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#21 GhaleonEB

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 08:32 PM

forums or P.M.

EDIT: it's growing on me. But i'm a crazy (fanboy) kind of guys so it's 130 on the big boy.

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#22 Drew

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 11:48 PM

It's not fake, it is the real deal. (I confirmed with Bungie.)

Disappointment.

Oh well. Legendary and Limited for me.

#23 LostprophetVII

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:36 PM

Don't like it that much.

#24 GhaleonEB

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:29 AM

This was spotted at GAF:

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That's the cover that just went up at xbox.com. I have three observations.

1) It's rated - M - the first cover to do so.
2) It's hosted at Xbox.com, and was just updated, so that makes it a bit more likely to be official.
3) It's a modified version of the "Emotion" artwork, and not a copy\paste or hack job on the art. The original is below, and you can see the Chief is in a new position relative to the sunset. If it's a photoshopped placeholder, it's a damn good one. Looks changed at the source to my eyes.

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Maybe Bungie changed it?

Edit: here's the page it is on: http://www.xbox.com/...lo3/default.htm

Edited by GhaleonEB, 06 June 2007 - 09:36 AM.


#25 Kinetic

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:20 AM

I liked the other one better. In this one the Chief is definitely way too off-center.

#26 NJ Shlice

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:38 AM

Question: What is that huge Whale-Skeleton looking thing in the background of like, EVERY, Halo 3 add when he gets to earth. Someone told me once it was the wreckage of some sort of MAC gun platform/station or such. Could someone drop some knowledge? KTHNX *EDIT* Nevermind: They are the stabilizer rings of the New Mombasa space elevator. As far as the cover goes, I'm not too crazy about it either. It's a little so calm and suttle for me. I want a cover that says out Mayhem.
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#27 Kinetic

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 10:46 AM

It's the broken space tether that was in New Mombasa. EDIT: Your edit beat me to it.

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#28 mattacus

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:07 AM

Might I call the Shenanigans on this most recent cover. Shenanigans!

#29 Drew

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 11:56 AM

Why? I like the new cover better. The old one was... too different.

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:40 PM

I don't like either. They should just put the Halo 1 cover with a three added.

#31 Nightshade

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 01:14 PM

I still liked the old one better. That last one said to me, "Finish the Fight." This one says, "Finish the horribly long walk to the fight you intend on finishing eventually."

#32 UHYVE

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 03:55 PM

The new one seems like it is possibly one of the final prototypes, but I don't like it. The MC is way off centre, which would be fine if there was something that was actually interesting in the background, but the background is just some pretty colours... PS I don't care that much if the boxart is crappy since it's the game that I really want. But still, I want them to put at least alittle effort into to it...

#33 GhaleonEB

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 04:32 PM

An update. Amazon.com has officially changed their box art to this:

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The same as the xbox.com version.

Amazon product page

I really love the source material for this cover, so I think it is just plain gorgous. The question I kept asking myself regarding the other cover was, why don't the covers look as beautiful as the rest of the Halo artwork? Now it does. I'm not getting this version (Legendary FTW), but I'm happy that the version most people will own is adorned with that image.

(spotted at GAF)

Edited by GhaleonEB, 06 June 2007 - 04:32 PM.


#34 Blamo

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 04:35 PM

An update. Amazon.com has officially changed their box art to this:

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The same as the xbox.com version.

Amazon product page

I really love the source material for this cover, so I think it is just plain gorgous. The question I kept asking myself regarding the other cover was, why don't the covers look as beautiful as the rest of the Halo artwork? Now it does. I'm not getting this version (Legendary FTW), but I'm happy that the version most people will own is adorned with that image.

(spotted at GAF)



haha they have used copies.

#35 Va1or

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 04:57 PM

They should have had Craig Mullins create the cover. This guy is amazing.

See his Halo related art here: http://nikon.bungie....aigmullins.html

#36 mattacus

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 05:47 PM

An update. Amazon.com has officially changed their box art to this:


Wasn't this the alternate form of the original (released at the same time)? Just because somebody worked up a boxart version and some n00b at Amazon.com was suckered by it doesn't guarantee its authenticity/finality. That being said, it could very well be final. In which case, I'm with UHYVE: I don't care if the boxart is ghey, as long as the game itself kicks as (see also, ICO).

#37 GhaleonEB

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 07:27 PM

Wasn't this the alternate form of the original (released at the same time)? Just because somebody worked up a boxart version and some n00b at Amazon.com was suckered by it doesn't guarantee its authenticity/finality. That being said, it could very well be final. In which case, I'm with UHYVE: I don't care if the boxart is ghey, as long as the game itself kicks as (see also, ICO).


Both EB and gamestop have this as their cover art now (including the M rating). Looks official.

#38 Drew

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:18 PM

Both EB and gamestop have this as their cover art now (including the M rating). Looks official.

Yay! Go clean box art! I'm tired of the over-cluttered and unnecessarily complicated stuff that has become the norm of late. Good job Bungie and MS. You've created quite the eye-pleaser.

#39 Cerious

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:27 AM

Meh. I actually liked the first cover better. IMO, the Chief always looks better in action and the first cover had me saying, "damn! he's coming right at me!" Plus, the Ark and Atmospheric disturbance was in the background for a better cinematic effect. This cover really doesn't say "Action", well, with exception to the MA5C that he's holding.

#40 Va1or

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Posted 07 June 2007 - 05:41 AM

Meh.

I actually liked the first cover better.


Same here.



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