GameStop Not Playing Around With Halo 3 Launch
For those hoping that one retailer out there might accidentally start selling Halo 3 early, you may want to scratch GameStop off your list. Recently an e-mail was sent to all GameStop and EB Games stores by the main office informing the employees that anyone who opens the boxes before the midnight launch will be fired on the spot, no matter if you’re a part-timer or the district manager; even if it’s an accident. Each version of the game will ship in boxes that don’t have the word “Halo” anywhere on them, but will have a sticker with some code item listed instead.
I can understand them not wanting to take any chances with the biggest gaming release of the year, but it does seem a bit much to say they’re fired even if it’s an accident. I could easily see someone who isn’t in the loop on the whole thing being like, “Well, better get this shipment of new faceplates (or whatever) on the shelves,” and then opening up the box to find Halo 3. The frenzy surrounding this game has already passed the “ridiculous” mark.