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Anybody attending any Seattle-area Halo 3 events?


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#1 RudyPants

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 05:05 AM

Just wondering - I live in Bellingham and wanted to know if anybody in Washington was planning on heading to Bellevue (Best Buy, I think) to score some schwag or dress up as Master Chief.

Any plans for Halo night?

#2 ryan838

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 06:37 AM

I'm seriously considering going to the launch event at the Bellevue Best Buy if I can get some friends to go and wait with me. I work from home on Tuesdays so I guess it won't be too bad staying out that late on a weekday. I won't be dressing up like Master Chief though.

#3 heavyd853

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:45 PM

I also might end up going to the midnight party score some free stuff, that is if I don't work too late that night.

#4 RudyPants

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 08:23 PM

I work in Burlington so I don't think I'll be making the trek, but if anybody goes please post in this thread and let me know how it goes. Maybe with some pictures as well to see how embarrasing it would have been if I had gone.

#5 xeno

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 05:31 PM

idk i f ill be there casue i kinda want to get a singed copy of the game at ebgames @ RTC
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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:26 PM

I move into my new house that day, but I am wrestling with myself if I am going or not. I may go and if the line is as long as I think it will be I'll just keep driving until I find a 7-Eleven, or a shorter line. But whoe knows there is still, 8 days to go.

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 02:14 PM

i think there is a 711 some where on 148th ST ,but im not 100% sure
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 10:43 PM

ok its tonight so whos going where? i might be gong to the BB launch then again i could have my copy signed by the bungie team idk
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#9 RudyPants

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 10:53 PM

I won't be there but I'll be at the Sunset EB games in Bellingham for anybody who's interested.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 12:41 AM

im gona swing by after i get my copy of halo 3 signed
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#11 RudyPants

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 05:36 PM

Did anybody go to the Bellevue event? How was it?

#12 EmeraldKing

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 04:27 AM

Ok, so I went to the Bellevue event. It sort of sucked for me, had to work and then I got there at about 10:15. There were about 300-400 poeple when I finally arrived and they gave out most of the stuff they said they would. Bungie & BB employees went up and down the line giving out hats, shirts, glowing molecule balls (nothing to do with Halo), pamphlets, the 4th Halo book "Ghosts of Onyx," and the Action clix figurines (though there were only about 20 of those).

After the line started to move I saw some of the people from the front with the fold up chairs, but i never saw anyone with the Halo edition Zune's, which is the only reason I went. When I got in the store they had a line that led us past the Halo 3 360's, Halo 3 controllers, the several different editions of the game (still couldn't beleive that I got a Legendary edition), and 360 pro's.

The only real negative thing I have to say about this and launches similar to it, is that the retailers and promo people never have a real idea of how to keep things ordered. They were simply throwing swag out willy nilly, and most if not all of the bigger ticket items went to really annoying a-holes to the front who were yelling at staffers to give them stuff. In addition, about forty people cut to the front within the last 40 minutes, same thing happened to me with the 360 launch two years ago.

I guess I expected them to hand out stuff to true fans of Halo (no offense to anyone else). Meaning I thought people would get rewarded for trivia queries, or interacting with people, maybe even a raffle. Eh, what do I know?!

All in all, satisfied I went, got a couple of hats and shirts, one set for my friend, and secured a Legendary edition. But I may just be getting too old for these types of events. I always seem to get the shaft becuase I am not the type of guy who cuts in line, yells at people who are doing their job or pushes others so I can catch a free piece of swag. Oh well, no more waiting in line for launches for me.