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[TheAge]Microsoft skips cinemas with $10 million Halo film on YouTube

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Microsoft's full-length, Hollywood-style movie based on the next Halo video game will skip the big screen, streaming instead on YouTube before heading to store shelves as a DVD.

The maker of the Xbox console, promoting the November release of Halo 4, has taken the unusual step of creating its own 90-minute movie, at a cost of almost $10 million.

Microsoft plans to release weekly instalments of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn on the web before offering the game and DVD. The film airs starting today in five 15-minute segments on the YouTube channel Machinima Prime, leading up to the game's debut on November 6.



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Whaaaat. That saves me the trouble to downlo- errm.. buy it! thumb.gif
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Now I almost believe that Surface cost rumor
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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I was under the impression from the beginning that "forward unto dawn" would be a web miniseries... shocking that microsoft spent 10 million, I thought it was fanmade?
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I smell a trap
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I was under the impression from the beginning that "forward unto dawn" would be a web miniseries... shocking that microsoft spent 10 million, I thought it was fanmade?

This. Is that not still the case?
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I was under the impression from the beginning that "forward unto dawn" would be a web miniseries... shocking that microsoft spent 10 million, I thought it was fanmade?

What?? When was that ever even a rumor? Its been known that Forward Unto Dawn was a 343-made miniseries since it was announced. Have you been keeping up with it at all?
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I remember the announcement a while ago, but the article states it "will skip the big screen", from what I understand It was never intended for the big screen.
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Was hoping for a new movie, not just the miniseries patched together.
 
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