Let's pretend that we all care about video games for a second.
"Halo" is one of the biggest franchises in gaming. It's made millions of dollars for Microsoft and is the Xbox equivalent of "Super Mario Bros."
And, "Halo 4," is coming out this fall.
So, why should you care? Because the release date is Nov. 6 -- a.k.a. Election Day.
This has caused endless speculation and theorizing on the Internet. With a solid 35% of 18 to 24 years olds, a key voting block that President Obama needs to win over, owning Xboxes, you can understand why some people think that Microsoft is trying to swing the election against POTUS.
The theory is that young voters would rather spend their free time waiting in line to get their hands on the hot new game -- instead of in line at a polling station. Add the fact that there are allegedly several former Microsoft Execs working on the Romney campaign and we seem to have a real-live conspiracy.
Of course, we hate to burst the conspiracy theorists' bubble by pointing that the release is an international event and thus meant to roll out around the world at the same time (not just in the USA). Oh, and the candidate to receive the largest amount of cash donations from Microsoft and its employees? Obama. Also, a recent jobs survey found that 50% of Americans younger than 30 are either unemployed or underemployed ... so, if anyone has the free time to wait in two lines on Election Day, it's that voting demographic.
That being said, this is the most interest we've had in a video game's release date in years.
And that rocks.
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