Halo 4: Majestic Map Pack Impressions

February comes to a close and with that Microsoft  and 343 Industries has released the second Halo 4 Map Pack.  While the first Map Pack sought to provide medium-to-large maps for players to engage in mostly team oriented gameplay, the maps in the Majestic Map Pack are designed more for the small-to-medium for both individual and team oriented play. With regards to this along with the maps, two pl...

Capsule Computer’s 2012 Game of the Year Awards

2012 came and went in what felt like a blink of an eye. Before December came to a close, we seen the year of the sequel, the rise of the indie, and digital interpretations of storytelling that captured our hearts and minds. After twelve months of blockbusters, it’s time to celebrate the games that went for big and delivered in excellence in every way imaginable.  From the iOS to the Xbox 360...

Halo 4: Crimson Map Pack Impressions

Halo 4 received its first DLC with the Crimson Map Pack adding in 3 new maps and 8 new achievements for players to play on and achieve as well as the added bonus of 1 new gametype specifically for the new playlist of all new maps all the time.  Priced at 800 MS Points ($10), but included in the War Games Map Pass and Limited Edition the question comes down to how do the maps look, feel, and play. ...

Halo 4 Holds Spartan Ops Preps for Infinity Challenge

Players that have been enjoying the Spartan Ops episodes as they have been releasing may be a little disappointed to find out that next week Episode 6 will not be released.  While Spartan Ops Season 1 will continue with episodes 6-10 in January, to fill the void of new episodes Virgin Gaming, Halo 4, and 343 Industries have teamed up together to create the “Halo 4 Infinity Challenge”. ...

Halo 4’s Crimson Map Pack Officially Dated

After a few attempts at the internet trying to divine the information based solely on tentative months given at the game’s original release.  But, there is no more need to speculate now as Microsoft has officially stated that the first map pack will be coming to Xbox Live on December 10th, 2012. The Crimson Map Pack comes with three maps: Wreckage, a map literally at a crash site made asymme...

Halo 4 Explodes into Record Sales

Halo 4 is a pretty big game earning well received reviews, such as Capsule Computers’ own review HERE, but just how big it really is doesn’t really get determined until we see how it sells.  Luckily for us however we can get a head start on seeing the sales by the numbers that have been coming out on it’s first day sales. Within the first 24 hours of Halo 4‘s release there ...

Halo 4 Review

Halo 4 Developer: 343 Industries Publisher: Microsoft Studios Platform: Xbox 360 Release Date: November 6th, 2012 Price: $59.99 – Available Here Overview People always wonder what will happen to an IP when it is handed off to another company.  Fall apart?  Meet it’s predecessors?  Soar even higher?  It’s always hard to speculate, best to just wait and see what happens.  Well, whe...

Halo 4 Skill Rank Announcement

343 Industries has finally revealed their plans for the competitive skill rank system that Halo 4 will include. They first went and confirmed that Halo 4 will not be launching with a skill based ranking system. As for actual specifications, they revealed that the new ranking system will launch in early 2013 via title update and you will be able to view the  competitive skill rank on Halo Waypoint....

Halo 4 Gameplay Launch Trailer Revealed

A Halo 4 trailer featuring actual gameplay has finally been revealed! The new trailer, while not really show-casing anything from the player point-of-view, displays numerous in-game cutscenes and action from an observer’s perspective. We can see the use of the famous Warthog in action, Master Chief doing the badass things he does and the Forerunners again getting up to some tricks of their own. It...

Halo 4 Launch Trailer Revealed

The launch trailer for Halo 4 has now been revealed to the public. With a mix of CGI animation and live-action footage, this trailer is certainly out to impress. While strange that no real gameplay is to be seen in this trailer, it certainly does its job of stirring up hype for the game’s imminent release. The trailer focuses on how Master Chief came to be the legendary Spartan he is known a...

343 Industries ‘Not Ready to Show Chief’s Face Yet’

It has been revealed that 343 Industries will not show the face of the helmeted hero Master Chief.  Frank O’ Connor revealed this earlier in an interview in which he said the following: “The funny thing about the Chief is he’s actually really well described. If you went down into that line and found a nerd with a deep canon Halo t-shirt and said describe the Master Chief to this ...

Halo 7, 8, 9 in Our Future?

Even before the release of Halo 4 by 343 Industries, and the two subsequent sequels that will make up the Reclaimer trilogy, there are signs that point to a possible plan to develop a third Halo trilogy. Earlier this week, Microsoft had bought five domain names in total: halo7.net, halo7.org, halo8.org, halo9.net andhalo9.org. These domain names were previously registered to DNStination Inc., a do...

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