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Tuesday, August 17

How expensive is Halo again?

The Mystery Of The $US1250 Halo Reach Has Been Solved

I borrowed this from Kotaku cos I'm to lazy after learning the guitar riff to Dire Straits' Money for Nothing.   And before you kids ask, they were an awesome 80s band!

Why does Microsoft seem to be
selling Halo Reach over Xbox Live right now for $US1250? Answer from Microsoft: They’re not, and they don’t plan to sell Reach as a downloadable game.

The $US1250 version is for reviewers, a Microsoft spokesperson told Kotaku today and it’s not something anyone will have to or be able to pay for:

“We plan to provide a limited number of copies of ‘
Halo: Reach’ using the Games on Demand technology for media review purposes only. While we are thrilled to be able to take advantage of the technology to provide media with a more accessible and convenient review experience, there are no plans to launch ‘Halo: Reach’ to the public through [Xbox Live download service] Games on Demand.”

Microsoft used this technique with
Crackdown 2, providing reporters like me codes for the full retail game that were redeemable over Xbox Live prior to the game’s release. Crackdown 2 is not sold to regular Xbox 360 consumers through the Games on Demand Xbox Live shop. It is only sold on disc.

Of course Halo Reach will eventually get into the games on demand category for download to your Xbox - it happened with Halo 3 and I see know reason why it won't happen again. 
If you do want a copy of Halo Reach - get one sent to you by Almighty Amazon.

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