“Halo 3” Launch Image Gallery

Jim Cush, of Babylon, N.Y., dressed as Master Chief, the hero of the video game "Halo 3," waits in line with other fans to be among the first to purchase the game outside Best Buy in Manhattan, Monday, Sept. 24, 2007.

Jim Cush, of Babylon, N.Y., dressed as Master Chief, the hero of the video game “Halo 3,” waits in line with other fans to be among the first to purchase the game outside Best Buy in Manhattan, Monday, Sept. 24, 2007.

September 23, 2007

Hip-hop artist Ludacris (center) is on hand to celebrate the launch of “Halo 3” for Xbox 360 with the game's hero, Master Chief, and Darnell Jefferson (right) one of the first recipients to receive the game at midnight in New York, Sept. 25.

Hip-hop artist Ludacris (center) is on hand to celebrate the launch of “Halo 3” for Xbox 360 with the game’s hero, Master Chief, and Darnell Jefferson (right) one of the first recipients to receive the game at midnight in New York, Sept. 25.

September 23, 2007

New York Giants football players Osi Umenyiora (left) and Kawika Mitchell challenge each other in an on-screen battle during a "Halo 3" preview party at Best Buy in Manhattan, Monday, Sept. 24, 2007.

New York Giants football players Osi Umenyiora (left) and Kawika Mitchell challenge each other in an on-screen battle during a “Halo 3” preview party at Best Buy in Manhattan, Monday, Sept. 24, 2007.

September 23, 2007

Jim Cush, of Babylon, N.Y., dressed as Master Chief, the hero of the video game "Halo 3," waits in line with other fans to be among the first to purchase the game outside Best Buy in Manhattan, Monday, Sept. 24, 2007.

Jim Cush, of Babylon, N.Y., dressed as Master Chief, the hero of the video game “Halo 3,” waits in line with other fans to be among the first to purchase the game outside Best Buy in Manhattan, Monday, Sept. 24, 2007.

September 23, 2007

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates (right) presents a copy of Halo 3 to the first fan in line, Ritesh David, at midnight, Sept. 25 in Bellevue, Wash.

Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates (right) presents a copy of Halo 3 to the first fan in line, Ritesh David, at midnight, Sept. 25 in Bellevue, Wash.

September 23, 2007

After waiting in line for more than 24 hours, Uchendu Nwachukwu,(left) and Darnell Jefferson (right) react to receiving the first copies of the video game “Halo 3” from the game's hero, Master Chief, at Best Buy in Manhattan at midnight, Sept. 25.

After waiting in line for more than 24 hours, Uchendu Nwachukwu,(left) and Darnell Jefferson (right) react to receiving the first copies of the video game “Halo 3” from the game’s hero, Master Chief, at Best Buy in Manhattan at midnight, Sept. 25.

September 23, 2007

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