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Halo4 Beta….not!!

Halo 4 Master Chief ArmorRelease date Focus, Focus, Focus might be the agenda for the 343 team. A team who will not to provide a beta for Halo 4, something we die hard fans need. In case you didn’t know, Halo4 is the first installment of the ‘Reclaimer Trilogy’, reviving the Halo Master Chief saga, due out this holiday season 2012.

But perhaps its just too darn expensive to plan and release a beta along with the game a month or so a later. Perhaps Electronic arts should have take a lesson from this learning that Battlefield 3 (great game we love it) Beta was more like an Alpha and the bug fixes are still being applied, so things may have been affected by the beta. But honestly no affect on the game enjoyment itself.

A quote from 343 “While we are testing Halo 4 code, gameplay, and systems at significant scale to get excellent data, input, and feedback, we are focused on polishing and shipping our experience for the duration of the year, and splitting resources to manage and build a beta is not on our schedule,”.

Quality first from internal resources only and no customer feedback. Hmmmm…. sounds like a Microsoft plan… Bungie was a different company.

Filed under: Halo 4

Your Guide to 2012′s Xbox 360 Game Lineup

Last week IGN’s Xbox Team checked out Xbox 360′s huge lineup of 2012 games. So here’s the full list of all of our coverage from Microsoft’s Spring Showcase. Read and watch it all to get in-the-know about what you’ll be playing this year…

Filed under: Breaking Game News, Game News

Next Xbox Won’t Have a Disc Drive? [Rumor]

As Kotaku revealed last month, work has begun on the next Xbox. It’s codenamed “Durango”. More »

Filed under: Breaking Game News

“How does this make you feel?”

Direct from IGN


“How does this make you feel?” asked Brandi House, a user researcher while talking to a group of developers. She proceeded to play multiple tracks of music, ranging from ambient to percussive, and asked the panel to choose words to describe it and rate their emotional state. These results took center stage during a panel at this year’s GDC…

Filed under: 343 Industries