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UNCONFIRMED: Halo 3 to be HD-DVD Exclusive!!

Discussion in 'Xbox Consoles' started by cBus, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. cBus

    cBus WiiChat Member

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    Caught wind of this lil tidbit in online chat with someone who CLAIMED to be an M$ game studio employee: Halo3--after the beta release--will be released for commercial sale SOLELY on HD-DVD disks. This meaning, of course, that everyone who bought an X360 will be FORCED :ciappa: to buy the HD-DVD attachment to play the system exclusive killer app. Microsoft, the kings of REAR ENDING sales, (i.e. making you buy a new version of Office/Win every two three years, or paying for your Live connection on top of paying for your ISP...) will--in effect--be marking up the total cost of ownership of an X360 premium OR core to $599.00 in order to play Halo3!! (Core+HDD((needed to run HD-DVD drive))+HD-DVD also = $599) My source said that there has been MUCH internal debate about allowing x360 owners w/o HD-DVD drive to be able to pay for and download Halo3 over Live but because the game comes in at over a whopping 15 GIGS they decided AGAINST because this would consume 75% of the HDD for ONE game. Comments??
     
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  2. komio

    komio Komio-Wii

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    just rumors dont think to highly of it.... anyone can impersonate anyone... so.. :p
     
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    The_Mitch UNACCEPTABLE

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    MS already confermed a while ago that no matter what, the HD-DVD player will be optional and WILL NOT be used for games
     
  4. cBus

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    Of course, take it with a grain of sodium, however, just as soon as I told him that I was going to post re: what he had told me; he said that they're discussing releasing a DVD version that contains about 70% of the finalized game requiring you to download the additional 30% to your HDD over Live....however the Accounting Wizards/Gurus at M$ are so EXTREMELY opposed to this proposed option that they've vetoed it at the board level. So, in essense, Mr. Gates has his hand in this decision.

    MITCH: Sony promised dual HDMI for the PS3 too....
     
  5. Cabe

    Cabe Wii Owner

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    the current HD-DVD drive can only accept HD-DVD Video disks not HD-DVD ROM disks (ie what would be needed for a game)
     
  6. c8010

    c8010 WiiChat Member

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    This is totally bogus, MS have said that no games will be on HD-DVD's, and anyways, i don't see a reason for that much space for a game.
     
  7. vagrant

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    Well not technically, just the ones on the market.

    And this is false.
     
  8. Think_Tank

    Think_Tank Reppin' the big N in GR.

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    It would be unreasonable to make it so costly to play Halo 3... I honestly think that there is no way that Microsoft executives would ever back up such a decision...
     
  9. DMB14

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    It's false. Bungie has already said that there will be 3 different Halo 3 SKUs. Each will come with a different number of DVD discs. The standard edition comes with one game disc (DVD), the collector's edition comes with the game disc and one bonus disc of behind the scenes stuff, and the legendary edition (which costs $100!) will come with 4 DVDs and a replica helmet. One is the game disc, one is a disc with all the cut-scenes from the previous Halo games spliced together into a movie, one is the bonus disc from the collector's edition, and the 4th disc will be stuff from the Red vs. Blue series I think.
     
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  10. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    that would be stupid. so its false.
     
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    can you give me alink to whatever forums yyou were on
     
  12. fanaticalmoose

    fanaticalmoose The one and only moo$e

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    if this is true, it does suck, but i was planning to buy a hd-dvd for the 360 anyways... so it won't effect me that much if it turns out to be true...
     
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    dont worry its definatley not true
     
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    would you experience lag or anything, is the hd drive capable of reading games and then sending them to the 360!?? i know may sound stupid but these are just things im wondering
     
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    fanaticalmoose The one and only moo$e

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    ^^^not at the moment right now... and i dont know about lag... it'll be transferring the info through usb so it could be, but not positive.. but MS could always release a update for the HD-DVD to read games... but that seems unlikely...
     
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    Even if it is HD DVD, im just going to wait 5 years for it to come out on PC ^_^
     

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