Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary
Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Screens Offer First Glimpse Of HD Chief
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It feels like we've been using the same old Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary screenshots since the game was announced, so it's good to see that Microsoft and 343 Industries have finally got around to releasing some more, including what might be the first look at Master Chief in the single-player campaign. But we might be wrong about that...

It's Halo: Combat Evolved alright, with a lick of HD paint and new textures lending the game a fresh look that takes us all the way back to the first time we played Halo on the original Xbox in 2001. My, how time flies...

There's also some fresh screenshots from Halo: CE Anniversary's multiplayer, which as you already know, utilises Bungie's Halo: Reach engine and therefore looks fantastic. Check out all 11 screenshots in the gallery, then look forward to getting your hands on Master Chief again when Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary hits stores on November 15th, 2011. For more Halo: CE, give our interview with 343's Dan Ayoub a read.


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Comment #1 by Stevey Boy2006
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:14:54 AM
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Looks sweet, cant wait

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Comment #2 by X nosgoth X
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:14:55 AM
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It's ridiculous how much I'm looking forward to playing this game. I have the original Halo right here but I want this one...

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Comment #3 by stormtha
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:17:06 AM
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masterchiefs fTW!

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Comment #4 by ademlakey
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:19:04 AM
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I have never been that big of a halo fan but im looking foward to this.

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Comment #5 by ch33zy
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:23:01 AM
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Big big fan of the original. Looking forward to playing this on legendary (hardest one out of the lot IMHO).

Fingers crossed though that they will remake Halo 2 as well.

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Comment #6 by EspecialY
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:26:13 AM
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Can't wait to see the achievement list on this one!

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Comment #7 by the real evanio
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:27:42 AM
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crazy to think 10 years have passed. yikes. i remember as a young teen playing this game like no ones business. 8-player system link for hours upon hours.

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Comment #8 by Spartan X57
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:31:04 AM
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I remember buying this game day 1, with the original xbox (which all my fanboy PS2 friends thought would be a joke)... sitting in my room on 32" tube tv, 4 player splitscreen as we all smashed into each other on the couch dodging rockets on-screen... the good old days, lol.. I now feel so old as that was the yr I graduated High School.. Cant wait to relive one of the greatest games playing co op with my son!

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Comment #9 by Teh Phantomz
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:41:22 AM
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And I didn't think chief could look any better, I was wrong.

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Comment #10 by JackMcAwesome
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:50:16 AM
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I graduated that year too. I was working at Walmart and I got off work at 11pm. So I just started an almost non-existant line for an Xbox. I decided to go with some game I'd never heard of before. And here we are ten years later and millions upon millions are waiting for the anniversary edition.

Feelings like that are awesome.

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Comment #11 by TealPavelski
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:51:51 AM
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Can't wait for this! Halo CE is the game that first got me into FPS's and I cannot wait to get some Halo Achievements!

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Comment #12 by shavron
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 06:00:32 AM
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Technically wouldn't our first look of Chief in HD been from Halo 3? Or are we talking out first look at him in this game? Anyway, looking forward to this. Probably will have to wait a bit since it's coming out within the same four day period of Skyrim and AC: Revelations. But soon after that!

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Comment #13 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 06:15:47 AM
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Slap your body to the floor, everybody needs some more... of your lovin', your explosive lovin.

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Comment #14 by threefiftyzzz
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 06:20:55 AM
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I'm so glad this is comming out...I gave my copy of halo 1 to my nephew a few years ago along w/ my ps3 and original xbox and have missed them...atleast this will fill a little bit of that hole it...

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Comment #15 by Astrex
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 06:23:02 AM
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love the timberland map, good old halo ce pc days!

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Comment #16 by TheLastAntidote
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 06:51:19 AM
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This one was always my favorite out of all the halo games. I can't wait to revisit this.

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Comment #17 by Caramel Cardinal
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 06:55:45 AM
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i'll be honest i think CEA looks better overall but i recon the spartens in reach look better than chief does there, kind of looks like they havn't really updated his model that much

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Comment #18 by williamsjohn83
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 07:01:05 AM
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Cant wait for this, pre-ordered my copy ages ago :-)

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Comment #19 by MAXIBHOY
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 07:01:07 AM
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Shit Just Got Real

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Comment #20 by KrisXX
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 07:14:59 AM
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never played this, so brand new to me. can't wait!

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Comment #21 by macd
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 07:23:08 AM
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I like me some Halo, but CE still stands up pretty well. Won't be buying this until I see it dirt cheap.

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Comment #22 by Fenix66D
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 07:30:02 AM
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Already on order! Didn't play the original Halo, so I'm looking forward to playing this updated classic.

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Comment #23 by Earth Djinn
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 07:31:54 AM
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I hope that it's been long enough for me to not hate the Library anymore..

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Comment #24 by Killswitch9000
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 08:05:18 AM
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I cannot wait for this trip down memory lane, its going to be like seeing an old friend you've not seen in a few years and picking up right where you left off :)

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Comment #25 by Akuza
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 08:17:16 AM
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So there treating this as the halo Odst of the series... No just no Odst was horrible at least give ce some respect and build a new multiplayer instead of just reach's ... Jeez

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Comment #26 by Spectreshade85
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 08:17:57 AM
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@32 it's never long enough to hate the Library lol.

OT: I was in college when this came out and remember playing hang em high and chill out for many hours. This is gonna take the cake as the game I'm looking forward to most this year.

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Comment #27 by SaintKnight
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 08:22:38 AM
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@23 dude me too. The Library SUCKS as a level. My least favorite in the Halo series. I wonder if the glitch still works where you can launch to the bottom to get the final cutscene for that level. I do think I heard they are putting "clues" on the walls so you won't get lost, which kinda helps. I've done 10+ playthroughs of the game so I doubt those will be needed for me

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Comment #28 by callmeclean
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 08:25:08 AM
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Is that an ODST riding a mongoose I see!? It is! I knew there would be AI friendly AI in the fire fight map but the fact they can ride vehicles with you is even more awesome! Master Chief is also looking very good, much better then version they showed in original Anniversary trailer. Cannot wait for this.

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Comment #29 by callmeclean
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 08:26:51 AM
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@28 Oh wait I might have to correct myself. That might be a player with ODST helmet might it... Although it does look smaller than the spartan on front. I the friendly AI can ride vehicles.

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Comment #30 by Opiate42
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 08:29:59 AM
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I am looking forward to not getting lost in the swamp level quite so badly.

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Comment #31 by donlowc06
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 08:50:53 AM
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lets get these achievements discovered can't wait any longer!

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Comment #32 by namepending
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 08:56:04 AM
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@28 I do believe that is an AI because they have a utility on their right leg, and we can only put them on the left.

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Comment #33 by strawberry
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 09:09:09 AM
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@27 and @23 I don't know why you guys don't like the library, That's actually my favorite level lol, but I seem to be a minority in that department lol

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Comment #34 by Gamm4 H410
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 09:32:16 AM
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hopefully it's good

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Comment #35 by MaxKudos
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 09:34:19 AM
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Spent many nights on Halo multiplayer link up, cant wait for this one

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Comment #36 by hotdogenigma
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 09:45:22 AM
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I think I've played a total of 20 minutes of Halo and Halo: ODST at a friends place years ago. I just may have to dive into this one and continue from there! I just wish I had more time hahaha...looking good though.

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Comment #37 by a hippyslayer
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 09:58:28 AM
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@8&11 me too but I was the guy with a ps2 scoffing at the fellow college freshmen but played it and loved it. Haven't bought anything playstation since. Guess that makes me a fanboy but oh well. Can't believe its been 10 years!

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Comment #38 by Flibbity Floid
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 09:59:42 AM
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So is it my understanding that we can play as Chief in his CE armor or his Halo 3 or is it just old school with fresh polish?

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Comment #39 by The Bum-Mobile
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:04:31 AM
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Wow, I can just barely make out that it's Halo CE... Personally I think I'll be playing with the original graphics.

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Comment #40 by Man On The Run
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:28:32 AM
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@39 So you will buy a HD Remake to play original visuals? *mind explodes*

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Comment #41 by blackout529
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 10:36:14 AM
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I hated The Library so much...and yet I'm looking forward to going back...

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Comment #42 by ViNyLek
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 11:20:56 AM
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Meh, played this to death with my bro in local co-op. I am more looking forward to Halo 4 next year and hoping it won't disappoint like past 3 HALO games did.... No way MS will manage to juice me $40 for 10 year old game.

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Comment #43 by TheSilvermaster
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 11:21:45 AM
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Can't wait for this game the updated graphics and campaign, the firefight, the remade multiplayer maps, and achievements all sounds so badass. Crossing my fingers for Halo 2 HD Remake.

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Comment #44 by Spartan375x
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 11:39:18 AM
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The swamp look amazing! and what I loved about the library on legendary is that the flood never evaded you or took cover for their shields/health to recharge. That's what made it easy.

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Comment #45 by DougAdamson
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 12:34:55 PM
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@5 I believe Halo Reach was voted hardest to beat on legendary. Sure some levels you have support from your team but I remember it took me 4 hours to beat the last full level by myself, and if you haven't beat'n it by yourself then you haven't beat'n it.

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Comment #46 by Jay Leon Hart
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 12:53:29 PM
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@12 No, since Halo 3 was not HD. I'm sure I'll pick this up, got the original for the PC since I couldn't afford the xbox when it released.

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Comment #47 by l.maciver
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 01:16:14 PM
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bring on the FLOOD

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Comment #48 by Blue Thunder28
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 01:17:47 PM
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Halo Anniversary is so PERFECT. I have not been this excited for a game since Halo 2!!!

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Comment #49 by Freeman
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 01:30:00 PM
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I can't wait to play The Library on legendary with 3 other people. i hated that level so much but i'm ready to give it another go. i still have my original copy and my p.c. copy. can't believe i'm getting this shit again haha

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Comment #50 by roza
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 02:02:12 PM
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I have the original Xbox version 2 times and 1 PC version yet I STILL WANT THIS AS MUCH AS (IF NOT MORE THAN) SKYRIM!!! I NEED THIS NOW!

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Comment #51 by Flibbity Floid
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 02:35:00 PM
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@ 45 - Really? It was a pain at parts and that last part with all the dual wielding Elites was murder! That took me 2 separate days of 2 hours apiece as well. For me, the campaign was easy if you fished out and conserved as much DMR and Needle Rifle ammo as possible. Headshots carried me through that game. Luckily at that last part, I found one DMR on the floor after effortlessly searching and killed the first Elite opening the path to the rack of DMR's.
While I didn't know of them at the time, Reach would be fairly easy with the Nightfall "glitch" and the easy running route of Winter Contingency. Solo anyway.

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Comment #52 by cbssi
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 03:39:44 PM
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I'm liking this; it's looking good. My only complaint is the Chief himself. The aim of the project was to modernize the original as far as graphics and audio go. They've certainly succeeded with environments, lighting, what I've heard of the soundtrack, etc. But the Chief looks distinctly off. Put simply, his armor is too shiny. They should model the sheen of his MJOLNIR based on the Spartan armors in Halo 3 and Reach, where the armor had a shine, but it looked right. The shine of the armor in these screenshots looks almost out of Halo 2.

That's me being very nitpicky, however. This is looking VERY good.

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Comment #53 by secretkaos187
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 @ 05:25:34 PM
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Im so stoked!!!

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Comment #54 by Pearson
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 04:13:01 AM
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Since this will be the first time that I ever owned or played Halo Combat Evolved, I am looking forward to Anniversary very much. And even though I have MW3, Revelations and Syrim all pre-ordered, I will play Anniversary first and then if I find the time, then I'll delve deep into the others, but not until I finish the singleplayer campaign first and play online some in MP.

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Comment #55 by Flibbity Floid
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 10:36:48 AM
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@ 52 - Noticing that too. Maybe it's just from the screens and angles we've seen so far but he certainly does seem a tad off.

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Comment #56 by elninotorres08
Wednesday, August 31, 2011 @ 12:58:36 PM
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I'm sorry, but he doesn't look all that different, just a couple more scratches on that Kick-ass armour of his!

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Comment #57 by JackAzzMcTittles
Friday, September 02, 2011 @ 10:30:32 PM
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Only 1 pic loaded, but i'm still pretty sure i orgasmed at the awesomeness of this game.

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Comment #58 by terrorflame003
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 12:46:52 PM
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it looks even better then reach

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Comment #59 by terrorflame003
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 @ 12:48:02 PM
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buy some glasses

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Comment #60 by Iancarlo
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 @ 10:55:47 AM
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ballin. more excited for the the 6 maps and title update unfortunately

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Comment #61 by NickBeam21
Thursday, October 06, 2011 @ 05:25:32 AM
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that better not fcking be armor lock

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