Hastings Entertainment to Host Midnight Release Parties for Halo 4

Hastings Entertainment, Inc., a leading multimedia entertainment superstore retailer, will host midnight release parties for the Microsoft Xbox 360 game Halo 4. Fans are encouraged to join their local Hastings for a midnight release party on Monday, November 5. Festivities for the night will begin at 9 p.m. local time and will end after the game goes on sale at midnight.

Fans enjoying the party and awaiting the release of the game will be able to take advantage of special promotions during the release party, including 30 percent off all barware ; 30 percent off used music CD’s, books, video games, and video game accessories;  25 percent off all action figures; and more. In addition, with the purchase of the Halo 4 game, customers get 50 percent off the Halo Strategy Guide during the midnight release party.

To find out more about the Halo 4 midnight release party in your area, visit or contact your local Hastings superstore or visit www.goHastings.com.

Microsoft Announces Release of New Games for Xbox 360

Microsoft is releasing new video games, including Halo 4 and Dance Central 3, just in time for back-to-school shopping.

Dance central 3 is back with new features, including a multiplayer party mode allowing up to eight players. Dance central 3 features a soundtrack with more than 40 new tracks, taking players back in time to the 70s, 80s, 90s with chart-toppers. Users can also import song libraries from Dance Central and Dance Central 2. The in-game music store lets players build their dance library, using more than 140 songs and routines. Available in October, Dance Central 3 requires an Xbox 360 with Kinect sensor.

Ancient evil awakens in Halo 4, and The Master Chief returns to battle an ancient evil that seeks vengeance and annihilation. Shipwrecked in a mysterious world, gamers are faced with new enemies and deadly technology. Enlist aboard the Infinity to experience Halo’s original multiplayer and Spartan Ops innovative, episodic fiction-based co-op missions.

With three different game modes, game types, and gameplay in store for Halo, the Limited Edition Halo 4 Console may come in handy. The console includes a customized Halo 4 Xbox 360 console complete with a 320GB hard drive, exclusive on-off and eject sound effects, two customized controllers, a standard edition Halo 4 game and downloadable Halo 4 content.

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