Halo 3 To Silence 'Poltroons'

Multiplayer will allow silencing of idiots

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The long awaited Halo 3 will offer the option of shutting up annoying American teenagers who won't stop with the trash-talk.

Frank O'Connor from Bungie elaborates in the studio's weekly update on its website:

'The "A-Hole Button" in Halo 3 lets you exact instant, silent vengeance? you simply press a button (back button, for the moment anyway) and up comes the score list with everyone's tag on it. The right stick lets you highlight the miscreant and you can then instantly mute them for the rest of the game.'


O'Conner doesn't seem too impressed with some of the trash-talkers on Xbox Live. He adds:

'?we can't be parents to some of these poltroons. We're much more concerned with giving you guys the tools you need to silence them.'


Thanks Bungie!

Also included in the updated are some words from the enthused Jen Taylor, the voice behind Cortana:

"There's a lot more drama and a lot less technical jargon this time around. I actually just finished a couple of lines that nearly had me in tears. For an actor, more drama is always good."


As ever, for more on Halo 3 visit SPOnG's dedicated game page.
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RiseFromYourGrave 12 Feb 2007 17:01
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"Bungie" wrote:
?we can't be parents to some of these poltroons.


is there a limit on how many poltroons you can raise? which poltroons can you be parents to? are bungie breeding and nurturing poltroons? what is a poltroon?

*dictionary*

oh a coward
Tim Smith 12 Feb 2007 18:11
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RiseFromYourGrave wrote:

*dictionary*

oh a coward


Has one of my personal favourite - and most underused - synonyms: "dastard".
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RiseFromYourGrave 12 Feb 2007 20:23
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haha yeah, i like dastard too.

gadzooks is a mighty exclaimation that should also see more use
Tim Smith 13 Feb 2007 11:14
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RiseFromYourGrave wrote:
haha yeah, i like dastard too.

gadzooks is a mighty exclaimation that should also see more use


Not sure about 'god's hooks', it's one of them there 'god' words, much like 'zounds' ('god's wounds').

I'm favouring: trenchant and fianchetto, as my words of the week.

I am currently trying to come up with a word that defines a collection of game anti-activists (Vaz, Thompson, Johnson... and cetera).

So far the best I can do is a 'kneejerk' as in:

"...that game was slagged off by a kneejerk of critics."

RiseFromYourGrave 13 Feb 2007 17:24
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parasites, is a suitable word for those bastards

fleas rolling in schadenfreude like pigs in swill, sucking cash and publicity out of the blood canals of the industry, numbing the bite with religous codswallop as to carry on with its deplorable siphoning

a 'wake' of journalists perhaps? they do seek to 'bury' the franchises they show their attention to..
Tim Smith 13 Feb 2007 17:36
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RiseFromYourGrave wrote:

fleas rolling in schadenfreude like pigs in swill, sucking cash and publicity out of the blood canals of the industry, numbing the bite with religous codswallop as to carry on with its deplorable siphoning


Schadenfreude? Rolling in schadenfreude? Bah! You can't roll in schadenfreude...

RiseFromYourGrave wrote:

a 'wake' of journalists perhaps? they do seek to 'bury' the franchises they show their attention to..


I can't say I've ever had a bad time at a wake... wakes are dead good (sic). A wake's a celebration really.

And I wasn't talking about journalists... who are all great, clever, trenchant and talented. I was talking about a "heap" of anti-activists.
PreciousRoi 13 Feb 2007 17:42
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RiseFromYourGrave wrote:
fleas rolling in schadenfreude...


best phrase ever. huzzah!
RiseFromYourGrave 13 Feb 2007 17:48
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Tim Smith wrote:

Schadenfreude? Rolling in schadenfreude? Bah! You can't roll in schadenfreude...


not literally you cant, my man. but neither is JT actually a flea

Tim Smith wrote:

A wake's a celebration really.


i think that depends on the people at the wake, they can be sad affairs indeed. ill check a dictionary though
Tim Smith 13 Feb 2007 18:01
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RiseFromYourGrave wrote:
Tim Smith wrote:

Schadenfreude? Rolling in schadenfreude? Bah! You can't roll in schadenfreude...


not literally you cant, my man. but neither is JT actually a flea



It doesn't even work as an analogy though, does it? No. Just back away from the whole schadenfreude/fleas idea. Leave it behind.

People as a fleas though, that does work as an analogy.

Hold on, you called me a 'cant'!

Tim Smith wrote:

A wake's a celebration really.


RiseFromYourGrave wrote:

i think that depends on the people at the wake, they can be sad affairs indeed. ill check a dictionary though


Mark my words, if you've got any down-in-the-mouth doom merchants at a wake, a couple of pints of porter, a stiff whiskEy followed by a few rousing choruses of The Old Triangle or Don't Go Down To Monto will sort the buggers out.

Now I think about it, I reckon a new "Wake Wii" bundle from Nintendo would be a brilliant niche filler!
RiseFromYourGrave 13 Feb 2007 18:06
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Tim Smith wrote:


It doesn't even work as an analogy though, does it? No. Just back away from the whole schadenfreude/fleas idea. Leave it behind.

People as a fleas though, that does work as an analogy.

Hold on, you called me a 'cant'!


haha, i actually think it works! am i insane? i cant see anything wrong with it
Tim Smith 13 Feb 2007 18:09
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RiseFromYourGrave wrote:

haha, i actually think it works! am i insane? i cant see anything wrong with it


OK, on the quiet, I actually quite like it... but it just grates on my sense of right and wrong.

Now, a couple of pints or porter and a whiskey will short that out...
RiseFromYourGrave 13 Feb 2007 18:18
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i always make a fool out of myself when i get drunk by acting like a tosser, so id better avoid attending a wake with you, with your whiskies :D
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