And now, a scene from Microsoft HQ:

Bill Gates: Listen, those Bungie guys are OK, and it's great having them on the softball team and all. But I think it's time we set them free.

Shane Kim: Yes, of course sir.

Bill: Let's let them get out there in the world, you know? Make that Pimps at Sea game they're always talking about. After all, Halo 3 only brought us in $170 million, that's like 10,000 Segways, that's nothing.

Shane: Actually sir, our most recent report is that the game made $300 million in its first week.

Bill: ... How late is Shackles, Chains and Beyond open?

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