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Contest: ‘Halo: Last Light’ Book With ‘Halo 5: Guardians’ REQ Pack Code
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Today marks the release of the video game Halo 5: Guardians for Xbox One. In conjunction with this release, we’re giving away a copy of the Halo: Last Light, an original paperback novel by Troy Denning set in the Halo that contains a free downloadable “REQ Pack” code for the Halo 5: Guardians video game.

TO ENTER

Follow @GeeksOfDoom on Twitter, then send us a Tweet using @GeeksOfDoom in it with the hashtag #halobookgod.

One (2) winners will each receive the following:

  • One (1) paperback copy of Halo: Last Light with Halo 5 REQ Pack Code

Tweet us anything you want about the book, the game, or life in general — or, say nothing, it’s up to you. Just as long as you follow the Rules. If you want to unfollow us after the Contest, that’s OK, but we hope you stick around.

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‘Halo 5: Guardians’ To Take Up 55GB Of Hard Drive Space
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The next game in the Halo franchise, titled Halo 5: Guardians, is set to be released next week on October 27th. If you’re one of the many fans of the series eagerly awaiting its arrival, you may just want to clear up a little bit of hard drive space if you’re planning to grab a digital copy. It’s being reported that, in total, Guardians will be a massive 55GB in size.

This is a bit of a shock, because these games aren’t generally known for being huge—most include a short single-player campaign and however many multiplayer maps for online play. For comparison, Halo 3 was 5.7GB; Halo: Reach was 6.6GB; Halo 3: ODST was 6.7GB; Halo 4 was 7.2GB; Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary was 7.5GB. The day one update for Guardians will be 9GB all by itself, bringing the total size to 55GB. The only thing close to that is Halo: The Master Chief Collection, featuring the re-mastered versions of the first two games along with Halo 3, Halo 4, the digital series Halo: Nightfall, and access to the Halo 5: Guardians multiplayer beta, which weighs in at almost 63GB. For comparison with another recent game, the MMO The Elder Scrolls Online was reported to be 65GB and actually ended up being about 58GB, at least on Xbox.

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E3 2014: ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ Announced
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As expected, Halo was in action at E3 2014 during the Microsoft press conference. But while you might have been expecting the next game in the series, Halo 5: Guardians, it was instead the announcement of a new collection called Halo: The Master Chief Collection that took the spotlight.

The collection will include the original game, Halo: Combat Evolved. It will include Halo 2, which is getting the 10-year anniversary HD makeover treatment. It will include Halo 3 and Halo 4. It will include all multiplayer maps and levels, and everything will be unlocked from the start if you wish to jump right to a certain chapter from the get-go. And it will include a live-action series produced by Ridley Scott titled Halo: Nightfall. All on one disc; all running at 1080p and 60 fps; and all for the single-game price of $59.99. A pretty incredible deal if you’re a Halo junkie.

You can see a video for the Master Chief Collection below, which also acts as something of a teaser for Halo 5: Guardians.

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E3 2013: First Cinematic Trailer For Xbox One Exclusive ‘Halo 5’
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Another Xbox One exclusive shown off at E3 was of course the next game in the Halo franchise.

The game isn’t specifically identified as Halo 5, interestingly enough, but it’s assumed to be the next entry in the new Reclaimer trilogy from 343 Industries that began with Halo 4.

The first trailer is of the cinematic variety, and you can check it out below now.

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