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Hypertrooper
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(02-01-2012, 01:10 PM)
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The finnish magazine Pelaaja posted that Microsoft will held a Spring Showcase on February 29th. They even specify that Halo 4 will be there. I don't know if I'm allowed to post the pic(I asked a Mod), therefore I'll post the tweet:
https://twitter.com/#!/Kaban0ssi/sta...35388940525568

Update 1: Date is confirmed

Originally Posted by Hypertrooper

IGN reported about this and they posted a scan of the invite that confirmed the date.

Last edited by Hypertrooper; 02-01-2012 at 10:43 PM.
DoctorWho
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(02-01-2012, 01:11 PM)
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Bring us the goods.
OverHeat
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(02-01-2012, 01:12 PM)
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Frankie was telling the truth in the halo 4 thread...mInd blown!
TheOddOne
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(02-01-2012, 01:14 PM)
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Bring it on!
GarthVaderUK
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(02-01-2012, 01:15 PM)
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Wonderful news!
bigtroyjon
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(02-01-2012, 01:15 PM)
Should have put Halo 4 in thread title for maximum thread traffic.

Not the biggest Halo fan but am excited to see what else they have cookin!
Hypertrooper
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(02-01-2012, 01:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by bigtroyjon

Should have put Halo 4 in thread title for maximum thread traffic.

Not the biggest Halo fan but am excited to see what else they have cookin!

I don't want to deliver wrong hopes to people. Right now, it is just this magazine which reports about a Spring Showcase on February 29th.
The Dutch Slayer
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(02-01-2012, 01:21 PM)
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X12 plz :D

Awesome I really really hope that a NEW rare game is revealed.
V_Ben
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(02-01-2012, 01:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Dutch Slayer

X12 plz :D

Awesome I really really hope that a NEW rare game is revealed.

I can't wait for PGR5 either.
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(02-01-2012, 01:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by OverHeat

Frankie was telling the truth in the halo 4 thread...mInd blown!

Link me up, please :)
Leflus
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(02-01-2012, 01:28 PM)
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Not expecting much, except for the Halo 4 news.

-Star Wars Kinect release date
-Kinect Rush PR/trailer
-XBLA trailers/release dates
-Maybe: Fable TJ or Ryse news

I'm hope they announce something completely new though.
Fjordson
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(02-01-2012, 01:31 PM)
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Bring on the Halo 4 goodness. Not too early for some gameplay...right?
Hypertrooper
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(02-01-2012, 01:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by The Dutch Slayer

X12 plz :D

Awesome I really really hope that a NEW rare game is revealed.

They are already working Kinect Sport: Season 3?
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(02-01-2012, 01:33 PM)
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Allelujah
Vinterbird
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(02-01-2012, 01:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fjordson

Bring on the Halo 4 goodness. Not too early for some gameplay...right?

In theory it would be the perfect time to reveal it. It's away from most big releases, and far away from other big events to get the entire medias attention.

But I have a feeling that Microsoft is going to keep Halo 4 under lock and key until they can open their E3 conference with live gameplay, and make people love the 360 all over again.
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(02-01-2012, 01:34 PM)
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Hey since Halo 4 will be there we should see the Xbox 720 right? :lol
SafeinSound
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(02-01-2012, 01:35 PM)
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Sounds good to me. I'm not the biggest Halo fan, but I am interested since Bungie isn't in charge anymore.
Elginer
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(02-01-2012, 01:36 PM)
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HALO 4 HALO 4 HALO 4 HALO 4
DO IT!!!
Fjordson
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Originally Posted by Vinterbird

In theory it would be the perfect time to reveal it. It's away from most big releases, and far away from other big events to get the entire medias attention.

But I have a feeling that Microsoft is going to keep Halo 4 under lock and key until they can open their E3 conference with live gameplay, and make people love the 360 all over again.

Ah, yeah, big stage presence at E3 is probably ideal.

Damn. Well I hope to be surprised with something interesting from 343.
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(02-01-2012, 01:38 PM)
Engrossing.
Sean
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Originally Posted by Vinterbird

In theory it would be the perfect time to reveal it. It's away from most big releases, and far away from other big events to get the entire medias attention.

But I have a feeling that Microsoft is going to keep Halo 4 under lock and key until they can open their E3 conference with live gameplay, and make people love the 360 all over again.

They can have it both ways imo - unveil the multiplayer (or other modes like Firefight) at this event and save the splashy live demo of SP campaign for E3.
Zeouterlimits
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(02-01-2012, 01:44 PM)
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I'm still very skeptical.
However, if Frankie is off showing the game to UK press right now, it might make sense.

Originally Posted by xHAASx

Engrossing.

Great post, thank you.
Homeboyd
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(02-01-2012, 01:45 PM)
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Hyped man. 4 weeks is a mothefucker but at least we've got something to look forward to.
Arnie
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(02-01-2012, 01:45 PM)
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The 29th is still an age away, I hope there's a reveal prior to the event. Like say, tomorrow.
Robot Pants
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(02-01-2012, 01:47 PM)
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Alan wake plz
edit: oh sweet it's in the picture
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Dynopia
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They've been very secretive on Halo 4 so far (past games had plenty of info out at this point I believe) so there is probably enough info to spread between this and E3.

I'd really like them to surprise us with a new game announcement, but think they'd save that for E3.
Hypertrooper
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(02-01-2012, 02:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Robot Pants

Alan wake plz
edit: oh sweet it's in the picture

Nah. That's because of the Alan Wake American Nightmare release which is a week before the Showcase. The picture shows important events(like game releases etc) of the month.
erpg
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(02-01-2012, 02:07 PM)
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I knew Frankie would do something to celebrate HaloGAF's February birthdays.
dragonelite
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(02-01-2012, 02:17 PM)
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ooh yes only 28 more sleeps for halo 4 blow out :p
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oh.shit.
KageMaru
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(02-01-2012, 02:34 PM)
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Can't think of the last time anything exciting came out of these events so I'm not really getting my hopes up.
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awesome
Tashi
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(02-01-2012, 02:37 PM)
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If we get Halo 4 gameplay my heart will explode.
S1kkZ
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(02-01-2012, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by KageMaru

Can't think of the last time anything exciting came out of these events so I'm not really getting my hopes up.

2 years ago we got the reach Beta Trailer and announcement
Rabbit Clock
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(02-01-2012, 02:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by DoctorWho

Bring us the goods.

Really... they sure could use some new stuff.. I'm not getting my hopes up any more. =\
snoopeasystreet
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Wouldn't surprise me if Tomb Raider popped up at this.
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so, engine render, sp trailer, multiplayer trailer or work in progress vidoc?

i think with the true reveal so late, we wont get an engine render ala halo 2/3. maybe a cutscene like we got from reach with some on stage multiplayer at e3 like halo 2?
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Wasn't Gears of War 3 at last years one of these but ended up being bargo'd for ages? Hope Halo doesn't end up in the same boat.
KageMaru
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Originally Posted by S1kkZ

2 years ago we got the reach Beta Trailer and announcement

Cool thanks, totally forgot about this. Even though I'm more interested in halo 4's campaign, I'd be happy with a beta announcement and trailer. Still not getting my hopes up though. =p
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Don't think much interesting will come out of this.
Vinterbird
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(02-01-2012, 02:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by op_ivy

so, engine render, sp trailer, multiplayer trailer or work in progress vidoc?

i think with the true reveal so late, we wont get an engine render ala halo 2/3. maybe a cutscene like we got from reach with some on stage multiplayer at e3 like halo 2?

E3 will be the big and loud reveal showing the new mechanics and how they are changing up the entire Halo experience. I really doubt we will see anything of substance at this, perhaps a new render trailer, final logo and box art perhaps.
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Originally Posted by Vinterbird

E3 will be the big and loud reveal showing the new mechanics and how they are changing up the entire Halo experience. I really doubt we will see anything of substance at this, perhaps a new render trailer, final logo and box art perhaps.

i always thought the render trailers were to show a glimpse of what the game would look like. at this point, 4 should be very far along and i doubt they've dumped resources into making an unrelated (to the actual game) engine render trailer.

you are right though, i dont see whatever this is as being the MAJOR reveal, so i'm leaning towards a gameplay work-in-progress vidoc like the early halo 3 and reach ones, or possibly a multiplayer reveal. (i know, dream big)

we'll probably get a full on single player reveal trailer/cutscene and gameplay at e3.
Hydranockz
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(02-01-2012, 04:38 PM)
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On a leap year of all days? Madness!

Cautiously optimistic about Halo 4 reveals though.
Himself
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(02-01-2012, 04:40 PM)
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Akai katana

/showcase
dragonelite
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Wonders what else they going to reveal or show at this event except halo 4.
Maybe preview of next xbla gameblock not sure what comes before the summer of arcade.
Ooh and give me some Trials Evolution love.
K1ng P3n
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(02-01-2012, 04:54 PM)
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I'm guessing a new trailer for Halo 4, but it doesn't hurt to hope for some gameplay.
jbug617
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I expect to see a bunch of XBLA games (Fez, Retro City Rampage etc), Kinect Games (Star Wars) and 3rd party games (Mass Effect 3, Dragon's Dogma). Last year showcase was the first time Batman Arkham City was playable to the public.
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More Halo 4 news in this thread than the latter half of the Halo 4 thread itself. My body is ready.
specialguy
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Originally Posted by K1ng P3n

I'm guessing a new trailer for Halo 4, but it doesn't hurt to hope for some gameplay.

If it's just a prerendered trailer or even in engine cutscene (The Reach in engine trailer didn't look much like final gameplay), that's barely better than no trailer at all imo.

Gameplay or bust.
Hypertrooper
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(02-01-2012, 05:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by jbug617

I expect to see a bunch of XBLA games (Fez, Retro City Rampage etc), Kinect Games (Star Wars) and 3rd party games (Mass Effect 3, Dragon's Dogma). Last year showcase was the first time Batman Arkham City was playable to the public.

To the public? Isn't the X12/"Spring Showcase" press-only?

I expect that the Press will see some Halo 4 stuff but they get a embargo for it. Still the event would be awesome if I get a release date for FEZ and RCR.

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