Halo 3 Launch
Travis, Emilie, Ethan, Kallie and I camped out at Wal-Mart for the Halo 3 launch. We went by the store a few times in the evening to assess the line, and people started lining up as early as 7 p.m. I had checked previously with the store on the inventory — and was told they had over 100 units in stock — so we spent most of the evening at home hanging out. We caught the first episode of the new season of “Heroes.”
We joined the line at 10:30 p.m. and played our Nintendo DS. Four of us chipped in and bought Namco Museum because it includes “Pac-Man vs.” When we got tired of playing that, we downloaded a few games from the Wal-Marts DS download station: Picross, Cake Mania, and Custom Robo Arena.
At 12:01 a.m., all of the participants that were issued dog tags (the first 20 in line) were allowed to buy Halo 3 first! Once we secured the game, we went back to my place to “Finish the Fight”! We borrowed Dad’s projector to display the game in my office, and the others used the TV in the living room and we started up a four-player co-op game. We drank some Red Bull and powered through the first mission and then played a little bit of slayer on “Last Resort” (the Zanzibar remake) before calling it a night.