The day that many of you have anticipated for a long time has finally arrived; Halo 4 is in stores now! Master Chief's next chapter officially begins this morning, as does the 343 Industries Era in Halo.
Halo 4 is quite an expansive offering, with a brilliant narrative in campaign mode, a healthy multiplayer offering with a ton of new game modes and options as well as Spartan Ops, an awesome way to extend your campaign experience with a group of players online. We'll have a full hands-on with the game later, but suffice it to say, for now, that 343 Industries has left their handprint on the Halo franchise in a big way.
If you're one of the many Halo veterans who are worried how 343 Industries will stack up against Bungie Studios, rest assured that 343 has released a more than worthy addition to Halo canon, built upon the framework that Bungie laid down over the last decade. In Halo 4, 343 Industries is innovating and breathing fresh life into the series while staying true to the fundamentals that make Halo so good.
Have you gotten a chance to pick the game up yet? Are you on the fence, perhaps, deciding between Halo 4 and Black Ops 2?
If you're still undecided, we encourage you to check out our Halo 4 live stream marathon! Rainchild has been playing through the night but he's still going strong over at http://www.own3d.tv/Rainchild. You can also stream the action at the top of this page.