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Admiral_Young October 20 2009 09:50 PM

The Halo Encyclopedia Published Today!
 
In North America anyways...I think the UK is getting it on Nov 2. Once again Chapters is late getting something shipped in on time, have no fucking clue how long I'll have to wait to get a copy. I've been waiting for this to come out since I heard about it earlier this year. I recently saw the breakdown of sections the book deals with and I had a major geekism! Supposdely the book covers every facet of the Halo verse from Halo to Halo Wars and OSDT (whatever it's called) as well as the books. Anyone have a copy of it yet and if so what do you think? It's 352 pages.

Admiral_Young October 23 2009 11:15 PM

Re: The Halo Encyclopedia Published Today!
 
Either no one has it yet, no one cares, or I posted this in the wrong forum.

Tomato October 24 2009 02:35 AM

Re: The Halo Encyclopedia Published Today!
 
I don't care.. but on a side note my Xbox got an E 74 error. Xbox error free virgin no longer.

Kaijufan October 24 2009 08:17 AM

Re: The Halo Encyclopedia Published Today!
 
It's kind of silly to release a Halo Encyclopedia now when there is one more Halo game being made by Bungie.

Admiral_Young October 24 2009 10:34 AM

Re: The Halo Encyclopedia Published Today!
 
It is supposed to contain information that includes Halo Reach...and has spoilers for future Halo projects down the line.

Sephiroth October 24 2009 11:22 AM

Re: The Halo Encyclopedia Published Today!
 
yeah, you won't believe what happens with the spartan 2's in the dyson sphere

John Clark October 26 2009 05:54 PM

Re: The Halo Encyclopedia Published Today!
 
I want to take a look at it before I order it:)

Sephiroth October 27 2009 06:36 AM

Re: The Halo Encyclopedia Published Today!
 
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John Clark wrote: (Post 3521844)
I want to take a look at it before I order it:)

it's $40 and massive, i thumbed through it at hastings, good quality though

Tomato October 27 2009 09:57 PM

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^
Does it do gun specs and ship cross sections?

Sephiroth October 27 2009 10:01 PM

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Tomato wrote: (Post 3525749)
^
Does it do gun specs and ship cross sections?

it does weapon specs for all weapons, and I only thumbed through it, so I don't know about cross-sections, but it does have concept and other ship art

Admiral_Young October 31 2009 11:33 PM

Re: The Halo Encyclopedia Published Today!
 
There are no cross sections for ships or vessels but does have pretty indepth profiles on weapons, ships, and other technology. I got it. I'm a little disappointed with the layout of the book but as far as just plain information provided, it's massive. It pretty much covers every single known Halo media from the games to the books to the comics up to ODST. Very cool profiles, a two or three page profile on the Master Chief alone I believe...really cool book. I reccomend it. I just wish the layout was better.

Skywalker November 1 2009 04:20 AM

Re: The Halo Encyclopedia Published Today!
 
I don't really see the point in reference materials like this or Star Wars' Essential Guides when comprehensive websites like Halopedia (or Wookieepedia for Star Wars) exist and usually are more up to date.

Tomato November 2 2009 03:12 AM

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Skystalker wrote: (Post 3538721)
I don't really see the point in reference materials like this or Star Wars' Essential Guides when comprehensive websites like Halopedia (or Wookieepedia for Star Wars) exist and usually are more up to date.

I remembered as a kid I would read the ST Encyclopedia cover to cover. For me it is just having it in a nice paper format lying on my bed and just reliving a great memory of my childhood.

ATimson November 3 2009 02:17 AM

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Skywalker wrote: (Post 3538721)
I don't really see the point in reference materials like this or Star Wars' Essential Guides when comprehensive websites like Halopedia (or Wookieepedia for Star Wars) exist and usually are more up to date.

The Essential Guides for Star Wars aren't just rehashes of old canon; they often add new info or retcons too.

Skywalker November 3 2009 03:26 AM

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ATimson wrote: (Post 3543987)
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Skywalker wrote: (Post 3538721)
I don't really see the point in reference materials like this or Star Wars' Essential Guides when comprehensive websites like Halopedia (or Wookieepedia for Star Wars) exist and usually are more up to date.

The Essential Guides for Star Wars aren't just rehashes of old canon; they often add new info or retcons too.

Yeah, but Wookieepedia has the same information along with way more than any other single Essential Guide. Plus it's free and constantly being updated with every new material released.


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