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New Halo 3 Alpha screenshots reveal several new game features

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High resolution (3840x2160) screenshots of Halo 3 reveal some very nice new game features that the Halo 3 developer team is very excited about. Everything has gotten major graphical redesigns, to ensure extreme realism. There are new weapons, such as spartan beams (the second screenshot shows it quite well), new vehicles like the mongoose (again, in the second screenshot), and new ways of storing weapons. In previous versions of Halo, weapons simply disappeared when not in use. Now, weapons are stored on the players back, side, and belt. There are also new ways of keeping players from going out of bounds. Ideas such as land mines, auto-turrets, and killzones are all being explored by the Halo 3 development team. In the meantime, have a look at the pretty screenshots.

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Am I the only one that was never impressed by Halo?
 
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I like the gameplay of the PC version and online gaming, ease of creating a server and haveing a few friends on. But the graphics are subpar. I have HL2 to compare to and I find it odd that MS can't create a game with as good as graphics on their own operating system.
 
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Am I the only one that was never impressed by Halo?
nope, for me halo has never beaten N64 goldeneye as the best ever console fps and halo doesnt come close to the majority of top notch pc fps
 

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Halo rocks, enough said. Enough that this may actually drive me to buy an Xbox360 when it comes out. Man..first I'm fully rebuilding my computer to support Crysis & DX10....now I'm gonna buy a 360 to play Halo3.
 
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Honestly, I am still interested in how the game ends. H2 was a complete joke on the original Halo was/still is the best single and multi player game ever on xbox!
 
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Halo is badass, played on Xbox and Computer and computers alot better
 
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I was never all that impressed... it was a big deal for the Xbox when it came out but compared to PC games it was nothing too special. A good game, but IMO not as amazing as some said. (Yes, I have played both Xbox and PC versions, I own the latter). Those graphics do look impressive but will it just be another one of those games that the 360 only manages 30fps in?
 
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w00t! They have been trying to implement the ATV (seen in the middle screenie) since the original Halo and they finally got it in :D
 
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To tell you the truth i have never played Halo .....if/when This comes out on pc,i don't think ill get it.
Looks good though :)
 
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The only thing that i like about that game was the story line, but anything else just sucked, the game is too plain, very unrealistic (physics, timing..etc), and personally i hate how you gotta move the mouse to drive a car or fly the ugly looking banshee.

oh well thats just me :laugh: ......


and oh yeah those screenshot look very good, im glad that bungie is making that game prettier :p
 

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I like the gameplay of the PC version and online gaming, ease of creating a server and haveing a few friends on. But the graphics are subpar. I have HL2 to compare to and I find it odd that MS can't create a game with as good as graphics on their own operating system.
LMAO The original Halo was designed for the original XBOX so the PC port was never going to be as good as the likes of Half-Life 2. In its day the graphics on Halo for the XBOX were great just because the PC port sucked it doesnt mean that the game was crap......it was just released too late on the PC!
 
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The graphics on this are blah, and since its comming from microsoft the gameplay it just going to be the same. So they are going to have to increase the quality of it in some shape or form.
 

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The graphics on this are blah, and since its comming from microsoft the gameplay it just going to be the same. So they are going to have to increase the quality of it in some shape or form.
Bungie / Microsoft will be putting a lot of work into this because this could/will potentially sell millions of XBOX360 units, I can see it being a winner............just like the original ;)

They cant afford it to fail!
 
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Microsoft will be putting a lot of work into this because this could/will potentially sell millions of XBOX360 units, I can see it being a winner............just like the original ;)
Hopefully it isnt another halo 2.. :banghead:
 
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LMAO The original Halo was designed for the original XBOX so the PC port was never going to be as good as the likes of Half-Life 2. In its day the graphics on Halo for the XBOX were great just because the PC port sucked it doesnt mean that the game was crap......it was just released too late on the PC!
you have to remeber the xbox was running a kenal of windows as its os, the game was also made on windows pc's and yet the pc version was absolute garbage in comparisson tomany pc fps halo is garbage




N64 goldeneye > Halo
 
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Well I must admit the original Halo seemed much better than Halo 2 (although I've only played the latter for a couple of hours). Something about it made me think of Timesplitters which is fun for mulitplayer but not what I'm looking for from a game like Halo. I know they are very different game but they share something that I can't put my finger on.
 

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you have to remeber the xbox was running a kenal of windows as its os, the game was also made on windows pc's and yet the pc version was absolute garbage



N64 goldeneye > Halo
I dont think you get what I mean, the PC version was released way after the XBOX version and by then PC graphics were much better than the XBOX. So to make the game better on the PC it would have basically had to be re-written using better technology which wouldnt have been worth it. The PC version was a direct port from the XBOX so it performed like the XBOX version .

BTW: I agree that GoldenEye on the N64 was awesome! ;)
 

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This game doesn't look all that great. The enviroment textures are on par with UT 2004. The only place where I see improvement is with the lighting. I'll buy this game in 2009 when it's ten bucks.
 
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I dont think you get what I mean, the PC version was released way after the XBOX version and by then PC graphics were much better than the XBOX. So to make the game better on the PC it would have basically had to be re-written using better technology which wouldnt have been worth it. The PC version was a direct port from the XBOX so it performed like the XBOX version .

BTW: I agree that GoldenEye on the N64 was awesome! ;)
Are you kidding? The PC version of Halo came on one CD, rather than the one DVD that the xbox halo came on. The textures look like crap, and the netcode is the worst of any online game, ever.
 

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Are you kidding? The PC version of Halo came on one CD, rather than the one DVD that the xbox halo came on. The textures look like crap, and the netcode is the worst of any online game, ever.
Sorry I worded that wrong, I meant the graphics capabilities on PC's were better in general than the XBOX at the time of Halo's PC release, not the PC version had better graphics than the XBOX version :roll:
 

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Those grafics look like crap, there the same just refreshed with higher resaluition. psssh