Halo |OT4| Trust's a Tough Thing to Come by These Days

lol i have no idea how i missed that. Really not a bad price at all if you consider that each map pack will be at least 8-10 bucks
or more
when released.
Plus all the other stuff you get along with it, seems like a pretty good deal to me. This is the first Halo Limited/special/superawesome edition I'm gonna buy.
 

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Actually, now I know why I find the H4 LE weird; it seems really weak compared to the Diablo 3 CE that was the same price in terms of physical items. I guess I just prefer nice art books and stuff over an included season pass I would have bought anyways.
 
Dunno how i feel about no legendary edition, Will buy limited edition.

Weapons skins are fine aslong as they look like the fit into the lore/universe. No pink AR and lighting BR pl0x
Microsoft has devalued their Legendary Edition so much at this point from their inability to just have one print run and leave it be, they might as well step back from doing one for a while.

And it seems they're just going with the one LE and pricing it between what the Limited and Legendary were before.
 
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Huh? So basically no new info. =P


I was all excited, but now I am sad that there is no Legendary edition.. Halo 4 keeps feeling less and less special as time goes on for me. I hope that changes.. =(

Anyways, what I took away from it-

Weapon skins are a plus for me. They are a natural fit for Halo, and should be fun to unlock, etc.

I can't understand the talk about the 9 maps, it specifically mentions 3 will be available in the future...what about the other 6?

FUD 90min EE? Yes.

everything else sounds alright but rather tame. As of now, Halo 3 and Reach LE were more appealing, but don't get me wrong, Im sold.

Oh, that video at the end, with the new music sample was goooooooodddd...
 
Personally, I'm glad I'm not paying for some hunk of junk that's just gonna clog up space in my room, like a Spartan helmet or Grunt foodnipple or whatever. They're giving me access to three DLC packs, something I'm actually gonna use in the game.

Edit: Demon, there are 3 map packs, 3 maps in each. I was confused by the wording at first, too.
 
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I would've liked an art book or some shit. What they're offering now... It's not exactly worth €100, imo. If that's what they're charging for it, forget it.
They're charging $100, not sure how thats going to convert.

But if they're including 3 map packs (800 MS points or $10 each) it would end up at $90, plus the other stuff.

It's not a bad deal, as most people are going to buy the map packs anyways.
 
I would've liked an art book or some shit. What they're offering now... It's not exactly worth €100, imo. If that's what they're charging for it, forget it.
60 dollar game, + 3 * 10 dollar map packs, plus 90 minute movie, plus extras?

Seems not unreasonable to me.

edit: although I don't know conversion rates, so maybe not?
 
60 dollar game, + 3 * 10 dollar map packs, plus 90 minute movie, plus extras?

Seems not unreasonable to me.
The part I don't like is I have yet to see MS publish content outside of the predetermined season passes (Gears 3 being the recent example), so what they've done so far for me is confirm that they're not going to put out any more DLC than they have for Reach. Which I went on about before.

Certainly strange to know the exact amount and number of DLCs before a Halo game even comes out though. Will it all be outsourced to Certain Affinity?
 
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Available for pre-order today, “Halo 4” Limited Edition provides the ultimate multiplayer experience and “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” Special Edition

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“Halo 4” Limited Edition

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Available for $99.99**, the “Halo 4” Limited Edition includes:
· War Games Map Pack Access – The Limited Edition includes access to nine maps – three future competitive multiplayer map packs, each including three locations, available for download post-launch on Xbox LIVE.
(A detailed release schedule for the map packs will be announced at a later time)

· Specializations – Receive early access to six Specializations, available at launch on Xbox LIVE, to achieve higher ranks in your Spartan career. In addition to gaining access to new ranks, Specializations unlock new customization options. Purchasers of the “Halo 4” Limited Edition will get access on launch day, while others will have to wait as Specializations are released over time.

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· Bonus digital content through Xbox LIVE:

o Unique in-game Spartan-IV armor skin

o Unique in-game weapon skin for the Assault Rifle

o An exclusive in-game emblem

o Xbox LIVE Avatar prop

o Xbox LIVE Avatar Spartan-IV armor set

· “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn” Special Edition – An extended 90-minute version of the live-action digital series that will bring the “Halo” universe to life as you’ve never seen it, and provide an enthralling backstory leading up to the events of “Halo 4.”

o “Halo 4” Limited Edition also includes the following exclusive videos:

§ Bonus in-fiction content expanding the characters and stories of
“Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”

§ Special Featurette: Bringing Gaming into Reality

§ Making of “Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn”


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Launching on Nov. 6, 2012 exclusively on Xbox 360, “Halo 4” is the next blockbuster installment of the iconic franchise that has shaped entertainment history and defined a generation of gamers. Developed by 343 Industries, “Halo 4” continues the story of the series’ iconic hero the Master Chief as he returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. “Halo 4” takes the series in a bold new direction by delivering its most epic and explorative campaign yet, alongside an emotionally resonant story and a groundbreaking multiplayer offering unlike anything before it – setting the stage for an epic new sci-fi saga.



*Online multiplayer and Spartan Ops missions require Xbox LIVE Gold membership (sold separately). System requirements forthcoming. See http://www.xbox.com/halo
**Estimated Retail Price. Actual retail prices may vary.
 
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"Actually, this seems a ton more reasonable . . .
AR skin is a little silly as long as it doesn't shoot differently . . . "
WHY WOULD THE CONCEPT OF IT SHOOTING DIFFERENTLY EVER CROSS YOUR FUCKING MIND YOU TWAT.

JESUS, its post like that that make me hate waypoint forums and why i hated the bungie forums.

Unwashed plebs.
 

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what was in that?

If map packs are 10 dollars anyway, youre essentially just buying them early, and getting other stuff as well.
Most notably a thick and hard cover art book. There's also a USB drive with the older Diablo games, some digital items, and a bonus disc. Basically, put the two side by side and $99 for a metal case and a few DLC cards is awfully unappealing.

I guess what I don't like about the H4 LE is that there's very little in it that's limited. A season pass isn't what I'd bundle in with a limited edition to make it "limited." Also, the Spartan and AR (lol) skins are okay but there is undoubtedly going to be better ones to be unlocked in game.
 
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If I Spartan Prestige fast enough with LE Spartan Points I hope it allows me to select special user selectable ordnance drops because they'll look good with my custom gun skins in the War Games mode.
 
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I love the way that Waypoint redirects me to an invalid link. It makes me genuinely excited for when I get the chance to click it again and have another chance at seeing the content.

Seriously, why don't they use a fucking redirect? Is that so hard to do? Considering that they are a Microsoft studio, and Bungie isn't; but Bungie manages to do it with WLID. Pretty shitty if you ask anyone with a brain.
 
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I'm not a fan of weapon skins. They're almost as bad as armor effects. Hope they don't get too goofy.
 
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Most notably a thick and hard cover art book. There's also a USB drive with the older Diablo games, some digital items, and a bonus disc.

I guess what I don't like about the H4 LE is that there's very little in it that's limited. A season pass isn't what I'd bundle in with a limited edition to make it "limited." Also, the Spartan and AR (lol) skins are okay but there is undoubtedly going to be better ones to be unlocked in game.
yea, I can see what your saying. Theres nothing really limited since everything is accesible by anyone at later times. I wish an artbook, or poster, or something that was actually limited came with it.
 
I'm not a fan of weapon skins. They're almost as bad as armor effects. Hope they don't get too goofy.
Have to make use of dat RAM saved from not having Elites loaded into the multiplayer data

They're all little interesting things, however blatantly copied off the Gears 3 strategy it is (same publisher, mind), although the exclusive emblem doesn't sit right with me for some reason. I thought the lobby nameplate concept was better for that.
 
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I can't believe, as gamers, we have to accept this level of shitting on the franchise we all love and cherish. Whatever about you guys but 343 are basically shitting and I am all too happy to sit under them with my mouth wide open like the sheep that I am.

This content isn't even any good :/

That LE looks sexy. Love me some cool cases. Multiplayer looks good to me so the map pack is a nice incentive for many. Glad to see weapon skins included too. Infinity seems to take Reach's idea of being your own Spartan to far newer heights which is always good in my books. Roll on E3 for details about Specializations as I have no idea what they actually are (unless we want to play the assumption game).
 
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yea, I can see what your saying. Theres nothing really limited since everything is accesible by anyone at later times. I wish an artbook, or poster, or something that was actually limited came with it.
Um

Unique in-game Spartan-IV armor skin, unique in-game weapon skin for the Assault Rifle, an exclusive in-game emblem, Xbox LIVE.

All that is exclusive, and its going to get more use and acknowledgement than a Statue or Helmet would since other players can see it

That LE looks sexy. Love me some cool cases. Multiplayer looks good to me so the map pack is a nice incentive for many. Glad to see weapon skins included too. Infinity sms to take Reach's idea of being your own Spartan to far newer heights wich is always good in my books. Roll on E3 for details about Specilizations as I have no idea what tey actually are (unless we want to play the assumption game).
Specializations we already know about you get to slots per loadout that can hold things like extra grenades or more ammo or faster regen
 
yea, I can see what your saying. Theres nothing really limited since everything is accesible by anyone at later times. I wish an artbook, or poster, or something that was actually limited came with it.
Although I'd have nothing against them opening them up, MS has never opened up either the Elite Officer or the Eternal Flames later on. Or Sgt. Johnson for ODST.
 
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I do think it's fucking hilarious that of ALL the weapons they picked for a limited skin for hardcore Halo fans to get as part of an LE...

...they picked the AR.

715 of my 23,855 kills in Halo Reach are with the AR. That's 3 percent.
 
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Um

Unique in-game Spartan-IV armor skin, unique in-game weapon skin for the Assault Rifle, an exclusive in-game emblem, Xbox LIVE.

All that is exclusive, and its going to get more use and acknowledgement than a Statue or Helmet would since other players can see it
Well unless it looks good probably not. As long as they have the emblem I've been using since Halo 2, I'll probably use that. As for the skins, I don't know yet. I would rather have a behind the scenes disk then a limited skin AR tbh. Is anyone even going to use the AR?