Gamers picking up the Halo 3
Limited Edition on Wednesday might be in for a shock. A report suggests that the poor quality of the supposedly higher-class packaging is ruining the disc.
Forum poster Hooterville over on NeoGaf
"A friend just opened 3 copies of Halo 3 Limited Edition and with all three copies both disc were loose inside of the package and scratched to death.
"This Limited Edition has a piss poor plastic nub and foam pad disc holding design that is a major flaw and the discs pop off with ease."
Lest we suspect him to be an evil Sony fanboy determined to wreak havoc with Halo 3
's mammoth launch
, Hooterville also posted some pictures, which you can see to the right and below here, to prove his point.
SPOnG contacted Microsoft for some comment on the situation, but none was forthcoming at the time of press. It's possible that Microsoft doesn't care about this chap because he got his copies early
, but SPOnG's sure that's not the case.
This instance of damaged goods suggests one of three things: a bad batch of copies has gone out, and there will be multiple but not widespread problems; the problem is endemic to the packaging and they'll all be cause damage, or Hooterville's mate is just really unlucky with his three copies. In any case, SPOnG recommends opening yours before you leave the shop.
You can find out more about Halo 3
on SPOnG's dedicated game page