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TheOddOne
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(10-11-2012, 11:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Flipyap

If you're talking about the things that appear to be inside the Knights, they certainly weren't (or rather, shouldn't be) of the Forerunner warrior caste.
I still hope they're ancient humans (or, at the very least, Forerunners of some higher, not yet described higher rate), otherwise you might as well throw Greg Bear's novels away, or at least cross out all of his vague descriptions because of how unreliable they all are.

As for the other Prom units... I can't even begin to imagine any advanced culture that would choose to turn their dead into robot puppies, or robot butterflies with hula hoops who live inside another fallen comrade's butt.

Seeing as the humans were used as guinea pigs, it would not suprise me if the Forerunners tried to infect them, to see if they are immune, but if it failed they were locked into the machine and could be controlled.
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(10-11-2012, 12:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zeal

I wonder if the Prometheans are reanimated Forerunner who have fallen in battle...

(I know 343 uses the plural ForerunnerS now, but that is wrong and I will always go by the original plural of Forerunner. It ain't JEDIS.)

A couple of notes on this. Firstly, it's not actually new. The term has vascillated for years. Spark uses the singular, for example. The Forerunner civilization self-identified (not unlike Iain M. Banks' Affront http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...etting#Affront) as "Forerunner" - often in the singular as a proper noun, as a somewhat dishonest self-identification as a "stage" in Galactic evolution. Of course the majority of them had no intention of going anywhere.

So in the past tense, when that proper noun has become a descriptor of chronology, the plural starts to creep in. It is deliberately fuzzy and one of the other reasons we chose proper plural was to avoid the semantic awkwardness of hearing a modern human ignore the plurals, past-participles etc. Don't want Marines talking like they are larping at ComicCon.


Glaven.
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(10-11-2012, 12:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

A couple of notes on this. Firstly, it's not actually new. The term has vascillated for years. Spark uses the singular, for example. The Forerunner civilization self-identified (not unlike Iain M. Banks' Affront http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...etting#Affront) as "Forerunner" - often in the singular as a proper noun, as a somewhat dishonest self-identification as a "stage" in Galactic evolution. Of course the majority of them had no intention of going anywhere.

So in the past tense, when that proper noun has become a descriptor of chronology, the plural starts to creep in. It is deliberately fuzzy and one of the other reasons we chose proper plural was to avoid the semantic awkwardness of hearing a modern human ignore the plurals, past-participles etc. Don't want Marines talking like they are larping at ComicCon.


Glaven.

Given new context on foundation of their civilization, I prefer "The Forerunner" much like we use "The Covenant". So you're identifying with a group instead of the individual.

You never hear the awkwardness when talking about the covenant

That and forerunners said very quickly sounds like "foreigners"
Flipyap
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(10-11-2012, 12:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

Don't want Marines talking like they are larping at ComicCon.

It's a bit late for that, when we've already had gorram Marines talking about frakking.
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(10-11-2012, 05:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by DopeyFish

Given new context on foundation of their civilization, I prefer "The Forerunner" much like we use "The Covenant". So you're identifying with a group instead of the individual.

You never hear the awkwardness when talking about the covenant

That and forerunners said very quickly sounds like "foreigners"

The Forerunner sounds like you're addressing an individual and is actually singular. Forerunners sounds much better.

Covenant is already a word by itself that describes more than one individual so it makes perfect sense using that term.
Deadly Monk
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(10-11-2012, 06:06 PM)
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Could the Didact be riding in this thing? I forget which color he represents...blue or orange...
Darkmakaimura
(10-11-2012, 06:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deadly Monk



Could the Didact be riding in this thing? I forget which color he represents...blue or orange...

http://www.halopedia.org/Cryptum
Zeal
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(10-11-2012, 06:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

Don't want Marines talking like they are larping at ComicCon

Well, when you put it that way....lol. Got ya.
Project
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(10-11-2012, 07:13 PM)
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More images of Halo 4 are being leaked. I do not know whether they are real or not, but I have heard that people in mexico have the game.
Demoncarnotaur
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(10-11-2012, 07:27 PM)
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Oops. Looks like the thread got derailed by PM begging for links to pics. Ill just post em if I find em, but only through links and with appropriate warnings.
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El_Chino
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(10-11-2012, 07:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by Project

More images of Halo 4 are being leaked. I do not know whether they are real or not, but I have heard that people in mexico have the game.

I'd like a PM too please.
NobleGundam
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(10-11-2012, 07:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Project

More images of Halo 4 are being leaked. I do not know whether they are real or not, but I have heard that people in mexico have the game.

Can I see these by PM please?
Pitmonkey
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(10-11-2012, 07:58 PM)
PM me too please, I would love a look (Spoilers be damned!)
Darkmakaimura
(10-11-2012, 08:00 PM)
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Same here in regards to the PM if possible.
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(10-11-2012, 08:00 PM)
PM all over my account's face.
Ein Soph Aur
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(10-11-2012, 08:02 PM)
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I'd also like a PM if you can.
Ohwiseone
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(10-11-2012, 08:09 PM)
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me too please, just want a small peak.
Flipyap
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(10-11-2012, 08:11 PM)
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This spoiler thread is becoming really silly real quick.
Traumnovelle
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(10-11-2012, 08:16 PM)
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I'd appreciate a pm.
dragonelite
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(10-11-2012, 08:18 PM)
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Would like to see those pictures..
So if you could pm me a link i would appreciate it.
lefantome
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(10-11-2012, 08:27 PM)
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PMS please! :lol:
XtremeXpider
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(10-11-2012, 08:33 PM)
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Another PM please ;)
tonitoni
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(10-11-2012, 08:34 PM)
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PM me too please.
Lakitu
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(10-11-2012, 08:34 PM)
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Can some wonderful person PM me please?
UnlovedJew
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(10-11-2012, 08:34 PM)
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I request a PM all over my face.
Thoraxes
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(10-11-2012, 08:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheChillyAcademic

So it may seem odd as I have only watched the entire three games played but as he is my favorite character I am curious...is Guilty Spark not dead?

If the dates at the end of book two of the forerunner trilogy are correct, he may have a very interesting role in the future.
Darkmakaimura
(10-11-2012, 11:13 PM)
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Are these image leaks just the pictures of the two discs?
Demoncarnotaur
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(10-11-2012, 11:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Darkmakaimura

Are these image leaks just the pictures of the two discs?

It seems thus far yes, just the leaked discs and pics of the guy playing on XBL.
Gordon0Freeman
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(10-11-2012, 11:23 PM)
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PM for me too if possible!
Razgriz-Specter
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(10-11-2012, 11:24 PM)
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PM please
Slightly Live
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(10-11-2012, 11:25 PM)
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Crap, stop shitting up the thread with all the PM request guys.

There's no new content out there. Just some pictures of the game disks which may or may not be fake.



There were videos showing a supposed illegally pirated copy of the game loading up, which have been now taken down.

And some dude has been shown to be playing the game online. I'm not going to post his GT because he's getting hammered with requests to pirate the game.

Thankfully Microsoft have been very active. (Taken from a site full of people silly enough to warrant these bans)




NobleGundam
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(10-12-2012, 12:50 PM)
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Just found this. EB Games featuring short Campaign spoilers.

Wait for several seconds and footage will be played within the background

I enjoyed the short intro. But after 3 mins there's a waiting period than Josh Holmes plays the mission "Forerunner".
Last edited by NobleGundam; 10-12-2012 at 01:05 PM.
monome
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(10-12-2012, 02:38 PM)
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So...

Thursday War is shit and Didact looks like shit...

that's not the build-up to release I expected.

Very curious, and still very much looking for the in-game reveal and how the story will evolve around the course of the game.

Greg Bear Halo is best Halo. There should be a team dedicated to creating a game around his vision, not the other way around.
Demoncarnotaur
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(10-12-2012, 03:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by monome

So...

Thursday War is shit and Didact looks like shit...

that's not the build-up to release I expected.

Very curious, and still very much looking for the in-game reveal and how the story will evolve around the course of the game.

Greg Bear Halo is best Halo. There should be a team dedicated to creating a game around his vision, not the other way around.

uhhh..are there pictures..?
Last edited by Demoncarnotaur; 10-12-2012 at 03:12 PM.
Petrichor
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(10-12-2012, 03:16 PM)
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A PM would be greatly appreciated here as well!
Flipyap
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(10-12-2012, 03:29 PM)
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This was such a nice thread before the PMgeddon.

There's nothing to be PM-ed, you guys.
Demoncarnotaur
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(10-12-2012, 03:59 PM)
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(Mild) Spoilers from leak

Prologue description menu pic:
http://i.imgur.com/DAfRa.png

Prologue screencap:
http://i.imgur.com/45hcv.jpg

Mission 1 description menu pic:
http://i.imgur.com/6OR4Q.png

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Could someone translate the description from the Prologue?
Last edited by Demoncarnotaur; 10-12-2012 at 04:03 PM.
Max@GC
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(10-12-2012, 04:06 PM)
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as a big halo fan im pretty stoked about all the cool shit that will be in halo 4...forerunners, chief becoming more human like, more touching story cuz of the chief+cortana interactions, characters like dr halsey, the graphics, neil davidge doing the ost and not o donnell, forge mode and so on...preparing my body for halo 4 atm by replaying the halo franchise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrmFbhse_2E :3
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(10-12-2012, 04:08 PM)
Someone spoil the shit out of me, doesn't bother me a bit.

I've spoiled every Halo game ahead of time and it never effected my enjoyment.
DopeyFish
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(10-12-2012, 04:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Demoncarnotaur

(Mild) Spoilers from leak

Prologue description menu pic:
http://i.imgur.com/DAfRa.png

Prologue screencap:
http://i.imgur.com/45hcv.jpg

Mission 1 description menu pic:
http://i.imgur.com/6OR4Q.png

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Could someone translate the description from the Prologue?

Not a Spanish speaker but looks like catherine halsey is interrogated in a secret ONI installation
Mindwipe
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(10-12-2012, 04:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Demoncarnotaur

(Mild) Spoilers from leak

Prologue description menu pic:
http://i.imgur.com/DAfRa.png

Prologue screencap:
http://i.imgur.com/45hcv.jpg

Mission 1 description menu pic:
http://i.imgur.com/6OR4Q.png

--

Could someone translate the description from the Prologue?

I know it's only the prologue, but I really didn't consider the first one a mild spoiler after seeing it :-(
Flipyap
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(10-12-2012, 04:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mindwipe

I know it's only the prologue, but I really didn't consider the first one a mild spoiler after seeing it :-(

You're in a spoiler thread. This tidbit spoils a year-old book.
Blueblur1
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(10-12-2012, 04:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by DopeyFish

Not a Spanish speaker but looks like catherine halsey is interrogated in a secret ONI installation

That's exactly what it says actually.
UrbanGrafix
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(10-13-2012, 05:36 AM)
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From the Halo 4 Leaked thread

Halo 4 Main Menu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfOONmnNBmw

INFINITY INTRO VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7c2H3tx4T4
Fuchsdh
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Originally Posted by UrbanGrafix

From the Halo 4 Leaked thread

Halo 4 Main Menu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfOONmnNBmw

INFINITY INTRO VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7c2H3tx4T4

Intro vid:
Before War Games/ Spartan Ops, or from the campaign?
Ein Soph Aur
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Originally Posted by Fuchsdh

Intro vid:
Before War Games/ Spartan Ops, or from the campaign?

The former
Slightly Live
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Originally Posted by Fuchsdh

Intro vid:
Before War Games/ Spartan Ops, or from the campaign?

It's just a nice video telling you that the Infinity warship is awesome and nothing else. Looks great.
Demoncarnotaur
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(10-13-2012, 05:53 AM)
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The fucking legendary ending is out there.. FUCK.
soulassssns
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Originally Posted by Demoncarnotaur

The fucking legendary ending is out there.. FUCK.


GO DARK!!!!!
Slightly Live
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Legendary Ending Spoiler

Holy shit, seeing the Chief stroll up in front of the Spartan IV's, and his face as his suit is removed.

And Didact... holy shit. That bastard. Forerunner ascendancy? Guess he's not a quitter.
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