With the holiday season soaring toward us, I am finding our time to become increasingly limited. There are still gifts to buy, nuggets to create, and lots to develop; but I am trying to keep in mind - there is also a lot to play. For owners of an Xbox One and fans of the Halo series, this Christmas brings along with it an excellent (but limited time) opportunity to play Halo 5: Guardians in the game's beta testing.

To get access, just pick up a copy of "Halo: Master Chief Collection". For most fans, this has probably already been done. On December 29th, 2014, a new menu option should appear to provide access to the beta. The beta will be active from the 29th to January 18th, 2015.

Hopefully, I manage to get into myself and see you there!