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Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition Box Art Unveiled
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Microsoft has lifted the lid on the Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition, having confirmed it earlier this week, with a first glimpse at the box art and the inclusion of a bonus Xbox Live Avatar item, alongside all of the usual content you'd expect from a GOTY edition.

As well as bundling Halo 4 with Spartan Ops Season One, the War Games Map Pass, Champions Bundle and all of its pre-order, Limited and Collector's Edition exclusive content, Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition also includes a Master Chief Avatar Cloak, inspired by the Halo for Xbox One E3 trailer. Ooooh.

Yeah, nothing to write home about then... But look at the lovely box art! It's purdy. Halo 4 Game of the Year Edition is slated for an October release.


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Comment #1 by ZLU CORONA
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 09:56:23 AM
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Almost want to buy it even if i already own the original copy with the DLC!

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Comment #2 by dudicaljdk1996
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 09:57:50 AM
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looks good but i already bought the packs and i don't think its worth an avatar skin

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Comment #3 by Lou Keymia
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 09:58:23 AM
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I hope the sell the preorder bonuses in the marketplace separate. I guess this means my FOTUS won't be exclusive anymore.

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Comment #4 by TMAC 93X
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:01:11 AM
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I've never liked halo, but this is a good deal for the people who have been holding off on purchasing the dlc.

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Comment #5 by mksystem74
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:04:30 AM
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I got Halo 4 when it came out a year ago and never really played it, been happening a lot lately with games. Now I'm thinking i could of jsut waiting on got this one.

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Comment #6 by LokTechCEO
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:07:12 AM
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Why is it called spartans ops season 1? There's never going to be a season 2

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Comment #7 by Lewi
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:07:47 AM
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This is one of the nicest box arts for a gotye I've seen! Unlike the god awful mess that Arkham city was urg.
Haven't gotten any of the dlc so this is looking more and more like an essential purchase for me!

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Comment #8 by TransonicPower
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:13:15 AM
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This includes FOTUS?

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Comment #9 by killa86
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:14:31 AM
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Why do they keep calling it "Halo for Xbox One"? It's clearly going to be Halo 5 just call it what it is. 343 has even said its the next chapter in the series. God people are stupid.Anyway, I will pass on this. The DLC achieves looked mostly luck-based and I though Reach's Multiplayer was better. Liked 4's caimpiagn though.
Also @6 you're right way call it Season 1 when there will be no Season 2.Unless they plan to continue Spartan Ops in Halo 5.I don't remember if Season 1 ended on a cliffhanger or not.

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Comment #10 by BiggD
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:23:04 AM
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Pretty shitty box art compared to the original Halo 4.

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Comment #11 by yoda12320
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:27:18 AM
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@3 lol ya, only reason all grab this is seperate 2k gs rofl..

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Comment #12 by TheEleventhDoctor
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:36:02 AM
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Don't play Halo, but this is what GOTY Editions should be. Great.

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Comment #13 by TheEleventhDoctor
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:37:05 AM
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And does anyone know why my Gamerscore on my card hasn't update to 22,000 yet? It only shows 13,000 -.-'

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Comment #14 by LickableLemons7
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:38:25 AM
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I haven't touched Halo 4 since last April when the Castle map pack was released and I tried to get the new achievements. Back then I could hardly find a match on any of the Crimson or Majestic maps.

Now that the Champions bundle just came out, how often can one play on the Crimson/Majestic/Castle maps?

Despite having access to all the DLC maps with this GOTY edition, can you still play on those maps in War Games?

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Comment #15 by todgill12
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:40:11 AM
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Looks pretty good but I will pass since I already own the original and most of the DLC. No need for the Avatar item.

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Comment #16 by Zenka The Myth
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:41:10 AM
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Looks awesome. A price would be nice though.

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Comment #17 by the splitter 96
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:54:35 AM
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@9 they also said it is not halo 5

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Comment #18 by Pakhair
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 10:55:44 AM
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Now the question is, Is it on Disk? or Download only?

It matters a lot. Although great edition, especially to get people excited for Xbone. I haven't played any halo game since long but I might play this one.

Question for Halo Fans (Avoid Spoilers): The last Halo I played was ODST, Is Reach necessary to be played before Halo 4? (Story Importance Wise)

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Comment #19 by crimson x
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 11:02:13 AM
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No. Timeline wise Reach is a prequel to Halo CE.If anything you'd need to play Halo 3 for the story of 4 to make full sense.

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Comment #20 by SuperWoody64
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 11:18:01 AM
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@9 because hopefully that was a cutscene for halowars2

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Comment #21 by thenewpeter
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 11:35:12 AM
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Oh yey, a boxed version of the dlc you can never play in match making.

@9, being the next chapter, doesn't mean it's a sequel, it can be the next chapter in any number of place's within the timeline. It'll not be 5, because it's too soon really imo, i might be wrong, but I hope I'm not, I'd rather them wait a couple of years to get their heads around the new system before they cough out a main series sequal.

@20, that's being optimistic, but that would be great, provided they don't screw up the stats for the units again. Maybe give us more free building opportunities.

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Comment #22 by Reytrill
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 11:38:19 AM
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This is what im hoping this edition includes:
ARMORS: the reatailers armors that u get when u pre-order the game from. GAMESTOP,WALMART,MICROSOFT STORE,BEST BUY, and AMAZON, FOTUS,DEADEYE, and LOCUS Armors with thier emblems.



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Comment #23 by Wayne Warren
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 12:15:18 PM
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I've been waiting for this! I was stupid enough to buy ACIII over this last year - So i'm glad there's a GOTY edition!

Just hope it's as good as I think it will be!

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Comment #24 by Mr Snowbutt
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 12:17:19 PM
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I want it just for the cover.

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Comment #25 by dbdikillhaji
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 12:19:27 PM
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@9 actually 343 has confirmed it is not halo 5. but it is the next chapter in master chief story. not halo 5. do your research again

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Comment #26 by gravelandx88
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 12:46:18 PM
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I never played Halo 4. To be honest, the last Halo game I played was the 3rd way back (never beat it). So im looking forward to getting back into the series. I gotta say, I really like this box cover art.

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Comment #27 by The Stache
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 01:07:05 PM
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I don't even like Halo, but this box art is sexy.

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Comment #28 by BlizzadWolf
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 01:19:36 PM
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Nice Job Microsoft alienating those players that bought the Limited and Collectors editions because tey had "EXCLUSIVE CONTENT" next time why bothe rpaying extra if we can just wait ofr a GOTY edition and get the "Not SO EXCLUSIVE" items and everything else for a low price?

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Comment #29 by Emperor 95
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 02:06:37 PM
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@28 its happening to every game these days. if you go to buy day one solely for exclusive content, you may aswell have 'MUG' tattooed across your forehead.

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Comment #30 by Nusentinsaino
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 02:17:50 PM
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lol oh my god... "Halo for xbox one" as if they still do not know the title.

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Comment #31 by atomic viking54
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 02:43:06 PM
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id buy it if it was comming out, like, this week. october is just too close to the new consols and i dont wana buy something i wont be able to play for a while

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Comment #32 by SHMEEDIDDY
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 03:20:12 PM
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should've been the cover when it 1st came out!

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Comment #33 by STONE DEVIL
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 03:59:08 PM
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Glad I waited on purchasing H4 and all the goodies. Now I get them all in one shot.

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Comment #34 by ViNyLek
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 04:42:49 PM
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This is really nice cover, but cover alone is not worth asking price. Still for anyone who didnt get it yet, this is as good a deal as any.

Anyone else is annoyed with how they call halo for Xbone instead of just saying Halo 5? I mean it is obviously continuation of Halo 4, so who gives a fuck if they are planning whole new saga kinda in the middle? unless they introduce some ground breaking formula and Halo will be unrecognizable this is bullshit and pisses me off!....

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Comment #35 by MeltingBalloons
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 05:08:49 PM
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@10 I can see that they're trying to do something a little different, but I agree. There probably wasn't a whole lot of work put into this. Just looks like a cropped version of another image or something.

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Comment #36 by flechetteXXX
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 05:44:05 PM
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I dont even like Halo but I will buy this just so I can beat it on Legendary like I have the other Halos. Thats the only reason I buy Call of Duty every year to beat the campaign on Veteran. I could care less about the competitive online multiplayer. I know I am the minority.

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Comment #37 by Gearbolt
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 06:37:27 PM
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I've been holding off (and playing other games) for just this reason. Looks like it's a good time to jump into Halo 4.

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Comment #38 by JETFIRE606
Friday, August 30, 2013 @ 09:05:40 PM
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I already have the Crimson and Castle map packs. I'd much rather pay the $20 for both Majestic and Champions Bundle than get the GOTY edition.

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Comment #39 by GuiltySpartan11
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 01:54:50 AM
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Hmm, good deal for those who haven't bought Halo 4 yet.

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Comment #40 by KH308
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 04:34:45 AM
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@8 Jessica Shea said specifics are not released yet and they will reveal the details on sunday.

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Comment #41 by Cl Chaos
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 04:46:57 AM
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Omg its so beautiful

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Comment #42 by DarkFireReaper
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 08:06:56 AM
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@9 Yeah, they did say it wasn't gonna be Halo 5 for sure. I know it sounds like a safe assumption, but a lil digging will uncover that that's not it. Also, they said Spartan Ops season 2 will be in the next halo did end as a cliffhanger lol.

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Comment #43 by Zmoke
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 09:11:13 AM
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@18 If anything, you should play Halo 3 - but of the recent games, I would also recommend watching the series of "Terminal" videos from Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary because they reveal some new stuff incl. Forerunner.

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Comment #44 by Blueballs88
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 09:23:06 AM
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Awesome for everyone that hasn't bought it yet but as 1 said, I also have all the dlc and I STILL would buy this edition because it looks really sweet!

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Comment #45 by Restricted-Access
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 11:54:07 AM
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Regarding "Halo" for Xbox One... they may go the route of extending the title-name, rather than simply adding a number... like, "Halo: Cortana Returns" (so maybe they should have a working title, such as, "Halo: Blue Harvest" - longtime Star Wars fans can go ahead and give thumbs-up, since you should recognize THAT reference)! ;-)

Whether they do that or not, I think the reason for NOT calling it "Halo 5" may be because they want the game to sound like it's a "new" title for the new console, rather than a sequel (although, I don't know why that would matter).

It's being done with the new "Thief" game, instead of calling it "Thief 4" (or "THI4F," as was suggested a few years ago).

I didn't buy the Halo 4 limited edition... because I wasn't that impressed with it (and I'm a big Halo fan)... but I just might get the GOTY edition of Halo 4, because I do have the GOTY edition of Halo CE for the original Xbox (it has a metal-foil cover, which looks pretty sweet)! I like the reflection in the MC's visor for this release!!! Also, I can give my current version of Halo 4 to my friend, who hasn't gotten the game yet (he can have the DLC content, if it's just codes, since I already got it all... but I'm keeping the avatar item)!

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Comment #46 by D00MSMAN
Saturday, August 31, 2013 @ 12:55:45 PM
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I would get this if I hadn't already got the LE with the Map Pack Pass (I'm still a little bitter over the champions pack not being included), But it's a good deal for those who haven't played this yet.
Maybe I'll come back to it and play online some more with new people coming in.
Hopefully they'll be better spirited than those who have already played this.

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Comment #47 by FatelFox
Sunday, September 01, 2013 @ 03:04:05 PM
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If only I knew before not long ago getting the Season Pass and CB DLC..

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Comment #48 by DM HavoX
Sunday, September 01, 2013 @ 09:07:37 PM
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Halo, why you take all my money!

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Comment #49 by Dauntedink
Saturday, September 07, 2013 @ 11:06:01 PM
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this is why i don't buy games when they're first released.

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Comment #50 by TGLFC
Sunday, September 08, 2013 @ 05:41:28 AM
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The design looks very nice! Well done.

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