Microsoft announces Halo Fest for PAX Prime 2011

By on May 4, 2011, 7:00 AM

Microsoft has announced Halo Fest, the largest and most expansive live Halo experience ever. The event will take place during PAX Prime 2011 in order to mark 10 years of Halo and Master Chief.

The software giant has promised to show why the past decade of the series was "just the beginning." Halo Fest will be packed with tournaments, exclusive panels, and prizes, all of which will help fans look back "at the amazing stories that forged a diverse community and redefined gaming for two entire console generations."

PAX Prime is taking place in the Washington State Convention Center, which is located in Seattle, Washington. Halo Fest will be on the Annex third floor for three days straight (10:00AM to 6:00PM): August 26, 2011 to August 28, 2011. Admission is included with the purchase of a PAX Prime Badge.

For those who may not know the Halo video game franchise so well, it was created by Bungie and Microsoft Game Studios. There have been five games since, including Halo: Combat Evolved (the first game in the series), Halo 2 (the second game in the series), Halo 3 (the third game in the series), Halo 3: ODST (a game set during the events of Halo 2 and Halo 3), and Halo: Reach (a prequel to the first game). There is also a Halo Original Soundtrack (an album that includes the song "Halo"), a Halo film coming out in 2012 (the first Halo movie), and Halo Wars (a real-time strategy spin-off created by Ensemble Studios).

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NickV said:

Halo movie coming out in 2012!

PaulWuzHere PaulWuzHere said:

Don't forget the books, which were surprisingly good sci-fi books.

NickV said:

That's true

tacobfm said:

Whatever happened to halo legends?

BrianUMR said:

Should be called get ready for MS to rape the shit out of the Halo franchise. MS has seen the success of the COD once a year release and wants that. This means the relatively deep story, for a FPS shooter, will no longer be around. They are going to run the series into the ground just like how Activision does with there big franchises.

Also Bungie will no longer be making Halo so is it really even Halo anymore at that point?

Guest said:

Oh come on M$oft !!!! Halo? Geezs! How about giving us some new games to play already? Halo has done it's time. How much more are you gonna flag this dead horse?

Talk-about milking...:(

abe10tiger abe10tiger, TechSpot Paladin, said:

NickV said:

Halo movie coming out in 2012!

LOL well I hope the movie's for real 'cause I've seen trailers of Halo and lots more about Halo. Hope it's real. And if it is, can't wait!

Guest said:

Lol I cant wait for this...I'll be posting all of the information on my halo 4 forum and blog at

Guest said:

The Halo Live action movie will be coming out on 11/20/11 and will be fan made but is being produced by and they are throwing money into it. check

Guest said:

im really slow so first whats ms and two 343 is basicly bungie employees who wanted to stick with the franchise while others wanted to move on to other project (aerospace. still dont understand it.). some things will change but not drasticly which is good and bad. mostly good for noobs like me. just go look it up. itll say it. i think. booty booty booty.

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