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Entered on: May 11, 2004 12:00 AM by Jackzilla
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It's official: Halo 2 will be on store shelves on Nov 9, 2004.

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From: Jackzilla Entered on: May 11, 2004 2:24 PM
... at least in the US: Spain will have to wait (sorry Creeko!). :)

Lots of other announcements from Microsoft too (EA doing Live games, Doom 3, etc).

Official Press Release:

From: Ross Entered on: May 11, 2004 2:29 PM
Man, what a gyp. Sounds to me like they're just trying to cash in on X-Mas a little too blatantly. I bet that by Nov 9 I won't even care about Halo anymore... not.
From: Ross Entered on: May 11, 2004 2:30 PM
By the way, that picture is so sweet I nearly crapped my pants.
From: Jackzilla Entered on: May 12, 2004 12:03 PM
For a guaranteed pants-crapping, check out the Halo 2 video circulating on suprnova: Holy Crap! Vehicles take damage, and when completely dead will EXPLODE killing anything in close proximity! The vacuums (er... "ghosts") now have a turbo boost mode (twice the speed, but hard to control). Plus the video shows "duel wielding" (a weapon in each hand) and those light swords!  
Only 6 months away...
From: Ross Entered on: May 12, 2004 12:39 PM
Downloading now, affixing diaper now as well...
From: Ross Entered on: May 12, 2004 6:17 PM
That was definitely pants-crappable. I have never seen such a realistic damage model on vehicles before! You can blow out tires, take wings off the vacuums - hell, when he blew up the warthog, the wheel landed in front of him. And that melee weapon is sweet - it's so cool that it has multiple attacks. Plus the dual wielding is sweet as hell. Not sure about the auto-lock-on feature, though - I hope that doesn't unbalance the game.  
But that level they showed for CTF looked even cooler to me than Blood Gulch. I can't wait to play it!
From: Jackzilla Entered on: May 12, 2004 11:01 PM
Yeah, the level (Zanzabar) looks ninja sweet. It reminds me a bit of the Cartographer level from the single-player game with the beach and everything (I always wanted that as a multi-player level). Microsoft is throwing a lot of money at this project -- it's nice to see its gonna kick so much ass!  
Last week I had a couple bumbling electricians put jacks on my cables. Afterwards, without testing the jacks, they hastily made their exit. Sure enough, only 1 of the 9 jacks worked (!!!). Upon talking to them, I find out that these particular guys had NEVER put jacks on network cables before (!!!). Their boss called and said another guy would be out to do it right. Well, today a young kid came and did it right. Sure enough, some of the outlets were wired backwards. But he re-did stuff and got everything working for me! So I got frickin' outlets all over the damn place now! I gonna mess with the latest version of Xbox Media Center now.  

From: Creeko Entered on: May 13, 2004 8:05 AM
Why didn't you just go wireless?
From: Ross Entered on: May 13, 2004 8:41 AM
A) Wireless is more expensive, by a factor of about 5-10. In the case of the Xbox, it is literally infinitely more expensive ($70 bridge vs $0 built-in jack)  
B) Wireless is slower, by a factor of 2-10.  
C) Wireless is less reliable.  
D) Wireless is far less secure.  
I have a wireless network in my house so I'm not anti-wireless. But I only use it for laptops and for the one computer in the house that I can't string a network line to - it's also Heather's, so who cares if she's slower or only semi-operational? :)
From: John Entered on: May 13, 2004 8:54 AM
I can't wait for Halo 2! In the mean time the swet hacks that Zilla got make playing Halo feel new. Even Josh who was sick of Halo loved it.

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