Yes, I’ve put the controller down. But again this is only for a tea break and to fill those in who have sent me messages asking exactly how I came across Halo 3. Let me assure you of this: it is nothing to do with any of my contacts at Microsoft, they actually had a fit when I showed them my copy.
I have Spifford Bipton to thank for this exciting discovery. Early this morning, he happened to mention that whilst trawling the Eurogamer forums he stumbled across a thread saying that an Argos in his hometown of Burton-Upon-Trent had broken release dateand was selling Halo 3. Admittedly, you had to go through their website to find this out but it was indeed true.
As soon as I had reserved it online I then made the half-hour journey up to Burton and to its shopping precinct. Argos teased me slightly after taking nearly 15 minutes to find it but it was worth it when I was informed it was their last copy. How smug/relieved did that make me feel.
Anyway, that’s it. A broken release date, a forum finding and a lot of petrol burnt in my cross-country dashes. It’s been quite an exciting day.
Now, do excuse me; I’ve finished my bacon butty and have some Brutes to shoot. To the face, of course.