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dream
(06-22-2013, 07:24 PM)
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Just saw this in the Steam thread:

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

Apparently a new message was added to Halo 2



Video Proof: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zsi4q2KDU4

To my knowledge, GFWL games don't run natively on Mac. Don't understand the iOS announcement, would make more sense for a Windows Phone release.

Could be interesting if it's done right (with MP and all). Gameloft has shown that first person shooters can and do work on iOS, and Microsoft generally puts a lot of care into their iOS games, so I'd imagine this could play fairly well, if it's real.
nhlducks35
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(06-22-2013, 07:25 PM)
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Don't understand the iOS announcement, would make more sense for a Windows Phone release.

Maybe MS actually wants to make money?
Grief.exe
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(06-22-2013, 07:26 PM)
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Some context, here is what we were discussing when I stumbled upon that information

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

In case you guys are not aware, there is plenty of evidence pointing towards Halo Trilogy on Steam.

Steam Database Leak, all of which have been released, or essentially confirmed.

Halo 3
Halo 2
Halo: Combat Evolved

Halo 2 PC Support initially cancelled, then extended to look for alternative options.



Entries for Halo 3 shows up in AMD Beta Drivers.

<profile Area="UDX" Usage="Halo3" Notes="Halo3">
<value Property="Version">1</value>
<value Property="MTShaderCompile">False</value>
</profile>

<application Title="Halo3" File="halo3*.exe">
<use Area="UDX">Halo3</use>
</application>

Last edited by Grief.exe; 06-22-2013 at 07:29 PM.
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(06-22-2013, 07:26 PM)
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It's a vista exclusive. I can't see it leaving that vibrant platform anytime soon.
Alphahawk
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(06-22-2013, 07:26 PM)
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Why would they release the medicore 2 over the superior 1.
Arabian Mage
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(06-22-2013, 07:29 PM)
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If this was true, how am I to play it using touch only controls ?
GruntOfAction
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(06-22-2013, 07:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Alphahawk

Why would they release the medicore 2 over the superior 1.

...Because Halo 1 is already out on PC and Mac?...lol.
Addnan
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(06-22-2013, 07:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by Freedom = $1.05

It's a vista exclusive. I can't see it leaving that vibrant platform anytime soon.

It works on Windows 7 and would assume 8 too.

edit: just realised this is an ios thread :P
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(06-22-2013, 07:29 PM)
With iOS 7 on the horizon, and with my hopes that it will support my Wii U pro controller, this just might be a dream come true.
Fracas
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(06-22-2013, 07:30 PM)
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Whoa. This was posted in the HolaGAF thread earlier

dallow_bg
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(06-22-2013, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Metalic

If this was true, how am I to play it using touch only controls ?


With the upcoming official controller support.
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(06-22-2013, 07:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by GruntOfAction

...Because Halo 1 is already out on PC and Mac?...lol.

but not on IOS....
Deadbeat
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(06-22-2013, 07:31 PM)
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IT BEGINS
Grief.exe
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(06-22-2013, 07:31 PM)
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Originally Posted by GruntOfAction

...Because Halo 1 is already out on PC and Mac?...lol.

Both Halo 1 and Halo 2 aren't available for Digital Download anywhere.

There are hints to GFWL being shut down entirely, see David Ellis' twitter post and this post.

Originally Posted by Addnan

It works on Windows 7 and would assume 8 too.

edit: just realised this is an ios thread :P

And XP with a fan made patch.
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(06-22-2013, 07:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by monsterfracas

Whoa. This was posted in the HolaGAF thread earlier

If that's true I'll be all over a Halo 2 with dropped love and steam instead.
Lonely1
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(06-22-2013, 07:33 PM)
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Android!?
Lord-Audie
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(06-22-2013, 07:33 PM)
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YESSSsSssSsSS

Into my veins
randomwab
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(06-22-2013, 07:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by monsterfracas

Whoa. This was posted in the HolaGAF thread earlier

ODST? Be still, my beating heart. BE STILL.
Malajax
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(06-22-2013, 07:35 PM)
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Hopefully they'll all come to PC. It'll be cool to actually play through all of these having never owned a Microsoft console.
Insane Dead
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(06-22-2013, 07:36 PM)
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That would be pretty awesome if true, Might take time to get used to playing it on iOS though.
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(06-22-2013, 07:36 PM)
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Originally Posted by monsterfracas

Whoa. This was posted in the HolaGAF thread earlier

pls be true

pls
Arabian Mage
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(06-22-2013, 07:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by monsterfracas

Whoa. This was posted in the HolaGAF thread earlier

OMG this means Halo 3 still have hope ?!
godhandiscen
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(06-22-2013, 07:40 PM)
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Hopefully this moves increases the fan base.
Bornstellar
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(06-22-2013, 07:41 PM)
Give it to me!
KINGofCRA5H
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(06-22-2013, 07:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by monsterfracas

Whoa. This was posted in the HolaGAF thread earlier

o_O
dragonelite
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(06-22-2013, 07:42 PM)
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Ooh god 343 better make this happen.
Devin Olsen
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(06-22-2013, 07:43 PM)
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What a weird way to announce something like this, why wouldn't they make an office Press Release about it first before updating the Halo 2 message.

Very cool nonetheless, it'll be good to have the trilogy on PC.
Duxxy3
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(06-22-2013, 07:44 PM)
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That would make zero sense.
GulAtiCa
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(06-22-2013, 07:44 PM)
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That's weird.
Iacobellis
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(06-22-2013, 07:44 PM)
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This makes sense, given that Apple is including official controller support in iOS 7.
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(06-22-2013, 07:44 PM)
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Anyone have a general idea of when this is going to happen? Halo coming to Steam I mean.

Late this year? Next year? Whenever HL3 comes out?
Xun
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(06-22-2013, 07:46 PM)
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It would be very cool to see this happen.
Kenak
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(06-22-2013, 07:47 PM)
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Er, why iOS? Sounds ridiculous.

Originally Posted by monsterfracas

Whoa. This was posted in the HolaGAF thread earlier

What merit is there to this post? I'll believe it when I see it, but until then it's just another 4chan troll.
Grief.exe
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(06-22-2013, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mass Effect

Anyone have a general idea of when this is going to happen? Halo coming to Steam I mean.

Late this year? Next year? Whenever HL3 comes out?

We should be hearing something within the month.

Evidence is pointing towards GFWL being shutdown to a certain extent.

Bioshock 2 and Batman Arkham Asylum both added Steam Achievements. Bioshock 2 and Arkham City are getting constant registry updates.

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

Ok this is interesting.

Both Bioshock 2 and Batman Arkham Asylum have had Steam Achievements added recently.

We've theorized that something is happening with GFWL based on both games having achievements added, but not activated, and Halo 2 having an 'alternative option' date set for June.

Well looking at the registry entry for Bioshock 2 and Batman Arkham City have shown some interesting parallels.

Batman Arkham City

branches/qa_beta/pwdrequired: 1
branches/qa_beta/buildid: 83116
branches/qa_beta/description: QA Beta Branch

branches/dev_beta/pwdrequired: 1
branches/dev_beta/buildid: 48322
branches/dev_beta/description: Development Beta

branches/test_update_1/buildid: 47988 46882

Bioshock 2

branches/digitalextremes/pwdrequired: 1
branches/2kgamesqa/pwdrequired: 1
branches/Public/buildid: 62169
branches/digitalextremes/buildid: 62169
branches/2kgamesqa/buildid: 62169
branches/2kgamesqa/description:
branches/digitalextremes/description

launch/1/executable: MP\Builds\Binaries\BioShock2Launcher.exe MP\Builds\Binaries\Bioshock2Launcher.exe
launch/0/executable: SP\Builds\Binaries\BioShock2Launcher.exe SP\Builds\Binaries\Bioshock2Launcher.exe

So both games, done by different studios and publishers have updated their test builds within the last few hours. Both are pushing QA and their own internal test builds through daily.

Something big is happening very soon.

Interesting to note that the Bioshock 2 updates have been farmed out to Digital Extremes, the same guys behind Warframe. I'm going to shoot them an email and see if they have any information.

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(06-22-2013, 07:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mass Effect

Anyone have a general idea of when this is going to happen? Halo coming to Steam I mean.

Late this year? Next year? Whenever HL3 comes out?

I would put my Bison Dollars on Q4 2013 or Q1 2014.
Garrett 2U
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(06-22-2013, 07:48 PM)
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wat omg yes
Addnan
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(06-22-2013, 07:48 PM)
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Have they removed the message?

TheSeks
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(06-22-2013, 07:49 PM)
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So, what will happen to those of us that own it through Games for Windows? Do we get a Steam copy or what if they do shut down that service and move it?

I mean I have a retail DVD right here but what happens to the CD-key that had to use Games for Windows for it?
Visualante2
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(06-22-2013, 07:50 PM)
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I liked ODST so much, I hope it's there.
Vico
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(06-22-2013, 07:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Addnan

Have they removed the message?

I'm pretty sure there are multiple messages. It changes each time you come back to this menu.
Colonel Nasty
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(06-22-2013, 07:50 PM)
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Fuck yes Halo 2 Mac
dr_rus
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(06-22-2013, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mass Effect

Anyone have a general idea of when this is going to happen? Halo coming to Steam I mean.

Late this year? Next year? Whenever HL3 comes out?

Around Xbone release date I guess.
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(06-22-2013, 07:52 PM)
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Please don't crush the dream again Frankie!

Also add in ranks and Matchmaking!
JaseC
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(06-22-2013, 07:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

So, what will happen to those of us that own it through Games for Windows? Do we get a Steam copy or what if they do shut down that service and move it?

I mean I have a retail DVD right here but what happens to the CD-key that had to use Games for Windows for it?

Either Microsoft asks you to purchase the game again or allows retail keys to register on Steam. The latter would be me guess as the former wouldn't sit too well.
TronLight
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(06-22-2013, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by monsterfracas

Whoa. This was posted in the HolaGAF thread earlier

I don't know, this post refers at the "Reclaimer Saga" still as Trilogy, even if it was posted after Microsoft announced that it's not a trilogy anymore.
I mean, if he doesn't even get public informations right, I don't really trust his source. :lol

That said, never played any Halo,I just read that news once and didn't care much, so I might be wrong.

Originally Posted by Malajax

Hopefully they'll all come to PC. It'll be cool to actually play through all of these having never owned a Microsoft console.

Same.

Originally Posted by Grief.exe

We should be hearing something within the month.

Evidence is pointing towards GFWL being shutdown to a certain extent.

Bioshock 2 and Batman Arkham Asylum both added Steam Achievements. Bioshock 2 and Arkham City are getting constant registry updates.

God, I hope they remove GFWL from both game, I want to replay Batman and buy Bioshock 2. :lol
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(06-22-2013, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by monsterfracas

Whoa. This was posted in the HolaGAF thread earlier

As much as I'd love to believe this, I just remember a few weeks ago when a gaffer posted all about how Retro was working on a new new franchise, Mario Kart 8 would just be a MK7 port, and Mario Retroverse would be announced.

Now this Halo stuff definitely sounds 1000% more likely than that stupid Nintendo e3 "leak", and all that Steam registry stuff makes it more likely still, but I'll avoid getting hyped.

Took me years to stop getting hyped about Half Life 3 rumors, so this should be a lot easier, haha.

But goddammit do I want to play Halo 3 in HD 60fps on my PC (or Oculous Rift in the future!). Looooooove that game!
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(06-22-2013, 07:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Grief.exe

We should be hearing something within the month.

Evidence is pointing towards GFWL being shutdown to a certain extent.

Bioshock 2 and Batman Arkham Asylum both added Steam Achievements. Bioshock 2 and Arkham City are getting constant registry updates.

Wonder if it will be removed from Dark Souls as well.
M3d10n
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(06-22-2013, 07:56 PM)
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I wouldn't be surprised. IOS 7 looks so much like Windows Phone it's obvious MS and Apple are sharing a bed together.
Bo
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(06-22-2013, 07:56 PM)
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Bringing the franchise to PC would probably be the ticket to sucking me back in.
Overdoziz
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(06-22-2013, 07:57 PM)
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I wouldn't hold my breath.

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