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

OverHeat

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Just a heads up for any other Canadians in here: you get $10 off of Halo 4 if you preorder from Best Buy before the 8th and it would seem that we get both the Raptor skin and the Deadeye skin. Regular or Collector's Edition.
I already reserved my limited edition at EBGAMES because of the midnight launch do Best buy do that?
 

Blueblur1

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It's possible it may be four shot (it can definitely be noted he takes a small amount of dmg from his side/behind him):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=VoHQbIMCrD0#t=98s

Frankie pls
This video brought something to my attention. In addition to the aforementioned request to change the Bumper Jumper layout, I want to request that the death camera be lowered to the player's viewpoint like in Halo 3. It appears to be above the player like it was in Reach (to accommodate Elite character models). Please bring that up with the team if possible, Stinkles.
 

zap

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Each morning I wake up to hundreds of posts...

So much Halo 4 news... feels good man.
 

Trey

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I see one more shot as one more shot potentially missing. Also, having less shots to kill means that missing a shot gives you more of a penalty than with 5-shot.
You're only right in that it takes a third of a second longer to kill. I agree, that's a significant amount of time.

But I'm going to approach this as if it truly was a matter of amt of shots within the same time frame. Just for fun.

Since making a shot is based on skill, hitting 5/5 would certainly "widen the skill gap" in comparison to 4/4.

Less shots to kill isn't necessarily more of a penalty because your opponent has to make his shots too. This point is at relative parity with 5 shots. A shot missed in a 4 shot scenario would not be as big a deal to the clip as a shot missed in the 5sk parameter, assuming the clip size was static in both scenarios.
 

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Pretty bad news.

Did anyone else notice, in the IGN vids, when he scoped with the DMR it looked like a 2x scope? It didn't look like it zoomed in further than the BR or Pistol scope :>

The carbine looks delicious.
It's been stated by just about everyone that has given impressions that it's a 3x scope.
 

feel

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I had a pretty awkward moment with Frankie at Halofest.

Went in for a conversation, hand shake, he tells me he's on his way to the bathroom.

I felt pretty awkward.
You should've said you were on your way there too, what a coincidence!! Then you would get to the bathroom and for the following 10min you would listen to the Frank O'Connor make fake peeing/pooping noises on a stall. Would've been a great story to tell your grandkids someday.
 

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GG's! Invasion maps were.. interesting. Weren't too bad.
That's how I would describe them. I think they suffer from the same problems that the standard Invasion maps do: third phase is a turkey shoot for defenders, attacking spawns are too easily camped with precision weapons, and bases are extremely easy to hole up in during Phase 3. In particular, Floodgate and Broadcast's third phases involve the attackers walking across an open stretch of land that comprises nearly a full quarter of Paradiso with no cover to capture the core, which reminds me of Breakpoint's biggest issue. At least Boneyard and Spire offer some line of sight blocks between the enemy spawn and the capture point.
 

bobs...onGaf

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After E3 what big gaming conferences do we still have? Anything else other than PAX?

(I need to start a major gaming convention in London. Uh Frankie, if I started a major gaming convention out of my house would you demo here? All food will be included, you like cornflakes right?)
 

ElzarTheBam

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After E3 what big gaming conferences do we still have? Anything else other than PAX?

(I need to start a major gaming convention in London. Uh Frankie, if I started a major gaming convention out of my house would you demo here? All food will be included, you like cornflakes right?)
I'll be there.
 

Woorloog

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Forgive me if I've missed someone saying this on here already but some halocouncil guys brought up something few have noticed so far, you don't get hit out of scope when taking damage.
Mmh, something i've wanted for a long time (simply because i've always found this very annoying, specifically in the campaign). Yet worrying at the same time... makes harassing snipers a lot harder. Also, while scoped in you might not notice the guy/be able to react as fast to the guy who comes up close and starts ARing you.
 

bobs...onGaf

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Major press/ halo people only, Tsquared is invited, and so is my dad, but your not. No scruffians wanted in my house.

The Halo Council if your reading this bring a controller, we can totally lan Halo 4, with one xbox.
And 4 controllers
 

darthbob

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You should've said you were on your way there too, what a coincidence!! Then you would get to the bathroom and for the following 10min you would listen to the Frank O'Connor make fake peeing/pooping noises on a stall. Would've been a great story to tell your grandkids someday.
I'll remember this for HaloFest '12.

Believe.
 

789shadow

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Mmh, something i've wanted for a long time (simply because i've always found this very annoying, specifically in the campaign). Yet worrying at the same time... makes harassing snipers a lot harder. Also, while scoped in you might not notice the guy/be able to react as fast to the guy who comes up close and starts ARing you.
I hope that it still takes you out of scope when using the sniper rifle, but I'm glad that a piece of Halo's gunplay I've always thought to be misguided and annoying is gone. In Reach there was practically no way to fight back if you were being DMR'd from across the map.
 

The Henery

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It's been stated by just about everyone that has given impressions that it's a 3x scope.
Er, has it? I've only heard Best Man say that and he said it fleetingly. Who else has said that?

I'm only going by what I see in the video and it appears that it zooms only as far as the BR.
 

Woorloog

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I hope that it still takes you out of scope when using the sniper rifle, but I'm glad that a piece of Halo's gunplay I've always thought to be misguided and annoying is gone. In Reach there was practically no way to fight back if you were being DMR'd from across the map.
Indeed, at least sniper should be unscoped when hit.

Maybe they changed this due to those DMR fights and the fact the DMR is back?
In Halo 3, this wasn't a big issues as i wouldn't use the scope in BR fights anyway, only when shooting someone who couldn't fight back.
 

789shadow

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Indeed, at least sniper should be unscoped when hit.

Maybe they changed this due to those DMR fights and the fact the DMR is back?
In Halo 3, this wasn't a big issues as i wouldn't use the scope in BR fights anyway, only when shooting someone who couldn't fight back.
In Halo 3, if you were far enough away from someone to have to use the BR scope, you weren't going to hit them much anyway.
 

ElzarTheBam

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Major press/ halo people only, Tsquared is invited, and so is my dad, but your not. No scruffians wanted in my house.

The Halo Council if your reading this bring a controller, we can totally lan Halo 4, with one xbox.
And 4 controllers
Don't give him the pistol. Also you're making my urge to post about certain things stronger, let's not go there for the benefit of [redacted]. :p <3
 

Woorloog

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In Halo 3, if you were far enough away from someone to have to use the BR scope, you weren't going to hit them much anyway.
That is true. But you know, someone going sideways relative to you or something like that, those were good tims to use the scope, helps your shooting but no real drawbacks.
 

CyReN

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Major press/ halo people only, Tsquared is invited, and so is my dad, but your not. No scruffians wanted in my house.

The Halo Council if your reading this bring a controller, we can totally lan Halo 4, with one xbox.
And 4 controllers
wait whats going on lol?
 

StalkerUKCG

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Major press/ halo people only, Tsquared is invited, and so is my dad, but your not. No scruffians wanted in my house.

The Halo Council if your reading this bring a controller, we can totally lan Halo 4, with one xbox.
And 4 controllers
Im invited right. I have a SIA licence i can provide event security. Elzar is not on the list.
 

bobs...onGaf

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wait whats going on lol?
I was just making a bad joke demand, that Frankie brings a halo 4 event to London, specifically my house. Showings would be between 5-10, sadly my sister is watching cartoon network or something earlier, but we can totally stream that, would be better than the E3 streams.

Seriously I was curious what other big conferences and events we have between now and Halo 4, I know theres Pax, anything else.
 
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After E3 what big gaming conferences do we still have? Anything else other than PAX?

(I need to start a major gaming convention in London. Uh Frankie, if I started a major gaming convention out of my house would you demo here? All food will be included, you like cornflakes right?)
Gamescom brah. But you gotta go to Germany for that. Dunno if that's worth it :p

Abd yeah, GG guys.
 

StalkerUKCG

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I was just making a bad joke demand, that Frankie brings a halo 4 event to London, specifically my house.

Seriously I was curious what other big conferences and events we have between now and Halo 4, I know theres Pax, anything else.
San Diego Comic Con
Eurogamer Expo (Halo 4 Maybe but i doubt 343 will be their most likely ms dudes)
Bob's LAN (Halo 4 confirmed, Premium Quality attendees Confirmed, High Security Confirmed)