Halo 3 after launch party

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Well last night was the official Halo 3 post launch party which was held at the Partyhouse at the Dome in Northgate. At the same time the Parlotones also released their latest album.

What an awesome evening, I actually got classed as media and was allowed to go to all the VIP areas and get free booze which was awesome :). I met a lot of the local gaming community guys and some really interesting people who work in marketing. That seems to be an awesome job, but I guess when you are forced to go to all the parties the novelty wears off quickly.

I managed to hook up with our local rhythm expert BlueCollar, It’s always strange meeting online personalities in the flesh as they rarely look as expected.

All the consoles were occupied last night and Halo 3 seemed to have snagged quite a few more fans. Master Chief also made an appearance and was subsequently stuck in a box for ages so that everyone could gawk at him. What a job.

Unfortunately the really big bouncer stopped me leaving with that 46″ Plasma but I did manage to get two magnetic pin badges… Yes contain your excitement please.

Obviously the subject of local Xbox live came up as it always does these events, nothing new came out though. Our local guys really really want it here but Microsoft head office are not that interested.

Last Updated: September 28, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Ruslan

    Nice. So you are still recovering this morning prior to your arrival at the Rage X360 LAN?

  • LazySAGamer

    I think recovering could be an overstatement, I think I am still drunk 😉

    Unfortunately I cannot make it to the LAN this year as I have a bachelors tomorrow and I am looking after my angels today while the wife goes to the kitchen tea thing…

    I am going to hopefully pop past on Sunday…

    //Sorry for not staying and chatting the other night Ruslan I had to rush off, are you going to be at rAge on Sunday?

  • abe

    Just wanted to mention that my brand dressed the parlotones,
    woot woot, GO VERTIGO!

  • LazySAGamer

    @abe, hey that’s awesome… so were you there as well or did you not want to sully yourself with Xbox 360 stuff 😉

  • abe

    Im based in Capetown, this was in Joburg wasnt it?
    When I say my brand, I dont actually own it, Im just the graphic artist for this brand among other, so in creative essence its mine 🙂

  • PillsburyDeeBoy

    “Our local [Microsoft] guys really really want it here but Microsoft head office [World] are not that interested.”

    Finally, some honesty. This is what I’ve said since before even the petition. Has anyone seen that Halo multiplayer map? Anyone else notice how insignificant that little dot over Joburg is compared to everywhere else…? Now, I ask, why, from a business perspective, would Microsoft want to commit resources to SA?

  • LazySAGamer

    @Pillsbury, which is why I still advocate piling the pressure on, we need to become annoying enough for the US just to give in 😉

  • doobiwan

    PDB, they will eventually, we’re on the list.

    Sort of like Government housing . . .

  • @ doobiwan, that’s an awesome way to phrase it.

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