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Halo 3 continues to deliver for Bungie, Microsoft

Everyone knew that Halo 3 would be a blockbuster for Microsoft. The game was hyped to no end and developers at Bungie even acknowledged that their efforts with Halo 2 weren't the greatest and that Halo 3 would right all of those wrongs.

Halo 3 lived up to the hype and recorded first-day sales of over $170 million USD and garnered nearly universal praise.

"Halo 3 has become a pop-culture phenomenon," said Shane Kim of Microsoft's 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."

Microsoft is once again playing the numbers game and today announced that Halo 3's first-week sales broke the $300 million USD mark. In addition, retailers are reporting the sales of the Xbox 360 console roughly doubled during the first week of Halo 3 availability.

Moreover, almost one-third of players on Xbox Live during launch day were playing Halo 3. Halo 3 players recorded over 3.6 million hours of online play during the first 24 hours of availability and over 40 million hours during the first week of availability.

"Halo is truly a cultural phenomenon, and the launch of Halo 3 is an important milestone for Xbox 360 and for video games as entertainment and as an art form," said Microsoft founder Bill Gates. "Halo 3 embodies our vision for the future of entertainment, where some of the world's greatest creative minds will deliver a new generation of interactive storytelling."

Halo 3 is available in three versions: Standard Edition ($59.99), Limited Edition ($69.99) and Legendary Edition ($129.99).



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You are an obsession...
By daftrok on 10/4/2007 12:15:09 PM , Rating: -1
You are an obsession
I cannot sleep
I am a possession
Unopened at your feet
There is no balance
No equality
Be still
I will not accept defeat

I will have you
Yes I will have you
I will find a way and I will have you
Like a butterfly
A wild butterfly
I will collect you and capture you

You are an obsession
You're my obsession
Who do you want me to be
To make you sleep with me
You are an obsession
You're my obsession
Who do you want me to be
To make you sleep with me

I feed you I drink you
My day and my night
I need you I need you
By sun or candlelight
You protest you want to leave
Stay there's no alternative

Your face appears again
I see the beauty there
But I see danger
Stranger beware
A circumstance in your naked dreams
Your affection is not what it seems

You are an obsession
You're my obsession
Who do you want me to be
To make you sleep with me
You are an obsession
You're my obsession
Who do you want me to be
To make you sleep with me

My fantasy has turned to madness
All my goodness has turned to badness
My need to possess you has consumed my soul
My life is trembling I have no control

I will have you
Yes I will have you
I will find a way and I will have you
Like a butterfly
A wild butterfly
I will collect you and capture you

You are an obsession
You're my obsession
Who do you want me to be
To make you sleep with me
You are an obsession
You're my obsession
Who do you want me to be
To make you sleep with me




RE: You are an obsession...
By Gul Westfale on 10/4/2007 12:22:49 PM , Rating: 4
that song sucked in the 80s, and it still sucks now.


RE: You are an obsession...
By retrospooty on 10/4/2007 12:58:12 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... Truer word have never been spoken (unless spoken about any Laura Branigan song).


RE: You are an obsession...
By vortmax on 10/4/2007 1:39:09 PM , Rating: 2
LOL- the fact that you knew her name is scary!! :)


RE: You are an obsession...
By Oregonian2 on 10/4/2007 1:57:40 PM , Rating: 2
Laura Branigan... sigh.... WOW!!!

Got all her CD's...

Sigh....


RE: You are an obsession...
By vortmax on 10/4/07, Rating: 0
RE: You are an obsession...
By pnyffeler on 10/4/2007 3:59:02 PM , Rating: 2
So what you're saying is that you want to have sex with the Halo 3 DVD?

If you can pull that off, I feel sorry for your girlfriend.


RE: You are an obsession...
By augiem on 10/4/2007 4:27:28 PM , Rating: 3
well, it does have that little round hole there...


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