We wait for the Halo 3 (Boston edition): aka failure to launch

Don't see much in the picture above? Don't worry about it because there's nothing to see. Remember how there were those midnight Wal-Mart launches for Halo 3? Well apparently that didn't apply to the Wal-Mart in Walpole, Mass. Quick timeline of the events leading to midnight:
  • 11:43PM - Arrive to an almost empty parking lot at Wal-Mart.
  • 11:43:30 - Realize there is nothing going on here as I watch a woman cleaning inside.
  • 11:44 - Two guys pull up asking what's the deal with the midnight launch? Tell them it looks like it's not happening here.
  • 11:48 - Call up Ross who's apparently in a really great launch line waiting for his copy. Ask him if he can easily find a 7-Eleven on his internet-enabled phone that has a midnight launch. He can't hear me, but the two guys in the car know of a local store. It'll be a roll of the dice whether they're selling Halo.
  • 11:50 - Follow the two guys to the nearest 7-Eleven. That's at least where I hoped we were going.
  • 11:55 - Arrive at the local 7-Eleven and in a very awkward exchange that involves me pointing at the Slurpee machine and asking if they are selling, "The Halo 3." The clerk politely responds and laughs, "No, no, no, no."
  • 11:57 - Say goodbye to the two strangers who say they're off to bed. They say they'll just pick it up tomorrow morning.
  • 12:01AM - Standing in the empty 7-Eleven parking lot and accepting the fact that there won't be the Haloz tonight. Begin the drive home.
So, what's the point of this post? Did you try and get a copy of the game tonight and have no luck? Share your stories below.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.