GameStop Not Playing Around With Halo 3 Launch

gamestop1.gifFor 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.

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Matt

On September 11, 2007 at 4:31 pm

i doubt someone will open it by accident. they will probably keep all the Halo3 boxes in a separate place so it wont get mixed up with everything else.

Shizwinkle

On September 11, 2007 at 4:41 pm

“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.”

So…. just look for the boxes with coded stickers on them.

‘Oooops, I opened a box of WiiSims, glad I’m not going to get fired.’

Joelteon7

On September 11, 2007 at 5:01 pm

This game…”Halo”…being talked about a bit recently, isn’t it? :razz:

I don’t see what the fuss is with this one…shouldn’t they be doing this with all games anyhow?

Spartan-01

On September 11, 2007 at 9:48 pm

this has defanatly gone over the line, although the game is going to be the best game of the year. its gone way far with firing someone for just looking at the disk. anyways halo rules, and is better than call of duty 4, just saying.

Rollett

On September 12, 2007 at 2:51 am

Odd… i work at Gstop and didnt even see any such email… But we did get one saying we are to wrap them in Black plastic lol.