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Say Hello to Halo Fest.

mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby.BaltimoreRegistered User regular
edited May 2011 in PAX Archive
An event called Halo Fest will be happening at PAX Prime on the Annex' 3rd floor.

I don't like Halo and I tend to not like the 'bros' that only play Halo, but I think this news deserves its own thread.

Was I wrong?

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  • HeleorHeleor SeattleRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    It does deserve its' own thread, even if I have the same opinions of Halo as you.

    I wonder what they're going to be cutting out to make space for this - it was already crowded enough. If anything, this means PAX will sell out even faster...

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  • LeevityLeevity Registered User
    edited May 2011
    As a Halo fan, I'm pretty excited for this.

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  • blAAAm!!!blAAAm!!! Cleveland, OhioRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    even tho im no Console gamer, the original Halo is still by far one of the greatest games of all times. This event should be pretty epic. Just another great reason to go to PAX.

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  • ACC3SSACC3SS Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Nice! If it's even half as cool as the Star Wars cantina I'll be happy.
    ^-^

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  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    It'll probably add a few numbers to badge sales. Im not a big fan of the series, but I know quite a few people who are.

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  • ClixClix This guy I know Seattle, WARegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I for one am really excited for the event. Halo seems to be a rather loved or hated franchise, and most of the haters are the "I hate popular FPS games" crowd.

    But most of those people don't seem to realize the Halo universe is just as in depth and diverse as Mass Effect, Star Trek, or Firefly. They just want to hate it because some of the guys playing it like to wear thier hats backwards I guess.

    Anyways, as a guy that loves playing the games and reading the books I can't wait to see what 343 has for us. I'm rather expecting the official announcement of the remake of Combat Evolved, or if E3 gets that prize then even more info on it.

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  • ChaossebbaChaossebba Registered User
    edited May 2011
    I'm sort of indifferent to Halo in general, it was one of the best games to play with friends online though due to all the custom game craziness. I'll probably go and have a look!

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  • MattauiMattaui Dallas, TXRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm sure it's something I'll check out while I'm there, but I'm about the most casual Halo fan there is. I certainly don't hate it, but I've never been filled with the sort of desire to play it online like some folks. But then, I'm a PC gamer at heart, so.

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    It'll probably add a few numbers to badge sales. Im not a big fan of the series, but I know quite a few people who are.

    How does it add badge sales to an event that has sold out the last few years?

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  • WingedillidanWingedillidan Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    mentok1982 wrote: »
    It'll probably add a few numbers to badge sales. Im not a big fan of the series, but I know quite a few people who are.

    How does it add badge sales to an event that has sold out the last few years?

    I meant add a few number to the DERIVATIVE of the rate of badge sales. Or the change of the rate of the change of badge sales increases. You know, accelerated numbers in badge sales? :S Yeah you get it *wink*

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  • thegh0ststhegh0sts Sydney, NSWRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    sweet! another thing to check out!

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  • WormdundeeWormdundee Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    At least it will be in the annex.

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  • SmidgetSmidget Registered User
    edited May 2011
    I'm one of those that hadn't bought a ticket until this was announced.

    I'm one of those people who had crazy LAN parties with the original Halo and have been playing them since so Halo is just one of those games that fills my head with memories of friends and good times when I think about it. 8v8 LAN with 8 in the house, CAT5's going out the top story window across the backyard for about 15 yards and into the window of a club house where the other 8 were. This was normal weeknight back then. I regret not having pics of it every time it comes up. After sitting at the "confirm purchase" screen for a while, I decided that this is one of those things that would be really nice to have a memory of as well.

    I bought a ticket just to make sure I have one before they sell out but I'm waiting to hear more info on this to see if it is indeed going to be worth it. I'll sell the ticket on here if I end up not going. I went to East and wasn't planning on making the trip to Prime but because of what Halo is to me, this would be a pretty sweet capper to all those years.

    Haven't been to a Prime since '08 and can't really remember what this space looks like. How much floorspace we talkin here?

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  • heelsheels Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    We just updated PAXsite with a post on Halo Fest:

    05-05-11 Halo Fest! Three-Day badges almost gone!
    We've been working closely with the folks at 343 Industries, and we're excited to announce that with a PAX Prime badge, you'll also get admission to Halo Fest! Packed with Halo tournaments, exclusive Halo panels, and sweet Halo prizes (yes, there might be some Halo there), the event being run concurrent to PAX Prime celebrates Halo's 10-year anniversary!

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  • ptriz21_teamkillptriz21_teamkill Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I remember the first time I played Halo. I looked at it, thought: shooting aliens? Sounds generic. Girlfriend's brother convinced me to play. The rest is history.

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Wormdundee wrote: »
    At least it will be in the annex.

    lolz ;-)

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  • ptriz21_teamkillptriz21_teamkill Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Can someone remind me which part is the annex? I'm familiar with the layout of the building, but don't know the names of the rooms and areas.

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  • hml151hml151 Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Only good thing that came from Halo, is Red vs Blue but that is my opinion.

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  • VanusVanus Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Can someone remind me which part is the annex? I'm familiar with the layout of the building, but don't know the names of the rooms and areas.

    Wasn't it new last year? Where they had most of the tabletop stuff and local gamestore vendors? It was across the street from the main center (but accessible via skybridge). I could be wrong, I've been unsuccessful in finding last year's overworld map to confirm.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Vanus wrote: »
    Can someone remind me which part is the annex? I'm familiar with the layout of the building, but don't know the names of the rooms and areas.

    Wasn't it new last year? Where they had most of the tabletop stuff and local gamestore vendors? It was across the street from the main center (but accessible via skybridge). I could be wrong, I've been unsuccessful in finding last year's overworld map to confirm.

    In 08 and 09 the area over the skybridge was the expo hall, and where the expo hall was in 2010 was the queue room and main theatre in previous years. The expansion last year moved the main theatre to Benaroya.

    The annex is over the street, I believe, but on a lower floor.

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  • VanusVanus Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Willeth wrote: »
    In 08 and 09 the area over the skybridge was the expo hall, and where the expo hall was in 2010 was the queue room and main theatre in previous years. The expansion last year moved the main theatre to Benaroya.

    The annex is over the street, I believe, but on a lower floor.

    3 PAX Primes under my belt and I still confuse myself about the layout of the convention center... Yeah, the annex was across the street and labeled as the "hidden level" on the world map. Had to go through the expo hall, and down some stairs to get to it.

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  • MasterHeliosMasterHelios Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I never played Halo much since I never owned an Xbox, always been a PS man, but from what I've played at friend's systems and seen on Rooster Teeth and such it's consistently one of the overall best FPS series out there, and it's high on the list of reasons I wish I got a 360 (XBLA being number one, Sony's shoddy business practices being number two). I'd never play it with strangers online, having learned my lesson from Black Ops, but it seems like it's the ideal splitscreen game for this generation, like the N64 James Bond games were for the late 90s.

    I might check out this Halofest, unless it's just a big club party-type thing with blasting dance music or something intolerable like that. Not being a big fan already, though, it'll be low on my list.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    I'm thinking it's just going to be like a Microsoft booth but Halo only and in it's own location.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I'm thinking it's just going to be like a Microsoft booth but Halo only and in it's own location.

    Maybe. I wouldn't be surprised if it was in its own theatre area, though.

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  • tsrblketsrblke Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    I'm thinking it's just going to be like a Microsoft booth but Halo only and in it's own location.

    So far they're promissing tournaments, special panels, give aways. It seems it'll be more than just a big booth.

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  • RelativioxRelativiox Halo Nerd Forerunner shield world OnyxRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    HALO!!!!!!! I'm so excited. :D

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  • Big_jonBig_jon Registered User
    edited May 2011
    As a Huge Halo fan I say yes! And this will be my first year so man, what a good year to show up!

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  • TeknoRed10TeknoRed10 Registered User
    edited May 2011
    i'm sure the vendors that market to the halo people in general like gunnars, astro gaming, and mlg may like this whole idea too...

    love or hate halo, its still kind of a cool idea for bungie to do their 10 year anniversary at PAX

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  • zerzhulzerzhul Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited May 2011
    TeknoRed10 wrote: »
    i'm sure the vendors that market to the halo people in general like gunnars, astro gaming, and mlg may like this whole idea too...

    love or hate halo, its still kind of a cool idea for bungie to do their 10 year anniversary at PAX

    I would guess that since 343 Industries is the Halo custodian now that bungie might not have much of a presence (if any).

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  • cedelacruzcedelacruz Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    well, it would be cool if bungie collaborated with 343 or did a little something for halo fest, they may no longer own it but they are synonymous with halo until their next big game imo

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    I would expect Bungie folk to make an appearance but not in a big way. 343 are the guys behind this and Bungie are moving away from Halo pretty damn earnestly.

    Also: All you huge Halo fans who I've never seen before? Come play Halo with the Penny Arcade Forums Halo group!

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  • RelativioxRelativiox Halo Nerd Forerunner shield world OnyxRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Willeth wrote: »
    I would expect Bungie folk to make an appearance but not in a big way. 343 are the guys behind this and Bungie are moving away from Halo pretty damn earnestly.

    Also: All you huge Halo fans who I've never seen before? Come play Halo with the Penny Arcade Forums Halo group!

    When do you guys play? I didn't see any times or anything there.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    TeknoRed10 wrote: »
    i'm sure the vendors that market to the halo people in general like gunnars, astro gaming, and mlg may like this whole idea too...

    love or hate halo, its still kind of a cool idea for bungie to do their 10 year anniversary at PAX

    gunnars/astro only sells to MLG, and MLG is an extreme minority of the Halo userbase.

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  • LeevityLeevity Registered User
    edited May 2011
    zerzhul wrote: »
    TeknoRed10 wrote: »
    i'm sure the vendors that market to the halo people in general like gunnars, astro gaming, and mlg may like this whole idea too...

    love or hate halo, its still kind of a cool idea for bungie to do their 10 year anniversary at PAX

    I would guess that since 343 Industries is the Halo custodian now that bungie might not have much of a presence (if any).

    I would imagine that they'd have a panel or something for the 10yr anniversary of their biggest franchise.

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  • FyreWulffFyreWulff Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited May 2011
    Leevity wrote: »
    zerzhul wrote: »
    TeknoRed10 wrote: »
    i'm sure the vendors that market to the halo people in general like gunnars, astro gaming, and mlg may like this whole idea too...

    love or hate halo, its still kind of a cool idea for bungie to do their 10 year anniversary at PAX

    I would guess that since 343 Industries is the Halo custodian now that bungie might not have much of a presence (if any).

    I would imagine that they'd have a panel or something for the 10yr anniversary of their biggest franchise.

    Bungie won't even have Halo forums on their site at that time anymore.

    Their 'celebrate 10 years of Halo panel' was pretty much the one they had at PAX Prime '10

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  • p0rtugalviip0rtugalvii Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Big halo fan and love the community. (minus the 12 yr olds and d-bags obviously.)
    Hoping for some awesome Grifball, MLG, Zombies, customs and especially some awesome swag.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Relativiox wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    I would expect Bungie folk to make an appearance but not in a big way. 343 are the guys behind this and Bungie are moving away from Halo pretty damn earnestly.

    Also: All you huge Halo fans who I've never seen before? Come play Halo with the Penny Arcade Forums Halo group!

    When do you guys play? I didn't see any times or anything there.

    Whenever. We usually get a few people on and then invite more people and all of a sudden whoops impromptu BTB!

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  • TeknoRed10TeknoRed10 Registered User
    edited May 2011
    I stand corrected on a few things then...

    GRIFBALL... That's what

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  • SarahstraszaSarahstrasza Registered User
    edited May 2011
    I will admit most of my halo days, came with 2. I played a bit of halo wars, did a whee bit of reach. Don't get me wrong.. I am in love with the lore behind it all. (As per my halo tattoo) And cannot WAIT for halo fest. Can we say.... Sploosh?!

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  • mentok1982mentok1982 I could never leave you PAX baby. BaltimoreRegistered User regular
    edited May 2011
    Did you guys watch the latest PATV episode featuring the PA's trip to Bungie? You know the part where Bungie made everyone walk through dingy secret tunnels because Bungie is working on something secret?

    Well I think that is only half of it. I think Bungie is working on something secret and they're using something secret to work on that secret thing. I think Bungie has the initial dev kits for the next Xbox console! The very ones that EA was rumored to have!

    You can turn off your monitor so people can't see your secret game, but it is much harder to cloak all your dev kits from prying eyes.

    DUH! DUH! DUH!

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