Just for fun:
As most of the game-playing world knows, today was the day the Halo 3 beta was supposed to be unleashed on a large portion of the general public.
Seeing as Microsoft is [*the* software company in this market](http://www.shacknews.com/extras/2007/051407_shane_kim_3.x), you would’ve expected this launch to go lightning smooth. Instead, 5AM PST came and went and the download buttons stayed unlit. Gamers nervously waited, reassuring themselves that it was coming in just a few seconds.
Seconds turned into minutes.
Minutes turned into hours.
And then, the gaming portions of the Internet melted. Thousands of workdays that were taken off went to waste. Messages boards filled up with image macros and flamewars over whether or not this was worth crying over.
My feeling is that it’s definitely worth crying over – because if they didn’t, what would we have to laugh at?
Friends, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find the most pathetic, most whiny, most emo-tastic response any single gamer has had to the Halo 3 beta getting delayed. Once found, feel free to place a link in the comment section here, where I will be more than happy to add it to this post.
The winner gets the glory. And glory counts for a lot in my book.
I’ll get you started. Here’s video on YouTube of a kid entering and exciting the download menu on Crackdown for a straight minute. No sound, no commentary, just menu refreshing. (The comments are particularly enjoyable, with things like “BUNGIE FUCK U CANT TRUST EM FUCK!!!!”.) Anyhow, the video: