In less than 10 hours H-Day will be finally upon us. With the arrival of “Halo 3″ on store shelves you can expect millions of gamers embarking on the final battle against the alien forces of the Covenant, of deathmatches where combatants are pwned and of all-night gaming sessions powered by Mountain Dew and Doritos. And then in what always follows in the aftermath of a turbulent battle there follows the next day when the scope of the carnage becomes apparent. It’s the time to call in sick.
Students and workers are already practicing their excuses in anticipation of marathon “Halo 3″ gaming sessions. According to a story in USA Today college professors are expecting a good number of their students to not show up for classes tomorrow due to “Halo sickness”. The same result will happen with businessmen who are 30, 40 or 50-year-old gamers. “I’m not going to lie. I know about 15 kids who are going to skip school Tuesday, maybe even myself,” told 17-year-old Sean Faust to the newspaper. These would-be Master Chiefs will be hitting the checkout come 12:01 AM tonight and then departing back home or to a friend’s house where the fragfest will commence. With the game already a platinum bestseller before it’s release it’s going to be interesting to see how many productive manhours will be lost to Microsoft.