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Glitch reduces Halo's shine


Glitch reduces Halo's shine


Despite first day sales of 150 million euros, Microsoft’s Halo: Reach videogame is already losing a little of its shine.

The software company has admitted players using some Xboxes are experiencing glitches.

But the latest episode of the blockbuster is still being seen as good news for the industry, according to Dan Ackerman, Senior Editor of

“To have a big kind of shining bright light of a game like Halo, one that has that big multiplayer on line community element in the midst of a kind of a slump for video games is a good shot in the arm,” he said.

The US videogame market slumped by 10 per cent in August.

Microsoft hopes the final instalment in its hugely popular and Xbox exclusive series will boost sales of its console ahead of the launch of a new gaming system – the Xbox Kinect – in November.

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