Halo PC & Patch Released

Microsoft sends word that Halo: Combat Evolved for the PC has hit store shelves across the United States. On the heels of this announcement, a patch is available, updating the PC version of Bungie's first-person shooter to version 1.01. The patch is 3.6 MB, available from 3D Gamers, Boomtown, Computer Games Online, Fappin, FileFront, GameCenter.cz, Gameplex, Gamer's Hell, and Worthplaying.
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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious
Oct 1, 2003, 05:45
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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious Oct 1, 2003, 05:45
Oct 1, 2003, 05:45
 
That is where you are wrong. A reviewers duty is to give the reader an unbiased view of various aspects of said item. The gameplay, features, what-have-you, are what add up the points. Then usually at the end the reviewer gives you their 'opinion' which should count for very little in the scoring. Though there are admittedly a few sites who score solely on their opinions, or how much money they got (IGN, GSi, GameSpot).

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Metroid
Oct 1, 2003, 05:32
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Metroid Oct 1, 2003, 05:32
Oct 1, 2003, 05:32
 
Forgot to mention the ultra realistic physics..

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No subject
Oct 1, 2003, 05:27
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No subject Oct 1, 2003, 05:27
Oct 1, 2003, 05:27
 
Halo was and still remains to be total crap on a stick..I was excited about back when they first showed it at MacWorld, but that was shit, 4 years ago? Halo is definately not the BEST console FPS therefore it can't even compete as an above average shooter..and what do you expect having Gearbox do a port of Halo? Of course its going to be the same crap as on Xbox but runs slower on a machine 3x faster...lol if MS really gave a flying crap about quality they would've chosen someone else to do the port...FYI the best console FPS is on the Gamecube..goes by the name of 'Metroid Prime'.
You want awesome graphic and effects, playability, incredible A.I (on the space pirates), COMPLEX
and seemingly EXCELLENT map and puzzle design, AND a huge immersive and atmospheric world?? Play Metroid Prime for at least 3 hours and you'll be hooked No other console /PC game comes even close to being as immersive as Metroid Prime...I'm sure either Half Life 2 or Doom III will raise the bar but for now Metroid is Prime

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Oct 1, 2003, 05:02
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Oct 1, 2003, 05:02
 
I played halo on the xbox 2 years ago, and now I've played the pc version. Back then I thought it was a good game (not great) with, basically, the best graphics you could get (showed off all the features than my PC GF3 wasn't using in pc games at the time). Now it's on the PC, it's still a good game, but graphically, it's a DX8 game that's been upped to DX9 just so they could use the pixel shader 2.0 format...I can see the difference, but it doesn't look any better, and this may suggest why the game runs so crap...it may have run better if they wrote it just for DX8, which they might as well have, casue they didn't increase the poly count on any of the models or the scenery, so it just looks pretty poorly modeled at higher resolutions. Plus they didn't seem to increase the model texture sizes, which makes the character's faces looked whashed out and crap (even sof2 faces seem to have higher texture quality) ...so it really makes you wonder about the quality of the port...if it ran like most playstation ports (lightning fast on even a crappy system) then I wouldn't whinge....but c'mon...we're PC Gamers goddammit...and we demand frames! cause we PAY for the all the bloody horsepower to run these things, and many of us PAYED for a GF3 to play halo on back b4 we knew it was going to X-Box! So yeah...i think we have a right to whinge...and yeah...halo sux.

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Twowwy
Oct 1, 2003, 03:39
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Twowwy Oct 1, 2003, 03:39
Oct 1, 2003, 03:39
 
Awright, I'm done, troll on.

Yes Sir!

-DSR

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Ech
Oct 1, 2003, 03:27
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Ech Oct 1, 2003, 03:27
Oct 1, 2003, 03:27
 
I read comments here from time to time, but usually only get the urge to post when I see a ton of unwarranted negativity toward a developer. Take into consideration that Gearbox was given a fairly short amount of time (no, they didn't have two years, it was far closer to half a year) to basically rewrite a ton of graphics code, write complete multiplayer code from the ground up, come up with some new multiplayer modes, redo most of the character models, and do a bunch of other general optimizations. It's actually a pretty daunting challenge, and I don't think anyone here, save maybe a few developers who post, has a right to knock them when they have little to no idea what goes into a port of this nature. And it's clearly not a shitty port. A shitty port would be Dino Crisis 2. Awright, I'm done, troll on.

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No subject
Oct 1, 2003, 02:36
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Oct 1, 2003, 02:36
 
I played multiplayer last night and like I said in another thread, the weapons, with the exception of the rocket launcher, have the strength of a BB gun. The most surprisingly weak weapon was the shotgun.

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No subject
Oct 1, 2003, 02:15
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No subject Oct 1, 2003, 02:15
Oct 1, 2003, 02:15
 
I initially wanted to go right out and pick this up in order to support the notion that the PC version can sell more than the Xbox version...but we know thats a joke. I refuse to buy an Xbox to play Halo, nor do I really want to buy the PC version now cuz of the bad reviews. But at the same time..if I don't buy the PC version..doesn't that justify Microsoft's decision that it was more profitable to sell it for the X-box before the PC version? which then just makes them release more games for the X-box instead of the PC. But if I buy the PC version, I'm ultimately supporting Microsoft anyway.

see, I'm screwed no matter what.

And those idiots wonder why people pirate games.

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No subject
Oct 1, 2003, 01:08
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No subject Oct 1, 2003, 01:08
Oct 1, 2003, 01:08
 
Halo is just yet another example of something that could have been REALLY cool, but some greedy business comes in and fucks it up..all in the name of profit.

Honestly Bungie, didn't you guys just see this coming...or did that big fat paycheck you got from Microsoft distract you too much? Don't get me wrong, I can't really blame you, hell, everyone has their price...but shit..at least sac up and own up to it.

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No subject
Oct 1, 2003, 00:59
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No subject Oct 1, 2003, 00:59
Oct 1, 2003, 00:59
 
facts are halo is just very dull and boring for the all the hype and 2 year wait. this was projested to be the big team game of the year (cpl and shit) but CS, DoD, Bf1942, Ut2k3 all blow it away for multi play.

ps if you haven't tried the multi play don't worry about it, its just as dull and boring as the rest of the game (the jeeps with 3 people in them provide the only entertainment, but it gets old fast.

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No subject
Oct 1, 2003, 00:58
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Oct 1, 2003, 00:58
 
Halo
Derek Smart
WW2OL
Babylon 5
Echelon
Devestation
AMD vs Intel
nVidia vs ATI


You talking about the Babylon5 sim they had planned a while back but they cancelled it when it was so close to being finished?? Cuz yeah, I'll admit it, that still pisses me off. That game could have been so cool. Fucking Sierra!

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lol
Oct 1, 2003, 00:39
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lol Oct 1, 2003, 00:39
Oct 1, 2003, 00:39
 
What gets a gamer worked up?

Halo
Derek Smart
WW2OL
Babylon 5
Echelon
Devestation
AMD vs Intel
nVidia vs ATI

Thats all I can think of now...anyone else?
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Re: No subject
Oct 1, 2003, 00:35
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Oct 1, 2003, 00:35
 
They were ~95.3% for the console version. What does that tell you about the quality of the port?

That there is a greater amount of FPS competition on the PC?

Seriously, I don't know why everyone feels like dumping on Halo. It certainly isn't any worse than your average Raven Shooter, in fact I'd venture it's a little bit better. I haven't had a whole lot experience with the game (40 minutes at the local Fry's) but what I played seemed pretty fun, nothing ground breaking but good overall. While the performance issues of the PC version worry me it's still not enough to deter me from picking it up. The biggest argument that any of the naysayers could come up with was that HL2 came out on the sameday and now that HL2 has been delayed I see no reason not to pick up Halo. If I get a chance I'm definately heading to EB tomorrow.

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Re: No subject
Oct 1, 2003, 00:21
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Oct 1, 2003, 00:21
 
That it wasn't finished >_<

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No subject
Oct 1, 2003, 00:16
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No subject Oct 1, 2003, 00:16
Oct 1, 2003, 00:16
 
are averaging 89% on GameRankings

They were ~95.3% for the console version. What does that tell you about the quality of the port?

-DSR

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Reviews
Oct 1, 2003, 00:00
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Reviews Oct 1, 2003, 00:00
Oct 1, 2003, 00:00
 
are averaging 89% on GameRankings. That's pretty good.

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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious
Sep 30, 2003, 23:55
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Re: You Halo Haters are hilarious Sep 30, 2003, 23:55
Sep 30, 2003, 23:55
 
because we all know that reviewers are always right and their OPINION is like gold and they never fall for hype etc etc
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Re: No subject
Sep 30, 2003, 23:51
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Sep 30, 2003, 23:51
 
You guys are so full of crap.

Yeah, like you know shit about crap, "Big Dookie".

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Re: No subject
Sep 30, 2003, 23:11
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Sep 30, 2003, 23:11
 
"in order to get 30fps i probably have to play at 640x480.. maybe it will be alright if i use my tv out and setup my keyboard and mouse on my coffee table."

ahahahah thats gold.

Seriosly, i was having fun until i realised that this was the 8th weird round room id seen. Then i found out it didnt have coop and i cried :-(

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Re: No subject
Sep 30, 2003, 22:51
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Sep 30, 2003, 22:51
 
in order to get 30fps i probably have to play at 640x480.. maybe it will be alright if i use my tv out and setup my keyboard and mouse on my coffee table

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