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Pappasman 06-09-2014 07:33 PM

This is a legit system seller for me. Halo 2 glory days are back! Hopefully Halo will come back to MLG.

Cutebrute 06-09-2014 07:33 PM

Well there goes a Steam release, but I guess we're still getting Halo 3 in 60fps. I'm sold.

Dub117 06-09-2014 07:33 PM

Perfect and pricing is amazing

amnesiac 06-09-2014 07:33 PM


Gowans 06-09-2014 07:33 PM

I can't get over this bundle, all the multi and maps too... <3

FlawlessCowboy 06-09-2014 07:33 PM

[QUOTE=Prologue;115468848]Why only six halo 2 maps? The hell![/QUOTE]
WTF really?

Vandiger 06-09-2014 07:33 PM

Thats a great collection of games. Nice.

blame space 06-09-2014 07:33 PM

well yeah.

Ran Ran 06-09-2014 07:33 PM


Wounded 06-09-2014 07:33 PM

So happy to see that.

Is the multiplayer of each game included? Seemed like it.

FUBAR McDangles 06-09-2014 07:33 PM

So awesome. Thank you based 343

SocksForWoks 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

For Halo 2 HD and Halo 3 HDer that's price is fine with me.

KINGofCRA5H 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

Expected. Still probably going to get it.

FourMyle 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

fuck yeeees

Caayn 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

Day fucking one.

Frank O'Connor right now:

Loudninja 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

Well worth I think from the amount of content it has.

Xpike 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

Might actually buy an Xbox One for this, it's amazing.

Wishmaster92 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

This is amazing, even better value than the orange box. Amazing...

BeforeU 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

I am dead. Thank youuuuuuu microsoft

Gurthang 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

wow that is super cheap for all the content

DSN2K 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

wheres my full Halo 5 trailer ?

Enter The 36 Chambers 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

Well shit. Now I have to get a One this year.

Holy fuck

KalBalboa 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

[QUOTE=QuantumBro;115468707]Its only $60

Sony should be ashamed for pricing TLoU remastered at $60.[/QUOTE]

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falconxcrunner09 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

Will be buying a X1 on November 11th now. 100 MP maps? That is absolutely insane!

Das-J 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

For $60 that's one HELL of a deal.

Likely a simulation of the old engine (unless they ported it) but quite the feat nonetheless.

InsaneTiger 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

The collection is missing the best games, Reach and ODST.

KnockOneOff 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

Crazy offering!!

This will catch every halo player on to xbox one!!!

Smart move

Kayant 06-09-2014 07:34 PM

WHAT..... DAMN insane. Props to MS on that was expecting it to be a lot more given the package.

WonkyPanda 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

[QUOTE=TheVoidDragon;115467903]It uses the horrible Halo 4 artstyle, which is disappointing.[/QUOTE]

No? Each game is using its own original engine.

anexanhume 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

[QUOTE=Loudninja;115469529]Well worth I think from the amount of content it has.[/QUOTE]

Yeah, it's chock-full. I assume they'll re-release Halo 5 with the collection after a couple of years too. Makes sense to just keep it coming like that.

Arkos 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

God fucking dammit. I told myself I wouldn't be tempted by this. Hnnnnnnnggggg

anchorman128 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

We were pretty close [url][/url] but I beat you by a few mins, either way this might push me to buy an XBO finally.

VisceralBowl 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

360? That is odd.

May explain why Halo 2 HD looked so meh.

dmr87 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

Master Chief Collection / Halo 1-4 / 1080p/60 / Halo 2 gets the Anniversary treatment
Dedicated Servers
Nov 11th

[quote]The rumors were true. 343 Industries is indeed working on a 10th anniversary edition of Halo 2, but that classic 2004 shooter is going to be bundled alongside Halo 3, Halo 4, and the original Combat Evolved as part of The Master Chief Collection.

What is The Master Chief Collection? Well, it looks to be one of the slickest greatest-hits compilations in recent memory. On a single Xbox One disc, you'll find remastered versions of all four Master Chief outings, each spruced up to run in 1080p and at 60 frames per second. And because this is the 10th anniversary of Halo 2, 343 is giving that game a bit of extra attention--think of it as a similar graphical upgrade to the one Halo: Combat Evolved received three years ago, right on down to the ability to switch between new and original visuals with the tap of a button. (Halo: CE Anniversary is also included on the disc.)

The whole thing is organized in a way that feels like listening to your favorite band's entire back catalog on shuffle. See, you don't launch each game separately from the others; instead, you access all of the campaign missions and multiplayer--yes, there's online multiplayer for all four games--from a single shared menu. And from there, you can mix and match in a way that few--if any--greatest-hits collections have ever allowed before.

Here's how it works. While you could load up Combat Evolved and play that through to completion before moving on to Halo 2, you can also queue up a setlist of missions from all four games. So you can play through every single Warthog mission in succession--or all the Flood missions if you're a masochist--without having to jump back out to a main menu. But you can also create your own continuous, cross-game setlists. That's because all these missions are unlocked from the start--343 is assuming you've played all this stuff before--and the overall game works in such a way that each of these older engines is loaded simultaneously under the hood to make it all flow smoothly.

(A quick note about campaign co-op: Like Combat Evolved Anniversary, online co-op has been applied to Halo 2. But all four games are sticking with their original player counts. So that means Combat Evolved and Halo 2 support two player co-op as they originally did, while Halo 3 and Halo 4 allow for up to four players total.)

Now let's talk about online multiplayer. Yes, it's there--even for Combat Evolved, which never featured network support in its original Xbox iteration. That may come as a surprise considering that the reasoning 343 used for not including multiplayer in Combat Evolved Anniversary was that it wouldn't feel the same going from offline to online. Instead, it shipped that remaster with access to Halo: Reach multiplayer. So what has changed?

In short: dedicated servers. All four games feature multiplayer running on dedicated servers. So now, according to 343, the multiplayer for Combat Evolved--and the other three games--won't have to rely on the peer-to-peer networking that the Xbox 360 used, thus providing an experience that better mimics Halo CE's offline immediacy.

Maybe that's the real reason; maybe it's not. Whatever the case may be, it's just cool to see online multiplayer returning for those earlier games--all of which run in their original engines, exploitable glitches and all. So yes, according to 343, all those tricks and exploits (think EXP boosting) you discovered in earlier games are still there, because the developers wanted to preserve the original character of these games--like a snapshot in time from before the dawn of patching and title updates. Except, you know, with all the downloadable maps included.

But what's really neat is that, like in the campaign, you can choose to play in multiplayer hoppers that shuffle up each game on the go. So in the pre-match voting screen where players cast a vote for one of several potential map-and-mode combinations, you might be choosing a match on Halo 2's Ascension, CE's Hang 'Em High, or Valhalla from Halo 3. And just like that, when the votes are decided, you'll be whisked over to that game's original multiplayer engine.

Assuming none of the multiplayer magic was lost in the transition to 60-frames-per-second gameplay, all of this adds up to one very cool package. For $60, you've got what is essentially the ultimate Halo collector's edition, and a ticket to transport back in time to the bygone era of early Halo multiplayer. And for story buffs, there are new cinematics that tease the events of Halo 5: Guardians, as well as full access to Ridley Scott's upcoming Halo: Nightfall episodic series. It's easy to feel cynical about remakes as a quick cash grab, but this is one case that looks to put all those other greatest-hits compilations to shame. The Master Chief releases on November 11 this year. [/quote]


Woffls 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

As expected, but it's fantastic value and I think they'd have been justified in charging more. Or maybe not, because a great deal of the content requires XBL Gold.

plainr_ 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

Incredible value.

JackHerer 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

[QUOTE=Phatcorns;115468674]Is it every game's multiplayer online playable?[/QUOTE]

Seems to be the case. Not sure how this will be possible but I'm pretty excited.

343 seems to be taking a pretty good shot at pleasing their entire fan base in one sweep. I'm so ready to play my favorite games in 1080p/60fps.

DJ Lushious 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

In addition to Halo 2: Anniversary, I am left wondering if this collection will also include Halo: Anniversary.

Kibbles 06-09-2014 07:35 PM


Amazon says it's crossgen, say it ain't so :s

I hope we see how H2A campaign looks too.

BladeoftheImmortal 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

[QUOTE=wwm0nkey;115468431]With dedicated servers![/QUOTE]
If that means pistol and every thing the same as H1 then hell yea,.

Oriel 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

Into my veins dammit.

Revolutionary 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

Sounds fair to me.

Spongebob 06-09-2014 07:35 PM

That's fair...

LAUGHTREY 06-09-2014 07:36 PM

[QUOTE=MarauderShields;115469088]I think it was just 6 that are being remade[/QUOTE]

In what game though? The ascension remake looked like Halo 4.

I'm a little confused, if Halo 2 MP is going to be totally the same, then why is there remakes? and only a few?

Let's be honest, Halo 2 only had 6 good maps anyway. Midship, Lockout, and Ivory Tower are all we need.

I'm gonna make a crazy prediction and say that original games MP are local/LAN only, and the online MP is Halo 4 but with old games' maps.

Flips360 06-09-2014 07:36 PM

I'm more hyped for this collection than for Halo 5. Halo 2 + 3 MP without any stupid "abilities" [img][/img]

mcz117chief 06-09-2014 07:36 PM

In a month, all of the game's multiplayer will drop to below 5k players. In a year you will be glad if you will find a match in any of the games.

Buy this for the campaign, not for the multi, since that will die instantly, look at Halo anniversary, it's multiplayer was dead in two months.

zenosparadox 06-09-2014 07:36 PM

[QUOTE=upJTboogie;115468074]It's weird when the selling point is nothing has changed in 10 years.[/QUOTE]

True, but in a time of on-disc, day one DLC, paywalls and exploitation, it is nice to have a company give you EVERYTHING in an up-front purchase for a beloved franchise. Maybe you want companies to move on (which is fine), but the fact that they are going to do this right is a good sign. Microsoft needs to maintain some positive momentum.

Strider 06-09-2014 07:36 PM

Crazy good value. I'm definitely preordering

_woLf 06-09-2014 07:36 PM

Without a doubt one of the best values in gaming.

Day. Fucking. One. And all MP games are on their own engines? That's absolutely amazing -- I have no idea how they managed to pull that off, but it's amazing.

Thank you for listening to us, based 343.

squidhands 06-09-2014 07:36 PM

I don't know what I'm going to do without those framerate drops in Backwash. Holy fucking shit, this is insane news.

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