Video Review: Halo 3 on Xbox 360

Yeah, so there's a new game out called Halo 3. It's a bit obscure, and it's not being promoted very heavily, so you might not have heard of it. The hero's called Master Chef apparently, and these TV-themed games are rarely popular, so..

Thankfully, the chaps on Xboxer have managed to track down a copy, and posted a video review of it to enlighten you. There's more shooting and less cheese sauces than I expected, but there you go.

Halo 3 Xbox 360 Swag Bag is Incredible (Unbagging Shots and Video)

Yes, usually, I hate the unnecessary swag. But this Xbox 360, Halo 3 Edition passed envelope, is pretty much the best set of press junk I have ever seen. The padded envelope is printed with my name, and work address. There are two limited…err…um….errr…Here comes the unboxing…er unbagging.*
So this is me sliding the game out of the padded envelope, with bated breath. Could it be…is it…my god! It is! It’s the Saviour! The Game Of The Year! The game which will secure Microsoft’s crown as Console King! My god! Look at the shiny, clear plastic, stretched over the most handsome lime-green case you’ll ever own. I can hardly believe it…it…it…it’s beautiful….

Only for the obsessed: round-up of the worldwide Halo 3 on Xbox 360 video game launches

Curse living in the UK! As if not having peanut butter M&Ms, GAP Sweatshirts and more TV channels than you can poke a stick at isn’t enough, the US also got their hands on Halo 3 a full day ahead of us. And it’s not just the Yanks we’re sending virtual envious glares at, it’s also the suntanned Kiwis and Aussies who are crossed off our Christmas card lists too. Bah humbug.

Not that us folk living in the UK and Europe have that much longer to wait, as the hugely-anticipated Game Of The Year is dropping into town tonight, with 1,000 stores across the UK extending their opening hours for the hordes of sweaty gamers expected. Of course, some of you may already have finished the last chapter in the trilogy by Bungie, as both Tesco and Argos somehow ‘accidentally’ managed to sell copies before the launch date. “Oh, sorry, mister, a unicorn ran into the store, grabbed several copies from the box, and placed them on the shelf, I didn’t know what to do!”

Let’s take a look at some of the carnage Halo 3 fanboys have wreaked across stores in the US, Australia and New Zealand in the last 12 hours or so…

Halo 3 – already on sale in Argos!

halo-3-street-date-broken.jpgIf you hurry, you might be able to exploit the loophole before it’s closed and get yourself a copy of Halo 3 today – a full week before the official launch date.

A couple of bloggers have managed to get copies of the game from Argos, buy using the catalogue shower curtain flogger’s web site to reserve a copy – then choosing the “pick up at local branch” option…