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Halo: Spartan Assault

XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 8-25
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XBLAFans Twitch Schedule: Week of 8-25

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XBLA Fans will continue streaming weekly sessions of game play by our reporters, writers, and editors. There is a weekly feature currently and more impromptu streams that will be …
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Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale is happening now
5 years ago

Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale is happening now

Major Nelson announced yesterday that Microsoft would be discounting prices on a number of Xbox 360 games during this week’s Ultimate Game Sale. Discounts will range anywhere from 30 …
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Xbox One Games with Gold now available

Xbox Live Gold subscribers can now download Halo: Spartan Assault and Max: The Curse of Brotherhood for free on Xbox One. This officially starts the Games with Gold program for Xbox …
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Games with Gold titles revealed for June
6 years ago

Games with Gold titles revealed for June

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The one-year anniversary of the Games with Gold program brings with it the standard two titles each for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, as well as a bonus game for Xbox 360.

The first title for Xbox 360 is Dark Souls. This is an action-RPG for those who enjoy a grueling, teeth-grinding challenge, perhaps even to a masochistic level. The difficulty is legendary, and not for the faint of heart; however, for the grand total of no money, it might be worth it for those on the fence to give Dark Souls a chance and forever be trapped in the mindset of “just one more try.” The game will be free June 1-15.

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Games for Gold titles in June for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One
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Games for Gold titles in June for both Xbox 360 and Xbox One

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The Games with Gold program will celebrate its first anniversary this June.  To celebrate, Microsoft is expanding the program to include the Xbox One. Additionally, Xbox Live Gold members …
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Halo: Spartan Assault initiates operation price drop on Xbox One and Xbox 360
6 years ago

Halo: Spartan Assault initiates operation price drop on Xbox One and Xbox 360

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Halo: Spartan Assault, originally designed for Windows phones and tablets, released mere months ago for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 but has already received a permanent $5 price …
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Halo: Spartan Assault now available on Xbox 360
6 years ago

Halo: Spartan Assault now available on Xbox 360

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343 Industries’ top-down shooter Halo: Spartan Assault is now available on the Xbox 360 for $14.99 US. After launching exclusively on Windows Phone and Windows 8 last summer, Microsoft announced …
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Halo: Spartan Assault review (Xbox One)
6 years ago

Halo: Spartan Assault review (Xbox One)

Halo: Spartan Assault was developed by Vanguard Games and published by Microsoft Studios. It was released December 22, 2013, on the Xbox One for $14.99. An Xbox One copy was provided for review purposes.

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Halo. It’s a name that carries a lot of weight in the gaming world. The series has spawned countless hits and established itself as a legendary franchise that will no doubt be around for another decade. Now, Vanguard Games has stepped up to the plate to deliver a fresh take on the Halo series. Ditching the standard FPS formula, we are instead treated to a top down view of the universe as a twin-stick shooter. With this new style comes new Spartan protagonists, Sarah Palmer and her partner Davis, who you control across various battles against covenant forces throughout the galaxy.

The Halo universe is full of stories to tell and it’s great to see developers able to step away from Master Chief, but still deliver a fast-paced, action-oriented Halo title. With that in mind, Halo: Spartan Assault is fun, and refreshing to play. It features a lengthy campaign, running players through dozens of missions spanning the time between Halo 3 and 4, and with the upgrade from smartphone to console it packs a new multiplayer mode where 2 players fight together against hordes of Flood in a desperate attempt to survive. Unfortunately, alongside everything Halo: Spartan Assault does well, it struggles to overcome its own glaring weaknesses.

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Halo: Spartan Assault release date and pricing announced
6 years ago

Halo: Spartan Assault release date and pricing announced

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Halo: Spartan Assault, the twin-stick shooter set in the Halo Universe and previously exclusive to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, is headed to Xbox One on December 24, …
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Update: all Xbox One games to launch with 1000 gamerscore

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UPDATE: We spoke briefly with a Microsoft Spokesperson. The official comment is: “On Xbox One games are games. All games follow the same policies for achievements and Gamerscore.”

Evidence has recently …
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