Tech Check with Jim Goldman dishes on Halo 3:
Inside of a week now to the year's most anticipated entertainment event. Not Shrek. Spider-man. Even Pirates.
*Microsoft surpassed 1 million pre-orders for the game last week, more than any other game release ever.
*There are more than 15 million active Halo players globally now, logging more than a billion hours playing the game together on Xbox Live, Microsoft's online gaming community. Of the 6 million who signed up for Xbox Live, two-thirds did so solely because of Halo, meaning the game will juice sales of Xbox 360, and should help Microsoft assert itself ahead of Sony in the console wars.