Halo 1 & 2 for PC
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Subject: Why aren't the Halo games on Steam?

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Why aren't Halo 1 and 2 on Steam? If they were released on Steam it would revitalize the online community and Microsoft would make an easy extra buck. There's no downside to it.

Microsoft already put a lot of their games on Steam - Fable 1, Fable 3, Age of Empires 3, Age of Empires Online, Microsoft Flight, Deadlight, Mark of the Ninja, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, etc... So it makes absolutely no sense that the Halo games aren't on Steam.

Microsoft please release Halo 1 and 2 on Steam! And while you're at it also give us PC gamers Halo 3 so we can at least "finish the fight"!

I know Microsoft doesn't read this forum. I just wish Microsoft cared enough to do this simple task.

  • 11.03.2012 12:00 PM PST

Microsofts too proud to do that. But hey, there's always the Windows store...right? RIGHT?

Halo 1 they would probably deem too old and H2V was a colossal failure with the PC community. I don't think Steam would change that.

  • 11.03.2012 7:19 PM PST
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I doubt they'd release it on Steam but I wouldn't count out a release on the Windows store through Windows 8. Why not update a product they previously spent money on before to make profit on it again?

Then again, that would be logical. Too bad everything about Windows 8 is completely illogical.

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  • 11.03.2012 7:57 PM PST
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Posted by: Dr Syx
I wouldn't count out a release on the Windows store through Windows 8.


I would.

  • 11.03.2012 8:43 PM PST

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H1 is old and its community is rather niche. I think it would be worth a shot though.

H2V was game cancer.

  • 11.03.2012 9:47 PM PST
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Halo 1 on the PC has so much replayability.

Halo 2 Vista is just horrible. A PC port is usually categorized by more options in the settings, this is something Halo 2 Vista lacks. It's basically a watered down version of the console game. It's FoV is way too small compared to the Xbox version!

  • 11.03.2012 10:29 PM PST

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Posted by: Dark Hunter 2100
H1 is old and its community is rather niche. I think it would be worth a shot though.

Yeah, it's old but there's a lot of old games on Steam. Take Doom 1 for example, that's much older than Halo.

All they would need to do is make a quick simple patch to have Halo 1 support widescreen monitors and it's perfect. Then bring it to Steam and it's an instant buy for me. That's what they did with AoE3.

Oh and also fix the gosh darn mouse acceleration problem.

H2V was game cancer.
I agree with this. Still would like it just for the nostalgia though. Maybe they could fix the port up a bit and remove GFWL. That'll never happen but a man can dream. haha

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  • 11.03.2012 10:32 PM PST
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The last thing Microsoft would do is sell their IP or part of it to Valve.

If you had one heck of a cash cow that made you so much money, why on earth would you let other companies sell your game?

  • 11.26.2012 8:12 PM PST

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50 in H2/H3? Great, but you still fail at this.

MS put up some of their own games on Steam, but it seems like MS has stopped caring about Halo PC/CE. You can't find any more new copies on Amazon that aren't for HaloMac-like prices.

Meanwhile the MS games that are on steam, Fable and AoE3 still sell new.

It's also not on MS's own Digital Distro services either, GFWL or Windows Marketplace.

At least the servers are still up though, even though FSX (Which I think is still in print) just got shut by GameSpy.


Posted by: Decimator Omega
The last thing Microsoft would do is sell their IP or part of it to Valve.

If you had one heck of a cash cow that made you so much money, why on earth would you let other companies sell your game?

Putting up games on steam doesn't require selling IPs, and MS has done it with Fable and AoE3.

[Edited on 12.11.2012 5:37 PM PST]

  • 12.11.2012 5:36 PM PST
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Posted by: Wilis_kid
But hey, there's always the Windows store...right? RIGHT?
haha, i like your enthusiasm

Posted by: Dark Hunter 2100
H2V was game cancer.
well spoken. BTW is Halo 2's aim assist on Vista alot bigger then it was on the console? just remembered a chat we were having about aim assist a while back and IIRC someone said aim assist on the xbox was nothing compared to what it was on Vista

  • 12.11.2012 11:58 PM PST

This is the average H2 Fanboy.
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50 in H2/H3? Great, but you still fail at this.

Same aim assist, just PC has the controller advantage. Use a controller for a free aimbot.

  • 12.12.2012 11:02 AM PST