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It hard to put across exactly what i mean, Iv went into each halo game with very minor info about the Single player knowing only the characters names and the basic premise of the game, less information than what a books blurb would divulge.
The flip side to this is iv followed the multiplayer news and leaks with a feverish excitement, iv dug into beta files, iv refreshed sites and hunted down magazine scans for any tidbit of the game.
I think we all remember the Halo 3 Last Resort leak or the Epsilon leak, first info about brute maulers and hornets ect. This spoiled nothing for me it only served to build excitement for the final product as did the beta's.
Halo is about the single player for me, but because i enjoy it and as a symbol of my devotion as a fan i pour hours upon hours into the multiplayer, we (to a degree) know what to expect, new maps, movement tweaks new weapons ect but will also know its going to feel like "halo" and because we know this i dont see how anything can be spoiled.
Knowing about Equipment or AA's for example before Halo 3 and Reach respectively didnt spoil anything, i assumed these would play a part in the campaign but judging from the Halo 4 teaser i know of some crazy grenade gun and thrusters and i assume this will be in campaign.
Maybe some peoples excitement comes from the feel of the game but i see a big distinction between "OMG johnson has been recreated as a friendly flood now" and "ohh run speed is similar to 110% from reach and halo 3 jump hight has returned".
The distinction being that one is a true spoiler and one is just an adjustment of physics. I suppose it depends on where you draw the line between info and spoilers.
Id love a beta, i fear its getting too late for one but honestly they could turn round tomorrow and release a little press statement that says "every copy of Mass effect 3 on xbox will include a halo 4 multiplayer beta to go live in june" and every single gaming news site would repost it and everybody would tell their friends and it would of circulated the entire gaming collective within 2 days and still draw insane population counts.