Halo 2 Vista Delayed Due to Nude Content

Microsoft has once again pushed back the release date for the Windows Vista edition of Halo 2 to May 31. Halo 2 Vista was originally set for release on May 8, but Microsoft decided to push it back in order to make some important improvements to the install experience and to touch upon other technical issues. "Halo 2 for Windows Vista did not release to retailers on May 22, as previously announced, and will now ship from manufacturers on May 31. Shadowrun will be the first game to debut the highly anticipated Games for Windows Live system on May 29. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused our customers," said a Microsoft representative.

According to reports, nudity is the cause for Halo 2 PC release delay: “It has come to our attention that an unfortunate, obscure content error which includes partial nudity was included in our initial production of “Halo 2” for Windows Vista. As such, we have updated the initial game packaging at retailers with a label, so customers are aware before purchasing the game. Additionally, we’ve developed an online update, which can be downloaded from www.halo2.com to remove the content. At Microsoft we take the Entertainment Software Ratings Board guidelines very seriously and hold ourselves to high standards, with our customers always in mind.”

While Microsoft is officially calling it a delay, some stores have already received shipments and are selling copies.

News source: DailyTech

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"Dont look Billy! I think I see half a boob! OMG, a vagina..Its comming right at us!!1!!! Ok, I think its gone now."
"But dad I think I saw a pube."
"Well then you march right up to your room and wait for me to get the soap so I can wash your eyes out, then we can get back to blowing the living guts out of everything we see."

Express said,
Since the game is rated mature, Billy is 18+ and still lives with his Dad. :laugh:

D'oh! Good point. Wait, that makes this even worse.

I still don't get why people get so excited and worked up over a 2+ year old game that 90% of the excited and worked up people have finished more then once...

Is this a new verion of Halo 2 not just a port of Xbox version?
Or is the nude version limited to Xbox version and PC gets a sanitized version? :confused:

I believe the nudity its not why is being delayed, the first copies that got sold are so easy to hack, wtf not even hack just copy and paste precuder is required and off you go, now you can play any level of the game, of course you would have to obtain a pirate copy that was lost on the world wide web as soon as halo2 hit the shelves in Aus. and US.

M.F.D.K said,
:D I believe the nudity its not why is being delayed, the first copies that got sold are so easy to hack, wtf not even hack just copy and paste precuder is required and off you go, now you can play any level of the game, of course you would have to obtain a pirate copy that was lost on the world wide web as soon as halo2 hit the shelves in Aus. and US.

Applying a code to enable all the levels is not hacking... its called cheating and every game has them.

Er, I think he means enabling all the levels with no "activation / Cd-Key" If you don't activate then it will only let you play the first level and that is it.

No, Randy, I think it was quite clear when he butchered the english language and almost said "copy and paste precuder" that he was attempting to tell us that he was renaming the map files to play the whole game.