Feeds

MS names Halo 3 day

Won't see us for dust (and echoes...)

Business security measures using SSL

Halo 3 will go on sale in the US on 25 September, Microsoft proclaimed last night, two months ahead of the US holiday buying season, when it hopes to sell a lot more Xbox 360 consoles on the back of the game.

European buyers will have to wait 24 hours for the game - it'll hit these shore on 26 September.

Tasters are already available - not only the teaser trailer posted earlier this year and the TV ad shown at the CES show in January.

Halo 3 will appear in three forms: a standard edition for $60; a $70 Limited Edition that includes a Making of... DVD; and the Legendary Edition, four discs of content packed into a replica Spartan helmet, all for $130.

Halo 3 Public Beta gameplay movie at Gametrailers
Click for the Halo 3 Public Beta gameplay vid at Gametrailers

Can't wait? The Halo 3 multi-player public beta kicks off in just a few hours' time... More details here...

Bootnote

Bungie's Halo series derives from its earlier, excellent Marathon, still playable and engaging today despite being more then ten years old. Care to try it? It's open source, and the code's been enhanced and ported to Mac OS X, Windows and Linux, and is available here.

Marathon reverberates with numerological references, in particular the number seven. This year is, of course, two-thousand and seven. Add together the numbers that make up Halo 3's launch day and you get seven. Halo 3 is four months away, and four plus three equals seven...

That's it, enough sevens - Ed. For more sevenly revelations, visit the Marathon Story website.

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Half a BILLION in the making: Bungie's Destiny reviewed
It feels very familiar - but it's still good
Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT
Let's >sigh< see what Cupertino has been up to for the past year
Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales
Giganto mobe firm slams door shut on Microsoft. OH DEAR
4K-ing excellent TV is on its way ... in its own sweet time, natch
For decades Hollywood actually binned its 4K files. Doh!
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID
Cheap and deafening mobes for the subcontinental masses
A SCORCHIO fatboy SSD: Samsung SSD850 PRO 3D V-NAND
4Gb/s speeds on a consumer drive, anyone?
Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch
Sizes, prices and all – but not for the wrist-o-puter
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Security and trust: The backbone of doing business over the internet
Explores the current state of website security and the contributions Symantec is making to help organizations protect critical data and build trust with customers.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.