The second-to-last Bungie Weekly Update before Halo 3's official release date is well worth the read. The highlights, though, are you should stay out of random Bungie.net player profiles from now on, since you may end up seeing screenshots taken by people who've gotten copies early. Also, Miguel Chavez, invited to play through the game last week, says the ending is "perfect". You've heard it from Bungie's #1 fan.
Of course, Halo 3's street date has been broken about two weeks early.
Rumors are flying that the missing clan features in Halo 3 may be supplied by an XBL update.
Kotaku wonders if Halo hype has gone too far, and I can't help wondering the same thing-- even if I am, for the most part, isolated from it.