Exclusive Halo 3 hoodies at TechEd Australia 07

Halo 3Even for someone like myself who’s never played the Halo story or own an Xbox to do so, I can’t help but not get excited by Halo 3. Halo has changed gaming like how Lord of the Rings changed film-making – continuously setting new standards for graphics, gameplay and storytelling with each release. No doubt Halo 3 will set even higher standards with a bang.

As we approach the not-too-distant release date in September, it’s no surprise to see the merchandise trickling out to juice this sucker one last time, and rightly so they deserve to. So far we have everything from the special edition Xbox 360 with an interesting color palette, X360 faceplates, controllers, headsets, books, comics and even the Zune. Bungie of course also have some merchandise of their own, clothing included, but none of them beats what came out of Microsoft Australia today.

Halo 3 hoodie

As announced on the TechNet Australia blog, they will be giving away 50 limited-release Halo 3 hooded jumpers to some very lucky TechEd Australia attendees. To be eligible to win, you will have to put your hand up to become a walking billboard, but that’s nothing compared to the eBay value of this treat. I have been told this are exclusively made for TechEd by the Xbox team in Australia, so you won’t be seeing this ever again.

Compared to the other Halo 3 hoodie they have at the official Bungie store, the Australian one kicks ass like Master Chief. I’m going to put my hand up to plaster myself all over with TechEd stickers, I need a new hoodie. πŸ˜€

13 insightful thoughts

  1. “Compared to the only available Halo 3 hoodie they have at the official Bungie store, the Australian one kicks ass like Master Chief. I’m going to put my hand up to plaster myself all over with TechEd stickers, I need a new hoodie. :D”

    Don’t!! When I used to work there, I always used to nick stuff – pens, pencils, mousemats, mice, post-it-notes, notepads, drinks bottles, all kinds of crap. The clothing range however… I always stayed well clear of that. Who the hell wants a Windows Live branded hat to wear around?

    If you want a new hoodie, just go and buy one you really like :)

  2. @Zack: I would only wear merchandise when it’s cool looking and without any obvious branding, like the one above.

  3. Well I’m surprised it doesn’t have in great big lettering “MICROSOFT” written across the back πŸ˜› Seems they’ll do anything to get free advertising nowadays πŸ˜‰

  4. Crikeys Zack, you tell us you nicked all this stuff and then complain about all the branding on it?! fair go… Some of us dream of promo “free stuff”. If only the tight-ass beancounters had stumped up for my TechEd application ( and i didn’t spend all my money on my damn house), I’d be fully stickering up for the Hoodie as well. My only lament is that I bet whoever gets them is probably not a Halo fan and ends up eBaying them anyway..

  5. The sad thing Is I will be flying back to Brisbane from Hong Kong on the 6th and then I fly to Newcastle on the 7th… I would really love one of these exclusives but I dont know where to go and what I have to do to get one….

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