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Destiny designer joins Bethesda

Destiny and Halo: Reach senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick has announced his departure from Bungie to join Bethesda in an unspecified role. Hamrick – who joined Bungie in 2009 – revealed the news in a series of posts on Twitter earlier today. "Next Friday, after nearly 6 amazing years and …

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Bungie passes Halo duties to 343 next month

All Bungie-developed Halo games will have their online data handed over to Microsoft’s 343 studio on March 31st. 343 Industries will be responsible for game stats, player service records, hosting user-generated content and operating the in-game ‘Pro Service’ moving forwards. This also means things like Halo Reach’s daily challenges and …

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Hat-trick of triple-A DLC announced

A host of new DLC for some of gaming’s biggest titles has been announced overnight. First up, having only hit UK retail today, the first digital content update for Sony’s Killzone 3 has already been updated. Called the ‘Steel Rain Map Pack’, it will include two new multiplayer maps – …

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GameStop reveals first ever DLC pre-order campaign

North American gamers can pre-order the Halo: Reach DLC from GameStop, and get some free extras to boot. The US giant claims it is the first firm to do a pre-order campaign for downloadable content, and forms part of the companys drive into digital markets. Players who pre-order the upcoming …

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Halo Reach tops US 2010 chart

With just over two months to go before the games industry waves goodbye to 2010, new numbers from US sales tracker NPD shows that for the year-to-date Microsoft’s Xbox 360 exclusive Halo Reach is the best-selling game in the region. Bungie’s shooter enjoyed sales of 3.3m in its launch month …

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Xbox 360 rules successful September

Xbox 360 was triumphant as video game sales surged in the UK last month, according to GfK Chart-Track. Taking in games sold between Sunday, August 29th and Saturday, October 2nd, the UK games market saw sales rise 23.5 per cent in value and seven per cent in units compared to …

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US: Halo Reach sells 3.3m

In addition to the huge success it enjoyed with its Xbox 360 hardware in the US in September, Microsoft also dominated the software charts thanks to the release of sci-fi shooter Halo: Reach. NPD numbers show that the game sold 3.3m units in total in the US, becoming only the …

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First Halo Reach DLC dated

Microsoft has confirmed that the first DLC for Halo Reach will be released via Xbox Live on November 30th. Called The Noble Map Pack, it includes three new multiplayer environments and will cost 800 Microsoft Points (around 6.85). It will also offer a further 250 Achievement Points. Here’s Microsoft’s description …

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UK CHARTS: F1 takes pole position

Codemasters has cut short Halo’s stay at the summit of the All Formats Top 40, with F1 2010 racing to No.1. The game outsold both Halo: Reach (No.2) and Dead Rising 2 (No.3) combined and is the first F1 game to steal a lead at the top of the charts …

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JAPAN: Mixed news for Halo Reach

As well as shattering records in the West, Halo Reach has also been waging war on the Eastern front – and the news has been mixed. The game managed to chart at number four in the Media Create Top Ten, an accomplishment that is not to be underestimated in a …

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