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Making Halo 4: Infinity Multiplayer

October 16, 2012

For Average and Kenai:

  1. October 17, 2012 1:44 am

    There is much that is finally right about how Halo multiplayer should work, top of the list being drop-in, drop-out play. Bungie left the franchise without ever properly addressing the issue of quitting. Amazing that 343 should be the ones to do something about it. LMAO Wouldn’t if be funny if People Can Fly were the ones to make the definitive Gears of War MP experience? I would buy multiple copies once the price came down …to the usual 10 bucks.

    Speaking of which, Play Asia is now selling ME3 for 1500 yen and it kind of breaks my heart. I love playing when the “casino is full and hoppin'”, but dang it is expensive. Looks like even Play Asia is participating in the cheap sales.

    P.S. NBA2K13 is all that. I guess you have to like basketball first, but if you do, it is unbelievably good.

    • October 17, 2012 5:09 am

      Haylow 4 is forever tarnished for me based on one sole reason… David Ellis. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to enjoy the game because I just don’t think that guy deserves my money. I don’t want to be a Debbie Downer, though. So feel free to just cruise right on by my comment πŸ˜‰

      In regards to your thoughts on NBA2K13, that is pretty much how rED and I feel with NHL. A majority of people don’t like it, but you have to enjoy the sport for the most part to begin with to really enjoy yourself. Not to dog on you Suns or any other basketball fans – I love playing the sport, it’s just NBA isn’t necessarily my thing. The whole Jay-Z thing made me hate it right from the beginning, and just the League in general kind of pisses me off, but that’s my thoughts because I have hockey and that’s all the sports I need, so everything else is kind of on the backburner.

      Glad you’re enjoying the game Suns! Good to know 2K is doing right by you with making an authentic game πŸ˜€

      And as a side-note ( πŸ˜‰ ) CBA negotiations have possibly come to a close. There’s a proposal for a 50-50 split between the players and the teams, and even with promise of a FULL 82-game season! I CAN NOT express how fucking stoked I would be if this goes through! I miss me some Pens hockey.

    • October 17, 2012 5:20 am

      Grymmie, My sentiments exactly on Ellis. I thought the guy was a bit of an ego inflated tool, but never voiced my opinion (till now anyway…). I found myself always politely leaving the party when I found him in a room full of my buds (I had already removed him from a F/L).

      That being said, I won’t allow the thought of him influence my decision regarding whether or not to buy Halo. I will buy it because my youngest son (Luke) is looking forward to it. However, I will likely on get one copy, and we will have some fun playing split screen campaign and MP.

    • Average permalink*
      October 17, 2012 7:21 am

      Agreed to what both of you also agreed on, however I don’t sip Halo koolaid I chug it so this is a day 1 for me.

    • October 18, 2012 7:35 pm

      And then the NHL says, “Wait, if we played a full season this winter we’d still be a Major League sport in North America! We can’t let that happen!! We want to have to pay American broadcasters to show our sport live…” Or maybe this *really* is a nefarious plot to make it so the NHL Network is the only channel to offer hockey?!? The NFL Network would love to have a television monopoly on the regular season.

      If you can’t tell, the negotiaton news today was not good for fans.

    • October 17, 2012 6:23 pm

      Thanks, Grymmie. It is nice to know that at least three sports are getting great video game treatment: FIFA, NHL Series, and NBA 2K. This is the only basketball game I will be buying for several years. Too bad you and rED didn’t still have NHL12. Wish you didn’t feel the need to update every year.

      Grats on the possibility of a full season this year!

  2. Average permalink*
    October 17, 2012 7:11 am

    Ermahgerd Halo!

  3. October 18, 2012 7:09 am

    We’ll see.

  4. FrenkoFrenik permalink
    October 19, 2012 2:03 pm

    Yeah drop-in drop-out is a sure winner. Plus all the customization options and the continued support in Forge will make this a deep deep MP experience. This might be the only game I will get day 1 for this year. I don’t care much for the SP or SP missions, but if those are any good is an added plus.

    Mass Effect 3 is getting tons of characters in the upcoming weeks. They already released 5, and there’s 11 more to go. Been playing it like crazy with all the new environment effects on maps, and new equipment and mods. Best free DLC ever.

  5. Johann Nishiki permalink
    October 19, 2012 3:50 pm

    New Trailer:

    • Average permalink*
      October 22, 2012 4:56 am

      Looks wicked, I’m guessing you’ll be picking this up Johann?

    • Johann Nishiki permalink
      October 22, 2012 5:07 am

      I’ll be there! My brother is getting it for me for my birthday. Can’t wait to play it with you!! Hopefully this and Black Ops 2 will keep me busy until next-gen.

    • Average permalink*
      October 23, 2012 11:53 am

      Oh for sure Johann, I’ve even been practicing to make sure I can keep up.
      How many days does it take to reach you?

    • FrenkoFrenik permalink
      October 22, 2012 11:43 am

      Awesome video. I didn’t think the enemies were that great at first, but if they pop out that skull in the game, they’ll be more respectable.

  6. Johann Nishiki permalink
    October 23, 2012 10:40 pm

    LOL Average, you’ll always be the Halo master. πŸ˜‰

    • Average permalink*
      October 24, 2012 5:43 am

      No sir, I seem to remember getting beat by you last time out.

  7. October 24, 2012 5:45 am

    After watching more videos, I am actually getting excited for Halo 4. There is a lot more innovation than I expected AND fixes to things I hated. Count me in!

    • Average permalink*
      October 25, 2012 11:25 am

      Woo, we can chug all the halo koolaid we want.

  8. October 24, 2012 5:34 pm

    It does look sweet. I will not buy. I will not buy. I will not buy.

    No, seriously, I will not buy. I have more game than I can play with Borderlands 2 and BF3 (and NBA 2K13). But I can definitely see the appeal.

    • Average permalink*
      October 25, 2012 11:27 am

      Fair enough, I’m sure you’ll hear me yelling or more likely crying through the boys mics at some point

    • October 25, 2012 6:15 pm

      Average, I very much look forward to hearing (and watching via Johann’s screen) you play! This might be the best Halo game yet. I seriously think that. I never liked Bungie’s level design nor their pretentious story. 343 isn’t Bungie and it may be for the better. Also, more importantly, so much of the MP versus bullshit is taken care of with the simple jump in, jump out change. If money were unlimited, I would be pre-ordering this in a heartbeat.

    • Average permalink*
      October 26, 2012 3:51 am

      I think you’re right Mike, originally I was opposed to such things but the changes actually look like an improvement. Though likely they’ll seem weird at the beginning.

    • October 26, 2012 1:35 pm

      You know, as much as I despise David Ellis and just wish he would be living under a bridge somewhere I think 343 is taking a similar approach to Treyarch with the Call of Duty franchise. They’re second-hand developers, but they’re willing to take that extra leap of faith and make a completely new experience. Good for them for pushing the franchise forward, but imo, from what I’ve seen with early videos it just seems like CoD in space.

    • Average permalink*
      October 29, 2012 9:23 am

      Precisely what I originally thought, I am actually looking forward to the changes. I don’t think the “perks” do much to gameplay as well but we’ll see!

      Get it Grymmie so we can dummy pump.
      PS. New tune you uploaded the MegaMan 3 (I think) was wicked. You do Music like Johann does BF.

    • October 29, 2012 4:58 pm

      I will get it eventually. Black Ops 2 will keep me busy for awhile, but I’ll probably pick it up around Christmas.

      And I like that Johann comparison, haha. Just curious though, what did you think of the actual video? Like the layout and all that stuff? I’m thinking of using that style for my future music videos so I was wondering what you thought.

    • Average permalink*
      October 30, 2012 3:12 am

      Was it the sound bar on the bottom?

    • October 30, 2012 7:54 am

      Yea, that and just the general layout of everything.

    • Average permalink*
      October 31, 2012 10:15 am

      Looked good to me.

  9. Johann Nishiki permalink
    October 28, 2012 9:20 pm

    More MP gameplay:

    • Average permalink*
      October 29, 2012 9:25 am

      the needler!!!

    • FrenkoFrenik permalink
      October 29, 2012 9:52 am

      Love it can’t wait to play it!

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