We are now in single digit territory. With just over 8 days left, I am trying hard to contain my excitement, and look forward to the next small thing rather than focusing on the big finale.
I am currently on my last work shift before the release. Once I am done on Tuesday, I will not go back to work until Nov. 9th. That will be a long five day shift, having played Halo for three straight days, then not being able to at all.
Once I get home I am going to finish my Halo series play through. I have the final two missions on Halo 2 , and all of Halo 3 yet to finish. Those will be divided up so I only play a few missions each day, completing Halo 3 on the 5th. I’ll be plating Skyrim this week as well, since I have so much to do on it, and I sure won’t be interested in that game after 4 comes out.
Thursday we will have the final bulletin, a Q&A edition that I am looking forward to.
Friday morning will gift us with the final episode of Forward Unto Dawn, which I will cover here. I expect two things from this episode: a Hunter, and additional Spartans. If we get both, I will be 100% satisfied.
Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday is the MLG Dallas event, featuring Halo 4. Check out all the info here. I am really looking forward to watching this, and getting to see lots of high quality gameplay on the new maps. Commentated by Elamite and Bravo, this tournament is a must watch for me.
Finally we come to Monday. Halo comes out on Tuesday of course, but since I am going to a midnight launch, it will still be Monday to me.
I called my local EB Games to ask if they would be doing a midnight release back when the LE was first released. At the time they said they weren’t sure. Not wanting to miss our on the LE, I pre ordered it in the bigger city 40 minutes away, where I was assured of getting the game at midnight. Later on I was told the local store would be having a midnight release, but by that time the LE had been sold out. So as a result I have a 40-45 minute drive home after I get the game, rather than a 5 minute one. In hindsight I should have ordered at both. C’est la vie.
I plan to wake up early Monday, around 3 am. I’ll finish up Halo 3 and maybe watch some replays of MLG Dallas. Once I pick up my son from school, I’ll go for a nap until around 6pm (hopefully I can get to sleep!). After the nap I’ll head to Regina, and basically kill time until midnight. If they have a bunch of stuff going on, I’ll do some posts from the launch, maybe put a video or two up on my YouTube account.
Once I have the game I will drive home at at the fastest reasonable speed, and burn through Campaign on normal while consuming massive amounts of Mountain Dew and Doritos. Then I will hit SpOps until I can do them flawlessly, or I pass out in my recliner with my headset on and controller in my hand.
Tuesday I will be playing, making SpOps videos, and blogging.
That’s my week and a bit ahead. What have you all got planned? I’d love to hear what you are going to do for the big day, so let me know in the comments!