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Scalpers ruin Halo's 20th birthday for everyone

TweakTown 27 August, 2021 - 05:28pm

It's not often that a games franchise stays active for 20 years, so when it happens, it's a big deal (or it should be). Thanks to COVID-19 and "complexities" with development, Halo Infinite won't be a part of the franchise's 20th birthday on November 15. Microsoft is instead releasing a special edition Halo Infinite-themed Xbox Series X that predictably sold out immediately.

Now scalpers have listed the Halo console up on eBay at exorbitant markups. The system retails for $549, or about $50 over standard console MSRP because it includes a copy of Halo Infinite. There's a few listings for $1,000 but there are also a few for around $800.

This trend of massively restricted stock and surging demand is likely to continue through 2021 and 2022.

Video games hardware will be scarce as consumer demand for both consoles and PC graphics cards remains high--it seems like everyone wants to play video games during the pandemic. We can't blame them. It's one of the safest things you can do, and as a result, game spending hit all-time new highs in 2020 and many publishers like Activision-Blizzard and EA expect to hit record earnings through 2021.

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Halo Infinite dynamic background and profile theme will take your console to Zeta Halo

NewsWatch 27 August, 2021 - 03:59pm

The background is free on Xbox Series X and S

Microsoft has released a new Halo Infinite-themed dynamic background for the Xbox Series S / X pic.twitter.com/SEGqpSxVAGAugust 27, 2021

The background is basically a motion-enabled version of the Halo Infinite box art, with the Chief's visor glinting, dropship thrusters glowing, and those blue flare things ascending in the distance. If you want the rest of the world to see your excitement for Halo Infinite, you can pick a new Halo Infinite gamerpic and theme for your Xbox profile as well.

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Xbox Series X restock August 27 2021: what are the chances for a Fun Restock Friday?

GamesRadar+ 27 August, 2021 - 06:30am

The chances are OK at best, but if you're after Microsoft's latest home console, here's where to check for an Xbox Series X restock

It also means that we can rule out some retailers (probably) and rule in some more likely movers for today (maybe). With Walmart going live on Wednesday we'd expect that retailer to be done for the week now. Thanks to the Halo Infinite Xbox Series X pre-orders going live (and selling out) at Microsoft on the same day, it's probably safe to assume that the company behind Xbox is done with Xbox Series X restock deals until next week too.

That only leaves the likes of Best Buy, Target, and maybe Amazon as our remaining bets for today's Xbox Series X restock possibilities. The former two have a history of dropping stock on Fridays, while the latter is unpredictable so could go at any time.

Having said all this, and we know the full-fat version of the console is preferable, but the Series S is still a fine new-gen machine and it's available at Amazon right now!

It is incredibly frustrating that we are racing toward the one-year anniversary of the console's launch and this is still the state of affairs we find ourselves in. 

An ongoing reminder or 'tactic' that can be applied to each individual stock drop as well as the many-months' long situation we're in is to be patient - your time will almost definitely come. If you get into a restock, then patience can be acutely important as retailers usually release stock in waves. 

Also, making sure you're signed in and have your payment details correct and ready to go is a top job to do at the beginning of every day that you plan to hunt for Xbox Series X restocks. There's nothing worse than getting timed out or held back by a glitch in the system when you've finally managed to bag a console into your basket.

And should you get past the initial queues or virtual waiting rooms, don't forget to go for the Xbox bundle listings. These larger Xbox Series X deals might be more of an initial investment, but they do stick about for longer. We would recommend going for these bundles anyway as you'll likely get a game, or one of the best Xbox Series X headsets or best Xbox Series X accessories, thrown in too. These are genuinely useful.

Despite edging closer to a 'normal' situation with every week that passes, the shortages still hamper those looking for a console. As such, these places are your best bets:

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