The buzz over Halo 3 Beta and the Crackdown key has died down a bit, especially now that we know for sure that it's more than likely going to be late spring before any of us get to see some Halo 3 action. I have already developed many concerns over the Bungie-Microsoft tactics. For one, they basically found a way to sell a game to people who might not have purchased it. Statistics have already shown that by offering the Beta key, sales of Crackdown rose at least 25% and that was just in pre-orders. Obviously this was an awesome marketing technique, but was it really good for fans in the long run?