Microsoft held two Halo 3 media events in both San Francisco and New York Friday evening. Next-Gen was in attendance for the invite-only session at the Foreign Cinema in San Francisco to cover the event.
The only thing that makes sense out of the title is BAD
No bubble for you.
you're irritating. you sound like a friggin buzz marketer. gth.
The only thing that makes sense out of your name is Bastard
hmm i wounder if you feel better/good about yourself when your asleep at night without an Xbox 360 cos your a SonyFangirl, and you dont own a PS3 as you cant afford one...?
This site has turned into Halo 3 Madness. There have been so many posts involving this game! lol! The game's not even coming out until, what, November. This is only a slight taste of what's to come.
With the Beta opening on Wednesday though, I guess everyone is getting prepared. Checkin' out the vids, and seeing what's in store. I bet you some people even know their way around the maps from watching so many videos.
I got my entry. In fact I have 2. Phase 1 entry and one from Crackdown. Do you have yours?
One from the Phase 1 selection the other from Crackdown.
Yeah everything on this site seems to involve Halo 3 wherever you look.
Thats because every big gaming site has massive coverage of the Halo3 event going on in San Fran & New York.....and yes, I have my ticket to the party (Beta) Wednesday. Who doesn't?
I tried getting in the first two and nothing, i had to buy crackdown. The fun thing is, right after the beta Shadowrun is coming out, i can turn crackdown in and it'll be half off.
PS: Here come the PS fanboys with their 4 different names to flame.
Graphics look like sh.t!!!!
No, i'm sorry but I think you looked at the wrong object...you were meant to look at the computer screen not your mirror.
PofS 3 graphics do look like $h!t
Honestly, stop trolling...
I hope we see some info on the campaign mode. I'm hoping it's better than Halo 2's. Hopefully Killzone 2 comes out around then too, so I can play both of these games =)
It kind of sucks that Halo has always been known for amazing bar setting graphics and it doesn't seem like Halo 3 will be that. But the cool thing is that I think that when Bungie looked at the Xbox360 as a whole they realized it had alot of power. I think this has to do with alot of developers now and why were all kind of looking at games and going "wtf these graphics suck" (I.E Forza 2) But I think this gen is obviously going to be about amazing graphics. But I think what we failed to interpret from developers comments is that their not excited about the graphics elements. Their excited with the amount of processes they can pull off to bring the game closer and truer to real life. I mean how many comments have you seen that went something like "This was never capable before last gen" I think video game systems up to this point have always concentrated on graphics because their wasn't enough technology to do anything but prettier people and backgrounds. I wholeheartedly believe that this gen is going to be about realism. But not realism in photo like scenery. Realism in reactions, in how life is, in all the elements that make life, well lifelike. I for one will for now on bring my expectations on graphics down a notch. Because I have realized that with these two consoles (PS3-XBOX360) that the amazing thing we're going to see is artists ideas coming to life. Developers dreams coming alive in the form of every conscientious idea in their minds. Halo 3 might not be as beautiful as Gears Of War but their realism for that game was in the beautiful war town scenery. They wanted you to feel the pain and suffering of the civilization from what you saw. They wanted to place and immerse you in this world by that. It's the reasoning you see only 8 guys on screen at all times. Forza focuses on it's realism by what you hear and the feeling you get, which it does superbly. Pgr4 immerses you in realism by gorgeous graphics and scenery. Halo while not being as beautiful will no doubt be an amazing game. I have realized I would rather see every realism possible with smart A.I. and massive levels with almost lifelike graphics. Graphics won't make the game anymore fun or the A.I. any smarter. Isn't that why we play? I know I would rather walk through a world full of enemies than walk through a world with no enemies so the flowers can look pretty.
I agree that Halo 3 might not look as good as Gears, but I don't doubt the overall multiplayer experience for Halo. It's always been good in that way.
Wow 360 rocks.. I agree with you but all you could have said was just think of "The Room" in terms of artistic freedom. Now that we have some good software "Project Ego" better be just that !! And not some game that didnt deliver on anything! Cant wait .. Hmm weird noone is playing it till the 16? That sucks for you guys,just got off playing it. You'll have fun trust me . Your first stick will be embedded in your memory forever and hearing killjoy is weird.
Halo and halo 2 were never known for bar setting graphics, but if thats how you felt about halo 1, and 2. If you read and watch a lot of interviews from bungie employees you will notice that they say the same thing all the time, they will say they have stayed true to halo art style. There not trying to make it look like real life. If you look at screens of halo 1 2 and then 3 you will notice that all the geometry and textures have improved through out, but the things like the colour choices have stayed the same(thats just one example).
I disagree, when you look at the games at the time, Halo and Halo 2 were miles ahead of anything near it.
And infact, Halo 2 still looks miles ahead of alot of Ps2 and Xbox games.
But i do agree that there not going for photo realism, which im unhappy about.
As much as i say i care about gameplay rather then graphics, we all know youd rather play the most realistic looking game which plays well rather then one that looks terrible but plays well.
Graphics will always be getting better, and developers will never stop trying to make the best looking games, they will do so while also trying to make it as close to real life visualy, and the way the environment reacts , lighting etc...
Wats the point in having the best graphics when you lack features aswell as large environments and good AI?
Bungie are trying to create vast and beautiful environments while creating awesome features, they are more important than graphics ever will be.
Even still, I'm sure they'll touch up the graphics before final release. They're just finishing the game dynamics and whatnot beforehand, which is good.
Textures, artifacts, and tweaks will be added up until the time the game goes gold, likely sometime in SEPTEMBER!
Whether you PS3 droids will admit it or not, thats 4 months to tweak the reflections and explosions and lighting.
Halo 3 will outsell any 2 games combined at holiday time, and the simple fact is Sony folks can't wrap their heads around the fact that Microsoft will have owned 3 consecutive holiday seasons, and that is nothing but bad news for their beloved Blu-Ray player... er I mean PS3.
How good or crap it looks Halo 3 is still going to sell shed loads.
I'm stuck between this graphics/gameplay debate because of two things
1. I wont the realistic A.I. BUT.
2. I also wont realistic graphics.
It is down to the developers to draw a line somewhere between the two and create a game that not only looks good but plays well. Ok H3 may not look like Gears but i dont wont it to as there was a reason why it looked as good as it did. There will be a reason why H3 looks like IT WILL in the fall. But untill then i will have fun with the H3 beta and i hope you guys/girls have fun with it as well. Which is why we play games.
Halo 1 looked like sh!t at E3 before it was released and the graphrics improved substantially by the time it went gold. Really, why would bungie try to make the game look all pretty just for a beta. Get real. Just wait till this november and then we can judge the graphics and in addition all the polish for the graphics and optimizations for games tend to be the last thing in the development cycle.
Very true and people need to understand that there shooting for the same visuals we saw in the trailer at e3 06 when it's all said and done!
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