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snuffy
11-16-2007, 12:03 PM
Get Halo 3 Free
No, we're not kidding.
EDIT: http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/835/835896p1.html

November 16, 2007 - If you buy an Xbox 360 before Dec. 21, Microsoft will send you a free copy of Halo 3, the company announced today.

According to the official Xbox web site, gamers who buy a new console between now and the deadline, sign up for a new Xbox Live account and register their systems with Microsoft will receive a copy of Halo 3 in their mailboxes.

The game will arrive by Jan. 18, Microsoft said.

The deal isn't combinable with other Microsoft offers or rebates and is limited to one submission per person.

Hear that? That's the sound of a million holiday wish lists exploding.

Akira
11-16-2007, 12:05 PM
Wow. :shock:

nihilance
11-16-2007, 12:05 PM
Woah. That's pretty awesome.

JoeE
11-16-2007, 12:05 PM
Wow, that's a great deal.

Albert
11-16-2007, 12:06 PM
That's especially a good deal if you get one of the X-Boxes with Marvel Ultimate Alliance and some racing game packed-on.

Akira
11-16-2007, 12:06 PM
btw, Link? Kotaku and Joystiq have nothing on this yet.

snuffy
11-16-2007, 12:07 PM
btw, Link? Kotaku and Joystiq have nothing on this yet.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/835/835896p1.html
Sorry, shoulda posted this in the first post.

JoeE
11-16-2007, 12:07 PM
Do you have a link for this?

nihilance
11-16-2007, 12:08 PM
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/835/835896p1.html
Sorry, shoulda posted this in the first post.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/h/halo3/promotions/buyxboxgethalo.htm?WText.campSrc=RSS&WText.camp=Games

JABSEN
11-16-2007, 12:08 PM
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/835/835896p1.html
Sorry, shoulda posted this in the first post.Direct Link. (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/games/h/halo3/promotions/buyxboxgethalo.htm?WText.campSrc=RSS&WText.camp=Games)

Cth
11-16-2007, 12:08 PM
Nice. That's one way to keep people from jumping to Call of Duty 4 and the sort :D

Fygar
11-16-2007, 12:08 PM
I came to post this exact same thing. Here's more info.

Here's How to Get Your Halo 3 Game

1. Buy an Xbox 360 console by December 21.
2. Connect to Xbox LIVE.
3. Register HERE with promotional code XBX7777, your new console serial number, and a valid mailing address.
4. And look for your copy of Halo 3 for Xbox 360 in your mailbox!

Get Halo 3 free. Buy your Xbox 360 today!
(*Online offer valid in the 50 United States, D.C., and all United States military bases with valid APO/FPO bases. Offer expires 23:59 hr (PST) December 21, 2007. You must purchase a new Xbox 360 system between November 21, 2007, and December 21, 2007, establish a new Xbox LIVE Account, then register on the promotion website on or before December 21, 2007. Hard drive, Windows Live™ ID, and high speed Internet access required for Xbox LIVE account. (See Xbox LIVE system requirements at www.xbox.com/live.) Limit: one offer submission per person. Xbox 360 Halo 3 game will be fulfilled through mail by January 18, 2008. Fulfillment requires a valid mailing address. Not combinable with other Microsoft offers or rebates. Proof of purchase required.)

snuffy
11-16-2007, 12:10 PM
I came to post this exact same thing. Here's more info.

Here's How to Get Your Halo 3 Game

1. Buy an Xbox 360 console by December 21.
2. Connect to Xbox LIVE.
3. Register HERE with promotional code XBX7777, your new console serial number, and a valid mailing address.
4. And look for your copy of Halo 3 for Xbox 360 in your mailbox!

Get Halo 3 free. Buy your Xbox 360 today!
(*Online offer valid in the 50 United States, D.C., and all United States military bases with valid APO/FPO bases. Offer expires 23:59 hr (PST) December 21, 2007. You must purchase a new Xbox 360 system between November 21, 2007, and December 21, 2007, establish a new Xbox LIVE Account, then register on the promotion website on or before December 21, 2007. Hard drive, Windows Live™ ID, and high speed Internet access required for Xbox LIVE account. (See Xbox LIVE system requirements at www.xbox.com/live.) Limit: one offer submission per person. Xbox 360 Halo 3 game will be fulfilled through mail by January 18, 2008. Fulfillment requires a valid mailing address. Not combinable with other Microsoft offers or rebates. Proof of purchase required.)
Show off.:wink:

Akira
11-16-2007, 12:11 PM
http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/835/835896p1.html
Sorry, shoulda posted this in the first post.

Cool. The fine print kinda sucks though:

(*Online offer valid in the 50 United States, D.C., and all United States military bases with valid APO/FPO bases. Offer expires 23:59 hr (PST) December 21, 2007. You must purchase a new Xbox 360 system between November 21, 2007, and December 21, 2007, establish a new Xbox LIVE Account, then register on the promotion website on or before December 21, 2007. Hard drive, Windows Live™ ID, and high speed Internet access required for Xbox LIVE account. (See Xbox LIVE system requirements at www.xbox.com/live.) Limit: one offer submission per person. Xbox 360 Halo 3 game will be fulfilled through mail by January 18, 2008. Fulfillment requires a valid mailing address. Not combinable with other Microsoft offers or rebates. Proof of purchase required)

No one getting the system on X-mas will qualify.

Fygar
11-16-2007, 12:13 PM
Show off.:wink:

But...but I already copied, I might as well paste right? RIGHT?!?

JoeE
11-16-2007, 12:14 PM
No one getting the system on X-mas will qualify.

Yes, that kind of sucks. Mommy and Daddy better pay attention to what they get the kids this year.

snuffy
11-16-2007, 12:24 PM
But...but I already copied, I might as well paste right? RIGHT?!?

I know, I know. In my haste, I just threw the info up without making it
nice and pretty. :)

Akira
11-16-2007, 12:35 PM
Yes, that kind of sucks. Mommy and Daddy better pay attention to what they get the kids this year.

yeah. it's a social engineering master stroke: gain great pr with the move but fix it so that the majority wont qualify for it.

nihilance
11-16-2007, 12:41 PM
yeah. it's a social engineering master stroke: gain great pr with the move but fix it so that the majority wont qualify for it.

Pfft. Parents aren't as stupid as you think. I got Boba Fett in the mail without even knowing he was available because my mom was on top of the free offer back then.

Magnum V.I.
11-16-2007, 01:45 PM
Good thing I used the Search Function :thumb:


This is a pretty kick ass deal.

Criden
11-16-2007, 02:09 PM
Woah. That's pretty awesome.

Amen!

Akira
11-19-2007, 05:02 AM
Update


Man, how good did that "free Halo 3" deal sound? I'll tell you. Too good to be true. If you check the source on the original post from Friday, you'll see the Bungie link broken. And we used the Bungie link because the Xbox.com one was broken. Figured it was just for maintenance or some glitch, but no, it was because they've gone ahead and changed the details of the offer. Or, more likely, they forgot to include perhaps the most necessary details when they first published them. Either or. End result's the same: the deal does not mean everyone gets a free copy of Halo 3 when you buy a 360. It means the four people still soldiering on with an old Xbox and an Xbox Live subscription on their old Xbox will get a free copy of Halo 3 when they upgrade to a 360. Just them. And only between November 21 and December 21. How very disappointing.
http://kotaku.com/gaming/halo-3/free-halo-3-deal-turns-sour-324151.php