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New Pictures of the Halo 4 Xbox 360 Console and Headset

HBO Have snapped some pics of the Halo 4 console from a fan event last night. Looks even better than the promo shots.

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AO1JMM4393d ago

Looks cool but I already own a Halo 3 green xbox and a Reach xbox

nukeitall4393d ago

It looks really nice, but I already own the Gears of War Xbox 360. By far my favorite design so far, with a close second with the Star Wars one.

I like the fact that there is artwork on this (or some sort of design), not just a pure color change like some of the older Xbox 360 special editions and PS3.

SixZeroFour4393d ago

i wish they would sell those special edition xbox as full body plates cause then i would buy some, wouldnt care if it didnt have the custom sounds

CGI-Quality4393d ago

Humor me, what of it looks cheap?

h311rais3r4393d ago

Cheap to him means it's not a ps3

nukeitall4393d ago

@h311rais3r:

I used to think the older phat Xbox 360 looked cheap due to the matte plastic and the PS3 looked damn expensive (which it was).

With the PS3 Slim it looks so cheap with that matte and textured plastic and the PS3 beetle (Slim 2) looks even cheaper. The Xbox 360 S now looks all shiny and expensive.

My only complaint, why isn't the Xbox 360 smaller without and external power brick and why does it still have a tray?

LoneWolf0194393d ago

Damnit i only saw a shitty pic and definitly had a hard fought debate with myself of not getting it. But after seeing it on the floor DDD; damnit now i want it and that headset.

LackTrue4K4393d ago

i wish sony would do bad ass themes like this to there ps3's!!! im thinking of getting a xbox 360 for my kid.

CGI-Quality4393d ago

Overseas, they do (Ni No Kuni, Final Fantasy XIII & XIII-2, for instance). But I agree, wish they offered more (Uncharted, God of War, Killzone themed bundles would be killer)!

LackTrue4K4393d ago

im a big killzone fan, but a ps3 killzone theme NEVER CROSSED MY MIND!!! that would be so sick~!!!!!!!

Skate-AK4393d ago

The Ni No Kuni one is awesome. My favorite is the Tales of Xillia one http://www.gamebreakers.co/...

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Master Chief Became More Than A Machine In 343's Halo

In Halo 4, 5, and Infinite, Master Chief became a more nuanced, human character.

In spite of the Halo series’ struggles, 343 deserves praise for adding nuance and characterisation to the ever-beating heart of Halo - The Master Chief. Playing through Infinite, it's abundantly clear that the events of the current and previous trilogies have irrevocably changed the iconic hero. He’s no longer the ‘blank slate’ that was previously presented by Bungie. He’s a fatigued, damaged and fallible protagonist, and one who is meandering through currents of grief, while reveling in his newfound agency. Giving the Chief a compelling and meaningful voice was no small feat, and 343 should be proud of that victory.

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kingnick498d ago

This article completely misses part of the appeal of the original iteration of character in the original game trilogy. It was the Chief and Cortana vs an entire alien collective. The blank slate Bungie displayed in their games was genius, he was an mysterious hero a wide audience could identify with because he wasn't as clearly defined as most characters.

The books added a lot of lore and backstory but most Halo players just want a fun game with exposition that doesn't get in the way of gameplay, it's why the Cortana level in Halo 3 was derided.

Not every character has to be a damaged soyboy, a soldier has to suck it up and do his duty.

BandarHub497d ago

A lot of people give the 343 version of Master Chief a lot of slack.
But Fundamentally he is still the same character, he just has a couple more dialogues. He has not changed in terms of attitude.
"Not every character has to be a damaged soyboy, a soldier has to suck it up and do his duty."
And that's what he has done at the end of the day, he did his duty. Watch his partner die, and was ready to destroy the weapon in Halo infinite....he is still the same soilder that everyone remembers

Halo Infintes one was a nice balance between both.

slate91497d ago

Chief and the halo franchise became a joke under 343

Sciurus_vulgaris497d ago

The 343i Master Chief has is based on the books. However, in Halo 4-Infinite, the Master Chief overtime become. gradually becomes more willing to show some emotion.

Obscure_Observer497d ago

"However, in Halo 4-Infinite, the Master Chief overtime become. gradually becomes more willing to show some emotion."

Which is awesome! I love how Master Chief become more John and less soldier.