The time is almost upon us to finish the fight and today Microsoft announced the official details for their plans around the Halo 3 launch. Microsoft is calling it the "Unite to Fight" events. The most prominent thing that everyone can enjoy is from Sept. 25-27 everyone will automatically have Xbox Live Gold membership sponsored by Best Buy -- meaning you can play online with (or against) friends regardless of their Xbox Live membership.

There will be four major Halo 3 launch events in:
  • New York City – Best Buy, 529 5th Ave, New York, NY, 10017
  • Seattle – Best Buy, 457 120th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98005
  • Los Angeles – Gamestop, 1000 Universal Studios Blvd, Universal City, CA 91608
  • Miami – Circuit City, 8575 Northwest 13th Terrace, Miami, FL 33126
You can check out more details at X3F. For those who just want their damn copy of the game without all the pomp and circumstance, remember you can just stop by 7-Eleven at midnight for the game and a Slurpee, or the "over 10,000 stores [which] will be open to sell Halo 3 in the biggest entertainment launch in history." Remember, the Halo 3 launch has lofty goals to attain.

[Via X3F]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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