UK retailers Zavvi.com and TheHut.com have broken Halo Reach's street date and delivered the game to customers four days in advance of its worldwide September 14th release date, according to many happy customers.
....those bucky lastards! :o
I got the game today actually, it's fantastic!
I have both copy and original, playing offline and waiting til 14/09/10. Happy days
If you have a retail copy you can play online, you wont be banned for a stores mistake.
Every game I have ever preordered online I got 3/4 days before release. Am I missing something here?
Wait wait I got mine like 5 days ago, does that mean I'll get banned if I play it online? I mean it's not my fault..
....but do it anyway, so we can all laugh at you. :)
You won't get banned, but Bungie will reset your points.
They have already done the resetting. Anybody who plays now will NOT get reset.
...MS is the publisher, and owner of the Halo IP. If someone has an early copy of the game,and foolishly plays it online...Bungie won't be the one to fear.
@meerkat - who says its only 1 reset? bungie stated that they were resetting on launch date..guess well see if theyve already done it, or will do it again come release date
they wont do anything . You imagine MS getting bad fox news press because some soccer mom bought the game on a shelves without knowing or caring about the shenanigans behind releases ? No , they'll do nothing , as long as its a legit copy
It is legit, thank you.
No, if you play a legal copy, they can't ban you. If they do, you can sue them.
It's their service they can ban you for whatever they want. You can't sue them. However you won't get banned for playing a retail copy early, not your fault you got the game.
I usually get games before release when I pre-order from online, nothing new here.
This is what is wrong with release dates. They always get broken one way or another. Online sites send them early so people definitely get them by release day, meaning some get them a day or two early, or others just decide to send them even earlier. Some stores just decide to put them on the shelves earlier too. Why don't we just say that whenever a stockist gets their batch in, they can sell / send them? It'd make it a lot easier.
if they did that there would me even more copies available used eating the sales of new copies of the games , than when the date is broken .
Well their wouldn't be that big of a gap between them. (Sorry maybe I didn't explain my idea well.) What I meant was, that if companies work on their games as normal, and then give the stockists that will be selling the games a date of when they will be sending them their batch, then they'll have an idea of when they'll be able to sell the games themselves. Some places will get their batches quicker than others (and some later) but there shouldn't be any place that get's their copies any later than a week after the first place that gets theirs.
Well given I bought my Halo reach legendary and console at gamestop. I should have gotten both in my hands a week and a half ago following your release plan.
Got my copy yesterday from local video store,which my brother owns lol.Good times all round.
Both playing now, lucky buggers.
especially since deliveries over the weekend aren't always as speedy. At least where I'm from, they usually don't deliver at all over the weekend.
yeh UK deliveries dont tend to happen over weekends and because it officially releases on a tuesday, companies have sent them early to compensate for saturday and sunday!!
There will be a status reset on the 13th!Bungie will update soon!
anyone got the "Red" Pre-order bonus to spare? (PM me about it) got 3 Blue ones here for grabs (its from EU but i dont know if that matters tho)
Rushing like that ruins the experience...nice fumble lol!!!
Game was made in the U.S....yet people in the UK have their hands on it already. I paid for it all the way back in July and it hasn't even shipped yet!
....I just want to play the game so badly now. I could've waited a few more days but just knowing someone else has it drives me insane.
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