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mobfob Dec 2, 11
I just wish they would bring the Halo's to the PS3, because in my opinion they have a pretty nice story-line.
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RabidChinaGirl Dec 2, 11
mobfob Keep wishing. Microsoft owns the rights. :\
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Grimdark Dec 2, 11
I thought it was a trilogy Microsoft!!!

A TRILOGY!!!

That's only THREE!!!

Money whores.
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PuMan Dec 2, 11
not to be a nit-picking fanboy, but cortana was only ~2 years old at the end of halo 3, though it's thought that she "aged" rapidly when she was exposed to the control room in the first game.

Money whoring aside, this article has actually sparked my interest. Part of what I loved about the first halo was the wonder, mystery, sense of abandonment and need to explore. If 343 can actually pull this off and instill fun and interesting gameplay without pandering to the extended halo universe, they might very well have a gem in their hands
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RabidChinaGirl Dec 2, 11
PuMan According to Bungie (and O'Connor), she was nearing seven years at the end of Halo 3. I've heard that Halo Legends contradicts this, though the anime isn't generally considered canon.

That's all I personally know about the matter, though.
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DedValve Dec 2, 11
quote DC Sniper
I thought it was a trilogy Microsoft!!!

A TRILOGY!!!

That's only THREE!!!

Money whores.

Does it really matter if the games are still good and Microsoft is still making money off them? Isn't that a win-win?

There is a difference on how Halo is handled compared to something like Call of Duty. Same applies to Assassins Creed, God of War, etc. It doesn't matter so long as we keep getting what we love and the sequels don't horribly screw it up. So long as Halo 4 delivers on being better new and exciting while still being Halo then Microsoft can be the biggest money grubbing whores for all I care.

Then again Microsoft ALWAYS been money grubbing whores, this was no surprise considering it's massive success.
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Hellfire29 Dec 2, 11
Why will they not port to PC...
I've played the first two, then couldn't play any of the others.
Also, 7 year time limit? Surely they can just reset?
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PuMan Dec 2, 11
quote DC Sniper
I thought it was a trilogy Microsoft!!!

A TRILOGY!!!

That's only THREE!!!

Money whores.
Honestly 343 should rename the title. The "4" is absolutely misleading and removing it would help give this game its own identity. Especially since it IS separate from the Bungie trilogy and they've mentioned the new direction this game is going in.

Keeping the "4" in the title is a blatant cash grab and if its kept, seriously jeopardizes 343's credibility as insightful developers.

@ Hellfire, is a human being able to just "reset" after it dies? And hypothetically if it did, would it still be the exact same being, having a new starting point for gained experiences and learning processes?
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MPA Dec 2, 11
OMG...I thought Halo 4 (December 2012 release date) will be the last great title for the aging Xbox 360 before the launch of a new Xbox 3 in 2013!!!

P.S I expect more medieval-oriented church choirs themes in Halo 4
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DedValve Dec 3, 11
quote PuMan
quote DC Sniper
I thought it was a trilogy Microsoft!!!

A TRILOGY!!!

That's only THREE!!!

Money whores.
Honestly 343 should rename the title. The "4" is absolutely misleading and removing it would help give this game its own identity. Especially since it IS separate from the Bungie trilogy and they've mentioned the new direction this game is going in.

Keeping the "4" in the title is a blatant cash grab and if its kept, seriously jeopardizes 343's credibility as insightful developers.

@ Hellfire, is a human being able to just "reset" after it dies? And hypothetically if it did, would it still be the exact same being, having a new starting point for gained experiences and learning processes?

I'm sorry but that's just stupid logic. A developer should be based on their game not because they added a 4 at the end of halo (that MICROSOFT chooses and 343 has no say in the matter anyways).

Also Cortana isn't human, she's an Ai. An AI that learned the entire human history in her first 7 seconds of being activated, theoretically she could just reset but I would find that to be a deus ex machina as a way to keep her perfect forever and ever.
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skorge1996 Dec 3, 11
quote mobfob
I just wish they would bring the Halo's to the PS3, because in my opinion they have a pretty nice story-line.
they cant becasue they made a contract with microsoft
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Redemption Dec 3, 11
quote PuMan
Keeping the "4" in the title is a blatant cash grab and if its kept, seriously jeopardizes 343's credibility as insightful developers.
I identify the Halo series more with Master Chief than the Halo worlds themselves, so I would personally consider any game where Master Chief is the main protagonist to continue the core Halo storyline.

Personlly I wouldn't mind other spin-offs akin to ODST myself. The Halo universe games have always been pretty good for me and some fans enjoy the exploring new things in a familiar franchise.
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PuMan Dec 3, 11
quote Ded Valve
I'm sorry but that's just stupid logic. A developer should be based on their game not because they added a 4 at the end of halo (that MICROSOFT chooses and 343 has no say in the matter anyways).
I'd go on a diatribe about how if a developer relents to the publisher on any aspect of development (yes, choosing a meaningful and accurate title is the developer's responsibility) they open themselves to compromising their game just for the sake of making a little bit more money. But I won't.

Honestly, there's little point arguing about one small aspect of the game before we've even seen any gameplay, but it's these little things that make me skeptical on how good the finished product will actually be.

quote Ded Valve

Also Cortana isn't human, she's an Ai. An AI that learned the entire human history in her first 7 seconds of being activated, theoretically she could just reset but I would find that to be a deus ex machina as a way to keep her perfect forever and ever.
She's a metaphor for both the human condition and transhumanism. You think if she was just a simple AI Bungie would've bothered to characterize her with a human personality complete with her own quirks and appearance? No. She's more than code or programmed behaviours. She developed her personality just as any child does based on personal experience/observations and instinctual (pre-programmed) learning processes, though of course at an immensely faster rate.

Resetting her would revert her back to this "child-like" state and she'd develop a whole new personality based on a different set of external stimuli--essentially a different being.

I'm not even going to touch on the transhuman implications of her character, though if interested feel free to PM me.
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TheMCnader Dec 3, 11
I'm not a huge Halo fan but take my money now.
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