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The Hushed Casket has details on how some people with access to the Epsilon build of Halo 3 got duped into offering access to the game to unauthorized persons by getting access to those users' gamertags on their own consoles, and using that gamertag to download the build.

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Back in August, gaming website Kotaku posted scans of what purported to be a leaked Halo 3 manual on their site. Not knowing if they were genuine, they put them up and let the readership decide whether to give them credence or not.

Now it seems that Internet Investigator James Young has sent Kotaku a rather odd letter. Kotaku has posted the entirety of the letter, but it's worth pulling out a few select pieces for examination:

It has come to Microsoft's attention that your website includes material which is in violation of Microsoft's intellectual property rights. Content currently residing within your computer system infringes on the trademark rights of Microsoft Corporation and constitutes an unauthorized activity relating to Microsoft computer programs.

So, first off, disclaimers: I Am Not A Lawyer and This Article Does Not Constitute Legal Advice.

Secondly, trademark infringement. This usually refers to use of a registered trademark within a certain context. These are protected to prevent companies from creating me-too products to confuse consumers.

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John "JCal" Callaham has written another of Firing Squad's quarterly updates on the console wars; the page on the Xbox 360 has a number of suggestions to Microsoft on how to win the console wars. FS thinks a flawless Halo 3 launch is important:

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At the end of the level the Arbitor when get a Banshee go to the Bottom of the structure. Look around and you will see something like a bridge that looks like it is holding the structure up. Check under the bridge and you will find 2 ramps on one side will be a number of grunts dancing around a skull. Pick up the skull.You must do this on Legendary.

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Cole at Lasersharks points out that the Wikiscanner discovered an edit to the entry on Halo 3 that came from the Sony Computer Entertainmentoffice in the UK. The edit inserted the phrase "although it wont look any better than Halo 2" into the description of the game.

The edit was apparently to the Halo 3 section of the main page for the Halo series and has since been removed.

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Louis Wu at HBO pointed out that ComWave-- apparently responsible for the Radio Shack website that just added a Halo 3 product page-- will correct some of the errors in the previous product description, and also added additional

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