is upon on us already and the world is slowly being divided into a new caste system because of it. There are those who will buy the game in the shops, those who pre-ordered the Limited Edition and then there's me - who came to within a single frag of beating the developers at the recent Microsoft Xmas Showcase. A single frag!
Even more annoying is the news that those who pre-ordered the Limited Edition copy of the game may be getting hold of unplayable copies of the game thanks to shoddy packaging.
According to some NeoGAF
users, the tin packaging of the Limited Edition has central hubs which are incapable of holding the disc securely. One minor bump and the disc comes loose in the tin, bumping about and getting very badly scratched.
“A friend just opened three copies of Halo 3 Limited Edition and with all three copies both disc were loose inside of the package and scratched to death,
” explained the original poster of the thread on NeoGAF. “This Limited Edition has a poor plastic nub and foam pad disc holding design that is a major flaw and the discs pop off with ease.
This raises a very important question for gamers all over the globe: Who is sad enough to pre-order three
separate copies of the same game? I don't think anybody has done that since Tim bought every single version of BioShock
and even then still wanted more.
The matter has been backed up by forum members who work at game stores and have seen many copies of the game have loose discs. So far though the reports only apply to the Limited Edition version of the game, not
the Legendary or Standard editions.
Will you be buying Halo 3
, or are you utterly bored of the Green Meanie and his adventures in outer space? Let us know in the forums