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Not all gamers buying Halo 3 Limited Edition packs received a scratched disc. Copies sent out to Australia apparently contained a cunningly hi-tech device to stop the disc from being damaged. A video on YouTube has revealed that packs distributed down under included a piece of plastic packaging foam in-between the game disc …


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  1. Frank Bough


    The was the single most fucking boring video I've ever watched.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    I got mine form Tescos and they serve the discs from customer service after you pay, they ask you to check it's not scratched and the disc is in a padded cd slip.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    RE: Hey!


  4. Chris Morrison

    RE: Hey

    Agreed....what weirdo makes a video that boring!

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    Disk replacement ?

    Wot's wrong with a good polish with the Brasso ?

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    It's all in the foam, man!

    I am flabbergasted that someone actually got off his ass for that midnight-launch. So. Ja.

  7. Adam Potts

    RE: Hey!

    ...I lasted about 27 seconds before my teeth disintegrated via gritting through the boredom. I don't even have a NHS dentist. Boring? Agreed!

  8. Malboeuf

    Think in legalese.....

    It's quite likely that someone already holds a patent on this stunning bit of technology, and it applies to the North American and European markets. In their brilliance, they most likely forgot that humans also occupy the southern hemisphere and so didn't bother to apply for rights below the equator.

  9. LaeMi Qian

    Likely the Australasian product...

    ...was packaged locally ('Locally' down here could mean SE-asia) and the packager used had a better grasp on QA than the packagers used for the European and Americo regions.

  10. Doc

    I can see it now...

    ...The Return of The Disk Part 2 coming to a youtube near you!!!

    Can't wait for that one!

    Aussie Doc

  11. Tim Bates

    Re: Likely the Australasian product...

    Probably was a different manufacturer... But it wouldn't surprise me if they all came out of China or somewhere like that.

    Just random luck saw the one delivering for Australia have some idea about physics.

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