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Published on May 16th, 2007 | by Deejay Knight, Editor/Founder


Halo 3 Beta Downloads via Crackdown: FIXED!

It’s been a long day of waiting, but the time is upon us! If you were having problems grabbing the Halo 3 Multiplayer Beta from Crackdown, you’ll be happy to know that the problem has been fixed!

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Halo 3 Beta Downloads via Crackdown are fixed!

It’s been a long day for a lot of people but we’re happy to announce that effective immediately, a title update for Crackdown is available on Xbox Live that will fix the issue that previously prevented you from downloading the beta. The Microsoft team just deployed this fix and when you launch Crackdown you should receive a prompt to download the update.

Please note that it could take up to four hours for your console to receive this update based on various factors. However, the good news is that we’re in the clear and Halo 3 gameplay is just over the horizon.

We realize this has been a pain for many and an inconvenience at the very least. Given the circumstances, we’ve decided to extend the duration of the Halo 3 Beta from June 6th to June 10th at 11:59 PM PDT. So, you lost almost a full day of play today but to make up for it we’re tacking on four more days (and a weekend at that).

We apologize for the delay and hardships this issue has caused and hope that it quickly becomes a distant memory clouded by good times playing Halo 3 with your friends.

Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We’ll see you online!

So let me get this straight…

Gamers become pissed off at Bungie for a problem that wasn’t theirs. Bungie works with Xbox Live to get the problem corrected. Bungie then gives same pissed gamers another four days of gameplay…

Sounds like a deal to me! It seems Bungie might just have gained back all the animosity they garnered starting at, oh, say about 8am EST?

What are you waiting for?! See you online!

Halo 3 Beta Downloads via Crackdown are fixed [via]

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Deejay has been a gamer since the Atari 2600, has wrestled–and defeated–alligators with only his toes, and once aligned all the planets in the Solar System by uttering the words "Coo Coo Ka-Choo". In his sleep. He currently bides his time behind the scenes here at, streaming at and teaching.

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