NEWS - Sunday, November 14, 2004


Master Chief Finally Lands In England

For the people across the UK who have been waiting for Halo 2 with baited breath ever since they escaped Halo and finally put down the controller back in 2002, the wait has been pretty torturous. Not so much in that it’s been more than two years since X02 when Halo 2 was announced -- everyone had to suffer that -- but because for the past two days we could only watch as our friends lists told us that most of the world is already playing it online. I’m sure there’s some logic behind delaying it two days, bringing out a game on a Thursday, and releasing a war game on Armistice Day, but I’m damned if I can find it. Still, it’s here now and the wait is over. So far it doesn’t seem to have suffered the shortages that plagued the launch of GTA: San Andreas (one retailer that I spoke to was still taking pre-orders on his third shipment for that one), but the pre-orders have been piling up for months and most places had sold their allotment of the limited edition tins long before release. They’re not showing up on eBay at hugely inflated prices yet but it’s probably just a matter of time. For many people who couldn’t wait until morning the wait started late on Wednesday night as high street games stores across the country opened at midnight, and even relatively small branches like Game (the UK equivalent of EB) in Bournemouth had around 30 people in line by midnight, with more arriving afterward. Other stores in the town didn’t have the same queue, but were nonetheless open and enjoying some multiplayer action as the customers drifted in. Game’s flagship store on Oxford Street, London, also opened its doors at midnight where Master Chief himself greeted gamers who braved the cold and a TV news crew was there to cover the event, but that probably wasn’t any consolation to those who got to the front of the queue only to find out that the tins were sold out. According to the sales rep 60 people turned up, but it looked like a lot more than that. Microsoft has decided to celebrate the launch by holding their Big Screen Battle tournament www.xbox.com at Vue Cinemas around the country, where players can compete for prizes in Halo 2 tournaments played out on the giant cinema screens. It’s too early for any numbers on how the launch went, but retailers told me that there has been a similar level of interest as there was for GTA: San Andreas, and that smashed sales records here only two weeks ago. Halo 2 sells in the UK for £39.99 ($73.69 US) for the standard edition, and £44.99 ($82.90 US) for the Collector’s Edition. Never let me hear you complain about paying $50 for a game again.
Source: http://www.ign.com

Comments

Site Statistics

Registered Members: 44,393
Forum Posts: 725,673
Xbox One Titles: 1,091
Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
Original Xbox Titles: 987
Staff Reviews: 1,654
Member Reviews: 10,339
News Articles: 14,135
Screenshots: 30,775
Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
Cheat Codes: 1,706

Latest News








See News Archives

Community Forum Activity

RPG Recommendation?
Post by DJ tx
5 Replies, 186 Views

Xbox Playdates Canada - January 2018 Schedule
Post by Kiesey
1 Replies, 156 Views

Xbox 360 Summer Intern Celebration 2011
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 408 Views

Xbox One X LA noire
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 861 Views

Xbox One Assassins Creed Origins
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 779 Views

Xbox One S Porsche 919 Hybrid Edition
Post by oryanphine
3 Replies, 905 Views

OG Xbox on Xbox One now live!
Post by Kamshaft
4 Replies, 1176 Views

Xbox One S Renault F1
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 898 Views

Xbox One S Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 868 Views

Xbox One S Prey
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 626 Views

Xbox One S Cuphead
Post by oryanphine
2 Replies, 1105 Views

Xbox One S Shadow of War a gagner
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 600 Views

I Buy Very Rare XBox 360 Faceplates
Post by Smill
8 Replies, 1580 Views

Xbox Wire desormais disponible en francais
Post by oryanphine
0 Replies, 935 Views

Manette Xbox 360 Gamestop Radioactive
Post by oryanphine
1 Replies, 1278 Views

© 2000-2018 XboxAddict.com - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. XboxAddict.com is not affiliated with Microsoft.

Made in Canada
Site Design by Cameron Graphics