Trailer for HALO: THE MASTER CHIEF COLLECTION; Includes Access to HALO 5 Multiplayer Beta and Live-Action HALO: NIGHTFALL Series

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Halo 5: Guardians isn’t due out until 2015, but Microsoft and 343 Studios are planning to tide over fans this year with Halo: The Master Chief Collection.  Announced today during Microsoft’s E3 presentation, the collection will include Halo Anniversary, Halo 2 Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4Halo 2 Anniversary will come with new textures, models, and sound, although players will be able to switch back to the game’s original Xbox visuals at any time.  The collection will come with every multiplayer map, and all games will run at 60 frames per second.  Additionally, the set will come with access to the live-action Halo series Halo: Nightfall (which is different than the Steven Spielberg-produced series) and the Halo 5 multiplayer beta.  And yet for all the times “Halo” was said during the presentation, few details were released about these two titles.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer Halo: The Master Chief Collection.  The set will be released only on Xbox One on November 11th (the 10th anniversary of Halo 2).  Click here to pre-order.

2013 Visual Effects Society Awards Nominations Include LIFE OF PI, THE HOBBIT, THE AVENGERS, and BATTLESHIP

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The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for the upcoming 11th Annual VES Awards.  This year’s major players include Life of Pi, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, Prometheus, The Avengers, and Battleship, all of which landed nominations for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture.  The VES Awards also recognize visual effects work in more dramatic fare, singling out the impressive effects of films like Flight and The Impossible.  Duking it out for Outstanding Animated Character in a Live Action Feature will be the ridiculously impressive Richard Parker in Life of Pi, Hulk in The Avengers, and Gollum and Goblin King in The Hobbit.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of nominees.  The 11th Annual VES Awards will take place on February 5th.

2012 Video Game Awards Winners Announced; THE WALKING DEAD Named Game of the Year, HALO 4 Wins Best Xbox Game

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The 10th Annual Video Game Awards were broadcast last night on Spike TV, and we’ve now got the full list of winners from the ceremony.  The Walking Dead: The Game (which I’ve heard nothing but great things about) came away with the Game of the Year award and Best Adapted Video Game, while Halo 4 and Journey won Best Xbox 360 Game and Best PS3 Game, respectively, and Mass Effect 3 didn’t walk away empty handed as it won Best RPG.  Borderlands 2 took home two trophies, landing both the Best Shooter and Best Multi-Player Game awards, and obviously Grand Theft Auto V won Most Anticipated Game.

Hit the jump to read the full list of winners.

Watch: Launch Trailer for HALO 4 Produced by David Fincher

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The launch trailer for the highly anticipated video game sequel Halo 4 has been released.  The clip was produced by David Fincher and directed by visual effects vet Tim Miller—the guy responsible for that fantastic opening credits sequence in Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  The Halo 4 trailer is a pretty impressive piece of work, showing off some great effects and intriguing visual cues.  The piece briefly explores the backstory of Master Chief and provides a glimpse of the new threat he/gamers will face in Halo 4.

This doesn’t mark the end of the collaboration between Miller and Fincher, as Miller is also set to co-direct the Fincher-produced CG animated adaptation of The Goon.  Fincher, Miller, and co-director Jeff Fowler recently launched a kickstarter campaign for the project accompanied by a humorous video from the trio.  For now, hit the jump to check out the latest Miller/Fincher creation by way of the launch trailer for Halo 4.  The game hits stores on November 6th, at which point it will make an insane amount of money.

David Fincher-Produced Launch Trailer for HALO 4 to Debut October 18

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While we eagerly await solid word on what project director David Fincher will tackle as his next film, it appears that we’ll be getting our first new Fincher material since The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in just eight short days.  Fincher produced the launch trailer for the highly anticipated video game sequel Halo 4, and the spot is set to debut on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on October 18th.  Hit the jump for more details on the trailer including who Fincher tapped to direct the spot.

Video Game News: Nintendo’s Wii U Release Delayed in Europe, CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS II Multiplayer Trailer Revealed, Plus a Look at HALO 4 Weapons

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It’s been a busy week in the world of video game news.  On the disappointing side of things, it looks like Nintendo’s new console, the Wii U is going to have a delayed release in Europe due to some manufacturing difficulties (though it should still land stateside before Thanksgiving).  On the bright side: we have new looks at the weapons of Halo 4, a multiplayer trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops II and some in-game combat action for Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed III.  Hit the jump for all that and more!

E3 Trailers: HALO 4, DEAD SPACE 3, MATTER, SIM CITY, SOUTH PARK: THE STICK OF TRUTH and More

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E3 is upon us, which means it’s time to look on with growing anticipation at the video games set for release in the near future.  A bevy of first/new trailers have gone online for a number of games, and we’ve rounded up a good deal of them in one, tidy article.  After the jump you’ll find trailers and gameplay for Halo 4, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Sim City, Dead Space 3, Resident Evil 6, Lococycle, Matter, Ascend: New Gods, Legend: Legacy of Dragons, and more.

Hit the jump to check out the trailers and lament the number of months we’ll have to wait for some of these releases.

E3 2012 Video Game Preview: Trailers for TOMB RAIDER, CASTLEVANIA, GUARDIANS OF MIDDLE EARTH, Behind the Scenes of HALO 4 and More

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With the Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3 2012) set to kick off on June 5th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, we thought we’d bring you a preview of some of the major video games that are going to be on display.  This year will feature a new installment in the Halo franchise, a return to form for the groundbreaking Tomb Raider series and a few new LEGO games that will please fans of DC heroes and Lord of the Rings alike.  There’s also talk of a new game from LucasArts, titled Star Wars 1313 but unfortunately there’s no video to share as of yet.
As someone who grew up with blocky monochrome pixels bouncing around the screen, I’m continually impressed by the level of realism and beauty that comes out of these games.  Hit the jump to check out a variety of jaw-dropping trailers and previews.

Comic-Con 2011: HALO 10th Anniversary Edition Shows Off Improved Graphics, Familiar Game Play

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The creators of the upcoming Halo: Anniversary Edition and Halo 4 came to Comic-Con to discuss their ongoing space opera and show off some new footage. I’m not a gamer, (a GBA is the most advanced system I have), so I can’t really explain what a Didact or a Precursor or Guilty Spark are, but the panelists, who included Frank O’Connor, Kevin Graceas, Greg Bear and Karen Traviss all promised that fans will see plenty of all of these elements in upcoming Halo games and novels.

They also presented something really cool for the Halo re-release that wowed me even as a non-fan. Read on for the details.

E3 2011: Trailers and Gameplay Walkthroughs for BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY, MODERN WARFARE 3, GEARS OF WAR 3, HALO 4, STAR WARS, and More

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With E3 2011 kicking off today at the Los Angeles Convention Center, many of the video game industry’s most anticipated titles have released new footage to reassure people like me that many of their release dates cannot get here soon enough (well, except for maybe all of the new Kinect titles…I don’t mind waiting around to not play those). Varying from debut trailers to gameplay walkthroughs/demos, after the jump you can find a roundup of some of the latest footage from games such as Batman: Arkham City, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Halo 4 and the anniversary Halo: Combat Evolved, Star Wars Kinect and Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mass Effect 3, and Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.

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