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Better Methods For Getting Into The Halo 3 Beta

The Gamerscore blog has a Microsoft press release explaining more reliable means for getting into the Halo 3 multiplayer beta, which begins this Spring. The first is to buy “Crackdown”, a game releasing on February 20 that is sort of a cross between Grand Theft Auto and the second Superman movie (watch the battle in Metropolis, you’ll see what I mean). If you buy the game, the game disc will act a key to unlock the beta.

The other way to get in is known as the “Rule of Three”, and it is a little more complicated. You have to have played at least three hours of Halo 2 on Xbox Live between February 1 and February 3, on an eligible console (one with a hard drive and Xbox Live subscription), be 17 years of age or older, and be one of the first 13,333 to register at halo

Of course, all those people who registered last month at didn’t waste their time; they just aren’t guaranteed a spot. I suspect there will be a lot of Halo fans renting Crackdown when the beta launches, and that February 1-3 is going to have a massive amount of deathmatching going on.

Other coverage:
Major Nelson

In other news, In-Fusio, a developer of mobile content and games, is suing Microsoft for breach of contract. In-Fusio obtained the rights to develop based on the Halo universe for mobile phones over a year ago, and released Halo Portal, application for Halo ringtones and wallpaper. However, In-Fusio has submitted four seperate game concepts for Microsoft approval, and all have been shot down, with little explanation why or feedback.

Here’s a theory: Microsoft doesn’t want to do a Halo mobile game, since it would suck, and they just want In-Fusio to stick to content downloads. That’s understandable, but I don’t get why no one properly explained that to In-Fusio 15 months ago?
(via Digg)

January 3rd, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | General, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox Live, Halo, Halo 3 | no comments
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