Following on from the claims made yesterday by Britxbox.co.uk, Microsoft's European Community Manager has commented on his AceyBongos community blog that nothing underhand has occurred;
"All of our XCN sites are well aware that the Beta codes are only to be given away in competitions and not used for any commercial gain. So if you're desperate to secure your place on the Halo 3 Beta - which begins next spring - you'll need to enter one of the XCN competitions." Quite right too. So if your vitrol was about to boil over, simmer down. These whispers are nothing more than the online rumour mill grinding thin air.