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Injustice, Hitman, and more coming to PS+ in December
Earlier in the week we reported the PS4 games that would be free for PS Plus member in December. Sony released the full list of games, including PS3 and PS Vita.... [read more]
Start your December with a Game of Thrones adventure
For those Game of Thrones fans who wished for some relief for their lack of deceit and violence until the show returns to HBO, then prepare yourself this December to return to Westeros. ... [read more]
Ubisoft apologizes for AC Unity debacle with free games and DLC
If you're like many players of Assassin's Creed Unity, you probably experience a mess of problems within the game. To make amends, Ubisoft will compensate owners of the game.... [read more]

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An Open Letter to 2K Sports - How 'Bout Them Spurs?
I saw your latest trailer for NBA 2K15, and I had to simply shake my head. As an avid San Antonio Spurs fan, you know that team that won the NBA Championship last year, I was disappointed with their exclusion from the trailer. After re-watching trailer, I realized that they ... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Sony shows off more indie games and hidden Silent Hill game
Lots of games ranging from AAA to Indie along with some shocking surprises were revealed at this year’s Sony Press Conference at gamescom in Cologne, Germany.... [read more]
gamescom 2014: Microsoft comes out fighting
After falling behind Sony again and again, Microsoft finally put on a show for gamers at gamescom 2014 to remind everyone that they are still in the fight.... [read more]

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Review
If Batman: Arkham Asylum placed Rocksteady Studios in god’s shrine, then I can say with utmost confidence that it’s Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor that is a shining example for a great future that’s ahead for Monolith Productions. Shadow of Mordor has surprised the h... [read more]
Destiny Review
After creating one of the most iconic sci-fi first-person shooters with the Halo series, Bungie partnered with Activision to create their massive new IP, Destiny. Destiny is a multiplayer action shooter with heavier emphasis on RPG elements like character customization, prog... [read more]
The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 "No Going Back" Review
When Telltale Games announced the second season of The Walking Dead, fans of the first season were wondering where Telltale was going to take the series. By focusing on Clementine, the second season went in a different direction than the TV series or comics have gone. It was... [read more]

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8-Bit Eric: Retron 5 Unboxing
Hyperkin's Retron 5 is a retro gaming powerhouse that can play NES, SNES, Super Famicom, Genesis, Mega Drive, Gameboy, Gameboy Color, and Gameboy Advance games. Find out what you get in the box with this video from 8-Bit Eric. ... [read more]
8-Bit Eric: Hyrule Warriors Review
8-Bit Eric reviews Hyrule Warriors for the Wii U, a new hack and slash game based on the Legend of Zelda that is a spinoff of the Dynasty Warriors series. How does this game hold up? ... [read more]
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Halo 4 Weekly Challenges: Spartan Ops January 7th 2012
Posted on January 07, 2013 by Drew Bergmark

Halo 4 has been out for two months now and I've been studying how the game play from a casual and competitive perspective. For those of you who don't know, I'm very much into playing with both scenes and one factor that seemed to merge and work with both in Bungie's last game in the franchise introduced in-game challenges. Back in Reach, There were four daily challenges and one weekly challenge. That's completely changed this time around as in Halo 4 there are eight weekly challenges, two daily War Games challenges and one monthly War Games challenge. One of the main reason's why I joined the site was to produce Halo 4 content and though I'm super behind on the game this will be my first time around creating a guide for the Spartan Ops challenges this week.

Over the last month, the challenges have just been "kill x enemies 80 times" or 'kill x enemies 15 times in one online game". The Spartan Ops challenges aren't that difficult this week but if you want to collect a quick 4500 XP plus whatever you would earn normally I got your easy guide right here. This week, all of the challenges are setup so you can kill them offline or in Matchmaking. I'll be explaining which ones will be easiest for you to tackle depending on if you want to earn some extra XP in matchmaking or just play as the lone Spartan of Crimson squad taking down anything that comes your way.

To get prepped for the release of the last five episodes, 343 has been reprising each episode on legendary difficulty. This week, episode four is up and the best chapter to get all of the challenges this week is chapter two. Taking place on the remake of Vahalla which is now called Ragnarok, chapter two Rally Point spawns you in the middle towards the end of the canyon. Simply run towards the base closest to the water and follow the objectives then take out 43 crawler, 7 watchers & 4 knights. If you play with four players, an additional Knight Commander will spawn in. One run through should last 8 minutes if you don't take your time going through the level. Always remember to be as confident going into battle as your online teammates aren't going to wait for you to take the shot. As playing online, you'd have to divide the kills between allies so this would take quite a while but unfortunately chapter two is the quickest way if you want to get the challenges through matchmaking

If you are looking to just jump in an offline game, I'd suggest episode five on chapter two. With the potential of picking up 61 crawler, 19 watchers and 19 knights (20 if you play with 4 players), there is no excuse not to play this chapter to pick up the easy 5k in less than 10 minutes. The map is forerunner base in the middle of the forest on Requiem. For those inexperienced players, you'll definately want to play this mission on normal for your hardest difficulty especially if you are playing by yourself. It's a small map and with over 30 enemies on the map at one time it can get really overwhelming very quickly if you don't know how to handle yourself very well. After two matches at most, you should be fine.

Just a reminder: if you leave one watcher around while you are taking out a group of knights, the watcher will respawn knights once in a while giving you the chance to get more and more kills. Good luck on your challenge gathering and I'll give you guys hints for the other weekly challenges tomorrow. In the future, I will be posting videos but for right now I'm sticking to writing.

Drew Bergmark - Staff Writer viggo (@) original-gamer.com | all author's articles

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Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX
The Crew
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
Game of Thrones - A Telltale Games Series
Dungeon Defenders II
The Talos Principle
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