Old 10th August 2002, 10:53   #1
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The Best Game of the YEAR Just got better!

HALO Combat Evolved is evolving into Halo 2. The best game of the year and unoffical mascot title for XBox is returning in sequle form.

Bungie has announced that their vision for the Original Halo wasn't what the wanted. Now they are getting a chance to rewow us with Halo 2. Here is a link to the news release. another news release and screen shots


http://www.bungie.net/perlbin/blam.p...announced.html
http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories...876872,00.html
http://bungie.net/perlbin/blam.pl?fi...eenshots.html&

yes these are in game graphics



I didn't know my XBox could be that pretty. This new version of Halo will take advantage of Xbox's hardware fully. For those of you who thought that since XBox was DirectX based its graphic capability has already been maxed out are sadly mistaken and wrong.

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Old 10th August 2002, 10:55   #2
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I always thought Return to Castle Wolfenstein was one of the best modern games ever. Actually, the most gripping and intense since Trespasser...
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Old 10th August 2002, 11:24   #3
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How many games of the year are there??

I saw a game of the year edition of RTCW today, and was tempted to buy it, although it looked like exactly the same game, just repackaged.

I thought that GTA3 would be more likely to win GOTY...

Anyways, im not gonna run out and buy an xbox, no matter how pretty the graphics may be. Theres still just not enough games for it yet.
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Old 10th August 2002, 11:58   #4
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GTA 3 is the Game of the year all round, Halo was just the best on XBox.

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Old 10th August 2002, 12:55   #5
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I always thought Return to Castle Wolfenstein was one of the best modern games ever. Actually, the most gripping and intense since Trespasser...
i thought RTCW was good until the zombies, and trespasser was really badly put-together - if games had continued developing the way it went, you'd have breathe in and breathe out buttons before long...

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Old 10th August 2002, 16:13   #6
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Who needs an Xbox. The new 2.53ghz P4 I just got and the Radeon 9700 I'm going to get will put the Xbox to shame
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Old 10th August 2002, 18:02   #7
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Old 10th August 2002, 19:17   #8
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halo looked amazing years ago when it was *supposed* to be released. now it looks just like everything else. these new screenshots are the same thing. sure they look nice, but 20 years from now when they're released, they'll be the modern equivalent of pacman. meh @ xbox, meh@bungie, MEH@halo. boo.
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Old 10th August 2002, 19:45   #9
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The new Halo looks great! I can't wait to see it in action! I remember the first big fight I played in Halo, through these windy halls with a bunch of aliens everywhere. Everything ran so smoothly and looked just amazing!

zootm, I agree with you about RTCW

triGEAR, that happens to all video games! Something new comes out that is much better and slowly it makes becomes another old game. Happens on every system, every computer.

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Old 10th August 2002, 20:29   #10
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Halo with 4 xboxes networked together kicks ass! don't deny it!

GTA3 did kick ass, but let us remember Half Life. it 0wned its time as did Unreal, Diablo II, UT, etc etc.

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Old 10th August 2002, 23:44   #11
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What do you mean its time? Half-Life STILL owns.
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Old 10th August 2002, 23:57   #12
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GTA3 was fun... but it gets repetitive after a while. There's only so much you can do before you get hounded by a cop chopper... and then, the gameplay just rests on repeatedly shooting down the damned things with a rocket launcher.

True, the zombies in RTCW throw you off on a curveball, but they kinda grow on you. The supernatural element adds a certain depth to the game play, and without a doubt, is wholly responsible for the unique ambience to the game.
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Half-Life has been owning for 4 years. GTA3 PC is my game of choice,
so better than PS2. Can't wait for GTA3: Vice City PC!
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Old 11th August 2002, 02:12   #14
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I've heard XBOX's screenshots look better than the actually games do on a Actual TV.
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Old 11th August 2002, 02:21   #15
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What do you mean its time? Half-Life STILL owns.
word. a faux pas on my part

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Old 11th August 2002, 02:43   #16
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i actually find the xbox to be... hyped out. Yes halo was good, but i would have to agree with the majority, GTA3 = Game of the year if not decade. It really did kick all ass, ive had it since it came out and i still find myself playing it regurally.


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the x-box should have included the free windows games, then it would
be worth its wait in gold!
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Old 11th August 2002, 03:37   #18
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half life owns.
gtaIII owns.
RTCW owns.
quake III OWNS.

All excellent games. I find no reason for me to go out and buy an xbox. From what i hear, halo will be on pc later on anyways, so im not worried.
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Old 11th August 2002, 07:23   #19
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Halo is coming to the PC, but not until next Christmas. Halo is one of the best games I have played. Halo 2 of course is much better. I have recieved the one online level version for the Xbox Live Beta testing. If you thought that it was good in the first game, you will be amazed at how awesome it is now. I can't wait until the full game is released.

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Old 11th August 2002, 08:25   #20
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triGEAR, that happens to all video games! Something new comes out that is much better and slowly it makes becomes another old game. Happens on every system, every computer.
yeah, but halo was supposed to be out several years before it actually was released. and for the pc too! and it looked better then than it does now (which is to say, compared to everything else, it looked nearly impossible!)

it got delayed however, in part because of internal issues and in part because microsoft bought bungie out just so it could have halo on the x-box.

by the time halo was released for the x-box, the state of the art of video games was on par with what halo had to offer. so instead of being THE killer app of video games, blowing everything else away, it's just another in a long line of next-gen games with excellent graphics.

so i give halo and bungie and microsoft a big ol' MEH.

ut2k3 all the way!

(oh, and half-life STILL owns everything.)

[edit] the same thing is happening as we speak to duke nukem forever [/edit]
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DKF is certainly living up to its name!

I am liking Soldier of Fortune 2 at the moment. Its very very impressive and is one of the first games i have played where the characters that are killed next to walls or objects do not disappear into them.
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Old 11th August 2002, 14:05   #22
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Halo is coming to the PC, but not until next Christmas. Halo is one of the best games I have played. Halo 2 of course is much better. I have recieved the one online level version for the Xbox Live Beta testing. If you thought that it was good in the first game, you will be amazed at how awesome it is now. I can't wait until the full game is released.
I can`t wait until it comes to PC. It`ll look incredible with my GeForce 4 Ti4600!
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Old 11th August 2002, 23:11   #23
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Something incredible...

If you wanna see something amazing, check out some screen shots of Doom III. Absolutely mind blowing how good this game looks. I hope my system will be able to handle it when it comes out.

[edit]Link: http://www.gamezone.com/gamesell/screens/s15609_4.htm [/edit]
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Old 12th August 2002, 00:02   #24
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Doom 3 is going to be good.
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Old 12th August 2002, 05:50   #25
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you guys dont get the true esence of a console game. its not about high fidelity graphics. its about uttering profanities to your friend that just shot you in the head. and lan parties are not the same.

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Doom 3 is going to be good.
...if it comes out soon.

developers seem to forget that half of releasing a killer game is actually releasing it before it becomes outdated.
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you guys dont get the true esence of a console game. its not about high fidelity graphics. its about uttering profanities to your friend that just shot you in the head. and lan parties are not the same.
no, lan parties are for uttering profanities when your friend just shot you in the head. console games are for shouting profanities when that fucking sponge in micro machines disappears off the screen with your opponent on it

really though, although the premise is different, lan parties and console multiplayer are completely different things. each has it's place, but imho, lan parties are better, but can happen less frequently, whereas consoles are good for that anytime slacker laugh.

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we have multi console parties every weekend and single console get to gethers several days in the week.

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multi console party = lan party, without the quake

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and lan parties are not the same.
Yep, lan parties are better..

Console games throw any sort of strategy out the door when playing multiplayer, it becomes more of a 'who can get the biggest gun and hit the trigger quickest' sort of game...Not really fun for more than 10 minutes.
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i love college apartment lan parties.

everyone's got a computer on the lan, everyone's playing unreal tournament, everyone's at their own desk, in their own room, shouting and squealing at getting their asses kicked by me.
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Halo really did look better in early screenshots. How could it not? tvs have crappy resolution. 580*350 or so (I know I'm off, but it's in that area) It would have rocked a couple years ago for PC. I love bungie (anyone remember marathon?) but now, oh well. They made a good Xbox game, but it isn't visually stunning, and I don't have a console.

Deus Ex for me, and Deus Ex 2 someday. Half Life, Wolfenstein and JK 2 also make me happy.
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I'm hoping Warcraft 3 will become the best game of the year.

I only have to wait 3 weeks to possibly get it.

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WC3

Warcraft 3 is game of the year...no doubt in my mind. The battle.net play gives this game unheardof replay value, something GTA3 runs out of after a while. RTCW is great, but I'm getting kinda sick of shooting everything that moves. I highly recommend going out and getting WC3, it's one of the few games I've deemed worthy enough to actually purchase...really..it is that good.
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xbox is crap

ummm....halo is not THAT good to be named game of the year...the controls sux0r...
xbox sux0rs itself
u can get halo 2 on pc also...for free (if u have kazaa and such)
gamecube and ps2 are much more better just to let u know
u can say xbox is the best game...for the xbox
because it's the only game to get somewhat of a decent score by famitsu
heh...
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u can get halo 2 on pc also...for free (if u have kazaa and such)
I don't trust other users on KaZaA when it comes to games. You can hardly know if you'll be missing a game component or a *.DLL file. If you're missing one, you're screwed and better off just buying it.

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