Microsoft forced Bungie to accept 'Combat Evolved' name

CVG: Bungie has revealed that Microsoft marketeers forced it to put the infamous 'Combat Evolved' tagline on its original Halo - something the studio said it "hated".

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DelbertGrady2966d ago

"The compromise was they could add a subtitle. Everyone at Bungie hated it. But it turned out to be a very sticky label and has now entered the gaming lexicon to the point where articles that have nothing to do with Halo get titles like 'Skateboarding Evolved'. So I guess in hindsight it was a good compromise."

Then came Halo 2 and Halo 3. I'm more confused over the subtitle in Halo: Reach, although it's built on a novel that came out before the game was produced.

Double Toasted2966d ago

Are these guys complaining? Nah, they couldn't be...

MisterNiwa2966d ago

They get paid to not complain.

Sm0k3y_Bac0n2966d ago

Yep, Halo brought the FPS on quite a bit and was one of the best games of its time.

IdleLeeSiuLung2966d ago

This just goes to show that not every decision a GREAT game studio does makes sense. The "Combat Evolved" part is iconic to Halo.

The first time I heard Halo, I wasn't sure what to expect. I didn't even know what the Halo part meant for the longest time. It's a one non-descriptive word...

Hideo_Kojima2966d ago (Edited 2966d ago )

One thing I hated about Halo 1...

You buy the game called
Halo: Combat Evolved...
and you can than download the a mod friendly version called
Halo: Custom Edition....

So when people said Halo:CE I was always confused as to which version they referred to.

Edit: This is what I mean

Read PS360_37 comment bellow he says
"Halo:CE completely revolutionized CONSOLE shooter"

Is that Halo: Combat Evolved
or is it Halo:Custom Edition

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Inside_out2966d ago

Halo: Combat Evolved was ingenius...They can call there RPG whatever name they want....Halo put them on the pressure....COD: Modern works and is as old as gaming itself...

Noble Spartan2966d ago

It really was combat evolved.

Revolutionized the industry.

Heisenberg2966d ago (Edited 2966d ago )

replied to the wrong comment.

Downtown boogey2966d ago

This comment by Conloles has more disagrees than agrees: What the hell?
Everyone who's played it would agree as would the critics, so what's the matter?

SOAD2966d ago

People disagree with him because he trolls other threads, not because of what he's saying with that particular post.

N4BmpS2966d ago

Basically that's what he does. He has no life is all. But regardless I think epic is an over used term some people don't even know what the proper definition is. Not saying Halo is isn't an Epic.

Shepherd 2142966d ago

People use the term "epic" if a movie, game or book is set on a grand scale, which is typically a huge characteristic of an Epic.

The Iliad and the Odyssey, Beowulf, the story of Troy, all of them are Epics because of the type of adventure or stories that they tell. Movies and games have become attached to that form of story-telling with updated settings and themes, but using the term "Epic" when describing "Spider-man 2, Halo, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, etc., isnt entirely inaccurate.

Heisenberg2966d ago

Not necessarily about this guy in particular, but if you troll hard enough, people stop giving a shît about what you have to say. Why should you be able to troll tons of threads, and be a general douche, then when you wanna make a positive post every now and then about something YOU like, we should all listen and judge the comment on its own merits... No, you can't have your cake and eat it too. The same guys who troll want to be treated fairly and listened to? Then stop trolling others. And there's a difference between having an opinion, and trolling.

cayal2966d ago

"Everyone who's played it would agree as would the critics, so what's the matter?"

I don't think Halo is epic and I've played it.

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Leio2966d ago

Halo Combat Evolved was the reason i bought my Xbox.. loved that game

DaTruth2966d ago (Edited 2966d ago )

They should have complained about the Halo part! It is just stupid to call the game Halo and have 10 haloless sequels and prequels!

Death2966d ago

This "Halo" weapon was used to wipe out all sentient life forms. The Covenant were trying to fire the weapon and the UNSC were trying to stop it. The Halo technology still exists after the first game even though combat isn't taking place exclusively on one of the rings. It's actually a pretty good story which is suplemented by quite a few books now.


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Cold 20002966d ago

"Halo: Combat Evolved" sounds a whole lot cooler than just "Halo"

TROLL EATER2966d ago

combat evolved sounded fitting it did evolve FPS

yewles12966d ago

Valve fans would like to have a word with you...

Ultraplayerxd2966d ago

I agree. .but I'd rather just say Halo.

telekineticmantis2966d ago

Taking from games like unreal tournament and half life doesnt evolve the genre it dilutes it

PS360_372966d ago (Edited 2966d ago )

because UT and HL were both amazing console shooters....

Halo:CE completely revolutionized CONSOLE shooter.

Does it have to be spelled out for you to understand.

Shepherd 2142966d ago (Edited 2966d ago )

goldeneye had poop controls

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ZombieNinjaPanda2966d ago

So, not sure if some of you don't realize it, but Combat Evolved was meant to signify the fact that they all use advanced weaponry and future stuff etc etc blah blah.

Godmars2902966d ago

I never think, "Combat Evolved" when I think of Halo. I think of the Ring World novels.

BeaArthur2966d ago

Well it is their IP, I guess they can do whatever they want.