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  Halo 3 is taking over September - Official
  Posted by: MrFlammable on 08-09-2007 @ 16:07 - Source: Gamespot
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We all know how much we crave Halo 3, but did you know it has become the fastest-selling preordered video game in history? Halo 3 has set a new record, passing over 1 million preorders in North America. The demand for the Legendary edition, featuring the Spartan helmet, is so much greater than anticipated that it now stands a chance of being completely sold out by September 25th when Halo 3 is finally released.

Corporations aren't being naive about the scale of the game either - many are getting involved somehow this fall:


  • Mountain Dew will debut Mountain Dew Game Fuel on August 13th. It's basically Mountain Dew, with a 'blast' of citrus cherry and added caffeine to give the energy needed for Halo 3 all-nighters, and will be the first beverage co-branded with a video game.
  • 7-Eleven will have several in-store promotions, including three collectible Slurpee cups, and a promotion with Mountain Dew Game Fuel and Doritos offers thousands of Halo 3-themed prizes, including a grand prize of a chance to be a voice actor in Halo Wars. In select 7-11's, Mountain Dew will offer limited quantities of a special-edition aluminum bottle of Game Fuel with a Halo 3 brand on it, which aims to be highly collectible.
  • Pontiac will host Gamers Garage events in select locations, giving people the chance to play Halo 3 before release. Also, to support the launch of their new car, the G6 GXP Street, "Pontiac will provide 1,000 consumers with a copy of the game, and one lucky gamer will win a limited-edition "Halo 3" G6 GXP Street car." However I was careful to note that they said 'consumers,' not 'participants,' so there is likely some kind of purchase involved, although that's just a guess.
  • Burger King hasn't forgotten about the Xbox 360 (remember those 3 BK-related games they had for a while?). They will feature national, in-restaurant Halo 3-themed packaging from Sept. 24 to Oct. 22, offering exclusive content on their website starting the 23rd.
  • Comcast will host exclusive video content, including user-generated movies and machinima, on http://gameinvasion.net and http://www.ziddio.com. They will also have standard and HD Halo 3 videos through their 'On Demand' service.
  • Halo 3 is the official sponsor of the Projekt Revolution tour featuring bands Linkin Park and My Chemical Romance. "Exclusive "Halo 3" VIP events will take place in select cities on the tour, where attendees will receive "Halo 3"-themed merchandise and have an opportunity to meet the members of Linkin Park."


As if this all wasn't enough, don't forget about the Halo: Uprising comics being released starting later this August, which lead up to where Halo 3 begins. You can read the full article about the Halo presales and promotions here, or simply stare at this until Halo 3's release. Enjoy! big grin



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Total comments: 9 | Last comment: 08-26-2007 at 12:11

 #1 - 08-09-2007 at 18:22
Polaski
From: (alameda CA)
Joined: May 4th, 2007
Posts: 10
whats next a religion, wait, oh forruners no

 #2 - 08-09-2007 at 20:07
shadowxps
From: (sunnyvale CA)
Joined: December 15th, 2005
Posts: 111
Hell I'd be Halo-istian? if I could. Halo 3 is so friggen huge and people say it's overrated. Bull***** if it was overrated it wouldn't have so many fans. Totally getting halo 3, totally getting halo wars, and totally hailing bungie as the best video game maker in human history (it's better than pong).

 #3 - 08-09-2007 at 21:56
MrFlammable
From: (Michigan)
Joined: March 25th, 2004
Posts: 1613
Hey, my first 2 monthly stipends from Air Force ROTC in college? straight to Xbox 360 and Halo 3. Then Halo Wars or Ace Combat 6, whichever comes first. Then Guitar Hero.

 #4 - 08-10-2007 at 08:52
PunkXBlaze
Joined: September 22nd, 2005
Posts: 63
"Hell I'd be Halo-istian? if I could. Halo 3 is so friggen huge and people say it's overrated. Bull***** if it was overrated it wouldn't have so many fans. Totally getting halo 3, totally getting halo wars, and totally hailing bungie as the best video game maker in human history (it's better than pong)."

Gnop, man. The beginning of all that is now great. (points off for those of you who don't get it.).

 #5 - 08-10-2007 at 12:56
MrFlammable
From: (Michigan)
Joined: March 25th, 2004
Posts: 1613
It took me a second to get it, but I don't know why you spelled it backwards.

 #6 - 08-10-2007 at 17:11
Droids_Rule
From:
Joined: May 29th, 2007
Posts: 241
Seems like overkill, but any hit game/movie/book is.Roll Eyes (sarcastic)

Honestly, I wish people would stop bashing it - every single successful product has a loyal, and sometimes fanatical, fanbase. Why is Halo so different?

 #7 - 08-11-2007 at 08:25
shadowxps
From: (sunnyvale CA)
Joined: December 15th, 2005
Posts: 111
because halo interferes with there so called almighty killzone and killzone 2, up yours killzone!!!

 #8 - 08-12-2007 at 06:05
marneus90
From:
Joined: April 10th, 2005
Posts: 1087
Shame there isn't much going on in the UK about it.

 #9 - 08-26-2007 at 12:11
afcgrimm
From: (New Hampshire)
Joined: August 6th, 2005
Posts: 941
Now there's a Halo 3 Xbox 360 model.



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