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Halo’s Arbiter Arrives in Killer Instinct, Kicks Serious Ass

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Like you, we’re surprised to see a Halo character in Killer Instinct, but the Arbiter is surprisingly a good fit for the combo-heavy Xbox One-exclusive fighting game. His reveal trailer makes him look like a dangerous badass that looks fun to play. The Arbiter enters battle fully equipped with his trademark armor, carbine, energy sword, plasma grenades and cloaking ability. He mostly fights with his energy sword and intermittently with his carbine. Kim Wu Brings Her Dragon Nunchucks to Killer Instinct The trailer also shows off his unique stage -- an ancient Covenant temple that's being destroyed as a huge...

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Halo Writer Leaves Mass Effect Andromeda Team, Joins Bungie

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Having left 343 Industries to join BioWare Montreal back in 2013 to work on Mass Effect: Andromeda, Halo 4 lead writer Christopher Schlerf has switched studios yet again, this time signing on with Destiny developer Bungie. Don't worry, Schlerf had nothing but good things to say about BioWare in a series of tweets announcing the move: “Sincerely one of the best experiences of my career-I'm incredibly grateful to have worked w/ such talented & truly wonderful human beings.” As for Mass Effect: Andromeda, he tells us we’re not ready for what it has to offer: “Think MEA is really gonna...

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Arbiter from Halo Teased in Killer Instinct Fighting Game

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In addition to revealing Kim Wu at the Killer Instinct World Cup, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy Studios surprised everyone by teasing the Arbiter from Halo 5: Guardians. That’s right, the Arbiter will be a playable character in KI Season 3! The Arbiter will join Rash from Battletoads as one of a number of guest characters to be featured in the latest Killer Instinct. His teaser shows him loading his gun and activating his Energy Sword, leading us to believe he will fight very similar to how he does in Halo 5. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dr3Q4ICnzLA?rel=0&w=800&h=366] The video appears to also show off...

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Halo 5: Guardians Was Almost Not Made

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While gamers enjoy the grandeur that is Halo 5: Guardians, little do they know that the game was almost never made. It’s a little known fact that Microsoft was ready to retire the Halo Franchise had 343 Industries boss Bonnie Ross not taken it over. After the original developer of Halo, Bungie, left the IP to create Destiny, the general attitude at Microsoft was that of pessimism, with Ross noting that the Redmond-based giant was ready to bring an end to the sci-fi FPS series after one or two more games. Halo 5: Guardians was Built from the Ground Up...

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Halo 5: Guardians Will Get No Additional Story Content (DLC)?

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For those who can’t get enough of Halo 5: Guardians’ campaign mode, we’ve got some bad news. Developer 343 Industries has no plans to release story DLC for the Xbox One-exclusive first-person shooter. In an interview with Red Bull, Halo 5 creative director Josh Holmes downright said: “While we’re always looking for new ways to expand the Halo universe, we do not currently have any plans to release future campaign content for Halo 5: Guardians.” Halo 5: Guardians Could Come to Windows 10 PC Considering that the campaign is already around 10-15 hours long -- very long for a first-person...

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