Microsoft’s Halo: Reach Official Launch Retail Partners Revealed

Like any historical landmark, when you look back at the launch of Halo: Reach, what will you remember? If it’s being first in line to receive the game from two real-life Spartans, then you need to be at London’s Westfield Shopping Centre on the evening of Monday 13th September, where Noble Team’s very own Carter and Jun will make a special appearance. This will lead nationwide midnight openings brought to you by Xbox 360 and GAME in recognition of this blockbuster release.

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jaredhart2901d ago

Sweet. Live in the US of A so it doesn't really matter to me.

danelectro2901d ago (Edited 2901d ago )

wish i hadn't pre-ordered now.

N4PS3Fanboys2901d ago

"Halo is the biggest video game series in history and as a pop culture icon it’s been called the Star Wars for the joypad generation."

So true!

CyberCam2901d ago (Edited 2901d ago )

COD says hello!

Not everyone has played Halo, but everyone has played COD. One has been enjoyed by gamers on 2 platforms, xbox, pc (at least 1&2 have)... while the other has been enjoyed by gamers on 4 platforms, pc, xbox, ps3, wii.

When it comes to numbers (and I think that's what they mean by "the biggest")... they don't lie.

Personally, I'm not a fan of Halo or COD, but the facts seem to be skewed by M$ again.

Oh well there's nothing like tooting your own horn to get more sales!

The BS Police2901d ago

Did you literally imply that COD is like Star Wars?

Does COD have anything successful besides the game itself like let's say, Action figures, Soundtracks, Novels, Comic Books, Various other swag and collectibles and an Anime?

Does COD also have an iconic characters,weapons,or anything else associated with it like Star Wars and Halo?

Yeah, didn't think so.

Taking all of that into account Halo is indeed Star Wars for the joypad generation.

CyberCam2901d ago (Edited 2901d ago )

I happened to have grown up in the "Star Wars" era, yes I was in the theater at the ripe old age of 10 years old (in 1979 - I'm 41 now). I can honestly say Halo is nothing like the juggernaut Star Wars. Back then everyone & their dogs had some type of Star Wars memorabilia... half the kids in all the schools had Star Wars lunch boxes for God sake, you had to write your name on all your Star Wars property for fear of mixing it up with someone else's. Can you say the same for Halo??? Personally, I don't know anyone that has any Halo merchandise, with the exception of the helmet that came with the collectors edition.

Halo is popular yes, but no where near Star Wars... only true Halo fanatics have Halo memorabilia, the rest just play the game. Actually it's an insult to even compare the two in the same breath.

Also, worldwide more people know of the COD name more so than Halo. I'll admit that in North America & certain parts of Europe (UK mostly), is where your die hard Halo fanbase resides. With Star Wars, there wasn't a country on the entire planet that didn't have a huge fanbase, it was pretty crazy back then.

Lastly, if I was to go by your assumption, then Nintendo's Mario IP has just as much, if not more memorabilia etc. as Halo. Even KISS the rock band has more memorabilia than Halo! Even Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog had is own cartoon series on national TV, does Halo even have any other medium than the game & a few comics, cartoon & movie shorts, but nothing really mainstream?

The BS Police2901d ago (Edited 2901d ago )

I wasn't saying Halo is a popular as Star Wars, however, it is the closest in the videogame medium to Star Wars.

Halo is a pop culture phenomenon, Halo is successful in multiple mediums, and Halo has a vast Science Fiction universe like Star Wars.

Mario and Call of Duty cannot compare due to the fact that they are both not Sci Fiction and they are not known for any kind of deep storytelling.

Halo has had different characters, species, and factions with various different backgrounds that have been explored and it explores events that have happened 100, 000 years ago.

So again, were not saying Halo is as popular as Star Wars, but rather it's simply ahd a simialr effect as Star Wars.

CyberCam2901d ago (Edited 2901d ago )

the argument goes from pop culture to memorabilia, to Halo having a similar effect story telling wise.

I've already stated my case in terms of pop culture & memorabilia, which I've stated all the facts (you seem to be dodging my retorts). We seem to disagree on these two topics, so lets just leave it at that.

However, now that you've switched gears again, I will agree with you on the story telling, yes they are similar in that case, both can be expanded upon until the end of time itself... that's the thing with Sci Fi, story telling is only limited by your imagination!

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