Posted by: coolerbecky | September 1, 2010

Things to do on a Wednesday night: Halo Launch

If you’ve got nothing better to do this evening, why not head down to UTS tonight and take part in the launch of a new video game?

The Halo series is fairly famous for its massive product launches. Halo 3, for example, was preceeded by I Love Bees, one of the world’s most massive Alternate Reality Games. The latest installment of the series, Halo Reach, is going to be launched at UTS tonight at 7pm. This new first person shooter is set sometime after the events of some other game called Halo: Combat Evolved.

Despite all this fanfare, rumour has it that UTS is practically giving away the tickets, which isn’t surprising since the Halo series has become a little tired over the years. Much as I love Master Chief in all his SPARTAN glory, I get the sinking feeling that Halo Reach is going to be yet another game in the series that brings nothing new to the table and adds little to the current in-game storyline.

What I’m REALLY excited about is meeting Buzz Aldrin, who for some inexplicable reason, is going to be at the launch1! For those of you who are ignorant of astronautical2 history, Mr Aldrin is the second man to step on the moon. He was busy piloting the Apollo lander when Neil Armstrong got out and bounced around.

In any case, even if Halo Reach does turn out to be a massive disappointment, meeting Mr Aldrin will more than make up for any boredom I might suffer from a lackluster release of yet another cash-cow FPS.

See you at the launch!

The Halo Reach Launch
When: Wed 1 September, 2010, 7:00PM – 8:30PM.
Where: The Great Hall, UTS Sydney

2This is totally a word. For serious.

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