So I'm at Gamestop last night reserving my Xbox 360 HD-DVD drive for next week, and the guy behind the counter starts trying to get me to put some money down on Halo 3. So I ask him: Got a release date yet? His answer: November 2007. That's right. A YEAR from now. So I'm supposed to give him some money to reserve something a YEAR in advance, during which time they get to pad their bottom line and earn some interest using my money? Get real. Personally, I'm still hoping for March 2007... but if it really is November, then I am not going to be investing in any more Halo stuff (faceplates, themes, etc.) until then.