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'Game over' comes too soon for Master Chief

In the world of computer games, it is the denouement to match Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: what will happen to Master Chief in his epic battle against the evil alien Covenant?

But as fans queued up last night for the global launch of Halo 3 - the final chapter in the blockbuster series - the game's climax had already leaked out on the web.

Cheats uploaded the movie-like scenes on to YouTube, potentially spoiling the enjoyment of thousands of players.

The Halo games, which play on Xbox, have made hundreds of millions of dollars for its makers, Microsoft. The game went on sale across the US a day before Europe, and in New York about 500 people turned out for the midnight launch. Alex Escobar, who was one of the first in the queue, said: "It is worth it. It is time to finish this fight," echoing the tagline for the futuristic "shooter" game.

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tehcellownu3529d ago

Damn they lost 7 billions dollars and hope to make profit..lol..I doubt it as long as their 360s continue to die they are goin to keep on losing money..they wont sell 16 million in 6 month..lol..they been stuck at 10 million for a year before hitting 11 million..

Ignorant Fanboy3529d ago

If I were in Sonys postiton, I would run for the hills.

MS atleast has a chance, Sony will be losing money for a while.

Cat3529d ago (Edited 3529d ago )

fanboy, that's not terribly well-researched. MS is lucky they had mountains of money to start with, b/c their console division is hemorrhaging money, and has been since the first xbox. however, sony's console division is still profitable (currently due to the sales of the psp and ps2), and is familiar with having to ride out the tide of the early years of a console's release.

we need to be more concerned with MS getting a handle of making their console division profitable if we want to continue to see them develop systems.

Rageaholic3529d ago

lol last ive read it takes about 8 games purchased from the consumer before ps3 can make profit. So 8 games is not that much. I dont think it will be that difficult for ppl to buy 8 games over the course of 5 years.

And last I looked at my blu-ray collection ive seen ALOT Sony picture movies. Since ps3 is the primary blu-ray player right nowl, it seems like sony has already made alot of money.

tehcellownu3529d ago

Damn they lost 7 billions dollars and hope to make profit..lol..I doubt it as long as their 360s continue to die they are goin to keep on losing money..they wont sell 16 million in 6 month..lol..they been stuck at 10 million mark for a year before hitting 11 million..

Ignorant Fanboy3529d ago

And then get upset because you read a spoiler. You need to be shot.

If an oven says "HOT Do Not Touch" and you get burned, are you going to get mad at the guy who put the sticker on the oven??

Cat3529d ago

This quote gave me the giggles:
Nintendo’s Wii, which has a “magic wand” that lets players mimic human movement..."
That quote just shows how completely out of their comfort zone that reporter is.

and I agree with the above, spoilers are (in general) completely avoidable.

PimpHandHappy3529d ago

why do ppl keep saying Sony is losing money on the PS3! The launch of the 360 had MS telling you all they where losing 150bucks a unit! Its true! LOOK IT UP

All systems lose money when they launch. The real benchmark is how long it takes for the system to start to make a profit and with the 360 still breaking down and the 1.2 billion in repair money MS has put back into there system the 360 wont be making money for years to come!

It will take the PS3 atleast 18-24 months b4 they might start making money on all PS3's sold. Atleast they still have the PS2

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