PSA For Those Who Received Reach From The Beta Preview

#1 Posted by Afroman269 (7388 posts) -

The new title update for the game is going to render all of the discs that were sent during the update preview useless. Don't worry though, Microsoft should have sent you an email with a code to download Halo: Reach from Games on Demand. I guess the only real downside to this is that people who have limited HDD space and want to keep playing won't be able to. The game is 6.6 gigs.

#2 Posted by Knetic2341 (243 posts) -

Yup. Got mine. UNLESS I SELL IT!

#3 Posted by Juicebox (485 posts) -

@Afroman269: Still haven't got mine . Anyone know what do?

#4 Posted by Afroman269 (7388 posts) -

@Juicebox: I got mine in the past 6 six hours. Maybe wait a bit longer.

#5 Posted by InsidiousTuna (359 posts) -

It's crazy that they did this. They sent out discs for a firmware update beta. There was no reason to give this game away twice, but they did. Pretty cool of them. I was trying to think of some way to give the code away here on the forums, but I already offloaded it on a friend.

#6 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -

I wish I could play Reach without a disc.

#7 Edited by Enigma777 (6047 posts) -

If someone doesn't want their code, I'll gladly take it off their hands.

#8 Posted by HistoryInRust (6214 posts) -

Got my code. I actually think Microsoft did a great job handling this. Could have been a nightmare for them.

#9 Posted by Vexed (313 posts) -

Got the email earlier and thought it was a pretty cool thing for them to do. First they give me a free copy that allows me to sell my original copy, now I get the Lazy Man's version that I don't have to grab off the shelf to play. Woohoo =D

#10 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

Actually played a bit of the first mission today...so this is Halo then huh?

#11 Edited by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -
@Dany said:

Actually played a bit of the first mission today...so this is Halo then huh?

Yes and no. A lot about it is mad Halo (the way it's moves, the pacing of the combat, the overall universe), but it's definitely a departure from the other games in tone and storytelling. And I feel like it has the least interesting level design of any of them.
#12 Posted by Rudeboy217 (1760 posts) -

Hmmm, I wonder what I should do with my code.

#13 Posted by InsidiousTuna (359 posts) -

@rudeboy217: Come up with some neat way to give it away on the forums. People love free shit!

#14 Edited by Tru3_Blu3 (3151 posts) -

Awesome. Sold my Halo Reach and totally regretted it. Now I'm getting it back, with profit! :D

So you have had to play the beta to get the code, correct? Because I obtained no email yet... I just hope it's my impatience testing me.

#15 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

That is pretty great of them. Got my email a few hours ago!

#16 Posted by Afroman269 (7388 posts) -

@Tru3_Blu3: Oh sorry, the thread title might be a bit misleading. It's only for people who were in the dashboard update preview beta.

#17 Posted by MSFeather (16 posts) -

@InsidiousTuna: I like the way you think! ; )

I don't need my digital copy so I was asking a few of my friends over at Comic Vine last night what kind of contest I should hold. If you guys have any ideas or even want to co-host a contest with me so we can give away multiple copies let me know.

#18 Posted by InsidiousTuna (359 posts) -

@MSFeather: Send Vito a message. He's been giving games away in the GB forums for the past year. He'll probably be able to come up with something.

#19 Posted by mpdebo (75 posts) -

@HistoryInRust said:

Got my code. I actually think Microsoft did a great job handling this. Could have been a nightmare for them.

Indeed

#20 Posted by Juicebox (485 posts) -

I never got my code. And it fucking sucks because i bouth the 2 dlcs.

#21 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

I got my Code on Friday or so - debating what the hell to do with it. I don't think I like Halo: Reach enough to pay for the 6.8GBs of bandwidth it would cost to download - otherwise handled pretty well by MS

#22 Posted by Slaker117 (4835 posts) -
@SteamPunkJin: I would love you forever if I could have your code. I play Reach nearly everyday, and the concept of doing that without a disc is very appealing.
#23 Posted by SteamPunkJin (1286 posts) -

@Slaker117 said:

@SteamPunkJin: I would love you forever if I could have your code. I play Reach nearly everyday, and the concept of doing that without a disc is very appealing.

You love the game and want less wear and tear on your system. So you know what? Sure. Check your PMs, code will be waiting for ya. Give your copy to a friend or something, something cooler than selling it back to Gamestop anyway.

#24 Posted by Enigma777 (6047 posts) -
@Slaker117: I hate you! >:[ 
 
If any other kind soul has a spare code, I will do unspeakable things to have it! UNSPEAKABLE! 

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