"Do Not Buy or Play" Halo 5, Singer Says

Breaking Benjamin's singer doesn't like Halo 5, either.

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Having already lashed out at EA's Star Wars Battlefront, calling the DICE-developed sci-fi shooter a "piece of sh**," among other things, Breaking Benjamin singer Benjamin Burnley is now taking aim at Microsoft's Halo 5: Guardians.

The 37-year-old singer shared a picture on Instagram of an Xbox One controller he destroyed (apparently the second one to suffer that fate) after having a particularly bad time with the game. He also penned a fiery caption, advising people to steer clear of the game because "it sucks period."

Below is Burnley's complete, unedited caption for the image.

"Another controller lost to this abysmal piece of crap game called halo 5 if you get kills in this game it's because you're connection is better .. Not skill period .. Halo 5 owes me 2 controllers about 25 wraiths, Scorpions, ghosts and countless power weapons .. Every time I give the game a chance it gets worse .. It sucks period!! Do not buy or play this game!!!!"

This is actually the second time this week that Burnley has spoken out against Halo 5. Earlier in the week, he posted an image on Instagram of Halo 5's box with the caption: "If you like getting ripped off .. Then this games for you."

In the case of Battlefront, Burnley--a big Star Wars fan--said he was approached by someone working on EA's behalf who asked him if he would speak positively about the game on his social channels. He said he'd be happy to--if he enjoyed the game. But obviously, he didn't. He proceeded to list off all the reasons why he thinks the game "sucks sh**."

For Halo 5, Burnley hasn't said anything about being asked to promote the game. It looks like he just really doesn't like it. Burnley has a connection to Halo, as Breaking Benjamin's "Blow Me Away" is featured on the Halo 2 official soundtrack.

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@@ Just because you suck at a game doesn't mean its bad. Shouldn't he be able to afford a really good internet connection? I'm fairly certain that he's one of the little kids crying into the microphone because they're absolute @$$.

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H5 feels like a 2015 version of Republic Commando which was a Star Wars FPS that is STILL one of the best games ever made by Lucas Arts, Republic Commando is a tactical squad based FPS that allowed the player to switch between one of four clone troopers ON THE FLY. The A.I. controlling your squad mates is pretty good in H5, so is the writing, and the level design is some of the most creative I've seen in a LONG time also I'd like to give a shoutout to the art department OMFG is this game STUNNING. Going back to Republic Commando for a second I wish we could switch between Spartans on the fly instead of being forced to play as either Master Chief or Spartan Locke IMO that would broaden the replay value.

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since when does this guys opinion matter?

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I smashed my computer because I tried to download Ben's music, but my internet connection failed.

You owe me a new computer, Ben.

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@dani_i89: wow he must really suck big time

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If he wasn't a joke before he is now.

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Mr Burnley, neither 343 or Microsoft owe you shit. Just because you suck at a game and can't control your childish outbursts, it doesn't mean you should take it out on the game.

You were right about Star Wars, but you're acting like a childish moron about Halo.

P.S your music sucks.

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@dani_i89: I know, it was funny because he had some salient points with star wars, but now he just looks like a crybaby who doesn't understand how the internet works. online games always have to contend with lag and hosting issues. What is the developer supposed to do about your shitty internet connection?

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Jesus ****, this guy again...

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A lot of butt hurt fanboys here. Halo 5 does suck. Call it a different name and it's a decent game but that isn't the case. It's name is Halo and by Halo standards, this game sucks.

Also you people don't have to like his music but at least appreciate the fact that instead of being endorsed and lying for the sake of making a dollar he's actually stating his own opinion. We need more people like him out there.

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@Rushaoz: In the case of star wars, sure. But in the case of halo he is just being a crybaby. Lag is not something that is solvable by the developer.

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@Rushaoz: after many hours with halo 5 this loser is full of shit. He may not like the game and that's fine but blaming it on the connection rather than the fact that he sucks is pretty sad. The game plays remarkably. I don't have the best internet but I haven't dropped a game at all not one. And lag is minimal to non existent. That's quite a feat. I can't say the same for any other fps on the market. The guys just a loser that's all.

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@Rushaoz: Go play the game first, comment second. Is this really this hard?

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@tigerdontsmile: He can't because he's a Sony FANBOY, so when someone drops a duce in his cereal he has to spit in everyone else's food or maybe he's mildly retarded and doing things back assward is just how he was raised.

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@Rushaoz: The guy is a fucking child....stop defending this ridiculous behaviour.

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@dani_i89: ah. I guess you've never thought a game was bad and voice your opinion about it then? Get off your dick horse. Everyone in here is being salty just because he's a famous person. You people need to grow up. He's a guy with opinions just like us. And he's not the only one that thinks the game sucks.

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@Rushaoz: Go play the game first, comment second. Haven't learned, have you?

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@Rushaoz: Breaking 2 controllers and calling a game shit because of bad online connection is not an opinion, its plain self centred stupidity. You defending this dick is even more stupid. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion no matter how stupid it is, though not everyone should share it (i. E you and this piece of mung). I swear....the internet and free speech are far too good for most people.

P.s Halo is the best shooter this year. **** off and play CoD.

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@dani_i89: No need to be so angry there, kid. Thanks for exploiting yourself. You can't bear to hear anyone speak ill of the game because you're one of those moron fanboys that doesn't realize how shitty a job 343 is doing compared to the greatness Bungie brought to these games years ago. Don't worry. It's okay to like shitty games. Also, I don't play CoD either. So good job making a moron of yourself tossing invalid assumptions my way. What a mook lol

Accept that people have opinions and more often than not they will probably disagree with yours. Now grow up and go do something productive that doesn't include reproducing.

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@Rushaoz: ever heard of halo reach? Lol bungle started the armor abilities bloom and everything else wrong with halo. 343 is bringing it back.at least halo 4 nerfed the jet pack and bloom. They just messed up power weapons and ordnance. Halo 5 brought me and a lot of other people on my friends list back to playing halo again. It's back to map control. Why am I explaining this to you? Your obviously clueless when it comes to halo

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@Rushaoz: OMG still commenting? Go play the game!?

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@Rushaoz: ....once again you completely fail to grasp the point of this jerks criticism. Try reading the article before you decide to fling your shit around like you actually think you have an idea. The subject matter of this topic is lag issue, which irrelevant to how good a game actually is. Coming from a country with piss poor internet, I have had no issues.

So yes, I'm defending this game because it actually works near flawlessly and is a solid shooter despite the weak story.

I believe reproduction is far more of a concern for you than for me...

I don't know how old you are (age is evidently irrelevant to maturity), but either stay in or go back to school.

You'll thank me later.

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@dani_i89: Oh! So just because YOU don't have any issues that means no one else has them either right? I play BF4 and I have absolutely no issues yet the game is considered by many as a complete fail because of it's net code. Am I going to blast those folks and call them liars? No. Because everyone has a different set up with too many variables to consider. Mind blowing isn't it?

Your logic and ignorance is laughable and should be considered a mental illness. In the end it DOES NOT MATTER. Your experience has absolutely nothing to do with his so HIS opinion is just as valid as YOUR opinion. An opinion that I find to be just as asinine as his.


Don't bother replying. Not only do I have to go back to work but your replies are a waste of time to read and no longer worth replying to since you seem to have an open mind akin to a Nazi's.

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@Rushaoz: Oh look, and article which basically makes my point.

http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/12/23/breaking-benjamin-frontman-breaks-two-xbox-controllers-in-game-induced-rage-fit/

Nothing to say I see?

You're welcome

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@Rushaoz: Seriously, still commenting?

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@Rushaoz: I know I should stop, but the sheer lack of comprehension is too hard to shy away from...

**Once again** you completely miss the point.

Battlefield 4 and MCC caused shitstorms because of online issues. Halo 5 is universally accepted as a game that runs flawlessly. It's an objective point t that cannot be disputed. There have been a few minor issues for me (which all online games suffer from), but Halo 5 works exceptionally well overall. It's also strange that someone who claims to have earned over 25 tanks and power weapons has managed to get that far simply by being lucky enough to have a good internet connection. I call serious bullshit on this seriously pathetic 'review'.

So, once again, the point of this review isn't the quality of the game: it's the quality of ones internet connection which has nothing to do with the developer. Do you complain when you cut yourself shaving because the razer is too sharp? I guess not...because that would be pretty stupid wouldn't it? If you don't like this game, then stay out of this comment section as the article doesn't have anything to do with the quality of the game. Coming in and bitching about something unrelated shows a cry for a attention and sheer boredom. I REALLY don't see how my points can be so hard to understand....

I stand by my statement of freedom. One only needs to take a glance at the sheer idiocy of youtube, GS and IGN to see how some people just shouldn't comment. Also, if we are going to get political, one also needs to take a look at the news in France or an online terrorist beheading to understand that freedom is indeed to great for some.

Last point: it's also disturbing and downright pathetic that you find a mental illness laughable.

I hope you learn something from this (read it twice if you have to).

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I agree. I have not played the game since a week after launch because it's so bad.

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Wait a second, he's complaining about LAG, of all things? Not about the changes to in-game mechanics or the way the game is structured, but the NETWORKING? Halo 5 uses dedicated servers... hell, out of ALL of the games I've played on Xbox One, Halo 5 is the only one that plays consistently smooth, to the point where I could seriously mistake it for a LAN connection at times (and no, I'm not exaggerating, that's literally how good it plays). Compare that to Destiny, where I personally was lucky to get a green-bar connection 1 out of 10 games, and this shit feels like a godsend. Where in the hell does he get off acting like it lags? Why this sudden invested interest in talking shit about highly-popular titles? Why is this idiot suddenly trying to make himself relevant in the eyes of the gaming community by tweeting out this garbage?

I've seen a lot of people complaining about how they seem to die quicker in this game without being able to acknowledge the fact that dedicated servers will make your bullets register quicker as well as bullets hitting you will register quicker than what you're used to. It's one of the first times in Halo history (on console anyway) where lag specifically WASN'T an issue. What the **** is this idiot going on about?

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@yearssomuch: He's going on about the game sucking. Clearly you're still stuck in the honeymoon stage. The game doesn't suck, but by Halo standards it's trash.

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@Rushaoz: by halo standards it's halo. Shoot nade melee. Way better than halo reach way better than halo 4. Regardless thought the twat is complaining about the connection. Just shows he hasn't played. The best thing about h5 is the servers. A real fan would be bitching about something valid. I'm guessing he's never played before and he's getting shredded and when that happens it's easier to blame the game. Go play cod or something more friendly to casuals. Better yet stick to music

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"Halo 5 owes me 2 controllers"

No, Jack*** you owe your self 2 controllers because of your Anger Management issue. YOU are the reason you broke your own physical item based on the occurrences in a digital world.

Secondly, piss off. Halo 5 is the only one that hasn't been incredibly ***ty. Being able to RUN and AIM has made all the difference in the world.

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To be fair..Breaking Benjamin sucks. They have such unoriginal, bad music. So when your job is being a crappy band, I'm sure you're going to have some crappy opinions.

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@klugenbeel: I'm actually wondering if this guy has any endorsement value in the first place. Well , his music's sh*t so if anything, I'm actually inclined to think whatever he endorses as good (or bad) is actually the opposite.

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Yeah, for me Star Wars sucks too, but i haven't played Halo yet hope i can play it soon.

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1. When asked to do celebrity endorsement for Battlefront, he throws a fit.

2. He throws a fit over Halo.

He's doing this for publicity or he's a manchild with serious issues. Either way, articles like this give him the attention he was wanting. I wish you'd stop it, Gamespot.

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@NovaLevossida: I agree that he is being a bit of a manchild, but I am quite happy that the game is getting more bad press, and is diss-liked by someone with ties to the game when it was great. I know I'm being quite immature but I loved the franchise and 343 have completely ruined the game for me by removing split-screen and building a short and quite average campaign. The more bad press the game gets the higher chance that MS clear ranks at 343 and change tact to building a halo game that everyone can enjoy.

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@charliebrownnz: yea but your a campaigner. Multiplayer is where it's at

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@NovaLevossida: He broke 2 of his controllers because he lost in Halo, and then blamed Halo.

I think you were right on with "Man-Child"

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Just wish he didnt throw in complaints about connection issues and dying.... REALLY NUB? lol but yes both halo/battlefront can suck a d.

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I agree with him honestly I played Halo 5 last weekend rented it from Redbox and good lord the game is freaking garbage like seriously what the hell did 343 do the Halo franchise. I Just recently got to play Halo Reach again and you can definitely tell the difference between Bungie's Halo and 343's mess. It's shameful.

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@Marky360: Halo 5 plays far better than Reach.

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@Marky360: They fixed it. You can RUN & AIM now.

It's finally playable.

Story is still utter garbage though.

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@skyhighgam3r:

Yea I had heard they were going to release a patch AFTER I rented it to fix the aiming lol guess I should have waited but after beating it in a one day rental in only about 5 hours I don't think fixing the aiming is enough to fix this horrible train wreck of a game.

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@Marky360: why would you rent halo for campaign? Halo is about mp. campaign is just practice for mp. H5 is the same formula for campaign as all the others. Shoot aliens tank level shoot more aliens warthog section shoot more aliens. Except he's full of shit about halo. I'd agree with him if he said the campaign sucked or pointed out a valid reason. The best thing about halo 5 is the actual dedicated servers. I can't recall any lag whatsoever 200+ games not a single dropped match or host migration. Obviously he just sucks. Probably used to cod where you can be competitive regardless of how much you play

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@joeyl853:

What hell no Halo is and always has been about the campaign the MP has always just been the desert for the main course which is the phenomenal campaign and Halo 5's campaign is garbage. It's an absolute mess and doesn't even hit the high notes of Reach's campaign. Also Halo 5's multiplayer isn't much better then it's single player I mean it never reaches the height or level of fun as Halo 3's multi and it can't even compare to Reach's multi which though not as good as Halo 3's is still better what Halo 5 brings to the table. Face it Halo 5 is a cheap rip-off of the Halo franchise and is likely to go down as the poorest selling Halo which is terrible when you consider Halo 3 ODST wasn't even a full fledged Halo game and still will managed to sell more units then Halo 5.

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@Marky360: nah the only the original halo ce was the only impressive campaign and to a lesser degree halo 2s campaign. From then on it's about the multiplayer. I found all campaigns to be the same. Fight aliens obligatory wart hog section tank section fight more aliens. The best thing about halo is the core gameplay. The shooting the way jumping feels the way nade and melee are satisfying. I just liked fighting against the ai. couldn't care less about story.

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what the hell 37 yr old breaks controllers?

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Man this guy needs to go play fallout 4 and chill the hell out, lol.

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@Zironn1: Fallout 4 sucks too.

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Playing online requires a good connection? Who would have thought?

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