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Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
343 industries have just made 2 massive announcements:

1) Halo CE Anniversary - A remaster of the origial legendary game
Trailer on Halo Waypoint. Due out November 15th 2011

2) Halo 4 - The first in a new trilogy. Trailer on Halo Waypoint. Due out Summer or Christmas next year. 

This news has appears to have crashed the Halo gaming servers.
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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
1) TO GAMING DISCUSSION WITH THEE!

2) No it hasn't, they've been working fine during and since the announcement.

EDIT:  oh, and I suppose I should mention how AWESOME these announcements are.

 

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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
1) I agree - I only realised I'd posted in the wrong place after the fact. 
2) The UK server(s?) that I use is unavailable at the moment. 

I am so there at mid-night for Halo CEA
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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
US servers have been fine all day.

CEA looks like it uses the same engine as Reach, which was honestly the best part of Reach.  Totally psyched.

 

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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
Who's writing? Same guy as Reach?
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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
Who's writing? Same guy as Reach?

**** no

 

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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
I'm actually not sure.  It's 343, not Bungie, so unless he jumped ship with them, I doubt it. I have no idea what I'm talking about.  More research necessary.

EDIT:  Thank you Battuta.

 

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**** no

I shall hold out cautious hope.
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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
Interesting. I hope they go back to the "classic" Halo-pattern game. Reach was ok, but I just could never get the feel for the multiplayer like I could with any of the originals.

On another note, I'm kinda torn. There's a strong possibility that this should be a good game (seeing as what it's based on- one of the most successful shooter models known to man), and yet, I kinda wish Bungie, excuse me, 343 studios, would break some new ground. But, all that said, I'll hold off on any sort of binding judgments for a good long while.
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Bungie is breaking new ground, that's why 343 exists.

 

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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
Bungie is breaking new ground, that's why 343 exists.
Ever the wit, I see.  :lol:

In seriousness, I kinda meant along the lines of maybe moving on from Master Chief as the main PC. There's plenty of stories that could be told in the Haloverse, why should one grizzled Spartan get to rampage through them all?
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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
Bungie is breaking new ground, that's why 343 exists.
Ever the wit, I see.  :lol:

In seriousness, I kinda meant along the lines of maybe moving on from Master Chief as the main PC. There's plenty of stories that could be told in the Haloverse, why should one grizzled Spartan get to rampage through them all?

Depending on how long he and Cortana have been floating in the ether, they could do some really groovy stuff.  I mean imagine if its been a couple thousand or a million years?
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Hey, it's just my knee-jerk reaction. Beyond that, I'm keeping my mind open.
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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
The thing that ate them looked like Unicron. I'm hoping for a Tranformers OG crossover.

 

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Bungie is breaking new ground, that's why 343 exists.
Ever the wit, I see.  :lol:

In seriousness, I kinda meant along the lines of maybe moving on from Master Chief as the main PC. There's plenty of stories that could be told in the Haloverse, why should one grizzled Spartan get to rampage through them all?

The last three(?) games to come out haven't featured the Chief at all.

 

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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
Quote from: Ironbeer
In seriousness, I kinda meant along the lines of maybe moving on from Master Chief as the main PC. There's plenty of stories that could be told in the Haloverse, why should one grizzled Spartan get to rampage through them all?

As soon as you pull the plug on the Chief, thousands will lose their source of synthetic testosterone, and Wambulances shall be forever in limbo.
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And thus hundreds of thousands of fratboys cried out in joy.

 

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And thus hundreds of thousands of fratboys cried out in joy.

Could you please just stop being a tool for ten seconds in Hard Light Productions Gaming Discussion?  **** I don't even like Halo that much and haven't since Halo 2, I greeted this trailer with a colossal shrug, but stop this thing where it's okay for you to wax rhapsodic about your favorite games but if you like something outside of Stuff Mongoose Enjoys you're in the frat boy taste leagues or you're a drone who enjoys brown military shooters, wrap it all up with a tongue emote and call it done.

You're better than that.
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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
From what I can tell from the trailer + interview vids on waypoint, Halo CEA looks tobe somewhere between FS Port and ST:R.

Campaign will be virtually untouched Gameplay-wise, on a heavily improved version of the origial engine. It will feature Reach level graphics and various other additions , including hidden terminals (like in Halo 3) Don't know if storyline will be expanded. 
Multiplayer will be on the Reach engine and possibly on a second disc as it was with ODST

@General Batuta
I think Rikki-Tikki-Tavi meant 'fanboys' and I agree with him. I know I did...shout in joy, that is
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Re: Epic 343 Industries Announcements - Master Chief is Back!
And thus hundreds of thousands of fratboys cried out in joy.

Could you please just stop being a tool for ten seconds in Hard Light Productions Gaming Discussion?  **** I don't even like Halo that much and haven't since Halo 2, I greeted this trailer with a colossal shrug, but stop this thing where it's okay for you to wax rhapsodic about your favorite games but if you like something outside of Stuff Mongoose Enjoys you're in the frat boy taste leagues or you're a drone who enjoys brown military shooters, wrap it all up with a tongue emote and call it done.

You're better than that.
Regardless of any statements I've made in the past, you can't sit there and tell me that the original Halo wasn't a fairly-unremarkable game that somehow managed to create millions of rabid fanboys that treated it as the Grand High Franchise.  Hell, it spawned an entire culture of a specific type of gamer, which sees its continuation today in the teeming masses of CoD fans.  I played the original Halo, and I found the singleplayer to be repetitive and often tiresome, while the multiplayer was a plodding annoying affair; from everything I've heard and seen, the various sequels didn't exactly display any massive improvements.  The news of an entire new trilogy in the series feels for all the world like the lame cash-grab it really is.

Also, don't try to pin any sort of negative behavior in here on me alone.  I've seen utterly absurd amounts of hyper-critical nit-picking from people in here aimed at titles barely deserving of any of it.  I hardly think that a few snide one-liners are a bigger problem than elitist groupthink.