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Halo: Spartan Assault coming to W8

Halo: Spartan Assault coming to W8

Microsoft unveils Halo: Spartan Assault a new action-adventure game in the Halo unvierse for Window 8 and Windows Phone 8. The top-down shooter is developped by 343 Industries and Vanguard Games and will be out in July. A trailer and some screenshot to see how it looks inside.

Trailer

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Commented on 2013-06-04 15:42:26
Why only WP8 and W8? Would be a perfect game on consoles for XBLA and PSN...
Commented on 2013-06-04 15:44:44 In reply to FemaleTengu
Posted by FemaleTengu
Why only WP8 and W8? Would be a perfect game on consoles for XBLA and PSN...
halo on PSN? really?
Commented on 2013-06-04 15:46:09
who the Hell uses W8 ?
Commented on 2013-06-04 15:51:07 In reply to Leonidas300
Posted by Leonidas300
who the Hell uses W8 ?
Almost everyone who buy a new comp or notebook and dont want to reinstall the system. :-)
Commented on 2013-06-04 15:58:55 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
halo on PSN? really?
What? You really expect this to be an exclusive? :P

I'm sure Optimusv2 will play the hell out of this.
Commented on 2013-06-04 18:44:31
Looks like its running on the halo wars engine
Commented on 2013-06-04 19:22:46
Sorry, lol, no PSN of course cauz I doubt MS would agree to that xD
Commented on 2013-06-04 19:56:44 In reply to Zat
Posted by Zat
Almost everyone who buy a new comp or notebook and dont want to reinstall the system. :-)
You made me remember of this article about Windows 8, the monopoly of Microsoft, the elimination of open-source, restrictions and more... its future (and the future of gaming):

"Because no software can ship on this future platform without it going through the Windows Store, the team that built Skyrim would have to send it to Microsoft for certification. Then Microsoft would tell them if they could ship it.

Do you know what Microsoft's answer would be?

I do. It would be "no".

This is not speculative; it is certain. Skyrim is a game for adults. It has a PEGI rating of 18. If you read the Windows 8 app certification requirements you will find, in section 5.1:

Your app must not contain adult content, and metadata must be appropriate for everyone. Apps with a rating over PEGI 16, ESRB MATURE, or that contain content that would warrant such a rating, are not allowed.

And that's the end of it. No Skyrim for the Windows Store, unless of course the developers go back and remove all the PEGI 18-rated content.

That's 2011's Game of the Year, banned from the Windows Store. How about 2012? With several highly anticipated games yet to be released, it's anybody's guess which game will be selected. But a random sampling of internet predictions suggests some of the leading contenders are Max Payne 3, The Witcher 2, Mass Effect 3, Assassins Creed 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Borderlands 2. Of the four of those that have already shipped and been rated by PEGI, how many could be shipped on Windows Store?

Zero."

Full article: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/179420/the_n...
Commented on 2013-06-04 20:39:40
So halo wars on laptop.
Commented on 2013-06-04 21:34:08 In reply to sanex
Posted by sanex
So halo wars on laptop.
Uh.. nope. More like a re-skin of Gatling Gears. For phones (and tablets).
Commented on 2013-06-04 23:11:01
I knew it was going to be some shit.
Commented on 2013-06-05 01:10:35 In reply to Leonidas300
Posted by Leonidas300
who the Hell uses W8 ?
Many more millions than those that uses PS Vita. Understand that in a lot of ways, W8 and WP8 IS MS mobile platform, it is its Vita. Sony will be launching a new KillZone for Vita soon with a userbase of maybe 6 million...WP8 has well over 30 million and their has been 100 million W8 licenses sold thus far. I see no reason why MS should bring out a blockbuster franchise over with those kinds of numbers.
Commented on 2013-06-05 01:15:05 In reply to 8DeaD7
Posted by 8DeaD7
You made me remember of this article about Windows 8, the monopoly of Microsoft, the elimination of open-source, restrictions and more... its future (and the future of gaming):

"Because no software can ship on this future platform without it going through the Windows Store, the team that built Skyrim would have to send it to Microsoft for certification. Then Microsoft would tell them if they could ship it.

Do you know what Microsoft's answer would be?

I do. It would be "no".

This is not speculative; it is certain. Skyrim is a game for adults. It has a PEGI rating of 18. If you read the Windows 8 app certification requirements you will find, in section 5.1:

Your app must not contain adult content, and metadata must be appropriate for everyone. Apps with a rating over PEGI 16, ESRB MATURE, or that contain content that would warrant such a rating, are not allowed.

And that's the end of it. No Skyrim for the Windows Store, unless of course the developers go back and remove all the PEGI 18-rated content.

That's 2011's Game of the Year, banned from the Windows Store. How about 2012? With several highly anticipated games yet to be released, it's anybody's guess which game will be selected. But a random sampling of internet predictions suggests some of the leading contenders are Max Payne 3, The Witcher 2, Mass Effect 3, Assassins Creed 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and Borderlands 2. Of the four of those that have already shipped and been rated by PEGI, how many could be shipped on Windows Store?

Zero."

Full article: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/179420/the_n...
This is the dumbest thing Ive read all day. MS does force everyone who uses THE WINDOWS Store to go through them, but W8 is also a PC and as such their are many ways to get programs/games onto the platform. One of which would be to simply download it off a website or online store just like W7. That's a non issue. If any dev has a game that they would like to put out without MS's approval, then they only need do business as usual.
Commented on 2013-06-05 18:36:35 In reply to timotim
Posted by timotim
Many more millions than those that uses PS Vita. Understand that in a lot of ways, W8 and WP8 IS MS mobile platform, it is its Vita. Sony will be launching a new KillZone for Vita soon with a userbase of maybe 6 million...WP8 has well over 30 million and their has been 100 million W8 licenses sold thus far. I see no reason why MS should bring out a blockbuster franchise over with those kinds of numbers.
WTF ? Vita and Win8 or halo analogy make no sense. No one is nuts to upgrade to Win8 for this. lmao. May be ppl will pirate it or make it run on Win7 too if it worth it.
Commented on 2013-06-06 11:25:38
LOL!. Another Halo. God.
Commented on 2013-06-06 15:53:59 In reply to hijab
Posted by hijab
WTF ? Vita and Win8 or halo analogy make no sense. No one is nuts to upgrade to Win8 for this. lmao. May be ppl will pirate it or make it run on Win7 too if it worth it.
My point was simply this...that W8 and WP8 is MS's handheld and mobile gaming platforms...he was wondering "who uses W8", im saying many more people than those that uses Sony's handheld. If he can understand why Sony can bring out exclusive titles for their mobile platform with a much smaller userbase, than he should be able to understand why MS is bringing out an exclusive Halo title for theirs with a much larger userbase. You don't have to be nuts to upgrade to W8...it already has well over 50 million people using it and that number will only rise as time goes on. Oh, and the game could never run on W7 because W7 is incapable of running Windows RunTime.
Commented on 2013-06-06 17:00:25 In reply to timotim
Posted by timotim
My point was simply this...that W8 and WP8 is MS's handheld and mobile gaming platforms...he was wondering "who uses W8", im saying many more people than those that uses Sony's handheld. If he can understand why Sony can bring out exclusive titles for their mobile platform with a much smaller userbase, than he should be able to understand why MS is bringing out an exclusive Halo title for theirs with a much larger userbase. You don't have to be nuts to upgrade to W8...it already has well over 50 million people using it and that number will only rise as time goes on. Oh, and the game could never run on W7 because W7 is incapable of running Windows RunTime.
Is that the reason they are giving for using that fail OS ? I remember Halo 2 on Vista only. lmao. Not a big loss at all. Microsoft has nothing done for PC gaming. This is irrelevant too. Apparently it seems they are not doing good for xbox as well.
Commented on 2013-06-07 08:44:54
LOL...spare me the fanboy talk...best leave that up to N4G where it belongs. If selling 100 million of anything is a fail to you, than you simply fail at logic. If W8 is a fail, then the Vita is a super fail...if W8 is a fail, then every version of OS X is a colossal fail. But my question to you would be why shouldn't MS support its own platforms with exclusive titles regardless of the size of its userbase? Going by your logic, Sony should stop producing all games for the Vita and its laughable userbase. However, its the content that increases the appeal of any platform...you have to start somewhere...if MS can bring more of its popular franchises over than the platform gets even more appealing.
Commented on 2013-06-07 09:00:33 In reply to timotim
Posted by timotim
LOL...spare me the fanboy talk...best leave that up to N4G where it belongs. If selling 100 million of anything is a fail to you, than you simply fail at logic. If W8 is a fail, then the Vita is a super fail...if W8 is a fail, then every version of OS X is a colossal fail. But my question to you would be why shouldn't MS support its own platforms with exclusive titles regardless of the size of its userbase? Going by your logic, Sony should stop producing all games for the Vita and its laughable userbase. However, its the content that increases the appeal of any platform...you have to start somewhere...if MS can bring more of its popular franchises over than the platform gets even more appealing.
Going by your logic ios and android should daddy of all gaming platform. lol.

I also agree with the guy Microsoft is doing very little for gaming.
Commented on 2013-06-07 21:44:39 In reply to hijab
Posted by hijab
Going by your logic ios and android should daddy of all gaming platform. lol.

I also agree with the guy Microsoft is doing very little for gaming.
So now the conversation has switched from a userbase of any given platform and the support of that platform with exclusive content, to who's doing the most for gaming. LOL...OK. And why do you feel that MS isn't doing exactly what others are doing for gaming? Why is it that Sony and others are doing more?

And no, you are wrong. That was the guy who you're defending point was. He came out and took a shot at W8's userbase size by saying "who uses W8?", that was a comment not about support for the platform, but its size period. The difference of iOS and Android vs W8 is they lack any type of first party games or studios to support their platform with...they run exclusive off 3rd party titles. Yes, they are big userbases (in mobile), but my comments have to do more with how a platform holder SUPPORTS its platform with exclusive content in the gaming space. Again, Sony in your eyes is doing right by Vita by putting out exclusive games on their own mobile platform...yet somehow its bad when MS does the same thing? What part of the game is that?
Commented on 2013-06-08 10:14:20 In reply to timotim
Posted by timotim
So now the conversation has switched from a userbase of any given platform and the support of that platform with exclusive content, to who's doing the most for gaming. LOL...OK. And why do you feel that MS isn't doing exactly what others are doing for gaming? Why is it that Sony and others are doing more?

And no, you are wrong. That was the guy who you're defending point was. He came out and took a shot at W8's userbase size by saying "who uses W8?", that was a comment not about support for the platform, but its size period. The difference of iOS and Android vs W8 is they lack any type of first party games or studios to support their platform with...they run exclusive off 3rd party titles. Yes, they are big userbases (in mobile), but my comments have to do more with how a platform holder SUPPORTS its platform with exclusive content in the gaming space. Again, Sony in your eyes is doing right by Vita by putting out exclusive games on their own mobile platform...yet somehow its bad when MS does the same thing? What part of the game is that?
First of all. I proved your point completely moot with the ios and android platform based on the userbase that you were trying to bring with Win8 and Vita for some reason. ok

Secondly as far as first party support for their platform goes. Microsoft is not good in that. Going by the xbox and even on 360. On Windows they barely did anything. So I am not sure how this game on Win8 all of a sudden is amazing support for their platform. WTF ? For XO they have some 2nd or 34d party exclusives probably time exclusives. But we need to wait and see over a long period of time how it works

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