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Halo 3 - The Final Word 106

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In anticipation of Halo 3's release later this month, EGM and the folks at 1up have been creating a veritable altar to the Halo deities over at the website. This edifice has tons of information on the two previous Halo games, commentary from numerous Halo-literate folks on the subject, as well as weightier articles like a preview of the co-op mode (four players, mind), a primer on the story if you've missed something, and a breakdown of the good and bad in Halo 3 . Yes, there are even some things they don't like about the game. From the co-op breakdown: "The Achievements offered tantalizing hints of the game's structure, features and techniques, a welcome morsel of information for the faithful to contemplate and speculate about. The co-op news was greeted with even more warmth, because it put to rest ill-founded rumors that Bungie was planning to deliver a half-completed game. On the contrary; up to four players will be able to take control of the Master Chief, the Arbiter and two Elite warriors, N'tho 'Sraom and Usze 'Taham. (Don't bother trying to pronounce their names; just appreciate the promise of joining up with three friends to conquer the game.) And somewhere in the middle, these two topics are connected by something even more intriguing. Halo's co-op game and its Gamerscore-grinding intersect at a point enigmatically referred to in the game's Achievements as the 'Meta-game.'"
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Halo 3 - The Final Word

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  • 3? (Score:2, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward
    I still love bees.
  • by Artaxs (1002024) on Wednesday September 12, 2007 @05:11PM (#20579245)
    meh.
    • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

      by OmegaBlac (752432)
      I agree. Time and time again every time Halo-mania pops up I cannot bring myself to get excited by this particular franchise. Maybe it is due to me being a PC gamer for most of my life. I felt the same way when Goldeneye was the king of console FPS. I thought that game was absolutely horrible looking and the multiplayer portion was laughable. I just don't see anything special about this series. I've played Halo 1 & 2 in Co-op. It was ok, but nothing I haven't seen on the PC. Deathmatch in Halo 1
      • Storyline is not a masterpiece as Halo fanboys make it out to be. Halo fans tend to reply that you need to read the novels to appreciate the whole Halo universe, but that stuff needs to be in the game. Graphics are not groundbreaking.

        I enjoyed cliches so I bought some of the novels. They're dreck. gr. 10 reading level, simple exposition, cardboard characters. basically typical of the cheap pulp sci-fi fare. It's a well made games and a sort of interesting rehash of old storyline so I'd play it and like it b
      • by Skreems (598317)
        The first game would have been "evolutionary" if they'd released it 2 years earlier on the Mac, instead of scrapping half their work and taking the time to retool it for the xbox.
      • by p0tat03 (985078)

        Halo multiplayer is about the social aspect. While co-op isn't new by any stretch of the imagination, you couldn't before sit down with a friend in front of the TV and play it. Not unless he stuffs his machine in the trunk and drives it over to your place anyway. I hate to generalize, but if you're a lone gamer type, you won't enjoy Halo much at all. It's a game that truly shines when you have multiple people over and the fragging gets intense, which you simply cannot do in the PC world.

        To add to that, it

        • by vertinox (846076)
          Halo multiplayer is about the social aspect.

          What is in Halo that you cannot get from playing online with Counter Strike, Half Life, Day of Defeat, or America's Army?

          If you say vehicles... I will say Unreal Tournament.
          • by Saige (53303)
            A game matchmaking system that is much superior to the tired and obsolete server browser. The ability to get in a group with your friends, and then go out and take on another group of people for a single game where neither side gets the advantage of choosing the game settings.

            The ability to get a group of friends together and have people take turns playing their own custom variants without someone having to sit and change settings on the server each time. And even creating those variants on the fly.
          • If you say vehicles... I will say Unreal Tournament.

            The vehicles in UT (in UT2k4 at least) are ok, but not as good as the ones in Halo. The tank is about the same, the flying vehicle is ok in either game (although I don't use Banshees, ever), the Manta is probably slightly better than the Ghost, but the Warthog equivalent is a hell of a lot worse. Every time I play that game, I want to shoot the guy who came up with the idea that steering should be separate from look, it's aggravating... especially considering no other vehicles in UT do it that way.

          • by p0tat03 (985078)

            What is in Halo that you cannot get from playing online with Counter Strike, Half Life, Day of Defeat, or America's Army?

            Being in the same room as your opponent. If you're someone who values hanging out with his friends as much as gaming in and of itself, this is a very huge bonus indeed. I don't play Counter-Strike, Day of Defeat, and other such PC multiplayer games for the same reason I don't play Halo on Xbox Live - the legions of smacktards who are simply no fun to play with. I do, however, relish an opportunity to sit down with my friends and kill each other, trash-talking the whole way.

            Yes, you can accomplish sort o

        • by Gridpoet (634171)
          HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....*deep breath* HAHAHAHAhAHaaaaaaa

          dude... get a clue!

          Cant do in the PC world? me and my friends get together EVERY saturday for a LAN, we've been doing it for the past 10 YEARS!!! We dont have to lug 4 TVs around to get a decent gameplay experience (cause everyone know split screen is just THE greatest *sniggers*)

          seriously man... dont come spouting that console babble here... your lible to get (as they say in the 1337 PC gaming circles) PWNT!

          • Can you do it with no equipment and one pc? Split screen on my little 47 inch tv is fine by me.

            Here is the difference between PC gamers and Console gamers:

            4 Gamming Class PCs (3,000 + total), networking cable (50+), router (50+), 4 legal copies of the game (100 +) = 3200 +

            1 console (350 +), 1 tv (800 +), 1 game (60), 4 controllers (120+ (one comes with the console)) = 1330 +

            Main reason I like console gaming is due to the hardware race involved with PCs. I decided to give up having to spend console level

            • by dlZ (798734)
              I have to agree. I have almost all but given up on playing PC games (still love Nethack, Diablo 2 and UT2k4.) I've spent a ton less on my consoles, and I enjoy the social aspect of just having some friends over for Halo or Mario Party (plus the better half could care less about PC games, but she loves the new Mario Party.) And not having to worry about having a small Windows partition on my machine anymore for those games that are a PITA under Wine is great, too. Being off the gaming upgrade cycle on my
            • by Gridpoet (634171)
              sorry... not a valid excuse, sure if you want to play the beath the Jones's game and have the BEST of the best equipment all the time then sure, you'll pay exorbitant prices...

              i havnt upgraded my PC in 2 years, guess what... still plays Bioshock without a hitch and high resolution and nearly maxed settings... i'm guessing it looks beter than its console counter part. The best part- i'm a mid range buyer... i'm only using an AMD 4800+, 2gb ram and an ATI 1900xtx, total price for me to build the machine... $1
              • How much have you have spent in 6 years? By your numbers, has it been a new computer every 2 years? I have spent 1,500 across 6 years.

        • by xhrit (915936)
          split screen is for lusers. I have 2 lcds, 2 keyboards, and 2 mice attached to my box. As such, I can have 2 people logged in at once, both running quake 3. It is nice using a console to usb controller adapter. Then each player can choose to use whatever controller they want. Try plugging 6 playstation controllers into your xbox and playing with 5 friends. Then you can talk about something you simply cannot do in the drool-proof console world.

          http://linuxgazette.net/124/smith.html [linuxgazette.net]
        • by morari (1080535)

          It's a game that truly shines when you have multiple people over and the fragging gets intense, which you simply cannot do in the PC world.
          Someone has obviously never heard of a LAN party. Which are far superior to playing online because of said social aspects. However, I hear a lot of people bring their Xbox and televisions to one another's house to have so-called console LAN parties.
          • by p0tat03 (985078)

            I used to be a huge LAN gamer myself, but eventually the hassle of shoving a tower, monitor, keyboard, mice, etc, into your trunk (making sure they don't get jostled around TOO much) and driving it all over to someone's place is simply too much to do often. As compared to console gaming, where you just plug in 4 controllers (worst case scenario everyone brings their own, but I've never had that problem) and off you go.

            Console LANs are fun, 16 player Halo in the same room with 4 TVs is something else. But

            • by morari (1080535)
              I agree to an extent. I don't think that it is quite the hassle you make it out to be though, not for an entire night (or longer) of fun. That merit, I believe, outweighs a lot of the cons associated with PC LAN parties. Today however, a lot of people use laptops exclusively and effectively solve such issues. I'm not among them myself, as I find that laptops come with too many limitations, but even a modestly price machine can usually play all but the very newest of games.
      • definitely should never be in any Top 10 games of all time list. Anywhere.

        I guess there's no room for opinions, eh? The fact that you don't like some of the game's elements doesn't mean that no one should. Call me a Halo fanboy (well, you already did in a way), but I DO think the game's story is breathtaking. No FPS, certainly has delivered anything close to that level of amazing plot which keeps me hanging on to see what happens next. Not a ton of RPGs, which are all about story, deliver a story as good as Halo's.

        Mind you, I don't think everything about Halo is great. It's no

        • OK. System Shock and Bioshock are both better games than Halo, as is Half Life. They've got emotion to them that I just never saw in Halo (either of them). Halo made me curious with the story. Half Life made me both curious, and afraid to be curious of what was ahead.

          The only redeeming quality I've seen to the Halo series is its use as a multiplayer game with a bunch of friends. I find it's multiplayer to be very well-balanced and very fun. The single-player campaigns though....somehow they were just missi
          • Fair enough, but it's interesting you should bring that up. Halo has actually provoked an emotional response which no game really has (games which provoke emotional responses besides "fun" are rare enough as it is): in the most recent Halo 3 trailer, it shows Cortana being (apparently) tormented by some unseen adversary. Watching that, I felt actual concern for Cortana, and her fate, and sadness that she was enduring such a thing. Now, "step away from the game" comments aside (and possibly justified, heh),
        • I swear I have not read a bigger load of bullshit in my life with regards to games.

          I really hate doing this whole quote and respond shit, but you seem to need it.

          No FPS, certainly has delivered anything close to that level of amazing plot which keeps me hanging on to see what happens next. Not a ton of RPGs, which are all about story, deliver a story as good as Halo's.

          What plot? I have played both Halo & Halo II... the plot is so weak that I don't actually think anyone wrote the plot, it was mo
          • Opinion is one thing, but claiming that something has a plot when it clearly doesn't, claiming that a game that has survived for years is overrated is a load of bullshit.

            No, what you just said is bullshit. See, I'm entitled to think whatever I want to think, and I assure you (although I obviously can't prove it) that this IS my honest opinion. No fanboyism, nothing else. You want to call it bullshit, fine, that's your right. But in the end, you can't prove it. Hell, you can't even prove that Half-Life is good, or that Halo is bad. There is no such thing as an objective definition of quality.

            Halflife is one of the most popular games of all times for good reasons... mods...

            That's not a valid reason at all. Judge the game, not stuff the game is modded to

      • by antic (29198)

        ...definitely should never be in any Top 10 games of all time list. Anywhere.

        ...in your opinion.

        So, you didn't like it - others do.

        Personally, I've had more game time playing Halo and Halo 2 than any other game - replaying the single player mode every now and then and playing against friends or online.

        It'd definitely go in my Top 10 Most Played list, but perhaps not in other lists (e.g., will never forget the story of Deus Ex, and always loved the feel of Q3A).

      • by morari (1080535)

        Storyline is not a masterpiece as Halo fanboys make it out to be. Halo fans tend to reply that you need to read the novels to appreciate the whole Halo universe, but that stuff needs to be in the game.
        And pale in comparison to the Doom novels...
      • by log0n (18224)
        The reason Halo is considered so great by the masses...

        Until Halo, anyone who played games online or off was a computer/gamer dork. That's how the rest of the world viewed gamers. Somehow people realized it was more fun playing the games than it was making fun of the gamers, and things switched. Halo was the first multiplayer game that was socially acceptable to play. And since it was the masses first, of course they are going to latch onto it and proclaim it king.

        Quake.. Doom.. Unreal.. HL1/CS.. even G
        • by hal2814 (725639)
          "Until Halo, anyone who played games online or off was a computer/gamer dork."

          How old are you, log0n? I see the incredibly low Slashdot ID. Surely you're old enough to remember back before arcades became dark rooms full of upright video cabinets. When I was very young, I remember the arcade being a sort of carnival without the rides that teenagers of all varieties would go to. And most of them would at least dabble in playing the video games present. It wasn't "online" play but it was certainly social
          • I know several people that never did *anything* online until Halo1 came around. Suddenly there was another wave of noobs a la aol that discovered email, chat, websurfing, and 'networking' of all sorts. People that had never heard of 'ethernet' were suddenly asking me questions about hubs, switches, throughput, latency, isdn, dsl....all because they wanted to play H1 online.

            H1 happened to arrive at the right place, at the right time. Subsequently there has been a boom in the use of various communications tec
      • I'll throw my votes in for the original Quake and Quake 2, Enemy Territory, Hexen and Perfect Dark 64 as the best FPS games I played before Halo was out. Resistance: Fall of Man is my current favourite.
      • by lymond01 (314120)
        I get the feeling Halo is a great FPS for consoles. The console FPS's are generally substandard to PC FPS's. PCs have Half-Life, FEAR, FarCry, Counterstrike, Unreal. Consoles have Halo, Goldeneye, Black, Medal of Honor (also for the PC). The graphics aren't going to look as good (it's a TV...maybe Hi-Def games will look closer to a PC monitor), and controlling a crosshair with a console controller has always been tough for me.

        Multiplayer, until Halo I think, was difficult with consoles because it was ei
    • Maybe, but its only meh if you believe it to be the Godly of Gods of God's Godly Gaming Heaven. The halo games have been "pretty good", sure its no Unreal, but its easier to have a few fun games of it when your mates are around, and yes no keyboard and mouse, but using a pad (In my opinion) levels the playing field a bit, lord knows I was always the fragee and not the fragger when I first started playing the likes of Quake 2 online, and maybe the story line isn't the most compelling (Yes yes, read the books
  • Enough! (Score:5, Interesting)

    by nutshell42 (557890) on Wednesday September 12, 2007 @06:02PM (#20579911) Journal
    No Online Co-Op For Halo 3 At Launch [slashdot.org]
    Online Co-Op For Halo 3 Launch Confirmed [slashdot.org]
    Halo 3 Preorders Top 1 Million, Marketing Begins [slashdot.org]
    Halo 3 Almost Done [slashdot.org]
    Halo 3 Has Gone Gold [slashdot.org]
    A Look At Halo 3's $10 Million Ad Campaign [slashdot.org]
    Halo 3 - The Final Word [slashdot.org]

    This whole thing is turning into the bastard child of Vista and the iPhone. And this list doesn't even include the articles (about the 360 and ilovebees) that were about Halo but didn't have Halo 3 in the topic. Despite this we still have two news posts about Halo 3 *marketing*, two about it going gold and one correcting an incorrect earlier /. article (I think that was a first).

    Did /. ever push any other game like this?

    • No, but there's like 30 stores about OOXML, which isn't a game but still gets tons of dumb articles.
      We also have quite a bit on Manhunt 2, no?
    • Re:Enough! (Score:4, Funny)

      by Smitty825 (114634) on Wednesday September 12, 2007 @06:08PM (#20579991) Homepage Journal
      Did /. ever push any other game like this?

      I bet you'll find lots of references to Duke Nukem Forever :-)
    • by brkello (642429)
      You have to be kidding. Try Second Life. And no one on here even likes that game (ok, maybe a few). It surprises me that there are this little on Halo 3 and World of Warcraft considering they are have more fans and players than any other games. Also, it surprises me that people come in and complain about it. I don't get enough games articles in a day. If I am not interested in something, I just don't read about it.
    • by Blakey Rat (99501)
      What are you talking about? Slashdot spends much more time talking about Second Life, and second life sucks ass. Compared to any other games site ever, that's a very small amount of Halo 3 coverage, considering how popular the game series is.

      (Yes, yes, this is Slashdot and so you have to declare that Halo sucks, etc, but you also have to admit that it's popular. Unless you're completely delusional, in that case, status quo.)
    • by ProppaT (557551)
      Manhunt 2 FTW!

      go go slashvertisement!
  • And... (Score:4, Insightful)

    by darkhitman (939662) on Wednesday September 12, 2007 @06:04PM (#20579941)
    ...out from the woodwork comes the trolls who have clearly seen and played (extensively, might I add!) the version of Halo 3 that went gold!
    Enlighten us, messiahs, with your ever-precious judgements!
    Clearly, you know more than the staff of EGM who has actually played the game. Gah.

    Seriously though, a couple things:
    1)Article about Halo 3 isn't newsworthy, but that seems to be the trend here anyway.
    2)Halo 1/2 may not have been God incarnated into video games, but they were still worth my 50 bucks. I don't think we need the over-the-top bashing of anything even remotely Microsoft related here...
    3)I'm going to get rated troll for not calling Halo 3 a complete pile of poop.

    • by brkello (642429)
      Get used to it. Slashdot hates everything that is popular. Except Apple for some reason. Go figure :)
  • GRRR! (Score:5, Insightful)

    by kornkid606 (1076023) <bjohnso2@digipen.edu> on Wednesday September 12, 2007 @06:14PM (#20580077) Homepage
    I hate to be a hater, but Halo is the single most over-hyped game in history. It is a par shooter at best and the fact that it gets as much attention as it does is disgusting. It is not a revolution in FPS games. It is not a revolution in anything. It is just a decent shooter... that's it. Why can't anyone see that?
    • Re:GRRR! (Score:5, Insightful)

      by aafiske (243836) on Wednesday September 12, 2007 @07:09PM (#20580717)
      The multiplayer was/is actually a pretty serious improvement. Being able to set up a team/party of friends that sticks together automatically on a console was new, and is seriously handy. I don't want to sit down and play server lookups and team administration, I want to shoot shit.

      Plus, Halo has a different feel from a lot of other shooters. It's slower and less instantly deadly. It sounds minor, but it's not. It allows some friends of mine who get queasy easily to play with us. A lot of people who were turned off by Quake/Half-life uber-speedy take-3-steps-die gameplay really like Halo.

      Does that make it worth all the hype? Well, probably not. But I've never really run into another shooter that plays quite like it (aside from Marathon, naturally...) and rather than trying to get a group of friends to all migrate to Death Hell FPS Satan Shooter and waste my money buying FPS after FPS trying them out until I find just the right one, it's nice to just say 'oh cool, next version of Halo is coming out, my friends will get it, we'll very very likely enjoy playing it, can't wait'.

      I think it's more about inertia now, but that doesn't make it a bad game.
      • by Pfhorrest (545131) on Wednesday September 12, 2007 @08:12PM (#20581337) Homepage Journal

        Plus, Halo has a different feel from a lot of other shooters. It's slower and less instantly deadly. It sounds minor, but it's not. It allows some friends of mine who get queasy easily to play with us. A lot of people who were turned off by Quake/Half-life uber-speedy take-3-steps-die gameplay really like Halo.

        Does that make it worth all the hype? Well, probably not. But I've never really run into another shooter that plays quite like it (aside from Marathon, naturally...)
        Being an old-school Bungie fan myself (creator of the Eternal [slashdot.org] mod for Marathon, current admin of one of the two still-active Marathon forums [bungie.org], and former head honcho of the Myth [bungie.org] section of Bungie.org), I was initially uber-hyped about Halo. Finally, Bungie was coming out with Marathon's spiritual successor (if not outright sequel [bungie.org]), and they were gonna make the big time with a major hit game, simultaneously released on both Mac and Windows like the Myth games had been... ooh boy that was gonna be great!

        Then the MS buyout happened. Halo became an Xbox title; the PC version took second fiddle, the Mac version more like seventh fiddle. I've never been much of a console gamer, and NEVER been a fan of Microsoft. So I pretty much gave up on Bungie. But, a friend of mine bought me an Xbox and Halo for my birthday, so I gave it a shot, had a good bit of fun. It's a nice game, feels a lot like a modern, polished version of Marathon, which is exactly what I had always wanted (though getting used to the console controls was a bit of a trick at first). Like you say, Marathon and Halo play VERY differently than other FPSs, and I've never much been into other FPSs for that reason. In Bungie games you move slower and, to me it seems, much more realistically. It's a much more relaxing, flowing feel to the combat, less hyperactive twitch reflex. (Obi-wan's "a more elegant weapon for a more civilized age" feels somehow appropriate here). It also has coop, which has always been my favorite gametype; combines the social interaction and teamwork of a multiplayer game with the progressive, task-oriented nature of single player games, with a bit of the ol' Legolas & Gimli kill-count competition going on. So to me, Halo was the best FPS yet, and I actually went out and bought Halo 2 with my own money (the game I've bought for the Xbox that was given to me) and enjoyed it even more, especially coop on Legendary. And now I plan to buy Halo 3, though I'll only be playing it on my friend's 360. Seems a fitting way to end my involvement with Bungie, and I want to see how the series ends.

        But, imagine my surprise when I looked about in the general gaming chatter online, especially here on Slashdot, and find out that apparently the only people who like Halo are dumbass pothead jocks and frat boys who masturbate with Microsoft brand hand lotion while shoving giant vibrating Xbox controllers up each others asses. Or at least, that's the impression you'd get listening to all the shit that people talk about it on the Internet. Certainly a surprise to me, the intellectual geek who spent much of high school pouring over mythological and literary references hidden away in Marathon terminals.

        No, Halo is not the be-all end-all of all video games. But it's not utter shit either. I particularly hate the criticism that it's "old hat" and offers nothing new in terms of gameplay, especially in comparison to mainsteam PC games, which I spent many years looking down upon for lagging in relation to Marathon. (Wow, that new game has a story? Friendly NPCs? Dual wielded and dual function weapons? Cooperative play? Yawn. Welcome to 1994). When the latest sci-fi movie comes out, do you say "oh bah, I've seen a sci-fi movie before, show me something new"? No? So why can't a new game just be a newer, more polished version of the same sort of game that you liked before, with some new settings to explore, some new characters to meet, and some new situations to be resolved?
        • Re: (Score:3, Interesting)

          by Blakey Rat (99501)
          Two points:

          Try Starseige Tribes on the PC. It's a multiplayer game circa 1997 which was ahead of its time by a WIDE margin, but it also shares the more slow-paced approach that Marathon and Halo both have.

          Secondly: People on Slashdot aren't anti-Halo, they're anti-mainstream. Anything popular, they hate. Don't believe it, it's all just posing to look cool on the Internet.
          • by jhmaughan (865200)
            Interesting point about Starseige. In fact, when Halo was being developed, the grand question was if Tribes 2 and Halo could exist in the same universe. Obviously times did change.
            • The historical points that Pfhorrest, BlakeyRat, and jhmaughan make about the original development of Halo 1, Starsiege Tribes, and Tribes2 are all excellent. I can't comment on Tribes 1, because I never played it. I will comment on the evolutionary steps that Halo and Tribes2 were intended to bring to the PC world and how that all played itself out.

              The original Halo was one of those games that reached a critical mass in hype and consumer mindshare (before Microsoft bought out Bungie) with good reason.
        • by drewmca (611245)
          What, dare I ask, in the privacy of your high school bedroom were you "pouring" over all of those references?

          I believe you were looking for the word "poring", though my question may be mute.
        • by ribond (149811)

          But, imagine my surprise when I looked about in the general gaming chatter online, especially here on Slashdot, and find out that apparently the only people who like Halo are dumbass pothead jocks and frat boys

          ...or maybe even with karma filtering the average slashdot post you read is a waste of electrons... :)

          I love Halo. I (like you) will buy it just to play on a friend's 360. I met Bungie with Halo and after playing through it I had to go back to Marathon to see what else they've done. There's a stor

        • by brkello (642429)
          I think you hit on the problem in your post. Since Slashdot is extremely biased (Nintendo, Linux, Apple), the buy out from Microsoft and releasing it on the Xbox rather than the Mac is going to count doubly against the game. I think if this was released on the Mac like originally intended, Slashdot would be talking about how great the game is(story, features, etc). I also think that if they did this Halo wouldn't be half as popular as it is today.

          As a long time FPS player, I enjoyed Halo. I don't think i
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  • One thing I disliked about Halo 2 was the reduced field of view, I'm still not used to it from Halo 1. The weapons set in Halo 2 stinks compared with Halo 1.

    I have yet to play Halo 3. Is the FOV in Halo 3 the same as Halo 2?
  • Let's call this a near-dup...
    http://games.slashdot.org/games/07/09/12/1912212.shtml [slashdot.org]

    I suppose the editors deserve a pat on the back for not posting EXACTLY the same story on the same day, but I think the SlashDot faithful got the message: Halo 3 is coming out soon, if anyone still cares. Any TECH news go down today or is it just games?
  • I will be bashed and modded down, but that's OK. I like the Halo series. It is a perfectly tuned console FPS. The story is great and it has great replay value online. I am still playing Halo 2 on "Live". I have a Wii, PS3, PSP, DS, PS2, XBox, and XBox 360. I definitely like my 360 games the best for whatever reason. I mostly play PSP (hacked of course) and XBox 360.

    I don't think that Halo 3 is any more over hyped than any other big budget game out recently. Final Fantasy games are rammed down our th
    • I've heard enough about WoW to make me want to puke every time I hear it and I have never played it.

      That's funny. I feel the same way about Halo 3.
    • by Ang31us (1132361)
      I was going to write a joke post about how "I didn't know that Microsoft or Bungie employees posted on Slashot... ;-)" Then I looked at your webpage...so sorry about the accident, dude.

      You get a free pass to praise Halo, but don't abuse it :-) .
  • Well I guess this time they can reduce the FOV to 60! down from 75, those wacky guys!
  • halo3 beta's graphics sucked. god told me. so theyre not using that rendering engine for the final? why? i mean, cool, nicer graphics, but if you can get away with an "older" graphics engine still pulling off HALO 3 MULTIPLAYER in the way they want, the "new" engine MUST NOT be bringing anything noteworthy/new to the table. sorry. new engines require a lot of tlc. it wouldnt make sense for crytek to release a mp beta of crysis with the farcry engine, so ummmm... anyway, both engines, if they be as so cla

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