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housemdfan
07-01-2007, 03:37 AM
(I'm not sure if this should go in Halo or not...so I chose here...mods please move if you deem it to go elsewhere)
http://i140.photobucket.com/albums/r37/thexboxdomain/Halowars.jpg

Oh yes you like that headline yes you do. Ensemble Games Moderator “Thunder” Posted a little story of just how exciting the battles of the Halo themed RTS “Halo Wars” can really be. No screenshots or renders were released but see this as a “Pig in a blanket” at a dinner event. It’s just an appetizer.Picture this. I’m sitting on one side of our open playtest area with one of our programmers who goes by the name of Rob “Xemu” Fermier” having just cleaned my clock in a game of Halo Wars sitting on the other side. To be honest, he had completely mopped the floor with me. It was sad, and a number of people who had just witnessed the game were heckling me. We ended up having a rematch…To further set the scene, we had a new surround sound system hooked up to the TV that I was using and at this point, Producer Chris Rippy stepped in to crank the volume.
The game fired up and I had to weather some early raids by Rob’s Warthogs. I managed to survive that and then eventually managed to field a large force of units, the largest force I’ve seen in the game yet. The screen was almost full. As I wiped out Rob’s units, I just kept cranking out more guys. I was using a combination of land and air units that not only looked cool, but was very satisfying to use in Rob’s base with the sound of destruction and weapons fire ringing in my ears. I think I may have heard Rob’s units calling out for him to resign so they could be spared the onslaught. (This is where Rob stops reading and comes down to my office and challenges me to a game, and I tell him I have to wash my hair.)
Thanks for the game Rob, especially taking it easy on me during the rematch! In short, the game ended up not only really looking like a massive battle scene from Halo, but also sounding like a war from Halo. It won’t be too much longer before we’ll be comfortable to share more imagery with you all.
That was actually the first of two “Holy…cow” moments for me this month. The second came when… [CENSORED]

Thunder did go on to hint that some “Halo Wars” news will be coming on July 6th along with a new website redesign plus some other goodies.

Link: http://thexboxdomain.net/2007/06/30/halo-wars-sample-teases-but-pleases/

x McGrim x
07-01-2007, 07:34 AM
That picture's pretty cool/dramatic. Hopefully the game has the same atmosphere!

Illution
07-01-2007, 08:43 AM
What are those HUGE things in the background?!!?

And I hope it's good. Most RTS don't work on consoles. Is it coming out for computer?

housemdfan
07-01-2007, 09:25 AM
I believe I read somewhere it's coming out for computer. Vista I do believe.

I PhAsE I
07-01-2007, 01:31 PM
i think it will work even if its an RTS

Webb
07-01-2007, 02:00 PM
(I'm not sure if this should go in Halo or not...so I chose here...mods please move if you deem it to go elsewhere)

I'd try the "Halo Wars" board then ;)

*moved*

housemdfan
07-01-2007, 09:50 PM
Ah. Sorry. I posted this at 11:30 when I had not gotten a lot of sleep the night before so I was basically a zombie as I wrote it/copied and pasted. Thanks. :)

If anyone knows what that hulking machine thing is, could you please tell me?

FrothyOmen
07-01-2007, 10:08 PM
If anyone knows what that hulking machine thing is, could you please tell me?

What machine? All I see is an elite holding a sword and a marine, a bunch of camoflauged (sp?) elites, and a few banshees flying through the air. Am I looking at the wrong picture or somthing?

housemdfan
07-01-2007, 10:17 PM
All of the things in the background are Elites?

FrothyOmen
07-01-2007, 10:21 PM
They're all camoflauged elites, yeah. Look back at some of the older photos or even the teaser video, and you'll see the camo'd elites walking and change back to normal.

housemdfan
07-01-2007, 10:28 PM
Okay. Like I said in another thread, I'm not really up on all the Halo stuff. :O shocking, I know.

DeW222
07-02-2007, 12:00 AM
S'ok House. It's not like there's a test on this tommorow. But yea, those are all cloaked Elites in the background. I don't see anything else like Hunters in the pic.