Halo Reach & Bungie at GamesCom 2010

Speculation is awesome. :)
I've spoiler tagged our perspective on this ad:

you guys nailed it - essentially this is Kat pre-arm loss - the mission in which she lost it - and presumably the original noble six you replace at the start of Reach the game. This was Bungies position, that it's not actually on Reach - but its intentionally nebulous. Casual fans won't care and will assume it's Reach, hardcore fans know it cant be. You guys are Halo CSI - can't get nuthin past you :D

Glad people enjoy it, turned out pretty sweet overall IMO.

Time for mega marketing to glass your wallets. :lol
 

LAUGHTREY

Modesty becomes a woman
Wizman23 said:
You need to spoiler tag stuff like that anyway, the books and the game have been proven time again to not be correlated in any way. All we know is that
Reach falls
.

And if this is how she lost her arm, she lands and they look fine. Hopefully there's more of this or a longer version. This stuff is always great.
 
Chinner said:
clearly microsoft has NOT BEEN PAYING ENOUGH ATTENTION. IF THEY HAD PLAYED THE GAME THEY KNOW THAT THE JET PACKS CAN'T FLY THAT HIGH
Custom game settings FTW - infinite AA energy, low grav

Edit: RETURN TO BATTLEFIELD 10...9....8...7...
 
ManCannon said:
Speculation is awesome. :)
I've spoiler tagged our perspective on this ad:

you guys nailed it - essentially this is Kat pre-arm loss - the mission in which she lost it - and presumably the original noble six you replace at the start of Reach the game. This was Bungies position, that it's not actually on Reach - but its intentionally nebulous. Casual fans won't care and will assume it's Reach, hardcore fans know it cant be. You guys are Halo CSI - can't get nuthin past you.
Ah, perfect.

Is there
a canon answer for where this mission takes place?

ManCannon said:
Custom game settings FTW - infinite AA energy, low grav
Soft ceilings.

-_-
 

Stinkles

Clothed, sober, cooperative
Shake Appeal said:
Ah, perfect.

Is there
a canon answer for where this mission takes place?


Soft ceilings.

-_-

Only chronologically.
And as Carter says, the new Noble Six better not try any of that lone gunman stuff. They're a team. And teams don't jetpack higher than 200 feet.

ManCannon said:
Custom game settings FTW - infinite AA energy, low grav

Edit: RETURN TO BATTLEFIELD 10...9....8...7...

 
Also, I went to my GAME today and they do not have any copies of Combat Evolved for PC. If anyone can make me an offer for a copy (with legit key) that beats paying amazon £35 for one, lemme know.
 
Letters said:
Someone make a thread for that, it shits all over the Other M one (which was great too).
GarthVaderUK said:
Aye, this ain't no GamesCom trailer.
watership said:
Yep. This seriously need its own thread. Last thread I made was a false rumour. :D so someone else do the duty.
Do I have to do everything around here?!

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=405334

ManCannon said:
Speculation is awesome. :)
I've spoiler tagged our perspective on this ad:

you guys nailed it - essentially this is Kat pre-arm loss - the mission in which she lost it - and presumably the original noble six you replace at the start of Reach the game. This was Bungies position, that it's not actually on Reach - but its intentionally nebulous. Casual fans won't care and will assume it's Reach, hardcore fans know it cant be. You guys are Halo CSI - can't get nuthin past you :D

Glad people enjoy it, turned out pretty sweet overall IMO.

Time for mega marketing to glass your wallets. :lol
I'll park this at the top of the new thread for greater visibility, if you don't mind.
 
ManCannon said:
Speculation is awesome. :)
I've spoiler tagged our perspective on this ad:

you guys nailed it - essentially this is Kat pre-arm loss - the mission in which she lost it - and presumably the original noble six you replace at the start of Reach the game. This was Bungies position, that it's not actually on Reach - but its intentionally nebulous. Casual fans won't care and will assume it's Reach, hardcore fans know it cant be. You guys are Halo CSI - can't get nuthin past you :D

Glad people enjoy it, turned out pretty sweet overall IMO.

Time for mega marketing to glass your wallets. :lol
Awesome. Knowing this makes the trailer so much cooler.
 
that trailer is so good, where's my halo movie :lol

ManCannon said:
Speculation is awesome. :)
I've spoiler tagged our perspective on this ad:

you guys nailed it - essentially this is Kat pre-arm loss - the mission in which she lost it - and presumably the original noble six you replace at the start of Reach the game. This was Bungies position, that it's not actually on Reach - but its intentionally nebulous. Casual fans won't care and will assume it's Reach, hardcore fans know it cant be. You guys are Halo CSI - can't get nuthin past you :D

Glad people enjoy it, turned out pretty sweet overall IMO.

Time for mega marketing to glass your wallets. :lol
makes the trailer even better knowing this , I was curious how she had two arms and suspected!
 
ManCannon said:
Custom game settings FTW - infinite AA energy, low grav
I wonder if one day we can get specs for AA in canon? Such as max altitude, fuel capacity and consumption/recharge rate, an so forth. That kind of stuff may seem menial but I still find it interesting. I always wonder how certain aspects of the game would function if they weren't tailored to gameplay.
 
Shake Appeal said:
Also, I went to my GAME today and they do not have any copies of Combat Evolved for PC. If anyone can make me an offer for a copy (with legit key) that beats paying amazon £35 for one, lemme know.

You can't use "new" CD Keys, can you?
 

Stinkles

Clothed, sober, cooperative
GhaleonEB said:
Nice job, Frankles.

Bungle did more work on this than I did. I am right now, for example looking at a diagram Lorraine drew to show the director how the Covenant should be lined up on their flight deck, to give you an idea.
 

Brolic Gaoler

formerly Alienshogun
Foiled again! I would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for you pesky Bungie employees.

Gui_PT said:
I though they said you could only use old keys, that had already been used. Misread?

So if I order a copy today from amazon and use the code, I'll get the name plate?
Yep, there is no lockout now. Yet.
 

LAUGHTREY

Modesty becomes a woman
Gui_PT said:
I though they said you could only use old keys, that had already been used. Misread?

So if I order a copy today from amazon and use the code, I'll get the name plate?
Yes, they redacted that after they found out the keygen they thought would be used to counterfeit codes turned out to not work. You can use a code from whenever.
 
Monocle said:
Awesome. Knowing this makes the trailer so much cooler.
original early storyboards showed Kats arm being severed but turns out ratings boards and networks arent keen on dismemberment :) favorite memory from those meetings was our suggestions for a noble six/kat exchange as he picks up the bomb.. "let me give you a hand with that" "the bomb is disarmed" etc (more fun if you do it with a campy Schwarzenegger style accent)
 
OuterWorldVoice said:
Bungle did more work on this than I did. I am right now, for example looking at a diagram Lorraine drew to show the director how the Covenant should be lined up on their flight deck, to give you an idea.
I assumed they had a role, but since you're on the MS side of the fence and had been speaking to the ad campaign for a while, I wanted to give you a nod. It's very well done.

In retrospect Bungie's level of involvement is quite apparent, given the level of detail on display. You know I've not been a fan of the live action stuff in the past, but this really is an impressive collaboration all around.
ManCannon said:
original early storyboards showed Kats arm being severed but turns out ratings boards and networks arent keen on dismemberment :) favorite memory from those meetings was our suggestions for a noble six/kat exchange as he picks up the bomb.. "let me give you a hand with that" "the bomb is disarmed" etc (more fun if you do it with a campy Schwarzenegger style accent)
Bwahahaha
 
I don't know, I'd rather have the arm innacuracy than this "official" explanation, since we have the pull back to the orbit view of Reach and "remember reach" text at the end... it's just very misleading and odd.


edit- Thanks Ghal!
 
Been watching kids on campus play Reach this week... I was struck by how average the game looked, graphically each time. I didn't want to analyze too much since I didn't want the game spoiled but, it looked almost exactly like Halo 3. Not good.

Was being played on really nice plasma, too.
 
ManCannon said:
original early storyboards showed Kats arm being severed but turns out ratings boards and networks arent keen on dismemberment :) favorite memory from those meetings was our suggestions for a noble six/kat exchange as he picks up the bomb.. "let me give you a hand with that" "the bomb is disarmed" etc (more fun if you do it with a campy Schwarzenegger style accent)
Honestly, you guys have way too much fun. :lol
 

Brolic Gaoler

formerly Alienshogun
Letters said:
I don't know, I'd rather have the arm innacuracy than this "official" explanation, since we have the pull back to the orbit view of Reach and "remember reach" text at the end... it's just very misleading and odd.


edit- Thanks Ghal!
Yeah, it seemed like a copout to me. The whole thing is laid out like it's the battle on Reach, then this sudden "convenient" position comes up to explain away the lack of robo arm.

Not like it matters though, it's still bad ass.

Kimosabae said:
Been watching kids on campus play Reach this week... I was struck by how average the game looked, graphically each time. I didn't want to analyze too much since I didn't want the game spoiled but, it looked almost exactly like Halo 3. Not good.

Was being played on really nice plasma, too.
TROLLS AHOY!!!
 
Gui_PT said:
Thanks guys.

*Sigh* Take my money, Bungie.
Yeah, you can use any legit, previously unused key up until a couple of months after launch. Zeouter's gonna try and grab me a cheap copy from his local GAME, fingers crossed.

Who knows, I may even play it! Especially if it works with a 360 pad.
 
ManCannon, while we have you here... is there going to be any clue before launch as to what the different Halo 3/ODST achievements might unlock?

Or should we bug the Waypoint guys for that information?
 

Stinkles

Clothed, sober, cooperative
Kimosabae said:
Been watching kids on campus play Reach this week... I was struck by how average the game looked, graphically each time. I didn't want to analyze too much since I didn't want the game spoiled but, it looked almost exactly like Halo 3. Not good.

Was being played on really nice plasma, too.

How very sad for you. I hope you are OK now.
 
ManCannon said:
original early storyboards showed Kats arm being severed but turns out ratings boards and networks arent keen on dismemberment :) favorite memory from those meetings was our suggestions for a noble six/kat exchange as he picks up the bomb.. "let me give you a hand with that" "the bomb is disarmed" etc (more fun if you do it with a campy Schwarzenegger style accent)
:lol :lol :lol
 
Kimosabae said:
Been watching kids on campus play Reach this week... I was struck by how average the game looked, graphically each time. I didn't want to analyze too much since I didn't want the game spoiled but, it looked almost exactly like Halo 3. Not good.

Was being played on really nice plasma, too.
Not buying it. Reach was plainly a better looking game than Halo 3 in the Beta. Looks even better in the latest Waypoint vids.

But, you know, thanks for stopping by.
 
ManCannon said:
original early storyboards showed Kats arm being severed but turns out ratings boards and networks arent keen on dismemberment :) favorite memory from those meetings was our suggestions for a noble six/kat exchange as he picks up the bomb.. "let me give you a hand with that" "the bomb is disarmed" etc (more fun if you do it with a campy Schwarzenegger style accent)
EPIC
 
Shake Appeal said:
Yeah, you can use any legit, previously unused key up until a couple of months after launch. Zeouter's gonna try and grab me a cheap copy from his local GAME, fingers crossed.

Who knows, I may even play it! Especially if it works with a 360 pad.

Well... Halo PC on amazon.co.uk is 40 euros. That is way too much for a 2003 game. I guess I won't get the name or the name plate =\

And it's not worth ordering a used copy because the cd key might've already been used.
 

Brolic Gaoler

formerly Alienshogun
metareferential said:
Wow, this live action is really amazing.

People who were disappointed by the other live action we had for Reach can now shut up and bow to this.

Where's the new thread? Gogogogo.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?p=23005307&posted=1#post23005307

Gui_PT said:
Well... Halo PC on amazon.co.uk is 40 euros. That is way too much for a 2003 game. I guess I won't get the name or the name plate =\

And it's not worth ordering a used copy because the cd key might've already been used.

I used goozex and got 2 copies of PC Halo, both keys worked. Try using goozex if you use it at all bud.
 
A little late to the party but that live action spot was awesome. Really well done. Nothing looked cheesy or fake or even melodramatic. Excellent trailer.

I wonder if this will be played on TV.
 
Kimosabae said:
Been watching kids on campus play Reach this week... I was struck by how average the game looked, graphically each time. I didn't want to analyze too much since I didn't want the game spoiled but, it looked almost exactly like Halo 3. Not good.

Was being played on really nice plasma, too.
I hear bungie had to reduce the grapical quality so they could include armor effects.
 
Kimosabae said:
Been watching kids on campus play Reach this week... I was struck by how average the game looked, graphically each time. I didn't want to analyze too much since I didn't want the game spoiled but, it looked almost exactly like Halo 3. Not good.

Was being played on really nice plasma, too.
 
It's funny because I played the beta and loved the game, and enjoyed how it looked. I liked the muted tone of the colors that gave the game a more grounded visual flair. The final version I witnessed seemed to revert back to the highly colorized, plasticine look of H3 I never liked.

Anyway, I'm done. I'll let you guys return to your regularly scheduled cult gathering of consenting opinions.
 
Mad Max said:
I hear bungie had to reduce the grapical quality so they could include armor effects.
Recently, Bungie came up with a better alternative to free up memory: no more scoped weapons. Now every player in an Arena game will be able to rock their own armor effect with minimal lag!