[b]With halo 3 coming out in 8 days its becoming pretty obvious that microsoft wants us to forcibly have halo 3 propaganda around us at all times, but have the "brains" over at microsoft and bungie been preparing as much as their over caffienated fanmonkeys?
Halo is one of the biggest franchises in gaming history, and because of that bungie has their work cut out for them. They of course have more people, resourses, and money to produce halo 3 than they did for the first two, maybe even combined, but can they pull of a game that everyone wants so badly and has such high expectations for? Obviously halo isnt for everyone and alot for people dont like it for whatever reason so obviously there is no reason for those people to read this since its alot of bullshit to them anyways, but for halo fans i shall continue to make my point.
Personally, the main question which has been lingering in my mind is this- with so many people reserving it, and so many more who are just going to go and buy it, will xbox live be able to hanle all the stress of literally millions of people online at the same time?
Let me paint you a picture with my imagination brush, you go out after waiting so many months for your beloved halo3 with varying assortments of goodies, you leave your house a couple hours early, stand inline with all the other gamers outside your local store for hours with nothing but a receipt and what feels like your purpose for living guiding you to stay the path / see it through. And finally, the light at the end of tunnel- they open the doors and the real madness begins. You fight your way through. Literally hearling peers weighing more than twice your own weight out of the way just so you can get your beloved parcel that much faster, you finalize the purchase with the rest of the cost, all the while hearing the screams of sun and exercise deprived children fill the tense air behind you, you finally manage to avoid the angry mod on your way out of the store. You manage to navagate your way home on a pre-strategized route chosen for efficiency. The flinging of plasic can be heard throughout the house, and then you see a blur of the tray closing the game loading and a connecting to live message only to find out that right as your first game is about to start, and your life is about to be complete... Then, "IT" happens! the network freezes and there is absolutely nothing you can do but sit and wait for microsoft to fix the problem (either that or play the campaign mode...or fap).
Of course there is always the chance microsoft has taken the precautions they said they would and idiot proofed the launch date of the title, but mark my words, live's servers havent put up with the stress of that many people online at once before. Who knows if the nation will be crying in a pile of their own ecstacy laced orgasmic tears from playing the best game to date, or if there will be more suicides than on christmas. Happy holidays indeed.
This all is of course assuming that the game will live up to the ridiculously high standards which have been set for it, which is of course up in the air at this point anyway. Happy agaming and hopefully ill see some of you crazy kids on the 25th.