Halo 4 Hitting November 6, Will Appear on Conan O'Brien Tonight

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Posted by Alex (2302 posts) -

Master Chief fans the world over may now rejoice via their preferred rejoicing method: Halo 4 has a release date. Confirming rumors that began popping up yesterday, Microsoft today let it be known that the forthcoming Halo sequel by 343 Industries will hit store shelves on November 6.

A vote for Master Chief is a vote for reckless teabagging.
"We are beginning a new saga with ‘Halo 4' and embarking on a journey that will encompass the next decade of ‘Halo' games and experiences," said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios. "Millions of fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to step back into the boots of Master Chief, and, with ‘Halo 4' leading the charge, we're confident 2012 will be the most successful year in Xbox history."

Folks involved with the production of Halo 4 will be on tonight's episode of Conan, which airs at 11pm on cable network TBS. The special segment is designed to help celebrate the release announcement, though exactly what they plan to show isn't yet known. If that isn't enough, comedian Patton Oswalt is also on Conan tonight, so even if you aren't a Halo fan, there's still a good reason to tune in.

Hilariously, November 6 is also Election Day in the US, meaning that at least a few people are guaranteed to skip out on the polls in favor of indulging in the latest entry of their favorite sci-fi shooter franchise. Or, perhaps that was Microsoft's plan all along? Truly, we are through the looking glass here, people.

#1 Posted by Alex (2302 posts) -

Master Chief fans the world over may now rejoice via their preferred rejoicing method: Halo 4 has a release date. Confirming rumors that began popping up yesterday, Microsoft today let it be known that the forthcoming Halo sequel by 343 Industries will hit store shelves on November 6.

A vote for Master Chief is a vote for reckless teabagging.
"We are beginning a new saga with ‘Halo 4' and embarking on a journey that will encompass the next decade of ‘Halo' games and experiences," said Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios. "Millions of fans worldwide have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to step back into the boots of Master Chief, and, with ‘Halo 4' leading the charge, we're confident 2012 will be the most successful year in Xbox history."

Folks involved with the production of Halo 4 will be on tonight's episode of Conan, which airs at 11pm on cable network TBS. The special segment is designed to help celebrate the release announcement, though exactly what they plan to show isn't yet known. If that isn't enough, comedian Patton Oswalt is also on Conan tonight, so even if you aren't a Halo fan, there's still a good reason to tune in.

Hilariously, November 6 is also Election Day in the US, meaning that at least a few people are guaranteed to skip out on the polls in favor of indulging in the latest entry of their favorite sci-fi shooter franchise. Or, perhaps that was Microsoft's plan all along? Truly, we are through the looking glass here, people.

#2 Posted by idiotic_genius1 (416 posts) -

I don't know if more Halo is a good thing.

#3 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2341 posts) -

I just KNEW this was a Navarro article

#4 Posted by Sweep (8928 posts) -

I'd vote for Halo. He's a pretty cool guy.

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#5 Posted by Paindamnation (807 posts) -

I still love Alex being Alex. RIP Screened.

#6 Posted by fusrodah (95 posts) -

Given that Election Day is always the first Tuesday in November, isn't there a AAA video game release on it every year?

#7 Posted by HatKing (6034 posts) -

Well, I'm getting really good at guessing which articles Alex posts based on the snide/sarcastic/asshole-ish subtitles. haha... No offense to Alex.

#8 Posted by Wikitoups (851 posts) -
#9 Posted by Winternet (8027 posts) -

Same day as the elections. Think they'll delay the elections to get away from Halo?

#10 Posted by Alex (2302 posts) -

@Wikitoups: You win this round.

#11 Edited by ProjektGill (753 posts) -

I hope they end up doing an awesome job with the multiplayer because ever since I burned out on Call of Duty and after Reach was kind of a let down, I've been waiting for a good console shooter.

#12 Edited by andrew2696 (334 posts) -

Don't people get a day off work to vote? I mean this could be genius. Unless that's a Canadian thing only. I know nothing about American politics.

#13 Posted by CaLe (4023 posts) -

I hope it will at least have an interesting story this time.

#14 Posted by lawalsha (4 posts) -

Skipped everything after Halo 3, thinking of jumping back in this year. Will probably check this out.

#15 Posted by Alex (2302 posts) -

@andrew2696: We don't get the day off to vote. Some conspiracy theorists believe this is to keep undesirable lower class folk from taking time off work to vote, since they need their wages to live. Normally I'd call that cynical but, hey, American politics are fucked.

#16 Posted by lawalsha (4 posts) -
@andrew2696

Don't people get a day off work to vote? I mean this could be genius. Unless that's a Canadian thing only. I know nothing about American politics.

@andrew2696 Nope, no day off. Usually leads to a flood of people to the polls before and after work.
#17 Posted by Govannan (25 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook: Yeah, I can tell his annoying style every damn time. The article itself wasn't too bad this time though.

On topic: Will Conan viewers care about Halo? Do I care about Halo? Probably not.

#18 Posted by zombie2011 (4988 posts) -

@Winternet said:

Same day as the elections. Think they'll delay the elections to get away from Halo?

I was thinking they could blame Halo 4 for bad voter turnout.

I remember when the film industry blamed a bad box office month on the release of Halo 3 way back when it came out.

#20 Posted by dantey (258 posts) -

The Master-bating Chief? You are a horrible person.

#21 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

@idiotic_genius1 said:

I don't know if more Halo is a good thing.

If it was Bungie it would be. This time it's questionable.

#22 Posted by drowsap (682 posts) -

And now that seed is planted thanks Alex lol

#23 Posted by theveej (846 posts) -

The sad thing is that Masterchief would probably beat both Obama and Romney in an election...........

ALL HAIL THE CHIEF

#24 Posted by Xeirus (1338 posts) -

@Govannan said:

@SomeDeliCook: Yeah, I can tell his annoying style every damn time. The article itself wasn't too bad this time though.

On topic: Will Conan viewers care about Halo? Do I care about Halo? Probably not.

and I just KNEW people were going to complain within the first page to get attention and start an argument, hur hur!

#25 Posted by MeatSim (10902 posts) -

Hey everybody we got a great show tonight.

#26 Posted by G0rd0nFr33m4n (762 posts) -

@idiotic_genius1 said:

I don't know if more Halo is a good thing.

#27 Posted by PraiseTheLard (5 posts) -

The show is just called "Conan" now, not "Late Night With".

#28 Posted by BisonHero (6674 posts) -

So is Conan O'Brien trying to give Jimmy Fallon a run for his money in the "awkwardly feature video games" department?

I just haven't seen video game coverage on a late night show that that didn't end up being incredibly jarring and weird.

#29 Posted by NegativeCero (3014 posts) -

Oh shit, election conspiracy.

#30 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8699 posts) -

I believe.

#31 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3908 posts) -

I like Conan and I like Mister Chief.

#32 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -

@SomeDeliCook said:

I just KNEW this was a Navarro article

You can just tell by the way the headline is written, it's great.

#33 Posted by Gremmel (45 posts) -

As an armchair moron I really agree with some youtuber I watched a while ago. "Do you really want to incentivise the people who don't care enough to vote to vote?"

Also I guess; Halo 4.... couldn't care less, it's predecessors along with the Xbox have already done all the damage to FPS games as it can.

#34 Posted by MachoFantastico (4799 posts) -

Just can't give a damn about more Halo, despite enjoying Reach. Just don't want anymore Master Chief so I'll skip this one.

#35 Posted by sixpin (1298 posts) -

@lawalsha said:

@andrew2696

Don't people get a day off work to vote? I mean this could be genius. Unless that's a Canadian thing only. I know nothing about American politics.

@andrew2696 Nope, no day off. Usually leads to a flood of people to the polls before and after work.

Usually, at least where I work, we get the whole day off for Presidential election day. All other election days are work days with flexibility to allow people to go vote.

#36 Posted by mordukai (7159 posts) -

@Paindamnation said:

I still love Alex being Alex. RIP Screened.

Is Rorie still there?

#37 Posted by csl316 (9036 posts) -

So Microsoft is trying to undermine democracy? Clever bastards, as Cortana would say.

Anyway, I'm still a big Halo fan and hope we see some campaign action. Granted, E3 might be a better showcase than Conan.

#38 Posted by mikeeegeee (1574 posts) -

@Gremmel said:

it's predecessors along with the Xbox have already done all the damage to FPS games as it can.

come on, that's not fair.

#39 Posted by UberExplodey (944 posts) -
#40 Posted by AnEternalEnigma (283 posts) -

If Black Ops 2 is also coming out on November 6, this could get very interesting.

#41 Posted by Little_Socrates (5684 posts) -

@mordukai: Rorie left as well, they're currently balancing a whole bunch of seemingly freelance talent over there. They're trying to do some interesting things with the site and try to keep SOME tonal consistency, but it often falls flat. Here's hoping they figure something out soon; the Whiskey API is still awesome and a proper film site is something I'd still really like to have.

As for Halo 4, still not sure I care. Find it interesting that they're releasing on what will ostensibly be Call of Duty Tuesday, though.

#42 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

reach was it for me, im done with halo

#43 Posted by blacklab (1571 posts) -

I had the impression that this would launch with the next console.

#44 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

Great! Looking forward to seeing what 343 does with the series.

#45 Posted by Scodiac (475 posts) -

Pumped!

#46 Posted by xyzygy (10043 posts) -

@Sweep said:

I'd vote for Halo. He's a pretty cool guy.

Best comment of life.

#47 Posted by grayfox1210 (200 posts) -

Finish the fight that has been finished.

#48 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Sweep said:

I'd vote for Halo. He's a pretty cool guy.

Robert Halo III? He's just riding his dad's coattails.

#49 Posted by Berek007 (8 posts) -

I'm kinda surprised it's Conan and not Fallon.

#50 Posted by leem101 (110 posts) -

1 fatigued shooter going up against another, should be good

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