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Halo 3 is so unofficially gold

For the past few weeks Microsoft and Bungie employees have been spotted online playing a near final build of Halo 3 called Epsilon, but now it looks like Epsilon is through and the final build is out. This weekend, Bungie's very own Frankie was spotted playing Halo 3 online, but not the typical Epsilon build ... it was simply titled "Halo 3". If you check out Frankie's gamercard you'll notice that the game icon and achievements are achievable (although not viewable) leading us to believe that he was playing the final Halo 3 build and that the game has gone gold.

No official Halo 3 gold status announcement has been made yet, but with less than a month before release the timing seems about right. We'll keep an eye on Frankie's gamercard for any new Halo 3 revelations, because we're a tad obsessed with Halo and because we need to practice our stalker skills.

[Thanks, to everyone who sent this in]

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1. Heh "omg wtf bbq"

Posted at 11:57AM on Aug 27th 2007 by Stupidiot

2. I just hope this doesn't get Frankie in trouble

Posted at 12:01PM on Aug 27th 2007 by footlong!

3. Stalker! Halo 3 is less than a month away woohoo!

Posted at 12:01PM on Aug 27th 2007 by TORO

4. YAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is like when everyone in the Galaxy was cheering and the Ewoks were dancing at the end of Return of the Jedi !!

Let us celebrate in anticipation !!

You guys are all awesome !! TORO, DJ, and everyone else who has always maintained a positive and humorous attitude throughout this very aggravating wait...

It has been a pleasure posting with you !

My Xbox live... is Gold

My Halo 3 edition 360... is Gold

And now My Halo 3... is Gold

Congratulations and thanks to Microsoft, Bungie, Eric Nylund, All the guys here at X3F, The Fans and Spartan 117 for leaving me excited and completely content with all of your efforts !

Your GF might bitch...

Your Team might lose...

But your games will always be there for you...



Brian Fontez

[email protected]

Posted at 12:29PM on Aug 27th 2007 by Fontez

5. although fontez may have blown it out of proportion just a LITTLE bit, i think he's right. this IS a time to celebrate. our beloved game is complete.

Posted at 12:53PM on Aug 27th 2007 by a ham sandwich

6. What I want to know is once the game has gone gold how long until the first copy hits torrent sites. Also curious how much earlier torrents will have it available before it hits retail shelves.

Some guys I worked with had Crackdown what seems to be 2-3 weeks before I was able to buy my retail copy.

Posted at 1:08PM on Aug 27th 2007 by Neon Jebus


Posted at 1:15PM on Aug 27th 2007 by Krusty

8. Wow Fontez, that was the most positive suicide note I have ever read.

Isn't it a bit early for Halo 3 to "go gold"? 30 days before it hits the shelves? Well, I guess if they are anticipating it selling 2 million copies the first day, they need a jump start on it.

Any bets on it being leaked out prior to Sept. 25th? Dirty French...

Posted at 1:17PM on Aug 27th 2007 by Grindstone

9. LOL your posts are always entertaining Fontez, pleasure posting with you. You did some nice ownage on that stupid ass Dante guy, I didn't bother posting, I know the X3F community had their waaambulance into effect.

Posted at 1:27PM on Aug 27th 2007 by TORO

10. OMG What a LUCKY person...

Posted at 1:35PM on Aug 27th 2007 by ChiefQ8

11. Grindstone... You are an IDIOT...


Gold is the term used for signifying that a product on disc form is complete...


Ok everyone can continue with the celebration !! YAY !!

[email protected]

Posted at 2:12PM on Aug 27th 2007 by Fontez

12. As long as they have time to make enough Legendaries to fullfill my order I don't really care when it goest gold.

But it must have by now, Shirley.

Posted at 2:46PM on Aug 27th 2007 by mattclarkie

13. is shirly your gf?

Because I'm pretty sure it's spelt SURELY lol

Just teasing you buddy... But Grindstone is still stupid... lol

Posted at 3:55PM on Aug 27th 2007 by Fontez

14. I cannot belive the wait is almost over!

Well, ccc, Zues The God, and Dante its been fun now you all can go suck a fat one!

Fontez its been fun. I enjoyed reading all youre posts. Oh, and if i was wondering if youre 360 problem is taken car of if so send me an E-mail and ill send you my gamertag.

See all you on line on September 25th!

Posted at 4:14PM on Aug 27th 2007 by Who Flang Poo

15. Ditto buddy !

And just so everyone knows...

The cool way to officially offend someone one now is by telling them to "Go Fuck a Grunt"


Poo... E-mail me [email protected]

Posted at 4:35PM on Aug 27th 2007 by Fontez

16. This is the biggest game releasing this year they need to print and press all the discs and packaging and getting everything organized by next month. I have been told by someone who works at Microsoft that as soon as the epsilion was over they would spend 2 days finishing it up and then it will go gold. Epsilion was to be a 2-3 week beta so its probably done and frankie is playing the final build on his debug 360 connected to his retail xbox live not his PartnerNet account.

Posted at 5:35PM on Aug 27th 2007 by Ammika13

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