Wal-Mart has opened a special page
designed just for the Halo 3
launch. It appears Wal-Mart will be open for a midnight launch (those that aren't already 24-hour stores) with a designated Halo 3
checkout lane and dog tags. The website also allows you to send emails to your friends telling them the specific Wal-Mart to rendezvous at. And also, despite how evil Wal-Mart is, we believe them when they say there'll be plenty of copies in stock.
Although we prefer the sexy cool points of walking into a 7-Eleven at 12:01 to just get a copy of Halo 3 and a Slurpee
, we can't help but think something will go wrong; however, wandering into a Wal-Mart at 12:01 seems like a guaranteed win -- even if we must mix with the plebeian. Following yesterday's announcement of festivities
by Microsoft for the Halo 3
launch, we wouldn't be surprised if a couple more mega-corps announced special Halo 3
launches. BTW, if McDonalds announces that their midnight drive-thrus will be open and selling Halo 3
-- they win.