Bungie just kissed you

Discussion in 'Games' started by Dagless, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Dagless macrumors Core

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    haha, you got kissed by a company.
    New Halo 2 maps, Halo 3 screenshots and a new advert (though CGI - booooo) for Halo 3 to be shown.

    http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?cid=9182

    I love it when companies stick to products and update them every so often, regardless of the game and it's "ending" and "Arbiter".

    http://www.bungie.net/images/news/inlineimages/AnniversaryMCNewsweekLrg.jpg << a juicy super big picture of the Chief, with a somewhat rubbish background. Doing what I don't know. Could be eating. I've never seen him eat before. Even Duke Nukem went to the toilet for Christ's sake.

    Oh yea, and something about a Halo 3 beta coming out next year.
     
  2. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    i will be so stoked once this is out and the Halo trilogy is done so i don;t have to hear about how halo > every game ever....until the trilogy becomes a DOUBEL TRILOGY! ZOMG HALO ROXXoER!1!1!11!! NKLFH(#H@(%U$OJA!

    Halo hype makes GoW hype look pathetic in comparison, and Halo 2 was :mad:
     
  3. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

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    That's Microsoft for ya I suppose. still, I suppose hype is what the 360 needs. the original Xbox was far superior to any other console with online abilities and a HDD, it was advertised to hell and back and had all the "mature" games. Yet it shared a marketshare equal to that of Nintendo. Hype is what they need, with lack of 360 advertising it seems to be the new way to get folk to buy systems.
     
  4. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    As supposed to "RIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIDGE RACER!"
    or "It's a super-computer"
    lets not forget final fantasies 1-5,000
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    warning, pedantic post ahead:


    Weird shot of the master chief.

    The perspctive of his weapon is totally off. The way it's being held.. you should be able to see the exit hole of the barrel, but you cannot. It's like the end of the weapon is warping off into escherland behind the master chief.

    Oh well. :eek:
     
  6. mdntcallr macrumors 65816

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    so mentions of a Halo 2 release on Vista in 2007.

    Wonder if that will also include a mac release.
     
  7. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure eventually
     
  8. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

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    Also - since when was the Master Chiefs outfit made out of plastic? The helmet especially looks like a kids toy. I thought by now we'd be seeing bolts and junk. tiny little bits of detail. Instead they throw us bump mapping and bloom lighting.
     
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    It looks like metal, but poorly cast iron.

    Not exactly what I would have hoped for, either. Looks like the original model but with exaggerated bump-mapping. I'd have expected far more variation in the textures.
     
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    I agree.. I see nothing in that picture that indicates the 'next gen' of Halo. That kinda looks like a Bryce render. :p
     
  11. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product_id=200242

    since EB decided to give you a plastic Master Chief helmet :D
     
  12. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

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    Ruddy hell! What a strange extra! I think I can count the number of people who would wear that during play on one hand.
    UNLESS they stuck in extra speakers in there. Sorta like the Wii's "depth of sound" controller. That would be a very, very smart extra.
     
  13. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    but it says helmet can not be worn :( Sorry Master Chief wannabe's
     
  14. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

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    Well what's the frikkin point then! ah nevermind. Looks like I'll be sticking to my yellow hard-hat.
     
  15. sikkinixx macrumors 68020

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    Like those bad guys in Mega Man? lol
     
  16. Dagless thread starter macrumors Core

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    I'll need safety first with that Wii controller after all :D and irate 360 owners, and people who missed out on the PS3 pre-orders, and ejecting UMDs. It's a dangerous world we gamers live in.

    [​IMG]
    Here I am holding the 360 Power brick with my hat.
     
  17. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I like the jaunty angle at which you cock your hardhat. It says.. I'm a platformer, and proud of it. :)
     
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    not to mention his snappy suit and business-man smile.
     
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    I assume that you're just playing with your "DSLite" with that hand in the pocket, correct? ;)
     
  20. Krevnik macrumors 68030

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    Another pic nitpick... The bumpmapping actually looks very BAD. His armor has this very fine grain to it all over the surface of it. Doesn't make any sense that this grain would be so even, or able to reflect light so well. A bit like expecting fine-grain sandpaper to retain that grain after even a couple bad uses. And then, we have battle damage on the left side (his right) on the chest, and it looks like something that came out of a fractal. Almost no detail to the actual damage, yet we have this fine grain which covers the rest of the suit.
     
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    i talked to some guy in gamestop a while back,,,he said Halo 2 was coming for Vista and Mac in Nov for Vista(this was when Vista was sent for release in Nov)



    not sure how true..but though I'd post it anyway
     
  22. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    The very fact nothing official has been said somes up that truth I'm afraid.
    Really doubt we will be seeing this on a mac - other than one running bootcamp & windows vista.

    Still find it strange the game leading 'Vista' is one which is 2-3 years old :rolleyes:
     
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    How very odd. I bought Midtown Madness 3 yesterday ($5 used :D) and downloaded the extra content, and thought "I wonder if they've released any more maps for Halo 2..."
    I think Bungie has my brain bugged.
     
  24. SamIchi macrumors 68030

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    It's an extreme perspective shot. Which isn't really good. The renderers need better angles.
     

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