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tlr online
14-10-04, 14:22
Just kidding ;) ... well, about the download bit. :D

Microsoft has pledged to "aggressively pursue" whoever leaked Halo 2, the eagerly awaited sequel to the Xbox hit, onto the net. The game, a key title for MS' console in the run up to Christmas, is believed to have surfaced on Usenet and the web last night, possibly in the form of a localised French version, according to early reports. The download is said to weigh in at 3GB and lack support for Xbox Live multi-player gaming.

"We are currently investigating the source of this leak with the appropriate authorities," the software giant said today, in a statement. "Microsoft takes the integrity of its intellectual property extremely seriously, and we are aggressively pursuing the source of this illegal act. We consider downloading this code or making it available for others to download as theft."

Halo 2 was recently completed by Bungie, the one-time Mac-centric games developer Microsoft acquired in order to get its hands on the original Halo. It was a wise move: Halo has proved very popular indeed, not only on Xbox but through later PC and Mac ports. Halo 2, which reached the Gold Master stage in its development earlier this week, has been placed centre stage for MS' Christmas Xbox sales push.

That hasn't changed, MS said - "the launch of Halo 2 worldwide remains unaffected". Halo 2 will still ship around the world during the second week of November. That contrasts with last year's Half-Life 2 code leak, the result of which was a delay of 12 months to the title's launch.

www.theregister.co.uk (http://www.theregister.co.uk)

Neteru
14-10-04, 14:52
lmao! I thought, no, surely not, he hasn't posted a link to download! :D

bumb1ebee
14-10-04, 15:45
Wow, I mean it's just Halo. Halo is not even THAT great of a FPS. Sure it's fun (up to a certain point) but I've played better.

Soma Holiday
14-10-04, 17:14
How can you not think Halo is the best FPS! :eek:

Your a PS2 person aren't you http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif

http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif :D

Personally, I don't think they have anything to worry about. By the time a person could download 3 GB onto their computer, Halo 2 will have been out officially for weeks. :rolleyes:

November 9th!!

bumb1ebee
14-10-04, 22:45
lol a ps2 person... if you haven't noticed I'm more of a Nintendo person than anything else.

Have you played GoldenEye for the N64? GoldenEye is the best FPS of all that I've played. Halo has nothing new to offer in that genre, that's why it's "not the best FPS ever." It just had great graphics and a pretty fun multiplayer mode. Plus can't these people who leaked the game wait one month for this overhyped/overrrated game to come out?? It's only one month!

Soma Holiday
14-10-04, 23:41
Actually less than a month now. I don't know what their problem is. :rolleyes:

I have to admit that I do like The Chronicles of Riddick game better than Halo, so i'll have to take it back as the best FPS, but its nearly there. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/whistle.gif

I haven't played the bond game, but it must be good. I want to get a gamecube next year for Zelda and Metroid.

[ 15. October 2004, 01:05: Message edited by: Soma Holiday ]

andromeda_eats
15-10-04, 01:28
http://www.cad-comic.com/images/comics/20041006.jpg

Hehehe. :D