Thanks to c0nrad
, who alerted us to a Gamespot article stating that Halo 2's launch date has been broken
by a Midwestern store. From the article: "Several reports on the Gaming Age forums--which included photos of the limited edition of the game--said that several individual Meijer stores, a self-described grocery and general merchandise retailer that operates in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky, were selling the game early. However, calls made by GameSpot to several Meijer outlets made it sound like the franchise was sticking to the deadline."
The reader continues: "Despite that, Ebay auctions have already gone up, with one having already reached $265!"