September 25th marks the release of Halo 3 for the XBox 360. On the off-chance that you’re not a “gamer” and don’t “frag” your “friends” on the “internet,” then why should you care? Here are 3 reasons:
1.) Leverage. If your significant other insists on playing this game day and night, skipping work and skirting responsibilities, this offers YOU the chance to use this to your advantage.
Example: “If you take me out to dinner tomorrow night, I won’t tell your mother that you failed to call her on her birthday because you were sitting in front of your television, mouth agape, throwing virtual grenades at the ‘Master Chief’ avatar of a pre-teen in Singapore.”
2.) Team Building. Halo 3 has a huge online component, and the main draw of this game is the well-crafted multiplayer experience. If you’re a manager or team leader, nab a copy of the game in its first week and impress the younger employees with your after-work “Halo 3 Tournament,” pitting Marketing against Support. Bonus points for team members who display good sportsmanship and a sophisticated use of teamwork.
3.) Fun With Prognostication and Telepathy. If anyone calls out sick or fails to show up to class on Tuesday the 25th, impress people with your amazing psychic abilities. You’ll know exactly where the missing will be on this fateful day.
Productivity will slow to a grinding halt. Economies will dip. It will speak volumes about society–GLOBAL society. But exactly what remains to be seen…