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Echo77
Joined: Jul 20, 2010

Humble thyself and hold thy tongue.


Posted: Jun 14, 2011 12:46 PM    Msg. 1 of 28       
As I'm sure most of you are fully aware, Halo: Custom Edition requires a product key, supplied by a copy Halo PC. But as the game becomes progressively older, there are fewer and fewer places a nostalgic gamer can get his Cheeto-covered hands on a hard copy.

...So what happens to us?

We've lost plenty of CE gamers over the years, and gained many as well. But eventually the supermarket shelves will be cleared to make way for new games. No more Halo PC means no more product keys. And no more Custom Edition. Does this mean the trickle of new players will simply cease, letting the current community slowly dry up? Seems like an anti-climactic way to go. But what do we do about it? Is there any way to negate the need for a product key and a disc (without pirate-ness)?


Higuy
Joined: Mar 6, 2007

@lucasgovatos


Posted: Jun 14, 2011 01:40 PM    Msg. 2 of 28       
I still always see 5 or so fresh copies of Halo PC at my gamestop. Hell, I see it at office depot and best buy too.


tylerp14
Joined: Oct 12, 2010

Ohai der...


Posted: Jun 14, 2011 01:49 PM    Msg. 3 of 28       
Plus Halo Combat Evolved has (still) over 1000 players a day, trust me, I play it everyday or so lol. I even see Slap Happy on there


SeL
Joined: Dec 15, 2010

https://twitter.com/FalldogStudio


Posted: Jun 14, 2011 04:30 PM    Msg. 4 of 28       
I can still buy copies of AoE2 at Staples, you really don't need to worry about the game dying because people can't buy it.


Echo77
Joined: Jul 20, 2010

Humble thyself and hold thy tongue.


Posted: Jun 14, 2011 04:39 PM    Msg. 5 of 28       
Oh. Well that's good.


Contrary Smuglord
Joined: May 25, 2011

 


Posted: Jun 14, 2011 04:45 PM    Msg. 6 of 28       
I bought Rise of the Triad at a garage sale recently. Best $1 I ever spent.


Xoronatus
Joined: Dec 6, 2010

Taking a break


Posted: Jun 14, 2011 09:59 PM    Msg. 7 of 28       
Yup, Halo PC is still there. Heck, the Xbox version might still be there.


SeL
Joined: Dec 15, 2010

https://twitter.com/FalldogStudio


Posted: Jun 14, 2011 10:21 PM    Msg. 8 of 28       
20$ here!


MatthewDratt
Joined: Sep 11, 2010

HaloCE3.com MattDratt.com


Posted: Jun 14, 2011 10:40 PM    Msg. 9 of 28       
Quote: --- Original message by: Tiel
Last time I checked Halo PC was 50$ at my Wal mart.

What the heck is wrong with your walmart?
Halo Anniversary isn't even that much. Outside US????


Higuy
Joined: Mar 6, 2007

@lucasgovatos


Posted: Jun 14, 2011 10:41 PM    Msg. 10 of 28       
It's 20 dollars here, 50 sounds a bit outrageous.


UnevenElefant5
Joined: May 3, 2008

she/her this fag bashes back


Posted: Jun 14, 2011 10:43 PM    Msg. 11 of 28       
Even if it stops being sold on the shelves, people will still pirate it, or people will look for it on ebay or other online sites. I'm sure Amazon.com has more than a few copies of Halo 1. But also, someone mentioned seeing AoE2 at a store (don't rememer who, too lazy to check), and it's the same here for me. The original game was released in 1999, and the expansion in 2000. And it's $20 here for me as well.

E: they might also be like Rockstar and release all their older games for free. Last time I checked, Rockstar had the original GTA hosted on a site for free.
Edited by UnevenElefant5 on Jun 14, 2011 at 10:44 PM


Xoronatus
Joined: Dec 6, 2010

Taking a break


Posted: Jun 15, 2011 12:35 AM    Msg. 12 of 28       
Quote: --- Original message by: Tiel
Last time I checked Halo PC was 50$ at my Wal mart.


That's a rip-off, so much for Walmart being cheap. :P


Delicon20
Joined: Oct 3, 2008

Still here. Still loves bacon


Posted: Jun 15, 2011 12:59 AM    Msg. 13 of 28       
well with halo anniversary coming into full swing soon they are prolly gonna try to promote original halo so players can experience the original game and the flashy new version

one of those play the orginal game that started it all

sorta like those "read the book that inspired the movie!!" type adds

this is a guess, of course, but I honestly doubt they won't try that marketing scheme on us, I mean, have you ever been on halo waypoint?


UBE Chief
Joined: Sep 28, 2009

Raising the bar, one kill at a time.


Posted: Jun 15, 2011 08:50 AM    Msg. 14 of 28       
^Once :p

But the amount of pirates for any game will exponentially increase for years to come. This coming from a pirate ^_^;

Don't worry, I bought a legit copy of Halo...albeit from WalMart back in '03 (before that I had a pirated copy :x)...and it was $40. Guess it would be about $50 now that the Canadian dollar is stronger (than the US?). Ah well.

I wouldn't be surprised if Bungie/343i reintroduced the original Halo (Xbox and PC/Mac - ah, who am I kidding, nobody'll buy the Mac version XD) to grab more money. Hell, I bet with Halo Anniversary, they'll include all the maps provided with the PC version of the original Halo...that is, IF they decide to do so :/


Cheddars
Joined: Oct 30, 2010

Rave to the Grave.


Posted: Jun 15, 2011 09:47 AM    Msg. 15 of 28       
will still have those mexican pirates to accompanie us


iHalo
Joined: Dec 5, 2009

Modeling ::Royal Carribean's Oasis of the Seas::


Posted: Jun 15, 2011 11:11 AM    Msg. 16 of 28       
They still sell it at best buy... Plus now with Halo: Anniversary coming out, there's gonna be those "buy the original" deals....


DarkHalo003
Joined: Mar 10, 2008

All ARs Need Green Little Buttons.


Posted: Jun 15, 2011 05:51 PM    Msg. 17 of 28       
Quote: --- Original message by: SeL
I can still buy copies of AoE2 at Staples, you really don't need to worry about the game dying because people can't buy it.

OSHI REALLY?? My disc went corrupt on me. :'(

Yeah, BestBuy still has them; they even have Halo 2 Vista!
Edited by DarkHalo003 on Jun 15, 2011 at 05:52 PM


Spartan314
Joined: Aug 21, 2010

Former biped rigger & FP animator


Posted: Jun 16, 2011 01:21 AM    Msg. 18 of 28       
They stopped selling Halo PC here in New Zealand, although they still sell Halo 2 PC.
And if you can find Halo PC, they're all used. (Not that there's anything wrong with used games, but I think I still like new ones...)


IcePhoenix
Joined: Sep 9, 2010

-Minor modeler-


Posted: Jun 16, 2011 01:44 AM    Msg. 19 of 28       
Quote: --- Original message by: iHalo
They still sell it at best buy... Plus now with Halo: Anniversary coming out, there's gonna be those "buy the original" deals....

Doubt it. The Anniversary version is just a visual overhaul that can even be turned off. If you do, it's exactly the same as the original, game-breaker pistol included. One has absolutely no reason to buy the original at the same time as the anniversary.

Also, the trickle of new players coming in are mostly pirates anyway. It won't affect them.


sierra117
Joined: Jan 10, 2008

If sex is good exercise, why are there fat sluts?


Posted: Jun 16, 2011 03:03 AM    Msg. 20 of 28       
Quote: --- Original message by: Tiel
Quote: --- Original message by: Higuy
It's 20 dollars here, 50 sounds a bit outrageous.


North Dakota ftw.

try $80 on EB games, Australia.
Not to mention when that's on a %20 sale. :/

Yes. They actually sell the game for $100 somewhere. :|


IcePhoenix
Joined: Sep 9, 2010

-Minor modeler-


Posted: Jun 16, 2011 03:44 AM    Msg. 21 of 28       
Which city? here in Melbourne I saw one at EB Games for $15.


ODST72
Joined: Jul 19, 2010

Where's the rest of your platoon?


Posted: Jun 22, 2011 08:29 PM    Msg. 22 of 28       
Quote: Doubt it. The Anniversary version is just a visual overhaul that can even be turned off. If you do, it's exactly the same as the original, game-breaker pistol included. One has absolutely no reason to buy the original at the same time as the anniversary.


The remake looks like halo just with some new skins&animations slapped on with probably reach's engine


XlzQwerty1
Joined: Aug 6, 2009


Posted: Jun 22, 2011 09:15 PM    Msg. 23 of 28       
There are no new animations in Anniversary. It's just a graphics overhaul, everything else is the same, yes, even the always 24h curved hands/fingers.


OrangeJuice
Joined: Jan 29, 2009

"especially not the so called 'helpful' types."


Posted: Jun 22, 2011 10:07 PM    Msg. 24 of 28       
Halo PC isn't gonna die any time soon. You can buy and even download it from Gamestop.com

-posted from my Nintendo 3DS
Edited by OrangeJuice on Jun 22, 2011 at 10:09 PM


HaloIsAHorribleGane
Joined: Nov 9, 2010

I'd rather play yahtzee


Posted: Jun 23, 2011 12:37 AM    Msg. 25 of 28       
is it so hard to grasp the concept of the fact that the game's ten years old and horribly dated?


ODST72
Joined: Jul 19, 2010

Where's the rest of your platoon?


Posted: Jun 23, 2011 12:01 PM    Msg. 26 of 28       
Quote: --- Original message by: XlzQwerty1
There are no new animations in Anniversary. It's just a graphics overhaul, everything else is the same, yes, even the always 24h curved hands/fingers.

in the video the guy was getting assassinated then thrown in to the chasm if i remember correctly halo has no such thing as that


teh lag
Joined: May 6, 2008


Posted: Jun 23, 2011 12:03 PM    Msg. 27 of 28       
Quote: --- Original message by: ODST72
in the video the guy was getting assassinated then thrown in to the chasm if i remember correctly halo has no such thing as that


That is from the Multiplayer portion of the game which is in actuality a map-pack addon for Reach.


Slayer117
Joined: Oct 3, 2008

Host of CE3 2010-forever!


Posted: Jun 23, 2011 01:45 PM    Msg. 28 of 28       
I bought It new on the day it came out. But yeah theres always new copys at the big stores, Best Buy, Game Stop, etc...

 

 
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