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Subject: References between Aliens and Halo CE
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Why hello there.

I was watching the movie Aliens the other day and noticed what seemed like a lot of similarities between the movie and the game.

Here is a list if any of you are interested

It almost seems like Halo CE was entirely based off the movie Aliens.

What do you guys think?

  • 11.02.2012 6:20 PM PST

Not entirely. They were very "inspired" by it, which led to Johnson and a few other obvious references. The basic premise itself is based off of the novel Ringworld.

And for the love of god get rid of that -blam!- MLP coup. I'm tempted to ban you from using the script because of that.

[Edited on 11.03.2012 8:56 PM PDT]

  • 11.03.2012 8:56 PM PST
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Assault - I literally saw Aliens just after it came out (VHS !)...long enough ago that I'd forgotten a lot of it. Saw it more recently and about blammed my blam. To say Halo 'took inspiration from it' is generously respectful. Yikes. (Never understood people's fixation with that film - was a Star Wars guy, but I digest.) This Ringworld thing is completely new avec mois, though...

  • 11.04.2012 6:03 PM PST

Posted by: nesteggfailure
Assault - I literally saw Aliens just after it came out (VHS !)...long enough ago that I'd forgotten a lot of it. Saw it more recently and about blammed my blam. To say Halo 'took inspiration from it' is generously respectful. Yikes. (Never understood people's fixation with that film - was a Star Wars guy, but I digest.) This Ringworld thing is completely new avec mois, though...
Look at the cover of the book.

  • 11.05.2012 7:14 PM PST
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Well, text or mytwitface me the cover of the book, for corn's sake. Or whatever you young people do. Cripes, man, I truly think we're the only people up in here now...
Is sad, yet fitting. I don't support Mall Wart, so, am not picking up H-4 there.

  • 11.05.2012 9:03 PM PST

I noticed the homage to Hudson, Hicks, Vasquez and others in my first play through of CE. I think bungie freely acknowledged their love for 'Aliens' over the years. Heck, the Marines gave the story a little comic relief that touched a chord with millions of us.

And no, you aren't the last two keepers left in this lighthouse.
I've seen better Halo forums than this die.
Might I suggest a bottle of booze as reward to the last man/woman standing?

  • 11.06.2012 8:04 AM PST
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Good to see you around, dedicated old schooler.
What kind of booze are we talking ? Something like Ardbeg Alligator, or is it a step-above-well like Famous Grouse ? If it's the former, am in it to win it...

  • 11.06.2012 7:45 PM PST

I like my scotch on the smokey side. A good Islay such as Laphroig ticles my fancy.
I was one of four that showed up to what used to be Battleground Halo/HaloPlant/Planet Halo when Gamespy finally pulled the plug on us.
Bungie despised us and never gave us any love when the closing credits rolled at the end of every games after CE.

BTW
It's on!

  • 11.11.2012 7:53 AM PST

lol

You'll never outlast me. I've got German blood.


Nesty, hurry up and get the damn new one. I need someone who isn't an idiot to play co-op with.

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  • 11.11.2012 9:41 AM PST
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It seems we have a few Islay guys up this piece. 1 in 20 people like it, but the ones who like it... Ardbeg and Laphroaig are my mainstays (the distilleries are right beside each other).
Thanks for the props, chicken. Us mensch have to stick together. Just can't get into the Live stuff. Will probably wait to use my H-4 trial week to do the Spartan Ops for achievements. Have gotten used to the one-man-co-op of using my wife's profile (leaving the second controller on the floor) to "achieve." Sad, I know.

  • 11.13.2012 7:18 PM PST

lol pretty sad

hit me up then, I'll help you out

  • 11.13.2012 8:33 PM PST

"I will show you how a true Prussian officer fights!"

"And i will show you where the iron crosses grow..."

- "Cross of Iron"

That list was interesting to read through, some of these went right by my head.
Posted by: Assault
I was watching the movie Aliens the other day and noticed what seemed like a lot of similarities between the movie and the game.

Here is a list if any of you are interested

It almost seems like Halo CE was entirely based off the movie Aliens.

What do you guys think?

  • 11.14.2012 11:44 PM PST

I've known this for a while.

  • 11.26.2012 9:41 AM PST