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Microsoft Threatens Early Halo 3 Buyers

Postby Emerald Emblem » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:58 am

Due to a mistake at Argos, they sold Halo 3 a week before launch.
http://news.softpedia.com/news/Microsof ... 6303.shtml
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Postby Yoshi » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:10 am

... There was a digg article where Microsoft verified there would be no punishment.
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Postby Glahardt » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:51 am

I doubt that it was actually an accident. I mean, it happened quite a lot lately.
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Postby Wazit » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:22 am

Soo, even if it's not an accident, what do they stand to gain?
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Postby Next-Gen. » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:53 am

Profit.
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Postby Lengeta » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:26 am

Yeah, having this big of a game availible before anybody else is HUGE profit.
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Postby Glahardt » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:03 am

Not really. But you know how greedy people can get...
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Postby Lengeta » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:36 pm

Yeah really, they'll have every single X-Box 360 owner in their store. They'll have non console owners buying it and trying to sell it early on E-Bay. HUUUUUUUUGE profit, and huge problems. Total unfair advantage, unfair to Halo fans that others are getting it out of turn, and horrible for business.
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Postby Grey » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:05 pm

I heard Woolworths in Camden are still selling it early.
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Postby Bk-o » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:13 pm

Haha, that makes me laugh. Nothing like Halo noobs going crazy to find these early sells. But since it's coming out tomorrow... what the fuck is the problem? One week is nothing to get your pants to ride up your ass and into your throat for.
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Postby Lengeta » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:03 pm

Oh, I'm not upset, I doubt anyone on the consumer's end is. But if I was Microsoft or Bungie I'd be fucking pissed. They'll sue and win, as they should.
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Postby Heanvenspawn888 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:55 pm

My friend got it at midnight at 7-11 and has already beaten it. He said it took him about 5 hours
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Postby Bk-o » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:56 pm

Heanvenspawn888 wrote:My friend got it at midnight at 7-11 and has already beaten it. He said it took him about 5 hours

Where do you guys live?
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Postby Heanvenspawn888 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:58 pm

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Postby Sentios » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:58 pm

You aren't accounting for stock Len... the only way a comany could make a killing would be to charge extra for an early release.
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Postby narutodesu » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:10 pm

Wait how the hell did your friend get Halo 3 from 7-11? Its not even a game store << Its a convenient store.
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Postby Heanvenspawn888 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:25 pm

I don't know, the 7-11 near my school had pre-orders for Halo 3 and were giving them out on the 24th at midnight.
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Postby Glahardt » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:13 pm

Sounds a whole lot like Taiwan, with games in convenience stores and all.
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Postby Risen Hell Fire » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:19 pm

Well, that would explain the whole "ending" on youtube

In fact the article says so as well.
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Postby Wazit » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:14 am

Pfht.. people better not post major spoilers
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Postby Lengeta » Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:25 pm

Sentios wrote:You aren't accounting for stock Len... the only way a comany could make a killing would be to charge extra for an early release.

It's the store that releases it early that potentially makes profit, not the game developer. The developer wants to treat it's consumers fair and equally, and stuff like this can botch that up greatly. But yeah, it doesn't really hurt anyone in the long run, but it still annoying and total BS.
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Postby Sentios » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:56 pm

That's what I'm saying, the stores that released early would have to have either, an absurdly massive stock or charge extra, other wise they wouldn't make anymore than they would if they released on time.
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Postby Lengeta » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:31 am

They'd be selling more since they'd get their regulars plus everyone who wanted it early. More transactions, more money.
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Postby BanditFalcon » Thu Sep 27, 2007 12:50 am

The mysterious Halo 3 ending leak crime:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=S5wEa-ND4JI
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Postby Sentios » Thu Sep 27, 2007 1:03 am

Lengeta wrote:They'd be selling more since they'd get their regulars plus everyone who wanted it early. More transactions, more money.


You make it sound as though they gave it only to the people that asked for it early. The people who got it early were more than likely these 'regulars' you speak of (and maybe some of their friends). Now half their regulars already have copies so all they'll get on release is the other half of their regulars.
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