I know I’m a bit late to the game on this one, but I did in fact pick up Halo 3 at the Microsoft company store the day it came out ($25!). I got home, popped it in to my Xbox 360 that I had bought a few weeks ago (in anticipation of Halo’s release) and played through the first few levels. My first few thoughts are it’s pretty good and lives up to the hype. It looks stunning at 1080 on my LCD and the Theater mode really lets you appreciate the graphics quality and the draw distance the game has. One of my good friends bought an Xbox specifically to play the game and saw a few people in line at Best Buy doing the same thing. The inital sales reports say it rung up over $170m in the first 24 hours. Not bad for a game where you play a genetically modified human being on a quest to save man-kind.