitz is exactly like Domination in Call of Duty, except with a…

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Halo Wars 2 Has Gone Gold, Out this February

Halo Wars 2 Finished, Out on February 21st Great news! Halo Wars 2 has gone gold! 343 Industries confirmed the game’s status via Twitter yesterday, according to a report from JustPushStart. Although not always news, hearing a game’s gone gold can be a huge relief for any fans feeling gun-shy about delays. This is an age when too many AAA titles are pushed back repeatedly for frustrating or confusing reasons. Going gold is a point of pride and relief for both developers and consumers. And yes, the lack of HDR support for this newest Halo game may sting. This is something people may feel is worth a delay. But a solid launch with minimal issues means better sales. This in turn leads to more budget for features like HDR in future releases. So rejoice! Halo Wars 2 is out February 21st, 2017 for PC and Xbox One. SOURCE: JustPushStart The post Halo Wars 2 Has Gone Gold, Out this February appeared first on COGconnected.

Halo Wars 2 Goes Gold Ahead of February Release

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No HDR Support for Halo Wars 2 at Launch, Still Looks Amazing in 4K

343 Studios Hints at HDR Support for Future Titles, Halo Wars 2 Will Release Without, but Still Looks Fantastic in 4K Some people out there are hailing HDR (high dynamic range) as “the next 3d.” Although these people would be technically wrong, the sentiment holds up as HDR adds significant depth to an image through contrast, that has never before been achieved on viewing devices. More and more current triple-A game titles will be releasing with full HDR support, but it looks like Halo Wars 2 will miss the train… at least at launch. 343 Studios recently spoke with Fenix Bazaar saying, “Unfortunately, we are not going to have HDR support for Halo Wars 2. We do support 4K on PC, which looks gorgeous, and you definitely need to play that because it’s stunning.” It is possible that 343 could run a patch on Halo Wars 2 that could eventually update the title to run HDR, but doesn’t seem likely. Top-down-view RTS games like Halo Wars are made or broken by their engaging strategic gameplay and faction balance more so than any graphical concerns. Perhaps 343 Studios is banking on Halo Wars 2 looking better than good enough on 4K. It honestly…