Microsoft: Microsoft Unites Xbox and PC Gamers With Debut of Games for Windows — LIVE […] Xbox LIVE extends to Windows Vista to create single online gaming service starting with “Halo 2” on May 8.
Time to let your keyboard and mouse feel needed again…
Hah… pretty neat, what you can do with Flash – from Halo Impulse via Major Nelson.
Here’s a typical game of Halo 2, if you blindly get matched into a “Big Team Battle”: You start to play a round. One of the two teams loses that first round. The “cry-baby” gamers from the losing team drop out of the game, leaving a team very shorthanded.
Why are people such dicks? Genetics, probably, but thankfully Bungie punishes those that have to live with a head in the shape of a penis tip:
Q: Does it count as a loss if I quit out of a ranked game early? A: Yes. You automatically get last place.
Don’t be a Deathmatch dick!
I picked up the game about thirteen hours ago, but the fall out is still in full swing. Redmond police were called in for crowd control at the Company Store and I’m currently sitting in a cafeteria surrounded by 250+ like minded Geeks that are still in full swoon…
Continue reading Halo 2: Noon Madness
I remember when CompUSA hosted a “midnight madness” for IE4. I stopped by my local place and there were about a dozen Geeks milling around for a free T-shirt and CD. I was later in those days – still trying to maintain a college-esque life – so what the hell, right? For Halo 2, I’d simply call it “madness”. Screw the midnight. I stopped by my local EB Games tonight and there are already forty people in front of the store. At 6:30. Forty people. Some women, too, which has got to be a milestone for a video game release. A bunch of them playing in a mini-tournament in split screens, but there were skateboards, backpacks, and a couple of computer totes/briefcases marking their place in line. I took the chance to pre-order a copy there and will probably pick it up at 12:30 or even tomorrow… madness!