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It’s Halo 2 Night!

No self-respecting Xbox gamer would have missed that tonight’s the night!

Aussies – by virtue of our timezone being 17 hours ahead of Redmond – and Kiwis (2 more hours ahead of us) get their first crack at Halo 2 tonight.

Expectations aren’t so much high as stratospheric nay, lunar! Can it live up to the hype?

So far:

So, in just under one short hour, the folk queueing outside EB will be walking away with a little piece of gaming history in their hands.

I’ll be firing up the Xbox for a game of Live sometime after midnight, to see how it plays. It had better be good!

Back On The PC – In The Land Of The High Res Monitor, there are also some treats just arrived or coming:

  • Half-Life 2 is almost here (with a metacritic score only slightly lower than Halo 2 at the moment), Steam subscribers get it the instant the clock ticks over* (don’t know how the time zone stuff shakes out though…)
  • the Joint Operations expansion pack Escalation is due at about the same time (plus going to the store to buy it)
  • Tribes:Vengeance is already out there (and I’m really tempted to go get it)…

It looks like it’s shaking out to be a really good year’s end for games!

Happy sigh.