Halo 3 Limited Edition May Be Very Limited

Halo 3 Limited Edition May Be Very Limited

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Buyers of the Halo 3 limited edition may find their game play experience very limited indeed.

One of the gaming community's most vociferous and voluminous message boards, the NEOGAF forums, has sounded off with several warnings that the packaging of the limited edition may be ruining game discs.

Priced at $70, it comes packaged in a tin case. Apparently, the tab mechanism used to keep the disc in place is insufficient, causing the disc to come loose during shipping and handling.

GameDaily confirmed the problem, saying it "received its own limited edition copy of Halo 3 on Saturday and we can confirm that both the main game disc and the bonus disc were loose in the tin and covered in tiny scratches."

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The review copy recieved by The Escapist (at left) was similarly afflicted.

The standard edition ($60) and legendary edition ($130), which do not use the same packaging design, appear unaffected.

Gamespot and Microsoft have not commented on the matter to GameDaily.

Source: Gamedaily

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I can confirm this as well. The copy The Escapist received was similarly damaged. Story updated with scratch-a-riffic pics.

Oh man, such a letdown for many. :/ I guess they'll make it right, but more waiting for some. I'm glad my review copy is a standard retail version (with the promo covers, though).

I can shed a little more light on this.

I work for a Electronics retail chain in New Zealand and we received our game stock last Friday. All but one of our Limited Edition tins had loose game discs. After a call to Head Office, we found that it was a worldwide manufacturing fault with the tin designs. Microsoft basically said (unofficially) that due to the way the disc was authored the scratches shouldn't affect the game at all, but in the very slim chance it did take it back to your retailer and they'd replace it... if they had any stock left.

Me, I got the Legendary Edition so no problems for me ^^

that rly gay i meen you buy someting new and expensif and its alredy scratch. it work ya but when you buy someting new you whant the dam ting new and not like it was preplay.

Thats a shame, there you go, merry Christmas from Microsoft.

jilas:
that rly gay i meen you buy someting new and expensif and its alredy scratch. it work ya but when you buy someting new you whant the dam ting new and not like it was preplay.

OW! What the hell man, read the posting guidlines please. I'm sure there's something against that.
Anyuerism aside:

Isn't it odd that Microsoft keeps releasing faulty products and it always takes them a little while to admt the problem?

jilas:
that rly gay i meen you buy someting new and expensif and its alredy scratch. it work ya but when you buy someting new you whant the dam ting new and not like it was preplay.

haha LOLZ! my dwonloaded vrsion haven't no scratches!!1!

 

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