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Phil Spencer Defends Future Of Halo Amid Cuts And Criticism

Picture: 343 Industries/Microsoft Things haven’t been going great for Xbox recently. Microsoft is facing stiff resistance in its attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard. It released hardly any big exclusive blockbusters last year. And it just cut over 10,000 jobs last week, including many senior developers did Halo Infinite Studio 343 Industries. Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil …

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343 Industries, Hit By Layoffs, Says It Will Keep Making Halo

Picture: Halo When Microsoft—a company that made “$198 billion in revenue and $83 billion in operating income” in 2022—made the decision to ax 10,000 workers last week, a number of those came from their video game operations, particularly 343 Industriesthe overseers of the Halo series. 343, hit now by a combination of layoffs and key …

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Former Halo Infinite Dev Blasts Management Over Layoffs

Picture: 343 Industries/Microsoft Of all the Microsoft Teams caught in the blast radius of mass layoffs announced yesterdayC’est possible Halo Infinite maker 343 Industries was among the worst hit. The studio has faced a wave of departures following Halo Infinites multiplayer struggles, and the new cuts have sparked strong criticism of those who managed it …

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Xbox Exec Says Devs Are Brave During Culture of ‘Cancellation’

Photo: Christian Petersen (Getty Images) Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer juxtaposed the joys of gaming with the current sense of despair in the world after accepting the Andrew Yoon Legend Award at the 12th Annual New York Game Awards on Tuesday night. He also applauded creators who still release “their visions” into the world in …

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5 Retro Games You Didn’t Know You Could Play For Free

screenshot: 3D Realms In the down moments of playing a distressingly long Mario Party 2 game this weekend—my friends get a garbage truck full of NES and Super NES games with their Nintendo Switch Online membership—I started wondering what other retro games were only a download away on publishers’ official storefronts. By that I mean …

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Halo Devs Use Fan’s Pokemon Map To Fix Game’s Aiming Issues

Picture: The Pokemon Company / 343 Industries / Kotaku Halo has a long tradition of community-made maps and game modes that range everywhere from serious to silly. Recently, one map and mode combo that’s more on the playful and fun side of things caught the attention of 343 Industries as an opportunity to fix long-standing …

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