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Halo 4 info coming!
« on: April 03, 2012, 01:22:19 AM »

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So the confluence of rumors, plus the Halo Bulletin being postponed (http://halo.xbox.com/blogs/post/2012/04/02/This-Weeks-Bulletin-3512.aspx), strongly suggest April 5 will be some info-dropping. Doesn't sound like it's going to be a huge amount, but more on the single-player seems warranted by now...

Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012, 09:27:47 AM »

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Place your bets!

Master Chief will be fighting....

Foreunners 3/12
Elites 1/30
Grunts 2/10
Flood 1/23

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012, 09:35:45 AM »

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Place your bets!

Master Chief will be fighting....

Foreunners 3/12
Elites 1/30
Grunts 2/10
Flood 1/23


What about all of the above? I'm excited now!
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012, 08:08:37 PM »

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Place your bets!

Master Chief will be fighting....

Foreunners 3/12
Elites 1/30
Grunts 2/10
Flood 1/23

NEVER TELL ME THE ODDS!!!!!

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Star Wars! Yes!

Im gonna go with all of the above races,  + insurrectionists (i hope!)
   Also, the real question is, who will he be fighting with? Who are gonna make yellow dots?
   My guess = elites + humans, and at least one surviving forerunner. Also probably a smattering of other former covenent races on select levels also.
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Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012, 08:42:48 PM »

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Place your bets!

Master Chief will be fighting....

Foreunners 3/12
Elites 1/30
Grunts 2/10
Flood 1/23

NEVER TELL ME THE ODDS!!!!!

Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! Star Wars! Yes!

Im gonna go with all of the above races,  + insurrectionists (i hope!)
   Also, the real question is, who will he be fighting with? Who are gonna make yellow dots?
   My guess = elites + humans, and at least one surviving forerunner. Also probably a smattering of other former covenent races on select levels also.

The yellow dots appear to be green now, actually.

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012, 09:08:54 PM »

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Im gonna go with all of the above races,  + insurrectionists (i hope!)
   Also, the real question is, who will he be fighting with? Who are gonna make yellow dots?
   My guess = elites + humans, and at least one surviving forerunner. Also probably a smattering of other former covenent races on select levels also.

The yellow dots appear to be green now, actually.

*Rage quits*
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Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012, 09:25:49 PM »

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At least that's how it was in the pre-Alpha they were showing. Hopefully the beta has led to a lot of cosmetic improvements *hopes for less ugly Spartan-IV helmets*

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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2012, 09:49:53 PM »

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At least that's how it was in the pre-Alpha they were showing. Hopefully the beta has led to a lot of cosmetic improvements *hopes for less ugly Spartan-IV helmets*
You no like the mark VII helmets? What? I loved em!
    Why didnt you like them?
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2012, 09:58:58 PM »

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They remind me of Dead Space.

Which I do like.

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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2012, 10:06:57 PM »

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Eh, they feel more like a Gundam/mecha look than a Spartan helmet.

Aesthetics aside, it bothers me because I'd imagine a Spartan IV would look a lot different--which is to say a lot more similar. If they are presumably cheaper, less-super soldiers--like the Spartan-IIIs, although designed as a long-term asset instead of use-and-loss suicide squads--you'd think they'd look something like them--a cross between SPI and MJOLNIR armor, for instance. Reach suggests that there were tons of private companies making at least demo tech for MJOLNIR--so why does the next-gen, produced months after the last revision*, look so radically different?

I would have preferred something that at least showed some prior design influence--whether it was more boxy like the MkV, to suggest how its not as expensive, or had a helmet like an ODST/Operator helm we've seen previously, to suggest it's an upgrade of designed components, etc. It seems at this juncture like a missed opportunity.

*Presuming this is the same armor as discussed in Glasslands, and not another revision, which I accept is possible.

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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2012, 11:00:59 PM »

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They remind me of Dead Space.

Which I do like.
Agreed.


As for Dave;

   You have to remember that the Mark VII's are operating on a way different technology than all previous mjolnir armors. Honestly, i think they would have been given a completely new name, since they have very little in common with their predecesors.
    Except by naming them "MJOLNIR mark VII armor" and its bearers the "Spartan 4's" allows them to piggieback on the enormous successess of the last itterations of the spartan and mjolnir programs. thus, people will be less inclined to challenge or question the wisdom of giving the fact that they are just giving an already battle scarred soldier a super suit and some rambo drugs...

    Also, if cheif's new armor is basically "MJOLNIR mark VI 2.0" (ie: still mark VI, but with the current upgrades and redesigns -- that being, in my humble opinion, the most probable explaination of his armor) than you can definately see the design shifts from mark VI.1 to mark VI.2, and then you can probably see the design shifts from mark VI.2 to mark VII
   
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Re: Halo 4 info coming!
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2012, 02:53:33 PM »

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Eh, they feel more like a Gundam/mecha look than a Spartan helmet.

I fully support more Gundam in my Halo.

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« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2012, 05:45:12 PM »

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Eh, quality of Gundam aside I don't think it's the right mindset to take--the people under the armor are important, not the honkin' mechs they're controlling. :)

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« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2012, 11:51:11 PM »

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Eh, quality of Gundam aside I don't think it's the right mindset to take--the people under the armor are important, not the honkin' mechs they're controlling. :)

Also, mjolnir has never been a 'mech'... Or a seperate object from the person
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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2012, 04:47:40 PM »

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No info yet. But GI has launched a hub and the upcoming issue will have details.

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This 14-page cover story is stuffed full of details on the new game, including information on where the story is going, hands-on impressions of multiplayer, and intel on the surprising new approach governing every aspect of Halo's multiplayer experience.

343 Industries also shared a wealth of in-game screenshots and concept art revealing new locations within the Halo universe.

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