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Halo 3 Check List
Posted September 11, 2007, 1:16 pm by Steve
Categories: Video Games, Life

The Halo 3 check list for both Halo Eve (September 24th, 2007) and Halo Day (September 25th, 2007).

  • Insure Xbox Live account is not set to expire
  • Controller fully charged or set of new batteries ready (package opened with battery units easily accessible)
  • Controller already in-synch with console
  • Any game or movie disc removed from console disc tray
  • Correct profile set as default with auto-login enabled
  • 6 pack of Mountain Dew Game Fuel chilled in refrigerator
  • Assortment of favorite snacks ready (e.g. chip bags opened, candy unwrapped in bowl for easy access)
  • Audio levels set on sound system
  • Correct audio/video inputs set on HDTV and sound system
  • Volume on sound system set loud
  • Subwoofer powered on
  • House environmental conditions set to comfortable level (e.g. AC/heater degrees)
  • Vehicle used to pick up Halo 3 game has plenty of gas
  • Vehicle used to pick up Halo 3 game is 100% reliable (full tune up recommended)
  • Tire pressure in vehicle used to pick up Halo 3 game at recommended PSI
  • Back-up vehicle identified in case of failure of original car
  • Favorite CD/MP3 ready in vehicle for commute to/from game store
  • Work vacation request form submitted and approved for 9-25-2007
  • Copy of Halo 3 already paid in full before midnight on 9-24-2007
  • Gaming area cleaned
  • Pee before leaving to pick up Halo 3 game at midnight
  • If applicable, line number for midnight launch in wallet or pocket
  • Halo 3 game receipt in wallet or pocket
  • Pray console does not break (e.g. inflected by RRoD syndrome)
  • Back-up plan in case console breaks (e.g. buy another, borrow friends)
  • Headset charged and ready
  • Ringer disabled on phone
  • IM set to “away”, name changed to “I’m playing Halo 3, leave me alone” or logoff entirely
  • Fastest route from game store to home identified and tested for accuracy
  • Sharp object (e.g. box knife) ready for faster and easier unwrapping of Halo 3 game box
  • If applicable, universal remote preset to activity for launching gaming components
  • Electric bill paid
  • Internet bill paid
  • Internet connection and upload/download speed tested and acceptable
  • Path from console to sitting location clear of unnecessary obstacles
  • Coaster ready for Mountain Dew Game Fuel
  • Napkins ready for keeping hands clean if snacking occurs
  • Pizza or other easily readied meals purchased and made ready for consumption
  • If applicable, baby sitting and back-up baby sitter identified for 9-25-2007
  • If applicable, spouse fully aware of agenda for midnight on 9-24-2007 and trained in the case of immediate assistance needed (e.g. if a flat tire occurs on the way home from game store, spouse should know to rush immediately to location and switch vehicles allowing game owner to continue home while they change the flat)
  • If applicable, spouse fully aware of agenda for 9-25-2007 (e.g. wake up, play Halo 3, let Xbox 360 cool down at noon while at theater watching new Resident Evil movie and eating popcorn for lunch, play Halo 3, dinner while building Forge map, play more Halo 3, bed)
  • Depending on bodily waste discharge cycle, no Taco Bell or other stomach upsetting foods consumed within cycle’s time frame when compared to Halo Eve
  • If applicable, shelf space reserved for display of Legendary edition helmet (thanks to Ryan)
  • Have the DVR (e.g. Tivo) set to record favorite shows on both Halo Eve (Heroes!) and Halo Day
  • Cancel any job meetings, kids' school parties, friends' marriage party invites, etc that involve you directly (thanks to Gooseheaded)

Just another 5 days and 22 hours. IM GOING CRAZY HERE!
Posted September 18, 2007, 11:23 pm by Aaron
Got it Gooseheaded! Good call!
Posted September 17, 2007, 1:41 pm by Steve
You forgot to cancel any Job Meetings, or Kids' School Parties and friends' Marriage Party Invites.
Posted September 15, 2007, 1:13 pm by Gooseheaded
Thanks for the tip, Ryan. Check list has been updated!
Posted September 11, 2007, 2:15 pm by Steve
everything is good to go! nice job on putting the babysitter and get time off of work ordeal down since alot of people forget to do that stuff, oh yea you should add something for those of us who have the legendary edition on preorder too =P anyways nice check list though!
Posted September 11, 2007, 2:02 pm by ryan
Indeed, this is an appropriate checklist for an event as momentous as the Halo 3 launch. I especially appreciate the points about the wife staying with the broken down car while you continue on home to game. Glad to see you have you're priorities in order. I too will be strictly adhering to a similar checklist as I fully intend to enjoy every waking moment of the Halo 3 launch. GOOD TIMES AHEAD!
Posted September 11, 2007, 1:58 pm by co-Dean, DaStuph
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