Those of you following the Halo 2 release on Vista will know that it was delayed to give some more development time on the code. During that â€œdevelopment timeâ€ it seems that some minor nudity due to an â€œerrorâ€ is present in the game.
Retail stores are not supposed to begin selling Halo 2 until May 31st but that isnâ€™t stopping those that have received stock from selling it. According to The Inquirer Microsoft has issued content warning stickers to be placed on the game packages but that doesnâ€™t mean stores have to deploy them.
It has also issued a downloadable update to fix the problem but I look at it this way, why would you want to.
Microsoft is tossing around words like â€œobscure content errorâ€ and no one really knows what that means, spokespeople from Microsoft are not being very forthcoming either but I think itâ€™s just due to a programmer who was having a little fun.
Besides, after that underwhelming â€œHot Coffeeâ€ mod for GTA, the â€œnudityâ€ in Halo 2 probably isnâ€™t what all of us are thinking. Itâ€™s probably something off in the background that can hardly be noticed, especially if youâ€™re trying to fight off a Covenant horde.
At any rate, those looking to purchase Halo 2 for Vista can either pick it up now and install the patch or live with it â€œas is.â€ I have no doubt Microsoft will begin including the patch on all future versions of the game so if you want this â€œflawedâ€ version with â€œnudityâ€ get it while you can.
Now it falls on the hacking community to undo the built-in patch on future versions of the game, they will succeed, they always do.