Friday, September 28, 2007

"Halo 3" story in Biz section.

Local retailers report strong sales for ‘Halo 3’
A ‘Halo 3’ guide book and the game are displayed at Best Buy. Along with the game, players can also buy Halo game consoles and controllers. Photo: Kevin Qualls/The Anniston Star

“Halo 3,” one Internet spoof video contends, will cure cancer and end hunger, among other world improvements.

The game wraps up the trilogy of a sprawling science-fiction story starring the character Master Chief, a superhuman soldier. It also has a battle mode, where players can fight each other online.

Microsoft racked up $170 million worth of sales in the U.S. during the first 24 hours of the game’s release Tuesday. They called it “the biggest entertainment launch in history.”

But is the “Halo 3” living up to its own hype by meeting the expectations of retailers and area gamers?

For the most part, yes, they say.

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