NASDAQ actually let a guy dressed up as Master Chief ring the closing bell for the stock market to celebrate the Halo 3 release on Tuesday, September 25. Below are photos of the event posted in Major Nelson's Flickr album.
this has gone too far okay halo is out we dont care!
I never realised how lnky the chief was.
While Sony fanboys are suffering every single second after the Halo 3 release. No one can deny the impact that this franchise has and the influence that microsoft has in the US and the finantial district.
Don't expect snake or some metrosexual looking character from Final Fantasy Opening/closing the bell in Wall Street. This goes on proving why Microsoft is so devoted to the Xbox brand... how many companies get to put a guy in a custom from a video game at the heart of many many contries economy.... and it's not even helloween!
I own a PS3, but no XBox.
Even so, I have to say this is preaty cool. This is rightfully filed under industry news, because it's the first time a video game has achived such fame. Like Halo or not, it will go far to help bridge the gap between the "normal" crowd who are prejudice against gaming, and the gamers themselves.
so devoted they stop supporting the original as soon as the 360 is released?
The only reason it's getting this much publicity is because it's associated with Microsoft. When was the last time you heard this kind of hype for a Mario game?
Maybe because Mario is a Japanese import...
while Master Chief is a homemade cultural icon in America.
Master Chief? Come on, Round Peg, in no way is Master Chief a cultural icon.
Since we're talking about characters, I won't mention real people or items/ideas, though Elvis is obviously a cultural icon.
Mickey Mouse, Barbie, Indiana Jones, G.I. Joe...those are cultural icons.
Master Chief is far from any of them, and even farther from (I lied, real people and items/ideas comming now) football, baseball, Marilyn Monroe, jazz, or Broadway.
It's boarderline offensive to American culture to compare Master Chief to any of them right now. Maybe if he stays popular for 30 years or so we can talk. It's like comparing Pikmin to samuri for Japanese cultural icons in that there is no way Pikmin fits with it at all.
You dont' have to be Mickey Mouse to be a cultural icon. Hell Jenna Jameson can be considered as cultural icon and she also rang the closing bell at Wallstreet.
why all the hype and advertising... halo3 would have sold this many units without all of the hoopla, M$ should have saved the money from advertising to put into other games, it just reeks of desperation. Halo3.. M$ just blew its wad, theres nothing left in the tank
You still got a lot to learn!
Killzone will never achieve this kind of fame.
It sure won't...ever.
ASSASSYN 36o, stop feeding the trolls.
You are a troll.......
continue trolling I guess.
Nope. It doesn't matter how good Killzone is and how amazing the graphics, there is a pop culture element to Halo that simply can not be matched.
for trying to act like you know how to run one of the richest companies in the world, now if you had any brains you probably be working for them..not on here trolling.
Ms will be fine without your advice..now STFU and go play warhawk and lair.
I never knew halo was that popular...KZ will never reach such status...ever
lol...I almost thought the bald guy on the left was Phil Harrison
KZ will never achive this FAME, HAHAHAHAAHAHAHa dude halo is only big in the US ppl aroun the GLOBE definitely know KZ more than halo, ahahahhahaha get from under your rocks xD
from what..that faked e3 demo or sony claiming it was the halo killer?
"Halo 3 "record breaking" sales in UK"
Here's the educational link if you can't find it:
Yep...Halo is only popular in the US. lol
Show off some more of your "intellect" or lack there of.
m$ stock went up =) and sony down
what happened round peg?..or do i even have too ask?
This pic is proof that America has gone to sh*t.How does a guy dressed up as a video game character get to be a part of the most important financial market in the world? Whats next, Mario and Ronald Mcdonald swear in the president of the United States?
it made 170 million$ in one day, pretty big financial news if you ask me...
I love my system of choice. It is winning the console war.
It is a nice change of pace for once at this site seeing The Sony Droids annoyed.
Wasn't this already reported on yesterday?
......you dirty dog.
I heard he said it was good but far from Heavenly=
typical of Master Chief, can't use his penis because of the armor.
"set as desktop background". That picture is priceless, hahahahahahahahahaha.
Its not like Master Chief is going to be running the stock floor, ha ha sonykids are sooooo jealous, try harder=
There you go! Most pathetic fanboy on n4g today! Congrats man, i guess this means a lot to you. That comment is right on the spot, its just so witty!
Can anyone say "sell out"? How pathetic is this? The gaming industry is turning into complete sh** now with all the Halo crap. Thank you very much M$ for ruing everything you touch....
Miscrosoft plays a big role in the nasdaq crap. I'm sure bill gates requsted it. This is a daily event. It's not like Master Chief is singing the national athem at the world series.
That could be arranged.
......your the man!!!!
LMFAO, this is just hilarious.
MC closing the Wall Street stock market, LOL!
OMG, this is hype going to a whole new level.
Keep splashing that cash Microsoft, hopefully you will go bankrupt and I'll stop having to listen to your own backside kissing.
Holy crap, the nerds are taking over wall street, run for your lives!
Ahahahahahah. Bloody hell Microsoft pick some mental marketing strategies. "You know what we should do? GET MASTER CHIEF TO CLOSE THE NASDAQ!!"
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