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Wednesday, September 3, 2003

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Halo Preview at Gamesdomain
9:56 AM | Mike Apps | Comment on this story

Gaming site Gamesdomain recently got a chance to sit down and try out the PC port of Bungie's hit Halo. While the preview mostly covers the new features included in the PC version of the game, it also briefly goes into the history of the games development. Here's a snippet from the preview:

Co-operative play was a major draw for the Xbox version. Our preview version didn't include any indication that this mode will be included in the PC version at release - a shame, as playing with a group across a LAN would be fantastic. (Although the Xbox version did support LAN play for deathmatches, the co-operative modes were split-screen only.) Word is that co-op will possibly be patched in after release, but you'll have to wait for the official word on the matter.

Thankfully, there's plenty of new content in the other multiplayer modes. New maps, new options for game configurations, a new vehicle (a rocket-launcher-equipped jeep) and new weapons are all included. Two Covenant vehicles from the single-player game, the stationary gun turret and the Banshee aircraft, will also be included in deathmatch and team games for the first time. The new weapons are the fuel rod gun as used by the Hunters, and a flame-thrower, which overheats quickly like the Covenant weapons, but could become the tool of choice for close-combat situations.

To check out the full preview, follow the link below. For those who've fallen off the face of the earth for awhile, Westlake is currently working on the Mac version of Halo.

Halo Preview
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