"Super House of Dead Ninjas"
It would be retarded - YEAH I SAID IT - to port Halo 3 when the Halo 4 marketing marketing/meat wagon is just now spinning down its blades.
I think this is just some research project of a Valve intern. Make a 'ping' in the list and see how it spreads through the internets. Additionally the degree of hypeness is plotted against the number of words written about the subject.
"Frankenstein" could be a nickname for a version that is "hibrid" of different versions, maybe combine two compeltelly separate things? maybe have older mods running in a virtual "CivIV" machine inside CivV?.
EDIT: oh.. is just the dev version. Disregard this.
Theres somewhere in steam a "Nexuiz for IDIOTS" or something like that.
Last edited by Tei; 04-02-2013 at 04:50 PM.
So it was all looking like one big hoax or troll or whatever.
One of the games on the list is a PSN indie darling named Dyad.
And the developer just confirmed that yes, it's coming to Steam, and this leak has forced him to come out with it a bit earlier than he wanted. Related link to NeoGaf post.
Now this re-raises the question, how much is a hoax and how much is real? Back to square one folks.
With that in mind, I'd love to see a port of ODST (which I've never played) and Reach. Wars I can do without, considering it was watered down for the consoles and I don't think it was terribly good anyhow.
Will all of these exactly happen? I dunno, but there's a good bet that the majority will.
Please let KOF be real, that would be sick!
Yeah, I'd love the latest KOF on PC. I also wouldn't mind Halo 3 myself. It wasn't anything that great, but the multiplayer was pretty enjoyable.
I'd personally love to have more Halo on PC just because it's an FPS with a different aesthetic to the vast majority of what's on the market at the moment, and that aesthetic just happens to be something close to my heart (colourful super-high-tech scifi).
Give me steam and how you feel to make it real.
File this under: HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
A tweet by David Ellis, dev at 343 industries (aka. the folks who now go and make them there Halo games) had this to say about Halo 2:
I don't think it's unreasonable to suggest that there's a connection. Not saying there is, but the timing and the stars do seem to be aligning. This kind of announcement would also allude to the specific wording of MS's de-cry of stuff coming to Steam, that they basically haven't announced it yet.Halo 2 PC support extended through June 2013 while we investigate further support options. Now go get those achievements.
Yeah, and the more I think about it, the more it is likely MS wants to extend an olive branch to Steam. While they obviously want to push the Live Store for all it is worth, Steam is a behemoth who has almost the entire market share as is (good luck finding someone who uses DD services and does NOT use Steam). So by offering some of their back catalog on both services, it might make Valve less militant in the "Screw Windows, let's drag everyone to Linux" strategy.
While I like nuking gfwl for obvious reasons, I think that would be a stupid move on MS's part.
Right now, for all its MANY problems (to be fair, it worked well in Dark Souls. Unnecessary, but well), it gives MS some control and a tie to their platform. Giving Steam too much power is not in the best interest of MS (and probably not anyone, but I like Steam so whatever :p), and being dependent on their model puts MS at the mercy of Valve.
So what are we getting Halo 3 or not,would kinda want to try it out because people keep talking so good about the game.
... I take the lives of a few to protect the lives of many. I commit acts of war to preserve the greater peace. I take no joy in killing, but make no mistake; I'll do what needs to be done. Because it's my job. It's my duty. My name is Sam Fisher, and I am a Splinter Cell.
At the moment we just don't know. It certainly seems that at one point in time MS had at least seriously considered putting Halo on Steam. If Halo 2's 'further support' is through Steam, I'd say it lends a lot of credibility to the list that came out, including the other Halos (at the very least, Halo 1. I could see them spacing out for 3, but that would be a touch silly I reckon).
As for 3, well, plot-wise having played 1 and 2 is pretty important, but on the whole I found the single player very enjoyable, albeit not the best (better than 2, not as good as 1 and Reach) and the multiplayer great. The Forge mode on PC would be ridiculliant because of some custom maps and modes that people could and would make. The only thing that I'd mark against Halo 3 would be the lack of fire-fight (its co-op horde mode) but since that wasn't introduce until ODST and then further iterated on in Reach, it's hardly a fair criticism.