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twistedlegato
Jun 16, 2007, 06:21 PM
This is for real! (http://www.gamestooge.com/2007/06/16/ign-confirms-halo-ds-is-a-real-game-info-next-week/)


I have no idea about how to think about this.:confused:



FleurDuMal
Jun 16, 2007, 06:28 PM
W..wh...whaaaaat? :confused: :o

siurpeeman
Jun 16, 2007, 06:29 PM
didn't this happen long ago? a beta or preview version of halo that never saw (and won't ever see) the light of day?

sikkinixx
Jun 16, 2007, 06:41 PM
Doesn't M$ OWN Bungie? Why the hell would they let Nintendo have access to their most precious franchise?

zap2
Jun 16, 2007, 06:46 PM
Doesn't M$ OWN Bungie? Why the hell would they let Nintendo have access to their most precious franchise?

Maybe...but then again maybe MS doesn't care about handhelds. Maybe the Xbox 360 is simply a plan to control the living room of people, and for portable stuff people can buy the Zune.



Ha! I wish...I too can't see MS letting go of Halo

poppe
Jun 16, 2007, 06:49 PM
I'm confused on how you would play halo... Touching the screen as an analogue stick just doesn't seem to work for me...

twistedlegato
Jun 16, 2007, 06:49 PM
Maybe...but then again maybe MS doesn't care about handhelds. Maybe the Xbox 360 is simply a plan to control the living room of people, and for portable stuff people can buy the Zune.



Ha! I wish...I too can't see MS letting go of Halo


But what about DK racing for the DS? M$ owns 100% of RARE!

zap2
Jun 16, 2007, 06:54 PM
I'm confused on how you would play halo... Touching the screen as an analogue stick just doesn't seem to work for me...

See Metriod Prime Hunter...thats how the guy from IGN described it.




It works decently...no questions asked I'd be buy Halo DS

zap2
Jun 16, 2007, 06:55 PM
But what about DK racing for the DS? M$ owns 100% of RARE!

True....but those are Nintendo characters in the game....certainly its a very good point, and shows MS's carelessness of the handheld maarket

Dagless
Jun 16, 2007, 06:59 PM
Doesn't M$ OWN Bungie? Why the hell would they let Nintendo have access to their most precious franchise?

They couldn't argue with the 44 million DS's out there, that's why! Makes business sense, though it will probably never be on the Wii or any other non-MS console.

I'm interested in this. And as I said on Joystiq, I hope the lack of graphical prowess forces Bungie to focus on the audio or gameplay elements and make the franchise feel fresh again.

sb58
Jun 16, 2007, 07:17 PM
stupid idea imo. =/

GFLPraxis
Jun 16, 2007, 08:02 PM
I remember reading this on Matt's blog, and I also remember saying that it would be feasible back in late 2005/early 2006.

Look. Microsoft has said before that they consider Sony their primary competitor. Since the Wii came out, and is so different, this is even more true.

Sony is trying to get their first handheld foothold.

If Microsoft were to publish Halo on DS, it would be a HUGE blow to Sony, but it really wouldn't hurt Microsoft at all. DS and XBox 360 are totally different markets. One's a handheld, one's a home console. One costs $129, one costs $400. Nobody is going to buy a DS instead of a 360.

People deciding which handheld to buy however are likely to be swayed over by Halo, especially XBox fans.

I remember a Microsoft exec commenting back in 2006 that they thought Sony was being silly trying to take on a market leader with 90% marketshare. Microsoft has *always* supported the DS; they allowed for the release of Age of Empires II DS, did they not?

Halo DS has been a possibility in my mind for a long time. Microsoft wants to hurt Sony, they don't care to put in the R&D for their own handheld, so they'll support Nintendo's handheld and rake in a bunch of cash in software sales in the process (since the DS has the bigger marketshare).



So far Microsoft owned studios have developed both Diddy Kong Racing and Age of Empires II DS. Halo is not that much of a stretch.

You will NEVER see Halo on Wii however, or any Nintendo system directly competing with a Microsoft system.

GFLPraxis
Jun 16, 2007, 08:04 PM
I'm confused on how you would play halo... Touching the screen as an analogue stick just doesn't seem to work for me...

You haven't played Metroid Prime on the DS? It's pretty simple. Think of the bottom screen as a laptop touchpad (also happens to be a map).

You get precision pretty much analogue to a mouse. Pretty close at least. You can snipe and go for headshots easy. D-pad strafes and moves. You can switch weapons by tapping corners of the touch screen. Double tap the touchscreen to jump. L or R triggers fire.

Dagless
Jun 16, 2007, 08:13 PM
I was playing Metroid Prime Hunters during a power outtage today, reminded of the very detailed controls. I think Halo would work very well considering it's not ladended with needless controls. It's quite minimal in that area. And PLEASE Bungie - NO dual wield. Just no.

applekid
Jun 16, 2007, 10:55 PM
THQ published some Microsoft games to the GBA back in the day. It's possible that a Microsoft IP can come to a Nintendo handheld.

Not that I think they got far with the prototype. I hope they indulge us with details soon.

EDIT: It's at about 37:30, if you want to hear it yourself.

twistedlegato
Jun 16, 2007, 11:04 PM
And PLEASE Bungie - NO dual wield. Just no.

I have only played Halo 1, so I've never tried dual wieling, but apparently a lot of people hate it, so i guess it is just best to leave it out....

or do what Halo 3 did to dual wield, i.e. making it harder to find weapons to dual wield.

poppe
Jun 17, 2007, 02:05 AM
You haven't played Metroid Prime on the DS? It's pretty simple. Think of the bottom screen as a laptop touchpad (also happens to be a map).

You get precision pretty much analogue to a mouse. Pretty close at least. You can snipe and go for headshots easy. D-pad strafes and moves. You can switch weapons by tapping corners of the touch screen. Double tap the touchscreen to jump. L or R triggers fire.

Oh I actually have played i but never very long; not long enough to get used to it... Perhaps I'm just to used to the 360 controller and what not, and to stubborn to get used to it.

But the way you say it and the one below you makes it sounds a lot better than I got the feeling of....

Bobdude161
Jun 17, 2007, 02:10 AM
I have only played Halo 1, so I've never tried dual wieling, but apparently a lot of people hate it, so i guess it is just best to leave it out....

or do what Halo 4 did to dual wield, i.e. making it harder to find weapons to dual wield.

Halo 4 is out? man I am behind the times. :eek:

zap2
Jun 17, 2007, 02:49 AM
Halo 4 is out? man I am behind the times. :eek:

No, Halo 3 is just coming out


Unlease you knew that and were try to make a point


And I love your sig...I'm playing around in iMovie and I'm using that clip!

rockthecasbah
Jun 17, 2007, 08:03 AM
This is surprising to say the least. Then again, if they can hook some Ninty fanboys they MAY be willing to invest in a 360 with time... Since M$ at least for the moment is not a handheld company it makes sense they may try to hook some players for their console.

Silver-Fox
Jun 17, 2007, 08:11 AM
i cant belive that, microsoft would not let nitendo have there biggest game

that cant be right

rockthecasbah
Jun 17, 2007, 09:14 AM
Silver-Fox, it's not on Wii just DS. M$ does not have any interest in the portable market so it is possible that they would in order to get more people to become owners of 360s and

twistedlegato
Jun 17, 2007, 09:51 AM
No, Halo 3 is just coming out


Unlease you knew that and were try to make a point


And I love your sig...I'm playing around in iMovie and I'm using that clip!

Whose sig?

I changed it, it was just a typo, only Halo 3 people:p

And by the way, zap2 i added you as my friend on digg since i currently only have one;)

pcypert
Jun 17, 2007, 11:47 AM
Halo is years and years old...why would they still care? It's been out on PC and MAC as well as Xbox for years. If they can make some more money off the game why wouldn't they? It's like an aging rock star milking their song library for all they can get while they can...

Paul

GFLPraxis
Jun 17, 2007, 02:16 PM
Halo is years and years old...why would they still care? It's been out on PC and MAC as well as Xbox for years. If they can make some more money off the game why wouldn't they? It's like an aging rock star milking their song library for all they can get while they can...

Paul

Do you think we're talking about a port? This would obviously be a new Halo game, or a remake, because you can't port an XBox game to DS.

Dagless
Jun 17, 2007, 02:36 PM
We're never going to see a port of Halo 1. I'm hoping it's something a little more strategic along the lines of the original Mac Halo, rather than an all out action game. One can dream.

GFLPraxis
Jun 17, 2007, 03:01 PM
We're never going to see a port of Halo 1. I'm hoping it's something a little more strategic along the lines of the original Mac Halo, rather than an all out action game. One can dream.

We could see a remake though. Same story, imitations of the same levels.

zap2
Jun 17, 2007, 03:08 PM
Whose sig?

Bobdude's


And by the way, zap2 i added you as my friend on digg since i currently only have one;)

Nice...I'll add you too(I'm guessing your oldnavy1918?)

twistedlegato
Jun 17, 2007, 08:56 PM
Bobdude's



Nice...I'll add you too(I'm guessing your oldnavy1918?)

Yeah....if you rememeber me from this forum as that name.

Sky Blue
Jun 18, 2007, 10:03 AM
It's probably Halo Card Fighter or Halo Brain Training.

twistedlegato
Jun 18, 2007, 11:24 AM
It's probably Halo Card Fighter or Halo Brain Training.

I would luagh so hard if it really was that:D

srobert
Jun 18, 2007, 12:34 PM
stupid idea imo. =/

Maybe… but even if the game is atrociously bad it will make tons of money, which makes it "a good idea" financially.

Same reason we get dozens of Star Wars games from LucasArts. A very bad Star Wars game will rake in much, MUCH more money than an excellent game based on one of their lesser known franchise (Monkey Island, Day of the Tentacle, Indiana Jones, Sam & Max, etc…)

All that being said. I'm very skeptical about all this. (No logical reason, just gut feeling ^_^)

Markleshark
Jun 18, 2007, 12:42 PM
Why is this such a bad idea? What do M$ have to loose?

44Million+ NDS in the world and Microsoft is releasing their biggest selling game ever to it. The DS and the Xbox/Xbox360 are not exactly in competition, so its not going to hurt their hardware sales. Also, if people play and like it on the DS, whats to say they are not going to buy a 360? Win, win for M$.

Well done Microsoft I say, its not like their putting it out on the PissP, coz that would be a silly move.

takao
Jun 18, 2007, 05:08 PM
not that i particular care for halo but the more games the better

that said i would really like to see some footage if it's indeed possible.. i mean ign isn't saying that naysayers will be eating their words just for fun ?

hegor
Jun 20, 2007, 03:36 PM
Hmmmmmmmmm

Super Halo Bros. Melee?

Halo Kart? That actually would be fun, racing in Warthogs or Banshees.

wowser
Jun 29, 2007, 08:37 PM
I think we'll end up with some crummy 3D shooter with the Halo name slapped on the front.

twistedlegato
Jun 29, 2007, 09:14 PM
I think we'll end up with some crummy 3D shooter with the Halo name slapped on the front.

Dont think badly, keep it a happy thought.:)

wowser
Jun 30, 2007, 07:41 AM
Happy thoughts!

I read that the DS was close to the N64 in terms of power, so in theory we should get something as good as... Perfect Dark? That'll do me.

Dagless
Jun 30, 2007, 07:52 AM
It's past the N64 in terms of power.

applekid
Jun 30, 2007, 09:32 AM
Like Matt said, it's similar to the graphics of Metroid Prime: Hunters (which I finally beat yesterday :) )