Halo 5 Borrowed from Unreal Tournament

Halo-5-Guardians-WarzoneRecently the details of a new game mode that will be in Halo 5 Guardians actually has me, for the first time, interested in Halo PVP. An obvious challenge facing established franchises that offer player versus player multiplayer is giving avenues and in-roads to new players without feeling they are completely out of their league. Call of Duty attempted to do this with their game and turned every game in to crap shoot where you aren’t able to get any consistency out of the gun play and hit detection. It seems that 343 Industries are attempting to add game modes with a more expanded accessibility not by dumbing down the game, but by opening up the action. One of my all-time favorite PVP game modes and games was Onslaught in Unreal Tournament 2004, and it was incredibly similar to the new Warzone game mode coming with Halo 5. Continue reading

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Halo 5 – No Split-screen is a bad decision

halo 5 split-screenRecently it was announced that the long awaited continuation of the Halo franchise, Halo 5 Guardians, would not have local split-screen capabilities. Many are calling foul while others defend the decision as it should allow for improved graphics. With all previous titles offering this feature, is this a huge misstep? Are graphics the most important factor in making a new next-gen title? In general, I understand the intention and the need that is felt to move graphics forward. First I want to defend the decision just a little bit before showing why it’s such a bad one. Continue reading

Halo 5 may improve all multiplayer games

halo 5Anyone who has played a multiplayer game online knows how frustrating glitches or bugs can be. One of my primary concerns about future next-gen titles that utilize PVP modes is that they will continue to use old mechanics and methods while repeating entrenched problems. Sure, new games may look amazing and add new content, but if the online arenas aren’t cleaned up from lag or exploits, many of us will continue to feel it’s a fruitless endeavor. News from the devs over at 343 Industries has me hopeful for the future of online multiplayer, specifically PVP. Continue reading

Today is the last day of the XBOX Ultimate Game Sale

gamesaleToday is the last day to take advantage of the huge sale XBOX is having. Many of its big name titles are marked down significantly, with titles like Alien:Isolation selling at 60% off for Gold Members and Sniper Elite III for 80% off for Gold Members. Continue reading