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Kenshiro
03-05-12, 05:39 PM
Did a search couldn't find a thread about the game.

2011 e3 Announcement Trailer
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2012 Spring Showcase Trailer
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Raul3
03-06-12, 06:07 PM
I can't wait!

I also need to go back to Reach, I've bought all the map packs and not played them enough.

atxbomber
03-06-12, 06:32 PM
I like how the video says that Master Chief will be "facing the most dangerous threat yet!" What can be a bigger threat than the death of everything in the galaxy? :lol:

Raul3
03-06-12, 06:47 PM
The death of everyone in the universe?

Solid Snake
03-06-12, 08:03 PM
The death of everyone in the universe?

this.

Kenshiro
03-06-12, 11:59 PM
Some Screenshots (Spoilered for Size) http://4logpc.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Halo-4-master-chief.jpg http://gamethingdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Halo4_Xbox_showcase_2.jpeghttp://thegift73.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/2820210-gallery.jpg

The Chief's suit has been re-designed, still undecided on the look of it.

Great to see the Battle Rifle back though.

Michael Corvin
03-07-12, 07:25 AM
Pic fail.

TGM
03-07-12, 07:47 AM
OK, this is going to be a little bit of a thread crap...

I hate the Halo franchise for one reason and one reason alone.

Any FPS that doesn't allow you to focus your gun site on a target is crap. How hard would it be to incorporate this?! Lazy.

Kenshiro
04-09-12, 09:59 AM
Some details about the Multiplayer have been revealed.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/122/1222537p1.html

A substantial quantity of alleged Halo 4 details have started appearing online. The latest issue of Game Informer, of which 343 Industries' next game is the cover story star, is hitting subscribers, some of which have been sharing details in various forums.

The story details Master Chief waking up four years after his cryo nap at the end of Halo 3. Cortana's detected an intruder on board, which happens to be Covenant invaders probably joining them from the fleet outside Chief's derelict ship. No word on why the Covenant are there at all, never mind why they've broken their truce with humans, nor what role they play in the narrative.

The story that follows Chief's wake-up will, as we know, explore the humanity of John 117, as well as continue Halo 3's theme of Cortana as a rampant AI. In that four year break, Cortana's adopted a new look. As usual, the campaign allows for four-player co-op.

In addition to new weapons to be revealed, the Covenant carbine and plasma pistol return alongside the human sniper, assault, and battle rifles. We'll also get to wield the magnum, rocket-launcher, shotgun, and assault carbine.

The story carries over to Halo 4's multiplayer, which 343 is calling Infinity. This answers our question from earlier this week regarding Microsoft's newly registered HaloInfinity.net and HaloInfinityMultiplayer.com domains. Infinity has direct and indirect connections to the campaign, though details aren't present in the article.

Frank O'Connor mentioned in the Halo 4 ViDoc that 343 came up with a valid reason for red to fight blue, and that comes in the form of military training on the combat deck, an adversarial simulator. This means we won't play as Elites online, as 343's focus lies on the Infinity's Spartan IVs.

Adding to the Infinity experience is Spartan Ops, a separate story-centric campaign for four players. It presents objective-based missions and cinematics, both of which will be added weekly to expand on Spartan Ops' story. These updates will happen for months following Halo 4's release to hold players' attention long-term. Spartan Ops replaces Firefight, which won't have its own dedicated mode this time around.

Another interesting change to Halo 4 is loadouts. Rather than everyone rolling out with the same weapons online, players bring customized gear into battle. Everyone packs a primary and secondary weapon, armor abilities (including active camo, jetpack, and hologram) grenade type (plasma grenade is still unconfirmed). Weapons still appear around the map, of course, but they appear in random spots via drop pods. In another interesting minor tweak, the respawn in Team Slayer is instantaneous rather than reliant on a clock.

Oh, and since Chief vanished, Spartans have since learned to run; sprinting is an innate ability in everyone. Players can also use Forerunner Vision to peek through walls, Batman style. The X-ray vision upgrade is an armor ability you'll equip. Other abilities are unlockable via Spartan Points, the currency fueling the in-game economy. Points unlock additional Ops missions, armor abilities, and cosmetic upgrades.

343 Industries doesn't seem to be pulling any punches in creating a Halo experience with a unique yet familiar identity. What do you make of the online changes and single-player story details?

MasterofDVD
04-09-12, 10:19 AM
I forget where I saw a screenshot of Cortana's new look but it upset me more than the new armor Master Chief was wearing in his pics. I guess after the last game I felt more for Cortana and hence my disappointment in a new look.

By the time Reach came out I was pretty much over playing Halo online. If they can make these new aspects fun and balanced I'm sure I will be giving it another shot.

I'm excited for Halo 4 but so far I'm not nearly as excited as I was for 2 or 3. I still recall my buddy trying to open his copy of Halo 2 on release night as he drove home. He ran a red light while trying to take the plastic off the game and I had to wrestle the game off of him. I told him I was dying to play the game but I didn't mean for that phrase to be taken so seriously.

Raul3
04-09-12, 02:19 PM
I really hope all the new features work. I know they are trying to get some of COD audience, I'm not sure if that's even possible. But Halo, the way it is, the way it has always been, it's a lot of fun for me.

Right now, I'm more of a Gears MP gamer, but I've had my long months with Halo.

Kenshiro
04-11-12, 12:07 PM
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K&AJones
04-11-12, 07:02 PM
That was just AWESOME!.....

PopcornTreeCt
04-13-12, 01:46 AM
Wow, I totally can't tell that there was a design change to Master Chief's armor. Shit looks the same.

MasterofDVD
04-13-12, 10:29 AM
After that video I am just as excited about buying the score from the game as I am the actual game.

Kenshiro
04-17-12, 11:20 AM
Release Date: November 6, 2012.

http://halo.xbox.com/blogs/Headlines/post/2012/04/17/The-Halo-Bulletin-41712.aspx


November 6 is an important date in Halo’s vast and fascinating history. For the uninitiated, that was the day the Master Chief found a weapon, a parched Grunt stumbled upon the starship, and Staff Sergeant Avery Junior Johnson discovered the answer to one of life’s most perplexing questions. He wasn’t born knowing what the ladies like, you know. (Frankie wants me to point out that if ANYONE had been born knowing what the ladies like, it would be Sgt. Johnson, possibly related to his case of Boren's Syndrome, whatever that means….)

Now we’re adding another data point to that particular date on the Halo timeline, and that’s the release of Halo 4.

The end of Halo 3 found the Master Chief deep in cryogenic sleep, drifting toward a mysterious Forerunner planet, with Cortana instructed to wake him if she needs him. You can now consider his alarm clock officially set because Halo 4, the game that marks the much anticipated return of legendary hero Master Chief, will launch worldwide on November 6, 2012.<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/9t060JHOI2k" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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K&AJones
04-17-12, 01:50 PM
This fall and winter is starting to shape up pretty good. Borderlands 2 comes in September. Bioshock: Infinite is October. Hopefully Aliens: Colonial Marines will come out at the end of the year and now Halo 4. A lot of freakn' shooting

Kenshiro
04-18-12, 01:02 AM
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MoviePage
05-14-12, 06:50 PM
The apparently official Halo 4 box art, pieced together from emails sent to XBL members:
http://i.imgur.com/QjIkF.jpg

Michael Corvin
05-14-12, 09:01 PM
Nice! I love it.

Raul3
05-15-12, 02:02 PM
:up:

Kenshiro
05-16-12, 04:42 PM
More multiplayer details and what's included in the Legendary Edition.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-05-16-more-halo-4-multiplayer-details-revealed

Fresh detail on how Halo 4 multiplayer works has made it's way out of Microsoft HQ.
As revealed by the publisher earlier today, the UNSC Infinity will serve as the game's multiplayer hub. You'll customise your character and manage your progress through the game's various different modes from the giant ship.
Among the modes on offer is the recently announced Spartan Ops co-op campaign (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-04-11-halo-4-multiplayer-details-spartan-ops-revealed). That will focus on various Infinity crew members and a new team of Spartans called Majestic Squad. New missions will be delivered on a weekly basis, along with regular cinematics offering some background narrative.
"A massive-scale adventure that builds off the Halo 4 story, access to Spartan Ops is included with Halo 4 at no additional charge - effectively delivering two campaign experiences in one game," promised Microsoft's announcement.
The game's other competitive modes will collectively be known as War Games and play out on Infinity's combat deck. Microsoft remains tight-lipped on exactly what modes and maps we can expect.
You can also expect a new player customisation and progression system that will apparently let you shape your soldier's stats to fit your individual play-style.


Microsoft also confirmed details of the $99 Halo 4 limited edition, available for pre-order now. It includes the following extras:


War Games map pack access - Access to nine maps across three future competitive multiplayer map packs, each including three locations, available for download post-launch on Xbox Live.
Specialisations - Early access to six Specialisations, available at launch on Xbox LIVE, to achieve higher ranks in your Spartan career and unlock new customization options. Owners of the Limited Edition get access on launch day, while everyone else has to wait.
UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet, including an armor customisation schematic, a blueprint of the ship, and "insight into what it means to be one of humanity's finest warriors: the Spartan-IVs".
Additional digital content: In-game Spartan-IV armor skin, weapon skin for the Assault Rifle, exclusive in-game emblem, Xbox Live Avatar prop, Xbox Live Avatar Spartan-IV armor set.
Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Special Edition - An extended 90-minute version of the previously-announced live-action digital series (http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-04-30-halo-4-live-action-web-series-forward-unto-dawn-launches-this-autumn) providing backstory leading up to the events of the new game.
Exclusive videos: Bonus in-fiction content expanding the characters and stories of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn; Featurette: Bringing Gaming into Reality; Making of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn.

Raul3
05-17-12, 10:08 AM
I guess I'm getting the LE version.

K&AJones
05-17-12, 05:32 PM
The Spartan Ops Mode sounds interesting since according to the article it's somewhat like COD Spec Ops Mode which I played a bit and actually liked. But they're tying it in with a storyline(?) but also with "several months of TV Show Season DLC". Almost sounds like the co-op part will be as long as the normal campaign. I'm in for sure on this....

starman9000
05-17-12, 06:16 PM
Yeah, that sounds great to me, and perfect for the way my friends and I play.

fujishig
05-17-12, 07:48 PM
Wait, this time the LE is really going to be limited, right? :)

Raul3
05-18-12, 12:22 PM
Suuuuuuuuuuuuure.

Matthew Chmiel
05-18-12, 03:03 PM
I'll be purchasing the limited edition (pre-order already locked in on Amazon). :thumbsup:

Kenshiro
05-20-12, 11:09 AM
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K&AJones
05-20-12, 12:39 PM
The graphics are really looking solid....hopefully a lot more to come at E3

Michael Corvin
05-20-12, 01:44 PM
Wow, that looks spectacular. Halo has looked good this gen, but never mind-blowingly awesome like Gears. This looks like Halo may finally approach that level of awesomeness.

gerrythedon
06-04-12, 12:41 PM
watching on Spike [E3] :drool: Fuck Yeah!

Michael Corvin
06-04-12, 12:56 PM
Hell yeah, looks awesome.

gerrythedon
06-04-12, 12:59 PM
loved that new weapon, that shit was :cool: and the new enemies... also new grunt look. And damn it looked beautiful, want to see more.

Raul3
06-04-12, 02:05 PM
Classic Halo that we love.

Best graphics ever in a Halo game. Story should be better and score sounds interesting.

gerrythedon
06-04-12, 02:08 PM
Yeah Reach was the first Halo title [after playing it] I got really excited about. But this one has me fucking excited now!

Kenshiro
06-04-12, 02:14 PM
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K&AJones
06-04-12, 03:03 PM
WOW...is a understatement. I'll take that Big Screen and set for the demo anyday.

Michael Corvin
06-04-12, 03:35 PM
Classic Halo that we love.

Best graphics ever in a Halo game. Story should be better and score sounds interesting.

Makes you wonder how a company taking the reigns and developing a new game from the ground up can top the company that started it all. Reach looked good, but it was never jaw dropping gorgeous. Gotta wonder if the ball is going to get dropped elsewhere.

gerrythedon
06-04-12, 03:37 PM
Nope, It will be better!

wlj
06-04-12, 03:46 PM
They should have dumped Bungie a while ago, the new developers look like they know what they are doing.

Kenshiro
06-06-12, 12:37 PM
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Kenshiro
06-11-12, 08:31 AM
Some multiplayer footage with MLG pros.

<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/YB2q2Re4beg" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/g6J3otRavFA" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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K&AJones
07-01-12, 10:49 AM
The latest Halo Bulletin.....

http://halo.xbox.com/blogs/Headlines/post/2012/06/28/The-Halo-Bulletin-62812.aspx


...pretty much says the campaign is finished and playable while other parts need some good elbow grease and polishing. Also some good info and pics of a map, Longbow

Kenshiro
07-11-12, 09:59 PM
<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lnHPPsQFovY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

edstein
07-11-12, 10:28 PM
Super excited.

mattysemo247
07-12-12, 02:13 PM
super excited.

+1

gerrythedon
07-13-12, 01:00 AM
:drool: Fuck I just got my GEARS 3 system in September! Time to replace my nephew's REACH system :D

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/07/halo610.jpg

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/13/halo-4-console-available-for-pre-order

Michael Corvin
07-13-12, 08:55 AM
I have the silver Reach system but that's pretty hot too.

Kenshiro
07-13-12, 02:29 PM
<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Ca3Y8Ws3plI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/8E_XmEoB3b8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

K&AJones
07-13-12, 10:08 PM
The suit looks pretty cool overall. Like to see something though that makes the suit look more...metal. The "All Green" is ok but it's lacking something. Like being worn, bruised scuffed, thru battle. They tell you what it's made of and that's the problem...it looks a bit too plastic.

Michael Corvin
07-13-12, 10:30 PM
Well said K&A. It definitely could use a fancy airbrush job to just punch it up a bit.

foxdvd
07-14-12, 10:35 AM
preorder at newegg right now 44.99 with code EMCYTZT1900

K&AJones
07-14-12, 10:52 AM
Well said K&A. It definitely could use a fancy airbrush job to just punch it up a bit.

Well I didn't want to sound to picky but good Lord...when a "Action Figure" looks better than the one on a movie set, something is not right....


http://www.entertainmentearth.com/images/AUTOIMAGES/MF18171lg.jpg

MasterofDVD
07-14-12, 11:39 AM
I also find the suit lacking a bit. I think a Halo movie would be great to see but I think they really need to tweak the armor a great deal before I'd ever want to stare at Master Chief for 2 hours. I'm looking forward to seeing what this mini series has to offer but I'm certainly not super excited about it at this point.

Michael Corvin
07-14-12, 02:59 PM
I do find it cool/interesting that Master Chief is rocking Oakleys.

gerrythedon
07-16-12, 01:48 AM
The suit looks pretty cool overall. Like to see something though that makes the suit look more...metal. The "All Green" is ok but it's lacking something. Like being worn, bruised scuffed, thru battle. They tell you what it's made of and that's the problem...it looks a bit too plastic.

Isn't it a new suit? And wasn't he sleeping all this time while he was improved so why would it be worn/bruised scuffed? [Unless Cortana tried some funny stuff on the Chief while it was nap time] :)

Come on now the game is gonna be awesome!

K&AJones
07-16-12, 02:43 PM
Isn't it a new suit? And wasn't he sleeping all this time while he was improved so why would it be worn/bruised scuffed? [Unless Cortana tried some funny stuff on the Chief while it was nap time] :)

Come on now the game is gonna be awesome!


I have no issues with the game look...it's the suit in "Forward Until Dawn" trailer and close up of Master Chiefs suit. THAT'S THE ONE I have issues with. The game itself looks nothing short of sensational.

Kenshiro
07-16-12, 02:54 PM
<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/TIa23_L6J-s" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Kenshiro
07-18-12, 05:32 PM
<iframe width="1280" height="720" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/E9jDOnLgnY4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

gerrythedon
07-27-12, 12:08 AM
Fuck that's a beautiful system

scroll down
http://halo.xbox.com/blogs/Headlines/post/2012/07/25/The-Halo-Bulletin-72512.aspx

K&AJones
07-27-12, 12:41 AM
Fuck that's a beautiful system

scroll down
http://halo.xbox.com/blogs/Headlines/post/2012/07/25/The-Halo-Bulletin-72512.aspx

WOW.....almost to nice to even play. More like put it a nice display case. By far that's the best looking console period. What I'd give to have a PC version of that...oh my!

gerrythedon
08-09-12, 02:12 AM
343 Discusses Making Halo 4 the Best it Can Be and What's Next With Halo 5

Should the next Xbox - let's for the sake of argument call it the Xbox 720 - be releasing as widely rumoured in late 2013, Halo 5 is a complete no-brainer, and 343 Industries' Lead Game Designer Scott Warner has discussed the challenges of releasing Halo 4 during the tailend of the Xbox 360's lifespan and the advantages of working closely with Microsoft.

In an interview with The Independent, Warner explained the challenges the studio faces in working on a console reaching the end of its life cycle, talking about Halo 4's development and harnessing the technology to get the best out of the seven year old Xbox 360.

"Our current development is all centred around the Xbox 360 and trying to harness everything we can get out of that box, so everything you're seeing is sort of custom built for the 360 experience. Obviously depending on what happens and develops with our company, we'll try to develop our technology and take advantage of it."

And working closely with Microsoft ensures that 343 has a headstart over its rivals for Halo 5, which will be the second chapter in the new Reclaimer Trilogy. "I mean certainly as things develop, we have the advantage of working for a publisher and first party development, and if things happen we would certainly want to take advantage of those things," said Warner.

"There's always kind of a careful balancing act between what you decide to improve upon, what you have that you think is really good, what's the great mixture of that to put you in the best position to be successful as a team. But certainly as things go on in development we have an advantage in the sense that we can cross those streams a bit."

Halo 4 is out on November 6th, 2012.

[Via OXM]

Kenshiro
08-09-12, 02:54 AM
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gerrythedon
08-16-12, 12:55 AM
Halo 4 Limited Edition, DLC Pass and 'Specialisations' Detailed

Microsoft has just announced a bunch of info on Halo 4, including details of the game's Limited Edition, its DLC pass for multiplayer maps, and 'Specialisations' - the new-fangled way 343 Industries is hoping to keep you invested online.

Specialisations

First up is 'Specialisations,' something 343 hope will rejuvenate your multiplayer experience in Halo 4. Specialisations are classes that unlock once you hit level 50. They effectively raise the level cap by allowing continued investment in the abilities of your chosen class.

There are eight Specialisations in Halo 4 in total. “As you level up through these dedicated paths, you will earn a bristling arsenal of combat-enhancing armour mods that provide even more options to customise your Spartan-IV to fit your preferred role on the battlefield,” says the blurb.

“In addition, armour sets, emblems, visor colours, weapon and armour skins unique to each Specialisation distinguish your Spartan-IV from other players in Halo Infinity Multiplayer.”

The Wetwork and Pioneer Specialisations are available to everyone once the game launches in November, while the remaining six are available by pre-ordering at GAME or Gamestation stores.

Alternatively, you can get your hands on all eight Specialisations in Halo 4’s Limited Edition. They will also be made available for purchase from Xbox Live seperately “in the months following launch.”

You can find out a little more about Specialisations on Halo Waypoint.

Halo 4 Limited Edition

Below you will find listed all of the contents of the Halo 4 Limited Edition. It costs £69.99 ERP.

Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn Special Edition – An extended 90-minute version of the live-action digital series that will bring the “Halo” universe to life as you’ve never seen it, providing an enthralling backstory leading up to the events of Halo 4.

“Halo 4” Limited Edition also includes the following bonus videos:
Bonus in-fiction content expanding the characters and stories of “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”

Special Featurette: Bringing Gaming into Reality

Making of “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”

War Games Map Pack Access – The Limited Edition includes access to nine maps – three future competitive multiplayer map packs, each including three locations, otherwise available for download post-launch on Xbox LIVE.

Specialisations – Receive early access to six Specialisations, to achieve higher ranks in your Spartan career

UNSC Infinity Briefing Packet – Includes an armour customisation schematic, a blueprint of the massive ship itself, and insight into what it means to be one of humanity’s finest warriors: the Spartan-IVs.

*NEW* Exclusive digital content through Xbox LIVE:
Spartan-IV “Recruit” In-Game Armour
Spartan-IV “Prime” In-Game Armour Skin
Assault Rifle “Prime” In-Game Weapon Skin
“Prime” In-Game Emblem
Xbox LIVE Avatar “Recruit” Armour
Cryo-Tube Xbox LIVE Avatar Prop

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/news/halo4_le_heroshot_pegi_rgb.jpg


DLC Pass

War Games Map Pack Access can be purchased separately for 2000 MSP. Available from launch, it's a DLC Pass that includes access to nine competitive multiplayer maps (three future War Games map packs, each including three maps).

Offering a 15 per cent saving compared to purchasing each of the add-ons individually, the pack also includes the in-game exclusive items; the Spartan-IV “Scanner” and “Strider” helmets, and the “Falcon” in-game emblem.

Halo 4 is out on November 6th.

Matthew Chmiel
08-16-12, 02:05 AM
I had to explain to my wife why I was going to take the $100 bill currently sitting in my wallet and make it an Amazon gift card to pay for my pre-order. :lol:

I just showed her the above post and she's still confused why I need to spend $100 on a video game. My answer, "But it comes with all of the DLC!" is not a good enough answer.

Michael Corvin
08-16-12, 07:30 AM
Good to see they're keeping the 3/$10 DLC model instead of switching to the 5/$15 that CoD does. Hopefully they can pump them out faster than Bungie did.

K&AJones
08-16-12, 08:06 AM
That's a impressive Halo set. In fact I'm glad I opted for the "Borderlands 2 Limited" so tha I have the extra $$$ for this Halo 4 Limited. I think it has far more "useful" content.

gerrythedon
08-17-12, 12:45 AM
I had to explain to my wife why I was going to take the $100 bill currently sitting in my wallet and make it an Amazon gift card to pay for my pre-order. :lol:

I just showed her the above post and she's still confused why I need to spend $100 on a video game. My answer, "But it comes with all of the DLC!" is not a good enough answer.

keep trying :D

Been had it pre-ordered since after E3. It's gonna be fucking awesome.

Matt
08-23-12, 08:36 AM
Cheevos (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/news/news-12630-Halo-4-Achievement-List-Revealed.html)

Multiplayer Achievements

Not Some Recruit Anymore - Rank up your Spartan-IV to SR-5. - 15 points
Movin' on Up - Rank up your Spartan-IV to SR-20. - 30 points
I <3 Red vs Blue - Win 5 War Games matchmaking matches. - 10 points
The Dongblainer - Win 20 War Games matchmaking matches. - 30 points
Operation Completion - Complete a Spartan Ops Mission on any difficulty. - 15 points
A Legendary Episode - Complete all chapters in Spartan Ops Episode 1 on Legendary difficulty. - 40 points
Dedicated to Crimson - Complete all chapters in the first 5 episodes of Spartan Ops on any difficulty. - 80 points
Crimson Alone - Complete a Spartan Ops chapter solo on Legendary. - 20 points
Roses vs Violets - Find one of the RvB Easter Eggs in Spartan Ops. - 20 points
Rescue Ranger - Save at least one Marine in Chapter 3 of Episode 2 of Spartan Ops on Heroic or harder. - 20 points
Knight in White Assassination - Assassinate a Knight in any Spartan Ops mission. - 20 points
What Power Outage? - Complete Chapter 4, Episode 5 of Spartan Ops without losing a generator on Heroic or harder. - 20 points
No Easy Way Out - In Ch 1, Ep 5 of Spartan Ops survive all enemy waves during the defense on Normal or harder. - 20 points
The Challenged - Complete a Challenge. - 10 points
The Challenger - Complete 25 Challenges. - 20 points
Armorer - Change your Spartan's armor in the Spartan Armor card. - 5 points
Badge - Change your Emblem in the Spartan ID card. - 5 points
PWND - Change your Service Tag in the Spartan ID card. - 5 points
What a Poser! - Change your Spartan's pose in the Spartan ID card. - 5 points
The Cartographer - Create and save a Custom Map in Forge. - 5 points
Game Changer - Create and save a Custom Game type in War Games. - 5 points
Snapshot! = Save a Screenshot from the Theater. - 5 points
The Director - Save a Film Clip from the Theater. - 5 points
Sharing is Caring - Upload a File to your File Share. - 5 points

Campaign Achievements

Dawn - Complete Mission 1 on any difficulty. - 10 points
Requiem - Complete Mission 2 on any difficulty. - 10 points
Forerunner - Complete Mission 3 on any difficulty. - 10 points
Infinity - Complete Mission 4 on any difficulty. - 10 points
Reclaimer - Complete Mission 5 on any difficulty. - 10 points
Shutdown - Complete Mission 6 on any difficulty. - 10 points
Composer - Complete Mission 7 on any difficulty. - 10 points
Midnight - Complete Mission 8 on any difficulty. - 10 points
Wake up John - Complete the Campaign on Normal or harder. - 20 points
I Need a Hero - Complete the Campaign on Heroic or harder. - 40 points
The Legend of 117 - Complete the Campaign on Legendary difficulty. - 70 points
Lone Wolf Legend - Complete the Campaign solo on Legendary difficulty. - 90 points
Skullduggery - Complete any Campaign mission with 3 or more Skulls on Heroic or harder. - 15 points
Bropocalypse - Complete any Campaign mission co-operatively on Heroic or harder. - 10 points
Bromageddon - Complete the Campaign co-operatively on Heroic or harder. - 40 points
Contact the Domain - Find a Terminal in the Campaign. - 10 points
Terminus - Find all of the Terminals in the Campaign. - 50 points
Digging up the Past - In Mission 1, find and access Chief's record. - 20 points
Midnight Launch - In Mission 2, get significant air in the Warthog at midnight. - 20 points
This is my Rifle, this is my Gun - In Mission 3, carry a UNSC weapon all the way through on Heroic or harder. - 20 points
Bros to the Close - Make it through Mission 4 without one preventable Marine death on Heroic or harder. - 20 points
Mortardom - In Mission 5, hijack a Wraith and use it to kill at least four enemy Wraiths on Heroic or harder. - 20 points
Explore the Floor - In Mission 6, trick or force a Hunter to fall to his demise. - 20 points
Give Him the Stick - In Mission 7 in solo Campaign, take out both Hunters using only the Sticky Detonator. - 20 points
Chief, Smash! - In Mission 8, kill 3 Crawlers in one hit with the Gravity Hammer. - 20 points

Matthew Chmiel
08-23-12, 12:48 PM
Been had it pre-ordered since after E3. It's gonna be fucking awesome.
Meh, I've had it pre-ordered for a little bit longer:

http://i.imgur.com/z8zXN.jpg

;)

It's just that I never fill in my wife on my Amazon pre-orders. :D

Glad to see the game has achievements for multiplayer! :thumbsup:

gerrythedon
08-24-12, 12:16 AM
Meh, I've had it pre-ordered for a little bit longer:

http://i.imgur.com/z8zXN.jpg

;)

It's just that I never fill in my wife on my Amazon pre-orders. :D

Glad to see the game has achievements for multiplayer! :thumbsup:


Damn U! By one day actually [May 19], I just checked

:lol:

Matthew Chmiel
08-24-12, 03:09 PM
Damn U! By one day actually [May 19], I just checked

:lol:
I just hope Microsoft actually makes this a true Limited Edition unlike Halo 3: Limited Edition, Halo Reach: Limited Edition and Halo Reach: Legendary Edition.

Honestly, I'd rather purchase a limited edition bundle that includes the game alongside DLC (like here or even the Hardened Edition of Modern Warfare 3). I could care less about the physical bonus material.

Michael Corvin
08-24-12, 03:33 PM
Instead of DLC, I wish my extra scratch for the LE included a code for a full game download just to have on the hard drive.

If you want something truly limited you're better off picking up that $75 soundtrack set.

Matthew Chmiel
08-24-12, 06:29 PM
Instead of DLC, I wish my extra scratch for the LE included a code for a full game download just to have on the hard drive.

If you want something truly limited you're better off picking up that $75 soundtrack set.
With all of the rumors and speculation that the next-generation of consoles aren't going to allow customers to sell and trade-in games, do you think Microsoft would allow their prized possession to include two copies of the game for the price of one? Just look at the market that exists for the Blu-rays, DVD and digital copies that come inside the combo packs.

While the soundtrack set seems awesome, I want to hear the soundtrack first... especially with neither Martin O'Donnell and Michael Salvatori being involved.

Michael Corvin
08-24-12, 08:32 PM
Two copies for $100 is hardly two for the price of one.

Matthew Chmiel
08-24-12, 09:33 PM
Two copies for $100 is hardly two for the price of one.
Well, to be fair to Microsoft, $99 gives you the following content through the game:

The game ($59).
The next three waves of DLC ($30).
Early access to rank your character through the multiplayer service.
Exclusive in-game armor and avatars.

I don't know if you could put a price on the last two, but you do get your $99 worth in terms of the in-game content alone. That's in addition to the exclusive packaging, book and DVD.

... and who's to stop me from selling my digital download of the game? I would be shocked if Microsoft or Sony ever go this route.

Michael Corvin
08-24-12, 10:46 PM
I don't know if you could put a price on the last two, but you do get your $99 worth in terms of the in-game content alone.

Hence, why I said instead of the DLC.

Matthew Chmiel
08-24-12, 11:57 PM
Hence, why I said instead of the DLC.
Whoops. Sorry for the mis-read. However, I think you might be in the minority on that one.

... and is it really that much of a chore to put the disc in? ;) However, Microsoft does need to go the digital download route for new releases. If I could have a game downloaded and installed on my 360 right at launch rather than waiting for Amazon to ship it to me, I'd purchase most of my games that way.

gerrythedon
08-25-12, 12:06 AM
Fuck that I want my physical copy! U know with DVD and booklet [well not no more :(, gotta save the trees]. :D

and yes other companies need to go the same route as Halo 4 & MW3 Limited Editions.

gerrythedon
08-25-12, 12:08 AM
Halo 4: Spartan Ops DLC is "Longer Than ODST"
Apparently there's no way that this game is going to be shorter than its predecessors.

343 Industries' boss Frank O'Connor has responded to fan concerns over the length of Halo 4.

After yesterday's achievement list leak pointed to the game containing just eight missions, O'Connor explained on NeoGaf that this didn't reflect how long each would be.

Posting as 'Stinkles', he wrote that the "Number of missions has no bearing on the length of the campaign. It's a Halo sized campaign. PLUS [Spartan Ops] etc."

His words were then added to by 343 Industries' designer David Ellis (as lybertyboy) who claimed that "[Spartan Ops] season alone is longer than [Halo 3: ODST].

"Spartan Ops and Campaign are completely separate teams. As Frank mentioned earlier, the main campaign is substantial and will compare favorably with previous entries in the series."

Spartan Ops is a new story-driven game mode set to feature in Halo 4 and will replace the Firefight mode that appeared in Halo 3: ODST. Gamers can play it on their own or co-operatively with up to three other players, and the first Season of Spartan Ops plans to deliver five new objective-based missions and cinematics each week over a 10-week period. It's this content taken in isolation that Ellis has claimed will consist of more content than Halo 3: ODST.

So it seems if you were concerned after yesterday's news then there's no need to panic. Halo 4 launches on Xbox 360 on November 6.


http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/08/24/halo-4-spartan-ops-dlc-is-longer-than-odst

Decker
08-25-12, 12:13 AM
So is Spartan Ops included with the game? Separate DLC? Included with the LE version of the game?

gerrythedon
08-25-12, 12:14 AM
So is Spartan Ops included with the game? Separate DLC? Included with the LE version of the game?

DLC that u get by just buying the game.

Decker
08-25-12, 12:27 AM
Okay, thanks. Still don't know if I should get the LE for $85 or just the vanilla version for $45. I pre-ordered both at New Egg last week and don't have to decide for a while, but it's going to be a tough call. Which versions are floks here getting? Do you think the LE is worth the extra $40?

gerrythedon
08-25-12, 12:36 AM
LE all the way!!!!!


Well would have got bought the DLC separately anyway [if the LE didn't exist] since My nephew and I will be playing online. So basically paying for it now, by buying the LE version makes it simple to have and other goodies it come with.


so GET IT!!!! :D

MasterofDVD
08-25-12, 01:22 AM
I opted for the LE. I don't get much time for online play much these days so I figured I was going to go all out and spring for the LE of the only real multiplayer game I plan on getting this fall.

Matthew Chmiel
08-25-12, 01:48 AM
DLC that u get by just buying the game.
For clarification:

Spartan Ops is Halo 4's Cooperative Mode replacing Firefight mode from Halo: Reach and Halo 3: ODST. It will support up to 4 players and tie into the SPARTAN-IV Program and the Campaign of Halo 4. Spartan Ops mainly revolves around Majestic Squad who will interact with the Chief during the campaign. Covenant Stragglers and Prometheans are the confirmed Enemies in Spartan Ops. 343 Industries has confirmed that it will not be a paid DLC and be included free in the game. Eventually John-117 will meet up with the UNSC Infinity and this will somehow tie into the rest of the story. Seasons will be made up of Chapters containing five missions. Chapters will be released in weekly, free DLC's.

K&AJones
08-25-12, 02:41 AM
LE all the way. And I've read some into the Spartan Opps which could be real interesting, fun and plenty of gametime.

Michael Corvin
08-25-12, 08:05 AM
So will Spartan Ops launch on day one or will they give us at least a week to play through the campaign first?

Whoops. Sorry for the mis-read. However, I think you might be in the minority on that one.


Wanting a digital copy for convenience and a physical copy to own? The proliferation of digital copies with movies seems to say otherwise.


... and who's to stop me from selling my digital download of the game? I would be shocked if Microsoft or Sony ever go this route.

Easy solution for that one, just require the Halo 4 disc to input the code. The real problem would be people selling the disc after redeeming the code. I'm sure there's a solution for that as well, just a matter of someone smarter figuring that one out.

K&AJones
08-25-12, 10:05 AM
So will Spartan Ops launch on day one or will they give us at least a week to play through the campaign first?



"Spartan Ops is a co-op mode that will be released as a series of 10 TV-style episodes following the launch of Halo 4. Each week brings a new episode and with it five missions, each between 10 and 15 minutes long"

I have not found anything showing the exact time for the first release of the weekly missions.

Matthew Chmiel
08-25-12, 11:31 AM
Wanting a digital copy for convenience and a physical copy to own? The proliferation of digital copies with movies seems to say otherwise.

Easy solution for that one, just require the Halo 4 disc to input the code. The real problem would be people selling the disc after redeeming the code. I'm sure there's a solution for that as well, just a matter of someone smarter figuring that one out.
The actual wanting of both a digital and physical copy. The only reason I could think of one wanting both is if they have multiple 360s in their house. The proliferation of digital copies exists because consumers now have multiple ways to watch films that don't involve their television (computers, iPhones, iPads, etc).

... and yes, then someone can flip the disc once they've input the code. However, your want may become a reality. The only downside is with next-generation consoles, you might have the game on your hard drive without needing the disc, but then the disc becomes worthless. ;)

RocShemp
08-26-12, 07:37 PM
Never played a Halo game in my life but thought the score for this one sounds pretty decent:

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Solid Snake
08-26-12, 08:17 PM
You should play the original Halo. There's a remake of it as well. Where you can switch from the original look to the new revamped look. Haven't played it but it seems to be pretty good from what I've read. I really love the first game. It was fun, good action, humor. It's pretty much a big movie and it gets it right. A lot of influence from Aliens.

Matthew Chmiel
08-26-12, 10:25 PM
Never played a Halo game in my life
Halo Reach has not only the best single player campaign out of all the titles, but also the best score.

It's one hell of a swan song.

RocShemp
08-26-12, 11:03 PM
Are these games available on PC? Because I don't have an Xbox?

Matthew Chmiel
08-26-12, 11:08 PM
Are these games available on PC? Because I don't have an Xbox?
Halo (http://www.amazon.com/Halo-Combat-Evolved-Pc/dp/B00009TW6R/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1346036878&sr=8-1&keywords=Halo+PC) and Halo 2 (http://www.amazon.com/Halo-2-Pc/dp/B000NV8F58/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1346036878&sr=8-3&keywords=Halo+PC) are.

Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST and Halo Reach are 360 only.

RocShemp
08-26-12, 11:31 PM
Well that keeps me out of the loop after the second game. :(

Whatever happened to the rumours that you could play 360 games on Windows 8?

Matthew Chmiel
08-27-12, 01:42 AM
Whatever happened to the rumours that you could play 360 games on Windows 8?
There's Xbox integration in Windows 8 rather than Microsoft's failed "Games for Windows" attempt, but would Microsoft really cannibalize sales of their own hardware and software to allow 360 games to be played on any Windows 8 PC? No.

Get a 360. ;)

MoviePage
08-27-12, 05:00 AM
Games for Windows will still be supported in Windows 8 as far as I know. There are way too many games tied to it for it to just be dropped (including recently-released ones). But yes, it will have the integration for Windows games like Solitaire etc. too. Maybe they're getting rid of GFWL for new releases after Win8 drops, but I haven't seen any confirmation of that either.

RocShemp
08-27-12, 07:57 AM
Get a 360. ;)

I have a PS3 and always default to PC when it comes to multiplatform games (with the exception of Assassin's Creed due to Ubisoft's ridiculous DRM). Honestly, my PS3 gets more use as a BD player than a console. The 360 doesn't have the benefit of being a BD player so I can't see myself buying one. :shrug:

mattysemo247
09-24-12, 11:24 PM
Just a heads up, it looks like the Limited Edition might actually be limited like last year's MW3 Hardened Edition since it comes with all the DLC. Amazon, Newegg and Gamestop no longer have it for preorder, but it looks like Best Buy and Walmart still do. Glad I kept my $85 preorder at Newegg.

Matthew Chmiel
09-25-12, 02:18 AM
Just a heads up, it looks like the Limited Edition might actually be limited like last year's MW3 Hardened Edition since it comes with all the DLC. Amazon, Newegg and Gamestop no longer have it for preorder, but it looks like Best Buy and Walmart still do. Glad I kept my $85 preorder at Newegg.
:thumbsup:

Giantrobo
09-26-12, 03:05 PM
After seeing what the Enemies look like in a special feature, I gotta say...I'm really disappointed. They made it seem like they went all out to bring us something interesting but they just look like any random anime characters with Power Suits.

:down:

Oh well...

Matthew Chmiel
09-26-12, 05:02 PM
After seeing what the Enemies look like in a special feature, I gotta say...I'm really disappointed.
Are you talking about the Flood Infected Spartans as shown below?

http://i.imgur.com/74Jfn.jpg

If so, 343 hasn't confirmed the Flood being involved within the campaign. However, that picture above is from the "Infected" gameplay mode within multiplayer.

gerrythedon
09-27-12, 12:55 AM
Flood Multiplayer Mode Confirmed for Halo 4
The enemies you love to hate will return.

343 Industries has confirmed that The Flood will return in Halo 4's multiplayer. In a massive set of screenshots released today (which also includes images from single-player, so if you're trying to avoid anything from the campaign, tread carefully), Microsoft showed off The Flood in action, as well as a new map. The Flood will return in a new multiplayer mode called Flood. According to CVG, the mode supports up to 10 players. Two will start out as infected, with the goal of infecting the other players.

343 also showed off new shots of two UNSC vehicles, a troop carrier called Mammoth and a huge mech called the Mantis, as well as a new multiplayer map called Complex.

Separately, during an event at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden last night, 343’s Frank O’Connor confirmed that Halo 4 is complete and ready for certification. According to Videogamer, O’Connor reported that "We had a big piece of news yesterday back in the office, which is that the game is literally finished at this point. They are handing it off through the various certification processes and that, and we're done. It's been three years of incredibly hard work by about 300 people."


http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/09/26/flood-confirmed-for-halo-4

OldBoy
09-27-12, 08:09 AM
man, i hate the Flood. can't wait for this!!!

Giantrobo
09-28-12, 12:14 AM
Are you talking about the Flood Infected Spartans as shown below?

http://i.imgur.com/74Jfn.jpg

If so, 343 hasn't confirmed the Flood being involved within the campaign. However, that picture above is from the "Infected" gameplay mode within multiplayer.


Nope. The Prometheans or whatever they're called.

Giantrobo
09-28-12, 12:15 AM
and oh, FUCK the Flood.

Kenshiro
09-28-12, 05:19 PM
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Michael Corvin
09-28-12, 06:40 PM
After seeing what the Enemies look like in a special feature, I gotta say...I'm really disappointed. They made it seem like they went all out to bring us something interesting but they just look like any random anime characters with Power Suits.

:down:

Oh well...

:shrug: They look like they're from the Metroid universe which isn't a bad thing. Supposedly there are a few former Metroid devs over at 343 which would explain it too.

Matthew Chmiel
10-03-12, 04:16 PM
Just a heads up for those who are planning on watching the presidential debates. If you watch three of them them live on Xbox, you'll get a free avatar to be used in the game.

Michael Corvin
10-03-12, 05:11 PM
Avatar in Halo? You sure that's not simply an avatar outfit for the dashboard?

slop101
10-03-12, 05:50 PM
Thinking of skipping this just because it has Flood. I appreciated Reach so much because it didn't have them - but I wasn't sure at first, so the whole time I played Reach, I was dreading that I might run into them. Now that I know Halo 4 has them, it's really taken the wind out the sails for me.

Matthew Chmiel
10-03-12, 06:52 PM
Avatar in Halo? You sure that's not simply an avatar outfit for the dashboard?
Whoops. You're right.

atxbomber
10-03-12, 07:01 PM
Thinking of skipping this just because it has Flood. I appreciated Reach so much because it didn't have them - but I wasn't sure at first, so the whole time I played Reach, I was dreading that I might run into them. Now that I know Halo 4 has them, it's really taken the wind out the sails for me.

It's just in multiplayer, isn't it?

Kicker_of_Elves
10-03-12, 08:02 PM
Yeah only confirmed in multiplayer infection. It hasn't been confirmed as being in single player yet. I think the new flood designs are pretty badass so it wouldn't bother me if they were in single player at some point.

gerrythedon
10-05-12, 11:21 PM
Halo 4's Flood Mode Detailed

343 Industries has lifted the lid on one of Halo 4’s new modes, a twist on Infection which pits Spartans against the those annoying green bastards the Flood. Unsurprisingly, it’s called Flood Mode.

“Flood is the spiritual successor to Infection, a fan-favorite game type from Halo 3 and Reach,” explains a new post over on Halo Waypoint. “Our goal was to recreate it and push the mode to be new and different from previous versions.”

“As both War Games and Spartan Ops fit within the fiction of the UNSC Infinity, we wanted to use Halo fiction in this mode too, which led to us to create the Flood form in Multiplayer. Flood-converted humans are much faster and focus on melee attacks, so they were a natural fit for Infection’s successor.”

“Halo 4’s Flood mode is a round-based, ten-player game. It is a true asymmetric experience with the added twist of dynamic teams; this really changes things up as each game is different, especially in the incredibly intense and high-action final seconds.”

“At the beginning of each round, two players spawn as Flood forms and eight players spawn as Survivors. Survivors are standard Spartans equipped with shotguns and magnums, while Flood move very quickly and can only use a melee attack.”

“When a Survivor gets killed by a Flood, the Survivor will convert and respawn as a Flood. The round ends if a Survivor makes it to 3:00 or if all players are converted to Flood.”

In addition to this slew of new info, 343 Industries also released a rundown of the medals up for grabs. You can find them below.

Flood Conversion
Convert a Spartan to the Flood

Alpha Conversion
Convert a Spartan to the Flood as an Alpha

Infector
Kill 2 Spartans in a row as a Flood without dying

Carrier
Kill 3 Spartans in a row as a Flood without dying

Juggernaut
Kill 4 Spartans in a row as a Flood without dying

Gravemind
Kill ALL Spartans in a row as a Flood without dying

Flood Kill
Kill a Flood

Flood Kill Assist
Assist killing a Flood

Flood Hunter
Kill 4 Flood in a row as a Spartan without dying

Flood Survivor
Kill 6 Flood in a row as a Spartan without dying

Flood Exterminator
Kill 10 Flood in a row as a Spartan without dying

Last Man Standing
Be the last surviving Spartan

Final Conversion
Kill the last remaining Spartan

Flood Victory
Contribute to the Flood total conversion of all Spartans

Ancient One
Survive the entire round as a Flood and convert at least one Spartan

Clever
Survive the entire round as a Spartan

https://waypointprod.blob.core.windows.net/blogfilestore/storage/blogs/headlines/2012/10/4/flood4-2.jpg

slop101
10-06-12, 11:19 AM
It's just in multiplayer, isn't it?I didn't know that - seeing the screenshots, I didn't think it was for multiplayer only. Good to know!

K&AJones
10-06-12, 11:57 AM
Looks like the pre-order of the Limited is now sold-out at both Walmart and Best Buy as well. Even the offical Halo 4 web site appears to be out. When you click the Limited Edition, you get directed to the MS Store which states "Sorry but the item is currently out-of-stock"

I feel asleep on this thinking it wouldn't go. I wish I knew if more will become available but I doubt it. I'll just have to go with the standard version.

edstein
10-06-12, 04:18 PM
Target had some last time I checked.

Kenshiro
10-07-12, 08:53 AM
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mattysemo247
10-07-12, 10:15 AM
As much as I want to watch that, I think I'll wait and watch the extended edition that comes with the limited edition.

K&AJones
10-07-12, 10:39 AM
Target had some last time I checked.


In store?....online shows sold-out...like everyone else.

Giantrobo
10-07-12, 02:05 PM
:shrug: They look like they're from the Metroid universe which isn't a bad thing. Supposedly there are a few former Metroid devs over at 343 which would explain it too.

Wow, really? Makes a lot of sense since I HATED the generic shit design for the Metroid aliens. I'm guessing that was the Wii version? Yep, HATED them...and the game.

Anyway, I mean we've 'waited' all these years to see these Aliens in Halo 4 and this is what we got.

Huh, go figure....

K&AJones
10-07-12, 02:51 PM
I went by BB to trade in some DVD's and pre-order Prometheus 3D. I checked there, Walmart and a Target....all sold-out of the Limited version.

Decker
10-07-12, 03:05 PM
Wow, I had no idea they'd actually limit the LE. I was planning on using Best Buy credit on it, but now I guess I'll just keep my $84.99 New Egg pre-order instead. I hadn't decided if there was really $40 of added value in there for me (not much into multi player maps), but now that it's apparently rare somehow it's more desirable to me. :)

edstein
10-07-12, 07:48 PM
Frys.com and DeepDiscount.com still show preorders available.

Matthew Chmiel
10-07-12, 11:45 PM
Frys.com and DeepDiscount.com still show preorders available.
Fry's.com is worth the risk.

DeepDiscount.com is not.

I'm glad Microsoft wised up, removed the head out of their ass and actually made the limited edition, you know, limited. Now here's hoping Amazon doesn't try to fuck me out of my order despite me placing it back in May!

Michael Corvin
10-08-12, 11:09 AM
Double XP coming to Mtn. Dew & Doritos (http://www.dewxp.com/#/Main/Redeem) promotion: Starts on 10/15.

Prizes also include the new Halo 4 console, controllers, toys, Live subs, avatar items and the like.

K&AJones
10-08-12, 06:45 PM
I'll check Fry's tonight when I get home...thanks for the tip.

gerrythedon
10-11-12, 01:06 AM
David Fincher Producing Halo 4 Launch Trailer
Fight Club director will help “deliver an emotionally-charged look” at Master Chief.

David Fincher and Tim Miller will assist with Halo 4’s launch trailer. As announced today, Fincher -- director of Fight Club, The Social Network, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and many more -- will serve as executive producer, while Tim Miller (effects lead on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) will be the trailer’s director. According to Microsoft, “Fincher and Miller will help deliver an emotionally-charged look at the backstory of Halo’s iconic hero, the Master Chief.”

The trailer, called Scanned, looks at the backstory of Chief and introduces “the new threat” he will encounter in Halo 4. Scanned was filmed in Prague and will run for two minutes. It’s referred to by Fincher as “hybridized live-action/CGI “ and will be premiered on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on October 18th. You’ll be able to find it right here on IGN shortly afterward. For now, Microsoft has released a single still from the trailer:

http://oyster.ignimgs.com/wordpress/stg.ign.com/2012/10/still22-copyjpg-9d9d2e_800w-610x343.jpg

“Halo is one of the most iconic sci-fi universes, with a depth that allows for amazingly cinematic and emotionally riveting stories,” Miller said. “The chance to tell a story that explores never-before-seen facets of Master Chief’s journey is an honor. Our goal is to deliver a blockbuster, Hollywood-quality trailer that raises the bar for the award-winning legacy of live-action Halo storytelling and gets fans stoked for the return of Master Chief.”

Scanned follows the other recent Halo live action series, Forward Unto Dawn. Halo 4, meanwhile, will hit Xbox 360 on November 6th. For an idea of what you can expect from Chief’s journey, read our hands-on impressions of the campaign. For more info on Halo 4 -- including a guided tour of the multiplayer maps -- look no further than our Halo 4 wiki.


IGN.com

Matthew Chmiel
10-11-12, 04:13 PM
The Limited Edition is back up for pre-order on Amazon. I have no idea how long it's going to last for.

K&AJones
10-12-12, 08:11 AM
Thanks to Kenshiro for letting me know this last night. Me and friend were playing Borderlands 2 last night and he jumped in the party to ask if we were getting Halo 4. The three of us have played together in the past Halos and I said yes but I didn't get the Limited in time. He let me know Amazon had it back up and that was 11PM Central. They still had it showing and I did the pre-order. I did not search if others had it.


Update - Not sure how long it last or how many they had but there is no more as of 4PM central. I wouldn't be surprised they went pretty fast when word spread they had some.

Kenshiro
10-19-12, 06:34 PM
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edstein
10-19-12, 10:41 PM
Will the Halo 4 console come with all the limited edition extras?

Matthew Chmiel
10-20-12, 12:02 AM
Will the Halo 4 console come with all the limited edition extras?
No, it'll be the standard edition of the game. "Halo 4 Standard Edition Game: Enjoy the Halo experience with the Halo 4 game. Included in this bundle is the Halo 4 Standard Edition game for you begin the Halo Reclaimer saga right out of the box."

I only know that as my co-worker purchased both the Halo 4 console and a copy of the Limited Edition set off Amazon. He's going to keep the console (as his first generation is on its last legs) and LE for himself while he gives the standard edition game to his brother.

Raul3
10-20-12, 12:47 PM
Yep, that's standard, at least for Microsoft.

Last year I bought both the console and LE of Gears 3, to have "everything". I ended with two copies, that was fine, since that was the game that I played for the next 9 months, so each copy was in one of my consoles.

edstein
10-20-12, 02:58 PM
I was the hoping the console may have been loaded with some other goodies.

K&AJones
10-20-12, 03:49 PM
I was the hoping the console may have been loaded with some other goodies.


Me too...and I was seriouslly looking at it since mine has been fixed (heat sink issue) three times but backed off because it had the normal game and justfeel the new systems are so close. No doubt I think it's the best looking one to date.

gerrythedon
10-22-12, 10:44 PM
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RocShemp
10-23-12, 07:37 AM
Anybody been watching the Forward Unto Dawn web series? I don't know jack squat about Halo but found the series interesting so far. Shame it's only five episodes. It has some excellent production values.

Michael Corvin
10-23-12, 08:02 AM
I'm waiting for the LE to watch the whole thing. My friends have been praising it as well.

cruzness
10-23-12, 01:07 PM
XS7K6 VHPWY

Code from my Mountain Dew for Halo Dew XP. Whoever wants it....

Michael Corvin
10-23-12, 01:33 PM
Thanks cruz. 3 matches. :up:

Has anyone found any Dorito bags with the promo? All I've seen is Dew related material.

mattysemo247
10-23-12, 01:49 PM
XS7K6 VHPWY

Code from my Mountain Dew for Halo Dew XP. Whoever wants it....

What do you do with these anyways? Are they multiple use codes?

cruzness
10-23-12, 06:01 PM
If they are anything like MW3 codes they are single use codes that get input into Dew XP and they give you double XP in multiplayer.

Michael Corvin
10-23-12, 07:48 PM
Yep. Singe use. Size of Dew/Diritos determines the number of double xp matches you get.

Link is in post #129. :D

RocShemp
10-23-12, 09:57 PM
I'm waiting for the LE to watch the whole thing. My friends have been praising it as well.

Apparently the LE is only getting a standard def download. But there is a BD release (http://www.amazon.com/Halo-Forward-Unto-Dawn-Blu-ray/dp/B009B8YZKS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351043837&sr=8-1&keywords=forward+unto+dawn) that also features a 90 minute extended cut (whole series is around 75 minutes altogether).

gerrythedon
10-25-12, 12:40 AM
Halo 4 Map Packs: Details, Release Dates
War Games Map Pass offers access to three map packs over five months.

343 has announced downloadable content details for Halo 4. Three map packs will be available including three maps each and are set to arrive between December 2012 and April 2013. Players will have the option of purchasing a Halo 4 War Games Map Pass for $24.99 (2,000 Microsoft Points) that will offer access to the packs at a 15% discount as well as a unique in-game Falcon emblem. The Map Pass is included for free with the Halo 4 Limited Edition, and two unique in-game helmets (Scanner and Strider) will be offered when the Pass is purchased separately.

The Crimson Map Pack will be released in December 2012 and includes three maps: Wreckage, Harvest and Shatter. According to 343, players will “witness the chaos of a clash of civilizations” in Wreckage and see a “blend of claustrophobic spaces and dangerous exposures.” Players will also “venture into the human colony environs of Harvest” and “explore a human foray on an alien moon in Shatter.”

The Majestic Map Pack, due in February 2013, includes Landfall, Monolith and Skyline. As 343 describes, “Landfall’s emphasis is on infantry battles against a glittering ocean on a distant world, while Monolith exposes you to the naked vacuum of space -- and the firepower of opposing teams. Skyline’s distinctly industrial feel provides new challenges in somewhat familiar, but occasionally confined spaces.”

Finally, the Castle Map Pack is scheduled for April 2013 and offers Daybreak, Outcast and Perdition. “Daybreak is set in a military facility against the backdrop of an idyllic mountain range,” 343 says, “while Outcast plunges you into the warrens, canyons and arches of an alien edifice. Perdition takes players into the heart of an urban sprawl, with tactical speed and situational awareness its key features.”


IGN.com

Matthew Chmiel
10-26-12, 06:35 PM
Halo 4: $59.99
Halo 4 War Games Map Pass: $24.99
---
Total: $84.98

Yeah, I'm glad I bit the bullet and ordered the LE the moment it went online. For $15 more, it was worth it to get the casing and other various bonus materials... and it's free after all of the gift cards and promotions I've saved up from past Amazon ordering I've made. :thumbsup: :)

gerrythedon
10-26-12, 10:14 PM
We have to support this game anyway necessary ;)


Halo is a $3 Billion Franchise, Halo 4 the Most Expensive Game in Microsoft's History

Microsoft has been chucking around some big numbers in relation to the Halo series and it’s upcoming latest iteration, Halo 4.

According to the Redmond tech giant, Halo 4 is the most expensive game Microsoft has ever produced and Halo itself is a whopping $3 billion franchise.

Microsoft Studios’ Phil Spencer described Halo 4 as the “most important entertainment product in the company” and when pushed on whether it was the most expensive, responded, “Absolutely. Nothing’s even close.”

Spencer didn’t say exactly how much the game has cost to make, but it has been estimated that Master Chief’s return has cost the company a cool $60 million. It’s worth noting that a big chunk of that will be Marketing costs.

Halo 3 is the series’ fastest-selling game, racking up a ridiculous $300 million global sales in just one week. If Halo 4 can get anyway near that, Microsoft’s investment should be safe.

atxbomber
10-27-12, 09:30 AM
It’s worth noting that a big chunk of that will be Marketing costs.


Yeah, and that is one of the ridiculous costs they'll use to justify next gen's inevitable price increase. Somehow they've got to pay for that David Fincher 2.5 minute ad that doesn't actually show any gameplay.

Decker
10-27-12, 07:47 PM
Man, I know it's rare and therefor valuable, but I'm having serious thoughts of cancelling my $85 Newegg preorder of the LE. There just doesn't look like $40 worth of content there for me. I love steelbooks and have several for Halo games, but hell, Reach LE didn't come with one anyway. There's the season pass which will be 2000 points, but that's really $20 for me, not $25 (and that's not even counting the inevitable sale price). Then there's the packaging and a movie download. I don't know. I think I might be better off with a Best Buy pre-order, the $20 RZ certificates, the bonus armor, and the eventual, likely price match from some store in the next 60 days. Not sure yet, but that's how I'm leaning.

gerrythedon
10-31-12, 11:24 PM
The IGN review of Halo 4 goes live on Thursday, November 1 at 12:01am PT/3:01am ET/7:01am GMT

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/10/31/read-our-halo-4-review-tomorrow-night

starman9000
11-01-12, 08:31 AM
Never read this site, but they love it:

http://www.polygon.com/game/halo-4/2204

Wrap Up:

Halo 4 nails the wonder and awe that defined the series to begin with

In that way, Halo 4 is most like the original Halo, where the novelty and wonder of exploring something really alien and different is a key factor. While Halo 4 continues the series' tradition of iteration on its own design more successfully than any one of its predecessors, that sense of awe, of discovery, has been light since the first game, and I didn't realize how much I missed it until I played Halo 4. Halo is in new hands with 343i, but the studio nailed exactly why the series became a genre-defining franchise. And it's exciting to think about where it goes from here.

Can you still preorder at BB and get the $20?

starman9000
11-01-12, 08:36 AM
9.8 at IGN:

Amazingly, Halo 4 is not only a success, but a bar-raising triumph for the entire first-person shooter genre.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/01/halo-4-review

mattysemo247
11-01-12, 09:22 AM
Can't freakin wait. I took off work next Friday, hoping I can start on Thursday night and play most of the day on Friday and finish it up by the end of the weekend.

Trevor
11-01-12, 10:33 AM
Can you still preorder at BB and get the $20?
Until the 3rd.

starman9000
11-01-12, 10:37 AM
Thanks, I better head today. BB isn't near me so I was hoping to be close by at some point.

RocShemp
11-01-12, 10:37 AM
Makes me wish I had a 360. Oh well, is the next Xbox gonna be backwards compatible with the current games?

MoviePage
11-01-12, 11:03 AM
10/10 from Destructoid (http://www.destructoid.com/review-halo-4-233109.phtml).

This was not a game I had planned to get right away, but the stellar reviews are starting to sway me. Seems like it's going to end up with the best overall scores of the year.

Gooter
11-01-12, 11:04 AM
10/10 from Destructoid (http://www.destructoid.com/review-halo-4-233109.phtml).

This was not a game I had planned to get right away, but the stellar reviews are starting to sway me. Seems like it's going to end up with the best overall scores of the year.

Damn it! Me too! And I even skipped ODST and Reach because I was tired of the Halo series after Halo 3.

So which store still has the best pre-order bonuses?

OldBoy
11-01-12, 11:32 AM
giggity giggity!!

OldBoy
11-01-12, 11:36 AM
90.47% with 31 reviews (http://www.gamerankings.com/xbox360/632877-halo-4/index.html)

Decker
11-01-12, 11:45 AM
Well maybe I should just keep my $85 New Egg pre-order after all. If the game is a classic and the LEs are really rare, I might as well just bite the bullet and keep it rather than regretting it later. I have to decide soon.

Gooter
11-01-12, 11:59 AM
So looks like the best pre-order deal is from Best Buy. Two armor skins and a $20 RZ cert if you are GC Unlocked. I am not so to join it will cost $14.99 which basically reduces my $20 RZ cert down to $5. Still worth it or wait for the inevitable price drop?

Raul3
11-01-12, 01:36 PM
SP Campaign is around 9 hours in Normal, according to my local newspaper reviewer.

He loved the game too.

Matthew Chmiel
11-01-12, 02:21 PM
So looks like the best pre-order deal is from Best Buy. Two armor skins and a $20 RZ cert if you are GC Unlocked. I am not so to join it will cost $14.99 which basically reduces my $20 RZ cert down to $5. Still worth it or wait for the inevitable price drop?
Like Halo: Reach, there could be the possibility it will be $39.99 before Christmas. However, Halo: Reach was released in September and was already out for three months. I don't know if Microsoft would be willing to do the same this time around.

atrium
11-01-12, 10:59 PM
9.8 at IGN:



http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/01/halo-4-review
I'm sorry, I'm gonna get the game like the rest of us, but this guy sounds like such a biased fanboy and the whole review in general isn't very good.

The game is great I'm sure, but it's worth noting that despite these very high scores, it's the lowest aggregate score of the main Halo games. Still a great game I'm sure though, I just don't think it's going to 'change gaming' or something like CE did and like the IGN guy seemed to think

Raul3
11-02-12, 08:55 AM
They had a review event Oct. 8 and 9.

That may have influenced some scores. But the game looks great.

Schloob1
11-02-12, 09:35 AM
So looks like the best pre-order deal is from Best Buy. Two armor skins and a $20 RZ cert if you are GC Unlocked. I am not so to join it will cost $14.99 which basically reduces my $20 RZ cert down to $5. Still worth it or wait for the inevitable price drop?

While you might not get it right on release day, Microsoft store online you get $25 off your next purchase and "Pulse" armor skin. I ordered this way since I already had a $10 off code from a previous game I purchased, and figure at worst I'll get a 2nd new game for only $35 now.

Gooter
11-02-12, 10:27 AM
While you might not get it right on release day, Microsoft store online you get $25 off your next purchase and "Pulse" armor skin. I ordered this way since I already had a $10 off code from a previous game I purchased, and figure at worst I'll get a 2nd new game for only $35 now.

Thanks Schloob! I was actually just about to post about the M$ deal. I will go with that one.

stingermck
11-02-12, 10:50 AM
IDK if this has been asked/answered so Im going to throw it out there. Can me and a friend play split screen campaign on one console, and link up with 2 others online?

Schloob1
11-02-12, 11:03 AM
Thanks Schloob! I was actually just about to post about the M$ deal. I will go with that one.

No problem, anytime. I figure unless you absolutely need it 1st thing that day it is a solid deal. I know the last pre-release I got from them pretty certain was only 1 day after actual release day. Now I just have to wait on the Black Friday ads to figure out which game I want to use my $25 off or to instead get at the stores due to an even cheaper price that way.

vballboy51
11-02-12, 11:29 AM
I think this is worth noting here. Get paid to play Halo 4! (credit to this post on CAG http://www.cheapassgamer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=331104)

AMEX/Xbox Sync Deals Must be done through Dashboard Ad:
$10 STATEMENT CREDIT FOR ENROLLING!
$25 credit back for $50 spent at PacSun
$5 credit back for $10 spent at AMC Theaters


Complete Halo 4 Achievements and get rewards:
Complete the 'Operation Completion' achievement and get $50 back when you spend $100 at Best Buy using your synced card.
(Complete a Spartan Ops Mission on any difficulty)
Complete the 'Wake Up John' achievement and get a one-time $25 statement credit within 8 weeks after unlocking the offer.
(Complete the campaign on normal or harder)
Be one of the first 25 syned Cardmembers to complete the 'Lone Wolf Legend' achievement and win a trip to E3 in 2013 for you and a friend!
(Completed the Campaign solo on Legendary difficulty)

Look for the Halo/Amex ad on your dashboard.

MoviePage
11-03-12, 01:46 PM
That's a pretty incredible deal, so thanks for sharing. It pushed me over the fence into ordering the game since it'll pay for itself and then some. I went with the MS store for the $25 credit.

vballboy51
11-03-12, 08:16 PM
Glad you noticed it. signing up was easy and yea, its a real no brainier. i did Best Buy for the $20, but its just more convenient for me. now we just need it to drop in price between now and christmas!

Trevor
11-04-12, 04:52 PM
Trying to sync my Amex card but getting an error message. I guess my Costco Amex counts as a "corporate" card and doesn't qualify? :(

Decker
11-04-12, 05:07 PM
Trying to sync my Amex card but getting an error message. I guess my Costco Amex counts as a "corporate" card and doesn't qualify? :(

My Costco card (which is a business membership) linked up just fine.

nickdawgy
11-05-12, 03:11 AM
I guess I'm the only one that isn't shooting a load over this game.

Never played part 3, and played Reach because I got it free :lol:

mhg83
11-05-12, 04:06 AM
I guess I'm the only one that isn't shooting a load over this game.

Never played part 3, and played Reach because I got it free :lol:

3 was good but nowhere near as great as 2. Reach was a step in the right direction. I will agree with you on lack of enthusiasm for this game. I've always bought the numbered halos day one ever since Halo 2. I just can't get excited since Bungie left. I'll pick this up when it hits $20 though.

starman9000
11-05-12, 09:41 AM
Best Buy's extended price-matching/return window is in effect now (have until 1/24/13), for those still debating where to pick it up.

edstein
11-05-12, 09:04 PM
Anyone going out for the midnight launch?

mattysemo247
11-05-12, 11:02 PM
Newegg shipped my LE copy, should be here tomorrow :banana:

Trevor
11-05-12, 11:12 PM
Anyone going out for the midnight launch?
I'm seriously considering it. Wish my local Best Buy would answer the phone to confirm the overall hours tonight though, as I can't get there until 0100 perhaps.

Trevor
11-06-12, 01:23 AM
I ended up going even though I really didn't know why, as I barely game on consoles the last few years. I think I just wanted to see what one of the midnight events was like. Also, between the Best Buy $20 preorder bonus and the Amex credits if I finish it, the game is pretty much free.

The experience went surprisingly well. I was able to get there by 0030, so was the last arrival, with about 100 younger people in front of me waiting for the two customer service registers to ring up their pre-orders. I thought a boring hour was in front of me until a manager pulled me aside and said that he'd take the back of the line one by one to another register to complete my purchase. Somehow I had the one receipt I needed in my wallet, even though I usually never keep them in there.

They had a couple good deals going. Half price on the Halo 4 strategy guide, and $40 for a 13 month Live card.

Been up since 0430, or I'd be playing it now. Hope I can sleep.

edstein
11-06-12, 02:02 AM
Picked up my Halo 4 console tonight at GameStop. Waited until 12:30 before I got in line. In was much shorter by then and I didn't have to wait much. They ran out of the pre-order codes but they took my name and said more would be available tomorrow. I'll pick up my second copy of the game at BB tomorrow.

MasterofDVD
11-06-12, 02:04 AM
As much as I want to play all night I have to show a bit of willpower and stop for the night.

While I'm not sure about things like the HUD and the way Master Chief moves there is no question the graphics are top notch. I also forgot how much I enjoyed the banter between MC and Cortana.

As for the midnight launch it was fucking miserable. The crowd was nothing bunch kids who were mostly all under 18 and pretty much all of them thought they were hot shit. Unlike the last midnight release I attended, for The Avengers blu-ray, I pretty much didn't talk to anyone. As a 34 year old I sure with the exception of Halo we had NOTHING to chat about.

Lastly I wish they would improve upon the code system for downloads. My receipt was about 1 1/2 feet long with about 6 or so codes for various free shit. I asked the guy if there were still freebies included inside the LE and he said no. Well...he was wrong and there were 4 more codes to redeem inside. I wish they could just do QR codes for that shit and save me some time.

Michael Corvin
11-06-12, 03:02 AM
Yeah the game is gorgeous as hell. Probably the first time Halo graphics have "wowed" since the first game. After 5 outings on Legendary I figured I'll lay back and rock this one on Normal. It feels closer to Heroic to me. I've died a few times already.

wlj
11-06-12, 08:40 AM
I watched the gamespot video review yesterday and I was pretty wowed by the graphics. I am not a big halo fan(i skipped ODST and Reach) so that is the first footage I had seen of part 4. I am definitely putting it on my xmas list.

Deftones
11-06-12, 08:48 AM
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-m43cqDWkik?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Raul3
11-06-12, 09:09 AM
I can't wait to pick up my order later today, and play the game tonight.

OldBoy
11-06-12, 10:50 AM
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/-m43cqDWkik?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

that's pretty funny.

Gooter
11-06-12, 10:52 AM
Mine will be delivered today from the M$ store.

Who's up for some coop on Heroic? If you are in it for the cheevos, then it makes more sense to play coop on Heroic as you have to solo Legendary for a separate cheevo anyway.

Trevor
11-06-12, 12:13 PM
So I'm not sure if this was a good deal/glitch for me or not.

Looks like the clerk at Best Buy screwed up last night. I got charged full price for the 13 month Live card ($60) instead of the discounted $40 it was supposed to be, but I got the game for free.

Looks like a big boon for me initially, but then I lose out on the $20 RZ cert and the inevitable price drop/match in the next 60 days. So pretty much a push. Plus I lose out on the Best Buy bonus skins or whatever I guess, as the Halo 4 box seems generic.

What to do?

slop101
11-06-12, 12:33 PM
$49 at Fry's, bitches!

K&AJones
11-06-12, 01:27 PM
Got my notice from Amazon at 10:30am that my Limited copy has shipped. Cannot wait

MoviePage
11-06-12, 01:32 PM
Got my copy from the MS store today. They shipped it Next Day Air, even with the free shipping option. Nice! I hear they're really slow on sending out the codes and coupons, though.

Michael Corvin
11-06-12, 02:13 PM
Anyone redeem the season pass code with the LE? I did and I didn't see any mention of success.

Decker
11-06-12, 02:26 PM
Anyone redeem the season pass code with the LE? I did and I didn't see any mention of success.

When you sign in here (http://marketplace.xbox.com/en-US/Product/Halo-4-War-Games-Map-Pass/76f6d65a-a722-47dd-9a19-c4c7da598de9), does it show as "Already Purchased"?

Michael Corvin
11-06-12, 02:30 PM
Nope.

Decker
11-06-12, 02:32 PM
Yuck. Guess I'll wait until that's straightened out before I redeem my code then. I'm one of the ones who got screwed out of the Debate armor rewards and know that Live CS doesn't seem to be very helpful.

starman9000
11-06-12, 03:12 PM
Codes were handled 100% better on this than the Borderlands 2 ones for Best Buy, have them on the receipt and emailed.

Decker
11-06-12, 03:24 PM
Codes were handled 100% better on this than the Borderlands 2 ones for Best Buy, have them on the receipt and emailed.

That's 100% identical to how they were handled on Borderlands 2 pre-orders. (At least that's how it was for me.)

starman9000
11-06-12, 03:26 PM
For myself, and a lot of others, it took over a week to get it. CSRs were ringing up the wrong UPC or something.

MoviePage
11-06-12, 04:56 PM
FYI: the game's servers have been experiencing issues for most of the day, with a LOT of people being unable to do anything online. I was able to get into a couple of matches, but from what I've been hearing I feel like a lucky minority.

The Dude
11-06-12, 05:35 PM
Just picked it up (after promising myself I'd wait on a price drop)...if you see me online, shoot me an invite!

Michael Corvin
11-06-12, 06:14 PM
Finished the game.

No spoilers but:
:jawdrop: at the ending.


Oh and there is a bonus scene after the credits. You have to option to skip the credits, but I'm unsure if doing that will also skip the bonus scene.

Yuck. Guess I'll wait until that's straightened out before I redeem my code then. I'm one of the ones who got screwed out of the Debate armor rewards and know that Live CS doesn't seem to be very helpful.

A friend overheard someone at Gamestop saying his code didn't work either. Probably a good idea to just hang on to it.

parrotheads4
11-06-12, 06:36 PM
Got my notice from Amazon at 10:30am that my Limited copy has shipped. Cannot wait

hmmm. Mine still says "shipping soon"
:sad:

slop101
11-06-12, 06:48 PM
Finished the game.
That sucks - that means it's a super short game, right?

Michael Corvin
11-06-12, 07:25 PM
Raptr has me at 8 hours, and that was on normal.

starman9000
11-06-12, 08:03 PM
Is it worth trying to sell or trade these armor bonus codes anywhere? Can't say I really care enough to enter the codes.

mattysemo247
11-06-12, 08:05 PM
Alright, before I start freaking out and calling NewEgg, is the Steelbook supposed to have anything in it besides the games? Mine is empty. No instruction book, DLC codes, nothing.

Michael Corvin
11-06-12, 08:09 PM
Mine didn't have anything either. All the extras were in those foil bags.

mattysemo247
11-06-12, 08:13 PM
Alright, awesome, thanks Corvin. I didn't want to start tearing into the bags just in case I had to send it back. Weird that they didn't even include an instruction book. Guess more and more games are doing that.

Barth
11-06-12, 08:30 PM
Raptr has me at 8 hours, and that was on normal.

Wow in that case, I should have rented it. When will I learn my lessons with FPS? I'm getting better tho, rented Dishonored, MOH, and will rent COD from Family Video and spend a total of 23 bucks to do so.
I don't understand how I can spend 20 hours+ with Borderlands and Skyrim and can finish all these other games in a 5 day rental. Any game that short shouldn't cost 60 bucks and get a near perfect review. I know, I know...multiplayer. :thmbsdwn: I'm sure I spent around 15 hours on Reach.

Michael Corvin
11-06-12, 10:04 PM
Play it on Legendary. I'm sure the playtime will be doubled. Or play it more than once. There is value to be had if you want it. Spartan Ops is going to offer another 6 hours or so, and multiplayer is a time sink for some.

Like it or not, 10 hours for single player campaigns is the norm anymore. The Borderlands, Skyrims and Mass Effects are the exceptions.

foxdvd
11-06-12, 10:06 PM
Play it on Legendary. I'm sure the playtime will be doubled. Or play it more than once. There is value to be had if you want it. Spartan Ops is going to offer another 6 hours or so, and multiplayer is a time sink for some.

Like it or not, 10 hours for single player campaigns is the norm anymore. The Borderlands, Skyrims and Mass Effects are the exceptions.

and spartan ops can be played SP right?

I am jumping right in tomorrow on Legendary...buzz is it is harder than all the games, so I will see how that goes...

Between the SP and Spartan Ops you will get plenty of value, even if you never touch mp..

gerrythedon
11-06-12, 11:08 PM
FYI: the game's servers have been experiencing issues for most of the day, with a LOT of people being unable to do anything online. I was able to get into a couple of matches, but from what I've been hearing I feel like a lucky minority.

Microsoft Addressing Halo 4 Connectivity Issues
“We are currently narrowing down possible solutions.”

Microsoft is currently looking into connectivity issues affecting Halo 4. Due to high demand, some users are experiencing trouble connecting online, but Microsoft is aware of the issue and taking steps to address it.

On Halo Waypoint, 343 posted the following statement: “As you can imagine, there are a tremendous number of new players connecting to Halo 4 right now. We’re aware that some users are experiencing occasional issues connecting to the Halo 4 services, and we are currently narrowing down possible solutions.”

The post adds that “we will be providing regular updates across all our channels” and advises staying tuned to the Halo Waypoint Twitter, Halo 4 Facebook and Halo Waypoint forums for the latest info. “Thank you for your patience, and we’ll continue working around the clock until all issues are resolved,” the post concludes.


IGN.com

MoviePage
11-07-12, 02:32 AM
Play Halo 4 multiplayer, get up to 800 free MS points (http://rewards.xbox.com/halo-4/):
The latest offer to Xbox Live Rewards members will get them free Microsoft Points just for playing Halo 4's multiplayer. If you play over 140 hours of multiplayer, you'll be given 600 MS Points. Over 70 hours will earn you 300 MS Points, and over 35 hours will get you 100 MS Points.

Spending over 3000 MS Points on Halo content in the Marketplace will get you 200 points back, and spending 1500 points will get you 100 points back. You'll also be given back 800 MS Points if you spend over 3000 points and play over 35 hours of multiplayer combined.

This offer is good until November 30, and you have to sign up for the Reward service to make it count. Read more (http://www.destructoid.com/get-free-microsoft-points-for-playing-halo-4-multiplayer-238128.phtml#If4soG24zXafavDm.99).

Before anyone asks, I did the math, and to get the top reward (140 hours) you'd have to spend a little under 6 hours per day playing between now and Nov. 30th.

Michael Corvin
11-07-12, 08:19 AM
For even more perspective, it also works out to about a nickel an hour.

Edison
11-07-12, 08:53 AM
Play Halo 4 multiplayer, get up to 800 free MS points (http://rewards.xbox.com/halo-4/):

Before anyone asks, I did the math, and to get the top reward (140 hours) you'd have to spend a little under 6 hours per day playing between now and Nov. 30th.

Shouldn't the multiplayer be 100% working before they offer something like this?

Krayzie
11-07-12, 09:12 AM
Is there a reason to play any of the previous Halo games before I start Halo 4's campaign? The last Halo game I actually played and beat was Halo 1 back in the day. I have Halo 2, 3, ODST and Reach but I haven't actually played any of the campaigns.

wlj
11-07-12, 10:08 AM
Is there a reason to play any of the previous Halo games before I start Halo 4's campaign? The last Halo game I actually played and beat was Halo 1 back in the day. I have Halo 2, 3, ODST and Reach but I haven't actually played any of the campaigns.




The Halo lore is hard for me to understand anyway, it confuses me. I am sure you will be fine.

Michael Corvin
11-07-12, 10:17 AM
The Halo lore is hard for me to understand anyway, it confuses me. I am sure you will be fine.

Yeah it's very dense. The Halo encyclopedia explained the plot better in a couple pages than the first 5 games did combined.

Raul3
11-07-12, 10:31 AM
Started played in Heroic, I played like 30 minutes and really liked it. Heck, after the first two minutes, including introduction, it was already a solid candidate for GOTY to me.

Kicker_of_Elves
11-07-12, 08:43 PM
Oh and there is a bonus scene after the credits. You have to option to skip the credits, but I'm unsure if doing that will also skip the bonus scene.



You still get to see the bonus cutscene if you skip the credits.

slop101
11-07-12, 10:46 PM
After playing so much Borderlands (and heck, every other shooter) where I'm so used to pressing the left trigger to look down the sight of my gun, I kept doing that and mistakenly lobbing grenades in Halo4.

edstein
11-07-12, 11:10 PM
Switch to the "fishstick" button layout. It's the same as call of duty.

Kicker_of_Elves
11-07-12, 11:51 PM
Really surprised at how good it is. It's probably my favorite since the original.

My favorite moment:

Finally getting to fly the Pelican. I've wanted to fly one ever since the 1st one. The end was also pretty crazy too.

foxdvd
11-07-12, 11:54 PM
first 3 levels done on legendary..so far so good. Just feels so natural.

Gooter
11-08-12, 09:24 AM
first 3 levels done on legendary..so far so good. Just feels so natural.

The 3rd one is a b*tch. Am trying to do it with my nephew on coop and we are having a hard time.

mattysemo247
11-08-12, 05:21 PM
Amazon has the LE back in stock right now. Probably won't last long...

EDIT:Sold out

Schloob1
11-08-12, 05:55 PM
Finished up the Spartan Ops Episode on Legendary, thank goodness nothing respawns which makes it easy if not long. Those damn Knights are a bitch going against them solo, the campaign is not going to be fun against them on Legendary. They make Elites with energy swords seem like child's play when I look back at the past Halo's.

Barth
11-08-12, 06:12 PM
Just started today. Am I correct in the fact I should play through the campaign before starting the Spartan Ops episodes? I thought I read somewhere the episodes take place after the campaign storywise.

foxdvd
11-09-12, 12:52 AM
Just started today. Am I correct in the fact I should play through the campaign before starting the Spartan Ops episodes? I thought I read somewhere the episodes take place after the campaign storywise.

I made the mistake of starting one level of Spartan Ops...you can play it when you want, but I guess it takes place after Halo 4, so there seems to be spoilers...

Done with mission 5...that last part was a bitch..

mattysemo247
11-09-12, 02:09 AM
Played about 4hrs of multiplayer with a friend tonight. LOVED IT. Can't believe how smooth and polished this game is. Finally time to start the campaign now.

Michael Corvin
11-09-12, 08:28 AM
Finally ran some MP as well. With it being so much more like CoD I expected to hate it, but I had a blast. Of course we were winning, so that helps with the perspective some. :lol: I love starting with the DMR.

I played for about 90 minutes and maybe my memory is hazy but I swear I only played on 3-4 maps. None of which impressed me all that much.

Also, since I mentioned my LE map pass code not showing as redeemed(and others having the same concerns), I got to researching. The running theory (and likely true) is it's not showing as redeemed on the marketplace because the Map Pass (2000pts) and the code in the LE are different. Since the LE code comes with some armor, emblems and the map pass it is different than the stand alone map pass on the marketplace.

Now on to the [possibly] big fuck you to fans... after installing the MP disc I checked out the storage on the hard drive. In addition to installing the MP portion of the game, it appears it installed a 2GB War Games Map Pack to the hard drive. So if that's correct then all 3 map packs are already on disc, just locked away from the user.

Can anyone who hasn't redeemed the War Games code or bought the pass yet see if you have that same 2GB file?

Pretty shitty if that's the case.

slop101
11-09-12, 09:37 AM
Can you turn off the helmet obstructing the bottom of the screen in the campaign? It's not there in MP.

stingermck
11-09-12, 10:04 AM
Finished Spartan on Legendary with 2 friends and had a blast. Starting campaign tonight.

mattysemo247
11-09-12, 11:08 AM
Finally ran some MP as well. With it being so much more like CoD I expected to hate it, but I had a blast. Of course we were winning, so that helps with the perspective some. :lol: I love starting with the DMR.

I played for about 90 minutes and maybe my memory is hazy but I swear I only played on 3-4 maps. None of which impressed me all that much.

Also, since I mentioned my LE map pass code not showing as redeemed(and others having the same concerns), I got to researching. The running theory (and likely true) is it's not showing as redeemed on the marketplace because the Map Pass (2000pts) and the code in the LE are different. Since the LE code comes with some armor, emblems and the map pass it is different than the stand alone map pass on the marketplace.

Now on to the [possibly] big fuck you to fans... after installing the MP disc I checked out the storage on the hard drive. In addition to installing the MP portion of the game, it appears it installed a 2GB War Games Map Pack to the hard drive. So if that's correct then all 3 map packs are already on disc, just locked away from the user.

Can anyone who hasn't redeemed the War Games code or bought the pass yet see if you have that same 2GB file?

Pretty shitty if that's the case.

I was going to ask you if you figured out what happened with the codes. I still haven't redeemed mine yet in fear of something fucking up as well. So I'm guessing it's safe to do so now?

And yes, the maps are already on there. When I go to the DLC to purchase the map pack for 2000pts, it's a very small file (in the KB, not MB or GB)

Michael Corvin
11-09-12, 04:41 PM
I'm an idiot. The MP is called War Game which is 2gb. Then there is Spartan Ops which is 1.5gb.

That's what I get for staying up til 2.

K&AJones
11-09-12, 07:04 PM
I'm loading up the game right now. So...one needs to do the campaign solo and then Spartan Ops? a friend got his copy the other day and has been waiting to get mine and we were hooking up tonight for Spartan Ops.

Matthew Chmiel
11-10-12, 05:23 PM
The multiplayer on this game is fucking aggravating. Not because of the players, but because Microsoft hasn't done a goddamn thing since launch to fix all of the inane server issues.

Despite having a minimum 25mbps down internet connection and no issues sprouting from my router, I suffer from insane amounts of lag most of the times I'm playing online. It makes the multiplayer aspect of the game completely unplayable. I'm also not the only one to complain about this issue as there's threads galore about it on not only the Halo Waypoint, but on other gaming forums as well. Microsoft has kept quiet on all issues with the exception of the issue on Tuesday where nobody could even connect to the servers.

At least Infinity Ward and Treyarch are open with its community when they fuck up. It's sad that Microsoft, that wrote a blank check to make this game, can't admit to their own problems and faults.

Hey, since their multiplayer servers suck, at least I already beat the campaign! :thumbsup:

Michael Corvin
11-10-12, 05:40 PM
I've played probably 15 games and only noticed lag once, and even then it was just a single 5 second incident.

Although I'm playing with 3 friends all within a few miles of each other. Not sure of that matters though.

K&AJones
11-10-12, 07:16 PM
Switch to the "fishstick" button layout. It's the same as call of duty.



Gave this a try as I've played Boraderlands 2 since it came out....good tip as it's worked for me just fine.

MasterofDVD
11-10-12, 11:09 PM
I have to say that the only bad thing about this game so far is how insanely long it takes to resume the campaign. I'm not super impatient but out of all the games I've ever played on the 360, about 492 according to Raptr, I've only ever bitched about loading times on one other game before this. I'm currently installing the game to my HDD so I hope to god this speeds the process up a bit.

Ok if installing the game to the HDD makes as big of a difference as it just did then they really needed to have something pop-up on screen and make mention of that as soon as you start the game. I can't believe up till tonight I waited as long as I did for things to load.

Raul3
11-10-12, 11:53 PM
Yeah, I guess you need to follow them more closely to know about this. But must fans know about this.

I play on 2 Xboxes, the main one, I installed the game the first day. The second one, I started playing from disc and noted the difference, but I was just going to play for an hour or so, and didn't want to waste 15 minutes installing the game to hard drive. I installed it the next day though.

MasterofDVD
11-11-12, 12:11 AM
Wasn't it ODST that suggested you install it? Or was it Reach? I realize it was still Bungie back then but it is still the same engine.

foxdvd
11-11-12, 01:23 AM
finished it on legendary..

Wow. I am not sure how I rank this, other than it was better than Reach and ODST (note...I loved all the Halo games)...

There was no single moment that stood out like the fight with two Scarab tanks in the third game, or the race at the end of the first or third game...but overall, especially the later chapters, the game just flowed so well.

The story was well done, the music fantastic (though not as good as 3)..and the graphics are just amazing coming out of a system with only 512mb of ram...

I planed on only playing one chapter tonight, but ended up playing the final 3 because they were so good.

Before this game I think I ranked the Halo games as

Halo 3
Halo CE
Halo Reach
Halo 2
Halo ODST..

at the very least I am going to put this in the top 3. I still have the Spartan Ops to play, and that might very well put this at number 1.