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(Open Democracy)   The first trailer for "Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn" is up, and it actually looks...watchable?   (ingame.msnbc.msn.com ) divider line 39
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2012-07-13 10:54:52 AM  
The Live-action Halo trailers/clips have always been pretty good, Neill Blomkamp's being one of the best.
 
2012-07-13 12:03:30 PM  
So that's basically the first half of Starship Troopers. Great.
 
2012-07-13 12:09:09 PM  
looks good. i pre-ordered my copy a few weeks ago. still had my amazon gift card from christmas burning a hole in my virtual pocket so that came in handy. i effectively spent $10 on it.

/yay
 
2012-07-13 12:14:00 PM  
That.... will probably get me to pre-order.
 
2012-07-13 12:14:21 PM  
looks like I get to spend some time on the xbox with the girlfriend killing aliens... sweet
 
2012-07-13 12:15:20 PM  
Watchable in the sense that you can physically watch it, yes.

I shudder whenever anybody uses the term "pincer movement" due to it being so cliche. That the colours and example were lifted from Wikipedia doesn't help.

Let's take them in a classic pincer movement! Let's take everything in a classic pincer movement!

My hand is making a pincer movement right now.

On my dick.
 
2012-07-13 12:17:54 PM  
Well, who among us does NOT love them some Master Chief? My six year old grew up smearing Grunts under the wheels of a Warthog, he thinks this looks awesome.
 
2012-07-13 12:20:52 PM  
As much as I'm not a fan of the franchise, this is definitely the right way to go with live-action game adaptations. Keep them in-universe, lower-key affairs for the fans. Big-budget (I'm talking Summer tentpole big, I know this isn't going to be a cheap production) wide release stuff never seems to work.
 
2012-07-13 12:20:53 PM  
I don't care what anyone says-- I will always recall fondly Halo and Halo 2. I will always remember the the sixteen-player LAN parties with my friends down in the basement, televisions and cables crossing every which way. Those games and those experiences were a defining part of my teenage years, and no vitriol or cynicism on behalf of such bitter tools will ever manage to tarnish that.

God damn, did Sidewinder and Blood Gulch ever rock.
 
2012-07-13 12:23:18 PM  
Wait I'm confused. Is this supposed to be the same type of training that was given to the Spartans? Like abduction at 5, training all life, operations at 14ish? If you enjoy sci fi readings, The Fall of Reach by Erik Nylund is actually a pretty good book. All the other Halo books were shiatty IMO, but that book was solid.

Also glad to see that girl from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe getting work. I think her face is beautiful.
 
2012-07-13 12:24:47 PM  

ArtosRC: I don't care what anyone says-- I will always recall fondly Halo and Halo 2. I will always remember the the sixteen-player LAN parties with my friends down in the basement, televisions and cables crossing every which way. Those games and those experiences were a defining part of my teenage years, and no vitriol or cynicism on behalf of such bitter tools will ever manage to tarnish that.

God damn, did Sidewinder and Blood Gulch ever rock.


Blood Gulch was awesome. I remember we'd set up destruction derby with warthogs. 4 people, 4 warthogs, no weapons. We'd just ram each other trying to flip the warthogs then proceed to run over anyone who was knocked out.
 
2012-07-13 12:25:01 PM  

thecpt: Wait I'm confused. Is this supposed to be the same type of training that was given to the Spartans? Like abduction at 5, training all life, operations at 14ish? If you enjoy sci fi readings, The Fall of Reach by Erik Nylund is actually a pretty good book. All the other Halo books were shiatty IMO, but that book was solid.

Also glad to see that girl from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe getting work. I think her face is beautiful.


Ender Wiggin grew up and put down the simulator (in an alternate sequel).

/i wish
 
2012-07-13 12:27:17 PM  

thecpt: Wait I'm confused. Is this supposed to be the same type of training that was given to the Spartans? Like abduction at 5, training all life, operations at 14ish? If you enjoy sci fi readings, The Fall of Reach by Erik Nylund is actually a pretty good book. All the other Halo books were shiatty IMO, but that book was solid.

Also glad to see that girl from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe getting work. I think her face is beautiful.


I don't think so. I think it's ODST training. More intense than regular grunt training, but not as insane as SPARTAN training/conditioning.
 
2012-07-13 12:28:35 PM  

ArtosRC: I don't care what anyone says-- I will always recall fondly Halo and Halo 2.


They were solid games. For kicks, though, take a look at what Halo was supposed to be -- a Mac release followed by a PC release RTS game.

Of course, take a look at what Quake was supposed to be. Back when it was still subtitled "The Quest for Justice", it had a co-op open world and you could hook a microphone up and talk to your friends (over 56k!) and dragons in caves could hear you. Dear God that didn't work out, either.
 
2012-07-13 12:31:49 PM  

scottydoesntknow: ArtosRC: I don't care what anyone says-- I will always recall fondly Halo and Halo 2. I will always remember the the sixteen-player LAN parties with my friends down in the basement, televisions and cables crossing every which way. Those games and those experiences were a defining part of my teenage years, and no vitriol or cynicism on behalf of such bitter tools will ever manage to tarnish that.

God damn, did Sidewinder and Blood Gulch ever rock.

Blood Gulch was awesome. I remember we'd set up destruction derby with warthogs. 4 people, 4 warthogs, no weapons. We'd just ram each other trying to flip the warthogs then proceed to run over anyone who was knocked out.


we did that on Blood Gulch with rockets only and warthogs on the race game type. you'd get epic lead shots that would throw your warthog into spinning loops and sometimes land and keep going or kick you out and stop your progression. because you could drive on the mountain side ledges you could also get some air and get tagged with a rocket kicking you out all the way across the board. the halo 1 warthogs were easily the most fun vehicle action ive ever had in a game.
 
2012-07-13 12:33:49 PM  

ArtosRC: I don't care what anyone says-- I will always recall fondly Halo and Halo 2. I will always remember the the sixteen-player LAN parties with my friends down in the basement, televisions and cables crossing every which way. Those games and those experiences were a defining part of my teenage years, and no vitriol or cynicism on behalf of such bitter tools will ever manage to tarnish that.

God damn, did Sidewinder and Blood Gulch ever rock.


That. Hard to believe it was 11 years ago that it came out. I've never even owned an xbox and it was still one of the most influential gaming experiences I've had. I still pull out the PC version and run through it every now and again, and it's just as fun as always. And the final warthog run is still one of the best video game scenarios ever.

/Most fun ever in multiplayer: maxed player count FFA on blood gulch, get a warthog and just start driving circles around the bases. Everyone's so busy with each other that you can just get ludicrous amounts of splatters, and it's surprisingly difficult to deal with. They all raged so hard, it was delicious. >=}
 
2012-07-13 12:35:45 PM  

Dr. Mojo PhD: shudder whenever anybody uses the term "pincer movement" due to it being so cliche.


So when you attack your enemies from opposite sides what exactly would you prefer it is called? I nominate 'eiffel tower'.

"Jackson I want you to flank their position and lets eiffel tower those bastards! Lets eiffel tower them until they are finished, high five bro!"
 
2012-07-13 12:36:28 PM  

scottydoesntknow:

I don't think so. I think it's ODST training. More intense than regular grunt training, but not as insane as SPARTAN training/conditioning.


That makes a lot more sense and would give some good insight in how the ODSTs are formed and trained. I guess that offsets my want to see a movie of The Fall of Reach for now.
 
2012-07-13 12:38:50 PM  

Dr. Mojo PhD: ArtosRC: I don't care what anyone says-- I will always recall fondly Halo and Halo 2.

They were solid games. For kicks, though, take a look at what Halo was supposed to be -- a Mac release followed by a PC release RTS game.



Halo Wars was pretty decent....never made it to PC or Mac though.
 
2012-07-13 12:43:04 PM  

Egoy3k: Dr. Mojo PhD: shudder whenever anybody uses the term "pincer movement" due to it being so cliche.

So when you attack your enemies from opposite sides what exactly would you prefer it is called? I nominate 'eiffel tower'.

"Jackson I want you to flank their position and lets eiffel tower those bastards! Lets eiffel tower them until they are finished, high five bro!"


10/10 would lol again.
 
2012-07-13 12:44:55 PM  
I think I enjoyed the 'Believe' trailer for Halo 3 the best. Does a diorama count as live action?
 
2012-07-13 12:44:59 PM  
I used to love Halo2 on XBL we'd have a full team and go into big team battle and just wreck everything. We weren't especially skilled but we worked as a team. It was great. At the start of every round we'd be calling weapons and vehicles like grade school kids.

On waterworks and blood gulch (or whatever it was called in 2) we'd basically have the other team completely contained in their spawn and be hoarding both sniper rifles and the rockets and be doing relays with their flag. It was glorious. We'd have people who's whole mission was:

find their sniper
kill him
bring the rifle back to our side of the map
keep at least one bullet in it.
 
2012-07-13 12:47:01 PM  

Egoy3k: Dr. Mojo PhD: shudder whenever anybody uses the term "pincer movement" due to it being so cliche.

So when you attack your enemies from opposite sides what exactly would you prefer it is called? I nominate 'eiffel tower'.

"Jackson I want you to flank their position and lets eiffel tower those bastards! Lets eiffel tower them until they are finished, high five bro!"


This also works for me.
 
2012-07-13 12:54:59 PM  

Dr. Mojo PhD: Watchable in the sense that you can physically watch it, yes.

I shudder whenever anybody uses the term "pincer movement" due to it being so cliche. That the colours and example were lifted from Wikipedia doesn't help.

Let's take them in a classic pincer movement! Let's take everything in a classic pincer movement!

My hand is making a pincer movement right now.

On my dick.


That isn't even a pincer movement right? They gave it it's own damn name after Cannae and called it Hannaballistic tactics.

He let the Romans approach his Phalanx. He held it at the center and backed up slowly letting the it become a concave object. The cavalry charged the rear of the roman mass.
 
2012-07-13 12:55:59 PM  

scottydoesntknow: The Live-action Halo trailers/clips have always been pretty good, Neill Blomkamp's being one of the best.


This. So much so.

As for anyone who still plays Reach on XBL, add me. The name is the same as my Fark handle, only with a space before Ryan.

Also, please add "Fark" to the friend request.... my own way of keeping track where I meet people.
 
2012-07-13 01:03:02 PM  
Looked like a high school class project that stole Starship Trooper's plot.
 
2012-07-13 01:20:48 PM  
fronttowardsgamer.com
 
2012-07-13 01:44:28 PM  

Action Seal: I think I enjoyed the 'Believe' trailer for Halo 3 the best. Does a diorama count as live action?


That one bothered me. Loved the trailer, but the scene never happened.
 
2012-07-13 02:27:03 PM  
I remember using xboxconnect thru a PC having 16 person LAN parties.
 
2012-07-13 03:50:40 PM  
So whats different between this and 3?
 
2012-07-13 03:55:55 PM  

palelizard: Action Seal: I think I enjoyed the 'Believe' trailer for Halo 3 the best. Does a diorama count as live action?

That one bothered me. Loved the trailer, but the scene never happened.



It wasn't meant to depict a scene, specifically. It was a diorama in the Museum of Humanity depicting the Battle of New Mombasa.

Yes, I AM a nerd. Why do you ask?
 
2012-07-13 04:43:28 PM  

Dr. Mojo PhD: Watchable in the sense that you can physically watch it, yes.

I shudder whenever anybody uses the term "pincer movement" due to it being so cliche. That the colours and example were lifted from Wikipedia doesn't help.

Let's take them in a classic pincer movement! Let's take everything in a classic pincer movement!

My hand is making a pincer movement right now.

On my dick.


Weird. I was literally pincering my dick when I read your post.
 
2012-07-13 05:25:22 PM  

scottydoesntknow: thecpt: Wait I'm confused. Is this supposed to be the same type of training that was given to the Spartans? Like abduction at 5, training all life, operations at 14ish? If you enjoy sci fi readings, The Fall of Reach by Erik Nylund is actually a pretty good book. All the other Halo books were shiatty IMO, but that book was solid.

Also glad to see that girl from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe getting work. I think her face is beautiful.

I don't think so. I think it's ODST training. More intense than regular grunt training, but not as insane as SPARTAN training/conditioning.


Looks like Spartan III or IV training. The later spartans were trained much faster and cheaper than the originals, and have much shorter life expectancies.
 
2012-07-13 05:55:45 PM  

The Flexecutioner: thecpt: Wait I'm confused. Is this supposed to be the same type of training that was given to the Spartans? Like abduction at 5, training all life, operations at 14ish? If you enjoy sci fi readings, The Fall of Reach by Erik Nylund is actually a pretty good book. All the other Halo books were shiatty IMO, but that book was solid.

Also glad to see that girl from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe getting work. I think her face is beautiful.

Ender Wiggin grew up and put down the simulator (in an alternate sequel).

/i wish


Andrew Wiggin....i thought.... and yes i saw it the same in the preview. Hollywood is going to make that movie with or with out Card.
 
2012-07-13 08:46:06 PM  

aniyn: scottydoesntknow: thecpt: Wait I'm confused. Is this supposed to be the same type of training that was given to the Spartans? Like abduction at 5, training all life, operations at 14ish? If you enjoy sci fi readings, The Fall of Reach by Erik Nylund is actually a pretty good book. All the other Halo books were shiatty IMO, but that book was solid.

Also glad to see that girl from the Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe getting work. I think her face is beautiful.

I don't think so. I think it's ODST training. More intense than regular grunt training, but not as insane as SPARTAN training/conditioning.

Looks like Spartan III or IV training. The later spartans were trained much faster and cheaper than the originals, and have much shorter life expectancies.



Maybe Spartan-IIIs, but I doubt it. The teaser trailer that was released earlier featured the UNSC Marine Cadence, which would seem to imply ODSTs. The combat armor used in training also seems to suggest that. That said, the ODST insignia (the skull in an HEV) wasn't anywhere to be seen.

Spartan-IVs are recruited from active duty UNSC volunteers, so that's not what we're seeing - these kids are all too young.

There's also the question of when this is set. The blurbs all refer to it as "near the beginning of the Covenant war." The war with the Covenant started in 2525 when the Covenant invaded Harvest. Since Halo 4 takes place in 2557, my guess is that the "Forward Unto Dawn" series is going to introduce us to one or more characters who will be aboard the UNSC Infinity as grizzled veterans with a hero worship for John-117.
 
2012-07-13 09:34:27 PM  
Mouse and Keyboard?
No?
Ok you kids have fun with your FPS-like-game.

/I miss Video Games, wish they still made them.
 
2012-07-14 12:51:36 AM  
Meh. Master Chef, cook me fish.
 
2012-07-14 12:32:28 PM  
kids dont look like ODST or Spartans at all. Seems more like a general military academy. Maybe some kind of officer school for infantry officers.
 
2012-07-16 04:55:15 AM  

Action Seal: I think I enjoyed the 'Believe' trailer for Halo 3 the best. Does a diorama count as live action?


Also liked the way Bulletstorm mocked it superbly...
 
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