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Halo Masterchief Collection coming on PC

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    I'M SO EXCITED!
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    YESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ERWREGSDGFSDFQWEWERWGWERTWE

    HALO ON PC WOOOOOOOOOOOO!
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    I still read that as Master Chef, which is completly different...
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    I still read that as Master Chef, which is completly different...
    I am so hyped for this.. Big Grin
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    Fun fact...Halo was originally a game for Mac the Microsoft bought the developer.

    https://kotaku.com/steve-jobs-went-b...os-cre-5673420

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eZ2yvWl9nQ
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    HALO ON PC WOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    Remeber Halo 1 and 2 were on PC originally
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    I'm probably going to purchase this on the *shudder* Windows Store and not go with Steam (as the Steam purchase will most likely just be a Windows Store Unlock anyways, like how if you buy Star Trek Bridge Crew, it requires you to use Uplay from Ubisoft).

    Until Steam gets its ♥♥♥♥ together and curates the stuff they're selling, Especially after the whole "Rape Day" fiasco, they're not getting my patronage for a good long while.
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     –  Last edited by Dark; 1 Week Ago.
    Remeber Halo 1 and 2 were on PC originally
    You're probably thinking of Marathon, the predecessors by Bungie. Halo 1 was the XBox launch title, and was ported onto the PC in 2003.
    I don't recall being particularly impressed, and all the PC gamers I knew considered it over-hyped by console gamers who didn't have much to compare it to. (We did play it a bit, easy to try games in ye olden days of yaar.)

    Looking at notable FPS games that most gamers of the respective markets have heard of, in 1997 console gamers had Golden Eye 007 as the Big Thing.

    From 1997 onwards, PC gamers had Hexen 2, Dark Forces 2, Quake 2, the first Spec Ops, the first Rainbow Six, the first Unreal, Star Trek: Klingon Honor Guard, the first Half-Life, and the first Tribes.

    Now we're into 1999, when Quake 2 was ported to consoles - the first big name FPS for consoles since Golden Eye. Meanwhile, in the same year PC gamers had the Team Fortress mod, Alien Versus Predator, Outcast, System Shock 2, another Rainbow Six, another Spec Ops, and the Blue Shift expansion for HL.

    In Nov of 1999, the first Medal of Honor game came out, for consoles only. PCs then got SWAT3, the first Unreal Tournament, and Quake 3. Perfect Dark then came out on consoles at the end of 2000, and UT1 and Quake 3 Arena were ported to consoles. But now Counter-Strike came out on PCs, followed by Operation Flashpoint, Tribes 2 and Alien Versus Predator 2.

    Keeping the above context in mine, now is when Halo 1 came out on consoles. Consider what notable console FPS titles were available - it was certainly revolutionary compared to its competition.

    It wouldn't be until 2003 that Halo 1 was ported to PC. I'll be ignoring console games now since I'm just pointing at the context around the PC reception. From Halo 1's release on console, PC gamers got Return to Castle Wolfenstein, the first Medal of Honor for PCs, Jedi Knight 2, Serious Sam 2nd Encounter, America's Army, the first Battlefield, UT2k3, Unreal 2, Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield, Delta Force: Black Hawk Down, Postal 2, the Day of Defeat mod, PlanetSide, Star Trek: Elite Force 2, and Jedi Academy.

    13 days after frigging Jedi Academy came out, PC gamers got Halo 1. It was a console port with compatibility issues on launch, which had to live up to 2 years of hype from console gamers, competing in a market with far stronger competition. It was okay.

    Then literally 30 days after, the first Call of Duty dropped. Who cared about a 2 year old console port after that?

    Moving on to Halo 2...

    After the Halo 1 port, PC gamers then got UT2k4, CS Condition Zero, Far Cry, Doom 3, the CoD expansion, the original SW Battlefront, CS: Source, and another Medal of Honor before console gamers got Halo 2. It wouldn't be another 3 years before that was ported to PC.

    In the meantime, PC gamers got another Call of Duty before the stakes were raised with Half Life 2. That was followed by Brothers in Arms, Republic Commando, a Doom 3 expansion, SWAT 4, Battlefield 2, another Rainbow Six, DoD Source, another Brothers in Arms, Serious Sam 2, FEAR, Quake 4, CoD 2, Battlefront 2, Ghost Recon AWF, HL2 Episode 1, Prey, Rainbow Six: Vegas, Battlefield 2142, CoD 3, ARMA, Crossfire, Ghost Recon AWF2, the first STALKER, and then the Halo 2 port.

    A console port of a 3 year old game in that market? Is it any surprise they never bothered to port Halo 3, which came out 4 months after the Halo 2 port? It'd be like 2010 before they got that onto PCs, and in the meantime the PC market would have seen Portal, HL2 Ep 2, Quake Wars, frigging Team Fortress 2, CoD 4 Modern Warfare, Crysis, UT3, BioShock, Rainbow Six: Vegas 2, another STALKER, another Brothers in Arms, Far Cry 2, another CoD, Left4Dead, yet another STALKER, FEAR 2, ARMA 2, Wolfenstein, (here Halo 3 ODST comes out on console), Borderlands (WOO!), Modern Warfare 2, and Left 4 Dead 2.

    Now we're up to 2010, where a Halo 3 port would have come out if they managed to do it in 3 years. That year they'd be facing another Battlefield, Metro 2033, Singularity, another Medal of Honor, and another Call of Duty. Yeah, no. I've always been of the opinion that the massive success of Halo has always been more about the console market than the FPS genre, and given that Bungie/Microsoft aren't idiots, that's why they didn't develop the franchise for PCs.

    But hey, maybe I'm just jaded. I thought Anthem would suck and I've felt validated by everything I've heard since it came out, but y'all seem to be enjoying yourselves there so what do I know?
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    Until Steam gets its ♥♥♥♥ together and curates the stuff they're selling, Especially after the whole "Rape Day" fiasco, they're not getting my patronage for a good long while.
    They used to be good at curating games, but they opened up their platform more, and yeah, quality has gone down as a result. I would have considered the "Rape Day" game to fall under their policy of not allowing "illegal or trolling" games on its platform. But it didn't, apparantly.