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Old 11-13-2001, 08:30 AM   #1   Add To Ignore List  
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Will this ever happen?
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Hopefully.
I bet it will, at some point.
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Yes.  Bungie has stated repeatedly in developer updates that there will be a PC version of Halo in 2002.  Last I checked, I think we're looking at sometime in the Spring.
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It is supposed to be headed for the PC, Nilspack. What really sucks is, that was originally intended for the PC, but after Bungie was absorbed by MS, it got ported to the X-Box first. I assume it was just a way to boost sales for the new X-Box since it Halo is supposed to be a kick game by all the reviews. I was real disappointed when I heard that it was being delayed for the PC. By the screens I seen from it months ago, it looks like a killer game.
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It is supposed to be headed for the PC, Nilspack. What really sucks is, that was originally intended for the PC, but after Bungie was absorbed by MS, it got ported to the X-Box first. I assume it was just a way to boost sales for the new X-Box since it Halo is supposed to be a kick game by all the reviews. I was real disappointed when I heard that it was being delayed for the PC. By the screens I seen from it months ago, it looks like a killer game.
Plus that commercial... DAMN. That's nice.

Yes, it's probably on XBOX first to boost sales. If all the hit companies go for the XBOX, Xbox could be a big success.
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Its on XBOX first because its another one of microsoft's monopolistic practices.  Faggots.
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Microshite = Faggorts
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Its on XBOX first because its another one of microsoft's monopolistic practices. *Faggots.
Microsoft isn't MAKING them release it on the XBOX... unless they were paying them, you can't exactly say it was monopolistic...

are you calling US faggots? or microsoft?
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i dont think dark was referring to us when he said 'faggots'.
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Considering Bungie is owned by Microsoft, I'd say yes, they CAN make them release it on the XBOX only, if they wanted.

A side note: I just played HALO today, finishing the first level, and playing a bit of the second. Overall, it was pretty fun. The first is mostly inside a large ship, and is pretty repetitive as far as architecture/textures go. Rooms and hallways look pretty much the same as the next. Play is almost straight linear, with one or two branches that meet up with eachother. Second level is on the ring planet or something, and looks beautiful.

Control is not the game's high point. Left stick for movement, right stick for looking. Personally, I'd rather it be the opposite, though I couldn't find the settings while playing the game to remap buttons or such. Don't know if it's available. R trigger is gun, A is jump, X is reload. Y is switch between your two weapons. These all seemed to work just fine.

Were I to get an XBOX, this would be a must-have game for it, as well as DOA3. My opinions, of course. However, I'd rather play an FPS on my PC, which is what I'll do when Halo comes to it. I'll wait and see where Tekken goes next before buying a game console.
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Microsoft bought out Bungie, and the next day(or maybe it was week, who cares about technicalities like this) it was announced that Halo was shifting to the XBOX, and whether is would be avaliable for the PC was unclear.  Microsoft is pushing this as an XBOX only game on the "official" microsoft Halo webpage.

I was *obviously* referring to microsoft as faggots
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I am sure that Halo will be out on the PC soon. I mean, why wouldn't they port it to the PC too? They would only make more money. They just went with X-box first so they could use the game as a marketing ploy to sell more X-box machines initially. After milking it for what it is worth, then I'm sure it will be brought to the PC for further sales from another segment of gamers.
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Bungie stated that they will be working on the PC and Mac versions of Halo after they are back from their "break".
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A side note: I just played HALO today, finishing the first level, and playing a bit of the second. Overall, it was pretty fun. The first is mostly inside a large ship, and is pretty repetitive as far as architecture/textures go. Rooms and hallways look pretty much the same as the next. Play is almost straight linear, with one or two branches that meet up with eachother. Second level is on the ring planet or something, and looks beautiful.
That almost sounds like a description of Serious Sam
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Actually, the first level had a very 'half-life' feel to it, which I'm inclined to think is intentional. However, they get right into the action once you have weapons, with more enemies to fight against in small waves as you move through the ship.
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MS still wants to make money on the PC version of Halo, so don't doubt that it'll be released for the PC eventually.  But as was mentioned, they want to push Xbox sales as hard as possible, and a 6 month delay for other platforms is a good way to do that.  Just look what happened to the Saturn -- Sony bought exclusive rights to a lot of popular 3rd party games, usually limited to 3-6 months.  Sales of the PSX soared, while sales of the Saturn simultaneously faltered.  Obviously MS has the same idea for Halo, even though it's not planned for a competing console.

Hell, I admit it.  I want all three consoles.  But I don't exactly have a spare thousand bucks lying around.  And my mobo/CPU need upgrading, too...
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halo will probably be one of the best games released for quite a while. they have been building the game for so long that it probably has a lot more content then most anything else out there. just my opinion but content is what wins the game
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Its on XBOX first because its another one of microsoft's monopolistic practices. *Faggots.
I find your lack of maturity extremely disturbing...
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Its on XBOX first because its another one of microsoft's monopolistic practices. *Faggots.
I find your lack of maturity extremely disturbing...
Yes, it could've been worded better, but it is true.
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Its on XBOX first because its another one of microsoft's monopolistic practices. *Faggots.
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Yes, it could've been worded better, but it is true.
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Negative?  In what way is it not true?  Microsoft is a monopolisitc company, and they're getting away with it because the justice department seems not to care about businesses without billions and billions of dollars.
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Its on XBOX first because its another one of microsoft's monopolistic practices. *Faggots.
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Yes, it could've been worded better, but it is true.
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Negative? *In what way is it not true? *Microsoft is a monopolisitc company, and they're getting away with it because the justice department seems not to care about businesses without billions and billions of dollars.
Affirmative ?

If they split up microsoft.. then they'll have a bunch of companies that are semi-rich.

what's the point?

It's not microsoft's fault that people buy their damned products...
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yes it is! they have a deal with the tv companies to put subliminal messages into tv shows that reprogram you to buy microsoft products!
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I never said split them up.  And it is their fault people buy their products.  Because people have no alternative.  Microsoft knows this, and they do their best to keep it that way any way they can, and they've done this successfully.  That is a monopoly, there's no doubt about it.  And there should be no doubt that Microsoft is engaging in illegal monopolistic practices.
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the problem is even for any companies that would make competing operating systems it would be years before they could ever catch up. windows has been in developement for the last how many years? although i would like to see a better windows type system that was more module based so you could get the basic package and add what you want to it. there is a lot of bloatware in windows. but thats just my opinion.
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Its not all OSes though.  There's a ton more:

Internet Service.  Microsoft required computer retailers to have the MSN internet installed on their PCs on the desktop.  Its also integrated into IE, and is tricky to get past.

Integration.  Wow, they've sure pumped this up in WinXP.  Can you say bye bye to...PCAnywhere and related programs. &nbsphoto Viewing programs.  Decrease in MP3 player sales.  Etc...

I really can't be bothered listing everything.  Just go read up on some of the papers/publications relating to the court case.
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the problem is even for any companies that would make competing operating systems it would be years before they could ever catch up. windows has been in developement for the last how many years? although i would like to see a better windows type system that was more module based so you could get the basic package and add what you want to it. there is a lot of bloatware in windows. but thats just my opinion.
I think atleast 15 years.
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