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Mr.Pibbleton
Feb 3, 2006

Aleuts Rock!


RBA Starblade posted:

Kinects? What is that going to do in Halo 4?

He didn't say actually, just that they had a ton of them laying around after testing. To be honest, I have no idea what they'd be using them for in Halo.

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xzzy
Mar 5, 2009

Tonight's starting lineup is
brought to you by Satan.


RBA Starblade posted:

Kinects? What is that going to do in Halo 4?
Kill taunts, of course. Limited edition owners get the teabag for free.

AwkwardKnob
Dec 29, 2004

A good pun is like a good steak: A rare medium well done

A super-easy way to liven up Halo multiplayer was to switch the spoken language to something like Spanish or German.

Hearing a gruff-voiced PRIMER GULPE!! always brought lolz to my experience

TheGreatGildersneeze
Feb 24, 2001
My passive aggressive shilling for Microsoft has gone beyond weird obsession levels. I have no attachment to reality outside of my feelings for a plastic box. I should shut my fat fucking mouth and stop trying to do PR for a billion dollar corp

Probably about as much as it did in Anniversary: some optional voice commands. One of those "Kinect Enabled" things (which generally means some crappy, tacked on functionality that no one will miss if they don't have one), not "Kinect Required."

Hdip
Aug 21, 2002


MickRaider posted:

Standoff + Warthog + Hdip driving = most fun in anything ever

Awww thanks mick. You should've have.

TheOneAndOnlyT
Dec 18, 2005

Well well, mister fancy-pants, I hope you're wearing your matching sweater today, or you'll be cut down like the ugly tree you are.

I asked this a long time ago in the old thread and never got an answer, but has there been any confirmation on whether there will be up to 16-player splitscreen/syslink in Halo 4, like in the previous titles? I'm assuming there will be but I haven't seen it in any of the preview stuff yet. How did they have it set up at PAX?

Maneki Neko
Oct 27, 2000



TheOneAndOnlyT posted:

I asked this a long time ago in the old thread and never got an answer, but has there been any confirmation on whether there will be up to 16-player splitscreen/syslink in Halo 4, like in the previous titles? I'm assuming there will be but I haven't seen it in any of the preview stuff yet. How did they have it set up at PAX?

At PAX I'm pretty sure they had 16 stations setup, but 2 different system link games going, one with 10 stations and the other with 6 (at least when I played).

I don't see any reason why they would get rid of 16 player system link.

iSheep
Feb 5, 2006


Maneki Neko posted:

At PAX I'm pretty sure they had 16 stations setup, but 2 different system link games going, one with 10 stations and the other with 6 (at least when I played).

I don't see any reason why they would get rid of 16 player system link.

Its a staple. There would probably be a lot of backlash if they didn't.

MickRaider
Aug 27, 2004

Now I smell like lemonade!


Hdip posted:

Awww thanks mick. You should've have.

Don't tease me you jerk. Hdip buy a xbox.

Hdip
Aug 21, 2002


Wow my spelling is bad. Also I'm very close to doing just that. My arm is still broken I think. *sigh*




EDIT: 5th time it's been broken. I've had an excuse

Hdip fucked around with this message at Sep 8, 2012 around 05:29

MickRaider
Aug 27, 2004

Now I smell like lemonade!


poo poo son, now you'll have a legitimate excuse for being so bad at halo

edit: oh hdip you so crazy

MickRaider fucked around with this message at Sep 8, 2012 around 05:38

Napolean Bonerfarts
Dec 11, 2003

I hold the crap in my colon so the crap gets harder

Not only do I have the limited edition pre-ordered, but I pre-ordered the console, as well. I need a new Xbox with a bigger hard drive.

I am officially the world's gayest man. Then I'll be the world's richest man once I sell the extra codes on eBay because people are super dumb and will pay a crap ton of money for anything exclusive.

TheGreatGildersneeze
Feb 24, 2001
My passive aggressive shilling for Microsoft has gone beyond weird obsession levels. I have no attachment to reality outside of my feelings for a plastic box. I should shut my fat fucking mouth and stop trying to do PR for a billion dollar corp

MickRaider posted:

poo poo son, now you'll have a legitimate excuse for being so bad at halo
I'm pretty sure that according to the diagram his right arm is now forced to use an AR. Hdip: The Six Million Dollar Scrub.

Booties
Apr 4, 2006

forever and ever

TheGreatGildersneeze posted:

I'm pretty sure that according to the diagram his right arm is now forced to use an AR. Hdip: The Six Million Dollar Scrub.

He can be in my halo clan as a sprint/melee specialist Lt. grade 40

TheGreatGildersneeze
Feb 24, 2001
My passive aggressive shilling for Microsoft has gone beyond weird obsession levels. I have no attachment to reality outside of my feelings for a plastic box. I should shut my fat fucking mouth and stop trying to do PR for a billion dollar corp

Booties' Kids: Giving hope that one day, scrubs will be a thing of the past. Won't you donate some skillz to a good cause?

MickRaider
Aug 27, 2004

Now I smell like lemonade!


So here's this:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nmDHmuA_NY

WeaponGradeSadness
Dec 27, 2010

The Napoleon of Crime



I'm pretty interested to see what these "large scale battles" we're apparently going to be taking a look at soon are. I almost gave up on the series when ODST didn't have any--between the fact that I was satisfied with the conclusion of 3 and the fact that I was expecting ODST to be like some Heinlein's Starship Troopers poo poo where you get launched like a bullet out of a spaceship right into the middle of a raging battlefield but instead got a lot of wandering around a mostly empty city punctuated by battles identical to the other games except your character was slightly (only slightly) weaker, that game almost killed my interest in Halo, to the point that I didn't even buy Reach until earlier this summer when I started getting pumped for 4.

Anyway, what I'm saying is, a few more guys at your back fighting alongside you, with a few more enemies to make up for the imbalance, could be really awesome. I'm interested to see how that turns out.

NTT
Nov 14, 2011


TIME TO END
THIS SO THE
FANS CANS STOP
COMPLAINING
LIKE LITTLE CRY
BABY BITCHES

Ok thruster pack is the coolest poo poo.

TheGreatGildersneeze
Feb 24, 2001
My passive aggressive shilling for Microsoft has gone beyond weird obsession levels. I have no attachment to reality outside of my feelings for a plastic box. I should shut my fat fucking mouth and stop trying to do PR for a billion dollar corp

That actually wasn't a terrible interview. There was one kind of non-answer in there, but for the most part he seemed fairly candid. I actually liked his answer about the changes made to the game, which is rare. "Talk to someone who played it and see what they think" certainly was less "WE MADE CHANGES. YOU WILL LIKE CHANGES." than the recent Halo Bulletin.

limited
Dec 10, 2005
Limited Sanity

The Chief finally learnt how to run. Thank god.

To get all I'm hoping it's more like the first book. I would never fire a shot if I could run as fast as a speeding car and just body-slam covenant into broken, bloody husks with a sprinting melee.

MickRaider
Aug 27, 2004

Now I smell like lemonade!


limited posted:

The Chief finally learnt how to run. Thank god.
The chief always ran

Sentinel Red
Nov 13, 2007
Style > Content.

MickRaider posted:

The chief always ran
Yeah, I don't quite get the complaint - wasn't the original game was designed around an analogue stick, giving the Chief varying degrees of motion? Nudge it slightly/halfway = creeping/walking; Push it far as it can go = running. What more is required?

I never understood why the GTA games persisted with a run button when an analogue stick provides full control, unless it's the combination of the Sony pads sticks having awful deadzones and modern gamers in general having the delicate touch of your average rapist.

Ularg
Mar 2, 2010

Just tell me I'm beautiful.

I kind of want to see maps that fill the vibe of Boarding Action, Death Island, and Danger Canyon. I also think I'm the only person in the world who liked Gephyrophobia.

MickRaider
Aug 27, 2004

Now I smell like lemonade!


Sentinel Red posted:

Yeah, I don't quite get the complaint - wasn't the original game was designed around an analogue stick, giving the Chief varying degrees of motion? Nudge it slightly/halfway = creeping/walking; Push it far as it can go = running. What more is required?

I never understood why the GTA games persisted with a run button when an analogue stick provides full control, unless it's the combination of the Sony pads sticks having awful deadzones and modern gamers in general having the delicate touch of your average rapist.

To me the chief was always running. It was either, Run or Crouch walk. Then people decided he didn't move fast enough which is kinda weird but there it is.

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005



limited posted:

The Chief finally learnt how to run. Thank god.

To get all I'm hoping it's more like the first book. I would never fire a shot if I could run as fast as a speeding car and just body-slam covenant into broken, bloody husks with a sprinting melee.

In the first book you could be killed by one good hit from a plasma rifle and a Hunter could blow your arm off, so no thanks.

Iacen
Mar 19, 2009

Si vis pacem, para bellum



MickRaider posted:

To me the chief was always running. It was either, Run or Crouch walk. Then people decided he didn't move fast enough which is kinda weird but there it is.

I think some dude at the Halo.bungie.org board even calculated how fast the Chief was running, if his top speed fitted with established canon (IIRC, it did).

AwkwardKnob
Dec 29, 2004

A good pun is like a good steak: A rare medium well done

limited posted:

The Chief finally learnt how to run. Thank god.

To get all I'm hoping it's more like the first book. I would never fire a shot if I could run as fast as a speeding car and just body-slam covenant into broken, bloody husks with a sprinting melee.

Man, that first book WAS awesome, especially with me being like 17 or 18 at the time.

TheGreatGildersneeze
Feb 24, 2001
My passive aggressive shilling for Microsoft has gone beyond weird obsession levels. I have no attachment to reality outside of my feelings for a plastic box. I should shut my fat fucking mouth and stop trying to do PR for a billion dollar corp

MickRaider posted:

To me the chief was always running. It was either, Run or Crouch walk. Then people decided he didn't move fast enough which is kinda weird but there it is.
Look, MickRaider, slow Master Chief movement just lowers the skill gap in the fight against the Covenant. Master Chiefs should always be able to beat Marines because Master Chiefs are better.

MickRaider
Aug 27, 2004

Now I smell like lemonade!


He is in his magic suit and all

BabyMauler
Sep 19, 2005


So in the new vid-doc they show off a lot about the Knights. I never noticed they had little arms dangling from their chest before. And now I want to know more about these forerunners in these suits. Are they really dead or just kinda kept alive to control the suit. November needs to get here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55zOTemj03k

BabyMauler fucked around with this message at Sep 13, 2012 around 06:46

Funkmaster General
Sep 13, 2008

Hey, man, I distinctly remember this being an episode of Spongebob.


BabyMauler posted:

So in the new vid-doc they show off a lot about the Knights. I never noticed they had little arms dangling from their chest before. And now I want to know more about these forerunners in these suits. Are they really dead or just kinda kept alive to control the suit. November needs to get here.

I was under the impression that these are Prometheans, and that they were slaves/guardians/whatever created by the forerunners. Where did this "dead forerunners inside mechanical suits" concept come up?

TheGreatGildersneeze
Feb 24, 2001
My passive aggressive shilling for Microsoft has gone beyond weird obsession levels. I have no attachment to reality outside of my feelings for a plastic box. I should shut my fat fucking mouth and stop trying to do PR for a billion dollar corp

Prometheans are Forerunner, just a lower caste. As usual, just hit up Halopedia for all your expanded universe spergin' needs.

Napolean Bonerfarts
Dec 11, 2003

I hold the crap in my colon so the crap gets harder

Anyone hit Inheritor yet? Anyone even care? I'm half way and once I reach (LOL) it I'M NEVER PLAYING AGAIN. Well I might still play. Welp, thought everyone would like to know about my cool blog-style post.

InfinEight
Apr 25, 2007

What planet is this again?-- OH SHIT

Napolean Bonerfarts posted:

Anyone hit Inheritor yet? Anyone even care? I'm half way and once I reach (LOL) it I'M NEVER PLAYING AGAIN. Well I might still play. Welp, thought everyone would like to know about my cool blog-style post.

Cool blog-post bro, here's mine. I think I've given up on Inheritor, with the 200K cap it would literally take me two months of grinding everyday to get it, and there's no way I can grind everyday. If 343 would raise the cap to a million, I could do it before Halo 4 comes out, but otherwise I'm just gonna go for 100% armory or whatever it is you can get without Inheritor.

And if you're on tonight and not too busy grinding, we should do some matchmaking or anniversary or something fun.

xzzy
Mar 5, 2009

Tonight's starting lineup is
brought to you by Satan.


I got a guy on my friends list who's an inheritor.

I have no idea how to dig up his page on the new halo website, so you just have to trust me!

It involved a whole lot of credit capping over a long period of time.

Sublimer
Sep 20, 2007
get yo' game up

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7AmAPJ0dR4

This Halo 4 Video posted:

Halo 4 has fifty levels. Once you have advanced through the standard fifty levels, you will get the option to enlist in a Specialization. You can choose the order in which you tackle unlocked Specializations. However once you select one, you must advance through it completely before enlisting in a separate Specialization.

So I interpret this to mean Halo 4's 1-50 ranking system will be nothing like Halo 3's. If it were then only a very small percentage of the playerbase will ever get to unlock specializations.

FishBulb
Mar 29, 2003

Marge, I'd like to be alone with the sandwich for a moment.

Are you going to eat it?

...yes...


Sublimer posted:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7AmAPJ0dR4


So I interpret this to mean Halo 4's 1-50 ranking system will be nothing like Halo 3's. If it were then only a very small percentage of the playerbase will ever get to unlock specializations.

yeah, Halo 3's ranking system was just visible trueskill, Halo 4 has something more akin to Reach/CoD/Battlefield exp based leveling up. Thats a pretty significantly different thing.

Funkmaster General
Sep 13, 2008

Hey, man, I distinctly remember this being an episode of Spongebob.


Although we have no idea how long it will take to get to 50 in Halo 4 anyway. Specializations are considered "end-game" content, so I'd assume that 343 don't expect anyone to rush through it all super fast, but given all the emblems, armor bits, skins and so forth tied to them, and the large number of them (for LE owners/later release, anyway), it seems like it would be absurd to lock them behind a gate that would take more than a couple of months or so to reach.

TheGreatGildersneeze
Feb 24, 2001
My passive aggressive shilling for Microsoft has gone beyond weird obsession levels. I have no attachment to reality outside of my feelings for a plastic box. I should shut my fat fucking mouth and stop trying to do PR for a billion dollar corp

FishBulb posted:

yeah, Halo 3's ranking system was just visible trueskill, Halo 4 has something more akin to Reach/CoD/Battlefield exp based leveling up. Thats a pretty significantly different thing.
Hopefully 343 will do a better job of letting everyone know that Trueskill is still there in the background, just not visible (if it's not visible, that is). Bungie didn't make that clear enough and people are still convinced that Reach doesn't match based on skill resulting in more frequent lopsided matches than Halo 3.

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Mr.Pibbleton
Feb 3, 2006

Aleuts Rock!


I talked to that guy who works at 343 industries about that kinect thing some more. He said they didn't really integrate it, though they played around with it with the waypoint system they use. He said they might do something involving kinect with their next project, but he's kind of annoyed that they don't have any info on the next console so they can start working on Halo 5. Poor bastard barely gets out of there, he's got a chance at sunshine(even in Seattle) if they don't go whole hog into halo 5.

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