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Pricing, date announced for Special Edition Xbox 360; UK and European qualifiers announced for Championship Gaming Series.

Microsoft announces UK date and pricing for Halo-themed 360
Bungie's Halo 3 is one of the most anticipated titles of 2007, and it's set to arrive in the UK on September 26. Microsoft has today announced that a special edition of its Xbox 360 console will arrive in stores on the same day.

Retailing at £279.99 (£30 more than the standard Pro console, which has had its price reduced to £249.99 from August 24), the console will have a "Spartan green and gold finish" and will come along with a Halo 3 special editions of the wireless controller, 20GB hard drive, and wired headset. Halo 3 special edition gamer pics and themes will also be available as an exclusive download via Xbox Live.

UK and European qualifiers for Championship Gaming Series announced
The new Omega Sektor in Birmingham, which is Europe's largest gaming venue, is set to play host to the UK and European qualifiers of the first season of the Championship Gaming Series.

The event, taking place between September 20-23, will be open to the public, and sign-ups are open now on www.thecgs.com. The winning two UK teams will take part in the UK Final on September 26-28 in London, and the competition will be televised on Sky One and Sky Two.

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26 comments
fowad555
fowad555

Man, it would have been nice as all of you have said that the halo 3 special editon should come with the halo 3 wireless controllers a bigger HDD, also should have included wireless networking, motion sensing controller. All in all, the 360 is an awesome system but would be better with thses tweaks for a $100 more...... Does anyone know if the halo 3 xbox 360 has hdmi 1.3?

matheusclifton
matheusclifton

what? it doesnt even a better HDD, plus its bogey green. why would anyone buy it? but the wireless halo 3 headset looks pretty awesum, but it doesnt even come with this 360, wtf

Shinedown220
Shinedown220

That console is fugly! Not to mention a rip.

Pete5506
Pete5506

Ya 120 g would be better

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

it'll sell out faster then you thibnk people

LisaKickAsS
LisaKickAsS

they shouldve put in a 120 gig harddrive and a wireless headset

ganon92
ganon92

It does have HDMI yes.

darthzew
darthzew

Good for them! I'm not English... wish I was though...

Riamo_10
Riamo_10

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!! WIRED HEADSET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'll stick to buying my Pro not this money gauge of a console that cost $40 more for just some fancy picture!

GuyinSocks
GuyinSocks

There was no reason to leave out the 120Gb HDD and wireless headset. Just a dumb move. Although it was kinda neat to see the Bungie staff playing on one at the Seattle H3 demo the other night.

okassar
okassar

Meh,the Halo 3 360 isn't that bad,I just thing it would be a hit if it included a 120 GB hard-drive Edition like the Elite is AND also had an edition with Halo 3 designs on it(like the limited-edition H3 controllers),not to mention a copy of Halo 3,which everyone is going to buy anyway.I think the Elite in particular would sell ALOT this fall,why not get HDMI,120 GB,and a sleek black finish for around $100 more?

BringTheBlood
BringTheBlood

To An_Fangs Endes I agree that bungie should have designed the H3 360, its nothing special right now and theres really no point in spending the extra money for it. Its just a different color.

Delongman
Delongman

I see world record sales... do you see them?

PotatoSan
PotatoSan

The Halo3 edition 360 is strange looking. I wouldn't say it's completely ugly, though. Sometimes, slightly ugly looking things can look cool in a weird way (like cars).

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

Just get the Elite and the game...

lizardkingjavi
lizardkingjavi

Since when is scaring small children a bad thing?

Sam_Lowery
Sam_Lowery

The green 360 is good as a collectors edition, but it should have included Halo 3 so that the people waiting to get a 360 until Halo 3 comes out could get it all in one package.

Fjackel
Fjackel

The annoying thing about this, it doesnt come with a big hd like the elite(which i own) im a big fan of halo wish i could get this but i'm not gonna get this, my cousin though was gonna buy an xbox 360 lately but his mom stopped him and told him to wait(which was a smart idea considering the fact that micrsoft dropped the price) but then my cuz told me and i told him about the new halo 3 360, so hes gonna get it now

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

They seriously should have let Bungie design the H3 360; that one as it is scares small children :?