MS names Halo 3 day
Won't see us for dust (and echoes...)
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 $130.
Can't wait? The Halo 3 multi-player public beta kicks off in just a few hours' time... More details here...
Bungie's Halo series derives from its earlier, excellent Marathon, still playable and engaging today despite being more then ten years old. Care to try it? It's open source, and the code's been enhanced and ported to Mac OS X, Windows and Linux, and is available here.
Marathon reverberates with numerological references, in particular the number seven. This year is, of course, two-thousand and seven. Add together the numbers that make up Halo 3's launch day and you get seven. Halo 3 is four months away, and four plus three equals seven...
That's it, enough sevens - Ed. For more sevenly revelations, visit the Marathon Story website.
Mad for it
I think having played Marathon, Marathon 2, Halo and Halo2, plus read all four novels, I've clearly lost my mind.
Evidence: As with the original Marathon series, I played through Halo on a Mac, and then again on an intel-Mac when the port was released.
Evidence: When I realized that Halo2 would be Vista-only, I bought a final generation factory-sealed xbox from eBay and played it on that instead.
Evidence: I've already started planning where to put the replica Spartan-II helmet in the lounge.
I'm normally very rational about such obvious hype. What's going on?!
Turns out my crackdown comment was a little harsh.
As a "sorry" they have extended the trial by 4 days.
Ah yes.... the sunset...beauty ain't it?
Ah yes.... Halo 3..... halo... the series.... truely a great game....but once it passes... it will be like a sunset.... no more catchy titles.... why bother with the xbox at that point?
Oh wait.. did I just say that outloud? Seriously... the last comment by Luca sums it up... I hear that statement all over the place... the only reason anyone will buy an Xbox is for Halo. M$ better find a solution to that problem.. or they will get stomped by someone else... if not already. I'm not sure if I want to spend the few hundred for one single game.... I'll hold out for a PC version.... : O P
Halo 2 and 3
Regardless of people with preconceived notions like Mark Gillespie, I
ll probably end up buying a 360 because of Halo3.
Meanwhile my major disappointment goes to Halo2 PC, which only runs on Vista and I'm not installing Vista on any of my computers. Their loss.
In a few hours?
Unless you have your invite via crackdown, right?