Halo 4 panel from PAX East now online

halo4banner-2The worst part about not being able to attend a big convention, aside from hearing about all the great times your friends had, is missing the panels.  Luckily, it’s becoming common for these panels to show up online, and the Halo 4 PAX East panel is no exception.  Read on to check it out.

This past weekend, 343 Industries made a big showing at PAX East.  Map pack demos, competitions, booth signings… they really pulled out all the stops.  The highlight was the big Halo 4 panel, which was entitled “Halo 4 Multiplayer: Past Present, and Future.”  It was hosted by 343 community manager Jessica Shea, and featured  insights from Lead War Games Designer Kevin Franklin, Burnie Burns from Rooster Teeth, 343 Associate Producer Andy Dudynsky, and Tom Potter from Certain Affinity.  They covered a lot of material, and some of it might be a bit over the heads of the more casual fan, so let’s bullet point some highlights for the folks who don’t want to dedicate an hour of their lives to watching a Halo panel.

Highlights

  • Forge Island coming in April. A huge new playing space, similar to Forgeworld from Halo Reach
  • Competitive Skill Rank (CSR) launches in April as well. Adds a 1-50 ranking system to War Games
  • A new title update is expected to launch in the next few weeks

Obviously, there’s a lot more to the panel than just those items.  So it you’re a fan, and you have the time, I strongly suggest watching.  Check it out below.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKp2o6UXDiE]
See, I told you it was worth.  Best hour you’ve ever spent watching YouTube, right?  RIGHT?!


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    Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.