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kylej
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(04-26-2012, 04:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hydranockz

I think he is referring to the method of distribution. Frankie said they had things in mind for the marketing that are pretty innovative or something along those lines.

A remote controlled warthog and special Forerunner vision goggles to be included in the ultra-limited Prestige edition of Halo 4.
Hypertrooper
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(04-26-2012, 04:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by GhaleonEB

This is one of the reasons I was so excited to snag my PAX tickets yesterday. :D

I hope Duncan felt this excitement from me when he ordered my ticket. Will you bring your self-made candy again? Because this time I want to try.


Originally Posted by Hydranockz

I think he is referring to the method of distribution. Frankie said they had things in mind for the marketing that are pretty innovative or something along those lines.

damn. I did not understand his post. Maybe he should judge after the game came out...
feel
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(04-26-2012, 04:50 PM)
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I find only having a couple of gifs worth of decent footage at this point to be pretty innovative.
Homeboyd
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(04-26-2012, 04:50 PM)

Originally Posted by kylej

A remote controlled warthog and special Forerunner vision goggles to be included in the ultra-limited Prestige edition of Halo 4.

In game!



plzplzplzplzplz
monome
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(04-26-2012, 04:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by heckfu

That's one of the most idiotic things I've read around here. You really got no surprise from anything we've seen or read?

I don't want to have to backtrack, but hopefully you can find your past posts where you predicted spartan ops, both the BR and DMR, all the AAs, Infinity, and other stuff.

Come on dude.

Not what I meant in the slightest!

I am happy with the direction, and from my previous posts my enthusiasm is palatable.

It's mostly a question of flow and graciousness from 343i.

I was not into FPS before Halo 3, except from some Unreal tournemants and Counter strikes games with friends.
With halo 3 I found the perfect flow for a FPS, I loved the SP, I loved the MP etc...
ODST was the shit and Reach delivered yet left me a bit cold after the short SP and the forgettable maps.

I'm in no way an expert on weapons, map control etc... I play for fun and Halo MP gave me a good time.

Since 343i is in charge the quality of te stories is way up, so I immersed in the lore and I'm now pretty up-to-date, especially browsing regularly the Halo thread.

So when halo 4 was revealed I was :
1/ shocked.
2/ pumped.
3/ eager for more.

Then came HaloFest soon after and I couldn't possibly get a bigger orgasm from the concept trailer that I had.

Then came the drought.

the reassuring figure of Frankie popping here regularly kept my spirits high.
And I clearly remember a post of his on how they would try a different angle on their communication in anticipation of halo 4 release.

And here I am, late April, with some very interesting infos, yet it's all bits and pieces, and magazine scans, audio podcasts and some quick vidocs.
It's all great.
Yet it's extremly controlled.

When it comes down to why I feel bored, seing those dudes I don't know playing Halo 4 in a hotel just makes me remeber this all thing is a business.

I support devs, I pay games, I pay DLCs and I even pay for toys/books/whatever.

i've shelved hundreds of euros in halo stuff, for my greatest, and not in the slightest guilty, pleasure and I have no shame in looking forward to be entertainened.

Which I'm not by the campaign. So far it's a simple info dropout. Nothing special.
And I want to believe Halo 4 is something special, not a newish FPS, not a cashflow or a system seller.

So, nothing to do with the quality of infos, descriptions etc...it's mostly that it's not boner inducing.

Probably stupid to want to be won over, when Halo 4 on day 0 is a given, yet it is how I feel.

Comes october, I will have a book, a big marketing campaign, juicy teases etc...and that looks like overload compared to where I stand now, especially considering on how many stuff I'll be playing when the campaign will be in full swing.

Short recap : I want halo entertainement, now. not just when it's time for me to shell out some cash.
AllIsOneIsNone
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(04-26-2012, 04:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by heckfu

I think I could handle some H4 in Atlanta. Folks, let me know and I'll be there.

What about Atlanta? Thats where I'm located.
TheOddOne
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(04-26-2012, 04:58 PM)
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LOL, we have been fed pretty decent information till now. People expect the whole game to be layed out for them months before release.
heckfu
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(04-26-2012, 05:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by AllIsOneIsNone

What about Atlanta? Thats where I'm located.

If they took Halo 4 to New York, might as well take it to Atlanta. I'm only 2 hours away.

I bet it wouldn't take Ram that long to get there either.
zlatko
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(04-26-2012, 05:03 PM)
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343 you know you want to bring the game to Denver, Colorado for me to play it.

Frankie, I'll let you do shots off my belly if you show up! :D
CyReN
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(04-26-2012, 05:06 PM)
Heads up:

We will be performing routine Halo: Reach maintenance this morning (Pacific Time). Both stats and matchmaking may be impacted. -HaloWaypoint

and it would be cool if they did this again for Halo 4.

monome
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(04-26-2012, 05:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheOddOne

LOL, we have been fed pretty decent information till now. People expect the whole game to be layed out for them months before release.

I don't expect, and certainly don't want, to have the game revealed before I play it.
That 343i plays the "mysterious" car is awesome.

But honestly, do you care about Chief/Cortana relationship that much?
It's a great thread for a story, but so far it's what I'm being fed and it's the last interesting thing for me when it comes to play an FPS...

And the MP?
Infinity, yeah well it's a funky name for MP, that it matches the name of a ship and introduces the notion of story MP is fucking great, but it coul have been revealed in such a more glorious manner than two lines in a Game Informer magazine.

It's fucking Halo. It's a series I pay first then ask later. So excuse me for wanting some waypoints animus, an ARG etc... a book only a month before the game comes out, at a time in the year where I'll be playing Bioshock, AC3, RE6 etc...is not the best, not by far.

I don't think it's smart to put the lore in cryostasis now, especially with Reach being a desert, nor do I think the messages on changes will be better served by explaining everything at the last moment.
It's the regular way to do it. I thought Halo 4 marketing campaign would go beyond regular.

Again, I don't want Halo 4 to be good, with the money involved it's a given (or a total shame compared what somes devs can do with 1/4 of 343i budget), I want it to be great.
I want to laugh at people who don't play Halo.
I want all my friends to play Halo.
I want the Halo movie.

I want COD dead too, if possible.

anyway...if 343i wants to display the game in Paris, I'll be happy to come ;-)
Risen
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(04-26-2012, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by CyReN

Heads up:


and it would be cool if they did this again for Halo 4.

I remember approaching one of those from downwind - so many odoriferous emanations.
Demoncarnotaur
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(04-26-2012, 05:16 PM)
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So..where are the impressions from last night?

Originally Posted by CyReN

and it would be cool if they did this again for Halo 4.

Yes! That was an awesome experience! I have "my other car is a warthog" license plate holder from that. Please do it again, it was an awesome hype building experience.. Halo 4 marketing needs to kick some ass when it starts up..so far it has been all relatively tame.

Also, RIP ODST firefight. :'(
Poker Face
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(04-26-2012, 05:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by CyReN

Heads up:


and it would be cool if they did this again for Halo 4.

im pretty sure mortal kombat did this too.

would be pretty cool to see this in the month of august with a playable beta in major US cities.
feel
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(04-26-2012, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Demoncarnotaur

So..where are the impressions from last night

I'm thinking that 343i might've panicked and decided to ask people shortly after the event to keep the details to themselves.

Or they're sleeping. Or the info is being posted all over the place and everyone here is waiting for someone else to find it.
squidhands
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(04-26-2012, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by CyReN

and it would be cool if they did this again for Halo 4.

That was so much fun to be a part of. My first taste of Firefight, and it was SO GOOD. The nerd rage when I got moved to the front of the line because urk put my name on a list made it even more glorious. If 343 did anything remotely similar to this for Spartan Ops and/or multiplayer, I would be in heaven.
Trey
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(04-26-2012, 05:28 PM)

Originally Posted by Demoncarnotaur

Also, RIP ODST firefight. :'(

?

Originally Posted by monome

E3 trailer + Halofest trailer + Gameinformer cover story + Vidocs = no surprise.

I was very taken aback by the GI reveal. That shit...
electricpirate
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(04-26-2012, 05:28 PM)
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Wu posted something over at HBO if you are curious, http://carnage.bungie.org/haloforum/...l?read=1136446

I think we thought it was pretty fun. :)

There'll be a writeup from one or both of us in the near future. (I'm headed out of town today, limited to no internet access until Sunday night, so it won't be coming from me, at least not in the next few days.)

That pic was taken right at the end of the night - you can see that the room is nearly empty. It was a bit more crowded earlier:



Attendees were mostly NFL draft hopefuls and their retinues.

Mig and I look pretty zonked right there because we'd just discovered the 'cheats' screen of the dev kits we were playing on - and had found (once the game actually started) that not all the cheats were... beneficial.

Mig had turned on 'Deathless Player' - I guess he thought it would make him immortal. Instead, where the rest of us saw dead bodies from battles that had already been fought, Mig saw standing targets. Made him pretty paranoid...

I turned on 'Super Jump'. First spawn of the game, I started on the lower level. Hit 'A'... SUICIDE

So yeah... I think we might have been unhappy. :)

(Also, that was close to midnight; I got there at about 6:30, Mig a little later. We were pretty beat, I think.)

Were any tits signed?
minasodaboy
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(04-26-2012, 05:28 PM)
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^ nvm. beaten.
Crucio
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(04-26-2012, 05:31 PM)
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For us Canadians going to PAX is a simple matter of crossing the border before getting on a flight.
I live in the east and I could go down to bangor and catch a flight to seattle starting at 450$ round trip.
Just rent a car, find some trip mates and drive down to wherever is closest. The more people you bring would be better for hotel costs and the vehicle cost though.
:)
Blueblur1
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(04-26-2012, 05:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by CyReN

Heads up:


and it would be cool if they did this again for Halo 4.

They did that because Microsoft was probably afraid that the game wouldn't sell and/or people would confuse it with Halo 3.
Mik2121
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(04-26-2012, 05:31 PM)
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Damn you guys post A LOT.

I posted about a week ago and some fellow posted asking me to add him. I wanted to add him the next time I turned my 360 on now that I bought (today) a 1 year 360 live membership, but I can't find it anymore :(

Anyway, after close to a year without playing all that much Reach (too busy with school and starting my first job), I'm going back so I'm ready whenever Halo 4 releases. I know a bunch of you deleted me from your accounts because I was inactive, but this time I'll try to stick around as much as possible.

Anyway, if you can, go and add me! I wanna play Halo with you guys :) (though I'm in Japan and it might get a tiny bit laggy..)

My gamertag is M1k2121 (yep, that's a 1 instead of an I)
TheOddOne
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(04-26-2012, 05:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by monome

*snip*

I'm not trying to be a dick monome, but I really do not see what you're trying to say. Often your posts seem like a miss match of random thoughts, without really making a solid point.
Hypertrooper
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(04-26-2012, 05:32 PM)
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So Louis Wu tried to cheat...
squidhands
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(04-26-2012, 05:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by Trey

?

Probably lamenting the fact that there's nothing remotely similar to that gametype in Reach's Firefight.
Stinkles
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(04-26-2012, 05:35 PM)
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https://twitter.com/#!/RGIII/status/195329275396763648




It's official.
Trey
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(04-26-2012, 05:37 PM)

Originally Posted by Stinkles

https://twitter.com/#!/RGIII/status/195329275396763648




It's official.

Will the Washington Savior have a quote on the back of the box?
CyReN
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(04-26-2012, 05:37 PM)

Originally Posted by Stinkles

https://twitter.com/#!/RGIII/status/195329275396763648




It's official.

Luck >
Hypertrooper
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(04-26-2012, 05:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

https://twitter.com/#!/RGIII/status/195329275396763648




It's official.

Do you know which/what is the surprising part here right now? Frankie used twitter. At least he went to the page to get a screencap... Nah. He asked someone to do it.
TheOddOne
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(04-26-2012, 05:39 PM)
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GhaleonEB
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(04-26-2012, 05:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hypertrooper

I hope Duncan felt this excitement from me when he ordered my ticket. Will you bring your self-made candy again? Because this time I want to try.

You bet.

I developed a peanut butter nougat last month that was killer.
feel
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(04-26-2012, 05:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

https://twitter.com/#!/RGIII/status/195329275396763648




It's official.

who?
ViewtifulJC
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(04-26-2012, 05:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Letters

who?

Spawnling
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(04-26-2012, 05:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheOddOne

LOL, we have been fed pretty decent information till now. People expect the whole game to be layed out for them months before release.

Well, it'll be like every other Halo game released, someone posts the entire campaign on youtube a month before release.
WJD
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(04-26-2012, 05:52 PM)
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Reach servers down for anyone else?
Overdoziz
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(04-26-2012, 05:53 PM)

Originally Posted by WJD

Reach servers down for anyone else?

Maintenance.
Hypertrooper
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(04-26-2012, 05:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by GhaleonEB

You bet.

I developed a peanut butter nougat last month that was killer.

Great.

btw. if a HaloGaffer wants some special German candy, send me a PM.

Edit.: I'll bring it with me at PAX prime or I try to.
WJD
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(04-26-2012, 05:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Overdoz1z

Maintenance.

Ah right, thought that was later tonight.
zlatko
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(04-26-2012, 05:55 PM)
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So did I mention how awesome Hasley's journal is? Read it front to back last night in one sitting. Best thing in any limited edition of a game ever.
Risen
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(04-26-2012, 05:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hypertrooper

Great.

btw. if a HaloGaffer wants some special German candy, send me a PM.

0.0 euphemisms are appreciated.
Tha Robbertster
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(04-26-2012, 05:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by zlatko

So did I mention how awesome Hasley's journal is? Read it front to back last night in one sitting. Best thing in any limited edition of a game ever.

I really should give it a read again sometime. I think I've only read it one time when Reach came out.
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(04-26-2012, 05:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by zlatko

So did I mention how awesome Hasley's journal is? Read it front to back last night in one sitting. Best thing in any limited edition of a game ever.

Eric Nylund + Kevin Grace (343) + Bungie (Lorraine + Robt) + our MS creative services group = success.
FyreWulff
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(04-26-2012, 05:59 PM)
The book that came with Halo Wars was pretty solid too. Just for George Washington AI.
Risen
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(04-26-2012, 06:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

Eric Nylund + Kevin Grace (343) + Bungie (Lorraine + Robt) + our MS creative services group = success.

What exactly does the MS creative services group do?
Havok
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(04-26-2012, 06:00 PM)

Originally Posted by TheOddOne

LOL, we have been fed pretty decent information till now. People expect the whole game to be layed out for them months before release.

I don't necessarily think this is true. Consider that in other cycles by now we would be just a couple weeks out (and let's be honest, this is Friends & Family: The Forum, so it would be even sooner) from playing a meaty beta, with several vidocs showing gameplay beforehand. We've got some screenshots, a bit of information, and about 20 seconds of the game actually running now. I can see how people would be a little put off by that.

I suspect it will ramp up exponentially and I personally think the information we have so far is fine, but I take some pretty serious issue with the bolded statement.
WJD
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(04-26-2012, 06:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by zlatko

So did I mention how awesome Hasley's journal is? Read it front to back last night in one sitting. Best thing in any limited edition of a game ever.

Something similar with Halo 4 would be absolutely perfect. I'd have it over a statue or a cat helmet any day.

It doesn't have to be a journal, just something made with an equal amount of care and detail that we can actually sink our teeth into as opposed to just display on a shelf.
TheOddOne
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Originally Posted by Havok

I don't necessarily think this is true. Consider that in other cycles by now we would be just a couple weeks out (and let's be honest, this is Friends & Family: The Forum, so it would be even sooner) from playing a meaty beta, with several vidocs showing gameplay beforehand. We've got some screenshots, a bit of information, and about 20 seconds of the game actually running now. I can see how people would be a little put off by that.

Thats fair, info wise we got pretty decent stream but real footage has been lacking.
zlatko
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(04-26-2012, 06:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by WJD

Something similar with Halo 4 would be absolutely perfect. I'd have it over a statue or a cat helmet any day.

It doesn't have to be a journal, just something made with an equal amount of care and detail that we can actually sink our teeth into as opposed to just display on a shelf.

Cortana ship logs over the years in deep space? The OTHER journal that hasley kept that she was using for like 4+ years, and the pages she ripped out?

Still also really want a large t-shirt of the new 343 logo they've been using in a limited edition. :P
Hypertrooper
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(04-26-2012, 06:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by WJD

Something similar with Halo 4 would be absolutely perfect. I'd have it over a statue or a cat helmet any day.

It doesn't have to be a journal, just something made with an equal amount of care and detail that we can actually sink our teeth into as opposed to just display on a shelf.

Mmh. A folder about an ONI analyse of the Shield World Requiem, Cortana etc.
lybertyboy
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(04-26-2012, 06:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Risen

What exactly does the MS creative services group do?

They service creatives. :)

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