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« Reply #40 on: September 26, 2007, 09:27:43 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 26, 2007, 12:14:06 AM

well i just bought Halo 3 at midnight launch..they had t-shirts for sale...

t-shirts for sale?  i went to a midnight launch at BestBuy and they were giving away shirts and caps to everyone in line icon_cool

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« Reply #41 on: September 26, 2007, 09:37:04 PM »

Quote from: disarm on September 26, 2007, 09:27:43 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on September 26, 2007, 12:14:06 AM

well i just bought Halo 3 at midnight launch..they had t-shirts for sale...

t-shirts for sale?  i went to a midnight launch at BestBuy and they were giving away shirts and caps to everyone in line icon_cool



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« Reply #42 on: September 26, 2007, 10:32:42 PM »

Quote from: UPS Mail Innovations Tracking Site
Electronic Shipping Info Received:  Indicates that UPS-MI uploaded the detailed Delivery Confirmation information to the USPS.

It took you two F-ing days to do this?  I have developed a more thorough understanding of the term "snail mail".  Preorders FTW.  <<head asplodes>>
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« Reply #43 on: September 26, 2007, 11:48:58 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on September 26, 2007, 10:32:42 PM

Quote from: UPS Mail Innovations Tracking Site
Electronic Shipping Info Received:  Indicates that UPS-MI uploaded the detailed Delivery Confirmation information to the USPS.

It took you two F-ing days to do this?  I have developed a more thorough understanding of the term "snail mail".  Preorders FTW.  <<head asplodes>>

Lesson Learned: Fed-Ex Next Flight Out or nothing! slywink (I exagerate, but only by a bit, FedEx Express is miles above UPS in terms of quality.)
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« Reply #44 on: September 27, 2007, 12:03:51 AM »

Quote from: Atragon on September 26, 2007, 11:48:58 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on September 26, 2007, 10:32:42 PM

Quote from: UPS Mail Innovations Tracking Site
Electronic Shipping Info Received:  Indicates that UPS-MI uploaded the detailed Delivery Confirmation information to the USPS.

It took you two F-ing days to do this?  I have developed a more thorough understanding of the term "snail mail".  Preorders FTW.  <<head asplodes>>

Lesson Learned: Fed-Ex Next Flight Out or nothing! slywink (I exagerate, but only by a bit, FedEx Express is miles above UPS in terms of quality.)

I made the mistake of taking "advantage" of free shipping.  If I knew free shipping meant that they'd ship it to me whenever they got around to it with frequent smoke breaks, lunch, surfing porn, and taking a dump taking presidence over anything work-related, like shipping my package, then I would have just taken my chances with picking up a copy at the local Best Buy.  Why I actually believed that shipments might be in short supply for TEH MOSTEST OVERHYPED GAAM EVAR I'm not sure.  I am teh stoopid.   retard
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« Reply #45 on: September 27, 2007, 01:15:32 AM »

BIGGEST DAY IN US ENTERTAINMENT

http://www.majornelson.com/archive/2007/09/26/it-s-official-quot-halo-3-quot-registers-biggest-day-in-us-entertainment-history.aspx

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I normally don't cut and paste press releases, but this one *just* landed in my box and is pretty exciting:

Xbox 360 Exclusive “Halo 3” Registers Biggest Day in US Entertainment History with $170 Million in Sales

Microsoft today announced that the Xbox 360 exclusive game “Halo 3” has officially become the biggest entertainment launch in history, garnering an estimated $170 million in sales in the United States alone in the first 24 hours. The Xbox 360 title beat previous records set by blockbuster theatrical releases like “Spider-man 3” and novels such as “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”

“Halo 3” is the conclusion to the epic trilogy and picks up where “Halo 2” left off, answering questions around the fates of the beloved protagonist Master Chief and his artificial intelligence sidekick Cortana as they struggle to save humankind from destruction at the hands of the alien coalition known as the Covenant. In addition to the rich storyline, “Halo 3” continues the franchise’s grand tradition of delivering innovative online multiplayer experiences via Xbox LIVE, the world’s largest social network on TV.

“Halo 3 has become a pop-culture phenomenon,” said Shane Kim, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios. “Not only is “Halo 3” setting sales records, it’s also redefining entertainment. 

Within the first 20 hours alone, we’ve seen more than a million Xbox LIVE members come online to play Halo 3 – that makes September 25 the most active Xbox LIVE gaming day in history.”

Retailers have also expressed their excitement about the launch of “Halo 3.” 

Bob McKenzie, Senior Vice President of Merchandising for GameStop Corp commented that, “With consumer demand for Halo 3 and related products, we expect it to be the biggest video game title generator in GameStop's history."

“The initial demand we’ve seen for ‘Halo 3’ has been astounding, and the game is on track to become the number one gaming title of all time.  ‘Halo 3’ is a genuine entertainment phenomenon and our customers have responded very enthusiastically to the release,” said Jill Hamburger, vice president of movies and games at Best Buy.

Developed by Bungie Studios, the “Halo” franchise is exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and optimized for the Xbox LIVE® online entertainment network. The more than 7 million Xbox LIVE users will get a continually evolving gaming experience with “Halo 3.” Its online multiplayer and cooperative gameplay for Xbox LIVE Gold users, the much-talked-about Saved Films feature that enables players to capture and save their favorite moments on their hard drives, and Forge, an innovative map editor that enables infinite customization options are just some of the new features to experience.

More than 10,000 retailers hosted Midnight Madness events to celebrate the launch of this third installment in the billion-dollar franchise. In New York, Seattle, Miami and Los Angeles, Microsoft and retail partners hosted marquee launch events that featured contests and appearances by local celebrities and professional athletes who are fanatical about the “Halo” franchise, including Ludacris and Zac Efron and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. 

More than 1.7 million copies of “Halo 3” were preordered in the United States before a single store opened its doors at midnight, Sept. 25, making this the fasting pre-selling game in history, surpassing the previous record-setting pre-sales of “Halo 2.” Well beyond just a U.S. phenomenon, the launch of “Halo 3” was a worldwide celebration that released in 37 countries and available in 17 languages.


and the way its screwed up xbox live,which is still running slow,lets hope they dont release a game like this if the 360 ever became as big as the PS2
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« Reply #46 on: September 27, 2007, 05:38:05 AM »

Quote from: PeteRock on September 26, 2007, 09:37:04 PM

Quote from: disarm on September 26, 2007, 09:27:43 PM

t-shirts for sale?  i went to a midnight launch at BestBuy and they were giving away shirts and caps to everyone in line icon_cool

**picture of my wrinkled Halo 3 t-shirt**

They must have been all out of these:



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nah...i think they wrinkled all the shirts on purpose just so that they would match the 'roughed up' look of the hat icon_wink
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« Reply #47 on: September 27, 2007, 07:00:18 AM »

Don't feel bad, PeteRock.  You're not the only one around here who took advantage of the Best Buy deal online with cheap Marketplace points and free shipping.  And still waiting. 

This is actually using the UPS Mail Innovations, where they take it most of the way and then the Postal Service does final delivery.  The thing to remember with package shipping is that often if it misses one crucial scan you may not see tracking updates until another facility processes that piece from the load.  It's not a 100% thing, even though we would like it to be. 
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« Reply #48 on: September 27, 2007, 07:05:46 AM »

OMG, I bought a monitor from Best Buy a couple of years ago and went with the free shipping not knowing it was USPS.  It took forever to get to me and they only made one delivery attempt, after which I had to go to the post office and pick it up myself.  I couldn't get someone with a car to go so I had to lug the damned thing 15 blocks.
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