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12. Re: No subject Mar 22, 2004, 10:20 WaltC
 
I agree, I guess there is really no reason to expect Halo 2 to look better than Halo, since it the same hardware which is VERY weak. The textures look SO plain and bland its like they are trying to hide it, by putting as many bright red and blue skins in one frame as possible.

Yep, you get what you pay for in hardware, no question about it...;) If you want a high-res RGB display instead of low-res component NSTC (PAL, SECAM, etc.) then don't bother with a console in the first place.

Im a PC gamer, MS stratigy makes me laugh and sigh at the same time. The stupidity involved in a decision to make Halo games on a weak limited hardware FIRST, is beyond even the arrogance of capitialism they obviously worship.
Its refreshing in a way to know, in the balance of things capitalism will be there downfall as well.


I hate to the be the one to break it to you, but "capitalism" is what makes the computer industry run--that's true for all the computer industry,worldwide, and MS is no exception to the rule. The competition among companies that fuels R&D, which in turn creates an eternal string of ever-improving products at lower and lower costs, is entirely the result of capitalism. Heh...;) If we didn't have capitalism there'd be no computer industry as it currently exists, and there's an excellent chance there'd be no cell phones, and TV and radio today would still be manufactured with vacuum tubes...;) Just to name a few things. (In the absence of capitalism, I wonder if we'd even have such things as TV and radio today for "the masses," not to mention whether the transistor would ever have been developed--the ability to mass-produce the transistor very inexpensively was a product of capitalism R&D itself. In the few remaining highly socialistic/communist countries in the world today--like Cuba--the countries are so poor all they can afford is 30-40 year-old used merchandise, obtained very cheaply from capitalist countries in secondary markets.)

MS's strategy concerning xBox and Bungie is very simple to understand. They bought Bungie to make exclusive xBox software so that they could provide prospective xBox customers with a reason to buy an xBox, instead of something else, or, in addition to something else. There's no mystery here. The thing about capitalism is that it is elective--M$ wasn't forced to buy Bungie, it elected to do so. Likewise, Bungie wasn't forced to sell to M$, but elected to be sold to M$. The difference between capitalism and anti-capitalism, respectively, is choice versus 5-year government planning.

 
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11. Re: LOL Mar 22, 2004, 09:53 gerauchertes
 
I am still wondering why the "kiddie MC against MC b/s" is still going on strong in Bungies mind. It should be MC against covenant. And those candy colors sure make a fashion statement eh? lol I sure hope to God that this one stays on the consoles... where it belongs.

MC vs. Covenant wouldn't fix those shitty "candy colors"...last time I checked the Covenant were sporting armor and vehicles painted exclusively in bright pinkish-purple and various other neon colors. IMO that was even worse than the shitty bad map design.

Glimpses of brilliance, like blowing endless waves of zombies to bits, were also completely negated by hundreds of floating football things that pop like balloons. And then there's that stupid "Sonic the Warthog" bit at the end.

For a while I had kinda been hoping for a Marathon sequel, but at this point it looks like Microsoft is sucking the last drops of life from Bungie's carcass. Halo 2 is destined to be thier final nail.

 
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10. Re: LOL Mar 21, 2004, 22:20 jayeffaar
 
That pic is 1600x1200 and it doesn't look like an up-res from 640x480. That is definitely not a supported resolution on the xbox, even on an HD screen. What are we supposed to get from it if it's not really from Halo2?

 
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9. LOL Mar 21, 2004, 22:12 Shataan
 
I am still wondering why the "kiddie MC against MC b/s" is still going on strong in Bungies mind. It should be MC against covenant. And those candy colors sure make a fashion statement eh? lol I sure hope to God that this one stays on the consoles... where it belongs.

 
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8. Re: No subject Mar 21, 2004, 19:42 The Truth
 
Why is it in the future in these deathmatches were obviously heading towards, dot he competitors all wear really bright armour?

I mean, if it was me i would be wearing the best damn camoflauge gear i could get my hands on.

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7. Re: No subject Mar 21, 2004, 19:06 MeatForce
 
Totally blue and red armour looks plain ridiculous. Surely a more subtle colour differenciation would have been possible?

Most people will be looking at that from 10" away on a crappy TV with hideous glare and poor contrast. Many will have given absolutely no thought to properly setting their brightness/sharpness/colour either. Plus in a 4v4 match, they've only got 1/4 the original screen available to see that crap on..

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6. Re: No subject Mar 21, 2004, 18:33 Ihya
 
Totally blue and red armour looks plain ridiculous. Surely a more subtle colour differenciation would have been possible?

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5. Re: No subject Mar 21, 2004, 17:40 HoSpanky
 
what always bothers me about screenshots like this is that they're at impossibly high resolutions for the system they'll be appearing on.

Unless, of course, that pic was to suggest that Halo 2 will support 720p.

 
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4. No subject Mar 21, 2004, 17:35 Protoz
 
The architecture looks pretty plain as well, texture and design-wise so far.

The skins are too bright and perfect to be final so I'll hold judgement for a little later.

How about a screen that shows you as the player and not a spectator shot?

 
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3. No subject Mar 21, 2004, 17:26 Acleacius
 
I agree, I guess there is really no reason to expect Halo 2 to look better than Halo, since it the same hardware which is VERY weak. The textures look SO plain and bland its like they are trying to hide it, by putting as many bright red and blue skins in one frame as possible.
Im a PC gamer, MS stratigy makes me laugh and sigh at the same time. The stupidity involved in a decision to make Halo games on a weak limited hardware FIRST, is beyond even the arrogance of capitialism they obviously worship.
Its refreshing in a way to know, in the balance of things capitalism will be there downfall as well.

 
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2. Re: Halo 2 Mar 21, 2004, 17:20 chris
 
The LOD of those models seems pretty interesting to me. I think that screenshot wasnt released to wow people but to show off some of LOD of those models. You have to admit thats pretty nice looking considering its from a console.

 
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1. Halo 2 Mar 21, 2004, 16:14 Tango
 
It always surprises me how boring the shots that developers/publishers choose to release are, particularly on consoles. That Halo one is hardly a great scene, or am I missing anything? There was an equally uninteresting DoomIII one not so long ago.

 
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