Xbone Week #3

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Xbone Week #3

Obviously we haven't read the books.

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Hmmm, that last panel reminds me of something....

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Is gaming coming full circle?

(That's all the relevance I could muster out of an Xbone related topic....)

Will they have an MMO to tie-in with it?

Oskuro:
Hmmm, that last panel reminds me of something....

image

Is gaming coming full circle?

(That's all the relevance I could muster out of an Xbone related topic....)

Funny, the title of that game reminds me of my prediction for the launch of the Xbone

Man, I can't wait until the season finale of Halo, where some guy shoots some guys in the face.

It's going to be awesome.

Sometimes, Grey, I have to wonder if you actually know your audience at all. I know that the Escapist likes to pride itself as something of a hangout for more 'high brow' gamers, but I'm sure there's still a lot of posters and visitors here who, like me, are big fans of Halo, for it's setting and universe as much as its solid gameplay.

I was fully expecting the Forward Unto Dawn web mini series to be crap, but found myself enjoying it quite a bit. Because of that, and the Neil Blomkamp directed shorts advertising Halo 3, the Halo TV series was pretty much the only thing in the Xbone reveal that caught my attention. I know I'm not alone. Done right, there's a lot of potential in it. And with no Star Trek, BSG, SG-1, Firefly or Farscape anymore and none of these rumoured Star Wars shows materialising any time soon, aren't we kind of crying out for a new action-y sci-fi show on TV?

Don't get me wrong, I love Critcal Miss and this still got a laugh out of me. Kind of felt like a bit of a cheap laugh, though. Taking the mick out of Halo feels a little harsh when there's so much juicer material in the Xbone's reveal.

YOU LIE. Wasn't there also a fishing game? I seem to recall there being a fishing game with spectacular A.I. ...

Daystar Clarion:
Man, I can't wait until the season finale of Halo, where some guy shoots some guys in the face.

It's going to be awesome.

Until...

SHOCKING PLOT TWIST

They're not shooting. They're stabbing them with the sword instead!

UrinalDook:
Sometimes, Grey, I have to wonder if you actually know your audience at all. I know that the Escapist likes to pride itself as something of a hangout for more 'high brow' gamers, but I'm sure there's still a lot of posters and visitors here who, like me, are big fans of Halo, for it's setting and universe as much as its solid gameplay.

I was fully expecting the Forward Unto Dawn web mini series to be crap, but found myself enjoying it quite a bit. Because of that, and the Neil Blomkamp directed shorts advertising Halo 3, the Halo TV series was pretty much the only thing in the Xbone reveal that caught my attention. I know I'm not alone. Done right, there's a lot of potential in it. And with no Star Trek, BSG, SG-1, Firefly or Farscape anymore and none of these rumoured Star Wars shows materialising any time soon, aren't we kind of crying out for a new action-y sci-fi show on TV?

Don't get me wrong, I love Critcal Miss and this still got a laugh out of me. Kind of felt like a bit of a cheap laugh, though. Taking the mick out of Halo feels a little harsh when there's so much juicer material in the Xbone's reveal.

Just because some people like a thing, does not mean that thing is exempt from mockery. Grey could himself be a fan of Halo and still perfectly able to take the piss out of it; I take the piss out of things I like all the time. I'm not sure this really translates into a failure to know/understand the audience.

You could well be right that there's juicier stuff to skewer from the Xbone's reveal than this, but that could well be why we're getting a full week of Critical Miss - so that they can cover all they wish to cover, with that leaving space for some Halo mockery. I just think you're taking it a little personally when really if Halo is as good as you think, it shouldn't need defending?

Hmmm...soft target there. Not that you shouldn't make fun of Halo, but not really a masterful joke this time.

So far we had Halo books, a anime-shortmovies-collection (Halo Legends), a short Halo live-action internet-series for Halo 4 and "Red VS Blue" just announced their 11th Season (granted, RvB is not canon for Halo, but still worth mentioning in this case)
Is a full Live-Action TV-Show really that far of a stretch? Don't think so.

Meh, I'm more of a fan of Red VS Blue than I am a fan of Halo...

CrazyGirl17:
Meh, I'm more of a fan of Red VS Blue than I am a fan of Halo...

Sad thing is that's the same for me. I just like the characters so much more than Master Chief. Plus, how could one hate characters like Caboose? Well, maybe if you were on his team or were a baby perhaps.

OT: Ah nothing like taking the piss out of a favorite franchise of many. Can't wait to read the the one.

I'm sorry, but it's a pretty weak joke when the game already beat you to it.

"I thought I'd shoot my way out. Mix things up a little."
-Master Chief

Teoes:

Just because some people like a thing, does not mean that thing is exempt from mockery. Grey could himself be a fan of Halo and still perfectly able to take the piss out of it; I take the piss out of things I like all the time. I'm not sure this really translates into a failure to know/understand the audience.

You could well be right that there's juicier stuff to skewer from the Xbone's reveal than this, but that could well be why we're getting a full week of Critical Miss - so that they can cover all they wish to cover, with that leaving space for some Halo mockery. I just think you're taking it a little personally when really if Halo is as good as you think, it shouldn't need defending?

No, that's fair. I probably do seem a little too defensive, and it's not really my intent. Like I said, I still laughed at this strip. I have no problem taking the piss. But at the same time, no one likes to feel belittled for liking something, you know? It's a fine line between snark and condescension. The Escapist is an undeniably geeky community, and sometimes it's nice to know that the people behind it are able to suspend pride and, to an extent, 'integrity' long enough to actually enjoy a bit of a geek out that potentially enters that dreaded 'mainstream'.

I appreciate Critical Miss is probably not the place to look for that, but still.

I don't really think Grey has issues identifying the target of his material, but it made for a bold opening statement, no? It was meant as something like a more verbose eyeroll; "taking the mick out of Halo, how original". I'd have made a crack about 'low hanging fruit', but people have already done that in the past and Grey and Cory skewered them in return. I'd hate to be accused of dragging a gag out.

Captcha: Sonic Srewdriver. Gee, thanks captcha. Reminding me of the one 'sci-fi' show on TV and how bloody awful its got. Seriously, does it even matter at this point if its Halo flavoured? WE NEED MORE ALIEN SHOOTING SCI-FI ON TV!

Grey Carter:
Xbone Week #3

Obviously we haven't read the books.

Ooooooh! That's devious! Full marks to you, good sir!

CrazyGirl17:
Meh, I'm more of a fan of Red VS Blue than I am a fan of Halo...

Agreed. Halo has always seem meh to me. RvB is funny, most of the time and far more entertaining.

Its aliens being shot in the face...That's pretty awesome in my book

Just shows how much of a joke the Xbone really is. Instead of announcing a new Halo game they announce a Halo TV-show. Maybe the fans wanted that, but still, normally it seems like they would have announced a game.

TBH thats probably the best videogame to TV adaptation if they actually did what you suggested in the panel :P

Add in some First Person perspective shooting = Awesome. Shoot its the only reason i saw the DOOM movie XD

Ronack:
YOU LIE. Wasn't there also a fishing game? I seem to recall there being a fishing game with spectacular A.I. ...

You mean the advanced A.I. system that has fish

move out of the way

when you swim close to them?

OMG next gen!

Wait... they're doing a Halo TV show? Ooooookaaay.

Geo Da Sponge:
I'm sorry, but it's a pretty weak joke when the game already beat you to it.

"I thought I'd shoot my way out. Mix things up a little."
-Master Chief

Yeah, but... TV show...

I'm kind of afraid that Critical Miss is dead on.

Well, I don't play Halo so I might as well be wrong, so I am ready to take constructive criticism to my opinion...

But to me it's like, every week there's someone on the Escapist (usually Yahtzee, but results may vary) taking a piss on Mario for not being innovative (even though Galaxy, NSMB and 3D Land were very different games, and all of them fun to some extent)... On the other hand, when someone says "well, Halo has been about shooting aliens since forever", Microsoft had been milking it, and that it's premise is questionable to a TV series, it hits too close to home for some fans.

Metal Gear Solid is my favorite series but it has too many cutscenes, Kojima isn't a good writer (even though he had his moments), and the plot gets batshit insane more often than not.
I can acknowledge that, have fun joking about it, and still like it a lot. This things aren't mutually exclusive.
I love the original Star Wars, but I have to admit that the aliens in Mos Eisleis are visibly made of cheap rubber, the lightsaber duel is horrible (Obi-Wan and Vader just clash the sabers over and over without any atempt to attack or defend) and the plot has holes bigger than the tiny exhaust port of the Death Star.

Things work for different reasons and its flaws makes them special.

So, yeah, I thought the strip was funny (I personally would have swapped the third and first panels, since I thought it would be funny if the number of aliens were getting smaller), and I don't think it was just a cheap shot.

You know, an entire show devoted to Master Chief shooting a bunch of aliens would't be all that bad, as long as he did some cool parcour jumps. And maybe set up elaborate Rube Goldbergs. And played Jenga. Man, I miss Halo 3.

Kind of hard to get the joke when all the other non-game Halo media is pretty good.

Besides, a show solely based on Chief shooting Grunts in the face wouldn't be that bad...

Is this thread really just nothing but snarky comments about a Halo TV series? C'mon, try to have an actual discussion atleast.

OT: I'm going to give it a chance, the thing is produced by Steven Spielberg (the same guy who produced Freakazoid, Pinky &the Brain, and The Animainiacs). Spielberg doesn't do stuff unless he finds something good about it. I think it might be fun to watch, I'm going to give it a chance.

Big_Boss_Mantis:
On the other hand, when someone says "well, Halo has been about shooting aliens since forever", Microsoft had been milking it, and that it's premise is questionable to a TV series, it hits too close to home for some fans.

The Halo franchise actually has a remarkably rich backstory and universe. Say what you will about how bland and/or freaking awesome the games are (personally, I love them, but that's me) but devoid of lore and potential for a TV show exploration it is not.

I get the joke here, it's funny, but my problem stems from the fact that a lot of people here are taking this at face value. Obviously, Halo fans and the strip writers get that Halo is actually perfectly suited for a TV show, but there are people who don't understand that and they'll swoop in here to rag on the idea with absolutely no clue what they're talking about.

Eh, it could be good. The joke made me laugh though.

thaluikhain:
Hmmm...soft target there. Not that you shouldn't make fun of Halo, but not really a [b]masterful[b] joke this time.

Please tell me that this was intentional.

UrinalDook:
Sometimes, Grey, I have to wonder if you actually know your audience at all. I know that the Escapist likes to pride itself as something of a hangout for more 'high brow' gamers, but I'm sure there's still a lot of posters and visitors here who, like me, are big fans of Halo, for it's setting and universe as much as its solid gameplay.

I was fully expecting the Forward Unto Dawn web mini series to be crap, but found myself enjoying it quite a bit. Because of that, and the Neil Blomkamp directed shorts advertising Halo 3, the Halo TV series was pretty much the only thing in the Xbone reveal that caught my attention. I know I'm not alone. Done right, there's a lot of potential in it. And with no Star Trek, BSG, SG-1, Firefly or Farscape anymore and none of these rumoured Star Wars shows materialising any time soon, aren't we kind of crying out for a new action-y sci-fi show on TV?

Don't get me wrong, I love Critcal Miss and this still got a laugh out of me. Kind of felt like a bit of a cheap laugh, though. Taking the mick out of Halo feels a little harsh when there's so much juicer material in the Xbone's reveal.

Gotta agree here. There is a METRIC TON of stuff to put into a TV series for Halo, but I don't see them putting it in the direction that I'd like. You are absolutely correct that it has potential, that is more than I can say for a lot of stuff out there right now. Personally, my favorite character in the entire Halo franchise/mythology is first introduced in Halo 3. But only in the terminals, and he is hidden in them as well, only if you read closely and finish the game on legendary does he actually speak directly to you. He's in some books as well, the new Forerunner Saga. I'm talking about 05-032 Mendicant Bias, the Judas Forerunner AI. But I seriously, seriously doubt he'll be in the TV show. We're probably going to get ODST's and spartans fighting the covenant again, or spartans fighting insurrectionists.

Yeah, yeah... faceless super soldier with no personality, I agree to an extent. But we've had the opposite haven't we? (Commander Shephard???)

The xbone reveal was TV, TV, TV, SPORTS, SPORTS, COD, SPORTS, TV I don't give a crap about any of that, but the TV show is based on a videogame franchise I love. So that's something, right? eh don't answer that -_-

Thanks for adding fuel to the flame wars CritMiss dudes. We need to keep this anger boiling if Microsoft is ever going to breach birth its petrified head out of its own ass (Please don't try to read too deeply into my last sentence, because I'm not).

Actually, your vision would at least be DIFFERENT and, well... Halo related.
I'm afraid it's gonna be a typical SyFy crappy soft science show that's indistinguishable from their other shows.

With lots of "character development" soap series moments and hardly any action.
Because that action would be expensive, so it's gonna be the first thing they will budget cut when it's not a huge initial hit with viewers (hint; it won't live up to the current INSANE level of expectations AAA-devs seem to have for their IPs!).

If Keith Davids in it I won't mind.

Daystar Clarion:
Man, I can't wait until the season finale of Halo, where some guy shoots some guys in the face.

It's going to be awesome.

And there will be much teabagging that night.

All captured on millions of Kinect 2.0s.

Xbox One
You like dags?

Also TV, tv, tv, tv ,tv ,tv ,tv, watercooler, tv ,tv ,tv sports, spawts, tv, tv, call of dooty, tv, tv, xbox go home

Drago-Morph:
I get the joke here, it's funny, but my problem stems from the fact that a lot of people here are taking this at face value. Obviously, Halo fans and the strip writers get that Halo is actually perfectly suited for a TV show, but there are people who don't understand that and they'll swoop in here to rag on the idea with absolutely no clue what they're talking about.

Okay! Sounds legit, space ranger!

I basically never play first-person shooters at all (no COD, no Killzone, no Metroid Prime, no Battlefield, I had a blast with Battlefront but I prefer it in 3rd person), so Halo didn't catch my interest, personally.
I played a little of Halo Reach on a friends house once. I really like prequels and I enjoyed the freedom it gave in choosing the routes and ways to complete the missions. (what he explained that is an staple for the series)
Still, I hate Microsoft with a passion (not just Xbox... I hate windows, I hate the damn Internet Explorer that I am forced to use at work, I hate windows Media Player, and I wept tears of joy when MSN Messenger died) and don't enjoy FPS's particularly, so I gave it a miss...

Indeed, seems you are right about the lore, judging by what I heard about it. I don't think I would like it (I personally like my lores with some silliness in it, like superpowers or space magic). Still, the comic exaggeration of the strip may be a little misleading.
But hopefully, most of this site's public knows that it is, in fact, comic exaggeration!

Captcha: falling pianos. That was a pretty good example of comic exaggeration, captcha! Ten points to Griffindor!

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