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7 years later, does ‘Halo Wars’ need a mouse and keyboard after all?

In 2009, Creative Assembly released an unorthodox Halo RTS for the Xbox 360. At long last, a PC port has finally arrived, but was mouse and keyboard support what this overlooked gem needed to thrive? Let's take a look.
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'Halo Wars 2' PC disc release canceled in U.S., will be available digitally

Microsoft canceled plans for a physical release of the PC version of Halo Wars 2 in the U.S. The game will still be available digitally on all platforms and the physical PC version will still come out in Europe.
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343 Industries details ‘Halo Wars 2’ multiplayer mode to kick off open beta

Friday marks the start of the Halo Wars 2 open beta. Players can test out the game's card-based multiplayer mode Blitz, which challenges commanders to build a deck that can control the battlefield.
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Developer announces system requirements for Halo 5: Forge on Windows 10 PCs

Forge, a level-creation toolkit for 343 Industries' multiplayer first-person shooter Halo 5, will launch for Windows 10 PCs next month with an array of platform-specific tweaks and improvements.
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It looks like ‘Halo Wars 2’ will get a multiplayer beta next week

Microsoft seems to have prematurely revealed its plan to hold an open beta for Halo Wars 2 next week during E3, thanks to an active listing on the Xbox Store.
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12 tips for staying Spartan strong in Halo 5: Guardians

Whether you're a Spartan veteran or a fresh-faced recruit, "Halo 5: Guardians" will put you through your paces. Here are some essential starting tips and tricks that will give you the edge in becoming a supersoldier.
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Halo 5: Guardians rated T for Teen while previous titles were all rated M for Mature 4:33

While the series isn't exactly known for being a gore-fest, until now every main game in the Halo series has been rated M for Mature. Halo 5: Guardians doesn't look drastically different, but has managed a T for Teen rating.
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Halo’s RTS spinoff gets a sequel for Xbox One and Windows 10 1:10

Microsoft announced today that its real-time strategy game Halo Wars will return in a sequel launching next year for the Xbox One and Windows 10.
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Check out Halo 5’s new Warzone map … in Mega Bloks

Microsoft and 343 Industries have unveiled the latest Warzone map for Halo 5: Guardians, created with over 90,000 Mega Bloks. "Raid on Apex 7" will be the largest Warzone map yet, and the model is 36 square feet.
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Divide and conquer: Halo 5 is the first in the series to not support local multiplayer of any kind

Microsoft and 343 Industries have confirmed that Halo 5: Guardians will be the first first-person shooter in the long-running series not to offer local, split-screen multiplayer in any of the game's modes.
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All of Halo 5’s preorder bonuses can be earned in-game

Spartans who are fretting about where to pre-order Halo 5: Guardians, determining which pre-order incentives they get, can rest easy: all pre-order bonuses can be unlocked in the game through regular play.
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Go big or go home: Hands-on impressions of Halo 5’s new Warzone multiplayer

Halo 5: Guardians' new multiplayer mode, Warzone, is the largest Halo format yet, pitting two teams of 12 against each other and a map full of AI baddies. We put on our power armor and tried it for ourselves at E3.