you can still get a copy of halo 2!!!

monday night, several area stores stayed open until midnight to satisfy game player’s obsession for the game. now most of those stores have completely sold out, resulting in a halo 2 shortage. over 1.5 mm presale orders were fulfilled, and microsoft raked in over $100 mm in sales on opening day. the games industry strives to rival other hollywood categories, such as movies and television and the success of halo 2 gives them a major win.

i did however find out the best buy in tysons has copies, so run there as fast your can!

Tysons Corner VA
8027 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182-2704
Phone: 703-848-7440
Hours: Mon-Sat 10:00am-10:00pm
Sun 10:00am-7:00pm

11 Comments so far

  1. Matthew (unregistered) on November 10th, 2004 @ 10:08 pm

    Halo 2, while a good game, pales in comparison to other similar first-person shooters available for the PC. The only reason why people get excited about games like these is simply because they haven’t played a similar game on the PC.

    A PC can deliver better graphics, more precise controls, a wider selection of games, better multiplayer options, and in addition, PC games drop in price rather quickly after they’re released.

    The argument of console vs. PC will never end. Hard-core gamers love their PCs and everyone else loves their consoles. But make no mistake about it, there are a plethora of better games than Halo 2 out there. If you need somewhere to start, check out Half Life 2 next Tuesday.


  2. Derek (unregistered) on November 11th, 2004 @ 8:02 am

    But you’re forgetting – thanks to MTV, Xbox and Halo 2 are “cool”.

    Here’s a nice illustration:

  3. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on November 12th, 2004 @ 2:12 pm

    Dude, screw computers, where you need a new one every 3 months to keep up with the gaming tech. My X-box still looks gorgeous (more so with the HDTV kit) after 3 years!

    Narni, we so need to have a Halo 2 party thingy. I’m totally there.

  4. Jason (unregistered) on November 17th, 2004 @ 9:00 am

    Halo 2, IMHO is a good game, regardless that it’s on a console. There are very many of us “non-hardcore” gamers who prefer a console over a computer. Why? Because computer’s are a hell of a lot more complicated, you have to get new graphics cards, new processors etc etc all the time to play the newest hot game. This isn’t even touching on money. I am very very broke. $150.00 XBox = affordable, $1500.00 gaming computer != affordable. And how about comfort? I know, personally, I’d rather be sitting on a couch, or a recliner, away from my screen, sitting comfortably, while having fun, rather than hunched over a keyboard 2 inches from the screen.

    Halo 2 is for us people who like fun over serious “hardcore” gaming. I doubt anyone thinks its “cool” and got it for that reason. And if they did, well, shame on them. I got it because its fun, plain and simple. Which is what gaming is all about.

  5. Matthew (unregistered) on November 18th, 2004 @ 11:28 am

    Jason, don’t spread stereotypes about PC gaming. No, it doesn’t take $1,500 to build a “gaming computer,” and no you don’t have to use it just for gaming. Computers are a tool that everybody uses on a daily basis. One of the benefits of PC gaming is that it can be enjoyed on fast computers and slow ones too. Most people have a computer that’s FAST enough to play games, they just don’t have a 3d video card, which can be purchased for less than $100. Even at that cost, you’ll have better graphics than an XBOX, GC, or PS2. And I don’t sit two inches from my screen either. I play alot of sports/racing games alone and with friends, and I use a PC controller (out of 20 or 30 models to choose from) to do it.

    I hope you had fun with Halo 2, because it was only about a 10 hour game. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying Half-Life 2, which IMOH is the best first-person-shooter (Same category as Halo2) ever created. It offers over 20 hours of gaming at the same cost as Halo 2.


  6. narni (unregistered) on November 18th, 2004 @ 5:04 pm

    one thing to be said about half-life 2 is the ability to digitally download the game. no waiting in lines or midnight releases. cheaper than in-store and you can upgrade to silver or gold and get counter-strike and all sortsa fancy stuff.

    the u.s. is slowly catching up w/asia. i can’t believe xbox live isn’t pushing this more…

  7. Matthew (unregistered) on November 18th, 2004 @ 9:42 pm

    I just realized this…Narni you’re female? And a gamer? I forgive your shameless Halo2 posting…post all you want about video games. We need more female gamers, ahhaha. And you know about Half-Life 2? Good deal.

    I used to coordinate LAN parties back at Purdue…I actually had one female gamer every now and then.


  8. narni (unregistered) on November 19th, 2004 @ 1:34 pm

    ha, i know female gamers are few and far between — at least in a public capacity — so thanks for your support. in any case, don’t judge my posting based on gender…if you want to voice a different opinion, by all means, let her rip. for a lively discussion on women gamers and women in gaming, check out the the igda’s women_dev forum.

  9. Jason (unregistered) on November 23rd, 2004 @ 11:21 pm

    Heya, I’m not speaking badly about computer gamers, it’s cool to me. I’m just saying, that for a lot of people its too much hassle, and its less comfortable.

    That being said, I couldn’t care less about the 1 player Halo 2 game, I never played the first Halo besides at parties, and I haven’t played this one besides online, to me its a multiplayer game, and thats it hehe :)

  10. Geoff (unregistered) on December 1st, 2004 @ 11:04 pm

    Who cares about Halo 2 when we have World of Warcraft?

    My three cents

  11. narni (unregistered) on December 7th, 2004 @ 5:17 pm

    and yet i’m so disappointed with everquest 2…

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