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[ November 15, 2004 ]

Halo 2

I am rather surprised to have not seen much coverage of Halo 2 on the blogging scene lately. There’s been a lot of talk about the latest in the GTA series and Half-Life 2 but no mention of Halo 2.

Perhaps it’s the Xbox-only nature of the game, but I read somewhere that there were over 2 million copies sold in the first week. And I know for a fact that the bungie.net server stated that there were 385,000 people online while I was playing last night. So why is everyone so quiet about this new game?

Well, I’m not going to stay quiet. I may not be the best at the game, but here’s a link to my stats. It’s nice to see online console games using the web to allow the players to view their stats and the stats of their friends. Heck, I even have an RSS feed from Bungie that is updated after every game I play. That is really nice.

Anyhow, if you have an Xbox and haven’t checked out Halo 2 yet (is that really posssible?), please do so. Sure, you’re adding money to Microsoft’s coffers, but that little company called Bungie that they bought is full of some really talented people.

Update: Wired News gives an excellent brief on the new game.

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