Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The long-awaited launch of Halo 3 is upon us but there's a problem

'Halo 3' packaging scratches disks

By Jessica Mintz
AP Technology Writer

SEATTLE — Within hours after die-hard fans finally got their hands on a copy of "Halo 3," blogs brimmed with reports that special limited-edition packaging is scratching the video game disks.

Microsoft Corp., which owns the studio that makes "Halo 3," responded quickly on its Xbox Web site with details for a replacement program. Customers can fill out a form and send in their scratched limited-edition disks for a free exchange through the end of December.

A Microsoft spokesman and a member of the company's outside PR firm did not immediately respond to calls and e-mails from The Associated Press requesting more information.

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