Microsoft Stores Becoming Competitive Multiplayer Hubs for Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary Launch

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If you're like me, you've yet to step into one of Microsoft's fine, fine retail emporiums. Nothing against ‘em, it's just that you can get everything online nowadays. Pizza. Liquid refreshment. That goes from online competition, too, but, Microsoft's going to be stocking its stores full of all three to commemorate the impending release of Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, a.ka. the re-master of the first Halo game


Next Monday at 10 p.m., fans will be able to go to one of thirteen Microsoft Stores to share in all sorts of Master Chief merriment, including pizza, Monster energy drinks and 16-player multiplayer matches. Select MS Stores in certain cities will be able to hang with guys from Rooster Teeth or members of the 343 Industries and Bungie development teams. You can register to attend via Facebook and once you show up in person, you'll be eligible to receive a Grunt plushie with a pre-order. Plushies, people. Plushies.

Halo: Anniversary launch party at Microsoft Stores [Facebook]

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The only one I've been to is the one at the Mall of America. I liked it - watched some guys play Fruit Ninja. I wish I could go there for this, but it's about 5 hours away.