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« on: January 04, 2007, 03:55:13 PM »

niiiiiiicccce!  I'm not really interested in H3 but I wonder what this will do for sales if Bungie is limiting the access to the MP beta.....
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007, 04:30:24 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on January 04, 2007, 03:55:13 PM

niiiiiiicccce!  I'm not really interested in H3 but I wonder what this will do for sales if Bungie is limiting the access to the MP beta.....

This is marketing gold right here.  Pure genius.  People will want to be 'sure' that they get into the beta = instant sale.
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2007, 04:43:22 PM »

someone said somewhere that this might be cause for concern as it means crackdown isn't good enough to sell itself and they cooked up this baloney to sell it.

what say you?
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2007, 04:47:58 PM »

Quote from: ATB on January 04, 2007, 04:43:22 PM

someone said somewhere that this might be cause for concern as it means crackdown isn't good enough to sell itself and they cooked up this baloney to sell it.

what say you?

I say they might be on to something. But, then again, Dragon's Quest 8 had the Final Fantasy 12 demo and DQ8 was a pretty solid game.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2007, 05:06:11 PM »

Everything I have read about crackdown has me excited for the game.. the Halo 3 beta pack in is just icing on the cake.
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007, 05:08:26 PM »

Everything I saw for my own eyes with Crackdown sold me on it.  I have no worries.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007, 08:42:21 PM »

Yeah, I was planning on getting Crackdown anyway.  I'm actually only mildly interested in the beta, since I've never been all that into Halo.  I'll mess about with it, but it's not going to make me buy a game or anything for it.
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« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2007, 08:45:10 PM »

Helloooooo ebay!
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2007, 11:09:10 PM »

yeah i read about this yesterday,although the site i read it on,said it was 'marked' copies of crackdown...so does that mean there will only be so many copies of crackdown that includes it?...if so,better be fast

http://gamerscoreblog.com/team/archive/2007/01/03/539753.aspx
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2007, 12:47:10 AM »

Quote from: SuperHiro on January 04, 2007, 08:45:10 PM

Helloooooo ebay!

Sounds like a plan  icon_wink
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« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2007, 02:10:44 AM »

I'm not really interested in more than quickly seeing the Halo 3 multiplayer beta, but I was planning on picking up Crackdown anyway so this is a little bonus. 
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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2007, 01:58:47 PM »

An email at work yesterday made it sound like this was for preorders of Crackdown, not necessarily all copies.
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2007, 05:27:28 PM »

This is similar to when Konami was bundling the demo of Metal Gear Solid 2 with Zone of Enders on the PS2. I was working as a sales associate for EB at the time, you wouldn't believe how many people were buying ZoE just for the MGS2 demo. It's almost like the demo was the primary purchase, and the actual game was the nice extra.
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« Reply #13 on: January 05, 2007, 08:35:51 PM »

For those interested could you buy it, take the code, then return the copy as unplayed???

Edit:  I just called my local EB and the guy said that it would only be on pre-ordered copies and that the beta was coded on the disc as well and so you couldn't just return the disc.....damn......$60 for the beta and a game.....might be worth it
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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2007, 02:34:19 AM »

Considering you can make preorders up until the week before the game is released I doubt the beta is only on the preorder discs.  They may put it on the first chunk of copies or something, but to know exactly how many preorders they needed to fill before the manufacturing phase is just not realistic.  EB clerks are not exactly a great fount of accurate information when it comes to...most anything.  (no offense, Misguided)
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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2007, 02:36:13 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on January 06, 2007, 02:34:19 AM

Considering you can make preorders up until the week before the game is released I doubt the beta is only on the preorder discs.  They may put it on the first chunk of copies or something, but to know exactly how many preorders they needed to fill before the manufacturing phase is just not realistic.  EB clerks are not exactly a great fount of accurate information when it comes to...most anything.  (no offense, Misguided)

The guy said that if they were getting a lot of pre-orders for it then they would cut it off.......  If not I would assume that you are right and it is just the first chunck
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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2007, 03:46:36 AM »

Does anyone know when this is going to start...I am done with the game and want something else
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« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2007, 04:13:43 AM »

Quote from: papasmurff on February 28, 2007, 03:46:36 AM

Does anyone know when this is going to start...I am done with the game and want something else

March? April? Nobody is really sure.

The only thing that's sure is that you must have the game in your 360 in order to access the beta.
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« Reply #18 on: February 28, 2007, 04:46:48 AM »

Quote from: papasmurff on February 28, 2007, 03:46:36 AM

Does anyone know when this is going to start...I am done with the game and want something else


I belive the latest word is "Late Spring" so I'd say May is most likely. 
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« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2007, 06:30:25 AM »

does anyone know how long the beta will last for?
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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2007, 04:30:34 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 28, 2007, 06:30:25 AM

does anyone know how long the beta will last for?

Also unknown. Or to put it better, "Until sometime before the game comes out."

And to answer your next question - no, nobody knows when the game will launch. biggrin
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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2007, 04:43:40 PM »

Quote from: Destructor on February 28, 2007, 04:30:34 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on February 28, 2007, 06:30:25 AM

does anyone know how long the beta will last for?

Also unknown. Or to put it better, "Until sometime before the game comes out."

And to answer your next question - no, nobody knows when the game will launch. biggrin

Well, we do know now that it's officially "Fall 2007" so I'm betting on another November launch.  With MS so happy to have GTA4 day and date with PS3, I doubt they want to risk pissing off Take 2 by launching Halo 3 too close to that so I would say that cuts October out of the picture. 
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