Gonna snag a LE on launch day, this game looks amazing. My fiancee works at Microsoft, so I can probably get it at more than 50% off. Downside is, the company store doesn't take preorders, which means we both have to camp out there early in the morning :P
OTHER: Used and after a price drop. I'm not supporting MS's first online pass.
This is gonna have an online pass? When did they say that?
Not for the traditional MP, but the Spartan ops mode requires a pass. If people accept this then they'll sneak in a nastier one for the sequel.
Halo used to be my main party game. I'd lend it to brothers and friends, take it mates places and have frequent link ups. DLC for Halo 3 screwed this up a bit until ODST came out, and I can only imagine a pass will be worse.
The first season of Spartan Ops is free for everyone, and if they do more seasons then you probably will have to pay. Even then though you don't need spartan ops to play online. Its nothing like the online passes that EA have.
"You all say you want to be human, but why would you want to become something so flawed" - Edward Elric - FullMetal Alchemist