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Title: Halo 3
Post by: Puritania on February 19, 2007, 09:18:51 PM
Confirmed release this fall.

http://www.bungie.net/News/TopStory.aspx?cid=9562


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Fulsam on February 19, 2007, 11:43:44 PM
W00t!  ^_^


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: MSandt on February 20, 2007, 12:10:37 AM
Homo sapiens > other primates > Halo fans


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on February 20, 2007, 01:02:59 AM
Thank you for another constructive post.

Looking forward to hear if it's gonna suck as much as Halo 2 (seemingly) did or not ;)


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Telee on February 20, 2007, 01:56:23 AM
I hope they don't rush this one out like they did with Halo 2.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Fulsam on March 19, 2007, 08:01:11 AM
I hope they don't rush this one out like they did with Halo 2.


I hope not. I remember the abrupt ending while me and my bro were playing. We were both like 'WHAAAAAT!!?!?!?!


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Telee on April 21, 2007, 11:02:13 PM
I hope they don't rush this one out like they did with Halo 2.


I hope not. I remember the abrupt ending while me and my bro were playing. We were both like 'WHAAAAAT!!?!?!?!

Halo 2 was actually not finished when it was released - the final mission was cut due to the deadline. Or so I've heard.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: FreeFrag on April 25, 2007, 08:10:27 AM
I guess I'm one of the few PC gamers who doesn't find Halo to be that bad.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Telee on April 25, 2007, 08:25:16 AM
Halo wasn't that bad, but it wasn't that good. It's just very overrated. There's traces of copied and pasted corridors which just adds to how repetitive it is.

Halo 2 was a huge disappointment, especially after that video of the city area was released. That looked pretty cool. But they just screwed it up in the final version.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Rusty Nails on April 25, 2007, 10:31:24 PM
Hmm.. Halo3 beta soon out.  (y)


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on April 28, 2007, 03:55:37 AM
You should've just gotten Crackdown ;)


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Rusty Nails on April 28, 2007, 05:08:27 PM
I have.. Crackdown.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on April 28, 2007, 06:43:43 PM
Well, didn't that include the Halo 3 beta? Or something?


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: James on April 28, 2007, 07:09:35 PM
No, it had an invite to the Halo 3 beta when it's released :o


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on April 28, 2007, 07:39:22 PM
Ah - I see :o


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Puritan on August 29, 2007, 07:57:27 PM
A short video from the coming Halo 3.
Looks good to me...

http://atvs.vg.no/player/index.php?id=11059


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Fulsam on September 25, 2007, 02:37:25 AM
Sorry to revive this topic, but as a halo g33k, it is my job to inform you that halo 3 will be released in 8 hours!

Gamestop and Best Buy are gonna be mobbed.

8 HOURS! (Excessive smilies deleted)

(Spam deleted. Orna, please, the spam forum is closed)


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Rusty Nails on September 25, 2007, 07:48:50 AM
Halo 3 actually motivated me to finally give Microsoft a call about my three red rings of death on my 360 (it's been like this for exactly a month now to this day) so hopefully I'll have it back within five weeks and can give this game a try.
As well as BioShock.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Chris Coleman on September 25, 2007, 08:58:12 AM
To heck with the AdverSpam III players... I'm going to be having to wade through a field of the fanboys tomorrow to get my copy of Soul Nomad. Which also releases same day.

Seriously... I'm SICK of the Microsoft over advertising all over the place. You only need THIS much advertising to get somebody to buy a game with some serious issues before common sense kicks in.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: William Gee on September 25, 2007, 03:17:05 PM
Its been all over the news. OMG A GAME IS OUT! 111


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: James on September 25, 2007, 04:17:28 PM
I'm looking forward to it, although my brother plans to trade in Bioshock towards it which I'm not so over the moon about (but it is his game so he can do what he wants with it) It'll be fun to play at least since they've put lots of effort into testing it.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: DavoX on September 25, 2007, 09:29:03 PM
Someone posted a video of Halo 3 and Halo 2 comparisons to show how much the graphics "improved" and I just couldn't believe what my eyes were seeing..."THIS is what is making such a fuss everywhere?" I mean it's halo 2 with bloom, the characters look like complete crap, so much that I started to think that the video was posted by someone that didn't like Halo, but to my surprise he said "Look at the HUGE LEAP ON GRAPHICS from Halo 2 and Halo 3" hahah I just thought FANBOYYYYYY.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: James on September 25, 2007, 09:40:10 PM
They look fine to me? I mean you can't expect Bioshock or Gears of War level graphics here because it's rendering much larger expanses, but I just don't know how you can call it ugly.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Rusty Nails on September 25, 2007, 10:07:40 PM
^^ While Halo 3 isn't the biggest graphical achievment on the 360, I think it's a pretty retarded thing to say that it's "just" Halo 2 with bloom since it obviously looks alot better then that.

You sure you're not just being ignorant because it's the latest coolest thing to be right now? I mean with all these Halo fanboys jumping up and down, slandering everything that doesn't have Master Chief in it, I understand that it gets increasingly easy to get carried away with the slandering back at them.

Judging from your post you're not exactly any "better".


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on September 25, 2007, 10:41:43 PM
Released already? Man it feels like yesterday when they released that first teaser trailer. When was that again?

Anyway trying to get a hold of some shots but I'm being unsuccesful.. Gamespot doesn't seem to respond and the pics don't load on IGN.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Rusty Nails on September 25, 2007, 10:43:43 PM
Try xboxyde or the HD videos on Gametrailers. :)


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: DavoX on September 25, 2007, 11:35:20 PM
^^ While Halo 3 isn't the biggest graphical achievment on the 360, I think it's a pretty retarded thing to say that it's "just" Halo 2 with bloom since it obviously looks alot better then that.

You sure you're not just being ignorant because it's the latest coolest thing to be right now? I mean with all these Halo fanboys jumping up and down, slandering everything that doesn't have Master Chief in it, I understand that it gets increasingly easy to get carried away with the slandering back at them.

Judging from your post you're not exactly any "better".

Nah, At least I watched the video to post this, the halo fans would slander anything without even knowing how it is, how it looks like, what it is...etc.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on September 25, 2007, 11:42:45 PM
I'll probably be wishing I wouldn't have drawn this comparison but.. generalizing Halo fans like that is almost the same as saying "all muslims are terrorists".

Halo fans.. are people who like Halo. They're not all mindless illiterate zombies.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Geoffrey on September 25, 2007, 11:43:40 PM
generalizing Halo fans like that is almost the same as saying "all muslims are terrorists".

I wasn't really following the discussion but now we're getting somewhere!


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on September 25, 2007, 11:46:27 PM
:( wishing


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: MSandt on September 26, 2007, 12:46:31 AM
generalizing Halo fans like that is almost the same as saying "all muslims are terrorists".

Halo fans.. are people who like Halo. They're not all mindless illiterate zombies.

Yes, but if we acknowledge that all terrorists are Muslims (nitpickers go fuck ur moms) then the same applies to Halo fans: not all Halo fans are mindless, illiterate zombies but all mindless, illiterate zombies are, by definition, Halo fans.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on September 26, 2007, 02:43:11 AM
generalizing Halo fans like that is almost the same as saying "all muslims are terrorists".

Halo fans.. are people who like Halo. They're not all mindless illiterate zombies.

Yes, but if we acknowledge that all terrorists are Muslims (nitpickers go fuck ur moms) then the same applies to Halo fans: not all Halo fans are mindless, illiterate zombies but all mindless, illiterate zombies are, by definition, Halo fans.

Now who can argue with that?  :wub:


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Thedutchjelle on September 26, 2007, 04:01:35 AM
Oh god, there was this item about HALO 3 on the news.

ON THE NEWS. WHY?!

Anyway, it was about how microsoft claimed that it will generate trillions of dollars, how it will completly ultrapwn every existing game in the planet, and some other propaganda which was so completly not news worthy.

Also, their footage of the game they used while the guy was talking was like HALO 1 and HALO 2.. but well i cannot judge, i never played either.

Loved their plot summary:
'The earth is invaded by aliens and you got to defend it!'
Sounds awesome and original!


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: James on September 26, 2007, 04:06:05 AM
Quote
'The earth is invaded by aliens and you got to defend it!'
Sounds awesome and original!
You can sum up every story ever in a single sentance like that - saying it like that you could make any story sound terrible.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Thedutchjelle on September 26, 2007, 04:26:26 AM
Quote
'The earth is invaded by aliens and you got to defend it!'
Sounds awesome and original!
You can sum up every story ever in a single sentance like that - saying it like that you could make any story sound terrible.

That's true, but if you're going to praise a game into the heavens first and then talk it down like that, it was just weird.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Telee on September 26, 2007, 06:12:18 AM
I haven't played it myself, but I saw my bro play it for a little while - looks very faithful to the original games. :) I'll give it a shot tonight.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Daedolon on September 26, 2007, 12:31:27 PM
The original Halo had a decent COOP because only of the good controls. The rest was as generic as it could, shining metal corridors, putrid green coloured mutant aliens shooting uhh.. violet plasma and the player is a cheap stormtrooper copy. Even the story seems original, aliens attacking the player's planet ... no wait. Original?


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: James on September 26, 2007, 04:04:25 PM
Quote
Even the story seems original, aliens attacking the player's planet ... no wait. Original?
OLOL ALL STORIES SUCK WHEN PUT INTO A SINGLE SENTANCE

IN LOTR A BUNCH OF BUTTBUDDIES TRAVEL TO A MOUNTAIN AND THROW A RING INTO IT LOLz


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on September 26, 2007, 07:47:33 PM
Well - If there is a game/movie/book that has a plot that can not be described in just one sentence... You'll know it does have a great story.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Geoffrey on September 26, 2007, 08:37:09 PM
Well - If there is a game/movie/book that has a plot that can not be described in just one sentence... You'll know it does have a great story.

I'm not following the discussion but again I feel the need to reply to one of your posts. Quality/quantity, sang - and with videogames it's extremely important on how you're telling something, instead of what you're telling.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: James on September 26, 2007, 09:43:30 PM
Well - If there is a game/movie/book that has a plot that can not be described in just one sentence... You'll know it does have a great story.
Like Geoffrey said. To me a story being long and complex doesn't neccesarily mean it's a great story at all. It could be, but it could also mean that you either have trouble wrapping things up or that you don't know the difference between important storylines and ones that don't contribute anything to the overall narrative at all.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on September 26, 2007, 10:09:33 PM
It doesn't have to be long - Even long but simple stories could probably be wrapped into one sentence.. But complex stories? I don't think so - and I like complex stories :)


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Daedolon on September 26, 2007, 11:51:54 PM
I'm not sure if this is already posted, but this is a short advertising movie (live action) for Halo 3:
http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/last-one-standing/halo-sweeps/halo-sweeps.html (http://dsc.discovery.com/tv/last-one-standing/halo-sweeps/halo-sweeps.html)

If you ask me, it looks millions of times better than any of the Halo games. Very Starship Troopers-like short movie, like it alot!


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on September 27, 2007, 12:51:30 AM
That was awesome! I'd like to see a full movie of that..


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: James on September 28, 2007, 05:38:36 PM
My brother bought this today and so far it's looking pretty damn great - the grapics are nice and it's good fun. Sadly a split second powercut happened so he has to run through the first 2 'levels' again but that's not really that bad of a thing.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Rusty Nails on September 28, 2007, 10:04:32 PM
This is gonna feel weird for me to say but I just played six hours co-op straight last night (got home at 6am) and had one of the best times of my life. I can't believe how goddamn fun it was hehe. We played it on Heroic (hardest difficulty) which made for one hell of a good challenge.

I don't think it would be half the amount of fun playing all by yourself though. I'm looking forward to buying this as soon as my 360 gets back. Playing online is going to be pretty sweet.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Telee on September 29, 2007, 03:31:13 AM
We played it on Heroic (hardest difficulty)

Nah, Legendary is the hardest.

And I'm playing it on Heroic too btw :)


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Rusty Nails on September 29, 2007, 07:44:18 AM
I meant Legendary. Thanks. :)
Finished it today, took a couple of tries at the end, but we got it! Fun as hell.  (y)


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Telee on September 29, 2007, 08:25:22 AM
God damn, was Bungie jerking off when they made the checkpoint system? The game just saved when I was in the middle of falling off a cliff... lost all my progress. Fuck it.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Rusty Nails on September 29, 2007, 09:58:50 AM
:D Tough shit!


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Thedutchjelle on September 29, 2007, 06:42:55 PM
We played it on Heroic (hardest difficulty)

Nah, Legendary is the hardest.

And I'm playing it on Heroic too btw :)

Then bungie is not really original in naming their skill levels, in their previous games it was timid-simple-normal-heroic-legendary as well.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on September 29, 2007, 08:11:03 PM
Yeah and? Correct me if I'm wrong but the previous games were made by Bungie as well, right?


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: DavoX on September 29, 2007, 08:24:40 PM
Highlarious  ^_^


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Rusty Nails on September 29, 2007, 08:55:39 PM
We played it on Heroic (hardest difficulty)

Nah, Legendary is the hardest.

And I'm playing it on Heroic too btw :)

Then bungie is not really original in naming their skill levels, in their previous games it was timid-simple-normal-heroic-legendary as well.
?
Why should they.. change it?


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on September 29, 2007, 09:04:43 PM
becuz ppl liek jelle will be liek "DUDE!!! LOL UNORIGINAL"

altho i kinda agree with jelle they shouldve called teh hardest difficulty banana instead of legendary


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Telee on September 29, 2007, 09:53:48 PM
wtf?

I really hope Jelle isn't saying what he's saying because he hates Microsoft or something.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on September 29, 2007, 10:27:39 PM
micro$oft


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: MSandt on September 29, 2007, 11:06:04 PM
Yes, evil, fascist, capitalist fat cats. The Evil Empire!


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Thedutchjelle on October 31, 2007, 02:08:28 PM
Wtf.

I only said that they were not so original, not that they were evil microsoft capitalist bastards.


Title: Re: Halo 3
Post by: Sang on October 31, 2007, 09:38:50 PM
Well, you know, they came up with the names for the first Halo so I guess that still qualifies as originality.

Or would you say Looking Glass wasn't original when they made System Shock 2, because the main antagonist was the same as in System Shock 1? Because it's basically the same point ;)