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Explore the universe of 'Destiny,' streetview-style

Want a sneak peek at the worlds you’ll be shooting through when Destiny comes out next week? Know how to use Google Maps? You’re in luck: Destiny Planet View is an interactive web app that uses Google technology to map out three of the planetary locales to be featured in the new game from Bungie, the creators of Halo.

On top of flipping through screenshots and hype videos, Destiny Planet View also has some backstory sprinkled throughout. There might even be a few Easter eggs hidden away in there. There is also more to come, apparently: a cursory exploration of the Moon yielded a few points of interest that were currently filled with placeholder videos. Will Bungie use Planet View to hide away tidbits that are relevant to the full game? Who knows—but it’s worth a look. See what you find.

'Halo 5': Master Chief's next chapter gets a name and release window

Following last summer’s teaser footage of a hooded Master Chief braving the desert, Halo fans have been clamoring for any info regarding the Spartan’s next alien-thwarting adventure. Well, the wait for fresh intel ends now, as Microsoft and Chief’s handlers at 343 Industries have revealed the name and release window for the upcoming entry in the popular sci-fi first-person shooter franchise. READ FULL STORY

Microsoft launching original Xbox shows (including the 'Halo' series?) early next year


The Xbox One hit stores almost a month ago. Launch titles like Ryse and Dead Rising 3 didn’t inspire much confidence, but Microsoft always positioned the Xbox One as a new kind of device: An entertainment console that would unite the disparate media machines in your living room into one glorious voice-operated mega-machine. (It’s the Megazord, basically.) To that end, Microsoft already announced plans to populate Xbox Live with original TV series, including a Halo series executive produced by Steven Spielberg, director of Always and also several other films you may have heard of. READ FULL STORY

Beyonce's mane battles one of her wind fans during Montreal concert

Last night, while singing “Halo” during the Montreal stop of her Mrs. Carter tour, Queen B found herself caught in one of her many stage wind fans. Stage hands tried to help, eventually getting her free. And Beyonce? She powered through the song like the Queen that she is, never missing a beat.

It was quite a hairy situation for Beyonce; it seems that no matter how hard she sang, her fans just wouldn’t let her go — it even became the mane attraction. It’s unbeweavable that she was able to sing such a hair-raising rendition of “Halo” (OK, I’m done.) Beyonce playfully instagrammed the event after her concert and if you want to check out the instantly-viral moment, just look below. READ FULL STORY

'Halo: Spartan Assault' trailer: Going mobile


For the newest Halo game, Microsoft is chasing after some of that sweet-sweet mobile cash. Halo: Spartan Assault will be released this July for all Windows 8 devices. It’s a top-down game, which means it kind of looks like Mercs except super colorful and futuristic and stuff. Man, remember Mercs? Anyhow, there’s a new trailer for Spartan Assault, which also promises integration with Spartan Ops. Maybe it’ll even integrate with that Steven Spielberg Halo non-TV TV series. Who’s to say? Watch the trailer: READ FULL STORY

'Halo 4' review: Everything you want out of a 'Halo' game, except anything new


Halo 4 marks the return of Master Chief, but the story belongs to his holographic Girl Friday, Cortana, the endearing exposition-bot who resembles Tinkerbell with more snark and less clothes. After three games’ worth of alien-bashing alongside the Chief, Cortana has exceeded her natural lifespan. She’s falling into “rampancy,” a synthetic dementia that causes emotional outbursts at narratively convenient moments. Halo 4 has high stakes — Earth might be destroyed, again — but it’s really a story about planned obsolescence, about a machine trying to outlive its natural end date. READ FULL STORY

'Red vs. Blue': Check out behind-the-scenes season 10 footage -- EXCLUSIVE


The 10th season of the web series Red vs. Blue came to a close last night — leaving fans of bickering, foul-mouthed, and life-endangeringly incompetent sci-fi soldiers with time on their hands.

Or maybe not.

Today sees the release of the Elijah Wood-assisted 10th season on DVD and Blu-ray and the debut of the 14-disc RVBX: Ten Years of Red vs. Blue box set. The latter boasts all the seasons of Halo-inspired, machinima-mayhem, plus eight hours of bonus features, including the behind-the-scenes, “Red vs. Blue: Story Board to Screen” video you can see, exclusively, below.

Check it out and tell us what you think. READ FULL STORY

'Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn' trailer -- WATCH

The trailer for Halo 4: Foward Unto Dawn, the live-action series based on the popular Xbox franchise debuted at Comic-Con on July 12.

Set at the beginning of the human and Covenant war in the Halo universe, Dawn tells the story of cadets in training at the United Nations Space Command, leading up to the events of Halo 4, the game.

The five-episode series will premiere on Oct. 5, setting up the launch of the videogame on Nov. 6. Watch the trailer below.


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