Sunday, September 23, 2007

Major Halo 3 Limited Edition Disc Issues Found


Microsoft’s latest blockbuster, Halo 3, isn't even officially released yet, but some lucky gamers have already managed to get their hands on a copy of the Limited Edition version. However, they have been finding a nasty surprise that will soon become widespread once the Halo 3 Limited Edition hits retail store this week: their brand new, $70, shiny discs are scratched up right out of the box.

What is the cause of this?

Despite charging an extra $10 for this limited edition, Microsoft failed to create an adequate spindle (the circular center in the middle of the case that holds the disc in place). Take a look at the cheap spindle Microsoft included to hold the Halo 3 disc in place:



Due to them wanting to save approximately $0.50 in, um, casing costs, Microsoft now has a major problem on their hands. According to many of the people that have received this version early (including 1up.com), their discs have fallen out of place in shipping while the box was still sealed and their discs ended up severely scratched.














Thankfully, this problem doesn’t effect the standard and Legendary editions of Halo 3 (as the discs to those come in standard DVD cases).All I can say is there’s going to be hordes of furious gamers who shelled out the extra cash for the Limited Edition version come launch day (and I’m now quite happy that I reserved the standard edition).


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6 Comments:

At 5:33 PM, Blogger FUNNYMAN said...

Plan on getting the regular version, so I am not worried about it.

 
At 4:05 AM, Blogger gnome said...

Still it frankly is ridiculous... I mean 70$ for a scracthed disk? Pah...

 
At 11:03 PM, Blogger FUNNYMAN said...

Will the people who bought the limited edition get a refund?

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger The Elderly said...

idiots!!! there were problems with disc scratching on the 360 as well all for want of $1 worth of plastic which would have eradicated the problem altogether... unbelievable... thanks for the tip...

 
At 12:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My kids saved up and recycled can and bottles for months, and bought our limited edition, but when we got it home, the disc's were blank Memorex CD-r. and now the store won't exchange it.

How can I let Bungee/Microsoft know that some one in their company stole the disc's and inserted a blank disc?

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger FUNNYMAN said...

Call Microsoft if there is a problem. They are replacing any scratched games. I don't know if they will replace your game if you got a blank disc, but try it and see what occurs.

 

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