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September 24, 2007

Albany--  Late Monday night, video game enthusiasts all over the United States were awaiting the release of a highly-anticipated game. Albany is no exception.

It was quite the scene at the Albany Mall a little before ten Monday night. There was fun and frenzy as video game fans battled it out on 61 inch televisions. They played Halo 2 while counting down until the release of Halo 3 at midnight.

The X-Box game is expected to break records by selling more games in one day than any other in history. The current record is held by Spider-Man 3 at $151 million.  

"Halo 3 is pretty much the most anticipated game since games began pretty much. I know that's a lot to say but even lots of conventions have been saying that and it's supposedly the final chapter in the Halo series," said Brian Brandon with Babbage's.

The game is centered around a Marine's quest to save humanity from aliens. The anticipation has been high here in Albany.

Before the release, Babbage's already had more than 300 reservations to buy the Halo 3 game.  They cost at least $60 and go to $130 for the legendary issue.

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