Halo's protagonist, the Master Chief.Halo 2 Promo ScreenHalo 2 screenshot from press kit

Discover great deals on the many hard to find and one of a kind items available only on ebay!

Halo

The Halo series is a popular series of video games developed by Bungie Studios and published by Microsoft. more...

more...

Video games

Halo was the killer app for the Xbox console up until the release of its more ambitious sequel, Halo 2 more...

more...

Halo: Combat Evolved

When Halo began development, it was a real time strategy game that would have been released on Apple and Windows PCs. more...

HomeHome
ComicsComics
ComputersComputers
ElectronicsElectronics
MoviesMovies
TelevisionTelevision
ToysToys
Video GamesVideo Games
Asheron's CallAsheron's Call
Final FantasyFinal Fantasy
Gran TurismoGran Turismo
Grand Theft AutoGrand Theft Auto
HaloHalo
Madden NFLMadden NFL
PlaystationPlaystation
Playstation 2Playstation 2
Ultima OnlineUltima Online
Worlds of WarcraftWorlds of Warcraft
XBoxXBox
XBox 360XBox 360


However, during its many years of development, it changed into a third person shooter and then to a first person shooter. Bungie was then bought by Microsoft, and Halo was converted to being developed for the Xbox game console. The game was released on November 15, 2001. It was later ported to both Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X computers.

The story deals with the adventures of the protagonist, referred to in the game only as "Master Chief", on a ring-shaped world, called Halo. Stranded with the rest of the crew of the human ship Pillar of Autumn, including the AI Cortana, he fights against The Covenant (an alien race waging a 'holy war' of sorts against humanity) while attempting to uncover the ring-world's secrets, which include the sinister Flood.

Halo ends with the Master Chief and Cortana destroying the alien ring, after learning that the ring was a weapon that would destroy all sentient life in the galaxy if activated.

Halo: Custom Edition

Halo: Custom Edition (commonly known as Halo CE) is a free stand-alone expansion for Halo: Combat Evolved (for the PC) that has the ability to load and play user-created content and maps. This version does not have the option to play in campaign mode. During an online match, other players without a custom player created map can play too.

Halo 2

Halo 2 was released exclusively for the Xbox on November 9, 2004, generating a $125 million dollar entertainment record on its premiere day. The sequel features new game mechanics such as dual wielding, new vehicles and weapons, better AI, the ability to hijack vehicles, and Internet-based multiplayer via Xbox Live. It has an advanced graphics engine that utilizes normal mapping and bloom effects, helping to make it one of the best looking games on the Xbox. It also has Bungie.net integration and rankings and tracking of every online match, pushing the envelope of online console gaming further. No ports to other platforms have been announced so far.

In Halo 2, Master Chief battles the Covenant on Earth and later continues the fight on a second Halo: Delta Halo. Meanwhile, the Covenant slides into civil war and a disgraced Elite commander known as the Arbiter is introduced to the series as a second playable character. In the end, the second Halo is almost fired, but the Arbiter and Miranda Keyes, with the help of Sergeant Johnson, are able to prevent this occurrence. The aborted countdown in response triggers a fail-safe protocol that allows remote firing of all the other ring-worlds from one place: The Ark. The Halo universe expands as well, with new worlds and characters being introduced, as well a deeper look at the culture and society of Covenant. The cliffhanger ending suggests that another sequel is in the works.

Halo 2 is much more ambitious than its predecessor. There is heated debate over whether the game is superior to its predecessor. Arguments are mainly directed at the multiplayer aspect of the two games, with emphasis placed on Halo 2's greatly simplified learning curve and controversial matchmaking modes.

Future Video Game Releases

Halo 3

The cliffhanger ending of Halo 2, as well as the success of the Halo franchise, makes a sequel extremely likely. It is speculated that Halo will become a trilogy, after which Bungie may be done with the series. Sources from inside both Microsoft and Bungie have made contradictory claims regarding whether Halo 3 is currently in development.

Steve Ballmer, the CEO of Microsoft, was quoted as saying that Halo 3 was in development alongside Halo 2; however, this quote was recognized as a slip of the tongue and debunked before the release of Halo 2. Bill Gates, Microsoft's chairman, stated in a May 2005 Time Magazine interview that Halo 3 would be released in the "second wave" of Xbox 360 titles in 2006, as close to the PlayStation 3's launch as possible, to divert sales. "It's perfect," Gates said, "The day Sony launches , and they walk right into Halo 3."(Time.com article, registration required; relevant quotes on Gamespot.com). When asked shortly afterwards however, Microsoft senior vice president Robbie Bach was less definite, saying: "We haven't announced anything on what Bungie is doing or where we're going with the future of the 'Halo' franchise... With all respect to Bill, I don't run Bungie's studio, and neither does he. We'll work with the Bungie guys and let people know ".

Bungie has not denied that another Halo game is in progress, but they have not officially announced the game. However, the studio is known for being highly secretive and even occasionally misleading regarding development of their games. Bungie has recently made regular references to "our next game" in their website's weekly news updates. Though no official statements have been made regarding what that next game is, most believe it is indeed Halo 3, and that Bungie is just being coy about the project in typical Bungie fashion. Bungie has also recently stated that Sapien and Guerilla, custom-made programming tools used to build Halo and Halo 2, are being worked on.

An article in Game Informer in November 2005 reports that: "Halo developer Bungie is so paranoid about the storyline for Halo 3 leaking out that two different storylines are being worked on so that even the company's employees are in the dark as to the plot of the game."

An alternative possibility is that, following the precedent of Marathon Infinity, either an outside agency or a contractor to Bungie is developing the content of Halo 3 and using the existing engine, or possibly porting the engine to the Xbox 360. This view would reconcile Bungie's statement that the studio is not developing it and Microsoft's statements that the game will be released. Wideload Games has been suggested by fans as a potential such outside developer, reasoning that the third Marathon game was developed by a company which was, like Wideload, founded by former Bungie employees.

Read more at Wikipedia.org


[List your site here Free!]

Halo suit for Forza motorsport 7 Xbox OneHalo suit for Forza motorsport 7 Xbox One $2.25 Cooper Blue: Deluxe Edition - Sugar (Cd Used Very Good)Cooper Blue: Deluxe Edition - Sugar (Cd Used Very Good) $14.18 List price:  Previous Price $19.98
Xbox 360 - Halo 3 - Complete with game, case, manual. Great Condition!Xbox 360 - Halo 3 - Complete with game, case, manual. Great Condition! $5.00 Trending at $5.22 Halo: Combat Evolved (Microsoft Xbox, 2001) Complete. Tested.Halo: Combat Evolved (Microsoft Xbox, 2001) Complete. Tested. $6.29 Was:  Previous Price $8.99
Polk Audio Melee Headphone - Green - Xbox 360Polk Audio Melee Headphone - Green - Xbox 360 $31.99 List price:  Previous Price $199.95 12" Halo Spartan Locke Articulated Figure, Xbox Video Game Toys, Super Sized Toy12" Halo Spartan Locke Articulated Figure, Xbox Video Game Toys, Super Sized Toy $19.99
New Microsoft Xbox One 1Tb Halo 5 Guardians Game System Bundle Console xbox-1New Microsoft Xbox One 1Tb Halo 5 Guardians Game System Bundle Console xbox-1 $349.95 Microsoft Xbox 360 Halo Reach Mens TshirtMicrosoft Xbox 360 Halo Reach Mens Tshirt $10.99
Risk Legendary Edition Game " Halo "Risk Legendary Edition Game " Halo " $59.00 Brand New Nestle Nescafe World Globe Glass Pot, 4 Cups,Sugar & Creamer 9 pc SetBrand New Nestle Nescafe World Globe Glass Pot, 4 Cups,Sugar & Creamer 9 pc Set $89.88
Tritton Tri484010M01/02/1 Kama Stereo Headset - WhiteTritton Tri484010M01/02/1 Kama Stereo Headset - White $24.99 Gi Joe Cobra Arah 25th Anniversary Assault On Cobra Island Exclusive 7 Pack SetGi Joe Cobra Arah 25th Anniversary Assault On Cobra Island Exclusive 7 Pack Set $249.99
Halo 4 Limited Edition Steelbook + 2 discs (Microsoft Xbox 360)Halo 4 Limited Edition Steelbook + 2 discs (Microsoft Xbox 360) $15.99 Controller Gear Halo 5 Master Chief - Stand Officially Licensed Xbox OneController Gear Halo 5 Master Chief - Stand Officially Licensed Xbox One $17.71 Trending at $19.82
Microsoft Xbox 360 Video Game Bundle Lot- 4 Games *Microsoft Xbox 360 Video Game Bundle Lot- 4 Games * $3.99 New Bengoo G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset with Mic for Ps4/Pc/Xbox One ControllerNew Bengoo G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset with Mic for Ps4/Pc/Xbox One Controller $44.99
Controller Gear Halo 5 Master Chief - Controller Stand - Officially Licensed - XController Gear Halo 5 Master Chief - Controller Stand - Officially Licensed - X $16.99 New Airdrop Gaming HipShotDot New Hsd-1619 Ping Free ShippingNew Airdrop Gaming HipShotDot New Hsd-1619 Ping Free Shipping $25.02
Halo Wars - Platinum Hits (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2010)Halo Wars - Platinum Hits (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2010) $2.99 New Xbox One 1 S 500Gb Console Halo Collection Complete Bundle Package w/Games!New Xbox One 1 S 500Gb Console Halo Collection Complete Bundle Package w/Games! $389.99
Bengoo G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset for Ps4, Pc, Xbox One Controller, Noise.Bengoo G9000 Stereo Gaming Headset for Ps4, Pc, Xbox One Controller, Noise. $80.50 Wireless Controller for Xbox One Gear Stand Halo 5 Play Video Games AccessoriesWireless Controller for Xbox One Gear Stand Halo 5 Play Video Games Accessories $18.99 Trending at $19.82
Microsoft Xbox 360 Black Console with Controller 12 Games Bundle Lot!Microsoft Xbox 360 Black Console with Controller 12 Games Bundle Lot! $39.00 Xbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Master Chief Wireless ControllerXbox One Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians Master Chief Wireless Controller $20.00
Halo 4 (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2012)Halo 4 (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2012) $7.00 New* Xbox One 1 S 500Gb Console with Halo 5/Master Chief Collection Games BundleNew* Xbox One 1 S 500Gb Console with Halo 5/Master Chief Collection Games Bundle $374.99
New Xbox One Halo T-Shirt L Guardians Master Chief Vs. Locke ChallengeNew Xbox One Halo T-Shirt L Guardians Master Chief Vs. Locke Challenge $14.99 Airdrop Gaming HipShotDot (Hsd-1619)Airdrop Gaming HipShotDot (Hsd-1619) $24.01 Trending at $24.73
Halo 4 xbox 360Halo 4 xbox 360 $5.16 Master Chief Halo Child Size Classic Halo Xbox Video Game Character CostumeMaster Chief Halo Child Size Classic Halo Xbox Video Game Character Costume $115.51 List price:  Previous Price $133.69
Halo Reach - Limited Edition -Xbox 360Halo Reach - Limited Edition -Xbox 360 $67.62 Skin for Xbox One Sticker Decal X1 Custom Protective Stickers 1 Modded Game.Skin for Xbox One Sticker Decal X1 Custom Protective Stickers 1 Modded Game. $37.63
Xbox 360 Mod 13 Mode Rapid Fire Wireless ControllerXbox 360 Mod 13 Mode Rapid Fire Wireless Controller $102.89 Halo 3 Xbox 360 Video GameHalo 3 Xbox 360 Video Game $7.00
Halo Wars (Xbox 360) Rare Original Black / White Label. Near-Mint!Halo Wars (Xbox 360) Rare Original Black / White Label. Near-Mint! $69.50 Halo 3: Odst (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2009) GameHalo 3: Odst (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2009) Game $4.99
New Xbox 360 Halo 4 (Hk English/ Chinese Collector's Limited Edition)New Xbox 360 Halo 4 (Hk English/ Chinese Collector's Limited Edition) $61.99 Halo Wars (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2009) Complete With Dlc Included CibHalo Wars (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2009) Complete With Dlc Included Cib $9.99
Microsoft Xbox360 S Console Model 1439 Slim 4Gb Black Bundle + Triton HeadsetMicrosoft Xbox360 S Console Model 1439 Slim 4Gb Black Bundle + Triton Headset $60.00 Xbox 360 Halo 2 Face plat. (Rare)Xbox 360 Halo 2 Face plat. (Rare) $5.95
1984 Gi Joe Cobra Arah Vintage Afa Ready Ripcord Halo Jumper Spanish Card Moc1984 Gi Joe Cobra Arah Vintage Afa Ready Ripcord Halo Jumper Spanish Card Moc $149.99 Halo 5: Guardians (Microsoft Xbox One, 2015)Halo 5: Guardians (Microsoft Xbox One, 2015) $18.00
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary - Microsoft Xbox 360Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary - Microsoft Xbox 360 $15.00 Halo 3 (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2007) Complete w/ ManualHalo 3 (Microsoft Xbox 360, 2007) Complete w/ Manual $6.98
 Xbox 360  White System - Kinect -  3 Games:  Halo 2, 3 and Fable Ii Xbox 360  White System - Kinect -  3 Games:  Halo 2, 3 and Fable Ii $75.00 Trending at $77.50 Gamer Mind Control T Shirt Xbox 360 Ps4 Pc Cod Bf4 Destiny Halo Fifa Watch DogsGamer Mind Control T Shirt Xbox 360 Ps4 Pc Cod Bf4 Destiny Halo Fifa Watch Dogs $19.32
Click to see more Halo items at www.ebay.com
Prices current as of last update, 02/13/18 2:28am.

Home Contact Resources Exchange Links ebay