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Halo Forerunner
« on: March 17, 2006, 08:39:43 am »


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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2006, 08:47:04 am »
The name thing doesn't sound likely.  If anything it'll be called "Halo:  Forerunner".  There's also rumours that it may be some kind of strategy game, and not Halo 3 at all.
I certainly don't think they're going to drop the Halo name, it's far too well known.

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2006, 08:48:56 am »
I'm suspicious of any rumor in an April edition of a gaming magazine.


btw, is April Fool's Day, April 1st, a North American thing? Or do other countries have fun with this date too?

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2006, 09:38:53 pm »
Yeah we all have fun on April 1st I have a friend who has taken to only telling the truth to big secrets on April 1st because he was so notorious in his April fools pranks that way no one believes him and he can come along April 2nd and maintain that its all true.

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2006, 12:29:24 am »
Wow, never even noticed the fact it was supposedly from an April edition magazine.
Damnit, I hate April 1st.  How is stuff like this even remotly funny?

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2006, 07:19:05 am »
It's not absurd enough to be an April Fool's prank.
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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2006, 08:02:55 am »
There is a good chance halo 3 will have a lot to do with the 'Forerunners', they've been leading up to it since halo 1 and more about the forerunners was revealed throughout halo 2. But I doubt there going to call it Forerunner, like someone said before the name 'Halo' is known to well for them to just change it. More likely if the game/name has anything to do with the forerunners then it might be called Halo 3: The Forerunners kind of like the name Halo: Combat Evolved but Halo 2 was just Halo 2.

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2006, 02:45:28 pm »
It's not absurd enough to be an April Fool's prank.

Agreed. Especially from Game Informer. Those guys can get pretty crazy.

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2006, 03:48:07 pm »
Lol, I remeber when EGM wrote that you could get a nude version of DOA 3 if you did some outrages steps. Oh, and then next year they said you could get sonic and tails in SSBM. Goood times

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Re: Halo Forerunner
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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2006, 09:32:15 pm »
They should just call it Marathon 6 and cut the crap already.  :P
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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2006, 08:27:59 am »
I don't think it's a joke. The actual article points out that people would likely think it was but it isn't. And the fact that there have been statements coming from Bill Gates and his elite X-crew seem to indicate that something is definitely up with Halo 2's successor. Will they change the name? Possibly. From what I've heard, the Halo has nothing to do with the new game, so Bungie felt no need to tie it to that in title since the halo itself was very prominent in the first two games. In this one, not so much.

Master Chief is in it, its got 4-player co-op (which makes me doubt that it's some sort of RTS). Basically, it's what Bungie wanted Halo to be in the first place but supposedly had to develop the notion of Halo's storyline and limit their scope for the sake of getting the first game out on time.

We'll see. Sounds promising though. I like the limited resources approach.

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #12 on: March 22, 2006, 09:06:23 am »
I don't think it's a joke. The actual article points out that people would likely think it was but it isn't. And the fact that there have been statements coming from Bill Gates and his elite X-crew seem to indicate that something is definitely up with Halo 2's successor. Will they change the name? Possibly. From what I've heard, the Halo has nothing to do with the new game, so Bungie felt no need to tie it to that in title since the halo itself was very prominent in the first two games. In this one, not so much.

Master Chief is in it, its got 4-player co-op (which makes me doubt that it's some sort of RTS). Basically, it's what Bungie wanted Halo to be in the first place but supposedly had to develop the notion of Halo's storyline and limit their scope for the sake of getting the first game out on time.

We'll see. Sounds promising though. I like the limited resources approach.

They're travelling to the Arc, to remote activate ALL the Halo's, thus destroying all life instantly.  I wouldn't exactly say that has nothing to do with the Halo's themselves, maybe we won't visit any, and the name Forerunner could make more sense, especially if the humans turn out to be the Forerunners.  But like I said before, the name Halo is far too well known for them to drop it.  It'll be "Halo:  Forerunner" if anything.

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #13 on: March 22, 2006, 10:38:41 am »
I don't think it's a joke. The actual article points out that people would likely think it was but it isn't. And the fact that there have been statements coming from Bill Gates and his elite X-crew seem to indicate that something is definitely up with Halo 2's successor. Will they change the name? Possibly. From what I've heard, the Halo has nothing to do with the new game, so Bungie felt no need to tie it to that in title since the halo itself was very prominent in the first two games. In this one, not so much.

Master Chief is in it, its got 4-player co-op (which makes me doubt that it's some sort of RTS). Basically, it's what Bungie wanted Halo to be in the first place but supposedly had to develop the notion of Halo's storyline and limit their scope for the sake of getting the first game out on time.

We'll see. Sounds promising though. I like the limited resources approach.

They're travelling to the Arc, to remote activate ALL the Halo's, thus destroying all life instantly. I wouldn't exactly say that has nothing to do with the Halo's themselves, maybe we won't visit any, and the name Forerunner could make more sense, especially if the humans turn out to be the Forerunners. But like I said before, the name Halo is far too well known for them to drop it. It'll be "Halo: Forerunner" if anything.
I'm not disagreeing that it will have Halo in the title somewhere. Microsoft likely won't allow there to be much variation in the series' title -- not now or ever. But it won't take long to spread the word that a game called FORERUNNER is the sequel to the Halo series if you have Master Chief in it. As long as you've got him on every gaming magazine, every poster, every commercial -- everywhere -- it won't be much of a secret that it's a follow-up to the franchise.

But that's just my opinion.

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2006, 06:50:55 pm »
Whatever happens, I'm sure they'll keep 'Halo' somewhere in the name. Seeing as the game is in the 'Halo universe', they'll probably keep it, even if there is no ring this time.

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2006, 06:57:21 pm »
They should just call it Marathon 6 and cut the crap already. :P
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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2006, 07:00:50 pm »
Wait, I think I misunderstood. They are going to call the game, "Forerunner"?

I thought it was going to be "Halo: Forerunner" or something like that. It seems much more likely to me.
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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2006, 12:08:34 am »
Wait, I think I misunderstood. They are going to call the game, "Forerunner"?

I thought it was going to be "Halo: Forerunner" or something like that. It seems much more likely to me.

Yeah, the rumour says it's just Forerunner, but as I've already made clear, I really don't see that happening.
Even if they hyped up the name change, there would still be people who have no idea it's a sequel to Halo.

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2006, 08:33:37 pm »
The project for Halo 3 is code named Forerunner. Dolphin project was a code name for Gamecube. Its like that. it's to help keep leaks from spreading but since the code name was leaked it doesnt help much so knowing how tight bungie can get they prolly are calling it something else by now.

*edit* changed blizzard to bungie  its all the same
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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2006, 08:42:15 pm »
The project for Halo 3 is code named Forerunner.  Dolphin project was a code name for Gamecube.  Its like that.  it's to help keep leaks from spreading but since the code name was leaked it doesnt help much so knowing how tight blizzard can get they prolly are calling it something else by now.

Forerunner isnt a good code name for halo. The Forerunners were the race who built halo, any halo fan boy whould know what it is if the code named it that

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2006, 08:45:15 pm »
its only to help not compelety dumb found everyone that would see the name forerunner.  its a lot better than calling it halo.  i have no idea why they chose to make it that name.  one of gamingsteve's pod cast said it was just a code name for the title
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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #21 on: April 05, 2006, 05:52:59 am »
The project for Halo 3 is code named Forerunner. Dolphin project was a code name for Gamecube. Its like that. it's to help keep leaks from spreading but since the code name was leaked it doesnt help much so knowing how tight blizzard can get they prolly are calling it something else by now.
Methinks you mean Bungie.

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Re: Halo Forerunner
« Reply #22 on: April 05, 2006, 12:54:41 pm »
Dolphin project was a code name for Gamecube.
Nintendo's always had a strange obsession with Dolphins...
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